Kotobukiya has new statues featuring Catwoman and Sabretooth coming next March, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it.
Though I own a few Kotobukiya statues, I’ve yet to pick up any of the Marvel Bishoujo line, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking forward to their DC line. Though the statues are the very definition of fan service, you have to at least respect the attention to detail, and the great style in which the statues are sculpted. Scantily and suggestively dressed women may not be for everyone, but as a huge fan of Catwoman, I’m seriously thinking about making this statue the first Bishoujo I own. Sure, her boobs are practically exploding from her unzipped top, but aside from that, the sculpting on the statue is outstanding. I particularly love the Batman gargoyle she’s running on, and they’ve managed to capture her costume damn near perfectly. Perhaps the reason I never got any of the Marvel Bishoujo has to do with how little I actually care about the characters they used, but I may have to start saving up some money with Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Catwoman receiving the treatment over the course of the next year.
Even though I’m most excited for Koto’s Danger Room Session series, I don’t really care about Sabretooth at all. I think he’s a waste of a character in the comics, and I think Koto would have been better off going with a different character for what should be the third statue in the line. That said, the statue looks great, and I’m sure all the Sabretooth fans out there are going to be happy with it, but I’d have rather seen someone like Iceman or Cyclops make the jump from the panel to the plaster. With Colossus coming later next year (May, I believe), I guess it was just a matter of which character Marvel and Koto wanted to release first.
Check out the full product descriptions and more images below.
DC X BISHOUJO COLLECTION CATWOMAN BISHOUJO STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Celebrating this year’s 75th Anniversary of DC Comics, the DC X Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) continues with the second beautiful bishoujo-inspired statues, CATWOMAN! First appearing in 1940’s Batman #1, Selina Kyle has for decades straddled the line between hero and villain. Whether on the same side or not, Catwoman and Batman have had an interesting relationship that has occasionally turned romantic. Originally a cat burglar with a flair for the feline, Kyle’s trademark is her vicious whip. Catwoman appears for the first time in the Japanese bishoujo (pretty girl) style inspired by the 90’s style of Jim Lee and based on original character art by world famous illustrator Shunya Yamashita!
Following the valiant DC X Bishoujo Batgirl, Catwoman is ready for heroism or mischief (or both) as she stands in a sexy pose. Clad in her tight black leather bodysuit, the thieving beauty coyly raises one foot off the ground while playfully biting her whip. Meanwhile, the rest of her weapon coils in the air behind her, adding tremendous life and action to the piece. No detail has been overlooked, from Catwoman’s goggles pushed up on her forehead to the straps on her boots and the buckles at her neck and waist. Finishing off the amazing presentation is her beautiful Bishoujo-styled face.
Catwoman is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic and stands approximately 9 1/10 inches tall (in an increased 1/7 scale for DC X Bishoujo statues) atop an exclusive Gotham City Batman-inspired gargoyle base complete with two miniature cats! She’s the perfect companion to the Batgirl statue and will be joined by many other DC beauties in this sizzling line!
Available in MARCH
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MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS KOTOBUKIYA COLLECTION
DANGER ROOM SESSION SABRETOOTH FINE ART STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The third member of the elite X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statues in the Marvel Comics Presents Kotobukiya Collection is none other than the most vicious mutant of them all, SABRETOOTH! With similar powers and abilities including a healing factor, superhuman senses, and claws, Victor Creed was a longtime rival of Wolverine. Truly a feral mutant, Sabretooth relishes close-quarters combat where he can put his fangs, claws, and great strength to good use, trusting his amazing regenerative healing to keep him safe. Though usually against the side of good, Creed has on occasion teamed up with the good guys, including the X-Men, when a greater threat presented itself. Ever since the early days of Marvel Comics’ mutant adventures, “X” teams have trained together in the ultra high tech facility known as the Danger Room, equipped with state of the art adaptive combat and athletics routines that challenge each participant in unique ways. The training facility has been featured prominently in X-Men comics over the years, as well as in various cartoons and the third X-Men film.
Inspired by Jim Lee’s 1990’s era X-Men, Sabretooth embodies animalistic aggression! The fearsome predator stands ready for battle, his left hand balled into a fist and his right splayed open with claws at the ready. Creed’s face is a mask of rage with his fangs bared in a vicious snarl. The mutant’s costume is authentic to the last detail, with the iconic brown and yellow tiger-striped bodysuit and massive fur collar. Sabretooth has an incredible sculpt, highlighting his powerfully muscled physique. Creed’s expression and body language just scream “bring it on,” daring the Danger Room to take him on!
Sculpted by Erick Sosa, Sabretooth stands nearly 14 inches tall (in 1/6th scale with the other Danger Room Sessions members Wolverine and Psylocke)! Beneath his feet is an amazing exclusive base consisting of snow-covered rocky terrain on top of a mechanical projector. 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.
Available in March 2011
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