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2:00 PM on 04.17.2014

ESC's LVL-8 Dunny returns in a camo colorway

ESC-Toy's new secret release has dropped in their shop, and it's a jungle camo version of the LVL-8 Dunny. Certainly inspired by the Moogles of the Final Fantasy series, the 8-inch resin piece comes with two accessories: a ti...

Brian Szabelski

1:15 PM on 04.17.2014

Funko's Pop! line gets a little more animated with the addition of some Hanna-Barbera characters

Funko's Pop! Animation line has picked up a few cartoon icons in the form of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble (The Flintstones), kung fu master (and number one super guy) Hong Kong Phooey, and the lesser-known Frankenstein J...

Scarecroodle



Preview gallery appears for figma Archer, needlessly raises fans' hopes that it may actually come out photo
Preview gallery appears for figma Archer, needlessly raises fans' hopes that it may actually come out
by Scarecroodle

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open, but don't hold your breath that he'll actually be released]

Max Factory has cruelly raised fans' hopes by posting a preview gallery for figma Archer, a figure that was first used taunt fans at a convention back in 2010. The move, among other recent talk, has fooled many into believing that figma Archer will actually be produced.

Archer (identity withheld) was the only name associated with the Archer-class servant of the Fifth Grail War who appeared in Fate/Stay Night. As Rin Tohsaka's servant, Archer had a prominent supporting role in the anime and was a master of assorted weapons (many of which were inspired by other heroic weapons). figma Archer will apparently include his two iconic blades (Kanshou and Bakuya) as well as his (unnamed?) bow and spiral sword Caladbolg II (which was used as an arrow).

While pre-orders have opened for the figure, skeptical collectors assume that there will be a series of delays followed by an abrupt cancellation accompanied by a "GOTCHA!" message. If you want to hop on the emotional roller-coaster that is figma Archer, he's listed for ¥4,630 and is initially slated for a late August release.

On a more personal note, a lot of my enthusiasm has tapered off over the past three or four years that I've waited to see the character get a release. I was absolutely enamored by the figma line in general when I started collecting it five or six years but that opinion has waned in light of increasing price points, competition from other companies (like Bandai), and a general collectors' fatigue (the features I dislike about the line seem more apparent, the things I like become harder to find). As such, what seemed like incredible news when he was first unveiled almost feels like just another release today.

[ Pre-order at Hobby Search | AmiAmi ]

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Super7 is ready for WonderCon photo
Super7 is ready for WonderCon
by Kristina Pino

WonderCon at Anaheim is just around the corner. It's this weekend (Friday, April 18th - Sunday, April 20th), actually, and Super7 updated their blog with what they're taking to the show. Check them out at Booth #1453 if you're hitting the event, and maybe snag one of their three WonderCon exclusives.

In the gallery below, see a picture of their 9-inch tall Toxic Garbage Dump Fossilla, which will be going for US$95 each. "Cast in four color melted drip vinyl, blood red, putrid purple, shocking blue, and bile yellow, each monstrous monstrosity is a unique, one-of-a-kind cacophony of color!"

The other two exclusives are a Spring Training Pocket Baseball Boy (header, right), which is 3 inches tall and going for US$25 each, and a "Mellow Yellow" translucent colorway of their Pocket Rose Vampire (same price; header, left). Gotta love that sweet, sweet, translucent vinyl.

[via Super7]

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11:00 AM on 04.17.2014

DCC's Scribblenauts Unmasked series 2 may be at a retailer near you

DC Collectibles announced via Facebook that series 2 of its DC Scribblenauts Unmasked is "here"; a message that presumably means they might be at a retailer near you (most likely a Gamestop) as you're reading these words. For...

Scarecroodle

10:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Keep your eyes on the prize for these Gundam Unicorn figures

With the final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ready to hit theaters May 16, the promotional rush is building up into a marketing frenzy. Of course, this being a Sunrise production, there are a ton of mecha that'll be p...

Pedro Cortes

9:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Keep this Gillman amigurumi away from swimming beauties

Are you both a fan of Universal Studio's horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon AND of things cute & cuddly? Then you may want to check out La Chapa's one-of-a-kind Gillman amigurumi. The amigurumi was apparent...

Scarecroodle



Medicom updates with first RAH Ultimate Madoka gallery photo
Medicom updates with first RAH Ultimate Madoka gallery
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

First seen live only last week we're now getting some official images straight from Medicom of Ultimate Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She's looking mighty impressive under the right lighting. Her flowing dress is quite magnificent with the inside completely blacked out in peppered with stars. Not only are we given a closeup look at her happy, smiley face, but also of her previously unseen  angry face. Plus we're given a look at the articulation hidden in both her wings and her hair. 

Medicom has also revealed the release details for the first time. As expected she won't be cheap, priced at ¥33,000. But that's OK, you've got nearly a year to save up as she won't be released until a very distant February 2015. Can't rush greatness.

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12:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Life size LEGO Hatsune Miku is a brick house

Once again a LEGO builder does something cool and unexpected with the little blocks. This time it's Japanese builder ChaosBrick that impresses with a life size replica of Hatsune Miku made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Ra...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





This preview should make you feel pretty good about Kotobukiya's Eren Yeager photo
This preview should make you feel pretty good about Kotobukiya's Eren Yeager
by Tianxiao Ma

It's always great when a figure captures some of a character's personality. For Attack on Titan's Eren Yeager, that personality mostly consists of rage and combativeness. Kotobukiya's figure does a fine job showing Eren doing his thing.

I love the dynamic pose, his determined expression, and the use of the tree stump as a base. The paint and detailing look spot-on as well. Amiami has a large preview gallery showing Eren from all angles and showing the removable cape. If you have him on order, looks like you won't be regretting it!

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9:30 PM on 04.16.2014

Megahouse's Tieria Erde goes undercover for exposing previews

I never thought that this would be an actual figure, but here it is. From the plot twist of an episode of Gundam 00 comes the RAHDXG.A.Neo Tieria Erde by Megahouse. While it's not the usual appearance of Tieria, it's certainl...

Andres Cerrato



Kuso Vinyl has a trio of new releases for WonderCon photo
Kuso Vinyl has a trio of new releases for WonderCon
by Brian Szabelski

Kuso Vinyl will once again be at WonderCon Anaheim, and for this year's event, their exclusives come in a trio of choices. First, there's two Luckittypons for the event: the Inazuma version that looks like Pikachu, and the Tigerrhappy version that looks like ... well, a tiger. Both will be limited to 200 pieces at Kuso's booth (#1247) for US$10 each.

Want something a bit more game-related? There's also olive-colored variant of Dave Bondi's Akashi, whose Mario-styled look you've certainly seen before. Only 50 of these will be available at US$65 each, and if you stop by on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Dave is doing a signing session.

Finally, if you want something that's darker, there's Darko, the Dragon Kid — a black, dragon-like Minicel with some attitude. Only 40 of these are going to be at the show, with a set number released each day, and they'll retail at US$20. I think it's the one I would want the most if I could be at the show; what about you?

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