R348 Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo SDCC Exclusive Metallic Spider Woman PVC Statue

16 08 2014

Spider-Woman enters Kotobuiya’s Bishoujo PVC statue series with this exclusive SDCC metallic color version. Featuring beautiful sculpting, Spider-Woman sports a striking metallic color finish. Includes a custom base and alternate maskless face that can swapped on. Priced at about $75 but most likely not so cheap on the after market so good luck hunting her down.

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R347 Kotobukiya Marvel Bishoujo SDCC Exclusive Psylocke PVC Statue Review

16 08 2014

Kotobukiya strikes again with another SDCC Exclusive, this time with the classic colored Psylocke as part of their Bishoujo PVC Statue Series. Featuring her classic blue colored uniform, Psylocke is in very ninja-like pose complimented with a custom base, sword, and exclusive pink effect part. Priced at about $75 but chances are you won’t find so cheap on the after market. Happy hunting.

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R338 Square Enix Play Arts Kai Robocop 1.0 (2014) Action Figure Review

10 07 2014

The folks at Square Enix roll out another amazing action figure with Robocop 1.0 (from the Robocop 2014 movie) in their Play Arts Kai line. Standing 9 inches tall, this figure is sculpted and painting with outstanding detail. He has all the right points of articulation for dynamic posing, especially nice ratchet joints for the thighs. He includes extra hands and 2 versions of handgun and 2 versions of his mini assault rifle. You also get optional attachable weapon holsters that can be swapped on to show off that weapon ready look. Naturally, he includes the default play arts kai clear stand for posing assistance. Priced at about $80 (Amazon).

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R330 Bandai Figure-Rise Masked Rider Kabuto Model Kit Review

12 06 2014

Bandai takes another stab at their character model kit series with Masked Rider Kabuto. This kits assemble much like a HG Gundam kit. With a few runners and few hours of assembling/painting, this kit assembles into a solid 6″ action figure with very well designed elements and great articulation. Accessories include all parts to put Kabuto into his armored Masked form as well as parts to form his various weapons. Included is a decal sheet that helps put the finishing touches on kit in detail sense and as a bonus, you get stickers that allow you to convert the kit into Dark Kabuto if you wish (minor repainting required). Priced at about $30.

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R319 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto 2.0 Renewal Review

12 04 2014

Bandai walks the path of heaven a second time with the renewal version of Masked Rider Kabuto. This figure is entirely new remold and features more TV accurate sculpting and design. Articulation is amazing complimented with a figure with well distributed weight for easy posing. He includes extra hands, Kunai gun, & Kunai blade.

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Today’s Arrival: S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal 2014 Version

9 04 2014

Thanks to the good folks at CSToysJapan.com, I finally got my hands on the renewal 2014 version of Masked Rider Kabuto.  Here’s a photo comparison against the original S.H. Figuarts release from October 2008. The box of the new version is very high quality, reminds me of an Apple product style box. The window packaging is gone and you get a very grain close up photo of the figure on the front. The box is less wide and tad taller than before.

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Thickness is definitely apparent here with the new box. There’s also a bit of weight to it.

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The back seems to embrace more white space along with using smaller photos of the figure. Text is still heavy as before.

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The new figure has better proportions and seems more humanoid than its predecessor. Note that the head sculpt is more TV show accurate.

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Overall, the renewal feels more filled out giving off the illusion that the person underneath the suit has some muscle. As you can see, the original version has not stood up to the test of time and Bandai truly delivered with an amazing remold of this beloved Kamen Rider.

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A full video will be posted soon so stay tuned.

 





R316 Hasbro Marvel Legends Infinite Series Black Widow (Cap 2 Winter Soldier) Review

7 03 2014

Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Infinite Series brings in the movie version of Russian Super-Spy the Black Widow with this awesome 6″ action figure. Features an amazing sculpt with a very good likeness of actress Scarlet Johansson. She has a great articulation system for a variety of dynamic poses. Included are 2 sets of hands (open and gun holding), an alternate short hair head sculpt (Avengers Movie), and a Build-A-Figure torso piece for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Mandroid. Figure does not include handguns or display stand. Priced at about $20 (Amazon, Target).

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