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- 01/06/12--02:25: Lunabee’s 20% Discount for the New Year
- 01/06/12--02:25: 2012 = Year of the Uglydoll
- 01/06/12--02:25: Gotham City Impostors Pushed To February
- 01/06/12--02:25: Cool Homemade Wooden Games video
- 01/06/12--02:25: NECA: Evil Dead 2 Deadite Ash Packaged
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- 01/06/12--02:25: Tomopop Review: Alter's 1/7-scale Black Hanekawa
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We've quietly anticipated the day Hot Toys would announce their intentions on revisiting the original Iron Man armour. Even though their first version is considered a classic by many collectors, it doesn't really hold up to the other figures in their Iron Man Movie Masterpiece Series, so the announcement of this new figure is very much welcomed by us and the 1/6 scale collecting community as a whole. Click the thumbnail above for a closer look and stay tuned for more information on this figure as it becomes available.
Only just yesterday I managed to watch the documentary "This Is It!" starring the late Michael Jackson in rehearsal footage designed to milk his presence even until his death. And while the viewing did not really impress me bend what I knew of him, the POP! Vnyls shown here from Funko does a pretty decent job of representing the entertainer unto toy-form, IMHO. Nice collection to be had,
Rich Page has completed work on a new custom 3" Dunny. Bark is a cheeky Tiki. He's happy free standing or nestled on his custom beach base. If you'd like a little bit of Tiki love in your life he's looking for a new home for £55.00 plus shipping (around $85). Check out Rich's site [...]
We got another peek at a future print above from CrappyCat (looks exciting!) and a bunch Flunky-Monkey figurines shown below - to add to the earlier peeks posted, as tweeted by CC-creator; VanBeater.
Wayne Harkley, MSgt, USMC (Retired) and local ROTC Cadets from the Fontana High School Marine Corps Junior Officers Training Corps received a check on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve from Stater Bros. CEO Jack Brown.
“U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps have accurately portrayed the complex geography of the Nation. The USGS is the largest producer of printed topographic maps, and, prior to 2009, USGS topographic maps were created using traditional cartographic methods and printed using the lithographic printing process. Because historical maps are stored in a limited number of [...]
To celebrate the new year, Lunabee is currently offering 20% off everything in her store. If you’ve been looking to pick up some new jewelry or cute customs, now’s your chance! Simply use the code NYBEE20 – good until January … Continue reading →
Paramount has released an extended trailer to celebrate the release of Transformers Dark of the Moon 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack on January 31, 2012. The four-disc special combo package includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray DVD, DVD, and Digital Copy versions of the film and behind the scenes footage from the making of the Dark of the Moon bonus features. Look for the set to be released on January 31st in the states. Another version being released on the same day is behemoth seven-disc Transformers Trilogy Limited Collect
Buy Now Magic: the Gathering - Sutured Ghoul - Magic 2012 - Foil's price decreased by 100% from $2.30 to $0.01 at Amazon.com.Magic: the Gathering is a collectible card game created by Richard Garfield. In Magic, you play the role of a planeswalker who fights other planeswalkers for glory, knowledge, and conquest. Your deck of [...]
From perusing the Uglydoll Facebook page and Twitter stream, I think 2012 is going to be the Year of the Uglydoll! I really need these Uglybuddies which are scheduled for release this Spring. The 10th Anniversary Wage is a reproduction … Continue reading →
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment confirmed that the launch of Gotham City Impostors has been moved to February. Gotham City Impostors is a download only title that will be available in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC. Fans can [...]
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THrough their Facebook page, National Entertainment Collectibles Association has published the first image showing off the packaging art for their upcoming Evil Dead 2 Deadite Ash. Click the thumbnail above for a closer look at this cool new figure.
CROSS Food Shelf meets the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Challenge "every boy and girl deserves a Christmas." Pictured left Steve Hoaglund, President of ICA, David Benjamin, employee CROSS Food Shelf, Corporal Peters and Staff Sergeant Smith Twin Cities Toys for Tots Coordinator. Through the combined effort and donations from community and the Twin Cities Toys for Tots campaign over 1,000 ...
Did you see our advent calendar this year? Aside from the activities and some handmade things from me, my favorite advent gift for Birdie was one of these recycled pouches ($9 – $15) from a local fave: Trigo. Awesome, right? Recycled bicycle tires, cute little stamped images, and that perfect red tongue! (and by the [...]
Easily one of my most anticipated figures in awhile, Alter's Black Hanekawa from the fantastic Bakemonogatari hit all the right chords with me from the minute I saw her. White hair, a cute pose, and of course, the whole kemonomimi thing. Isn't this a given by now? Being a little familiar with Alter, I had a good idea that there wouldn't be many things to dislike about this figure.
