Upcoming release schedule-
Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Phantom Menace)
Nozomi Tojo (Bokura wa Ima no Naka de)
>Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive
Trunks Advanced Color ver
Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Throne ver.
Luke Skywalker (re-release)
>Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive
Rin Hoshizora (Bokura wa Ima no Nada de)
Hanayo Koizumi (Bokura was Ima no Nada de)
Body-kun DX Set (Gray Color ver.)
Body-Chan DX Set (Gray Color ver.)
Body-kun (Pale Orange Color ver.)
Body-chan (Pale Orange Color ver.
>Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive
Honoka Kousaka (Bokura was Ima no Nada de)
Mario Playset E
Super Saiyan God Vegeta
Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike
Future Trunks (Saiyan Armor)
Super Saiyan Teen Gohan (re-release)
>Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive
Umi Sonoda (Bokura was Ima no Nada de)
New Order Trooper (Riot Shield ver.)
Captain America (Civil War ver.)
>Tamashii Web Shop Exclusive
Kotori Minami (Bokura wa Ima no Naka de)
Other figures awaiting release dates -
Naruto Sage Mode
Sailor Moon (PGSM R Ver.)
Super Sailor Mercury
Battle Droid (Geonosis Color)
Battle Droid (Geonosis Color) C-3P0 Head
Battle Droid Commander
C-3P0 (Episode II)
C-3P0 (Episode VII)
C-3P0 & R2-D2
Chewbacca (Episode IV)
Clone Trooper Phase 1 (Captain)
Clone Trooper Phase 1 (Commander)
Clone Trooper Phase 1 (Lieutenant)
Clone Trooper Phase 1 (Sergeant)
First Order Storm Trooper (Heavy Gunner)
Han Solo (Episode IV)
Luke Skywalker (Episode IV)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode II)
Super Battle Droid
Ichigo Hoshimiya (Soleil)
Aoi Kiriya (Soleil)
Ran Shibuki (Soleil)
Big The Budo
Super Saiyan 3 Goku Premium Colors
Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta
Super Saiyan 4 Goku
Goku (Angel ver.)
Super Saiyan God Goku
Perfect Cell Premium Colors
Cure Flora (Elegant)
Marvel Studios Iron Man Armors
Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Wondering if any anon here can help with a small request.
If you have Luke, would it be possible to scale him next to some other Figuarts? Looking to see him scaled to any of the DBZ Figuarts is possible.
S.H. Figuarts Kakashi review:
I think users of 2ch never bothered buying him since I didn't see a thread for him there, also I don't see any review from Nuu nor Shishioh yet.
I'm not sure why, and maybe I'm just completely dogshit retarded, but that figure looks like it's already old and outdated. Like maybe by 3-5 years, I would say. And I'm not talking about the articulation, just the entire look of the thing. It's like a space-time portal opened up and delivered us this figure from a parallel universe where D-Arts handled Naruto before dissolving.
That's precisely the problem. Any time the shoulder articulation is utilized, they look too low.
wow, that looks bad.
Toynami's looks better than that.
I don't like Naruto (or perhaps more accurately don't like what it became and what it represents, the first couple of tankobons were fun), but I'll freely admit there's a load of neat character designs who'd make great action figures.
This is not a great action figure. In fact it's like they didn't even try.
>shred of effort
I dont know about that. The only total effort I've seen them put in a DBZ figure in 2015 was the Awakening Goku and the Golden Frieza. But we still get a complete lack of accessories.
Vegetto, Ultimate Gohan, and SSGSS Goku are just the same old Goku mold with a few differences. And any other figure we've seen this past year has just been re-release (Teen Gohan and Piccolo) or an Advanced Color release (SSJ Vegeta).
Am I missing any other figures?
I don't know, 17 is pretty good in my book.
>I feel 17 and 18 could've been executed better.
I love my sexy android 18head.
