R329 DC Collectibles Teen Titans Wonder Girl Action Figure Review

18 05 2014

Wonder Girl joins the New 52 Action Figure as part of DC Collectibles Teen Titans action figure series. Standing in the 6 inch scale, this lady is beautifully sculpted and features a very cool looking translucent glitter body. She also includes her red lasso done in a translucent red rubber-like material. Priced at about $25 (Amazon, DCcomics.com, bigbadtoystore.com).

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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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Adventures in Toy Shopping: TF4 Day and Big Wow in San Jose

17 05 2014

Today marks the official retail release date of the Transformers Age of Extinction movie toys. Earlier in the week, I took advantage of Amazon’s buy 1 get 1 for 30% off when they sold their stock online last Monday. Apparently Monday was referred to Cybertron Monday – the official online release date for the movie figures. I was able to get the Scorn and Slug through that deal and today I hopped over to Toysrus and used my $5 off coupon and picked leader class Optimus Prime. I honestly like the design of these toys.

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After learning Takara Tomy was doing a more movie accurate colored Optimus with more silver paint apps but selling for $80, I decided to take time to add some more silver paint to my US version Optimus myself. Using Tamiya Acrylic paint,  I painted parts of the arms, chest, head, and fully painted thighs and feet.

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The annual Big Wow Comic Convention hit San Jose, CA this weekend. It’s more fan friendly convention for better interaction with comic creators. Relatively a small show but there was a descent seller presence. I was able to track down a very cool Evil Lyn from the 2000’s MOTU as well as TF Generations Scourage. Also snagged the DC Collectibles Designer Series Nightwing based off the art designs of Greg Capullo.

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The real bargain I found was an Ultra-Act Ultraman Tiga Sky Mode figure for $20.

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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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R325 Figma Berserk Casca Action Figure Review

10 05 2014

Figma release yet another Berserk action figure with the female Captain Casca Dressed in her icon Band of the Hawk attire, she stands about 5 inches tall, includes extra hand sets, alternate face, cape, helmet, sword, and display stand. Great plastic quality and articulation using the Figma articulation system. Sells for about $60 (eBay, Imageanime.com).

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R324 Banpresto DXF Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan God Son Gokou Review

2 05 2014

Gokou achieves yet another new form with this release by Banpresto as part of the DXF PVC statue series. Here we have Super Saiyan God Son Gokou based from the Dragon Ball Z Battle of the Gods movie. He scales just about 6 inches tall. Features one of the best sculpts I’ve ever seen for a low-end PVC statue. This is Craneking exclusive meaning you can only get this as prize at an arcade like center in Japan but thanks the miracle that is the internet you can find this online. Priced at about $30 (eBay, Amazon).

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