Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Figure Review - S.H. Figuarts Lucario

Hailing from the wonderful world of Pokemon is the subject of today's figure review: the S.H. Figuarts Lucario. For those unfamiliar with Pokemon beyond the first generation, Lucario was first introduced in the fourth generation of the franchise through the games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. It is Fighting and Steel type Pokemon. It is currently one of the most popular Pokemon at the moment and appears in the Super Smash Bros. video game series (as of Super Smash Bros. Brawl). In the most recent Pokemon games, Lucario was given a Mega Evolution and plays a sizeable role in those games. Anyways, enough backstory. Let's start this review!

Recon 2014

For any of you readers living on Guam, get ready for the biggest otaku convention on island, Recon 2014; taking place on August 9th and 10th! Tickets are now on sale at the SM Store next to Agana Shopping Center. Expect a special guest appearance by voice actor Steven Blum!

I was fortunate to be in attendance to last year's Recon event, showcasing my S.H. MonsterArts and X-Plus Godzilla figure collections. Unfortunately I will not be attending this year due to the fact that I'll be traveling throughout the United States at that time. There is always next time.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

DiegoDoom Reviews the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1995 (Birth Ver.)

Fellow collector, DiegoDoom, reviews the brand new S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1995 (Birth Ver.). Check it out! 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Fresh Vinyl Reviews - S.H. MonsterArts Mothra & Battra Larva Set

Before we snag this set up ourselves, get satisfaction by watching Rich Eso's FRESH review for the S.H. MonsterArts Battra & Mothra Larva Set! 

Kaiju Addicts Reviews the X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995

Our friends at Kaiju Addicts review the new X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995! Check out their review right now.

Figure Review - Ultra-Act Ultraman Zero [Renewal Ver.]

As of the past couple of years, the Ultra-Act line has been releasing brand new sculpts of older character releases. So far we have got new sculpts of Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Leo, with Astra and Ultraman Tiga coming out in August. These 'renewals' are being done so older character releases have figures that are up to date in regards to the advanced articulation mechanisms within the figure's sculpt. It's neat, especially so new collectors could acquire figures of their favorite characters. Today we'll be reviewing brand new version of the Ultra-Act Ultraman Zero.

Fresh Vinyl Reviews - X-Plus Gigantic Series Burning Godzilla

Rich Eso of Fresh Vinyl Reviews takes a look at the most recent entry into X-Plus' Gigantic Series of figures, Burning Godzilla. It's very FRESH! 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series King Ghidorah?

Has it finally been revealed? You tell me!

Bluefin Tamashii Nations - Nov/Dec 2014 Offerings

S.H. Figuarts Batman "Injustice Ver."

What better way to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary than with an ambitiously awesome Batman action figure from Japan’s premium collectors label- Tamashii Nations? Sculpted in meticulous detail and featuring an unparalleled range of movement, the Dark Knight/Batman as he appears in the popular “Injustice: Gods Among Us” game joins the Tamashii Nations S.H.Figuarts advanced action figure line-up with a full array of accessories and an original design face mask part! Deluxe action figure set also includes interchangeable hand parts (two types), batarang x2, bat grenade, and grapple gun. Ideal for posing with S.H.Figuarts Joker (INJUSTICE Ver.) to recreate the ultimate arch-nemesis battle scene.

S.H. Figuarts Joker "Injustice Ver."

Just when you thought things couldn't get any crazier Tamashii Nations brings on the insane. The Joker, “The Clown Prince of Crime” joins the S.H.Figuarts advanced action series as he appears in “Injustice: Gods Among Us” featuring wicked proportion and detail, as well as ridiculous articulation. Deluxe figure set includes a special, original design gas mask along with an insane array of accessories: interchangeable head part, interchangeable hand parts (3 sets), knife accessory, crowbar accessory, gun accessory, chattering teeth x2, and Joker card. Ideal for posing with S.H.Figuarts Batman (INJUSTICE Ver.) to recreate the ultimate arch-rival battle scene.

