R378 SDCC Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Goku Frieza Saga Version Review

19 07 2015

Released as a San Diego Comic-Con 2015 exclusive, this is Frieza Saga version of Goku. Features all the same parts as the mass release version with the addition of an extra facial express, deeper colors for his uniform, tied off belt part substitution, and symbols on his uniform. Included also are extra hands and energy effect part for putting Goku into his icon Kamehameha pose.

Priced at about $45 (at Comic-Con). Expect to pay a high price for this on the after market ($100+)

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R374 Bandai S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Vegetto Review

22 05 2015

Bandai keeps rolling out excellent Dragon Ball Z action figures with this must anticipated release. Using the power of the Potara earrings, Vegeta and Gokou fuse into Vegetto. He features great sculpt with a wide range of excellent articulation. He includes extra hands, energy effect blade, alternate facial expressions, and Super Saiyan mode head. Priced at about $40 (amazon).

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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).

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: Hasbro Marvel Universe She-Hulk

12 10 2012

It’s rare for me these days to collect Hasbro’s Marvel Universe 3.75″ action figure line these days. I decided to stay clear of that scale because 6″ is just better in my opinion. Plus I’m running out of shelf space.

I was at my local comic shop browsing around and She-Hulk caught my eye. She’s sports her current design, nice sculpt, paint apps were descent, and good packaging design not to mention she’s a fan favorite of mine. I was hesitant to buy her because she was priced at $12.99 but I had to consider the time and gas I’d waste trying to find her at retail stores like Toysrus or Target. So I caved and picked her up.

11/12/2012: Was at my local Target and saw this figure on sale for $7.99. Finally, I can pick another of her and open her up. 1st thing you get as an extra is this tiny card shot of a She-Hulk comic. Honestly, this is pretty pointless to have. I really wish for a display stand.

Out of package, She-Hulk is pretty impressive. Areas of dark shading is painted in to give off that pro-artist feel. Not clean but descent enough. The purple used on her is metallic…very cool. She has a very unique, non-reused mold which makes me happy. Articulation is awesome. You get all the typical points but I’m loving the double-jointed elbows and knees. Thigh swivel is also a nice touch.

Close up, She-Hulk has pretty developed muscles for that body builder look. Curvy!

Her head sculpt is the best female sculpt I’ve seen the Marvel Universe line. The facial and hair sculpting rock.





Adventures in Toy Shopping: Return of Marvel Legends Dark Wolverine (Daken)

12 10 2012

I thought I’d never find this version of Dark Wolverine in stores but I happen to stumble upon the masked version at Target this morning. He sports a much leaner body compared the SDCC X-Force Wolverine which is awesome. Check it out.





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.





R200 Proovy Dragon Ball Z Dormatic Diorama Gokou & Gohan Kamehameha PVC Statue

14 05 2012

This the Dragon Ball Z Dormatic Diorama Gokou & Gohan Kamehameha PVC Statue by Proovy. The sculpting and painting on this statue is amazing. Stands about 6.5 inches tall and comes with a pre-attached display base. Originally released in 2009, this sold for about $150. Very tough to find these days so good luck finding it for a cheap price.








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