Last night, Premium Bandai updated its site with the listings for the May 19th pre-order items. Among the items listed is the previously teased S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku! Fans best know this form of Super Saiyan for its debut in the 2013 Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The form was achieved through a ridiculous process where Shenron was summoned, and a wish was made to inform the Z-Fighters of the necessary ritual to obtain the form. The ritual in question, required five Saiyans to merge their energy into one singular host, which was obviously Goku for his rematch with Beerus. The form reappears again, through the re-telling of the film in Dragon Ball Super, as well as become alternative form/ability for Goku in video games. However, since its debut the form was replaced for Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, otherwise known as Super Saiyan Blue.
Now, back to the figure at hand! S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku is retool/remold of the basic Goku figures as of late. The figures paint apps are at best attempting to recreate the appearance from Battle of Gods. In addition, the figure itself will feature three optional facial expressions, and four pairs of alternative hands. Furthermore, the Tamashii Effect Energy Aura Yellow shown in the gallery is not included with this figure. One will have to purchase that Tamashii Effect separately, but not to worry it is basic retail product.
As stated before orders for S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku will open tomorrow, May 19 at 16:00 JST. Orders for the item will then ship this October. Premium Bandai is selling the item for 5616 yen, with international buyers needing to go through other providers.However, for North America they will most likely be able to purchase this item through Bluefin Tamashii.
Premium Bandai has recently updated its site with the listings for the May 19th pre-order items. Among the items listed is the previously teased S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer Lv X! This figure is highly sought item for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid fans. Now, S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer Lv. X, is the first version of Genm in the S.H.Figuarts line. Genm Zombie Gamer is shown to have the Gashacon Sparrow, as an accessory.
As stated before orders for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer Level X will open on May 19 at 16:00 JST. Orders for the item will then ship this October. Premium Bandai is selling the item for 6264 yen, however for international fans they will have to go through other providers.
We finally come to the review for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Mighty Action X Beginning Set. This set features the three doctors in their Level 2 forms, and comes with a limited edition Tamashii Stage. Each of the figures are the same as their following individual releases. One of the newest features for the figures are actually their accessories which are change form with interchangeable parts. For more info, watch the video!
Today, I am proud to present and review S.H.Figuarts Ultraseven! Ultraseven, as the character is one of the most popular Ultras to exist and is one of my personal favorites. Now, as a S.H.Figuarts it is incredible! The figure seemingly is based on its Showa representation, especially due to the design, and colors used for the body as well as effect parts. It comes equipped with a removable Slugger, as well as an additional one that is slightly modified. The figure has four pairs of additional hands, and an additional pose set to display the Emerium Ray. The other effect piece is for Seven’s more traditional Ultra blast known as the WIDE SHOT! Anyways, watch the video for my in-depth look at the figure, and my thoughts on this release!
Yesterday, Hero Club converged on Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station for Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour: New York City! For those who may be unaware of the event, it is a two-day event showcasing upcoming products from Bandai’s sub-division Tamashii Nations. Tamashii Nations is known for its work with anime/manga and tokusatsu properties to create high-end collectible figurines, and accessories. In addition, Tamashii Nations has expanded its lines to include living individuals such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, and WWE Superstars as well as characters from DC, Marvel, and Star Wars.
The event is elaborately set-up to be like Japan’s own Tamashii Features events, or its Akiba Showroom. Dragon Ball is the focus point of the exhibit, as a balloon display for Shenron and the Dragon Balls hang over head. Furthermore, there is a large statue of S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku Awakening Edition on display, and an area for attendees to get pictures taken of them riding the Nimbus Cloud. There are at least eight to ten displays for Dragon Ball, consisting of S.H.Figuarts, S.H.Figuarts ZERO, Tamashii Buddies, and Absolute Chogokin figures. For the regular S.H.Figuarts a majority of them are separated into their individual series, and arcs. The new reveals are S.H.Figuarts for Kid Goku, Korin, Gotenks, Majin Vegeta, and Super Saiyan God Goku. Furthermore, almost every existing figure is on display with exclusion of Broly, and previously teased Champaand Vados. One of the best displays for the Dragon Ball S.H.Figuarts is the circular which attempts to show the evolution of the series as a whole.
Yet, among the area set-up for Dragon Ball there are a few displays set-up to feature the event exclusive items one can purchase. Now, these items are limited to two per customer and have a limit on how much can be sold per day. The stock is incredible low too, so items tend to sell out within less than the first 90-minutes. The Saint Seiya Myth Appendix Gold Clothset is out favorite display piece due to the fact it is paired with the Saint Myth Cloth Goddess Athena – Original Color Edition. Whereas, the other exclusives including S.H.Figuarts Kaio-Ken Goku are just shoved into one display case. The only things any of our staff managed to obtain was the limited-edition World Tour Tamashii Stages, and single Saint Myth Cloth Aries Cloth. Luckily, Bluefin Tamashii has a booth set-up with current items, as well as pre-sale items to buy such as Soul of Chogokin Daizyujin as its Power Rangers’release, as well as the S.H.Figuarts for Street Fighter and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Near the sale booths is a display promoting Premium Bandai’s launch for its North American website, showcasing items like S.H.MonsterArts Mothra Special Color Edition, S.H.Figuarts x Ultra-Act Ultraman Limiter Release Ver., and various Robot Damashii Gundam figures.
