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1:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Penny Dreadful figures will be at SDCC

Showtime’s newest hit show, Penny Dreadful, will be getting some exclusive figures thanks to Entertainment Earth. The show is a mix of horror and drama, I’m not entirely sure what it’s about. I do know ther...

Vanessa Cubillo




Bandai will bring 60th anniversary Godzilla to SDCC photo
Bandai will bring 60th anniversary Godzilla to SDCC
by Vanessa Cubillo

Godzilla has been having a great year. With his new movie, his popularity has risen once again. So for SDCC, Bandai was smart enough to have an exclusive of Godzilla.

In honor of the great kaiju’s 60th anniversary, there will be a limited edition vinyl figure. Measuring close to seven inches tall, Godzilla is designed with red markings all over his body to show the burning destruction he causes in a city. His back will also be ice blue to show his famous Atomic Breath.

Now, what’s really cool is that this figure will come with a diorama of Tokyo so you can show Godzilla terrorizing the city. Only 500 pieces will be available and will come individually numbered. This will be available at Bandai’s SDCC booth for US$60. 

[via Bandai]

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Entertainment Earth shows their exclusive Breaking Bad Pop! figures photo
Entertainment Earth shows their exclusive Breaking Bad Pop! figures
by Vanessa Cubillo

So we already know that Funko is making Pop! figures from everyone’s favorite meth dealing show, Breaking Bad. The series will be available in August. Now, Entertainment Earth has announced that they will also have two exclusive Pop! figures added to this series.

Along with the 10 figures already known, you can also get Green Cook Suit Walter White and Green Cook Suit Jesse Pinkman. These will be US$12.99 each. These Entertainment Earth exclusives are also available in August, and are open now for pre-order. 

[ Pre-order Green Cook Suit Walter at Entertainment Earth ]

[ Pre-order Green Cook Suit Jesse at Entertainment Earth ]

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All You Need is Love with Kyoto Animation's Shinka Nibutani photo
All You Need is Love with Kyoto Animation's Shinka Nibutani
by Martin Siggers

It's a good time to be a fan of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, what with Kotobukiya and Amakuni both recently unveiling figures from the series. Now Kyoto Animation, the studio responsible for making the show in the first place, is back with another addition to their own range. This time it's the seemingly-perfect Shinka Nibutani who's hitting the store.

After excellent figures of Rikka and Dekomori, Nibutani doesn't disappoint either. As with Dekomori, KyoAni have skipped the rather rote school uniform in favour of the fetching and fanservice-y cheerleader look. The sculptors have taken full advantage with an energetic jumping pose and pom-poms. Perhaps the most eye catching thing about the whole figure is the gigantic LOVE base, which both holds Nibutani in the air and provides a suitable backdrop for her.

Overall she's a fantastic looker and perhaps the best Chuunibyou figure yet. As ever though, there's a catch. Like all of KyoAni's figures she's exclusive to their online shop, so you'll need to have your favourite proxy on standby. Then there's the price, a sizable ¥12,000. Still, you're getting quite a figure for the money. I know I'm still tempted, anyone else?

[ Pre-order at Kyoto Animation Online Shop (proxy needed) | Nippon-Yasan ]

[ via Kyoto Animation ]

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Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Spider-Woman is now shiny for SDCC photo
Kotobukiya's Bishoujo Spider-Woman is now shiny for SDCC
by Vanessa Cubillo

For SDCC, it looks like Kotobukiya is releasing exclusives of what they know people will want; Bishoujo figures! While nothing can be cooler than the Psylocke exclusive, here we have an exclusive version of Bishoujo Spider-Woman. This exclusive from Action Figure Xpress, shows Spider-Woman with a metallic shine.

I wasn’t a fan of this figure because I didn’t like her pose at all. I see this all the time, and the crouching pose never looks sexy to me. Yes, seeing her with metallic paint does make her look better, but that pose is still the same.

This exclusive version is limited to 800 pieces, and can be purchased at booth #3345 at SDCC. If you will be going and want to pre-order this figure, you can do so at Action Figure Xpress’ website for US$80. This is only if you’re actually going to be there! 

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Bandai gets ready to Digivolve the Digimon Digivice later this year photo
Bandai gets ready to Digivolve the Digimon Digivice later this year
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

What goes around comes around and just like how Bandai likes to revisit the older Power Rangers every now and then the same is looking no different for Digimon Adventures. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the series Bandai is going back to the original series with two new collectible Digivices. A product page on the Premium Bandai shop shows silhouettes of two Digivices that any fan of the series should recognize as representing Tai and Matt by the Crest of Courage and the Crest of Friendship. 

Not a lot of information is on the page, but what we do know is these are reproductions of the original toys released in Japan, but Bandai claims they've been "super evolved" so I guess we can expect some upgraded tech inside. They're priced at ¥9,990 and will go on sale Augusts first for a December release. While information is sparse for now they're planning to give these a full reveal at an event on July 19. If we're lucky we'll see an English version show up outside of Japan, perhaps as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive in the future?

[via Anime News Network, Yaraon]

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Kotobukiya will have a Classic X-Men Bishoujo Psylocke as a SDCC exclusive photo
Kotobukiya will have a Classic X-Men Bishoujo Psylocke as a SDCC exclusive
by Vanessa Cubillo

How much did you love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Psylocke? I mean, as a Psylocke fan, I loved it! There’s never enough figures of her.

That’s why it’s so awesome to find out that Kotobukiya will be releasing a new colorway of their Bishoujo Psylocke as a SDCC exclusive. This new version will make her look like her classic X-Men version. That’s my favorite version!

Her costume will be blue with a fuchsia belt, and all of her hair will be purple. Around her sword there will even be psi-energy field. Limited to 1500 pieces, fans can get her at SDCC and through a limited online event. 

