Bandai S.H.

This category is used for entries related to Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts, Monster Arts, and similar figures.

Bandai | D-Arts | Charizard

My favorite Pokémon has always been Charizard. It didn't matter what game version I was playing, but I had to have Charizard on my team. I think a lot of it has to do with his origin story in the Pokémon cartoon where Charmander was abandoned by his trainer, and I really hate it when animals get abandoned or mistreated. So when little Charmander grew into Charizard it just gave me warm and fuzzy feelings. Continue Reading

Bandai | S.H. Figuarts | Sadako Yamamura

Every once in awhile an action figure gets produced that you never thought would happen. It's not because it's a bad idea but rather because nobody really thought about doing one from a commercial success perspective. The Figuarts line has been mostly geared towards popular and heroic characters like Kamen Rider, Sailor Moon and Ultraman, so it was quite an interesting piece of news to see that they would be releasing Sadako from The Ring. Continue Reading

Bandai | S.H. Figuarts | Kamen Rider V3

And then there were three, and what a third it was! Things got really interesting when Kamen Rider V3 hit the scene, and the series holds a special place in my heart as it was the Kamen Rider series I grew up with. He was the first Kamen Rider who talked trash to the villains, and even laughed at their faces when he was discovered spying or breaking in. This Rider had no fear and let you know about it. Continue Reading