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2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

SDCC 2014: Yes Anime

If you saw our Yes Anime coverage from Anime Expo, a lot of what was at their booth might look the same. The licensed Trexis are close to release (around September), with a few minor changes to be made to some (for example, t...

Brian Szabelski


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




8:30 PM on 07.06.2014

Anime Expo 2014: Yes Anime

Yes Anime's Anime Expo booth was home to a few new prototypes including ... 12-inch Tiger and Bunny plushes based on the popular characters as alpacas? Yes: the plushes are designed to look like alpaca-fied versions...

Brian Szabelski

2:30 AM on 05.27.2014

Bandai's Tiger & Bunny S.H. Figuarts offerings gets a sequel with Golden Ryan

A photo gallery has emerged for Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Golden Ryan, a character who had a starring role in Tiger & Bunny: The Rising. While I wasn't overly enthusiastic with most of the hero's costumes in Tiger & Bunn...

Scarecroodle

7:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Bluefin to bring SH Figuarts Dragon Kid to North America

The S.H Figuarts version of Tiger and Bunny's lightning kung fu master, Dragon Kid, was originally made available for pre-order to Asia-based collectors exclusively from the Tamashii Web Shop. North American fans were pl...

Natalie Kipper

6:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Hello Kitty is now Hello Tiger and Hello Bunny

Hello Kitty continues to cosplay as pop culture icons, this time playing the hero as both Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr. for the latest film Tiger & Bunny the Movie -The Rising-. The movie opens in Japan on February 8 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 08.16.2013

HobbyLink Japan is having a figure sale, up to 95% off!

There are sales and there are bargains. Often items posted on sale are not always marked at a low price but rather at their regular low price. Still within any sale there are always some alluring bargains to be found.  H...

Jon Wills

1:00 PM on 07.29.2013

S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose now available for pre-order

The S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose, who made a surprise appearance in some magazine scans last month, is now available for pre-order. While the S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose was apparently left on hiatus for some time, it appears that Tig...

Scarecroodle



SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations
by Brian Szabelski

So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from the Pink and Red Rangers (both original and armored versions), to a fantastic Figuarts Zero Trunks. 

Don't even start on the gigantic Sigma, or one of my surprise favorites, the black version of Zero. The One Piece Figuarts Zero releases are looking quite amazing as well, specifically Zoro's mid-attack lunge that you see in the header. 

Check out the gallery to see some of what you can expect over the coming months, and let us know in the comments which of these figures you're most looking forward to!

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3:00 PM on 06.23.2013

Scans detail SHF Sailor Mercury & revival of Blue Rose

S.H. Figuarts belongs to the ladies this month as Bandai detailed their prototypes for two upcoming releases. One, Sailor Mercury, was only recently known. Blue Rose, on the other hand, has been M.I.A. for quite some time. Fo...

Andres Cerrato



Tamashii reveals TaiBani's Fire Emblem as an exclusive photo
Tamashii reveals TaiBani's Fire Emblem as an exclusive
by Kristina Pino

Tamashii Web Shouten has revealed Tiger & Bunny's Fire Emblem as a web shop exclusive S.H. Figuarts, which is slated for release this July (¥4,725 base price from Tamashii). Don't fret, though -- a few shops will help you out if you want to reserve your own figure without contacting a proxy. 

Fire Emblem features various option parts, like extra wrists and cape, as well as fire effects parts. Unfortunately, we don't have too many images of the actual figure from the listing, but it still looks pretty rad. Orders went up last night and it looks like he hasn't totally sold out yet, so you've got good chances of putting in an order if you're digging this.

[Pre-order at Big in Japan | Nippon Yassan]

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Tomopop Review: G.E.M Kotetsu T. Kaburagi photo
Tomopop Review: G.E.M Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
by Yami Casas

It probably doesn’t come as much of a shock when I say I have a huge crush on Tiger & Bunny’s resident Oji-san (old man), Kotetsu T. Kaburagi. Naturally, when MegaHouse announced that they would be adding Kotetsu to their G.E.M. boys line, I was over the moon. As a big fan of the G.E.M. series, I have never been disappointed with any of their figures, specifically from this line. I was expecting quite a good amount of detail especially when it came to my beloved Oji-san.

So, did MegaHouse live up my expectations and hit the mark? Hit the jump to find out.

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Tomopop Review: Master Stars Piece Kotetsu T. Kaburagi photo
Tomopop Review: Master Stars Piece Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
by Pedro Cortes

Without a doubt, the biggest merchandising surprise in the last couple of years is Tiger & Bunny. I don't think anybody figured that both men and women would flock to a show inspired by western super heroes, but lo and behold, everybody loves it. What's even more interesting is how that the most popular character is Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, the main character. He's a guy in his late-thirties, which is quite a bit older than your usual protagonist, yet everybody snaps up every bit of merch that's got his face on it. Believe me, there's a ton of it.

Shows that get this popular usually get a bunch of prize figures. Since they're on the cheaper end of the figure scale, companies can take risks and make obscure characters and/or different outfits for popular characters that usually wouldn't get any love. Then again, that lowered price usually means lower quality. However, just because a prize figure is cheap doesn't mean it's bad quality. The Master Stars Piece Kotetsu is definitely an example of a nice figure that's available for a lower price.

Hit the jump to find out more!

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