New Releases from Kotobukiya – Star Wars, DC and Marvel
September 30, 2010

Our friends over at Kotobukiya sent us images of some of their most anticipated products from early 2011! Koto’s 2nd inaugural release of DC x Bishoujo series will make its debut in this batch along with products from Star Wars ARTFX+ series. Be sure not to miss out on the deadly and aggressive Sabertooth from the popular Marvel Danger Room series.





A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The third member of the elite X-Men Danger Room Sessions Fine Art Statues in the Marvel Comics Presents Kotobukiya Collection is none other than the most vicious mutant of them all, SABRETOOTH!  With similar powers and abilities including a healing factor, superhuman senses, and claws, Victor Creed was a longtime rival of Wolverine.  Truly a feral mutant, Sabretooth relishes close-quarters combat where he can put his fangs, claws, and great strength to good use, trusting his amazing regenerative healing to keep him safe.  Though usually against the side of good, Creed has on occasion teamed up with the good guys, including the X-Men, when a greater threat presented itself.  Ever since the early days of Marvel Comics’ mutant adventures, “X” teams have trained together in the ultra high tech facility known as the Danger Room, equipped with state of the art adaptive combat and athletics routines that challenge each participant in unique ways.  The training facility has been featured prominently in X-Men comics over the years, as well as in various cartoons and the third X-Men film.

Inspired by Jim Lee’s 1990’s era X-Men, Sabretooth embodies animalistic aggression!  The fearsome predator stands ready for battle, his left hand balled into a fist and his right splayed open with claws at the ready.  Creed’s face is a mask of rage with his fangs bared in a vicious snarl.  The mutant’s costume is authentic to the last detail, with the iconic brown and yellow tiger-striped bodysuit and massive fur collar.  Sabretooth has an incredible sculpt, highlighting his powerfully muscled physique.  Creed’s expression and body language just scream “bring it on,” daring the Danger Room to take him on!

Sculpted by Erick Sosa, Sabretooth stands nearly 14 inches tall (in 1/6th scale with the other Danger Room Sessions members Wolverine and Psylocke)!  Beneath his feet is an amazing exclusive base consisting of snow-covered rocky terrain on top of a mechanical projector.  Every mutant in the Danger Room Sessions series is mounted on a unique Danger Room holographic environment with translucent parts that glow with a built-in LED light in the base.

srp $179.99 Available in March 2011

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A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Celebrating this year’s 75th Anniversary of DC Comics, the DC X Bishoujo Collection (combining DC’s superheroines and villains with traditional Japanese stylings) continues with the second beautiful bishoujo-inspired statues, CATWOMAN!  First appearing in 1940’s Batman #1, Selina Kyle has for decades straddled the line between hero and villain.  Whether on the same side or not, Catwoman and Batman have had an interesting relationship that has occasionally turned romantic.  Originally a cat burglar with a flair for the feline, Kyle’s trademark is her vicious whip.  Catwoman appears for the first time in the Japanese bishoujo (pretty girl) style inspired by the 90’s style of Jim Lee and based on original character art by world famous illustrator Shunya Yamashita!

Following the valiant DC X Bishoujo Batgirl, Catwoman is ready for heroism or mischief (or both) as she stands in a sexy pose.  Clad in her tight black leather bodysuit, the thieving beauty coyly raises one foot off the ground while playfully biting her whip.  Meanwhile, the rest of her weapon coils in the air behind her, adding tremendous life and action to the piece.  No detail has been overlooked, from Catwoman’s goggles pushed up on her forehead to the straps on her boots and the buckles at her neck and waist.  Finishing off the amazing presentation is her beautiful Bishoujo-styled face.

Catwoman is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic and stands approximately 9 1/10 inches tall (in an increased 1/7 scale for DC X Bishoujo statues) atop an exclusive Gotham City Batman-inspired gargoyle base c
omplete with two miniature cats!  She’s the perfect companion to the Batgirl statue and will be joined by many other DC beauties in this sizzling line!

srp $59.99 Available in MARCH

TM & © DC Comics. (s10)



A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The hit line of smaller scale Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues is back, and this time it’s bringing to life characters from the original films in the all new Saga Collection!  First up is the most notorious bounty hunter in the outer rim, BOBA FETT CLOUD CITY VERSION.  Appearing as he did in Empire Strikes Back, Fett works with Darth Vader to capture the Millennium Falcon and collect on the bounty for Han Solo.

Cold and calculating, Boba Fett is never encountered without his full suit of Mandalorian armor and trusty blaster rifle.  The armor plating over a full-length bodysuit clearly shows the wear and tear of a life of crime, along with all of the personal touches added by Fett over the years like the cape and unique built in weaponry.  The bounty hunter is a perfect likeness of the character from the film, down to the colors on his armor and the crucial dent in his helmet.  Poseable in two ways (holding his gun at ease or aimed at his quarry), Fett comes with two different interchangeable arms and magnets in his feet for display on the included base!

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill.  Boba Fett stands almost 8 inches tall (1/10th scale) and is just the first in the all new Saga Collection!

srp $44.99 Available in MARCH

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A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting!  With the new Saga Collection in full swing Boba Fett is joined by a fantastic new set, the STORM TROOPER BUILD PACK.  As any fan will tell you, the only thing cooler than one of the faceless soldiers of the Empire is having two of them!

Wrapped up in shiny white armor and following the orders of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader to the letter, the Storm Troopers project the Empire’s might into every corner of the galaxy.  Rarely found alone, the Troopers attack en masse to swarm their foes with superior numbers.  Joining the ARTFX+ line, these two Storm Troopers are perfect miniature versions of the onscreen characters, with fully detailed armor and weapons.  In fact, they both come with interchangeable four different kinds of arm parts and two different style of leg parts! So giving you the option of eighteen different posing combinations!  Like the other ARTFX+ Statues the Troopers also have magnets in their feet for display on included bases.

ARTFX+ Statues are fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill.  The Storm Troopers stand nearly 8 inches tall (1/10th scale) and are perfect back up for the Saga Collection Boba Fett ARTFX+ Statue!

srp $74.99  Available in MARCH

© 2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.  All rights reserved.  Used under authorization.



Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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