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.

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.

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury Figure

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Not sure how I missed this one, but a few days ago Bandai posted to their official YouTube channel a behind-the-scenes video showing some of the process that went into the creation of their S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury figure. This is the latest in their celebrity based figures joining the likes of Daft Punk, Michael Jackson and the upcoming Bruce Lee. The S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury will be available in March 2016. Pre-orders are now being taken, you might still be able to find some that haven’t sold out. In the meantime, check out this video describing the digital coloring technique that goes into these figures.