Here are more pics from Bluefin Tamashii Nations’ booth at SDCC 2014:
S.H. FIGUARTS DC INJUSTICE
I’ve never played the game, but I’m lovin’ the look of this Injustice Batman! They also had Injustice Joker on display. Both figures come with new exclusive accessories, a mask for Batman and a gas mask for Joker.
They also were teasing silhouettes of Injustice Superman and Harley Quinn.
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For the last couple of years at SDCC, one of my first stops on Preview Night has been the Bluefin Tamashii Nations booth. I just love the licenses that they have like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, and the new Naruto line. I absolutely have to have figures from them on Preview Night, to play with when I come back to my hotel room. They were selling a couple of SDCC exclusives in Figuarts Armored Black Ranger and Anime Vegeta.
Of course, they had a couple of new figures to show for the Con. Here’s a rundown of the ones that caught my eye!
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We’re still working through pics from San Diego Comic-Con. This set is from Sandman’s visit to the Diamond Select Toys booth. They had a lot on display – the usual suspects like Marvel Select and Marvel Minimates were joined by some newcomers. In the “Select” brand it looks like DST will be adding a Sin City Select line as the sequel to the Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller hit comes to fruition. On the Minimates front, it looks like Tomb Raider will be joining the Marvel and Walking Dead lines. And who doesn’t love Femme Fatales?
I’ll have to review my own DST pics – I am surprised not to see Star Trek Select in here. I’m not sure if that’s because they didn’t have any on display or if Sandman hates Star Trek. I think I would recall if they had anything on display past Kirk, Spock, and Picard. [/Ron]
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Even though the show is over we’ve still got more to cover for San Diego Comic-Con. I mentioned in this week’s Border Patrol that our Transformers coverage was lousy – it wasn’t for lack of trying. On Thursday I had planned to record the Transformers panel – I had been in the room earlier for Mattel’s Evolution of the Modern Action Figure panel – but left the room as there were a couple hours in between. When I got back to the room with about 45 minutes before the start, the line to get in was massive. And since the panel in progress was about the Transformers TV show, very few spots in the room opened up. Locked out!
With respect to the figures, Sandman took a bunch of shots but hasn’t had time to categorize them. And, unfortunately, after collecting Alternators for a while, I went on hiatus after Hasbro stopped making them. So here’s Sandman’s pics, without any helpful commentary at all. [/Ron]
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On an evening diaper run for my 1-year old, I stumbled upon some 3.75 inch Star Wars Black figures at Target. I decided to have someone check the stockroom for me for some 6-inch figures and bam, an employee came out with a case with one of each. Really unexpected find as I haven’t heard of any retail sightings yet, but I’m glad I decided to check!
Here’s a couple of quick pics! Expect a full review of the figures soon!
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With its expansion into quarter scale figures, NECA has been able to add Marvel and DC movies (even the Batman classic TV series spawned a movie) to its impressive array of licensed action figures. They continue to own classic movies from my youth in the 7-inch scale, expanding its Alien, Predator, Robocop, Gremlins, and more. With the Lone Ranger, Kick-Ass, and Pacific Rim, they’re getting their piece of modern hits too.
On the video game front, they seem focused on Valve games. It’s interesting that they’re Valve split the figure license between NECA and 3A Toys – NECA has 7-inch scale and 3A has 12-inch. The Portal 2 robots are an example of figures that will be available in both scales. With Team Fortress 2, NECA has a broader assortment.
Fans of Playmates’ World of Springfield figures get a new assortment of Simpsons, as NECA has partnered with Fox on a line of 25 of the most iconic guest stars to celebrate 25 seasons of the long-running series. [/Ron]
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