Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya’s new ARTFX J character figure of Spike Spiegel from the Cowboy Bebop anime series for a May 2017 release. The Sunrise-produced sci-fi action series was aired for 26 episodes in Japan in 1998. Thanks to the push by Cartoon Network’s late night block Adult Swim, It became one of the most well-known titles among the US anime fans in the early 2000s.
The 240mm-tall 1/8 scale Spike figure also comes with his customized Jericho 941 R pistol and will be available at the price of 12,960 yen (about 113 US dollars). Kotobukiya also offers the figure’s exclusive deluxe edition with a non-smiling face part and a body part without his coat at 16,200 yen (140 US dollars).
Source: Kotobukiya press release