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Kotobukiya

KOTOBUKIYA Company 壽屋 (コトブキヤ) first began as a single toy store for dolls operated by Jusaburo Shimizu in 1947. In 1951, he re-created his sole proprietorship into a limited liability company, together with his two brothers.

While always continuing to focus on retail sales, KOTOBUKIYA first venture into original products as a model kit manufacturer began in 1983 with Armament, our first original model kit. This was followed in 1985 with King Godzilla, our very first licensed kit.

What really set apart KOTOBUKIYA from other model kit manufacturers was the acquisition of the model kit license for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam THE-O mecha, the first time a company other than Bandai was able to release Gundam products!

Our first foray into the non-kit business was in May of 1989 with soft vinyl statues and the Active Styling Figures (today branded as ARTFX Statues). Since then, we have increased our lineup with fully assembled and painted resin statues (now known as KOTOBUKIYA Fine Art Statues), Action Figures, One Coin Mini Figures and more!

As a model kit manufacturer, we were always striving to further improve the material and detail and articulation of our kits. That level of commitment has continued throughout all product types that we have developed, and KOTOBUKIYA is renowned for our quality and dedication to craftsmanship.

In our retail stores, we hold annual sculpting and painting contests, which is judged by our in-house and other known sculptors and outside judges, including the editor-in-chief of Hobby Japan, the Japanese model magazine. The number of entries normally exceeds three hundred, with entrants from all over Japan. In fact, some of our in-house sculptors originated as entrants into the contest and other toy manufacturers have scouted many others!

Over the years, were attracted the attention of not only top artistic talents, but also the favor of publishers and licensors who wish to work with only the best the toy and collectible industry has to offer.

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Z-Knight Z-Knights 2014 10.12.14
Batman ARTFX+ 2014 10.21.14
Cu-Poche Akemi Homura Cu-Poche 2014 09.15.14
Cain Cain 2006 12.10.13
HAW206 Prototype Think Tank HAW206 Prototype 2013 12.10.13
Greifen 2008 10.14.13
Kotobukiya Strike Eagle Model Kit 2013 07.03.13
Metal Gear REX 2013 09.12.14
Cougar Type-S 2011 09.12.14
2011-10-03 22.29.04
SPT-LZ-00X Layzner 2006 10.10.11
I.N. Corps Specific Wanzer Wanzer 1999 09.12.14
Takemikaduchi Type-00F Takemikaduchi Type-00F 2011 09.19.12
Boba Fett Art FX 2011 01.24.12
Stormtrooper Two Pack Art FX 2011 09.19.12
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Darth Vader Art FX 10.23.11
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Darth Maul Art FX 2011 06.29.11
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Roll 2011 09.12.14
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Proto Man 2010 09.12.14
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D-Style Dancouga 2011 06.06.11
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Drio 2010 09.12.14
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Hardballer 2010 09.12.14
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Takemikaduchi Type-00R 2010 03.17.11
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Griffon 2010 06.06.11
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Eltemus Model Kit 2010 11.18.10
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Fafnir 2010 04.06.11
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Cougar type-1 Heavy Weapon Class-A Color 2010 09.12.14
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White Glint & V.O.B Set Movie Color Version 2010 04.06.11
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AV-98 Ingram 1 2010 06.06.11
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Rayleonard 03-Aaliyah 2007 03.29.11
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Rosenthal CR-Hogire Noblesse Oblige 2009 03.29.11
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Wildfalken 2005 11.12.13
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R-Gun Powered 2006 03.31.11
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Arblade Custom 02.24.14
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TRV-06k-H Viper II Model Kit 2009 04.01.11
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Raiden II (RNA Side) 2009 04.01.11
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Gespenst Mk-II 2009 04.01.11
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Cybuster 2006 03.29.11
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DYGENGUAR 2007 04.06.11
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Crest Fascinator Version Variable Infinity 2008 04.04.11
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Crosssection 3-D X-Wing Set 2008 03.24.11
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Mechanical Chain Base Modeling Support Goods 2007 10.11.10
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4-LOM 2008 12.15.10
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Alteisen 2007 01.24.11
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D-Style Star Gaogaigar with Repli-Galeon 2014-04-10 07:52
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Metal Gear REX from Metal Gear Solid Black Version Model Kit 2014-02-06 08:31
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Metal Gear RAY Model Kit Updated 2013-12-19 19:27
D-Style Scopedog Turbo Custom from Armored Trooper VOTOMS 2013-12-19 08:34
Kotobukiya ARX-8 Laevatein 2013-11-28 09:27
Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2013-11-07 08:53
D-Style Shin Getter 1 from Getter Robo Armageddon 2013-11-07 08:29
Evangelion Mass Production Model -02 Beta 2013-10-23 08:14
Star Wars R2-Q5 ARTFX+ Statue 2013 NYCC Exclusive Edition 2013-09-16 09:55
Muv-Luv F-22A Raptor Infinites Squadron Non-scale model kit 2013-09-10 08:01
ART FX+ Hulk Statue 2013-09-05 09:36
Frame Arms YSX-24RD NE ZELFIKAR 2013-09-05 08:31
1/72 Scale Gojulas Zoid 2013-08-20 07:50
1/144 Scale Shiranui Second Phase 3 from Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse 2013-08-20 07:20
Wonder Festival 2013 - Kotobukiya 2013-07-28 09:18
Star Wars Sandtrooper Squad Leader Two Pack ARTFX+ Statue 2013-07-11 09:10
NYTF2014: Kotobukiya

