Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part I: Focus on Star Wars
May07

Inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan Part I: Focus on Star Wars

For science fiction and pop culture collectors in the Tokyo metro area, Kotobukiya Akihabarakan is on the short list of places to visit. Aptly nestled within the Akihabara district, the store’s five floors are flush with a wild variety of licensed toys, action figures, statues, and licensed memorabilia. We’ve provided our readers with a look inside Kotobukiya Akihabarakan in the past (here and here), but since the displays are often...

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Superman: Hands on with Hot Toys’ Sixth Scale Son of Krypton
Apr24

Superman: Hands on with Hot Toys’ Sixth Scale Son of Krypton

Simply put, Hot Toys’ Superman Sixth Scale Figure is another jaw dropping movie-accurate collectible that’s apt to be irresistible to fans of DC Comics’ cinematic universe. In addition to being a spot-on portrayal of the iconic Son of Krypton as he appeared vis-à-vis the Bat of Gotham in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the collectible is another delightful addition to Hot Toys’ lauded Movie...

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Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure: Padawan Unboxed
Apr10

Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure: Padawan Unboxed

While the range of Star Wars collectibles has expanded considerably with the release of “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One”, Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure is aimed squarely at those fans with a fondness for series’ second trilogy. A stellar addition to the company’s growing Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts   (which includes an equally grand depiction of fellow Jedi, ), Obi-Wan...

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Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: Superhero Euphoria on the Las Vegas Strip
Mar29

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: Superhero Euphoria on the Las Vegas Strip

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is a must-visit destination for superhero fans in Las Vegas. The multi-story interactive attraction is a sensory spectacle that uses its movie memorabilia-filled exhibits and vast retail space to showcase the history and exploits of the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” (and a few of their most sinister foes). One of several locations worldwide (with others in New York, Singapore, Korea, and Paris), the Las...

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Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition: Post-Apocalyptic Indulgence
Mar16

Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition: Post-Apocalyptic Indulgence

The Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition is the definitive version of Guerilla Games’ critically acclaimed new PlayStation 4 exclusive that distinguishes itself as a worthwhile splurge for gamers and collectible enthusiasts. So what make the comparatively lavish Horizon Zero Dawn Collector’s Edition so craveable? For starters, the set comes with a veritable bounty of digital and physical extras that are certain to...

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Marvel Collector Corps Spotlights Super Hero Showdowns
Mar03

Marvel Collector Corps Spotlights Super Hero Showdowns

The latest box from the Marvel Collector Corps is dedicated to highlighting some of the fiercest match-ups from the comic book pages. February’s Super Hero Showdown box is the first of the year for Funko’s bi-monthly Marvel-focused subscription service and it’s chock full of exclusive items inspired by many of the Marvel universe’s fiercest rivalries. Wearable items include an Iron Man vs Ultron patch, Hulk vs Red...

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Sideshow’s Joker Premium Format Figure: “Ahead of the Curve”
Feb21

Sideshow’s Joker Premium Format Figure: “Ahead of the Curve”

Sideshow Collectibles’ recently released Joker Premium Format Figure is a poignant homage to Batman’s chilling nemesis from 2008’s, “The Dark Knight”. Taking its place among the ranks of other stunning Sideshow pieces inspired by the DC Comics cinematic universe (including the ), The Joker is a must-have for ardent superhero fans, discerning movie buffs, and every flavor of collector in between. So, why is Sideshow’s Joker Premium...

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Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Strikes Back
Feb08

Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Strikes Back

The latest swag-filled pack from Funko’s Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription service is dedicated to the film that many consider to be the pinnacle of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. A fitting follow-up to past Smuggler’s Bounty boxes that have celebrated more recent additions to Star Wars’ cinematic universe (including  and ), the Empire Strike Back box comes packed with exclusive...

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Hands-on with McFarlane Toys’ Titanfall 2 Pilot Jack Cooper Action Figure
Jan31

Hands-on with McFarlane Toys’ Titanfall 2 Pilot Jack Cooper Action Figure

For fans of Respawn Entertainment’s critically acclaimed, wall-running, mech-riding, first-person shooter franchise looking for a way to extend the thrills beyond the screen, McFarlane Toys’ Titanfall 2 Pilot Jack Cooper Action Figure is an appealing option. An addition to the venerable toy manufacturer’s Color Tops line of premium pop culture collectibles (where the color of the packaging corresponds to the wave of...

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Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue Unboxed
Jan22

Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue Unboxed

The Kotobukiya Hawkeye Avengers Now! ARTFX+ Statue is a welcome addition to the collection of any fan of the ace superhero archer. Inspired by Hawkeye’s look in the comic book pages rather than his appearance on the big screen, Kotobukiya’s figure is based the conceptual styling of legendary comic book artist, Adi Granov. Crafted by the renowned sculptor, Junnosuke Abe (RESTORE), Kotobukiya’s Hawkeye Avengers Now!...

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Toy Sapiens: Figures and More in Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store
Jan13

Toy Sapiens: Figures and More in Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store

Hot Toys’ flagship Tokyo retail shop, Toy Sapiens, is certain to render visiting fans of pop culture action figures and collectibles giddy with excitement. We’ve given our readers a look inside in prior posts (first and then ), but given the ever-changing assortment items on display it’s easy to justify another look behind the doors. Nestled in Tokyo’s modish Harajuku district, Toy Sapiens is a brief stroll from the Harajuku and...

