X-Men Archive

  • Recently, I’ve been nostalgia-ing hard for all things 80’s and 90’s. I put the blame on the recently-read Ready Player One, but no matter the cause I am craving a little bit of 90’s in my life. And how better to get it than with everyone’s favorite mall rat/X-man/vampire? That’s right, today we will be taking a look at Kotobukiya’s Jubilee! Her announcement came as a bit of surprise: while she has a cult following, she’s not nearly as well-known as the other Marvel Bishoujos in the works like She-Hulk. But Kotobukiya caters to the fans, so here she is–all finished and shiny and ready for a review.

    Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee

    Recently, I’ve been nostalgia-ing hard for all things 80’s and 90’s. I put the blame on the recently-read Ready Player One, but no matter the cause I am craving a little bit of 90’s in my life. And how better to get it than with everyone’s favorite mall rat/X-man/vampire? That’s right, today we will be taking a look at Kotobukiya’s Jubilee! Her announcement came as a bit of surprise: while she has a cult following, she’s not nearly as well-known as the other Marvel Bishoujos in the works like She-Hulk. But Kotobukiya caters to the fans, so here she is–all finished and shiny and ready for a review.

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  • Bishoujo Jubilee is only two months away from release, though it must seem like a lifetime for fans of the character: she is definitely one of the most under-represented Marvel girls! I mean, she’s a mall rat/gymnast with sparkly powers who happens to be a vampire. Kind of hard to sell unless you love the 80’s/90’s with a passion… like some writers on this site. We’ve seen a few galleries of her already, but it was pretty impossible not to take her for a test drive at NYCC. So head on into the gallery and check out everyone’s favorite teenage misfit in action!

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee Gallery

    Bishoujo Jubilee is only two months away from release, though it must seem like a lifetime for fans of the character: she is definitely one of the most under-represented Marvel girls! I mean, she’s a mall rat/gymnast with sparkly powers who happens to be a vampire. Kind of hard to sell unless you love the 80’s/90’s with a passion… like some writers on this site. We’ve seen a few galleries of her already, but it was pretty impossible not to take her for a test drive at NYCC. So head on into the gallery and check out everyone’s favorite teenage misfit in action!

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  • Rogue is definitely one of the more popular X-Men, and possibly the most popular female member, so of course Kotobukiya has produced quite a few figures of her. Their Rogue Bishoujo, which came in two variations, was one of the very first Bishoujos (high time for a redo HINT HINT), and of course there are many statue versions of her to be had. But few represent her totally rad retro mall-rat hair, which kind of makes her seem like she belongs in Jem & The Holograms. As we announced previously, they’ll be continuing the long-going Danger Room Sessions line with Rogue, who comes in two flavors (for the price of one!)–retro hair or mom hair. Okay, it’s supposed to be “modern hair” but let’s be honest. Mom hair.

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Rogue Fine Art Statue Gallery

    Rogue is definitely one of the more popular X-Men, and possibly the most popular female member, so of course Kotobukiya has produced quite a few figures of her. Their Rogue Bishoujo, which came in two variations, was one of the very first Bishoujos (high time for a redo HINT HINT), and of course there are many statue versions of her to be had. But few represent her totally rad retro mall-rat hair, which kind of makes her seem like she belongs in Jem & The Holograms. As we announced previously, they’ll be continuing the long-going Danger Room Sessions line with Rogue, who comes in two flavors (for the price of one!)–retro hair or mom hair. Okay, it’s supposed to be “modern hair” but let’s be honest. Mom hair.

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  • We have already seen the big Marvel reveal at this NYCC, She-Hulk (and we’ll be bringing you a detailed gallery of her soon!), but of course they didn’t just have one Marvel figure at the booth. That’s actually kind of funny to imagine: one lone Marvel girl, drowning in a sea of DC Bishoujos. Ahem. Onto the goodies! We’ve got some gorgeous Fine Arts statues, including Maximum Carnage who I am kind of dying to own, the Marvel Now line, Groot & Rocket Raccoon, and some of the other Marvel Bishoujos. Check them all out in the gallery below!

