Kotobukiya announces San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: Black Widow Marvel x Bishoujo

The West meets East in Kotobukiya’s latest line of Marvel x Bishoujo (pretty girl) series.  Continuing the series of Marvel Comics super heroines presented in the Japanese Bishoujo style is SDCC EXCLUSIVE: BLACK WIDOW, the beautiful Russian super-spy and member of the Mighty Avengers in her staggering new look.  This brand new edition of Black Widow has been specially designed for San Diego Comic-Con with a fresh take on her outfit and hair style. The new born Black Widow comes with a totally new blonde bob cut, jacket, and belt sculpt. The item will be exclusively sold at the convention limited to 500 pieces.

Kotobukiya has many years of experience creating anime girl figures and this time by using their full potential and skill have successfully collaborated with one of the most celebrated Western comic Publisher Marvel and Japan’s incomparable illustrator Shunya Yamashita. Fans should be familiar with Yamashita-sensei’s style as Japan’s leading Bishoujo artist, from his art books, video game work, as well as multiple figural collaborations with Kotobukiya. Taking in the essence of what each hemisphere does best at, Kotobukiya has been able to produce a one of a kind Marvel Bishoujo statue.

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Yoda on Dagobah (Vinyl Model Kit)

Undeniably, the Star Wars universe is a deeply embedded facet of modern global pop culture, but the films alone cannot take full credit for this.  Star Wars’ endurance on the cultural radar owes just as much (if not more) to its gargantuan merchandising machine.  For many years, that machine was powered predominantly by Kenner and Hasbro’s 3.75 scale toy lines. 

In the wake of the Original Trilogy Special Editions and the prequels, Star Wars merchandising exploded exponentially beyond its previous confines and expanded into areas such as high-end replicas, sculptures, and artwork.  Additionally, the international market (specifically Asia) took a more mainstream role through the involvement of companies like Tomy, Medicom, and Kotobukiya.  Of those three, Kotobukiya and its artists have made the most impressive mark with their highly detailed and dynamic ArtFX soft vinyl model kits. 

Today’s review marks the beginning of a series devoted to showcasing a wide array of Kotobukiya’s models and examining how their artists have combined realistic detail, excellent craftsmanship, and a distinctively Asian influence into a product line notable for its relative affordability and consistently high quality control. 

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