New Official Images and Details for S.H. Figuarts Ultra-Act Ultraman Alien Metron

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Another of Ultraman‘s alien enemies, Ultra-Act Metron, is going to be available for pre-order on Thursday, Dec. 1st. Tamashii Nations has posted official images and details for their S.H. Figuarts Ultra-Act Ultraman Alien Metron.

This quirky alien first debuted in 1967 in the Ultraseven Episode 8: “The Targeted Town” — it is now featured as a highly articulated Ultra-Act figure. Metron doesn’t come with much, just a table. It is priced at 5,940 yen (about $53 USD) and will be shipping in April 2017.

Tamashii Nations Releases Official Images of Robot Spirits (SIDE LABOR) Patlabor: TYPE-7 Brocken

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Almost two weeks ago we got a tease from Tamashii Nations of the next figure in the Robot Spirits (SIDE LABOR) Patlabor series, the TYPE-7 Brocken.

Now we have some official images to check out with pre-orders to open on Thursday, Dec. 1st. The TYPE-7 Brocken comes with three sets of interchangeable hands, two guns (40mm rapid-fire cannon and 105mm cannon), and a traffic light on a pole with a guard rail.

The Robot Spirits (SIDE LABOR) Patlabor: TYPE-7 Brocken is priced at 7,560 yen (about $67 USD) and is expected to ship in April 2017.

Official Images of S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter Ryu and Chun-Li

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

With 2017 being a big year for Street Fighter, the 30th anniversary, Tamashii Nations has announced the first of their S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter line. The first official images have been released showing off Ryu and Chun-Li.

Both figures will come with interchangeable heads and sets of hands, plus effect parts for their special moves. The S.H. Figuarts Ryu and Chun-Li are priced at 6,489 yen (about $58 USD) and will be shipping in April 2017.

Pre-orders have yet to open for them but expect that to change very soon. In the meantime, enjoy the images below.

Good Smile Announces Figma Detective Conan: Kaito Kid the Phantom Thief and the Criminal

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

From the anime series Detective Conan, Good Smile has announced the addition of two new Figma action figures, Kaito Kid the Phantom Thief and the Criminal. The Phantom Thief is an all-new figure to the line that comes with multiple interchangeable face plates, sets of hands, plus a variety of optional parts including his card gun, a playing card, and a rose.

The Criminal is an improved version from the previously release Figma that came with figFIX Conan Edogawa. Unfortunately, he doesn’t come with the series main character this time around. He does come with multiple interchangeable face plates, sets of hands, along with weapons that were included with the previous version and available again with an all new set of items including a crowbar.

Both the Kaito Kid the Phantom Thief and the Criminal Figma are available for pre-order, they are priced at ¥6,296 (about $56 USD) and ¥4,444 (about $39 USD) respectively. They are scheduled for release in June 2017.

Figma Detective Conan: Kaito Kid the Phantom

Figma Detective Conan: Criminal

Medicos Unveils Super Articulated Statue Baoh Limited Edition Figure

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

One of the first anime OVA’s that I saw as a kid was Baoh. This was my first real introduction to the world of anime outside what was just chopped up and regurgitated Robotech/Macross and Voltron for American television.

So when I saw that Medicos was going to be releasing a new figure based on Baoh, my eyes became huge with joy. The version of the character here appears to be based on his appearance in the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle video game.

The Super Articulated Statue Baoh Limited Edition figure comes with an interchangeable face plate, four sets of interchangeable left and right hands, plus a couple of effect parts. It is priced at ¥7,408 (about $66 USD) and is expected to be released February 2017.

Sadly, here’s the bad news. It looks like this will be a limited run of a 1000 and a lottery is being held to acquire the ability to pre-order one of 500. Details are still a little confusing; if there will be a non-limited edition of the figure available is uncertain.

From the Puppetry Series “Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers” Comes Nendoroid Betsu Ten Gai

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Joining the previously announced Nendoroid Lin Setsu A, comes another based on the puppetry series Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers, Betsu Ten Gai. If you have never seen the series before, do yourself a favor and check it out, even just for a minute.

The series is beautifully done and now Good Smile is bringing to fans another Nendoroid based on the series. Betsu Ten Gai comes with three interchangeable facial plates that include his standard expression with a cunning smile, a chibi expression based the character drawn by Yuupon along with an expression based on the actual glove puppet used in the series.

Also included is a tiny version of the mask he wore when he first appeared in the Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers series as well as a Nendoroid-sized sword. Lastly, one of the mysterious Miyoku creatures he used for transportation and more is also included.

The Nendoroid Betsu Ten Gai is priced at ¥5,000 (about $44 USD) and is expected to ship in April 2017. Pre-orders are available now from the Good Smile Online Shop and other import retailers.