Zeroing-in on Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Deadshot Suicide Squad Action Figure
Sep04

Zeroing-in on Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Deadshot Suicide Squad Action Figure

For fans of 2016’s big-screen action flick centered on DC Comics’ rag-tag assemblage of iconic baddies, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Deadshot Suicide Squad action figure stands out as an impressive collectible. One of three pieces in the toy company’s Suicide Squad lineup (which includes The Joker and Harley Quinn), the S.H. Figuarts Deadshot figure delivers the same high level of detail and quality as...

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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   (which includes an equally grand depiction of fellow Jedi, ), Obi-Wan...

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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...

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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 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 fidelity. Typical of...

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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 and , 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 Bandai’s...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: An Inside Look
Jun09

Tokyo Toy Show 2016: An Inside Look

As in , the west halls of Tokyo’s iconic Big Sight Exhibition Center were once again abuzz with captivating sights, sounds, and thrills as the International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 got underway on June 9th. Marking the 55th anniversary of Japan’s highest profile toy convention, it’s clear that this year’s exhibitors have gone to great lengths to dazzle attendees with a flurry of new action figures, statues, games,...

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A Fleet of Bandai Star Wars Collectibles Emerges From Hyperspace
Jul26

A Fleet of Bandai Star Wars Collectibles Emerges From Hyperspace

To the enchantment of attendees at this year’s International Tokyo Toy Show (18-21 June), the breadth and volume of Bandai Star Wars collectibles on display was both vast and jaw dropping. As with , there was a clear focus on the original Star Wars trilogy. The company’s cavernous booth was flush with an assortment of authentic and ultra-detailed pieces based on the series’ iconic characters and vehicles. Surrounding...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2015: A Visual Tour
Jun19

Tokyo Toy Show 2015: A Visual Tour

Packing the grand confines of Tokyo’s Big Sight Exhibition Center, the International Tokyo Toy Show 2015 kicked off June 18th delivering the fresh surge of action figures, statues, games, amusement machines, and gadgets for which the long-running summer convention has become known. Over the course of this year’s four-day Tokyo Toy Show (which runs from Thursday, June 18th through Sunday, June 21st in Tokyo’s...

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New, Upcoming, and Concept Bandai Star Wars Collectibles
Sep05

New, Upcoming, and Concept Bandai Star Wars Collectibles

For Star Wars collectors with a penchant for unique and authentic offerings, Bandai Japan has a slew of figures, model kits, and play sets due for release, as well as a tantalizing assortment of concept pieces that are certain to foment interest. Shown earlier this summer at the 2014 International Tokyo Toy Show (Jun 12th-15th), the diversity of Bandai Star Wars collectibles ran the gamut from classic to unorthodox, and ranged in...

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Bandai Celebrates Thirty-Five Years of Mobile Suit Gundam
Aug20

Bandai Celebrates Thirty-Five Years of Mobile Suit Gundam

It’s been over three and a half decades since the Mobile Suit Gundam animated series debuted in Japan. The rich high-tech saga, filled with immense battling robots and swirling futuristic drama has left an indelible mark on Japanese popular culture and science fiction while amassing an eager following worldwide. Taking full advantage of the 2014 International Tokyo Toy Show earlier this summer (June 12th – 15th),...

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Power Up with Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure
Jul11

Power Up with Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure

Bandai’s masterful team of toy creators pays homage to nearly thirty years of sublime platform video gaming with their newly released Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure. The roughly 4” tall S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure is a delectable reproduction of Nintendo’s Koopa-stomping icon. The diminutive sculpt is sturdy and sports a colorful, boldly painted finish that closely matches the look of the...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2014: An Inside Look
Jun13

Tokyo Toy Show 2014: An Inside Look

Tokyo’s iconic “Big Sight” convention center was overrun with action figures, gadgets, statues, and games, as the International Tokyo Toy Show 2014 got under way June 12th. As in previous years, the first two days of the four-day exhibition (which runs through June 15th) , are reserved for trade visitors and the latter two are open to the general public. Admission is free for all attendees for the duration of the show....

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Hands-On with the Bandai Tamashii Nations Predator Wolf Action Figure
Jun09

Hands-On with the Bandai Tamashii Nations Predator Wolf Action Figure

For fans of the 2007 movie, “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem”, the Bandai Tamashii Nations Predator Wolf Action Figure stands out as a detailed and feature-rich collectible that’ll likely be worth stalking. Introduced as part of the Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. MonsterArts line, the 7” tall reproduction of the Predator Wolf achieves its screen-accurate aesthetic in part from the combination of components from which...

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