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Dragon Ball Super Chibi Masters to Smash!

16 Sep

Bandai’s Chibi Masters are coming, and they’re certainly be smashing displays with this second wave lineup which includes Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan Broly, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Gogeta, and Freiza Final Form. Each figure comes packaged in a windowed box and includes a stand and base. These figures are an excellent addition to both veteran and new fans’ collections and how can anyone not want Frieza on their shelf?

Although this company is better known for their Gundam product-line, they are certainly hitting it out of the park with other franchise product releases. They are a leading Japanese manufacturer of toys and collectibles for many decades. These Dragon Ball Super! figures are 80mm tall and each character captures the action-packed energy from the anime in miniature form and are affordably priced! Chibi Masters are exclusively distributed in the United States by Los Angeles based distributor Ultra Tokyo Connection LLC.

 

Don’t Worry, Zeon’s Got Your Back with Super Deformed Comfy Cute Cushions

17 Dec

1000110934_1By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

From the Bandai Life homeware Division comes four unique Mobile Suit Gundam cushions. As part of the Hito Yasumi Head Cushion series, the mobile suits of the Zeon army, MS-06 Zaku II, MS-06S Zaku II, MS-07 Gouf, and MS-09 Dom have been recreated in super-deformed versions. Each cushion is a hemispherical type bearing an “angular robot likeness” to the mobile suits (robots) from the series. Each mobile suit cushion comes in a different colour and each has a singular eye called the “mono eye”. Each cushion will retail for 4,104 yen ($34.79 US, $46.39 CAN, or £27.84 GBP) each (including tax, excluding shipping and handling fees).

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Space Sheriff Gavan Replica Laser Blade Demoed in Video by Kenji Ohba

27 Aug

OhbaGavanBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Kenji Ohba has thrilled millions of Japanese children in Space Sheriff Gavan, and he has now demonstrated on YouTube the prop replica his character wielded in the series. This stuntman and iconic actor (whose early credit as a suit actor in Android Kikkaider) would eventually co-star in sentai series Battle Fever J (Shiro Akebono/Battle Kenya) and Denshi Sentai Denziman (Daigoro Oume/Denzi Blue).

In this video from Bandai, Ohba demonstrates the 1:1 scale Laser Sword, Gavan’s signature weapon. The replica from Tamashii Labs has a die-cast handle. The blade contains 20 LEDs which light up bright blue when activated by running a hand over it. [Editors’ note: sounds like a modified lightsaber to me.] Buyers can recreate the iconic scene in which Gavan powers up his blade using birdnium energy.

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