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Samurai Captain America

Now this I’m really excited for! It’s the latest figure from Bandai in their Manga Reimagined series. They previously released both Spider-Man and Iron Man and now the newest figure to receive the samurai treatment is Captain America. I previously bought both superheroes in the series and I can’t wait for Cap to be released. It’s a bit of wait with the figure not shipping until January but I’ll definitely be putting my pre-order in ASAP! He’ll look great next to Iron Man and Spidey! Not sure of what to expect? Have a look at the gallery below.

The figure stands 6.9 inches tall and carries a price tag of ¥9, 504. More info here from the Bandai online store.

Last Week in Preorders

Starting with a Limited and Exclusive from Aniplex+, Megumi Katou from the really good anime ‘Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata’ is up for preorder. She is in a really classy pink kimono and definitely doesn’t look boring. Unfortunately Aniplex+ doesn’t ship to international customers for anyone keen for her will have to use a proxy or a forwarding service.

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Character: Megumi Katou Kimono ver.
Series: Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,111 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

‘Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??’ is such an incredibly sweet anime and Kafuu Chino is getting a host of figures, all of them adorable! The Alice Style figure from Aquamarine is adding to this quota and they have done a great job making her look appealing.

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Character: Kafuu Chino Alice ver.
Series: Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The next in the ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ set from GSC is the dignified German ship, Bismark. In particular, Bismark Kai! Following the previous ships, her pose matches that of her card.

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Character: Bismark Kai
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥18,333 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Standard

From FREEing, the next Bunny version figure in their series is of ‘Saki Zenkoku-hen’ character, Haramura Nodaka. In 1/4th scale, her chest must be huge! Her price certainly seems to reflect that.

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Character: Haramura Nodaka Bunny ver.
Series: Saki Zenkoku-hen
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/4th Scale
Price: ¥22,963 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

A long awaited figure from Flare, Subaru and Aoi from ‘Houkago no Pleiades’ is looking pretty in pastel! A swimsuit version of these two girls, based on work by the incredible artist, Anmi.

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Character: Subaru + Aoi Swimsuit ver.
Series: Houkago no Pleiades
Manufacturer: Flare
Category: Non-Scale
Price: ¥16,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: May 2017
Run: Standard

Chinese manufacturer, Myethos, continues to blow people away with their crazy sculpts. This one is from ‘The Legend of Sword and Fairy’, of Zhao Ling-Er. With her removable cape and incredibly detailed water base, they’re definitely giving Japanese companies a run for their money.

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Character: Zhao Ling-Er
Series: The Legend of Sword and Fairy
Manufacturer: Myethos
Category: Non-Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

In the world of Nendoroids, we see two new releases of male characters have come up, of Lin Setsu A from ‘Thunderbolt Fantasy’ and Nakahara Chuuya from ‘Bungou Stray Dogs’ who comes with a Rubber Strap as a bonus when ordered on the Good Smile Online Shop. How classy do they both look?

Character: Nakahara Chuuya
Series: Bungou Stray Dogs
Manufacturer: Orange Rouge
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,167 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Lin Setsu A
Series: Thunderbolt Fantasy Tourikenyuuki
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

The world of figma has been pretty quiet, with only ‘Kyuukyoku Choujin R’ seeing a figure of R. Tanaka Ichirou. He also comes with a bonus faceplate if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop.

Character: R. Tanaka Ichirou
Series: Kyuukyoku Choujin R
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: figma
Price: ¥6,944 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

From Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts line, we see Cure Muse from ‘Suite PreCure”. As with most S.H.Figuarts these days, she is limited and exclusive to P-Bandai who do not ship to international customers.

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Character: Cure Muse
Series: Suite PreCure
Manufacturer: Bandai
Category: S.H.Figuarts
Price: ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

Going into the world of lewd ladies, we see numerous classy looking figures. Firstly from Skytube, we have a figure of Hisasi’s Original Character, Chie. Based on artwork by the artist, the figure comes with the fence and stone seat she sits on, and she also casts off entirely.

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Character: Chie
Series: Hisasi Original Character
Manufacturer: Alphamax
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

From Orchid Seed, ‘To Heart 2’ is still seeing figures! This Samurai ver. of Kousaka Tamaki looks very classy and very detailed. Definitely a worthwhile figure for fans of the character.

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Character: Kousaka Tamaki
Series: To Heart 2 Dungeon Travelers
Manufacturer: Orchid Seed
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Dragon Toy has put up a figure of an original character all of a sudden; this one is Sagano Emiru, a singing… highschool cheerleader…? Her blond twintails and bright blue eyes are looking pretty good and she does fully cast-off.

