Liara T’Soni Archive

  • Was Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Liara not really your style? Want a more serious version of the tentacle-haired scientist? Well, your wish has been granted! BioWare has just opened up orders for a super-limited statue of her, manufactured by a mystery company. [Edit: She’s made by Gaming Heads and is also available here, thanks Meg! <3] This is a more realistic, serious take on Liara that I think will please a lot of fans. But not too many, because there are only 1,000 pieces. And with a down payment of $100 for a retail price of $330, I don’t think she will be sticking around for long. Go pick one up right here if this is everything you’ve ever dreamed of… and more.

    Liara T’Soni Is Getting A Statue

    Was Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Liara not really your style? Want a more serious version of the tentacle-haired scientist? Well, your wish has been granted! BioWare has just opened up orders for a super-limited statue of her, manufactured by a mystery company. [Edit: She’s made by Gaming Heads and is also available here, thanks Meg! <3] This is a more realistic, serious take on Liara that I think will please a lot of fans. But not too many, because there are only 1,000 pieces. And with a down payment of $100 for a retail price of $330, I don’t think she will be sticking around for long. Go pick one up right here if this is everything you’ve ever dreamed of… and more.

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  • This is a figure we’ve seen a lot of before–in fact we got the chance to do a similar gallery at NYCC–but as she gets closer and closer to release we get to see more of the details that will be on the final piece! This time we got a peek at her base, which will be done in the same style as Christie’s with clear inserts that you can change depending on your preference. We also got some nice shots of Liara outside of the glass case, so hit the jump to check them all out!

    Toy Fair 2012: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Liara Gallery

    This is a figure we’ve seen a lot of before–in fact we got the chance to do a similar gallery at NYCC–but as she gets closer and closer to release we get to see more of the details that will be on the final piece! This time we got a peek at her base, which will be done in the same style as Christie’s with clear inserts that you can change depending on your preference. We also got some nice shots of Liara outside of the glass case, so hit the jump to check them all out!

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  • This week was an odd but interesting one for figure-orders. For the first half, we had literally nothing but NSFW figures and re-releases go up for order, which is unusual to say the least! Usually we get one or 2 NSFW figures per a roundup, but this week 4 went up within a few days of each other. Then we got spammed with surprise re-releases, one of which I really didn’t expect! As the week went on we got some “normal” additions to the pre-order lineup, like a… very busty beach queen? Followed up by two figures who were both re-releases AND NSFW! What is this, boob week? Then, to round off the week, we got MORE RE-RELEASES. Thankfully, Kotobukiya must have seen what an odd week it was because they offered up some sexy boys. Funnily enough, it ended up not being the week of boobs or the week of re-releases, but the week of Griffon! Out of the 18 figures that went up for order, a whopping 7 of them were from Griffon. So what did we get this week? Hit the jump and find out!

    PVC Pre-Order Roundup: 10/16~10/20

    This week was an odd but interesting one for figure-orders. For the first half, we had literally nothing but NSFW figures and re-releases go up for order, which is unusual to say the least! Usually we get one or 2 NSFW figures per a roundup, but this week 4 went up within a few days of each other. Then we got spammed with surprise re-releases, one of which I really didn’t expect! As the week went on we got some “normal” additions to the pre-order lineup, like a… very busty beach queen? Followed up by two figures who were both re-releases AND NSFW! What is this, boob week? Then, to round off the week, we got MORE RE-RELEASES. Thankfully, Kotobukiya must have seen what an odd week it was because they offered up some sexy boys. Funnily enough, it ended up not being the week of boobs or the week of re-releases, but the week of Griffon! Out of the 18 figures that went up for order, a whopping 7 of them were from Griffon. So what did we get this week? Hit the jump and find out!

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  • As always, Kotobukiya’s booth at NYCC had a ton of figures and art for their popular Bishoujo line, which features female comic, movie, and game characters illustrated by Shunya Yamashita. There were no new prototypes this year, but tons of new announcements were made and many older figures made an appearance! They of course had the concept art for the 4 new Facebook announcements–Jaina Solo and Asuka Kazama were on display, and the art for the new Black Widow and Storm was tucked in their pamphlet. The same pamphlet that hid the news about the Street Fighter and Men In Black Bishoujos! There was also the art for the Tekken Bishoujo Alisa on display, with a surprise announcement–before she is even sculpted, a second colorway has been revealed! This special edition has a soft orange and red color palette that fits her quite well. As for the sculpted Bishoujos on display, we had of course the new-and-improved Liara who we have already taken an up-close-and-personal look at. The Tekken Bishoujo Christie was also out (both painted and unpainted), and we took a peek at her back at SDCC if you’d like a closer look. They also had unpainted prototypes of Poison Ivy, X-23, and Mystique–though we have seen X-23 painted already and the others were colored at previous events! Then many of the older ladies were out on display, showing a nice history of the line and how the sculpting and designs have evolved. It will be exciting to see how these new announcements come out, though I’m sure we are going to have to wait a few months to see them ready to order!

