Starfire Archive

  • It’s no secret that the world of statues is not exactly my bread & butter. I usually find them way out of budget and not quite as detailed as the (much cheaper) PVC counterparts. But there’s one line I have always adored: DC’s Bombshells! They’re just so campy in the best way, and they always pull out great & creative sculpts for it. This year they had quite a few out and about. Including the biggest announcement so far: Aquaman. That’s right, we now have male Bombshells! Sexism is over, because we can now get topless dudes with our scantily clad ladies. Batman and Nightwing next please. They also had Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Vixen, Jesse Quick (the Flash), and Starfire out on display. Check them all out after the jump!

    Toy Fair 2017: DC Collectibles’ Bombshells

    It’s no secret that the world of statues is not exactly my bread & butter. I usually find them way out of budget and not quite as detailed as the (much cheaper) PVC counterparts. But there’s one line I have always adored: DC’s Bombshells! They’re just so campy in the best way, and they always pull out great & creative sculpts for it. This year they had quite a few out and about. Including the biggest announcement so far: Aquaman. That’s right, we now have male Bombshells! Sexism is over, because we can now get topless dudes with our scantily clad ladies. Batman and Nightwing next please. They also had Zatanna, Harley Quinn, Vixen, Jesse Quick (the Flash), and Starfire out on display. Check them all out after the jump!

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  • DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

    Toy Fair 2015: DC Collectibles’ Designer Series Statues

    DC’s Designer Series action figures give artists a chance to go hog wild with character designs we know and love. Just kidding, they probably have to stay within some sort of boundary and there’s only one artist in this original lineup: Jae Lee, obviously not to be confused with Jim Lee. Jae Lee has done some really fantastic covers (like, really fantastic) but I am not feeling these designs. What is up with Superman’s eyeliner? Why does Batman look so sad? Truly it is a mystery. We also have the Teen Titans line by Terry Dodson, which is just… it’s weird. Super weird.

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  • Sometimes you fall in love with a figure you just know you shouldn’t really like. Maybe she’s a little too bodacious, or straddling a super-phallic rock. You know, the usual figure pet peeves. Maybe her outfit is just too tacky for you, but something drags you in and makes you fall in love. And of course by “something” I mean crazy clear hair and an ass that won’t quit. It took me literally a day to go from hating the art to worshiping the sculpt of Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Starfire. And after we took a look at her painted at Toy Fair? I was sunk. It was love, true love. And I waited obsessively for her release, praying she’d be every bit as beautiful as I imagined. Well, she’s out now, so does she live up to expectations? Hint: yes, so let’s hit the jump and watch me fawn over everyone’s favorite space princess.

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Starfire

    Sometimes you fall in love with a figure you just know you shouldn’t really like. Maybe she’s a little too bodacious, or straddling a super-phallic rock. You know, the usual figure pet peeves. Maybe her outfit is just too tacky for you, but something drags you in and makes you fall in love. And of course by “something” I mean crazy clear hair and an ass that won’t quit. It took me literally a day to go from hating the art to worshiping the sculpt of Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Starfire. And after we took a look at her painted at Toy Fair? I was sunk. It was love, true love. And I waited obsessively for her release, praying she’d be every bit as beautiful as I imagined. Well, she’s out now, so does she live up to expectations? Hint: yes, so let’s hit the jump and watch me fawn over everyone’s favorite space princess.

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  • Ahh, Starfire. I could go on and on about all the things I love about this figure and… since I’m writing a post about her, you can bet I am going to! She has what might be the most impressive hair sculpt I’ve ever seen on a figure, a very true-to-the-art rendition of Shunya Yamashita’s face, and a butt that rivals my beloved Ms. Marvel (who used to be my favorite Bish, before she was dethroned by Huntress). Though I have issues with her characterization in the New 52, the gratuitous cleavage, and her “I’m straddling a rock that’s obviously a phallic stand-in tehe” pose, there are too many things in the “like” column for me to get all huffy over miss Starfire. It’s just true love. Love between a figure collector and a hunk of plastic representing an alien. What could be more poetic? So check out our full, detailed gallery of this galactic princess and fall head over heels for the hottest orange lady since Binary Ms. Marvel.

