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4:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Space Dandy episode 14 spawns a real life Be@rbrick, baby

If you caught the premiere episode of the second season of Space Dandy over the weekend then no doubt you noticed a cameo by a certain Japanese toy line. Never a stranger to self parody, episode 14 features the gang jumping f...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






[Updated] Be@rbrick Optimus Prime gets painted and brings some friends photo
[Updated] Be@rbrick Optimus Prime gets painted and brings some friends
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

[Update: AmiAmi has an early listing for the impending pre-order for Optimus Prime and Megatron. They're 145 mm or 5.7 inches tall, which isn't bad, but they're breaking the bank at a suggested price of ¥5,184 each. I like them, but not that much! They're be out in late July]

It's been almost a month since we've seen Medicom and Takara Tomy's jointly made Be@rbrick Transformers Optimus Prime in scans and he's already back again. And this time he didn't come alone. AmiAmi blog posted the first colored photos of Optimus Prime along with Megatron, Starscream, and Bumblebee. Each of the fully transforming figures in robot mode have unique heads for each character featuring bear ears of their own. The likenesses are pretty good, especially loving that Megatron head, one of the best we've gotten in a while (even with the bear ears). They also have two robot body types.

The figures are nearly the same size in both modes and now we have a better idea of their height. They appear to be between four and five inches tall, much larger than the usual Be@rbrick figures. What that will mean for their price is still unknown, but I'm starting to think these won't be particularly cheap. We should be getting more info and even pre-orders pretty soon if they're already this far into production. I like them and want them all, but going to have wait to see what the price looks like. 

Don't forget to check the gallery!

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5:30 PM on 06.21.2014

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

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...

Martin Siggers

2:30 PM on 06.21.2014

At last, someone's making an Annie Leonhart figure that I can't have

This month's scans had a pair of Wonder Festival exclusives from Medicom Toy's RAH line: Annie Leonhart and Mami Tomoe. Annie certainly looks cool and collected. Although she comes with two face plates, it's difficult to tell...

Tianxiao Ma

11:00 AM on 05.26.2014

Medicom enters the dark side with MAFEX Darth Vader

Last year, Hasbro finally gave in and made Star Wars figures in the 6" scale. The move was well received, but the figures haven't lived up to everyone's wild expectations about what a 2.25-inch increase could do. Meanwhile, M...

Andres Cerrato

11:30 PM on 05.22.2014

Dish out some vigilante justice with RAH Hit Girl

Kick-Ass probably isn't in the public consciousness right now so I find it a bit odd that Medicom would be releasing another RAH Hit Girl. The first Hit Girl was based on her Kick-Ass 2 look, where the character is also a bit...

Tianxiao Ma



Medicom's new Optimus Prime is a real Be@r photo
Medicom's new Optimus Prime is a real Be@r
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Calling a Transformer a brick is usually used as an insult. It means the figure has a simple transformation and limited articulation. Medicom and Takara Tomy's new Be@rbrick Optimus Prime may have brick in the name, but it's anything but. This figure is the best of both worlds combining an ever popular and fully featured Be@rbrick with a fully transforming Optimus Prime figure. 

What I really like about this figure is that the Be@rbrick form looks identical (from the front anyway) to your standard Be@rbrick with a few extra panel lines in the legs. Bot mode is full of articulation, though the articulation looks a bit restricted in the arms. What I really want to see what kind of design they paint on this guy. I can't imagine them going with just a plain Be@rbrick, I really want it to be an Optimus Prime designed Be@rbrick that turns into an Optimus Prime. 

This is definitely something I want. It fits in well with a long line of bizarre Primes like the recently announced ink pen, ball caps, and Nikes. No word on size and price or even release date just yet, but I'm sure we'll be seeing more of him very soon. I'm pretty happy to see Takara Tomy (and Hasbro) loosening the reins on what they let other companies do with the Transformers license. For the longest time they would let others use the likeness to make figures, but nothing that could Transform until recently. It's all good!

[via 2Chan]

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5:30 AM on 05.22.2014

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

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'...

Martin Siggers

3:00 AM on 05.17.2014

Why so serious, Medicom? Your MAFEX Joker doesn't put a smile on my face

Toyark reports that Medicom Toys has released a first look at its upcoming MAFEX The Dark Knight Joker (Heath Ledger). According to Toyark, the figure is slated for a February release and will retail for ¥4,500. To sum up...

Scarecroodle



Tomopop Review: Real Action Heroes Link photo
Tomopop Review: Real Action Heroes Link
by Martin Siggers

I've got a real soft spot for Real Action Heroes Link. Not only because, like many people, I dearly love The Legend of Zelda, but because he was one of the first major pieces of news I covered after I joined the site. As such, I've eagerly awaited his arrival, which has taken more than a year thanks to pesky delays.

I wasn't the only one though, as our Reviews Editor, Rio McCarthy, has also been hyped to see Link arrive on her doorstep. So now that he's here in all his really expensive glory, we figured we would sit down and talk about everything we liked and disliked about the Hero of the Sky.

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Medicom updates with first RAH Ultimate Madoka gallery photo
Medicom updates with first RAH Ultimate Madoka gallery
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

First seen live only last week we're now getting some official images straight from Medicom of Ultimate Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She's looking mighty impressive under the right lighting. Her flowing dress is quite magnificent with the inside completely blacked out in peppered with stars. Not only are we given a closeup look at her happy, smiley face, but also of her previously unseen  angry face. Plus we're given a look at the articulation hidden in both her wings and her hair. 

Medicom has also revealed the release details for the first time. As expected she won't be cheap, priced at ¥33,000. But that's OK, you've got nearly a year to save up as she won't be released until a very distant February 2015. Can't rush greatness.

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10:10 PM on 04.07.2014

Make room on the shelf, RAH Ultimate Madoka is coming!

Oh yes, this is real. Medicom Toy just announced this massive Real Action Heroes Ultimate Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica! She's a 1/6 scale figure in an extravagantly detailed cloth outfit as well as her bow and arrow....

Jeremy Emerje Crocker