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Kotobukiya has sent Major Spoilers a rundown of its statues, busts, and model kits arriving in the Fall.

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: THE KOTOBUKIYA COLLECTION
X-MEN CLASSIC CHAPTER:  WOLVERINE YELLOW COSTUME FINE ART BUST

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Wolverine is back!  Following after the Fine Art Bust release of the popular X-Man in his classic brown & tan attire comes WOLVERINE: YELLOW COSTUME!  This bust is an entirely new sculpture, pose, and design!   Logan was born with a powerful healing factor and later gained indestructible adamantium claws and skeleton.  Wolverine has appeared in countless comic books, cartoons, and blockbuster films.

The Fine Art Busts of the X-Men Classic Chapter represent the mutant heroes in their iconic incarnations.  Wolverine leaps forward, wearing his flashier yellow and blue “team colors” costume accented with red belt, black tiger stripes, and pointed cowl.  The X-Man stands ready for battle, leaning forward with a snarl twisting his face and the claws on both hands extended.  Those claws, fully 2 1/3 inches long, are made of real metal!

Sculpted by master artist Takeshi Kimura, Wolverine stands approximately 9 inches tall atop his Marvel X-Men Classic Chapter series base, complete with a relief sculpture of Logan’s face.  Each Fine Art Bust is constructed of cold cast porcelain and bears a unique serial number on a special metal plate.

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srp $79.99
Available in AUGUST

Marvel, Wolverine: TM & © 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. www.marvel.com. All rights reserved.

EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE
REI AYANAMI IN PLUG SUIT ANI*STATUE

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The fans demanded it and we listened!  One of our most popular figures, REI AYANAMI is back in time for this summer’s theatrical release of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.  This is your chance to add this fantastic Ani*Statue from Rebuild of Evangelion to your Neon Genesis Collection.

The mysterious and alluring REI AYANAMI is captured in her white plug suit, perched on a rocky statue representation of the EVA-00 prototype.  The mysterious pilot is dressed in her iconic white plug suit, skintight to accentuate her curves.  Over 8 inches tall, this large 1/6th scale pvc statue is luxuriously detailed and rendered with the care that only sculptor Tsukuru Shirahige and Kotobukiya can accomplish.   The tips of Rei’s blue hair are cast in translucent material, allowing light to shine through and reflect on her intricately sculpted face.

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srp $55.00
Available in AUGUST

ⓒGAINAX・カラー

TO HEART 2 –ANOTHER DAYS- TAMAKI KOUSAKA “SEDUCTION” ANI*STATUE
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!   The To Heart 2 Another Days line of beautiful Ani*Statues continues with yet another special version of the ultra-popular childhood friend of Konomi and Takaki, TAMAKI KOUSAKA “SEDUCTION.”  While previous incarnations have brought you Tamaki as a sweet girl in sexy lingerie, “Seduction” presents her as the evil seductress!

“Seduction” Tamaki is in a provocative pose and skimpy outfit with her tiny black bikini, gloves, and stockings detailed with pink ribbons.  Tamaki has a more seductive facial expression.  Also included are two special accessories, a purple cushion base and a silver chain for the pretty girl to wear around her waist.  Sculpted by Masato Abe, Tamaki stands over 8 inches tall (1/6th scale) and is constructed of PVC plastic.

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srp $79.99
Available in AUGUST

©2007 Leaf/AQUAPLUS


ARMORED CORE ROSENTHAL CR-HOGIRE NOBLESSE OBLIGE FINE SCALE MODEL KIT

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!   From the long-running line of Armored Core Fine Scale Model Kits comes the ROSENTHAL CR-HOGIRE NOBLESSE OBLIGE, a powerful upgrade to the already popular CR-Hogire unit from the smash hit Armored Core for Answer!

The CR-Hogire Noblesse Oblige, like all of the Armored Core kits, is easy to put together with snap-fit assembly and pictorial instructions.  Parts cast in multiple colors mean that painting is not required, but of course you’re free to customize the mecha in any way you’d like.  With interchangeable parts and accessories, all of the Armored Core mecha can share and swap!

Noblesse Oblige stands approximately 7 1/2 inches tall (1/72nd scale), and is comprised of more than 400 individual pieces.  Approximately 20 points of articulation and polycap joints give it extreme poseability.  This versatile mecha comes with the upgraded EC-O300 Laser Cannon, rifle, and stabilizer, and can be displayed as it appeared in either Armored Core 4 or Armored Core for Answer!

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srp $59.99
Available in OCTOBER

©1997-2009 FromSoftware, Inc. All rights reserved.

ARMORED CORE VANGUARD OVERBOOST FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!   The long-running line of Armored Core Fine Scale Model Kits is famous for its incredible robots.  To supplement the mecha is the VANGUARD OVERBOOST, a massive auxiliary high-speed booster that connects to any “Next” series Armored Core!

Comprised of approximately 200 parts cast in multiple colors, the Vanguard Overboost is easy to put together with snap-fit assembly and pictorial instructions.  As with the other Armored Core Fine Scale Model Kits, painting is not required, but of course you’re free to customize the booster in any way you’d like.  The Vanguard Overboost is approximately 7 inches long (in 1/72nd scale with all Armored Core robots), and comes with special connector pieces to mount on any of Kotobukiya’s “Next” series Armored Core robot.

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srp $29.99
Available in OCTOBER

©1997-2009 FromSoftware, Inc. All rights reserved.

SUPER ROBOT TAISEN: GESPENST MK-II KAI MODEL FINE SCALE MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  One of the most widely used units in the Super Robot Taisen games and anime is the Gespenst, German for ghost.  The newest member of the Fine Scale Model Kit line is the mass production model of this powerful mecha, the GESPENST MK-II KAI MODEL.

With snap-fit assembly (no glue required) and pictorial instructions, it’s never been easier to get your Super Robot Taisen units into battle!  The Gespenst MK-II Kai is composed of more than 300 pieces cast in different colors, eliminating the need for painting.  The fighting unit stands 6 ½ inches tall (1/144 scale), and has multiple points of articulation.  Included with the mean green machine are its signature weapons, the M950 Machinegun and M13 Shotgun!

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srp $49.99
Available in OCTOBER

©SEGA, 1998, 1999 CHARACTERS ©SEGA/AUTOMUSS CHARACTER DESIGN: KATOKI HAJIME

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  1. April 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    Wow… those Armored Core kits look pretty awesome….

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