27 Nov 2014

Indonesia Get Exclusive Collectible Action Figure from Bandai

Bima Satria Garuda film really popular in Indonesia, this popularity also followed by manufacturer from Japan, Bandai to release an exclusive item for Indonesia that is Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode.

This figure made by polyresin with height about 12 inch will be cost US$150. The pre order open on 12 November 2014 until 12 December 2014 and scheduled to release in April 2015.
Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode available on the local toys shop, Multitoys.

Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode

Tokusatsu Live: BIMA-X Flame Mode detail

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25 Nov 2014

Viz Media Previews Forthcoming New Bleach and Naruto Manga Box Sets - Press Release

Latest Box Sets For Iconic Manga Properties Are Scheduled For Summer 2015 Release; Each Set Features 20+ Manga Volumes Along With Exclusive Bonus Premiums!!

San Francisco, CA, November 24, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces exciting details for a pair of forthcoming manga (graphic novel) box sets that are sure to capture the attention of die-hard readers and fans of the popular BLEACH and NARUTO series.

Scheduled for release in the Summer of 2015, the BLEACH Manga Box Set 2 and NARUTO Manga Box Set 2 each contain 20 or more individual manga volumes, at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Exclusive bonus premiums, such as special mini-comics and full-color posters, are also included in each Box Set.

In addition, due to continuing fan demand, BLEACH Manga Box Set 1 and NARUTO Manga Box Set 1 will be available again January 2015. The BLEACH set contains the beginning 21 volumes of the first story arc, and the NARUTO set contains 27 volumes. Both sets are housed in sturdy corrugate display boxes, and also include a full color double-side poster and collectable booklet.


BLEACH MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $214.99 U.S. / CAN · Available July 2015!

The second BLEACH Manga Box Set offers fans the chance to own Volumes 22-48 at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Fans purchasing the Box Set will also receive an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the bestselling series along with a full-color, double-sided poster.

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts--he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow--a malevolent lost soul--Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. In the latest Box Set volumes, after finally rescuing their friend Rukia, Ichigo and friends return to their quiet lives in the world of the living. However, the peace is short-lived as new enemies arrive from the world of the Hollows. Aizen is back, and Ichigo may be the only one who can stop him for good!


NARUTO MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $174.99 U.S. / CAN · Available July 2015!

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He's got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world's greatest ninja! In the second NARUTO Manga Box Set, featuring Volumes 28-48, it's been more than two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Much has happened while he has been away, and new threats to the ninja world have emerged. Can Naruto prove his worth and rescue his friend Sasuke? The new box set also will feature an exclusive mini-comic containing the NARUTO pilot story and a full-color, double-sided poster.

“These new box sets each receive a deluxe treatment and will become noteworthy additions to even the most discriminating fan’s manga collection,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “Fans can catch the opening of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arc and also dive into electrifying supernatural adventures with the gang from BLEACH. Hours of manga reading fun and excitement are guaranteed with these new manga Box Sets. Don’t miss their release next summer!”

For more information on other anime and manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
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21 Nov 2014

Super Robot Chogokin Black Getter Revealed

After open pre order for Super Robot Chogokin Getter 1, now Bandai open pre order for Super Robot Chogokin Black Getter.
This figure will cost 7344 Yen and scheduled to release in May 2015. Different from Getter 1, SRC Black Getter is available in Tamashii Web Exclusive which mean this figure is limited item.

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super robot chogokin black getter blade

super robot chogokin black getter gun

super robot chogokin black getter and getter 1

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18 Nov 2014

Viz Media Announces New Officially Licensed Collectables and Apparel Based On The Celebrated Anime - Press Release

VIZ Media Partners With Hot Topic To Offer Exclusive DORAEMON T-Shirts And Highlights Collectables Available Now From The Official U.S. DORAEMON Product Website

VIZ Media gives DORAEMON fans a fun way to display their love of the hit anime adventure comedy that currently airs on the Disney XD channel. The company has announced it is teaming up with pop culture and alternative apparel retailer Hot Topic to offer the first-ever officially U.S. licensed DORAEMON t-shirts.

Shirt designs offered by Hot Topic include “Many Doraemon” and “Doraemon Waving,” available in distinctive men’s and women’s styles, as well as “Doraemon Eating Dorayaki,” available exclusively in women’s sizes. Shirts are available now at 30 Hot Topic store locations nationwide as well as online at: http://search.hottopic.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&lbc=hottopic&w=doraemon.