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s Starfire Bishoujo Gallery

    Ahh, Starfire. I could go on and on about all the things I love about this figure and… since I’m writing a post about her, you can bet I am going to! She has what might be the most impressive hair sculpt I’ve ever seen on a figure, a very true-to-the-art rendition of Shunya Yamashita’s face, and a butt that rivals my beloved Ms. Marvel (who used to be my favorite Bish, before she was dethroned by Huntress). Though I have issues with her characterization in the New 52, the gratuitous cleavage, and her “I’m straddling a rock that’s obviously a phallic stand-in tehe” pose, there are too many things in the “like” column for me to get all huffy over miss Starfire. It’s just true love. Love between a figure collector and a hunk of plastic representing an alien. What could be more poetic? So check out our full, detailed gallery of this galactic princess and fall head over heels for the hottest orange lady since Binary Ms. Marvel.

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  • Ah, Starfire, you confound me with your beauty! When we first viewed the art it was hate at first sight, but then… the sculpt! The hair! Clear PVC everywhere! And we saw her painted at Wonder Festival, but she’s even more amazing in person! I cannot resist her charms and grace. Also, you know, the butt. Mostly the butt.

    Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Starfire Bishoujo

    Ah, Starfire, you confound me with your beauty! When we first viewed the art it was hate at first sight, but then… the sculpt! The hair! Clear PVC everywhere! And we saw her painted at Wonder Festival, but she’s even more amazing in person! I cannot resist her charms and grace. Also, you know, the butt. Mostly the butt.

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  • We have already seen quite a few figures from Kotobukiya: the Dangan-Ronpa announcement, Lum, Hitagi, Rikka, and Eren. You might have noticed a few figures from the teasers not covered yet: well they were there too, of course! We’ve got the header gal, Bishoujo Starfire, who is looking amazing. Seriously, the hair. I don’t even care about how tacky her outfit is THAT HAIR. Speaking of clear hair, I think it made Fairy Asuna look a little pale in the event lights: hopefully her promo ones are stronger. Then we’ve got Ikaros, who I am totally in love with (wingssss), and Kilmaria Aideen from Shining Ark whose pose is more playful and fun than I thought it would be. [via Akibahobby]

    Winter Wonder Festival: Kotobukiya

    We have already seen quite a few figures from Kotobukiya: the Dangan-Ronpa announcement, Lum, Hitagi, Rikka, and Eren. You might have noticed a few figures from the teasers not covered yet: well they were there too, of course! We’ve got the header gal, Bishoujo Starfire, who is looking amazing. Seriously, the hair. I don’t even care about how tacky her outfit is THAT HAIR. Speaking of clear hair, I think it made Fairy Asuna look a little pale in the event lights: hopefully her promo ones are stronger. Then we’ve got Ikaros, who I am totally in love with (wingssss), and Kilmaria Aideen from Shining Ark whose pose is more playful and fun than I thought it would be. [via Akibahobby]

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  • Winter Wonder Festival is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: teasers! Kotobukiya is, unsurprisingly, first up to the plate with a batch of 6 shiny images hinting at the goodies they will be bringing to the event. 4 of them are of announced figures: Bishoujo Starfire is painted, as is Ikaros and their Titania Asuna. Then we’ve got the sculpt for Kilmaria Aideen from Shining Ark. Both of their new figures come as a bit of a surprise. The first is a figure of Hitagi, who they have already taken on twice! In fact, their second figure of her only came out about a week ago. This time she’s in winter garb, and you can see the art the figure is based on in the gallery. The second is a figure of Saber Extra–seeing as how GSC is also working on a version of her, I wonder how many Neros we will be seeing at WonFest? [UPDATE] Added a bonus image of Cu-Poche Homura! [via Kotobukiya’s Blog]

    Kotobukiya’s Winter Wonder Festival 2014 Teasers

    Winter Wonder Festival is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing: teasers! Kotobukiya is, unsurprisingly, first up to the plate with a batch of 6 shiny images hinting at the goodies they will be bringing to the event. 4 of them are of announced figures: Bishoujo Starfire is painted, as is Ikaros and their Titania Asuna. Then we’ve got the sculpt for Kilmaria Aideen from Shining Ark. Both of their new figures come as a bit of a surprise. The first is a figure of Hitagi, who they have already taken on twice! In fact, their second figure of her only came out about a week ago. This time she’s in winter garb, and you can see the art the figure is based on in the gallery. The second is a figure of Saber Extra–seeing as how GSC is also working on a version of her, I wonder how many Neros we will be seeing at WonFest? [UPDATE] Added a bonus image of Cu-Poche Homura! [via Kotobukiya’s Blog]

