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6:00 PM on 02.19.2015

Minifigures.com scares up its newest offering in The Pumpkin King

Minifigures.com -- a site specializing in custom Lego minifigures of celebrities, TV show characters, and entertainers -- has dug up its latest figure offering in The Pumpkin King/Jack Skellington from The Nightmare...

Soul Tsukino



Max Factory's Aoi Sakurai derails my heart photo
Max Factory's Aoi Sakurai derails my heart
by Tianxiao Ma

I've been feeling rather uninspired by 2015's pre-order outlook so far. It looks like Max Factory will come to my rescue with Rail Wars' Aoi Sakurai.

Kahotan has a preview up of the 1/7-scale figure, and it's a cool design. The pose, detailed sculpt, and disheveled look all make for a memorable piece - certainly a contrast from the way most of Max Factory's figures are in a generic standing pose.

Aoi will be up for pre-order soon, but make sure to check out Kahotan's full preview in the meantime.

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Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya - DC Super Powers ArtFX+ photo
Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya - DC Super Powers ArtFX+
by Scarecroodle

Ever since Kotobukiya announced that it would be creating a series of ArtFX+ figures inspired by (or in tribute to) the DC Super Powers Collection I've been sitting on the edge of my seat (figuratively speaking, because I would fall off after a while). At NY Toy Fair 2015, Kotobukiya unveiled the line... and it's a total curveball!

This is a line of statues which don't look like statues. They look plastic (and not in that ratchet kind of way) thanks to a surprisingly flat paint tone and simplistic sculpt (as well as the cloth capes). The figures feature lines to give the illusion of joints so, at a glance, you'd think they were normal toys. In some cases, those marks represent limbs you could swap out with an interchangeable joint (as seen with Superman's "power punch" arm in the case).

The initial line-up is all heroes: Superman, Flash, Green Lantern (with lantern accessory!), Batman, Robin, Hawkman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman (they release in that order, starting this August). It's worth noting that these were the eight superheroes who appeared in wave 1 of Kenner's toy line and, if it's successful, I wonder if Kotobukiya will follow up with the villains from the wave.

The coolest part, however, is the apparent US$30 MSRP which makes them cheaper than the usual ArtFX+ figure (maybe they ARE made of plastic?). Pre-orders are already open for Superman. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

[ Pre-order at BBTS ]

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2:28 AM on 02.18.2015

Ensky shows off their new Laputa: Castle in the Sky robots

The classic Robot Soldiers from Studio Ghibli's Laputa: Castle in the Sky are now part of Ensky's Mutsumu series of stackable puzzle/figures. They've previously made figures from Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro...

Oansun

1:00 AM on 02.18.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Hasbro's latest Transformers animated series, Robots in Disguise, is set to start on Cartoon Network in March and Hasbro continues to pump out even more figures. The toy line has already launched and while they only showed of...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



DyDo gives Nintendo fans a reason to buy its coffee photo
DyDo gives Nintendo fans a reason to buy its coffee
by Scarecroodle

Whether you drink coffee or not, DyDo coffee will appeal to Nintendo fans with a new Super Mario Bros. minifigure promo which features NES-styled sprites of characters with warp pipe bases.

While I'm not familiar with the brand, apparently it's run similar promos in the past as well (although never seen in the US, Japanese beverage companies have done similar promotions from time to time). Personally I don't drink coffee (which might be why I have a hard time staying awake and alert), but it's the sort of thing that could convince me to buy a thing of coffee if I lived in Japan (which I then wouldn't drink).

The figures have an awesome retro appeal, although they've seemingly gained a dimension since there appears to be some depth to them. The selection includes Mario, (fire flower?) Luigi, Bowser/King Koopa, Princess Peach (or Princess Toadstool, as she was known at the time), a goomba, a koopa troopa, Toad, and Lakitu (spikies sold separately?).

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5:30 PM on 02.17.2015

Felt Mistress assembles Avatar's Momo for upcoming show

Gallery Nucleus is playing host to an impressive looking Avatar: The Last Airbender tribute show next month, and Felt Mistress has just revealed her piece for the event. She's made a plush -- of course -- of Momo and the...

Brian Szabelski

12:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Lego reveals UCS Tie Fighter: promises they won't get shot down before release

New York Toy Fair gave Lego a platform to show off its new (and long rumored) Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter. I would assume it's taken this long to produce the regular TIE Fighter because of its enormous wings/ends. T...

Oansun



Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro - Marvel Legends photo
Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro - Marvel Legends
by Scarecroodle

Ultron, Rhino, Wasp, Kraven, Chameleon, Ghost Rider, Hulkbuster Iron Man, and Vision were among the slew of Marvel Legends that Hasbro showed off in its press briefing. It's hard to appreciate the massive glut of figures shown (including some slated waves for guys I thought were MIA) but appreciate them you shall!

Join me after the jump.

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9:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Bandai announces S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon for 2015

During the Wonder Festival Winter 2015, Bandai previewed the newest addition to its Sailor Moon S.H. Figuarts collection by showing off Super Sailor Moon. By popular demand, the second manifestation of Sailor Moon will debut ...

Soul Tsukino

8:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers Generations

Hasbro promised to deliver to Transformers fans and collectors at Toy Fair 2015 and they sure didn't let people down. There have been a lot of rumors over the years, but the big surprises weren't in who they showed, but what ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Bishoujo Sakura uppercuts her way into this preview photo
Bishoujo Sakura uppercuts her way into this preview
by Martin Siggers

It's only been a few days since she was teased, but now Bishoujo Sakura has been revealed in all her sailor-suited glory. And you know what? I think she looks pretty darn great. Sure, there's the contentious face which is common to the line, but I think it's pretty mild here. Mostly they've rubbed off some of her cheeky tomboy edge for a more mature feminine look, which can go either way depending on your preference, but it's a very mild makeover. The pose is perfect too, radiating girlish energy and get-up-and-go attitude.

I've never bought a Bishoujo before but I think I'm in on this, since Sakura was the first Street Fighter character I ever played and remains a favourite to this day. What about you fellow fight fans, are you sold?

[ via Kotobukiya ]

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