Well, this is something I didn't expect whatsoever. Kotobukiya has had its weird concepts for its popular Bishoujo line. Sure, there's the oddball, at least to me, of Freddy and Jason, not to mention the MiB Agent. The latest... read
HCB+P all day 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... read feature
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... read
[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... read
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... read
Amiami's preview inspired me 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 ... read feature
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... read
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 ... read
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... read
A mutant ninja, but not a turtle 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 ha... read feature
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... read
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... read
And no, that's not a sly way of saying that she's all bad [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 Ma... read feature
After taking a brief look around Kotobukiya's booth, some of you were undoubtedly impressed by the assortment of Bishoujo figures. As any good man would, sometimes you have to go back and take a second look. In doing so, I wa... read
Last night, Kotobukiya held its annual panel at NYCC to discuss what's next for the company in 2014. The company had a few surprises for its main franchises, including Marvel and DC Comics, Star Wars, and of course the Bishoujo line. The company also has some brand new properties that will definitely surprise you.
Hit the jump to check out the new items from the panel! read
Kotobukiya made fireworks appear yesterday with the announcement of Marvel's Jubilee for the Bishoujo line. Today they bring DC Comics into the fold with the unveiling of the Starfire. If there was ever a character that has l... read
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about this announcement. On their Facebook page today, Kotobukiya revealed a new sketch for the Marvel Bishoujo line. It is none other than Jubilee and I can't say enough about how w... read
For a while now, Kotobukiya has been teasing their latest in the DC Bishoujo line, Armored Wonder Woman. Today, we get to see the Amazon in all of her glory and all of that armor, which is as invisible as her jet.
As to what ... read
Today, Kotobukiya posted a new Shunya Yamashita illustration on their Facebook page, revealing that the next figure in their range of Marvel Bishoujo figures will be the original Spider-Woman, Jessica Drew.
I have ... read
I like Tekken. As far as fighting games go, it's one I've never been actually terrible at, and I've always loved the character designs--especially the ladies. Whether you love or hate Shunya Yamashita and his treatment of the... read
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line took a risk in going to the expanded universe of Star Wars and it's largely paid off. Jaina Solo was a great start to the line, which hasn't seen anything new since. The next in the line is none oth... read
The DC Bishoujo line has had its share of great entries. The original release of Wonder Woman was certainly among them, but Shunya is coming back with another version of the Amazon. In his newest sketch, he depicts what they'... read
Border Break is apparently getting to be even more popular than first glance, with not one, but two Fionas available for your perusal. We first heard about this new Fiona back during WonFest, though only in her unpainted form... read
Last time we heard anything about Kotobukiya's plans for Street Fighter Bishoujo Chun Li, it was simply a placard at Wonder Festival Winter. When we talked about it last time, many of you noted Shunya's "upfront" approach wit... read
Not the mother of dragons, but the stepsister? I thought I knew a little bit about the X-Men, but somehow I never caught on to the fact that Shadowcat has a pet dragon. Weird, right? This information didn't escape Kotobukiya, who packed in Lockheed the dragon alongside Ki... read feature
Prepare to enter the top tier of legs I haven't played a lot of Tekken games in my life, but I am enjoying Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo figures. Overall, it's a solid line of figures. The latest one to arrive is Emilie de Rochefort, otherwise known as Lili. This figure has its unique charms, as I was pleased to discover during the review process.
Read on to see what I mean! read feature
Kotobukiya have recently revealed the official illustration for upcoming DC Comics Bishoujo Black Canary (she was revealed back in Toy Fair) by Shunya Yamashita up on their Facebook page!
What do you think, folks? ... read
Fighting game storylines and wrestling storylines are often alike Tekken seems to have returned to its status as Namco's flagship fighting game series with several new titles having come out in the last few years. One such title is Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which is where Jaycee comes f... read feature
It's Shunya ... what else did you possibly expect? For most folks who know Shunya Yamashita, they are familiar with his work on the various Bishoujo lines for Kotobukiya. His pin-up stylings of popular characters have a lot of fans, and some definite haters, too, but he's als... read feature
Kotobukiya has just posted the Bishoujo Jun Kazama illustration to its Facebook page, and no surprise, Shunya Yamashita has put a little more sexiness into the Tekken fighter. Based on an illustration Shunya did for Tekken Ta... read
Stop! In the name of love! Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line has touched many licensed properties, but I can honestly say I didn't expect a Mass Effect Bishoujo. I wasn't sure what to make of the Mass Effect Bishoujo Shepard, as she looked quite a bit more co... read feature
Mikatan grabbed a few photos from Hobby Maker Exhibition, mostly centered around Good Smile and its closely affiliated companies. Danny Choo has posted some photos as well. However, he grabbed a few more photos of compan... read
Now THAT'S a woman I can believe in The latest in the DC Comics entries, Power Girl, is a nice change of pace from the recent baddies from Kotobukiya. Power Girl is a "good guy," and unlike her cute, Super counterpart, she's more woman than most can hope to han... read feature
Kotobukiya has many titles that it can easily pluck from to bring regular releases and the latest magazine scans show that still to be true. The company has more coming from the Shining series, more for their Tekken Bishoujo ... read
We're back again to show off some more stuff from New York Comic Con! Straight from Kotobukiya's booth is Bishoujo Commander Shepard, a lady that can kick some alien butt. A lot of people were relived to see the final sculpt ... read
Jaina Solo hasn't reached stores just yet, but Kotobukiya is forging ahead with the next piece in their Star Wars Bishoujo collection. The next piece in the line will be Mara Jade; the announcement was pretty quietly and brie... read
Previously on Tomopop, Marvel Bishoujo Storm was met with a resounding "YES" when we first reported it, and then when we started seeing some prototype images of the original release, folks started feeling a little mixed. Was ... read feature
With all the hustle and bustle for SDCC, we almost missed this awesome news. Kotobukiya revealed Shunya Yamashita's artwork for the fierce Helena Wayne a little over a month ago, so it's nice to see a prototype right away. Th... read
More MegaHouse, more re-releases, more Persona 4, and more of the usual is what you'll be seeing available in today's Reserve or Regret.
We'll have to look at the spotlight title first and that's Persona 4. MegaHouse is bring... read
I'm a big fan of Yamato's Creators' Labo line. Other companies tend to get jump onto bandwagons when choosing which figures to make, but Yamato focuses more on original or less popular subjects. I also like the work of Mitsum... read