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Top sales 3/30 to 4/5 photo
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5


Plus monthly results for March
Apr 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e...
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29 photo
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29


Bandai continues to dominate
Apr 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...
Figuarts Iron Man photo
Figuarts Iron Man

Bandai rolls out another Iron Man in the fight against Ultron


Figuarts Iron Man Mk XLV up for pre-order
Apr 02
// Tianxiao Ma
Are you hyped for Avengers: Age of Ultron? I certainly hope so, otherwise this post will mean nothing to you. Since Marvel Studios probably has a directive to always be cranking out new Iron Man armors, the upcoming film will...
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22 photo
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22

Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22


Good week for Transformers, Gundam, and Super Sentai
Mar 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...
HG Yamcha photo
HG Yamcha

Make Yamcha useful by having a dead one on your shelf


Dead Yamcha is best Yamcha
Mar 26
// Andres Cerrato
All jokes aside, Yamcha used to be actually capable of something. Then the Saibamen came, blew him to bits, and it's been all downhill since then. You can now commemorate this moment thanks to Bandai, who have decided to rele...
Bandai photo
Bandai

Anime Japan 2015: Bandai


Are YOU a Newtype?
Mar 24
// Oansun
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...
S.H. Figuarts Super Moon photo
S.H. Figuarts Super Moon

Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon pre-orders online


For Love and Justice!
Mar 06
// Soul Tsukino
We previewed Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon just a little while back, and now they've made the figure available for pre-order as well as released details of what will come included with the order. Super Sailor Moon ...
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Tamashii Buddies: Friendship on Titan


The Scout Regiment just got smaller
Mar 02
// Oansun
Tamashii Buddies are expanding faster than we can keep track, adding anime sensation Attack on Titan characters to the roster. Having only made figures of 20+ year old series, Tamashii needed to inject a little bit of th...
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This months magazine scans give us the Key to Victory!


HAMMER CONNECT!!!
Feb 21
// Chris Seto
We all knew it would happen.. nay, it MUST happen but this months magazine scans show that it truly is happening! Hot on the heels of the release of the Soul of Chogokin GaoGaiGar, we are getting a release of Goldymarg and yo...
S.H. Figuarts photo
S.H. Figuarts

S.H. Figuarts Injustice Superman: Pictures Among Us


Super articulated and super angry
Feb 20
// Oansun
Announced at New York Toy Fair 2015, the next Injustice: Gods Among Us S.H. Figuarts is: Superman. Though now Bandai gives us some official pictures of this murderous dictator in some familiar poses. While we don't have a ver...
S.H. Figuarts Super Moon photo
S.H. Figuarts Super Moon

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


Make this the Holy Grail of your collection
Feb 17
// Soul Tsukino
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 ...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: S.H. Figuarts Sailor Pluto, Super Sailor Moon, and more


Sailor V joins S.H.Figuarts
Feb 08
// Oansun
If you're ready to complete the Outer Scouts/Sailor Senshi, Sailor Pluto is incoming. Bandai is providing an unpainted prototype (complete with staff and a serious face) and it looks pretty great. Super Sailor Moon was also s...
EVA Unit-13 photo
EVA Unit-13

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Bandai EVA Unit-13: You can (not) Resist


Fly me to the moon
Feb 07
// Soul Tsukino
EVA is awesome, no denying that. And a little bit of that awesome will be coming home now with Bandai showing off this poseable Evangelion: 3.0  Unit-13 figure. Bandai will kill all the Angels that invade with Shinj...
S.H. Figuarts photo
S.H. Figuarts

S.H. Figuarts Sailor Venus coming back at ya


Love will find its way back to you
Feb 04
// Soul Tsukino
In case you missed it the first time, Bandai will be restocking their S.H. Figuarts Sailor Venus figure. The pvc figure stands at 140 mm (aprox. 5 1/2 inches) and is fully poseable. The Guardian of Love comes with 3 different...
Sailor Mars photo
Sailor Mars

Sailor Mars goes chibi with Tamashii Buddies


Evil spirits BEGONE!
Feb 03
// Soul Tsukino
Pre orders are now open for Bandai's newest (and adorable) Tamashii Buddies Sailor Mars statue.  Following previous releases in the series, Sailor Mars joins Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus from the Sailor Moon anime series...
Figuarts Kinnikuman photo
Figuarts Kinnikuman

Bandai gets us ready to rumble with Kinnikuman wrasslers!


S.H. Figuarts flexes its MUSCLE
Feb 02
// Soul Tsukino
Bandai has started pre-orders for two of the toughest dudes in the universe with S.H. Figuarts Neptuneman and Robin Mask from the Japanese anime/manga series Kinnikuman. Kinnikuman started as a manga in 1979. The ma...
Kamen Rider photo
Kamen Rider

This June, go bananas for Kamen Rider Gaim's S.H. Figuarts releases


Gaim's collection just increased a bit
Jan 24
// Oansun
Tamashii's June announcements are coming in, and Kamen Rider Gaim fans will be pleased by a couple of items. The Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica , Psycho-Pass) penned, and fan-beloved series will see the release ...

Hunter x Hunter fans get one big Bisky figure

Dec 18 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hunter x Hunter photo
Premium Bandai is awesome, just sayin'
So you say you want a figure of Gon and Killua's teacher Biscuit Krueger from Hunter x Hunter. Well, you've got two options: you can either track down Banpresto's cute prize figure from 2013 or you can get Premium Bandai's mu...

