I'm proud to announce that I'm the newest contributor of collectible reviews over at DC Collectors! I will be posting many of my DC-related reviews there, starting with the fabulous Bishoujo Power Girl from Kotobukiya! Gill Gill fans don't want to miss out on her.
If you're a Batman fan, this picture needs no explanation. It's just amazing. Kotobukiya is bringing us an amazing statue in May 2013 that true Joker fans will absolutely kick themselves if they miss out on. This is the Joker based off the cover illustration by Brian Bolland of the classic miniseries The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore. This haunting sculpt is brought to us by Abe Junnosuke, who in this writer's opinion is one of the very best comic book style sculptors out there.
Recently had the chance to have some new photos of my Kotobukiya 1/8 Iris Chateaubriand taken that better show her shading and base. In case you're interested, here is her original gallery. She still occupies a prime space in my display case as she waits for my other Sakura Taisen kits to join her. Lots more photos after the jump!
One of my Garage Kit obsessions happens to be Sakura Taisen. I try to collect everything I can and one of the first originals I obtained was this tiny Iris figure from Kotobukiya. At just under 8 cm in height and not many parts, she was quite a challenge to paint.
Coming in March 2013 from Kotobukiya is a new entry into their mega-popular Shunya Yamashita-designed bishoujo line, female Commander Shepard! After the popularity of this year's mostly-sold-out Liara T'soni statue, I'm glad to see the Mass Effect line continuing, and from such a great sculptor! Gill Gill handled the prototype sculpt and did an amazing job if you ask me, but they can sculpt pretty much anything and make me consider buying it.
This Yoko is one of many in the same pose, but this one is my favourite and in my opinion the closest to the original illustration. I decided to leave off the included gun strap as I felt it threw off the visual weight of the piece.