Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue: Stellar from Any Point of View
Dec07

Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue: Stellar from Any Point of View

The Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is a must-have for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy. As devotees worldwide brace for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kotobukiya has proven once again that the first band of iconic defenders from that ever-familiar “galaxy far, far away” hasn’t lost their appeal. Joining the company’s burgeoning collection of tenth-scale pieces inspired by Episode IV: A New Hope (which...

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Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue
Aug02

Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is now widely available and we’re pleased to confirm that this classic depiction of the iconic web head is an essential addition to the collection of any Marvel superhero fan. Inspired by Spidey’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance in any of his big screen outings, Kotobukiya’s The Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is sculpted by the renowned and highly...

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Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part I: Focus on Star Wars
May07

Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part I: Focus on Star Wars

For science fiction and pop culture collectors in the Tokyo metro area, Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is on the short list of places to visit. Aptly nestled within the Akihabara district, the store’s five floors are flush with a wild variety of licensed toys, action figures, statues, and licensed memorabilia. We’ve provided our readers with a look inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan in the past (first and then ), but since the displays...

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Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: A Fresh Look Inside Kotobukiya’s Showpiece Tokyo Store
Oct03

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: A Fresh Look Inside Kotobukiya’s Showpiece Tokyo Store

For fans of science fiction and pop culture collectibles living in or visiting Tokyo, Japan, one of the must-visit destinations is the Kotobukiya Akihabarakan retail store. Set amidst the arcades, video game boutiques, and gadget shops of Tokyo’s storied “Electric Town”, Kotobukiya’s verdant five-story toy emporium distinguishes itself from the crowded skyline as a beacon to fans of the company’s authentically...

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Zeroing In on the Kotobukiya Halo 4 Master Chief ARTFX Statue
Sep12

Zeroing In on the Kotobukiya Halo 4 Master Chief ARTFX Statue

Fans intent on adding a truly brag-worthy portrayal of gaming’s venerable, verdant-armored super soldier to their collections should consider training their sights on the Kotobukiya Halo 4 Master Chief ARTFX Statue. Like the company’s prior depictions of the inimitable Spartan (including the previously released ), this masterfully crafted Japanese import features the authentic design and meticulous refinement that figure...

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Up Close with Kotobukiya’s All New Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ARTFX+ Statue Set
Jun17

Up Close with Kotobukiya’s All New Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ARTFX+ Statue Set

For Star Wars aficionados looking expand their figure collections with even more of the original trilogy’s timeless band of characters, Kotobukiya’s Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia ARTFX+ Statue Set is likely to exert an irresistibly craveable force. Joining the company’s flourishing assortment of tenth scale pieces based on Episode IV (already flush with movie-inspired portrayals of the classic and ), the Luke...

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Kotobukiya’s Avengers 2 Iron Man Mark 43 ARTFX Statue Set for Fall 2015
Apr29

Kotobukiya’s Avengers 2 Iron Man Mark 43 ARTFX Statue Set for Fall 2015

Inspired by Marvel’s surefire superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kotobukiya’s upcoming Iron Man Mark 43 ARTFX Statue appears set to deliver all the movie-accurate detail needed to leave collectors giddy with anticipation of its Fall 2015 release. Joining an already craveable line-up of Avengers: Age of Ultron figures which includes the , Kotobukiya’s Iron Man Mark 43 ARTFX Statue is sculpted and boldly...

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Kotobukiya Unveils its Star Wars Celebration ARTFX+ Two-Pack
Apr04

Kotobukiya Unveils its Star Wars Celebration ARTFX+ Two-Pack

For devoted fans unable to attend Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California this year (16-19 April 2015), Kotobukiya has unveiled a duo of delectable statues that should make missing the convention slightly more bearable. Convention non-attendees have the opportunity to purchase Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Celebration ARTFX+ Two-Pack comprised of the robotic duo of R3-A2 and K-3PO as they appeared in Star Wars: Episode V along with...

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Kotobukiya’s Superman Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue Releasing in August
Feb25

Kotobukiya’s Superman Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue Releasing in August

For those DC Comics fans with a penchant for the Man of Steel’s vintage aesthetic, Kotobukiya’s Superman Classic Costume ARTFX+ Statue is likely to receive a warm superhero-sized reception when it releases later in the year. The handiwork of sculptor, Atelier Bamboo, Kotobukiya’s tenth scale Superman Classic ARTFX+ Statue stands nearly 8 inches tall and depicts the iconic Justice Leaguer with the familiar portrait,...

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The Kotobukiya Avengers: Age of Ultron Line to Launch with a Duo of Smashing Statues
Feb09

The Kotobukiya Avengers: Age of Ultron Line to Launch with a Duo of Smashing Statues

As superhero devotees count down to the impending theater release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kotobukiya has heightened the anticipation by unveiling a pair of ground-shaking tie-in collectibles that are certain to wind up on the wish lists of many a Marvel fan. Inaugurating the Kotobukiya Avengers: Age of Ultron collection are the ultra-craveable Hulkbuster Iron Man and Hulk ARTFX+ Statues crafted by famed sculptor,...

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Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Stunning New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue
Feb02

Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Stunning New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue

One of the most exciting additions to the burgeoning assortment of collectibles inspired by the DC Comics superhero universe is Kotobukiya’s striking New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue. Beautifully realized in tenth scale, the Kotobukiya New 52 Batgirl ARTFX+ Statue depicts the intrepid Barbara Gordon in the iconic guise of her cowled, crime-fighting alter ego as she appears in the pages DC’s New 52 comic book series. The figure...

