Kotobukiya Launches The First Marvel Statue in November 2008!
Tokyo, Japan April 14, 2008 – Kotobukiya has announced their first inaugural release of Marvel Comics merchandise today. The item spotlights the smash-hit feature film IRON MAN,?bringing the collectible armored hero to 3-D life just as Robert Downey Jr did with Tony Stark in the film.
Inspired by the original promotional one-sheet for the film, the armored avenger stands tall as 1/6th scale Fine Art Statue (approximately 13 inches tall). Stan Winston Studios fabricated the suit for the film based on designs by comic artist extraordinaire Adi Granov, and every detail of Iron Man’s Mark III armor has been faithfully replicated by the craftsmen at Kotobukiya. Kotobukiya has been working from reference provided by Marvel Studios, the level of mechanical detail is matched only by the personality conveyed by Iron Man’s heroic stance.
Manufactured in cold cast porcelain and coated with metallic paint, the Iron Man Fine Art Statue even features multiple LED lights: eyes, Repulsor Ray palms, and the Unibeam on his chest. The base is ornamented with a sculpted Iron Man film logo on a three-dimensional realization of his chest symbol, and painted in the Mark I color scheme. Each statue is individually numbered on the bottom of the base as part of a Limited Edition.
Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto, this museum ready statue is the debut of the first SEASON of goods, which will incorporate collectibles from all films Marvel Studios will release in the calendar year, such as THE INCREDIBLE HULK and PUNISHER: WAR ZONE.
Pricing and Availability
Kotobukiya has also announced that the item’s suggested retail price will be set around $174.99 and they are expecting the items to hit the shelves in NOVEMBER
With over 50 years experience in the toy industry, Kotobukiya has grown into Japan’s number one collector toy company, with a peerless reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Many international fans first learned of Kotobukiya from the famous line of Final Fantasy merchandise, and more recently, collectors have been thrilled by Kotobukiya’s high end line of Star Wars and Batman ARTFX Statues.
|Posted 15 April, 2008 - 09:25 by JoshB|