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10:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Take a very good look at the Aniplex+ black dress shirt Saber

Think you've already seen enough of this sultry Saber from Fate/Zero? It never hurts to take another look (or several). Thanks to Akiba Hobby getting their hands on a sample we're getting our best look yet at the An...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Will you pray at the Shrine of Azura?

Gaming Heads has opened pre-orders for its 1/6-scale Shrine of Azura, another awesome Elder Scrolls collectible that I'll admire but not own. Much like the previous Shrine of Talos, the Shrine of Azura will be available in bo...

Scarecroodle

9:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Kodykoala's new Princess Peach custom comes in like a wrecking ball

It had to happen sometime. Someone was going to make a custom based off the Miley Cyrus "Wrecking Ball" video, so we should be thankful it's Kodykoala. In Miley's place, he's substituted Princess Peach, having her sit atop a ...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Tomopop Review: Real Action Heroes Link

I've got a real soft spot for Real Action Heroes Link. Not only because, like many people, I dearly love The Legend of Zelda, but because he was one of the first major pieces of news I covered after I joined the site. As...

Martin Siggers



FuRyu's Mikasa Ackerman is finally previewed photo
FuRyu's Mikasa Ackerman is finally previewed
by Kristina Pino

A little over a month ago, we had just a peek at this Mikasa figure when we had a look at her partner in plastic, Eren. And it's about time, too, since she's due for release in June.

Check out the gallery for some pictures from FuRyu's production blog, and let us know what your thoughts are! Personally, I think she's great for a prize figure. I mean, I guess her hair looks a little goopy, but it's tough to argue with ~¥1,600.

[Pre-order at Big in Japan]

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Watch this adorable preview of Nendoroid Ozawa Rina and Nameko photo
Watch this adorable preview of Nendoroid Ozawa Rina and Nameko
by Kristina Pino

The folks at Nameko Paradise blog had an opportunity to handle GSC's decomaster of Nendoroid Ozawa Rina, to adorable results. The host of the video walks us through her various signature poses with Nameko as illustrated on book and game covers.

There isn't much more to say except that it's delightful - I've been in love with this figure's design since we first started seeing her around, since she translates perfectly into Nendoroid form.

I've also included a few images in the gallery below from their blog (click through for more), with detailed looks at the figures. Enjoy!

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Miku Type 2020 is almost here, looking gorgeous photo
Miku Type 2020 is almost here, looking gorgeous
by Martin Siggers

We were stunned by her first appearance at Wonder Festival last July, and now nine months later Kahotan has put out word that Max Factory's terrific Hatsune Miku Type 2020 is shipping out to lucky buyers. To celebrate the occasion, we've been gifted a preview gallery that confirms she's still as pretty as ever.

As anyone who's ever read any of my articles knows I'm obsessed with the portrayal of movement in figures and this is one of the best examples I've ever seen. The way her train flows out behind her, the ribbons on her wrists and ankles, and of course those colossal twin tails of hair - it all adds up to one great looking figure (and at 1/7 scale pretty huge too). Are any of you lucky readers awaiting her arrival?

[ via Kahotan's Blog

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5:00 AM on 04.18.2014

Sneak peek at DCC's Batman B&W Joker hidden among Batman collectible recap

DC Collectibles recently took a moment to sit down and show fans that it will be producing way too many Batman collectibles each year and, as an added bonus, showed off a prototype for one more collectible: a classic-looking ...

Scarecroodle



Flat Bonnie's WonderCon exclusives hop right into my heart photo
Flat Bonnie's WonderCon exclusives hop right into my heart
by Natalie Kipper

Yukari of Flat Bonnie shared with us some exciting news for WonderCon attendees. That's right; it's the unveiling of her con-exclusive plushes! Flat Bonnie's booth #1570 will have two exclusive toys plus a perfectly precious Tiger Cub will make its public debut at the convention. Let's talk about the con-exclusive plushes first. Last WonderCon's Shelbun plush, a bunny-fied version of Big Bang Theory's Dr. Sheldon Cooper, was such a hit that he is making a return appearance, this time in two different color ways. Attendees can choose between last year's "The Flash" design (edition size of 25 pieces) or a brand-new "Green Lantern" one (edition size of 15 pieces). Both versions are 12 inches-tall and feature a special WonderCon tushtag and hangtag. Each plush will cost US$25.

As mentioned previously, the Tiger Cubs are not exclusive WonderCon but the con will be the first place to get them. Yukari will have about seven of the plushes at her booth, with each of the felines costing US$40. 

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6:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Diamond Select Toys announces C2E2 plans

Diamond Select Toys has announced its plans for  the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which consist of a booth (#713) and two panels. The first panel, which focuses on the Minimates line, will be held on Satu...

Scarecroodle





Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito Shining Form photo
Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito Shining Form
by Andres Cerrato

Kamen Rider Agito has had his share of figures. It was one of the notorious early releases in the S.H. Figuarts line, namely due to the fact it only came with the standard figure and two extra hands. Since then, the other forms and riders have seen release and have come with more accessories, yet we haven't seen the strongest form of them all, Shining Agito.

As the name would imply, this new figure might truly shine. Find out if it does after the jump for today's review of S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito Shining Form.

 

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Set your GP Base for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014 photo
Set your GP Base for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014
by Andres Cerrato

You've built your Gunpla and now you want something to do with it. You've painted, sculpted new parts by hand, added armor by cutting many, many small pieces of plaplate. If you'd like the chance to show off your Gunpla, you can do so at this year's installment of the Gunpla Builders World Cup!

While sadly you won't be able to pilot your perfect Gunpla, only to be beaten by young boy on a quest, you can at least win. The GBWC, like in years past, will feature live competitions at 5 cons this year: Anime Central in Chicago, A-Kon in Dallas, Anime Expo in Los Angeles, Otakon in Baltimore and lastly at New York Comic-Con. If you can't make it out to any of the shows, there will be an online competition. If you are chosen as the Best in Show at any of these 6 competitions, you may be selected as the North American representative for the GBWC, which will of course mean additional prizes and a trip to Japan for the finals.

If you'd like to see the full rules and requirements, check out Bluefin's GBWC page. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to get building again.

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