Kotobukiya Announces Star Wars Celebration Exclusive ARTFX+ Droids

Kotobukiya has announced their exclusives for the 2017 Star Wars Celebration taking place next month in Orlando, Florida. For this years’ show they are offering four all new ARTFX+ droid releases.  Each of these will be sold exclusively at the Kotobukiya booth (#3332) at Star Wars Celebration. The four exclusives for the show are:


Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive 0-0- 0 (Triple Zero) & BT-1 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  Activated by Doctor Aphra and under the service of Darth Vader the assassin Droids known as 0-0- 0 (Triple Zero) & BT-1 appear for the first
time in the ARTFX+ series! Programed in the art of “etiquette and torture” this dastardly duo wreaks havoc (and incinerations) across the galaxy!

Triple Zero stands just over 6 ½ inches tall while BT-1 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 the ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in their feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin. And as an extra special bonus to this set only, a 10” x 8” print is included in the box with exclusive artwork by acclaimed artist Adi Granov!

srp $79.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.


Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive R5-D4 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  As fate (or sabotage) would have it R5-D4 was brought to a screeching stop just moments from reaching the Lars homestead. Due to a “bad” motivator this red and white Astromech Droid was retrieved by his Jawa handlers thus setting off a chain of events that would forever change the life of young moisture farmer Luke Skywalker.

R5-D4 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 th ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in its feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin.

srp $44.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.


Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive R4-M9 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  A green and white Astromech Droid of the Galactic Empire, R4-M9 played an instrumental role in retrieving data from the Tantive IV’s computer banks in conjunction to the whereabouts of the stolen Death Star plans.

R4-M9 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 th ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in its feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin.

srp $44.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Exclusive R2-X2 ARTFX+

A Kotobukiya Japanese import!  Assigned to Rebel pilot Theron Nett, R2-X2 was one of the many causalities during the Battle of Yavin when the X-wing it was assigned to was shot down in the trenches of the first Death Star.

R2-X2 stands 4 ½ inches tall in 1/10 th ARTFX+ scale. Magnets in its feet provide the perfect stability on the included metal display bases. As with other Celebration exclusives this release also includes a special commemorative collector’s coin.

srp $44.99
Available APRIL 2017.
© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

If you’re not attending the show and you want to grab any of these ARTFX+ releases, there is a limited pre-order taking placed on kotous.com.

Kotobukiya’s SDCC Display – Aliens, Anime, Marvel , DC and More

SDCC 2016 logoKotobukiya always has an impressive display at SDCC and with their fine art statues, ArtFx+ statues and other collectible items it would be hard not to. This year’s display featured all new products across their Anime, Star Wars, Marvel, DC and Aliens lines. There was a ton of product on display, but the gallery below focuses on items that are not yet released – so if you see something you like check with your favorite retailer how to get a pre-order.

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Kotobukiya Reveals SDCC Exclusive Bruce Wayne ArtFX+ Statue

SDCC 2016 logoKotobukiya has shared their 3rd SDCC exclusive – an ArtFX+ statue of Batman’s alter-ego Bruce Wayne. From their description:

By day Bruce Wayne is the billionaire playboy, philanthropist and head of Wayne Enterprises. By night he dons a bat-shaped cowl and becomes the underworld’s greatest threat, Batman.
This limited edition Bruce Wayne ARTFX+ statue stands in 1:10 scale and includes two interchangeable accessories, a rose and a batarang along with an a magnetized base. The perfect addition to your bat family shelf!
Bruce Wayne is priced at $49.99 plus tax. Available at Kotobukiya booth, #2601 during San Diego Comic-Con beginning July 20th. Limited, one-time production, while supplies last.

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Kotobukiya Reveals First Two SDCC Exclusives

SDCC 2016 logoOver on their twitter, Kotobukiya has revealed their first two SDCC exclusives for this year’s show. Keep reading for the details!

DC Comics Batman – Kawaii Series – Rubber Charm Set

Sakurai is Kotobukiya’s renowned illustrator and is famous for her cute designs appearing in the es series, in which Japanese anime and game characters are redesigned into a cute, super deformed style. Sakurai makes her debut into the American comics’ world starting with the Batman KAWAII series! Don’t miss your chance to own this event only, exclusive rubber charm set of four characters including Batman, Robin, Joker and Harley Quinn. These make the perfect accessories for backpacks, purses, key chains, lanyards and cell phones. Collect the entire set which also includes a special cardboard holder designed especially for SDCC attendees!

