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: 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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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).





R189 Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Dyna Flash Type Action Figure Review

7 04 2012

Take a look at Bandai’s Ultra-Act Ultraman Dyna (Flash Type) 6″ Action Figure. Sporting show-accurate sculpting and colors, this figure is impressive not just visually but also in its variety of articulation points for dynamic posing. Includes extra hands and effect parts extra playability. About $40. Available now (4/4/2012) through comic stores, Amazon, and eBay.





Weekly Update 3-28-2012

28 03 2012

The hunt is on. Spotted a Batman Legacy 2-Pack of Catwoman and Batman from the Arkham City video game at Toysrus today but it was the gray editions. So now its a hunt for the normal editions. I also flipped through the latest Previews catalog and S.H. Figuarts Kamen Fourze Fire States figure is gonna be available through comic stores around the summer time.Visit your local comic store and see if you can get yours ordered.

Upcoming reviews for next week:

Bandai S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan 3 Gokou

Bandai Ultra-Act Ultraman Dyna Flash Type