R330 Bandai Figure-Rise Masked Rider Kabuto Model Kit Review

12 06 2014

Bandai takes another stab at their character model kit series with Masked Rider Kabuto. This kits assemble much like a HG Gundam kit. With a few runners and few hours of assembling/painting, this kit assembles into a solid 6″ action figure with very well designed elements and great articulation. Accessories include all parts to put Kabuto into his armored Masked form as well as parts to form his various weapons. Included is a decal sheet that helps put the finishing touches on kit in detail sense and as a bonus, you get stickers that allow you to convert the kit into Dark Kabuto if you wish (minor repainting required). Priced at about $30.

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S.H. FIguarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal version on the right

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R328 DC Collectibles Designer Series Greg Capullo Batman Action Figure Review

18 05 2014

DC Collectibles kicks off their Designer Series of action figures based off superstar artist Greg Capullo. Here we the Dark Knight known as the Batman in his DC New 52 design. He stands 7 inches tall, is highly articulated, and comes with 3 batarangs. Priced at about $25 (Amazon).

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R327 DC Collectibles Designer Series Greg Capullo Nightwing Review

18 05 2014

DC Collectibles kicks off their Designer Series of action figures based off superstar artist Greg Capullo. Here we have former boy wonder, Nightwing in his DC New 52 color scheme. He stands 7 inches tall and is highly articulated. Priced at about $25 (Amazon).

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R319 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto 2.0 Renewal Review

12 04 2014

Bandai walks the path of heaven a second time with the renewal version of Masked Rider Kabuto. This figure is entirely new remold and features more TV accurate sculpting and design. Articulation is amazing complimented with a figure with well distributed weight for easy posing. He includes extra hands, Kunai gun, & Kunai blade.

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Today’s Arrival: S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal 2014 Version

9 04 2014

Thanks to the good folks at CSToysJapan.com, I finally got my hands on the renewal 2014 version of Masked Rider Kabuto.  Here’s a photo comparison against the original S.H. Figuarts release from October 2008. The box of the new version is very high quality, reminds me of an Apple product style box. The window packaging is gone and you get a very grain close up photo of the figure on the front. The box is less wide and tad taller than before.

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Thickness is definitely apparent here with the new box. There’s also a bit of weight to it.

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The back seems to embrace more white space along with using smaller photos of the figure. Text is still heavy as before.

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The new figure has better proportions and seems more humanoid than its predecessor. Note that the head sculpt is more TV show accurate.

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Overall, the renewal feels more filled out giving off the illusion that the person underneath the suit has some muscle. As you can see, the original version has not stood up to the test of time and Bandai truly delivered with an amazing remold of this beloved Kamen Rider.

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A full video will be posted soon so stay tuned.

 





R315 Hasbro Marvel Legends Infinite Series Spider-Girl Review

2 03 2014

Spider-Girl swings into Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Infinite series. Standing 5.5 inches tall, featuring a young teen physique, and wide range of articulation. This is definitely a must have. Priced at about $20 (target, toysrus).

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R307 Marvel Legends Infinite Series Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure Review

11 01 2014

Marvel Legends 2014 Infinite Series kicks off into high gear with its Amazing Spider-Man 6″ action figures. The headlining figure of the wave is Spidey based off the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie design. Features a more classic comic book look, he includes a pair of alternate web shooting hands, and a Build-A-Figure part for the Green Goblin. An Awesome sculpt overall with very nice articulation. Retails for about $16 (Target, toysrus).

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