Bishoujo Transformer Figures Suggested by Hasbro

Bishoujo Transformer Figures Suggested by Hasbro

Kotobukiya’s line of Bishoujo figures all involve renderings of beautiful women, including characters who might not originally be women like Transformers or horror icons. In a new Kotobukiya official interview with the series’ product planner, who was left unnamed, it was confirmed that Hasbro is the reason the Transformers ones appeared. They noted the company suggested Autobot and Decepticon characters join the Bishoujo line. The product planner also said more Transformers will join the collection.

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When discussing these figures the product planner noted Hasbro and Kotobukiya already worked together for the My Little Pony Bishoujo series. This envisioned the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters as human women, posed alongside their pony selves. The person noted Hasbro suggested Transformers join the Bishoujo line as a result of it.

Other details discussed the designs for the three existing figures in the collection. The product planner noted that the outfits are designed to look realistic and familiar. They also noted that both Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are designed to look as though they are “they are defenders of justice, heroes, and friendly.” Conversely, the unnamed Kotobukiya product planner said, “In order to give Megatron a tough, military look, we put in several design details characteristic of military uniforms, such as a garrison cap, tie, and epaulets.”

While the Kotobukiya product planner interview did confirm there will be more Transformers Bishoujo figures, it didn’t announce who will be next. However, when asked about character they would like to see, they mentioned Barricade, Blackout, Shockwave, and Soundwave.

The Bumblebee Bishoujo figure will join the collection in August 2023.

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