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What Scarecroodle Is Up To: Fun with a black light

Is there anything as magical as a black light? UV-A casts a whole new light on things you thought you knew, creating a technicolor world of awesome at times. I recently dug out a cheap black light rig from several Halloweens past and wound ...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts Alien Warrior

The Xenomorph. Nature's perfect predator. Acidic blood. The ability to incubate in almost any living thing and take on the host's characteristics. A sleek black, bony exterior. Truly one of the greatest monster designs out there. Bandai has...

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S.H. MonsterArts Burning Godzilla now without flames

[Update: Earlier version of this story incorrectly labeled this as the S.H. MonsterArts release of 2014 Godzilla. It has since been edited. -Andres]  Godzilla has been a great reason for the S.H. MonsterArts line. Multiple versions hav...

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Alien Big Chap is being added to the S.H.MonsterArts line

It feels like everything lately is celebrating a milestone anniversary. Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Kill Bill, Ghostbusters, and now Alien. Tamashii Nations has just announced that to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Alien, they will be add...

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Gigan officially listed as next S.H. MonsterArts figure

In October Bluefin Tamashii Nations teased us by showing a picture of a prototype figure of Gigan. Looking at Tamashii Nations’ official website, they’ve now listed Gigan as the next figure to join the S.H. MonsterArts line. Th...

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Your singing (and pre-orders) make SHF Mothra stronger

[UPDATE: Bluefin Tamashii Nations has uploaded some photos. Check out the gallery.] Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Mothra is currently available for pre-order. The figure is based on her appearance in 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra rather than the orig...

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S.H. MonsterArts Biollante is nearly upon us

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has posted a box image of the upcoming S.H. MonsterArts Biollante with the captain "Sooooon". Biollante is currently slated for a Nov/Dec release. The packaging for Biollante is absolutely massive. Look at that ...

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S.H. MonsterArts Gigan unveiled, ready to wreck Earth

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has uploaded a photo of a prototype S.H. MonsterArts Gigan 2004, based on the character's appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars. Gigan, an alien cyborg bent on global destruction, is an older Godzilla enemy who receive...

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NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - S.H. MonsterArts

What would Halloween be without monsters? Or, more specifically, Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line? Bluefin Tamashii Nations had a good mix of monsters on display at NYCC between aliens, predators, and Godzilla-related displays. My favorite of...


Bandai previews S.H.MonsterArts Alien vs Predator figures

At SDCC we got our first look at the newest franchise that would be coming to Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line; Alien vs. Predator. Now, we're finally getting a full preview of the first two figures that will be released, Alien Warrior and P...


Bandai's Godzilla 2000 is set to destroy in a new version

While fans wait for the trailer of the upcoming Godzilla movie, Bandai is releasing a ferocious new Godzilla figure to remind us how awesome he is. From the S.H. MonsterArts line comes the Millennium version of Godzilla 2000. This figure i...


Battra swoops in for Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line

Joining Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line is none other than the Kaiju, Battra from the Godzilla franchise. Coming from Godzilla vs. Mothra, the Battra figure will have clear parts in the head area to look more realistic, and fully articulate...

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SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations

So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from the Pink and Red...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts King Kong

When people think "kaiju", quite often Godzilla and his ilk are the first things to come to mind. As such, some might be surprised by the "American kaiju", King Kong, breaking into the S.H.MonsterArts line which, up until this point, basica...

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MonsterArts Biollante pre-orders bloom

[ Update 2: US pre-orders open ] [ Update 1: Confirmed for US release as well ] Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts Biollante is currently available for pre-order exclusively on the Bandai Collectors' Shop, in addition to getting a Western release th...

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Tamashii Nations' September releases for US & Canada

September is looking to be a good month for the obscurities of many franchises. Figures I never thought would see the light of day are coming in and just as many are heading back out to school. Bandai is set to release quite a bit of said f...


S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1964 coming to 2013

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has posted photos of their upcoming S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1964. The figure, Bluefin USA and Tamshii Web Exclusive, is based on a Showa era look for the character. I would assume that the sculpt is at le...


Toy Fair 2013: Bluefin / Tamashii Nations' other figures

At the Tamashii Nations booth were several pieces that appeal to the anime, Disney, and mecha enthusiast. Of these selections, none of these are really brand-new announcements, but they're still something to be excited about. I never though...

