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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DC Collectibles’ Batman Animated Series Robin action figure is the one I have waited years for.
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Mattel is holding steady this year with their tentpole properties. Their toy lines impress young and old alike, and have expanded their brands in fun and creative ways.
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DC Collectible’s Batman: The Animated Series action figures was a runaway success at the end of 2014. What’s next?
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Masters of the Universe Classics made their time-honored appearance at Toy Fair 2015 and Mattel was kind enough to debut a few new pieces. It was quality over quantity this year.
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Bluefin attended New York Toy Fair with their usual array of Bandai offerings. S.H. Figuarts and Figuarts Zero for Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball took center stage. Other sublines in the collection presented their latest pieces. Joining the figures are the latest in role play items, kitsch items and dolls, as well as Bluefin’s own Truforce figure and X Plus statues.
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Bandai of America’s Power Rangers Dino Charge is the latest series in the Power Rangers family to incorporate the dinosaur theme to their costumes, Zords, and weapons. Based on the Sentai series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, this marks the 22nd entry in the Power Rangers franchise.
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From the hometown of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves, Playmates Toys opened their doors to us to show us an avalanche of new product.
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