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8:00 AM on 06.11.2014

Another look at figma Captain America

The folks over at Akiba Hobby had a look at figma Captain America, and I thought I'd share a few images here - just a small selection, really, so check them out for the full look. If you can block the extravagant asking price...

Kristina Pino



Don your stars 'n' stripes for figma Captain America pre-orders photo
Don your stars 'n' stripes for figma Captain America pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

figma Captain America's popped up in quite a few places recently, from the Miyazawa Model Exhibition to a Figsoku blog, but now he's finally been placed onto the official Good Smile site, which means we get lovely high quality preview images to pore over.

I think Cap looks great and Max Factory have done an excellent job of capturing all the detail in his outfit (check out those zips on his legs) while giving it the necessary tough, armour-like look. The face is super bland, but it's not a disaster and overall I'd classify the figure as a real looker.

Unfortunately (and exactly like past entries in the Avengers range), nobody is really going to talk about the figure when you could talk about the price - a whopping ¥6,111. That's the cheapest in the line yet but still utterly bonkers for a figma, and one which only comes with a single accessory (the shield) at that. Sadly I suspect that'll limit the sales of what looks to be a real smart toy, but if you've gotta have him pre-orders are open now.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

[via Good Smile Company]

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WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2 photo
WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2
by Natalie Kipper

Now that you all have had a chance to read over Part One of our coverage of Kotobukiya's Spring Preview 2014 panel, let's move on to the second half. While the first portion jumped between several different fandoms, the majority of this one is all about comics, comics, and more comics. Read on and you'll see what I mean.

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9:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Thor looks less than divine

Kotobukiya has released a photo gallery for its upcoming Marvel Now! Avengers ArtFX+ Thor and... his face looks pretty bad. The 1/10-scale statue is the fifth entry in Kotobukiya's Avengers ArtFX+ line-up and follows Hawkeye ...

Scarecroodle

11:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Exclusive unmasked MS Captain America on the way

Captain America: The Winter Soldier may be in theaters now, but fans will have to wait until May to pick up an exclusive battle-damaged Marvel Select "Unmasked" Captain America featuring both a masked and an unmasked head. Th...

Scarecroodle

7:00 AM on 04.08.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: figma Captain America

Were you one of the many who went to see Captain America: The Winter Solider over the weekend? I sure was! Now all I see is Captain America fever. So it was perfect that Max Factory’s figma Captain America appeared at ...

Vanessa Cubillo



Tomopop Review: Funko's Marvel Mystery Minis Loki photo
Tomopop Review: Funko's Marvel Mystery Minis Loki
by Scarecroodle

Funko easily ranks among the top makers of blind-boxed collectibles, and it's easy to see why with exciting entries such as the Marvel Mystery Minis series. This time around Funko has released a regular version of the series (which can be found at all the usual retailers) as well as a Hot Topic exclusive version.

Today we'll be taking a closer look at one of the figures you might find in a box (if you're REALLY lucky, that is!), the ultra-rare Loki with staff.

Full review after the jump.

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Avengers figma Iron Man has us in Mark 7 heaven photo
Avengers figma Iron Man has us in Mark 7 heaven
by Martin Siggers

We've already had the God of Thunder drop in on us, but now it's time for the second in Max Factory's range of Avengers figmas to take flight. Surprising no-one, it's noted beard-and-moustache connoisseur, enthusiastic drinker, and occasional superhero Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

Iron Man's depicted in his 'Mark 7' armour which he dons in the latter part of The Avengers, a chunky, classically styled suit. No mincing words, this figma looks absolutely stunning. The sharp, clean armour lines, the outstanding red-and-gold-paintjob, the perfectly integrated joints (always an advantage of robotic-style figures)...it's A grade stuff from top to bottom. There's also the tempting option of the 'Full Spec.' version. Exclusive to the Good Smile Online Shop, it adds extra parts to depict his wrist-mounted missiles and rocket backpack, while also including an extra head which shows off the man underneath the machine.

The problem here is the same one which popped up with Thor, which is price. figma Iron Man will cost a breathtaking ¥7,800, while the Full Spec. version clocks in at ¥8,800. No two ways about it, that's a LOT of money, especially for something as small as a figma. It's also worth pointing out that (probably due to licencing issues) they aren't listed on the international GSC Shop page, so you'll have to navigate through the Japanese store. If you remain unfazed, Iron Man lands this August, and you can pre-order him by clicking below.

[ Pre-order regular ver. at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan | Good Smile Company Online Shop (Japanese only) ]

[ Pre-order Full Spec ver. at Big in Japan | Good Smile Company Online Shop (Japanese only) ]

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7:30 AM on 02.27.2014

Avengers figma Thor arrives for previews and pre-orders

They've been teased for some time already, but it looks like we are finally getting those figma Avengers figures. The first Avenger won't be Cap, but rather the demi-deity from Asgard, Thor. Full previews are now out as well ...

Andres Cerrato

8:20 PM on 02.16.2014

Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya Catalog preview

Toy Fair has returned and there's plenty to be excited over. One of our favorite companies, Kotobukiya, is trying to get a bit more of a buzz with the release of their preview catalog. From Bishoujos to ARTFX, Kotobukiya has a bit of something for everyone. Check out the catalog preview after the jump!

Andres Cerrato

1:00 PM on 02.14.2014

MS 'Winter Soldier' Captain America & Minimates revealed

MTV News has been given a first look at Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel Select Captain America and Minimates. MTV News was previously given a first look at the figures' silhouettes. I'...

Scarecroodle



2:00 AM on 01.28.2014

Did Kotobukiya hit the mark with the ArtFX+ Hawkeye?

Kotobukiya has released a gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ Hawkeye (currently available for pre-order). Hawkeye is part of the Marvel Now! Avengers line-up for which we've previously seen painted photos of the Hulk, Black Wido...

Scarecroodle