Cyber-Elves and elemental chips sold separately?
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... read feature

Step into the Velvet Room
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 ... read feature

Tamashii Nations

Tamashii announces integration of SH Figuarts and D-Arts

So long D-Arts!
Feb 06
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... read
Once you go Black Zero, you can't go back... to your normal armor if you're playing Mega Man X 4, 5, or 6
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 ... read feature


S.H. Figuarts Lucario pops up in scans

Real Steel Pokemon... errr, probably real PVC
Jan 22
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;... read

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

D-Arts Omni/Omegamon returns for a Western-release sequel
Jan 13
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... read
Tomopop Green version
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, co... read feature

D-Arts Lucario

Tamashii Nation 2013: D-Arts Lucario

Who's that Pokemon
Nov 02
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 ... read
D-Arts Noel

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

It's the hat version, so all is right with the world
Oct 31
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... read
NYCC '13: D-Arts

NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - D-Arts

That's a whole lot of Megaman
Oct 11
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... read
NYCC 2013

Bluefin Tamashii Nations previews its offerings for NYCC

Oct 09
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 ... read

Tamashii Nations figures and Gunpla now at Barnes & Noble

Just like the good ol' days
Sep 29
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... read
God Eater 2

God Eater 2 Ciel and Alisa Nendoroid appear at TGS

A kick booty girl, and an adorable old favorite
Sep 19
Ciel Alencon is sure to be a favorite, or at least that's what her design tells me, because I'm immediately drawn to her from the photo that Kahotan tweeted. Good Smile Company is sure to do her justice with this new figure, ... read
Survey says: Dragonite
Few things may have excited collectors as much as the announcement that Bandai would including Pokemon characters in their D-Arts line, especially when the revelation came in the form of a Mewtwo figure. Mewtwo, who proved to... read feature

D-Arts Elizabeth

D-Arts Elizabeth and chair are summoned this November

Might be worth it for just the chair
Jul 31
She got her first preview at WonFes this past weekend, but the wait won't be too long for D-Arts Elizabeth. The Persona 3 and P4A character November for ¥5,250. While that's more than the previous Persona D-Arts, accessor... read
WF2013S: Tamashii Nations

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Tamashii Nations

The girls are here to save the day
Jul 29
With so many events in the past couple of weeks, Tamashii Nations has held a different focus for each of these events. At WonFes, they decided to focus on the ladies of the S.H. Figuarts, D-Arts, and Armored Girls Project lin... read
D-Arts Elizabeth

Elizabeth enters the D-Arts Persona 4 Arena figure series

Elizabeth and many more coming to WonFes
Jul 27
The Velvet Room has given its approval for Elizabeth to become a member of the D-Arts lineup. In a preview of what they have in store for WonFes this weekend, Bandai has unveiled its next in the line of Persona D-Arts. This t... read
God is Dead
It's not like we have a shortage of poseable figure lines, but chalk up another one for the board! Previously, the D-Arts line has focused on video game series and, as such, have focused on less human designs for their releas... read feature

These exclusives include DBZ, Naruto, and more
Yesterday, Bluefin Tamashii Nations revealed one of their SDCC exclusives, the Power Rangers Super Samurai set. Now, the official SDCC website has listed a bunch of booth exclusives that includes all of Bluefin Tamashii Nati... read feature

So much power, so much frustration
It's been 17 years since Pokemon arrived on the scene in Japan (and 15 here in the U.S.), but the series feels as strong as ever in popularity. Perhaps nothing made that more clear to me than when Bandai's Tamashii Nations br... read feature

D-Arts Mega Man poll

Fan poll shows MMZ Zero is most wanted Mega Man D-Arts

Wins by a landside, but surprises abound
Jun 02
Back in April, we had Capcom's April-Fools-that-actually-wasn't, where they showed off four designs and said one would be made into a D-Arts figure. Ultimate Armor X was the one they'd picked, but the story of the other three... read

ACen 2013: Bandai/Bluefin

This year's Anime Central had figures from DBZ, Mega Man, and more
May 20
At Anime Central, Bandai had figures on display from their own line in the Bluefin booth, as well as D-Arts and SH Figuarts. There was nothing particularly shocking or brand new from them here. Most of their collection ... read

Rock out with Mega Man X's Ultimate Armor

Bandai - D-Arts
May 09
Despite its fair popularity, I've never really looked into Bandai's D-Arts line. With this upcoming release though, I'm beginning to sorely regret not paying attention sooner. I grew up on the Blue Bomber, and I've followed e... read

