San Diego Comic Con 2017 is next week, the yearly gathering that gives us news, reveals and exclusives galore (we will be there in full effect starting Wednesday by the way)! Some of the best have always come from Bluefin Brands and Tamashii Nations and this year is no different. Today we are taking a look at their Star Wars Movie Realization Prototype Armor Boba Fett. Boba was my first offering into the Movie Realization line which blends ancient Samurai armor and Star Wars characters into an altverse that looks damn cool. This SDCC exclusive will have Boba in his all white get up based on original concept art which is now a go-to for Boba Fett repaints. The figure will retail at the show for $95 US and has a limited release. We’ve run him through the motions courtesy of an early copy via Bluefin Brands, so read on to check out over 45 HD images of him in action and see if you want to grab him next week!
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Now this is a story all about… No wait, wrong thing. Today we’re taking a look a the Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Suicide Squad Deadshot. Based on Will Smith‘s (PHILLY WHAT!) portrayal of the DC Comics sharpshooter in the DCEU movie, it covers all the angles from the likeness to the suit to his rifle. Like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn earlier in the year, this Deadshot is dead-on with the Will Smith face sculpt, almost scary. Some angles lose it, but straight on and from most side angles you see it and know that’s Will Smith. Very hard to do on a smaller side 6 inch figure. The body features a wide range of articulation, nothing is missing. Armor and weapon packs seen on the suit pop off via pegs. The alternate head with mask is no joke either, his eye scope and textured leather is there. Suicide Squad have given us some of the best S.H. Figuarts to date, hitting movie likenesses with high end materials and articulation. Other than moving up in scale, not much more is there to want for. Let’s take a closer look at the Fresh Prince of Kill Shots after the break!
Bandai Japan / Tamashii Nations have been producing some really great alternate universe versions of classic Star Wars characters for a couple years now. The Star Wars Movie Realization line feature (to date) Empire aligned characters in ancient Samurai themes. So far we have 2 versions of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Royal Guard, Sandtrooper, Sandtrooper Commander, and Stormtroopers in 3 samruai themed flavors. There are also more on the way with Jango Fett, Proto Armor Bob Fett, and Darth Maul.
Today we are taking a look at one of those Stormtroopers – the Yumiashigaru Stormtrooper – aka “The Archer”. He comes with sculpt that mixes existing Stormtrooper and Royal Guard bodies along with some new work on the head and shoulder guards. On the back, he sports his arrow pack and bow, which are both futuristic / steampunk in nature. This line mixes classic, futuristic and Steampunk-like styling giving it a unique look. At a beefy 7 inch scale, they have a great presence on any display shelf. Let’s take a look after the break with over 55 HD images!
Next up in our look at S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter galleries is none other than Ryu! A classic gaming character in a classic look, Ryu can fill your shelf regardless of what era of Street Fighter you’re into. Based on Street Fighter V, he still dons his white gi, red gloves and head band and comes with a blue Hadouken energy ball ready to knock out his opponents. Today we’ll be taking a look at Ryu courtesy of The Toy Source! Read on to check out over 70 HD images, HADOUKEN!
Today we are starting our looks at a new property to the S.H. Figuarts arsenal – Street Fighter. Based on Street Fighter V, the first two figures are Chun-Li and Ryu. While based on the newest game, the figures have a very classic look to them and can work for any Street Fighter line up. Today we’ll be taking a look at Chun Li courtesy of The Toy Source! Read on to check out over 60 HD images of her lighting-kicking ass!
We took a look at Xenoverse Trunks yesterday, and today we are looking at his release mate S.H. Figuarts Xenoverse Time Patroller. The default character in the game before you start customizing, Time Patroller is who Trunks calls upon to help him keep time in order during the game, and the one you control throughout. Visually he’s a mix-match of standard DBZ themes – Saiyan hair, scouter tech on the eye, Namekian cape, Capsule Corp Trunks-like jacket and pants. He comes with adult Gohan’s energy blast in blue color and an alternate Super Saiyan head. The scouter is also built in to the head sculpt, non-removable like Vegeta’s was. Overall it’s a faithful representation of the character as he appeared in the game. Along with Trunks, they give you a solid rep of the non-standard Dragonball Universe. Along with the Movies / Super and even Broly, the line is filling out. Let’s take a closer look after the break courtesy of The Toy Source!
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Next up in the S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z line are two unexpected pieces – Dragonball Xenoverse characters Trunks and Time Patroller! Today’s feature is Trunks, sporting his look from the game. Pulled out of time again and now a bit older, he’s tasked with stopping the corruption of key events in the Dragonball universe. The figure perfectly captures his in-game appearance with long coat, signature sword and purple hair. Oh, and he has a Super Saiyan head too! Let’s take a closer look after the break courtesy of The Toy Source!
ICYMI: Toyark’s S.H Figuarts Dragonball Z Reference Guide (Updated today)
Tamashii Nations along with Bluefin are finally releasing Marvel S.H. Figuarts in the United States. In order to differentiate themselves from existing license holders (we assume), each piece will be coming with larger extras, environment pieces and the like. The first of these is the Iron Man 2 Mark 6 suit with a Hall of Armor display. This was originally a Tamashii Web exclusive in Japan, and the figure itself has been significantly redone since it’s first release (see here). It will be dropping soon in the States at roughly 120 USD. We’ve got our copy in hand so read on to check out over 60 HD images and some quick thoughts!
Bandai Tamashii Nations is ever expanding the S.H. Figuarts reach, and that continues today with an expansion of their DC Comics line up. First it was Injustice, then Suicide Squad and now they’re going back to tackle Nolan’s The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Batman is respected as a movie and the suit is one of most revered to date – functional, streamlined and damn cool looking. S.H. Figuarts is taking a crack at it now after many have been on market from other companies; but that gives them the ability to really focus in and get it right. And, based on our early in-hand time with it, they have. The figure is one of the best Batman offerings to date, in any form. It has a full range of articulation, detailed sculpt head to toe, complex paint and weathering even on a mostly black palette. Extra hands, head, and two weapons round the release out.
We’ve handled it and shot over 95 HD images of the final production version, case fresh! It’s due out in Japan in June, soon after via Bluefin Brands in the United States, so don’t pay those import prices! Read on to check some additional thoughts and all the images!
The Tamashii Nations World Tour started today in New York City. It was the equivalent of an oversized San Diego Comic Con booth featuring all of Tamashii Nations products on display, but just them in a cornered off area of Grand Central Station in NYC. We are taking a closer look with refined and curated key images. What’s inside won’t be all of the images from the event, just some besties.
To check out all the images from the event as they came in live, you can visit our original story.
Read on to check out key shots for Kid Goku and Nimbus, Korin, Saiyan Saga Shirtless Tien and Long Hair Yamcha, Saiyan Saga Vegeta (New) and Nappa with a Saibaman, SSG Goku, Buu Saga Gotenks and Majin Vegeta, and the epicly awesome Shenron!