    NYCC 2011: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Line

    As always, Kotobukiya’s booth at NYCC had a ton of figures and art for their popular Bishoujo line, which features female comic, movie, and game characters illustrated by Shunya Yamashita. There were no new prototypes this year, but tons of new announcements were made and many older figures made an appearance! They of course had the concept art for the 4 new Facebook announcements–Jaina Solo and Asuka Kazama were on display, and the art for the new Black Widow and Storm was tucked in their pamphlet. The same pamphlet that hid the news about the Street Fighter and Men In Black Bishoujos! There was also the art for the Tekken Bishoujo Alisa on display, with a surprise announcement–before she is even sculpted, a second colorway has been revealed! This special edition has a soft orange and red color palette that fits her quite well. As for the sculpted Bishoujos on display, we had of course the new-and-improved Liara who we have already taken an up-close-and-personal look at. The Tekken Bishoujo Christie was also out (both painted and unpainted), and we took a peek at her back at SDCC if you’d like a closer look. They also had unpainted prototypes of Poison Ivy, X-23, and Mystique–though we have seen X-23 painted already and the others were colored at previous events! Then many of the older ladies were out on display, showing a nice history of the line and how the sculpting and designs have evolved. It will be exciting to see how these new announcements come out, though I’m sure we are going to have to wait a few months to see them ready to order!

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  • Kotobukiya’s Liara T’Soni Bishoujo has gone through a lot of controversy. Upon her original announcement, fans were pretty excited. Then the unpainted prototype showed up and people ended up less than thrilled. Then a leak of the “final” sculpt left people feeling better, but it turns out that the images were unofficial and unfinished! But finally we get to see the final, completed Liara, and man has she come a long way! There’s a lot changed in this prototype, including some things fans wanted to see altered. First, the minor stuff: her face is slightly more blue and her signature “spots” on her forehead and hair tentacles are a lot more pronounced. This is just to make her more accurate to the original character design, and while they are small details it’s nice to see attention paid to these important aspects. As for the big changes, her face has been tweaked slightly to make her look older and her bust has been significantly reduced. These seemed to be the only complaints left (too young-looking, too busty), so it’s great to see that Kotobukiya is really listening to the fans! I think it’s hard to be unsatisfied with the finished product, and she looks just like the Shunya Yamashita illustration. So hit the jump and check out a full behind-the-glass gallery of this alien cutie!

    NYCC 2011: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Liara

    Kotobukiya’s Liara T’Soni Bishoujo has gone through a lot of controversy. Upon her original announcement, fans were pretty excited. Then the unpainted prototype showed up and people ended up less than thrilled. Then a leak of the “final” sculpt left people feeling better, but it turns out that the images were unofficial and unfinished! But finally we get to see the final, completed Liara, and man has she come a long way! There’s a lot changed in this prototype, including some things fans wanted to see altered. First, the minor stuff: her face is slightly more blue and her signature “spots” on her forehead and hair tentacles are a lot more pronounced. This is just to make her more accurate to the original character design, and while they are small details it’s nice to see attention paid to these important aspects. As for the big changes, her face has been tweaked slightly to make her look older and her bust has been significantly reduced. These seemed to be the only complaints left (too young-looking, too busty), so it’s great to see that Kotobukiya is really listening to the fans! I think it’s hard to be unsatisfied with the finished product, and she looks just like the Shunya Yamashita illustration. So hit the jump and check out a full behind-the-glass gallery of this alien cutie!

