R326 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou Action Figure Review

16 05 2014

Bandai adds to its Dragon Ball Z S.H. Figuarts line one of the most sought after and essential figures, normal state Son Gokou. This figure re-uses the S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Gokou body mold but with a much richer color pallete. The black haired version includes very nicely sculpted hair along with 5 alternate face expressions that can be swapped onto the figure. Included also are extra hands and energy effect part for putting Gokou into his icon Kamehameha pose. Priced at about $35 (amazon).

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 01

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 02

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 03

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 10

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 11

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 04

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 05

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 12

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 09

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 07

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou 08





R276 SDCC Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Piccolo Special Color Edition Review

27 07 2013

Piccolo gets re-released as an US exclusive Special Color Edition at San Diego Comic-Con. This figure is features anime style coloring. Piccolo is an awesome sculpt and with a wide range of articulation.  Include a variety of extra accessories as you might expect for a S.H. Figuarts action figure. Priced at about $45.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Comic-Con 01

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Comic-Con 02

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Comic-Con 03

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Comic-Con 04

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Comic-Con 06

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition Comic-Con 05

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Back from San Diego Comic-Con 2013: The Haul

25 07 2013

Comic-Con down in San Diego is always a combination of fun and exhaustion. Here’s a few things I snagged.

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter. This had to be one of the most sought after exclusives courtesy of Bluefin Distribution. Cosplayers rejoice.

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Piccolo Special Color Edition was a Comic-Con exclusive. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger got an early release at Comic-Con before hitting retail.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition and MMPR Red Ranger

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition and MMPR Red Ranger

Bluefin was also giving an exclusive Power Ranger Megaforce card that can be used with a Gosei Morpher.

SDCC Bluefin Exclusive Power Ranger cards

SDCC Bluefin Exclusive Power Ranger cards

Not to be out done, the Bandai booth had 2 exclusive cards of their own.

SDCC Bandai Exclusive Power Ranger cards

SDCC Bandai Exclusive Power Ranger cards

I snagged the exclusive SDCC Shazam action figure from Mattel.

SDCC Mattel DC Universe Shazam

SDCC Mattel DC Universe Shazam

Got my hands on the SDCC Exclusive 6″ Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite. This one was a quick sell out.

SDCC Hasbro Boba Fett Black Series with Han Solo in Carbonite

SDCC Hasbro Boba Fett Black Series with Han Solo in Carbonite

To my surprise, Entertainment Earth had Hasbro’s Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave on site. This was a tough one to get but I got in line early on Saturday for $120.

Entertainment Earth Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave

Entertainment Earth Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave

For my cousin, I snagged this Mego-style action figure of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory TV Show. Featured an exclusive SDCC bag for Sheldon to carry around.

SDCC Entertainment Earth Big Bang Theory Sheldon Action Figure

SDCC Entertainment Earth Big Bang Theory Sheldon Action Figure

The Plants vs. Zombies booth had a variety of free giveways like an exclusive tote bag, comic,  pins and gummie candies. They had a very cool metallic Pop Vinyl Conehead Zombie figure I had to snag for my nephew.

SDCC Exclusive Plants vs Zombies

SDCC Exclusive Plants vs Zombies

Other things I found where these really cool Mega Man X T-Shirts.

Mega Man X T-Shirts (Daft Punk Tribute & Zero Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirts (Daft Punk Tribute & Zero Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirt (X Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirt (X Word Silhouette)

While not an exclusive, I’ve had the hardest time tracking this figure locally. Nice to have plenty of options at Comic-Con to pick up the Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai MG Rising Raiden.

Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising Raiden

Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Raiden

To my surprise, 1 dealer had a Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6″ Action Figure for sale. I’m a big Darth Maul fan and definitely overpaid for this figure ($45).

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6" Action Figure

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6″ Action Figure

I’ll be doing video reviews on Piccolo, Red Ranger, Raiden and Darth Maul so stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Weekly Update 8-21-2012: New Haul of Action Figures

21 08 2012

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these here at hdtoytheater.com…

Here’s some photos of some recent figures I picked up. Only Figures highlighted in red will get video reviews, the others are maybes.

Griffith (Figma: Berserk Series)

Kamen Rider Meteor (Bandai S.H. Figuarts)

Thor (Hasbro Marvel Legends SDCC Exclusive 2011)

Superman-New 52 Version (Mattel DC All-Stars)

Superboy Prime (Mattel DC All-Stars)

Batman-New 52 Version (Mattel DC All-Stars)

Red Robin-Tim Drake (Mattel DC All-Stars)

Gundam Age HG 1/144 Dark Hound

Gundam Seed HG 1/144 M-1 Astray (Customized Repaint)

Lastly, upcoming figures I’m trying to get my hands on: S.H. Figuarts Jetman Redhawk, Ultra-Act Ultraman Max and Zoffy (incredibly hard to find for under $50)





R213 SDCC Exclusive Bandai S.H.Figuarts Dragonball Z Super Saiyan Son Gohan Special Color Edition

21 07 2012

Check out the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive of Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Son Gohan. This is the Special Color Edition which sports a much richer color palette. Includes the same accessories as the original version and sold for about $35 at the convention. There’s no doubt this will be a must have and will sell for at least twice what it sold for at Comic-Con.





