Commander Shepard Archive

  • 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!

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/7 Mass Effect Bishoujo Commander Shepard

    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!

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  • The Female Commander Shepard Bishoujo has undergone quite a few changes since we last took a look at her, so we decided to take her out again at Toy Fair! And this time not just the red-haired version, but the exclusive black-haired release as well. I’m not going to lie: I like the original face significantly more, but that doesn’t mean that I dislike the version we’ll be getting in the end. I do think the changes look best on the raven Shep, since she looks a bit fiercer and in control to me. But the striking red of the original is still quite appealing! I wonder if we’ll be getting brunette and blonde editions as well if these two sell enough?

    Toy Fair 2013: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Commander Shepards Gallery

    The Female Commander Shepard Bishoujo has undergone quite a few changes since we last took a look at her, so we decided to take her out again at Toy Fair! And this time not just the red-haired version, but the exclusive black-haired release as well. I’m not going to lie: I like the original face significantly more, but that doesn’t mean that I dislike the version we’ll be getting in the end. I do think the changes look best on the raven Shep, since she looks a bit fiercer and in control to me. But the striking red of the original is still quite appealing! I wonder if we’ll be getting brunette and blonde editions as well if these two sell enough?

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  • Well, it sure has been a rollercoaster ride for Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep from Mass Effect! I have never seen fans have this much influence over a figure–her original art was changed to make her less “sexualized” (aka no heels, which I understand but don’t agree with). I did like the prototype, especially when we got to take a close look at her–such a stunning face! Then she got a second round of changes, and her makeup was severely toned down due to fans thinking it didn’t fit her… even though part of her character creation involves eyeshadow. Now she’s getting a THIRD update, and her face is changed a little bit again! On one hand I think she looks really close to the game now, and very lovely. But on the other she’s getting farther away from Shunya’s art–which is what Mass Effect fans want, but not what I’ve come to expect from this line. Well, I guess you can’t please everyone! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep Gets Yet Another Update

    Well, it sure has been a rollercoaster ride for Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep from Mass Effect! I have never seen fans have this much influence over a figure–her original art was changed to make her less “sexualized” (aka no heels, which I understand but don’t agree with). I did like the prototype, especially when we got to take a close look at her–such a stunning face! Then she got a second round of changes, and her makeup was severely toned down due to fans thinking it didn’t fit her… even though part of her character creation involves eyeshadow. Now she’s getting a THIRD update, and her face is changed a little bit again! On one hand I think she looks really close to the game now, and very lovely. But on the other she’s getting farther away from Shunya’s art–which is what Mass Effect fans want, but not what I’ve come to expect from this line. Well, I guess you can’t please everyone! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep has gotten 2 colorways (so far): the original red-head and the limited edition raven-haired version. It seems that the limited edition is getting a bit of tweaking to accommodate fans, and we’re getting a peek at the new design! The only substantial change is her face, and based on feedback from fans it’s gone over really well. However, I’m gonna go against the grain and say I prefer the more made-up original, since it looked more Shunya-like. Plus I don’t agree that makeup = sexualization, but that’s a story for another day! Regardless of my opinion, it’s great that Koto is once again listening to their hordes of very opinionated fans. Plus it gives more options: it isn’t just a color swap now, but practically a whole different figure! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya Updates Their Limited Edition FemShep Mass Effect Bishoujo

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep has gotten 2 colorways (so far): the original red-head and the limited edition raven-haired version. It seems that the limited edition is getting a bit of tweaking to accommodate fans, and we’re getting a peek at the new design! The only substantial change is her face, and based on feedback from fans it’s gone over really well. However, I’m gonna go against the grain and say I prefer the more made-up original, since it looked more Shunya-like. Plus I don’t agree that makeup = sexualization, but that’s a story for another day! Regardless of my opinion, it’s great that Koto is once again listening to their hordes of very opinionated fans. Plus it gives more options: it isn’t just a color swap now, but practically a whole different figure! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • To go along with the detailed gallery of the FemShep Bishoujo, we have a shiny new gallery of the Commander Shepard ArtFX that was unveiled at NYCC! While the face sculpt has been met with mixed responses, one thing no one is complaining about is his awesome pose or the amount of detail on his outfit. Plus, who doesn’t like clear effect parts or interesting bases! While statues aren’t exactly my thing I can’t deny how badass he is going to look on a shelf once he’s completed in the second quarter of 2013.

    NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Commander Shepard ArtFX

    To go along with the detailed gallery of the FemShep Bishoujo, we have a shiny new gallery of the Commander Shepard ArtFX that was unveiled at NYCC! While the face sculpt has been met with mixed responses, one thing no one is complaining about is his awesome pose or the amount of detail on his outfit. Plus, who doesn’t like clear effect parts or interesting bases! While statues aren’t exactly my thing I can’t deny how badass he is going to look on a shelf once he’s completed in the second quarter of 2013.

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  • Square-Enix had a lot of figures on display at New York Comic Con, as they seemingly do for every convention! There aren’t many changes from the San Diego Comic Con lineup: Commander Shepard, Female Commander Shepard, Ashley, Garrus, and Tali were all on display. I think Tali and Garrus are really the best looking out of the bunch, especially Garrus who they really managed to capture. It’s been a while since this group was painted, so I wonder if we’ll be getting some more announcements soon? Perhaps a certain Wrex…? I know I’d love to have a figure of him!