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya x Marvel

    We have already seen the big Marvel reveal at this NYCC, She-Hulk (and we’ll be bringing you a detailed gallery of her soon!), but of course they didn’t just have one Marvel figure at the booth. That’s actually kind of funny to imagine: one lone Marvel girl, drowning in a sea of DC Bishoujos. Ahem. Onto the goodies! We’ve got some gorgeous Fine Arts statues, including Maximum Carnage who I am kind of dying to own, the Marvel Now line, Groot & Rocket Raccoon, and some of the other Marvel Bishoujos. Check them all out in the gallery below!

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  • Kotobukiya’s Danger Room Sessions might be their longest-running specific line. I remember getting Danger Room Psylocke something like 4 or 5 years ago! But the demand for these statues hasn’t let up yet, so Kotobukiya has gone on introducing new characters. This time around it’s Rogue! Not Rouge, which would be an X-Man with the power to make everyone’s lipstick perfect. I may or may not have had some spelling errors on Twitter. Danger Room Rogue comes with two head options: totally rad 80’s-tastic hair, or boring modern mom hair. Not that I’m biased or anything. And she’s in her classic kick-ass suit! What more could you want? Oh, maybe a redone Rogue Bishoujo in the larger scale? HINT HINT

    NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Danger Room Sessions Rogue

    Kotobukiya’s Danger Room Sessions might be their longest-running specific line. I remember getting Danger Room Psylocke something like 4 or 5 years ago! But the demand for these statues hasn’t let up yet, so Kotobukiya has gone on introducing new characters. This time around it’s Rogue! Not Rouge, which would be an X-Man with the power to make everyone’s lipstick perfect. I may or may not have had some spelling errors on Twitter. Danger Room Rogue comes with two head options: totally rad 80’s-tastic hair, or boring modern mom hair. Not that I’m biased or anything. And she’s in her classic kick-ass suit! What more could you want? Oh, maybe a redone Rogue Bishoujo in the larger scale? HINT HINT

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  • Marvel was the first comic company Kotobukiya worked with (yes, there was a time before those beautiful DC Bishoujos!), so of course they always have lots of products with them in the works. The Marvel section of their panel was pretty jam-packed, so let’s just dive right in! They showed off quite a few statues including brown uniform Wolverine, Maximum Carnage, and the new Danger Room Sessions Rogue. The amazing Groot & Rocket Raccoon was mentioned as well, and while they didn’t state it outright there were definitely hints at more GotG figures! Then we got a very exciting new announcement: the Marvel Now line, which started with the Avengers, will be continuing with the X-Men! The lineup is pretty awesome, though I admit I am a bit biased because finally a Beast figure aw yis. They also showed off all the Marvel Bishoujos in the works, including the newly painted She-Hulk.

    Kotobukiya’s NYCC 2014 Panel: Marvel

    Marvel was the first comic company Kotobukiya worked with (yes, there was a time before those beautiful DC Bishoujos!), so of course they always have lots of products with them in the works. The Marvel section of their panel was pretty jam-packed, so let’s just dive right in! They showed off quite a few statues including brown uniform Wolverine, Maximum Carnage, and the new Danger Room Sessions Rogue. The amazing Groot & Rocket Raccoon was mentioned as well, and while they didn’t state it outright there were definitely hints at more GotG figures! Then we got a very exciting new announcement: the Marvel Now line, which started with the Avengers, will be continuing with the X-Men! The lineup is pretty awesome, though I admit I am a bit biased because finally a Beast figure aw yis. They also showed off all the Marvel Bishoujos in the works, including the newly painted She-Hulk.

