When it comes to Dragon Ball Z toys, it appears that Bandai Tamashii Nations can do no wrong. Many fans were skeptical of the chibi stylized Dragonball Z Tamashii Buddies figures, but the first series of DBZ Tamashii Buddies has been a surprisingly hot seller, with many stores already selling out of some characters. Bandai must be pleased–and also confident–because Dragon Ball Z Tamashii Buddies Broly and Frieza figures have now been put up for order!Continue Reading→
Naruto fans have long-demanded an expansive line of high-end figures and statues, and after years of waiting, Tsume Art is the company that has stepped up to the plate and given fans the home run that they’ve been waiting for. Following up some of their biggest hits like the Madara Uchicha statue and the Itachi Uchiha HQS Statue, Tsume Art is now jumping back in time to give us the first “ultimate” antagonist in the Naruto manga and anime: the treacherous snake ninja Orochimaru is now up for order!Continue Reading→
If there’s one question that I’ve heard asked more than any other regarding the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z figures line, that question is “When is Bandai going to release a Majin Buu Figuarts figure?” Every time someone has asked me that question, I’ve had to disappoint them by saying that no plans have been announced. This time, though, the answer is different–because Bandai has now officially announced the Dragon Ball Z SH Figuarts Buu figure for 2015!Continue Reading→
When MegaHouse announced their acquisition of the Dragon Ball Z license during summer 2014, many collectors fell down on their knees in gratitude that larger-scale DBZ figures were finally on the way. Unfortunately, the mixed media approach of the Megahouse Dimension of Dragonball (D.O.D) figures wasn’t for everyone. But if you’re one of those people hoping for all-plastic masterpieces, hope has arrived! The amazing Dragon Ball Z Figuarts Zero EX Super Saiyan 3 Goku is now up for order, and the next figure debuted at Tamashii Nation 2014: Super Saiyan Trunks!Continue Reading→
Ever since photos of the SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Vegetto figure leaked out before San Diego Comic Con 2014, DBZ fans have been frothing with anticipation to order the fusion form of the two strongest fighters in the galaxy.
Bandai made us wait a few months, but the time has arrived: the Dragonball Z SH Figuarts Vegetto figure is now up for order!Continue Reading→
If there was a prize for being an insanely evil villainess in the Street Fighter universe, the winner would be Juri. Not only is Juri the first Korean character in Street Fighter and it’s first Taekwondo user, but she’s also the first purely evil female in the franchise. If that’s not worth celebrating with some merch, what is, right?
Kotobukiya must agree, because the Kotobukiya Street Fighter Bishoujo Juri statue is now up for order!Continue Reading→
One summer 2014 anime series that has been an absolutely delightful surprise has been the Sword Art Online II anime. I was feeling very down on the whole Sword Art Online franchise after the very-reviled Sword Art Online Fairy Dance arc that made up the final eleven episodes of the first Sword Art Online anime series. But despite going into Sword Art Online II with low expectations, I’ve found myself quickly falling in love with the series and its new female protagonist, Sinon. And just as I really started pining for some Sinon merch, it’s on the way–the Sword Art Online II Sinon Nendoroid figure is now up for order!Continue Reading→
It’s been an agonizing summer for fans of the Kuroko’s Basketball anime and manga series. After the Kuroko’s Basketball Season 2 anime ended in March, fans had to wait longer than they’d like for the official announcement of Kuroko’s Basketball Season 3. Now there’s still no Kuroko’s Basketball Season 3 release date (beyond a non-specific “2015”), and Shonen Jump has announced that the Kuroko’s Basketball manga is ending this month. But there’s at least some good news for Kuroba fans–the MegaHouse Murasakibara Kuroko’s Basketball Series figure is now up for order!Continue Reading→
I love me some tragic heroes–the more tragic, the better. That’s why it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite characters in the Dragon Ball Z saga is none other than the fully-synthetic and tragically-doomed android, Android 16. While Android 17 and Android 18 get all the love from fans and in merchandise, Android 16 was a crucial character in the Dragon Ball Z Cell Saga. And now, he’s finally going to get his day in the sun in grandiose form–the Dragonball Z SH Figuarts Android 16 figure is now up for order!Continue Reading→
While anime figure collectors across the country have rejoiced and focused on the newly-revealed Bandai SH Figuarts Vegetto and Android 16 figures, those figures weren’t the only Bandai Dragonball Z representation at San Diego Comic Con 2014! Bandai quietly and unexpectedly unveiled one new entry into the popular line of Figuarts Zero Dragon Ball Z figures, taken from one of the most memorable (and long) moments of the DBZ anime. Kicking off 2015, the Dragon Ball Z Figuarts Zero Goku Spirit Bomb Version figure is now up for order!Continue Reading→