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Kotobukiya!
« on: March 22, 2003, 06:07 PM »
First, for those of you not familiar, here is a quick intro:

Kotobukiya makes 1:7 scale vinyl model figure kits, prepainted and snap together. Thusfar, they have released Darth Vader, Anakin, Obi Wan (AOTC) Mace Windu/Yoda, Jango Fett and three Clonetroopers (Infantry, Commander and Captain). They are known for sort of an artistic interpration of the characters and are not necessarily scene specific (although not as "out there" as the Unleashed figures).

FineMolds, another Japanese company as well as an offshoot of the Tamiya company (known for their very precise military models) makes 1:72 scale vehicular models. So far, they have released an XWing, TIE Fighter and Jedi Starfighter, and a Slave 1 is slated to be released, but little information is currently available.

If you're into these, what would you like to see made?

Kotobukiya:
Han Solo
Chewbacca
Slave Leia ;)
Jedi Luke
Palpatine
Maul
Dooku
Ewoks
Jawas

FineMolds:
Millenium Falcon
TIE Bomber, Interceptor, Advanced (AKA Darth's TIE Fighter)
YWing, BWing, AWing
Snowspeeder
ATAT
Republic Gunship
ATTE
Hailfire
Spider Droid

I could go on and on with what I'd like to see made! :)
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Kotobukiya Jango Fett
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2003, 05:29 PM »
I saw one of these in a comic/figure store this weekend.
They wanted $300. CDN.  :o
This looks like a very nice kit. Right up there with the Marmit Boba Fett.

Kotobukiya Jango Fett

There even on ebay right now.
JANGO FETT Figure

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Re: Kotobukiya Jango Fett
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2003, 06:42 PM »
That is sweet!!!  I wish I had the money to get one for myself.  I'll have to keep this item in mind.
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Re: Kotobukiya Jango Fett
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2003, 10:43 PM »
Ive been collecting all of the Koto kits (you can see them here http://home.earthlink.net/~adamclowe/FrameSet.htm)

They are all absolutely beautiful, and Jango Fett is amazing!

It seems like these caught on kind of late, I finished my Koto collection a few months ago, but it seems that only as of late have people really started talking about them.
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Re: Kotobukiya and Fine Molds Wishlists
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2003, 06:54 PM »
Hobbylink Japan has the Fine Molds Jedi Starfighter on sale for 30% off, about $15 plus shipping.   It looks very good to me.  I wish they had their Second Trilogy ships on sale.

Fine Molds Jedi Starfighter

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Re: Kotobukiya and Fine Molds Wishlists
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2003, 11:02 PM »
Yes, that Jedi Starfighter is one fine kit. I have delt with Hobbylink Japan before with other items Non-SW related. I highly recommend the online order that they have.
There service is fantastic & there prices are way better than ebay & online stores that I have seen so far.

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Re: Kotobukiya and Fine Molds Wishlists
« Reply #6 on: May 3, 2003, 05:02 PM »
Very, very cool website there.  I just finished checking out all that the store had to offer, and I just wish I had a bunch of money to spend right now.  My birthday money is almost all gone.

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Kotobukiya Darth Vader
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2003, 11:18 AM »
Not sure if anyone has seen this Kotobukiya Darth Vader kit.
Kotobukiya Darth Vader Kit

Looks like a very nice kit to go with the Marmit Boba Fett.

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Re: Kotobukiya Darth Vader
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2003, 11:31 AM »
That is sweet!!!!  I sure wish I could win the lottery to buy that and everything else out there.
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Re: Kotobukiya Darth Vader
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2003, 03:14 PM »
The Koto kits are all very nice, but not exactly compatible with the Marmit kits. Marmits are more like the 12 inch figures, these are slightly smaller, and similar to rotocast figures (but much higher quality).

Koto hasnt released a new Star Wars kit in a few months now, but have just released, or will soon release, some pretty cool looking Matrix Reloaded kits.

So far from Koto, we have got:
Vader
Anakin (AOTC)
Jango
Mace and Yoda (AOTC)
Obi Wan (AOTC)
Clone Trooper
Clone Trooper Captain
Clone Trooper Commander
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Re: Kotobukiya Darth Vader
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2003, 06:47 AM »
I saw it in a local store here,  105 ˆ ::)

he looks good tough ;)

and VERY large !  :o

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13" Kotobukiya Vader coming to the US!
« Reply #11 on: August 8, 2003, 10:57 AM »


This thing looks amazing, and at that scale must be very impressive!  $99 may be a little steep but I'm game!

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Re: Kotobukiya and Fine Molds Wishlists
« Reply #12 on: August 8, 2003, 04:50 PM »
Yeah, $99 each was what I was paying originally, and those were being imported from Japan. Seems like they could have knocked the price down a bit.
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Re: Kotobukiya and Fine Molds Wishlists
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2003, 03:51 PM »
Well, it had to happen sooner or later! There is now going to be a blue Kotobukiya Clonetrooper statue, to go along with the white, yellow and red versions. It is exclusive to the Art of Star Wars exhibit, went on sale today and will be sold until the 18th, and ships in September.

He's No Good to Me Dead - I emailed you, but thought Id post as well. I am absolutely desperate to get help finding this piece.

If ANYONE can help, please let me know!

Here's the link:
http://www.a2zch.tv/sw/goods/original/figure.htm
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Re: Kotobukiya Darth Vader
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2003, 01:08 PM »
Wow, Now thats what I call Sweet! I see now I will be trying to get one soon. :o