Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure Releases (Finally)
Jul19

Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure Releases (Finally)

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking to complete their assemblage of Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles, the recent release of the company’s Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure is a long-awaited and welcome prize. Arriving well after other figures based on 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy film (including Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Thanos) have reached the hands of collectors, Drax is as...

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Hands-on with Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure
Jun02

Hands-on with Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow Collectibles’ Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is an admirable take on the Rebel Alliance’s AT-AT-felling squadron commander that’s apt to earn it valuable shelf space in the collections of fans of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. On the heels of other sixth scale Sideshow pieces inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy’s second act (including the Imperial AT-AT Driver and...

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Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man: An Amazing Wall-Crawling Aberration
May17

Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man: An Amazing Wall-Crawling Aberration

Joining Square Enix’s expanding assortment of reimagined superheroes is the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man Action Figure. The company’s creative team has served up a craveable collectible that manages to unambiguously radiate Spidey’s familiar likeness while offering a distinctive portrayal of the wall-crawler that’s apt to appeal to fans that are open to a more stylized depiction. Off the bat, collectors...

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Superman: Hands on with Hot Toys’ Sixth Scale Son of Krypton
Apr24

Superman: Hands on with Hot Toys’ Sixth Scale Son of Krypton

Simply put, Hot Toys’ Superman Sixth Scale Figure is another jaw dropping movie-accurate collectible that’s apt to be irresistible to fans of DC Comics’ cinematic universe. In addition to being a spot-on portrayal of the iconic Son of Krypton as he appeared vis-à-vis the Bat of Gotham in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the collectible is another delightful addition to Hot Toys’ lauded Movie Masterpiece Series. The sixth...

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Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure: Padawan Unboxed
Apr10

Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure: Padawan Unboxed

While the range of Star Wars collectibles has expanded considerably with the release of “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One”, Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure is aimed squarely at those fans with a fondness for series’ second trilogy. A stellar addition to the company’s growing Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Star Wars collection  (which includes an equally grand depiction of fellow Jedi, Mace Windu), Obi-Wan delivers...

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Marvel Collector Corps Spotlights Super Hero Showdowns
Mar03

Marvel Collector Corps Spotlights Super Hero Showdowns

The latest box from the Marvel Collector Corps is dedicated to highlighting some of the fiercest match-ups from the comic book pages. February’s Super Hero Showdown box is the first of the year for Funko’s bi-monthly Marvel-focused subscription service and it’s chock full of exclusive items inspired by many of the Marvel universe’s fiercest rivalries. Wearable items include an Iron Man vs Ultron patch, Hulk vs Red Hulk pin, and a...

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Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Strikes Back
Feb08

Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Strikes Back

The latest swag-filled pack from Funko’s Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription service is dedicated to the film that many consider to be the pinnacle of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. A fitting follow-up to past Smuggler’s Bounty boxes that have celebrated more recent additions to Star Wars’ cinematic universe (including Rogue One and The Force Awakens), the Empire Strike Back box comes packed with...

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Hands-on with McFarlane Toys’ Titanfall 2 Pilot Jack Cooper Action Figure
Jan31

Hands-on with McFarlane Toys’ Titanfall 2 Pilot Jack Cooper Action Figure

For fans of Respawn Entertainment’s critically acclaimed, wall-running, mech-riding, first-person shooter franchise looking for a way to extend the thrills beyond the screen, McFarlane Toys’ Titanfall 2 Pilot Jack Cooper Action Figure is an appealing option. An addition to the venerable toy manufacturer’s Color Tops line of premium pop culture collectibles (where the color of the packaging corresponds to the wave of release),...

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Toy Sapiens: Figures and More in Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store
Jan13

Toy Sapiens: Figures and More in Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store

Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail shop, Toy Sapiens, is certain to render visiting fans of pop culture action figures and collectibles giddy with excitement. We’ve given our readers a look inside in prior posts (first here and then here), but given the ever-changing assortment items on display it’s easy to justify another look behind the doors. Nestled in Tokyo’s modish Harajuku district, Toy Sapiens is a brief stroll from the Harajuku...

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Iron Man Mark XLIII: Comicave Studios’ Diminutive Heavyweight
Jan05

Iron Man Mark XLIII: Comicave Studios’ Diminutive Heavyweight

While there’s no shortage of action figures based on Tony Stark’s super-powered assortment of suits, Comicave Studios’ Iron Man Mark XLIII stands out as an exceptionally crafted and feature-packed collectible that Marvel buffs should make every effort to add to their personal halls of armor. Inspired by the crimson and gold armor variant that appeared in 2015’s, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Comicave’s depiction of the Iron Man Mark XLIII...

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Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure: Bringing “Maximum Effort”
Dec20

Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure: Bringing “Maximum Effort”

Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure represents another stunning leap from the movie screen to an ultra-detailed collectible. Joining other figures in the acclaimed toy maker’s Movie Masterpiece Series (including Batman, Scarlet Witch, Thanos and others), Deadpool stands as the definitive depiction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth-wall breaking mercenary that discerning superhero fans absolutely need to own. Out of the...