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  • I know I was literally ragging on the art for Starfire earlier today but… guys… I’ve already changed my mind. I know! I’m fickle and I can never make up my mind about what I find tacky. Well… I still find her tacky. But we saw the sculpt for Starfire at Kotobukiya’s panel and THAT HAIR. I mean LOOK AT IT. JUST LOOK it’s so pretty I need her right now tacky or not. I don’t even care if she’s naked as long as I own a figure with hair that gorgeous.

    NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Starfire

    I know I was literally ragging on the art for Starfire earlier today but… guys… I’ve already changed my mind. I know! I’m fickle and I can never make up my mind about what I find tacky. Well… I still find her tacky. But we saw the sculpt for Starfire at Kotobukiya’s panel and THAT HAIR. I mean LOOK AT IT. JUST LOOK it’s so pretty I need her right now tacky or not. I don’t even care if she’s naked as long as I own a figure with hair that gorgeous.

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  • Welp… we knew this day would come eventually. Starfire is far from a main character in the DC universe but she’s quite popular and given her outfit (or lack of one) she kind of seems perfect for the Bishoujo line. Fans have been clamoring for her to join the lineup since it first started, and they’ve finally got their wish. But sadly this is definitely New 52 Starfire–all fanservice, no character. I mean, come on, even for Shunya this is totally tasteless. She’s straddling a meteor. The pose is just… wow. And the outfit. We can see enough of her boobs, she doesn’t need to squish them together. It’s a shame, because there are some aspects I really like: her hair is gorgeous, and the purple and orange color combo is to die for. But this is one Bish I am not looking forward to. [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Starfire Joins Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujos

    Welp… we knew this day would come eventually. Starfire is far from a main character in the DC universe but she’s quite popular and given her outfit (or lack of one) she kind of seems perfect for the Bishoujo line. Fans have been clamoring for her to join the lineup since it first started, and they’ve finally got their wish. But sadly this is definitely New 52 Starfire–all fanservice, no character. I mean, come on, even for Shunya this is totally tasteless. She’s straddling a meteor. The pose is just… wow. And the outfit. We can see enough of her boobs, she doesn’t need to squish them together. It’s a shame, because there are some aspects I really like: her hair is gorgeous, and the purple and orange color combo is to die for. But this is one Bish I am not looking forward to. [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • DC Direct had their Batman figures on display, as well as Ame-Comi and the Spy vs Spy customs, but that’s not all they had to offer! The usual plethora of action figures were there as well, featuring characters from Brightest Day and Justice League. The Batman Black & White figures were on display as well, with a ton of stellar designs. The monochrome color palette really stood out against the rest of the booth, and these figures drew a lot of attention. The Covergirls line was out in full force, with Raven, the newest addition, as well as Starfire, Hawk Girl, and Armored Wonder Woman. The strangest thing on display had to be the new figures based on MAD’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. He’s all dressed up in several different superhero outfits, and I have to admit that they look a bit freaky! Check it all out in the gallery below and leave your comments too!

    SDCC 2011: DC Comics Booth Overview

    DC Direct had their Batman figures on display, as well as Ame-Comi and the Spy vs Spy customs, but that’s not all they had to offer! The usual plethora of action figures were there as well, featuring characters from Brightest Day and Justice League. The Batman Black & White figures were on display as well, with a ton of stellar designs. The monochrome color palette really stood out against the rest of the booth, and these figures drew a lot of attention. The Covergirls line was out in full force, with Raven, the newest addition, as well as Starfire, Hawk Girl, and Armored Wonder Woman. The strangest thing on display had to be the new figures based on MAD’s mascot Alfred E. Neuman. He’s all dressed up in several different superhero outfits, and I have to admit that they look a bit freaky! Check it all out in the gallery below and leave your comments too!

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