Deciding to join in the celebration of Sonic The Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary, the Japanese branch of ESP is releasing a limited production line of a Sonic The Hedgehog guitar.
The guitar is apparently based off of Sega musician Jun Senoue’s Axe, which initially came out in 1998 during the the release of Sonic Adventure. The guitar was used during special live presentations. Roughly, you’re looking at about $1,782 U.S. for the instrument. And, no, there aren’t any guarantees that you’ll instantly shred as fast as Sonic can run. You can check it out in action here.
It’s cool, but wouldn’t it have made sense to go with blue instead of black for the body?
Can you believe this shot is of an action figure, and not from the upcoming Batman film? Seriously. The detail of this 1/6 scale figure is utterly amazing and done by none other than Hot Toys. I’ve been familiar with the company, but was no way aware how awesome they’ve become.
The figure is based off the first of Nolan’s franchise, Batman Begins, and is set to be a Toy Fairs Exclusive. If you so choose to be an owner of said figure, take the dive here. Hit the break to view more details and images.
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Super Mario Bros. Warp Pipe Mug
Start your day with a cup of Joe, nay, a cup of Mario with this fancy Warp Pipe Mug brought to you by Fangamer. This retro, 8-bit styled mug comes coupled with an appropriate, random “block” coaster (one of four).
The mug retails at $34 (USD) and should you want all four coasters, you could throw in an extra $12 (USD) to get the whole set.
I think I’d like to make some Magic Flute biscotti to really make my mornings— maybe jump the whole work day scene.
I’ve been eyeing this third party Transformer since its prototype stage, and I received the final product last week. Renamed Edge, Shield, and Bullet, this is Perfect Effect’s faithful reproduction of “Reflector,” the reconnaissance trio from the Transformers (of G1 continuity).
Read on to view more of the figure(s).
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While on the subject of Play Arts’ Cyborg Ninja Gray Fox, I’d just like to share a couple customs I made in honor of the iconic Metal Gear assassin.
Above: This was my first custom working with electronics. Thanks to Variable Penguin’s (fellow customizer on Figure Realm) LED eyes tutorial, I was able to rig up something with this figure. All the wiring is in the head. The battery is a small button battery that can be easily replaced by taking the top of the head off. I used my wood burner with the blade attachment to cut off little extra plastic here and there. That thing can cut through plastic like butter ^_^. Using Apoxie Sculpt, I added onto the figure. The sword came with the figure; I just repainted it and used a piece of speaker wire for the wire that connects the sword to the figure. I primed it black and hand painted everything. The base figure I used was a Sigma 6 Snake Eyes.
Below: This was my first Mighty Mugg custom. Everything was masked off and hand painted.
Hideo Kojima tweeted about an action figure in the works. Metal Gear fans may know him as Gray Fox or the Cyborg Ninja, and he will be part of Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai figure line.
I really appreciate the detail that’s going into this figure but the incredible attention to detail is normal in Square’s Play Arts figures, so I would expect nothing less. I keep debating on picking up Snake whenever I visit my usual anime store. I will eventually get him but I am pretty positive that I’m going to also swoop up on Gray Fox.
Images via [Tomopop]
In this review, I’ll be going over the third party add on, TFX-04 “Protector” by FansProject. This particular add on is meant to be used with Rodimus from the Classics line by Hasbro (released in 2006), or the Henkei! Henkei! Rodimus by TakaraTomy (Japanese TF line released in 2008).
For those not in the know, FansProject has become a household name in the last few years to Transformers collectors. They are a small group of customizers who came together to provide high quality accessories to the toy line. Their motto is “For Fans, By Fans.”
Read on to get a glimpse of the awesome that is FansProject.
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A while back when I picked up the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, I was inspired to want to make a figure based on the illustration on page 111 in volume 4.
I used an Astro Boy vinyl I bought on sale at Toys”R”Us as the base figure. I used polymer clay to sculpt out details, the bat and Scott in a bag. I then hand painted with brushes and acrylic paint. It was a little difficult since I couldn’t find many color references, plus I didn’t have the paints I needed and couldn’t find and afford some good ones but overall I am content with the outcome.
Thanks for taking a look. ^_^
More photos found in our photo album.
Also if you’re interested in owning this piece, you can check out the online auction.
Video Toy Review: One Piece Logbox - The Underwater Prison Impel Down (MegaHouse)
*May contain spoilers*
Here is my first video toy review. Hopefully I can do more of these kinds of reviews in the future with other collectibles. I know I was speaking kind of fast in the video but YouTube has a limit on how long videos can be. Just to kind of reiterate some of the things I talked about, overall these three inch dioramas are really something.
When I saw them on display at the usual store I frequent in Little Tokyo Los Angeles, I knew I had to pick them up. There are six blind boxes in a box but I was fortunate enough that the store was selling the whole box so I was able to get all the figures and was able to complete the seventh figure. There is an extra piece that comes with each character that come together to make the bonus figure.
There were little parts where the paint chipped off or maybe didn’t get paint at all but they’re very small and minimal. Considering the size, the details are quite something and the colors are pleasant. This is a great set to add to your One Piece collection but again, they might be sold as individual blind boxes so happy hunting!
The rest of the set can be viewed at Flickr. Check it out to see what pieces come with which character. Also I added some neat photos of the seventh figure. ^_^
Now onto the rating, which I forget to mention in the video. There were minor imperfections in some of the paint jobs but the designs are solid and “pretty sweet”, which I realized I did mention a lot in the video. ^_^
GO Rating - 4.5/5
Being a big Basara fan I had to post this, but at the same time I’m also kinda disappointed in it. Mainly because my favorite character is a Pullip. So it’s a girl doll cosplaying Masamune Date. I dunno why Groove couldn’t just made them all Taeyang or Isul (the boy lines), but I guess they wanted to utilize each line. Still, their stock is pretty cool and detailed. Even though I’m disappointed, I still kinda want to get them. They’re due to release sometime mid June. Find them at Hobby Search.
To go along with my Panty and Stocking cosplay from earlier this week, I’ve decided to share with you two new Panty and Stocking items coming out soon. First up are the WIP Nendoroids! Nendoroids never disappoint in making adorable little chibi figures, and these sculpts looks amazing so far! Can’t wait to see them painted and see what kind of interchangeable parts they come with!
Next up is Stocking’s adorable little kitty plushie!! Soon you can have your very own Honekoneko to snuggle with! This 14in of cuteness will be released sometime in April. There are also many other Panty and Stocking items coming out such as hoodies, t-shirts, keychains, etc., so keep your eyes open!
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I came across these photos on Tomopop and it my mind was blown. I remember watching the Casshern OVA when I was young on the Sci-fi channel. It was one one of my first Anime that I really liked. I would love to get my hands one one of these but that would have to wait.
Phat Company has a little treat for you Bakuman fans. Hobby Search has these little guys ready for you to add to your collection. I’ve yet to get into the series and my GF already has a head start on the manga. So many things to do but I will eventually get to it. I might be a little hesitant because once I pick it up, I would most likely want to get these figures but my wallet will definitely cry.