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7:00 AM on 08.30.2014

Hello Kitty hits controversy over not actually being a cat

Hello Kitty and Sanrio recently made headlines with the "revelation" that Kitty White (the eponymous Hello Kitty) was not, in fact, a cat. The news predictably evoked some pretty extreme reactions ("Hello Kitty is not a cat, ...

Scarecroodle

2:00 AM on 08.30.2014

Takara Tomy compares new and old with MP Star Saber

Thanks to Takara Tomy's attempt at being screen accurate with their upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber we're seeing them take an interesting slant on bot mode scale. Starting with the Brain of Courage (the tiny bot)...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:00 PM on 08.29.2014

Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Juri receives wicked new preview gallery

Kotobukiya has posted a preview gallery for its upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Juri. The psychotic taekwondo expert is depicted in a battle-ready stance. Juri is one of those characters whom I really wanted to like in Super...

Scarecroodle

4:15 PM on 08.29.2014

Crispy! Funko premieres its "Burnt" Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Hikari

Funko has debuted its latest Hikari mold, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters), with a "Burnt" deco reminiscent of the character's fate in the first film... and many of the video games. The mold itself is a mix of cut...

Scarecroodle

1:00 PM on 08.29.2014

Sailor Mercury is revealed as the next Sailor Moon series Pullip

The brains of the Inner Senshi, Sailor Mercury, is joining Sailor Moon in the realm of Pullip dolls. This may just be me, but Mercury seems to look a lot better in this line than Moon does. Maybe it's the haircut. Groove also...

Natalie Kipper

12:00 PM on 08.29.2014

Fire all your cannons with Yamato Heavy Armament ver.

Kahotan's already previewed Max Factory's Yamato Light Armament ver. figure, so it goes without saying that the Yamato Heavy Armament ver. would get a preview, too! The 1/8-scale Heavy Armament ver. is part of the Wonder...

Brian Szabelski



Did Toronto call for a Doctor? Titan brings a slew of Doctor Who merchandise to Toronto Fan Expo 2014 photo
Did Toronto call for a Doctor? Titan brings a slew of Doctor Who merchandise to Toronto Fan Expo 2014
by Scarecroodle

Titan Merchandise has brought a galaxy of Doctor Who merchandise (but is it enough doctor for Rob Ford?) to the Toronto Fan Expo. The convention exclusives include a 9-inch version of the Beast ("The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit"), the War Doctor (John Hurt), and 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) In 10th Doctor (David Tennant) Suit. Also debuting is "The Gallifrey Collection" blind-boxed series. All in all, this might be the biggest thing to hit Toronto since Mayor Rob Ford.

While I love the look of the Beast ("star" of one of my favorite Doctor Who 2-parters), the Gallifrey Collection might really steal the show. Its roster includes things like a "Bad Wolf"-graffiti'd TARDIS and Lord President Rassilon. Of course, the Beast will look pretty cool when scaled against those other figures...

The Titans Merchandise Booth 938 is located in the South Building of the Metro Center and will feature a wide array of collectibles (in addition to the ones mentioned above).

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Pick up Funko's Pop! AJ Lee before she vanishes for several months to get married to Pop! CM Punk photo
Pick up Funko's Pop! AJ Lee before she vanishes for several months to get married to Pop! CM Punk
by Scarecroodle

ShopWWE.com has listed a Pop! AJ Lee. Fans will best recall AJ Lee as the vibrant, fun diva who held the WWE Divas Championship for a record-setting 295 days before dropping the title to newcomer (and then-NXT Women's Champion) Paige the night after Wrestlemania presumably so she could take some time off to get ready for her then-impending marriage to a wrestler described (often by himself) as being the best in the world. 

Funko's Pop! AJ Lee is currently available through the official WWE online store for US$15.

[ Order at ShopWWE.com ]

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Pre-order Kotobukiya's swimsuited Saber so you can take it to the beach photo
Pre-order Kotobukiya's swimsuited Saber so you can take it to the beach
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya's 1/7-scale Fate/hollow ataraxia Saber swimsuit is currently available for pre-order.

Fate/hollow ataraxia is the visual novel follow-up to the hit Fate/stay night (later converted into a manga and anime) and, as such, the Saber depicted here (a.k.a. Arturia Pendragon) is the best known member of that particular servant class. While I'm generally not a fan of the various swim-suited Sabers, Kotobukiya did a fairly good job with this one. The pose is playful, the sculpting is solid, and the paint all looks great. Granted, the beach base looks a little hokey but it's a small quibble considering everything else that went right.

Kotobukiya's swim-suited Saber can be pre-ordered for around ¥7,800 and is slated for a January release. If you do pick one up, just don't take it to the beach. Salt-water can really mess up a figure's paint.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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6:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Meet Meme9 and his futuristic designs

Lulubell Toys just sent out a press release announcing that they'd be carrying Meme9's figures ... but who/what the heck is Meme9? Meme9 is the creation of Japan's Yuta Osagi, who is 26 years old and has spent the last three ...

Brian Szabelski



1:30 PM on 08.28.2014

Pre-order Good Smile's Colossal Titan for a colossal price

Yesterday we saw Kahotan preview Good Smile Company's astonishing new Colossal Titan polystone statue, and we simultaneously cooed over the detail while ruminating over the surely epic price tag. Well, now pre-orders have beg...

Martin Siggers



League of Legends finally gets a licensed figure in Nendoroid Ahri  photo
League of Legends finally gets a licensed figure in Nendoroid Ahri
by Brian Szabelski

Somehow, Riot Games' League of Legends has had very little in the way of merchandise — especially figures — which is weird, considering its popularity. That's all changed, however, as it looks like Riot and Good Smile Company have come together to produce Nendoroid Ahri.

The popular mid-lane champion is going to be available at the 2014 World Championships in Seoul, South Korea, per the ticket page on Interpark for the event's semifinals. Ahri should be available at the onsite shop, which will be open during the semifinals at Seoul's Olymic Gymnastics Arena on Oct. 11 and 12.

We'll let you know if she becomes available anywhere besides 2014 Worlds, but given GSC's track record of bundling Nendos with limited edition game packages ... I don't have high hopes yet.

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