It appears the import market is making a bigger footprint in North American with each passing year. Whether seen as Bandai Japan’s biggest competitor or companion, Good Smile Company has kept their hat in the ring with highly-detailed, high-end video game and anime merchandise.
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Just when you think Bluefin hasn’t any tricks left up their sleeve, they continue to impress with all of their new offerings.
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Bandai has proven that if ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
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Capcom’s dedicated Street Fighter V panel was another exercise in fan hype and appreciation for the venerable brand. They filled the hour with the game’s latest updates, upcoming product in conjunction with the game’s release, and even a mini NYCC battle Royale for a chance to win a custom PS4. If you are a gaming fan and haven’t been to one of their panels, you are missing a feel-good time.
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Bluefin has quickly become the premier action figure booth at New York Comic Con. Over the years their impressive portfolio has expanded from anime and video game mainstays to movies, comics, and musicians. We finally have full-on Bandai Tamashii Nations products that directly compete with the domestic, child-friendly equivalents sold stateside. For the collector who thinks that it’s a slam dunk from our friends in Japan, you may think twice, given their surprising execution.
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The backlash against the new Jem and the Holograms trailer is pretty much unanimous. If you took the time to stomach it and are a fan of the 80’s series, you’ll realize there are a lot of things wrong with the movie.
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Two new Masters of the Universe are coming to Comic Con this summer. Are they the right choices?
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The Creeper is a great looking figure… who is nonetheless inhibited by shortcomings in his design.
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DC Collectibles’ Batman: The Animated Series Man-Bat has a soft spot in my heart, and shapes why I am so critical of this property.
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It has been said that a hero is only as good as his villain. DC Collectibles has given us arguably the most popular villain in their stable, and in his most critically-acclaimed style.
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