S.H. Figuarts

Bluefin lists out its exclusives for SDCC next week

Jun 30 // Andres Cerrato
For gunpla, we will have three exclusive models that were previously only available at events in Asia. The three kits are all in 1/144 scale and are the HGUC Zeta Plus Test Type Image Color (Amuro's) for $25.00, the RG Gundam Exia Extra Finish Version for $48.00, and the HGBF Try Burning Gundam PP Clear Version for $22.00. Perhaps the biggest draw will be the S.H. Figuarts Goku Frieza Saga version. It's the Goku you've always wanted, with an actual belt and his symbols. It's almost like the standard Goku release, just now with an extra face and gi symbols! This limited edition of Goku will be available for $45.00 alongside an 18" statue of Goku from X-Plus for $65.00. Also available will be several Action Vinyls from The Loyal Subjects. There will be a set of black/white battle damaged Ninja Turtles, a crystal MMPR Pink Ranger, and a Transformers Construction set. There's one last group of releases for comic and movie fans. Iron Man will have two items, an Iron Man MkIII Magnetic Floating figure with a chrome paint job for $139.99 and a 1/12 Shotgun Iron Man Mark XL for $160.00. In case you're wondering about those prices, they're fully poseable with LEDs throughout. If you'd like another billionaire who fights crime, on hand will be Hero Cross' Hybrid Metal Figuration Batman for $80.00. Oh, there's also an S.H. Figuarts Nise (imposter) Sailor Moon, too. She looks mean and I guess that's kinda cool.  Check out the gallery for what you can buy from Bluefin this San Diego Comic Con.
Bluefin SDCC Exclusives photo
Loan market is stable, right?
In case you haven't noticed, San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and will be open in just over a week. That means it's time to get the full rundown of exclusives and what you can possibly stretch into your budget whether ...

Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31


So this is what variety looks like
Jun 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and...
Top sale 5/18 to 5/24 photo
Top sale 5/18 to 5/24

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/18 to 5/24


Cards. So many cards.
May 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Japan continues to change the concept of toys. I get that these card games are played with, but does that make them toys? Seems like quite the stretch if you ask me. OK, so Yo-Kai Medals aren't technically cards, but they're ...

Top sales 5/4 to 5/10 photo
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
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
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...
Top sales 4/20 to 4/26 photo
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
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
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...
Top sales 4/13 to 4/19 photo
Top sales 4/13 to 4/19

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/13 to 4/19


Welp, Bandai wins
Apr 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-...
Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Ready for some high-flying Sith action? Tamashii releases SHF Darth Maul gallery


Perhaps the Phantom Menace's only redeeming quality... well, that and pod racing
Apr 24
// Scarecroodle
Tamashii Nations has released a photo gallery for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul. The photo gallery shows off the character's poseability, recreating his crazy fighting style as seen in Star Wars: The Phantom...
Super Mario photo
Can Flower Power beat Bowser's Glower Power?
Were you wondering where Bandai would go next with its Super Mario S.H. Figuarts offerings? Perhaps you thinking Princess Peach or Bowser? If so, you're out of luck because the next figure to follow SHF Yoshi will be a Fire F...

Figuarts Iron Man photo
Figuarts Iron Man

Bandai rolls out another Iron Man in the fight against Ultron


Figuarts Iron Man Mk XLV up for pre-order
Apr 02
// Tianxiao Ma
Are you hyped for Avengers: Age of Ultron? I certainly hope so, otherwise this post will mean nothing to you. Since Marvel Studios probably has a directive to always be cranking out new Iron Man armors, the upcoming film will...
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22 photo
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22

Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22


Good week for Transformers, Gundam, and Super Sentai
Mar 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...
S.H. Figuarts Super Moon photo
S.H. Figuarts Super Moon

Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon pre-orders online


For Love and Justice!
Mar 06
// Soul Tsukino
We previewed Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Super Sailor Moon just a little while back, and now they've made the figure available for pre-order as well as released details of what will come included with the order. Super Sailor Moon ...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: S.H. Figuarts Sailor Pluto, Super Sailor Moon, and more


