Kotobukiya always brings quality exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con. The manufacturer has made many a SDCC attendee drool with its highly-detailed licensed active styling (ARTFX) figures and fully assembled and painted resin statues.
The Japanese company is back at SDCC 2015 with some great exclusives that will surely have fans flocking to the booth during the convention. We’ll be updating this post as more Kotobukiya announcements are revealed.
[UPDATE June 23] Kotobukiya unveiled another Comic-Con exclusive, a Kotobukiya Japanese import from The Marvel Bishoujo collection: Red She-Hulk. The statue stands just over 9″ tall in a 1/7 scale, and is limited to 1500 pieces. An exclusive pre-order for non-attendees will begin on Friday, June 26, at 10AM on Kotobukiya’s website.
[UPDATE June 16] – The second exclusive announced via Facebook is the most popular mercenary in comics, Deadpool.
Here’s the description of the statue from the Facebook post:
“A Kotobukiya Japanese import! One of the most popular comic book Super Heroes in the business is back in a variation of his red and black costume, Deadpool! Formerly a member of the Weapon X program, the “Merc with a Mouth” is a longtime assassin for hire and independent agent who’s worked alongside just about every superhero and villain from the Avengers to X-Men and everything in between. Now the fourth wall-breaker invades your house, and this time he’s brought a chimichanga!
Created in 1991 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, Deadpool has never looked back and continues to appear in more and more books with his unique style and nonstop witty repartee, not to mention his trademark costume and extensive armory! Wilson makes a stunning debut in the ARTFX+ series as he crouches in preparation for the attack, drawing one of his swords from the sheaths on his back. This time Deadpool wears his iconic red and black costume with its abundance of straps, pouches, extra ammunition, spare weapons, pointy hood with his mask peeled back just enough to eat a chimichanga and display his scarred features, and of course his cute Deadpool logo belt buckle. In his low crouch the assassin leans forward with his other hand extended in front of him, and you can choose between interchangeable left hands that hold either a chimichanga or Headpool!
Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe, the same master craftsman behind the Marvel Now Avengers series, X-Force member Deadpool stands 6 inches tall (1/10th scale) in his deep crouch with perfect stability on his included magnetic display base. Deadpool is of course awesome all on his own, but he also works great with teams and looks fantastic alongside the Avengers and other upcoming Marvel ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya!”
[UPDATE June 9] – The first exclusive has been announced via Facebook and it’s Batman’s own trusty butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Here’s the description from the Facebook post:
“A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Though he wears no mask, and his outfit consists of a black suit and bow tie, Alfred Pennyworth has a long history and numbers among one of the most recognizable comic book characters from DC Comics classic stable of Super Heroes and villains.
Sculpted by Keita Misonou, the Alfred Pennyworth SDCC Limited Edition ARTFX+ stands just under 8 inches tall (1/10th scale) and includes magnets in his feet for extra stability when placed on the Batman, Robin (Damian Wayne), Nightwing, or other ARTFX+ statue bases. Alfred is sure to be a sought after addition to any display of the ARTFX+ Batman Family!”
Be sure to check out the Facebook post for more images of the figure from different angles. This statue will be available in limited quantities via the company’s online store at 10AM on Friday, June 12 for those who aren’t able to make it to SDCC.
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