The new ARTFX Premier line by Kotobukiya kicks off with Captain America and Thor from the pages of Marvel Comics. These new 1/10 scale statues are now up for pre-order from Koto US. They stand about 10″ tall, and will be more limited than standard Koto statues. Each piece will be numbered and are set for release this Summer. Check out the photos, details and pre-order links after the jump.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The time has come for the next evolution in ARTFX, and Kotobukiya is proud to debut the incredible ARTFX Premier Statue line. Following hot on the heels of the Asgardian Thor Odinson is the American super soldier and defender of liberty, CAPTAIN AMERICA from Marvel’s modern Fresh Start comics! ARTFX Premier is a high-quality statue line that challenges the limits of product development by capturing characters in the highest possible level of detail, and that premier quality can be seen in every aspect of this patriotic hero. Created in 1941 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby to represent opposition to Nazi Germany, Captain America combined superhero stories with patriotism and the fight against oppression in the world. Recruited into a secret “Super-Soldier” program, Steve Rogers was given a serum and radiation that transformed him into a paragon of human athleticism. Since his introduction Captain America has been one of Marvel’s most popular characters, and his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have only strengthened that acclaim. Now you can celebrate the iconic superhero with this definitive collectible!
The quintessential hero standing up for what’s right, Captain America is here to protect the innocent at all costs. He dives into battle, leading with his shield as he traverses broken terrain at a run. Thanks to the advanced craftsmanship incorporated into the ARTFX Premier line Captain America is rendered in glorious detail like never before with expert sculpting, injection molding techniques, and revolutionary paint applications. His iconic red, white, and blue costume is absolutely covered in intricate details from clothing elements like the fine grain in his shirt and trousers to seams, creases, and different textures like the hard, overlapping scales of his armored torso and the “leather” of his belt and boots. Meanwhile, Cap’s star spangled Vibranium shield looks amazing with its glossy finish. Even with all of that, Steve Rogers’ extremely lifelike facial portrait is the focus point of this presentation, and it can be enjoyed from a variety of angles thanks to expert paint application capturing photographic realism.
Sculpted by RESTORE, Captain America stands nearly 10 inches tall (1/10th scale) in his crouching pose on the rocky display base. He comes to you in sophisticated packaging overflowing with detail including a marble-inspired background motif as well as an original illustration based on the figure.
Additionally, this limited edition statue comes with a certificate with its collector number printed in gold, certifying each piece is a one-of-a-kind original. Captain America will be a beacon for freedom and a centerpiece in your collection, whether you display him by himself or alongside other heroes in the ARTFX Premier series like Thor Odinson!
Available – August 2019
Marvel Thor Odinson ARTFX Premier Statue – $149.99
At the forefront of Kotobukiya’s new ARTFX Premier series is the god of thunder, Thor Odinson from Marvel’s Avengers Fresh Start series!
This 1/10 scale statue was crafted down to the finest detail using digital sculpting, giving this expertly crafted collector’s piece an exquisite appearance alongside lifelike detail. The craftsmanship in this piece continues from the sculpting to the painting. Unlike other pieces which follow the pattern of a simple base coat with shading. ARTFX Premier re-evaluates the standards for figure painting. Each individual piece of the statue is layered with several types of paint, giving the finished product an unprecedented sense of beauty and depth.
With these techniques in mind, Kotobukiya’s craftsmen imagined what kind of materials may come out of the realm of Asgard to create the unique paint job on Thor’s metal and leather armor, which transforms in color depending on the angle as it catches light.
Measuring just under 3.5 centimeters (1.5 inches) in length, the statue’s face is meticulously crafted and full of photographic lifelike detail.
The statue comes in sophisticated packaging overflowing with elegant details, including a marble inspired motif as well as an original illustration based on the figure. Additionally, these limited edition statues will come with a certificate that includes a collector number printed in gold, certifying each piece as a one-of-a-kind original.
A truly refined piece from the inside-out, this stunning rendition of Thor Odinson is sure to make your collection shine.
Available – July 2019