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4:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy

Kotobukiya's Bishoujo lineup seems to be growing by the day. The latest Street Fighter gal to hit the, uh, streets is Cammy. Although she isn't out in the US, she is currently available to import from Japanese retailers. When...

Tianxiao Ma


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8:10 PM on 07.17.2014

Kotobukiya conjures up more Bishoujo, teases Zatanna

Kotobukiya is going to have quite the show for us at San Diego Comic Con. We've already seen the teasers for Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. Then there was one for Marvel Bishoujo Wasp. DC hasn't been forgotten as the la...

Andres Cerrato

2:30 PM on 07.15.2014

Painted Bishoujo Jubilee is here for pre-orders

[Update] Pre-orders are now available and listed below! She'll be out in late December for ¥7,200. Wasn't it just yesterday that we finally got to see the prototype sculpt for Jubilee? Oh yes, it was. In what was just a d...

Andres Cerrato

3:55 PM on 07.13.2014

Next challenger for Kotobukiya Bishoujo is Street Fighter's Sakura

Perhaps you're watching a stream of EVO right now and you're in the mood for some more fighting. While we've seen the release Bishoujo Chun Li and are awaiting Cammy and Juri, how about one more fighter to add to the mix? Kot...

Andres Cerrato



Allow me to explain my theory about Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Freddy photo
Allow me to explain my theory about Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Freddy
by Tianxiao Ma

One preview gallery clearly isn't enough for us to wrap our heads around Kotobukiya's upcoming Bishoujo Freddy figure, so Amiami has provided their own. A lot of people reacted negatively (or with confusion) to this supposed gender-bent Freddy Krueger.

Obviously, this isn't Freddy Krueger. A gender-bent version of Freddy Krueger would be Freda Krueger, and she would still look like a burnt-up freak. This is a Halloween costume! It has to be, as that's the only explanation that makes sense. We all know the saying about Halloween, women, and skanky outfits. Actually, you could probably apply this logic to most of Koto's Bishoujo lineup. So there you go, mystery solved!

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9:45 AM on 02.17.2014

Kotobukiya releases full gallery of DC Bishoujo Starfire

This has to be one of the quickest figures I've seen from sketch to market. It's no secret that Starfire was pretty much the perfect choice for the DC Bishoujo line, but it looks like Shunya and the folks at Kotobukiya wanted...

Andres Cerrato

11:05 AM on 02.09.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Bishoujo Freddy vs. Jason

Back at NYCC, Kotobukiya hinted at Bishoujo Freddy and Jason. This proposal honestly seemed like a nightmare to me, but hey, someone has to like it right? Today, in the mounds of all the hype from WonFes, Shunya himself took ...

Andres Cerrato

11:30 AM on 02.08.2014

Tekken Tag Bishoujo Nina Williams enters the arena

I'm kind of amazed at how many Bishoujo figures that Kotobukiya has released. Of the many releases, I'm most surprised at the amount from Tekken Tag 2. Not that it doesn't have a great roster for release, but that it's gone o...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop Review: Psylocke (X-Force ver.) by Kotobukiya photo
Tomopop Review: Psylocke (X-Force ver.) by Kotobukiya
by Tianxiao Ma

Psylocke has been a popular character among Marvel Comics fans, although she's probably more known for her X-Men incarnation than her original stint as a supporting character in Captain Britain. While western manufacturers have pumped out a decent amount of Psylocke figures, only Kotobukiya has tackled the character out east. I guess those appearances in Capcom games haven't really helped her cause.

Kotobukiya's latest Psylocke rendition falls under the Marvel Bishoujo brand, and depicts our psionic ninja in her black X-Force costume. Read on to see if the figure is as awesome as being a psionic mutant ninja.

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4:30 PM on 12.03.2013

Street Fighter Bishoujo Cammy has a teaser

It's no surprise to many of you, but Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line of figures are one of our favorite figure lines here at Tomopop. As excited as I am for Chun Li, others on staff are similarly excited for Cammy as the second re...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Bishoujo Spider-Woman has first color sample display

Spider-Woman is a character I've never really looked into before. When she was announced, the pose certainly drew attention. The prototype was on-hand at NYCC and it was revealed then that she would come with alternate, maskl...

Andres Cerrato





Kotobukiya's Star Wars Bishoujo Mara Jade isn't half-bad photo
Kotobukiya's Star Wars Bishoujo Mara Jade isn't half-bad
by Scarecroodle

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now available through select retailers]

It's something of a rare treat that Kotobukiya should produce a Bishoujo figure that I can find myself actually praising, but the company's Star Wars Bishoujo Mara Jade is an instance where my initial thought doesn't contain some sort of criticism. Kotobukiya's photo gallery for the latest entry in its Star Wars Bishoujo series shows that the figure has no few bad angles.

Mara Jade is an Expanded Universe character in the Star Wars franchise (ie, she's not in the films) and, to vastly oversimplify her backstory, is a former Sith Lady who became a Jedi Knight through the power of Luke Skywalker's love. While I only know the character from the novels (she's also appeared in comics and games), one look at the Bishoujo and I can imagine this as Mara Jade (other than the Bishoujo face, of course, which is rather distinct to the line).

The fact that I like this one comes as a surprise to me most of all since I was nonplussed by Shunya's original illustration. However, the figure turned out far better than expected and is an absolutely gorgeous rendition of the character... well, mostly so. I will say that Mara Jade's butt seems almost disproportionally large and, unlike Sir-Mix-a-Lot, that sort of embellishment doesn't appeal to me. But wait! Here's the best part, the big saving grace! Kotobukiya thought to give Mara Jade her cloak which completely obscures the offending cheeks. (Unless you like said butt, in which case I make the point that the cloak is removable.) This optional feature corrects the biggest thing (pun absolutely intended) that I didn't like about this figure.

Mara Jade comes with two optional lightsabers: her original purple lightsaber (great if you want to display her as an Emperor's Hand) or the blue lightsaber that Luke gave her (so you can display her as a Jedi convert). Mara Jade is listed as standing 9 inches tall (i.e., 1/7-scale) and billed as coming with a special clear display base that includes "two different film inserts for your choice of presentation."

Be sure to check out Mara Jade and Kotobukiya's other Bishoujos in our NYCC coverage. Pre-orders are currently open as well. Mara Jade is listed for US$65 and has an expected May release date.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth | Big Bad Toy Store ]

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