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- 01/09/13--15:00: This Insane Black Rock Shooter gallery hits the spot
- 01/09/13--16:00: Gintama's Kagura is ready to set Yoshiwara into flames
- 01/09/13--16:18: Hasbro to Lock up Classic Monopoly Icon Forever
- 01/09/13--16:30: Fuller Designs may scare you stiff
- 01/09/13--17:10: Hasbro aims to jazz up Monopoly with new token
- 01/09/13--17:49: Yuu Asakawa
- 01/09/13--17:51: Mattel Video Preview: Watchmen Packaging & Snake Face
- 01/09/13--18:38: DreamCheeky toys perfect for annoying coworkers (video)
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- 01/09/13--20:17: Bad Bad Buddha by BeeFy (for TOYSREVIL's 'Auction+Sale for Stroke')
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However you may feel about black rocks and those who shoot them, you have to admit that the Black Rock Shooter franchise has led to some sensational character designs. Good Smile Company then turned them into sensational figures, as they usually do.
This is their Insane Black Rock Shooter, and this figure has a lot going on. You can explore all the details from every angle thanks to Akiba Hobby's preview gallery. I love it when manufacturers go all-out on their figures like this, sparing no detail and sculpting a very dynamic pose. This is a figure you can put on your coffee table and no one would wonder why you'd buy such a thing. Well, assuming you can afford it.
If you are interested in buying this, check out Emily's pre-order post for details. Insane BRS comes out in June.
Thanks to forums member foklau at ACToys we some of the first looks at the Takara Tomy's latest Encore re-issue with the Transformers 20A Anime Devastator gift-set. The in-hand images show the toys that have been reduxed G1 cartoon style with an new head sculpt and recolored parts in the box only. But the G1 goodness shines through the close ups of every toy in-package. Check out the images of the Transformers Encore 20A Devastator - G1 Constructicons Gift Set In-Package Images now.
Just posted to the Transformers facebook page is the latest creator commentary wit IDW Publishing's writer John Barber. He's heading up the series and shares his insights on five pages from the comic boox that just out in stores. Read the full commentary for the inside scoop on Transformers: Robots in Disguise Ongoing #13 comic below.
Thanks to pc8440 over at ACTOYS, we have yet more in-package images of the Transformers Beast Hunters Smokescreen deluxe class action figure that will be coming out way from Hasbro. Really wish someone would open the darn things. We do get a better look at the robot image on the back. Hurry up and wait, get a look at may more shots of the toy in the package for now.
Fans of the hit series Gintama have a lot to be celebrating. Not only is the anime resuming with an all new story arc, but finally, the second member of Yorozuya Gin-chan is ready for pre-order. The feisty 'China Girl,' Kagura is ready to join the boys of the G.E.M. series.
Ditching her traditional red cheongsam garb the lovely heroine is wearing the beautiful red kimono she wore during the "Yoshiwara Enjo Arc" (one of my personal favorite). Kagura may be posed with or without her purple umbrella, along with two different expressions: a happy-go-lucky smile and serious battle face, which leaves little doubt of her Yato bloodline. You may also choose to display her with two different hair styles; in a pined bun or her usual "ox horns" covered with the black and gold ornaments. While I love the details on the kimono, particularly the obi I can't help, but notice how short the kimono is compared to the anime/manga counterpart. Regardless, Kagura-chan is a welcome addition to the G.E.M. series.
Kagura will be available this July with a retail price of ¥7,200. So, Tomo-cchi's anyone thinking of adding this lovely lady to their collection?
I don’t always post comic book news to the front page, but this project is written by our old friend (and Toy Fare Editor) Justin Aclin! Behold! JANUARY 9, MILWAUKIE, OR–Following up on last week’s Kickstarter launch of Spicy Horse’s upcoming ARPG, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, Spicy Horse Studios and Dark Horse Comics announce that [...]
