Following Cure Peace, Cure Happy, Cure Beauty, and Cure March scheduled for June, Premium Bandai's Tamashii Web store has finally started accepting pre-orders for S.H. Figuarts Cure Sunny, the fifth and final entry from one of the most successful PreCure TV anime series Smile PreCure!. Check the details after the jump.
Was 1,980 yen (about US$19.34) too expensive for him? Mie Prefectural Police officially admitted that a police sergeant in his 50s was caught for changing price tags on a used Kamen Rider figure and trying to purchase it for the lower price in a recycle shop last November. Hit the jump for more details.
Wonder Festival 2014 is currently being held at the Makuhari Messe expo center in Japan and Free! fans are glued to the Alter booth for the new and improved prototype figures for Haruka Nanase and Makoto Tachibana that are on display. Dedicated Japanese fans have already created a side-by-side comparison image for the rest of us to stare at. See the detailed comparison and bonus Free! Ocha-Tomo figure photos after the jump!
To promote its latest crane game figure prize series "One Piece Cry heart~," Banpresto has produced a five-minute stop-motion animation video and posted it on the web. The video features a famous scene from the One Piece series, "Hiluluk's Cherry Blossoms." Check the video after the jump.
Bandai has revealed the details of S.H. Figuarts Cure Heart, the first posable character figure from the on-going TV anime DokiDoki! PreCure. The company has produced three PreCure figures from the line; Cure Peace, Cure Happy, and Cure Beauty of the 2012-2013 series Smile PreCure!. Check the photos of the latest Cure Heart figure after the jump.
Uta No Prince Sama made headlines in the news out of Animate Girls Festival 2013 over the weekend in Japan and here is one that fans outside of Japan can also appreciate. Two fully painted prototype figures of Jinguji Ren and Hijirikawa Masato from Alter were displayed for the first time. Feel free to fangirl scream in front of your monitor after the jump!
Many figure prototypes and upcoming merchandise came out of the Animate Girls Festival in Japan over the weekend and I have to say this one must be one of the most stunning figure prototype unveiled. The Mega House Kagami Taiga figure from Kuroko's Basketball perfectly captures Seirin's ace player and Kuroko's current light in mid-air. See it after the jump!
Following the A-B blocks and C-D blocks, this third part of Treasure Festa 2013 Kobe 5 photo report introduces Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloid characters. The one of the biggest garage kit events in Japan was held at Kobe International Exhibition Hall No.2 on October 20. Hit the jump for the latest Miku figures!
Following the A-B blocks, this is the second part of Treasure Festa 2013 Kobe 5 photo report featuring the dealers in the block C and D. Check the latest garage kits of popular anime/game characters after the jump!
Treasure Festa is one of the biggest garage kit events in Japan. The 5th event in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture was held at Kobe International Exhibition Hall No.2 on October 20. More than 200 amateur figure makers gathered to display and sell their latest kits. Check the first part of the photo report after the jump.
Good Smile Company has posted a 15-second CM for its latest item, Kaname Madoka ~The Beginning Story/The Everlasting~ on its official YouTube channel today. The 1/8th scale Madoka figure is based on the key visual for the first two movies of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film trilogy drawn by Ume Aoki. Check the CM after the jump.
The 3rd floor of "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition," which is held by Tokushima Shimbun between September 28 and October 27, is dedicated to kaiju figures from popular tokusatsu films and TV series, such as Toho's Godzilla, Daiei's Gamera, and Tsuburaya Production's Ultra series. Check the second part of the photo reports after the jump.
As a pre-event for its 70th anniversary project, Tokushima Shimbun, a local newspaper in Tokushima-city, is now holding "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition" featuring 2,000 Japanese figures from 1960s to 2000s on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Nishisenba Building in the city. Check the part 1 of the photo reports focusing on the character figures after the jump.