At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
Rodin's "The Thinker" being made into a figma can be described as "interesting," "a bizarre decision" or "literally figures as art." It can also now be described as up for pre-order! The first entry in Max Factory's Table Mus...
Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.
The KanColle designs have translated pretty well to Nendoroid form so far, with I-401 continuing that trend. Right away I liked her happy face, which is just too heartwarming. I do tend to like expressive Nendoroids above all...
Persona fans should be feeling pretty good with how 2014 went down, from the release of The Golden Animation to the announcements/releases of Ultimax, Persona Q, Dancing All Night, and the eventual Persona 5. You can now...
Diamond Select Toys' Marvel.com and Disney-exclusive Marvel Select Iron Man is currently available for order through and will be available through Marvel.com the Disney Store later this month.
The 7-inch tall figure is billed as having 16 points of articulation and apparently sports an incredibly shiny paint job. He comes with a large display base depicting what appears to be a severed plane wing. By placing Bleeding Edge Iron Man at the top of the plume of smoke, it looks like the figure has punched his way through the wing.
Apparently debuting in Invincible Iron Man #25, the Mark 38 armor consists of millions of nano-machines stored inside Tony Stark's body, which exit through the pores of his skin using repulsor technology to form a protective layer over his entire body. As such, when Tony's not wearing the suit the suit apparently wears him.
DST's Marvel Select Bleeding Edge Iron Man can be ordered for US$25. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for additional images.
Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Harley Quinn and Joker are currently available for pre-order.
The duo had appeared at a few cons, although the fan reception here wasn't as high as you might expect. It's certainly not a bad look for Harley Quinn and I'd definitely say that more went right than wrong... although that's not the strongest recommendation. Still, I think she looks cool!
The Joker is another matter entirely, with his frighteningly beakish nose... which, along with the other features, gives the character a nightmarish look. It's a choice that works exceptionally well on some levels (in that he should be scary), not so much on others (in the fear should be more subtle). All things considered, the only thing I don't like are his shoes.
Variant Play Arts Kai Joker and Harley Quinn can be pre-ordered for ¥9,800 apiece and are slated for a January release.
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...
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...
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
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.
Funko this week announced plans to release another two Frankenstein redecos to its Hikari line. The funky, eye-catching "Glitter Shock" Frankenstein (limited to 1,200 pieces) features a translucent, glittery design while the Entertainment Earth "Distressed" Frankenstein (600 pieces) sports a more antique look. Sufficed to say, they're both very neat designs.
Glitter Shock Frankenstein can be ordered for US$50 while the premium Distressed version will run you US$80. Both are slated to come out later this year. If you want a chance to win one, head over to Funko's Facebook page.
Croodle covered the ins and outs of Kotobukiya's NYCC-exclusive Nightwing variant, so check out his post for opinions. I'm just here to deliver pre-order information.
Indeed, non-con-attendees (non-cons?) will have a chance t...
There are an endless number of figma schoolgirls out there (I counted, they're infinite), but they've always lacked a school setting to hang out in. Max Factory is rectifying that now with the figmaPLUS line of display sets.