Up Close with Hot Toys’ Armored Batman (Black Chrome Version) Sixth Scale Figure
Nov22

Up Close with Hot Toys’ Armored Batman (Black Chrome Version) Sixth Scale Figure

For fans of the ever-expanding DC Comics cinematic universe, Hot Toys’ Armored Batman (Black Chrome Version) Sixth Scale Figure is apt to be as irresistibbly compelling as the Bat-Signal in the skies of Gotham City. Inspired by 2016’s, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this Sideshow Collectibles exclusive boasts a unique black faux-metallic finish, which distinguishes it from the standard armored edition (seen onscreen) while making...

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Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part II: DC Comics Superheroes
Jun29

Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part II: DC Comics Superheroes

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is a must-visit destination for superhero aficionados at large in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A welcoming landmark amongst the glittering mélange of “Electric Town’s” sights and sounds, Kotobukiya’s five-story retail space is teeming with an enticing assortment of action figures, statues, and licensed souvenirs to buy or browse. In of our recent look inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan we...

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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...

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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 ), The Joker is a must-have for ardent superhero fans, discerning movie buffs, and every flavor of collector in between. So, why is...

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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 and then ), 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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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  (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 screen....

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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....

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DC Comics Legion of Collectors: Inside the Suicide Squad Box
Jul12

DC Comics Legion of Collectors: Inside the Suicide Squad Box

For comic book buffs with a penchant for DC’s notorious crew of baddies, the Suicide Squad, the latest delivery from the Funko-powered Legion of Collectors is apt to be as satisfying as it is timely. Reaching the clutches of waiting fans in July, weeks ahead of the film’s big-screen debut, the Legion’s third box (following the  and boxes in March and May of this year) is filled with wearables and display-worthy Funko...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Hot Toys Returns with a Hero-filled Showcase
Jun12

Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Hot Toys Returns with a Hero-filled Showcase

For attendees with even a passing affinity for pop culture collectibles, the Hot Toys Japan booth at this year’s International Tokyo Toy Show (running from Thursday, June 9th to Sunday, June 12th) was a must-see destination. Over the course of the convention’s four days, toy industry professionals and the general public were treated to the company’s sprawling, masterfully staged display of products inspired by the...

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The May Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors Box: An Ode to TV Superheroes
May08

The May Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors Box: An Ode to TV Superheroes

Having amidst the swell of excitement surrounding the big-screen release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors bi-monthly (six per year) subscription service is back with a box full of covetable goodies that is sure to leave fans of DC Comics’ popular assortment of TV series with plenty to happily clamor about. Dubbed the “DC TV” box, the May Legion of Collectors pack is aptly...

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Dawn of the Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors
Mar13

Dawn of the Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors

After months of anticipation, Funko’s DC Comics Legion of Collectors boxes have finally begun shipping to the doorsteps of ardent superhero fans. Joining the expanding range of Funko-fueled pop culture subscription bundles, which includes the Marvel Collector Corps and Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty, the all-new pack delivers a similarly inviting mix of limited edition wearable and collectible goodies that should make DC fans...

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Toy Sapiens: Another Look Inside Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store
Dec27

Toy Sapiens: Another Look Inside Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store

For fans of action figures and pop culture collectibles, Hot Toys’ stylish flagship Tokyo retail store, Toy Sapiens, stands as a must-visit destination. Located in the trendy Harajyuku district (within walking distance from the Harajyuku and Meiji-Jingumae train stations), the 2100+ square foot retail space is a spellbinding showcase of collectibles representing a vast assortment of popular licensed action and science fiction...

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Hands On with the Hot Toys Batman: Arkham City Sixth Scale Figure
Dec13

Hands On with the Hot Toys Batman: Arkham City Sixth Scale Figure

For the Caped Crusader’s dedicated mob of fans, the Hot Toys Batman: Arkham City Sixth Scale Figure is a clear must-have. Combining a painstakingly detailed aesthetic with an assortment of authentic accessories, Hot Toys has delivered a collectible figure that’s as worthy of praise as the highly acclaimed video game that inspired it. The Hot Toys Batman: Arkham City Sixth Scale Figure is bound to appeal to both gamers and DC...

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A Look Back at Hot Toys’ Tokyo Showcase of Batman Figures
Nov08

A Look Back at Hot Toys’ Tokyo Showcase of Batman Figures

With the end of the year fast approaching, we’re returning the spotlight to Hot Toys and their electrifying selection of Batman figures on display during the summer. In particular, the company’s booth at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2015 (18-21 June) was packed with an assortment of collectibles capable of leaving any fan of the DC Universe giddy with delight. Known for their wildly accurate line of poseable sixth scale...

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The Batgirl Premium Format Figure: A Gorgeous Addition to Sideshow’s Bat Family of Statues
Oct11

The Batgirl Premium Format Figure: A Gorgeous Addition to Sideshow’s Bat Family of Statues

Joining a burgeoning catalog of statues based on characters from the DC Comics universe is the Batgirl Premium Format Figure by Sideshow Collectibles. As with other classic depictions of DC Comics icons, including , , and , Sideshow’s Batgirl statue is exceptionally designed and masterfully delivered, making it another must-have for fans of Gotham City’s flawlessly coiffed, ace crime-fighter. Measuring 22.5 inches in height,...

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Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: A Fresh Look Inside Kotobukiya’s Showpiece Tokyo Store
Oct03

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: A Fresh Look Inside Kotobukiya’s Showpiece Tokyo Store

For fans of science fiction and pop culture collectibles living in or visiting Tokyo, Japan, one of the must-visit destinations is the Kotobukiya Akihabarakan retail store. Set amidst the arcades, video game boutiques, and gadget shops of Tokyo’s storied “Electric Town”, Kotobukiya’s verdant five-story toy emporium distinguishes itself from the crowded skyline as a beacon to fans of the company’s authentically...

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Revisiting Hot Toys’ Sprawling Summer Spread of Funko Pop! Figures
Sep05

Revisiting Hot Toys’ Sprawling Summer Spread of Funko Pop! Figures

While the Hot Toys booth at this year’s was stocked with the requisite abundance of the company’s signature sixth scale action figures, the sprawling spread of Funko Pop! figures was enough to leave any fan of the popular line of bobble-headed collectibles giddy with delight. Drawing on the utterly cosmic field of licensed properties, the range of Funko Pop! figures was both vast and impressive. Established Marvel favorites,...

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Up Close with Sideshow’s Soaring Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format Figure
Aug01

Up Close with Sideshow’s Soaring Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format Figure

The Sideshow Collectibles Christopher Reeve Superman Premium Format Figure is likely to claim a special place in the hearts and collections of fans with an enduring fondness for the DC Comics superhero’s blockbuster movies of the 1970s and 1980s. As with Sideshow’s other Premium Format representations of the Man of Steel (including the more that released in 2014), their movie inspired Superman statue soars with detail. The...

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