Facing Off with the Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition Statue
Jun18

Facing Off with the Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition Statue

The Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition is the fittingly grand version of Bandai Namco’s iconic three-dimension brawler that duly marks the thrilling and powerful conclusion to the game series that chronicles the Mishima clan’s tumultuous 20-year fued. It’s aimed squarely at fans that are itching to snag the definitive version of the game; and those dedicated Tekken enthusiasts aren’t likely to be disappointed. While the comparatively...

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Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part I: Focus on Star Wars
May07

Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part I: Focus on Star Wars

For science fiction and pop culture collectors in the Tokyo metro area, Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is on the short list of places to visit. Aptly nestled within the Akihabara district, the store’s five floors are flush with a wild variety of licensed toys, action figures, statues, and licensed memorabilia. We’ve provided our readers with a look inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan in the past (first here and then here), but since the displays...

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Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition: Post-Apocalyptic Indulgence
Mar16

Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition: Post-Apocalyptic Indulgence

The Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition is the definitive version of Guerilla Games’ critically acclaimed new PlayStation 4 exclusive that distinguishes itself as a worthwhile splurge for gamers and collectible enthusiasts. So what make the comparatively lavish Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition so craveable? For starters, the set comes with a veritable bounty of digital and physical extras that are certain to appeal to fans of...

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Sideshow’s Joker Premium Format Figure: “Ahead of the Curve”
Feb21

Sideshow’s Joker Premium Format Figure: “Ahead of the Curve”

Sideshow Collectibles’ recently released Joker Premium Format Figure is a poignant homage to Batman’s chilling nemesis from 2008’s, “The Dark Knight”. Taking its place among the ranks of other stunning Sideshow pieces inspired by the DC Comics cinematic universe (including the Christopher Reeve, Superman: The Movie statue), The Joker is a must-have for ardent superhero fans, discerning movie buffs, and every flavor of collector in...

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Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue Unboxed
Jan22

Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue Unboxed

The Kotobukiya Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue is a welcome addition to the collection of any fan of the ace superhero archer. Inspired by Hawkeye’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance on the big screen, Kotobukiya’s figure is based the conceptual styling of legendary comic book artist, Adi Granov. Crafted by the renowned sculptor, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue...

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Unboxed: The Suicide Squad Limited Edition Harley Quinn Statue
Dec27

Unboxed: The Suicide Squad Limited Edition Harley Quinn Statue

For avid collectors and fans of the DC Comics universe, the Suicide Squad Limited Edition movie bundle is the must-have version of this year’s cinematic mash-up of super villains. So what makes the lavish Suicide Squad Limited Edition set so compelling? For starters the Amazon-exclusive three-disc set comes with the “Extended Cut” of the film on Blu-Ray that adds a host of special features. The bonus content delves into the comic book...

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Up Close with The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition
Dec12

Up Close with The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition

The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition is the fittingly grand culmination of a video game odyssey that began nearly ten years ago. Finally releasing in the early days of December, exclusively for Sony’s PlayStation 4 (after having been originally slated to launch on its predecessor, the PlayStation 3), the high-end version of famed designer, Fumito Ueda’s masterwork, comes stuffed with a craveable assortment of physical and digital...

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Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s Edition Unboxed
Nov01

Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s Edition Unboxed

The Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s Edition is an enticing splurge for the legion of devoted Titanfall players and the squads of new enlistees joining their ranks. The launch of the original Titanfall saw the release of a fittingly gargantuan collector’s edition, and its bigger and bolder sequel continues that tradition. Available (at least initially) online through retailer, GameStop, the Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder...

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The Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition Emerges From Cover
Oct10

The Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition Emerges From Cover

It’s been over five years since Gears of War 3 hit the Xbox 360. Now, fans hyped to celebrate The Coalitions’ and Microsoft Studios’ boldly reborn Xbox-exclusive franchise can opt for the suitably grand, Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition. Befitting of its “AAA” pedigree, the Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition comes with a satisfying assortment of physical and digital content for Gears fans to sink the teeth of their lancers into....

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The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition Uncloaked
Aug28

The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition Uncloaked

For fans excited to return to the dystopian cyberpunk expanse of the Deus Ex universe, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition delivers a wealth of digital and physical content to be enjoyed both in-game and out. Augmenting the core gaming experience (which was developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix), the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition comes with a balanced assortment of downloadable and...

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Up Close with Prime 1 Studio’s Batman Premium Bust
Aug22

Up Close with Prime 1 Studio’s Batman Premium Bust

The screen-accurate detail and variety of display options make the Batman Premium Bust by Prime 1 Studio a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of DC Comics’ iconic Caped Crusader. Inspired by the Dark Knight’s appearance in the acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Knight” (released back in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC), Prime 1’s Batman Premium Bust delivers a spot-on obverse depiction of the titular hero as he appears on...

