We have been excited with the number of high-quality collectibles that are hitting the market for fans of the Mass Effect trilogy. The most recent arrival is the Commander Shepard bishoujo statue from Kotobukiya. She joins the previously released Liara T’Soni in the bishoujo line. Square Enix has also released Play Arts Kai Commander Shepard and Tali Zora Vas figures. If you haven’t seen the Play Arts Kai figures, they are really high quality, and highly detailed figures from popular video games like Mass Effect, Batman Arkham City, Halo, etc.
One of the more unique collectibles is the line of Mass Effect ship replicas from Dark Horse. Most of these are 5″-7″ long depending on the ship. However, Dark Horse is coming out with an 18″ Normandy replica and an 18.5″ Sovereign Reaper ship! We were able to see both of these at Toy Fair, and they were truly impressive.
In addition to the larger ships, Kotobukiya will be releasing a male version of Commander Shepard in the ArtFX line. This should be available around July 2013. There will be several interchangeable parts so you can display the statue several different ways. Funko will also be releasing a line of Mass Effect POP figures in September. We have seen some concept art for them, but the actual production images have not been shown yet. We are excited to see how those will turn out.
What is your favorite Mass Effect collectible?
So NYCC came to a close a few days ago. I don’t know about you all, but my twitter feed got overloaded with news from NYCC, whether it was manufacturer news, cosplay pictures, artist interviews, etc., there was always something to keep up with. The things that stood out to me for JMD Retail were some of the announcements from two of our favorite manufacturers – Kotobukiya and DC Collectibles.
Kotobukiya revealed the Aquaman Justice League New52 statue. This is the fourth statue from the Justice League series, which is proving to be very popular so far. Also, Mass Effect also got some attention with the new ArtFX Commander Shepard statue. Probably the piece that I’m most excited about is the Killing Joke Joker ArtFX statue. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the Joker statues, but the color and pose on this one look like it will be pretty impressive. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this one in person!
DC Collectibles announced the next line of the Arkham City figures, which will include a new Batman, Talia Al Ghul, and Nightwing. Also, the DC Comics Bombshells statues line of female heroes was announced. The most exciting news from DC in my opinion is the Superman statue line. This series is going to features statues from respected artists, similar to the Batman Black and White statue. The first few statues were revealed, and I am excited to see where DC goes with this series, as there are so many possibilities.
What did you think of these pieces? What news caught your attention from NYCC?