[via Kotobukiya's Facebook]

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Kotobukiya goes all-out adorable with a new Shinobu variant photo
Kotobukiya goes all-out adorable with a new Shinobu variant
by Tianxiao Ma

The Monogatari series' Shinobu is many things, but I think "adorable loli" would be her chief descriptor. Although she isn't really played for her moe attributes, Nisemonogatari does highlight her love of donuts.

Kotobukiya captured this in their original 1/8 Shinobu Oshino, but now they're making a variant that really amps up the "loves donuts" aspect of her character. Seeing the sheer joy on Shinobu's face ought to be enough to melt even the iciest, Grinch-iest of hearts. There will also be a munching face if you prefer.

Unfortunately this will be a Kotobukiya web exclusive, so you'll have to go through a proxy service to get a pre-order in. The MSRP is a reasonable ¥8,424 and Shinobu is set for a November release.

[Kotobukiya store via Neko Magic]

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Good Smile Company unveils Summer Wonder Festival exclusives photo
Good Smile Company unveils Summer Wonder Festival exclusives
by Martin Siggers

Is it really almost Wonder Festival time again? Yes, though it might be difficult to believe, the biannual celebration of all things figure is almost upon us, and as ever headliner Good Smile Company has some neat exclusives to announce. Rather than a long drawn out tease like usual though, instead the company has just decided to cut to the chase and reveal everything all at once. Without further ado then, your WonFes exclusives are...

There are also two event-only charms of Wo-Class, plus the announcement of an online exclusive Ninja Slayer figma, although we've got no more details on that one yet.

As ever, GSC will have a limited quantity of exclusives on the floor (500 for the Dekacchu, 2500 for everything else) but those unable to attend will be able to grab any of the six main releases from the Good Smile Online Shop between 27th July and the 4th August. Any readers tempted to crack open your wallets for these?

[ via Good Smile Company ]

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Entertainment Earth reveals exclusive Mezco Breaking Bad Jesse photo
Entertainment Earth reveals exclusive Mezco Breaking Bad Jesse
by Vanessa Cubillo

After the announcement of Funko’s Breaking Bad Pop! figures, we’re getting more toys from the hit AMC show. I celebrate this, becauseI’m finally watching now, and I get to enjoy in the excitement I couldn’t back then. So Entertainment Earth showed that they will have an exclusive Breaking Bad figure from Mezco.

The figure is of Jesse Pinkman wearing an orange hazmat suit. This limited edition figure is six inches tall and will come with a gas mask and a tub of blue crystal. This figure’s likeness to Aaron Paul is alright.

It’s not terrible, but it’s better than some of the other figures I’ve seen for TV shows. For instance, every Dexter figure from Bif Bang Pow! is horrible! Jesse will come in a window box with a Vamonos Pest sleeve.

Availavle in October, you can pre-order this exclusive figure now on Entertainment Earth for US$19.99. 

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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This Aniplex Plus Homura preview has us under a spell photo
This Aniplex Plus Homura preview has us under a spell
by Martin Siggers

SPOILERS ahead for the latest Madoka Magica movie!

While we saw her figma incarnation get revealed the other day, Aniplex have been working hard at a full scale version of Akuma Homura (from the new Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie) for quite some time now. Today Akiba Hobby got their hands on a prototype to see if that time was well spent.

I don't think I need to tell you how fantastic this figure looks. It's a worthy counterpart to Good Smile's Ultimate Madoka, being just as huge, elaborate, unwieldy and awesome. I'm loving details like the huge sweep of the skirt, the insouciant cross legged pose and the big wings. This preview also reveals that there'll be some replacement parts included - a choice between spread and folded wings, and between her soul gem and rather worse-for-the-wear Kyubey in the hand.

The only thing I'm a little uncertain about is the face. From some angles it definitely nails the gleefully sadistic look, but it can look a touch dopey from others. it's definitely no deal breaker though. There's still time to get Homura if you like what you see - she's an Aniplex Plus exclusive, but remember if you're in select countries, there's now an English language store you can buy from for the paltry price of US$199.

[ via Akiba Hobby

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The hunt for two exclusive Pop! Deathstrokes will begin soon photo
The hunt for two exclusive Pop! Deathstrokes will begin soon
by Scarecroodle

Teen Titans fans may recall that, during my Pop! Raven review, I mentioned that a Pop! New 52 Deathstroke had been announced. I wasn't aware at the time that this Diamond Comics exclusive figure was going to be available in both a normal deco and a really neat shiny, metallic version. On top of that, I certainly didn't know there was going to be an unmasked version as well!

This Diamond Comics exclusive will be carried by select comic stores and so forth who order the figure directly from Diamond Comics; basically you can probably pre-order it through your local comic shop or, for those of us not comic shop-adjacent, through several online retailers. This is the first time that Deathstroke has been offered in the Pop! line.

Deathstroke, who started off as an New Teen Titans villain, has enjoyed a massive surge in popularity in recently thanks to his television appearances in Arrow and video game appearances which include Batman: Arkham Origins, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and DC Universe vs. Mortal Kombat, among others. He also has a starring role in the animated film Son of Batman (as well being the president in the Crime Syndicate's world in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths).

While I'm curious how the unmasked Deathstroke may turn out, I definitely love the look of the metallic Deathstroke. The metallic deco really makes that orange pop. Both versions are slated for a July release and will retail for US$12. The unmasked version is listed as a SDCC exclusive so that should be a July release as well.

[ Pre-order Deathstroke at Entertainment Earth | Big Bad Toy Store ]

[ Pre-order Metallic Deathstroke at Entertainment Earth | Big Bad Toy Store ]

[ Pre-order Unmasked Deathstroke at Big Bad Toy Store ]

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