R194 Kotobukiya DC Comics Bishoujo Poison Ivy PVC Statue Review

29 04 2012

One of the Batman’s deadliest foes, Poison Ivy defines that “looks can kill.” Based off the Bishoujo illustration style of Shun Yamashita, this anime/manga style 1/7 scale PVC statue is an eye catcher. Sporting a sexy pose & artistically painted, this one of the line’s top statues to date. Priced at $59.99, available now in local US comics shops.

R193 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Shinkenger Power Rangers Super Samurai Super Shinken Red Review

27 04 2012

Using the power of the Inomaru (Black Box), Super Shinken Red is born. This S.H. Figuarts 5.5″ action figure includes a variety of accessories: extra hands, Inomaru, Shadophone (brush mode), Secret Disk, Saishuogi Disk, and the Mogyu Bazooka. Sells for about $45.

R192 Kotobukiya Marvel Comics Bishoujo X-23 PVC Statue Review

21 04 2012

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. Retails for $59.99.

Available at Kotobukiya‘s online store:

Weekly Update 4-18-2012: This just in!

18 04 2012

Couple of orders finally arrived today. Check out the Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo X-23 PVC statue and Square Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid Cyborg Ninja Action Figure. I also just placed an order for the S.H. Figuarts Shinkenger Super Shinken Red fro the good folks at cstoys. Adding these to my list of Video reviews to come.

R191 Bandai MBAF Go-Busters Red Buster & Cheeda Nick Action Figure Set Review

14 04 2012

Busters…Ready…GO! Check out this awesome Bandai Action Figure set. This the MBAF (Morphing Bike and Figure) set featuring Red Buster and a transformable Cheeda Nick from the 2012 Super Sentai Series Go-Busters. Red Buster includes the Ichigan Buster and Sougan Blade. A very cool set for about $45. Got mine at http://www.cstoysjapan.com

Photo Review 01: Figuarts Zero Naruto Shippuden Sasuke Uchiha 6″ Figure

11 04 2012

After months of waiting I got my hands on the Figuarts Zero Naruto Shippuden Sasuke Uchiha Figure. I was able to get this for $24 through a buddy of mine. Normally this figure goes for about $40 so technical you’re paying the higher price for a figure that’s just under 6″. There aren’t a lot of good Sasuke figures out there so this one is by far the best one to date. Take a look at the photos and judge for yourself…

the pose if very intimidating…just what you expect from Sasuke.

every angle shows off impressive paint apps and sculpting

the sword can be tough to insert into hand as well as under the belt.

the eyes don’t quite match the promotional images of the figure. There a bit low in my opinion.

Amazing detail on the belt.

No Sasuke figure is complete if he isn’t sporting the Uchiha crest.

The figure connects to very nicely designed display base.

Here is Sasuke next to your standard 3.75″ Star Wars figure.

Sasuke is my favorite character in the Naruto universe and despite being a great looking figure, $40 is way too much for this figure. The figure is about half a inch shorter than your average S.H. Figuarts action figure and has no articulation…so your basically getting a small pvc statue. Another problem with the figure is the way his head and eyes are positioned. The best angle to view this figure is when you looking up towards it rather than down so he seems like he’s looking at you. A top down view of this figure really seems odd in my opinion.  Finally thoughts, stay clear of this figure mainly of the $40 price point. I strongly suggest if you have plans to buy this guy, try to get yours for less than $30.

R190 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan 3 Son Gokou Action Figure Review

7 04 2012

Gokou’s ultimate transformation in the Dragon Ball Z series is brought to life by Bandai in their S.H. Figuarts line. This is Super Saiyan 3 Son Gokou. Standing at 6 inches tall, this figure reuses the same body mold as 1st Super Saiyan Son Gokou. With an entirely new head sculpt and paint scheme (using very odd muddy colors for his clothes), this figure definitely stands out compared to the other DBZ S.H.Figuarts figures. Includes extra hands, alternate aggressive face, clear Tamashii display stand, and Aura effect rings.

This is available now (4/4/2012) through US comic shops and online toy sellers (bigbadtoystore.com, imageanime.com, Amazon). Priced at about $55.

*Note: on the box, Goku is spelled with the US version adaptation in mind…without the extra ‘O’