Their faces looks great and 18's overall mold is really good, but there's just a few things that's keeping me from liking the figures 100%. Like 17's shoulder flaps and 18's limited poseability. Just little things, hence why I said they could've been executed better. But every figure isnt perfect, so for what they are they're pretty good.
Should I keep waiting for the SHF Yoda (if it even happens), or should I go for this: http://myfigurecollection.net/item/366066
I've actually inspected this figure on-hands and it actually scales really well with the ongoing SHF Star Wars figures. That prize figure is too tempting and cheap.
Yoda really ought to be an accessory, like in the figma Detective Conan release. Pair him with Dagobah training gear Luke or something. An individual release for him would be unnecessary, and would probably mean that they'd muck it the fuck up by going the hyper articulation route to appease the kids that grew up watching the prequels and want to make him doing backflips and shit.
I think it's one of those things where if you don't know them, they all seem the same. In a different medium, take dubstep. I don't know if you listen to it or not, but I don't, and it all sounds the fucking same. But if you get into it, it becomes easier to tell the difference between different artists and whatnot. The same is true for moeblobs. I actually got into LoveLive because I thought Nico and Maki looked cute when they went up for pre-order, but eventually I came to know all nine easily and got their full names down, as well as the new girls in the franchise.
It's one thing to add a statue as an accessory versus a fully articulated figure (and completely new mold) with another articulated figure to boot. Shit drives up prices, which can deterrent potential customers.
I'd agree with this. I don't want Yoda to be like Mario, especially since he would (probably) be smaller. All the cuts for articulation would make him look terrible. Something mostly solid with maybe a set of swappable arms and legs (think Nendoroid) with Dagobah Luke would be the best way to do it.
I only knew LL because of a doujin game made by Mikonisomi, played the Nico and Maki game but the deleted the former since I'm not into characters with loli type of bodies, Nozomi or Eli when?
To be on topic I'm hoping Bandai/Tamashii will do a Princes Peach.
Looks like Kakashi uses Awakening Goku's PAK style butterfly shoulder joints
Forgot to post the link:
Why does SHF Kylo Ren have 2 disabled lightsaber? Also, are the lightsaber "blades" removable? Would be nice if it could stick into other saber hilts.
>Blades aren't removable.
God damn it..... Already didn't like how tubby his body/waist looks (stupid fat belt), and now the blades aren't removable? There goes my incentive of getting this. Guess I'll be skipping this one, unless they're planning an unmasked & updated "slimmer" version.
Replace plastic robes with Black Series cloth robes. Win at life forever.
Why would the blades be fucking removeable lol
Like for what purpose
They only fit on that one lightsaber. It's the only cross lightsaber. You literally have no reason to want to put the blade anywhere else.
>and now the blades aren't removable? There goes my incentive of getting this.
You get an ignited lightsaber, and unignited lightsaber, and a lightsaber for his belt, every configuration of the lightsaber you could want or need, and you are bitching about it.
I'm confused here. You get the hilt without the blades anyway. Why would you need just the blades? The hilt blades wouldn't go on anything else. Did you just want to make Vader's saber slightly thicker or something?
>the anon would rather his toys be show/movie accurate
>oh you must leave your toys in boxes
Not everyone wants to make a custom oc do not steal and take pictures of them for others on /toy/ to gawk at. Is that hard for you to understand?
Well since Sheryl and Ranka are coming at some point, figuarts when?
Not sure if Figuarts Precures comes with holding hands but if they don't then use a Tactical Gloves so they can hold guns.
I chuckle a bit whenever I see images of magical girls figures using guns for some reason. I might do that to my figma/figuarts Sakura in the future.
OK, so it seems like everyone's down on kylo's robes, but I recall darth maul's being pretty well received when he came out. What exactly is the difference in execution, just that kylo's are floor length instead of waist length? I don't have either, but I'm looking to pick up a kylo and curious as to what went wrong, so to speak.
