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Up Close with Hot Toys’ Princess Leia Sixth Scale Figure

Hot Toys’ Princess Leia Sixth Scale Figure is a movie-accurate depiction of the Rebel Alliance’s leader and regal heroine that is certain to appeal to Star Wars fans and collectors. A must-have for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy, Hot Toys’ Princess Leia Sixth Scale Figure is a near screen-perfect rendition of the future general as she appeared in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. As with other Star Wars collectibles in Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series (including Episode IV: A New Hope versions of the Princess, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and others), the Episode V Princess Leia Sixth Scale Figure boasts...

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Inside Medicom Toy’s Tokyo Skytree Store

For devoted toy collectors exploring Tokyo, the Medicom Toy Tokyo Skytree Town Shop is well worth a visit. Located on the fourth floor of the Solamachi shopping complex (conveniently connected to the Tokyo Skytree) Medicom Toy’s flagship retail space offers plenty of collectible toys, figures, and souvenirs for visitors to peruse and purchase. First, guests are treated to a tremendous assortment of the company’s wildly popular Be@rbrick figures with an enormous and colorfully decorated Be@rbrick to welcome patrons as they enter the store. From there, collectors will find a wide variety of Be@rbricks inspired by elements of the local...

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In the Web of Hot Toys’ Spider-Man (Homemade Suit) Sixth Scale Figure

Hot Toys’ Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) Sixth Scale Figure is apt to leave the sensibilities of the Wall-Crawler’s most devoted fans tingling with delight. Inspired by 2017’s, Spider-Man: Homecoming, this screen-accurate action figure joins other movie-inspired pieces (including previously featured Iron Man Mark XLII Sixth Scale Figure) while distinguishing itself a welcome addition to the collection of any Marvel superhero enthusiast. As with other pieces in Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS), the Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) Sixth Scale Figure delivers a wildly screen-accurate depiction of Peter Parker in his makeshift getup. Even for long-time Hot Toys collectors, the...

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Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part III: Marvel Superhero Collectibles

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is a cant-miss destination for Marvel Comics superhero fans and collectors in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A verdant edifice among the iconic sights of “Electric Town”, Kotobukiya’s five-story megastore is filled to the brim with a delectable assortment of statues, action figures, and licensed gifts to browse or purchase. In Parts I and II of our tour of Kotobukiya Akihabarakan we focused on the shop’s massive stockpile of Star Wars and DC Comics collectibles. Now, in Part III, we’ve shifted the focus to what’s available for the devoted corps of Marvel Comics superhero enthusiasts who are fortunate...

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The Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid: Extremely Well Put Together

The Sphero R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid stands out among the ever-expanding universe of licensed Star Wars toys and collectibles as one of the most authentically fashioned and feature-packed pieces released in 2017. From R2-D2’s first appearance in Episode IV – A New Hope, to its presence in Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, the fan-favorite robot has remained an indelible Star Wars icon for over forty years. Now, courtesy of the talented creative wizards at Sphero, fans can enjoy the companionship of the plucky little automaton in a toy that delivers in both movie-like form and function. So, what makes Sphero’s R2-D2...

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Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue: Stellar from Any Point of View

The Kotobukiya Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue is a must-have for fans of the original Star Wars trilogy. As devotees worldwide brace for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kotobukiya has proven once again that the first band of iconic defenders from that ever-familiar “galaxy far, far away” hasn’t lost their appeal. Joining the company’s burgeoning collection of tenth-scale pieces inspired by Episode IV: A New Hope (which includes Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Sandtroopers, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C3-PO, and others), Kotobukiya’s Obi-Wan Kenobi ARTFX+ Statue features a meticulously screen-accurate sculpt and painted finish...

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Up Close with Hot Toys’ Armored Batman (Black Chrome Version) Sixth Scale Figure

For fans of the ever-expanding DC Comics cinematic universe, Hot Toys’ Armored Batman (Black Chrome Version) Sixth Scale Figure is apt to be as irresistibbly compelling as the Bat-Signal in the skies of Gotham City. Inspired by 2016’s, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this Sideshow Collectibles exclusive boasts a unique black faux-metallic finish, which distinguishes it from the standard armored edition (seen onscreen) while making it a fetching prize for the throng of devoted DC superhero collectors. Beyond the slick paint job, Hot Toys’ Armored Batman (Black Chrome Version) Sixth Scale Figure is another wildly detailed addition to...

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Unboxed: Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition

The Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition is a captivating option for fans seeking an amply appointed version of the latest addition to Ubisoft’s all-new action adventure franchise. The lavish premium set is a veritable trove of digital and physical treasures with plenty to offer for even the most discerning video game collector. As with prior limited edition releases in the franchise (including the Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag collector’s editions), the Assassin’s Creed Origins GODS Collector’s Edition comes with an assortment of enticements. Downloadable extras consist of the Deluxe edition content (including the “Desert Cobra”...

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Unboxed: Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set

Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set delivers a movie-accurate depiction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme that’s as superbly crafted as it is authentic. Inspired by the dimension-spanning action adventure, Doctor Strange, which hit theaters back in 2016, Bandai’s figure is a welcome addition to the company’s ever-expanding lineup of Marvel superhero collectibles, which includes Iron Man, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, and others. Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Doctor Strange & Burning Flame Set offers a wealth of captivating features. Unboxed, the roughly six-inch tall figure is immediately impressive on its own. The faithfully realized sculpt...

