Kamen Rider

Top sales 5/4 to 5/10

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10

Well this looks familiar
May 18
Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp h... read
Top sales 4/20 to 4/26

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26

Lots of new arrivals
May 04
By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys lis... read
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

Plus monthly results for March
Apr 11
So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e... read
Kamen Rider

This June, go bananas for Kamen Rider Gaim's S.H. Figuarts releases

Gaim's collection just increased a bit
Jan 24
Tamashii's June announcements are coming in, and Kamen Rider Gaim fans will be pleased by a couple of items. The Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica , Psycho-Pass) penned, and fan-beloved series will see the release ... read
Tamashii Nations 2014

Tamashii Nations 2014 event reveals some 70+ new S.H.Figuarts

Figures from Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon, Kamen Rider, Frozen, Dragon Ball Z, Star Wars and many, many more!
Nov 03
At the latest Tamashii Nations event held over this past weekend Bandai blew the roof off the place with a staggering number of reveals! We're talking some 70+ S.H.Figuarts figures and accessories alone! There's way more than... read
Medicom Toy

Medicom's Toy Exhibition 2014 reveals new Kill La Kill Real Action Heroes

Plus, Daft Punk, Madoka Magica and more!
Jun 21
Medicom's annual Toy Exhibition opened today, and as ever for the company Real Action Heroes were front and centre. There was a good mix of announced, released and brand new stuff on show, with a few first glimpses to hand. P... read
RAH Kamen Rider Double

It's no Joker - Scans reveal Real Action Heroes Kamen Rider Double

Now, count up your money!
May 22
After I had a disappointing experience with Real Action Heroes recently I swore I wouldn't be suckered back into the range any time soon. But damn it, Medicom Toy seemingly know all my weaknesses, as scans have revealed they'... read
Kamen Rider

Watch the vacuum around these extra tiny Kamen Rider figures

Banpresto to release a handful throughout the year, which is a lot
May 13
Banpresto is out to prove that you really can get big things in small packages. Their new Micro line of figures intend to take the super-sized cast of Kamen Rider and shrink them down to a mere 1.5 cm. That's just a little mo... read
Agito finally gets some hands
Kamen Rider Agito has had his share of figures. It was one of the notorious early releases in the S.H. Figuarts line, namely due to the fact it only came with the standard figure and two extra hands. Since then, the other for... read feature

S.H. Figuarts KR Kabuto

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Kabuto 2.0 preview details new possibilities for line

Truly walking down the path of heaven
Mar 26
The original S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Kabuto was released more than 5 years ago. At that time, it was a great figure and in many respects, still is. However, with 5 years come a lot of innovations. Bandai deemed it necessary... read
Ramen Rider

Ramen Rider rides on, thanks to Dolly Oblong

Custom Dunnys available on Thursday
Feb 19
Rev up your motorcycles, Kamen Rider fans; Dolly Oblong has put together a new custom 3-inch Dunny in the tokusatsu spirit. Ramen Rider is clearly inspired by the original Kamen Riders, mixed in with Dolly's usual style,... read
SHF Kamen Rider Shin

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Shin is something new

If you haven't seen it, it's new to you
Dec 28
Kamen Rider Shin doesn't look like the Kamen Riders that you're used to. He looks more like an SIC representation of some other Rider, but no, this is Shin. The result of 1990s need for grimdark and edgy, Kamen Rider Shin tri... read
Let's celebrate with cake!
Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you ... read feature

WF2013S: Medicom

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Medicom

Real Action Heroes are a plenty
Jul 28
The attraction for Medicom is their lineup of 1/6 Real Action Heroes. They've made a surge as of late by going after key sought-after characters like Link and Saber. With the line finally getting its focus somewhere beyond Ka... read
S.H.F. Shocker Combatmen

Load up your Shocker army with S.H. Figuarts multipacks

See, THIS is how exclusives should be done
Jul 24
Any army builder knows how frustrating it is to get grunts. Whether its Stormtroopers or Vipers, it's tough to get a lot of them at once. When it's an S.H. Figuarts that you need to army build, it's that much more difficult d... read
From One Piece to Godzilla, there's a little something awesome for everyone
So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from t... read feature

Bring this figure with you on a time trippin' ride
Kamen Rider Den-O remains one of my favourite Tokusatsu shows ever, a unique blend of time travelling drama, awesome action and a truly memorable cast. Oh and flying trains. Even six years after it first appeared on our ... read feature

Tamashii Features vol. 6

Tamashii Features vol. 6: the new Kamen Rider SHF

It's ALL Kamen Rider
Jul 13
The focus of the Tamashii Features event this weekend has been to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the S.H. Figuarts. Since the line was an offshoot of a Kamen Rider figure line, the focus has been on Kamen Rider SHF. With th... read
An iconic hero gets a super-fun figure
Kamen Rider sure has a confused history in the west. Its first venture started in 1995 as an incredibly goofy Power Rangers spin off simply called Masked Rider. That series took Kamen Rider Black RX all sorts of places it pro... read feature

Tamashii Features vol. 6

Tamashii Features vol. 6: How to make a S.H. Figuarts

Built from the ground up
Jul 12
On display at Tamashii Features was a small exhibit detailing how they come up with creating a figure in the S.H. Figuarts line. From sculpting the details, next to 3D printing, then prototype and final stages, it takes a lot... read
Tamashii Features vol. 6

