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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R331 Square Enix Play Arts Kai DC Comics Variant Batgirl Review

21 06 2014

When the folks at Square Enix take their Final Fantasy design style and apply it to this DC Comics Bird of Prey, you get one amazing Batgirl action figure. Featuring beautifully sculpted armor complimented with an amazing paint job, this Batgirl is a work of art. She includes a batarang, kunai blade, extra hands, and a display stand. Priced at about $70.

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R311 Square Enix Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns Review

25 01 2014

Lightning makes her 3rd appearance in Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai series with this amazingly sculpted action figure. Scaling about 9 inches tall, she sports her latest design from Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns. She is highly articulated with extra hands, sword, shield, and display stand. Priced at about $60 (Amazon, bigbadtoystore.com).

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R290 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai DC Comics Batman Action Figure Review

29 09 2013

Square Enix’s Variant Play Arts Kai kicks into high gear with their version of the Batman. Using elements of Japanese armor, Batman’s design has a very Final Fantasy feel to it. Beautiful paint app work brings life to this armor like I’ve never seen. Top notch sculpting and a wide range of articulation makes this one of Square Enix’s best figures to date. Batman includes extra hands, batarang, ninja sword, gadget gun, and display stand. Priced between $60-$75 (bigbadtoystore, amazon).

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R288 Square Enix Variant Play Arts Kai DC Comics Wonder Woman Action Figure Review

29 09 2013

Square Enix takes a stab at their version of DC Comic character with the Variant Play Arts Kai series. Wonder Woman stands at 10 inches tall and sports a very Final Fantasy style design. She includes alternate hands, shield, and display stand. Sells between $60-$75 (Amazon, bigbadtoystore).

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R284 Square Enix Play Arts Kai Dark Knight Trilogy Catwoman Action Figure Review

24 08 2013

Square Enix welcomes Catwoman to their Play Arts Kai Dark Knight Trilogy Line. This figure is sculpted with a sexy physique and has amazing articulation. Includes alternate head, extra hands, handgun, and display stand. About $60 (Amazon)

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Back from San Diego Comic-Con 2013: The Haul

25 07 2013

Comic-Con down in San Diego is always a combination of fun and exhaustion. Here’s a few things I snagged.

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter. This had to be one of the most sought after exclusives courtesy of Bluefin Distribution. Cosplayers rejoice.

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter

SDCC Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Scouter

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Piccolo Special Color Edition was a Comic-Con exclusive. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Red Ranger got an early release at Comic-Con before hitting retail.

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition and MMPR Red Ranger

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Piccolo Special Color Edition and MMPR Red Ranger

Bluefin was also giving an exclusive Power Ranger Megaforce card that can be used with a Gosei Morpher.

SDCC Bluefin Exclusive Power Ranger cards

SDCC Bluefin Exclusive Power Ranger cards

Not to be out done, the Bandai booth had 2 exclusive cards of their own.

SDCC Bandai Exclusive Power Ranger cards

SDCC Bandai Exclusive Power Ranger cards

I snagged the exclusive SDCC Shazam action figure from Mattel.

SDCC Mattel DC Universe Shazam

SDCC Mattel DC Universe Shazam

Got my hands on the SDCC Exclusive 6″ Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite. This one was a quick sell out.

SDCC Hasbro Boba Fett Black Series with Han Solo in Carbonite

SDCC Hasbro Boba Fett Black Series with Han Solo in Carbonite

To my surprise, Entertainment Earth had Hasbro’s Transformers Masterpiece Soundwave on site. This was a tough one to get but I got in line early on Saturday for $120.

Entertainment Earth Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave

Entertainment Earth Masterpiece Transformers Soundwave

For my cousin, I snagged this Mego-style action figure of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory TV Show. Featured an exclusive SDCC bag for Sheldon to carry around.

SDCC Entertainment Earth Big Bang Theory Sheldon Action Figure

SDCC Entertainment Earth Big Bang Theory Sheldon Action Figure

The Plants vs. Zombies booth had a variety of free giveways like an exclusive tote bag, comic,  pins and gummie candies. They had a very cool metallic Pop Vinyl Conehead Zombie figure I had to snag for my nephew.

SDCC Exclusive Plants vs Zombies

SDCC Exclusive Plants vs Zombies

Other things I found where these really cool Mega Man X T-Shirts.

Mega Man X T-Shirts (Daft Punk Tribute & Zero Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirts (Daft Punk Tribute & Zero Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirt (X Word Silhouette)

Mega Man X T-Shirt (X Word Silhouette)

While not an exclusive, I’ve had the hardest time tracking this figure locally. Nice to have plenty of options at Comic-Con to pick up the Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai MG Rising Raiden.

Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising Raiden

Sqaure Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Raiden

To my surprise, 1 dealer had a Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6″ Action Figure for sale. I’m a big Darth Maul fan and definitely overpaid for this figure ($45).

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6" Action Figure

Hasbro Star Wars Black Series 1 Darth Maul 6″ Action Figure

I’ll be doing video reviews on Piccolo, Red Ranger, Raiden and Darth Maul so stay tuned.