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Character: Sagano Emiru
Series: Nihon Joshikousei Zukan
Manufacturer: Dragon Toy
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥16,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

As always, the Fate series gets lots of love. Starting with scales, manufacturer Bell Fine has put up a White Dress version for Saber.

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Character: Saber Shiro Dress ver.
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Bell Fine
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

Aniplex+ have also shown and put up for preorder, a pair of Rin and Saber Chara-Forme Plus; based on an illustration first shown alongside the SaeKano girls, like Katou shown at the start of the article. This pair is Limited + Exclusive, and Aniplex+ do not ship to international customers.

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Character: Rin Tohsaka
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: Chara-Forme Plus
Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive
Character: Saber
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Aniplex
Category: Chara-Forme Plus
Price: ¥3,889 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive

Moving to rereleases, Good Smile Company have announced rereleases of two very popular male ‘Fate/Stay Night’ characters; Archer and Gilgamesh! Archer again comes with his Servant Summoning Circle Sheet if ordered through the Good Smile Online Shop.

Character: Archer
Series: Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥3,426 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)

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Character: Gilgamesh
Series: Fate/Stay Night
Manufacturer: Good Smile Company
Category: Nendoroid
Price: ¥4,444 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ fans are definitely not short on love from Kotobukiya, with Yami Bakura and Marik Ishtar being brought up for a rerelease.

Character: Yami Bakura
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥9,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard
Character: Marik Ishtar
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥8,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Last Week In Preorders – Scales

Scale figures are the thing I love most and it’s always a good day if I can go and admire new ones for hours on end, like today! Again, there have been some fabulous re-release announcements, particularly Super Dangan Ronpa 2’s Nanami from Phat! Company.

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Character: Chiaki Nanami
Series: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥13,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)

Character: Ikumi Mito
Series: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,037 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Irisdina Bernhard Bunny Ver.
Series: Schwarzesmarken
Manufacturer: FREEing
Category: 1/4th Scale
Price: ¥21,111 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Atago Heavy Armament Ver.
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale WonHobby Selection
Price: ¥17,407 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive (rerelease)
Character: Takao Heavy Armament Ver.
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale WonHobby Selection
Price: ¥17,407 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive
A special stand to display Takao together with her sister ship Atago is also included with the WHS edition of Takao.
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Character: Takao Light Armament Ver.
Series: Kantai Collection -KanColle-
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: July 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Lynette Bishop Bunny Style
Series: Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow
Manufacturer: Aquamarine
Category: 1/th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Minako Satake Poka Poka Service Ver.
Series: The Idolm@ster Million Live!!
Manufacturer: Phat! Company
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Purple Heart Dress Ver.
Series: Hyperdimension Neptunia
Manufacturer: Wing
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,500 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Moroboshi Kirari, Jougasaki Rika, Akagi Miria Decoration Premium Set
Series: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
Manufacturer: Wave
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥45,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

The girls are also available individually for ¥15,800, ¥14,800 and ¥13,800 respectively.

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Character: Shimamura Uzuki, Amami Haruka, Kasuga Mirai
Series: The Idolmaster 10th Anniversary
Manufacturer: Stronger
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥27,778 (Before Tax)
Release Date: June 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive (Aniplex+)

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Character: Stardust
Series: Vocaloid4
Manufacturer: Myethos
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Takao Black Elegance Ver.
Series: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Manufacturer: Ques Q
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Tachibana Marika
Series: Nisekoi
Manufacturer: Revolve
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥11,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Orders made through the Aniplex+ site will come with a bonus winking face.

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Character: Marie Rose
Series: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/6th Scale
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard

Character: Futaba Anzu
Series: Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥6,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)
Character: Undertaker
Series: Kuroshitsuji ~Book of Circus~
Manufacturer: Kotobukiya
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard (rerelease)
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Character: Charlotte Dunois & Laura Bodewig Nekomimi Pajama
Series: IS: Infinite Stratos
Manufacturer: Alter
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥16,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: March 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Sailor Venus
Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal
Manufacturer: Bandai
Category: Figuarts ZERO
Price: ¥5,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: February 2017
Run: Limited + Exclusive (P-Bandai)

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Character: Hyuuga Hinata
Series: Naruto Shippuuden
Manufacturer: MegaHouse
Category: Naruto Gals
Price: ¥9,520 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: Minato Tomoka Blue Wedding Ver.
Series: Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS
Manufacturer: Plum
Category: 1/7th Scale
Price: ¥12,000 (Before Tax)
Release Date: December 2016
Run: Standard

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Character: Yousei Farusaria
Series: Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur
Manufacturer: Square Enix
Category: 1/8th Scale
Price: ¥14,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: January 2017
Run: Standard

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Character: King Joe
Series: Ultraman
Manufacturer: Surprise Next
Category: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku
Price: ¥13,800 (Before Tax)
Release Date: April 2017
Run: Standard

Samurai Spider-Man From Bandai and Tamashii Nations

It’s over, I’m dead. I want this so bad and I haven’t even seen the price yet. Bandai and Tamashii Nation have a hugely popular line of figures depicting pop culture characters as samurai. And the latest addition to their growing range is the webhead himself, Spider-Man. Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I’m a HUGE Spidey fan so this immediately caught my eye!

