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!Continue Reading →
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!Continue Reading →
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…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 →
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!Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
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…Continue Reading →
For the past two years, Bandai Tamashii Nations has been bringing Star Wars collectors one of the most unique and detailed figure lines ever: the samurai-styled SH Figuarts Movie Realization Star Wars figures. With all the armored character designs in Star Wars, the samurai designs seem pretty logical.
But now Bandai is turning their attention to Marvel, and things are gonna get crazy: SH Figuarts Manga Realization Spider-Man goes up for sale next week!Continue Reading →
Ever since Bandai Japan teased some of the characters that would be included in their SH Figuarts Captain America Civil War figures series, MCU collectors have been practically wetting themselves with anticipation of the S.H. Figuarts Black Panther figure. And today, there’s good news for those collectors–and also bad news. The Black Panther SH Figuarts figure will go up for order next week–but he’s not gonna be cheap. The Bandai Black Panther Figuarts figure will be yet another Asian Bandai Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive!Continue Reading →
Last week I marveled at the fact that the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron figure was actually going to be put up for sale this week. But there was an important detail that I missed: even overseas, Black Widow will be a Japanese Bandai Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive! As such, even though the import SH Figuarts Black Widow figure is now available for order, collectors are not gonna like her price-tag…Continue Reading →
At this point, we’ve seen high-quality photos released of virtually every major character in this year’s “Captain America: Civil War” movie. But there’s one character that’s been hard to spot, and he’s both the MCU’s smallest and largest superhero: Scott Lang, Ant-Man (and someone else). But thanks to Bandai Japan, we’ve got our best look yet at the Civil War Ant-Man costume–the Captain America Civil War SH Figuarts Ant-Man figure goes up for order March 1st!Continue Reading →
The online Marvel figure collecting community caught fire last week when Bandai Tamashii posted a certain image on their site showing a double-digit number of MCU characters from the “Captain America: Civil War” movie with the text “And More!” proudly plastered on top of the image. But while many are interpreting that image to mean a ton of SH Figuarts Civil War figures are in the way, I think it’s important to manage expectations…Continue Reading →
Although Hasbro has long reigned supreme in the realm of 6″ Marvel figures with the legendary Marvel Legends line, the brand faced its first major rival last year in the form of Bandai’s SH Figuarts Avengers Age of Ultron figures.
And in 2016, Bandai is back for another super-articulated figure lineup for this summer’s hottest upcoming movie, kicked off with the titular character: the SH Figuarts Captain America Civil War figure goes up for sale next week!Continue Reading →