Bandai has started a new brand in PROPLICA to serve older fans of anime by upgrading toys that they may have enjoyed when they were young and their first release will be an almost 1 to 1 ratio "Moon Stick" from Sailor Moon, complete with the voice of Usagi by Kotono Mitsuishi for the first time built into moon wand replicas. More after the jump!
Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy has introduced a new version of long-time favorite Japanese table top game, Pop-Up Pirate where the poor pirate jumps 5 times higher compared to the existing version. According to the apologetic video, the new version called Cho Tobi Jumbo Pop-Up Pirate was the product of a design mistake. Watch how high it jumps after the jump! (No pun intended)
HMM Zoids (High-end Master Model Zoids) is a collaboration high-quality plamodel series between Kotobukiya and Takara-Tomy. In commemoration of the series' sixth anniversary, Kotobukiya Akihabarakan held an exhibit "Kotobukiya HMM Zoids Archive 2012" at its showroom on the sixth floor from April 28 to May 6. Check the photo report after the jump.
Kotubukiya is one of the most famous model kit/figure manufacturer in Japan. They opened a five-storey building “Kotobukiya Akihabarakan” on July 23rd, 2011. The fourth floor is called “Show Room”, which display their latest/popular products. Check the photo report after the jump!
Cockroach is not the most popular bug in this planet, probably one of the least for many. But Japan Trust Technology, a Japanese computer equipment company in Tokyo, believes it is popular enough. They have started offering a remote control cockroach toy named "Gokiradi" in Japan on May 11. Check the product video after the jump, if you dare.
BANDAI, one of the most successful Japanese toy companies, has had their own showroom, "Tamashii Nations AKIBA showroom," at JR Akihabara station since May 28, 2011. The showroom mainly displays their popular figure brands, such as Chogokin and Figuarts. Check the photo report of the latest entries after the jump!
BANDAI has opened Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom at JR Akihabara station since May 28 for a limited time. The showroom features BANDAI's popular Tamashii Nations products. Tamashii Nations is a high price collectors items for adult, such as S.H. Figuarts, Soul of Chogokin, Saint Myth Cloth, and Robot Spirits. Check the photo report after the jump.
Fans of the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe TV series will want to keep their peepers peeled at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, which will be home to an exclusive six-inch Voltron toy. Check out the video preview after the jump.
BANDAI has announced the release of a new Super Robot Chogokin The King of Braves GaoGaiGar in August 2011. GaoGaiGar is a Super Robot anime television series created by Sunrise that began in February 1997. It was the 8th and final program of Sunrise's Brave series, which started in 1990.
Mcdonald's Japan announced yesterday that they will launch a new Happy Set (Happy Meal in the U.S.) featuring popular Kamen Rider characters on April 29 for 4 weeks.
I'm not gonna lie: I want this. Bad. Zapped right out of the frames of the Kaiji anime—adapted from Nobuyuki Fukumoto'sTobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga—the Kaiji Ito figma stands a mighty 15cm tall, and can be yours, all yours, in September 2011.
Kotobukiya has this whole Rebuild of Evangelion thing pretty under control, with a plethora of statues showcasing the lovely ladies of Gainax's theatrical reboots. There is, for instance, this lovely take on newcomer Mari Illustrious Makinami, ripped straight from the frames (albeit posed a bit more scandalously) of Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. But what of… the fellas?