Figure makers/importers have been busy lately expanding their Bishoujo line of sci-fi and superhero redesigns. A new illustration of the Bishoujo Mass Effect Shepard was revealed, while the final sculpts of Star Wars' Jaina Solo and DC Comics' Power Girls were showcased.
Female Commander Shepard by Shunya Yamashita - an upcoming figure to follow the Bishoujo "Mass Effect" Liara T'Soni Figure
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! It’s been a long time coming, but Star Wars is now officially joining Kotobukiya’s lineup of Bishoujo (Japanese for “beautiful girl”) statues! Get ready to see the lovely ladies of all eras of the ultimate science-fiction powerhouse reimagined like never before. First up in the new Star Wars series is ace pilot/Jedi warrior/daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, Jaina Solo! One of the most popular characters in the Expanded Universe, Jaina has appeared in numerous novels and comic books that take place after the events of Return of the Jedi and now comes to you in a fantastic Bishoujo statue based on an illustration by master Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita. A skilled pilot who became a member of the illustrious New Republic Rogue Squadron at the age of 18, Jaina Solo strikes a casual pose in her iconic orange flight suit, the same outfit worn by pilots for generations (including Luke Skywalker in the Battle of Yavin). But the pretty young Jedi puts her own spin on the uniform, wearing it stripped down to the waist to reveal her tank top. Meanwhile, Jaina holds her helmet in one hand and her flight vest and lightsaber in the other. Like all Bishoujo statues the cute Jedi has an incredible sculpt, with intricate outfit details like folds and straps. The highlight is of course Jaina’s beautiful bishoujo-inspired face! Standing 9 inches tall (1/7 scale) on a special display base incorporating the Rogue Squadron emblem. Not only is Jaina the first Star Wars ARTFX Bishoujo Statue, she’s also the first Extended Universe character brought to life by Kotobukiya. She looks great on her own, and she’ll make the perfect addition to any Star Wars or Bishoujo collection!
Available December 2012.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Coming up next in the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining the super heroines and super-villains of DC Comics with traditional Japanese stylings) is the mighty Kryptonian from Earth Two, POWER GIRL! First appearing in All Star Comics in 1976, Kara Zor-L was sent to Earth just like her cousin Kal, where she too became a caped super hero. Taking the alter ego Karen Starr, Power Girl fought crime and super-villains alongside the Justice Society of America, eventually crossing over to Earth-One. One of the most popular female characters in comics, Power Girl finally joins the exclusive ranks of the DC Comics Bishoujo super heroines based on an original interpretation by Shunya Yamashita.
Embodying both beauty and strength, Power Girl shows off her muscles while striking a pose. Power Girl wears her iconic white, red, and blue costume with all of the details you’ve come to know and love from the comics. Kotobukiya’s fine craftsmanship is apparent in the details of the super heroine’s costume and physique, as well as in the subtleties of the unseen breeze. Of course, no statue would be complete without a Bishoujo-inspired face, and Power Girl’s is not one to miss!
Standing nearly 9 inches tall (1/7 scale) on an exclusive display base, Power Girl was sculpted by Tsukada Takashi (GILL GILL). The powerful beauty is a striking addition to your collection, and she’s the perfect complement to other DC Comics Bishoujo statues like Supergirl, Batgirl, or the upcoming Huntress!
Available November 2012.
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On the non-Bishoujo front, well, not "Bishoujo" proper...
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya created a pop culture phenomenon with its array of fun kitchen items, and now the Evangelion chopsticks sets are joined by a trio of “Angel” silicone ice trays depicting the antagonists from the Rebuild of Evangelion series!
The first Angel to attack Tokyo-3 and be beaten by Unit 01, the 4TH ANGEL SILICONE ICE TRAY has large and small molds for both of Sachiel’s faces! The 5TH ANGEL & 6TH ANGEL SILICONE ICE TRAY creates treats in the form of 5th Angel Shamshel’s mask-like head or half of 6th Angel Ramiel’s diamond-shaped body! And the 10TH ANGEL SILICONE ICE TRAY captures four small versions of Zeruel’s skull-like face and one large mold of its unique, wrapped up body.
Whether you’re making a treat for your family or spicing up a Neon Genesis Evangelion themed party, these sturdy trays let you capture ice, chocolate, jelly, or cake in the familiar shape of the Angels. Durable, heat and cold resistant, and oven and microwave safe, these unique character representations are great for baking or freezing! Use them with the other Kotobukiya silicone trays and Evangelion chopsticks (each product sold separately) for kitchen fun that’s out of this world!
Available November 2012.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The next model kit exclusively from Kotobukiya comes from the hit video game series (and anime adaptation) Xenosaga depicting mankind’s life among the stars in the distant future. First up is the Vector Industries armored gynoid robot KOS-MOS Ver. 4! A bodyguard to Shion Uzuki, KOS-MOS is a very powerful unit with built in weaponry able to take on anything that comes her way. The gynoid resembles a human woman with purple hair, technological components, and a complex costume/uniform. KOS-MOS consists of 300 pre-colored parts and is recommended for intermediate to advanced modelers. She stands nearly 5 ½ inches tall (1/12 scale) fully assembled, and multiple points of articulation give her a wide degree of poseability. KOS-MOS even comes with a special display stand to provide stability for action poses!
Available November 2012.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! X-Force cannot be stopped! After the incredible Fine Art Statue line captured the team’s X-23, Warpath, Deadpool, and Archangel it seemed to be over... but now the reluctant but brutal leader has arrived. Headlining X-Force and the current Uncanny X-Force series is none other than Wolverine! Teaming up the most vicious and morally flexible heroes, Logan leads theultimate strike force willing to do anything at any time to protect the world’s mutant population. A nearly immortal mutant with a powerful healing factor and heightened senses, Wolverine was further enhanced by an adamantium-laced skeleton and ultra sharp claws. The longtime X-Man and current teacher to young mutants became leader of the new X-Force team during the Messiah Complex story arc, and got a wicked new uniform as well.
Wolverine stands defiant in the midst of battle, unleashing his berserker rage upon the enemies of mutantkind. Perched on the remnants of a broken building, Logan steps up to the highest point with his arms outstretched and claws unsheathed to show he means business. The tough mutant is a solid mass of compact muscle, and every fiber is realized in detail from his thick legs to his bulging shoulders! Wolverine’s stealthy X-Force uniform has never looked cooler with its black and gray color scheme with red highlights. Meanwhile, one look at Logan’s howling face reveals the pent up, all-consuming rage within the feral hero, ready to erupt at a moment’s notice to fuel his ferocity in battle!
Sculpted by Erick Sosa, Wolverine stands 10.5 inches tall in 1/6th scale with the other X-Force Fine Art Statues, and his demolished brick base matches theirs as well. Don’t miss out on your chance to grab the leader of X-Force!
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The next adorable contestant to join the Ani*Statue line 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) is the cheerful and talented main heroine on her way to the beach, Haruki Amami -Swim Suit Version-! Joining the other girls for a dip on a break from her busy singing schedule, Haruki runs across the sand while calling out and waving to her friends. She wears an adorable skimpy white bikini complete with built-in short skirt with matching white bows in her hair. In addition to plenty of great details like Haruki’s supple physique and the frills on her swimsuit, the young girl wears her signature necklace and cute sandals. Sculpted by Taketo Ogasawara, Haruki stands almost 10 ½ inches tall (1/7 scale). Her star-shaped beach-themed base (complete with shells) matches that of the other Idol Master Ani*Statues, and she looks great displayed side by side the previously released Miki and Makoto! Available November 2012. © NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc./PROJECT iM@S