Kotobukiya’s New 52 ARTFX+ Statues The Flash

Hey Speed Readers,

Japanese company Kotobukiya, has teamed up with DC Comics to give us some slick statues based on the New 52. With Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern already announced Flash will be joining the ranks of Kotobukiya’s Justice League in March of 2013:

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s line of DC Comics “New 52” ARTFX+ Statues continues, capturing the new looks and costumes of heroes in the Justice League. Racing to join the previously released Superman and Green Lantern comes the Scarlet Speedster and guardian of the Gem Cities, THE FLASH! Barry Allen was a mild-mannered forensic scientist (who was perpetually late) working late at night in his lab when a bolt of lightning changed his life forever. The electricity and chemicals combined mysteriously to imbue Allen with unbelievable speed and thus the Flash was born!

Not content merely to stand at attention like his fellow Justice Leaguers Superman and Green Lantern, the Flash can’t stay still for a moment. Ready to speed off to fight crime or supervillains with a wide-legged stance, Allen cracks his knuckles in anticipation. The Scarlet Speedster’s New 52 costume maintains the character’s traditional bright red and yellow color scheme but updates it with a bold new lightning bolt logo and intricate energy lines crackling all over his suit. The Flash’s excellent sculpt even includes the new technological details of his costume like the reinforced boots.

Standing 7 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale), the Flash was sculpted by master artist Atelier Bamboo. Magnets in his feet make him perfectly stable on his included display base, and he’ll look great on your shelf next to the rest of the Justice League including the upcoming Wonder Woman!

Release: March 2013

The statue is available for preorder at a number of outlets, my personal favorite, being Bigbadtoystore.com. It will retail for $39.99 usd, but you can find it at BBTS for $35.99.

Personally, I love this statue! Absolutely love it. Not only is it priced well but with all the sculpted details, being an import and standing at 7 ½ inches tall, I can’t think of a better deal. Plus, it’s so shiny!

Anyone plan on preordering this statue or waiting until the release and then trying your luck then? I’m probably going to wait a couple of months myself and make up my mind on whether I seriously want to throw support towards the New 52 or not. Such an excellent, affordable statue though. Decisions, decisions. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Devin ‘Flash’ Johnson


18 thoughts on “Kotobukiya’s New 52 ARTFX+ Statues The Flash

  1. Ionic One

    I wish they would have toned down the abs a bit but other than that a very beautiful piece. I think I will have to add it to my collection as well!

  2. Lee H

    That’s considerably cheaper than I expected it to be, I may very well buy it. The metallic red isn’t quite the impression I get from the art in either Flash or Justice League though, it looks more like the mid-90s costume.

  3. Kyer

    Shiny red looks good and I do like the new Flash design. Price is good, but what is this made of? Frankly, I’m a bit wary of pieces that can be easily broken considering how (well meaning but clumsy) some family members are when cleaning. Haven’t even take my Barry statue out of the box because of that.

    God, that looks great though.

    1. Kyer

      Sorry..had to leave the comp for a minute.
      This seller has it for $33.59. I purchased my Flash/Barry statue from them last year and was satisfied. Read the pre-order policy though and maybe also shipping costs.

      Will keep looking.

        1. Kyer

          So…Urban is cheaper for the statue, but BBTS is a tad over a dollar cheaper in shipping BUT both allow that actual shipping costs are only estimates because they are going to charge you true shipping when they get it and send it to you. So if UPS rates skyrocket in March….oy…because I doubt they will drop in the future.
          However, I do give the edge to BigBadToyStore for the $2 additional charge for collector’s quality checking. That’s nice. Still, going to wait a couple more days to see who else offers this.
          Btw, ToyWiz and Amazon are considerably more money. Amazon is selling GL, Supes and WW for $50-$60 each. Yowch.

  4. Mike W.

    I am on the fence on this one. Most likely I will be ordering it. I have other things I have coming before that comes out though. And I am not a huge fan of the new 52 thing either. But meh we’ll see.

    1. Kyer

      I had to debate with myself as well. However, I’m figuring if I can get it cheaper (sub grade package?) I can just toss the packaging and call it “Wally” in the privacy of my room. Not like with a book where some character would ultimately blow away my little fantasy by saying “Barry”.

  5. Savitar

    I normally don’t buy statues either, but wow, this looks stunning. May balk a little over the price, but standing over 7 inches tall…it’d be worth it.


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