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Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty: Inside the Rogue One Box
Dec06

Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty: Inside the Rogue One Box

Funko’s latest Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty bi-monthly subscription box is dedicated to the highly anticipated addition to the cinematic “galaxy far, far, away”, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Inside the familiar cardboard Smuggler’s Bounty carton, subscribers will find a truly delectable assortment of exclusive wearable and displayable swag inspired by the all-new Star Wars film. As with last year’s inaugural Episode VII box, its...

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Artnia: Inside the Official Square Enix Store
Nov29

Artnia: Inside the Official Square Enix Store

Artnia, the official Square Enix store, is a must-visit Tokyo destination for fans of Dragon Quest, Star Ocean, and Final Fantasy. A short trek from the nearby Higashi-Shinjuku rail station, the combination café/bar, retail space, and museum is nestled amidst the neighboring skyscrapers in the vibrant Shinjuku district (not far from Square Enix’s corporate headquarters). Artnia’s external design is immediately striking. It’s...

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Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure – A Precise Hit
Nov18

Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure – A Precise Hit

Sideshow Collectibles’ Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is a stellar depiction of the Rebel Alliance’s Force-empowered ace flyer that’s certain to resonate with fans of the original Star Wars trilogy. As legions of fans get set to head to theaters to learn the story behind the construction of the original Death Star in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot...

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Scoping the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure
Nov09

Scoping the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure

Square Enix’s Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure offers a uniquely scintillating take on the Avengers’ iconic femme fatale that’s certain to resonate with the throng of devout Marvel superhero followers. As with other action figures in the Square Enix’s popular Marvel Universe Variant line-up (including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, and Venom), Black Widow features an aesthetic designed by...

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Civil Warrior: A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Figure
Oct24

Civil Warrior: A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Figure

For fans of the cinematic depiction of Marvel’s Civil War saga looking for an authentically crafted and ultra-poseable rendition of the star-spangled lead, the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Action Figure is a can’t-miss. A stellar addition to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts collection, Captain America is as detailed and extensively articulated as the rest of the company’s highly regarded and immensely popular action figure line-up...

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Hot Toys Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure: The Stuff of Dreams
Oct17

Hot Toys Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure: The Stuff of Dreams

For the legion of DC Comics buffs intent on filling their personal Batcaves with collectibles inspired by this year’s big-screen superhero slugfest, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Hot Toys Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure is a must-grab. Inspired by the gritty, gun-toting depiction of the crime-fighter seen in the film during Bruce Wayne’s action-packed dream sequence, Hot Toys’ Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure is as...

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Return to Hoth with Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure
Oct03

Return to Hoth with Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure

For Star Wars buffs looking to expand their collection of evil galactic minions, Sideshow Collectibles’ recently released Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is a worthy indulgence. It stands as a masterful recreation of the wintery-clad operators of the Empire’s hulking All Terrain Armored Transports and gives fans the chance to own a screen-accurate depiction of one of the troopers at the center of Episode V’s iconic battle...

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Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Inside the Akihabara Toy Store
Sep26

Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Inside the Akihabara Toy Store

For anime, science fiction, and pop culture fans with a penchant for collecting, Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo is a must-visit destination. Nestled in the Akihabara district on the fifth floor of the iconic “Radio Kaikan” building, visitors will find Kaiyodo’s small but captivating retail space richly populated with a vast array of toys and, of course, the company’s signature collectibles. As the creator of popular “Revoltech” line-up of...

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A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mace Windu Action Figure
Sep19

A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mace Windu Action Figure

For Star Wars aficionados with a penchant for madly authentic and highly poseable action figures, the Bandai S.H. Figuarts depiction of Mace Windu is worth a look. Another craveable entry in Bandai’s expansive line-up of Star Wars-inspired model kits, replicas, and assorted toys; the 6-inch tall Mace Windu features a screen-faithful painted PVC/ABS sculpt that that captures the look of the moribund master Jedi with remarkable...

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Up Close with the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch Sixth Scale Figure
Sep12

Up Close with the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch Sixth Scale Figure

Whether a fan of Wanda Maximoff’s depiction in the comic book pages or on the big screen, the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch (New Avengers Version) Sixth Scale Figure should make for a welcome addition to the stash of any ardent Marvel superhero collector. One of two Hot Toys Scarlet Witch sixth scale figures inspired by Avengers: Age of Ultron (including the standard variant),  the “New Avengers Version” portrays of the “weird”...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Inside the Spider-Man Box
Sep05

Marvel Collector Corps: Inside the Spider-Man Box

The much-anticipated Marvel Collector Corps Spider-Man box has been webbing its way into the hands of subscribers as of the end of August, and its apt to leave the Wall-Crawler’s legion of fans with their superhero sensibilities tingling. Upon popping the lid of the carton, subscribers will find a stash of wearable and displayable goodies inspired by Marvel’s iconic web-slinger. There are standard inclusions like the pin and patch,...

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