[Business Wire] - Starting today, the fate of the Scottie dog, race car, top hat and the five other beloved tokens in the classic MONOPOLY game is in the hands of fans through a worldwide vote that will determine which token will be eliminated from the game.
Get out of my nightmares and onto my shelf! James Fuller (Fuller Designs), has crafted a spectacular, Burton-esque diorama for the MAMA Scared Stiff contest on DeviantArt. And, let me just say, I feel very sorry for his competition.
James describes his inspiration for the piece as follows: "I had several things that scared me growing up... so I decided to combine them. One was my fear of the circus and the other which was always constant... the witch in the closet. Which sometimes still pops into my head even at an older age. Although I am not as afraid of the dark as I used to be... the image of her is always there in the back of my head. Those big glowing eyes, with her somewhat deformed long arms reaching out of the closet to snatch me up. She couldn't leave the closet, but she was magic."
Apparently James' trauma paid off, as it provided the basework for a phenomenal diorama (unlike my childhood nightmares about babies with exploding heads and invisible mummies which have yet to yield dividends of any kind...). The level of detail is nothing short of extraordinary and the color really makes everything pop. One of the coolest effects (besides the zombie witch) is the way that the room "shifts" as the fear corrupts it. Just look at the peeled wallpaper and those boards. Then there's the fun little clown portrait with the exposed skull and glowing eyes which, honestly, I find less frightening than the clown. At any rate, there's a lot to like in this diorama and I wish James all the luck he probably won't need.
The MAMA Scared Stiff contest is still going for those who want to try their luck. After all, there's still second place. Given that the the contest ends 11:59 p.m. PST, you really don't have much time left, though.
This lovely lady is Yuu Asakawa [浅川 悠] - voice actress for characters such as Megurine Luka (Vocaloid), Rider (Fate/stay night), Satsuki Shinonome (Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate) and many many more - check the list below which I copy pasted from her Wikipedia.
Ali Baba - Jibaku-kun
Akira Toudou - Special A CD drama
Anastasia - Brave 10
Arnett McMillan - Freezing
Ashelin Praxis - Jak II (Japanese, game)
Azami Kirisaki - Mirai Nikki: The 13th Diary Owner
Carrera - Viper GTS
Cathrine Deboucoillet - St. Luminous Mission High School
Christina - K-On!
Chou'un Shiryuu - Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny
Eva Silver - Seikon no Qwaser
Eiko - DearS
Fūka - Naruto Shippuden
Hazumi - Bleach
Hibiki Tsukahara - Amagami
Itoko Osakabe - School Rumble
Jami - Nurarihyon no Mago
Jura Basil Elden - Vandread
Kaldina - Tsubasa Chronicle
Kasumi Kurenai - Seraphim Call
Katoruku - Monkey Typhoon
Koji Imai - Kyō no Go no Ni
Lisa - Lunar Knights
Lebreau - Final Fantasy XIII
Luka Megurine - Crypton Vocaloid2 CV03
Maika Mizukoshi - Da Capo II
Malina - The Emperor's New School (Japanese voice-over)
Mavi - Luminous Arc
Misae Munakata - Muv-Luv, Muv-Luv Alternative
Misuzu Kusakabe - 11eyes
Mizuki Tachibana - Gravion, Gravion Zwei
Momoyo Kawakami - Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls
Motoko Aoyama - Love Hina, Love Hina Again
Nagi Kirima - Boogiepop Phantom
Natose - They Are My Noble Masters
Nel Zelpher - Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Nesty - UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie
Priss S. Asagiri - Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Rider - Fate/stay night (TV)
Riserva Chianti - Galaxy Angel (game)
Rolf - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Rondo - Eternal Sonata
Rumi - Immoral Sisters
Runessa Magnus - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers Sound Stage X
Sakaki - Azumanga Daioh
Sanae - Samurai 7
Sarah Pando - Märchen Awakens Romance
Satsuki Shinonome - Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Sefuru - Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Hachiyō Shō
Shalua - Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (Japanese, game)
Shinobu Miwa - RahXephon
Shiris - Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight
Sho Tachibana - Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo
Taichi Kimura and Tongari-Kun - Tottoko Hamutaro
Tsugumi Higashijujo - Cyber Team in Akihabara
Tsugumi Komachi - Ever 17 (Japanese, game)
Tsukushi Kinoyama - Konjiki no Gash Bell!!
