S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter figures continue this month with the release of Shin Gouki aka Akuma! One of Street Fighter’s most recognizable characters, the Master of the Fist comes equipped with an energy blast, prayer beads and menacing faces galore. SHF articulation is present allowing for great range and posing to match most moves from the game. He’s a superb compliment to the previously released Ryu and together on a shelf they represent the franchise perfectly. We’ve done up over 55 HD shots showing his moves off so read on to check them all out! He’s out now in Japan and should be hitting State side soon!
Tamashii Nations Manga Realization is the Marvel companion line to the Star Wars Movie Realization line where characters are re-imagined with Feudal Japanese themes. Samurai are the primary focus, but other warriors from that era get utilized. Spider-Man and Iron Man have dropped already (see our Iron Man and SW shoots here). Deadpool and War Machine are coming. Today we are taking a look at Captain America. As with all Realization figures, it’s a big 7 inch scale, bulky in nature, and features stellar paint and detail. High quality paint, tons of layering and weathering, fine highlights on molded parts. The sculpt pays attention to detail with elements from the original character like stars on the hands and feet, the wings on the helmet, the feather plating on the armor. The shield mixes Cap’s logo with Samurai form. His chest star even detaches and becomes a throwing star. The Marvel versions may not work as well as the Star Wars ones, but they are still excellent pieces that add some differentiation to a collection. Read on to check out over 30 HD images showing what cap can do!
Dragonball gets it’s first release in the S.H. Figuarts line with Kid Goku, and today we are taking a look at the little guy. This version of Goku is from the original anime Dragonball before the more popular Dragonball Z. During that show, it followed Goku as a kid being trained and fighting in martial arts tournaments along with characters that carried forward but became a secondary focus like Bulma, Master Roshi, Krillin, Piccolo, Tien and Yamcha. The figure is not in scale with previous Dragonball Z S.H. Figuarts figures. They decided to make them a bit bigger so that they could capture the anime look, feel, and get all that articulation in there. The upcoming Master Roshi is also out of scale with previous figures. All in all it’s a fun piece that comes with a ton of extras – multiple sets of hands, 2 extra faces, his Power Pole in holstered and extended form, two tails, the Nimbus Cloud, a Tamashii stand for it, and lastly the 4 star Dragonball.
Take a look at all this after the break with 50+ detailed images!
Damage Catastrophic. Eject Sequence Initiated. Goodbye! The Batpod has sprung into action with Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts release of the epic bike from the movies. Designed to work perfectly with their The Dark Knight Batman, it’s a 6 inch scale fully functional piece that’s sharp wheel to wheel. We have moving wheels, steering, wheel tumbling, handlebar joints, leg joints, well applied paint, stands, hands, a bonus gun and a great look and feel in hand. This is truly a spectacular piece that is worthy of front and center shelf space. Read on to check out over 70 HD images and some additional thoughts!
Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts for the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues this month with the U.S. release of Homecoming Spider-Man in his Home Made Suit. This is another release packed with add-on pieces, this time another wall set like the one that came with the Stark Suit Spider-Man late last year. The good thing about that, you can combine them and build a super-tall wall, or do it up three sided with two roof corners. He comes packed with 6 pairs of hands, 3 webs, hood up/down pieces, the wall set, Spidey logo piece for the wall, and a Tamashii stand that works with the wall and the figure’s back port. It’s another well done piece from the Tamashii crew, and the US bonus pieces are solid. Let’s take a closer look after the break!
Bluefin has lifted the no photos restriction on these items, and we’re happy to be able to share the photos with you. Banda had some new Mega Man action figures on display at Toy Fair 2017.
If you like model kits and Star Wars vehicles, then you’ll want to check out the Bluefin display at Toy Fair 2018! Bandai brought a ton of vehicles to the show, along with some of their 1/12 scale figure model kits. These figure model kits will be getting official U.S. distribution for the first time, which is why we’re seeing them again here. Read on to see all of the photos.
S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z continues this month with the release of Tien Shinhan! Tien is a core original character dating back to the original Dragonball series. The S.H. Figuarts version here is based on his Saiyan Saga look, shirtless with green pants. He comes packed with 4 sets of hands including one for a tri-beam plus one other, 4 total heads, and his companion Chiaotzu. To cap it off we get an extra piece so that Chiaotzu can attach the the back of Nappa and re-create the epic scene from the show where Chiaotzu sacrifices himself for the team (bad decision).
He is another well done piece, using the new articulation tech in the hips and pants, forward rotating shoulders, matte paint and textured plastic to reduce the shine. Paint is minimal but well applied throughout. Plastic quality is high and joints keep their position. We’ve got 45+ HD images, let’s take a closer look after the break!
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Next up in the Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Justice League series of figures is Wonder Woman. We took a look at Batman a bit ago, and Wonder Woman now joins him in filling out the League. Overall it’s a solid entry for DC fans, one of the most well rounded DCEU Wonder Woman figures to date. She comes with 2 faces, 3 sets of hands, sword, shield, Lasso of Truth in both holstered and extended forms. Articulation is thorough as S.H. Figuarts is known for, top to bottom. Let’s take a closer look after the break!
Today we are taking a look at the S.H. Figuarts Justice League Batman figure from Bandai Tamashii Nations. Many companies are tackling the 6 Inch scale versions of these guys, and in promo shots S.H. Figuarts are very promising. Their first release here with Batman is close, but does have some issues which we will go over after the break. He’s got the sculpt, paint, articulation, weathering and accessories you’d expect from a higher end import figure. The cape is standard fabric with wired edges style. The only issue – height. However, that may be a manufacturing issue. Let’s dig into that after the break!