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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Review: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge

Tamashii Nations got charged up when they decided to release S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge at retail! Now, for those not aware, this is the first and only retail S.H.Figuarts figure based on Kamen Rider Cross-Z, or any of his other forms. It is a rather shocking release too, since fans have not entirely loved Kamen Rider Cross-Z Charge’s design. The idea of the form was an attempt to recapture the craze Toei and Bandai obtained during Kamen Rider Gaim when promoting Shin Zangetsu and the Genesis Driver. However, in…

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Trendmasters Godzilla Attacks NY Giant Playset Demo

We return to that city full of destruction, with a monster is to blame… Godzilla: King of the Monsters!   Four years ago I, Billy “TaJa” Dolye a.k.a. Wheelchair21, reviewed this playset on my YouTube channel. Whereas, the video was shared here on Hero Club, back in December 2017 on its third anniversary being published onto YouTube; where since then, the video has become my most seen video. Now, in that review I mention how I would do a demonstration video focusing on what are good collectible figures to display…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Thor (Avengers: Infinity War)

Premium Bandai recently activated the order page for S.H.Figuarts Thor, based on the character’s appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. The figure will feature digital imprinted face-sculpt to match Chris Hemsworth’s face, and fabric cloth cape. In addition, the figure will come with two pairs of optional hands, and Thor’s new weapon, Stormbringer. Below is the official gallery from Premium Bandai: Pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Thor (Avengers: Infinity War) are already open, and figures are being sold for 7344 yen. The site says it is a “Japan Only Item” slated to be…

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