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Kotobukiya unveils ‘Li’l Gotham’ mini figures

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Collectible toy company Kotobukiya has revealed a new set of DC Comics mini figures based on Li’l Gotham by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs.

Measuring less than 2 inches tall, the figures — Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy — come in randomly selected two-packs and in six colors. No price is given, but they’ll be available in June.

Nguyen’s designs for a pint-sized Gotham City are proving to be popular in the collectibles market: Last year DC Collectibles unveiled a line of Lil’l Gotham action figures.

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Kotobukiya conjures Zatanna Bishoujo statue

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Kotobukiya has unveiled the latest addition to its line of DC Comics Bishoujo statues: Zatanna.

Sculpted by Sculpted by Takaboku Busujima (Busujimax) from character art created by Shunya Yamashita, the statue stands a little less than 10 inches tall. Here’s how Kotobukiya describes it:

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SDCC | Kotobukiya unveils Batwoman Bishoujo statue

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After teasing concept art and closeup detail, Kotobukiya has at last debuted its DC Comics Batwoman Bishoujo statue, with and without Kate Kane’s mask and wig.

Unfortunately, the images aren’t accompanied by a release date or a price, but it presumably will be somewhere around $60, the same as the other statues in the DC Comics Bishoujo line.

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SDCC | Kotobukiya reveals Batman first appearance statue

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight, Kotobukiya is releasing the limited-edition First Appearance Batman ARTFX+ Statue.

Sculpted by Atelier Bamboo in 1/10th scale, the statue is based on Bob Kane’s rendition of the “Bat-Man” in 1939’s Detective Comics #27. (It’s worth noting that in its announcement, Kotobukiya refers to Batman as “created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.”)

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A tale of two statues: a ‘dominating’ Thor and a ‘sultry’ Scarlet Witch

Kotobukiya statues of Thor and the Scarlet Witch

Kotobukiya statues of Thor and the Scarlet Witch

Unless there’s a lot online discussion about an item, I usually don’t pay much attention to high-priced statues based on comic characters. It’s obviously a lucrative business, one that sometimes targets very specific tastes, but I have no interest in shelling out $50 for, say, a Supergirl mini-bust.

However, occasionally something catches my eye, if not necessarily for the intended reasons.

A few months ago famed Japanese collectibles-manufacturer Kotobukiya launched its Marvel Bishojo (“pretty girl”) Collection of statues designed by Shunya Yamashita, who’s well-known for his illustrations of busty young women in provocative poses.

Between the name of the line and the name of the artist, you have a pretty good idea what you’re in for: Black Widow, her cleavage in full view and perched atop impossibly tall stilettos,  posing with a gun; Rogue, showing off her “voluptuous curves” as she activates her comlink or maybe cups her ear to sing; and Scarlet Witch as she … well, I’ll get to that in a moment.

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