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.
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.
Click on over to Flickr to check out To Ho’s amazing photostream of 6″ S.H.Figuarts figures from the Akiba Showroom. Figures on display include Darth Maul (with Sith Speeder), Mace Windu, C-3PO (Episode II), Battle Droids, a full range of phase I clone troopers, a gorgeous Luke Skywalker from A New Hope and much more.
Tamashii Nations continues to blow the competition out of the water with their latest announcement of their S.H.Figuarts Captain Phasma from The Force Awakens.
Tamashii Nation 2015 will be offering a special commemorative S.H.Figuarts Shadow Stormtrooper as part of their event exclusives this October. Retail price is 4,500 Yen ($38 US)
Tamashii Nations has updated with new image galleries for upcoming figures in their S.H.Figuarts line. Click on over to check out their Battle Droid, Clone Trooper and Biker Scout with Speeder Bike.
Tamashii Nations has updated their site to include new images of their upcoming Movie Realization Ronin Boba Fett. It is available for preorder now with an expected November shipping schedule.
Tamashii Nations has updated their site with new images for their upcoming S.H.Figuarts Darth Maul – Sith Apprentice figure. This figure is scheduled for a September 2015 released and should retail for about $50 US.
Tamashii Nations has officially announced that their line of Star Wars Samurai-inspired figures are coming to the US.
Star Wars Movie Realization line coming to the U.S. officially Late Spring 2015! And even more to come!
Thanks to JediDefender for the tip.
A few weeks back we shared an article from JediDefender about new S.H. Figurarts figures on the way from Tamashii Nations including a Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. It looks like they will also be offering a very cool Death Star II Throne Room Diorama as well. Click on through for the full screen shot. Thanks to Sith_Fire30 for the intel.
Tamashii Nations has announced several more figures for their S.H. Figuarts line. Figures include Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn and more. Check out their (translated) announcement and thanks to JediDefender for the heads up.