We Love Kotobukiya – #1
Here at Precinct1313 we don’t just read about Superheroes, like all dedicated comic fans we also like to collect Superheroes. Our favourite toys and statues are produced by the amazing – Kotobukiya, a Japanese manufacturer that has been making toys and figures since 1947 when a single shop was opened by Jusaburo Shimizu to make dolls.
It became a limited company in 1951, but it wasn’t until 1985 that they made their first licensed figure – Godzilla, since then the company has grown into the leading licensed toy and statue manufacturer on the planet, their attention to detail is second to none and each and every piece they put out is a work of art. We love this company and already have many of their amazing statues adorning our shelves in the comic crypt, but there is always room for more! So we will be doing an occasional look at whatever is on our current wish-list from this amazing company, beginning with…
Deathstroke, Slade Wilson…another fantastic statue from the masters at Kotobukiya, the statue stands 12 inches in height and is, as always intricately detailed and is posed dynamically with sword in hand. The mask itself is held in place with a small magnet which allows you to remove it so you can see Slade’s grizzled features. The paint work as ever is stunning and it comes with a stand with Deathstroke embossed in large letters upon it, our lives are not complete without this…we need it as much as we do air or water (maybe even more than that!).