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The World of Nintendo Mario and Luigi have better shoulder articulation. I don't like how limited it is on the S.H. Figuarts versions...though aside from that, they are better overall.
 
Man, Zeo Megazord was done dirty by being reduced to a build a figure.

Do these guys come with their own weapons? Can't tell from the box.
No personal weapons, just the blaster and the sword thingy. Only one that came with their personal weapon was the Gold (Butterscotch lol) Ranger.

A lot of the Megazords were done dirty when Bandai never went past MMPR S2 for their Legacy Megazords. Really wanted a Legacy Shogunzord and Zeo Megazords from them. Hopefully Hasbro does it right and gives us some quality Megazords like Legacy.
 
No personal weapons, just the blaster and the sword thingy. Only one that came with their personal weapon was the Gold (Butterscotch lol) Ranger.

A lot of the Megazords were done dirty when Bandai never went past MMPR S2 for their Legacy Megazords. Really wanted a Legacy Shogunzord and Zeo Megazords from them. Hopefully Hasbro does it right and gives us some quality Megazords like Legacy.
Shogun kinda makes sense to skip since it wasn't the main Megazord and would be prohibitively big and complex. Thunder launched at $200 so I shudder to think how much a Shogun would go for.
And don't hold your breath for Hasbro Megazords since as per their slides they're not a priority right now.
 
I'm just being hopeful. Hasbro hasn't revealed anything besides the Lightning Collection at Power Morphicon. Definitely expecting more information once next years Toy Show comes around, so Megazords could be in the works .
 
Has anyone heard of the new metal build eva - 01 releasing early next year? I just preordered it and it looks so nice. Cost was around $230 not including tax.

Edit - nvm saw a few pages back a few people preordered it too. Very excited for this.





 
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It's much cheaper than I expected.
There's a version with a slightly different paint job and no Wolverine that is $125 new at BBTS.

My spending is in a holding pattern, though. A few nights ago I was sitting at a red light and someone hit me from behind at 65-70mph. My ride got obliterated and I'm waiting to see how much my settlement will be. At least I'm not hurt.
Oh, and the guy fled on foot, so I also got a laugh about that.
 
Has anyone heard of the new metal build eva - 01 releasing early next year? I just preordered it and it looks so nice. Cost was around $230 not including tax.

Edit - nvm saw a few pages back a few people preordered it too. Very excited for this.





I am one of those people and, yes, it’s absolutely glorious.
 
As of a minute ago all of the Mezco One:12 figures that aren't Mezco site exclusives and haven't shipped yet were available for preorder on BBTS, even ones that sold out ages ago, like Hulk.
 
Bandai Namco acquires 80% stake in Bluefin.

BANDAI NAMCO HD, acquires US “BLUEfin” business Established US toy business company for core fans

The BANDAI NAMCO Group moves to strengthen the market for core fans in North America. On September 19, 2018, BANDAI NAMCO Holdings announced that it will establish a new subsidiary BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles LLC focusing on the high target market in North America.

BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles is headquartered in Anaheim, California. Established in October 2018, it starts operation in January 2019. The capital is 27 million dollars. Mr. Steve Fujimura will be appointed as president and CEO, and Mr. Kanefumi Iwata of Bandai Namco America will be appointed COO.

A major advantage of the new company is that it is an importer of the local Japanese toy for establishment and receiving business transfer from retailer NIPPON IMPORTS, LLC. NIPPON IMPORTS is a “BLUEfin” brand, selling products such as figures for core fans.

The brand of BLUEfin is familiar to fans at large booth exhibitions such as comic and anime expo. In particular, they are demonstrating their strengths with the related character products of the BANDAI NAMCO Group.

BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles inherits “BLUEfin” brand and continues to deliver hobby related products to fans in North America.

Also, Steve Fujimura, president and CEO of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles, is also CEO of NIPPON IMPORTS. The head office address of the new company is the same as the current head office of NIPPON IMPORTS. 80% of the shareholders of the new company are BANDAI NAMCO Holdings USA and 20% are NIPPON IMPORTS. In fact, establishing a new company seems to be regarded as an acquisition of BLUEfin related business by BANDAI NAMCO Group, making it a subsidiary company.

With the establishment of this subsidiary, the BANDAI NAMCO Group will be able to acquire the distribution and brands of products for core fans. On the other hand, BLUEfin side will be able to do business with expansive capital and group capabilities.
Japan’s content business is said to have less profit in proportion to the popularity of animation. It is often pointed out that sales can not be provided at the same time as the release of the work, and that the sales are not sufficient. Whether BLUEfin will change that situation, the key to future development will be relevant products. The BANDAI NAMCO Group’s challenge will draw attention.
 
Has there been an update about KB toys return recently?

It was announced way back before May that it was returning for the holiday season before potentially expanding.
Its nearly October and we haven't hear a word about it since early in june.
 
Has there been an update about KB toys return recently?

It was announced way back before May that it was returning for the holiday season before potentially expanding.
Its nearly October and we haven't hear a word about it since early in june.
I figured that was going to be mainly Christmas pop up shops like TRU had before. If so, we aren't going to see them until after the Halloween pop up shops close, I'd think.
 
First impression of Bring Arts is that they have a way to go before they're figma level. I'm not sure the paint quality is really good enough to justify the price, and most of the Machine Lifeform's joints were locked tight, with the notable exception of the right elbow which snapped right off without much force. I still haven't figured out how to get its head off.
 
apparently the walgreens exclusive The Thing figure is popping up in stores. anyone have any luck? I went to one on my way home from work yesterday and had no luck. might check a few more today at lunch
 
I don't know about instant since it came out seven months ago and has been impossible to find that whole time, but it might be one now.
Yeah, another one showed up at one of my local stores as well.

I also found 4 Things in NJ today. Usually how it goes, one store in the general area will get a bunch and the rest will get 0 or 1.
 
I just saw the Bespin Leia at Target. (Which I think is just that exclusive Hoth one with the vest missing?)
The head is incredible in person. There isn't a chance in hell of the Figuarts Leia head being up to par.
 
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