Monthly Archives: October 2014

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

Sideshow Collectibles | Star Wars | Darth Vader (EP VI)

Every person in modern civilization that was born before 1990 knows about Darth Vader. He's about as iconic as Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Godzilla and Pikachu. You have to go into the rain forest to find people who do not know about this incarnation of the Dark Side. With that recognition comes a high standard that is expected of companies when they produce product of the man in the mask. Failure is not an option. You have to get it right. 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