Posts Tagged ‘Toy’


Jan05

Danboard stop-motion animation trailer

2015 at 03:04 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The iconic Danboard character from the Yotsuba&! manga series is about to get its own stop-motion movie series! Animation studio Dwarf, which is responsible for the popular Domo-kun TV animations, will be helming the project, and will be using the Danboard Revoltech figure to create short movies about the figure in a variety of environments, ranging from the desktop to outside and even underwater! The DVD and Blu-ray releases of these shorts will debut in Japan on March 20th, and include a Mini Revoltech version of the Danboard figure, along with the soundtrack CD and special packaging. Check out a preview of the adorable Danboard in action in the trailer below!

Jan05

Attack on Titan BE@RBRICK makes 1000% debut

2015 at 02:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Fans of the hit manga and anime series “Attack on Titan” can now look forward to a BE@RBRICK of the iconic Colossal Titan, courtesy of Medicom Toys. The 400% BE@RBRICK of the Colossal Titan, which stands at 11″ tall and released in February 2014, will receive a brand-new makeover into the giant 1000% BE@RBRICK line. The new figure will tower over the 400% version, reaching a height of over 27″! The 1000% BE@RBRICK is available for pre-order through Medicom until January 10th for 34,560 yen, and is scheduled to release in May. This enormous figure is one that diehard Attack on Titan fans shouldn’t pass up, so keep an eye on the upcoming release of this new collector’s item!

Nov07

Star Wars invades S.H. Figuarts

2014 at 04:21 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The S.H. Figuarts line is known for their high-quality line of collectable figures, and have partnered with many characters and franchises like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, and even Daft Punk to bring fans miniature versions of their favorite characters. Now, with “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” gearing up for release next year, Bandai has partnered up with the classic franchise to bring us reproductions of some of our favorite Star Wars characters! The first wave of figures in this brand-new line will be Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper, with other figures planned for release at later dates, including Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in both his “A New Hope” clothes as well as his “Return of the Jedi” costume! These figures, like other toys in the Figuarts series, will feature screen-accurate details, extensive articulation, and a variety of accessories and swappable parts, including alternate hands, Darth Vader’s lightsaber, and the Stormtrooper’s iconic blaster rifle! Both of these figures will release in 2015, with no known plans for release in the United States as of yet. Stay tuned for more cool figures and Bandai releases until then!

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Nov07

Toy Story 4 announced

2014 at 04:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Hot off the heels of the Toy Story panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, as well as the upcoming holiday TV special, “Toy Story that Time Forgot”, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced earlier today that the animation studio will be bringing the Toy Story cast back to the big screen in “Toy Story 4″! Alongside this momentous announcement, it was also revealed that John Lasseter, the original director and scriptwriter of the very first 1995 Toy Story movie, will be returning to direct the project, alongside Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, and Pete Docter, all of whom worked on the previous three Toy Story films. While details are currently scarce he film will follow the adventure of beloved toys Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and fiends with their new owner, and is scheduled to releases in theaters on June 16, 2017. In the meantime, the “Toy Story that Time Forgot” special will premiere on television sets nationwide on December 2nd, 2014!

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Oct30

Hello Kitty Con opens to excited crowds

2014 at 03:21 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The moment awaited by Hello Kitty fans across the world has finally arrived: the first official Hello Kitty Con has opened its doors! Located at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles, California, the con has been widely anticipated since its announcement earlier this year, and anticipates over 25,000 visitors from all over the world during the weekend-long event! The Con opened its doors late Wednesday night to select VIP visitors, and has since opened its doors to all visitors. The Hello Kitty Con stands as a tribute to Hello Kitty, who is celebrating her 40th anniversary this year, and includes a number of exhibits, attractions, merchandise, and activities to help celebrate the occasion.

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Some attractions at the con include giant replicas of classic Hello Kitty merchandise, including her original 1974 vinyl coin purse, as well as miniature kitchens, teacups, and other photo op attractions around the show floor. There are also exhibits located within the Con which tailor to specific types of Hello Kitty merchandise from the past 40 years, ranging from fashion to food to collectibles. A variety of exclusive, limited edition collectibles are also available at the event, ranging from figures, apparel, jewelry, make-up, and more.

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The Con will also be host to Hello Kitty-themed entertainment as well as merchandise! Attendees can visit the an interactive arcade, where a number of Hello Kitty carnival games await, as well as photo booths and gift corners. The Con will also host a sneak peek at Sanrio’s latest Hello Kitty stage show, titled “Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival”, which will hit stages worldwide in 2015. A number of panels and talks will also be held throughout the show, including talks from Hello Kitty museum curator Dr. Christine Yano, as well as talks hosted by fans and other authorities on everything Hello Kitty. There will even be tattoo parlors stationed around the convention for dedicated adult fans to get inked up with some iconic Hello Kitty graphics!

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The Hello Kitty Con comes as the new Hello Kitty museum exhibit, “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty”, opened earlier this month in Los Angeles, and is part of a city-wide celebration of the character. Including restaurant promotions, hotel decorations, and more, Los Angeles is definitely the place to be for any die-hard Hello Kitty fan this weekend! But don’t fret if you can’t make it; the Hello Kitty Con is planned to travel across the nation and worldwide over the next three to five years, so keep your eyes open for more news!

Oct16

NYCC Play-Arts Kai on display

2014 at 01:07 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Comic-Con has always been a place where companies and manufacturers can talk about their latest upcoming figures and merchandise. Square-Enix, video game developer and toy manufacturer, has continued this trend at last week’s New York Comic-Con with the unveiling of several different upcoming figures in their popular Play-Arts Kai line! the figures shown at NYCC covered a wide variety of mediums and franchises, ranging from comic book classics like Batman, Iron-Man, and Spider-Man to franchises like Final Fantasy, Appleseed, Predator, Vocaloid, and more!

