SH Figuarts Doctor Strange Figure Review & In-Hand Photos!

S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange Review

As I think we’ve probably all been expecting, Marvel toy news has been a little bit sparse the last few days (what with San Diego Comic Con–the biggest toy reveal event of the year–being next week and all). But while there’s nothing newly revealed to talk about, that makes this the perfect time to discuss something newly-released! While we’ve had the Hasbro and DST Doctor Strange movie figures for quite some time, we’ve had a bit of a wait for the Asian import. But at last, the SH Figuarts Doctor Strange figure will be shipping in the US this month–and we’ve got some in-hand photos and impressions of the Doc!

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Bandai SH Figuarts Star-Lord Figure Up for Order in the U.S.!

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When Bluefin Distribution created an entirely new giant wall earlier this month to pair with the Bandai Tamashii Nations SH Figuarts Spider-Man Honecoming figure–just so that it could be released in the United States–it really hit home to me that Marvel Figuarts are here to stay in North America. So it’s not a big surprise that as pre-orders for the leader of the Figuarts Guardians of the Galaxy open up overseas, we’re getting them domestically too: SH Figuarts Star-Lord (with purple explosions effects!) is now up for order in the U.S.!

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Bandai SH Figuarts Star-Lord Figure Revealed!

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Bandai Japan announced that they had acquired the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 license a few months back, but I started getting a little fidgety wondering if they were actually going to use it when April arrived and we hadn’t seen a single prototype. But while there’s still no word on what characters will be in the S.H. Figuarts GOTG Vol. 2 lineup, we at least know one figure that is on the way: the SH Figuarts Star-Lord figure has now been revealed!

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SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Figure Revealed!

SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Six Inch Figure Pre-Order

UPDATE 4/8/2017: We weren’t absolutely sure until it happened, but the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming figure is now up for order in the U.S.! And better still, we’ve got two different options for ordering him! Along with the $65 and free shipping Japanese versions at that link, Bluefin Distribution will also be distributing a U.S. Exclusive version of Homecoming Spidey with a “Tamashii Option Act Wall”… for $35 more. Which option (if either) are you opting for, Marvel collectors?

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SH Figuarts Iron Man Age of Heroes Exclusive Figure Revealed!

Bandai SH Figuarts Age of Heroes Iron Man Mark III Figure Black Exclusive

At this point in my collecting life, I thought that I already had just about every Iron Man figure repaint that I’ll ever need (though I will most certainly find space for more Hot Toys Iron Man House Party Protocol armors, should Hot Toys ever get around to releasing them). And then, Bandai had to go and announce this little gem. It may just be a repaint of the Iron Man Mark III armor, but the SH Figuarts Iron Man Age of Heroes Event Commemorative Color Version, but this is basically the Marvel Puzzle Quest Iron Man in perfect action figure form, making it a must-have for me…

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SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark II Figure Photos & Order Info!

SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark II Figure

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!

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SH Figuarts Doctor Strange Figure Up for Order in the US!

S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange Figure with Flames Exclusive

Some of you have probably noticed that pre-orders opened this week for the imported Bandai SH Figuarts Doctor Strange figure, and are wondering why I haven’t talked about it here on Marvel Toy News. No, it’s not pure laziness (this time)–I’ve actually got a really good reason! I haven’t been promoting the import Doctor Strange Figuarts figure to North American readers because I don’t want you to overspend: the SH Figuarts Doctor Strange figure is now up for order in the U.S.–along with North America exclusive accessories!

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SH Figuarts Doctor Strange Iron Man Mark 1 & More Revealed!

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2016 was a great year for SH Figuarts Marvel figure collectors, giving us our very first Bandai action figures of Tony Stark, Ultron, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Ant-Man and more–not to mention Marvel Figuarts figures going up for order in North America for the first time ever. And while Bandai Japan has yet to announce any prospective figures for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 or Thor Ragnarok, it looks like they’ll be keeping momentum going with some big firsts in 2017 as well: SH Figuarts Doctor Strange, Iron Man Mark I and more have now been revealed!

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S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Mark VI Figure Comparison Photos! 

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Bandai Tamashii Nations shocked the Figuarts collecting world last month when they put the SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark VI & Hall of Armor set up for order in the United States–the first Marvel Figuarts figure ever released domestically! Many longtime Iron Man Figuarts collectors were wondering if this 2017 Mark 6 figure was improved enough to warrant a new purchase, but now we can judge for ourselves with new comparison photos…

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Bandai Manga Realization Samurai Captain America Figure!

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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!

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SH Figuarts Iron Man Mark 6 Figure & Hall of Armor in the US!

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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!

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SH Figuarts Samurai Iron Man Figure Revealed!

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When Bandai Tamashii Nations solicited their first Manga Realization figure in the spring–SH Figuarts Samurai Spider-Man–I was pretty lukewarm on that figure. “Spidey in samurai armor? That doesn’t make any sense! Why didn’t they just make Iron Man?!”

Well, lo and behold, for their second figure in the series, Bandai has: the S.H. Figuarts Samurai Iron Man Manga Realization figure has now been revealed!

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SH Figuarts Civil War War Machine Photos & Order Info!

SH Figuarts War Machine Mark III Civil War Figure

Raise your hand if you thought mech-crazy Bandai Japan was going to skip a chance to release a new SH Figuarts Civil War War Machine figure. Anyone…? I thought not. But for those who skipped last year’s expensive Japanese online exclusive War Machine Mark II, don’t expect this one to be any cheaper or easier to acquire–the SH Figuarts War Machine Mark III is yet another Japanese-only web shop exclusive that will only be available via expensive import in the US

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SH Figuarts Ant-Man Figure Review & Photos! Civil War

Review Bandai Ant-Man SH Figuarts Figure

Hasbro is releasing more Marvel Legends 6″ figures in 2016 than ever before, but even so, collectors trying to fill out their MCU movie figure rosters are still having a rough time, as only a handful of figures Hasbro puts out each year are movie-based. But Bandai Japan is coming to the rescue with a 6″ Civil War Ant-Man figure! The import SH Figuarts Ant-Man figure will run collectors about $50-$60 online–is he worth it? Read on for my review…

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SH Figuarts Tony Stark Figure & Iron Man Mark 3 Details!

SH Figuarts Tony Stark Figure with Mark 42 Iron Man Arm

I’ve fallen behind a bit while I’ve been sick this week (though I did rouse myself out of bed long enough to talk about Funko), so I’ve got a lot to catch up on today. First and most importantly is a major new figure from my favorite Marvel movie. That’s right, get out your pitchforks: I mean “Iron Man 3”. But while that movie isn’t exactly popular (for some reason), I suspect the topic of this post will be: the SH Figuarts Tony Stark figure is now up for order! And Bandai also announced another figure some folks are gonna wait: the Figuarts Iron Man Mark 3…

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