$27.99 plus tax.

DC Comics Clark Kent – Truth – ARTFX+ Statue

From the Action Comics storyline “Truth” Clark Kent has been stripped of his powers and exposed for who he really is amongst the citizens of Metropolis. No longer the “Man of Steel” but now a “Man of the People” Clark begins the long journey to reclaim what was once his and discover who he is in the process.

Sculpted by Naoya Muto, this limited edition Clark Kent ARTFX+ statue stands in 1:10 scale with an included magnetized base.

$49.99 plus tax. Available at Kotobukiya booth, #2601 during San Diego Comic-Con beginning July 20th. Limited, one-time production, while supplies last.

Check both out below and stay turned for details on the remaining two SDCC exclusives.

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Edward Scissorhands Joining Kotobukiya’s Horror Bishoujo Line

Kotobukiya-LogoA KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s elite Bishoujo Statue line has brought you beautiful characters from all manner of anime series, DC and Marvel comics, Star Wars, video games, and much more. Recently the series took a totally unique turn, transforming two horror movie icons into pretty girls
with Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger. Now a third gender-bending film star joins the party with a stunning new Bishoujo interpretation of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS! Tim Burton’s classic 1990 dark fantasy introduced the world to Edward (played magnificently by Johnny Depp), a gentle automaton with unfinished scissor hands created by a mad scientist. Now that character’s iconic appendages, color scheme, and style have been interpreted by Kotobukiya based on an original illustration by Shunya Yamashita that brings Edward to life as never before. The beautiful female version stands with all the awkwardness of the film character, her feet apart and knees spread, head cocked to one side, and scissor hands held up in front of her. “Edward” wears a fantastically detailed black gothic-style outfit with tall boots, stockings, a short dress with shredded skirt, long gloves, and a choker at her neck. The darknessof her clothing is offset by striking gold buckles and studs, and of course the silver blades of her scissors.

Meanwhile, under her tousled black hair this unique creature silently ponders the world with a cute
expression on her Bishoujo-styled face. Edward Scissorhands stands 9 inches tall (1/7 scale) on a special themed display base.

SRP $89.99

Available in November 2016

Cap Takes On Iron Man In Kotobokiya’s Latest ArtFX+ Statues

Kotobukiya-LogoIt’s hero vs. hero as Kotobukiya’s hit Marvel ARTFX+ series returns to the big screen with the upcoming mega-blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. Two mighty characters headline the new collection starting with the star-spangled hero CAPTAIN AMERICA and a brand new armor suit, the IRON MAN MARK 46!

Fighting for freedom and his friends, Captain America (portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by
Chris Evans) heads into battle fearlessly even against his one-time ally and fellow Avenger Iron Man. The pinnacle of human ability thanks to the Super Soldier Serum created by Abraham Erskine, Captain America charges forward in his distinctive uniform, his shield leading the way and one fist cocked and ready to strike for justice. Steve Rogers looks like he stepped right off the screen with an incredibly accurate sculpt capturing all of the intricate details of his patriotic red, white, and blue costume including the reinforced armor, straps, buckles, boots, gloves, and of course the “A” mask with chinstrap. And while the colors on his costume are muted his iconic shield is bright with metallic paint and will immediately catch your eye in your Marvel collection.

Meanwhile, the latest creation of Tony Stark (portrayed as always by Robert Downey Jr.) is the Iron
Man Mark 46. It incorporates all of the brilliant inventor’s cutting edge innovations, though it’s sadly
brought to a conflict with fellow superhero Captain America. This brand new Iron Man suit is a perfect
replica of the one you’ll see in the film, and it’s captured in a super cool battle pose as the Armored
Avenger lunges forward and steadies his right arm for a repulsor ray blast! A direct descendent of
previous suits like the Mark 43, the Mark 46 suit is a sleek war machine with interlocking armor plates,
tons of technological details, and of course the awesome chest-mounted arc reactor and trademark
faceplate. Of course, all of that is presented in gleaming red and gold with additional silver accents.

Sculpted by the same master artist responsible for many of the Marvel ARTFX+ statues, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Captain America and Iron Man each stand just over 7 inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale). Both heroes charge dynamically across a cracked and broken concrete battleground, and while each Captain America: Civil War ARTFX+ Statue is an incredible display piece on its own, they’re even better together as their bases join to create an amazing battle scene! These have a suggested retail price of $69.99 each and will be available October 2016.

