Mass Effect Bishoujo Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-talizorah/attachment/kototalireviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75600"></a></p> <p>Tali is my favorite Mass Effect girl (though truly Wrex is #1 in my heart), so of course I’ve been dying for her Bishoujo. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiya-announces-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">The announcement</a>, which followed Bishoujos <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a> and Commander Shepard (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">review</a>), had me totally over the moon. Because who doesn’t want a purple, gas mask-wearing alien in their collection?</p> <p>Her <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">art</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">sculpt</a> were released almost back to back and were followed shortly by pre-orders. I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for her, but it was actually a pretty quick turnaround–it just seems longer because I’ve been dreaming of her since we first found out about Liara. So does Tali live up to my expectations? Hit the jump and let’s find out!</p>

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Tali’Zorah

    Tali is my favorite Mass Effect girl (though truly Wrex is #1 in my heart), so of course I’ve been dying for her Bishoujo. The announcement, which followed Bishoujos Liara and Commander Shepard (review), had me totally over the moon. Because who doesn’t want a purple, gas mask-wearing alien in their collection?

    Her art and sculpt were released almost back to back and were followed shortly by pre-orders. I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for her, but it was actually a pretty quick turnaround–it just seems longer because I’ve been dreaming of her since we first found out about Liara. So does Tali live up to my expectations? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiya-booth-overview/attachment/nycc2015kotobukiyaboothoverviewheader" rel="attachment wp-att-71585"></a></p> <p>We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-comics-figures" target="_blank">DC</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-comics-figures" target="_blank">Marvel</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-star-wars-merchandise" target="_blank">Star Wars</a>, some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-assassins-creed-artfx-announcement" target="_blank">new announcements</a> and a <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-tekken-bishoujo-lucky-chloe-gallery" target="_blank">whole</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-kotobukiyas-mito-ikumi-gallery" target="_blank">lot</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool-gallery" target="_blank">of</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-sniper-wolf-gallery" target="_blank">up-close</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2015-kotobukiyas-kusuriuri-gallery" target="_blank">galleries</a>. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well!</p> <p>Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.</p>

    NYCC 2015: Kotobukiya Booth Overview

    We’ve seen a lot from Kotobukiya this NYCC: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, some new announcements and a whole lot of up-close galleries. But Kotobukiya is primarily a PVC manufacturing company, so there were a lot of anime & manga related girls and guys on display as well!

    Their Hestia was obviously there (though without her alternate face), along with Ken Kaneki, the Black Butler line, the video game Bishoujos, Trigun, Halo, Alien… and their new Saber. I have to say, in press photos she really didn’t impress me (another standing Saber!) but in person? True love. The sculpt is so crisp, and I’m really tempted to place an order now.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali-gets-a-recolor/attachment/greytaliheader" rel="attachment wp-att-70598"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">Bishoujo FemShep</a> got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-updates-their-limited-edition-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo" target="_blank">a recolor</a>, so it’s not really that surprising that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">Tali</a> is getting one too! Well, a little surprising, given that FemShep’s recolor focused on her hair–which is, of course, changeable in the game since she’s the MC. So different hair colors for different choices! Tali doesn’t have visible hair (or a face) so obviously it’s going to be a little different.</p> <p>The update her is her outfit: it’s light grey and purple instead of the original black/dark grey and purple. I still like the original colorway better, but this is a nice subdued option. Like FemShep, she’s a Bioware store exclusive, and limited to 2,000 pieces. Her price is set at $89, and shipping beings in March 2016 so we’ve got a long wait! Snag one <a href="http://www.biowarestore.com/brands/mass-effect/talizorah-bishoujo-statue-exclusive-edition.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.biowarestore.com/brands/mass-effect/talizorah-bishoujo-statue-exclusive-edition.html', 'here']);" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>

    Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali Gets A Recolor

    Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo FemShep got a recolor, so it’s not really that surprising that Tali is getting one too! Well, a little surprising, given that FemShep’s recolor focused on her hair–which is, of course, changeable in the game since she’s the MC. So different hair colors for different choices! Tali doesn’t have visible hair (or a face) so obviously it’s going to be a little different.