Now, on one side of the hall is the anime and video game related section, and on the other is mostly live-action properties. However, somehow the S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla display managed to end up with anime stuff. In that section, there are two displays for the various Sailor Moon items, two displays for Naruto, and a Megamandisplay which is shared with Neon Genesis Evangelion. There is even displays for Kinnikuman and Street Fighter, but we unfortunately could not get close enough to snag photos of those displays at the time. In that section, the biggest standout was the preview for the Digivolving Spirits 01: WarGreymon; possibly a new line of Digivolution figures for Digimon. Furthermore, Tamashii Nations has a page on its website with a countdown clock that is winding down to the series’/ figure’ reveal in 26 days! We now, eagerly wait for further information on this item…
Then as for the opposite side of the hall, it features the live-action properties as mentioned it earlier. There one can find a Power Rangers display for the Tamashii Buddies and Soul of Chogokin Megazord. Two other cases then feature the S.H.Figuarts WWE series, Marvel Cinematic Universe series, and various DC films (somehow we lost the pictures for the WWE & DC displays). The Meisho Movie/ Manga Realizationseries receives a lot of love at the event, as it seems to take up a solid third of this section. While we were examining the figures, we were often crowded by others just curious at this overly unique line of figures. Also on display is the upcoming releases for Chogokin R2-D2 and C-3P0. Among this area is another teaser/ prototype for Soul of Chogokin Gipsy Danger, along with promotional artwork for Pacific Rim: Uprising’sGipsy Avenger.
Now, after purchasing one’s items, and checking everything we really insist one should check out the “Try Me” booth. There anyone can get a feel for some S.H.Figuarts, and get to test out the Soul of Chogokin Megazord. Our staff really feel in love with that product, as it is a wonderful representation of the mecha. The last day for the World Tour is today, and we hope that those interesting in attending the event can get a chance to stop by. We also hope that this is not the last time New York is graced with an event like this from Tamashii Nations!
Bluefin has announced that they will be releasing S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Origin Form in North America. The figure will be released in August priced at $54.99.
“I call forth the Galaxy’s light!” Ultraman Orb Origin leaps to life as an S.H.Figuarts figure! Highly posable, it also includes his trademark Orb Caliber sword for replicating all kinds of dramatic scenes. The 150mm figure also includes 4 pairs of optional hands (L/R), Orb Caliber option parts, and optional “color timer.”
Available for pre-order now!
Releassing August 2017.
Premium Bandai has listed onto its website the order page for S.H.Figuarts Mole Amazon from Kamen Rider Amazons. Mole Amazon is Mamoru (Ryota Kobayashi), a member of the Nozama Peston Service. However, he was forced to leave the group for their own safety, after having eaten human flesh. Now, in Figuarts form, Mamoru can once again team-up with Amazon Omega. S.H.Figuarts Mole Amazon will feature the figure, additional hands, and an optional face. In addition the figure will have a Tamashii Effect, which will reproduce his piecing attack on Sigma. Also, its final accessory is Mamoru’s favorite delicacy, a hamburger!
S.H.Figuarts Mole Amazon is an October release, with orders beginning on Friday, April 14 at 14:00 JST. Its sale price is 7,020 yen. However that price will vary through online services for international fans.
Today, Amazon announced that Kamen Rider Amazons will be added to its North American Prime streaming services on Friday, April 7th. Amazon will start with Kamen Rider Amazons’ Season 1, and will upload following episodes weekly. The North American launch of the series is to coincide with Season 2’s premiere in Japan. The episodes will feature English, Spanish, and French subtitles. Amazon also intends to bring over Season 2, upon its conclusion in Japan. In addition, Amazon is in talks with Bluefin Tamashii and Bandai in distributing the merchandise for the series from the S.H.Figuarts to the DX Henshin Belts.
Haruka Mizusawa is a meek young man who became infected with Amazon Cells, which are created by the Nozama Pharmacy company. This causes Haruka to transform into the feral berserker, Kamen Rider Amazon Omega as he strives to assert his humanity while fighting similarly infected creatures called the Amazonz. Haruka also encounters the Nozama Peston Service, Nozama Pharmacy’s Amazon hunters, and Jin Takayama, a former cell biologist at Nozama Pharmacy and Amazon hunter who becomes Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha.
Tamashii Nations has recently updated their site with future releases. Among the items is S.H.Figuarts Spider-Man (Homecoming), which is an August 2017 release. Having this release date one could expect this item to coincide with Spider-Man: Homecoming’stheatrical release in Japan. Even though, the figure is titled Homecoming based on the upcoming film this incarnation of Spider-Man made his debut in Captain America: Civil War.
Now, Tamashii Nations describes this figure, as the “definitive edition” of the character, and I would not argue that! The image gallery goes to prove how definitive this figure is meant to be. The figure will have multiple heads, additional hands, webbing effects, a backpack, and a “wider” range of articulation. S.H.Figuarts Spider-Man (Homecoming) has the MSRP of 6264 yen however, that price will vary between retailers. Pre-Orders for this item are stated to open on Monday, April 3rd.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.
For the past few months, we have been reporting on the impending release for S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Origin the First. Now, we have the official image gallery, and additional information on this release. The form is releasing in August, and its MSRP is 5940 yen. Unfortunately it is still an Amazon Japan exclusive, for those who thought that deal might change. However, like the normal mass-release of SHF Orb Origin pre-orders will begin on April 3rd 2017. The figure is shown to feature Orb Origin the First body, Orb Slash effect, Origium Ray effect, optional Color Timer, and additional hands.
Ultraman Orb was the most current series in the Ultra franchise, and was commemorating the series 50th Anniversary. The series starred Hideo Ishiguro (Kai in Kamen Rider Den-O), as Gai Kurenai/ Ultraman Orbwho came to defend earth from Demon King Beasts. Ultraman Orb began its run on July 9th, 2016 to December 24th, 2016 for a total of 25 episodes. The series has gone on to receive two spin-offs, and a feature length film. Now, this form originates from one of the spin-offs, Ultraman Orb the Origin Saga, which is an Amazon Prime exclusive series that concluded a few weeks ago. However, the original series is available on Crunchyroll.