Kotobukiya's Joey has been revealed, comes ready to lose

8:30 PM on 11.24.2012 // Scarecroodle

Dog costume not included

Kotobukiya's previously announced Joey Wheeler (aka Jounouichi Katsuya, of the series Yu-Gi-Oh!) has shown up at MegaHobby Expo 2012.

Joey Wheeler is perhaps best known as Yugi's friend, although the character is arguably a competent duelist in his own right (having beat Mai, Rex Raptor, and former regional champ Weevil Underwood) despite being remembered for a few humiliating losses (especially the one that forced him into wearing a dog costume).

Kotokuiya's Joey Wheeler features a cool, dynamic pose that almost makes you forget that the character mostly exists to establish other characters as being better players. While the sculpting is solid, I can't help but feel that Joey's head looks a little too big for his body (although it could just be the angle) and I can't say that I'm a fan of the glossy paint used on the clothing portions. Both things are relatively minor gripes that I'm sure others will readily overlook.

Also on display were Yugi, Seto Kaiba, and the Dark Magician. Currently we're still waiting for Kotobukiya to reveal their Marik Ishtar and Yami Bakura figures although, personally, I'm just wondering why we haven't seen plans for Téa Gardner / Anzu.

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