NYTF2014: Kotobukiya

Not just chopsticks and ice cube trays.

2014-02-23 22:42

NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya at the 2013 New York Comic Con

2013-10-15 09:31
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NYTF2013: Kotobukiya

If you ever wanted to toss a football-sized Millenium Falcon-shaped ice cube into your cooler, then Kotobukiya has you covered. They've also got some nice statues if Star Wars ice is not your thing.

2013-02-17 15:45

NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya had some great stuff to show off at the NYCC

2012-10-23 20:14
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Scenes from SDCC: Kotobukiya

Star Wars and more from Koto. Photos courtesy of ToyFreakz!

2012-07-31 09:17
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NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Marvel

Including Iron Man from the Avengers!

With HD video.

2012-02-17 16:29
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NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Star Wars

Killer new Star Wars statues from Koto!

With HD video.

2012-02-17 18:48
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NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Model Kits

D-Style, Megaman, and Phantasy Star Online.

With HD video.

2012-02-17 18:48
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NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Yoshimitsu Fine Art Statue

Takeya sculpts the iconic character from Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

With HD video.

2012-02-17 18:47
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NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: DC Heroes

Batman from The Dark Knight Rises and Superman from 52!

With HD video.

2012-02-17 18:45
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Toy Fair 2011 - Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya had all sorts of great stuff to see and we got a V.I.P. tour of it all.

Includes HD video

2011-02-22 17:49
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NYTF 2010: Kotobukiya

What am I going to do with a double-bladed chopstick? Who cares, it's awesome.

UPDATED WITH HD VIDEO

2010-10-11 10:39
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NYTF 2010: Diamond

Diamond, being more than just their own toy manufacturer, distributes for other Manufacturers. So there was a plethora of goods on display at their booth.

UPDATED WITH HD VIDEO

2010-10-11 10:40
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NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Marvel

Kotobukiya landed the Marvel license about a year ago and now there fruits of their efforts are seeing fruition.

2010-10-11 10:41
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NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

Star Wars and Kotobukiya go together like peanut butter and jelly and we took the photos to prove it.

2010-10-11 10:42
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NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Super Robot Wars

Super Robot Wars mecha kits from Kotobukiya

2010-10-11 10:42
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NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Gurren Lagann

Kotobukiya's Gurren Lagann kits are easy to build, and pretty much the only way you are going to get a King Kittan or Dayakkaiser.

2010-10-11 10:42
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SDCC08: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya was back at SDCC with all new merchandise from this summer's hottest properties

2010-10-11 10:43
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