I’m fairly certain nobody asked for this, but here we are: Luffy from One Piece gets turned into a lady for upcoming merch.
Would the original Star Wars trilogy have been better if George Lucas had steered closer to its samurai movie inspiration? It certainly would have looked cooler, as demonstrated by Bandai’s Tamashii Nations Meisho Movie Realization Boba Fett and Darth Vader figures.
It’s January, which means it’s already time for the merchandising market to start salivating over the next Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War. Kicking of the proceedings in the battle for whether or not Team Cap or Team Iron Man gets to rummage through your wallet and make your earnings disappear is Bandai!
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!
This isn’t the first comparison I would make, but it looks like enough other people are doing so. On Twitter in Japan, people are comparing similar poses in Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls and Magic the Gathering.
An ex-Bandai employee’s lawsuit alleges discrimination and racism in the work place.
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.
Guys. This is our chance. We can get Goku from Dragon Ball Z into Smash Bros....maybe!
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!
The Gobots may be getting their own TV show or movie in the near future, but more importantly, Bandai and Action Toys have revealed they're making new, high-end toys based on the series - and they're way better than the terrible figures we got the first time round.
Disney's annual Japanese Expo is in full swing, and now that the giant owns Marvel and Star Wars, it means we get to see a snifter of some of merchandise for the two properties created by Japanese companies. Come see Hot Toys' Star Wars figures, A Hulkbuster figure and more, oh my!
God Eater, the popular Japanese game series that's kind of like Monster Hunter, is getting an anime this summer. Here's a peek.
Forget pretending! Especially when you can throw kamehamehas against a giant screen with nifty graphics and sound effects.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse comes out in a couple of months, and based on the latest trailer from Jump Festa, well...it doesn't look so great. And you know what? Being the trash fan that I am, I still want to play it.
Samurai or not, Sandtroopers don't have nipples. Well, didn't. This one does, it seems. Heh.
Um. Well, this is unfortunate.
Your pocket? Yes. Your bunghole? Just don't. Please. If you didn't think that was common sense, there was apparently a warning to Digimon players about just that.
To promote its Pixus printer, Canon released a video with Gundam plastic model optical illusions. They are pretty cool!