Female 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We have been waiting a long time now for Kotobukiya’s second Mass Effect Bishoujo–Liara came out quite a while ago, and it was at Toy Fair that FemShep was announced. The first art was met with a mixed reaction, so we got a refined version several months ago and a finished teaser only a few weeks ago! Now, finally, we’re getting the completed reveal. I think they have really turned down the sexualization, especially Shunya’s infamous boobs-and-butt pose which has entirely been erased. I think this is a pretty respectful version of Female Shepard that still retains the sleek look of the Bishoujo line. The texture on her suit looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to take a closer look at her at NYCC. I also think her face also looks better than in the teaser, and I love the red tone they picked for her hair! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo FemShep, Revealed!

    We have been waiting a long time now for Kotobukiya’s second Mass Effect Bishoujo–Liara came out quite a while ago, and it was at Toy Fair that FemShep was announced. The first art was met with a mixed reaction, so we got a refined version several months ago and a finished teaser only a few weeks ago! Now, finally, we’re getting the completed reveal. I think they have really turned down the sexualization, especially Shunya’s infamous boobs-and-butt pose which has entirely been erased. I think this is a pretty respectful version of Female Shepard that still retains the sleek look of the Bishoujo line. The texture on her suit looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to take a closer look at her at NYCC. I also think her face also looks better than in the teaser, and I love the red tone they picked for her hair! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • At the start of San Diego Comic Con, we brought you a look at the new Mass Effect Play Arts Kai with the promise of a full gallery. Well, here it is! We got to get up close and personal with the line, and I have to say Tali has totally won me over. I think the faces on the humans aren’t entirely on point, but Tali and Garrus just look amazing! I really hope they do a Wrex, because I adore him and would love to have a little one running around amidst my figures.

    SDCC 2012: Square-Enix Mass Effect Play Arts Kai

    At the start of San Diego Comic Con, we brought you a look at the new Mass Effect Play Arts Kai with the promise of a full gallery. Well, here it is! We got to get up close and personal with the line, and I have to say Tali has totally won me over. I think the faces on the humans aren’t entirely on point, but Tali and Garrus just look amazing! I really hope they do a Wrex, because I adore him and would love to have a little one running around amidst my figures.

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  • Back at Toy Fair, Square-Enix announced a line of Mass Effect Play Arts Kai featuring Commander Shepard, Garrus, and Ashley. Well, all 3 of them are painted now! Garrus looks particularly dashing, though alien faces do seem easier to render than human ones. There are also 2 new announcements: Tali and FemShep! I am so happy to see Tali joining the line, though I am surprised she made it before Liara. [via Square-Enix’ Facebook]

    SDCC 2012: Square-Enix Mass Effect Play Arts Kai

    Back at Toy Fair, Square-Enix announced a line of Mass Effect Play Arts Kai featuring Commander Shepard, Garrus, and Ashley. Well, all 3 of them are painted now! Garrus looks particularly dashing, though alien faces do seem easier to render than human ones. There are also 2 new announcements: Tali and FemShep! I am so happy to see Tali joining the line, though I am surprised she made it before Liara. [via Square-Enix’ Facebook]

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