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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 figure line-up (which includes the likes of , ,  and others). Captain America stands six inches tall and is built from ABS and PVS elements that have been cast and painted to capture the look of the iconic...

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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 Scale Figure is as exhaustively realized as any figure that the company has produced. Even for collectors familiar with the level of detail typical of the Hot Toys’ Movie Masterpiece Series, this all-new Batman is still...

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The Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition Emerges From Cover

It’s been over five years since Gears of War 3 hit the Xbox 360. Now, fans hyped to celebrate The Coalitions’ and Microsoft Studios’ boldly reborn Xbox-exclusive franchise can opt for the suitably grand, Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition. Befitting of its “AAA” pedigree, the Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition comes with a satisfying assortment of physical and digital content for Gears fans to sink the teeth of their lancers into. Inside the massive and plush black carton buyers will find a disc-based copy of the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition that comes with a Steelbook case stuffed...

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Return to Hoth with Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure

For Star Wars buffs looking to expand their collection of evil galactic minions, Sideshow Collectibles’ recently released Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is a worthy indulgence. It stands as a masterful recreation of the wintery-clad operators of the Empire’s hulking All Terrain Armored Transports and gives fans the chance to own a screen-accurate depiction of one of the troopers at the center of Episode V’s iconic battle scene on the surface of the Hoth system’s snowy sixth planet. Out of the box, Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure is immediately impressive. The trooper’s armor has been rendered...

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Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Inside the Akihabara Toy Store

For anime, science fiction, and pop culture fans with a penchant for collecting, Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo is a must-visit destination. Nestled in the Akihabara district on the fifth floor of the iconic “Radio Kaikan” building, visitors will find Kaiyodo’s small but captivating retail space richly populated with a vast array of toys and, of course, the company’s signature collectibles. As the creator of popular “Revoltech” line-up of collectibles, Kaiyodo’s reputation as a manufacturer of authentically crafted and ultra-poseable action figures is well known among toy enthusiasts. As a result, Hobby Lobby Tokyo is as much a visual experience...

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A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mace Windu Action Figure

For Star Wars aficionados with a penchant for madly authentic and highly poseable action figures, the Bandai S.H. Figuarts depiction of Mace Windu is worth a look. Another craveable entry in Bandai’s of Star Wars-inspired model kits, replicas, and assorted toys; the 6-inch tall Mace Windu features a screen-faithful painted PVC/ABS sculpt that that captures the look of the moribund master Jedi with remarkable fidelity. Typical of Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts collection, the Mace Windu figure is extensively articulated with an array of joints throughout the legs arms, torso, and neck. The poseability is welcome and a clear selling point,...

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Up Close with the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch Sixth Scale Figure

Whether a fan of Wanda Maximoff’s depiction in the comic book pages or on the big screen, the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch (New Avengers Version) Sixth Scale Figure should make for a welcome addition to the stash of any ardent Marvel superhero collector. One of two Hot Toys Scarlet Witch sixth scale figures inspired by Avengers: Age of Ultron (including the standard variant),  the “New Avengers Version” portrays of the “weird” Maximoff twin as she appeared in the closing moments of the film. Typical of pieces in company’s Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS) line-up, the movie-accuracy is utterly jaw dropping. The figure...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Inside the Spider-Man Box

The much-anticipated Marvel Collector Corps Spider-Man box has been webbing its way into the hands of subscribers as of the end of August, and its apt to leave the Wall-Crawler’s legion of fans with their superhero sensibilities tingling. Upon popping the lid of the carton, subscribers will find a stash of wearable and displayable goodies inspired by Marvel’s iconic web-slinger. There are standard inclusions like the pin and patch, but instead of the t-shirt typically found in each bi-monthly box, fans get the second offering in Funko’s Marvel Collector Corps-exclusive line of Pop! Tops hats (the first debuted in...

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The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition Uncloaked

For fans excited to return to the dystopian cyberpunk expanse of the Deus Ex universe, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition delivers a wealth of digital and physical content to be enjoyed both in-game and out. Augmenting the core gaming experience (which was developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix), the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition comes with a balanced assortment of downloadable and tangible bonuses. Inside the stylish and uniquely prismatic black and gold box, buyers will find codes that unlock the game’s “Day One” in-game content (which includes access to the “Covert Agent Pack”- a...

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Up Close with Prime 1 Studio’s Batman Premium Bust

The screen-accurate detail and variety of display options make the Batman Premium Bust by Prime 1 Studio a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of DC Comics’ iconic Caped Crusader. Inspired by the Dark Knight’s appearance in the acclaimed  (released back in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC), Prime 1’s Batman Premium Bust delivers a spot-on obverse depiction of the titular hero as he appears on screen. It’s evident that the artists paid considerable attention to capturing the array of complex surface components and contours of Batman’s high-tech suit. The statue exhibits a seemingly painstaking degree...

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Bandai’s Summer Showcase of Star Wars Collectibles Revisited

In recent years, one of the persistent highlights of the early summer International Tokyo Toy Show has been the sprawling showcase of Bandai Star Wars collectibles on display. As in and , the renowned Japanese toy firm brought enough action figures, models kits, and tie-in Star Wars merchandise to Tokyo Toy Show 2016 (held 9-12 June at the Tokyo “Big Sight” Exhibition Center) to fill a space cruiser. While Bandai’s presentation of Star Wars collectibles in prior years bore a clear emphasis on the original trilogy, the selection of products on display at this year’s show offered plenty to see for fans...