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The team did an outstanding task last year of converting Star Wars characters to samurai so you should check those out too. This new Samurai Spider-Man is part of their new Manga Realisation line with modeller, Takayuki Takeya from Bandai, performing duties on the Star Wars figures as well. The figure has multiple accessories and body parts resulting is some pretty cool poses for photo opportunities and displaying purposes.

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The figure has a beautiful web design culminating in the Spider logo across the breastplate as well as the inclusion of “spider silk.”

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He’s a decent size too standing at 18cm or 7″ and comes bundled with the tantō short-blade in front and the long-bladed katana which rests behind him.

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On top of all that badassery he comes with, the makers have also thrown in a grappling hook and chain for the full ninja treatment.

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Thrown in three interchangeable hands for various web shooting poses and you’ve got one quality figure!

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And now the best part, available to buy from today, this gorgeous figure will set you back ¥9,504 or around $US87.50…yep, I’ll be looking into this one for sure!!

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Bandai Releases Underwater Submarine For Goldfish

Yeah, you read that heading right. CCP which is a subsidiary of Bandai will be releasing this cute submarine for your fish tank complete with camera. The device functions with the aid of a remote control and will make you feel like you’re right in the thick of it among your aquatic friends. Releasing on April 28, the submarine will allow you navigate left, right and even comes with side lights mounted for some night time exploring.

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There’s even an attachment for storing food so your fish are sure to get up nice and close to the camera for that all important picture. The camera specs are VGA: 640×480 pixels taking 30 FPS and allowing you to record up to 5 minutes of video. You can also operate the submarine in 50 degree Celcius water. It’s a tad pricey at ¥10,778 or close to $100 but if you love your fish, gadgets and would love to combine both then this is the toy for you.

Sailor Moon Crystal Sees New Merchandise

Sailor Moon Crystal has only just launched in Japan and around the world via streaming service Crunchyroll and already the first wave of merchandise has hit the streets.

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Coming straight from Bandai’s Premium online store is the  “Sailor Soldier Tiara Ring” pre-order. There are five different styles and have been modelled after the five different tiaras as worn by the characters in the series. There are pink, blue, red, green, yellow colours with a Swarovski crystal decorating the piece. They’ll set you back ¥11, 340 and will start to being delivered sometime the middle of October.

Hello Kitty Giant Robot Chogokin Anniversary Video

We ran a post the other day regarding the 40th anniversary of the famous feline, Hello Kitty. However it’s also the 40th anniversary of chogokin line of mecha figures this year. So why not join the two and release a special Hello Kitty robot figure?

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The figure will be released in June this year and will sell for ¥4,400 and comes with some great features. The model will come with an eye changer, fists with firing action, a bow that can be removed and stored under her feet and a clear cockpit with a Hello Kitty head inside.

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To mark the occasion, Bandai have released a promo clip for the figure with special guest narrating in the form of Serina who happens to be an idol from SDN48’s 1st Generation.

Bandai Showroom Akiba December 2013

Apart from being an awesome train station, the Akihabara JR station is also host to the Bandai Showroom. It isn’t an overly large area but on a regular basis, the impressive figures in glass cases are rotated to make way for a new exhibition.

December 2013 saw the cases housing a display called the “Super Heroes/Mecha” edition. There were figures on display from from the Kamen Rider series, Mobile Suit Gundam and Super Sentai. The figures will be launching in Japan in May this year. There were some figures from a few other franchises as well.

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Credit for the Akihabara header image:
Akihabara Photo (C) Brian Sulz – http://www.briansulz.com/

Gundam Cases For Iphone Incoming

Owners of iPhone’s who also happen to be Gundam fans will soon be able to show their allegiance while protecting their phone at the same time. Bandai have taken the covers off of some very nifty looking cases made from silicone and carrying different 3D suits and other related images from the series. The cases will be able to be used on the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S.

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Each case will retail ¥2,625 and can be picked up from Bandai’s official online store, KIWAMONOWEB. The cases will release in February 2014 and will be a strictly limited stock so you might want to check it out and see if you can snag yourself one before they all sell out.

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