Toy Fair 2016 – Kotobukiya

tf2016Kotobukiya is always a favorite stop during toy fair, and 2016 was no exception as there were some reveals that knocked my socks off.

The gallery below has pictures of everything revealed at the show, but there are a few properties that I’ll focus on.

Starting with the DC products, look for a new pair of ArtFx+ statues from Batman vs. Superman – reenacting the scene where the two titans battle. Each statue is sold seperately and include interlocking bases building a bigger scene. Other new DC product in the booth included new ArtFX+ Lex Luthor and Joker, Red Robin and Red Hood ArtFX+ statues and art for the Wonder Girl Bishoujo statue.

For their Marvel product, the ArtFX+ X-Men were rounded out with the addition of Beast, Wolverine and Rogue. The next series of ArtFX+ statues will be focused on Spidey and his gang. Two fine art statues were also included in the display – Black Panther and Thanos.

Kotobukiya’s Star Wars ArtFX+ line continues to be impressive – look for a stand alone Force Awakens Stormtrooper (with 3 pauldrons) to be available soon, followed by Captain Phasma (chromed, as she should be), Kylo Ren and a droid 3-pack with C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8. The BB-8 has a magnet in his allowing him to stand without a flat spot – a nice touch.

Also shown was art of a Bishoujo statue of The Bride from Kill Bill. Personally, I’m ridiculously excited for this and look forward to more details from Kotobukiya!

As stated earlier – there was a ton more in the booth, which you can see below.


Kotobukiya Announces Details for NYCC Exclusive Sakura Bishoujo Statue

NYCC LogoNew York Comic Con is just days away and Kotobukiya is offering an exclusive  Bishoujo statue of Sakura in her Japanese PE uniform with her last name (Kasugano) running across the front of her outfit. Captured in a mid-air stance, Sakura practices her Shoryuken in the schoolyard in anticipation of her next big match!

Sakura in her PE uniform will be available for sale at Kotobukiya booth #1645 and in limited quantities at Capcom booth #1420 beginning Thursday, October 8th.

As an added bonus those who purchase a Sakura Bishoujo statue during NYCC will have an opportunity to have their statue signed by Mr. Yoshinori Ono, legendary Street Fighter producer! Signings will take place at the Capcom booth (#1420) on Saturday, October 10th from 2 -4PM and Sunday, October 11th from 1 -3PM.

For those not attending NYCC a very limited number of pieces will be made available for sale after the convention via kotous.com. Make sure you are receiving our newsletter to get the latest updates about this and other exclusive opportunities!

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Kotobukiya Announces Episode VII ArtFx+ New Order Stormtroopers and More for Force Friday

starwarsWith Force Friday upon us, Kotobukiya has announced some of their upcoming products supporting Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Look for these products to be available starting this fall. Check out their new announcements below.

  • Kotobukiya’s lineup of army builder two packs continues with the STAR WARS First order Stormtrooper ARTFX+ 2 pack.
  • Display the Stormtroopers in multiple different poses using the alternative arm, leg, and weapon parts. These 1:10 scale figures assemble easily and quickly with snap-fit assembly: no glue or painting required.
  • Troopers feature magnets in their feet for added stability on the included bases.
  • Suggested retail price – 84.99, Available December 2015


  • Kotobukiya’s line of STAR WARS inspired chopsticks continues with the new movies with the Kylo Ren Lightsaber Chopsticks.
  • These non-scale replicas of Kylo Ren’s lightsaber are perfect for either display or use – make STAR WARS a part of every meal!
  • Features include a cross-guard saber hilt as seen in STAR WARS The Force Awakens.
  • Use along with other lightsaber chopsticks, silicone ice trays, and sandwich and egg shapers for a full STAR WARS themed dining experience!
  • Suggested retail price – 11.99, Available October 2015


  • Kotobukiya’s line for kitchen goods based on STAR WARS characters expands!
  • Create your own BB-8, First Order Stormtrooper or Millennium Falcon shaped pouch sandwich or stamp the Droid’s image into a piece of bread.
  • Use along with STAR WARS inspired lightsaber chopsticks and silicone ice trays for a full STAR WARS dining experience.
  • Quick and easy to use- great for kids’ lunches or party hors d’oeuvres.
  • Suggested retail price – 17.99, Available November 2015

Kotobukiya Reveals ArtFX+ Magik Statue Due in February 2016

marvel_logoKotobukiya is continuing their X-Men line of ArtFX+ statues with the February release of Magik. She’s joining the previously announced Cyclops, Emma Frost and Magneto statues.

