Super Review Wars DX > Super Saiyan Goku (S.H.Figuarts, Bandai)

S.H. Figuarts is one of the coolest action figure lines from Bandai. They take characters that we all love and shove so many joints into them that it blows your mind.

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So this is their version of Super Saiyan Goku, or “Super Saiyan Son Gokou” according to the packaging. I’m really happy with the sculpt of Goku, as it looks like it was ripped straight out of the manga and anime. I should also note that this version of Goku is in fact from the manga, as his colors are slightly subdued, and the orange of his jumpsuit has a more yellowish tint to it. But still, it’s cool because he am real Super Sand. Continue reading “Super Review Wars DX > Super Saiyan Goku (S.H.Figuarts, Bandai)”

Ten Good and Bad Action Figure-related Things from SDCC 2013 (by Nemo Eight)

Please welcome a new PoeGhostal.com contributor, the eldritch Nemo Eight!

As a long time attendee of the San Diego Comic Con, Poe has asked me to share my thoughts on some of the major news from the show. Since this is primarily (at least to date) an action figure blog that’s where I’ll focus my attention, and fortunately that won’t be too hard.

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Tamashii Nations creating some badass effects parts for your figures

Tamashii Nations, Bandai’s collector-focused brand responsible for such lines as S.H.Figuarts, S.H.MonsterArts, Super Robot Chogokin and the like, have revealed some very cool effects parts for their action figure lines. These are designed for the 6″ S.H.Figuarts line, but obviously they can work with a lot of lines in that scale. There are four items:

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A “crater” effect for that common anime trope where a powerful character crashes into the ground. It splits into two parts, a smaller crater and a larger one. That Kamen Rider guy is rocking the Red Iron in the center there. Continue reading “Tamashii Nations creating some badass effects parts for your figures”

Odds ‘n Ends > OSM, Jitsu, Armorvor, Realm of the Underworld, Predator, Portal, DC Unlimited

The Four Horsemen are once again selling holiday editions of their Outer Space Men figures. The current set includes the Cyclops, Gemini and Orbitron.

Mattel released the packaging photo and bio for Jitsu earlier this week. Evidently Jitsu runs Snake Mountain after Skeletor leaves for space, which seems kind of out of left field to me. Was this solely for the “iron fist” joke? Because his fist is golden. Says right on the bio. Continue reading “Odds ‘n Ends > OSM, Jitsu, Armorvor, Realm of the Underworld, Predator, Portal, DC Unlimited”

Odds ‘n Ends n’ Weekend Discussion Thread

That’s right – Odds ‘n Ends is back! I’ve just got too much stuff to write about and don’t want to spam your RSS reader with a slew of Sightings posts, so instead I present the return of O&E.

Also, because I eliminated the discussion board, I thought I’d try creating a “weekend discussion thread” and see if it appealed to anyone. So feel free to post about any (toy-related) topic you want in the comments below.

Anyway, on the odds and ends.

Tamashii Nations Unveils S.H.Figuarts Perfect Cell

What I know about Dragon Ball could be laser-etched on a microchip, but fans seem excited about Tamashii’s latest reveal of the character Perfect Cell for their S.H.Figuarts line, the anime-oriented sibling to S.H.MonsterArts. Continue reading “Tamashii Nations Unveils S.H.Figuarts Perfect Cell”