Saturday, March 26, 2016

KOTOBUKIYA "Ghost In The Shell: Arise" 1/8th scale Motoko Kusanagi ARTFX J 6.5-inch statue

It seems like "Ghost In The Shell" and Motoko Kusanagi are getting some renewed interest because this is the second time Motoko Kusanagi is being featured in less than a month - see my previous toy blog post HERE

The latest new addition to the ARTFX J lineup (a bold expansion designed “to bring Japanese characters to their fans worldwide”) is the internationally mega-popular franchise Ghost in the Shell! Leaping directly out of the re-imagining series Ghost in the Shell: Arise with character designs by Kazuchika Kise is the main heroine in an amazing new presentation: MOTOKO KUSANAGI!

A younger version of the cyborg than she appeared in previous installments of the series, Motoko sits atop a high-tech device that’s plugged into her prosthetic body via wires and cables in her legs, chest, and back. The 501 Organization Agent waits impatiently for the procedure to be finished with one hand resting next to her and the other casually holding a pistol with her arm resting on her pulled-up knee. Motoko wears her signature red shorts and top and her short blue hair frames her scowling face and matches her blue eyes. The machinery in her base, wires, and connection ports in her body are beautifully rendered with intricate sculpted detail and lots of different colors. Sculpted by Shin Tanabe, Motoko Kusanagi is over 6.5 inches tall (1/8 scale) sitting on her unique display base and makes for the perfect centerpiece in your Ghost in the Shell collection!

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Available September 2016

Related posts:
Action Figure Review of 1:6 scale Motoko Kusanagi by Medicom, released in 2008 posted on my toy blog HERE
Another 1:6 scale Ghost in the Shell Motoko Kusanagi by Alpha - pictures HERE
Cool Girl Motoko Kusanagi 12-inch figure by Takara Japan posted HERE
Group pictures of all three different Motoko Kusanagi female action figures posted HERE

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