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J*RYU has outdone himself. The guy's a master at sculpting, and his artwork is almost always beautiful ... but this is a new piece called The Baby that's obviously a Metroid. I mean, what else can it be? Done in collaboration with the talented cosplayer Linda Le (who has lended some of her crafting skills to the mix), it's a resin figure in both regular and frozen variations that just looks awesome.
Seriously, just go look through the gallery. This thing looks gorgeous.
J*RYU was taking pre-orders for this at NYCC; no word yet on when to expect pre-orders after the show. We'll keep you in the loop.
By now, Good Smile Company's monthly release schedule post has become a regular source of frustration as the firm announces which figures will miss their shipping dates. This month is no different, except maybe for a higher t...
Ever since Link and Samus popped up for pre-orders at Big Bad Toy Store we've been wondering why they haven't appeared on other sites. Wonder no more however as all the big hitters now have the pair up for pre-order. We've go...
[Update: Pre-orders have also opened at Anime Island, making it look pretty likely this re-issue is legitimate. Link added below]
Martin already posted about the figma Link and Samus news earlier today, but they're ...
You probably remember seeing Chris' review of figma Samus Aran, and if you did, you probably were wondering what could have been done to make her a bit better. Well, Jin Saotome has you covered; he's put together a new figma Samus custom that features her with a her face! Those of you who are eagle-eyed and fans of Hasbro's Marvel Legends line will probably recognize the head as a modified Black Widow head, and it's not a bad match. He's also done some additional paint detailing and sculpted out an ice beam accessory that looks radical. Yes, I just said radical for the first time anywhere in the world since 1987.
Want to pick this one up? Jin's put it on eBay and the current price is US$128. The auction ends Sunday, Dec. 23, at around 10:30 p.m. Eastern (7:30 p.m. Pacific)
The lovely folks at Geeks Are Sexy are great at spotting (or in this case, receiving from rad readers) cool stuff I want to throw my money at. The latest in such things is this adorable handmade Samus mini amigurumi (4 inches...
If you're like me, the original announcement of figures from Nintendo series caught you off-guard. It's more common now, since we're waiting on the release of Link from the Legend of Zelda and we've recently had announcements of the D-Arts Pokemon figures so it's easy to forget that, until recently, Nintendo were very protective of their characters and series mascots. Perhaps that's why they tried testing out the waters by releasing figures of a character who is, while well known, not as popular as others in their stables. That's when Samus Aran comes in. We've already reviewed the fixed pose Zero Suit Samus figure from Max Factory but now (after a bit of a delay) we're now looking at the other release from Metroid; figma Samus Aran!
Hurrah for globalisation! With figure companies now noticing the size of the markets outside of Japan, we have started to get figures which are distinctly aimed for western buyers. The Bishoujo figures from Kotobukiya are a good example of this and Max Factory also decided to give it a shot with two figures of Samus Aran from Metroid. The Metroid series isn't particularly popular over in the land of the rising sun. Historically, the series has always sold much better in the west so it's unlikely that Max factory had their local market at the front of their minds when they announced these two figures at the winter Wonder Festival.
Figma Samus will be getting her own review later on but for now, we're going to focus on the fixed pose Zero suit Samus. Is she worth adding to your collection? Only one way to find out.
Japan saw the much-anticipated release of figma Samus Aran over the weekend and they work rather quick when it comes to customs. This was a rather simple custom as it's just a quick paint job, but it's only been two days. Thi...
Ok, I'm not going to lie. I may not be any good at the Metroid games, you know, like, at all, but I still just absolutely love Samus Aran. When I was little, it was nice to have an awesome blonde girl, who was not only a freaking tough bounty hunter, but also adept and skilled in battle, and wasn't portrayed as an idiot. As a fellow blonde, it was often tough to find a character like that that doesn't have some type of dumb stereotype.
Jump to today, where now we can get our pre-orders in on not one, but two fantastic pieces relating to her. The first is a figma that shows her in her Varia Suit as what looks like the Metroid: Other M version. It's retailing for ¥3,620 and should be released in late June. The second is the 1/8th scale figure of Samus in her Zero Suit which retails for ¥7,429 and is releasing in June as well. Both look ridiculously amazing in my book, so consider them pre-ordered!
P.S. Totally just ordered mine! DOING A HAPPY DANCE!!!
2012 is going to be an exciting year for us. We let the cat out of the bag with the pair of new Metroid releases, Max Factory bringing us a figma of Samus Aran in the Other M armor while Good Smile is putting their sculptors ...