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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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No.sort icon Toy name Year
Square Enix Siren 2000
SRX-00 2006
McQuarrie Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader 2007
Alteisen 2007
Gurren Lagann 2008
4-LOM 2008
Crosssection 3-D X-Wing Set 2008
Gespenst Mk-II 2009
Rosenthal CR-Hogire Noblesse Oblige 2009
Rayleonard 03-Aaliyah 2007
Cougar type-1 Heavy Weapon Class-A Color 2010
Fafnir 2010
Hardballer 2010
Drio 2010
Roll 2011
Darth Maul 2011
Darth Vader
Stormtrooper Two Pack 2011
Boba Fett 2011
SPT-LZ-00X Layzner 2006
Cougar Type-S 2011
Kotobukiya Strike Eagle 2013
HAW206 Prototype 2013
Cain 2006
Batman 2014
Jehuty Clear Ver. 2012
Baselard 2012
Jinrai 2016
Mega Man 2010
Spike Spiegel 2017
Greifen 2018
XFA-27 2018
Catwoman 2007
Supergirl 2007
Ballerina Asuka Langley 2011
Black Cat 2011
Black Magician Girl 2011
Misaka Mori One Coin Mini Figures 2011
Combat-San Tactical Suit Version 2010
Dark Phoenix 2010
Catwoman 2011
Wonder Woman 2011
Fate Testarossa 2010
Hitagi Senjogahara 2009
Hoi Hoi-San 2009
Kirino Kousaka 2009
Lucy 2011
Makinami Mari Illustrious 2010
Makise Kurisu 2010
Manaka (Sorceress Ver.) 2011
Mayoi Hachikuji 2010
Ms. Marvel 2011
Psylocke 2010
RACaseal Elenor 2011
Sora Kasugano (Sukumizu ver.) 2010
Suruga Kanbaru 2010
Tamaki Kousaka (Samurai Ver.) 2010
Tifa Lockhart (Ver.2) 2002
Xecty E.V.E. 2010
Xecty Goddess of Wind 2010
Yuki Morikawa 2010
Ludens 2020
008 Greifen 2008
01 AV-98 Ingram 1 2010
03 Griffon 2010
052 EX-Exbein 2014
06 Wanzer 1999
07 D-Style Dancouga 2011
07-10 Mechanical Chain Base 2007
13 Cu-Poche Akemi Homura 2014
A03 Type K Z-Knight 2014
AC012 Crest Fascinator Version 2008
AC017 Nineball Armored Core Ver. 2011
MLA-2 Takemikaduchi Type-00F 2011
n/a Eltemus 2010
n/a Takemikaduchi Type-00R 2010
n/a Metal Gear REX 2013
NX-09 White Glint & V.O.B Set Movie Color Version 2010
RM-03 Proto Man 2010
RTX-010-01 Huckebein Mk-II 2006
S.R.G-S 016 Dygenguar 2007
SRG-S-008 Cybuster 2006
SRG-S-10 R-Gun Powered 2006
SRG-S-21 Arblade Custom
SRG-S-5 Wildfalken 2005
VO-Series 05 TRV-06k-H Viper II 2009
VO:04 Raiden II (RNA Side) 2009
Title Publish datesort icon
Kotobukiya Charity Auctions for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund 2011-03-16 14:04
Marvel Comics Presents: The Kotobukiya Collection X-Force Deadpool Fine Art Statue 2011-01-18 17:46
Super Robot Taisen ~ Compatible Kaiser Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-12-20 19:04
Super Robot Taisen ~ Bylefol Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-12-17 17:58
MUV-LUV Alternative Total Eclipse ~ Siranui Nigata Demonstration Color Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-12-16 15:41
Armored Core GA GAN01-Sunshine-E Feedback Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-12-14 15:47
Marvel Comics Presents Kotobukiya Collection X-Men Danger Room Sessions Colossus Fine Art Statue 2010-11-23 15:36
Cyber Troopers Virtual-on SVR-07 Belgdor Ver. 1P Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-11-15 16:42
Super Robot Taisen ~ Compatible Kaiser Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-11-15 16:33
Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse ~ Takemikazuchi Type-00F Yuki Takamura Ver. Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-11-15 16:25
Border Break Shrike Type-V Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-11-15 16:19
Kotobukiya Frame Arms SA-17 Rapiere Multi Assemble Mechanical Unit Model Kit 2010-11-08 16:26
Patlabor The Mobile Police ~ AV-98 Ingram 2 Patrol Labor D-Style Model Kit 2010-11-08 16:21
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Artfx+ Statue 2010-10-25 15:24
New Statues of To Heart Available from Diamond 2010-10-11 11:07
Statue Fans Invited to a Comic Party from Diamond 2010-10-11 11:07
New PVC Statues Crash the Comic Party 2010-10-11 11:07
Maid Robot Girls Ready to Clean Up To Heart Line 2010-10-11 11:07
Neon Genesis Statue on Forward Front of Fashion 2010-10-11 11:06
Variety of New Statues From Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:06
Kotobukiya Announces First Ever North American Star Wars Exclusive 2010-10-11 11:06
Kotobukiya Announces Plans For SDCC: Star Wars And Evangelion Exclusives! 2010-10-11 11:06
CDX toy news bulletin 7/13/2007 2010-10-11 11:06
CDX toy news bulletin 7/25/2007 2010-10-11 11:06
Kotobukiya Announces Plans For Attending LUCCA Comics & Games 2007 2010-10-11 11:05
Kotobukiya Annouces Plans For Star Wars Reunion Paris 2010-10-11 11:05
Kotobukiya Summons The Star Wars Bounty Hunters To Do Thy Bidding 2010-10-11 11:05
Final Fantasy Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona Motorcycle Deluxe Box Set 2010-10-11 11:05
Kotobukiya announces next two Bounty Hunters 2010-10-11 11:05
KOTOBUKIYA brings you the highly articulated plastic model kit "ALTEISEN RISE" from the world of SUPER ROBOT TAISEN 2010-10-11 11:05
Evangelion:1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Kaworu Nagisa PVC Statue 2010-10-11 11:05
Patlabor: The Movie 2 Hellhound Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-10-11 11:05
Kotobukiya Bounty Hunter Zuckuss 2010-10-11 11:05
Star Wars TIE Fighter pilot from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:05
DOAX2 AYANE ARTFX STATUE 2010-10-11 11:05
Indiana Jones: Raiders Of The Lost Ark ArtFX Statue 2010-10-11 11:05
MSG Modeling Support Goods Weapon Units 08-010 2010-10-11 11:05
Final Fantasy XII Artifacts Judge Master Gabranth Helmet Replica 2010-10-11 11:05
Halo 3: Master Chief – Field Of Battle – ArtFX Statue 2010-10-11 11:05
Nadesico Black Salena Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-10-11 11:05
Modeling Support Goods Mechanical Chain Bases 004-006 2010-10-11 11:05
The Art Of Shunya Yamashita Fine Art Busts Angela And Shii 2010-10-11 11:05
DOAX 2: Dead Or Alive Xtreme 2 - Hitomi ArtFX Statue 2010-10-11 11:05
Beat Blades Haruka: Narika 1/8th Statue 2010-10-11 11:05
Little Busters! Rin Natsume 1/8th Statue 2010-10-11 11:05
Kotobukiya Panel Added to Wizard World L.A.! 2010-10-11 11:05
Bounty Hunter Series IG-88 from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:05
Lamento PVC Statue And CD Sets – CD Details Announced 2010-10-11 11:05
Armored Core Fine Scale Model Kit Crest Cr-C06U5 - Facinator 2010-10-11 11:04
NYTF2014: Kotobukiya

