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Funimation Licenses Hyouka Anime (Updated)

Anime News Network - 14 April, 2017 - 18:57
Home video with English dub slated for July
Categories: Anime

Aniplex of America Acquires KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU for Summer 2017

SciFi Japan - 14 April, 2017 - 18:46
Japan’s Newest Social Phenomenon Receives TV Series Adaptation Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: (Japan), (US) Special Thanks to Aiko Makino
Image courtesy of Aniplex of America. © Nitroplus · DMM GAMES / KTR project
At the Nitroplus panel at Sakura Con in Seattle, Washington today, Aniplex of America announced the acquisition of KATSUGEKI TOUKEN RANBU (活撃 刀剣乱舞, 2017) for their summer 2017 line up. Based on the immensely popular game TOUKEN RANBU ONLINE developed by DMM Games/Nitroplus, the series will be produced by the much loved ufotable, known for their groundbreaking work on FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS] and GOD EATER. Aniplex of America also showed a trailer for the series, which they plan to start streaming in July 2017. Since its debut in 2015, the online game spawned a rabid fan movement within Japan and has been described as nothing short of a social phenomenon thanks to their very popular characters. As a result, the series promises a high quality production with stunning visuals and captivating storylines revolving around these individuals. Continued...
Categories: Otaku Culture

Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Star-Lord (Deluxe Version)

Plastic and Plush - 14 April, 2017 - 18:10

May 5th 2017 will see the release of Marvel Studios’ fun-filled blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. In anticipation of this epic blockbuster’s debut, Hot Toys has introduced a Deluxe Version 1/6th scale collectible figure of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s leader – Star-Lord.

The new Star-Lord 1/6th scale collectible figure is expertly crafted based on the image of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in the film. It features a newly developed head sculpt, a newly painted interchangeable LED light-up masked head sculpt, finely detailed and meticulously tailored costume including a leather-like jacket, a pair of blasters, a new jetpack, and a miniature Baby Groot that can be placed on Star-Lord’s shoulder. This Deluxe Version will specially include an additional Star-Lord helmet in activating mode that can be worn on the head sculpt, an interchangeable long sleeve tee, and Star-Lord’s iconic red color long coat offering even more display options for many fans’ favorite “legendary outlaw”.

You can currently pre-order the Deluxe Star-Lord figure from Sideshow Collectibles. It's priced at $251.99 and expected to begin shipping in Q1 of 2018. The regular version runs $229.99.

The 1/6th scale Star-Lord Collectible Figure (Deluxe Version) features the following:

  • Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Chris Pratt as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Newly painted interchangeable masked head sculpt with LED light up function
  • Pair of gloved fists
  • Pair of gloved hands for holding guns
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of hands for holding guns
  • Left gripping hand
  • Light gray colored graphic long sleeves tee
  • Purplish red colored long sleeve tee***
  • Purplish red colored scarf
  • Red colored leather-like jacket
  • Dark red colored leather-like long coat***
  • Leather-like belt with gun holsters
  • Pair of multi-texture burgundy colored pants
  • Pair of dark red and black boots
  • Two blasters with metallic color finish
  • Star-Lord helmet in activating mode***
  • Jetpack with armored chest plates
  • Miniature Baby Groot
  • Portable audio cassette player with headset
  • Cassette tape
  • Two necklaces
  • Specially designed figure stand with character nameplate and movie logo
  • *** Exclusive to Deluxe Version


Categories: Designer Toys

Kickstarter: RPG Jelly Plush

Plastic and Plush - 14 April, 2017 - 16:00

RPG Jelly Plush is a Kickstarter project from the folks at Loading Crew Crafts. Currently, there are three plush characters unlocked - Kohath the Paladin, Nomura the Rogue, and Fanta the Mage. In the above photo, they are the yellow, blue and black plushies. The other two characters are unlocked at additional funding levels.

