San Diego Comic-Con 2016's begins with this evening’s preview night, when many of the most desirable collectible exclusives will disappear. Then there are there are the exclusives that’ll likely make it through to Sunday, like 24 karat gold Iron Man and Guan Yu Stan Lee.
This is a rarity. These days, most anime figures are produced in China. Good Smile Company, however, has a factory in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, producing high-quality collectibles. Let’s take a look inside.
Snow Corporation is a British artist who, inspired by stuff like Sideshow’s efforts, builds and modifies custom action figures. Star Wars, Warhammer, Marvel, commissions, he’s done it all, and they are all incredible.
Iron Bull is probably the single most memorable character from Dragon Age: Inquisition, or perhaps even the entire series. So it’s good news that for the low, low price of $470 to $500, you can turn your desk into a collectible statue-adorned Iron Bull Appreciation Station.
Back in December 2014 I took a look at the first melding of two of my favorite toy properties, Pokemon and Good Smile Company’s big-headed Nendoroid line. Today we get to play with the latest addition to the line, the N Nendoroid, which is not easy to say at all.
Here’s a pretty creative way to light up a room with Dragon Ball characters and their energy attacks.
Back in December I showcased the handful of toys based on Level 5's Pokemon-esque Yo-Kai Watch game and TV show. Judging from the new figures, plushies, watches and trading card game in Hasbro’s Yo-Kai space at Toy Fair, that was just the tip of a very large iceberg.
There was bound to be new figures enroute with X-Files briefly returning to TV in January. But it’s hard to get excited about Diamond Select Toys’ Mulder and Scully figures which bear only a passing resemblance to the characters we’re so happy to have back.
New in First 4 Figures’ world of pricy collectible toys is this Mega Man X Zero statue. At 17 inches high, it comes in the usual flavors of Standard (two weapons) and Exclusive (two weapons plus LEDs embedded in the base and Zero), priced at $260 and $300. The statue can be pre-ordered here and here.
Cacodemons, regular demons, imps, a Cyberdemon, Barons of Hell and a lonely Doomguy, all present. Artist ENulmer made some fantastic Doom props including almost all the classic monsters.
The new Skylanders video game is pretty great, but what about the toys? Toy Time takes a quick look at the good and not-so-good with the new Superchargers toys, starting with Donkey Kong’s shirt.
Jeff Bunker spends a large portion of his day playing with toys. One minute he’ll be thinking up new poses for Mickey Mouse and the next he’ll be detailing the newest Darth Vader combo attack. He’s a lucky man.
This may look like a black and white manga drawing. But no, it’s a three-dimensional figure with a custom paint job.
Isn’t quality control wonderful?
I wasn't sure about this whole League of Legends thing until my pal Lu Bu drew my attention to the 15 big-headed figures making up the initial wave of the game's official vinyl figures. Marvel at their giant adorable heads.
It turns out the re-release of Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 3DS wasn't the biggest Legend of Zelda news this weekend because JAKKS Pacific has given Toyland an exclusive first look at the latest addition to its Big Figures Line: a 20-inch Link that's so detailed you can even see the texture of the fabric on his…