GFFMC Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) "Unicorn Gundam"

Using a unique new metallic finish called `IRIS`, Unicorn Gundam is taken straight from the screen and brought to life in Tamashii Nations’ premium G.F.F.M.C (Gundam Fix Figuration Metal Composite) line. The rainbow tint of IRIS gives Unicorn an out of this world look, perfectly accentuating the Psychoframe. Set includes interchangeable hands (x3 sets), Beam Magnum, Hyper Bazooka, Beam Gatling (left, right), shield, Beam Saber (x2), and display stand. This spectacular assortment of accessories allows for the recreation of Unicorn Gundam at his finest!

Source: Bluefin Distribution

What's New from NECA?

NECA has teased us with some of their highly anticipated upcoming releases in their Pacific Rim figure line of figures this weekend!

The next line of NECA's Scaler mini figures will include both Godzilla (2014) and Gipsy Danger.

NECA's next 7" Deluxe Kaiju Action Figure will be Axehead, a slightly tweaked and repainted version of their sculpt for the Kaiju, Trespasser, released back in Series 3. 

A brand new sculpt of Gipsy Danger, and the prologue Jaeger, Tacit Ronin, will be released into the 7" figure line this October.

Finally, the one we've all been waiting oh-so impatiently for: Otachi! This big girl will be coming out in November of this year. Prepare your wallets, ladies and gentlemen!

Godzilla Sequel News!

Legendary Pictures have just revealed a few familiar Kaiju that will be appearing in the sequels to this year's Godzilla. They are Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. Exciting, right?

It's unclear whether all three of them will appear in Godzilla 2 or if they will be featured out amongst movies 2 and 3. In my opinion, King Ghidorah would be best saved for the third/final film while Rodan and Mothra appear in the second. That's just my opinion though.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fresh Vinyl Reviews - S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla (Rebirth/Jr)

Our friend, the always-entertaining Rich Eso of Fresh Vinyl Reviews, takes some time to review the latest in the S.H. MonsterArts figure line, Godzilla 1995 (Rebirth Ver.) Be sure to check it out. I can't wait to get this guy. It looks AMAZE-BALLS! 

Figure Review - Ultra-Act Ultraman Ginga

Over the past week, I have been staying with friends in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the perks of being in KL is the fact that Japanese pop culture is... ell, pretty popular there. When I was there, I was able to snag a few figures that I have been wanting for a while at Gaming Figure at Berjaya Times Square. One of them is the Ultra-Act Ultraman Ginga, which was just released in Malaysia last Friday. I managed to snag him Saturday afternoon while wandering about with friends. I have watched several episodes of the Ultraman Ginga mini television series a while back. Honestly, I did not care a great deal for it. I found it more akin to the original Transformers cartoon for how it is mainly used as a means to sell toys, specifically the Ultra 500 Spark Doll vinyl figures. Regardless, I am a sucker for Ginga's design. It is a neat blend of the classic Ultraman with a retro aesthetic with the translucent light blue pads around its body. It is pretty pleasing to the eye, unlike the brand new Ultraman, Victory. Without further ado, let us begin the review.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Figure Review - X-Plus Toho 12" Series Godzilla 2003

As many of you may know, X-Plus figures have quite a hefty price tag, and for good reason. The attention of detail that goes into the sculpts and paint jobs of these figures are just outstanding and warrant the $100+ prices. However, for the past several months I've been forcing myself to stop buying these figures. Not that they no longer appeal to me, but it's merely to save money. However, with Diamond Select releasing many of the older X-Plus figures for North American consumers, I just had to take advantage of the situation and snag myself a figure I have been eyeing for years: The X-Plus Toho 12" Series Godzilla 2003. 

New Reviews Coming Soon!

Keep an eye throughout the week for our reviews for the X-Plus Toho 12" Series Godzilla 2003, Ultra-Act Ultraman Zero (Renewal Ver.), Ultra-Act Ultraman Ginga, and S.H. Figuarts Lucario!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

We will be back up soon!

Do not worry, guys!

The Kaiju Planet will be back in business soon. As of right now we have acquired some brand new figures, and aching to do fresh reviews over the coming week. They include the S.H. Figuarts Lucario, Ultra-Act Ultraman Zero (Renewal Ver.) and Ultra-Act Ultraman Ginga. We will also be getting the new NECA 24" Head-to-Tail Godzilla action figure in the coming weeks too.

Be sure to check back in the coming weeks too as we will be revamping our blog design. This look is getting quite old, and it's about time to freshen it up!