Tamashii Nations Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2016-pokemon-s-h-figuarts/attachment/pokeartsheader" rel="attachment wp-att-79054"></a></p> <p>Bandai’s Pokemon S.H.Figuarts line has been slow-moving but steady. It started out when they still used the D-Arts tag with the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/miyazawa-model-exhibition-spring-2013-bandais-pokemon-d-arts" target="_blank">evolved Gen 1 starters and Mewtwo</a>. Then we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/lucario-is-the-next-pokemon-d-arts" target="_blank">Lucario</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/mega-blaziken-is-the-next-pokemon-s-h-figuarts" target="_blank">Mega Blaziken</a>, and finally <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-s-h-figuarts-pikachu" target="_blank">Pikachu</a> last year. But it seems like they are finally, after many years, moving away from just the ‘mons. That’s right, it’s trainer time!</p> <p>At Tamashii Nations they showed off Ash, Jessie, and James (along with Meowth, of course). This opens up so much potential in the line! I wonder if they will go for Misty & Brock next, or move onto champions and gym leaders?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://mobile.twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/791565488862015488" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://mobile.twitter.com/amiamihobbynews/status/791565488862015488', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2016: Pokemon S.H.Figuarts

    Bandai’s Pokemon S.H.Figuarts line has been slow-moving but steady. It started out when they still used the D-Arts tag with the evolved Gen 1 starters and Mewtwo. Then we got Lucario, Mega Blaziken, and finally Pikachu last year. But it seems like they are finally, after many years, moving away from just the ‘mons. That’s right, it’s trainer time!

    At Tamashii Nations they showed off Ash, Jessie, and James (along with Meowth, of course). This opens up so much potential in the line! I wonder if they will go for Misty & Brock next, or move onto champions and gym leaders?

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-event-overview/attachment/tn15header" rel="attachment wp-att-72242"></a></p> <p>We’ve already seen some of the juicier tidbits from Tamashii Nations (<a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-sailor-moon" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-s-h-figuarts-pikachu" target="_blank">Pokemon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-ranma-12" target="_blank">Ranma 1/2</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-digimon" target="_blank">Digimon</a>) but of course they had a ton more! This is Bandai we’re talking about, one of the most prolific brands, and they brought figures in full force. Can you think of a license Bandai owns? There were probably figures from it at this event.</p> <p><em>Kantai Collection</em>, One Piece, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Gintama, Precure, Mega Man, Macross, Doraemon.. it’s all there, and tons more! The focus definitely seemed to be on Dragonball Z (not surprising since it has a new show), with a massive amount of merchandise. Including dead Goku! Which I am seriously excited about. No girls though, which is… unfortunate, but lots of muscley dudes. We also got the surprise (text-based) announcement that they will be doing Star Wars S.H.Figuarts–including Jabba the Hutt!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" >1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015 Event Overview

    We’ve already seen some of the juicier tidbits from Tamashii Nations (Sailor Moon, Pokemon, Ranma 1/2, Digimon) but of course they had a ton more! This is Bandai we’re talking about, one of the most prolific brands, and they brought figures in full force. Can you think of a license Bandai owns? There were probably figures from it at this event.

    Kantai Collection, One Piece, Saint Seiya, Kamen Rider, Gintama, Precure, Mega Man, Macross, Doraemon.. it’s all there, and tons more! The focus definitely seemed to be on Dragonball Z (not surprising since it has a new show), with a massive amount of merchandise. Including dead Goku! Which I am seriously excited about. No girls though, which is… unfortunate, but lots of muscley dudes. We also got the surprise (text-based) announcement that they will be doing Star Wars S.H.Figuarts–including Jabba the Hutt!