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Some highlights from their Play-Arts Kai booth include figures of Batman, Catwoman, and Hatsune Miku redesigned by Square-Enix artist Tetsuya Nomura, who is known for his artwork and character designs for the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises, as well as new figures for the popular “Final Fantasy VII” line of figures, including Tifa, Barret, and Red XIII in their appearances from Advent Children. With no release date yet scheduled for most of these figures, keep your eyes open for more Play-Arts Kai news!

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Oct15

Bandai figures at NYCC 2014

2014 at 03:56 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Drawing one of the largest crowds in Comic-Con history, New York Comic-Con offered a variety of exclusive merchandise and collectibles to fans last week, from independent manufacturers to large toy companies alike. Bandai, Japanese toys and collectibles company, was not one to pass up on the opportunity, and offered exclusive and early releases for a number of their upcoming collectibles!

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With Power Rangers celebrating its 20th anniversary this year alongside the newest season, Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Bandai has released a number of NYCC-exclusive collectables for Power Rangers fans, young and old. The highlight of this occasion is the new Tokyo Vinyl figure of the Mighty Morphin’ Green Ranger, in NYCC-exclusive Metallic colors! Designed by vinyl artist Touma, this release comes in an entire metallic coat and features a unique legacy box, making it a must-have for any fan of the original Power Rangers season!

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Alongside this release was the Limited Edition Power Rangers Legendary Ranger Key Set dedicated to the character Tommy Oliver! Best known for his appearances as the Green and White Ranger in the original Power Rangers airing, Tommy appeared in later seasons as a variety of other Rangers, all of which are featured in this 5-pack of Ranger Keys! Painted in limited-edition metallic colors, all of the keys function with the Deluxe Legendary Morpher, seen in the currently airing Super Megaforce season.

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Aside from Power Rangers, Bandai is also celebrating the release of the newest Godzilla film by Legendary Films earlier this year with a new exclusive vinyl figure! Standing 6.5″ tall, the figure features a new unique sculpt and paint job, highlighting his glowing radioactive spines as part of his signature Atomic Breath move! The figure comes in a stylized exclusive box, and shows the figure amidst a destroyed cityscape.

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Along with these new exclusives, Bandai featured a number of other figures at their booth, available for purchase before their scheduled retail release! These include the Armor-Up Baymax figure from Big Hero 6, which allows collectors to use over 20 armor pieces to recreate both Baymax’s normal and armored appearances in the upcoming film! Other collectibles at the booth include the Batman, Master Chief, and LBX Achilles model kits, allowing builders to create their favorite characters. With these figures and more available at NYCC this year, it was the perfect place for fans and collectors alike to celebrate their hobby!

Oct14

Mishka’s Bad News Dunny at TOMODACHI

2014 at 02:44 pm by admin | Comments Off

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As the Halloween season draws closer and closer, apparel company Mishka and Kidrobot have announced their newest creepy collaboration in the form of the Bad News Dunny! These figures, which debuted as exclusive pre-orders at the Mishka booth at last week’s New York Comic-Con, will now be available at TOMODACHI later this month! An entirely original sculpt, this new line of vinyl collectibles comes in a variety of colors and sizes. The larger 8″ Bad News Dunny will be available in the brown-colored Kodiak Edition, while the smaller 3″ Dunny collectibles will feature both the Kodiak Edition and a white-and-pink Polar Edition! While the 8″ Polar Edition of the figure is a Kidrobot-exclusive release, the 8″ Kodiak Edition and both of the 3″ Dunny figures will all be available at our TOMODACHI locations in the Rosedale Shopping Center and the Mall of America on October 24th, making this the perfect seasonal gift for fans and enthusiasts alike!

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Oct05

The Little Prince 70th anniversary at TOMODACHI

2014 at 02:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Originally written in 1943 by French poet and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, also known as Le Petit Prince, quickly became one of the most popular illustrated novels in the world. The novel, which has since been translated into over 250 languages across the world, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2013, and designer figure company Muttpop helped celebrate the occasion with a miniature vinyl figure of the titular prince! Standing at 4″ tall, this figure is now available at TOMODACHI’s Rosedale Shopping Center location, and retails for $21.95. Make sure to stop by and grab this adorable representation of one of the most beloved classic characters in 20th century literature!

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The Little Prince was written by poet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who based the story off of his own experiences as a pilot during troubled times in the early 1940s. The story follows a stranded pilot in the middle of a desert, who encounters a mysterious boy prince who fell to Earth from outer space. The story that follows, while it reads like a children’s book and features charming watercolor drawings, discusses mature themes about the nature of humanity and one’s role in life, and has been named the best French novel of the 20th century. The book has since reached worldwide appeal, and has been adapted into film, stage plays, and comic books, along with receiving several museum galleries and art pieces dedicated to the characters of the book.

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Sep29

New life-size Pikachu plush features classic design

2014 at 12:51 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the new Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire video games releasing worldwide in late October, the Pokémon Company and Japanese clothing chain Beams have teamed up in the creation of a brand new, official life-sized collectible plush of Pikachu, the iconic electric rat from Nintendo’s hit franchise! The plush figure, which is set to retail in November, is perfectly accurate with its 1′4″ height from the franchise, and is even built to replicate its 13.2 lb weight given in the video games.

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On top of that, the design of the plush is based on the original Pikachu art, where the Pokémon was depicted as chubbier and stubbier than how its current incarnation looks. All these factors make this new Pikachu plush the perfect collectible for enthusiasts of the original games as well as Pokémon fans as a whole! The plush will retail for around $170 in November, and comes with its own specially designed tote bag to carry the large plush around.

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