Sailor V joins S.H.Figuarts
Feb 08
// Oansun
If you're ready to complete the Outer Scouts/Sailor Senshi, Sailor Pluto is incoming. Bandai is providing an unpainted prototype (complete with staff and a serious face) and it looks pretty great. Super Sailor Moon was also s...
Kamen Rider photo
Kamen Rider

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


Gaim's collection just increased a bit
Jan 24
// Oansun
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 ...
Batman photo

New photos of Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Harley Quinn (Injustice ver.) have appeared, courtesy of a listing on the Tamashii web store. The figure depicts the Joker's fangirl/love interest as she appeared in Injustice: Gods Among...

Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Bandai gives us a full look at S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask


Still capturing women's hearts with a throw of a rose
Nov 14
// Vanessa Cubillo
At the recent Tamashii Nations event, they revealed many new exiting Sailor Moon figures that would be coming out in the next year. One of these exciting new figures will be S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask. He has been one of chara...
SH Figuarts Vegetto photo
Because you can't make one by jamming together the Vegeta and Goku figures
Since Figuarts figures can't actually be fused together, Dragon Ball Z's most powerful character will have to get its own Figuarts treatment. This S.H. Figuarts Vegetto looks, well, pretty much like you'd expect. You can...

SHF Sakura photo
But they're both so adorable!
It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about how there were no Cardcaptor Sakura figures, but now we're practically drowning in them, as Bandai have announced they'll be producing an S.H. Figuarts version of Saku...

Digimon photo
Digimon: The Legend Continues
Bandai of Japan's Digimon offerings are apparently far from over, as pre-orders (through Bluefin Distribution) have opened for S.H. Figuarts Alphamon. Alphamon apparently starred in Digital Monster X-Evolution (more commonly ...

Super Mario photo
The substitute plumber, for times when Mario is Missing
Mama Mia! We here at Tomopop have been so busy with SDCC and Summer WonFes news that we missed Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Luigi and Super Mario Bros. Play Set C pre-orders go up! Everybody's second favorite plumber (YMMV) is slat...

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations

Jul 27 // Brian Szabelski
So a good place to start might be the Figuarts Injustice figures. Two were on display at SDCC: Batman and Joker, along with an additional unpainted Batman to show off where Bandai used die-cast metal on him. He'll come with his grappling gun, while Joker will have that crowbar he's holding and a pair of wind-up teeth. Two other figures for the Injustice line were teased at the booth, one of which is most definitely Harley Quinn. Since we have S.H. Figuarts Naruto, we can't just leave him without anyone to fight, right? That's where S.H. Figuarts Uchiha Sasuke comes into play, and he looks alright for an S.H. Figuarts piece. Sadly, they didn't have any of the effects parts on him, so he looks a little plain, but I'm hopeful Sasuke will be as good as S.H. Figuarts Naruto looks to be. The Year of Luigi is not dead yet, folks. Joining his brother Mario is everyone's favorite green-clothed plumber, with the two on display amid the Mario-themed S.H. Figuarts playsets. The Piranha Plant is a relatively new addition, along with the red pipes, while the green pipes with the Goomba were a previously announced set. Speaking of things that are green like Luigi is, though ... While the only S.H. Figuarts-related Power Ranger debut was the event-exclusive Armored Black Ranger, the Figuarts Zero line saw both the Red and Green Ranger models on display. Each has their signature weapon drawn -- Red Ranger with his Power Sword and Green Ranger with the superior Dragon Dagger --and this is I believe the first time we've seen the Figuarts Zero Red Ranger in the wild. I do like the precise detail on the figure, too: check out how his open hand is curved and compare it to some of the poses from the show. Or check out the level of detail on the Power Morpher; I think I could even make out the T-Rex design of Red's power coin. If there's one thing Bandai tends to do well, it's tiny detailing on their Figuarts Zero pieces. However, I have to give the edge to Green Ranger on this one. Sure, there's a lot of sentimentality playing into my choice, as I grew up a Green/White Ranger fan, but the sculpted pose for the Green Ranger is where it wins out. I've wanted a figure of Green Ranger playing his song on the Dragon Dagger for quite some time, and I don't know if I can wait until later this year for it!
SDCC: Tamashii Nations photo
A rundown of your non-Sailor Moon and DBZ figures
So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine...