R212 SDCC 2012 Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo X-23 (X-Force Edition) PVC Statue Review

21 07 2012

The Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con 2012 X-Force Edition X-23.

Cloned from the mutant codenamed Wolverine comes the lethal X-23 (Laura Kinney). X-23 joins Kotobukiya’s popular Marvel Bishoujo PVC statue series. She’s a 1/7 scale (6 inches tall) statue made of high quality plastic, beautifully sculpted, sports a professional style paint job, includes pre-attached claws and a rock style display base. Sold for $59.99 at SDCC.





San Diego Comic-Con 2012: My Haul

18 07 2012

Finally returned from San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Long tiring 5-Day event but I was able to secure some very cool exclusives along with other things I’ve been putting off. First the exclusives.

For my sister I picked up the Toynami Exclusive Hello Kitty Chun Li Edition.

Kotobukiya Exclusive Marvel Bishoujo X-23 (X-Force Edition). This is the one fans wanted cause she’s sporting the angry face.

Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force 3-Pack (Archangel, Psylocke, Wolverine)

Finally after so many Comic-Cons, I finally got a exclusive Comic-Con Shirt. Also found a cool Capsule Corp logo from Stylin Online.

BlueFin’s Exclusive S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Gohan (Special Color Edition)

Wasn’t planning on getting these until a friend called me while she was in line at the Hasbro booth. These are the exclusive G.I. Joe Jinx action figures.

Now for the other stuff I’ve been waiting to buy in person just never got around to do it.

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Ryuki and Knight

Square Enix Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter 4 Cammy

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Akiba Red

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Nadeshiko

Bandai Gundam Seed HG 1/144 M1 Astray

And to my surprise, the new TMNT figures for the new Nick Animated series was being sold by a few dealers. Had to get Raphael.

That’s the Haul. Gonna need a few days to rest before I work on video reviews. Stay tuned!





7-4-2012 Weekly Update

4 07 2012

Happy 4th of July everyone. I’m gearing up for my trip to San Diego next week for Comic-Con 2012. Many things to hunt/buy and the wallet is gonna hurt a lot this year. I picked up Bandai D-Arts Megaman X Zero type 2 figure but I have no time to review it. I’ll try to resume video reviews  in a couple of weeks so stay tuned.

 





Kotobukiya SDCC 2012 exclusives – X-23 (Angry Edition) & Storm (White Edition)

16 06 2012

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. When X-23 first got released I questioned why she was sporting a gentle facial expression. I had a hunch SDCC 2012 might have an angry version of her and I was right. I’m so happy I’m going this year cause she will be the first on my list of exclusives to buy.

Another exclusive being released at SDCC 2012 will be Storm in White Suit variant. The wallet is gonna hurt this year.

For more photos on these cool SDCC 2012 exclusives visit Kotobukiya Facebook page.





San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Want List

9 06 2012

In about a month from now, I’ll be down in San Diego once again for Comic-Con. It’s a crazy weekend of constant standing or walking around for conventions exclusives. I’ll have to remember to wear very comfortable shoes. For once I’m not too worried about getting what I want this year. The big dealers: Hasbro and Mattel, have always posted the majority of their exclusives to their online stores days after the Con for the public to buy at convention prices. The smaller companies are the more important to visit at the Con.

I went through the entire list of SDCC 2012 exclusives and my want list that I really need to pick up at the Con is pretty small (Thank God).

Kotobukiya DC Comics Huntress Bishoujo Statue. Not exactly sure if this is a SDCC exclusive but a few online sources report that she is. She’ll be the first figure I pick up.

Hasbro Marvel Legends Uncanny X-Force (Archangel, Psylocke, Wolverine). How bad ass is this box set? Features 3 awesome characters in my favorite versions of their costumes. Don’t want to gamble on this one being sold online after the Con so I’ll hunting this down while I’m attending.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Supar Saiyan Gohan Special Color Edition. I already own the 1st version which has a much low key, manga style color palette. You figure I’d be very happy about just staying with that version but come on…I’m a diehard DBZ Fan. The Special Color Edition will have more saturated colors and resemble the anime palette more so there’s a good chance I’ll be picking this version.

Hasbro G.I. Joe Jinx. I love me some G.I. Joe ninjas. Jinx will have 2 different versions available: a classic red and a movie version. I’d like to get this at the Con but I’m OK with pass on her and buying her at http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com

For now that’s my want list. Chances are I will buy other toys while I’m there that aren’t exclusives.

And of course, there’s a good chance I’ll be doing video reviews on them too.








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