The actual plush toys are available beginning at the $25.00 early bird backing level. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thursday, April 27th 2017 at 12AM ET. They're slated to begin shipping around October 2017.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Categories: Designer Toys

The Last Knight Turbo Changers One Step Barricade And Hound Video Review

Tformers - 14 April, 2017 - 15:54
On our forums today, chuckdawg1999 has shared his video covering Barricade and Hound from The Last Knight's Turbo Changer assortment - known more commonly as the One Step Changers. These two are the only new molds from this first assortment, reflecting the characters' updated robot and vehicle looks for the new movie. You can get a good look at both figures as well as see their conversion action from vehicle to robot and back in the video which we have embedded below. Click through and have a look!
Categories: Transformers

Funatic of the Week: Sean Omaye-Byrne!

Funko - 14 April, 2017 - 13:59

Sean Omaye-Byrne
Stockton, CA

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?

A little bit from all the lines! My favorite line right now is Overwatch. How many pieces? Wow, it's getting out of hand, haha. I haven't counted, but it's well into the thousands now, just Pop!s alone.

How long have you been a collector?

Many moons. I've collected various toys and comics and everything throughout my life, Funko heavily for what? 7 years?

What are your favorite fandoms?

Overwatch is life right now. But I love anything superheroes too.

What was your first Funko item?

Probably a Batman Pop!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

I really really love the Spider Gwen Pop!, I'm so happy that one was made.

Tell us your favorite Funko story!

My favorite Funko story is from when I first joined the Funko Funatic boards. Someone out of nowhere messaged me and asked if I had ever found a chase figure. I answered not yet, but someday hopefully. He asked for my address and a few days later, my first chase figure showed up at my door. I quickly learned how nice Funatics can be. From that day forth, whenever I see someone new to Funko, I try to pay it forward.

Want to be our next Funatic of the Week?

Click here! 


Categories: Designer Toys

Pop! WWE: Wave 3

Plastic and Plush - 14 April, 2017 - 13:30

Funko has announced the lineup for Pop! WWE: Wave 3 - featuring a whole lot of Finn Balor. This new wave of WWE Pop!s will feature Finn Balor, Mick Foley, Goldberg, and AJ Styles. There will be a Finn Balor chase variant, masked – a 1 in 6 rarity. Also, be sure to look for “The Demon” Finn Balor exclusive (available only at FYE).

Be sure to check out, where you can pre-order these or pick up some of the previous waves of WWE Pop! figures.

Categories: Designer Toys

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - 1st Teaser Trailer & Poster

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 14 April, 2017 - 12:46
The first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has been unleashed, along with a poster (courtesy of @starwars). The sequel to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, we see “Luke Skywalker” training “Rey” in the powers of the Force, and I cannot wait til the film’s premiere on December 15th!
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Switcheroo’s Cheshire Cat and Alice Resin Set

Plastic and Plush - 14 April, 2017 - 12:32

Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura, over at Switcheroo, have released this hand sculpted, hand cast, and hand painted Cheshire Cat and Alice resin figure set. The Cat measures 3.75 inches a little shorter. This limited edition of 35 sets is available for $90.00 each.

Categories: Designer Toys

Hikari Friday: Dark Blue Huckleberry Hound!

Funko - 14 April, 2017 - 11:00

A Hound Dog Howdy to ya! It’s Hikari Friday!

This week features everyone’s favorite hound dog,
Huckleberry Hound, showing off a glittery Deep Blue variant!

Collect this rare hound this spring!

Dark Blue Huckleberry Hound Hikari Sofubi Figure

Deep Blue Huckleberry Hound is limited to 750pcs worldwide.

Coming in June!

Categories: Designer Toys

Transformers: Till All Are One Issue #9 Three Page iTunes Preview

Tformers - 14 April, 2017 - 10:55
After the costly victory against the Titans, Iacon is in shambles and Starscream finds himself on shakier ground than ever. The key to his political (and likely literal) survival rests in the outcome of a very unlikely event: the trial of the Council's first official war criminal -- Chromia of Caminus! Expected Release: May 03, 2017
Categories: Transformers

Kids Saying the Darndest Things About Transformers Is Just Prime!