Tamashii Features vol. 6: New SHF body and KR Kabuto

Walking the path of heaven...again
Jul 12
The figure news leading out of Tamashii Features is a renewed version of Kamen Rider Kabuto. The original release of Kabuto came back towards the SHF line's beginning, back in October of 2008. However, Tamashii Nations has in... read
SHF KR Blade King Form

SHF Kamen Rider Blade King Form is now official

...and entering the Premium Bandai shop
Jul 12
Odds are, if something is on the cover of a book, it's going to be real. That's the case for S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Blade King Form as he was confirmed as an upcoming release by Bandai. I was excited as it was on the cover... read
SHF Kamen Rider

SHF Kamen Rider Black, ZX lead into Tamashii Features

New versions released for 5th Anniversary
Jul 11
Tamashii Nations is getting ready for its special show this weekend, Tamashii Features. This year, the company is also celebrating the 5th anniversary of the S.H. Figuarts line. In gearing up towards the show, a few planned i... read
SHF KR Blade King Form?

S.H. Figuarts book cover reveal shows unannounced SHF

The king is here
Jul 08
There have been a lot of S.H. Figuarts release to date. Many of these figures are of the Kamen Rider franchise, so with Hobby Japan, they decided to release a book documenting all of these figures. With the next major release... read
Tamashii Nation releases

Tamashii Nations' September releases for US & Canada

Coming to you in early October
Jun 03
September is looking to be a good month for the obscurities of many franchises. Figures I never thought would see the light of day are coming in and just as many are heading back out to school. Bandai is set to release quite ... read

It's in the cards for S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Blade

Only a couple of main Riders left to make
May 02
S.H. Figuarts has been a dream come true. For anyone who remembers the old Souchaku Henshin line, while they were okay for their day, Figuarts are the figures we always wanted. As the line continues to grow, the number of tit... read

Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Bandai

Pokemon, Power Rangers, and more on display
Apr 09
Bandai displayed many of their big releases at Miyazawa Model Expo. Starting from D-Arts, already available for pre-order were Blastoise, Charizard, and Mewtwo. Of course, what only seemed logical was to show off now was Ven... read

Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Real Action Heroes

Super-size your figures
Apr 09
Medicom didn't have anything new in the Real Action Heroes range to show off at the Expo but they did bring along a whole range of their previously announced big hitters to show off, and it was the first time many of these go... read
Surely this figure will not be forgotten
The 2007-8 series Kamen Rider Den-O is what started me down my path of tokusatsu. The series became my favorite, which of course led to me tracking down the figures of the time. Souchaku Henshin was the line of the era, and t... read feature

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

Here's what Japanese action heroes look like in moe poses

Has a Robot Chicken vibe to it
Feb 01
If you've ever wanted to turn the tables on masculine hero figures and make them do girly poses, then this gallery is for you. Figure.fm user bakAnki decided to shoot a set of photos using Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and other mal... 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

30th Prize Fair: Banpresto

Prize figures coming in 2013 for Gundam Unicorn, Code Geass, K-On!, Kamen Rider, and Magi.
Nov 07
Cripes! Another event, Japan? You're keeping yourselves busy with all the product showcasing. At least with the focus of this event, there are plenty more chances for characters we may like at a fraction of the cost. I'm talk... read

No Mission: Impossible for RAH Mami and Kamen Rider Ryuki

The Real Action Heroes lines adds Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol along with more Kamen Rider and Madoka Magica.
Oct 24
Medicom Toy's Real Action Heroes line brings three completely genres together for the latest pre-orders. For anime fans, there's Mami Tomoe from Puella Magi Madoka Magica who is being released through a collaboration with Goo... read

Eva, Kamen Rider, and more Bandai at Dengeki Festival

Tiger & Bunny, Kamen Rider, Evangelion, and others also coming later from Bandai.
Oct 22
We've already seen quite a bit from Bandai at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival with series like Durarara!, Senran Kagura, and Strike Witches getting figures. With the number of properties Bandai produces for, of course t... read

Tamashii Features vol. 4 brings crushed scouters & more

Aug 11
Across the other, much larger pond, Tamashii Nations is showing off their goods in Hong Kong. A lot of these goods we've seen before, but we're just getting a better look at them now. All I'm saying is that I'm officially sol... read

Kamen Rider pre-orders are here, blame Decade for it

Aug 01
For today's offerings, there are three Kamen Rider items for you to henshin your collection with. For your November massacre, a pair of S.H. Figuarts and a new entry to SIC Kiwami Damashii. The two S.H. Figuarts, Kamen Rider ... read

All other things mecha and toku in this month's scans

Jul 23
If you were waiting for some more from this month's hobby scans that aren't related to Gundam, this is your spot landing. The usual stars are here, so there's a few new Kamen Rider, Code Geass, Godzilla, etc. One series that ... read

Figure Oh magazine spoils new Tamashii Nations figures

Jul 21
If you thought that your November was already looking bad, Tamashii Nations wants you to be even more broke come the holidays. In the upcoming issue of Figure Oh Magazine, many of the new S.H. Figuarts and Robot Damashii were... read

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