Realizations is a high end collectible toyline produced by Bandai which consists of toy licensed characters being artistically re-imagined, either by changing a bit of visual aesthetic or in the Meisho sub group of toys, placing the characters in a Edo era Japan setting and changing them entirely.
The toy line is divided into two categories: Movie and Manga, the Movie line has characters from film and television while the Manga line involves characters from comic books. So far, the toy line mainly consists of characters from Star Wars and Marvel Comics respectively as its primary focus. The art designer of the figures is Takayuki Takeya, whose body of work includes designing creatures and heroes for tokusatsu TV shows and films such as Shin Godzilla and Kamen Rider. He is also one of the design artists of Bandai's S.I.C. toyline.
At the 2017 Tamashii Nations World Tour event in New York, both Daredevil and Hulk figures were shown as concept art along with 3 figures that eventually went into production: Black Spider-Man, Wolverine and War Machine. Both the Hulk and Daredevil figures have yet to be made at this time.
To promote the Marvel part of the toyline, a limited edition comic set in the Marvel Realizations universe was given out to attendees of the 2018 San Deigo Comic Con who purchased a Marvel figure from either the S.H. Figuarts line or the Realizations line
The cover of the issue is an homage to the cover of Avengers #4 from 1963.
An R2-D2 Realizations was teased at one of the Tamashii Nations events in the form of concept art, but has yet to be made.
The Meisho label of the Edo themed sub group toyline is in reference to a term which translates to "pictures of famous places", which adds layers of allusion to works of fiction or history that bring forth nostalgia through story telling or art such as ukiyo-e. It also may refer to the name of an empress of Japan who lived and reigned during the Edo period.