    The update her is her outfit: it’s light grey and purple instead of the original black/dark grey and purple. I still like the original colorway better, but this is a nice subdued option. Like FemShep, she’s a Bioware store exclusive, and limited to 2,000 pieces. Her price is set at $89, and shipping beings in March 2016 so we’ve got a long wait! Snag one here.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/preview-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali/attachment/bishtaliheader" rel="attachment wp-att-69619"></a></p> <p>Given that we just saw Tali painted <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-line" target="_blank">at San Diego Comic Con</a>, it’s no surprise that orders for her are about to open. She’s certainly been one of the more hyped Bishoujo releases: since the very beginning people have been clamoring for her, and I think a lot of us were disappointed (but maybe not surprised) when we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">FemShep</a> first.</p> <p>The final sculpt is pretty much dead-accurate to <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">the art</a>, but I’m honestly not 100% sure how I feel about it. I think the details are great, and the colors look fabulous. But something about the pose seems a little… unnatural to me. Stiff, I think. I don’t even mind that she doesn’t have an alternate unmasked head (probably because I’m distracted by the Shunya-butt), but I do wish her posing felt a little more natural.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1154498391233222.1073742222.137679822915089&type=3" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1154498391233222.1073742222.137679822915089&type=3', 'Kotobukiya’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Kotobukiya’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Preview Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali

    Given that we just saw Tali painted at San Diego Comic Con, it’s no surprise that orders for her are about to open. She’s certainly been one of the more hyped Bishoujo releases: since the very beginning people have been clamoring for her, and I think a lot of us were disappointed (but maybe not surprised) when we got FemShep first.

    The final sculpt is pretty much dead-accurate to the art, but I’m honestly not 100% sure how I feel about it. I think the details are great, and the colors look fabulous. But something about the pose seems a little… unnatural to me. Stiff, I think. I don’t even mind that she doesn’t have an alternate unmasked head (probably because I’m distracted by the Shunya-butt), but I do wish her posing felt a little more natural.

    [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-line/attachment/bishheader" rel="attachment wp-att-69295"></a></p> <p>Sadly, Plastikitty was not able to get to San Diego Comic Con this year. Well, not sadly for our wallets. Very happily for our wallets. But for our event coverage? Pretty sad. Thankfully, we had some awesome help so we could still bring all our lovely readers shots of the figures at SDCC! Because as we know, Kotobukiya brought basically every Bishoujou they’d had up their sleeve for the past six months. <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">Tali</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-spider-gwen" target="_blank">Spider Gwen</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool" target="_blank">Lady Deadpool</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-bishoujo-poison" target="_blank">Poison</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-harley-quinn-version-2" target="_blank">Harley Quinn v 2</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiya-unveils-their-dc-bishoujo-raven" target="_blank">Raven</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-dc-bishoujo-zatanna-is-painted" target="_blank">Zatanna</a>? All here!</p> <p>And, of course, you can check them out in the gallery. We got an especially close look at Poison, who I think there was the most hype about. I mean, given the long wait, that’s to be expected! And (of course) reviews are mixed. Is she too sexy? Is she not sexy enough? Depends on who you ask. Personally, I’m… not sure. I love her face, hair & pose, but I’m not sold on the hips. As for the rest of the Bishoujos? I’m particularly enamored with Lady Deadpool!</p> <p>[Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]</p>

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Line

    Sadly, Plastikitty was not able to get to San Diego Comic Con this year. Well, not sadly for our wallets. Very happily for our wallets. But for our event coverage? Pretty sad. Thankfully, we had some awesome help so we could still bring all our lovely readers shots of the figures at SDCC! Because as we know, Kotobukiya brought basically every Bishoujou they’d had up their sleeve for the past six months. Tali, Spider Gwen, Lady Deadpool, Poison, Harley Quinn v 2, Raven, Zatanna? All here!

    And, of course, you can check them out in the gallery. We got an especially close look at Poison, who I think there was the most hype about. I mean, given the long wait, that’s to be expected! And (of course) reviews are mixed. Is she too sexy? Is she not sexy enough? Depends on who you ask. Personally, I’m… not sure. I love her face, hair & pose, but I’m not sold on the hips. As for the rest of the Bishoujos? I’m particularly enamored with Lady Deadpool!

    [Thanks to the amazing Anne Mortensen-Agnew for providing us with these images! <3]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali/attachment/taliheader" rel="attachment wp-att-69197"></a></p> <p>Well, it’s been a long time coming. I think people wanted a Bishoujo of Tali even more than one of <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">FemShep</a> or <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a>: at least that’s what it seems like from fan opinion! She was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiya-announces-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali" target="_blank">announced</a> finally in October, and we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-tali-bishoujo" target="_blank">a silhouette tease</a> at Winter WonFest, but we’ve all been patiently waiting for the full art reveal.</p> <p>And… it looks like Tali! With her face covered, it’s hard to get a huge amount of Shunya influence. Though I’ll be honest, I REALLY did not want a sexed-up Tali, so this art is definitely making me happy! I wonder if she’ll be crouched over or just tilting forward a little in the actual sculpt?</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> We have a pic of her (painted!!) sculpt from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/actionfiguresitalia/photos/a.581192785260655.1073741833.155596194486985/890111197702144/?type=1&permPage=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/actionfiguresitalia/photos/a.581192785260655.1073741833.155596194486985/890111197702144/?type=1&permPage=1', 'Itakon']);" target="_blank">Itakon</a>. I love her little alien toes.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1146338828715845/?type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/kotobukiya/photos/a.144280162255055.27267.137679822915089/1146338828715845/?type=1', 'Koto’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Koto’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    SDCC 2015: Kotobukiya’s Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali

    Well, it’s been a long time coming. I think people wanted a Bishoujo of Tali even more than one of FemShep or Liara: at least that’s what it seems like from fan opinion! She was announced finally in October, and we got a silhouette tease at Winter WonFest, but we’ve all been patiently waiting for the full art reveal.

