The fourth entry in the elite ARTFX Premier series is the Hulk!
This 1/10 scale statue was crafted down to the finest detail using digital sculpting, giving this expertly crafted collector’s piece an exquisite appearance alongside lifelike detail.
The craftsmanship in this piece continues from the sculpting to the painting. Unlike other pieces which follow the pattern of a simple base coat with shading. ARTFX Premier re-evaluates the standards for figure painting. Each individual piece of the statue is layered with several types of paint, giving the finished product an unprecedented sense of beauty and depth.
The ARTFX Premier rendition of Hulk is based on the 2018 Immortal Hulk comics, which pays homage to the character’s roots. The statue depicts the transformed Bruce Banner delivering a powerful Hulk smash to the base on which he stands. The statue’s powerful posing and realistic detail fully capture the Hulk’s wild and unbridled strength in his transformed state. In order to give the statue an overpowering sense of power beyond the likes of which can be seen through the monitor of a computer, the initial prototype of the statue was created using clay. The model was then scanned and transformed into 3D data, allowing Kotobukiya’s craftsmen to fine-tune the details such as the texture of Hulk’s skin and shredded denim trousers.
The intricate craftsmanship of this piece continues from the sculpting to the painting, with a multi-layered paint job that highlights the level of detail that has gone into the piece. This rendition of the Hulk offers not only the weight and volume of a scale rendition of the character, but an attentive level of detail that offers quality alongside quantity.
Like the other Avengers before it, the statue comes in sophisticated packaging overflowing with elegant details, including a marble inspired motif as well as an original illustration based on the figure. Additionally, these limited edition statues will come with a certificate that includes a collector number printed in gold, certifying each piece as a one-of-a-kind original.
Limited to 3500 pieces worldwide.
Please note: Due to the small edition size and the great demand for this item, allocations are possible.
KOTOBUKIYA Company 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・nd 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.
In October 2009, A highly capable USA team was formed to strengthen its marketing and product development capabilities for the US market. The team was named KOTOBUKIYA KREATIVE 3. K3’s members are well known as one of the most talented US sculptors and artists in the arena of collectible statues and toys.
Kotobukiya is a current manufacturer of licensed collectible products based on the following properties:
- Alien vs. Predator
- Anime Properties
- Dead or Alive
- Devil May Cry
- Indiana Jones
- Marvel Comics
- One Coin
- Pirates of the Carribbean
- Star Wars
- The Art of Shunya Yamashita