Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2007 - The acclaimed series of Kotobukiya ARTFX Statues expands with the addition of the highest requested characters from the Star Wars universe: THE BOUNTY HUNTER SERIES. From the darkest chapter of the saga, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader has summoned mercenaries from across the galaxy, and assembled six of the fiercest hunters: Dengar, 4-LOM, Zuckass, Bossk, IG-88, and legendary BOBA FETT – who will be the first character release in this new collectible line.
The enigmatic Boba Fett stands 11 3/4” inches tall in a dynamic combat pose, simultaneously flying and firing his flame thrower. His distinctive Mandalorian armor has been replicated with stunning accuracy, with detailing based upon the costume used in Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi. Each of the Bounty Hunters will include special bonus parts for you to collect. Once all six Hunters have been released, you will be able to assemble the bonus parts into a brand new, full size DARTH VADER ARTFX Statue! A free $100 value given at no additional cost! Fett will include Darth Vader's left arm.
In addition, each of the Hunters will include a unique hexagonal base, which can be linked together on any side, creating a variety of display options for the full series of characters. Line them up as first seen in Empire, or use the Darth Vader as a centerpiece to assemble the bases to create the symbol of the Galactic Empire!
Summary: • A new ARTFX Statue each month, six in total • Interlocking bases, which can be arranged to form the Imperial logo • Bonus figure parts that can be assembled into a full size Darth Vader statue • Additional bonus parts that allow Vader to be displayed in three different poses
As with the majority of the Kotobukiya STAR WARS ARTFX Statues, the Bounty Hunters are not exclusives or limited editions, meaning that consumers should be able to add these to their collections without any difficulty, and avoid paying secondary market prices. With their large scale and impeccable paint applications, the ARTFX Statues are snap-fit kits that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill.
STAR WARS BOBA FETT ARTFX STATUE will be available in April at comic book or specialty shops. To find a store near you, please visit the Comic Shop Locator Service at http://www.comicshoplocator.com, or for more information please visit www.KotoUS.com.
About Kotobukiya: With over 50 years experience in the toy industry, Kotobukiya has grown into Japan's number one collector toy company, with a peerless reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Many international fans first learned of Kotobukiya from the famous line of Final Fantasy merchandise, and more recently, collectors have been thrilled by Kotobukiya's high end line of Star Wars and Batman ARTFX Statues. Kotobukiya is always striving to further improve the material, detail, and design of all products. Kotobukiya continues to attract 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 collectibles industry has to offer.
Big thanks to Tom D. for the heads up!
UPDATE:Click here and check some pics and an article titled "Koto Bounty Hunters Launches with Boba Fett" over at the main site.