Figuarts Chibi Moon photo
Figuarts Chibi Moon

S.H. Figuarts Chibi Moon arrives in May


Pre-orders not open yet for her
Dec 15
// Brian Szabelski
Tamashii Nations' Sailor Moon site has just updated with a new post, announcing a release date and retail price for S.H. Figuarts Chibi Moon. The news? She's coming in May 2015 with a retail price of ¥4,536, making h...
Batman photo

New photos of Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Harley Quinn (Injustice ver.) have appeared, courtesy of a listing on the Tamashii web store. The figure depicts the Joker's fangirl/love interest as she appeared in Injustice: Gods Among...

Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Bandai gives us a full look at S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask


Still capturing women's hearts with a throw of a rose
Nov 14
// Vanessa Cubillo
At the recent Tamashii Nations event, they revealed many new exiting Sailor Moon figures that would be coming out in the next year. One of these exciting new figures will be S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask. He has been one of chara...
Tamashii Nations 2014 photo
Tamashii Nations 2014

Bandai adds nearly 50 new Figuarts ZERO figures at Tamashii Nations 2014 event


That's a lot of pieces from One Piece!
Nov 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
If you've already read the previous report then you know Bandai brought the big guns to their most recent Tamashii Nations event this past weekend. But don't think they skimped on Figuarts ZERO by bringing an overwhelming num...
Tamashii Nations 2014 photo
Tamashii Nations 2014

Tamashii Nations 2014 event reveals some 70+ new S.H.Figuarts


Figures from Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon, Kamen Rider, Frozen, Dragon Ball Z, Star Wars and many, many more!
Nov 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
At the latest Tamashii Nations event held over this past weekend Bandai blew the roof off the place with a staggering number of reveals! We're talking some 70+ S.H.Figuarts figures and accessories alone! There's way more than...
SHF Sakura photo
SHF Sakura

S.H. Figuarts Cardcaptor Sakura flies to pre-orders


Bet on the cards
Oct 30
// Martin Siggers
Bandai certainly don't waste any time do they? Just a shade over two weeks after the company revealed the existence of S.H. Figuarts Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura, she's now up for pre-order at all your favourite int...
Tamashii Web Shop photo
Tamashii Web Shop

The Bandai Tamashii Web Shop is open for everyone...sort of


Call it a test run
Oct 24
// Andres Cerrato
I've been waiting for this news for quite some time now, but here's the good: Bandai is opening the Tamashii Web Shop for international customers. As with Good Smile Company's opening last year, international customers can no...
SH Figuarts Vegetto photo
Because you can't make one by jamming together the Vegeta and Goku figures
Since Figuarts figures can't actually be fused together, Dragon Ball Z's most powerful character will have to get its own Figuarts treatment. This S.H. Figuarts Vegetto looks, well, pretty much like you'd expect. You can...

SHF Sakura photo
But they're both so adorable!
It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about how there were no Cardcaptor Sakura figures, but now we're practically drowning in them, as Bandai have announced they'll be producing an S.H. Figuarts version of Saku...

Tamashii Buddies Venus photo
Tamashii Buddies Venus

Sailor Venus joins the Tamashii Buddies line-up


Moon and Venus slated for March 2015 release
Oct 20
// Brian Szabelski
Bandai's Tamashii Buddies line is getting ready to roll out in Japan, but before the first Dragonball Z Buddies arrive in November, we're getting another announcement. Sailor Venus is joining Sailor Moon in the Buddies line-u...

NYCC 2014: Bandai of America

Oct 12 // Scarecroodle
The highlight here is probably Ivan Ooze, star of Power Rangers: The Movie (and perhaps best remembered from this music video), who will appear in BoA's 5-inch Legacy line (BoA loves to jump around with these scales and pick things not quite compatible with other lines). To keep him from getting lonely, BoA is also releasing (and had on display) the "armored" versions of the Rangers which also first appeared in that movie. Otherwise the MMPR Ultrazord (or Dino Ultrazord) was on display. It combines the MMPR Megazord, Dragonzord, and the carrier Zord Titanus (who was notably used for the first few Ultrazords), all of which have either seen release or are up for pre-order. Also on display were the Tigerzord, the sword Saba, and the White Ranger's morpher. On the Godzilla front, BoA will be releasing a MechaGodzilla, King Ghidorah, and a new Godzilla into its (12-inch?) Godzilla line. Given that only Toys "R" Us really seems to carry this line, it's somewhat hard to keep track of releases. Finally there was a limited edition Tokyo Vinyl MMPR Green Ranger on display. This variant is a NYCC exclusive which I assume was probably being sold at the BoA booth. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for all of the images.
Bandai photo
Ivan Ooze? Uh oh, we're in trouble! Book us a ticket on the next space shuttle
While many view Bandai of America as the poor (American) man's version of Bandai of Japan, the company has notably been offering fans things that its Asian counterpart have not: the American-exclusive Power Rangers villains (...

S.H.Figuarts Sasuke photo
But what will you be reading when it's released?
You've probably already heard by now, but the Naruto manga is now in it's final weeks, set to end at the beginning of November. Seems like bad timing for Bandai to be releasing Naruto figures, that might have a little somethi...


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