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Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: Inside Kotobukiya’s Sprawling Tokyo Megastore
Jan11

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: Inside Kotobukiya’s Sprawling Tokyo Megastore

In addition to being an established haven for fans of anime, video games, and electronic gadgets, Tokyo’s Akihabara district has earned the distinction of being an alluring terminus for toy enthusiasts as well. Bolstering the draw of the Otaku-centric borough is Kotobukiya Akihabarakan – the sprawling retail space of the venerable Japanese collectibles manufacturer, Kotobukiya. A short walk from the JR Akihabara train...

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Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Han Solo and Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statue Set
Dec27

Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Han Solo and Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statue Set

For fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, the recently released Kotobukiya Han Solo and Chewbacca ARTFX+ Statue Set is likely to receive a particularly warm reception. Kotobukiya’s craveable two-pack combines tenth scale depictions of the iconic Corellian pilot and his Wookiee first mate, faithfully crafted based on their appearance in Episode IV: A New Hope. Officially dubbed a “pre-painted model kit”,...

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Sizing-Up the Kotobukiya Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ Statue
Nov19

Sizing-Up the Kotobukiya Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ Statue

Despite its diminutive proportions, the Kotobukiya Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ Statue possesses a wealth of authentic detail that fans of Marvel’s Summer 2014 blockbuster film are certain to appreciate. Featuring a sculpt by artist, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Kotobukiya’s tenth scale Rocket and Groot ARTFX+ statue boasts a detailed 3.5-inch sculpt of the Guardians’ fierce and furry heavy weapons...

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Up Close with the Kotobukiya Nightwing New 52 ARTFX+ Statue
Sep08

Up Close with the Kotobukiya Nightwing New 52 ARTFX+ Statue

When the highly anticipated Kotobukiya Nightwing New 52 ARTFX+ Statue released earlier in the year, it joined the company’s already stellar line-up of figures inspired by the diverse and colorful universe of DC Comics characters. Masterfully sculpted in tenth scale, the 7” Kotobukiya Nightwing New 52 ARTFX+ Statue depicts Dick Grayson in the familiar mask, and sleek red and black armored suit of his vengeful superhero alter...

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The Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue Set For Spring 2015
Aug26

The Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue Set For Spring 2015

The Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue promises to be a detailed and faithful rendition of Marvel’s brash and demented hired gun when it ultimately reaches the hands of collectors early next year. Joining Kotobukiya’s popular “Marvel Now” line-up, the masterfully rendered tenth scale (6″) Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue is the handiwork of esteemed figure sculptor, Junnosuke Abe. Deadpool is depicted fully armed and...

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Follow the Tracks to Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues
Jul25

Follow the Tracks to Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues

With the cinematic release of Star Wars Episode VII no longer so far, far away, the allure of the principal saga is as vigorous as ever. Capitalizing on the seemingly depthless fan affinity for icons of the original trilogy, Kotobukiya’s Star Wars Sandtrooper ARTFX+ Statues offer enough screen accurate detail and poseability to make them a welcome addition to the collection of any ardent Star Wars devotee. Sold as a two-pack,...

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The Kotobukiya First Appearance Batman ARTFX+ Statue Announced
Jul02

The Kotobukiya First Appearance Batman ARTFX+ Statue Announced

Kotobukiya is paying tribute to 75 years of Batman with a limited edition statue created exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (SDCC 2014) based on the hero’s early design. The company’s recently unveiled First Appearance Batman ARTFX+ Statue is an homage to work of legendary comic book artist, Bob Kane; capturing Batman’s orginal look as he appeared in the pages of “Detective Comics #27” back in May...

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The Kotobukiya Green Arrow ARTFX+ Statue Targets a January Release
May28

The Kotobukiya Green Arrow ARTFX+ Statue Targets a January Release

Kotobukiya’s line of DC Comics New 52 collectibles is going to be getting a very verdant, and steely-eyed addition. The company’s recently unveiled Green Arrow ARTFX+ statue appears set to arrive with enough detail and faithful comic book styling to make it one of the most anticipated DC superhero figures of 2015. The tenth scale (7.5”) Kotobukiya Green Arrow ARTFX+ statue is the handiwork of sculptor, Atelier Bamboo....

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The Latest Kotobukiya Master Chief ARTFX Statue Revealed
May15

The Latest Kotobukiya Master Chief ARTFX Statue Revealed

Kotobukiya has put the Halo license to good use time and again, creating a stellar range of collectibles based on the iconic video game franchise. The company intends to further expand its already impressive offerings (see our Halo 3 ARTFX statue review), with the addition of the latest Master Chief ARTFX Statue that it unveiled. With an overall aesthetic inspired by 2012’s acclaimed “Halo 4“, the new Kotobukiya Master...

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The Kotobukiya Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Statue: Homage to a Video Game Warrior
Dec21

The Kotobukiya Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Statue: Homage to a Video Game Warrior

With the release of ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ in November, the fictional exploits of the franchise’s daring, brogue-wielding special operator, Captain ‘Soap’ MacTavish seem like figments of a distant memory. The Kotobukiya Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Statue that bears his likeness is impressive enough to merit a nostalgic look back despite being four years on from the game’s original release. The...

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