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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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6:30 PM on 12.14.2013

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA 'teases' Smaug

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has just mega-teased fans with their most recent Facebook post consisting of an image of Smaug (from The Hobbit trilogy) with the caption, "High end articulated and extremely detailed adult collectabl...

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11:00 PM on 11.23.2013

Knock your figures through walls or into the ground

Have you ever been worried that your figures aren't tough enough? That they can't take or dish out the punishment? Bluefin Tamashii Nations wants to bring the pain with these new Tamashii Effect Impact accessories geared to g...

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5:00 PM on 11.21.2013

S.H. MonsterArts Biollante is nearly upon us

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has posted a box image of the upcoming S.H. MonsterArts Biollante with the captain "Sooooon". Biollante is currently slated for a Nov/Dec release. The packaging for Biollante is absolutely massive...

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Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Perona & Enel photo
Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Perona & Enel
by Pedro Cortes

Bandai has done a lot to improve their Figuarts ZERO line in the last couple of years. Back when I reviewed a trio of ZEROs in 2011, they were fairly simple looking figures of dudes in standard poses with the exception of Marco. Fast-forward to 2013, we're getting a lot of ZEROs of characters that normally wouldn't get something larger and, on top of that, they are looking better than their larger counterparts.

Take Figuarts ZERO Enel & Perona. Both have gotten nice-looking, larger-scaled figures from other companies, yet their smaller versions trump their bigger statues in some ways. Hit the jump to see what I'm talking about.

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8:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Gunpla Builders World Cup chooses NA representative

Bluefin Distribution has announced their pick for the North American regional finals that will be heading to Japan in December to compete against builders from around the world. The winner is Kevin Yi Zhang of Conne...

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4:15 AM on 10.31.2013

S.H. MonsterArts Gigan unveiled, ready to wreck Earth

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has uploaded a photo of a prototype S.H. MonsterArts Gigan 2004, based on the character's appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars. Gigan, an alien cyborg bent on global destruction, is an older Godzilla en...

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