NYTF2014: Kotobukiya

Not just chopsticks and ice cube trays.

2019-05-15 13:55

NYCC 2013: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya at the 2013 New York Comic Con

2019-05-15 14:10

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.

2019-05-15 14:22

NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya had some great stuff to show off at the NYCC

2019-05-15 14:31

Scenes from SDCC: Kotobukiya

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

2019-05-15 12:51

NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Marvel

Including Iron Man from the Avengers!

With HD video.

2019-05-14 16:18

NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Star Wars

Killer new Star Wars statues from Koto!

With HD video.

2019-05-14 16:49

NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Model Kits

D-Style, Megaman, and Phantasy Star Online.

With HD video.

2019-05-15 12:49

NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: Yoshimitsu Fine Art Statue

Takeya sculpts the iconic character from Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

With HD video.

2019-05-14 16:17

NYTF2012: Kotobukiya: DC Heroes

Batman from The Dark Knight Rises and Superman from 52!

With HD video.

2019-05-14 16:18

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

2019-05-13 16:49
NYTF 2010: Kotobukiya

NYTF 2010: Kotobukiya

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


2019-05-06 19:36
NYTF 2010: Diamond

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.


2019-05-06 20:01
NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Marvel

NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Marvel

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

2019-05-07 09:54
NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

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

2019-05-07 09:54

NYTF09: Kotobukiya - Super Robot Wars

Super Robot Wars mecha kits from Kotobukiya

2019-05-07 09:54

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.

2019-05-07 09:53

SDCC08: Kotobukiya

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

2019-05-07 14:13
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