This is a soft-vinyl (PVC) kit with pre-painted parts, portraying an item from science-fiction/anime.
Kotobukiya's box-top commentary says it best:
"As the design consultant and conceptual artist for the original Star Wars trilogy, Ralph McQuarrie helped bring the vision of George Lucas to life. With only Lucas's script as a reference, McQuarrie played a pivotal role in creating the look of the universe, and most famously helped to create the visual image of the most feared villain in cinematic history: Darth Vader.
"As tribute to the 30th anniversary of Episode IV: A New Hope, the legendary original painting depicting a lightsaber duel between Lord Vader with Luke Skywalker has been fully realized in three dimensions as an ARTFX statue. The artisans of KOTOBUKIYA have taken great pains to faithfully reproduce McQuarrie's every detail, from Vader's samurai-inspired mask, to Luke's unseen-in-film breathing apparatus. Able to be assembled in seconds, this kit not only celebrates the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, but it is also the 30th ARTFX statue in KOTOBUKIYA's popular Stars Wars line!"
Limited to 7097 pieces worldwide (just 1977 serial-numbered pieces in Japan, including HLJ's stock), this amazing set of fully painted, mostly assembled (you just have to pop a few pieces together) 1/7-scale vinyl figures mounted on ABS plastic bases is an absolute must for any serious Star Wars fan. The painting is phenomenal, and as mentioned above, perfectly captures the essence of McQuarrie's original concept art. Lightsabers are rendered in clear plastic (but are not lighted). Get yours before they're gone!