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7:00 PM on 06.28.2014

Bandai previews some stuff for Disney and Marvel's Big Hero 6

If you haven't heard yet, Disney's next big CG movie will also be their first major Marvel animated movie, Big Hero 6. It's the story of a ragtag group of would-be heroes gathered together by the Japanese government to do th...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Bandai gets ready to Digivolve the Digimon Digivice later this year photo
Bandai gets ready to Digivolve the Digimon Digivice later this year
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

What goes around comes around and just like how Bandai likes to revisit the older Power Rangers every now and then the same is looking no different for Digimon Adventures. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series Bandai is going back to the original series with two new collectible Digivices. A product page on the Premium Bandai shop shows silhouettes of two Digivices that any fan of the series should recognize as representing Tai and Matt by the Crest of Courage and the Crest of Friendship. 

Not a lot of information is on the page, but what we do know is these are reproductions of the original toys released in Japan, but Bandai claims they've been "super evolved" so I guess we can expect some upgraded tech inside. They're priced at ¥9,990 and will go on sale Augusts first for a December release. While information is sparse for now they're planning to give these a full reveal at an event on July 19. If we're lucky we'll see an English version show up outside of Japan, perhaps as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive in the future?

[via Anime News Network, Yaraon]

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Tomopop Review: Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick photo
Tomopop Review: Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick
by Andres Cerrato

You will do just about anything to feel like you're really there. Bandai has long made products to make you feel as if it were real to you and that's their goal with the new Proplica line. The first entry into the new series is Sailor Moon's Moon Stick, which if done correctly, should transform you into a magical girl. Unfortunately, that didn't work for me so I'll have to live with just lights and sounds. Maybe it'll work better for you.

Follow the jump for today's video review of the Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick!

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12:00 PM on 06.24.2014

S.H. Figuarts Android 16 is revealed behind door #3

It's just a day full of surprises. Just as we thought that SHF Broly would be the beginning of the larger-sized S.H. Figuarts, here comes a sneak. Inserted into the Android 17 pre-order page on Premium Bandai is a group shot ...

Andres Cerrato

10:30 AM on 06.24.2014

Figuarts Zero summons MMPR Green Ranger for release

This is an unexpected development here. I thought that when MMPR went heavily into S.H. Figuarts and just a slight dip into Super Robot Chogokin, those were going to be the two lines. Now coming out of the Premium Bandai shop...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 AM on 06.24.2014

S.H. Figuarts Broly is revealed, makes Goku cry

That didn't take too long. The teases were pretty obvious, but now we can see for sure that Broly is in fact the next S.H. Figuarts in the works. The legendary Super Saiyan will be the largest DBZ SHF to date as you can see i...

Andres Cerrato

11:00 PM on 06.22.2014

The next DBZ S.H. Figuarts release might be legendary

Yes, the picture you see above you has been pixelated. Oh, just what could it be? It could be just about anything! Well, it's Broly. How do I know? Look just beneath the pixels and you can see the reflection of the legendary ...

Andres Cerrato

10:30 PM on 06.22.2014

Here's the first Gunpla from the new Gundam series

The late summer of 2014 will see the entry of the latest Gundam television series, Reconguista in G. Being the brainchild of original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, I'm looking very much toward this series. As the series wi...

Andres Cerrato



Tamashii Nations' next SDCC exclusive is Armored Black Ranger photo
Tamashii Nations' next SDCC exclusive is Armored Black Ranger
by Andres Cerrato

I'm sure you all remember the episode of MMPR. Sure, it was 20 years ago but you remember it like it was yesterday. Zack needs to overcome the odds, Tommy lends him his shield and we get the Armored Black Ranger. It was an episode made for just the U.S. and the figure representation thereof will only be available at San Diego Comic Con.

Just as with its fellow SDCC exclusive SHF Vegeta, it's a re-deco of an existing figure. If you don't already have the standard SHF MMPR Black Ranger, here's your alternative. It's what we've come to expect for SDCC Tamashii exclusives. Heck, I even called it back in my review of the original. No word on pricing just yet, but that detail should come shortly. For now, enjoy the photos and the fact that there won't be one of these for Billy.

[Images via Bluefin Tamashii Nations]

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10:30 PM on 06.21.2014

SHF Injustice Joker appears alongside painted SHF Batman in scans

Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Injustice: Gods Among Us Batman had an unexpected co-star in this month's scans as he was joined by an unpainted Injustice Joker. This revelation is a little surprising given that Injustice: Gods Among ...

Scarecroodle

3:00 PM on 06.21.2014

AGP Yamato gets a paint job, still has lots of guns

I remarked on the borderline absurd amount of weaponry on Bandai's AGP Yamato back when it was revealed. I'm happy to write it doesn't look any less absurd in color. This is basically like when Gamagoori picked up nine of tho...

Tianxiao Ma





Mega Blaziken is the next Pokemon S.H. Figuarts photo
Mega Blaziken is the next Pokemon S.H. Figuarts
by Scarecroodle

A wild photo of a S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has appeared! Mega Blaziken, of the Mega Evolutions introduced in Pokemon X/Y, will be the second Pokemon character in Bandai's merged S.H. Figuarts line (four Pokemon figures previously appeared in the D-Arts line) and is the first Pokemon that we've seen since Lucario went up for pre-order in February.

Mega Blaziken is an interesting choice and was possibly picked because Nintendo had an early promo giving away a Torchic with Blazikenite (the item needed for Blaziken's Mega Evo) although the upcoming Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire remakes could have influenced the decision as well. Blaziken has long been one of my favorite Pokemon (since about 2003) although I've yet to actually use its Mega form in the games... having lost interest in Pokemon Y some time after the first gym. While I would have preferred the normal Blaziken, I'll most likely wind up grabbing this version.

As noted in my speculative "What's Next for the D-Arts Pokemon Line?", Blaziken (and his Mega counterpart) have a good body type for a super-articulated figure besides being a seemingly more agile character. Mega Blaziken's large legs (or feet?) should provide great natural balancing which would allow for kicking poses without needing a stand.

Pricing is currently unknown but the SHF Mega Blaziken is apparently slated for an October release.

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