It’s been a hard wait for the official US release of Android 16, but he has finally arrived and is ready for battle! Android 16 is the 19th figure in the S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z line and completes Dr. Gero’s creations (Cell, Android 17 and 18). Standing taller than the average figure, he is in scale with his fellow Androids and fits perfectly in the existing line up. We’ve done up a session with him, read on to check out 60 shots courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
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Who is the next addition to the Star Wars SH Figuarts lineup? None other than Darth Maul! Image comes from the Cybergundam Facebook page. Read on to check out SH Figuarts Darth Maul!
Tag Hobby has added even more photos. They give us a great look at Darth Maul and Luke Skywalker. Check them out after the jump.
Bandai is adding a really cool set to their Star Wars 1/12 Scale Plastic Model Kits. They have revealed there will be a Biker Scout and Speeder. Tag Hobby posted up a shot, along with some additional info. The Biker Scout will include multiple hands and a pistol. The figure will have a Death Star panel themed display base, which will hook up to the displays from the other 1/12 Scale Star Wars Kits. There will be a second, Endor themed, display base that holds the Speeder Bike.
The set is due in June. It will be priced at 5,000 yen (about $42 USD). These 1/12 scale kits come unassembled, but pre-painted. Once put together, they become fully articulated figures that stand roughly 6″ tall.
Check out the latest figure from Bandai‘s upcoming Star Wars 1/12 Scale Plastic Model Figure line. Their newest reveal is for a C-3PO figure. These 1/12 scale figures are being released as “plastic models”, but are fully articulated figures. C-3PO joins Darth Vader, R2-D2, R5-D4 and a Stormtrooper in the line up so far. The figure stands at 142MM tall (roughly 5.6″).
C-3PO features multiple interchangeable hands, a communicator, and a figure base. The bases between the figure can connect for easy display. The figure also features a pops out, calling back to the scene in Return of the Jedi where he is attacked by Salacious B. Crumb on Jabba’s sail barge.
The figure is scheduled to go on sale April 23rd and will sell for 3,780 Yen, which is about $31 USD. Read on to see the images.
The next two 1/12 Scale Star Wars Plastic Model Kit Figures have been revealed by Bandai. They will be releasing R2-D2 and R5-D4. These articulated model kits will each include a third leg attachment, which can be stored inside the figure body. Each will also include a figure base, and an assortment of gadgets and other accessories that can be attached to the Droids. They are due for release later this month at a price of 2,592 Yen each (about $21 USD).
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Check out the remaining Bandai booth images. These give us a look at a few Godzilla toys, Doraemon, Sprukits and more. The Sprukits display proved to be quite interesting. We got a look at the following:
- The Dark Knight Trilogy
- DC Comics
- Arkham Series Batman
- Man of Steel
- Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NO PHOTOS PERMITTED (were either Level 2 or 3)
Yesterday, we reported that Bandai was bringing over Banpresto collectibles to North America. At Toy Fair 2015, they showcased many of the products we’ll be seeing. For more details on Banpresto coming to the US, Click Here. I’m not too familiar with these items just yet, so here’s what they had listing in the presser:
- MASTER STARS PIECE Series
- SCulture BIG Zoukeio Series
- DXF Series
- WCF (World Collectable Figure) Series
- Girls Memories Figure Series
- Chibi-Kyun-Chara Series & Collectable Figure for Girls Series
- Other New Brands to Come:
Bandai America will be bringing over popular collectible items from their Japanese parent company in 2015. Banpresto items will include MASTER STARS PIECE Series, SCulture BIG Zoukeio Series, DXF Series, WCF (World Collectable Figure) Series, Girls Memories Figure Series, Chibi-Kyun-Chara Series & Collectable Figure for Girls Series – with characters in each from Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, One Piece, NARUTO, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online II, and Madoka Magica.
The GASHAPON items are vending machine capsule toys, smaller items. Also on the list will be SHOKUGAN collectibles, which are “high quality inexpensive toys paired with a piece of candy or gum”. Both are popular in Japan.
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Our sister site, TFW2005 ran the story earlier this morning. Bandai & Action Toys are teaming up for high end versions of the classic Machine Robo Figures, which you may remember as Gobots! Tag Hobby reports that the new line is called Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos. These are highly detailed, fully transformable figures. Included are:
- Jet Robo / Fitor
- Drill Robo / Screwhead
- Tank Robo / Tank
- Shuttle Robo / Spay-C
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Disney Expo Japan is a show I personally haven’t followed. Well, it looks that needs to change as pics are popping up online showing some Marvel and Star Wars items coming from companies like Sideshow, Hot Toys, Hasbro, Bandai, and Takara Tomy. Japanese site Game Watch has posted up a bunch of photos. After the jump, you can check them out. Here’s some of the items you will see:
- Hot Toys Star Wars 1/6 Scale – Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Shadow Stormtrooper and Darth Vader
- Sideshow Sixth Scale – 501st Clone Trooper and Clone Commander Wolffe
- Star Wars Potato Heads
- Star Wars Potato Head Keychains
- Bandai – Star Wars Model Kits, Phone Cases and Games
- Hasbro – Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Titan Class
- Hasbro – Avengers Legends Series – Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Iron Man
- Takara Tomy Arts – Star Wars Plush
See the pics by reading on.