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Bandai’s Summer Showcase of Star Wars Collectibles Revisited
Aug14

Bandai’s Summer Showcase of Star Wars Collectibles Revisited

In recent years, one of the persistent highlights of the early summer International Tokyo Toy Show has been the sprawling showcase of Bandai Star Wars collectibles on display. As in 2014 and 2015, the renowned Japanese toy firm brought enough action figures, models kits, and tie-in Star Wars merchandise to Tokyo Toy Show 2016 (held 9-12 June at the Tokyo “Big Sight” Exhibition Center) to fill a space cruiser. While...

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Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box
Aug03

Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box

Celebrating over a year of delivering Funko-crafted Marvel superhero swag to the masses, the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box is a jumbo addition to the subscription service’s standard complement of six packs per year. The special one-off $125 USD set began shipping in July chock full of wearables and limited edition figures that are certain to pique the interest of devout Marvel toy hoarders and superhero buffs. So what’s...

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Unboxed: The Amazon-Exclusive Batman v Superman Collector’s Edition
Jul28

Unboxed: The Amazon-Exclusive Batman v Superman Collector’s Edition

The Amazon-exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collector’s Edition should thoroughly fit the bill for fans intent on snagging the definitive version of DC Comics’ recent cinematic superhero slugfest. So what makes this super-sized special edition so craveable? For starters, the three-disc set includes the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on DVD, Blu-ray, and UltraViolet HD digital download. Adding to...

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Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue
Jul21

Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue

For statue collectors with a seemingly unstoppable green (tenth scale) rage monster on their hands, there’s clearly only one solution: Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue. The crimson and gold behemoth is mostly movie-accurate, suitably brawny, and, as a result, is the must-have counterpart to the company’s matching Hulk figure when “calling in Veronica” is the only option. Like Kotobukiya’s depiction of the...

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Loot Crate Delivers the Power with its Smashing May Box
May29

Loot Crate Delivers the Power with its Smashing May Box

For the devoted legion of Loot Crate subscribers, the latest release in the monthly swag-filled box service is brimming with covetable exclusives. Dubbed the “Power” crate, the May offering is filled with wearables and collectible items aimed at emphasizing its larger than life theme. Breaking the seal and lifting the lid on the May Loot Crate reveals an aptly power-packed assortment of items from a range of pop culture properties. In...

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Exploring the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition
May15

Exploring the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition

Fitting of the long awaited and epic conclusion (at least for now) of Nathan Drake’s tale is the suitably grand Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition. Replete with the requisite bounty of digital and physical add-ons, the premium set is an easy must-have for longtime devotees of Sony’s cornerstone PlayStation franchise, and a worthy indulgence for new fans alike. Delivering a wonderfully superfluous...

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Sideshow’s Boba Fett Life-Size Figure: A Star Wars Fan’s Ultimate Bounty
May01

Sideshow’s Boba Fett Life-Size Figure: A Star Wars Fan’s Ultimate Bounty

For avid Star Wars buffs looking for the ultimate showpiece, the Sideshow Collectibles Boba Fett Life-Size Figure should more than suffice. In addition to being able to feast their eyes on the equally colossal 1:1-scale vintage Stormtrooper that guards the premises, visitors to the Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail shop in Harajuku, Toy Sapiens, have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the iconic bounty hunter as...

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Up Close with the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition Statue
Apr17

Up Close with the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition Statue

For gamers excited to get their hands on the stunning third act of FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed (and utterly punishing) action-adventure saga, the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition has all the superfluous trimmings to make it a worthy indulgence for the enthusiast crowd. When they aren’t wrestling with the game’s grueling challenges and formidable adversaries, the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition offers fans a wealth of...

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The Life-size Gentle Giant Star Wars Stormtrooper: An Action Figure to Look Up to
Apr10

The Life-size Gentle Giant Star Wars Stormtrooper: An Action Figure to Look Up to

For ardent action figure buffs looking to add a truly colossal centerpiece to their collections, the Gentle Giant Star Wars Stormtrooper Life-size Vintage Monument should fit the bill. Visitors to Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail store, Toy Sapiens, (nestled the bustling Harajuku district) can take advantage of the unique opportunity to get a first-hand and up close look at the jaw-dropping level of authenticity that this massive...

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Up Close with Sideshow’s Amazing Spider-Man Premium Format Figure
Apr03

Up Close with Sideshow’s Amazing Spider-Man Premium Format Figure

For fans of Marvel’s iconic wall-crawling crime-fighter, the Sideshow Collectibles Amazing Spider-Man Premium Format Figure makes for an utterly jaw-dropping superhero showpiece. It joins an equally craveable line-up of prior releases inspired by characters from the Marvel Comics universe, which includes The Hulk, and Black Widow, as well as modern and classic comiquettes based on J. Scott Campbell’s vision of the web slinger...

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds Launches with a Range of New Heroes
Mar20

Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds Launches with a Range of New Heroes

For superhero fans counting down to the May 5th big-screen release of Captain America: Civil War, the all-new Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds play set should help make the wait a bit more bearable. A fitting prelude to the impending superhero match-ups that moviegoers will see on-screen, the Marvel Battlegrounds package includes an updated, unmasked version of Captain America (brooding and steely-eyed) along with a play set...

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