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11:00 PM on 11.30.2014

You'd be crazy to miss these SH Figuarts Harley Quinn photos

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...


S.H.Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha gets some new shots photo
S.H.Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha gets some new shots
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

You've probably already heard by now, but the Naruto manga is now in it's final weeks, set to end at the beginning of November. Seems like bad timing for Bandai to be releasing Naruto figures, that might have a little something to do with Sasuke here being a Tamashii Web exclusive. But don't fret, Bluefin has us covered.

Over at the S.H.Figuarts blog they've posted a few more photos of Sasuke that, let's be honest, aren't incredibly flattering. Compared to the early photos his face and hair have lost some details. His hair isn't as pointy and now hangs over his eyes more. His facial features have gotten softer and in some shots almost translucent when compared to what was certainly a hand-painted prototype. Body sculpting still looks nice and despite the challenging legs they appear to be very well articulated so that's a big plus. 

He won't be out for a few more months, late January/early February depending on where you go. Tamashii Web prices him at ¥5,184, but you won't be able to get it without some help if you aren't in Japan. On the other hand Bluefin has him priced at US$52.99 and if you go with, say, Amazon you might be able to get free shipping so that may be one of the better routs to take. 

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Tamashii shares new Figuarts ZERO Sailor Venus info photo
Tamashii shares new Figuarts ZERO Sailor Venus info
by Rio McCarthy

One of my favorite Sailor Scouts is finally live, in color, and fully detailed! Sailor Venus is here with her swirling Venus Love-Me Chain attack, and I can't wait to get her into my collection. She's the third in the line after Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury, and she looks to fit in swimmingly.

She was originally a Tamashii Web Exclusive, but will be made available through Bluefin affiliated stores in North America. She should be released in October or November and will retail at US$89.99. You can check out more information on the Bluefin Tamashii Facebook page, and be on the look out for those pre-orders to go up soon!

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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...


6:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Toy Fair 2014: Tamashii - S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson

Just when I thought Tamashii Nations revealed all they had to show at Wonder Festival, they threw out a surprise. For NY Toy Fair, on display, was a S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson figure. I definitely don’t find this un...

Vanessa Cubillo

6:00 AM on 02.06.2014

Tamashii announces integration of SH Figuarts and D-Arts

Tamashii Nations announced on their Facebook today that the S.H. Figuarts and D-Arts line will be merging into one line. Soon, figures from popular series like Pokemon, Sailor Moon, and Mega Man will be released under S.H. F...

Vanessa Cubillo

Bandai announces S. H. Figuarts MMPR Pink Ranger photo
Bandai announces S. H. Figuarts MMPR Pink Ranger
by Vanessa Cubillo

Bandai continues getting their fans excited waiting for every new announcement. I was waiting all night to hear word on what figure was planned to be announced tonight, and when I saw the reveal I jumped. S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink Ranger!

I can't believe my guess was actually right! Well, actually I said Gymnastic Kimberly complete with balance beam, but it's pretty much the same guess. Originally she was only available in Asia through Tamashii's Web shop, but now she's ready for a North American audience through Bluefin.

Coming in a special 20th anniversary Power Rangers packaging, the Pink Ranger will have S.H. Figuarts points of articulation so she can do all her special battle moves. She'll also come with her trusty Power Bow, Blade Blaster and Thunder Slinger. Along with the weapons, she'll have three sets of interchangeable hands to move and pose.

Of course something awesome like this is limited, so when the opportunity comes, grab it! Scheduled for an October/ November release, pre-orders will begin very soon.

[via Bluefin/Tamashii Facebook]

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First Saint Seiya anniversary figure revealed from Bandai photo
First Saint Seiya anniversary figure revealed from Bandai
by Vanessa Cubillo

Earlier this month Tamashii made a big announcement about their Saint Cloth Myth 10th anniversary project. They revealed that they would be making new anniversary editions of their main characters. Now Tamashii has officially listed the first 10th anniversary edition figure that will be released, God Cloth Pegasus.

With the last Pegasus figure coming with his New Bronze Cloth, God Cloth Pegasus will come with two interchangeable faces, replacement wrist set, and a robe set. This 10th anniversary edition will be released in September for ¥7,875. 

[via Tamashii]

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Bandai announces Krillin as next S.H. Figuarts DBZ figure photo
Bandai announces Krillin as next S.H. Figuarts DBZ figure
by Vanessa Cubillo

Update: Pre-order found at Big in Japan!

Early this week, Tamashii Nations teased fans on Facebook and Twitter about a new figure they were going to announce. First they simply asked, "Name a bald character". Then on Twitter they got more specific and stated, "Bald S.H. Figuarts character to be revealed this week", with the hashtag #dbz.

So I had my pick narrowed down to either Krillin or Nappa, and surprise, it's Krillin! Yes, the next Dragon Ball Z character to be added to the S.H. Figuarts line will be Krillin. He will come with effect parts and special hand parts for his Kienzan "Destructo Disk"attack.

Also with this figure will be three interchangeable head parts, and six interchangeable hand parts. Pre-orders will begin this weekend with an October/November release.

[ Pre-order at Big in Japan ]

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Tamashii officially lists Mewtwo, here are some pictures photo
Tamashii officially lists Mewtwo, here are some pictures
by Kristina Pino

Scarecroodle got the details on D-Arts Mewtwo when it appeared on some magazine scans, and now Tamashii web has officially listed the figure with some final prototype samples. I really need to echo what he mentioned in his post though: I'm thrilled that Pokémon are finally getting some decent figures that aren't US$13 Toys "R" Us shooter models and a few plushies or Burger King Kids Meal toys. This kind of thing really sends me back. 

As previously announced, Mewtwo is slated for release in March with a ¥3,990 price tag. It'll come with attack parts from Pokémon: The First Movie which his appearance here is based on. His base is shaped like a Pokéball and he even includes a little Mew as a bonus! 

See the gallery for some clear images of upcoming Mewtwo. If you need more Pokémon in your life, check out Brian's post on some other D-Arts figures being released in the series: Charizard, Venusaur and Blastoise.

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10:00 PM on 10.23.2012

Bandai's D-Arts line seems to have captured Mewtwo

Startling news, Pokémaniacs! Photos have surfaced of a D-Arts Mewtwo and, honestly, wow. Just wow. The photos, apparently featured in a special edition of "Figure Ou", show what seems to be a Mewtwo figure that I had d...


11:00 AM on 10.18.2012

Tamashii Nations 2012 to debut Magi figures next week

Are you watching A-1 Pictures and Aniplex's new title, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic? It's being touted as this season's big shonen action series getting some pretty good early reviews for the first episodes. Bandai can certai...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker