S.H. Figuarts

Top sales 5/4 to 5/10 photo
Top sales 5/4 to 5/10

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10


Well this looks familiar
May 18
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp h...
Top sales 4/20 to 4/26 photo
Top sales 4/20 to 4/26

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26


Lots of new arrivals
May 04
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys lis...
Top sales 4/13 to 4/19 photo
Top sales 4/13 to 4/19

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/13 to 4/19


Welp, Bandai wins
Apr 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-...
Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Ready for some high-flying Sith action? Tamashii releases SHF Darth Maul gallery


Perhaps the Phantom Menace's only redeeming quality... well, that and pod racing
Apr 24
// Scarecroodle
Tamashii Nations has released a photo gallery for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul. The photo gallery shows off the character's poseability, recreating his crazy fighting style as seen in Star Wars: The Phantom...
Super Mario photo
Can Flower Power beat Bowser's Glower Power?
Were you wondering where Bandai would go next with its Super Mario S.H. Figuarts offerings? Perhaps you thinking Princess Peach or Bowser? If so, you're out of luck because the next figure to follow SHF Yoshi will be a Fire F...

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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...

Digimon photo
Digimon: The Legend Continues
Bandai of Japan's Digimon offerings are apparently far from over, as pre-orders (through Bluefin Distribution) have opened for S.H. Figuarts Alphamon. Alphamon apparently starred in Digital Monster X-Evolution (more commonly ...

Super Mario photo
The substitute plumber, for times when Mario is Missing
Mama Mia! We here at Tomopop have been so busy with SDCC and Summer WonFes news that we missed Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Luigi and Super Mario Bros. Play Set C pre-orders go up! Everybody's second favorite plumber (YMMV) is slat...

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations

Jul 27 // Brian Szabelski
So a good place to start might be the Figuarts Injustice figures. Two were on display at SDCC: Batman and Joker, along with an additional unpainted Batman to show off where Bandai used die-cast metal on him. He'll come with his grappling gun, while Joker will have that crowbar he's holding and a pair of wind-up teeth. Two other figures for the Injustice line were teased at the booth, one of which is most definitely Harley Quinn. Since we have S.H. Figuarts Naruto, we can't just leave him without anyone to fight, right? That's where S.H. Figuarts Uchiha Sasuke comes into play, and he looks alright for an S.H. Figuarts piece. Sadly, they didn't have any of the effects parts on him, so he looks a little plain, but I'm hopeful Sasuke will be as good as S.H. Figuarts Naruto looks to be. The Year of Luigi is not dead yet, folks. Joining his brother Mario is everyone's favorite green-clothed plumber, with the two on display amid the Mario-themed S.H. Figuarts playsets. The Piranha Plant is a relatively new addition, along with the red pipes, while the green pipes with the Goomba were a previously announced set. Speaking of things that are green like Luigi is, though ... While the only S.H. Figuarts-related Power Ranger debut was the event-exclusive Armored Black Ranger, the Figuarts Zero line saw both the Red and Green Ranger models on display. Each has their signature weapon drawn -- Red Ranger with his Power Sword and Green Ranger with the superior Dragon Dagger --and this is I believe the first time we've seen the Figuarts Zero Red Ranger in the wild. I do like the precise detail on the figure, too: check out how his open hand is curved and compare it to some of the poses from the show. Or check out the level of detail on the Power Morpher; I think I could even make out the T-Rex design of Red's power coin. If there's one thing Bandai tends to do well, it's tiny detailing on their Figuarts Zero pieces. However, I have to give the edge to Green Ranger on this one. Sure, there's a lot of sentimentality playing into my choice, as I grew up a Green/White Ranger fan, but the sculpted pose for the Green Ranger is where it wins out. I've wanted a figure of Green Ranger playing his song on the Dragon Dagger for quite some time, and I don't know if I can wait until later this year for it!
SDCC: Tamashii Nations photo
A rundown of your non-Sailor Moon and DBZ figures
So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine...

SDCC: Tamashii DBZ photo
SDCC: Tamashii DBZ

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations - Dragon Ball Z


Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
Tamashii Nations have done a fairly decent job catering to Dragon Ball Z fans with their Figuarts lines, and this year's San Diego Comic Con was no different. Broly pretty much stole the show on the S.H. Figuarts side of...
SDCC: Bandai Sailor Moon photo
Still waiting on that Figuarts Tuxedo Mask
It wasn't too hard to spot the Sailor Moon merchandise in Bluefin/Tamashii Nations' booth this year, with plenty of folks gathered around the cases, snapping photos of the figures inside. All eight currently announced S....

Pokemon photo
Burn on, you crazy Pokemon
Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has received an absolutely amazing preview gallery which depicts the mega evolution fighting against previous (and upcoming) S.H. Figuarts Pokemon. Highlights include a demonstrat...

SHF Luigi photo
Best Luigi ever
Tamashii Nations have finally unveiled shots of the upcoming SHF Luigi, who is slated for release this December along with a brand new play set (Super Mario Play Set C). Let's just say that, if I were to receive one or three ...

SHF Batman/Joker photo
SHF Batman/Joker

Fight it out over S.H. Figuarts Batman and Joker


It'd be an Injustice if these were terrible
Jul 08
// Andres Cerrato
Being honest here, I kind of forgot that Injustice was a thing. The game was released quite some time ago and the S.H. Figuarts Batman from the game was debuted at New York Comic Con last year. Since October last year, we did...
SHF Uranus & Neptune photo
SHF Uranus & Neptune

Get your preview of S.H. Figuarts Sailor Uranus and Neptune


Best scouts? Best scouts.
Jul 03
// Andres Cerrato
Sailors Moon through Saturn have all either been released or announced, so the next logical step was for Neptune and Uranus to get their announcement. That news did come last month, with the two being released at the turn of ...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario + Sets A & B

Jul 02 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario, Diorama Playset A and BFigure Manufacturer: Bandai Tamashii NationsMSRP: SHF Mario - $24.99, Set A - $19.99, Set B - 19.99Available At: Amazon: Super Mario | Set A | Set B Big Bad Toy Store: Super Mario | Set A | Set B Entertainment Earth: Super Mario | Set A | Set B [Thanks to Bluefin Tamashii Nations for providing this sample for review!]
Review - SHF Super Mario photo
Let's see how they can 1-Up this
Mario is the figure that so many have wanted a quality representation of. While there have been a few over the years, they did little more than just move arms up and down. Earlier this year, Bandai brought the news that many ...

S.H. Figuarts Android 16 photo
S.H. Figuarts Android 16

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


Okay, this is getting to be a big day
Jun 24
// Andres Cerrato
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 ...
S.H. Figuarts Broly photo
S.H. Figuarts Broly

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


Maybe make your wallet cry too
Jun 24
// Andres Cerrato
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...
SHF Broly? SHF Broly. photo
SHF Broly? SHF Broly.

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


Yeah, it's 99.9% going to be Broly
Jun 22
// Andres Cerrato
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 ...
SHF MMPR Arm Black Ranger photo
Again, you knew this was coming
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 ep...

Batman photo
Batman

SHF Injustice Joker appears alongside painted SHF Batman in scans


The Joker continues to be unpredictable
Jun 21
// Scarecroodle
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 ...






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