Ultra Instinct – the highest form of power up for Goku (for now) is here, in hand, in S.H. Figuarts form! I’ve been waiting for this for a while now, it’s the perfect representation of the modern Dragonball era. And Tamashii Nations did a great job with the figure – IMO taking top spot as the best Goku to date. He has metallic silver on the hair, full shirtless upper with torn gi above the belt, ripped pants, 4 faces in standard levels of intensity, 4 sets of hands – all standard Goku SHF styles and a Kamehameha energy ball – same one as previously released in a sharper blue clear plastic. Nothing crazy but the execution is tops. Smooth firm joints, dense plastic, sharp sculpt head to toe, colors pop. Feels good in hand. A worthy rep of Goku’s ultimate form. Only ask would be a slight wash on the body, as he has a lot of cuts and scrapes built into the mold, but they don’t shine due to lack of paint on the flesh. We’ve taken him for a spin with a battle against Jiren, so read on to check him out courtesy of TheToySource! He’s in stock there and shipping now!
Jiren was the big bad of the final Dragonball Super chapter, giving Goku a powered up opponent worthy of battle. And now he’s joined the Dragonball ranks in S.H. Figuarts. Jiren dropped earlier this year, but just like last year, I’m running a bit behind getting all these guys. I recently got Ultra Instinct Goku, and couldn’t wait anymore picking up Jiren, they need to battle! Jiren is rocking his bulky frame, 4 sets of hands – one of which has Goku’s blue hair bangs attached so you can show him gripping up the Saiyan, 4 heads, a set of folded arms, energy fist and flame effect for that fist. We’ve run him through the motions and added him to our Dragonball galleries, so read on to check him out along with some additional thoughts courtesy of TheToySource!
Collectible company Blitzway has announced a new figure based on the legendary Jimi Hendrix. In the 1960’s, rock and roll music really began to find it’s footing, bringing a whole host of now iconic musicians onto the scene. One of the most influential was Jimi Hendrix. His career and his life were cut short when he passed away in September 1970. However, his immense talent saw him become one of the most celebrated musicians on the 20th century. Jimi Hendrix could play a guitar like no one else at the time (and is still considered one of the greatest to ever play). Songs like Purple Haze and Foxy Lady still get regular rotations on many classic and modern rock stations.
The upcoming Jimi Hendrix 1/6 Scale Figure from Blitzway stands about 12″ tall, and features a fabric outfit, as well as rooted hair. The figure includes multiple interchangeable hands, a guitar, a busted guitar piece, a microphone stand, two necklaces, and a figure stand. Blitzway is also offering his iconic hat as an early pre-order bonus. The figure is priced at $289, and is scheduled for release in the Fourth Quarter. Check out photos and details after the jump.
Tamashii Nations is hosting Tamashii Features 2020 over the next few days. Amiami Hobby News and Dengeki Hobby have posted up a bunch of photos of the exhibit hall, where a number of items were revealed. We’ve mirrored photos of items we normally cover here, but be sure to check out their gallery for more. The newer S.H. Figuarts and S.H. MonsterArts included here are:
Dragon Ball Z
- Ginyu Force – Jiece
- Ginyu Force – Guldo
- Ginyu Force – Recoome
- Ginyu Force – Burter
- Mandalorian in Beskar Armor
- IG-88 with the Child
- Biker Scout with Speeder Bike
Wonder Woman 1984
- Wonder Woman
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Tony Stark – Evolution of Iron Man
- Iron Man Mark I – Evolution of Iron Man
- Avengers: Endgame – Battle Damaged Iron Man with Nano Gauntlet
- Biollante with Updated colors
- Giant Monsters All-Out Attack – Atomic Blast Godzilla
A few new items from Diamond Select Toys are now in stores. This week’s releases include their second series of Westworld Select Action Figures, a Kylo Ren Bust, a Rocket Raccoon Bust, and a Magneto Mini Bust. You can find these items in local comic shops, as well as most online collectible retailers. See details below, and photos after the jump.
Legends in 3D Movie Avengers Endgame Rocket Half-Scale Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Avengers’ shortest member gets a big bust from DST! Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this half-scale bust is based on the character’s appearance in Avengers: Endgame. It is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #NOV192331, SRP: $120.00)
Legends in 3D Movie Star Wars Episode 9 Kylo Ren Half-Scale Bust
A Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Star Wars Episode 9 is nearly upon us, and the world is bracing itself for the Rise of Skywalker! This Legends in 3D half-scale bust captures the masked visage of antagonist Kylo Ren, detailing all of the cracks and seams of his repaired helmet. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #NOV192324, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Animated X-Men Magneto Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! The groundbreaking animated-style line of X-Men busts continues with the Master of Magnetism himself, Magneto! Looking like he just stepped off the screen from the hit cartoon, Magneto raises a fist in this 6-inch resin bust, featuring detailed sculpting and animation-inspired paint details. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. (Item #NOV192333, SRP: $59.99)
Westworld Action Figures Series 2 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to Westworld with this new assortment of action figures based on the HBO television series! Key characters Bernard, Teddy and Clementine make up this assortment, each with multiple points of articulation and character-appropriate accessories. Each figure measures approximately 7 inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Asst #NOV192335, SRP: $19.99/ea.)