SDCC: Tamashii DBZ photo
SDCC: Tamashii DBZ

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations - Dragon Ball Z


Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
Tamashii Nations have done a fairly decent job catering to Dragon Ball Z fans with their Figuarts lines, and this year's San Diego Comic Con was no different. Broly pretty much stole the show on the S.H. Figuarts side of...
SDCC: Bandai Sailor Moon photo
Still waiting on that Figuarts Tuxedo Mask
It wasn't too hard to spot the Sailor Moon merchandise in Bluefin/Tamashii Nations' booth this year, with plenty of folks gathered around the cases, snapping photos of the figures inside. All eight currently announced S....

Pokemon photo
Burn on, you crazy Pokemon
Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has received an absolutely amazing preview gallery which depicts the mega evolution fighting against previous (and upcoming) S.H. Figuarts Pokemon. Highlights include a demonstrat...

SHF Luigi photo
Best Luigi ever
Tamashii Nations have finally unveiled shots of the upcoming SHF Luigi, who is slated for release this December along with a brand new play set (Super Mario Play Set C). Let's just say that, if I were to receive one or three ...

SHF Batman/Joker photo
SHF Batman/Joker

Fight it out over S.H. Figuarts Batman and Joker


It'd be an Injustice if these were terrible
Jul 08
// Andres Cerrato
Being honest here, I kind of forgot that Injustice was a thing. The game was released quite some time ago and the S.H. Figuarts Batman from the game was debuted at New York Comic Con last year. Since October last year, we did...
SHF Uranus & Neptune photo
SHF Uranus & Neptune

Get your preview of S.H. Figuarts Sailor Uranus and Neptune


Best scouts? Best scouts.
Jul 03
// Andres Cerrato
Sailors Moon through Saturn have all either been released or announced, so the next logical step was for Neptune and Uranus to get their announcement. That news did come last month, with the two being released at the turn of ...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario + Sets A & B

Jul 02 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario, Diorama Playset A and BFigure Manufacturer: Bandai Tamashii NationsMSRP: SHF Mario - $24.99, Set A - $19.99, Set B - 19.99Available At: Amazon: Super Mario | Set A | Set B Big Bad Toy Store: Super Mario | Set A | Set B Entertainment Earth: Super Mario | Set A | Set B [Thanks to Bluefin Tamashii Nations for providing this sample for review!]
Review - SHF Super Mario photo
Let's see how they can 1-Up this
Mario is the figure that so many have wanted a quality representation of. While there have been a few over the years, they did little more than just move arms up and down. Earlier this year, Bandai brought the news that many ...

S.H. Figuarts Android 16 photo
S.H. Figuarts Android 16

S.H. Figuarts Android 16 is revealed behind door #3


Okay, this is getting to be a big day
Jun 24
// Andres Cerrato
It's just a day full of surprises. Just as we thought that SHF Broly would be the beginning of the larger-sized S.H. Figuarts, here comes a sneak. Inserted into the Android 17 pre-order page on Premium Bandai is a group shot ...
S.H. Figuarts Broly photo
S.H. Figuarts Broly

S.H. Figuarts Broly is revealed, makes Goku cry


Maybe make your wallet cry too
Jun 24
// Andres Cerrato
That didn't take too long. The teases were pretty obvious, but now we can see for sure that Broly is in fact the next S.H. Figuarts in the works. The legendary Super Saiyan will be the largest DBZ SHF to date as you can see i...
SHF Broly? SHF Broly. photo
SHF Broly? SHF Broly.

