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8:00 AM on 10.24.2014

Fate's Rin Tohsaka gets an RAH figure

I'm not the biggest fan of the Fate franchise, but Rin has a nice enough design where I've generally liked the figures that get made of her. Medicom Toy is jumping on that bandwagon with this RAH version, which should be a tr...

Tianxiao Ma


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Black Butler's Sebastian is simply one hell of an awesome RAH figure photo
Black Butler's Sebastian is simply one hell of an awesome RAH figure
by Natalie Kipper

Sebastian Michaelis of Black Butler was recently revealed to be the latest in Medicom Toy's Real Action Heroes line of figures. AmiAmi Blog's preview highlighted the demon-turned-butler's accessories and various poses. He comes with three interchangeable facial expressions (neutral with a slight smirk, winking, and a sideways glance) and two different hair parts (normal and swept to the side). That's not even mentioning the whole set of of cutlery (fans know why),  the tea set with tray, and the candelabra plus two interchangeable sets of hands to hold them all.

And while that is all very impressive, I was most blown away by the detail in Sebastian's outfit. They even got his pocket watch and his gloves and tailcoat are removable! The subtly different tones in fabric were also a lovely touch. I'm not going to lie; if I were to buy a RAH, Sebastian would be the one. But like all figures in the Real Action Heroes series, they are darn expensive. Sebastian will set you back ¥23,760. He is listed on AmiAmi right now but the pre-order won't go live until midnight Japan Time on September 24. RAH Sebastian Michaelis is estimated to ship in late June 2015.

[pre-order at AmiAmi; images via AmiAmi Blog]

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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] 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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