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Posted by Leah Bayer on June 17, 2013 | 5 Comments
Psylocke was one of Kotobukiya’s first Bishoujo figures, and to be blunt she has always been my least favorite. It’s hard to say that I dislike any of the others: sure, there are some that didn’t quite meet my expectations, but I’ve been moderately satisfied with almost all of them. Except for poor Psylocke, who was just… a disappointment. So of course I was thrilled when they announced a second version of her!
Now, totally out of nowhere (no sculpt preview?!) we are seeing her all painted! And I am one happy camper. She looks pissed, which is a nice change from Shunya’s usual happy go lucky girls, and I love the pose. Her left leg is a little plasticine-wonky, but I can forgive that because hey, it happens a lot in comic art. Plus she’s got a great base. And clear hair! And purple!! She’ll be out in December, and I can’t wait for pre-orders to start–I think she will go really well with X-Force X-23 (review).
[via Kotobukiya's Facebook]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 26, 2013 | 9 Comments
We’ve known for quite some time now that Xiaoyu would be added to the Tekken Bishoujo line–in fact, it’s been well over a year now and we’ve heard nary a peep about her sculpt, which is weird even though this line is a bit slow moving. But now we’re getting all the news at once! No grey sculpt, but the paint & sculpt all at once.
I’m not sold on the face at all (as per usual with this branch of the Bishes it seems) since it doesn’t have the cuteness of the original art but I do LOVE the pose! So cute! And the colors are wonderful, we really don’t get enough orange figures. Plus pompoms, how can you not love pompoms on the feet? I’m sure we’ll get the usual complaints about “oversexualixed blah blah blah” but come on, it’s Tekken. I think they did a great job transferring her from art to sculpt.
[UPDATE] Seems like this might be an early prototype, so for those hoping for face changes they may be in your future! Thanks, Giolon.
[UPDATE #2] So it turns out that this image was leaked early, and not only is it a very early prototype but the face is not even finished at all and was not meant to be seen by the public! We’ve removed it at the request of Kotobukiya, so don’t worry, changes are definitely being made.
[via sphotos] (Thanks to Stuart Campbell for the tip!)
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 13, 2013 | 2 Comments
If you’re a long-time Plastikitty reader, you probably already know that Shunya Yamashita has illustrated pretty much the entirety of the Tekken cast already. But if we know one thing, it’s that Shunya likes to draw. A lot. There’s no stopping this guy! So it’s no surprise that in his new artbook, Beautiful Noise, he’s got even more Tekken ladies in store for us.
The most important is probably Michelle Chang, who as we’ve surmised is probably the next Tekken Bishoujo. But here we’ve got his full art with the proper background, and this is probably what we’ll see for her Bish announcement! We’ve also got Kunimitsu (want please!), Miharu in a swimsuit, and an absolutely stunning Angel. I mean… look at her. I NEED THIS. Right now. You all know my weakness for winged ladies knows no bounds!
[Thanks to Stuart Campbell for both the tip and the images!]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
As a huge Birds of Prey fan, I was overjoyed when Black Canary was announced as the next DC Bishoujo. I mean, we already have the rest of the gang (kind of): Babs as Batgirl (though I’d really really love an Oracle hint hint) and Huntress! It’s been a while since the initial reveal and now we’re getting a look at the finished art: does this mean the sculpt is somewhere in our future? Perhaps at SDCC?
As a big Shunya fan, I of course love the art. Then again, Dinah is one of the most ass-kicking ladies in the DC universe so a more battle-ready pose would have been nice. But perhaps she just finished beating someone up and is reveling in her awesomeness! I’m just looking forward to seeing how they use the real fishnets in her final sculpt.
[via Kotobukiya's Facebook]
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
Kotobukiya’s Tekken Bishoujo line has hit some bumps along the way, but no figure more so than Lili. Her original promotional shots were just… off. There was something odd about her face, more specifically her hair and bangs which made her look kind of manly and strange and totally nothing like the art. Even seeing her in person didn’t win me over.
But Kotobukiya listens to their customers more than any other company, and they’ve decided to totally redo her from the neck up! Now she looks a heck of a lot more like the source art and I think her face is quite pretty. Plus, you know, she has one of the best Bish butts so far.
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 31, 2013 | 5 Comments
WonderCon is going on this weekend, and while Kotobukiya doesn’t have a big booth they do have a panel with lots of new announcements! First and foremost are the Bishoujos: we have two “new” announcements, though technically neither of them is really new. Psylocke was one of the very first Bishoujos, and has been my least-favorite since her release. She’s just not up to par with the other girls, and now she’s getting redone in the bigger 1/7 scale with her X-Force outfit. Hooray!
Then we’re going to be getting a new Wonder Woman in her Armored outfit. No word if this will be a resculpt of the original or a totally new figure, but since Wondy is one of the best in the line I’m excited to see an even more improved version of her!
[via More Than Just Reviews]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 26, 2013 | 22 Comments
There are a lot of ladies in Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collaboration with Shunya Yamashita. How many, exactly? Well counting recolors and announced figures, a whopping 55! Considering that they only started up in 2009, they’re coming out at an almost unprecedented speed. Probably because there’s just so much ground to cover: we’ve got the original comic girls as well as characters from video games and movie franchises. The possibilities are almost endless!
Of course every fan of the line has a long list of characters they’d like to see done up by Shunya, Stephen and I decided to compile a list of our biggest wants, with guest appearances from our Bishoujo-addicted staff members Chris and Mir! Check them all out after the jump.
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 25, 2013 | 6 Comments
It’s been a while since we got an announcement for Kotobukiya’s Tekken Bishoujo line: they had the art for Xiaoyu up for WonFest, but she was announced ages ago! I thought for sure it would be Michelle Chang since she has art and everything, but it seems like that’s not the plan: Jun Kazama is next! Of course we’ve already seen this art too, in fact I bet all the Bishoujo figures will be based on that set!
Jun is looking nice, with a less action-based pose than some of the other girls. With her less simple costume, I’m hoping the sculpt really shines so she stands up to the rest of the line.
[via Kotobukiya's Facebook]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 25, 2013 | 7 Comments
Kotobukiya’s Commander Shepard Bishoujo has certainly been a much talked about figure since she was first announced. Usually a Bishoujo is shown off, we get the prototype shots, and eventually she is released. But Shepard seemed a constant buzz of activity! We got to take an up close look at her two times, she got a recolor right off the bat, and of course there are the much-discussed changes to her face.
Even their Liara didn’t stir up as much controversy and intensity, but given her high-profile origin and the fact that, you know, she’s the main character I suppose that’s to be expected! But could the final release live up to the hype? Hit the jump to find out!
Posted by Leah Bayer on February 18, 2013 | 2 Comments
Kotobukiya has a few different Bishoujo lines: the comic and game ones have been moving along at a rapid pace since they were started, with several franchises in each. But the Movie x Bishoujo is inarguably slower, with only two releases so far: Ghostbusters Lucy (review) a year and a half ago, and Star Wars Jaina (review) a few months ago. Now we’re getting the third release, who just happens to be from a third franchise: Agent G from Men In Black.
From the first announcement, this seemed like a rather odd collaboration. The art and sculpt didn’t inspire a ton of confidence, but that seems like a general trend in the Bish line: nobody can agree on the art, there are usually complaints about the sculpt, but generally once they come out people have less to worry about and they sell well. So did Agent G follow the same path? Hit the jump to find out!