Bandai Levels Up with Fire Mario and Bad Guys Set

S.H. Figuarts Super Mario line adds Fire Mario variant, Koopa Troopa, Bullet Bill, and more

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Bandai Tamashii Nations is continuing to add to their S.H. Figuarts Super Mario line, which currently has the titular character, his brother Luigi, and three diorama play sets. Coming later this year are a new Fire Mario variant, as he appears when powered up by the Fire Flower, and a diorama play set that could have been entitled “Bring on the Bad Guys.”

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Webswipe: Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets S.H. Figuarts Treatment – to ho at Flickr

Bandai reveals the Iron Man Mark 45 armor and teases an upcoming Hulkbuster

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Thanks to Japanese photo blogger to ho (blog at seesaa.net | Flickr) we’ve got a really nice look at the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron figures due from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line. to ho took a whole bunch of pictures at the Akiba Showroom, Bandai’s official showroom for Tamashii Nations. Knowing how much fun I have looking at Bandai’s stuff with the limited display space they have at shows like San Diego Comic-Con, I can only imagine how awesome it is to see a whole showroom filled with their stuff.

Bandai had previously revealed four Avengers: AOU figures:

  • Iron Man Mark 43 (due out in April)
  • Captain America and Hulk (due out in July)
  • Thor (due out in September)

However, to ho also shot pics of a previously unannounced figure – the Iron Man Mark 45, who was standing alongside the rest of the Avengers figures.

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SDCC 2014: Bluefin Tamashii Nations, Part 2

Here are more pics from Bluefin Tamashii Nations’ booth at SDCC 2014:

S.H. FIGUARTS DC INJUSTICE

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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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SDCC 2014: Bluefin Tamashii Nations

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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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Bandai S.H.Figuarts Makes Batman and Joker from Injustice Look Awesome

Remember when Mattel started adding figures from Injustice to their Batman and DC Unlimited lines (the “successors” to DC Universe Classics)? As the figures arrived on shelves, I remember thinking how awful the costume designs were. Having never played the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, maybe my opinion was uninformed. And now, these upcoming Batman and Joker figures from Bandai in their S.H. Figuarts line, I’m loving the Injustice looks.

Maybe it’s just the execution that counts. The Mattel figures looked horrible and stiff – these look gorgeous and look like they’ll move even better. Granted, the Batman design is for an alternate Injustice costume. And Mattel’s price was under $20, while these are listed at nearly $60 – more than the price I usually see for Figuarts. Still, when the pre-orders show up, I’ll be hard-pressed to resist. These are slated to arrive in December.

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