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Chris Seto . Jun 08

Hot Toys revisit Resident Evil for the series 20th anniversary!

Yeah, we know that Resident Evil 6 wasn't exactly a great game but it is the last (thus far) main game in the series so if a company is going to celebrate the series, this is probably going to be the one to go to, especially ...   0

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Chris Seto . May 10

First 4 Figures returns to basics with their next foray into the Metroid Series

First 4 Figures have released some pretty amazing figures of Samus Aran from Metroid over the past 8 years. Their first being the Varia Suit release back in 2008. and now, they have decided to revisit the iconic powered suit ...   0

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Chris Seto . Mar 26

kinetiquettes continues their capcom collaboration with a painted Devil may Cry Statue

Kinetiquettes are at it again and this time, they're plying their trade on a title not called Street Fighter! They're still in bed with capcom though, but that's not a bad thing when they can give us a great diorama like this...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 13

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 4)

And now we have reached the final garage kit gallery for this Wonder Festival and we've saved some pretty damn cool kits such as the hyper detailed Titan busts from Shingeki no Kyojin and a pretty cool Ushio & Tora kit. T...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 13

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Video Game Garage Kits (Part 2)

And we've reached the last of the video game kits for this Wonder Festival. And I can't stop staring at that great figure of Faintear from Triggerheart Exelica. Man, I loved that shmup! It's one of the few reasons I still sta...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 13

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 3)

And here we are with the third misc garage kit gallery. I have to say that this event hasn't really given us many "out there" garage kits like previous ones. Sure, there was the fish skeletons and a few oddities here and ther...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 13

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: KanColle Garage Kits (Part 2)

And we're done again for KanColle for another Wonder Festival.  I don't really have much to add to this gallery, not being a KanColle fan, but more Atago and Takao is always good! I do have to wonder why it feels like ga...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 13

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Vocaloid Garage Kits

Vocaloids may no longer be the big draw for many garage kit makers but there is still a steady flow of new Vocaloid kits on display at Wonder Festival. Of course, Miku makes the bulk of kits but there are a few other Vocaloid...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 13

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 3)

And now we reach the third gallery of anime garage kits and this one is a bit of a doozy. I mean, check out those weird evangelion kits and the zombie Stocking from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt! Pretty messed up! We als...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 12

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 2)

We still have quite a few more misc garage kits to go through so here we go! In a bit of a surprise, we get some custom costumes for dolls at Wonder Festival. Traditionally, we never really saw dolls at WF as they usually kep...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 12

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Mecha Garage kits

Yay! This time, there are enough mecha kits to make a separate gallery! And some of them look pretty sweet! The Virtual On kits look fantastic and there's even a kit of the new arm slave "shadow" from Full Metal Panic! Anothe...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 12

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 2)

We now return to our regularly scheduled anime garage kit showings where various (superior) non-KanColle shipgirls and tank crews argue over which is the best branch of the armed forces. Rori also brings over some of the othe...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 12

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: KanColle Garage Kits (Part 1)

While nowhere near as dominant as in previous events, KanColle still has a lot of garage kits being made of their characters so I don't think we can expect a KanColle free Wonder Festival for quite some time... Oh well, at le...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 11

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Misc Garage Kits (Part 1)

And next, we have the kits which I was unable to categorise, either because I was unable to recognise the series, it is an original work or it was just too plain weird to fit into one of the other categories... And boy, was t...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 11

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Game Garage Kits (Part 1)

Time to look into the video game garage kits now and the Idolm@ster is taking the whole thing by storm. No doubt buoyed by the recent anime series, the members of the Cinderella project have been getting a lot of exposure thi...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 11

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Anime Garage Kits (Part 1)

And here we go! A bit later than usual but lets dive into the contents of the dealer floor at this years winter Wonder Festival! On the plus side, there's quite a good balance from various shows this time around and while Kan...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 10

Kinetiquettes teams up with Mad Catz to unleash the beast!

Well, this is one way to celebrate the end of an era and the ushering of a new one! Kinteiquettes have teamed up with Mad Catz and Capcom to create a special 1/4 scale diorama of Ryu and Evil Ryu from Street Fighter IV. ...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 09

Wonder Festival Winter 2016: Figmas

*inhales* OK, time to take on the elephants in the room, starting with the every popular figma releases!!  The biggest news was of figma #300! (yes, there have been 300 of these things now...) and it was announced that G...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 08

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Plum

Plum aren't really the kind of figure maker which one keeps their eyes on. Their figures have been decent but never particularly outstanding but sometimes, that's enough. Afterall, they have made the second best Alisa figure ...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 08

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Megahouse

Not one to be left out, Megahouse joined with the other big name figure companies... and showed off a bunch of rather boring figures from popular (mostly shonen jump) series. There was also a female Monkey D Luffy figure in t...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 08

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Flare

Man, Flare really hit us with a doozy! Looks like their deal with cerberus project has managed to unearth a real gem in the form of their kit of Futaba Ooki from Amanchu! This figure is several years old but still looks stunn...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 08

