I was surprised back in September when a new entry in Kotobukiya's line of "Bishoujo" figures—normally a little on the revealing side—played it demure when it came to Mass Effect's Commander Shepard.
Next June, Japanese collectible company Kotobukiya will be releasing this 12.5" statue of Isaac Clarke, as he appears in the upcoming Dead Space 3.
Kotobukiya, one of the world's top collectible companies, has a line of pieces it calls "Bishoujo". What that normally means for fans are statues of female characters rendered in anime style and with, um, disproportionate proportions.
You ever see Gunhed? James Cameron is a fan. And as far as late 1980s sci-fi films go, it's aged surprisingly well.
Samurai. Skyrim. Or even ancient Mayan prophecies. Star Wars helmets are fertile ground for artistic reinterpretation. But now, it's all for a cause that's bigger than simply awesome art.
Japanese toy company Kotobukiya will be at this week's San Diego Comic-Con, offering attendees first dibs on this new Tekken piece from the company's bishoujo line.
When I think "Rebel Alliance" (or "New Republic") pilots, I think of people like Wedge. Biggs. Porkins. Maybe even poor old Dack.
Japanese artist Shunya Yamashita is to thank for these sketches of the cast of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, used as promotional art for the 2011 arcade fighter.
Famed Japanese figure maker Kotobukiya is readying a "bishoujo" (beautiful girl) version of Tekken character Asuka Kazama.
There's a headline I never thought I'd be writing.
RayStorm, the classic 1990s shooting game, always felt like it got somewhat overlooked compared to the spate of shooters released that decade.
Lots of countries make statues and figurines. Lots of countries make excellent ones, too. Yet, there is something about Japanese sculpted figures of game and anime characters that's so damn good. In particular, Kotobukiya's figures are top notch. But why?
When Chiba Institute of Technology students build a radio controlled Molga from the Zoids universe, they needed something to control it. That something was a PS2 DualShock 2.
Japanese toy maker Kotobukiya has already welcomed a few Comic-Con friendly femme fatales to its "bishoujo" line of beautifully sculpted figures. They started with superheroines from Marvel and DC Comics, but now they're moving on to video games.
RAcaseal, the female android from Sega's Phantasy Star Online, is getting memorialized in plastic.
We're not sure why toy maker Kotobukiya is releasing a figure based on Phantasy Star Online now, but we're not complaining. Who doesn't love PSO and would want a little robot maiden to remember all the good times?