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6:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Funko celebrates our love for Dancing Groot

Hopefully by now you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy. If you haven’t, still I’m sure the internet has  shown you the cuteness that is Dancing Groot. So in response to everyone’s new obsession, Fu...

Vanessa Cubillo

2:00 PM on 08.22.2014

MyTummyToys has a new character, Bismarck

MyTummyToys' Jouwe is going to be getting a friend; at Popcon Asia 2014, MyTummyToys is going to be debuting the sculpt for Bismarck, a rhino fellow who was first designed a few years ago. Standing 7 inches tall, he'll h...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Funko releases Walking Dead Pop! series five

So while fans of The Walking Dead wait for season five to begin in October, Funko is releasing their series five of The Walking Dead Pop! figures. We'll be getting six new figures this time, and none of them are Daryl. Sorry,...

Vanessa Cubillo

8:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Expand your fleet with FunnyKnights' Amatsukaze

Actually I don't have anything against KanColle. Just as I'm a fan of Strike Witches, I can't help but to like yet another property featuring moe anthropomorphized versions of military vehicles. However it has been difficult ...

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Max Factory's Samurai goes up for pre-order again

I'm guessing quite a few people missed out on Max Factory's Samurai (sometimes called Katanako) the first time if aftermarket prices are any indication. This is a re-color rather than a straight up re-release, but if you stil...

Tianxiao Ma



Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings photo
Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings
by Scarecroodle

In space, nobody can hear you scream about Diamond Select Toys' awesome new items in the latest issue of Previews. The selection includes a Borg Ice Cube make, a Rarity vinyl bank, Godzilla Minimates series 2, Buck Rogers Minimates, more Aliens merch, new Kill Bill Minimates, and, well, more.

The coolest selection of the bunch is obviously the Borg Ice Cube silicon tray although, sadly, the Borg Ice Cubes it creates will be assimilated into your drink as they melt instead of being added to the Borg Ice Cube Collective. It won't be a total loss, though, as they should convert your beverage's temperature by some degrees in the process.

The Godzilla Minimates line continues with a second boxset featuring Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar, and Hedorah the Smog Monster. The tiny Mechagodzilla is especially adorable. Of course, it's not the only Minimates box set this month as there's the Buck Rogers set (featuring Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman) and the "Masters of Death" Kill Bill 4-pack (featuring Master Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill). The Kill Bill set is possibly worth it for Pai Mei alone. I'm just wondering if he'll come with an alternate hand with a torn-out eye.

Other neat items include the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Rarity vinyl bank (the cutest bank seen thus far), an Adam West-series Batmobile bottle opener (designed for your batfridge rather than your utility keychain), and a hatched Xenomorph egg vinyl bank. Other items include a b&w version of the Metaluna Mutant vinyl bank bust, Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set, and the Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener.

All of the figures appear to be slated for a March release.

[ Pre-order Godzilla Minimates Series 2 | Rarity vinyl bank | Borg Ice Cube tray | Batmobile Bottle Opener | Alien Egg bank at Entertainment Earth ]

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8:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Mag scans show off Kabaya Transformers Go! Samurai Team candy toys

It's been a while since Transformers Go! ended, both the figure line and the anime series, so everyone is a little surprise to see that Kabaya is planning a series of candy toys based on the toy line's Swordbot Samurai team. ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver photo
Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver
by Scarecroodle

Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver is currently available for pre-order. This Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, not the zombie movie or its remake) themed figure comes with Joe (the mouse), an apple, and an alternate normal head. While it's a neat collectible, I'm just surprised that this version took precedence over other holidays.

Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver can be pre-ordered for ¥2,100 and is slated for an October release, hopefully in time for a Halloween or Dia de Muertos celebration.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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Massive 22-inch Smaug figure to invade your shelves soon, displacing whatever dwarf figures you own photo
Massive 22-inch Smaug figure to invade your shelves soon, displacing whatever dwarf figures you own
by Scarecroodle

Huge news, everyone! The Bridge Direct will be a making a huge Smaug figure (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies). The figure, which sports a 22-inch wingspan and is apparently 21-inches tall (although I'm no sure how), won't be anywhere near to scale with Bridge Direct's previous offerings but it'll still be a humongous figure.

Smaug will unfortunately only feature a paltry ten points of articulation; the joints seem to be at his knees, hips, mid-section of wings, base of neck, and mid-section of neck. The remaining joints might be the shoulders or at his head and base of the tail, but it's hard to tell. The wings and tail appear feature a "wire core" which is listed as allowing for additional poses (meaning bendy?). Granted, I suppose the major selling point here is the size since Smaug should tower over much your collection.

The figure is billed as coming with an as-yet-unrevealed 1.5-inch figure and accessory, which a poster over at Toyark believes to be Bard and a black arrow (although a Bilbo Baggins probably wouldn't be a bad guess, either). Regardless of who that mystery character is, the figure still probably won't be scale with the massive movie version of the dragon. Did I mention that this Smaug is going to be big?

The Bridge Direct's Smaug will be limited to 3,000 pieces which each box featuring an individually numbered sticker. He can be pre-ordered for US$70 and is slated for a December release. You know, because nothing says Christmas like a dragon.

[ Pre-order at the Warner Bros Shop or its Hobbit Shop imprint ]

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1:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Figuarts Zero Sailor Mars goes up for pre-order

Figuarts Zero Sailor Mars is about ready to go up for pre-order in Japan, with reservations for the Tamashii Shop-exclusive figure starting at 4 p.m. Japan Standard Time (or about 13 hours from this post). Shipping out in Feb...

Brian Szabelski

12:00 PM on 08.21.2014

New scans reveal Soul of Chogokin GaoGaiGar release date, price

Ever since it was announced last November, I've been chomping at the bit to know more about Soul of Chogokin GaoGaiGar. Who wouldn't be eager to see more of one of the all-time great super robots joining the undoubted king of...

Martin Siggers



Phat Company's Miki Hoshii previewed and available for pre-order photo
Phat Company's Miki Hoshii previewed and available for pre-order
by Scarecroodle

Kahotan has previewed Phat Company's 1/8-scale Miki Hoshii, which is also available for pre-order.

This crazy adorable figure comes an interchangeable glasses piece, allowing you to display her without or without the prop (although there aren't many reasons to go without). It's an absolutely endearing design with a good amount of detail.  Miki will run you around ¥7,992 and is slated for a February release.

[ Pre-order at AmiAmi ]

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