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- 03/08/13--05:30: Yoshikawa Chinatsu Figure
- Product Name: Yoshikawa Chinatsu Swimsuit version
- Series: Yuru Yuri
- Scale: 1/7
- Material: PVC, ABS
- Height: Around 195mm
- Spec: Painted
- Sculptor: HIRO
- Release Date: June 2013
- Retail Price: 6,800 yen
- 03/08/13--06:00: round about: tape walls & tooth receipts
- 03/08/13--06:06: Mattel: Seeking a Buyer
- 03/08/13--06:24: Fairies Meet Disco
- 03/08/13--06:27: Thorin Oakenshield
- 03/08/13--06:53: Transformers Spotlight: Bumblebee Commentary with John Barber
- 03/08/13--07:38: New! Lala-Oopsies and the Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale DVD
- 03/08/13--07:43: Hot Toys Iron Man 3 Tony Stark Sixth Scale Figure UPDATES
- 03/08/13--08:00: Tomopop About Town: Hong Kong
- 03/08/13--08:21: New Art Openings at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on March 9
- 03/08/13--09:00: Vinylmation Fantasia series 6 is devilish, coming soon
- 03/08/13--09:24: Steiff's Perfect Vintage Easter Rabbit
- 03/08/13--09:40: VIDEO - Custom Statue Based on BATMAN #670 Comic Book Cover Art
- 03/08/13--09:54: Photos - BATMAN Snow Art Spotted Around The World!!
- 03/08/13--10:00: Funko's slew of POP! figures up for pre-order
- 03/08/13--10:08: Easter Basket Gift Ideas: Wreck-It Ralph 3D on Blu-ray Now
- 03/08/13--10:23: ANIMATED NEON ART - Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series!!
The manga and anime series Yuru Yuri revolves around the daily life of the Amusement Club's members. Yoshikawa Chinatsu [吉川 ちなつ] is one of those members who is going to get the figurization treatment into a 1/8 scale sukumizu clad figure by Alphamax. Was at their headquarters again to take photos of the decoration master.
Head directly to Alphamax for more info about Chinatsu.
If you are interested in pre-ordering this figure then check out the following trusted online retailers.
And for those who are not familiar with Chinatsu or Yuru Yuri then check her out in action in the video below. If the video has been eaten then check out this search query on YouTube. I love the Yuri Yuri girls - especially their big round upper eyes!
So todays figure topic is "Are you buying less figures?"
Was prompted to bring this up after I spoke to several figure retailers who have observed a decline in figure sales over the years. Some of the reasons they think are the cause are the increasing cost of figures (some now hitting the 12,000 yen mark) and another reason simply being that there is now too much choice.
So how about you? Are you buying less figures and if so what would be the reason for you?
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And this is what she would look like around your workspace.
The week started slowly … and then we had a snow day, and the week stopped. Then when I came around it was suddenly Thursday, and I found myself in amazing conversations with not one, but two new freelance clients. Which means next week will be a whirlwind of new ideas, new projects, and inspiration. [...]
I’m a sucker for toys that work in the dark which is why I was super excited to try Creativity for Kids new Color Changing Flower Lights. The kit comes with three plastic globes that have three different light settings. … Continue reading →
Today I’m reviewing Thorin Oakenshield from the 4-inch action figure line by The Bridge Direct for the promotion of the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Thorin is the leader of the Dwarves that go seeking advise from Gandalf and end up signing up the services of a professional burglar to help them regain their long lost treasure.
It was a different frame of mind for the character. I sort of wanted to write the start of the transition from the way the character was on Earth, when Mike Costa was writing him, to where he was at the start of ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. When we first see him in RID (and actually in the DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME that James Roberts and I co-wrote, and Nick Roche drew) hes already more hardened and embittered by leadership. There was a step we skipped over, where he had to really take on the responsibility, and thats the story I wanted to tell. Artist David Daza came in and did a terrific job in capturing the humans and the Cybertronians in this one.