Wooty - Junk Force
Yuki Mitani - Hikaru no Go
Yuri Matoba - Detective Conan: Tsuioku no Mirajiyu (Japanese, game)
I had the pleasure of being the moderator for Asakawa-san's panel at New York Comic Con this year. Here we are during rehearsals.
A full house for Asakawa-san on the day of her panel!
Was a great panel! Asakawa-san usually does her panels in Japanese but I convinced her that she should do it in English - and she did! You can see some recordings of the panel over at YouTube.
Asakawa-san has a gorgeous smile!
Group photo with Asakawa-san.
A couple of photos in the green room.
Asakawa-san spends time with Yuki-chan.
This is what always happens though. For some reason, seiyuu like to check the pantsu and oppai of my girls ^^;
Then its out to spend the evening in New York with Asakawa-san and the gang. This photo taken when we went up the Rockefeller Center. New York photos coming soon ><
Snap! Will be working with Asakawa-san on some projects in the near future.
I got samples of both these in the mail today so look for up close pictures of them tomorrow. In the meantime Mattel has posted a new video of them showing off the packaging and some of the features. Check out the slick packaging for the new line based on the Watchmen comic book launching [...]
LAS VEGAS— Want to discreetly fire missiles at your friends? Dream Cheeky’s latest line of app-controlled toys can help you do just that. Each toy in the company’s collection is controlled by a free companion app that you download to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch; your iOS device then controls the toy via Bluetooth. We had a chance to test some of them out during CES. The iLaunch Thunder is a ...
Collector DASH Action Figures has sent us an update with details on their Community Contest #8. Click through to find out how you can take home a Masters Of The Universe Granamyr figure...
By now you know that shooting as many Photo Archive galleries as we do, our studio space becomes very crowded very fast, and that means we've got to make room! As such, we've put some cool stuff from our Florida studio up on eBay, including many San Diego Comic-Con exclusives from Hasbro, Mattel, and NECA. Follow this link to check out our new auctions.
Goomba & Electric Box Warp Pipe submitted to our Geek Graffiti Flickr pool.
Hot Toys has released final images via their Facebook Page, of the super-awesome Dark Knight Joker 2.0 figure. Click the thumbnail above to check out the final product!
Kotobukiya has shared additional images via their Facebook Page, of their upcoming "The Killing Joke" Joker ArtFX statue. Along with the images, Kotobukiya also let collectors know that the Joker will be removable from his base and will include a spotlight. Click the thumbnail above for a closer look.
Via the generosity of Joël at Mintyfresh (http://www.mintyfresh.eu/), we have a 1/6-scaled ZOMB from 3A Toys up for 'Silent Auction' for the Auction+Sale For Stroke!
Up for you bidding pleasures is this 1/6th-scaled Retailer Edition ZOMB with a starting bid price of US$90 (shipping will be covered by Mintyfresh for free, and will not be inclusive of the figure price!). The sole winning bidder
Via the generosity of Menh Voong aka "BeeFy" (http://www.beefyco.com/, we now have a new figure up for "Silent Auction", with 100% of the sales proceed to benefit the Day Rehab Center for St. Andrew's Community Hospital, Singapore! this is the Original colorway of his BAD BAD BUDDHA, and the starting bid is US$70! (Original SRP is US$85) - so this is a perfect time to snag the vinyl figure!
Big Bad Toy Store has updated their site with their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Click through to get in on the latest Star Wars, Monster High, and Rocky items!