When the lead heroes of four of Tatsunoko Productions' most beloved anime series are plucked from their separate stories and thrown into the CG animated blender that is Infini-T Force, the result is a surprisingly sensitive, character-focused musing on life, which just happens to have a truckload of explosions.
Having been fed a steady diet of the shake-and-bake battle marathons of the tokusatsu subgenre, where some crossovers are more about how many collectible toys can be mixed and matched between the characters than how any of their lives may be affected by it all, this was a refreshing ride. That's not to ignore the many times heroes of Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and the like gather up from their respective continuities and tear up the battlefield. Indeed, many of those a...
Well, that settles it. With this episode ending the way it does, leading us into a direct continuation for next time, that means Kamen Rider Build has had ten straight episodes of pure plot with absolutely no narrative pitstops. Skip episodes at your own peril with this show, they're not taking any breaks. They may, on occasion, break you though. With one leap of development and dramatic revelation after another, no stones are left unturned with this amazing series and my love for it increases with each passing week.
After another amazing recap, where genius amnesiac Kiryuu Sento learns that cafe owner Isurugi Soichi gave him his new name by throwing together the Japanese characters for "tank" (sen) and "rabbit" (to) and combining them with the family name of his barber Kiryuu, our st...
Looks like Kamen Rider Den-O's not the only one who starts on a climax. The toy lords of Premium Bandai have gifted us a mighty prize in this new, prestigious depiction of the towering lizard from 2016's smash hit Shin Godzilla, as shown in the exciting final act of the film. In which, the famous King of Monsters is seen firing his atomic beam, for this film given a distinct, purple glow, with an unnerving, elongated jaw. Check him out.
Comparing the size of this item with the previously released Movie Monster Series Godzilla, Kaiju-Oh reaches nearly 11 inches in height, almost twice the size of the figure from its sister line.
Wreaking giant-sized havoc in March 2018, the Kaiju-Oh 2016 Godzilla Climax Ver. is available now for pre-order and is priced at 7,560 yen.
At last, his magnificence is upon us. Like a bat out of Faust's evil underground lair, the villainous Night Rogue emerges from the Kamen Rider Build television series, finally getting his shine with this S.H. Figuarts item from toy godsend Bandai Tamashii Nations.
Recently revealed as Himuro Gentoku, the duplicitous son of the Touto Prime Minister, Night Rogue acts as a leading member of the shadow organization Faust, conducting dangerous experiments on human subjects. And, in keeping with classic Kamen Rider tradition, as a key antagonist of the show, his theme is that of the bat.
With a pose that screams "come at me, bro", this bad mamma-jamma is armed with his Steam Blade and Transteam Gun. These weapons combine to form the Steam Rifle. And did I mention the steam?...
Heroes of the Ultraman franchise get a feudal Japanese makeover in these spectacular art pieces from J Studio.
In these high-quality images, Ultra Heroes are reimagined as warriors of the Sengoku Era, complete with lavish costumes and weapons, in dramatic scenery. Among them are Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Mebius, and Ultraman Zero.
Premium Bandai recently published the order page for the newest addition to the Ultra Replica series! This new addition is none other than set comprised of the Esplender, and the Agulater from Ultraman Gaia, the 14th entry in the Ultra series airing in 1998, following Ultraman Tiga, and Ultraman Dyna. The series features two Ultras, Ultraman Gaia and Ultraman Agul, who fight to defend the Earth! However, Gaia fights to save the Earth and humanity, whereas Agul fights only for the planet. Yet, as the series goes on the two put things aside because their rivalry brings forth a threat neither can face alone.
Ultraman Gaia merged with Gamu Takayama, a scientist and member of XIG. Originally to transform in Ultraman Gaia, Gamu used a similar device to the Beta Capsule before he would creat...
If you're anything like me, then your love of Kamen Rider Build and its slowly expanding universe has steadily grown in the past few weeks since it first hit the airwaves. For those that are, and those who have yet to know its greatness, there is the Kamen Rider Build Character Book, featuring high-quality photos of the show's lead cast. Heroes, villains, and whatever Utsumi's supposed to be, all gathered for this book. Let's have a glance.
For those unaware, Character Books focus entirely on the actors in civilian costume, and thus rarely feature any actual Kamen Rider suits or fantasy props like those typically found in the more traditional TV-kun or Toei Hero MAX. So, no toys in sight here. It's all about the people. Showcasing the stars in various photos as well as s...
Forgive the Ultraman Tiga US dub reference, I just couldn't help myself.
Ultraman Geed is getting his own splendid S.H. Figuarts from the fine folks at Bandai Tamashii Nations. This model represents the title hero's classic form, known as Ultraman Geed Primitive. The evil Ultra, Belial's heroic offspring will stand proudly and take no guff in this highly poseable item.
One couldn't be blamed for thinking at first glance that the image of Geed rising into his giant form was a still image from the series rather than a photograph of the actual figure, with added effects. Release date for this item is set for February 2018 and is priced at 5,940 yen.
Check the Bandai Tamashii Nations website for further details.
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The Tamashii Nations 2017 website posted the official images of the S.H. Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider Joker from the Kamen Rider W series.
First seen in the Kamen Rider W FOREVER: AtoZ - The Gaia Memories of Fate film, this item represents Shotaro Hidari's transformed state using the Joker Memory and the Lost Driver. The figure stands 145mm tall and comes with the Joker Memory, and a set of interchangeable hands.
Exclusively available at the Tamashii Nations 2017 event, this item cost 6,000 yen. But if you are willing to wait, the item is expected to be available at the Premium Bandai shop in the near future. Details on this release are yet to be announced.
This next item comes from the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV series.
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The Tamashii Nations 2017 website posted the official images of the S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms from the Kamen Rider Gaim TV series.
The figure represents Kamen Rider Gaim's transformed state using the Kachidoki Lock Seed. This item stands 190mm tall and comes with the DJ Gun in both sword and gun modes, the Kachidoki Lock Seed, the Kachidoki Flags, a set of interchangeable hands, and a display set.
Exclusively available at the Tamashii Nations 2017 event, this item cost 9,500 yen. The Tamashii Nations 2017 event will happen December 1-3. But if you are willing to wait, the item is expected to be available in the Premium Bandai shop in the near future. Details on this release are yet to be announced.