The next DBZ S.H. Figuarts release might be legendary


Yeah, it's 99.9% going to be Broly
Jun 22
// Andres Cerrato
Yes, the picture you see above you has been pixelated. Oh, just what could it be? It could be just about anything! Well, it's Broly. How do I know? Look just beneath the pixels and you can see the reflection of the legendary ...
SHF MMPR Arm Black Ranger photo
Again, you knew this was coming
I'm sure you all remember the episode of MMPR. Sure, it was 20 years ago but you remember it like it was yesterday. Zack needs to overcome the odds, Tommy lends him his shield and we get the Armored Black Ranger. It was an ep...

Batman photo
Batman

SHF Injustice Joker appears alongside painted SHF Batman in scans


The Joker continues to be unpredictable
Jun 21
// Scarecroodle
Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Injustice: Gods Among Us Batman had an unexpected co-star in this month's scans as he was joined by an unpainted Injustice Joker. This revelation is a little surprising given that Injustice: Gods Among ...
Pokemon photo
A perfect reveal for a hot Summer day?
A wild photo of a S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has appeared! Mega Blaziken, of the Mega Evolutions introduced in Pokemon X/Y, will be the second Pokemon character in Bandai's merged S.H. Figuarts line (four Pokemon figures pre...

SDCC Exclusive SHF Vegeta photo
You knew this was coming
You remember the episode. Vegeta and Nappa go down to an alien world before their stop on Earth. They looked a lot different, with Vegeta having brown hair not to mention orange and green armor. When Vegeta's SHF was released...

Star Wars photo
Wait, what?
Tamashii Nations has unveiled a S.H. Figuarts samurai version of Darth Vader at Tokyo Toy Show '14. An accompanying poster depicts the samurai Darth Varder in front of a group of Samurai Troopers (or Storm Samurai, both of wh...

SHF Sailor Neptune/Uranus photo
SHF Sailor Neptune/Uranus

Everyone's favorite Sailor Scouts that aren't cousins get Figuarts


They'll be exclusive to Japan, probably not you
Jun 11
// Andres Cerrato
The announcement was inevitable, but nonetheless special. It was just last month that the duo was unveiled at the Tamashii Summer Collection, but at the dawn of the Tokyo Toy Show, the pair is shown in their full glory. The p...
Mega Man Zero photo
Mega Man Zero

SHF MMZ Zero gets Western release details + gallery


A C-Rank figure of a S-Rank character?
Jun 10
// Scarecroodle
Bluefin Tamashii Nations has unveiled the North America release information and new photos for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Zero (Mega Man Zero series). Zero will come with his Z-Saber, Buster Shot, Triple Rod, and Shield ...
SHF Zero (MMZ version) photo
SHF Zero (MMZ version)

S.H. Figuarts goes for Zero, produces Zero


What you've always wanted is Zero
Jun 03
// Andres Cerrato
You've wanted Zero for a while now. When it was announced that Tamashii Nations was producing Zero from Megaman X, you said that you liked Zero, but you really wanted this Zero. Now that one is actually happening and here are...
SH Figuarts MJ photo
SH Figuarts MJ

S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson up for pre-order!


Snatch him now before he's gone like a Smooth Criminal
Jun 02
// Rio McCarthy
I've been so excited about so many figures in the S.H. Figuarts toy line, but this is the one that obviously takes the cake for me. We've seen him previously at events, and in scans, but now he's up for pre-order and ready to...
Super Mario photo
Super Mario

S.H. Figuarts Luigi on the way?


Mansion sold separately?
May 30
// Scarecroodle
Plastikitty has found a Bandai announcement for an upcoming S.H. Figuarts Luigi. While I had recently mentioned a wish for Bowser, it seems that (rather predictably) Mario Mario's younger brother, Luigi Mario (yes, it's a Sup...

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