I was 90% sure I wasn’t going to write this post. Most of my SDCC photos turned out to be a bust; in fact I’m still not really happy with the keepers. But between the Bishoujo Lady Deadpool figure and the cosplay, I figured there was something worth posting.
Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line has been going for a long time – even longer than I’ve been a collector I think. The quality, especially of the sculpts, has been up and down. Some of them don’t do a good job translating Shunya Yamashita’s designs to 3D while others are less problematic (but that won’t stop fans from nitpicking!). Jubilee was released around late December/January, and the promo shots were promising. Last week I finally decided to pick one up now that I have some cash to put into figures.
Update: And it’s live! Check out Marvel Bishoujo Spider-Woman on Tomopop!
I started work on a review for Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Spider-Woman, a figure I’ve been wanting for some time now. This one’s for Tomopop too, sponsored by the fine folks at Kotobukiya. It should be pretty obvious why I’ve wanted this figure: shiny, red ass. It’s usually a trademark of Asuka figures, but this Spider-Woman has a great one.
Drawing from that ever-fertile reservoir of scantily-clad, busty women, today I review a figure from American comics. Kotobukiya has been collaborating with Shunya Yamashita and Marvel Comics on their Marvel Bishoujo figure line. Last month their combined talents created Ms. Marvel, a character normally associated with The Avengers.
Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo line of figures has been surprisingly controversial. Everyone seems to have a different opinion on whether or not Shunya Yamashita’s style adequately captures the subjects, and on whether or not Kotobukiya did a good job translating his illustrations into sculpture. I liked all the ones I saw last year, but I never liked the characters enough to want to buy them. But a combination of low prices, my love of Yamashita’s work, and my fondness of the concept kept the temptation strong. Finally they announced a bishoujo version of Emma Frost that looked absolutely hawt in the promo pictures, so I went ahead and ordered. Turns out she wasn’t all that I hoped for…