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Kotobukiya

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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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
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Kotobukiya Marvel Spiderman 3 ARTFX Statues 2010-10-11 11:04
Kotobukiya Bounty Hunters Group Photo 2010-10-11 11:04
Kotobukiya Launches The First Marvel Statue in November 2008! 2010-10-11 11:04
Organic Hobby brings new Revoltech and more to the USA 2010-10-11 11:04
KOTOBUKIYA announces TRADITIONAL JAPANESE KIRIKO GLASSWARE exclusive for STAR WARS CELEBRATION IV 2010-10-11 11:04
BATMAN TRAVELS FROM GOTHAM TO TOKYO 2010-10-11 11:04
AIR ANIME STATUE 2010-10-11 11:04
Kotobukiya To Produce High-End Collectibles Based On The Halo Universe 2010-10-11 11:04
MSG Modeling Support Goods Mechanical Chain Bases 007-010 2010-10-11 11:04
HALO 3 Master Chief ARTFX Statue 2010-10-11 11:04
KOTOBUKIYA ANNOUCES MACHINE ANIME PRODUCTS AT ANIME EXPO 2008! 2010-10-11 11:03
Kotobukiya announces their 2008 Comic Con International: San Diego exclusive: The Incredible Hulk Movie Fine Art Bust 2010-10-11 11:03
ARMA Idaten Compatible Kit from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:03
Patlabor 2 HANNIBAL from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:03
Come And Visit Kotobukiya Booth To Win Special Prizes At San Diego Comi Con 2008!!! 2010-10-11 11:03
Linebarrels Of Iron: Arma Idaten & Arma Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-10-11 11:03
Super Robot Taisen: Wildwurger Fine Scale Model Kit 2010-10-11 11:03
X-Men Classic Havok & Cyclops Fine Art Busts 2010-10-11 11:03
Punisher: War Zone Fine Art Bust & Daredevil Movie Fine Art Bust 2010-10-11 11:03
With You –Mitsumete Itai- Noemi Itou 1/8th Scale Statue 2010-10-11 11:03
Linebarrels Of Iron: Verdant model kit 2010-10-11 11:03
Halo 3: Steel Spartan – Field Of Battle – Limited Edition Artfx Statue 2010-10-11 11:03
Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya Ani*Statue 2010-10-11 11:03
Hiiro No Kakera One Coin Mini Figures 2010-10-11 11:03
Sengoku Rance: Senhime Ani*Statue 2010-10-11 11:02
Tales Of Destiny 1 & 2 One Coin Mini Figures 2010-10-11 11:02
Tears To Tiara: Riannon Ani*Statue 2010-10-11 11:02
To Heart 2 –Another Days- Nanako-Chan Sukumizu Ani*Statues 2010-10-11 11:02
To Aru Majutsu No Index: Index 1/8th Scale Statue 2010-10-11 11:02
Kotobukiya 1/100 Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram HBV-502 Raiden kit 2010-10-11 11:02
Linebarrels Of Iron: Hind Kind model kit 2010-10-11 11:02
Linebarrels Overdrive Emi Kinosaki version 1/144 model kit 2010-10-11 11:02
ZOIDS EZ-016 Sabre Tiger, Schwartz Spec. model kit 2010-10-11 11:02
Mode Lock Sky Girls Sonic Diver Series Reijin 2010-10-11 11:02
New Kotobukiya action figure line "Mode Lock" debuts with FMP Arbalest 2010-10-11 11:02
ZOID Genobreaker from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:02
Super Robot Wars Valisone model kit from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:02
KOTOBUKIYA ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR SDCC: EXCLUSIVES, FAN CLUB, JEWELRY, & MORE! 2010-10-11 11:02
KOTOBUKIYA AND ACTION FIGURE XPRESS PRESENT TWO NEW IRON MAN MOVIE BUSTS! 2010-10-11 11:02
Star Wars Celebration Exclusive R2-D2 Kiriko Glasses are now available from ACTION FIGURE XPRESS. 2010-10-11 11:02
Super Robot Wars OG SRG-03-2 Grungust model kit from Kotobukiya 2010-10-11 11:02
STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS ARTFX+ STATUES SERIES THREE: SITH 2010-10-11 11:02
LINEBARRELS OF IRON: MIU KUJYOU ANI*STATUE 2010-10-11 11:02
SUPER ROBOT TAISEN: VALSIONE FINE SCALE MODEL KIT 2010-10-11 11:02
LINEBARRELS OF IRON- YUPON STYLE ONE COIN MINI FIGURES 2010-10-11 11:02
CAPTAIN AMERICA: NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FINE ART STATUE 2010-10-11 11:01
IRON MAN MOVIE MARK II FINE ART STATUE 2010-10-11 11:01
X-MEN CLASSIC CHAPTER: KITTY PRYDE FINE ART BUST 2010-10-11 11:01
SUPER ROBOT TAISEN: GRUNGUST TYPE-3 FINE SCALE MODEL KIT 2010-10-11 11:01
MSG: MODELLING SUPPORT GOODS ARMORED CAR UNITS 001-002 2010-10-11 11:01
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
Kotobukiya

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
Kotobukiya

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.

UPDATED WITH HD VIDEO

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.

UPDATED WITH HD VIDEO

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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