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....
Funko has unveiled two new Premium Hikari Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters) vinyl figures (previously available in a crispy flavor).
The first is a fairly standard version (which I swear I've seen before?) and is limit...
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Since Figuarts figures can't actually be fused together, Dragon Ball Z's most powerful character will have to get its own Figuarts treatment. This S.H. Figuarts Vegetto looks, well, pretty much like you'd expect.
I don't know too much about DRAMAtical Murder but the visual novel (and now anime) has already made it's mark in the toy world, with several fine figures mostly of protagonist Aoba. During today's Kahotan Station stream, the team over at Good Smile Company announced their latest addition to the range, this time of Aoba's companion Ren.
Dubbed 'Rhyme Mode ver.' it;'s another tremendously striking figure that keeps up a recent GSC tradition of incredibly awesome, elaborate bases. The figure itself is no slouch either, coming with two display options. You can have a massive, raggedy cloak for maximum visual impact, or you can remove it for maximum bishonen-ogling appeal. It also looks liek those on a tighter budget will have the option of the shirtless version with a much simpler base. In either case, it's another fine looking product that's no doubt going to send fans of the game wild.
Funko's Wacky Wobblers line just got a little crazier with the addition of Deadpool and Harley Quinn.
The Joker's sidekick/love interest is depicted with her trusty, trademark mallet (accept no baseball bat substitutes) and looks fairly neat in bobblehead form. Deadpool, on the other hand, stands with his sword at the ready in one hand while the other is in a thumbs up position. It's great for knowing that whatever you're doing at the moment, Deadpool approves. How can you go wrong with that kind of encouragement?
Funko's Wacky Wobbler Deadpool is slated for a November release while Harley Quinn is set to follow in January. Get ready to go nuts.
Funko has officially unveiled its DC Comics Super Heroes Mystery Minis line which includes heavy-hitting heroes like Powergirl, Superman, and Batman, along with popular villains like Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor, and Black Manta. Plus the sculpting is pretty cool in most cases.
Although the set includes many of the expected characters -- Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, etc -- I was pleasantly surprised to see the series include a few lesser-used characters like Powergirl, Martian Manhunter, and Professor Zoom (albeit Zoom is a pretty easy redeco).
The full line-up consists of Superman, Black Manta, Batman (black & gray), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Wonder Woman, Powergirl, a super rare White Lantern Batman, Harley Quinn, Professor Zoom, Aquaman, "television series" Batman (classic blue & gray), powersuit Lex Luthor, metallic Harley Quinn, Flash, Deathstroke, Martian Manhunter, Professor Zoom, and a super rare White Lantern Hal Jordan. The rarity for most of these is a basic 1/12 but Black Manta, Martian Manhunter, Lex Luthor, and "television series" Batman are a higher 1/24 while a few others are 1/36 or 1/72.
Although I know that the style of the Mystery Minis line doesn't appeal to all fans, but I'm personally looking forward to these. Expect to see the series hit shelves in January.
I really like these dynamic, aerial poses for their Attack on Titan figures. But more than that, I like the unintentional humor of looking at them off-angle and realizing they look like drunk people staggering around. Seriously, check out the gallery and tell me what you think.
Since we saw Nendoroid Rei, the natural progression would be to see Nendoroid Asuka because they are the only two characters in the whole of Evangelion. It's still strange to me that the first Nendoroid Eva pilots we get are the Eva Racing designs, but something is better than nothing.
Actually this Asuka is way better than nothing. Whereas Rei is mostly unexpressive, Nendoroid Asuka has a cheerful smile and an angry face. I also like her selection of arms and legs better (but let's be real, I'm buying both). Kahotan says they'll both be up for pre-order in a couple of days, but make sure you take a look at her preview in the meantime!
It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about how there were no Cardcaptor Sakura figures, but now we're practically drowning in them, as Bandai have announced they'll be producing an S.H. Figuarts version of Sakura Kinomoto. What's more, we've already got fully coloured, production ready pictures!
Interestingly, this comes only a few days after Max Factory revealed their own poseable Sakura as part of the figma range. The two figures are uncannily similar, even down to the choice of outfit. Speaking of that, I know this is one of the famous ones, but could we please get a little more variety? Just sayin'. Regardless, it's a clear case of throwing down the gauntlet to a rival company, and it'll be interesting to see which way collectors decide to go. It seems like Bandai have the jump here though, as Sakura is already pencilled in for a March 2015 release. More news as we get it.
While I haven't finished watching the videos (after getting distracted by Scott Neitlich's AFI interview), I can tell you that the reveals include Sssqueeze, Angella (pronounced Angel-la), Multi-Bot, Blast Attack, and a ghostly glow-in-the-dark Spirit of King Grayskull. Also shown were the Mini MOTUs, whom I believe were previously revealed.
Out of this selection, I'll admit being most impressed by Sssqueeze. Back when the 2014 Club Eternia sub was announced, I had hoped that Tung Lashor would come first (in case the line was canceled and also because, well, Tung Lashor) and figured that I wouldn't care about Sssqueeze in the least. He wasn't a figure I had as a kid, I didn't like his gimmick, and so... but, now that I've seen him, I think he looks incredible. It's something of a testament to fine work of the Horsemen. The figure will have bendy arms, which is also a pretty neat plus. Sssqueeze will be the monthly figure for June.
As for the others, Angella will feature the same type of wings as used for the DCUC Hawkgirl (who I still need to pick up), Multi-Bot uses the same gimmick as Modulok (and can apparently combine with Modulok!), and that really cool glow-in-the-dark Spirit of King Grayskull will be a randomly appearing "chase rare" (starting in the second quarter) just like the previous Spirit of Hordak figure.
All in all, 2015 is shaping up pretty nicely and this is before we've even seen Mara. Be sure to check out all of the images in the gallery.
The Guardians of the Galaxy have finally made their way into Funko's Hikari line with a Premium (ie, over-sized) Groot. At 10-inches tall, he's kind of a big deal. Plus, with a sizable 5,000 piece run, there should be enough Groot to go around for everybody.
Groot appears in what I can only assume is a standard deco (since he lacks a moniker). It's a neat enough design with a good mix of color that should please fans. I'm just wondering if we might eventually see a Hikari Mini line with a Rocket Raccoon to go next to him (or a standard-sized Rocket Racoon, for that matter).
Hikari Groot can be pre-ordered for US$80 and is slated for a January release. As always, you can win one through Funko's Facebook contest. This week's question is, " What would you do to win a Groot Hikari Premium figure?!" (Maybe ask nicely?)
Aside from a custom creation a while back, the Evangelion pilots have never been made into Nendoroid form. It looks like that will change soon with the Evangelion Racing Nendoroids on the horizon.
Kahotan has a preview up of Nendoroid Rei Ayanami in her race queen outfit. It takes design queues from her usual plug suit, but is quite a bit more revealing. As far as accessories go, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot: you'll have an alternate smiling (barely) face, and two parasols. Rei will be a Good Smile Online Shop exclusive, and will go up for pre-order on Monday.