Now that it’s the Christmas season, it’s time for another special holiday release from Dead Zebra. Andrew Bell will be releasing holiday Ornamental Android minis. I’m always a sucker for these special holid...
Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I’m not annoyed anymore by all the Christmas movies and commercials. Bring on the holiday cheer! That’s why Lunartik’s newest figure is positively delightful.
For Black Friday, Crummy Gummy will be dropping two of their custom bear figures online. These gummy bears have appealing names; Raw Meat and Urinal Cake. Raw Meat is the shiny red figure that actually looks tasty if I forge...
Gaming Heads will be adding a second statue to their Left 4 Dead line. Back in 2011, the first statue released from this line was The Tank. So now two years later their next statue is of The Smoker.
With this statue they tri...
The original Nightmare Before Christmas Vinylmation set showcased the movie's main characters, but what about some of the funny townspeople, or even the memorable enchanted toys and human kiddos? This new series sets out to h...
Uh, wow much? If somebody told me about a design that put Nami in a(n overtly sexualized) version of Luffy's clothing, I wouldn't even be able to picture it and yet here we have a design that looks so oddly spectacular it almost seems natural... except for those daisy dukes --- in fact, I absolutely love the design with the sole exception of the denim thong that Nami is wearing. And no, don't try telling me those are actually shorts. Shorts don't ride up like that from behind.
The denim thong wouldn't be so bad if not for all the butt cleavage. I suppose it works if you just never turn the figure around. The figure is fantastic otherwise. Nami has a neat character design and a decent enough pose, which makes it a shame that MegaHouse really went overboard on that rear view.
Portrait of Pirates Nami Mugiwara version can be ordered from Bandai's premium site if you're in Japan or through Big in Japan (or your preferred hunter) in you reside in another part of the world. She'll be released in February 2014.
After weeks of talking about it the Official Transformers Collectors Club 2014 Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 has finally begun. They're only leaving membership open for three weeks ending October 17 so you haven't got much time to get in. Price this year is US$279 which can be payed in full or in three payments of US$93. Of course they won't ship for free so if you pay the lump sum you'll be charged for the six shipments at the same time; if you pay in the three installments you'll be charged two shipments per payment. Plus they're charging a US$4 service charge for each payment, either once in full or with each installment, which seems kinda bogus when you're already paying US$46.50 plus shipping per figure. On the bright side there's that unannounced seventh bonus figure so it's not a total ripoff. On the other hand you'll need an active membership to subscribe, but at least you'll get another figure with that as well.
Just to recap if you haven't been following along the sub includes the following six figures: Chromedome with Stylor, Thrustinator, Rewind, Fisitron, Barricade with Frenzy, and Treadshot with Catgut. A random figure will be shipped out every two months next year. They're "build to order" as they're calling it so there's no limit on how many you order if you've got the cash.
When will people get tired of Star Wars? The answer is never! That's why Frombie's NYCC exclusive is a mashup of their character SB and the Star Wars character, R2D2. For the event this year they went all out creating a figure that was much bigger than any figure they've made before.
S2B2 stands at nine inches tall and five inches wide. This figure will be available on the opening day of NYCC in very limited quantities. So if you find this figure cute and love the Star Wars theme, make Frombie's booth your first stop.
You'll also be able to pre-order their black version, Sith2B2, at NYCC.
Took a while, but the sixth figure, Chromedome, for the 2014 Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 has finally been revealed. He was among the first group of figures to be announced, but the last to be fully revealed. He's a blend of both the original G1 toy's color scheme and the IDW comic version's design key features. He's trading in his original square head for something much more angular. He'll also include his partner, Stylor, in Micron form. The figure use the Transformers Prime Wheeljack mold with a new head, yet doesn't quite match his TFSS comic self, especially the misstransformed shoulders and the missing windows on the chest, which is kinda odd. Considering this is mostly a cobbled together photoshop they'll likely make a few changes. What probably wont change is the strangely elongated face, but you never know.
And that brings us to the last of the TFSS 2.0 six-piece set. Chromedome will be joined by Thrustinator, Rewind, Fisitron, Barricade, and Treadshot along with the three Microns and comic. And that's not all, there's still the seventh incentive being added this year and only available to subscribers as opposed to on the club store where other sub figures have been found.
Still no details like price and sub periods have been announced, but I'll keep you posted when more is known.
Crummy Gummy and Manny X have continued to release gummie bear figures with their own twist. Now they'll be releasing two more figures to add to their gummie bear line; Kirby Brains and Unicorn Urine. Kirby Brains is a hot p...
Myplasticheart has so far announced two exclusives for New York Comic Con. The first exclusive comes from Japanese artist, Yoskay Yamamoto. Yamamoto has partnered with Mighty Jaxx to turn one of his creations into a great figure.
Taking a sculpture that was in Yamamoto's last solo exhibition, Sideways has been turned into a limited edition wood and resin figure. Limited to 100 pieces, this figure will be available for US$85. Their next exclusive is from artist, David Bondi. This exclusive is called Akashi 5YL, an updated version of Bondi's Mickey Mouse/ Mario inspired mashup.
For NYCC, the Mono Edition of this Akashi figure will be limited to 50 pieces and be available for US$65. Both of these exclusives can be found at myplasticheart's NYCC booth #113.
Fans familiar with the Beast Era of the Transformers G1 continuity will remember that Beast Wars Waspinator was turned into a new character named Thrust by Megatron after coming back to Cybertron and conquering it during the Beast Machines series. For the Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 for 2014 they're taking things beyond Beast Machines with a figure that evokes the image of both Waspinator and Thrust as a character now named Thrustinator.
As the fifth revealed figure it'll feature a sort of Two-Face-type new head with Waspinator on one side and Thrust on the other. The body comes from a Japanese Beast Wars II character named Dirgegun which is a heavily retooled version of the original Waspinator mold in mostly green and pink. This is the first time Hasbro has ever released a figure with this mold.
In other TFSS 2.0 news we've also got a preview of the comic being made for the sub. The comic prominently features Beast Wars Neo time traveler Heinrad (with a new design) and our first look at art for the sixth sub figure Chromedome. Is it possible Heinrad will be the seventh incentive figure?
Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for the full Chromedome reveal and and subscription details, but this far they've really done a great job of using some very rare molds for their figures. The sub is supposed to start mid-September so we'll probably get the rest of the details next week.