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!
Tonight we are going to take a quick look at some items that aren’t aimed at the hardcore collector but still have some fun angles to them – Sentinel’s Hero Illuminate Gallery figures. These are static mini-statues that come attached to a base and are inside an acrylic box. The box lights up using LEDs in the base, they point upwards and follow the edges of the acrylic making the entire thing glow. You can leave them on, off, or on motion sensor mode, where it will light up as you walk by or otherwise move. The first 6 are based on Marvel characters and include Captain America, Iron Man, Vision, Ultron, Spider-Man and Thor. Each have a name plate attached to their enclosure.
While not for the S.H. Figuarts or Marvel Legends crowd, the light up features are well done and the motion sensors are a nice addition. They’d be perfect deskmates or gifts for a younger fan. Plus, we have some ideas for using them (or something like it) in our style of collecting too. Read on to check the pics and those thoughts!
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!
For Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to giant monster movies, the licensing has been distributed to multiple companies. For the first film, it was mainly NECA who produced figures, and that line ran for quite some time, spanning over 30 figures across size classes. This time around, the main licensees are Diamond Select Toys and Bandai/Tamashii Nations. With the latter, there will be numerous releases set up for the film, across different figure lines. Those include Robot Damashii (Robot Spirits), Soul of Chogokin, Model Kits and SOFVI Spirits (for the Kaiju). This different size classes allow for Tamashii Nations to have figures available at multiple price points. Today, we are sharing an in-hand look at the first three Robot spirits and the first SOFVI Spirits Pacific Rim: Uprising Figures.
The first round of releases includes Gipsy Avenger, Titan Redeemer, and Bracer Phoenix in the 6″ scale Robot Spirits line. For the SOFVI Spirits, we have Raijin, one of the featured Kaiju from the trailers for the film. Bluefin has provided us with the figures, and we have 90 photos and a full review. Check them out by reading on.
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.
There are some excellent looking statues on display from Iron Studios at the Bluefin display at Toy Fair 2018, These includes lots of Marvel movie, DC Comics and even an Assassin’s Creed statue.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Black Panther
- Iron Man Mark 47
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
- The Dark Knight Returns Batman and Robin
- Plastic Man
- Wonder Woman
You can see those photos after the jump.
There were only two Street fighter SH Figuarts on display from the Bluefin display at Toy Fair 2018. Those were the previously announced Ken and Sakura. They also had some Naruto, Chogokin Cars & Chogokin Star Wars and more. You can see those after the jump.