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  • Back at SDCC, Kotobukiya announced that they had acquired the BioWare license and were working on new additions to several of their lines. The one I was most excited about was the new Bishoujo figures–only Liara was announced, but Shunya’s style meshed very well with the character design. The sculpt was unveiled to mixed responses, though I was confident that she would look great once finished. Well, nonbelievers, she looks great now! The issue with her face being “small” or odd-looking was clearly fixed here, and while we only have some small images it looks quite accurate to the illustration. Her bustiness is also a lot less apparent, and the details on her suit look great. She mysteriously popped up for order on Eye on Asia, but they tend to jump the gun on things so there’s no real idea when she will be going up. However, they list her as a May 2012 release which seems pretty accurate! She should retail for around the same price as all the others, so $59.99 in US shops. Like the new Marvel and DC Bishoujos, she’s listed as 1/7, so expect her to be a smidge taller than 1/8… unless she’s like Ms. Marvel, who is easily 1/6! [UPDATE] Rumor has it that these are NOT the official shots of Liara (thus why they are so small!). They are indeed of the real figure, but not of the finished prototype, which will have some adjustments made. She’ll be at NYCC, though, where Plastikitty will be in attendance, so we’ll be sure to bring you a full gallery of the real deal! [UPDATE 2] It turns out that the images of Liara were very unofficial and were not intended to be leaked, so we have taken them down. The post will remain up so that people may discuss the figure, and as soon as actual official shots come out we will be sure to post them.

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Liara T’soni, Now In Color!

    Back at SDCC, Kotobukiya announced that they had acquired the BioWare license and were working on new additions to several of their lines. The one I was most excited about was the new Bishoujo figures–only Liara was announced, but Shunya’s style meshed very well with the character design. The sculpt was unveiled to mixed responses, though I was confident that she would look great once finished. Well, nonbelievers, she looks great now! The issue with her face being “small” or odd-looking was clearly fixed here, and while we only have some small images it looks quite accurate to the illustration. Her bustiness is also a lot less apparent, and the details on her suit look great. She mysteriously popped up for order on Eye on Asia, but they tend to jump the gun on things so there’s no real idea when she will be going up. However, they list her as a May 2012 release which seems pretty accurate! She should retail for around the same price as all the others, so $59.99 in US shops. Like the new Marvel and DC Bishoujos, she’s listed as 1/7, so expect her to be a smidge taller than 1/8… unless she’s like Ms. Marvel, who is easily 1/6! [UPDATE] Rumor has it that these are NOT the official shots of Liara (thus why they are so small!). They are indeed of the real figure, but not of the finished prototype, which will have some adjustments made. She’ll be at NYCC, though, where Plastikitty will be in attendance, so we’ll be sure to bring you a full gallery of the real deal! [UPDATE 2] It turns out that the images of Liara were very unofficial and were not intended to be leaked, so we have taken them down. The post will remain up so that people may discuss the figure, and as soon as actual official shots come out we will be sure to post them.

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  • Back at SDCC, Kotobukiya had some pretty big news–they had gotten the Mass Effect License for their Bishoujo line! There were no completed figures, only the finished art of Liara T’Soni, which looked fantastic. Now, Kotobukiya has finished sculpting her and damn does she look nice! It’s kind of hard to tell what the face will look like on an unpainted figure, but so far it looks pretty spot-on to the illustration. There are some alterations from the artwork, most notably the boob-squishing, but that’s not a change I mind as it feels very “Shunya.” The detail work on her looks fantastic, with every little seam of her suit sculpted. Kotobukiya works pretty fast, so we should be seeing her painted quite soon. That’s not all, there’s some release info for this lovely lady as well! She will retail for ¥6,200, and it’s safe to say that her US price will be around $59.99 like all of the other girls. No month was given, but this 1/7 scale alien will be coming out sometime in 2012–spring is my best guess! So, how do you feel about Liara now that she is sculpted, and which BioWare character would you like to see next? [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Liara is Now Sculpted!

    Back at SDCC, Kotobukiya had some pretty big news–they had gotten the Mass Effect License for their Bishoujo line! There were no completed figures, only the finished art of Liara T’Soni, which looked fantastic. Now, Kotobukiya has finished sculpting her and damn does she look nice! It’s kind of hard to tell what the face will look like on an unpainted figure, but so far it looks pretty spot-on to the illustration. There are some alterations from the artwork, most notably the boob-squishing, but that’s not a change I mind as it feels very “Shunya.” The detail work on her looks fantastic, with every little seam of her suit sculpted. Kotobukiya works pretty fast, so we should be seeing her painted quite soon. That’s not all, there’s some release info for this lovely lady as well! She will retail for ¥6,200, and it’s safe to say that her US price will be around $59.99 like all of the other girls. No month was given, but this 1/7 scale alien will be coming out sometime in 2012–spring is my best guess! So, how do you feel about Liara now that she is sculpted, and which BioWare character would you like to see next? [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • 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!

    SDCC 2011: Kotobukiya’s Marvel, DC, Movie, and Video Game Bishoujos

    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!

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