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8:00 AM on 03.24.2015

Aftermarket guys being a little Greedo? Funko cuts fans a break with a Pop! Greedo re-release

We recently announced that Funko was re-releasing its Star Wars Pop! Slave Leia and Luke Skywalker in honor of the upcoming Star Wars sequel. The pair will apparently be joined by none other than everybody's favorite hapless ...

Scarecroodle

12:54 AM on 03.24.2015

Anime Japan 2015: Bandai

Following our Max Factory and Good Smile Company coverage from Anime Japan, Bandai had a few Gundam kits to show. 1/144 High Grade Gunplas were on display, spanning the more recent entries: current series Gunda...

Oansun

9:30 PM on 03.23.2015

Anime Japan 2015: Max Factory

Tian rounded up Good Smile's offerings at Anime Japan 2015, but Max Factory was there, too, with a few figma to show off at the very least. Yep, that's Iron Man Mark XXI, and sure, that robot figma is Shidonia no Kishi's...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 PM on 03.22.2015

Anime Japan 2015: Good Smile Company

Anime Japan 2015 wrapped up over the weekend, which means we can see some of the goodies that figure makers brought to the event. Good Smile Company put some upcoming Nendoroids and scale figures on display. The big one for m...

Tianxiao Ma



Tsume debuts its Fist of the North Star line with Raoh photo
Tsume debuts its Fist of the North Star line with Raoh
by Brian Szabelski

Tsume's Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) HQS series is ready to roll out, and the first release is a massive 1/6-scale statue of Raoh, King of Hokuto. Raoh is 50 cm by 50 cm (or almost 20 inches by 20 inches) and is 11 kilograms (nearly 25 pounds) of resin. Of course, a big part of that size comes from the fact that Raoh is sculpted on top of a cliff, riding his steed Kakuoh.

The response seems to be positive so far: Tsume has had to up their run size to 1,000 pieces due to expected pre-order demand. Even so, he won't come cheap, priced at €499.99 (almost US$540), but with the massive size of the piece, that doesn't seem too out of the ordinary. This is, after all, most likely going to be a centerpiece for anyone who picks it up's collection. Does that group include you?

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9:00 AM on 03.19.2015

Black Butler's Grell Sutcliff smiling his way to shelves everywhere

Reap from the labors of Kotobukiya with the ARTFX J Grell Sutcliff PVC statue. Pre-orders are open now for a August delivery of the man covered in red. This static figure of the reaper from Black Butler stands at over 9 ...

Soul Tsukino

4:05 PM on 03.18.2015

Tweeterhead shines their signal on classic Batwoman statue

Lost in history thanks to DC's unceremonious reboot in the 1960's, high-end statue maker Tweeterhead revisits the now forgotten member of the Bat-family. While Barbara Gordon's popularity on the television series translated t...

Oansun

8:00 AM on 03.18.2015

Hasbro goes large with oversized simplified Transformers

So, out of no where, we got our first look at some new simplified Transformers from Hasbro. Normally I'd just shrug these off and hope they don't take up too much space, but these are actually pretty interesting. The line app...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Two original TFs get WTF repaints from Hasbro photo
Two original TFs get WTF repaints from Hasbro
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Some things are beyond explanation. Fans of the clunky original Transformers Generation 1 figures have been wanting to see Hasbro give Blitzwing and Astrotrain a proper reissue for years now. We knew the molds were still good because Takara used them back in 2004 and 2005 for their Transformers Collection line of reissues. Hasbro has since released reissues of Astrotrain in 2005 and 2012, but in the original Japanese market black and white figure colors, not the gray and purple cartoon colors (or even Hasbro's original white and purple) like fans have always wanted and Japan eventually got. Hasbro never got around to reissuing Blitzwing making his only release the original 1985 release.

So when rumor first went around of a Blitzwing and Astrotrain reissue coming as a Platinum Edition box set surely we were getting the pair the way fans have always wanted them, right?

Nope.

Instead we're getting garish new colors like something straight out of Generation 2. It's hard to explain how Hasbro came up with these colors when recent box sets featuring the original Insecticons and the Seeker Jet 'coneheads' have been pretty true to the originals. Astrotrain is now in a strange white, orange, and purple color scheme while Blitzwing is red, beige, and purple. One theory is that Astrotrain is inexplicably in the colors of Robots in Disguise 2000 character Movor and Blitzwing is based on G1 Duocon character Flywheels. The colors are close, but they're also off enough that it could just be a coincidence.

Apparently these guys will be showing up at Toys R Us eventually. Unfortunately with this it brings into question what type of release the previously announced reissues of Trypticon, Blaster, and Perceptor will get. Time will tell.

[via Seibertron, Nilo Tozzo & Cia Ltda]

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11:00 PM on 03.17.2015

Nendoroid Wooser returns in a budget-friendly light version

Back in 2013 Good Smile Company released a pair of Nendoroid Wooser figures after the popular first season of anime shorts. The sets featured Wooser with Rin and Darth Wooser with Ren and a ton of extra stuff from the&nb...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



12:15 PM on 03.17.2015

Matty unveils final figure (Prahvus) in Club 200x, sub closes 3/23

Matty Collect today unveiled the prototype for Prahvus, the final figure in Club 200x. Club 200x is slated to close at 23:59 on 3/23. Have you subscribed? Compared to the other figures (such as King Chooblah), Prahvus looks a...

Scarecroodle

9:00 AM on 03.17.2015

See what happens when Lego meets fine art photography

Toy photography is totally my scene. Sometimes, people take it to another level and I just can't help but to get excited. There are quite a few folks whose work with Nendoroids and scale figures crosses the line into art. But...

Tianxiao Ma