Catch 'em all! D-Arts Venusaur is up for pre-order

Tonight is the night
May 07
You've had your chance at capturing Mewtwo, Charizard and Blastoise. You're down to your last Pokeball and out of the wild comes the last of the starter 3 evolutions. You may have missed out before or just need the last to co... read
This original grass Pokemon is the latest figure in the D-Arts line. Pre-order will follow soon.
After getting a better look at Pokemon D-Arts Venusaur at the Miyazawa Model Expo, Tamashii Nations have finally released preview pictures for the figure on their site. Here, we get better angle views of Venusaur and this swe... read feature

Dengeki HOBBY shows some Pokélove
Dengeki HOBBY magazine gives us another look at the the previously announced D-Arts of Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, and Mewtwo plus a quick peek at the I Love Eevee prize plushes. While we have heard news of the D-Arts fig... read feature

Take a gander at D-Arts Ultimate Armor X

All this translucent PVC can be yours in August
Apr 23
It's been a week or two since Bandai/Tamashii Nations surprised everyone (and disappointed some) with the reveal of the not-April-Fools D-Arts Ultimate Armor X. And now, we have some photos of the actual figure on the Tamashi... read

D-Arts Ultimate Armor X pre-empts Roll, Iris, & MMZ Zero

Oh, you guys...
Apr 05
Capcom has allegedly announced the results of their April Fools' celebration and subsequently another X variant will be joining the D-Arts line. The Ultimate Armor, first introduced in Mega Man X4, is a hidden armor upgrade t... read

D-Arts Venusaur soaks up the sun this summer

But will you want to catch this one?
Mar 28
With Pokemon D-Arts going through the best of the 151, the time has finally come for #003, Venusaur. While Mewtwo, Charizard, and Blastoise offer up some action for your figure, well, what is there to do with Venusaur? The le... read

Bandai's June releases are now available at US web shops

Now you don't have to be sad you missed camping out
Mar 05
This past week, we got really excited regarding the release for June from Bandai. In particular, the MMPR Red and Green Ranger Figuarts and the Saint Cloth Myth Ex Aries Mu caught our eyes. The entire lineup will now be avail... read

Bandai's June releases are now available for pre-order

Raido, Blastoise, mecha, bug men and ultra men
Mar 01
The month of June is going to be quite busy for fans of Bandai's figure offerings. This weekend will be busy as well with the Tamashii Features event showcasing their newest figures, but first you'll need to order everything ... read

Tamashii Features vol. 5: A wild Venusaur appears

Oh, and Robot Damashii Kshatriya too
Mar 01
This weekends marks the celebration of all things Tamashii Nations. While it's not their largest event, we do get to see the marks of some new goods. With pre-orders opening this morning for many of June's releases, we get to... read

Tamashii Nations reveals D-Arts Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV

Listed among other June releases
Feb 28
Tamashii Nations have just posted their June release schedule for Japan, and it's looking pretty good. The release list, which you can view here, includes the likes of Super Robot Chogokin Grendizer, D-Arts Blastoise, and D-A... read
Is this your starter Pokémon?
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have some official images straight from the Tamashii Nations page to show you of the exciting D-Arts Blastoise! He's looking so fierce, and it looks like he'll be up for order soon... read feature

Toy Fair 2013: Bluefin / Tamashii Nations D-Arts

Hope you guys like Megaman
Feb 13
Megaman has been doing quite for Bandai, so the good news is that the line is going to continue forward. As most fans know by now, the next planned release is the pair of Bass and Treble. There have been a couple of questions... read

Your bodies aren't ready for Bandai's list of new figures

Seriously, it's a lot of them
Jan 22
I'm just going to start by saying that there is a LOT to digest in the latest scans of Figure Oh magazine. There's a lot that's headed straight to the Premium Bandai Shop, but I think you'll be excited nonetheless. Coming to ... read

D-Arts Charizard's status has evolved to pre-order

Tomopop editor will probably skip this one
Jan 08
Bandai's D-Arts Charizard (Lizardon) is now up for pre-order. Charizard is the second D-Arts Pokemon slated for release and may be somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor, Mewtwo. Like the D-Arts Mewtwo, Charizard is an... read

D-Arts Charizard may convince you to catch 'em all

I apologize for the terrible use of catch phrases in advance
Dec 28
With the first D-Arts Pokemon release coming this March in the form of Mewtwo, you still need to build your team of 6. April will help you along that route with the addition of D-Arts Charizard. With the design of Charizard i... read

SHF Lelouche leads Bandai for this month's hobby scans

Also Charizard
Dec 22
This isn't the biggest month in terms of new announcements, but there is the joy of seeing the items from shows now being confirmed for their release. Come April, D-Arts Charizard will be released upon the masses for ¥3,8... read

Not X-2, but a reissue of D-Arts Mega Man X

A second time around...
Dec 17
Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has announced that the D-Arts Mega Man X will be getting an Americas-exclusive reissue. While Bandai may have released their D-Arts Mega Man X (or Rockman X) just a little over a year ago, apparen... read

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