Kotobukiya has been producing Bishoujo statues for Hasbro properties such as My Little Pony and G.I. Joe in their Bishoujo line for a bit now. Now Kotobukiya has moved to adding Transformers to their statue product line! This announcement was made during the Kotobukiya Collection [Winter] online event livestream for figures and statues, and the line is off to a great start, beginning with the leader of the Autobots, Convoy! During the YouTube livestream, the concept art was shown, along with a video of the first sculpt on a pedestal. Convoy is decked out with shades, a jacket, a briefcase based on the trailer, and a Matrix necklace. Additionally, banner images from the figure page also show the Decepticon despot Megatron getting the Bishoujo treatment, with the new design wielding a giant fusion cannon bazooka.
The Bishoujo line is purposely done in an anime style for female characters, as per their description for it:
The Bishoujo Statue is a series of statues based off of Shunya Yamashita’s illustrations of various movie, game, and comic characters in the Japanese bishoujo (young beautiful girls) style. All of these statues are 1/7 in scale and make a great collection when displayed together.
Check out images collected from the stream and social media after the jump!
Update: Official English promotional video via Kobotukiya TV YouTube channel added.
Just got the ship notice from deepdiscount for Optimus. $120 shipped after using one of their readily available coupon codes, definitely the cheapest place for this.
Mine arrived today. Presidents' Day. And then she blew up the statue of Abraham Lincoln and took his chair…
At mods, maybe an update to transfer to TF toys/related merch section already instead of rumors??
Megatron just came today for me from AmiAmi, so hopefully yours isn't too far off.
On the cheapside so slower.
Amiami also allows you to accumulate points which you can use to get discounts off your next purchase. For your Bumble bee perhaps? Enjoy!
Wanted to thank you for the recommendation of AmiAmi. I decided to look at it again and get a shipping quote. With the exchange rate, it came to just about the same as my BBTS order, and I could be sure it was actively in stock and not going to be perpetually delayed or never delivered like prior Bishoujo statues from them have been. I am now in possession of my own Optimus Fine and awaiting delivery of Legatron.
Looks like Megatron is released now, just got an email from Hobby-genki that my preorder for both has shipped.
Anyone select SAL postage from AmiAmi and has it shipped yet? I preordered and I'm still waiting for it to ship.
This figure isn't really for me, but it's extremely impressive how many details they managed to get in. Showed it to one of my friends and this was her direct quote: "Jesus Christ, she's extremely hot" so it's clearly for some people.
Surprised myself. My Bishoujo Tekken Alisa B is smaller than this and supposedly 1/7.
Really? Cool. The previous Morrigan and Felicia felt around 1/8 when it was advertised as 1/7
There's a big enough market to cater to the tastes of different clientele.
I'll reserve judgement until I see side-by-side comparison photos.
Looking forward to this year's Halloween costumes.
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Just in. She's tall at 1/6 ish
With the exchange rate being what it is, it ended up being cheaper than BBTS and others. Shipping included.
Waiting for Megatron to release to get both preorders from hobby-genki. Even with shipping, they were cheaper there than ordering from BBTS or TFSource.
Mine this Friday.
I'm definitely jealous of those of you getting them already, but the increased costs of getting it from Japan outweighs waiting for US release, I guess.
My Koto Optimus came today. DHL from AmiAmi. Looks great, no issues.
Those are a million times better than those awful “sexy Transformer” costumes that the Spirit Halloween Store rolls out every year.