Saturday, January 29, 2011
New Kotobukiya Supergirl Statue
A new Kotobukiya Supergirl statue was recently solicited, part of the company's Bishoujo Collection.
I have to say that from afar, this looked like a pretty nice piece. Initially, I actually thought that it might end up being part of my collection.
Certainly, Supergirl expression is very nice, the costume is on the money. She has a great anime-style face. The hair and cape have a nice dynamic feel to them.
And it includes Streaky. That's a nice version of the super-cat.
But it still crosses the line of 'too much' as many Kotobukiya statues do. It's just too much ... if you know what I mean.
I mean this view from behind, the fan service up-skirt shot, exemplifies everything that I don't like about the Kotobukiya series. I don't think I would want this as part of my Supergirl collection. And it's sad. Because it is close to being a great piece, close to being something I wouldn't be embarrassed to have on the shelf.
But not close enough. It isn't for me.
It is scheduled for a June 2011 release.