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Volks

I'm starting to think that Volks don't really want to spend too much effort or funds to promote their stuff at Wonder Festival. A lot of floor space was spent on showing of numerous kits from Votoms and Panzer World Gallient....   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 08

KodyKoala is back with an interesting take on the Super Mario Powerup theory

Ah, super mario. Everyone knows the basic mechanics of the game by now as well as the effects of the power ups such as the stalwart mushroom. Pick up a mushroom and it makes Mario double in size as well as provide him with an...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 07

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: QuesQ

QuesQ appear to be doing their usual thing this Wonder Festival and buying a lot of garage kits to make them into more easily obtainable PVC figures. Of course, with the track records from the previous events, there's one thi...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 07

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Alter

I had some high hopes for Alter since their more recent showings seemed to show a return to more dynamic and extravagant designs for their figures but it looks like they went back less interesting designs for now. Having comp...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 07

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Kotobukiya Bushoujo

I can't say I've ever been a fan of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo line. There have been a few here and there which I thought were pretty cool but not enough to make me jump and purchase right away. And, like many others, I was comp...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 07

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Kotobukiya Mecha

Despite having one of the most unfortunate shorthands in the business, the Frame Arms Girls (or FA:G) seem to be doing quite a considerable amount of business for Kotobukiya, especially if the time it took for the latest rele...   0

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Chris Seto . Feb 07

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Kotobukiya Figures

Kotobukiya really decided to start off this year with a bang! Wonder Festival saw quite a few new announcement and figures from Kotobuiya and there was pretty much something for everyone, and some things which really shouldn'...   0

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Chris Seto . Dec 20

Volks Joint Festa 2: Dealer Floor

Lets not forget that Volks also had a dealer section at the event where garage kit makers showed off their wares. There was a strong lean towards KanKolle at the event, but that was fine as there were some other interesting k...   0

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Chris Seto . Dec 20

Volks Joint Festa 2: Figures and Mecha

And I thought Treasure Festa was a little too close to Christmas... Well, Volks chose to prove me wrong as, along with Jump Festa, they also held their own event this weekend, a mere five days before we all take a few days of...   0

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Chris Seto . Dec 16

Kinetiquettes returns to Street Fighter with Ken Masters (and a very ambitious plan)

When we last saw news of works from Kinetiquettes, we received info of two works, one of Lion-O from thundercats and a series of figures from Street Fighter 4, depicting Ken, Ryu, Gouken and Akuma in battle poses which could ...   0

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Chris Seto . Dec 13

Treasure Festa in Ariake 14: Lots of anime garage kits!! (part 3)

Once more into the fray!  It's easy to forget that being a dealer at events like Treasure Festa doesn't mean that you deal in just garage kits. Especially at events like this and Hobby Round from Volks, we also get to se...   0

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Chris Seto . Dec 13

Treasure Festa in Ariake 14: Lots of anime garage kits!! (part 2)

And here we go with our second gallery of Garage kits from Treasure Festa in Ariake 14! A few recognizable names in this gallery. Grizzry Panda shows up with a new kit of Shinobu from the Monogatari series and we get a look a...   0

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Chris Seto . Dec 13

Treasure Festa in Ariake 14: Lots of anime garage kits!! (part 1)

It's a good thing that the far east doesn't really celebrate Christmas like we do over in the west! Otherwise, one would think that holding an event like Treasure Festa so close to Christmas would be close to suicide for the ...   0

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Chris Seto . Nov 29

Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn: Megahouse

Given the name of the event, it's no surprise that Megahouse had one of the larger exhibitions on display and there were quite a variety of figure lines as well. They continue to milk the childhood of 90s fans with more digim...   0

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Chris Seto . Nov 29

Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn: Alter

I'm afraid I can't tell you why Megahouse would think that it is autumn despite being a stones throw away from December but it's their event so they can call it whatever they like! Interestingly, a few of the larger, non-good...   0

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Chris Seto . Oct 31

Hot Toys breaks the 4th wall with their next Release

If you're familiar with Hot Toys, you probably know that they have a particular obsession with Marvel characters, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe and especially Iron Man. I've lost count of the various Iron Man arm...   0

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Chris Seto . Oct 29

Tamashii Nations 2015: Super Robot Showdown!

Gundams weren't the only mecha which were getting some love at Tamashii Nations! Along with some non-gundam Robot Damashii releases, there were also some new entries in the Super Robot Chogokin line! Aura Battler Dunbine and&...   0

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Chris Seto . Oct 29

Tamashii Nations 2015: There be Gundams, lots of Gundams!

What would a Bandai show be without some Gundam in the mix? With no major gunpla announcements to make, the floor was taken on the other lines of gundam figures, such as Robot Damashii, Fix figuration (Yes, that's still going...   0

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Chris Seto . Oct 29

Tamashii Nations 2015: Macross makes a big Splash!

Bandai have just held their Tamashii Nations event and started it off with a pretty big bang by giving us the first proper look at the newest entry into the Macross series in the shape of Macross Delta. In addition to showing...   0




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