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7:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Hunter x Hunter fans get one big Bisky figure

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Things get hairy with Bandai's new Gon figure photo
Things get hairy with Bandai's new Gon figure
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

If you're up to date with the Hunter X Hunter manga or have watched this week's episode of the anime then you know what you're looking at. If not then I apologize for being the one that spoils this for you. This is Gon Freecs as you've likely never seen him before. This form is the results of all his rage over Kite's death finally boiling over and transforming him into a body well beyond his years. What he does next is a pretty one-sided splaterfest. Clearly Bandai has been holding onto this figure in secret for a while, waiting for this metamorphosis to take place in the anime before posting it to Premium Bandai as an exclusive only a few hours after the episode aired. 

The wait resulted in a figure that will certainly draw a lot of attention on your shelf, if you have the space for it. Gon here towers in at 430 mm or nearly 17 inches tall to the very tip of his impressive hair. But unlike most fiugres of that magnitude he only comes in at ¥3,178 or around US$31 which is pretty reasonable. He's up for order from now to July 31 which gives you plenty of time to find a proxy seller since Premium Bandai only ships within Japan.

The moment I saw this in the anime I wondered how long it would take for someone to make a figure. Looks like I didn't have to wait long at all. 

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10:00 PM on 06.20.2013

One last Gon and Killua gallery before the hunt beings

The wait is almost over! The first two figures in the figma Hunter X Hunter series will be here on June 22 in Japan (Friday for those of us in the west). Gon was only revealed back in late January while Killua got a teaser ab...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 05.23.2013

Hunter X Hunter Kurapika figma appears unannounced

It's not often we see high-profile figures appear for pre-order, but every now and then one shows up for pre-order completely unannounced. Case in point: Hunter X Hunter's Kurapika figma. Despite a lot of recent conventions a...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

6:30 PM on 02.14.2013

Pre-order Max Factory's Killua from Hunter X Hunter

It wasn't too long ago that we announced that pre-orders are available for Gon from Hunter X Hunter. Now you can pre-order Killua as well to add him to your licensed hunter team! Who's going to be next? Kurapika? Leeorio...

Jon Wills

figma Killua is coming, plus Gon gets a gallery photo
figma Killua is coming, plus Gon gets a gallery
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Well that didn't take long! Gon just went up for pre-order the other day and now Max Factory is getting ready to announce the eagerly anticipated Killua figma! For now we have to settle for a teaser image of Killua's feet and skateboard(!) on the official figma blog, but thanks to a bit of info that Japan's NTV network let slip we've got a few stats to work with. For the most part their the same as Gon's with him standing at 130mm and costing ¥3,500. Even the release date is the same so expect to have both in had in June if everything sticks. 

Meanwhile, Gon has a new gallery showing off all of his features. There isn't much new to see, but we do get our first look at one of his 'scissors' hand. It's going to be a great pair of figures, June can't come soon enough!

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1:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Pre-order Max Factory's Gon from Hunter X Hunter

I never saw the original series but I been watching the new Hunter X Hunter over at Crunchyroll. I love the suspense and cliffhangers and look forwards to watching it every week. So when I saw that Max Factory had m...

Jon Wills

Max Factory's latest figma is Gon, daddy, Gon photo
Max Factory's latest figma is Gon, daddy, Gon
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Well this came completely out of left field! Somehow Max Factory got their hands on the Hunter x Hunter license, something people were pretty sure Bandai had a firm hold onto after releasing figures for the past decade. Guess this is one of those license exceptions where Bandai can't make articulated figures and Max Factory can't make anything but. Whatever magic is at work here I'm pretty excited knowing I'll soon be able to add an awesome Gon Freecss figma to my collection!

Taking a closer look between the two pics we're being teased with we can gleam a few details. For starters it looks like we'll be getting two version's of Gon's trusty fishing pole, both collapsed and extended, and two face parts. The backpack is likely removable as well. So far, so good, there aren't a lot of really fitting accessories he could come with. A third face with his blank confused expression and a Hunter's License would pretty much top things off for me. My one and only complaint is that his hair seems a lot higher than it should be.

Early word is that he'll be released not too far off in June for ¥3,500. I know a lot of people are looking forward to this release, some saying it's dragging them back into buying figma and others saying this will be their first. Hopefully that translates into sales strong enough to get us at least a Killua figma. Maybe Kurapika and Hisoka, too? Hell, I'd buy a Leorio figma, why not? Bring on more Shonen Jump figma while you're at it!

Oh, and my apologies to the Violent Femmes for the title pun.

[via @hunter_anime,]

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9:00 AM on 10.11.2012

Hunter x Hunter's Gon continues the GEM series adventure

It's been a while since Killua went on his adventure into MegaHouse's GEM series of figures. However, Killua is only one side of the coin for a certain duo from Hunter x Hunter. Those who felt that their Killua has been a bit...

Jonathan Tubbs

8:00 PM on 09.13.2012

Chess Collection R: Hunter x Hunter set hits pre-orders

I won't pretend I'm any good at chess. I've tried to learn a bunch of times, but I'm just not any good at it. However, you don't have to be a chess player to appreciate the newest entry in the Chess Collection R series: Hunte...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:30 AM on 08.31.2012

Keep an eye out for these Banpresto figures

More than a handful of awesome prizes from Banpresto have been released this month, so check these highlights: Blue Exorcist: Petites Rin, Yukio, Amaimon; plush Kuro two Hunter x Hunter DX figures: Killua and Leorio two K-On...

Kristina Pino

12:00 PM on 08.02.2012

MegaHouse pre-order announcement roundup

Grab onto your wallets, it’s going to be a bumpy ride! Recently, MegaHouse announced via twitter, the upcoming figures that will be available in August for pre-order. First up, we have two One Piece Portrait.of.Pirates ...

Yami Casas