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4:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Power Rangers Ninja Storm Blue and Yellow

I mentioned it last time, but Ninja Storm was the series that got me re-interested in Power Rangers. I really liked the S.H. Figuarts Red Wind Ranger, so I figured that I should probably complete the team with Blue and Yellow...

Andres Cerrato


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4:15 PM on 04.03.2014

Burn! Burn! Set your figures on fire with Tamashii Effect Impact Burning Flames Red & Blue

[UPDATE: Tamashii Nations has posted additional images and additional retailers are taking pre-orders] Bandai is giving fans even more ways to abuse their figures with the upcoming Tamashii Effect Impact Burning Flames, now a...

Scarecroodle

8:00 PM on 04.02.2014

S.H. Figuarts Naruto starts a hurricane of pre-orders

Bandai has quietly started taking pre-orders on their upcoming Naruto Uzumaki figure from Naruto Shippuden. I say quietly because the figure hasn't gotten much in the way of fanfare since it made a surprise debut at New York ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

3:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Complete your O.G. Sailor Scouts by pre-ordering S.H. Figuarts Jupiter

You are now able to fully recreate your syndicated weekday mornings/afternoons thanks to Tamashii Nations. We've seen 3 of the first Senshi released already, with Venus coming up next. Coming this July, you can now add Sailor...

Andres Cerrato

7:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Luckily, you'll have more than seven days to pre-order S.H. Figuarts Sadako from The Ring

Last week Bandai showed us official photos of their S.H. Figuarts Sadako from the Japanese horror, The Ring. It was great because before we had no idea what she was going to come with, so there were just wishes. Still, that ...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:30 AM on 03.26.2014

This S.H. Figuarts Sadako of The Ring will go through your screen

When it was announced, a lot of us were surprised to see Sadako of The Ring get a release in S.H. Figuarts. Let's be honest here, we didn't really think of the property as something that would be a good translation to toys. H...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 AM on 03.26.2014

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

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...

Andres Cerrato

4:30 PM on 03.24.2014

Complete the family with S.H. Figuarts Android 17

It's just about time to put a wrap on the Android/Cell Saga for the S.H. Figuarts line. All of the major players have been released or are about to be, so there's only a few pieces left of the puzzle. Enter Android 17, who wi...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts MMPR Black Ranger photo
Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts MMPR Black Ranger
by Andres Cerrato

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers defined the childhoods of most of those born in the mid-1980s. Compared to the toys of the past, it really isn't fair to compare them to what we've already seen from Tamashii Nations in their release of S.H. Figuarts lineup of MMPR figures (Red and Green | Armored Red | White). The newest entry to the line is the Black Ranger, whose powers were shared by both Zack and Adam.

Find out why this latest release is no frog in today's review of the S.H. Figuarts MMPR Black Ranger!

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The slash heard round the world! Mega Man Zero comes to the S.H. Figuarts line photo
The slash heard round the world! Mega Man Zero comes to the S.H. Figuarts line
by Scarecroodle

Remember Capcom's little April Fool's stunt last year where one of the four characters shown was going to be made into a D-Arts figure? You know, the teaser which involved the Mega Man Zero-series Zero, classic-series Roll, and Iris (Mega Man X4), --- all of which were really neat choices --- and that lame ol' Ultimate Armor X which naturally was the one that Capcom actually picked? Do you recall how after the announcement Capcom Japan held a fan's poll and the MMZ-series Zero blew all the other poll choices out of the water? Guess what? THEY LISTENED!

The fans spoke (I've personally been shouting at the top of my lungs for years) and the companies did indeed listen: we're finally getting a Mega Man Zero-series in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line. Capcom Unity has posted some photos of the unpainted prototype which looks as cool as you'd imagine. The images only show the basic figure and his hair, although he'll presumably come with both a Z-Saber and his buster shot gun (unlike his MMX-series counterpart, Zero's arm doesn't transform into a cannon).

Mega Man fans will recall that Mega Man Zero, a sequel/spin-off to the Mega Man X series (itself a sequel/spin-off of the classic series), features a badly damaged Zero waking up in a distant future where X has seemingly become a tyrant who hunts down (or "retires") Reploids who resist his regime. Zero, at this point consisting of little more than a shattered torso, is restored with a new body thanks to the sacrifice of a Cyber-Elf (using them, by the way, will permanently lower your rank in some of the games) and joins the Resistance to fight against Copy-X (and then Doctor Weil in the later games). The franchise consists of four incredibly awesome Gameboy Advance games that were later ported to the DS in the Mega Man Zero Collection (which adds a few new features as well... although it's hard to get used to the change in button layout).

Of course, this won't be the first highly articulate MMZ-series Zero. Kotobukiya produced a PLAMO some years ago which I purchased under the assumption that Bandai would never do a MMZ-series Zero... a purchase which I can now regret. I can only hope that Bandai will follow this one with Copy-X's four generals: Harpuia, Leviathan, Phantom, and Fafnir.

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1:00 PM on 03.03.2014

S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon is getting a re-release

S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon was certainly one of the more eagerly anticipated figures of last year, causing a pretty mad pre-order scramble that you don't see too often. It was worth the hassle too as Natalie discovered in her ...

Martin Siggers



10:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Toy Fair 2014: Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

Bandai's Tamashii Nations has been doing its best to bring about new properties to its lineup of figures. We've already seen a few of their surprises, including the S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson and new Alien release. We fina...

Andres Cerrato