Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue: Stellar from Any Point of View
Dec07

Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue: Stellar from Any Point of View

The Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is a must-have for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy. As devotees worldwide brace for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kotobukiya has proven once again that the first band of iconic defenders from that ever-familiar “galaxy far, far away” hasn’t lost their appeal. Joining the company’s burgeoning collection of tenth-scale pieces inspired by Episode IV: A New Hope (which...

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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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Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue
Aug02

Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is now widely available and we’re pleased to confirm that this classic depiction of the iconic web head is an essential addition to the collection of any Marvel superhero fan. Inspired by Spidey’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance in any of his big screen outings, Kotobukiya’s The Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is sculpted by the renowned and highly...

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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,...

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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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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!...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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Good Smile’s figma Leonidas Action Figure: This is the Spartan!
Jun25

Good Smile’s figma Leonidas Action Figure: This is the Spartan!

For fans of 2006’s graphic novel turned big screen retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, “300”, Good Smile Company’s figma Leonidas action figure is a masterfully rendered and screen-accurate homage to the moribund Spartan, and for many, apt to be a must-own collectible. The result of a collaborative effort between concept designers Max Factory Inc. and manufacturers, Good Smile Co., figma Leonidas boasts a...

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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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Facing Off with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statue
Feb01

Facing Off with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statue

For superhero aficionados and aficionadas with a fondness for Marvel’s iconic green rage monster, Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statue should add just the right amount of smashing, faux gamma-irradiated awesomeness to their collections. Designed by legendary sculptor, Junnosuke Abe (the artist behind Kotobukiya’s very popular Marvel Now series of figures, including the recently featured ), the nearly...

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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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A Closer Look at the Kotobukiya Iron Man Marvel Now ARTFX+ Statue
Nov28

A Closer Look at the Kotobukiya Iron Man Marvel Now ARTFX+ Statue

Drawing inspiration from the comic book pages rather than the riotously popular cinematic universe, the Kotobukiya Iron Man Marvel Now ARTFX+ Statue is a masterfully crafted depiction of the metal-suited hero that makes for a worthy addition to every superhero collector’s personal Hall of Armor. Based on the conceptual styling of famed artist, Adi Granov, Kotobukiya’s Iron Man Marvel Now ARTFX+ Statue faithfully captures the...

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Up Close with the Kaiyodo Revoltech Boba Fett Action Figure
Nov22

Up Close with the Kaiyodo Revoltech Boba Fett Action Figure

Inspired by the Star Wars universe’s legendary bounty hunter, the Kaiyodo Revoltech Boba Fett Action Figure is a film-faithful and exceedingly poseable import collectible that’s apt to compel many of the franchise’s most dedicated fans to track it down. Joining other figures in Kaiyodo’s Star Wars line-up (including Darth Vader, classic Stormtrooper, and the droids, R2-D2, and C3-PO), Boba Fett boasts a level of...

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Staring Down the Barrel of the Good Smile Metroid: Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure
Oct18

Staring Down the Barrel of the Good Smile Metroid: Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure

Masterfully capturing the look and build of Nintendo’s enigmatic bounty hunter is the Good Smile Metroid: Other M Samus Aran Action Figure. Following the company’s superb depiction of , Good Smile is back with an equally authentic depiction of the iconic alien-slaying heroine that no self-respecting fan should be without. What makes Good Smile’s Metroid: Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure so captivating? For...

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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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Dragon Models’ Avengers: Age of Ultron Figure Collection Reassembled
Sep26

Dragon Models’ Avengers: Age of Ultron Figure Collection Reassembled

Reflecting on the cosmic assortment of Marvel collectibles exhibited earlier in the year, a magnificent range of figures that merits another look is Dragon Models’ Avengers: Age of Ultron figure line-up. The presence of Dragon’s figures at the 2015 International Tokyo Toy Show (18-21 June) proved to be an impressive showcase for the company’s richly authentic assortment of toys inspired by the Avengers’...

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Zeroing In on the Kotobukiya Halo 4 Master Chief ARTFX Statue
Sep12

Zeroing In on the Kotobukiya Halo 4 Master Chief ARTFX Statue

Fans intent on adding a truly brag-worthy portrayal of gaming’s venerable, verdant-armored super soldier to their collections should consider training their sights on the Kotobukiya Halo 4 Master Chief ARTFX Statue. Like the company’s prior depictions of the inimitable Spartan (including the previously released ), this masterfully crafted Japanese import features the authentic design and meticulous refinement that figure...

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Spotlight on the Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Venom Snake Action Figure
Aug29

Spotlight on the Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Venom Snake Action Figure

Fans on the hunt for another screen-accurate depiction of video gaming’s iconic covert operative should consider training their sights on the Square Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Venom Snake Action Figure. As with other releases in the growing assortment of authentic Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V collectibles (which includes the equally craveable ), the toy studio’s Venom Snake figure faithfully...

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