I was not that thrilled with the Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper. Vader was too edgy for my tastes while Boba Fett had my attention. As Square-Enix moves to the next entry to the line, I'm completely down for their Darth M... read
Not-so-jolly green giant gets repainted As people suspected, one of this year's San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Hasbro is Titan class Devastator. Like with the 2013 SDCC Titan Metroplex, Titan Devastator is pretty similar to the retail version, but features add... read feature
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... read
Customizing on a budget Many of you know about those items that are just a smidge outside our regular budgets. Those special items that are cherished by collectors and the people offering to sell said items know how much they are worth. For me, as a... read feature
Masterpiece gets its first fembot Back in January the ol' Transformers rumor mill claimed to know the next three Masterpiece figures coming to Japan. The first was said to be MP-25 Tracks which turned out to be true. The second was long shot MP-26 Road Rage w... read feature
Matty will be selling some leftover stock of MotUC Two-Bad during its upcoming May 15th sale (which is currently labeled as "April 15th because, you know, screw proofreading!).
Fans will recall that the figure was switched to... read
Cybertron: Most Wanted BotCon 2015 is a little over a month away so let's see what's in store for their box set, Cybertron: Most Wanted. The story takes place on Axiom Nexus, a Cybertronian hub city at the center of the Transformers multivers... read feature
May might be the month of flowers and warming weather, but Hasbro wants to make sure it's known for something else: Transformers! Through the entire month of May Hasbro will be combining fans with retailers and various events... read
Prepare for a wild ride(r) Brake-Neck is an interesting name. It's a dual play on words using brake in place of break since he's a car and making it part of a phrase meaning to drive recklessly at high speeds. It isn't a terrible new name for a guy onc... read feature
He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back! When Hasbro did their year-long reveal of the Combiner Wars theme for the Transformers Generations line last year fans were simultaneously excited and confused. On one hand we're getting proper updates to popular G1 combiner ... read feature
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.
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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... read feature
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,... read
Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing her... read
And away we go! When Hasbro first announced the Combiner Wars theme for 2015 the possibilities seemed endless. And when fans began coming up with different ways to incorporate Legends figures into the combinations the doors were blown wide o... read feature
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... read
Yes, for some unholy reason, Storm Collectibles wants us all to turn back the clocks to the late '90s with this 1/6 scale figure of Dennis "The Worm" Rodman. The bad boy of Chicago Bulls basketball is fully articulated and co... read
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?
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A superhero and his dog DST's Marvel Select Hawkeye (based on his Marvel Now! appearance) has made his way into ShopMarvel and may show up in a Disney Store near you (and on the Disney Store site) within the next two weeks.
Clint comes with two opti... read feature
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 ... read
Should have named him Silverstreak Takara Tomy pulls another one out of the Transformers obscurity bag, but this time it's one a lot of fans have wanted. Quick history lesson: way back before Hasbro began the Transformers franchise, Takara was deep into the Di... read feature
Different names, but they're still Slingshot and Wildrider to me As Hasbro put it so simply, "the rumors are true". Some fans felt a little blindsided when Hasbro announced their Transformers Generations Combiners Wars series only to find Slingshot and Wildrider replaced by new member... read feature
So, out of no where, we got our first look at some new simplified Transformers from Hasbro. Normally I'd just shrug these off and hope they don't take up too much space, but these are actually pretty interesting. The line app... read
And they aren't even G2 figures Some things are beyond explanation. Fans of the clunky original Transformers Generation 1 figures have been wanting to see Hasbro give Blitzwing and Astrotrain a proper reissue for years now. We knew the molds were still... read feature
More photos bring more excitement as the latest addition to Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece line finally enters the pre-order stage. You might remember the first colored preview we got just last week and we're already ... read
Narcissistic Transformer gets a figure to be proud of It's been less than two weeks since we got our first look at Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece Tracks and things appear to be moving along quickly. Already we're being treated to some full color images of the A... read feature
One mean machine A few years back, collectors caught their first glimpse of Mecha Workshop's Armarauders line. While the giant fighting robots were awesome, I was even more excited to see that the line used tiny articulate pilots who could fi... read feature
Equally crazy? The US$100 MSRP! Have you ever felt that your life was incomplete? Missing, say, a 12-inch tall figure of Lovecraft's most iconic creation? Then you're in luck because Warpo has plans to release a massive 12-inch Cthulhu figure which should s... read feature
There are a lot of third party groups these days making unofficial Transformers figures, but here's one with some real credibility. Play With This Too is a new company made up in part of former Hasbro and toy industry em... read
NECA isn't playing around with these awesome video game collectibles Let the video games begin: NECA brought a plethora of video game-released collectibles to Toy Fair, in addition to its usual assortment. This included NES decos for some of its previously released figures.
Highlights included an awesome NES Godzilla, Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm characters, LBP Sackboys, and so much more.
See some of my personal favorites after the jump. read feature
Hasbro's latest Transformers animated series, Robots in Disguise, is set to start on Cartoon Network in March and Hasbro continues to pump out even more figures. The toy line has already launched and while they only showed of... read