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  • Kotobukiya was one of the very few companies to make appearances at both San Diego Comic Con and Wonder Festival. Why do these two events overlap? To drive bloggers crazy, I assume. But it also means that Kotobukiya has to split up the goodies. For example, we get painted Batwoman and Japan gets painted Juri. Oh, and they get Jubilee. What’s up with that! We love her more, I tell you! MORE! But at least we can all gaze upon her lovely art together *sob* [Pictures from our wonderful SDCC correspondent, Anne Mortensen-Agnew!]

    SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee

    Kotobukiya was one of the very few companies to make appearances at both San Diego Comic Con and Wonder Festival. Why do these two events overlap? To drive bloggers crazy, I assume. But it also means that Kotobukiya has to split up the goodies. For example, we get painted Batwoman and Japan gets painted Juri. Oh, and they get Jubilee. What’s up with that! We love her more, I tell you! MORE! But at least we can all gaze upon her lovely art together *sob* [Pictures from our wonderful SDCC correspondent, Anne Mortensen-Agnew!]

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  • Is your collection missing an 80’s glam rock manic pixie dream girl with sparkly superhero powers who may or may not be a vampire? Chances are that doesn’t fit any lady in your collection, because Jubilee is certainly… unique in many regards. Her absolute absurdity is what makes her adorable! We saw that teaser only a few days ago, and now she’s all painted and ready to rock. Though missing any special effect parts, sadly. Ahh, I can just picture her up on stage with Gem. Seriously, this is like a punk girl group outfit. Has there ever been an X-Men pop band? There should be. Starting now. Obviously Dazzler needs to join. But who will the lead singer be?! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee

    Is your collection missing an 80’s glam rock manic pixie dream girl with sparkly superhero powers who may or may not be a vampire? Chances are that doesn’t fit any lady in your collection, because Jubilee is certainly… unique in many regards. Her absolute absurdity is what makes her adorable! We saw that teaser only a few days ago, and now she’s all painted and ready to rock. Though missing any special effect parts, sadly. Ahh, I can just picture her up on stage with Gem. Seriously, this is like a punk girl group outfit. Has there ever been an X-Men pop band? There should be. Starting now. Obviously Dazzler needs to join. But who will the lead singer be?! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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  • I have to admit, when we found out that Kotobukiya would be showing us the sculpting process behind Bishoujo Jubilee, I didn’t think we would be getting a look at the whole thing! But here we are, with what is (nearly) the full sculpt. Koto notes that this is still a rough version and tweaks will be made, but she looks pretty great to me! And the face preview we saw earlier is definitely keeping true to Shunya’s art. I can’t wait to see how they do her effect parts! [via Koto’s Facebook]

    Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee Is Almost Complete!

    I have to admit, when we found out that Kotobukiya would be showing us the sculpting process behind Bishoujo Jubilee, I didn’t think we would be getting a look at the whole thing! But here we are, with what is (nearly) the full sculpt. Koto notes that this is still a rough version and tweaks will be made, but she looks pretty great to me! And the face preview we saw earlier is definitely keeping true to Shunya’s art. I can’t wait to see how they do her effect parts! [via Koto’s Facebook]

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  • It has been quite some time since Kotobukiya showed off the art for Bishoujo Jubilee–well, quite some time in Marvel Bishoujo terms, at least, because they seem to constantly be the fastest Bishoujos to make it to production. But finally we are getting a peek at her sculpt! Or, you know, part of it. Just her head. This week they will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the sculpting process, and I’m liking what we are seeing so far! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

    Kotobukiya Is Hard At Work On Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee

    It has been quite some time since Kotobukiya showed off the art for Bishoujo Jubilee–well, quite some time in Marvel Bishoujo terms, at least, because they seem to constantly be the fastest Bishoujos to make it to production. But finally we are getting a peek at her sculpt! Or, you know, part of it. Just her head. This week they will be giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the sculpting process, and I’m liking what we are seeing so far! [via Kotobukiya’s Facebook]

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