Professor Oak has Bulbasaur at his side in this new Kotobukiya Pokemon ARTFX J release!

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Welcome to the Solaris Blog! ヾ(῀ʚ̴̶̷́ .̫ ʚ̴̶̷̥̀ ῀)ノ” 
Today’s Early Bird special comes from Kotobukiya’s Pokemon ARTFX J series - it’s Professor Oak and Bulbasaur!
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Front

"Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokemon! My name is Oak! People call me the Pokemon Prof!

This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokemon! For some people, Pokemon are pets. Other use them for fights. Myself… I study Pokemon as a profession.

First, what is your name?

Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Special Lighting
Professor Oak, known as Dr. Yukinari Okido in Japan, joins Kotobukiya’s Pokemon lineup as the first non-trainer to be featured!          (ノ゚ο゚)ノ
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Front Right
Professor Oak is posed in a friendly greeting, his arm up in a wave. It feels so nostalgic to be greeted by him! (つ﹏<。)
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He’s dressed in his original outfit, composed of a lilac polo shirt, brown trousers, a white lab coat, and some purple slippers!
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Prof Oak Side
His purple slippers look so soft and pillowy - they also match his base perfectly! ू(ʚ̴̶̷́ .̠ ʚ̴̶̷̥̀ ू)
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You can see the detail that went into recreating Oak’s look as well - check out the subtle lines of his hair from the back!
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Back
And of course, Oak is never complete without a book in hand. Kotobukiya has really done a great job with creating one for Professor Oak! 
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Book Closeup
From below, you can check out the details of Oak’s book. While the cover is quite simple in design, the real standout is the curvature of Oak’s fingers as he grips the books. It looks so realistic! (・0・。)
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Book Bottom
You can also see the contents of the book - while nothing is distinguishable, the variety of bright colors really makes it pop. Additionally, the different bookmarks sticking out from the top of the pages adds another layer of dimension. ꒰・‿・๑꒱ 
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Book Overhead

"Now, which Pokemon do you want?"

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Accompanying Professor Oak is grass-type starter Bulbasaur, or Fushigidane as he’s known in Japan! 
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Bulbasaur Overhead
Bulbasaur has a slightly confused look on his face as he looks over at Professor Oak. He looks absolutely adorable as not one detail was missed in recreating him! (੭ु ›ω‹ )੭ु⁾⁾♡
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Front
Check out the vines protruding from Bulbasaur’s bulb - he’s ready for his attack Vine Whip! ε=ε=(っ* ´□` )っ
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Bulbasaur Front
The shading of the vines is especially breathtaking. Notice how the color darkens as it gets closer to his bulb - it looks incredible!
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Bulbasaur Back
Of course, Bulbasaur is not fixed to the base, meaning you can move him around or give Professor Oak additional Pokemon companions! (Oak only comes with Bulbasaur, though)
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Oak Additional Pokemon
You can also pose Professor Oak with Ash (also known as Red or Satoshi) to really recreate the original series! ♡( •ॢ◡-ॢ)✧˖° ♡
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Oak and Ash
Lastly, with the original Japanese voice actor for Professor Oak, Ishizuka Unsho, sadly passing in 2018, this figure release by Kotobukiya seems like a heart-warming tribute to the beloved actor. ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Overhead Special Lighting

“Your very own Pokemon legend is about to unfold! A world of dreams and adventures with Pokemon awaits! Let's go!"

Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 Side Closeup
Kotobukiya has done an amazing job of bringing these OG Pokemon characters to life. Pre-order them today and save 16% with Solaris Japan!
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 No Background
“Perhaps one of the most memorable characters of the Pokemon world, Professor Oak has finally debuted in Kotobukiya’s ARTFX J lineup! Professor Oak’s gentle smile perfectly captures his kind spirit. Every detail of the knowledgeable mentor is carefully recreated: the shine of his belt buckle, the pen peeking out from his coat pocket, and of course his purple slippers! He’s also posed holding a textbook, filled with multiple sticky notes, as he gives you a friendly greeting. Standing firmly by his feet is the adorable starter Pokemon, Bulbasaur. Filled to the brim with nostalgia for seasoned Pokemon fans, this figure release is not to be missed. Order yours today!”
Pocket Monsters - Fushigidane - Okido Yukinari Hakase - ARTFX J - Pokémon Figure Series - 1/8 No Background
P.S. Professor Oak looks a little lonely, even with Bulbasaur by his feet. Make sure to give him some company!
  
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By Emi

If I’m not at work making money, then I’m usually out and about wasting money at game centers, karaoke, or eating out way too much. よろしく!

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