Participating Hot Topic Stores Include:

Desert Ridge Marketplace (AZ)
Flagstaff Mall (AZ)
Promenade in Temecula (CA)
The Shops at Tanforan (CA)
Topanga Mall (CA)
Visalia Mall (CA)
Aurora (CO)
The Avenues (FL)
Coastland Mall (FL)
Volusia Mall (FL)
Cherryvale Mall (IL)
Castleton Square (IN)
Muncie Mall (IN)
Acadiana Mall (LA)
Natick Mall (MA)
South Shore Plaza (MA)
Genesee Valley Mall (MI)
Lansing Mall (MI)
Galleria of White Plains (NY)
Marketplace Mall (NY)
Tulsa Promenade (OK)
Berkshire Mall (PA)
Westmoreland Mall (PA)
York Galleria (PA)
Knoxville Center (TN)
Lufkin Mall (TX)
The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso (TX)
Everett Mall (WA)
Valley Mall (WA)
Charleston Town Center (WV)

VIZ Media is the exclusive North and Latin American master merchandise licensee for the celebrated anime property, overseeing the licensing and development of a range of DORAEMON products across all categories. The company has announced a variety of additional products and collectables available from the official DORAEMON online store, brought to you by Yes Anime at: shop.doraemon.com.

Fans browsing the online store can find unique DORAEMON products, such as the officially licensed t-shirt designs,“Doraemon Exclamation” and “Neon Skipping Doraemon,” as well as DORAEMON Buckle-Down Belts (trademark seatbelt belts made with authentic automotive style seatbelt buckles) and high quality DORAEMON and Nobi Nobita S.H. Figuarts figures. These collectables feature the latest high-grade articulation joints, which allow for realistic posing possibilities and include optional parts to customize each figure with the use of precisely placed magnets!

DORAEMON, one of the most beloved character properties worldwide, originated as a manga (graphic novel) series created by Fujiko F. Fujio in 1970. It later became a popular anime series and product franchise in Japan that continues to be a smash hit worldwide, especially in Asia. The comedy series depicts the adventures of Doraemon, a blue cat-type robot from the 22nd century, who travels back in time to help a boy named Noby by using various secret gadgets procured from his Four-Dimensional Pocket. Episodes often involve lessons for young viewers about honesty, cooperation, courage, and respect.

DORAEMON marks its 45th Anniversary in 2015 and continues to be a major worldwide franchise with over $500 million in annual global retail sales and over 600 active licensees. Over 140 million copies of the manga have been published. DORAEMON also holds the largest box office attendance record in Japan of any movie franchise, toppling Godzilla, with 34 feature films released to-date and over 100 million tickets sold last year alone. The property’s first 3D feature film, Stand By Me Doraemon, is set for release in Japan in August. The Doraemon character is also Tokyo’s bid to act as its Special Ambassador for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Visit the official DORAEMON web site at: doraemon.com or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/DoraemonUS.
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16 Nov 2014

S.H.Figuarts Yoshi Announced

S.H.Figuarts Yoshi Announced
The official page for S.H.Figuarts Indonesia, today posted a picture from Bluefin that reveal the next S.H.Figuarts from Super Mario Bros series is Yoshi.

With Yoshi join into S.H.Figuarts line, make Yoshi become the third character from Super Mario Bros after Mario and Luigi.

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13 Nov 2014

S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask will Comes in April 2015

Finally, the most awaited character from Sailor Moon anime tv series, Mamoru Chiba or known as Tuxedo Mask (Tuxedo Kamen) will comes to SHFiguarts line figure series.

Today, the official fanspage of S.H.Figuarts Indonesia posted few pictures of SHF Tuxedo Kamen that will be released in April 2015. The price to be announced.

A hat, cape, rose, and even the Mamoru Chiba face (unmasked) was shown on the pictures below.

Update: SHF Tuxedo Mask will be cost 5400 Yen and release as regular item.

S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask

SHF Tuxedo Kamen

S.H. Figuarts Tuxedo Mask mamoru

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10 Nov 2014

S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita Review

In the middle of this year, exactly on August 2014, Bandai has just reissued S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita, a character from Doraemon anime film. At this opportunity, I would give you my review for S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita, ok let's go to the review.

Comes with about 12 cm for the figure height, Nobi Nobita get an outer box that dominate with yellow color, just like the color of his shirt. When you lift the box, it's feel heavy, not like other SHFiguarts figure box.


A set of this figure include:
- Main figure
- Hand parts
- Additional face part x 4
- Take-copter
- Kuukihou (Air Cannon)
- Korobayashi
- Michibiki angel
- Esper hat
- Baseball Bat
- Baseball Glove
- Cushion (Pillow)
- Gun x 2
- Manga

This figure gets a lot of accessories, it's why when lift the box, it's feel heavy.



S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita joint articulation not as much as S.H.Figuarts from Kamen Rider series, but it's feel solid. I think you do not need to be worry if the joint articulation will loose.

