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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Return to Hoth with Sideshow’s Imperial AT-AT Driver Sixth Scale Figure
Oct03

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...

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Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Inside the Akihabara Toy Store
Sep26

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...

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A Look at the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Mace Windu Action Figure
Sep19

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...

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Up Close with the Hot Toys Scarlet Witch Sixth Scale Figure
Sep12

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...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Inside the Spider-Man Box
Sep05

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...

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Bandai’s Summer Showcase of Star Wars Collectibles Revisited
Aug14

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...

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Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Year One Super Box
Aug03

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...

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DC Comics Legion of Collectors: Inside the Suicide Squad Box
Jul12

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...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: The Takara Tomy Star Wars Showcase
Jul06

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...

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Marvel Collector Corps: Women of Power in the Spotlight
Jun30

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...

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Good Smile’s figma Leonidas Action Figure: This is the Spartan!
Jun25

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...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Dragon Models Hero Remix Marvel Figures
Jun18

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...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: Hot Toys Returns with a Hero-filled Showcase
Jun12

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...

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Hot Toys Thanos Sixth Scale Figure: Hands On with the Mad Titan
Jun05

Hot Toys Thanos Sixth Scale Figure: Hands On with the Mad Titan

We’ve gotten our hands on the Hot Toys Thanos Sixth Scale Figure and we’re happy to report that it’s another worthy addition to the company’s Movie Masterpiece Series of collectibles. Alongside (and towering above) other pieces in Hot Toys’ Guardians of the Galaxy line-up that we’ve reviewed (including , , and ), the gigantic armor-clad Titan is a jaw dropping collectible of utterly cosmic proportions that makes for a worthy addition...

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The Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty: Inside the May Bounty Hunter Box
May22

The Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty: Inside the May Bounty Hunter Box

Befitting of its name, the latest bimonthly (six per year) offering in the Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty box service is once again packing a covetable assortment of galactic goodies that is certain to appeal to new and prospective subscribers, particularly those with a penchant for bounty hunters. The third delivery of the year (following January’s  and March’s  boxes), the newly shipping May box is dedicated to the...

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The May Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors Box: An Ode to TV Superheroes
May08

The May Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors Box: An Ode to TV Superheroes

Having amidst the swell of excitement surrounding the big-screen release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors bi-monthly (six per year) subscription service is back with a box full of covetable goodies that is sure to leave fans of DC Comics’ popular assortment of TV series with plenty to happily clamor about. Dubbed the “DC TV” box, the May Legion of Collectors pack is aptly...

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Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Captain America: Civil War Box
Apr24

Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Captain America: Civil War Box

With fans waiting with restless anticipation to see their favorite Marvel superheroes square off on the big screen in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel Collector Corps has delivered an epic ‘Civil War’-inspired box that should serve as the perfect primer for the enthusiastic legion of moviegoers (no matter what side they may be rooting for). A year since the launch of Funko’s Marvel Collector Corps in...

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The Life-size Gentle Giant Star Wars Stormtrooper: An Action Figure to Look Up to
Apr10

The Life-size Gentle Giant Star Wars Stormtrooper: An Action Figure to Look Up to

For ardent action figure buffs looking to add a truly colossal centerpiece to their collections, the Gentle Giant Star Wars Stormtrooper Life-size Vintage Monument should fit the bill. Visitors to , Toy Sapiens, (nestled the bustling Harajuku district) can take advantage of the unique opportunity to get a first-hand and up close look at the jaw-dropping level of authenticity that this massive collectible delivers. Inspired by the...

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Inside the Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Cantina Box
Mar27

Inside the Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Cantina Box

The Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty is back with a box full of exclusive loot that’s certain to appeal to the bi-monthly service’s expanding galaxy of current and prospective subscribers. Dubbed the “Cantina” box (based on the saloon at the center of Tatooine’s “wretched hive of scum and villainy”, Mos Eisley spaceport), the third Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty follows a duo of past...

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Dawn of the Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors
Mar13

Dawn of the Funko DC Comics Legion of Collectors

After months of anticipation, Funko’s DC Comics Legion of Collectors boxes have finally begun shipping to the doorsteps of ardent superhero fans. Joining the expanding range of Funko-fueled pop culture subscription bundles, which includes the Marvel Collector Corps and Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty, the all-new pack delivers a similarly inviting mix of limited edition wearable and collectible goodies that should make DC fans...

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