Of course, even the most eagerly awaited figure can end up a huge disappointment when actually in hand, so click on through to find out if she's really the cat's meow!
Figure Name: Black Hanekawa
Figure Maker: Alter
Retail Price: ¥8,800
Available at: HobbyLink Japan
Similar to other Bakemonogatari releases, Hanekawa's box is done up in a fairly stylish black theme, along with the series' flashy logo and some nice little thematic additions like the silhouette of a cat to add a bit of a personal touch. It's nice as boxes go, and the small details did make it stand out a bit, so Alter earns a few points there.
I've noticed with Alter's releases that they often disregard any windows on their boxes' side panels, and it's little different in this case. I'm not so sure why they don't like to give potential buyers an option to view the product from all angles, but compared to the front you only get a tiny little square on one side. If you were buying this in person, which might not be likely for most of our readers, I could see it being a little frustrating. As it stands, however, it's merely an odd stylistic choice as opposed to any real issue.
Once tugging her out of the box, I discover my only real issue with the figure. Somehow, despite all my fawning over the various galleries around, I completely failed to notice her base. It's not a bad base, per se. It's actually kind of cute, with a fitting paw print motif and a nice street-like texture, complete with a random manhole for, well...ambience, I guess.
The problem is, as you may be likely to see, she falls into the same pitfalls that trouble so many other figures. Sadly, the holes in her feet and the oh-so-tiny pegs on the base do not match up. At all. Whether you want to say the holes are far too tiny or the pegs are too big, the end result is the same. It's a huge pain in the butt to get her in place. I had to wiggle and squeeze and push quite a bit just to get her right leg onto the peg, and the left didn't go much better. Even with that done, it's hard to tell if the pegs are in fully, and she feels a little loose on the base.
It's hard to complain when I love the figure as much as I do, though. I'm impressed with how Alter managed to craft her pajamas, in particular! It seems silly, but they did a good job with realistic folding and making them look like a really comfortable, loose outfit despite being made of PVC. The creases convey her stretch naturally and believably, and the figure is all the better for it.
One thing that caught me off guard, however, were her nails. Specifically, how very un-nail-like they were! Fittingly for such a character, both fingers and toes are tipped with rather long and rather sharp looking claws, and while I'm just fine with them, pretty much everyone who's seen the figure did a double take upon the discovery. Needless to say, it didn't sit well with them, but I doubt it would be an issue for any kemonomimi fan, and it's a cute little added detail.
Speaking of details though, one little thing caught my eye when viewing her from behind. At least, once I managed to pull my gaze away from more distracting aspects of the figure! The sole of her left foot is completely devoid of detail for some strange reason. While I don't expect a lot, it's almost as if she's got some rather industrial strength moisturizer going on, because it is completely, totally flat. A foot might be a small detail, but when it's technically as visible as this one is, I have to scratch my head at the oversight.
Despite a few little puzzles, in the end, Hanekawa is truly a gorgeous figure. From her wild, flowing hair, to her comfy looking PJs and rather lithe frame, she's got to be a must-buy for any fan of kemonomimi in general, let alone fans of the actual source material. Alter did a fantastic job conveying her movement and feline grace, and while I wish they could have fitted her more sturdily on her base, I heartily approve!
[Thanks to HobbyLink Japan for providing Tomopop with this review sample!]
We have just received the latest Medicom Bearbrick Series 23 from Japan! Featuring pop culture’s greatest licenses and the coolest artists, each Be@rbrick stands 2 1/2′ tall, with 6 points of articulation. Keep your eyes peeled in Series 23 for Be@rbricks influenced by highly anticipated October release Real Steel, cult Fox sci-fi hit Fringe, acclaimed [...]
So, here’s an update on my Wind Raider situation. The long-suffering Dr. Mrs. Ghostal, who ordered my Wind Raider using her own account as as Christmas gift, had to call Digital River to request a replacement. DMG hates making cold calls to anyone, so we were already in a bad place. We bypassed the standard customer [...]
Thanks to the Higekuma Toy Toy Blog who has posted a review in-language of the the Kerokero Ace Keroroscream action figure that was offered as an elusive with the Japanese kids Bon Bon magazine. The figure is a repaint of the Transformers Legends Class Starscream. As you can see the Kerokero Ace includes various sticker sheets, included blank ones to make your own, that allow the fans to customize their own figure. Fans can submit their designs to enter a the Lucky Draw Dark of the Moon Megatron campaign.cl
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