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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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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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: An Inside Look
Jun09

Tokyo Toy Show 2016: An Inside Look

As in , the west halls of Tokyo’s iconic Big Sight Exhibition Center were once again abuzz with captivating sights, sounds, and thrills as the International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 got underway on June 9th. Marking the 55th anniversary of Japan’s highest profile toy convention, it’s clear that this year’s exhibitors have gone to great lengths to dazzle attendees with a flurry of new action figures, statues, games,...

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Loot Crate Delivers the Power with its Smashing May Box
May29

Loot Crate Delivers the Power with its Smashing May Box

For the devoted legion of Loot Crate subscribers, the latest release in the monthly swag-filled box service is brimming with covetable exclusives. Dubbed the “Power” crate, the May offering is filled with wearables and collectible items aimed at emphasizing its larger than life theme. Breaking the seal and lifting the lid on the May Loot Crate reveals an aptly power-packed assortment of items from a range of pop culture...

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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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Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds Launches with a Range of New Heroes
Mar20

Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds Launches with a Range of New Heroes

For superhero fans counting down to the May 5th big-screen release of Captain America: Civil War, the all-new Disney Infinity 3.0 Marvel Battlegrounds play set should help make the wait a bit more bearable. A fitting prelude to the impending superhero match-ups that moviegoers will see on-screen, the Marvel Battlegrounds package includes an updated, unmasked version of Captain America (brooding and steely-eyed) along with a play set...

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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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Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Deadpool Box
Feb28

Inside the Marvel Collector Corps Deadpool Box

It’s a great time to be a Deadpool fan. With a record busting film still raging in the theaters and plenty of new and upcoming must-have toys on the way from industry heavyweights like and Hot Toys, there’s plenty to be excited about. And now, the Funko-fueled Marvel Collector Corps has added to the mix with a newly shipping subscription box dedicated entirely to the inimitable “merc with a mouth”. Aptly timed to...

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The Hot Toys Ant-Man on Flying Ant Miniature Collectible Releases
Feb07

The Hot Toys Ant-Man on Flying Ant Miniature Collectible Releases

Adding to the year’s craveable assortment of superhero figures is the newly released Hot Toys Ant-Man on Flying Ant Miniature Collectible. Fans with a penchant for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s size-shifting, bug-borne crusader should find plenty to appreciate once they get the tiny figurine under their microscopes. Measuring roughly 3.5 inches in length and with a wingspan of just under 4.5 inches, finding adequate...

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A Look at Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty Exclusive Chewbacca Bobble-Head
Jan24

A Look at Funko’s Smuggler’s Bounty Exclusive Chewbacca Bobble-Head

For the legion of collectors eagerly awaiting the loot-filled second entry in Funko’s recently launched Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box, a familiar “fuzzball” awaits. Tucked inside the carton with the other Episode VII-themed swag is the wonderfully shaggy, Funko Pop! Chewbacca Bobble-Head Figure. A fitting follow-up to the special Pop! TIE Fighter Pilot and Chrome Captain Phasma figures that shipped...

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Toy Sapiens: Another Look Inside Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store
Dec27

Toy Sapiens: Another Look Inside Hot Toys’ Flagship Tokyo Store

For fans of action figures and pop culture collectibles, Hot Toys’ stylish flagship Tokyo retail store, Toy Sapiens, stands as a must-visit destination. Located in the trendy Harajyuku district (within walking distance from the Harajyuku and Meiji-Jingumae train stations), the 2100+ square foot retail space is a spellbinding showcase of collectibles representing a vast assortment of popular licensed action and science fiction...

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The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set Releases
Dec20

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set Releases

Arriving on store shelves in time for the colossal theater release that inspired it is the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set. Joining the colorful assortment of seventeen iconic characters from across Star Wars’ cinematic and television universes, including such favorites as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and Sabine Wren (from the Star Wars Rebels animated series),...

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Funko’s Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Subscription Box Launches with a Duo of Exclusives
Dec06

Funko’s Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Subscription Box Launches with a Duo of Exclusives

For the galaxy of devoted Funko buffs with a fondness for Star Wars, the company’s newly launched Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box is apt to be an irresistible splurge. Making good on the pledge of delivering a covetable assemblage of items from that familiar “galaxy far, far, away” to the door steps of collectors every other month, the premier Smuggler’s Bounty box comes packed with duo of...

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A Look Back at Hot Toys’ Tokyo Showcase of Batman Figures
Nov08

A Look Back at Hot Toys’ Tokyo Showcase of Batman Figures

With the end of the year fast approaching, we’re returning the spotlight to Hot Toys and their electrifying selection of Batman figures on display during the summer. In particular, the company’s booth at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2015 (18-21 June) was packed with an assortment of collectibles capable of leaving any fan of the DC Universe giddy with delight. Known for their wildly accurate line of poseable sixth scale...

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Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: A Fresh Look Inside Kotobukiya’s Showpiece Tokyo Store
Oct03

Kotobukiya Akihabarakan: A Fresh Look Inside Kotobukiya’s Showpiece Tokyo Store

For fans of science fiction and pop culture collectibles living in or visiting Tokyo, Japan, one of the must-visit destinations is the Kotobukiya Akihabarakan retail store. Set amidst the arcades, video game boutiques, and gadget shops of Tokyo’s storied “Electric Town”, Kotobukiya’s verdant five-story toy emporium distinguishes itself from the crowded skyline as a beacon to fans of the company’s authentically...

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Dragon Models’ Avengers: Age of Ultron Figure Collection Reassembled
Sep26

Dragon Models’ Avengers: Age of Ultron Figure Collection Reassembled

Reflecting on the cosmic assortment of Marvel collectibles exhibited earlier in the year, a magnificent range of figures that merits another look is Dragon Models’ Avengers: Age of Ultron figure line-up. The presence of Dragon’s figures at the 2015 International Tokyo Toy Show (18-21 June) proved to be an impressive showcase for the company’s richly authentic assortment of toys inspired by the Avengers’...

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Revisiting Hot Toys’ Sprawling Summer Spread of Funko Pop! Figures
Sep05

Revisiting Hot Toys’ Sprawling Summer Spread of Funko Pop! Figures

While the Hot Toys booth at this year’s was stocked with the requisite abundance of the company’s signature sixth scale action figures, the sprawling spread of Funko Pop! figures was enough to leave any fan of the popular line of bobble-headed collectibles giddy with delight. Drawing on the utterly cosmic field of licensed properties, the range of Funko Pop! figures was both vast and impressive. Established Marvel favorites,...

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