As anticipated, Bandai Tamashii Nations brought along their four previously-solicited Marvel Manga Realization Samurai figures to New York Comic Con 2017 (even the poor Samurai Spider-Man that’s 40% off online). What was not anticipated—at all—however, was that Bandai would be bringing “Approval Pending” designs of five more characters for the Manga Realization line: including Hulk, Wolverine, Deadpool and more!Continue Reading →
Traditionally, Bandai S.H. Figuarts Marvel figures haven’t had a presence at New York Comic Con (since prior to last year, Bandai didn’t have a license to sell Marvel figures in the United States at all). But things are different now from how they’ve been historically, and Bluefin Distibution brought along all of the upcoming U.S. Marvel Figuarts that are on the way—including the world premiere of Thor Ragnarok Figuarts Gladiator Hulk and Thor!Continue Reading →
From the company who brought you Iron Man Mark II, Mark III, Mark V, Mark VI, Mark VII… and many many more Marks… here comes the numbering sequence gap-filling Iron Man Mark IV! To the shock of no one anywhere, Bandai Tamashii is releasing an S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Mark IV, which is now up for order in the US! But he won’t be arriving alone next year—Samurai War Machine (you read that right) is on the way as well!Continue Reading →
Oftentimes when Bandai Japan shows off a figure and then goes silent on that figure for many months, it means that figure has been silently cancelled. I genuinely expected that to be the case with the bizarre Manga Realization Captain America that they first showed off last October, which debuted and then disappeared. But surprises abound–almost a year after first being shown, the Bandai Samurai Captain America figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Time flies, huh? It seems like just yesterday that the SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark VI figure was the first Marvel Figuarts figure to ever be announced for an official North America release by Bluefin Tamashii Nations, but that figure is already scheduled to arrive next month! And with the MK VI on the way, I think it’s high time us poor, neglected (I’m being sarcastic) Iron Man fans had something new to look forward to: the SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark II figure is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Earlier today, I took notice of the fact that despite it having just hit the United States a couple weeks ago, the Bandai Tamashii Nations Samurai Spider-Man figure has already been heavily discounted online. But while early sales may be an indication that the line is destined to flop in North America, it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon overseas! The third entry in the Marvel Manga Realization figure series, Samurai Captain America, has now been revealed–and this is Cap like we’ve never seen him before!Continue Reading →
UPDATE 10/28/2016: 2016 has already been a pretty epic year for Marvel collectors, with more Hasbro Marvel Legends figures hitting stores than ever before. But it just got a bit more historic!
For the first time ever, an S.H. Figuarts Marvel figure will be available directly in the U.S., and it’s even a figure set that’s only available as a limited web exclusive overseas: the Bandai SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark VI & Hall of Armor Set is now up for order!Continue Reading →
Well, there’s good news and bad news for Bandai SH Figuarts Marvel collectors.
The good news is that Bandai Japan has finally announced that a Black Widow Figuarts figure is actually coming out this fall. The bad news is that the Marvel S.H. Figuarts Black Widow figure won’t be in her updated Civil War costume–instead, we’re getting the prototype shown last year from Avengers: Age of Ultron…Continue Reading →
I collect a few lines of anime figures, so I’ve been watching the Tamashii Nation 2015 event with a lot of interest for those lines. What I don’t imagine anyone was expecting to see at the show, however, was the bombshell dropped by Bandai Japan: the continuation of the SH Figuarts Avengers figures line!
Coming our way in 2016: SH Figuarts Black Widow, Hawkeye, Tony Stark, and… the Hall of Armor?!Continue Reading →
Considering that the grand total number of Marvel villains that Bandai Japan has produced since beginning making MCU SH Figuarts figures with “Iron Man 2” is zero, there hasn’t been a whole lot of expectations that we’d be seeing any villains from this year’s movies created in magnificent Figuarts form. But Avengers: Age of Ultron has been Bandai’s most successful Marvel line–by far, so Bandai is giving us something unexpected: an SH Figuarts Ultron figure has now been revealed!Continue Reading →
When Bandai Japan first debuted their lineup of SH Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron figures, there was an imposing shadow in the background that may have generated more discussion and hype than all of the figures Bandai actually showed combined. That silhouette… belong to Hulkbuster Iron Man. Considering the size and sure-to-be-crippling price of such a figure, I was skeptical Bandai Tamashii Nations would tackle such a beast. But it’s true! The monstrous SH Figuarts Hulkbuster Iron Man goes up for order at the end of this month–and he will be coming with a monstrous price to match…Continue Reading →
As Star Wars Celebration Anaheim rolls on overseas, things are definitely not all quiet on the Marvel front! Hot on the heels of the Bandai SH Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron figures going up for order earlier this month, Bandai has opened Asian web-only pre-orders for their next exclusive Marvel figure–and this one is going to be a toughie to acquire! It’s the Asian web-only, limited release SH Figuarts War Machine Mark II figure!Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, I discussed the latest Bandai S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Age of Ultron figure to be revealed: Iron Man Mark XLV.
But while Iron Man Mark 45 was just revealed this week, the remaining Avengers SH Figuarts figures that we first saw teased months ago are also finally getting their day in the sun: the SH Figuarts Hulk, Thor and Captain America figures are now up for order!Continue Reading →
Now that we’re less than one month out from the theatrical release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, we’ve seen pretty clear looks at every character design from the movie that isn’t top-secret. Well, every character design except one–until now! While nearly every toy manufacturer out there is repainting old Iron Man Mark 42 collectibles into Mark 43, and everyone is wild for the Mark 44 Hulkbuster Iron Man, poor Mark 45 has slipped through the cracks! But no longer–the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Mark 45 figure has now been fully revealed!Continue Reading →
While Hasbro Marvel Legends reigns supreme as the best 6″ Marvel figure line in the United States, Hasbro has much tougher competition if you broaden your search to international figures. And when it comes to 1/12 action figures (6″ scale), there’s no greater competition than with Bandai SH Figuarts!
Although Bandai previously stuck to Iron Man figures, this year, they’re expanding with a series of SH Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron figures…Continue Reading →