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giseki



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:59 pm Reply with quote
that haruhi doll was good
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Guren Alchemist4



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:59 pm Reply with quote
I would love to get my hands on that One Piece set....the larger character version. They did a great job with those, but I'm sure they're expensive.

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Emerje



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:00 pm Reply with quote
Sure would be nice if Bandai could get those Tiger and Bunny SHFs to us in reasonable numbers. I've pretty much given up importing them.

Nice report. I don't have any local comic shops so I often don't pay attention to what's getting released domestically.

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kyokun703



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:13 pm Reply with quote
I love the Tiger and Bunny figures!! Argh, no money... ever...

Can't wait for the upcoming Bishoujo Power Girl and Harley Quinn figures either. Sigh. I suppose I should start saving now... Thank god I'm not crazy about the Black Widow (too contorted) or Electra (not familiar enough with the character) figure.
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phoenixphire24



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:28 pm Reply with quote
The Ivy and Harley look awesome, although I'm sad they changed the design. I loved the original one where the two figures could be placed together on one stand. Power girl isn't my favorite, but the figure looks nice.

I don't even read One Piece, but those figures are fantastic!
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PipingHotTea



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:49 pm Reply with quote
I'm digging the Mass Effect figures and the Tiger and Bunny ones. Surely there's some femshep figures other than the bishoujo one.
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superdeformed



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:55 pm Reply with quote
Sign me up for a Saint Seiya article. After that do a NG Nights Lamune & 40 article and watch the Astro Toy hits skyrocket to Brain Diving levels!
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Aynslesa



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:50 pm Reply with quote
I think maybe I'm just going to sit here and drool at the Saint Seiya figures for a bit. My heart rate went up a little when I saw Scorpio Milo - the new Myth EX line is *gorgeous*, and I've been waiting for him. But oh how I wish the Sagittarius Crown were in my price range...

I vote for a Saint Seiya article, especially if it's Sagittarius Very Happy If I can't own one myself I can at least read about it!
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:24 pm Reply with quote
I want more Godzilla figures! T__T

Those Megaman X ones are sweet too, but they really should make figures of the animal Maverick bosses. I've never seen a single one made of any of them.
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GokuMew2



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:58 pm Reply with quote
If you haven't already, checkout the interview with a Bandai Collectors developer: http://www.facebook.com/​AmiAmiEnglish?​sk=​notes They talk about the development of the Saint Cloth Myth and Crown lines. While I know nothing about Saint Seiya, I did find the interview to be pretty interesting.


If only those Gundam W MGs came out 10 years earlier......... I had wanted them at the time, and I still want them now, but no room. =(
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davecabrera
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:10 pm Reply with quote
GokuMew2 wrote:
If you haven't already, checkout the interview with a Bandai Collectors developer: http://www.facebook.com/​AmiAmiEnglish?​sk=​notes They talk about the development of the Saint Cloth Myth and Crown lines. While I know nothing about Saint Seiya, I did find the interview to be pretty interesting.


If only those Gundam W MGs came out 10 years earlier......... I had wanted them at the time, and I still want them now, but no room. =(


Seriously, I don't know what took Bandai so long with Wing MGs. At Otakon last year I saw the first crowd of people to come out of the dealer's room, the people who'd waited five hours to get first pick. You know what I saw in one of those transparent plastic bags?

A damn Gundam Wing model from the mid-90s that Bandai still keeps in print to this day because it continues to sell. Just sayin'.

Also that Amiami post is great! Definitely following from here on in.
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Cheesecracker



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:34 am Reply with quote
So much nice stuff!

I know for some people bike and motorcycle are interchangeable but just to clarify, Zaboga (as we called him*) was the latter.

*I'll never get used to the way the English version of the names have extra letters. When I hear Kikaider instead of Kikaida, it just sounds wrong.
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configspace



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:33 am Reply with quote
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In particular, the whole Bishoujo line has really been a runaway success for them.

common theme in nearly every review: "zomg so sexy" Very Happy
which was nearly unheard of for Marvel/DC character figures previously
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:14 am Reply with quote
Wait, the SD GaoGaiGar Model Kits are geting a US release?!
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davecabrera
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:01 am Reply with quote
Conan-san wrote:
Wait, the SD GaoGaiGar Model Kits are geting a US release?!


I dunno the specifics there, but Koto showed their SD mecha kits (Patlabor, Gunbuster) at Toy Fair last year as well.
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