Kotobukiya's DC Comics New 52 Lineup: SUPERMAN & GREEN LANTERN ARTFX+ Statues; Bishoujo HUNTRESS
Published: July 31, 2012 - 8:26pm
With the inception of the New 52 and blockbuster movies on the horizon, now, more than ever is a great time to be a fan of the DC Universe! Kotobukiya ups the ante with several new products arriving soon including ARTFX+ statues of Superman & Green Lantern and a sultry Bishoujo statue of the Huntress.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! It’s a bird, it’s a plane... DC Comics’ “New 52” is nearly one year old and already it’s made a huge impact on the medium. With 52 re-launched titles the event attracted new readers and gave longtime fans a change of pace. The new storylines also brought new looks and costumes to familiar characters, and Kotobukiya is celebrating those designs in a new series of ARTFX+ Statues starting with none other than the Man of Steel himself, Superman! Clark Kent is the last surviving son of planet Krypton, sent to Earth to avoid its destruction. The combination of his ancestry and our planet’s yellow sun has given him incredible powers which he uses to defend humanity against its greatest threats. Superman stands in a classic heroic pose, his feet spread apart and his fists held tensely at his sides. The intense look on his face captures the Kryptonian’s focus and drive, while his intricately sculpted muscles show you that he has the power to back it up.
Superman’s resplendent red and blue New 52 costume is accurate down to the last detail with its iconic red on yellow “S” emblem, textured suit, technological belt and boots, and of course his long cape. Sculpted by Goutaro Takeuchi (Atlier Bamboo), the Man of Steel stands 7 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) on his included magnetic display base. Superman will be joined by his fellow Justice League of America members with a new release coming each month, so get them all and display your own superhero team!
Available January 2013.
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s line of DC Comics “New 52” ARTFX+ Statues continues, capturing the new looks and costumes of heroes in the Justice League. Coming hot on the heels of Superman is fellow Leaguer and Earth’s first member of the intergalactic police force, Green Lantern! When Sector 2814’s previous Lantern Abin Sur crashed on Earth, his ring sought a worthy successor and found test pilot Hal Jordan. Brash and fearless, the Emerald Warrior uses his power ring to fly and create solid light constructs of whatever he can imagine. Following Superman’s lead, Green Lantern stands in a heroic pose that’s perfect for a lineup of Earth’s most powerful protectors. The cocky Justice Leaguer stands with his feet apart and arms at his sides, with his right fist raised and ready to unleash his ring’s energy.
Kotobukiya’s excellent craftsmanship can be seen in the intricate details of Green Lantern’s ring-generated New 52-style suit including the shoulder pad-like armor and of course the logo on his chest. Jordan’s green mask is perfect, as is his wind-blown brown hair. Green Lantern stands nearly 7 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) and was sculpted by master artist Atelier Bamboo. Magnets in his feet make him perfectly stable on his included display base, and he’ll look perfect on your shelf next to the rest of the Justice League!
Available January 2013.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Coming up next in the DC Comics Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) is the fiercely independent vigilante and member of the “Bat Family,” HUNTRESS! A refugee from Earth 2 like her friend and sometimes partner Power Girl, Huntress’ complicated history was recently re-organized in the New 52. She is Helena Wayne, daughter of Bruce Wayne and the Robin of her world. After ending up on Earth 1, where there was already a Robin, she took a somewhat more intimidating name and style. No longer tied specifically to Gotham City, Huntress travels the world righting wrongs according to her own code of honor. Helena’s alter ego is now presented in the Bishoujo style based on an original illustration by famed Japanese artist Shunya Yamashita.
As sexy as she is dangerous, Huntress perches on a rooftop decoration to survey the busy city below her. With one leg raised up Helena leans forward slightly, holding her trusty staff with both hands. The martial artist’s sleek black and purple costume leaves little to the imagination, further enhancing her sexiness. While much of her body is exposed, Huntress’ outfit has incredible sculpted details like the pattern on her boots, the pouches and compartments on her belt, and her great cape billowing in the wind. Of course, no Bishoujo statue would be complete without a beautifully expressive face and equally dynamic flowing hair. Standing 9 ½ inches tall (1/7 scale) on an exclusive base with a decorative griffin under her foot, Huntress was sculpted by Masahiro Takashi (GILL GILL). Display the sexy vigilante by herself or alongside her friend Power Girl or Batgirl with her similar base design!
Available December 2012.