Just like Robot Damashii doraemon, this figure also use some kind of magnet, to attach the take-copter on the head (look my video review for the detail).

You can freely use your own creativity to make a pose Nobita become more attractive with a suitable expression.

S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita Review on YouTube







Here is the comparison between S.H.Figuarts Nobi Nobita and Robot Damashii doraemon


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9 Nov 2014

Figma Sakura Kinomoto Revealed

Max Factory and Good Smile Company bring Sakura Kinomoto, a main character from Cardcaptor Sakura anime, to join Figma series figure line.
This figure will be available on May 2015 with price ¥5,556 (Before Tax).

A set of Figma Sakura Kinomoto will include:
- Face parts x 3 ( cute smiling face, her classic embarrassed expression and a confident expression for 'Release' poses )
- Kero chan
- Sealing Wand (Key Form) Charm (GSC Shop pre order bonus)
- Clow card
- Star wand
- Card
- Wings part
- Figma stand

Max Factory announced the others figma figure from Cardcaptor Sakura which the release date is still unknown, they are Figma Sakura Kinomoto: School Uniform ver and Figma Tomoyo Daidouji. Max Factory also announced Sakura Kinomoto: School Uniform will come into FigFix, a new line from Max Factory.

Figma Sakura Kinomoto

Figma Sakura Kinomoto Cute

Figma Sakura Kinomoto Wing

Figma Sakura Kinomoto 2

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6 Nov 2014

S.H.Figuarts Kabutaku & Janperson Revealed

S.H.Figuarts Kabutaku & Janperson

During Tamashii Nations Event 2014 , Bandai reveal S.H.Figuarts Kabutaku & Janperson. With Kabutaku and Janperson come into S.H.Figuarts line, add long list of Metal Heroes characters at S.H.Figuarts line.

The price and the release date is still unknown.

Source: SHFIndo
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4 Nov 2014

CountDown Asia TV Show Will be Aired in ASEAN Countries

CountDown Asia (CDA), an upcoming TV Show that discussed about Anime, manga, cosplay, and music ranking will be aired in some ASEAN countries.
CDA tv show will be held every week and the music handled by Kubota Masahiko (BEAT CRUSADERS).

The first country which get this tv show is Indonesia, it will be aired in O Channel start on November 9, 2014 at 00:00 AM - 00:30 AM. Follow by Malaysia start on November 10,2014 at 11:45 - 00:15 AM in 8TV.
In the future, CDA scheduled will be aired in Tokyo and Singapore.

The official website of CDA, currently being held a contest to give name two mascot characters for the tv show. The chosen name, will get a special prize.



Source: Elex Media
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2 Nov 2014

Viz Media's Perfect Square Imprint Launches LBX (Little Battlers Experiece) Manga Series - Press Release

Extremely Popular New Series From Japan About A Boy And His Powerful Robot That Battle Evil Kicks Off In English This Fall

San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2014– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers sci-fi battle robot action in a BIG way with the launch of the new manga (graphic novel) series – LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE). The action kicks off in the first two volumes of the series from the company’s Perfect Square imprint on November 4th. Future volumes will each be released on a bi-monthly basis.

LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) is a hot new action/sci-fi/mecha property based on the LBX video game, a series of role-playing action games created by Level-5, with manga, an anime, and planned forthcoming toys and games debuting this fall.

LBX mangaCreated by Hideaki Fuji, the LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) manga series is rated ‘A’ for All Ages. Volumes 1 and 2 will be released on November 4th and will be available will a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each.

Welcome to the world of Little Battlers eXperience! In the near future, a boy named Van Yamano owns Achilles, a miniaturized robot with super strong power. But Achilles is no ordinary LBX. Hidden inside him is secret data that Van must keep out of the hands of evil at all costs.

In Volume 1, "The New Dawn Raisers,” Van loves Little Battlers eXperience, also known as LBXs, the hottest toy in present-day 2050. And it’s kind of cool that his dad invented them! But now a secret organization is coming after Van to procure the secrets that might be hidden inside his own LBX robot, Achilles!

“In Japan, the LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) world is super popular and has video games, broadcast anime, an animated film and toys and collectibles. We’re looking forward to being part of the team that brings LBX to North American fans of all ages with the manga series,” says Joel Enos, Editor. “It’s fast-paced, exciting, and has robots that battle on command! You really can’t go wrong with that!”

LBX (LITTLE BATTLERS EXPERIENCE) writer/artist Hideaki Fujii made his manga debut in 2000 with Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children in Monthly Comic BomBom magazine. In Japan, LBX is serialized in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic. Fuji’s other signature work includes the series, Battle Spirits: Breakthrough Boy Bashin.

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels) and other children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.


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