There were many jaded collectors (including myself) who weren’t filled with optimism when Bandai Tamashii Nations began releasing the S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon action figures in 2013. Sure, Sailor Moon herself looked great, but would Bandai really complete the core cast of the five main Sailor Senshi…? As it turns out, the answer was “yes”–and then some! Not only has Bandai managed to put all of the main Sailor Soldiers up for order, but they’re still not done! We saw the prototype over the winter, and now she’s officially on the way–the Sailor Moon SH Figuarts Sailor Saturn figure is now up for order!Continue Reading→
It’s a tough life for Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece fans, never knowing when or if Hasbro will bring out their own versions of the Japanese Takara Transformers Masterpiece toys. Considering only a handful of Transformers Masterpiece Takara toys come out each year, you’d hope Hasbro would adapt them all, but that’s just not so. There are several Masterpiece Transformers Hasbro has never released–but Prowl isn’t going to be one of them! Coming Summer 2014–Hasbro Transformers Masterpiece Prowl!Continue Reading→
Last year, MegaHouse held a poll that over 80,000 fans voted in to determine the next Gundam character to be released as a figure in the MegaHouse RAHDXGA (“Robot Anime Hero Deluxe Gundam Archives”–try saying that three times fast!) series. The winner of the poll shocked many people, as it was supporting character Tieria Erde from Gundam 00. But the twists don’t end there! Today MegaHouse unveiled the prototype for the long-awaited MegaHouse Gundam 00 Tieria Erde figure, and the costume they’ve chosen is… Tieria cross-dressing as a woman?!?Continue Reading→
I had pretty much the same reactions everyone else I know did when Nintendo first unveiled the cel-shaded Link character design for “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker” video game: I almost vomited.
That said, Toon Link quickly won me over when I actually played the game, and I’ve always wanted a great toy of him. And finally, a decade later, one is on the way: the Nendoroid Wind Waker Link figure is now available for order!Continue Reading→
I’m not going to lie–I’ve definitely struggled in recent weeks trying to pay attention during the plethora of Naruto Shippuden anime episodes about Hatake Kakashi’s past in the ANBU. That said, while the contents of many of these episodes have been a bit boring (Yamato… *groan*), I never get tired of the visual of seeing ANBU Kakashi. And that’s just what MegaHouse is counting on, as they’re poised to capitalize on the Naruto Shippuden anime focus on Kakashi’s past: the MegaHouse G.E.M. Kakashi Hatake Ver. ANBU figure is now available for order!Continue Reading→