    And… it looks like Tali! With her face covered, it’s hard to get a huge amount of Shunya influence. Though I’ll be honest, I REALLY did not want a sexed-up Tali, so this art is definitely making me happy! I wonder if she’ll be crouched over or just tilting forward a little in the actual sculpt?

    [UPDATE] We have a pic of her (painted!!) sculpt from Itakon. I love her little alien toes.

    [via Koto’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-bishoujo-figures/attachment/toyfair2015kotobishoujoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-65651"></a></p> <p>We’ve already taken a peek at the two new Bishoujos at Toy Fair: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-street-fighter-sakura-bishoujo" target="_blank">Sakura</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2015-kotobukiyas-metal-gear-solid-bishoujo" target="_blank">Sniper Wolf</a>. But of course they had a whole lot more at the event! I mean, it’s kind of their signature line, at least in the US market. There were plenty of the older and soon-to-be released girls like Freddy & Jason and Batwoman, along with all those new announcements from the past few weeks: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/dc-bishoujo-ravens-full-art-reveal" target="_blank">Raven</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-bishoujo-lady-deadpool" target="_blank">Lady Deadpool</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-tali-bishoujo" target="_blank">Tali</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/winter-wonder-festival-2015-kotobukiyas-marvel-wasp-bishoujo" target="_blank">Wasp</a>. There’s also a look at Black Canary’s long-awaited new sculpt! We’ll be bringing you full galleries of all the new girls later this week (including She-Hulk with the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/marvel-bishoujo-she-hulk-gets-a-makeover" target="_blank">new face</a>), so what Bishoujos are you currently looking forward to?</p>

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Figures

    We’ve already taken a peek at the two new Bishoujos at Toy Fair: Sakura and Sniper Wolf. But of course they had a whole lot more at the event! I mean, it’s kind of their signature line, at least in the US market. There were plenty of the older and soon-to-be released girls like Freddy & Jason and Batwoman, along with all those new announcements from the past few weeks: Raven, Lady Deadpool, Tali, and Wasp. There’s also a look at Black Canary’s long-awaited new sculpt! We’ll be bringing you full galleries of all the new girls later this week (including She-Hulk with the new face), so what Bishoujos are you currently looking forward to?

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-kotobukiya-announces-mass-effect-bishoujo-tali/attachment/nycc2014kotobukiyatalibishoujoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-61384"></a></p> <p>The Mass Effect Bishoujo line has been slow, slow going. First there was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a>, and then more recently <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/plastikitty-review-kotobukiyas-17-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepard" target="_blank">FemShep</a>. But everyone wanted to know if there would be more joining the lineup. And by more, I mean Tali. And Miranda.</p> <p>Well, it’s finally happening: Tali’s announcement! On a scale of 1 to 10, I am 11 levels of excited right now. I love Tali so much and can’t wait to see what Shunya does with her design.</p>

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya Announces Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali

    The Mass Effect Bishoujo line has been slow, slow going. First there was Liara, and then more recently FemShep. But everyone wanted to know if there would be more joining the lineup. And by more, I mean Tali. And Miranda.

    Well, it’s finally happening: Tali’s announcement! On a scale of 1 to 10, I am 11 levels of excited right now. I love Tali so much and can’t wait to see what Shunya does with her design.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=42236" rel="attachment wp-att-42236"></a></p> <p>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!</p> <p>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.</p>

    Plastikitty Wishlist: Kotobukiya x Shunya Yamashita’s Bishoujos

    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.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=42187" rel="attachment wp-att-42187"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s Commander Shepard Bishoujo has certainly been a much talked about figure since she was <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-shepard-art" target="_blank">first announced</a>. 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 <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-femshep-gallery" target="_blank">two</a> <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2013-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-commander-shepards-gallery" target="_blank">times</a>, she got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-femshep-mass-effect-bishoujo-gets-an-exclusive-colorway" target="_blank">a recolor</a> right off the bat, and of course there are the much-discussed <a href="www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-bishoujo-femshep-gets-yet-another-update" target="_blank">changes to her face</a>.</p> <p>Even their <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2012-kotobukiyas-mass-effect-bishoujo-liara-gallery" target="_blank">Liara</a> 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!</p>

    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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