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Bandai Tamashii Nations Reimagined Wolverine As A Samurai

You have seen how Darth Vader and Batman looked like if they were in medieval Japan, now see what everyone’s favorite, cigar-smoking X-Men superhero, Wolverine, looks like in the similar era. Meet Bandai Manga Realization Marvel-inspired action figure, Samurai Outlaw Wolverine. The Samurai Outlaw Wolverine action figure, as the name implies, is garbed in a modern take of a Samurai outfit which somehow makes the claw-wielding superhero even cooler. Continue reading Bandai Tamashii Nations Reimagined Wolverine As A Samurai

Oh, Look, Evangelion Entry Plug Is Now A Swimming Float

If you have watched and understood Japan’s cult mecha anime Evangelion, you will acknowledge that the Entry Plug was a somewhat grotesque object. For the uninitiated, an Entry Plug is essentially a removable cockpit of the Evangelion. It was a capsule-like tube designed to be inserted into an Evangelion’s spinal area with a loading mechanism, and it spins and locks itself inside the Eva’s torso. It is a quintessential part of the mecha and as such, it is as iconic as the giant organic combat mecha itself. And mind you, Eva is actually part living thing and so… Continue reading Oh, Look, Evangelion Entry Plug Is Now A Swimming Float

Bandai Announced Premium Metal Build Evangelion Unit-01 Figure

The iconic mecha, EVA Unit-01, from the cult anime series Evangelion is getting a premium format action figure. Announced last week by Bandai Spirit, this newly designed figure will fall under the brand’s high-end model lineup ‘METAL BUILD’. In addition to the draw of it being premium format, it has another draw here: it is designed and supervised by the original mecha designer of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series, Ikuto Yamashita. Continue reading Bandai Announced Premium Metal Build Evangelion Unit-01 Figure

Bandai RG Unicorn Gundam In Gold Set To Go On Sale On August 10

Well, it looks like the granddaddy of mecha, Gundam, is set to dazzle fans with some bling. Marking the 1st anniversary of the Gundam Base Tokyo opening, Bandai will be offering a RG 1/144 Unicorn Gundam in gold coating. Now, don’t get too excited over the gold coating cos’ it is just gold coating (basically, it spells fingerprint magnet) and not real gold plated. I mean, seriously, you don’t expect a 8,640 yen (around US$77) kit to actually sport real gold, right? Continue reading Bandai RG Unicorn Gundam In Gold Set To Go On Sale On August 10

Joke-Turn-Reality: Bandai “Nekobusou” Armed Cats Action Figures

What started out as April’s Fool prank, the Bandai’s super adorable “Nekobusou” action figures have become a reality. Literally translates to “armed cats,” Nekobusou is a series of action figures featuring cute felines that are, well, armed. Bandai originally tweeted it this as a joke, but a month on, the Japanese toy maker decided to put the series into production. Continue reading Joke-Turn-Reality: Bandai “Nekobusou” Armed Cats Action Figures

Hello Kitty Join Forces With PAC-MAN For Mobile Game and Merchandises

If you are a huge fan of the mouth-less Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty and also happen to love the classic arcade game, PAC-MAN, well then, Sanrio, Inc. and Bandai Namco has some good news for you. The two Japanese companies has announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the super adorable pop icon and the first video game hero will come together for what we thought was an unlikely collaboration. For starter, the PAC-MAN mobile game will get a limited time Hello Kitty themed update, available from now through to August 19 on Google Play and Apple App Store. Continue reading Hello Kitty Join Forces With PAC-MAN For Mobile Game and Merchandises

With Bandai AT-AT Desk Tidy, Your USB Cable Is The Snowspeeder’s Tow Cable

Calling out all Star Wars fans whose work desk has fallen into an utter disrepair from the barrage of work dropped on you by your Sith Lord, wait, I mean your boss. However messy it is, this 1/72 scale AT-AT Multi Stand i.e. desk tidy from toy maker Bandai is here to save the day. It won’t relief you have the workload or get rid of those pesky documents, but it will take care of those tiny stuff like stationery and loose change, and also, it will make your desk stupid cool. I don’t know why it is called multi stand, but it sure is a multipurpose collectible. Continue reading With Bandai AT-AT Desk Tidy, Your USB Cable Is The Snowspeeder’s Tow Cable

Crazy Case DeLorean Time Machine iPhone Case

Can’t get enough of Back to the Future? Then we trust that the Crazy Case DeLorean iPhone Case will be on top of your BTTF must-have list. Conceived by Japanese toy company Bandai, the same company that brought you the Batmobile Tumbler iPhone Case, the DeLorean iPhone Case features intricate detail of the iconic DMC-12 that travels through time. The DeLorean iPhone Case won’t hover, however, even though it is fashioned after the flying variant of the DeLorean that travelled to the future (and back) – complete with the folded wheel and junk-consuming Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor, and it will not, in any way, let you time travel. Continue reading Crazy Case DeLorean Time Machine iPhone Case

Pico-Falcon Star Wars RC Toys Let Your Dream of Flying Iconic Star Wars Fighters a Dream Come True

We have seen Star Wars-loving, radio controlled hobbyists trying all they could to make iconic Star Wars fighters come to life as remote controlled aircraft on Planet Earth, but those are just, well, too complex for some folks. Lucky for those who are not as apt in crafting a foam into a X-Wing Fighter, Millennium Falcon or TIE Fighter and stuffing the myriad of electronics in there to make them take to the sky, there are the Pico-Falcon Star Wars RC Toys to content with. Yes. They are based on Bandai Namco’s CCP popular Pico-Falcon cute RC flyers and yes, they don’t look as serious as their actual movie counterparts, but because of the latter, they are classified as adorable toys and you wouldn’t frown upon cute little things, do you? At least we don’t. Continue reading Pico-Falcon Star Wars RC Toys Let Your Dream of Flying Iconic Star Wars Fighters a Dream Come True

This Is How Darth Vader And Stormtrooper Looks Like As Samurai

When George Lucas dreamed up of Star Wars, it was no secret that he drew inspirations from a variety of cultural sources, among them was the obvious homage to Akira Kurosawa’s iconic, if not legendary, samurai flicks. What? Yep, he sure did. So now you know and also, now you know why Darth Vader life-supporting suit look so eerily like some space age samurai warrior’s armor. If the sudden revelation that dark Sith could be a space age version of the feudal age’s samurai sends your mind wondering what he’d look like in the ancient samurai armor, well, then wonder no more – all you have to do is look at S.H.Figuarts Samurai Darth Vader and Stormtrooper action figures. Released by Japanese toy maker Bandai, specifically, Bandai Tamashii Nations, the S.H.Figuarts iteration of the Star Wars iconic characters are referred to as ‘movie realization’ pieces, with the characters kitted in traditional samurai battle outfit. Continue reading This Is How Darth Vader And Stormtrooper Looks Like As Samurai