I like his robes as they are. But I suppose the issues people might be having is that the black series is an alternative with a cloth robe and the fact that Darth Maul's robes are a lot shorter and don't get in the way as much.
Yeah I wanted to get him too but I don't like him enough for the price. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope he'll tank in price but I'm doubtful. Not broken up about it either way.
Starts at 1600 JST. Get ready.....
Why does his face sculpt look weird to me? Was AoU Cap like this?
I absolutely hate how Bandai's release schedule for the SHF line is so fucking jilted. It makes monthly budgets fucking cry. Two SHFs (at least non-toku) in March. Fucking TWO. And then a whopping 15 in April, 10 or some shit in May, and then a whole 3 in June (at least so far)? Why the hell does it have to be this way? I'd love Loyaltrooper, Mace, fucking Trunks, the idols, and they load all of them up in the same month as their God damn second run Hulkbuster? It's fuckin crazy man. I want to give them more money but it doesn't work if they put out everything at once.
It feels off to me because I THINK they 3DS scanned his face without sculpting a new head to match.
His capless head is little better, and I think that is due to them needing to try to sculpt a new head since it was not done before. I wouldn't be surprised if the capless head turns out to be a new head altogether and not something modified from the AoU head.
Waltz in, got me a Windu and Trunks, and pre-order complete.
Walks out like a boss......
Now to enjoy the anguish cries of fail pre-orders. Gimme your tears!
>all that Star Wars
>no Palatine to go with the blue thunder effect
What's wrong with these fools?
>windu sold out on amiami
Fuuck. I think I'll just wait and hope he goes back up. I'd rather just add him to my monthly order on there.
On the bright side, I hope he sells well. Hopefully prequel characters selling well will get Grievous out faster.
HLJ and HS have both Trunks & Windu cheaper and more honest conduct. AmiAmi is fucking jewing with us with less discount than usual because they know these 2 are going to sell well. Selective pricing at it's worst.
lmao what are you talkin' dude, Amiami's Trunks is $5 cheaper.
What? Did you get banned for being a flake several times and now you're leading a crusade?
The only thing HLJ is good for is for cancelling orders. But HLJ also likes to sell stuff they don't actually have.
and I'll get one on bbts so who gives a shit?
Give this man a medal for his accomplishment.
Another one for every collector's hall of Armors diorama, whattayagonnado.
I just hope Vision and Panther get done, Falcon would be nice too, we already saw protos of Hawkguy and Widow.
And FFS Ant-man and Yellowjacket
Looks like they just resculpted the Mk 45 in the computer without changing any of the underlying engineering. How boring.
I wish they'd be as ambitious as they were with the Mk VI and War Machine I, and bring back the working airbrakes for one thing.
Just be happy that they are at least looking at other characters appearing in CW.
With Thor and Hulk not in the way, after War Machine anybody else they decide on will be new to the line.
They take preorders based on the number they're getting from the manufacturer, not on how many they'd like to sell. If Bandai's only making X ammount of whatever figuarts they can't really take orders for more than that.
But that's dumb. Have the merchants put up preorders for like a full 24 hours, then have them report their #s to the manufacturer. If a preorder sells out in 1 minute, then obviously that's a bunch of money they're missing out on.
I think that is how Premium Bandai works for exclusives.
But for a wide release, there are dozens of merchants they'd have to coordinate that with besides the 2-3 import shops /toy/ uses. It's easier and maybe cheaper to just bulk manufacture a set amount and hope it sells out, then reissue it if the demand is there.
I think if there's one difference between japanese and western toy companies, it's their attitudes towards overstock. Hasbro doesn't really give a fuck if a character shelfwarms hard because they got doublepacked, because material cost is low at that point. Bandai or Max factory or whoever can't really mess around with overstock on uniquely tooled figures when:
A: They're selling toys that cost around twice as much. Having to clearance expensive shelfwarmers hurts more than ones that were cheaper to start with.
