There’s a few notable items up for sale today only as part of Entertainment Earth’s Black Friday week 5-day sale.
They also have the DC Unlimited Injustice Batman and Injustice Superman figures up today but we all know those didn’t turn out so nicely. For the items up for the full 5 days, many of the Square Enix Play Arts Kai figures sold out fast, but they still have the Super Street Fighter IV Ken and Sakura Play Arts Kai figures for a steal at $35 each. Happy shopping!
Geeze – I’ve been checking the Entertainment Earth website all month for their daily deals, and I almost forgot to check the start of their Black Friday Week 5-Day Sale, which kicked off today. The sale works like this: they’ve got a bunch of items (78 when I checked) that are on sale for the next 5 days, as well as items that are only on sale for that particular day. There’s six additional items up for sale today.
With a sale like this, there’s usually something for everybody. I pulled the trigger on some Square Enix Play Arts Kai figures that I’ve been eyeing for a while. They’ve got Street Fighter, DC variants, Batman: Arkham City, and more – and they’re all 50% off. And EE also has a free shipping for orders over $50. Great sale!
I noticed this weekend that the price on my Amazon pre-order for the Square Enix Play Arts Kai Ken from Super Street Fighter IV dropped down to $59.99. That’s down from the regular $69.99 at which Sakura is still priced. Because of the Amazon price guarantee, I automatically get the lower price. Ken is targeted to come out fighting later this month.
Also noticed that the prices on the earlier waves of the Street Fighters has also dropped, thanks to competition between third party sellers. Not a bad time to pick them up – they’re terrific hand candy and I have really had fun with them.
I had mixed feelings when I saw the variant DC Universe figures from the Square Enix Play Arts Kai line at Toy Fair. Now that Square Enix has released their press pics of the first three figures – Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, my take hasn’t changed. I’m mostly positive on their other DC offerings – the Arkham Asylum / City line has been fantastic, and I will probably be picking up the Dark Knight trilogy figures. The Superman: Man of Steel figures look interesting. But these DC variants will most likely be a cherry picking line for me.
I’m expecting that the articulation on these babies will be just as good as the other figures I’ve picked up, but I’m so-so on the designs. This is the kind of thing I worry about with 3A Toys and their highly-anticipated Marvel line. When you look at iconic characters through the lens of an artist with a distinctive style, there’s a chance that what you see won’t agree with you.
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BBTS has provided the first pics of the upcoming Square Enix Play Arts Kai Superman and General Zod figures from Man of Steel on the BigBadToyStore Facebook page. What do you guys think? At $79.99 a pop, I think I’ll need to see these in person (and probably the movie too) before deciding if they’re must-haves for my collection.
These figures are expected to arrive in August this year. Man of Steel opens June 14, 2013.
via Man of Steel Play Arts Kai – Superman & General Zod
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Speaking of Square Enix Play Arts Kai, BigBadToyStore posted some cool pics of the color variants for Ryu, Chun Li, Cammy, and Akuma. You can pre-order from the Super Street Fighter IV Play Arts Kai figures here, and click through to BigBadToyStore’s Facebook album for more pics.
via Super Street Fighter IV Play Arts Kai Figures.
I am getting around to posting pics in the backlog from Toy Fair. My tag team partner from Fwoosh, Hagop, did such a great job with coverage that the pressure was off to get things posted – but I realized that I had more stuff in the backlog than I actually posted.
Here’s a look at the Play Arts Kai offerings from Square Enix. The 8-inch scale is a bit of an anomaly for the rest of my collection, but between the quality of sculpt and articulation scheme I put the Play Arts Kai Street Fighters on my Best of 2012 list. They’re continuing the line with more Street Fighter 4 figures – just not fast enough for my liking.
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It’s almost February, so I figured I better get to my picks (and pics) for Best of 2012! I’ll get us started with one of the choices I included in the Fwoosh Best of 2012 post – the Marvel Legends Build-A-Figure Arnim Zola.
2012 was a great year for Marvel Legends, with Hasbro finally getting the flagship line back to retail. And it was an especially great year for Marvel villains. In the three 2012 waves, we got: Terrax, Constrictor, Klaw, Madame Masque, Madame Hydra, Daken, Mystique, Dr. Doom, Thunderball, and Piledriver. You could even throw in the Marvel Select Ultron.
But none stand above Arnim Zola, the Build-A-Figure for wave 2. C’mon! It’s Arnim Zola!
The World War II WMD dealer looks like he popped out of a Jack Kirby drawing. He’s got the classic orange and purple color scheme, with the tunic and skirt. His legs are ribbed for your pleasure, and he’s got the trademark Kirby flare on his crotch flap. And that Zola face? Pure evil.
To top it all off, via the Madames and Wrecking Crew running changes, you can give your classic Zola a modern twist – the BAF pieces that came with Madame Hydra and Piledriver let you build a Red Skull trapped in a Zola construct. That’s why Zola is the best of 2012 – quit arguing and just accept it.
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