Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Broly Full Power & Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta

Dragon Ball Super: Broly the movie will soon premiere in Japanese theaters, and Bandai/ Tamashii Nations is working fast to release S.H.Figuarts base on the characters. The company quickly teased Broly, alongside updated Super Saiyan Blue (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) Goku and Vegeta. However, thanks to a new movie teaser revealing that the film will also be the canonical debut of Gogeta, Bandai quickly unveiled the accompanying figure. Interestingly enough both, Broly and Gogeta will release alongside one another as retail releases set for April 2019.   S.H.Figuarts Super…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Belial

Tamashii Nations has previously teased the upcoming release for S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Belial. However, as of today, the official website features all the information regarding to this figure’s release. S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Belial will consist of the base body, and two pairs of optional hands. The figure will also come with the Giga Battlenizer; the item seems to be a reprint of the original accessory sold alongside S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Belial Atrocious. Below is the official gallery from Tamashii Nations: Now, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Belial is an April 2019 retail release which will be…

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Review: S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (1964) Emergence Version

I finally managed to purchase the S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (1964): The Emergence of Godzilla Version, while I attended Power Morphicon 2018. Now, this the 2015 Premium Bandai repaint/ reissue of the 2013 release, S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (1964) as seen in Mothra vs. Godzilla. This repaint specifically depicts Godzilla’s first appearance in the film, erupting from the beach side area thus the name Emergence Ver. However, the dirt and sand stuck to the MosuGoji suit for most of the production. In addition, this repaint/ reissue includes a Tamashii Effect piece to recreate Godzilla’s…

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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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Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu Ep 63 – The One About Shirakura’s Tweets

Welcome to another all-new episode of Hero Club’s Podcast, “Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu!” Today’s episode is most about the news regarding Godzilla’s 65th Anniversary, and the controversy around Shinichiro Shirakura. For those who may not, Toei head-producer for Kamen Rider, Shirakura expressed his thoughts on the series in the west (the Americas & Europe). These remarks lead to the community destroying the man on social media, so we decided to look at the issue from all angles. Then to conclude the show we discuss how S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Kiva is…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Kiva

Nearly a decade after the series aired and Tamashii Nations began releasing S.H.Figuarts, Kamen Rider Kiva finally joins the line. Previously Kamen Rider Kiva was partially overlooked by Tamashii Nations, as they only approached the character in his final form as Kamen Rider Kiva Emperor Form; since the figure could be easily retooled as S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Dark Kiva. In addition, Tamashii Nations quickly worked to release the series’ secondary Rider, Kamen Rider Ixa in S.H.Figuarts form during the line’s earlier years.   Now similar to Kamen Rider Hibiki’s release,…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard

Premium Bandai has updated their order listings for new S.H.Figuarts, among the new listings is S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Grease Blizzard. For those unaware, in Kamen Rider Build, Kazumi Sawatari/ Kamen Rider Grease uses the Blizzard Knuckle with the Build Driver to obtain this form. The form drastically powered up and exhausted a dying Kazumi in his battle with Evolt’s clones of his friends, the Hokuto Three Crows. The form itself though is an Arctic-blue repaint of the base Grease suit combined with the claw from the Robot Full Bottle; due to…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero

Figure-Oh Magazine recently revealed that Tamashii Nations is going to be releasing S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero in early 2019. However, today the official website activated the official product page regarding the figure, and its release. S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero is a February 2019 retail release, which places this figure three months after the Premium Bandai S.H.Figuarts release for the character’s powered-up form, Ultraman Zero Beyond.   Now, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero features several optional parts, and accessories. First off, the figure will feature a replacement head, an optional Color Timer, and an optional wrist…

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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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Kamen Rider X Super Sentai W-Hero Matsuri 2018

Every August, Toei holds the Kamen Rider x Super Sentai W-Hero Matsuri (Festival) at the Tokyo Dome. It is an event that mixes up elements of roadshows, conventions, stage shows and actual festivals. Attendees get a close look at recent series’ suits/ props and upcoming toys that are put on display, as well as “meet” the heroes. There are a variety of activities for children like interactive trivia and v.r. games. In addition, there are several merchandise stands for collectors. Below is highlight reel of things attendees could see at…

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