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Top sales 8/10 to 8/16 photo
Top sales 8/10 to 8/16

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/10 to 8/16

And we're back!
Aug 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So took a break from doing their top sales lists for a few weeks, but it looks like, at least for now, they're back! There have been a lot of summer releases since the last period posted ending July 19, so there mus...
Top sales 7/13 to 7/19 photo
Top sales 7/13 to 7/19

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/13 to 7/19

A so-called "girl's toy" makes the ranks
Jul 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I remember a time when toys were toys; not trading cards and professional drones. Times have really changed... Overall (→)Yo-Kai Watch Youkai Medal Busters Vol.1 (Bandai) (New) Shuriken Sentai Ninninger D...
Top sales 7/6 to 7/12 photo
Top sales 7/6 to 7/12

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/6 to 7/12

Yo-Kai Watch returns
Jul 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
It was a short absence, but Yo-Kai watch is back and with authority. It was only a matter of time really; a series can't be in the top five so consistently and not reappear when something new comes around. Lots of other new f...
Top sales 6/29 to 7/5 photo
Top sales 6/29 to 7/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/29 to 7/5

Plus June rankings
Jul 14
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
It was a short break, but it would seem Ninninger is back again in the top five. Clearly Bandai hit a home run with the current Super Sentai incarnation. It is interesting to not see Yo-Kai watch return, or Kamen Rider Drive ...

Top sales 6/15 to 6/21 photo
Top sales 6/15 to 6/21

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/15 to 6/21

Break time's over
Jul 07
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
For some reason took a short break so we don't have rankings for the week of 6/8 to 6/14, but things appear to be back on track! This particular time frame has been a bit delayed, so expect the week of 6/15 to 6/21 ...
Top sales 6/1 to 6/7 photo
Top sales 6/1 to 6/7

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/1 to 6/7

Only three robots this week! Amazing!
Jun 13
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Normally the majority of toys we see make the rankings every week are robots. But this week things are a little different with only three bots on the list, and only two of those are Gundam. Plus we've got two girls on the lis...
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31

So this is what variety looks like
Jun 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and...
Top sales 5/11 to 5/17 photo
Top sales 5/11 to 5/17

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/11 to 5/17

Go, go Super Sentai
May 26
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Not sure why, but apparently during this period there was a surge in toy sales from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Japan's current big Super Sentai series claimed the bottom four overall slots. Meanwhile all of the hobby slo...
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 h...
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3 photo
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3

Is that a drone I see?
May 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for th...
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-...
Top sales 4/6 to 4/12 photo
Top sales 4/6 to 4/12

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/6 to 4/12

Also known as the top 5 Gundam of the week
Apr 19
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
This week supported two known facts: trading card games and Gundam are insanely popular in Japan. To say it was a great week for either, especially Gundam, might be an understatement. There are only three new items this week,...
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5 photo
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

Plus monthly results for March
Apr 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e...
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29 photo
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29

Bandai continues to dominate
Apr 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...
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? has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...
Figuarts Zero MMPR Green photo
Figuarts Zero MMPR Green

Figuarts Zero summons MMPR Green Ranger for release

Well now, didn't expect this at all
Jun 24
// Andres Cerrato
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...
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...

Kikaider photo

S.H. Figuarts Kikaider gets a photo gallery

A half-blue fighting robot
May 17
// Scarecroodle
A photo gallery has appeared for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Kikaider, based on the character's appearance in a rebooted film. [EDIT: I've been informed that this is the costume from the original show, not the film.] I wa...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers Ninja Storm Blue and Yellow