Thanks to Takara Tomy who have posted a new official images of the Takara Tomy's Super GT-03 GTR Megatron action figure. The remold of the previously released Alternity Convoy mold is show in his different modes with good looks at the paint apps, many sponsor logos and the accessories he comes with including the race car girl figure that comes with the Decepticon's leader. Check out the images below for more details now.
Takara Tomy have released more official images of the Takara Tomy MP-17 Prowl and MP-18 Bluestreak action figures. These figures are now announced with an estimated to arrive in early September 2013. Check out the new official images from Takara Tomy showing both of the figures in the robot and alternate vehicle modes and more now!
Just in from Takara Tomy are images from the offificla product listings on their Toy Hobby Market site. Get a look at the listings and official shots for Generations TG-18 Skywarp, TG-21 Springer, andTG-22 Blitzwing. These figures are slated for on May 25th for the TG-18 Skywarp and August 31st for TG-21 Springer, andTG-22 Blitzwing. Check out the images below for more details on these Japanese versions now.
Have you seen the commercial for the new Lala-Oopsies? It’s a new line from the Lalaloopsy dolls little girls know and love. Not only are there new dolls, but also a new Lala-Oopsies DVD available exclusively at Wal-mart in the next few days. Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale Join the adventure, magic and fun asRead More
Hot Toys Iron Man 3 Tony Stark Sixth Scale Figure UPDATES
The Hot Toys Iron Man 3 Tony Stark Sixth Scale Figure received a couple of updates just before it’s release in a couple of months....
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When us Western folks think about figure scenes in the East, we tend to invariably end up thinking about two main places. The place where they all came from, Japan and probably the second-largest community in the area, Singapore and Malaysia.
Of course, Japan is a given, but with the additional landmass, it's not really a surprise to hear that some of the biggest figure and anime events in the region outside of Japan are usually held in Singapore, which provides Malaysian fans an easy to reach place to congregate (even if there are a ridiculous number or rules that need following). But what about the other countries? I guess it's asking much to try and take a peek at Indonesia and other countries since they don't have much of an international presence. China and South Korea have a large community but they are very insular and keep to themselves (have you tried navigating ruliweb, where many Korean modelers share their works??) But there are two regions where interest and influence is growing despite their small size and they are Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Taiwan is a place I have yet to visit but that could be subject to change eventually. Hong Kong, on the other hand, is a place which I have grown familiar with over time. So, ignoring the tourist stuff and other ways to entertain yourself in HK, what can you expect to see as a prospective figure buyer when in Hong Kong? Well, let's take a look!
Join Leanna Lin’s Wonderland this Saturday, March 9th for 2 art openings from 6-10pm. On the main gallery wall, Campy Crush presents ‘Banana Split Ladies” – a Group Exhibition Celebrating Women with Attitude. For more details on the show, visit … Continue reading →
The latest upcoming Vinylmation figure release is a continuation of the Fantasia series. This time around, we've got a Harpy and a Demon, both designed by Thomas Scott. They are from the Night on Bald Mountain segment in the original masterpiece, and each set is going for US$24.95.
This duo will be released next week, March 15th at the D-Street stores in Orlando and Anaheim. They are limited to only 1,500 figures, so if you happen to be in the area, don't wait! You might also be able to call in an order using this number: (407)363-6200. (I'm not 100% sure about whether D-Street merchandise is sold by phone, but you're welcome to give it a try!)
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way! What wonderful words, given the cold and snowy winter we've all experienced here in the Northeast. In just a few weeks, we can all hope for a visit from the Easter rabbit, with a basket or two full of goodies in tow. But have you ever imagined what this most famous Easter "hare-binger" actually looks like? Steiffgal has... and here's what she came up with!
According to Steiff records, this particular model was made from 1927 through 1941 in 11, 15, 18, 23, 29, 36, 44, 50, and 70 cm. (It is not 100% clear which size this bunny under discussion falls as she is a little tall, or a little short to standard; this happens alot given the hand-made nature of early Steiff treasures.) Hase came in light brown, white, gold, purple pink, and light blue mohair. Steiff also made this same popular pattern in velvet from 1927 through 1932 in 11, 15, and 18 cm in white, purple, orange, light brown, light blue, pink, and yellow. All models left the factory with a pastel colored silk ribbon and a bell.
