Published on March 20th, 2011 | by Sharp-O4
Mint in Box #14: Kotobukiya Bishoujo Ghostbuster Statue
What can I say about Ghostbusters that hasn’t already been said? Probably that I quite enjoy Ghostbusters 2 but only from the courtroom scene onwards. With that out of the way, I’m here to talk about a Ghostbusters product that I had no idea was being produced. I came across this while news from Toy Fair 2011 rolled in and I was glued to my screen absorbing the steady stream of plastic crack-y goodness, the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Ghostbusters Statue.
Kotobukiya is a Japanese model kit and statue producer and are famous for producing vinyl and resin statues from properties such as Halo, Star Wars, as well as various anime and manga. One of their lines consists of Bishoujo (Which translates out to ’pretty girl’) versions of famous characters from the likes of DC Comics and Marvel. So what are my thoughts?
Hot damn, this thing is gorgeous. I’ve seen online that there is a very small contingent of people on the internet that don’t like this statue. Those people are morons and their complaints are like the buzzing of flies. If this statue is good enough for Ernie Hudson, it’s good enough for me. This is a truly stunning model, with all the bells and whistles that any Ghostbusters fan could want.
Her Proton Pack is definitely scaled down to fit her lithe frame but it’s pretty screen accurate, and she comes equipped with a pair of ecto goggles and a ghost trap so she definitely has the tools but does she have the talent? Given the sorry state of her uniform, I think she subscribes to the “Split-up, we can do more damage that way” school of Ghostbusting. It’s strategically torn to offer her a scantily clad appearance while still maintaining the flight-suit’s aesthetic. I would have liked some paint apps to make the torn areas look a little scorched but it’s still a solid sculpt.
The face is pretty (befitting its inclusion in the bishoujo line) and if you put on a little pair of glasses on her, she could definitely pass as Janine Melnitz (and if there’s anything us GB nerds love more it’s Janine in the overalls, woof!)
So that’s the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Ghostbusters Statue, due out in July 2011 at a price of 7,140 Yen (about $87 USD). See you next time!
– Richard Sharpe