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3:00 PM on 10.08.2014

Halloween plush collection pops up in US Pokemon Center online shop

The Pokemon Center is getting into the fall spirit with the release of their Halloween plush collection into their US online store. The series is admittedly smaller than the seasonal campaigns seen in Japan but, honestly, I a...

Natalie Kipper

3:00 PM on 10.07.2014

The Premium edition of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley comes with a plush Snow Bunny

Fans of Natsume Inc.'s farming sim series, Harvest Moon, and its spin-offs know that one of the big bonuses for pre-ordering the games are the adorable animal plushes, especially the larger ones in their Premium bundles. Thes...

Natalie Kipper

12:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Pre-orders start for First 4 Figures' Dr. Robotnik statue

Last October, First 4 Figures asked fans what pose they wanted their Eggman/Dr. Robotnik statue to be cast in. Well, as it turns out, the open-armed, manically laughing pose won the poll, and First 4 Figures have produced a n...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 10.06.2014

NECA is making a figure for NES Rambo

NECA’s NES figure line is still going strong. Who doesn’t love classic figures pulled from old school games? So they recently revealed that their next figure in this line will be Rambo. Yes, in 1988 there was a R...

Vanessa Cubillo

10:00 PM on 10.05.2014

Bring the fight to life with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax prize figures

Japanese publishers love their crossover fighting games. Just in recent years we've seen games like Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match merging characters from various Aquaplus visual novels and games and J-Stars Victory Vs ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

3:00 PM on 10.05.2014

Vertex infiltrates Gallia to bring us more Valkyria Chronicles Goodness

After "teasing" us with photos on twitter (which pretty much gave the game away without explicitly doing so) Vertex recently showed off the prototype of their next figure release and it's a blast from the not-so-distant past ...

Chris Seto



Pre-orders open for Playstation Optimus, no tv connections required photo
Pre-orders open for Playstation Optimus, no tv connections required
by Scarecroodle

Takara Tomy's hotly anticipated Playstation Optimus Prime is now available for pre-order. The Autobot leader looks even better than the first color images had suggested and even features painted connection ports on his back.

While I'm not sure that I necessarily like Optimus more than the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) Megatron, I find the design quite a bit more impressive the more we see of it. Like many of my colleagues, I also would have preferred that Optimus Prime's alt mode be a Super Nintendo (thus evoking the 16-bit console wars) although I suppose a SNES might work nicer with Soundwave from a logistical standpoint as Laserbeak, Rampage, and so forth could be used as cartridges.

At a ¥10,000 list price, I doubt that I'll bother picking up the Playstation Optimus Prime but I imagine that more eager (and less frugal) fans may jump on these pre-orders

[ Pre-order Playstation Optimus at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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Gaming Heads returns to Tamriel with a High Elf statue photo
Gaming Heads returns to Tamriel with a High Elf statue
by Scarecroodle

Gaming Heads has continued its line of Elder Scrolls statues with a new 1/6-scale Elder Scrolls Online High Elf . This 15.5-inch tall statue comes in both a standard version for US$310 (limited to 1,000 pieces) and an exclusive variant with a light-up version of that magical orb for US$340 (limited to 500 pieces).

While I likely won't ever get into the Elder Scrolls MMO, I've been a fan of the franchise for a few games now and am always happy to see more ES merch (albeit I wish it would come in the form of something more articulate). That said, I can't say that I like the look of the seemingly androgynous High Elf whose somewhat masculine face  made the rest of her body confusing at first (Even more confusing? The fact that a typo in the details referred to the High Elf as a "him" (see gallery) which I noticed before seeing the feminine pronouns). The face looks more feminine from some angles (such as an overhead), but it's still something that Gaming Heads could have done a little better on.

Otherwise the armor detailing and paint both look great while the glowing magic orb (via a built-in LED) is a very cool effect. For the most part, she's a pretty great-looking statue. Both versions are slated for a second quarter release and can be purchased either via a one-time payment or through part of a payment plan.

[ Pre-order standard | exclusive High Elf at Gaming Heads ]

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2:30 PM on 09.30.2014

Get your hands on Miss Moxxi's Bad Touch thanks to Triforce

Triforce is rolling out a new replica from their Borderlands license, with Miss Moxxi's Bad Touch getting the call this time. The full scale replica is set to ship in the second quarter of 2015, and the futuristic SMG is a wh...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Travel some dungeons with Alter's Alisia Heart

How we got from To Heart to this is a mystery to me. Anyway, this is Alisia Heart, a character featured in Dungeon Travelers 2. As you can see, Alter has made a magnificent figure of her. I'm sure this is an exact replica in ...

Tianxiao Ma



Gaming Heads' Sly Cooper steals the scene photo
Gaming Heads' Sly Cooper steals the scene
by Scarecroodle

Those deviously sly fellows at Gaming Heads have done it again, releasing yet another gaming icon statue. This time the subject is none other than Sly Cooper, the star of his eponymous Sony-exclusive game series.

Sly looks pretty neat in an action-ready pose. The character is perched upon what appears to be a rooftop diorama (the statue stands 12-inches tall including the base) with his cane in-hand. Like the sculpt but not the paint? Gaming Heads also has an exclusive bronze-painted version of the statue seemingly fit for a museum (from which it might later be stolen).

The regular version is limited to 750 pieces and can be pre-ordered for US$200. The exclusive version will run you US$210 and has a smaller 350 piece run. Both are slated for a second quarter release.

[ Pre-order Sly Cooper Regular Edition | Sly Cooper Exclusive Edition at Gaming Heads ]

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10:00 PM on 09.16.2014

First 4 Figures announces Mega Man, we hope it's a proto man

First 4 Figures has had a pretty good track record with their pieces. Digging into the golden days of gaming, they've brought out some great statues from Metroid, Zelda, and Sonic franchises. They've now stepped into the year...

Andres Cerrato