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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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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S.H. FIguarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal version on the right

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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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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.

 





R300 Bandai S.H. MonsterArts MFS-3 Kiryu Mecha Godzilla Review

2 12 2013

The 2000’s were a great time for Godzilla fans. Not only did Japan’s resident radioactive kaiju get a cool re-design but his robotic counterpart got the same kind of treatment. MFS-3 Kiryu or better known as Mecha Godzilla joins Bandai’s S.H. MonsterArts Line. Sculpted with amazing detail and given a great articulation system, this figure is one of Bandai’s best of the year. Includes optional armor for extra firepower against Godzilla. Priced at about $85 (Amazon).

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R299 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Space Sheriff Sharivan Review

23 11 2013

Metal Hero fans rejoice, the 2nd of the Space Sheriffs joins Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts action figure series. Here’s the red warrior Sharivan. Highly pose-able, amazingly sculpted, and given an amazing metallic red color treatment, this figure is out of this world. Included are extra hands, crimebuster handgun, 2 versions of his laser blade, and an alternate light up eyes head. This is a Tamashii Web exclusive and sells a bit higher than normal ($85).

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