Just your average amateur figure collector, gamer, and anime connoisseur. My figure collection grows slowly due to being a poor college student, but it's growing nonetheless. I also cosplay as an additional hobby. I'm a huge fan of Evangelion, Touhou Project, Godzilla films, and DC comics.
Oh yeah, I also play BlazBlue. I main Iron Tager and Platinum.
It's been a while, folks. I come bearing good news though.
Earlier today in Japan, Medicos Entertainment gave some big news regarding their ever-popular Super Action Statue line. It looks like in the last quarter of this year we can expect plenty of restocks of old JoJo's SAS's, mostly from Part III: Stardust Crusaders (most likely due to the inevitable anime adaptation coming soon).
The current restock lineup includes:
Jotaro Kujo Second (blue jacket)
Guido Mista and Sex Pistols
On top of these guys, we also have the restocks of young Joseph, Caesar, and Cars coming out in June and July currently listed on Amiami. For JoJo's fans this is incredible news since most of these figures (aside from Polnareff) usually go for about $130-150 due to scalpers scarcity. I know I'll be picking up the majority of these guys when they go up for pre-order. Personally I would have preferred a restock of Star Platinum as opposed to Polnareff who isn't as rare as the others, but I predict we'll probably see him restocked at a later date along with Awakened DIO and possibly Abdul and Silver Chariot as well. Here's a visual guide to go along with the news.
That's right, guys and gals. You're not misreading that. If the price of anime's latest omnipotent being was driving you into despair before, be at rest, because now on Hobby Search and Amazon.co.jp you can get Ultimate Madoka for 50% off! That makes her not much more than your average scale figure now. Be wary though that the Ultimate Box as it's called now won't get any smaller, so shipping will still be pricey. Nonetheless, it's still a fabulous deal for people who missed out on Godoka before. I for one am a bit steamed that I paid full price for mine (well, Amiami discounted price anyway), and now here it is for much cheaper a little over a month later. Oh well. It does make one wonder if maybe she didn't sell as well as GSC had predicted and if they ended up manufacturing too many. Not to mention their massive marketing they did for her.
Despite keeping up with Japanese matches in Persona 4 Arena and watching Shark Week (yes, both at the same time), I've made sure to still keep track of recent happenings in the figure world. Now I'm here to report that two more Touhou figures are currently up for re-release.
Nendoroid Youmu Konpaku
Originally released in April of last year, Youmu finally gets a re-release! I for one am less than enthralled though. She looks very nice of course and the translucent plastic on Myon (her ghost half) looks good, but her optional faces are nearly the exact same as the ones that came with the Sakuya nendo. Still, if you're a fan of Youmu and missed her release, this is your chance. I for one am hoping Yuyuko gets a re-release soon to go with her.
Phat Company's Yukari Yakumo
Now a re-release that gets my attention more is of this scale figure of boundary youkai Yukari. Originally a garage kit before Phat Company got a hold of it, this popular figure gets another release. I'm a fan of the boundary sort of base (since it's not the true base but it's what Yukari herself rests on), and it's always great to see a scale Touhou figure that isn't Griffon for a change.
Youmu is available on Goodsmile online shop for 3,000 yen (fair price for a nendoroid) and flat rate 2,000 yen shipping. As always, shipping remains the same for group orders. Pre-orders end on August 22, and Youmu will be released in December, just in time for the holidays. Yukari can be ordered on Amiami and is due by late November.
Hello again everyone! It shouldn't be a surprise by now that many of Bandai's S.H.Figuarts tend to sell out online rather quickly, especially when concerned with super heroes. Well, this time is no exception it seems. Last night we were granted with a quartet of new Sentai Figuarts which are already going fast. Let's take a look at the quickly disappearing lineup.
Deka Red from Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger aka Power Rangers SPD
From the generally under-appreciated SPD series comes it's red ranger. For those who are unfamiliar, Dekaranger/SPD is another police Sentai group, much like Lightspeed Rescue or Time Force. What makes SPD unique is that their leader is a dog alien who also morphs, somehow fitting his big snout in a regular-size helmet. Anyway, Deka Red comes with his SPD morpher, three different blasters (the SPD signature weapon), and a pair of handcuffs. Having been re-watching Power Rangers while watching Linkara's History of Power Rangers series, I almost forgot how enjoyable SPD was. To me, SPD was the final series before the "Disney-era" of Power Rangers began to seriously decline.
Deka Red is due to come out at the end of June. He is currently sold out on both Amiami and Hobby Search, but hopefully he'll be up for order on Big Bad Toy Store soon.
Akiba Red, Blue, and Yellow from Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger
From the Sentai and otaku culture parody series Akiba Ranger comes the whole team of Akiba Red, Akiba Blue, and Akiba Yellow. Each one comes with a blaster, and Akiba Red also comes with some sort of clamp weapon. I haven't checked out Akiba Ranger yet since I'm still catching up on Kamen Rider before I move over to Sentai, but I hear it's extremely amusing, full of references for Sentai fans and satire of the otaku culture.
The Akiba Rangers are set to come out with Deka Red at the end of June. They are sold out on Amiami as well, but luckily they are still available on Hobby Search, so act fast if you want them!
You saw the title. You clicked because you were interested. Here's the deal! As the title says, I'm selling a Revoltech Yamaguchi Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann. I received two back in February due to an order error, and don't want the second one. It is unopened and even still in the box it was shipped in.
I'll be selling it for $30. I will cover the shipping cost. I'll have to move it to another box, but the figure will remain unopened. This figure was re-released, but is now out of stock again in most places. Revoltech may not have the beeeeest track record for figures, but this figure is possibly my favorite of all the Revoltechs I own. Great figure for a mecha that doesn't have much in the way of figures.
If interested, pop me an email at Eveelution@aol.com!