Apr 15 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers Ninja Storm Blue and Yellow RangersManufactured by: Bandai Tamashii NationsRetail Price: USD $89.99Available at: Amazon | Big Bad Toy Store | Entertainment Earth  As you can see in this box, there are not one but TWO. Yes, two figures in this package. You might be saying, "Hey, wait! What's Hurricane Blue and Hurricane Yellow?" It's called Japanese packaging, specifically as these were originally Tamashii Web Exclusives, but were able to brought over to the U.S. by Bluefin. This sample just didn't have labels that the retail versions will have.  As Ranger figures tend to go, you're going to have a lot of similarities between figures. However, we can easily spot the differences here that went into making them unique. As you'll note, Blue is wearing a skirt with the chainmailesque pattern for the legs like the arms. If you're wondering why Yellow doesn't have that pattern, it's due to the fact that unlike MMPR, Yellow wasn't changed to being a girl this time around. It's a dude. One that enrages PR fanboys because of a single, throwaway line. Seriously. Much like the predecessor, by that I mean every Ranger ever, they all have the same standardized weaponry. Just as Red before them, they each have their swords. Just as with Red, I'll lament the lack of bicep swivels, but that won't really interrupt too much of the poses you can do with them. Speaking of poses, here are their character poses. I had the hardest time getting Blue into this pose, but just about any figure would. After much trial and error, I was able to do it. Mind you, most figures this is a job for a stand. However, given the joints in the feet, it can be done with Figuarts. Let's get close up. You can get a good look here at the sleeves, which have the same pattern on her legs. As for the helmet, the lines representing waves and nicely detailed, not to mention the dolphin crest at the center of the helmet. Yellow is much the same, this time with claws and the sides resembling the mandible of the lion, which of course happens to be the crest on both the helmet and uniform. The signature weapon for Blue is her megaphone. As to why a megaphone, well, why the hell not? She basically screams at you and kills enemies. There's a joke in there somewhere, something with me ending up on the couch later tonight. Yellow gets a giant hammer, which appears to be fashioned out of a giant screw. What you can't see though is that the hammer itself resembles a lion's face. When you have a giant dolphin tail on a megaphone, you might as well put a lion's face on a hammer. Here's the gang altogether with each of their trademark weapons. What I really like about the Wind Rangers are their color palettes, especially Blue's. Ninja Storm was different in a lot of ways, especially with only having three Rangers to start, and amazing deep colors on them, then adding in two enemy Rangers with equally unusual colors in maroon and navy. While it looks like the weapons should combine into really cool weapon, they unfortunately don't. It would've been a nice touch, but no such luck. What really did impress me about this release is the hand count. 11 extra hands for Blue and 12 for Yellow let you do pretty much anything you want with these two and I really appreciate that. I really enjoyed this pair, especially with their vibrant colors. They're different than the usual Rangers that we're used to seeing and that goes a long way. Granted, if you don't care for Ninja Storm, let alone Power Rangers, there's nothing here that's going to change your mind dramatically. That said, I'm finally glad I was able to complete the Wind Rangers. Now to get my hands on the Thunder. [Thanks to Bluefin Distribution for providing this sample for review!]
Review - SHF Ninja Storm photo
The Wind School is now complete
I mentioned it last time, but Ninja Storm was the series that got me re-interested in Power Rangers. I really liked the S.H. Figuarts Red Wind Ranger, so I figured that I should probably complete the team with Blue and Yellow...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts MMPR Black Ranger

Mar 21 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Black RangerFigure Manufacturer: Bandai/Tamashii NationsRetail Price: US$42.99Available At: Amazon | Big Bad Toy Store | Entertainment Earth  Alas, the Black Ranger is here and just as with all of the others, follows the same exact box pattern. Giant MMPR 20th Anniversary logo, window to gaze at the goods, and text along the sides to confirm, that yes, this is indeed the Black Ranger. Getting him out and he's what you expect from an S.H. Figuarts release. The knees and elbows are double-jointed, head is able to have a wide range of movement thanks to the next joint. There are also a plethora of extra hands, 7 extra plus the standard fists. You'll be using the extras to hold all of the weapons. Speaking of which... Let's take a look at that sweet, sweet Power Axe. It's an important weapon as it serves as the base for the combined Power Blaster. This release also comes with parts for said Power Blaster, but we'll get to that in a moment. As in the show, the Power Axe served two functions: a gun as well as axe. As a gun-based weapon, articulation helps out a lot here. The double-jointed arms allow for some good posing, but again, no bicep swivels. It's not anywhere near a deal-breaker; I just wish that they had them. In any case, the set of alternate hands are really made for the gun use of the Power Axe, as noted by the trigger right hand and steadying hold left hand. It is called the Power Axe, after all, so it goes without saying that it really provides the best posing options. Again, this is where bicep swivels would have really helped out, but you can still get the poses you need to. As I mentioned, the SHF Black Ranger also comes with parts specifically for the Power Blaster, in this case, the Red Ranger's Power Sword and the Blue Ranger's Power Lances. You won't really be able to use these Power Lances as a weapon other than for the Power Blaster as there are pegs on the handle, which will attach to the final pieces, which will come with both the future releases of the Blue and Yellow Rangers. I really never cared for the side blaster, but here it is. You'll only get two versions of it as opposed to the three in the Red Ranger release, so only gun and holster modes. No big loss for me as I don't think I'll ever choose to use this as a display option. It's at least nice to know it's there. Compared to the previous SHF releases, Black is right up there with them. If you've liked what you've gotten so far from the line, you're going to enjoy Black. There is an interesting question to pose. Since there was an episode that the Black Ranger did use the Green Ranger's shield, will there possibly be another limited version in the future? It's certainly possible given how easy it would be to have as a release, but I'm not sure how many would go for it.  In review, S.H. Figuarts MMPR Black Ranger is a figure that you know already know what to expect of. If you like SHF and Power Rangers, it's a bit of a no-brainer. I certainly enjoyed the figure and can't wait to complete the team. That said, if you go as far as to get Black, you'll have to end up getting the rest and that's not really a bad thing at all.  Be sure to check out the gallery below for a full look at how the SHF Black Ranger measures up! [Thanks to Bluefin Distribution for providing this sample for review!]
Review - SHF MMPR Black photo
Hip Hop Kido is a valid martial art
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers defined the childhoods of most of those born in the mid-1980s. Compared to the toys of the past, it really isn't fair to compare them to what we've already seen from Tamashii Nations in their rel...

