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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Awesome Figures


[Source: aicn.com]
Upcoming A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese imports include
BORDER BREAK ZEBRA 41 FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
Each robot in the Border Break series is built on the universal core “Cross Frame” outfitted with additional armor, weapons, and accessories. The robots are fully articulated and poseable, and you can combine and interchange parts from different units to create your own original Blast Runner! Standing 6 inches tall, the Zebra 41 is comprised of approximately 300 parts and has an outstanding 30 points of articulation.
srp $34.99
Available in NOVEMBER







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BORDER BREAK COUGAR TYPE S FINE SCALE MODEL KIT A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese
srp $39.99
Available in JANUARY







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KOTOBUKIYA FRAME ARMS TYPE 38 MODEL 1 REMODELING RYURAI MULTI
ASSEMBLE MECHANICAL UNIT KIT
While the Zennrai featured a booster pack and heavy armor, the Ryurai goes even further with massive weaponry and advanced systems. It also continues the “main battle tank” motif with tank treads and alternate heavily armored legs. The Ryurai features all-new components like the S5 Optical Visor, Long Range Plasma Solid Cannon, and Type 65 Shield in addition to its standard complement of weapons. Standing almost 6 1/2 inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 300 parts providing nearly 30 points of articulation.
srp $34.99
Available in November







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ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! INTERCEPTOR DOLL HOIHOI-SAN OBORO PLASTIC MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Hoi Hoi-San cannot be stopped! Joining the line of 1:1 scale models of Interceptor Dolls is the first accessory kit straight out of the hit series, Pest- X’s awesome OBORO motorcycle! Increasing the Doll’s fighting capabilities dramatically, the
Oboro has two distinct modes. Pest-X can ride the device in motorcycle mode, and when you transform it into the “Daitetsuwan” (“large arms”) mode the Interceptor can wear it behind her shoulders and take on Combat-San with her special “Zentaz Ryudaken (Mikazuchi)” move!
You’ll be hard-pressed to choose how to display this model, with its sleek and stylish vehicle mode and the powerful exo-skeleton form with huge arms and hands! Pre-painted in dark blue and red parts to match its rider, the 6 ½ inch long (1/1 scale!) Oboro even has synthetic rubber tires that feel real.
srp $39.99
Available in NOVEMBER







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ONE-SHOT BUG KILLER!! INTERCEPTOR DOLL HOI HOI-SAN MINI WITH HOI HOI CARRY
Interceptor Doll Hoi Hoi-San is the main character’s diminutive assistant and support staff, HOI HOI-SAN MINI WITH HOI HOI CARRY! This little “doll” resembles her boss, with a cute maid’s uniform complete with bowtie, puffy shoes, gloves, and a big bow in her hair. She may be small, but she’s still an Interceptor Doll and comes armed with a special “Pumping Gun” in her size. She also brings an exclusive “Hand Gatling Gun” for her boss, and the fantastic Hoi Hoi Carry. A portable armory, the Carry cart has hooks on its sides for weapon storage as well as a dividing plate and opening hatch for loading items big and small. Hoi Hoi-San Mini also comes with extra eye parts for customization, three sets of hands (closed, open, and weapon gripping), and special decals. At just over 3 ¼ inches tall she is in 1:1 scale along with the other One-Shot Bug Killer!! robots.
Sculpted by Tsukuru Shirahige and Yuta Itoyama, the extermination assistant and her gear are comprised of
approximately 200 pieces, and Mini has 30 points of articulation.
srp $39.99
Available in JANUARY







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PATLABOR THE MOBILE POLICE ~ GRIFFON D-STYLE MODEL KIT
The Griffon D-Style model kit captures the look of the original mecha with stunning detail in a cute little package. With 60 pre-painted parts and easy snap-fit assembly, no glue or paint is necessary! In addition to the classic jet black color scheme, the Griffon also has several tampo print logos; there are also special pre-painted parts including the camera eye, red chest triangle, and hips. You can display the diminutive robot with various included parts like the flight unit or the aqua unit and multiple hands. Standing slightly over 4 ¼ inches tall, this little robot has approximately 15 points of articulation.
srp $19.99
Available in DECEMBER







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ARMORED CORE GA GAN01-SUNSHINE-L FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The next robot in the Variable Infinity Series from Armored Core For Answer is the highly anticipated GA GAN01-SUNSHINE-L! The long-awaited flagship model of GA, the Sunshine is one of the player’s default corporate Armored Cores and a fan favorite with its heavy armor and weapons. Resembling a main battle tank, the robot is made up of blocky armored sections built to withstand incredible punishment. Able to mete out quite a bit of destruction on its own, the Sunshine is equipped with twin handheld GAN01-SS- WB bazookas and shoulder-mounted CHEYENNE02 missile launchers. Standing 7 inches tall (1/ 72 scale), this powerful unit is comprised of approximately 600 parts and when fully assembled it has 20 points of articulation for extreme poseability! AC kits require easy snap fit assembly with included pictorial assembly instructions and do not need to be painted.
srp $54.99
Available DECEMBER







