NYCC 2012: Tamashii Nations/Bluefin new products
2:00 AM on 10.12.2012
SHM King Kong & Destoroyah, SHF Red Ranger & SRC Daibouken
It's really hard for me to not love Tamashii Nations. Getting to see them up close and personal was an experience of itself for me, but let's not talk about that. You want to see the brand-new figures and that's perfectly okay. There are four of which that will whet the palette.
With this being New York Comic Con, it was the perfect locale to unveil their latest addition to the S.H. Monster Arts line, none other than King Kong. When Bluefin asked what they wanted as far as American monsters were concerned, Kong was one of the top responses and here we are with an actual prototype. What I did love about it is that one of its alternate parts is clenched in the hands of the giant ape. Build yourself a diorama of the Empire State Building and you might have the best display around.
This wasn't the only SHM in town as there was the display of Destoroyah. I can't begin to describe how massive this piece is. It didn't help matters that it was placed in a diorama of the Javits Center in the process of demolition. It's going to be bigger than King Ghidorrah and that's just a compliment on its own. Looking at it hands on, the sculpting has only improved with this latest entry into the S.H. Monster Arts line.
As was teased relentlessly by Bluefin Distribution, yes, the S.H. Figuarts Red Ranger is happening. In what was a surprise to just about no one, it's the original (at least for Americans) Red Ranger. As hyped as I was for this release, now that it's here, I have an issue with it as the hands are just a tad too large and out of proportion. Given the amount of time until it is released, I'm sure that this is something that will be addressed. Also for Ranger/Sentai fans, the Super Robot Chogokin line will expand to include the Daibouken from GoGo Sentai Boukenger aka Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.
This is just Day One and there's plenty more to see from Tamashii Nations and Bluefin Distribution. Check out the gallery below and stay tuned throughout the weekend for more from New York Comic Con!
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