Tomopop Review: Power Rangers Legacy Power Morpher Green/White Ranger Edition

Mar 12 // Andres Cerrato
Toy Name: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Power Morpher: Green White Ranger EditionToy Maker: Bandai of AmericaRetail Price: US$59.99Available At: Toys R Us
Review Gold Power Morpher photo
All that glitters is gold
Last year, I watched as childhood was presented in one product: the Legacy Power Morpher Green/White Ranger Edition. Much like childhood, I couldn't have one. This time it wasn't due to parents who wouldn't buy me such a thin...

Legacy Dragonzord photo
Legacy Dragonzord

Toys R Us places up pre-orders for you to summon Legacy Dragonzord

Now that you have your dagger and morpher...
Mar 04
// Andres Cerrato
In a sense of "it's about time!," Toys R Us has placed online pre-orders for their upcoming Legacy Dragonzord. Retailing at $79.99, this puts it at a higher cost than its Legacy Megazord predecessor. Even with the increase, I...
S.H. Figuarts MMPR Yellow photo
S.H. Figuarts MMPR Yellow

Complete the team with S.H. Figuarts MMPR Yellow Ranger

She's the real deal
Jan 23
// Andres Cerrato
You've been collecting the MMPR for some time now in just about every variant. Tamashii Nations has done pretty well in releasing the whole team, but there's just one last one left. While Black and Blue wait for their release...
1983 Tokyo Toy Show photo
1983 Tokyo Toy Show

Witness toy history with this 1983 Tokyo Toy Show video

See the event that would help give birth to the Transformers franchise
Jan 16
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
There are a lot of retro nostalgia toy videos on YouTube; mostly retrospects and individuals gushing about their favorite figures. So rare is it for a video to surface that takes a slice right out of time, and even more-so wh...
SHF MMPR Blue Ranger photo
SHF MMPR Blue Ranger

Bandai gets smart with the SHF MMPR Blue Ranger

Only one more to go after this...
Dec 24
// Andres Cerrato
Tamashii Nations has been quite successful with their trip into nostalgia with the line of S.H. Figuarts of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (or Zyuuranger). With Red, Armored Red, Green, and Pink already released, along with Bla...
Tokkyuger photo
Choo choo! All aboard the Skittles Express!
Bandai has revealed the next Super Sentai series through a catalog being sent to Japanese retailers. Thanks to images posted over at Japanator we've got our first look at Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger, and more importantl...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Ninja Storm Red Wind Ranger

