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10:00 PM on 02.08.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Figuarts Zero Sailor Moon Crystal

Bandai doesn't think you have enough Sailor Moon figures in your life, because they're rolling out Figuarts Zero figures of Sailor Moon, Mars and Mercury in their Sailor Moon Crystal design. Seen at Wonder Festival, Moon...

Brian Szabelski


12:00 PM on 01.24.2015

This June, go bananas for Kamen Rider Gaim's S.H. Figuarts releases

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 ...

Oansun



Luke Skywalker is next for S.H. Figuarts  photo
Luke Skywalker is next for S.H. Figuarts
by Oansun

Well, were you on the fence about collecting S.H. Figuarts Star Wars representations? That decision just got a lot easier, as Luke Skywalker has entered the fray. I was one of those people crying out for six inch Star Wars figures for years "I'll buy them all," I said. Little did I know there would be two lines of them.

This Luke's face sculpt looks pretty great. It's funny, I think the wind-blown-hair head looks like Hamill in Episode IV. Judging from the comparison with his long-separated father, the scaling issues may still apply however. But that's why we have the Black Series, right? 

From what I gather via Google Translate (my Japanese reading comprehensive is fair, but I wanted to be more than sure) it seems they are touting the digital coloring technique used on the Michael Jackson Figuarts (which, make more of those please). Darth Vader is coming soon, and if you get the first release version you'll receive a figure stand to recreate their duel at the end of Return of the Jedi (a wonderfully filmed scene). It's almost like they...thought ahead.

No price announced yet, but I would speculate around the price of the Stormtrooper...this license can't be cheap. And since it's Figuarts, you'll get the treasure trove of alternate heads and hands. Those haven't been announced or shown fully, but more as we get it. Included in the gallery is the diorama that comes with Vader.

[via Tamashii Nations]

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12:30 PM on 12.15.2014

S.H. Figuarts Chibi Moon arrives in May

Tamashii Nations' Sailor Moon site has just updated with a new post, announcing a release date and retail price for S.H. Figuarts Chibi Moon. The news? She's coming in May 2015 with a retail price of ¥4,536, making h...

Brian Szabelski



You'd be crazy to miss these SH Figuarts Harley Quinn photos photo
You'd be crazy to miss these SH Figuarts Harley Quinn photos
by Scarecroodle

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 Us (ps3/360).

Harley Quinn is the third SHF that we've seen from this game, following Batman and Joker, and is by far my favorite. While part of that might be owed to the character design itself, I'm also impressed by Bandai's workmanship and really did two of the optional faces (and two outta three ain't bad!).

SHF Harley Quinn looks to come with her mallet, two handguns, a card, a total of three interchangeable faces (standard, smiling, and... grimacing?), and three alternate sets of hands. Although the character has a knife strapped to her calf (and several more at her hip), it's not listed as being removable despite looking as such.

In other news (on a personal note), I *finally* picked up Injustice: Gods Among Us (Ultimate Edition) and am looking forward to playing that whenever it arrives.

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1:40 AM on 11.03.2014

Bandai adds nearly 50 new Figuarts ZERO figures at Tamashii Nations 2014 event

If you've already read the previous report then you know Bandai brought the big guns to their most recent Tamashii Nations event this past weekend. But don't think they skimped on Figuarts ZERO by bringing an overwhelming num...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:30 AM on 11.03.2014

Tamashii Nations 2014 event reveals some 70+ new S.H.Figuarts

At the latest Tamashii Nations event held over this past weekend Bandai blew the roof off the place with a staggering number of reveals! We're talking some 70+ S.H.Figuarts figures and accessories alone! There's way more than...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:06 PM on 10.24.2014

The Bandai Tamashii Web Shop is open for everyone...sort of

I've been waiting for this news for quite some time now, but here's the good: Bandai is opening the Tamashii Web Shop for international customers. As with Good Smile Company's opening last year, international customers can no...

Andres Cerrato

1:00 PM on 10.20.2014

Sailor Venus joins the Tamashii Buddies line-up

Bandai's Tamashii Buddies line is getting ready to roll out in Japan, but before the first Dragonball Z Buddies arrive in November, we're getting another announcement. Sailor Venus is joining Sailor Moon in the Buddies line-u...

Brian Szabelski



Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap photo
Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap
by Scarecroodle

Sometimes there's more awesome than there is time and humble Tomopop editors can't get around to everything. As such, an explosively awesome recap is needed.

Click the jump to see explosions, Gamera, more explosions, Bishoujo She-Hulk, explosions, a monster anthropomorphized into a young girl, and, oh yeah, explosions. Plus Gamera!

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1:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Figuarts Zero Sailor Mars goes up for pre-order

Figuarts Zero Sailor Mars is about ready to go up for pre-order in Japan, with reservations for the Tamashii Shop-exclusive figure starting at 4 p.m. Japan Standard Time (or about 13 hours from this post). Shipping out in Feb...

Brian Szabelski





Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke photo
Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke
by Pedro Cortes

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. You know what... there's very little to say about most harem shows beyond their pervy value.

What's interesting on the merch side of things is that most harem shows don't usually get posed figures. Outside of Bakemonogatari, which definitely has a harem element to it, I can't think of many series that'll get figmas or Figuarts. Bandai, perhaps trying to stretch out their poseable figure line, has gone ahead and made an S.H. Figuarts of Momo Deviluke, from To Love-Ru Darkness.

How good is the figure? Well, let's just put it this way: there's usually a reason why harem shows don't get poseable figures. Hit the jump to find out why.

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