R277 Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Taro Action Figure Review

27 07 2013

Ultraman Taro scales close to 6.5 inches tall with multiple points of articulation for all kinds of dynamic poses. He includes extra hands, Taro lance, alternate bracelets, Storium Ray effect part, alternate red chest power source, and alternate back connector piece for a Tamashii Stage. This figure goes for about $45 (Amazon, eBay).


Bandai Ultra Act Ultraman Taro 01

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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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R275 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger Review

27 07 2013

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger comes to the US. As a repackaged version of the S.H. Figuarts Zyuranger Tyrannoranger, the Red Ranger has never looked better. Figure is an amazingly sculpted figure with TV accurate design. Super pose-able for any action pose you want to put him into. He includes alternate hands, Power Sword, and much more.

*The Japanese release includes bonus body parts to recreate the Akibranger version of the Tyrannoranger (Powerful Ranger). The US release will not have these bonus parts.

Highly recommended and sells for about $40 (amazon, bigbadtoystore.com)

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 01

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 02

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 04

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 05

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 06

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 07

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger 08

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





R273 Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo Kitty Pryde PVC Statue Review

13 07 2013

One of the X-Men’s most popular characters is Kitty Pryde. A mutant with the ability to become intangible and phase her body through solid material, this spunky mutant has gotten herself in and out of trouble over the years. This PVC statue based off the artwork of Shunya Yamashita has Kitty in anime-style design. With her trust dragon Lockeed, Kitty strikes an energetic pose and is ready to be displayed on any collector’s shelf. Priced at $59.99 (http://www.kotous.com)

Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo Kitty Pryde 01

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Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo Kitty Pryde 03

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Transformers Generations Springer: Customizing with Reprolabels

3 07 2013

Thanks to good folks at reprolabels, I was able to customize my Transformers Generations Voyager Springer with their very cool decal sticker set. Very cool set for $11.

Transformers Generations Springer Reprolabels Custom 01

Transformers Generations Springer Reprolabels Custom 02

Transformers Generations Springer Reprolabels Custom 03