    NYCC 2012: Square-Enix’s Mass Effect Play Arts Kai

    Square-Enix had a lot of figures on display at New York Comic Con, as they seemingly do for every convention! There aren’t many changes from the San Diego Comic Con lineup: Commander Shepard, Female Commander Shepard, Ashley, Garrus, and Tali were all on display. I think Tali and Garrus are really the best looking out of the bunch, especially Garrus who they really managed to capture. It’s been a while since this group was painted, so I wonder if we’ll be getting some more announcements soon? Perhaps a certain Wrex…? I know I’d love to have a figure of him!

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  • One of Kotobukiya’s NYCC teasers was of their ArtFX Commander Shepard from Mass Effect, a hotly anticipated figure. And to no one’s surprise, here he is! He’s close to 1/6 scale, so he does tower over the FemShep Bish a bit, but he looks great! The pose is very dynamic and the detail on his outfit is very true to the game design. He’s slated for a second quarter 2013 release, and perhaps he’ll come with some extra weapons as well!

    NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX Commander Shepard

    One of Kotobukiya’s NYCC teasers was of their ArtFX Commander Shepard from Mass Effect, a hotly anticipated figure. And to no one’s surprise, here he is! He’s close to 1/6 scale, so he does tower over the FemShep Bish a bit, but he looks great! The pose is very dynamic and the detail on his outfit is very true to the game design. He’s slated for a second quarter 2013 release, and perhaps he’ll come with some extra weapons as well!

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  • New York Comic Con is only two days away! Plastikitty will of course be attending, so you can expect lots of news from the floor. But before the event begins, it’s time for some delicious teasers! Kotobukiya has two lined up for us today. The first is their ArtFX Commander Shepard, which has been in the works for several months now. Hopefully he’s to scale with Bishoujo Shepard, I think they could look totally amazing! Second is the newest addition to their New 52 ArtFX line, which started with Superman and Green Lantern and continued with Flash. Well, now we’re getting Aquaman! Wonder Woman was sculpted a while back, but it seems like she’s not quite ready to show off. Kotobukiya has also promised another teaser tomorrow, perhaps of a new Bishoujo? Either way, it’s gotten me excited for NYCC! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya Hints At Their NYCC Lineup

    New York Comic Con is only two days away! Plastikitty will of course be attending, so you can expect lots of news from the floor. But before the event begins, it’s time for some delicious teasers! Kotobukiya has two lined up for us today. The first is their ArtFX Commander Shepard, which has been in the works for several months now. Hopefully he’s to scale with Bishoujo Shepard, I think they could look totally amazing! Second is the newest addition to their New 52 ArtFX line, which started with Superman and Green Lantern and continued with Flash. Well, now we’re getting Aquaman! Wonder Woman was sculpted a while back, but it seems like she’s not quite ready to show off. Kotobukiya has also promised another teaser tomorrow, perhaps of a new Bishoujo? Either way, it’s gotten me excited for NYCC! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • Welcome to a week of fabulous flying ladies! We’ve got ladies with mechanical wings, butterfly wings, even feathered wings… on their waist! In fact, we’ve also got not one but two sky-high Nendoroids. Okay, so one rides a carrot and the other has weird feet blade-wings, but there’s still an unusually high number of airborne figures this time around. Of course we’ve got some earthbound ladies as well (and one small guy). Ladies with guns, small ladies with guns, flying ladies with guns… really, it’s a week of flying ladies with guns all around (and some with swords and laces!), many of whom popped up in magazine scans. So hit the jump and check them out!

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 9/23~9/27

    Welcome to a week of fabulous flying ladies! We’ve got ladies with mechanical wings, butterfly wings, even feathered wings… on their waist! In fact, we’ve also got not one but two sky-high Nendoroids. Okay, so one rides a carrot and the other has weird feet blade-wings, but there’s still an unusually high number of airborne figures this time around. Of course we’ve got some earthbound ladies as well (and one small guy). Ladies with guns, small ladies with guns, flying ladies with guns… really, it’s a week of flying ladies with guns all around (and some with swords and laces!), many of whom popped up in magazine scans. So hit the jump and check them out!

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  • …and it’s not for New York Comic Con! Honestly, Female Shepard JUST got promotional shots, so I am amazed that we are getting a second colorway already. Though I think fans will be happy: this is a raven-haired version of the customizable character! So if you played black or red-haired Shep, it’s almost like a version of your character. So all we need now is blonde and brunette. This is an exclusive to Bioware’s store, and of course because it’s Bioware she will come with some DLC for the Xbox 360 and PC versions. They’re only multiplayer bonus items, but hey, who doesn’t love free DLC. You do of course have to pay for FemShep herself, though she’s only $65, the price of the regular edition. There are 2,500 pieces, so she’s sort-of-limited, and she’ll come out in March

    Kotobukiya’s FemShep Mass Effect Bishoujo Gets An Exclusive Colorway

    …and it’s not for New York Comic Con! Honestly, Female Shepard JUST got promotional shots, so I am amazed that we are getting a second colorway already. Though I think fans will be happy: this is a raven-haired version of the customizable character! So if you played black or red-haired Shep, it’s almost like a version of your character. So all we need now is blonde and brunette. This is an exclusive to Bioware’s store, and of course because it’s Bioware she will come with some DLC for the Xbox 360 and PC versions. They’re only multiplayer bonus items, but hey, who doesn’t love free DLC. You do of course have to pay for FemShep herself, though she’s only $65, the price of the regular edition. There are 2,500 pieces, so she’s sort-of-limited, and she’ll come out in March

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