NYCC 2014: Bandai of America

Oct 12 // Scarecroodle
The highlight here is probably Ivan Ooze, star of Power Rangers: The Movie (and perhaps best remembered from this music video), who will appear in BoA's 5-inch Legacy line (BoA loves to jump around with these scales and pick things not quite compatible with other lines). To keep him from getting lonely, BoA is also releasing (and had on display) the "armored" versions of the Rangers which also first appeared in that movie. Otherwise the MMPR Ultrazord (or Dino Ultrazord) was on display. It combines the MMPR Megazord, Dragonzord, and the carrier Zord Titanus (who was notably used for the first few Ultrazords), all of which have either seen release or are up for pre-order. Also on display were the Tigerzord, the sword Saba, and the White Ranger's morpher. On the Godzilla front, BoA will be releasing a MechaGodzilla, King Ghidorah, and a new Godzilla into its (12-inch?) Godzilla line. Given that only Toys "R" Us really seems to carry this line, it's somewhat hard to keep track of releases. Finally there was a limited edition Tokyo Vinyl MMPR Green Ranger on display. This variant is a NYCC exclusive which I assume was probably being sold at the BoA booth. Be sure to check out the photo gallery for all of the images.
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Ivan Ooze? Uh oh, we're in trouble! Book us a ticket on the next space shuttle
While many view Bandai of America as the poor (American) man's version of Bandai of Japan, the company has notably been offering fans things that its Asian counterpart have not: the American-exclusive Power Rangers villains (...

SDCC 2014: Chibi Essence

Aug 01 // Vanessa Cubillo
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The elements can be cute
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Squid Kids Ink

SDCC 2014: Squid Kids Ink

Now game cartridges are fun
Jul 31
// Vanessa Cubillo
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SDCC 2014: Four Horsemen

All hail the armored birds!
Jul 28
// Vanessa Cubillo
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Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen

GSC is taking on Disney's latest hit
Jul 26
// Vanessa Cubillo
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Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Koto Bishoujo Street Fighter/Tekken

More beautiful fighting ladies
Jul 26
// Vanessa Cubillo
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo figures are always a highlight at every event they're at. From the Street Fighter line, Chun-Li is in her same figure pose, but this time she's wearing her pink outfit instead of blue. We also see a figu...
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SDCC 2014: Gentle Giant

Showing collectibles from The Walking Dead, Star Wars, and more
Jul 26
// Vanessa Cubillo
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Toy Fair 2014: Kotobukiya

Bishoujos, DC, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!
Feb 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
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Banpaku Event Coverage: Shounen Showdown!

Mar 05
// Jon Wills
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