Nov 07 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts Red Wind RangerFigure Maker: Bandai/Tamashii NationsPrice: $41.99Available at: Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, Entertainment Earth  Per the norm, we'll start with the box. As it's become the standard for Figuarts boxes, the image of the figure stretches onto the side panel while leaving a window panel to see the goods inside. As this is the U.S. release, it features the Ninja Storm logo on the front of the box. Also featured is the Red Hawk emblem on the sides of the box and on an inside panel for the box itself. Getting the guts out, there are a fair amount of accessories. In total, there are 11 hands, sword sheath, the Ninja Sword itself and Hawk Blaster. Now to free it from the plastic prison and put these items to use. Just as other PR releases before, it features the same set of articulation points. Rocker ankles, double-jointed elbows and knees, peg wrists, ab crunch, the shoulder joints are all there, and the head can move freely in any direction. The only thing that is missing though are bicep swivels. The lack of bicep swivels don't allow for crossed-arm poses or holding the sword with both hands. Looking up close here, the detail on the helmet is phenomenal. You can clearly make out the hawk is sculpted clearly into the head emblem, with a mix of shades of gold to make out the detail. The helmet is touched up with a glossy finish, whereas the uniform is done in a matte finish. On the left arm is the Wind Morpher, which again features outstanding detail. The details on this figure are evident throughout. Perhaps my favorite part of the figure is the chainmail-style of the arms. It's sculpted into the arm and just makes the release worth it, if for this detail alone. Also in this shot, you can make out the hand detail, which features the red accent on the gloves. Putting the figure into action, you can get a fair bit of posing out of him, just like any other S.H. Figuarts release. The sheath attaches via a hole in the back and comes with an alternate handle piece that be removed when the sword is in use. The Ninja Sword itself isn't very big, but that's more due to the design of the sword in the series. The handle is a tad small, but you will be able to get the hands in there with little effort. What I enjoy about pretty much every Figuart is the diversity of poses you can get out of them. I highly suggest picking up a Tamashii Stage to get some more fun out of the release. In this shot, you'll notice the gun known as the Hawk Blaster. The blaster is features the usual attention to detail with not a color out of place. The bottom of the blaster's stock is outfitted with the hawk emblem. Included in the hands is a trigger finger for the right hand only, so no luck for lefties here. Just a quick comparison shot here with Armored Red Ranger. Even though Red Wind is crouched in this shot, the two figures are the same height. From one Red to another, there's no downgrade in quality between the two. In closing, Red Wind follows the tradition of previous Power Rangers and Super Sentai S.H. Figuarts releases. If you enjoyed Ninja Storm or its Japanese incarnation, Hurricanger, feel free to get your hands on this release.  [Thank you to Bluefin Distribution for providing this sample for review!]
SHF Red Wind Ranger photo
Go ninja. Go ninja go ninja go.
Power Rangers Ninja Storm took on a different feel from previous entries in the series. Only 3 main team members at first, a 3D Guinea Pig for a leader, and Disney finally putting together a decent series. Ninja Storm was the...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts MMPR Armored Red Ranger

Sep 25 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts MMPR Armored Red RangerFigure Maker: Tamashii NationsRetail Price: $44.99Available at: Amazon | Big Bad Toy Store The box, just as the others in the series, features the window treatment and gold accents as the other shielded Rangers. The anniversary logo is there, and you can see the accessories that aren't hands. Looking at the insides,you can see all the goods available. Yes, there's the Power Sword, Dragon Dagger, and Power Blaster - but hey! There are more than one set of extra hands! 4 of them! Anyway, enough of the box, let's take him out. The Armored Red Ranger is pretty much the original Red Ranger, just with a shield. There are of course some other subtle changes, such as the addition of the holster for the Dragon Dagger on the right hip and the morpher color has been changed to gold, but other than that, the figure is exactly the same. What do you get for the new figure? Well, there's the shield and Dragon Dagger. You can obviously have your dual-wielding Red Ranger and enjoy it in that regard.  Oh, so this is what you can do with extra hands! You can have them do their signature poses. As mentioned previously, there are 4 sets of extra hands available for use. As these here feature, you can do Jason's/Rocky's signature pose. The only thing missing is an explosion to go off in the background simultaneously.  The hands can also be used to hold things, such as the Power Sword. Taking some time to note the detail on the sword, the Power Symbol of the Tyrannosaurus is spot on. The only thing I don't like about it is the tribal scribble on it. Granted, a silver pen would fix this, but I just don't really care enough about this particular detail to even bother. As mentioned prior, the morpher has now been colored gold, just as it is on the Green Ranger. The Tyrannosaurus coin is still just as detailed as before, so at least those marks weren't lost in the new release. I loved how detailed they made the Dragon Dagger, with every bit of paint being exactly where it's supposed to be. After dealing with the previous iterations of the Green Ranger and his weapons, I'm just glad that there's finally one that's been done right. You can get a better look at the Power Sword here. I really don't like that tribal, but how do I not love the detail put into the sword itself? Finally putting the two of them together, they are pretty much identical minus hue, heads and trim along the boots and gloves. I know in the past I've said that I find such recolors annoying, but at least this rendition of the Red Ranger having the Green Ranger powers is actually something from the show. Now, if they go ahead and make the Armored Black Ranger from a one-off episode, then it would be something to ridicule. As to how these powers actually came to be, when Burai dies Rita's spell on Tommy, represented by a burning candle, is finally complete, Tommy hands off the powers to Jason. As to why these powers aren't used when the White Ranger shows up, I'm sure it's due to solid writing logic. No you're dead your candle burned out! After all of this, if you haven't added a Red Ranger to your collection just yet, this might be the one to add. The only thing that sets this release apart from the standard Red is that the Power Blaster doesn't come in its various configurations. While it will only stay in your holster, I believe that's how most people would have it displayed given the weapon options. It really is a flip of the coin on which version you want. S.H. Figuarts Armored Red Ranger is just another great addition to an already solid line of figures. [ Special thank you goes out to Bluefin Distribution for providing the sample for review! ]
Review - SHF Red Ranger photo
Power up at the cost of your friends!
The 20th Anniversary of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has finally brought them into the S.H. Figuarts lineup. The initial releases of MMPR's Green, Red and White Rangers have proven themselves to be great releases for the line...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts MMPR White Ranger