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MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution set to be sold in West

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has announced via Facebook plans to make a former Asian web shop S.H. MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution set available to Western collectors.  The set will feature figures of three forms (crustacean-like, aggr...


Your bodies aren't ready for Bandai's list of new figures

I'm just going to start by saying that there is a LOT to digest in the latest scans of Figure Oh magazine. There's a lot that's headed straight to the Premium Bandai Shop, but I think you'll be excited nonetheless. Coming to the web shop in...


Beat the drums and prepare a blonde sacrifice for Kong

Bandai's much hyped (mostly by me) S.H. MonsterArts King Kong is now up for pre-order. The MonsterArts Kong, based on the character's appearance in Peter Jackson's King Kong, offers some fairly versatile display options as well as three pos...


MonsterArts King Kong is readying for kongquest

Tamashii Nations has released a preview for the upcoming S.H.MonsterArts King Kong. The new photos show off Kong's three interchangeable faces in addition to demonstrating the figure's poseability. The MonsterArts King Kong, who fitting fir...


SHF Lelouche leads Bandai for this month's hobby scans

This isn't the biggest month in terms of new announcements, but there is the joy of seeing the items from shows now being confirmed for their release. Come April, D-Arts Charizard will be released upon the masses for ¥3,800. Also coming...

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Destoroyah en route to destroy a city near you

Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts Destoroyah (alternatively spelled Destroyah), whom was recently seen at NYCC, is now available for pre-order. This gigantic monster who "co-starred" in Godzilla vs Destoroyah towers over his competition (like in the...


Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla

Kaiyodo's Revoltech line has long seemed to have a virtual monopoly on the articulated kaiju (monster) market. While other options have been available, few have matched the Revoltech line's level of articulation. However, that line's relian...


NYCC 2012: Tamashii Nations/Bluefin new products

It's really hard for me to not love Tamashii Nations. Getting to see them up close and personal was an experience of itself for me, but let's not talk about that. You want to see the brand-new figures and that's perfectly okay. There are fo...


Tamashii Features vol. 4 brings crushed scouters & more

Across the other, much larger pond, Tamashii Nations is showing off their goods in Hong Kong. A lot of these goods we've seen before, but we're just getting a better look at them now. All I'm saying is that I'm officially sold on SHF Vegeta...


Tamashii Nations opens up new items for pre-order in U.S.

I've talked up a lot of the goods from Tamashii Nations. They had a great showing at San Diego Comic-Con this year and have given us a lot to look forward to in the upcoming year. We've previously talked about S.H. Figuarts Black Condor, th...


SDCC 2012: Tamashii Nations/Bluefin - S.H. MonsterArts

There didn't seem to be any S.H. MonsterArts reveals over at the Tamashii Nations / Bluefin Distribution booth, but the set-up was still far from boring. For starters, we have another cool Godzilla vs King Ghidorah height comparison. Those ...


Reserve or Regret? Import round up for June 1, 2012

What a crazy way to start June with OMG what is that nightmare fuel in the header!? Um... yes, well, June starts off with a smorgasbord of pre-orders from Bandai which consists of two possible things: 1) You were up extra early to pre-order...


S.H. MonsterArts King Ghidorah is well...monstrous

While I've yet to get my hands on one, I'm glad to see the S.H. MonsterArts line continuing to get better. We've talked about him before, but Monster Zero will finally see his release soon. The golden, thousand-year-old dragon now has his f...


Toy Fair 2012: Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

Bluefin and Tamashii Nations (Bandai) were at Toy Fair 2012, and our Keith Polott spoke to Bandai/Tamashii Nations' Adam Newman at the booth. While what was on display might have been a lot of what we've seen before, there's a ton of info f...


Two new S.H.MonsterArts figures appear

As spotted by the eagle-eyed Esperkin, via the Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA Facebook page, next up in the S.H.MonsterArts line from Bandai is MOGUERA! You get MOGUERA's plasma beam cannon and spiral grenades in accessory form, complete with...


Tamashii Nation Winter '11: MonsterArts, Ultra-Act + more

We're nearing the end of the highlights from today's event, but before we go, there's the matter of 3 lines; S.H. Monster Arts, Ultra-Act and the Saint Seiya Myth Cloth. I've yet to collect any of these lines, but Bandai'll be damned if the...


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