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Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box

Celebrating over a year of delivering Funko-crafted Marvel superhero swag to the masses, the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box is a jumbo addition to the subscription service’s standard complement of six packs per year. The special one-off $125 USD set began shipping in July chock full of wearables and limited edition figures that are certain to pique the interest of devout Marvel toy hoarders and superhero buffs. So what’s inside the oversized Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box? While regular subscribers may pine for the notably absent t-shirt that’s become a standard addition to , fans are...

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Unboxed: The Amazon-Exclusive Batman v Superman Collector’s Edition

The Amazon-exclusive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Collector’s Edition should thoroughly fit the bill for fans intent on snagging the definitive version of DC Comics’ recent cinematic superhero slugfest. So what makes this super-sized special edition so craveable? For starters, the three-disc set includes the theatrical version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on DVD, Blu-ray, and UltraViolet HD digital download. Adding to that, the combo pack comes with the Ultimate Edition Blu-ray and UltraViolet HD digital download which are stuffed with an additional half-hour of previously unreleased story footage along with over two hours of bonus...

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Up Close with Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue

For statue collectors with a seemingly unstoppable green (tenth scale) rage monster on their hands, there’s clearly only one solution: Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue. The crimson and gold behemoth is mostly movie-accurate, suitably brawny, and, as a result, is the must-have counterpart to the company’s matching when “calling in Veronica” is the only option. Like Kotobukiya’s depiction of the Hulk, the tenth scale Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster ARTFX+ statue boasts a design by legendary sculptor, Junnosuke Abe, the famed creative mastermind behind the company’s very popular Marvel Now line-up of figures (including the equally choice...

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DC Comics Legion of Collectors: Inside the Suicide Squad Box

For comic book buffs with a penchant for DC’s notorious crew of baddies, the Suicide Squad, the latest delivery from the Funko-powered Legion of Collectors is apt to be as satisfying as it is timely. Reaching the clutches of waiting fans in July, weeks ahead of the film’s big-screen debut, the Legion’s third box (following the  and boxes in March and May of this year) is filled with wearables and display-worthy Funko collectibles. Stuffed within the cardboard confines of the July DC Comics Legion of Collectors shipping carton, subscribers will find a choice selection of Suicide Squad-inspired exclusives. In addition to...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: The Takara Tomy Star Wars Showcase

For fans of that iconic galaxy “far, far, away”, the spread of Takara Tomy Star Wars collectibles on display at last month’s International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 (June 9th through June 12th) was a wonderfully enthralling showcase. Nestled among areas dedicated to licensed properties like Beyblade, Thunderbirds, Transformers, and Marvel superheroes, a section of Takara Tomy’s booth in the west hall of the Big Sight Exhibition Center was once again occupied by an eye-grabbing variety of Star Wars toys. Similar to Takara Tomy’s exhibition at , the cinematic and television universes were duly represented with a range of collectibles inspired...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Women of Power in the Spotlight

The latest Marvel Collector Corps box to show up on the doorsteps of subscribers is dedicated to the intrepid heroines of Marvel’s expansive superhero universe. The third of six boxes to ship in 2016 (following February’s , and April’s themed packs), the June Women of Power box (as it’s fittingly dubbed), is flush with wearable and collectible items inspired by a handful of the comic book world’s strongest and bravest ladies. So, what does the Marvel Collector Corps’ Women of Power box have to offer? Tucked within the artful confines of the Spider-Gwen adorned cardboard shipping container, members will...

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Good Smile’s figma Leonidas Action Figure: This is the Spartan!

For fans of 2006’s graphic novel turned big screen retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, “300”, Good Smile Company’s figma Leonidas action figure is a masterfully rendered and screen-accurate homage to the moribund Spartan, and for many, apt to be a must-own collectible. The result of a collaborative effort between concept designers Max Factory Inc. and manufacturers, Good Smile Co., figma Leonidas boasts a lifelike PVC/ABS resin sculpt and painted finish that capture the look of the legendary warrior with remarkable fidelity. Although the figure barely manages to breach a height of 6 inches tall, the designers have done...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Dragon Models Hero Remix Marvel Figures

One of the many superhero-themed highlights of the recently concluded International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 (9-12 June) was the attention-grabbing collection of Dragon Models Hero Remix Marvel bobble-head figures on display. Within the cavernous confines of the ultramodern Tokyo Big Site Exhibition Center neatly arrayed in a corner of the booth operated by the Japanese model manufacturer and importer, Platz Co. LTD,  the compendium of licensed figures was quick to snare the gaze of the many Marvel superhero fans that happened to pass by as it has at . The assortment of 14 wobbly-domed Dragon Models Hero Remix figures included...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Hot Toys Returns with a Hero-filled Showcase

For attendees with even a passing affinity for pop culture collectibles, the Hot Toys Japan booth at this year’s International Tokyo Toy Show (running from Thursday, June 9th to Sunday, June 12th) was a must-see destination. Over the course of the convention’s four days, toy industry professionals and the general public were treated to the company’s sprawling, masterfully staged display of products inspired by the heroic icons of comic books and film. As in , Hot Toys showcased a diverse and enthralling assortment of their own goods, as well as those from other manufacturers including Hasbro, Beast Kingdom, DC Collectibles...

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