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12:00 PM on 01.24.2015

This June, go bananas for Kamen Rider Gaim's S.H. Figuarts releases

Tamashii's June announcements are coming in, and Kamen Rider Gaim fans will be pleased by a couple of items. The Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica , Psycho-Pass) penned, and fan-beloved series will see the release ...

Oansun


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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.




10:00 AM on 01.24.2015

TruForce streamlines new Mega Man X figure

Although it's true that Capcom hasn't given us a Mega Man game in years, at least we can count on toy companies to help keep our love for the franchise alive. The latest version comes from TruForce Collectibles, who are givin...

Rachael Chambers

9:00 AM on 01.22.2015

Alter's Asuka Jersey Version sees re-release

Who doesn't like getting a second chance on cool items? Especially ones with high praise. So maybe you read the Tomopop review, and decided to go for one and were too late. Alter has come through! Asuka gets a re-release. And...

Oansun

11:00 AM on 01.21.2015

Selvaria Bles may be up in flames, but with Vertex she's burning up the pre-orders!

She may be committed to her cause, but a top General of the Drei Stern from 2008's Valkyria Chronicles can now be under your command. If that command is to stand in a pose on your shelf. This battle tactician has long been a ...

Oansun

10:00 AM on 01.21.2015

Snow bunny can't dress for winter sports

Daiki Kougyou brings us another busty lady to grace our shelves. Dressed in a skimpy pink bikini and high waisted skirt, the brunette at least had the presence of mind of grab a scarf and goggles on the way to her snowboardin...

Rachael Chambers

9:00 AM on 01.18.2015

Megahouse takes it over 9000 with Goku

Megahouse and designers Hiroyuki Nakazawa and Acorn have recently launched pre-orders for their new Dimension of DRAGONBALL Son Goku figure. Goku, the main character of Akira Toriyama's mega series Dragonball Z (along wi...

Soul Tsukino

10:10 PM on 01.17.2015

Portraits of Chibi Pirates: One Piece figures up for pre-order

Megahouse's ongoing Portraits of Pirates series dedicated to One Piece expands with four new figures available for pre-order now. Dubbed CB-2R, it's the re-released collection of the main Mugiwara crew in their children forms...

Lynnette Cantos

7:00 AM on 01.16.2015

Kotobukiya says 'epytotorP wohS': Zatanna appears!

Kotobukiya continues trampling on the ashes of DC's old Ame-Comi line with more suitable (and realistic in comparison) representations of classic female characters. Previously teased in illustrated form, Zatanna arrives with ...

Oansun

7:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Kotobukiya shows off a sculpted Grell Sutcliff

I was happily and pleasantly surprised when I saw this picture come up at Kotobukiya's Facebook page featuring the awesome Grell from Black Butler. The posing is pretty simple, as far as these things go. Rather than going for...

Kristina Pino

6:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Kyoko Sakura is festival ready

Eventually, all anime figures end up in a yukata. Kyoko, professional snacker and reluctant magical girl, is no exception. Standing at just under 8 inches, this PVC figure features the magical girl in a red yukata accented wi...

Rachael Chambers

5:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Release! Pre-orders open for Cardcaptor Sakura -Angel Crown- figure

This stand-alone PVC replicates her second anime opening costume, complete with angel wings and a crown. She's sitting on her coat tails striking a playful expression that only a 10-year-old magical girl can pull off. The lig...

Lynnette Cantos





Luke Skywalker is next for S.H. Figuarts  photo
Luke Skywalker is next for S.H. Figuarts
by Oansun

Well, were you on the fence about collecting S.H. Figuarts Star Wars representations? That decision just got a lot easier, as Luke Skywalker has entered the fray. I was one of those people crying out for six inch Star Wars figures for years "I'll buy them all," I said. Little did I know there would be two lines of them.

This Luke's face sculpt looks pretty great. It's funny, I think the wind-blown-hair head looks like Hamill in Episode IV. Judging from the comparison with his long-separated father, the scaling issues may still apply however. But that's why we have the Black Series, right? 

From what I gather via Google Translate (my Japanese reading comprehensive is fair, but I wanted to be more than sure) it seems they are touting the digital coloring technique used on the Michael Jackson Figuarts (which, make more of those please). Darth Vader is coming soon, and if you get the first release version you'll receive a figure stand to recreate their duel at the end of Return of the Jedi (a wonderfully filmed scene). It's almost like they...thought ahead.

No price announced yet, but I would speculate around the price of the Stormtrooper...this license can't be cheap. And since it's Figuarts, you'll get the treasure trove of alternate heads and hands. Those haven't been announced or shown fully, but more as we get it. Included in the gallery is the diorama that comes with Vader.

[via Tamashii Nations]

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