The statue, sculpted by Junosuke Abe, has her posed posed dynamically with her feet spread apart, her hands laid on top of the pommel of her Soulsword stuck into the ground before her. Her costume is straight out “All New X-Men” with thigh high leather boots, short shorts, a halter top with armored shoulders, armbands, and gloves reflects her look in the book. This statue stands 7.5″ tall and includes a magnetic display base.

Magik will be available in February 2016, other upcoming X-Men include Beast, Rogue and Wolverine.  Check out Magik below along with an amazing pic of the entire group.


SDCC 2015 – Kotobukiya’s Display

cc15 tnI have become a huge fan of Kotobukiya’s products over the past few years of running AwesomeToyBlog and their SDCC display had a ton of great new product. Highlights included the new Magneto, Magick and Emma Frost ArtFX+ statues. Magneto has to be seen to be believed – he’s incredible. Their line of Super Power’s ArtFX+ statues are looking fantastic. The booth also provided a great venue for announcing a new property – ALIEN. Check out all these great new products in the gallery below.

Kotobukiya’s SDCC Exclusive Red She-Hulk Announced

cc15 tnKotobukiya has announced a new SDCC exclusive – a new Marvel Bishoujo statue of Red She-Hulk. Available at the Kotobukiya booth at SDCC, a non-attendees pre-order kicks off this Friday the 26th. Read the complete description from Kotobukiya’s facebook page below.

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The Marvel Bishoujo collection, bringing you new interpretations of familiar superheroes and villains, adds Betty Ross to the lineup in her Red She-Hulk guise! Resurrected from death, Betty finds that she has also been subjected to a process that granted her superhuman physical power that transforms her in the behemoth known as Red She-Hulk.

Taking a moment to pose after a hard-fought victory, Red She-Hulk stands on a battered street flexing her considerable muscles. Red She-Hulk wears a form-fitting black body suit with purple striping that accentuates her out of this world physique, with matching boots and fingerless gloves. Powerful and deadly, Red She-Hulk is heavily muscled but still feminine and beautiful, a look perfected by this Bishoujo presentation. Red She-Hulk smiles at you with the fully confident that her power and beauty will guarantee a place in your collection!

Red She-Hulk stands just over 9 inches tall (1/7 scale) as she poses on her smashed street terrain base. There’s nothing to fear with this powerful red beauty on your shelf!

Limited to just 1500 pieces, an exclusive pre-order for non-attendees begins Friday, 6/26 at 10AM PST on kotous.com!

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Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ SDCC Exclusive Deadpool

cc15 tnKotobukiya has announced details on their second SDCC exclusive – an ArtFX+ Deadpool figure. Featuring the ‘merc with a mouth’ in a crouched position drawing his sword, he has his mask pulled half up and is ready to eat the chimichanga he’s holding. Alternatively, you can swap out his hand and have him hold Headpool.

Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe, the same artist behind the X-Force Deadpool statue. This ArtFx+ statue stands 6 inches tall (1/10th scale) on the included magnetic display base.

Pre-orders for non-attendees begin Friday, 6/19 at 10AM PST on kotous.com and if you’re at the show, you can pick this up at Kotobukiya’s booth.

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Kotobukiya’s First SDCC 2015 Exclusive – ArtFX+ Alfred Statue

cc15 tnAt SDCC, Kotobukiya can always be counted on for some cool exclusives – and based on their first reveal 2015 will continue that trend. Today, via their facebook page, Kotobukiya revealed their SDCC exclusive ArtFX+ Alfred Pennyworth statue.  Keep reading for the full description, non-attendee pre-order details and an image. After this reveal, I can’t wait to see what else they have on tap!
Sculpted by Keita Misonou, the Alfred Pennyworth SDCC Limited Edition ARTFX+ stands just under 8 inches tall (1/10th scale) and includes magnets in his feet for extra stability when placed on the Batman, Robin (Damian Wayne), Nightwing, or other ARTFX+ statue bases. Alfred is sure to be a sought after addition to any display of the ARTFX+ Batman Family!

Pre-orders for non-attendees begin Friday, 6/12 at 10AM on kotous.com!

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