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Episode #87: POP! Goes the Wallet

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Our heads are on a bobble as new POP! bobble heads from Funko are making their way to retail and quickly into collector’s hands. On this week’s show, we discuss our latest obsession with this POP! line as well as cover the latest announcements from Hasbro as well as new product hitting stores. Also, we glaze longingly upon new product images that have been revealed from Hot Toys including their stunning sixth scale Rey figure. And, as always, we wrap things up with our latest reviews and acquisitions. All this and more on Episode 87 of The Realm Recap.

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Toyguide Update: Mei Sho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the Mei Sho Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett figure* from Bandai/Tamashii Nations.

PROS: If you are looking for an ornately sculpted and painted piece in the 1:12/6″ scale line, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better than Bandai’s Mei Sho Movie Realization figures. The intricacy of the sculpts and precision in the articulation result in a truly museum-quality collectible that you can actually handle repeatedly without fear of breaking the figure (or wallet) as you might with Sideshow and/or Hot Toys products. The Ronin Boba Fett is a unique and “real world” interpretation of the iconic bounty hunter with a feudal Japanese/Samurai aesthetic. It is loaded not only with attitude, but accessories as well like throwing knives, a sword, and a re-imagined EE-3 rifle and jet pack. In total, this figure is a must-own for fans of the style, scale and Boba Fett alike.

CONS: These figures aren’t for your everyday collector due to the price and niche style. The various hands for the figure can be difficult to switch out, let alone be “massaged” enough to hold the weapons. As Obi-Wan said,  “patience” is the key here – don’t try to force anything.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

*Review sample provided by DorksideToys.

Update: New S.H.Figuarts Figures Revealed

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Sith_fire30 alerts us to several new 6″ scale figures coming from Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts line. They include Chewbacca (with articulated mouth), Han Solo and Luke Skywalker with blast-shield helmet and training remote. Plus, in the reflection you can see Jango Fett as well.

UPDATE: Also you can check out General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi (AOTC) and Shadowtrooper, Geonosis Battle Droid and Super Battle Droid as well.

UPDATE 2: S.H.Figurarts is also producing Mace Windu, Jabba the Hutt, C-3PO (AOTC) and additional Clone Trooper variants from Attack of the Clones.

Sponsor News: DorksideToys

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Christmas is round the corner, New York Comic Con has revealed more cool new toys, a new Star Wars movie looms, The Flash, Arrow & Walking Dead have returned to TV, in short, it’s an AWESOME time for toys! We have lots of new pre-orders and in stock items below, and be sure to check out out great prices on older POP! & Walking Dead figures.

Click the image above for the complete list or pre-order and new arrivals.

Episode #77: Across the Galaxy in 80 Days

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Despite being only 80 days away from the The Force Awakens, the flow of product in and money out seems to be never ending. On this episode of The Realm Recap, Flyguy and I take a look at the latest reveals from Hasbro, Bandai, Funko, Anovos and much more (and hopefully with 100% less audio distortion).

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Toyguide Update: Samurai Taisho Darth Vader

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The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today as we take a look at the Samurai Taisho Darth Vader figure from Bandai/Tamashii Nation.

PROS: The minute I saw this figure previewed back in June 2014, I knew I had to have it and now that it has arrived, it’s probably my favorite collector item of 2014. The samurai armor has been beautifully merged with the Star Wars aesthetic and the result is an amazing sculpt with ornate details and paint work. The articulation is nearly perfect, allowing collectors to set a wide range of realistic display possibilities and intimidating postures. Accessories are plentiful with 3 additional pairs of hands for gesturing or holding the included katana-like lightsaber and/or hilt.

CONS: Admittedly the style isn’t for everyone, nor is the premium price for essentially a 6″ scale figure.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

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