December’s Kotobukiya releases include additions to the bishoujo, ArtFX, and ArtFX+ lines.
First up is The Dark Knight Rises ArtFX. This statue has interchangeable right hands so you can display it with the grappling gun or EMP rifle. It also features what appears to be a puddle in the shape of a bat, which actually lights up with a cool blue color. I wish this had arrived closer to the movie release, but it is still a really cool statue for fans of the Dark Knight movies.
The next ArtFX+ in the Star Wars line: Boba Fett from Return of the Jedi! ArtFX+ are 1/10 scale statues, so they are a little smaller than most statues, but you can create some really neat displays with the smaller size. Display the bounty hunter with his blaster or preparing to fire wrist-mounted weapons.
Last is Power Girl from the DC bishoujo line. This is many people’s new favorite, and I have seen many positive reviews from people that don’t even care for the Power Girl character. With her powerful stance, flexing muscles and flowing cape, Power Girl will be a center piece for any bishoujo collection.
Merry Christmas from JMD Retail!!
I have been a fan of Bane since the famed cover, Batman #497, that showed him breaking the Batman’s back. I have always wanted some kind of collectible that represented that. Well we finally have something to remind us of that iconic cover. In honor of The Dark Knight Rises, DC Collectibles has created a massive 1/6th scale statue showing off that scene from the movie. What has been your favorite collectible from The Dark Knight Rises so far? What other classic scenes would you like to see a collectible for?
Bane is one of the characters that always seems to be popular with collectors. From the Knightfall Bane figure all the way to the recent Arkham Asylum release, each figure seems to be difficult to find and very pricey if you are lucky enough to locate one. However, with Bane being part of the Dark Knight Rises movie, we are seeing more Bane collectibles hitting the market. One of the more unique ones that we are really looking forward to is the Bane statue inspired by Kelley Jones that is part of the Batman Black and White series. This statue is a little bigger than most statues in this series at 8.75″H x 7″W x 5″D. Bane is currently available to pre-order through JMD Retail, and it is expected to arrive in October 2012.
Greg & Mike