Kotobukiya have become known as one of the premier statue and collectible companies in the world when it comes to pop culture. Consistently, they have managed to produce some of the most innovative sculpts from their various licenses, and at this year’s American International Toy Fair we had a chance to interview Shingo Nakagawa, Kotobukiya’s International Media & Marketing Coordinator, about their upcoming products from Marvel, Star Wars, and many more.
Check out the video interview below:
He was excited, right? Well, that's how all of the Kotobukiya staff we met were like. They love these properties and seem to genuinely want to make the best products they can.
At their booth, the massive Stormtrooper display sucked any fanboys working their way down the crowded aisle into the Kotobukiya booth, as if Darth Vader himself were pulling them with the Force by their insolent throats. The Stormtroopers on display will be released as two-packs and feature various sets of arms to be placed on the Troopers to help differentiate them.
Also on display for Star Wars were the Artfx+ statues of Commander Cody, and a shirtless Darth Maul. These feature light-up accessories like Maul’s lightsaber blades and the hologram of Darth Sidious that stands in Cody’s palm.
Those Mega-Man model kits are fully articulated and really looked to be high quality. We may need to order one, for scientific purposes of course... and to review.
For Marvel, an unpainted prototype of Classic Thor was on display, along with Warpath and X-23 from X-Force. The Danger Room series was represented by Gambit, Psylocke, and Colossus.
Shingo also made mention of Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo or “Pretty Girl” line of statues based on various anime and video game heroines. These are very nicely done and are in the same vein as their Marvel, DC, & Ghostbusters Bishoujo statues.
Think this stuff is cool? Well, check out the info on Kotobukiya's Japan Relief Auctions and see how you can pick up some rare collectibles while also helping those in need!
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