B: They're selling them to a much smaller group. Their primary market is people actually in japan, not so much import sites.
So the way things are now really isn't that odd, especially considering that they sort of already do what you're saying. Also, more preorders always get added before release, and there's usually extra stock at release too. And remember, re-releases do happen; Luke and vader sold well, so they're getting another run. It sucks to miss an initial preorder, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say if you can't get one in by the time it's out, you're not trying.
Two ball joints and like 4 hinged pieces, yet it's one of the most poorly articulated torsos I've seen on a figure. What the hell
>But that's dumb
Except it works for them, and seeing as how they're a highly profitable corporation and you're a random nobody on 4chan, I think they might have the better plan going on than what you're suggesting.
Jesus, I saw the thumbnail and thought it broke. But yeah, it's definitely a step back from previous ones. You CAN get a lot more twist out of the lower joint than you'd think, maybe 90 degrees, but it's super sketchy.
Something I've been messing around with. I swapped the silver hip pieces, and I actually think I prefer it this way. Utilizing the ball joint in the thigh, and you can get a much better looking upward leg movement. Pretty interesting. There also isn't a big bulging silver butt cheek thing happening.
Shishioh just posted his review:
Those effect parts really makes really makes up for the crappy Chidori/Raikiri defualt one he has.
And here is the link which I thought I pasted correctly:
These effect parts do looks good! If you have bought one, inside the box(usually in the flaps) look for a link to a survey and answer it, they are asking on what effect parts we want to get made/released.
Already have all effect parts(1 variant of each) except for the explosions. I'm hoping for the Wind effect, for figma Fuu when she is released.
>cause he wouldn't sell well
The movie may not have done so hot in Japan but I think most collector's would love to have an American Bugman to hang out with Kamen Rider, though I'm sure they'd prefer the big dawg himself Spider-Man.
Yellowjacket from the movie seriously deserves a figure too, I mean they've already shown with Grievous that multi-arms isn't a big deal.
Depends on how well the Soliel trio does. Ichigo was on the Most Viewed ranking yesterday and there's hardly any collected tier Aikatsu merch so I believe the initial releases will do well enough to continue.
I kind of hope they do bundle releases for the secondary idols, most of them are part of units anyway and it would mean faster releases especially if they're also putting out chord designs.
Sort of found a solution to this waist twist thing. Pop off upper torso, remove the small panel piece, and place torso back on at a 90 degree angle. Sucks to go through the trouble, but it'll work for photos.
Holy shit. Just looked him and saw what he's going for now. I paid $70 flat for him and Suguru last year.
The option hand parts of my Broly now have these nasty slivers of paint from the interior of the bracers. What would be the best way to remove these paint stripes without harming the hands' color?
Missing drop-down hips, so he barely gets 40 degrees of forward movement in the legs. Hair is more shiny gold than blonde. Other than that he's really well constructed. Balances well, the arms move in nicely for double handed lightsaber holding action, etc.
How common are bootleg Iron Man figuarts?
I just bought a mk 45 off eBay from a guy here in the UK.
I wish this gave me peace of mind but I've seen UK sellers peddling bootleg Revoltech Star Wars stuff so I can't be 100% sure. This is my first figuarts so I don't really know what to look for.
I accidentally bought two Smooth Criminal Michael Jacksons that were on sale in Amazon.
Should I return one and keep the other? Or should I keep it as a local-trade tool?
[spoiler]Also should it say Made in China at the bottom?[/spoiler]
Where do you think the figures are made? China. No need to worry about that.
Do what you want with them. Pose them fighting each other. Pose them having sex with each other. Pose them molesting children who are having sex with each other. Return it if you don't want it and get your cash back. That's what I'd do if it's a 100% refund.
Stecasse made it in the polls, so not completely hopeless. Pretty low on that list though.
I wouldn't be surprised that, if Bandai does actually make him, it'd be a Zero or some shit.
