San Diego Comic-Con 2012: My Haul

18 07 2012

Finally returned from San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Long tiring 5-Day event but I was able to secure some very cool exclusives along with other things I’ve been putting off. First the exclusives.

For my sister I picked up the Toynami Exclusive Hello Kitty Chun Li Edition.

Kotobukiya Exclusive Marvel Bishoujo X-23 (X-Force Edition). This is the one fans wanted cause she’s sporting the angry face.

Hasbro Exclusive Marvel Legends X-Force 3-Pack (Archangel, Psylocke, Wolverine)

Finally after so many Comic-Cons, I finally got a exclusive Comic-Con Shirt. Also found a cool Capsule Corp logo from Stylin Online.

BlueFin’s Exclusive S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Gohan (Special Color Edition)

Wasn’t planning on getting these until a friend called me while she was in line at the Hasbro booth. These are the exclusive G.I. Joe Jinx action figures.

Now for the other stuff I’ve been waiting to buy in person just never got around to do it.

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Ryuki and Knight

Square Enix Play Arts Kai Super Street Fighter 4 Cammy

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Akiba Red

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Nadeshiko

Bandai Gundam Seed HG 1/144 M1 Astray

And to my surprise, the new TMNT figures for the new Nick Animated series was being sold by a few dealers. Had to get Raphael.

That’s the Haul. Gonna need a few days to rest before I work on video reviews. Stay tuned!

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.

R81 Toynami Naruto Shippuuden Sasuke Uchiha Uchida 7″ Action Figure

22 02 2012

Naruto’s greatest friend/rival brought to you by Toynami