This past week I had the opportunity to attend the New York Toy Fair 2014, the biggest toy event of the year in which thousands of companies bring their new products to show off to potential buyers and press. While Bluefin Distribution/Bandai Tamashii Nations did attend the event, they didn’t have much to show off that we didn’t already know was coming–with one huge exception! Coming in the second half of 2014 and now available for order–the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Naruto Shippuden Uzumaki Naruto figure! Believe it!Continue Reading→
With the five main Sailor Scouts all either already released or scheduled to be released by summer 2014, a lot of Sailor Moon anime and manga fans were afraid that Bandai Japan was done with releasing S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon action figures.
Thankfully, those fears can now be put to rest! At last weekend’s Winter WonderFest 2014 event, Bandai debuted an all-new Sailor Moon SH Figuarts Sailor Saturn figure, alongside another pair of newly-revealed Sailor Moon Figuarts Zero figure statues…Continue Reading→
It’s a case of good news/bad news for Gundam Wing fans! The good news is that Bandai has now opened pre-orders for the original Gundam Deathscythe Robot Damashii figure, the last remaining 1st Gen Gundam Wing mech needed to complete the Robot Spirits lineup!
The bad news is, the figure is a Japan Bandai Web Shop exclusive that won’t be distributed internationally…Continue Reading→
Pokemon (and Super Smash Bros.) fans, rejoice! While we haven’t seen a new super-articulated Pokémon figure released since the awesome Pokemon D-Arts Venusaur last fall, the drought (no, not the Pokemon ability “Drought”) is at an end!
Bandai has finally officially announced and released photos of their next release, and the Pokemon S.H. Figuarts Lucario action figure is now available for order!Continue Reading→
Well, here’s an item that I never, ever thought I’d be previewing. 2014 is the 40th anniversary of both the Hello Kitty franchise and the beloved Japanese Chogokin die-cast line of toys. To celebrate, Bandai Tamashii Nations is releasing the first-ever Chogokin Hello Kitty figure!
Coming this summer and now up for pre-order, you can finally fulfill your dream of owning a die-cast Hello Kitty robot mech piloted by, uh, Hello Kitty herself…Continue Reading→
Just like a whole mess of other people, Trunks is my favorite character in the whole Dragon Ball Z universe. Kid Trunks, future Trunks–even Dragon Ball GT Trunks–I love ’em all! That’s why, even though I already own the amazing DBZ SH Figuarts Trunks figure, I rejoiced when Bandai Tamashii Nations announced the Figuarts Zero Trunks figure.
A few months later, the Trunks’ Figuarts Zero figure I ordered online is all mine and meets most of my expectations…Continue Reading→