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Andi Green of WorryWoo Monster fame has revealed a preview image of the upcoming WorryWoo plush - Zelly. Zelly, The Monster of Envy, is slated to be released (along with an accompanying book) in 2015.
HELLO KITTY GETS HER OWN CONVENTION
Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world! Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty.
Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty Con 2014 will offer interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!
Join Hello Kitty and your friends at Hello Kitty Con 2014. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”
And here’s trailer for the event.
Not gonna’ lie… i kind of want to go.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Magnetic toys called Buckyballs, which can be swallowed and have been blamed for numerous injuries, are being recalled at the end of a years-long legal fight, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. Millions of the loose, high-powered rare earth magnets were sold as toys and desktop accessories. Under a settlement accord, owners of ...
Kotobukiya pretty quickly carved out a reputation as the go to manufacturer for Sword Art Online figures, what with their spectacular renditions of Asuna and Leafa. Now that the second series of the anime is starting up they're back in the game, this time with a figure of cool calm sniper girl Sinon from the currently airing Gun Gale Online arc.
Sinon looks great as you'd expect and Kotobukiya have done a good job of reproducing her distinctive outfit. I love the crisp white stripes and black piping, and there's plenty of detail to be found on her weapon. The ejecting cartridge and accompanying smoke trail effect in particular are wonderful touches. I've got a big problem with the rather inexplicable pose though. Is she falling? Diving? Did she just trip? It's disappointingly static and I'd have liked a look which made much more explicit if this was an action pose or just something more casual.
That aside, people love the ladies of Sword Art Online so I'm sure there'll be plenty of fans chomping at the bit to get their hands on her. Sinon is available to order now for what's fast becoming the standard high-end figure price of ¥9,800. She's due out in December, so hit the links if you feel like bringing a deadly assassin home.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 5TH EDITION STARTER SET AVAILABLE NOW
For those of you geeky/awesome enough to care, the much-hyped latest edition of D&D is officially out. Click here to download the basic rules for free to get started. If there aren’t any retailers near you carrying it, snag it from Amazon who are selling it mad cheap at the moment ($12.65 instead of $19.99).
Hit the jump for the official unboxing video.
JAPAN HAS A PIKACHU CAFE AND THE FOOD LOOKS FREAKING INCREDIBLE
A limited-time Pikachu Cafe opens in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo this weekend along with a Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. I can’t stop staring at the mango pudding parfait and those little hot dog things make me wish EVERY hot dog came with Pokémon printed on them.
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Kotobukiya is going to have quite the show for us at San Diego Comic Con. We've already seen the teasers for Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. Then there was one for Marvel Bishoujo Wasp. DC hasn't been forgotten as the latest teaser is none other than Zatanna.
Zatanna has been high up on the list for many of the DC Bishoujo fans, so it's about time that she's been introduced. Though we most likely won't see a prototype at SDCC, the sketch should be something that fans will be happy with. Kotobukiya might have more in that hat of theirs and SDCC is just one week away. Let the hype train build.
[Image via Kotobukiya]
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The e-HOBBY SHOP twitter account have posted some new looks at the Tranformers Cloud Rodimus and Shockwave action figures. The images show the alternate modes with a bit of bit battle action with full robot modes. Get a look at these remakes of TakaraTomy Mall exclusive Rodimus, from the Generations Springer mold. And the eHobby exclusive Shockwave, made from the Whirl toy. Read on to see all the images below.
3DRetro has announced another San Diego Comic Con 2014 release that you'll only be able to pick up at Booth #5049. The Toxic Suited Bird from Nathan Ota is the glow-in-the-dark colorway of his popular Suited Birdies figure. This version is limited to 100 pieces worldwide and will be released during the convention. Nathan Ota will be […]
The Amazon exclusive First Edition Leader Optimus Prime will be getting a makeover with the, by now, to be expected Silver Knight Optimus Prime. The Transformers: Age of Extinction figure will be released as a Platinum Edition with what appears to be chromed parts. No word on where and or IF this will an exclusive release. We will most likely see this on display at SDCC next week and find out the details then. Read on to see the full preview.
Last week IDW released their highly anticipated convention exclusives for this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and now it's time to reveal IDW's panel and signing schedule! Make sure to clear your own schedule, because you won't want to miss any of this! IDW has an amazing list of talent signing in BOOTH #2643 this year. Come by and meet some of the biggest and brightest stars working in comics today!
Back in 2011 Takara Tomy introduced us to the first Dual Model Kit, a kit of Optimus Prime as he appeared in Transfomers: Dark of the Moon. It was a very impressive kit featuring a fully articulated, pre-built and pre-painted body frame that you snapped his mostly pre-painted armor to. The likeness to the on-screen version of the character incomparable to any other Optimus Prime figure of the time. It couldn't Transform, but nobody seemed to care. It was a big seller and got re-released multiple times, as recent as September 2013 with some stores still trying to dig up more. Not long after they made their second figure in the form of Bumblebee.
Now it's 2014. The new Transformers movie will be hitting Japanese theaters in a few weeks and there's a new DMK in the works. DMK 03 is based on the last act of the movie and features Optimus in a more knightly mode complete with sword and shield (semi-spoiler: the shield only appears in the last seconds of the movie). Like the previous models this one should feature a fully articulated frame with lots of little paint details with an equally detailed set of armor parts to snap over it. Some details may require decals to look like photos, but should look great even without them.
I'd prefer a more silver looking plastic or chrome over the glossy gray plastic, but this still makes for a great follow up to the original DMK. He's priced at ¥9,800 and available for pre-order now. No mention of just how big he'll be, but I suspect it'll be similar to the previous and be a little over nine inches tall. I also suspect this'll be a big seller like the original once Japanese fans get to see him in action on the big screen.
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