Figures company Kotobukiya has boosted its plans for quarter three North American imports with a balance of mecha and bishoujo. A plastic model of the Anubis from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima's Zone of the Enders is due in August, while September sees a shift into cute girl gear with statues based on Tekken, DC Comics, and Idol Master.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The hit new line of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 bishoujo statues continues! With its thrilling martial arts action, the Tekken series of video games from Namco has been a huge hit with players since the original arcade game in 1994. In the games, fighters compete in the King of Iron Fist tournament for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu Corporation, using their unique talents against their opponents. Next up after Christie Monteiro and Alisa Bosconovich is the Japanese fighter who first fought in the fifth tournament, Asuka Kazama! A firm believer in the power of justice, the beautiful combatant is presented here based on a new interpretation of the character by master Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita.
Standing triumphant after a hard-fought match, Asuka offers a saucy salute to her fallen foe. The Japanese fighter leans forward with her legs spread wide for balance, one hand at her waist with the other at her forehead. The buxom beauty wears a blue and white combo uniform with the jacket stripped off and hanging down behind her, exposing her tiny cleavage-baring top. The rest of Asuka’s hot outfit consists of a belt and matching padded boots and gloves, leaving very little to the imagination. Her costume features great sculpting details like the multitude of zippers, seams, and reinforced pads while her beautiful bishoujo-inspired face winks at you from under her fringe of short brown hair.
Standing 9 ½ inches tall (1/7 scale) on a special display base, Asuka was sculpted by Busujimax (Takaboku Busujima), the same artist who crafted Alisa and Christie before her. All three Tekken Tag Tournament 2 bishoujo statues look great displayed together!
Available September 2012.
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A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Coming up next in the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is the fan favorite wacky psychologist turned harlequin supervillain, Harley Quinn! First appearing in Batman: the Animated Series and then the pages of DC Comics, Harleen Quinzel was originally a brilliant doctor working with patients at Arkham Asylum before she was seduced by the “clown prince of crime” and became the Joker’s girlfriend and assistant. Her villainous ways have brought her into conflict with Batman many times over the years, and she’s found a good friend in the similarly deranged Poison Ivy. Because of her mental instability and affinity for hilarity, Quinn frequently employs comically oversized weapons like her favorite giant hammer. Based on an original illustration by Japan’s renowned Shunya Yamashita, Harley appears here for the first time in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style!
Harley Quinn shows off her silly and violent natures as she poses seductively just for you. Perched on her enormous hammer, the sultry psychotic looks adorable in her trademark black, red, and white harlequin costume that hugs all of her curves. She teases you with her legs straddling the hammer’s shaft, her back arched to maximum effect, and her hand right hand gently stroking the upraised end. Harley’s sculpt is fantastic with careful attention paid to her sexy body, the cloth-like movement of her collar and hood, and the fringes on her wrists. With Quinn's stunning Bishoujo-style face and wonderfully sculpted and painted costume, you won't need to be as crazy as the Joker to want her around.
Constructed of high-quality pvc plastic and standing 10 inches tall (in the ultimate 1/7 scale) on her exclusive hammer base, Harley Quinn was sculpted by Masahiro “Gill Gill” Takahashi. Display Harley on her own or together with other DC Bishoujo statues like Poison Ivy and Batgirl!
Available September 2012.
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A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya is proud to unveil all new Ani*Statues from the Japanese hit video game and anime series The Idol Master! Bringing the fast-paced and exciting world of managing pop idols to life, “Master” has a huge following around the world. The debut Ani*Statue is none other than the sensitive tomboy out to find her feminine side as she makes it big, Makoto Kikuchi -Swim Suit Version-! Makoto is ready for a day on the beach in an adorable silver two-piece swimsuit and sandals decorated with red flowers. Captured on one foot as she skips across the sand, the young singer has a big smile on her adorable face and one hand raised above her head. Makoto even comes with a cute removable straw hat so you can choose your favorite look! Sculpted by Zenko (Iousen), the up and coming pop idol stands 10 inches tall (1/7 scale) on a special star-shaped sandbox base complete with seashells and starfish! Stay tuned for more Idol Masters statues coming soon.
Available September 2012.
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A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Zone of Enders is the hit franchise created by Hideo Kojima for Konami consisting of multiple video games, an OVA, and an anime series. The next incredible model kit from “Z.O.E.” after the Vic Viper features the return of the Jehuty in a new style, the Jehuty Zone of the Enders HD Version! This upgraded “Orbital Frame” has the same generally humanoid shape with legs ending in points, shoulder-mounted thrusters, a unique head design, and multiple accessories like a shield and blade-like weapons attached to its forearm and waist. The Zone of Enders version differs in its bold new blue and gold color scheme and newly sculpted parts and weapons including the color ring from Zone of Enders HD Remastered edition! The new Jehuty stands 7 inches tall with a unique flying display base and is comprised of 550 individual pieces. The robot is equipped with 20 points of articulation and interchangeable parts, letting you display the incredible robot in the way you prefer. Sculpted by MARUYA (Yuta Itoyama), the Z.O.E. superstar is pre-painted so all you have to do it put it together!
Available August 2012.
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