Tformers - 14 April, 2017 - 10:10
Paramount are pulling out the big guns for this Transformers The Last Knight promotion when they are get children involved. They say Videos of that feature kids saying the darndest things about Transformers:The Last Knight is just Prime! Literally, with some techno-babble whizardry, we have these kids talking like / in the voice of Optimus Prime.
Categories: Transformers

S“K”UM-kun Marbled Mixed Parts by Blackbook Toy Drops April 16.2017

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 14 April, 2017 - 10:08
BlackBook Toy announces the release of new colorway of SKUM-kun (with SK8 punk rock band, Suicidal Tendencies) - “S“K”UM-kun Marbled Mixed Parts” - dropping midnight of April 16th(Tokyo). April15th 8am(LA), 11am(NY), 4pm(UK), 10pm(Thailand) via, with each 24cm tall sofubi priced at ¥16740 per."This time SKUM-kun is gettimg marbled for the first time in the series!! His head,
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Knight Armor Turbo Changer Optimus Transformers: The Last Knight Video Review

Tformers - 14 April, 2017 - 09:47
The folks over at TTPM Toy Reviews have posteda quick video review of the Knight Armor Turbo Changer Optimus Transformers: The Last Knight figure. Get a look at the Turbo Changer class figure that will be out in stores soon.
Categories: Transformers

Street Date Breakage Continues! Transformers: The Last Knight Legion Figures Sighted At PA ToysRus

Tformers - 14 April, 2017 - 09:42
Thanks to Eric Crownover, AKA @ErimusPrime on Twitter, for our latest sighting: a Toys R Us store in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, has put out the first wave of Transformers: The Last Knight Legion-class figures a couple weeks early! The TF5 street date has been among the leakier in recent memory, with almost every class of figure popping up somewhere. Keep reading for photographic proof!
Categories: Transformers

ROBOTKINGDOM.COM Newsletter #1373

Tformers - 14 April, 2017 - 09:40
Hi, Here is a quick update from 1. Starting from now on, for all Star Wars orders over USD50 will come with a FREE plastic folder as GIFT! Including preorder unsent orders too, we will include free gift too. These 2 types of files will be given out randomly. If you want a certain type, please include remarks during your order.... First come first serve until stock last!
Categories: Transformers

The shop window of Mego Dreams.....

Plaid Stallions - 14 April, 2017 - 09:08

I debated whether to put this here or on the Mego Museum but considering it's a vintage photo of a toy store in Hong Kong (and let's face it, this site has an obsession with such things).

This display of Mego Superhero items and Micronauts is my happy place, I drove my mother crazy looking for the 9.5" Robin on the far left. It looked just like Dick Grayson in the comics, it had to be mine.

Speaking of Mego, the annual convention known as Mego Meet is this June 16-17 in Skokie, Illinois. It's our last year in the Chicago area before we move to a new state, so last call mid west! Strong chance the guy at the front desk will be me, don't let that deter you.

Mandrakes & Copper Creeps by DOKTOR A for #ToyConUK 2017

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 14 April, 2017 - 03:31
Doktor A is rolling out a whole slew of awesome-toyness in his infamous steampunk-aesthetics for the coming ToyCon UK, and THIS is the post to help you plan your spending money! *SCROLL THRU to view! This year’s 5th Toycon UK will happen on the weekend of 29th & 30th April, at York Hall in Bethnal Green London, where Doktor A will be helming his own booth. Stay connected to his Instagram @
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

“20% off all toys” in 1983, Including Kenner’s Star Wars Action Figures - 14 April, 2017 - 02:56
This 1983 Toledo Blade newspaper advertisement caught my eye for one reason: Look, kids, at the Boushh action figure illustration hiding in plain sight! How could I not share this discovery with the world? And hey, only $2.88/each for Star Wars figures. Load up!
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News
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