Toyark sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has sent out their latest newsletter. You can see the new pre-orders below. After the jump, you can see the new arrivals to the store. Click the images to see the full newsletter.
This week saw tons of great new products from Super7’s TMNT Ultimates to the G.I. Joe Classified Series to the My Little Pony Ghostbusters Crossover Collection Plasmane. New Micromaster and Battle Master figures have just gone up. Two waves of World of Nintendo figures up with sets and some singles. For Kotobukiya, two new Hexa Gear model kits have debuted along with a new Persona ArtFX J statue and a limited edition Bishoujo Pinkie Pie statue. Three new Macross Saga Retro Transformable Collection Valkyries are ready to transform and join your collection. For fans of insects and hornets in particular, Kaiyodo’s RevoGeo series will be coming out with an articulated figure of the Asian Giant Hornet. Third party fans can pick up Planet X’s Project Genesis for 43% off. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen some Five Nights at Freddy’s figures but Funko has five new figures to pick up. Lastly a 6-inch figure of The Little Prince is being made by Boss Fight Studio.
Tamashii Nations have revealed their next Dragon Ball S.H. Figuarts – Jiece of the Ginyu Force! He comes packed with the 2 star Namekian dragon ball, scouter case, Crusher Ball energy effect and even a new Goku head with scouter to match when Capt. Ginyu takes over Goku’s body. He is set to go up for pre-order tonight at 12 AM Pacific / 3 AM Eastern over at Premium Bandai. Cost will be 58 dollars USD, and ship in Jan 2021.
Pre Order Link: S.H.Figuarts JIECE
Also of note – Tamashii Nations will be holding an online event on July 4th and 5th called “Tamashii Features 2020”. It’s an online event where multiple new figures will be shown. Dragon Ball and Marvel will be present. They also showed the Dragon Ball logo with a small little hand in the corner, which is the angle Recoome is in for his Ginyu Force pose. So we might be seeing him too over the next couple days.
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NECA is going to be unveiling, what was to be, their San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Exclusives soon. The first one leaked via Walmart today, so I have received permission to share my advanced gallery with you all! The first of their exclusives is a Gremlin inspired by a classic movie advertisement. The Unofficial Summer Games Gremlin features Stripe with an Olympic Torch and swimming gear. The swimming gear includes goggles with a snorkeling tube, swim trunks, and a pair of flippers. Like I said, this leaked out at a Walmart store a bit early. However, fans worldwide will have a shot at owning one of these figures, even if you can’t make it to a Walmart store. Here’s the official release info direct from NECA:
Release Date – July 23, 2020
Available in Walmart Stores on Thursday(7/23) – $29.96 USD
Available online (US & International) through TheNecaStore.com on Thursday(7/23) – $34.99 USD
Note: Some stores may have inventory ahead of scheduled date
Our friends at NECA were kind enough to send us an early sample of the figure. After the jump, you can see my photo gallery of the new Summer Games Gremlin.
Pre-orders have gone live from Iron Studios for their new DC Comics – Poison Ivy 1/10 Scale Statue. The statue is based on artwork from DC Comics artist Ivan Reis. The polystone statue stands nearly 8″ tall on a themed diorama base. It’s priced at $139.99, and is set for release in the Second Quarter of 2021. Check out details below, and see the new photos by reading on.
Beautiful and deadly, Dr. Pamela Isley supports herself and displays another of her monstrous botanical creations in the statue “Poison Ivy Art Scale 1/10 – DC Comics by Ivan Reis Series # 5”, another Iron Studios release, in it’s line Art Scale 1/10 DC Comics, also based on the conceptual art of the designer Ivan Reis of Chiaroscuro Studios. Poison Ivy is one of the greatest antagonists in the Batman villain gallery, described as one of the most notorious eco-terrorists in the world. With her classic costume, the red-haired villain who uses plant toxins and pheromones in her crimes to control minds and create mutant plants, stands out on a tree base with realistic almost organic textures. Created by Robert Kanigher, her first appearance was in Batman #181 of 1966, she is 21st on the Comics Buyer’s Guide list of the “100 Most Beautiful Women in Comics”.
– Scale: Art Scale 1/10
– Limited edition
– Based on concept art by Ivan Reis from DC Comics and Chiaroscuro Studios
– Made in polystone
– Hand painted
– Product dimensions: 7.8 in (H) x 5.5 in (W) x 5.1 in (L)
– Product Weight: 0.6 lbs
Four exclusive Marvel 1/6 Scale Figures have been announced by Hot Toys. These will be Toy Fairs 2020 Exclusives, meaning they will be traveling convention exclusives for the Summer convention season. You would have seen these at San Diego Comic-Con in the US, and other conventions worldwide. They will likely be available in limited quantities via Sideshow Collectibles as well. Included are:
- Iron Man 2 – 1/6th Scale Iron Man Mark IV (Holographic Version) Collectible Figure
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – 1/6th Scale Spider-Man (Spider-Man 2099 Black Suit) Collectible Figure
- Iron Man 2－1/6th Scale Whiplash Collectible Figure
- Thor: Ragnarok – 1/6th Scale Stan Lee Collectible Figure
Each figure stands roughly 12″ tall, and will include interchangeable parts and accessories. These will be available between the Third and Fourth Quarters of the year. We’ll add pre-order links if/when they become available. Check out photos and full details after the jump.