Kickstarter Project: IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT 1/12th Scale Toy From 1000toys

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Initially, the IZMOJUKI started in 2000 by Japanese mechanic designer Junji Okubo. Its base concept, “laboring robots in urban areas of the near future,” takes a step further from the boundaries of contemporary Japanese mechanical design.

Now joining forces with 1000toys, fans will soon be able to own their very own 1/12th scale IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT toy. They are doing this Kickstarter to offer fans the opportunity to get exclusive color options for the IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT, which will only be available through this crowdfunding option.

Along with the exclusive color options, there are discounted pledge options too. A limited number, 200 to be specific (of which 70 are left at this time), will be priced at $96, discounted by 40% from the $160 SRP. Once those are fully pledged for, there will be an unlimited number priced at $120, discounted by 20% from the SRP, for the duration of the Kickstarter campaign.

So, if you are interested in robots and looking for something a little different, then I suggest heading on over to the IZMOJUKI Probe 20WT Kickstarter and pledging today!

HEROCROSS Hybrid Metal Figuration (HMF) Series BvS: Dawn of Justice Batman Action Figure

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Finally, someone presented a Dawn of Justice Batman in a different way. HEROCROSS has announced a new Hybrid Metal Figuration action figure in the form of HMF #033 Batman.

What makes this one so cool is not only is it Batman in his regular costume from the movie, but it also features attachable pieces to create the Armored Batman too! The figure comes with a lot of accessories, though most are to create the armor, there are some traditional Batman weapons too. The cape is made from cloth and features a wire in it for displaying The Dark Knight in dramatic fashion.

It is priced at 738 HK Dollar, about $95 USD. It comes with a Bat-Signal free with your order. Batman will be joining HMF #034 Superman and HMF #035 Wonder Woman soon.

Tamashii Nations Reveals First “Enemy Labor” With Robot Spirits (SIDE LABOR) TYPE-7 Brocken

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Over on the official blog for Tamashii Nations, they have posted another look at their Robot Spirits (SIDE LABOR) Patlabor Ingram Units 1 and 2. The Ingram Unit 1 is available now from select import retailers and the Ingram Unit 2 is available for pre-order currently as a TamashiiWeb Exclusive.

But the great thing about these new images is that they reveal the first of the “Enemy Labor” units with the Robot Spirits (SIDE LABOR) TYPE-7 Brocken! This version of the TYPE-7 Brocken Labor in blue is from the Patlabor TV series, versus the red coloring in the OVA.

More details are to come soon, which includes accessories and pricing along with a pre-order date.

S.H. Figuarts Ultra-Act Ultraman Alien Mefilas (Mephilas) Pre-Order Announced

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The celebration of the Ultraman 50th Anniversary continues from Tamashii Nations with another figure in their S.H. Figuarts Ultra-Act line. Announced for pre-order is the Alien Mefilas (Mephilas). The strange-looking (what Ultraman monster isn’t strange-looking) featured in black and silver first appeared back in the late ’60s.

This action figure is an accurate representation of this quirky monster and comes with one interchangeable right hand, plus two left hands. Also included is Mefilas’ beam effect and Ultraman’s Ultra Slash effect. The Ultra-Act Alien Mefilas is priced at 6,480 yen (about $60 USD) and will be shipping in May 2017.

It is a TamashiiWeb Exclusive, so pre-order availability will be limited.

Figma Hananakajima Masaru and Meso Pre-Order Now Open

Monday, November 14th, 2016

In what has to be one of the strangest Figma figures in a while, comes the main character from Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san, Hananakajima Masaru, along with Meso. Based on the popular manga and anime series from the ’90s, this is definitely one unique figure for your collection.

The Figma Hananakajima Masaru comes with three interchangeable facial plates: a smiling face, a shouting expression with sparkling eyes face, and a winking expression face to recreate his “want you” pose. There is also a spraying effect piece, along with special parts to pose him with his zipper open, all to recreate scenes from the series. He also comes with an alternate “trendy” back hair parts (aka, a mullet).

The Figma Hananakajima Masaru and Meso are open for pre-orders, it is priced at 5,800 yen (about $54 USD). It is expected to ship in May 2017.

First Trailer for the GHOST IN THE SHELL Live Action Movie Has Arrived and It Actually Looks Good!

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Honestly, I was one of those people who were very apprehensive about Hollywood doing a live-action movie based on the Ghost in the Shell anime series. We all know that they don’t have the best track record of adapting video games or animated series into live-action films. Along with the fact that it remains one of my favorite series–both anime and manga–I was not happy about this.

Well, I can say so far that most of my fears have been put at ease. Today, Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for the Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlett Johansson, and it looks good. It looks a lot like the anime and visually that is very important in getting this movie right.

Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on social media.

Ghost in the Shell is due in theaters March 31, 2017.