Though Kotobukiya will be holding their official panel at New York Comic Con 2013 this afternoon, they decided to jump the gun a little bit and tease DC collectors with an illustration of an all-new DC Comics Bishoujo statue before the show has a chance to begin! The princess of the Teen Titans is coming in 2014–the Kotobukiya Starfire Bishoujo Statue!
Behold! The extremely scantily-clad alien princess, Starfire, mounted riding atop an extremely phallic protruding rock stand! No, seriously. I know that Starfire is one of the most overly-sexualized female characters in all of comics (which led to quite a bit of controversy during the launch of “Red Hood and the Outlaws” as part of the DC New 52), but this is just way over the top, in my opinion. In a way, I almost feel like taking Starfire this far is almost “too easy”, making this design look really, really silly.
The DC Comics Bishoujo Starfire Statue has not yet been confirmed as a future release by Kotobukiya, but Kotobukiya wouldn’t have shown this Starfire illustration by Shunya Yamashita if they weren’t planning on producing the piece in 2014. I expect the Bishoujo Starfire to be officially announced at New York Comic Con 2013 this weekend. I’ll post an update with any additional information regarding this Kotobukiya Starfire statue as further details regarding it at NYCC 2013 or later events.