Power Rangers Archive

  • Did you look at the header and think “hmm, is this supposed to be a post about Bluefin? Or maybe Kidrobot?” Nope, turns out just about every vinyl company has hopped on to the “picking up popular licenses” train! It’s a really interesting turn: when I started collecting it was all about local artists and not selling out. Now, it’s…. Power Rangers! And Mr. Potato Head, Transformers, and G.I Joe. Obviously, from a profit standpoint, this is a clear decision to make. And these little guys were pretty cute! They also had big Chaos Bunnies to compliment the amazing minis we already looked at.

    Toy Fair 2014: The Loyal Subjects’ Booth Overview

    Did you look at the header and think “hmm, is this supposed to be a post about Bluefin? Or maybe Kidrobot?” Nope, turns out just about every vinyl company has hopped on to the “picking up popular licenses” train! It’s a really interesting turn: when I started collecting it was all about local artists and not selling out. Now, it’s…. Power Rangers! And Mr. Potato Head, Transformers, and G.I Joe. Obviously, from a profit standpoint, this is a clear decision to make. And these little guys were pretty cute! They also had big Chaos Bunnies to compliment the amazing minis we already looked at.

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  • Aliens and Predators and Power Rangers, oh my! We have already shown you the Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z goodies on display at Bluefin’s (Bandai’s US distributor) booth this SDCC, but of course they brought a veritable motherload of figures to taunt us with. Because let’s face it, no matter how much we want 20 aliens to display terrorizing our figure collection it’s just not a wallet-friendly option. Aside from the licenses already mentioned they had more of their awesome S.HMonsterArts from the Godzila movies (along with King Kong!), which I am an absolute sucker for since I grew up watching them. Also, tons of unintentionally hilarious shots of innocent bystanders checking out the toys. The girl who looks like she’s about to eat the Godzila tentacle kills me every time. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

    SDCC 2013: Bluefin Booth Overview

    Aliens and Predators and Power Rangers, oh my! We have already shown you the Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z goodies on display at Bluefin’s (Bandai’s US distributor) booth this SDCC, but of course they brought a veritable motherload of figures to taunt us with. Because let’s face it, no matter how much we want 20 aliens to display terrorizing our figure collection it’s just not a wallet-friendly option. Aside from the licenses already mentioned they had more of their awesome S.HMonsterArts from the Godzila movies (along with King Kong!), which I am an absolute sucker for since I grew up watching them. Also, tons of unintentionally hilarious shots of innocent bystanders checking out the toys. The girl who looks like she’s about to eat the Godzila tentacle kills me every time. [Pictures courtesy of our lovely SDCC corespondent, Missy!]

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  • Tamashii Nation, the event where Bandai shows off just how many figures they can make in a year, was held earlier this week. We brought you coverage of several pieces that were there: D-Arts Konohana Sakuya & Thanatos, the Chibi-Arts line, the Armor Girl Project, and Figuarts Zero from Code Geass and Macross Frontier. But of course there was more on display–a lot more! Bandai showed off goods from all the shows you would expect: One Piece, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers, Bleach, Ruroni Kenshin, Dragonball Z. But there were also some surprise additions to the Figuarts Zero line like the heroine from Rine no Lagrange and two of the girls from Senran Kagura. Check them all out in the gallery! [via Akibahobby]

    Tamashii Nation 2011: Event Overview

    Tamashii Nation, the event where Bandai shows off just how many figures they can make in a year, was held earlier this week. We brought you coverage of several pieces that were there: D-Arts Konohana Sakuya & Thanatos, the Chibi-Arts line, the Armor Girl Project, and Figuarts Zero from Code Geass and Macross Frontier. But of course there was more on display–a lot more! Bandai showed off goods from all the shows you would expect: One Piece, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers, Bleach, Ruroni Kenshin, Dragonball Z. But there were also some surprise additions to the Figuarts Zero line like the heroine from Rine no Lagrange and two of the girls from Senran Kagura. Check them all out in the gallery! [via Akibahobby]

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