Well, to the point that they don’t get an angry letter from the Lego Group asking them what the hell they think they’re doing, that is. But this new line of miniature toys based on Akira Toriyama’s designs of some of anime’s most recognizable heroes do walk a pretty damn fine line.
Last night we got to see a totally badass (and perhaps more than a little foolhardy) Stormtrooper go toe-to-toe with Finn in The Force Awakens’ latest TV spot. Suitably impressed by his slick baton moves? You’ll soon be able to own one as part of Bandai’s fantastic Star Wars figuarts range.
Okay, so we’ve not seen much of The Force Awakens’ Captain Phasma in action so far. But we know that a), she has amazing shiny armor, b) she’s played by Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie, and c) she’s got a cool cape. In Star Wars, that’s more than enough badassery to earn you an action figure that looks awesome.
Sure, here in the West we had Force Friday for the new The Force Awakens merchandise, and got some cool action figures of the movie’s bad guys. But Bandai are knocking it out of the park with their Star Wars Figuarts, and the First Order has never looked better!
Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” Star Wars figures—which take the Empire and turn them into ancient samurai with flintlocks and katanas rather than blasters and lightsabers—are fantastic. But now the line’s got a few more additions that make it even cooler. Sandtroopers! Royal Guards! Boba Fett! Oh my.
ACGHK 2015 took place over the weekend, and the best and brightest of the Asian Toy scene were out in full force, showing off their coolest products and teasing some new ones. Here’s the very best of what’s was on the show floor in Hong Kong!
Mobile Suit Gundam and model kits go hand in hand—the plastic kits arguably saved the series from obscurity and helped turn it into an anime legend. So inevitably the announcement of a new series in the franchise, naturally, that means there’s a whole slew of gorgeous looking toys to go with it.…
They’ve teased it for a very long time, but it’s finally here: Bandai have revealed their Figuarts Hulkbuster, and they’ve really pushed the boat out.
For what little time he graced the screen in The Phantom Menace, any sort of emotion that wasn’t “stoic” or “oh crap I just got chopped in half” was rarely seen on the visage of Darth Maul. However, this new figuarts toy from Bandai looks so wonderfully demented, it makes for a lovely figure.
We’ve seen Bandai’s “Movie Realisation” takes on Star Wars before, turning Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers into Samurai — but now the line is expanding into amazing looking versions of the Royal Guards, Boba Fett and, as befitting any Star Wars toy line, more Stormtrooper variants than you can shake a stick at.
Well, I say that, but it basically means Bandai's latest Age of Ultron Figuarts toy can be posed saluting. There's pictures of this thing swooshing around, firing plastic laser blasts, being a badass — but a shot of a little saluting action figure is easily the best thing about it.
We already knew that Bandai would be bringing a windswept Jedi Luke to their Star Wars line later this year, but now they've released a batch of new pictures and information about the figure, giving us a better look at its... well, let's just say not great likeness.
It's about time. We've had decent enough glimpses at Bandai's upcoming Figuarts toys for Avengers: Age of Ultron through blurry magazine scans in the last month, but now the company have put out a set of official images to let us have a proper gawk at these beautiful plastic Avengers.
It's only natural that the next Star Wars model kit is C-3PO, to go with the recently unveiled R2-D2 — and C-3PO's grand début in the 6-inch scale is certainly impressive. So shiny!
Anyone who's put together a Gundam Model kit know that the models usually house a lot of little pieces and articulation joints within the plastic shell — but this new one tries to show you what would be underneath the armour of an actual Gundam, and looks pretty fabulous while doing so.
Last month, we got our first, blurry look at Bandai's new Age of Ultron figuarts — but a new magazine scan offers not just a better look at the upcoming toys, but also a great look at the new, Bleeding-Edge-inspired suit Iron Man will don in the movie.
I mean, look at it. It's literally a gold plated giant robot. Well, a model of said giant robot, but still, gold! That's the sort of fanciness I can totally get behind.
Bandai have recently turned their Model Kit hands to the world of Star Wars, giving us snap-together kits of Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper - but now they've revealed the next in the line, and there some rather lovely renditions of R2-D2 and the unfortunately explodey R5-D4.