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6:00 AM on 03.08.2014

The slash heard round the world! Mega Man Zero comes to the S.H. Figuarts line

Remember Capcom's little April Fool's stunt last year where one of the four characters shown was going to be made into a D-Arts figure? You know, the teaser which involved the Mega Man Zero-series Zero, classic-series Roll, a...


Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth photo
Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth
by Andres Cerrato

So, there was a little game called Persona 4 Arena last year. Since Persona has become all of the genres, they started to merchandise the series. After several releases of the cast from the fourth entry, the release of Arena gave reason to go back and revisit Persona 3. After the release of D-Arts Thanatos, we arrive at the release of D-Arts Elizabeth.

Is this new D-Arts release worth stepping into the Velvet Room for? Find out in today's review of D-Arts Elizabeth!

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6:00 AM on 02.06.2014

Tamashii announces integration of SH Figuarts and D-Arts

Tamashii Nations announced on their Facebook today that the S.H. Figuarts and D-Arts line will be merging into one line. Soon, figures from popular series like Pokemon, Sailor Moon, and Mega Man will be released under S.H. F...

Vanessa Cubillo

Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero
by Scarecroodle

The Mega Man franchise is all about upgrades (often in the form of new abilities taken from defeated opponents) and, when Mega Man X swung around, Mega Man (now called X) got a few fancy new armors ... two of which were made into figures by Bandai. However, X wasn't the only one to see an upgrade in the games as his co-star, Zero, also had an alternate armor and now, thanks to Bandai and Bluefin Tamashii Nations, there's a corresponding figure.

"Black Zero" is a name given to an often irreversible armor upgrade with varying effects throughout the games although (among other things) it usually powered up Zero's attacks. However, like the X4 version, Bandai's D-Arts Black Zero is primarily a cosmetic change as it seems to mostly be a redeco of the D-Arts Zero (Type 2). However, that in no way diminishes how cool the character looks in black.

Full review after the jump.

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2:45 AM on 01.22.2014

S.H. Figuarts Lucario pops up in scans

Bandai's upcoming Lucario figure has appeared in some magazine scans in which the Aura Pokemon is listed as being part of the S.H. Figuarts line rather than the D-Arts line as we had expected. Lucario himself looks fantastic;...


12:00 AM on 01.13.2014

D-Arts Omnimon's / Omegamon's photo gallery pierces evil

Bandai's D-Arts Omegamon (or Omnimon, as he's known in the English adaptation) has returned thanks to valiant efforts of Bluefin Tamashii Nations. The company has not only decided to give the figure its first ever Western rel...


Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Venusaur photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Venusaur
by Scarecroodle

Some of the most surprising announcements in recent history have come from Bandai's corner, one of which being that the company would be producing Pokemon characters in its D-Arts line. The subset certainly started strong, coming out of the gates with A-listers like Mewtwo (reviewed) and Charizard. Of course, few surprises could be as pleasant as the knowledge that Bandai wasn't stopping at just Charizard and would instead give us all three Generation 1 (Kanto) fully evolved starter Pokemon.

Despite Venusaur (Fushigibana) and his ilk being the first family of Pokemon (in that they're entries #1 to #3 in the Pokedex/National Pokedex), the fully evolved grass starter has been somewhat jilted over the years. The most infamous example was the decision to turn Pokemon Green into Pokemon Blue when the first games for localized for Western audiences. There's also been something of a trend for Venusaur to receive less merchandise than his Gen 1 starter companions. So while Blastoise may have seemed a shoo-in for the D-Arts line, I was less certain that Venusaur would see sunlight, and thus it was a Sunny Day when he was announced. But would that sun trigger Chlorophyll or merely make the figure more vulnerable to the Fire (type) of my acerbic wit?

Full review after the jump.

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8:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Tamashii Nation 2013: D-Arts Lucario

Tamashii Nation 2013 is underway this weekend and Martin already brought the exciting news of the return of the Soul of Chogokin line with GaoGaiGar. While it's felt like it's been forgotten, the folks at Bandai have not, as ...

Andres Cerrato

7:15 AM on 10.31.2013

D-Arts Noel Vermillion blazes her way to pre-orders

We recently saw her at NYCC but now the D-Arts version of Blazblue's female lead Noel Vermillion is up for pre-order from all good stores. Noel's a little accessory light but you'll get her two trademark pistols along wi...

Martin Siggers

1:30 PM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - D-Arts

New York Comic Con 2013 is officially in full swing and our very own Andres Cerrato is walking the floor! One of the booths he visited on the first day was Tamashii Nations, where, among other wonderful things, there is a D-A...

Natalie Kipper

6:00 PM on 10.09.2013

Bluefin Tamashii Nations previews its offerings for NYCC

While the doors of the Javitz Center won't open until 3 PM tomorrow, some things are casually slipping out. Bluefin has let out a couple of images of what it has on hand at the show. As you see above, the S.H.Figuarts Batman ...

Andres Cerrato

8:00 PM on 09.29.2013

Tamashii Nations figures and Gunpla now at Barnes & Noble

I miss the days where you could stroll into a Toys R Us, walk about the isles and pick up a Gundam kit. Those days haven't been around for a decade but they may just be back again. Barnes & Noble stores have begun to stoc...

Andres Cerrato