Posted by Curto on April 14, 2008 at 02:02 PM CST
STAR WARS: THE BOUNTY HUNTER SERIES
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! 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 to help him capture Han Solo, thereby luring Luke Skywalker into a deadly confrontation. Six of the fiercest hunters are assembled: Dengar, 4-LOM, Zuckass, Bossk, IG-88, and legendary BOBA FETT.

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! The bases in this series 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!

That is a lot of bounty to be hunted, so let’s review...
  • 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 will also be included so that Vader can be displayed in three different poses

    With its large scale and impeccable paint applications, this ARTFX Statue is a snap-fit kit that can be easily put together in seconds without glue or modeling skill.



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    BOBA FETT ARTFX STATUE
    The enigmatic Boba Fett stands 11 3/4” 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!

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    IG-88 ARTFX STATUE
    Under commission of the Galactic Empire, Holowan Labratories created the elite assassin droid IG-88…but may have done their job all too well, as IG-88’s first action was to murder his designers and creators. Quickly establishing itself as the top bounty hunter in the galaxy (second only to Boba Fett), the “Phlutdroid” is both utilized and feared by the Empire.

    The deadly droid stands over 11 inches tall, and has special articulated shoulders, allowing you to pose him as you wish: raising or aiming his dual weapons, including his trademark BlasTech DLT-20A blaster rifle. Every piston, every wire, every mechanical detail has been meticulously recreated utilizing the vast reference material from the Lucasfilm archives – including angles and views of the robot that never appeared on camera in Empire.

    IG-88’s bonus part is: Darth Vader’s Display Base.

    srp $ 99.99
    Available in JUNE
    © 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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    BOSSK ARTFX STATUE
    The remorseless Bossk (whose name translates as “Devours His Prey” in his native Trandonshan tongue) is a hunter with a reputation feared galaxy wide, and also an heir to the leadership of the Bounty Hunter Guild. The reptilian humanoid stands almost a foot tall (11 ¾ in 1/7th scale), with his scales and features exactingly replicated, resulting in an uncannily detailed appearance. Posed on the prowl for his latest target, Bossk includes his Rebley-v10 Micro Grenade Launcher.

    Bossk’s bonus part is: Darth Vader’s Torso and Right Arm #1.

    srp $ 99.99
    Available in JULY
    © 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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    4-LOM ARTFX STATUE
    While his name is officially an acronym of “For Love Or Money”, 4-LOM seems to prefer the latter, as his core programming has been modified in order for acts of crime to be found enjoyable to him. Armed with his BlasTech LJ-90 Concussion Rifle held high, 4-LOM stands 11 inches tall, and is superbly detailed throughout, with particular attention shown in the intricacies of his abdominal area.

    4-LOM’s bonus part is: Darth Vader’s lower half of his body.

    srp $ 99.99
    Available in JULY
    © 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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    ZUCKUSS ARTFX STATUE
    Dressed in the garb of a force sensitive Findsman, the schizophrenic ZUCKUSS has a wealth of personality only hinted at in Episode VI, yet detailed throughout the Expanded Universe. Standing at 10 ¼” tall, in 1/7th scale, Zuckass stands posed with his GRS-1 snare rifle at his side. Zuckuss’ alien features of the Gund race are accurately detailed, with his metallic facemask protecting him from breathing oxygen; deadly to his species.

    Zuckuss’ bonus part is: Darth Vader’s Cape

    srp $99.99
    Available in AUGUST
    © 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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    DENGAR ARTFX STATUE
    Outfitted with cybernetic enhancements in his eyes and ears, these are normally concealed by the ragged cloth wrapped around his head. After abandoning his role as an Imperial assassin, the Empire had issued a death warrant for Dengar – and then subsequently offered to waive the warrant in exchange for working for Vader to bring in Han Solo.

    Crouching down into a sniper pose, Dengar measures 7 inches tall at 1/7th scale, and aims his Valken-38 blaster rifle. His piecemeal Imperial style armor is thoroughly detailed and accurately weathered, and also includes his sidearm blaster – a handgun identical to the model popularized in the original trilogy by Han Solo.

    Dengar includes more Darth Vader bonus parts than any other release:
    Head
    Left Arm
    Right Arm

    srp $ 99.99
    Available in OCTOBER
    © 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.