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2:00 PM on 08.15.2014

Hikari Spider-Man is larger than life (or, at least, larger than Hikari Mythos Skeletor)

,Funko has unveiled its two newest Hikari sofubi figures, a 10-inch Hikari Premium "Blaze" Spider-Man and a normal-sized "Mythos" Skeletor. "Blaze" Spider-Man, based (loosely?) on the character's appearance in The Amazing Spi...

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Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

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.






Brent Nolasco, TAG give Blood Thirst a new coat of paint photo
Brent Nolasco, TAG give Blood Thirst a new coat of paint
by Brian Szabelski

Brent Nolasco is known for his out-of-this-world creatures, so it's no surprise that his collab with Toy Art Gallery — Blood Thirst — looks a little out of this world. The newest version of it, the Night Stalker version, is the first painted edition of Blood Thirst (though one-off customs have been painted several times in the past) and has been done in a mostly grayscale palette. The only touches of color are some red accents around the eyes and back, which really help those parts stand out and makes Blood Thirst look even scarier.

The Night Stalker Blood Thirst will be in Toy Art Gallery's shop on Friday at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT) for US$75 each. 

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Stare into the cold, dead black eyes of Havoc Skeletor photo
Stare into the cold, dead black eyes of Havoc Skeletor
by Scarecroodle

Funko has unveiled its second Hikari Skeletor colorway, "Havoc Skeletor", which consists of a strange mix of metallic color, glitter, and translucence in a deco vaguely reminiscent of the character's actual colors.

While nowhere near as cool (or evil-looking) as the Mystic Powers Skeletor, Havoc Skeletor has a charm of its own as the mix of colors is rather striking. In some ways, it's Funko's most interesting Hikari offering to date

As always, you can enter to win a copy via Funko's Facebook page. Not that you will win, mind you, because the odds are abysmally low and, because it takes about three days for the contest to wrap, the pre-orders could be sold out in that time so you're better off just pre-ordering if you want one.

Hikari Havoc Skeletor is limited to 2,000 pieces and will run you US$50. He's slated for a September release.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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8:00 AM on 08.04.2014

SDCC 2014: Lulubell Toys

Lulubell Toys' SDCC booth was filled with its usual menagerie of sofubi and resin figures from Japan and other parts of the world, ranging from Grody Shogun's latest work to Reflect's well-sculpted Neo Japan figure. There was...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 07.31.2014

SDCC 2014: Bwana Spoons

Bwana Spoons' booth at SDCC 2014 featured many of his sofubi designs, but the newest of the bunch — Suns of Brodarr — might be the most interesting. The line features three brothers — Jeff, Lonny and Drizzle...

Brian Szabelski

12:30 PM on 07.30.2014

SDCC 2014: Gargamel

Gargamel returned to San Diego for SDCC 2014, bringing with them the army of kaiju and sofubi we've become accustomed to. There were plenty of one-offs of their various larger pieces, but the show also saw a new set of Nazoga...

Brian Szabelski

4:30 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo's Mega Sofubi Advance

Did I just completely miss this whole arm of Kaiyodo's corpus? I'm always awed and amazed (sometimes not in the best way) by super-huge toys. In this case, I definitely got a good impression, though. As I turned the corner, I...

Kristina Pino

10:30 PM on 06.23.2014

Take a gander at some Modified Wool in July

Do you like little dinos in lots of different colors? Live in the UK? Then you're in luck, because the Modified Wool exhibition is coming to town! Thirty artists will be taking part, and the platform of choice for the custom ...

Brian Szabelski

12:30 PM on 06.09.2014

Konatsu's first U.S. exhibition opens June 28

Q Pop is bringing Konatsu's work to the U.S. for her first stateside exhibition on June 28, which means that those of you who like her Negoras and happen to live in southern California will get a chance to meet her. And I'm r...

Brian Szabelski

6:00 PM on 06.06.2014

Funko's Hikari Friday offers twice the fun with twice the Batman

Can't get enough of Batman? Funko apparently can't, as the company has unveiled another two Hikari Batman colorways. While it's harder to get excited the more often we see these molds, at least some of the decos -- like the P...

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5:30 PM on 05.30.2014

Hikari Friday #5 features... more Turtles!

Funko's Hikari sofubi line has continue with another two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This time around it's a Metallic Leonardo and a "Glittery Silver TMNT", an unmarked Turtle (ie, no initial on his belt) with (Raph's) red ...

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Kibunadon rises from the depths to invade the U.S. photo
Kibunadon rises from the depths to invade the U.S.
by Brian Szabelski

So we've had cat kaiju, and dog kaiju ... how about some fish kaiju? That's what's new from Max Toy Co., as they've put together the mighty Kibunadon, based off of Teresa Chiba's character. Teresa won the Kaiju Gals Design-a-Kaiju contest, and I have to say that Kibunadon fits in well with Konatsu's Negora and Shibara figures.

The first U.S. release of Kibunadon is a red and yellow colorway with some gray and green accents, and can be had in the Max Toy Co. shop for US$40 right now. 

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