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Iron Man Mark XLIII: Comicave Studios’ Diminutive Heavyweight
Jan05

Iron Man Mark XLIII: Comicave Studios’ Diminutive Heavyweight

While there’s no shortage of action figures based on Tony Stark’s super-powered assortment of suits, Comicave Studios’ Iron Man Mark XLIII stands out as an exceptionally crafted and feature-packed collectible that Marvel buffs should make every effort to add to their personal halls of armor. Inspired by the crimson and gold armor variant that appeared in 2015’s, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Comicave’s depiction of...

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Unboxed: The Suicide Squad Limited Edition Harley Quinn Statue
Dec27

Unboxed: The Suicide Squad Limited Edition Harley Quinn Statue

For avid collectors and fans of the DC Comics universe, the Suicide Squad Limited Edition movie bundle is the must-have version of this year’s cinematic mash-up of super villains. So what makes the lavish Suicide Squad Limited Edition set so compelling? For starters the Amazon-exclusive three-disc set comes with the “Extended Cut” of the film on Blu-Ray that adds a host of special features. The bonus content delves into...

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Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure: Bringing “Maximum Effort”
Dec20

Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure: Bringing “Maximum Effort”

Hot Toys’ Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure represents another stunning leap from the movie screen to an ultra-detailed collectible. Joining other figures in the acclaimed toy maker’s Movie Masterpiece Series (including , , and others), Deadpool stands as the definitive depiction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth-wall breaking mercenary that discerning superhero fans absolutely need to own. Out of the box (which is thoroughly...

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Up Close with The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition
Dec12

Up Close with The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition

The Last Guardian Collector’s Edition is the fittingly grand culmination of a video game odyssey that began nearly ten years ago. Finally releasing in the early days of December, exclusively for Sony’s PlayStation 4 (after having been originally slated to launch on its predecessor, the PlayStation 3), the high-end version of famed designer, Fumito Ueda’s masterwork, comes stuffed with a craveable assortment of physical...

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Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty: Inside the Rogue One Box
Dec06

Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty: Inside the Rogue One Box

Funko’s latest Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty bi-monthly subscription box is dedicated to the highly anticipated addition to the cinematic “galaxy far, far, away”, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Inside the familiar cardboard Smuggler’s Bounty carton, subscribers will find a truly delectable assortment of exclusive wearable and displayable swag inspired by the all-new Star Wars film. As with last year’s...

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Artnia: Inside the Official Square Enix Store
Nov29

Artnia: Inside the Official Square Enix Store

Artnia, the official Square Enix store, is a must-visit Tokyo destination for fans of Dragon Quest, Star Ocean, and Final Fantasy. A short trek from the nearby Higashi-Shinjuku rail station, the combination café/bar, retail space, and museum is nestled amidst the neighboring skyscrapers in the vibrant Shinjuku district (not far from Square Enix’s corporate headquarters). Artnia’s external design is immediately striking....

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Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure – A Precise Hit
Nov18

Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure – A Precise Hit

Sideshow Collectibles’ Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-Wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is a stellar depiction of the Rebel Alliance’s Force-empowered ace flyer that’s certain to resonate with fans of the original Star Wars trilogy. As legions of fans get set to head to theaters to learn the story behind the construction of the original Death Star in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Sideshow’s Luke Skywalker: Red...

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Scoping the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure
Nov09

Scoping the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure

Square Enix’s Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure offers a uniquely scintillating take on the Avengers’ iconic femme fatale that’s certain to resonate with the throng of devout Marvel superhero followers. As with other action figures in the Square Enix’s popular Marvel Universe Variant line-up (including , Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, and Venom), Black Widow features an aesthetic...

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Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s Edition Unboxed
Nov01

Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s Edition Unboxed

The Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s Edition is an enticing splurge for the legion of devoted Titanfall players and the squads of new enlistees joining their ranks. The launch of the original Titanfall saw the release of a fittingly , and its bigger and bolder sequel continues that tradition. Available (at least initially) online through retailer, GameStop, the Titanfall 2 Deluxe Marauder Corps Collector’s...

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Civil Warrior: A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Figure
Oct24

Civil Warrior: A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Figure

For fans of the cinematic depiction of Marvel’s Civil War saga looking for an authentically crafted and ultra-poseable rendition of the star-spangled lead, the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Captain America Action Figure is a can’t-miss. A stellar addition to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts collection, Captain America is as detailed and extensively articulated as the rest of the company’s highly regarded and immensely popular action...

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Hot Toys Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure: The Stuff of Dreams
Oct17

Hot Toys Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure: The Stuff of Dreams

For the legion of DC Comics buffs intent on filling their personal Batcaves with collectibles inspired by this year’s big-screen superhero slugfest, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Hot Toys Knightmare Batman Sixth Scale Figure is a must-grab. Inspired by the gritty, gun-toting depiction of the crime-fighter seen in the film during Bruce Wayne’s action-packed dream sequence, Hot Toys’ Knightmare Batman Sixth...

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