It's not that I don't like it, more that I haven't even gotten around to opening it and half the other stuff that was in the order he came in. Life's been hectic as hell for the last couple weeks.
Just ordered mine from AmiAmi last night, missed the pre-order that time. Been checking it twice everyday since last month. You better keep an eye on the page. 4730 JPY.
So this is how it begins huh?
Im loving this MJ so far, but changing his hands is nerve wracking as fuck. Is it like that for all figures? Im afraid Ill break his joints or something.
oh wow, yet another ironman that has barely any difference from the previous dozen red/yellow armors!
I preordered the Phasma from AmiAmi back in October. How does this shit work again? I dont even remember if I have paid for it already. Am I supposed to get another email when the time comes?
>I preordered the Phasma from AmiAmi back in October.
I'm so sorry.
If they don't milk a separate Kylo Ren figure that's got a helmetless face or two for ep 7 they undoubtedly will for 8. They probably only had promotional material to work with for the characters to avoid spoiling anything. Like Kylo Ren's prettyboy face.
Eva 3.0 had a similar issue where Revoltech did figures based off the preview from the end of 2.0 and the actual designs in 3.0 were significantly different.
there are still plenty of places to throw her.
So I was at a grand re-opening of a store in town that carries everything from records and comic books to MTG cards and video games, and I came across pic related. They wanted ~$41 for it, but the were also having a 25% off everything sale, so I got her for ~30+tax. Did I catch a good deal? I've never watched Kamen Rider but she looks pretty cool, and she's also my first Figuarts. My only concern is that I'm going to break her wrists when swapping out hands or something. How fragile are the joints usually? Is there an objectively best way to pull off pieces to reduce strain on the ball joints?
Fuck. Forgot pic.
that's actually a decent price for Kivala, she retails for 3800-4200 yen most places so you got her a couple bucks off all things considered
and yes, the hands can sometimes take a bit of force to get on/off on figuarts, just don't go retard strength
eh I wouldn't say the Sakuras are evenly matched. The figma definitely looks better than the figuarts, it may not be cartoon accurate but it's more pleasing to look at.
It trades accuracy for a doll like aesthetic. I prefer the figma's puffed up parts and ribbons but otherwise the color is just off and the faces fit that doll feel.
Point is, neither are lacking in detail.
So I have a Figurarts preordered from Amiami. Never dealt with the site before.
Would the shipping charge change much if I added another basic Figuarts to the order? Just don't seem right to pay all that shipping cost for just one guy.
How much is the shipping usually on a Figuarts on Amiami?
I'm tempted to order Freddie but i'm not sure if i should choose Amiami or just wait for it to be available again on TOM and preorder Nendoroids with it to get free shipping.
You seem upset. And you're still lacking any wit in your shitposting.
Did you ever stop to consider that I'm genuinely curious about the possibility and likelihood of Bandai licensing an SHF in the likeness of David Bowie now that he's dead? I don't think you did. You just assumed I'm an apathetic fag just trying to fit in.
She just arrived awhile ago with S.H. Figuarts Kakashi and missing right foot of Sakura 2nd OP ver. She has the same built qualitywise as the other senshi released, only gripe I have with her is her ponytail is made of hard plastic and it only swings in one direction so it'll get in the way of posing, face parts are ok but her neutral face and smiling face almost looks like the same unless you look at it carefully. buy her to complete your team, I have all of the ones released except for the Imposter version.
I think the problem with the long next is because Kakashi utilizes a double hinged joint similar to Broly, if you don't push it down he will look like a girrafe, same with the shoulders, it will look too low if not positioned correctly.
Only problem I have with him is his effect part is meh but I have a Tamshii effect Thunder so I'll use that one instead and it's hard to put back the head on since their is a chance the 1st hinged joint will bend when you are inserting the head.
I have both and they have their ups and downs but I like them both.