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You ever gone into an anime or video game forum and see one of those topics about what series you'd want to live in? People will name cool action series with lots of monsters and robots and whatever, the really exciting stuff. Personally, I wouldn't want to visit any kind of world like that. Sure they're cool from the outside looking in, but, you see, I'm kinda opposed to pain and stuff like that is full of it! Even Pokemon seems pretty dangerous. Nah, I'll just stick with taking my chances in the real world.
Kirito, however, doesn't get that choice when he finds himself trapped in the VRMMORPG Sword Art Online. Now not only is pain in the game real, but death in the game means death in real life. And between monsters and rising aggression between players the kill count is quite high. But he has an advantage as a beta tester that allows him to not just survive, but to excel.
So now Max Factory is giving the Black Swordsman of SAO the hero's treatment with his own figma. Kirito is looking like a mid-level figma with lots of parts and accessories. The sculpting on his clothes and coat look great and I'm glad they used different shades of black and gray. The white lines on his BlackWyrm coat are especially nice looking, hopefully they look that clean on the production version. Maybe it's just me, but the skin tone looks pretty dark compared it his relatively light complexion in the anime?
He'll come with three face parts featuring a smile, shouting, and that uneasy/confused face. Of the three I could do without the shouting face, I hate it when some figma open mouths are sculpted as a big pink blob on their face. Especially when other figma have surprisingly well sculpted mouths. It's like he's been gagged with a pink balloon. Would have much preferred that Kirito-trademarked intense stare or gritted teeth. Anything but the open mouth!
He has no shortage of accessories. As a duel wielder he'll come with both his primary black sword, Elucidator, and his crystal sword, Dark Repulser. They're not just well sculpted, they also have some really fine paint details for some great accuracy. They also include their unique sheaths which can be equipped with either Elucidator alone or as a pair. And just to raise the bar we get to see Dark Repulser with an effect part which is nice, but I think it would have been better if it was clear where it slides over the blade. Apparently there's also an effect part for Elucidator as well.
I can't be the only one that's more than a little excited that we're actually getting the male character from a series ahead of any female characters. All too often we'll see a male lead character get snubbed by Max Factory in favor of secondary female characters so I have to give them credit for coming right out of the gate with Kirito. Pre-orders are scheduled to open this Tuesday in japan so plan on watching for them late Monday night/early Tuesday morning in the west. Price is ¥3,800 yen and he's planned to be released in May 2013.
[via figma blog]
In recent months we've seen a lot of new figurines from various companies of characters hailing from the animated series Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. One of them was Kotobukiya's excellent 1/7th scale Yui Takamura Eishi Kyoukasoubi that we covered pre-orders for back in November. If you liked her, though I think your going to love Kotobukiya's newest 1/7th scale figurine of Cryska in her Eishi outfit.
Her face just looks so perfectly like Cryska to me; so focused and ready to do what needs to be done! Also her hair seems to move just right. Her pose is interesting and shows off a lot of her curves. The coolest part to me is all of the paint detailing and armor work done on her. Her armor may be skin tight, but there is a lot of contrast between the purple and white parts, plus the little blue trim all comes together to look very attractive. The crumbled buildings around her base and the gun in her stand do give the illusion that there is some kind of battle going on, setting the scene to look more like it came right from the show.
Pre-orders for Kotobukiya's Cryska should be opening up in the next few days, so if your interested stay tuned for more news on her. What do you think Tomopeeps? Do you think you'll be picking her up?
Seles Villarreal-Quitugua, 3, picks up pennies because she knows her parents are poor.
While Bandai may have released their D-Arts Mega Man X (or Rockman X) just a little over a year ago, apparently availability concerns have prompted a reissue. Is he really that hard to come by these days? Oh well, I suppose it's still good news for everybody who missed the original release (personally I'm more excited for D-Arts classic Mega Man, which should release very soon). There currently isn't any sort of release information attached but we'll be be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, check out our review of D-Arts Mega Man X.