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Hands-on with Hot Toys’ Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) Sixth Scale Figure

Hot Toys’ Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise Version) Sixth Scale Figure is a movie-accurate depiction of the moisture farmer turned galactic hero that is certain to appeal to the universe of dedicated Star Wars fans and collectors. A must-have complement to Hot Toys’ sixth scale Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope lineup (which includes Luke in Tatooine farm garb, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Grand Moff Tarkin, and others), the Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise Version) Sixth Scale Figure boasts a spectacular level of detail that discerning Star Wars aficionados are sure to recognize and value. Typical of Hot...

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition Unboxed

The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition stands out as the definitive version of the universe-crashing fighting game mash-up. While it’s a bit pricey, this special release is jam-packed with exclusive items that are certain to appeal to gamers, superhero fans, and collectors alike. So what makes the comparatively extravagant Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition so desirable? For starters, the set comes with plenty of digital and physical bonuses. Downloadable extras consist of the Character Pass, which grants access to six playable characters including Black Panther and Sigma along with four more that will be available after the...

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Zeroing-in on Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Deadshot Suicide Squad Action Figure

For fans of 2016’s big-screen action flick centered on DC Comics’ rag-tag assemblage of iconic baddies, Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Deadshot Suicide Squad action figure stands out as an impressive collectible. One of three pieces in the toy company’s Suicide Squad lineup (which includes The Joker and Harley Quinn), the S.H. Figuarts Deadshot figure delivers the same high level of detail and quality as many of the delivered by the Bandai Tamashii Nations creative team. Out of the box the S.H. Figuarts Deadshot action figure is immediately striking. The nearly 6.5-inch tall collectible features an intricately cast and painted sculpt. The...

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Up Close with Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVI Life-Size Figure

For hardcore fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s metal-clad icon looking for the ultimate showpiece, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVI Life-Size Figure should fit the bill. During a visit to Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail shop in Harajuku, Toy Sapiens, we had the opportunity to get our hands on (well, near) the colossal 1:1-scale Iron Man collectible and walked away with an up close and personal look at the screen-accurate mockup as relatively few have before. At well over six feet tall (not including the pedestal), Hot Toys Iron Man Mark XLVI Life-Size Figure is immediately striking. Once in the shadow...

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Webbed-up with Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya’s The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is now widely available and we’re pleased to confirm that this classic depiction of the iconic web head is an essential addition to the collection of any Marvel superhero fan. Inspired by Spidey’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance in any of his big screen outings, Kotobukiya’s The Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue is sculpted by the renowned and highly regarded artist, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE). The figure is masterfully rendered with Spidey decked out in his familiar red and blue costume. The figure features smooth contours and a lustrous finish that’s...

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Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure Releases (Finally)

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking to complete their assemblage of Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles, the recent release of the company’s Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure is a long-awaited and welcome prize. Arriving well after other figures based on 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy film (including , , Rocket, Groot, and ) have reached the hands of collectors, Drax is as thoroughly movie-accurate and exhaustively detailed as any of Hot Toys’ prior releases. Drax was clearly worth the wait and a must-have addition to the collection of any Guardians of the Galaxy fan intent on...

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Up Close with Hot Toys’ Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Sixth Scale Figure

Hot Toys’ newly released Power Pose Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Sixth Scale Figure is a welcome addition to the company’s ever-growing lineup of figures inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Arriving just in time for the worldwide release of the eagerly awaited, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Hot Toys’ Iron Man Mark XLVII is a movie-accurate representation of Tony Stark’s latest suit upgrade that Marvel buffs will want to check out. The all-new Iron Man Mark XLVII is the latest addition to the toy juggernaut’s Power Pose series of collectibles. More statue than action figure, it’s the first of several...

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Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part II: DC Comics Superheroes

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is a must-visit destination for superhero aficionados at large in the Tokyo metropolitan area. A welcoming landmark amongst the glittering mélange of “Electric Town’s” sights and sounds, Kotobukiya’s five-story retail space is teeming with an enticing assortment of action figures, statues, and licensed souvenirs to buy or browse. In of our recent look inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan we focused on the store’s massive and ever-changing Star Wars showcase. Now, in Part II, we’ve shifted the spotlight to what the shop has to offer for the legion of DC Comics superhero fans and collectors that are fortunate enough to venture...

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Facing Off with the Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition Statue

The Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition is the fittingly grand version of Bandai Namco’s iconic three-dimension brawler that duly marks the thrilling and powerful conclusion to the game series that chronicles the Mishima clan’s tumultuous 20-year fued. It’s aimed squarely at fans that are itching to snag the definitive version of the game; and those dedicated Tekken enthusiasts aren’t likely to be disappointed. While the comparatively lavish Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition comes bearing a suitably premium price tag (with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $149.99), buyers are treated to an assortment of digital and physical extras. Downloadable items include...

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Hands-on with Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow Collectibles’ Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is an admirable take on the Rebel Alliance’s AT-AT-felling squadron commander that’s apt to earn it valuable shelf space in the collections of fans of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. On the heels of other sixth scale Sideshow pieces inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy’s second act (including the and and in snow gear), the company’s recently released Luke Skywalker Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot Sixth Scale Figure exhibits an impressive level of fidelity to the source material which discerning Star Wars aficionados will...

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Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man: An Amazing Wall-Crawling Aberration

Joining Square Enix’s expanding assortment of reimagined superheroes is the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man Action Figure. The company’s creative team has served up a craveable collectible that manages to unambiguously radiate Spidey’s familiar likeness while offering a distinctive portrayal of the wall-crawler that’s apt to appeal to fans that are open to a more stylized depiction. Off the bat, collectors intent on picking up the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Spider-Man have the option of choosing either (or both) the standard or black, Limited Color version. While the paint schemes vary, everything else is the...

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