Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Soap MacTavish! Part 2

For those who have watch the Film "True Grit", Soap MacTavish would be the modern day True Grit main man, Rooster Cogburn.

Not really because their storylines are related but Solely because, the guy is as hard and gritty as any of the toughest men on Earth

In this pic, I have interchange his arms to show him holding a sniper rifle. Look at the grit, determination and seriousness in his face.. INTENSE...
Sadly, all but a few who play him behind their computers would have the same physique or skill that he has.. :p

Anyway, this time round I shall be shedding more light on the company that sculpted this figure. Kotobukiya started out as a single toy store for dolls by Jusaburo Shimizu in 1947.

Going along with the times, it became a model kit manufacturer during the model kit era of the 1980s. It was able to obtain license to make the King Gozilla model in 1985 and was the only company other than Bandai to release Gundam Products by acquiring the model kit license for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, The-O Mecha. Mind you though, Kotobukiya didn't really compete with Tamiya, Pit-Road, Aoshima for the military model kit market.

By 1989, Kotobukiya decided to diversify its market by going into soft vinyl figurines and eventually Active Styling Figure.

"I'm from the UK...SAS.. recognise that"

Today, it has become renowned for its figures and have been gathering talented sculptors to make brilliant figures for Marvel, DC and many other gaming and comic companies. With Kotobukiya making a name for itself in the Toy Collector Industry and being sensitive to the needs and demands of the customers, I am keen to see what they have in store next.

One thing is for sure, I have my eye on another Kotobukiya figure. With some financial planning, I will be able to get my hands on it.

On a side note, for those who are interested in getting this figure, I could only find it available on eBay. They do not really sell it on their main website store. This is probably due to it being a limited edition figure. dedicated exclusively to the Veteran Edition of the Modern Warfare 2 Game in the UK.

For other figures, you can check it out at http://www.kotous.com/


  1. I must say that Kotobukiya's range of sculpts are wide. Perhaps, due to the fact that they have many sculpt Artists, the styles ranges differently

  2. Soap MacTavish = A Man's Man

  3. Wow... didn't really know that Kotobukiya did model kits and all... Especially Gundam.


  4. I really like ya fifth pic of Soap.

    Nice focus on it.

  5. Better photos from a better camera coming soon ;)

  6. Japanese made goods. Always the finest quality.