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Emma Frost Archive
Posted by Leah Bayer on August 5, 2011 | No Comments
I’ve said previously that I’ve had trouble getting into the US statue scene. While I love when figures are sculpted by really talented people like the Shifflet Brothers, I tend to bump into the same problem over and over again. The work of CS Moore I think perfectly illustrates my issues: the sculpting is, in many ways, fantastic. One look at Angelus is enough to tell you that! But the unrealistic body proportions throw me off.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problems with big breasts on figures (I mean, I own over 30 figures of Tamaki!), but I do have a problem with gravity-defying boobs. Boobs that wouldn’t be that cleavage-tastic with even the most dedicated underwire bra. But hey, it’s part of the fantasy sculpture scene, and I understand why it’s something people look for. And while it’s definitely not for me, I think there’s still a lot of talent on display here. So hit the jump to check out all the figures CS Moore had on display from Witchblade to Angelus with some Conan the Barbarian in between, and let us know what you think!
Posted by Leah Bayer on August 4, 2011 | 2 Comments
So the new X-Men movie was pretty decent, and the only thing that really bugged me (aside from the brutal mispronunciation of Azazel) was Emma Frost. Emma is supposed to be a strong-willed, feisty woman who doesn’t take shit from anyone, not a insipid, tacky yes-woman for Kevin Bacon. But the worst thing about Emma? Definitely her “diamond” form, which was more like a chrome-plated form. Seriously, guys, special effects have come a little farther than that!
Thankfully, Kotobukiya recently unveiled their sleek, sexy and diamond-tastic version of Emma to take the bad memory of Chrome Emma away. Remember the original, yellowish version we saw back at Toy Fair? Well, they certainly came a long ways from that! Diamond Emma is, not surprisingly, a Diamond Comic exclusive for SDCC (booth #2401) with a run of 1500 pieces. Unlike some of their other SDCC releases, she is not available online through Kotobukiya. As such, there haven’t been many preview shots of her, but never fear, Tomopeeps! We’re here to bring you an early look at this icy lady, so hit the jump to get started!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on July 24, 2011 | 13 Comments
At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Kotobukiya’s signature Bishoujo figures were out in full force with quite a few new additions as well. From movies, to video games, to comics, there’s something for everyone here.
First up were the continuations of the Marvel and DC Bishoujo lines with the additions of a black colorway of Batgirl and Poison Ivy for DC and Mystique, X-23, and Elektra for Marvel. The new colorway of Batgirl will be available in December for $59.99 and Poison Ivy will be available in February for $64.99, and both look quite great in person. Poison Ivy’s detailed sculpt with her many whisps of hair and tentacle plants is quite impressive in person and I can’t wait to see the final product. On the Marvel end of things, Elektra will be coming out late this year with X-23 and Mystique to follow early next year, and all 3 have a retail price of $59.99. I really love the way that Mystique and X-23 have been captured in these sculpts; the character’s personalities as well as Shunya Yamashita’s unique style really shine through and really work well together.
Next up were the new announcements of video game bishoujo figures with the announcement of a Tekken line and a Mass Effect 3 Liara. The Tekken line, which had been revealed a few weeks ago, so far contains Christie Monteiro and Alisa Bosconovitch from Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and will begin releasing with Christie at the end of the year and Alisa shortly after early next year. Having now seen Christie in person, the few changes made to her outfit really don’t detract from her character at all and the detailing on the back of her shirt is really stunning in person. Sitting next to this announcement was the shocker of Liara from Mass Effect 3, which is about as far from a Japanese game franchise as one could get. Liara will be the first in a series of figures and was only shown off in concept art, but from what we were shown, I can’t wait to see the final sculpt, which should be soon as she’s set to be released before the end of the year.
Last and not least, the movie bishoujo line has not been forgotten. While there were no new announcements on hand at Comic Con, the recently released Ghostbusters Lucy was on hand as well as confirmation that the next series that will get a release is Star Wars. Be sure to hit the jump to check out all of the bishoujos on hand at the Kotobukiya booth at San Diego Comic Con 2011 and leave your thoughts in a comment about what other bishoujos you’d like to see!