It is hard not to take notice of this rabbit's large and unusual eyes. Steiff started using glass pupil eyes on their Teddy bears, animals, and dolls in the early 19-teens when manufacturing and distribution processes made it economically feasible to do so. The company soon started experimenting with different glass eye color combinations and even sizes to give their products a unique, or authentic, touch. For example, early Steiff cats often had hazel or greenish-blue slit glass pupil eyes, much like real cats. Some novelty items, like Petsy the Baby Bear, Bonzo, and Cheerio, had deep blue and black glass pupil eyes. This gave them a "special" quality. Many dogs launched in the 1920's through the early 1930's had larger brown and black pupil eyes to suggest a wide-eyed and youthful innocence. These would include Molly, Bully, and Charly, just to name a few. And then of course there is this albino rabbit, with his delightful red and pink pupil glass eyes - clearly a "focal point" of his marvelous design.
Steiffgal hopes this discussion on her perfect Steiff Easter Rabbit is sweeter than a big box of marshmallow Peeps - and far more healthy!
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Shown up above is the cover to BATMAN # 670, which was a story line that brought back R'as al Ghul. It was written by Grant Morrison & the cover was drawn by Tony Daniel. Great art, great story, very iconic.
OK, check out this video where this guy does sort of a review on a BATMAN Custom Statue he recently bought. It's artwork is based on this book cover and the thing is really amazing! It's not only a great likeness of the image but also pretty HUGE!! I mean, Batman Statues are not usually this BIG, ha! Wow, the Artist on this did a really great job.
It's so weird, sort of by random accident, I received a bunch of submissions through facebook where people were sharing photos of BATMAN made out of snow. The locations are literally from all over the globe and each one of these are, in their own special way, a true ART Masterpiece!! Hey, don't call these "Snowmen", they are the Dark Knight!
Oh yeah, the BAT-BLOG.COM is on facebook and if you're a member there then we want to invite you to join our little page. Just CLICK HERE and please join-up. It's fast, free, and hours of fun, thanks!!
Toy Fair gave us so many POP! figures to look forward to if you collect them, and from so many different series it's ridiculous. Of course, I'm mostly excited for the two new Thriller Michael Jackson figures, but I love the Batmobile they've added too! There's even a DeLorean for Back to the Future! I already shared the My Little Pony POP! with you, but there are so many more. We'll get Jay and Silent Bob, folks from The Walking Dead, some of my other favorites are from World of Warcraft and Diablo, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog figures. You'll have to check the gallery for just how many of these little guys will be arriving in stores this year.
Many, if not all, of the teased POP! figures are already up for pre-order through Big Bad Toy Store. The standard figures are US$9.99 each, while the vehicles are looking to be about US$24.99 each. These things will be releasing anywhere from around May, all the way through the rest of the year. For example, the new MJ pieces won't be releasing until October, which would be perfect for Halloween given it's Thriller. Head on over to BBTS to get an idea of when your favorite figures are looking to come home with you!
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I have to say I think my husband was more excited about Wreck-It Ralph on 3D! The classic game turned into a movie has my kiddos thrilled! In this movie Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy(R)-winning director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons”, “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph”. Ralph (voice of... [Continue Reading]
I'm a HUGE Fan of Neon Art and have always loved Vintage Neon Signs. So, when I saw this "Classic 1966 BATMAN and ROBIN TV Series" art I totally flipped-out!! This is the iconic image of Adam West & Burt Ward scaling a wall, ha ha! A friend named Craig sent me a static picture of this thing and, while it "still looked like neon", I just kept thinking it needed to be animated. Well, after a little research I found the original artist and it was his intention to have it animated!! That's the image you see up above: Amazing!!
The Artist's name is MR. WHAITE and I hope you visit his SITE so you can see some more of his amazing artwork. His main focus appears to be creating famous scenes from Classic Movies. Some of them kind of look like Movie Posters. They're really great & very well done. (Thanks Craig for bringing this to my attention ).