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1:00 AM on 09.24.2014

Give Shimakaze a friend: figma Amatsukaze goes up for pre-order

Amatsukaze is one of the cuter Kantai Collection designs that I've seen, and she pushes a lot of the same buttons as Shimakaze does. Their respective designs have a lot of parallels including their outrageously short skirts (...

Tianxiao Ma


7:45 PM on 09.19.2014

Two loli vampires are ready to emerge from your shadow

Shinobu, formerly a notable omission from the Monogatari series figma line, will soon get her moment in the sun. The really-old-but-looking-young vampire is getting to releases from Max Factory: the standard figma and a figFI...

Tianxiao Ma



Checking out this figma Flyboy Zombie preview gallery is a no-brainer photo
Checking out this figma Flyboy Zombie preview gallery is a no-brainer
by Scarecroodle

Max Factor has released a preview gallery for its upcoming Dawn of the Dead figma "Flyboy" (pilot Stephen Andrews) Zombie which highlights alternate parts like a blood burst for the head, an interchangeable "exploded" leg, and an interchangeable head you can stick a machete in. Basically this figure features a LOT of spoilers for thirty+ year old films.

The original Dawn of the Dead is something of a classic (the new one was pretty cool as well, love that bedroom scene) and it's been cool (but also a little odd) to see it honored with this figma. Max Factory has really managed to capture some gruesome detail with the figure. I absolutely love the extreme blood drip all along the front of the figure and the choice of accessories are just too awesome. For all you horror-hounds out there, expect pre-orders to open in the very near future.

Also, my sincere apologies for everybody who was waiting to see this film. Although, in fairness, you probably should have seen it when it first came out on laser disc... or later when it came out on VHS... or even later when it came out on DVD... or when it was finally released on Blu-ray about seven years ago.

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12:00 AM on 08.28.2014

You aren't imagining things, this is really a figma Archer release gallery

Not a hoax and not a dream; figma Archer is really being released. In fact you may have already received your payment request for your pre-order. I fully expected months of delays, especially when it was realized it would be ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:30 PM on 08.10.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company - miscellaneous

Continuing with Good Smile Company's (and associates) apparently near-infinite display at WonFes, we arrive at some Attack on Titan figures and a bunch of Sonicos. GSC usually does a decent job with Sonico figures in that I d...

Tianxiao Ma

5:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls

Though we're seeing a lot more boys making their way into figure collections these days, it's still the ladies who reign supreme. Good Smile Company were certainly doing their part, with a bevy of figures of all shapes and si...

Martin Siggers

12:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Racing

Wouldn't be a Wonder Festival if Good Smile Company didn't bring along some Hatsune Miku figures for us. They pulled out all the stops with the latest race queen versions of Miku including no less than two figmas, some fun Ne...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: figma photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: figma
by Scarecroodle

[UPDATE: Was pointed out that the figure next to the Thinker might just be an unpainted version rather than Michelangelo's David]

Spartans, great works of art, little vampires, and alien-hybrid super soldiers were just some of the figmas on display at Summer WonFes. These items included Rodan's The Thinker which, like figma Indiana Jones, belong in a museum.

The Thinker might raise a 'WTF flag' in the minds of at least a few people, but I mostly see the possibilities: a figma Statue of Liberty, a figma Sphinx, a figma Christ the Redeemer, and a figma Venus de Milo (okay, maybe not that last one!). Otherwise, The Thinker is a neat choice given that he's occasionally been parodied as coming to life in cartoons and the such.

The rest of the display included an unpainted Leonidas (300), painted Shinobu (Bakemonogatari), unpainted Solid Snake, Guyver, a thing or two I didn't recognize, and then a bunch of items already up for pre-order including figma Motoko. Check them out in the gallery.

Finally, on a bitter final note, it looks like the Conan Edogawa definitely won't receive any articulation. I was holding out hope that they just hadn't worked the jointing in rather than leaving him as a static figurine which appears to be the case. I guess I can always hope for a Nendoroid, though.

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2:00 AM on 07.27.2014

[Updated] Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Announcement wall

[List updated!] Good Smile Company's favorite way of late to announce new products at Wonder Festival is to put up a wall full of new figure announcements. There are a lot of things to be excited about about so take a moment to look over the photos in the gallery. Follow the jump for the list!

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:50 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Nendoroid Batman, figma Leonidas and more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer is here and Good Smile Company hit the ground running. We've got our first good look at the Nendoroid Batman that they hinted at and it looks quite good. Looks like he'll come with a Bat Signa...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Take another look at GSC's exclusives before Wonder Festival

Well look at that, we're only a couple days away from Wonder Festival this weekend and Good Smile Company has another preview for their upcoming exclusives. Sure, you've already seen the figures they have in store, but thanks...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





figma Motoko Kusanagi may soon Stand Alone on your shelf photo
figma Motoko Kusanagi may soon Stand Alone on your shelf
by Scarecroodle

Max Factory's figma Motoko Kusanagi (Stand Alone Complex ver.) is currently available for pre-order.

figma Motoko was first unveiled at Winter WonFes earlier this year where it received the expected amount of excitement. While I was also really hyped at the time, I can't help but think that the timing is a little off. I mean, where was this figure five or more years ago when I really wanted a Motoko figure for my shelf? Sure, an articulate SAC version of Motoko has long been on my figure wish list (the CM's Corp one just didn't cut it), but my want level has gone from 11 down to a 5 over the years.

That's not to say that figma Motoko doesn't look great; on the contrary, Max Factor has done a wonderful job on the sculpting and paint (although the standard face is so-so). The official images feature some cool poses. She comes with three faces (standard, shouting, and smiling) and two weapons (Seburo A5 and Seburo C26A). However... it's just not as exciting now.

Given that the SAC design is probably my favorite Motoko design (as much as I enjoyed the original Ghost in the Shell I never liked its art and I wasn't a fan of the manga) and that the series was, at one point, among my favorite anime, I feel like I'll probably wind up buying a copy. I just wish that Max Factory had released it at a time when I both more into the show and more into the figma line (not to mention when the line was more affordable).

Max Factory's figma Motoko Kusanagi can be pre-ordered for ¥4,800 and is slated for a December release.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | HobbySearch | AmiAmi ]

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