Legends Action Figures has sent in the following list of new pre-orders and in stock items. Click through to see what they have to offer this week!
Here are pictures of the four trees I set up in our living room and dining room.
I want to keep it up forever. I'm mesmerized by the delicate glass and the sparkling beads and the lights and the ornaments I made.
There is a small tree in the doll room. I must take a picture of that, too. It's really cute.
Here's a teasing look at the R.A.D.C.O.M. Iron Missionary by JeAA / John Eugene Atendido Avila of the Philippines - who will make it's debut at the coming Thailand Toy Expo 2013 represented by JP Toys (who is focusing on loads of 1/6 thus far), with this being a 1/1 Edition 12" figure.
The Singapore Toy Games and Comic Convention in 2013 is scheduled to be on 31st August to 1st September 2013, at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention. (Same venue as this year).
Availability to booths will be opened to the public in the week of December 24th, 2012 - folks interested to snag a space are to stay tuned to www.singaporetgcc.com or their Facebook. Folks who helmed their own
The local Toys for Tots campaign has been working since October 1st to collect toys for needy children. The turnout this year was a very big one.
Some new listings and new arrivals to mention: War Lord UT-W01 – War Hawk http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=UQT10000&mode=retail Demolition Crue & Long Blast Accessory Set http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=mech%20ideas Back to the Future Model Kits http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1376&company=125 Uranos Gun Upgrade http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=XTR10004&mode=retail Enterbay 1/4 Scale Batman & Joker http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=enterbay%201/4%20batman Portal Gun Replica http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11982&mode=retail
There’s something bugging the residents of Eternia™… unfortunately, it’s an insane insect! This voracious vampire feasts on energy, draining every drop of life from his unfortunate victims. Mosquitor™ pays homage to the vintage figure with a unique non-removable three-layer chest plate that recreates the look of a red blood-filled chest. He arrives with his vintage [...]
While we’ve toyed around with the idea of a Vinyl Pulse Gift Guide for some time, we never quite took the plunge. Until now. Eric Resnick at pop culture site You Bent My Wookie asked us to curate the art toy section and so we’re pleased to offer a (last...
Received my Jeremy Geddes Portfolio not too long ago, and have some snaps to share with you folks! Check out THIS Facebook-album for individual snaps. To note, there are two different sets with different set of images: with Portfolio One (featuring W16 X H16cm Square format) and Portfolio Two (featuring W20.5 X H12cm Rectagular format), with 15 Lithographs per set - which includes both
The December-edition" of VOX by 3A Toys is out, and looks like my entry for the Xmas Pudding Boss did not make it (not surprised, seeing the general level of awesome of entries who made it has left me utterly ashamed of my efforts lol) - nevertheless shown below is my entry (and the original unphotoshopped sketch directly below), and check out THIS Facebook-album for the ones which did! (Feel
Tis been a while since we saw the 3A Toys newsletter VOX, and in the month before the closing of 2012, the December edition provides boundiful-looks at products galore (Full version viewable online here and as well uploaded unto my Facebook album), including peeks at Shogun TK, Retailer-Edition Caesar, the "In Service of Him Super Dead Equine Set", Harold, All-White Grunt and for the Thailand
The Lightning McQueen Hawk Flying Buddy sees Lightning in the colours of the Falcon Hawks flying display team.
Mattel certainly believes that Dreamworks: Turbo-Es Car Go will be a massive merchandising hit … Head of DW Animation says, (Jeff) “Katzenberg also noted that Turbo, which hits theaters July 19, has the most potential of any film DWA has ever released in terms of consumer products potential (the story follows a snail who acquires [...]
For many readers, their favorite toys arrived at Christmas.
set name: razcal's glider
theme: legends of chima
come with a razcal's glider.
the glider has a beak, foldable wings, grabbing legs and a chain with handle.