By Tracey John
Photos by Judith Stephens
|Classic Thor Fine Art Statue Prototype from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair 2011|
Last week, we got a look at Hasbro’s Marvel Toy Fair offerings, but the Tokyo-based collectibles maker Kotobukiya was also at New York Toy Fair to show off some of their new, high-end Marvel products.
There's no doubt that 2011 will be a big year for Thor, so Kotobukiya has jumped into the mix to keep the momentum rolling with a Fine Art Statue of the beloved Asgardian slated for 2012. Sculpted by Erick Sosa, the highly detailed piece features classic Thor in an iconic pose, complete with intricate writing on his hammer Mjolnir and a georama base.
|X-Force Series X-23 Fine Art Statue from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair 2011|
Mutant lovers rejoice; there are also new X-Men releases on the horizon. Designed by the Silva Brothers and sculpted by Erick Sosa, this round of 1:6-scale statues includes Colossus, Gambit and Psylocke and is part of the "Danger Room Sessions" series. Each character is posed mid-battle, and all the bases are damaged Sentinel parts from a triumphant Danger Room training session. However, Psylocke will be the only one to have a holographic environment base with a built-in LED light. Psylocke will be available in March for $174.99; Colossus comes with an alternate head and is out in June for $249.99; and Gambit will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
Meanwhile, X-23 is the next statue up for the X-Force line. This rendition of the Wolverine clone stands 11-inches tall atop a New York City rooftop base. Collectors can snag her and two heads (one with and one without her mask) for $169.99 in June.
|Jean Grey, Emma Frost and Ms. Marvel Bishoujo Statues from Kotobukiya at Toy Fair 2011|
Kotobukiya is also continuing its popular Bishoujo line in the slightly larger 1:7 scale. With designs by renowned illustrator Shunya Yamashita, new additions include voluptuous, anime-style versions of Black Cat (April), Invisible Woman (July) and Jean Grey (August). Each one will cost $59.99, and there are plans for a Diamond Select-exclusive version of Emma Frost in translucent diamond form, due sometime this year.
As for what’s coming up beyond that, a representative for Kotobukiya said that they’re always listening to what fans want to see next!
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