Sep 24 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts MMPR White RangerFigure Maker: Tamashii NationsRetail Price: $39.99Available at: Amazon | Big Bad Toy Store As per the course here, we'll start with the box. The release was done special for the U.S., featuring a window box and U.S. deco. Like the Green Ranger's box, it will be accented in gold and feature the MMPR 20th Anniversary logo.   Taking a look at the contents within, there isn't a lot to look at here. It's pretty disappointing to see that there's only 2 extra hands given for this release; one right hand to hold Saba and an open left hand. As for Saba himself, two extra parts come in. You can either display the sword in its shortened or elongated forms. Getting the White Ranger out of the box, we're actually treated to a couple of things. What immediately strikes the eye is a pearl finish on the white. It gives a nice shine to the figure and is a much better treatment than a plain, matte or gloss finish. The leg and arm guards are done nicely, with no paint spilling where it isn't supposed to go. A bit of an indent is made on the arm guards to make room for the elbow joint, but it's forgivable given the range of motion given to it. Opposed to the Green Ranger, the shoulder bits of the chest armor move with the joints. They are given a small joint in between the front and back pieces of the armor, allowing them to move freely. While it seems a bit distracting, there really isn't any natural motions that you'd have those pieces looking too awkward with. Taking a close-up look the chest, the shield is painted in a matte black, giving a nice contrast to the metallic gold and pearl white. There is only a small dot of gold that was misplaced, but otherwise it's perfect. The center tiger symbol is fixed firmly in place, so you won't be popping that out for any particular reason. Also on the belt, black is used to outline the symbol there. There isn't a single piece on this figure that lacked detail. There is no better evidence of the detail on the figure than Saba, the White Ranger's mentor sword. Each area is painted perfectly and Bandai did a magnificent job in actually having the sword be show accurate. The eyes are bright and clear, with the sides being accented perfectly. As you can see here, the power coin is engraved onto the piece, not to mention the side fangs on the sword itself have been paid the right amount of detail. Getting into action here, you can do just about anything you want as you would with a S.H. Figuarts. The joints all have an exceptional range of motion, although the hips are a little bit loose. However, it isn't such a problem that the figure will topple over on its own. It's just like any of the previous Sentai SHF releases, so if you've had any experience with those, you know what you're getting into here.  SSSUUUUTTTTYAAAAAAAA! It wouldn't be a figure of Tommy if it didn't kick. The figure itself does work well with Tamashii Stands, so don't be afraid to take on some more extreme poses. Also, as you notice here, the shield is molded onto the figure, so don't think that you can pry it off by trying removing the arms off like the SHF Green Ranger. Speaking of which... The two play together really well. The only thing that would make this better is a historically inaccurate recreation of a colonial Angel Grove and Tommy with a cowboy hat. Comparing the two, they are just about equal in terms of quality and build. If you loved Green, you'll love White. The only thing I can say is that White is just a hair shorter than Green. Not that there'd be a kiddish reason for that or anything, but it really isn't noticeable unless you're directly looking for that kind of thing. I did mention earlier that the amount of extra hands was a bit of a disappointment. However, you can use the hands from other MMPR releases. For example here, I used the Green Ranger's dagger hand to hold up an orb like the ones found inside the Tiger Zord. The only issue with using other releases' hands is that they aren't in a pearl finish like the White Ranger's are. It isn't too noticeable until you look at it up close. If you want more out of this, you can always use what else you have in your collection. One last comparison and that's to the Bandai of America Super Legends White Ranger. To say the least here, there is no comparison and the SHF blows it out of the water. The detail on the SHF easily surpasses the SL. However, we are comparing a $40 figure to a $10 one, so it's not really fair. In any case, you won't be using the BoA figure as an acceptable alternative anymore. In closing, I have to say that if this was a Ranger you liked and defined your childhood with, then by all means buy it. As an action figure itself, it's as good as S.H. Figuarts have been and you can only hope that the whole team will be out soon enough. [ Special thank you goes out to Bluefin Distribution for providing the sample for review! ]
Review - SHF White Ranger photo
White Ranger Tiger Power
The 20th Anniversary of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has brought the attention of Tamashii Nations. As seen yesterday, the two main Rangers of MMPR, Jason and Tommy, have gotten their Red and Green Rangers as releases in the ...

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