At last year's Comic-Con, we brought you the vital news that Japanese statute maker Kotobukiya was planning a new line of "handsome men" statues that would kick off with DC's Nightwing, a homage to one of -- if not the -- best butts in comics. Now, a year later, we finally have our first look at the statue, and it's a delight from top... to bottom. (Not sorry.)
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The Nightwing statue is designed by Japanese comic artist Ricken, and kicks off Kotobukiya's Ikemen -- a portmanteau of the Japanese word "iketeru", meaning "cool" or "exciting", and the word "men" -- line, a male-focused equivalent to the company's popular bishoujo statues, depicting cheesecake-inspired takes on female pop culture characters. As one of the most iconic male sex icons of superhero comics, Dick Grayson is the perfect character to kick this series off:
Happily, Kotobukiya doesn't plan on stopping there. They want to do all the current and former Robins, as well as Batman himself. The next figure in the line, due out in 2018, is Jason Todd in his Red Hood outfit:
Can Jason live up to the shapely buttocks of Dick Grayson? No. But good on him and Kotobukiya both for trying!