R351 Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Tiga Multi Type Mode 2014 Renewal Action Figure Review

5 09 2014

Bandai’s Ultra-Act releases a renewal version of the popular Ultraman Tiga (multi-type mode) action figure with a brand new molded figure. Features slightly enhanced¬† muscular frame with a more accurate TV show colors and sculpting. Scales equally with the other 6 inch figures in the line and is complemented with a superb articulation system for a wide array of dynamic posing.¬† Included are extra hands and effect parts for extra playability. Priced at about $45 (Amazon).

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2011 version on left, 2014 reneweal version on right

2011 version on left, 2014 renewal version on right

2011 version on left, 2014 renewal version on right

2011 version on left, 2014 renewal version on right

zeppelion charging effect part

Zepellion charging effect part

Zepellion Ray effect part

Zepellion Ray effect part

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Adventures in Toy Shopping: It Ain’t Human

28 06 2014

Hopped around during the week to a few local establishments and picked up few cool things. None of them human.

First up I got Neca’s poseable Godzilla 2014 movie action figure. He’s equal to scale with the S.H.MonsterArts figures but not as well sculpted or highly articulated. Still, he has enough articulation to be considered very good in my book.

Neca Godzilla 2014 Movie Action Figure

My local Target had just got in the TMNT movie figures. I most likely won’t get all the figures, but I got my favorite Turtle Raphael. The sculpt is pretty good for a $9 figure.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Movie 2014 Playmates

They’re priced the same as the Animated Nick TMNT figures. He actually scales a bit taller than my Battle Shell Raph. His articulation system is the same as Battle Shell Raph.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael Movie 2014 vs Animated Nick

My comicshop owner buddy gave me this UltraAct Glenfire. Apparently it was misordered and the distributor didn’t want it back. Lucky to have friends in the right places.

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Lastly, this one was an online deal I got from Bigbadtoystore.com when they had their Botcon 2014 sale. MP Lambor (aka Sideswipe) was $10 off so I was able to get him for $70. He looks great next to my MP Prowl.

Takara Tomy Masterpiece Lambor Sideswipe Autobot Transformers

Transformers Masterpiece Lambor Sideswipe Prowl Autobot Takara Tomy

 





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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R320 Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Zero Renewal 2.0 Review

14 04 2014

Introducing the renewal version of Ultraman Zero in the Ultra-Act series from Bandai. This is a completely new mold of Zero with a more muscular physique and movie accurate head sculpt. All the great design and paint a work is applied with this hero. He includes an array of extra hands, accessories and weapons.

Priced at about $45 (Amazon).

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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).


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R233 Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Ace Action Figure Review

10 11 2012

The fifth of the Ultra Brothers who came to Earth now joins Bandai’s Ultra-Act Action Figure line. Ultraman Ace scales close to 6.5 inches tall with multiple points of articulation for all kinds of dynamic poses. He includes extra hands, Ace Blade, Metallium Ray effect part, Ultra Guillotine effect part, alternate red chest power source, and alternate back connector piece for a Tamashii Stage. This figure goes for about $40 (Amazon, eBay).





R232 Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Max Action Figure Review

27 10 2012

Young Kaito Toma transforms himself into the hero of light known as Ultraman Max. As part of Bandai’s Ultra-Act action figure series, Max sports a Ultraseven tribute design, scales at 6.5 inches tall with multiple points of articulation for all kinds of dynamic poses. He includes extra hands, Max Spark, Max Spark with Max Cannon effect part, Max Galaxy with remove blade effect part, Max Sword, alternate red chest power source, and alternate back connector piece for a Tamashii Stage. This figure goes for about $40 (Amazon, eBay).