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4:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke

You know, there's something to be said about the harem show. Sure, they're usually puerile, insipid and lacking in any sort of redeeming value. Yes, they usually rely on fanservice in lieu of good animation or solid design. Y...

Pedro Cortes




Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver.
by Pedro Cortes

With dozens and dozens of characters over 17 years of publication, One Piece is a figure company's dream. There are so many characters that can be made into figures, and just as many fans foaming at the mouth to pick them up. What's even better is that there are enough action scenes, costume changes and time skips to provide multiple versions for release.

One of these spin-offs is the battle versions of the Figuarts ZERO line. Previously released characters get put into (ostensibly) better poses with effect parts that reflect their abilities. It's a great idea, but one that could lead to collector fatigue. However, when the quality of the figures is so good, it's hard to imagine fans not snapping them up when they get the chance.

Hit the jump to see two such figures get some excellent battle versions!

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2:30 AM on 05.12.2014

Tamashii Summer Collection 2014: Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA gallery

Bluefin has released a photo gallery of this year's Tamashii Summer Collection exhibit. Although the photos don't include the recently revealed Sailor Moon collectibles,  there was a lot of other recent stuff including t...

Scarecroodle

3:00 AM on 04.30.2014

Tear it up with some Godzilla effect sets

Bandai has crafted enough accessories to destroy a small city... specifically a small city that the company has crafted as well. The accessory sets, both of which contain broken buildings, are divided into S.H. MonsterArts Go...

Scarecroodle

1:30 AM on 04.30.2014

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA trying to arrange earlier reveal for S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2014

Although we've seen a Godzilla 2014 figure or two revealed, we have yet to see what Bandai will be doing in its S.H. MonsterArts line. That may change, however, if Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA is able to arrange an earlier re...

Scarecroodle



Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts Alien Warrior photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts Alien Warrior
by Scarecroodle

The Xenomorph. Nature's perfect predator. Acidic blood. The ability to incubate in almost any living thing and take on the host's characteristics. A sleek black, bony exterior. Truly one of the greatest monster designs out there.

Bandai has sought to capture this perfection in S.H. MonsterArts form, by adapting one of the Alien Warriors (or Xenomorph Warriors) from the Alien vs. Predator films. It's crazy detailed and features some wicked craftsmanship, but is it scary good?

Full review after the jump.

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4:00 AM on 03.05.2014

Figuarts Zero Frieza pre-orders are about ready to blow up... some planets?

Bluefin Tamashii has released some product images for the upcoming Figuarts Zero: Frieza Final Form. Dragon Ball Z fans may recall that Frieza's muscles swelled (and presumably *other parts* shrank) when the villain fully pow...

Scarecroodle

11:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Toy Fair 2014: Tamashii - S.H. Figuarts Naruto

No, it's not Genjutsu you're seeing, Naruto is actually getting a figure in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line (although if you're seeing something *other* than this then you're mostly likely under the effects of Genjutsu). The oran...

Scarecroodle

1:00 PM on 02.08.2014

Go West, young SHF Imperialdramon!

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA  has announced that Digimon is being considered as "a strategic property for the U.S. thanks to new licensing opportunities". The immediate result of said opportunity is that Bandai's S.H. Fi...

Scarecroodle

6:00 PM on 02.06.2014

S.H. Figuarts Piccolo, SS Goku get a Western reissue

Bluefin Tamashii Nation USA recently announced that Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Piccolo and Super Sayian Goku would be reissued in the West, supposedly the first such release for fans in Europe, and those pre-orders are now open. ...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero
by Scarecroodle

The Mega Man franchise is all about upgrades (often in the form of new abilities taken from defeated opponents) and, when Mega Man X swung around, Mega Man (now called X) got a few fancy new armors ... two of which were made into figures by Bandai. However, X wasn't the only one to see an upgrade in the games as his co-star, Zero, also had an alternate armor and now, thanks to Bandai and Bluefin Tamashii Nations, there's a corresponding figure.

"Black Zero" is a name given to an often irreversible armor upgrade with varying effects throughout the games although (among other things) it usually powered up Zero's attacks. However, like the X4 version, Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero is primarily a cosmetic change as it seems to mostly be a redeco of the D-Arts Zero (Type 2). However, that in no way diminishes how cool the character looks in black.

Full review after the jump.

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12:00 AM on 01.13.2014

D-Arts Omnimon's / Omegamon's photo gallery pierces evil

Bandai's D-Arts Omegamon (or Omnimon, as he's known in the English adaptation) has returned thanks to valiant efforts of Bluefin Tamashii Nations. The company has not only decided to give the figure its first ever Western rel...

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