[Official Images] Soul of Chogokin GX-97 Combat Giant Daileon

Today, Bandai has confirmed a release date for Soul of Chogokin GX-97 Combat Giant Daileon. For those unaware, the figure is based on the main mecha used by the titular character of MegaBeast Investigator Juspion. The series is the fourth installment in Toei’s defunct Metal Hero Series franchise following the Space Sheriff trilogy. MegaBeast Investigator Juspion aired from March 15, 1985 to March 24, 1986, with the series spanning 46 episodes. The series received some international broadcasts like in Brazil, and eventually received a Blu-Ray release in North America.  …

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[Toy Review] Soul of Chogokin GX-88 Vehicle Force Voltron/ Armored Fleet Dairugger XV

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! This iconic robot is the titular mecha of the hit 80’s cartoon which spanned a variety of sequels and spin-offs. The original series itself is an adaptation of Toei Animation’s two anime series, Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV; the second Voltron is regarded as Vehicle Force, but in Japan it is Dairugger XV.   Now, thankfully since Toei and Bandai are in a wonderful working…

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[Toy Review] Soul of Chogokin GX-71 Lion Force Voltron/ Beast King GoLion

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! This iconic robot is the titular mecha of the hit 80’s cartoon which spanned a variety of sequels and spin-offs. The original series itself is an adaptation of Toei Animation’s two anime series, Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV; with the main Voltron, Lion Force, obviously based on GoLion.   Now, thankfully since Toei and Bandai are in a wonderful working relationship it led to Voltron…

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Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu Ep 98 – The One Where Angriest Pat’s “Crazy Talk” Appeared

Welcome to an all-new episode of Hero Club’s first original podcast, “Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu!” Today’s episode is a crazy one as our hosts discuss their wishlist of items they will see be made either soon, or at all. The categories are basic retail (DX roleplay toys, action figures, DX Mecha, collectors’ lines (Bandai Spirits, Tamashii Lab, CSM), and collectors’ mecha (Super Mini-Pla, Super Robot Chogokin, Soul of Chogokin). However, interestingly enough some of our picks managed to actually be revealed before this episode could premiere. So, look forward to…

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Official Images: Soul of Chogokin GX-88 Dairugger XV/ Vehicle Voltron

“Once, people staked their youth on the sea. On the seven seas, the flames of romanticism, ambition, adventure, and aspiration burned and clashed. Now, young people of the year AD 2200 challenge the sea of stars. What awaits them is a world beyond our imagination.” – Armored Fleet Dairugger XV “From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil.”   Ever since the 2016 release of Soul of Chogokin…

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Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu Ep 64 – Oh Tamashii, My Damashii!

Welcome to another all-new episode of Hero Club’s Podcast, “Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu!” Today’s episode should be considered a continuation of the last discussion held during last week’s episode. For those joining us now, we concluded the show talking about Tamashii Nations finally releasing S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Kiva, and their unreleased products. Yet, in the time between recording and airing that episode, Tamashii Nations also hosted their Fall event; which made us further question Tamashii Nations’ methods of marketing their products. This lead to us looking back at the brand,…

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Bandai Namco Acquires Bluefin; Bandai Namco Collectibles is Born

Interesting news has broke online regarding Bluefin Corp, otherwise referred to as Bluefin Tamashii, the Japanese toy distributor. On Wednesday, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they acquired an 80% controlling stake in Nippon Imports, LLC, the company that owns and operates Bluefin. Now, with this transaction Bandai Namco will establish a new subsidiary, Bandai Namco Collectibles in October that will continue operations under Bluefin. However, Bandai Namco Collectibles will effectively commence operations in January 2019.   Nippon Imports, LLC founder and CEO Steve Fujimura will serve as Bandai Namco Collectibles’…

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Official Images: Soul of Chogokin GX-85 King Brachion

Recently Tamashii Nations uploaded the product page for the upcoming Soul of Chokogin release, GX-85 King Brachion. Now, this item first was unveiled two weeks ago at Power Morphicon 2018, as apart of the Bluefin Tamashii booth; there the product was promoted as both Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger’s King Brachion, and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ Titanus. GX-85 King Brachion is feature die-cast, an articulated neck, twin tail cannons, removable claws, and chains; these features will allow it to combine with GX-72 Daizyujin and GX-78 Dragon Ceasar to form Ultimate Daizyujin (MMPR…

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SDCC 2018 Tamashii Nations Exclusives Revealed

Tamashii Nations has recently unveiled their full line up of their exclusive products at San Diego Comic Con 2018. The line-up will feature products throughout the various Tamashii brand toy-lines including the products released exclusively for the Dragon Ball North American Tour 2018.  Their full exclusive line-up includes: Pacific Rim Uprising Robot Damashii Gypsy Avenger and Obsidian Fury (Premium Color) Dragon Ball Z/ Dragon Ball Super (Dragon Ball North America Tour 2018) S.H.Figuarts SS Vegito (Event Exclusive Color Edition) S.H.Figuarts Broly (Event Exclusive Color Edition) S.H.Figuarts Perfect Cell (Event Exclusive Color Edition) S.H.Figuarts Energy Aura (Event Exclusive Color Edition)…

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Soul of Chogokin Dragon Caeser Teaser Revealed

Thanks to TendouToys on twitter it has been revealed that Soul of Chogokin: GX-XX Dragon Caeser is currently in the works. The design schematic was originally shown in the recent issue of the Dengeki Hobby magazine. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. Soul of Chogokin: GX-XX Dragon Caesar Announced! They are in the process of developing it! Is this going to be GX-76?! Can't wait! pic.twitter.com/xv5ESI0qIz — Tendou Toys (@TendouToys) September 20, 2017 Source: Tendou Toys

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