Amakuni have recently carved out a lucrative niche collaborating with Hobby Japan magazine, producing high quality exclusive figures for the publication. That collaboration doesn't look like it's about to stop anytime soon ei...
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.
We already know that Funko will be releasing a Kill Bill Pop! series. Those five figures will be available in September. Now Entertainment Earth has shown that they will have an exclusive from this movie.
It feels like lately, Entertainment Earth has been having some awesome exclusives. Their Breaking Bad Pop! figures have been a favorite of mine, and a hot seller. So now they will have a Bloody Gogo Pop!
As seen in the movie, Gogo will come with blood coming out of her eyes. Available in October, you can pre-order this now for US$12.99.
Many people have asked if I signed up for Lootcrate. It makes sense. I like toys and I love getting mail, especially mystery packages. Well if you needed any more incentive to sign up, the month of August will feature a very special figure for Funko fans.
Lootcrate will have an exclusive Pop! figure that will not be available anywhere else. What the figure will be is of course a secret. The only clue we have is that the theme for this month’s package is Heroes.
Well…that narrows it down! Wouldn’t it be something if that exclusive Pop! figure was Sailor Moon? Now I’ve made myself paranoid, I have to order Loot Crate! If you’re signing up this month, use the code HEROES and get 10% off.
I can still easily remember the night of November 10, 2011. Waiting in line for my copy of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on that frigid night really set the mood for a game set in the snow covered north. That's not to say I wasn't looking forward to getting to my warm home after midnight finally rolled around. And while I haven't touched the game in probably a year (and not out of lack interest) I'm still always very excited to see new things being made for the game.
In this case it's Gaming Heads' third entry in the Skyrim armor collection after the Breton and the Dragonborn with the Nightingale. The Nightingales are a secret group of elite thieves within the already secretive thieves gild. They wear a unique black armor and wield a custom bow and sword. Their skills are so refined that even fellow thieves don't believe they exist. The quest revolving around them is one of the better story lines of the game I think.
The figure definitely lives up the shadowy nature of the Nightingales. The armor is pitch black with only a few subtle shade differences. Much of its varied coloring comes from even darker shadows withing the plentiful sculpted details. He's posed holding the Nightingale bow with the Nightingale blade at his hip. The figure stands atop a base made to look like a river bank. There's even a mace just below the water's surface. While it looks great I think I would have rather have had the base be made to look the waterways below Riften instead.
The statue stands at 1/6 scale with a total height of 16 inches. The standard edition runs for US$299.99 and is limited to 1000 pieces. The exclusive edition is US$329.99 and features softly pulsing LED light in the base to make it look like the water is moving. That figure is limited to only 500 pieces and only available a the Gaming Heads store. Pre-orders are open now and the statues will be out in early 2015.
Now I kinda want to see a Dark Brotherhood statue.
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 there’s vampires, werewolves, and literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.
People seem to really like it. So Bif Bang Pow! partnered with EMCE Toys will release eight inch action figures from the show. They will have multiple points of articulation, fabric clothing, and have a retro style like the classic Mego action figures.
So far there will be two figures released. The first shown is a figure of Vanessa Ives. There will also be a figure of Ethan Chandler. You can pre-order Vanessa now for US$29.99, but these will first be sold at SDCC. If there are figures still remaining after the convention, then these will be shipped.
If you want to get one of these Penny Dreadful figures, then stop by Entertainment Earth’s SDCC booth #2343.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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?
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.
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.