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BROKEN BLADE FAFNIR GENERAL BALDR’S GOLEM FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
Standing almost 6 ½ inches tall, the robot is comprised of approximately 200 parts.
srp $34.99
Available in JANUARY







© Yunosuke Yoshinaga, Flex Comix / BBPC
BAKEMONOGATARI ~ MAYOI HACHIKUJI ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! From the smash hit anime series Bakemonogatari comes the second in a series of Ani*Statues, the ghost MAYOI HACHIKUJI! Forever trying to complete her journey to her mother’s house, the young girl met up with Koyomi and eventually reached her destination. Always on the move, Mayoi trudges along determinedly, clutching the straps to her plush animal-inspired overstuffed backpack. She wears a school girl outfit with a white short-sleeved shirt, bowtie, high socks, and a pink suspendered skirt with matching shoes. Mayoi has lots of unique details including a bandage on her knee, embroidered cherries on her skirt, a bracelet, headband, and leafy hair decorations! While her whole body is in motion, the ghost girl stares straight ahead toward her destination, a slight smile on her lips. Sculpted by Koei Matsumoto, Mayoi stands 7 ½ inches tall (1/8th scale) and is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic.
srp $69.99
Available in JANUARY







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MIZUIRO ~ YUKI KATASE -NEKOMIMI BLOOMER- ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The main heroine of the hit game Mizuiro, YUKI KATASE is well known to fans around the world as the mascot for the Nekoneko brand. She’s also the quintessential Imouto or “sister” character, and the perfect addition to the “4 Leaves” series of iconic archetypes. Based on the main illustration from the “Neko Neko Fan Disc,” Yuki is posed bent over, supporting herself on a giant golden spoon. She is dressed in a colorful school uniform embellished by cat ears, a tail, and cat’s paw shoes. Yuki’s “ears” are removable, as is her short skirt to reveal her pretty blue bloomers. As a special bonus, she comes with a 40mm scale Mecha Shindo mini figure! Yuki stands almost 6 ½ inches tall (in 1/7th scale) .
srp $79.99
Available in DECEMBER







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TORADORA! ~ TAIGA AISAKA ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Coming straight out of the TV series finale of Toradora! is the beautiful but antisocial TAIGA AISAKA. Dressed in a black school girl uniform complete with thigh high black stockings and blue shoes, the “Palmtop Tiger” stands nervously with her hands behind her back and one foot pointed innocently inward. Fans will adore her cute “tsundele” face, and “moe” lovers will especially appreciate the “absolute territory” between her skirt and coat! Sculpted by former garage kit dealer and star of Wonder Festival 2010 Winter “Okamoto Dou Noa Sakura,” Taiga stands fully 10 inches tall (in 1/6th scale)!
srp $69.99
Available in DECEMBER







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DC X BISHOUJO COLLECTION BATGIRL BISHOUJO STATUE
Celebrating DC Comics’ 75th Anniversary, Kotobukiya is proud to debut the very first in a new line of beautiful bishoujo-inspired statues, BATGIRL! The DC X Bishoujo Collection combines DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings. The classic and best known Batgirl first appeared in 1967, the alter ego of Gotham City police commissioner’s daughter Barbara Gordon. Brilliant and courageous, Batgirl helped defend the good citizens of Gotham City alongside her mentor Batman. Barbara comes to you now in the Japanese bishoujo (pretty girl) style based on original character art by world famous illustrator Shunya Yamashita!
Sculpted by Atelier Bamboo, Batgirl is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic and stands approximately 9 inches tall (in an increased 1/7 scale for DC X Bishoujo statues) with the exclusive Gotham City gargoyle base.
srp $59.99
Available in DECEMBER







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MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS KOTOBUKIYA COLLECTION
DANGER ROOM SESSION PSYLOCKE FINE ART STATUE A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese
Sculpted by Erick Sosa, Psylocke stands approximately 12 inches tall (1/6th scale) atop an exclusive base – the severed hand of a mutant-hunting Sentinel
Every mutant in the Danger Room Sessions series is mounted on a unique Danger Room holographic environment with translucent parts that glow with a built-in LED light in the base.
srp $169.99
Available in FEBRUARY







Marvel, Psylocke: TM & © 2010 Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its subsidiaries. Licensed by
Marvel Characters B.V. www.marvel.com. All rights reserved.
MARVEL X BISHOUJO COLLECTION EMMA FROST BISHOUJO STATUE
Based on original character art by illustrator Shunya Yamashita.
Emma Frost stands approximately 8 inches tall (in 1/8 scale with the other Marvel x Bishoujo statues) atop an exclusive environmental display base and is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic. Sculpted by Takashi “GILL GILL” Tsukada
srp $59.99
Available in DECEMBER



Marvel, Emma Frost: TM & © 2010 Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its subsidiaries. Licensed by
Marvel Characters B.V. www.marvel.com. All rights reserved.
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL LIGHT UP ARTFX STATUE
Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe, Darth Maul stands approximately 11 inches (in 1/7th scale with all other Star Wars ARTFX Statues). With its detailed construction and unique styling, this Sith
menace is a snap-fit kit that can be put together easily in seconds without glue or modeling skill
srp $119.99
Available in FEBRUARY







©2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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