Pokemon D-Arts Blastoise Action Figure Released & Photos!

Pokemon D-Arts Blastoise Released Box Photo

The Bandai Pokemon D-Arts figures line got off to a strong start with the instant sell-out of D-Arts Mewtwo and Charizard, and now Bandai is back to see if the third time is the charm! The third of the four D-Arts Pokemon figures announced by Bandai has now been released, and it’s the fully-evolved form of the Pokemon Red/Blue water-type starter.

Surf’s up, because the Pokemon D-Arts Blastoise figure has now swam into stores overseas!

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S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Frieza Released in Japan!

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Final Form Frieza Box

Summer is just beginning, but it’s already been an exciting one for S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z figures collectors! The manga colors S.H. Figuarts Super-Saiyan Goku and regular Vegeta figures were released weeks ago, the San Diego Comic Con 2013 Piccolo Special Color Edition figure in anime colors has been revealed, and now the latest figure has been released in Japan–it’s the first major non-Saiyan antagonist in the series, Bandai S.H. Figuarts Final Form Frieza!

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SDCC 2013 Exclusive S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Piccolo Figure!

SDCC 2013 Exclusive Dragon Ball Z SH Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Figure

Dragon Ball Z fans have flocked to the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z line of action figures, as many are heralding it as the greatest DBZ figures line of all time (and rightfully so). For most newcomers, it’s been a long and expensive catch-up period. One of the earliest and now most pricy DBZ S.H. Figuarts figures on the secondary market is the popular Namekian, Piccolo. That figure has been sold out and getting more valuable for a while. But fear not, Dragon Ball Figuarts fans! Piccolo will be making a return engagement (in slightly different colors) as a SDCC 2013 exclusive!

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SDCC 2013 Exclusive Figuarts Zero Naruto Nine-Tails Chakra Mode!

SDCC 2013 Exclusive Naruto Nine-Tail Chakra Mode Figure Bandai Figuarts Zero

With all three mass release figures of Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke and Hatake Kakashi released in the Bandai Figuarts Zero Naruto Shippuden line last year, many Naruto fans thought that Bandai was done and over with releasing figures from the Naruto anime and manga. As part of the Tamashii Nations event in Japan last year, a special Naruto Shippuden Figuarts Zero Naruto Nine-Tails Chakra Mode figure was released as an exclusive. We thought that figure would never make its way to North America, but at SDCC 2013 next month, Chakra Mode Naruto is on the loose!

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D-Arts Mega Man X Reissue Figure Released in the United States!

Mega Man X D-Arts Box Bandai Action Figure

If you’ve started collecting the Bandai D-Arts Mega Man figures in the last few months (or even the last year), there’s probably a couple figures that you’re missing. Many Megaman fans–like me–missed the boat and didn’t start collecting the Mega Man D-Arts line until some of the earlier figures were already out of print and sold out. This left some major gaps in collections. Luckily, Bandai surprised North American collectors earlier this year, when they announced a D-Arts Mega Man X reissue figure. And now, it’s arrived–and is going very fast…

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Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee Wheeljack G2 Sideswipe Announced

Transformers Masterpiece G2 Sideswipe Prototype 2014

Takara is really giving Transformers fans a lot of love this year. We’ve had the releases of Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave and his main five cassettes, the limited exclusive Masterpiece Tigertrack, and we also have Masterpiece Prowl, Smokescreen and Bluestreak waiting in the wings. So why stop there, right? This morning Takara announced the news of the 2014 Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee MP-21, Wheeljack MP-20 and G2 Sideswipe MP-12G figures!

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SH Figuarts Sailor Mercury Releases in October 2013!

Bandai Sailor Mercury Figuarts Action Figure Close-Up

The Sailor Moon anime and manga are experiencing a resurgence in popularity like never before, and Bandai appears ready to capitalize and catch lightning in an action figure-shaped bottle! Hot on the heels of pre-orders opening for the SH Figuarts Sailor Moon figure that’s coming out in September 2013, Bandai is following up with S.H. Figuarts Sailor Mercury in October 2013! And at this week’s International Tokyo Toy Show 2013, we got out first look at the exquisite Sailor Mercury Figuarts figure!

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Transformers Masterpiece Tigertrack MP-12T Photos & Details

Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack Exclusive Photos

It might not seem so right now, but 2013 has actually been a very busy year for the Takara Transformers Masterpiece series of toys. After starting out the year with a bang, things have slowed down while we wait for this fall’s Transformers Masterpiece Prowl, Bluestreak and Smokescreen to arrive.

But to stem the tides and avoid boredom, Takara has a limited release exclusive up their sleeves, and it’s shipping this month! It’s Transformers Masterpiece MP-12T Tigertrack!

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Kingdom Hearts 3D Play Arts Kai Tron Sora & Riku Figures Released!

Kingdom Hears 3D Tron Sora Play Arts Kai Box

I am a hopeless fanboy for the Kingdom Hearts video game franchise, so I didn’t think there was anything in the world that would get me so excited as yesterday’s official announcement that the Kingdom Hearts 3 video game is in development for both the PS4 and XBox One. And, while that remains true, I came close to being just as psyched today when I got word that the Square-Enix Kingdom Hearts 3D Play Arts Kai Tron Sora and Tron Riku figures have been released overseas!

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Transformers Masterpiece Smokescreen MP-19 Revealed & Photos

Transformers Masterpiece Smokescreen Figure MP-19

We got the news about Takara releasing Transformers Masterpiece MP-19 Smokescreen way back in February, but ever since we’ve gone without nary a word about the most duplicitous Autobot’s release. Transformers collectors got their first glimpse of Masterpiece Prowl and Bluestreak ages ago in March, but there hasn’t been the slightest hint of an unveiling of Transformers Masterpiece Smokescreen–until now. Today, the very first images of MP-19 Masterpiece Smokescreen hit the net…

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