Star Wars Mara Jade Bishoujo Review and Gallery
Mara Jade is a work of art, simple as that. Many fans, including myself were skeptical of her release. With the amount of time that passed between Jaina Solo, one had to wonder if Kotobukiya lost the license to produce these collectibles. As it turns out they did not. We were told that another character announcement would be coming soon (SDCC perhaps) but till then, here is Mara Jade Bishoujo!
This piece is perfect! The paint apps are spot on and the overall sculpt is fabulous. As a fan favorite character, it was crucial that Kotobukiya captured Mara’s essence in this form. Of course Koto added their own unique style to the figure, which if you ask me, is quite all right. She comes with 2 sets of lightsabers and accessories so you can pick which side you want her on…..the Empire or the Rebellion. I will gladly wait a year or more per release if we continue to get pieces such as this one. Truly a masterpiece this one is and fans will eat her up! Enough of my ramblings though, check out the images below and read the official product release information as well. Mara Jade scored high on our list of must haves and Kotobukiya delivered the goods.
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s lineup of Bishoujo (Japanese for “beautiful girl”) statues based on Star Wars characters continues after the highly successful Jaina Solo. With lovely ladies from all eras of the ultimate science-fiction powerhouse reimagined like never before, the Star Wars Bishoujo collection is surely strong with the Force. Coming up next is one of the most popular Expanded Universe characters ever, MARA JADE ! Originally an elite operative for Emperor Palpatine, Mara would learn the ways of the Force from Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi Knight and eventually his wife. She has appeared in dozens of novels, comic books, and video games, and now takes her place as a fantastic Bishoujo statue based on an illustration by master Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita.
Fiercely independent and confident in her abilities, Mara Jade strides forward into battle with all of her weapons at her disposal. The assassin turned Jedi wears a unique outfit consisting of a skin-tight two-tone blue suit with integrated high-heeled boots and bare arms. Mara is ready for anything with a large blaster in a holster at her waist and a lightsaber held casually in her right hand. She is captured in a walking pose with her other hand held out in front of her, ready to batter her enemies with the Force. Mara shows off the high quality you’ve come to expect from Kotobukiya with a highly detailed sculpt and paint applications, particularly focusing on her beautiful Bishoujo-inspired face and flowing red hair. As an added bonus, you can display the heroine in various ways with or without her removable cape, and she comes with two different lightsabers: her original purple blade and Luke’s original lightsaber given to her in the novels!