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-digimon/attachment/tn15digimonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72211"></a></p> <p>Many moons ago, Bandai announced a ton of Digimon figures. Gatomon, the one I was most excited for, and even a figure of Tai! Yeah, finally getting to the humans. But that was back when they still had D-Arts, so you know how it went. We never got them: instead, Bandai did a million variations of WarGreymon and all the other mecha-y Digimon. Basically, what no one wanted.</p> <p>But things are finally, finally back on track, because at Tamashii Nations they showed off Figuarts ZERO of Taichi Yagami and Yamato Ishida! All grown up, and based on <em>Digimon Adventure tri</em>. Of course Gabumon and Agumon will be included. I wonder if we’ll ever see the revival of that Gatomon?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015: Digimon

    Many moons ago, Bandai announced a ton of Digimon figures. Gatomon, the one I was most excited for, and even a figure of Tai! Yeah, finally getting to the humans. But that was back when they still had D-Arts, so you know how it went. We never got them: instead, Bandai did a million variations of WarGreymon and all the other mecha-y Digimon. Basically, what no one wanted.

    But things are finally, finally back on track, because at Tamashii Nations they showed off Figuarts ZERO of Taichi Yagami and Yamato Ishida! All grown up, and based on Digimon Adventure tri. Of course Gabumon and Agumon will be included. I wonder if we’ll ever see the revival of that Gatomon?

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-ranma-12/attachment/tn15ranmaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72204"></a></p> <p><em>Ranma 1/2</em> is one of my favorite nostalgic anime, so of course I was over the moon when Bandai announced that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-ranma-12" target="_blank">they’d be making figures from it</a>. Took long enough! Though we still don’t really have any<em> Inu Yasha</em> merchandise, this will have to do for now.</p> <p>And they brought a ton to Tamashii Nations! Of course there’s Girl Ranma and Boy Ranma along with the Genma Saotome, but we had two new additions as well: Akane Tendou and Shampoo! Aw yeah, Shampoo and her tiny cat. I love her kissing face, it’s just too much.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015: Ranma 1/2

    Ranma 1/2 is one of my favorite nostalgic anime, so of course I was over the moon when Bandai announced that they’d be making figures from it. Took long enough! Though we still don’t really have any Inu Yasha merchandise, this will have to do for now.

    And they brought a ton to Tamashii Nations! Of course there’s Girl Ranma and Boy Ranma along with the Genma Saotome, but we had two new additions as well: Akane Tendou and Shampoo! Aw yeah, Shampoo and her tiny cat. I love her kissing face, it’s just too much.

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-s-h-figuarts-pikachu/attachment/bandaipikachuheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72195"></a></p> <p>I have to say, I am shocked that this move took Bandai so long. They’ve been working on their Pokemon S.H.Figuarts line for years now, even though it seems to have come to a halt recently, and you’d really think this would be the first character they chose. But no, we got quite a few Pokemon and no Pikachu! Finally, that terrible wrong will be righted.</p> <p>Pikachu looks super adorable, if a little chunky, here. Of course the joints are a bit distracting (to me, at least), but we know that he’ll come with some good accessories! Or some extra faces, at the very least, which is always nice. They also showed off some of the older ones (Charizard, Blastoise, Venasaur, Mewtwo) with new effect parts. Re-release on the horizon, or will they release them separately?</p> <p>[via 1up]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015: S.H.Figuarts Pikachu

    I have to say, I am shocked that this move took Bandai so long. They’ve been working on their Pokemon S.H.Figuarts line for years now, even though it seems to have come to a halt recently, and you’d really think this would be the first character they chose. But no, we got quite a few Pokemon and no Pikachu! Finally, that terrible wrong will be righted.

    Pikachu looks super adorable, if a little chunky, here. Of course the joints are a bit distracting (to me, at least), but we know that he’ll come with some good accessories! Or some extra faces, at the very least, which is always nice. They also showed off some of the older ones (Charizard, Blastoise, Venasaur, Mewtwo) with new effect parts. Re-release on the horizon, or will they release them separately?

    [via 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2015-sailor-moon/attachment/tn15sailormoonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-72184"></a></p> <p>Tamashii Nations is upon us! AKA Bandai showing off a ton of stuff, some of which will probably never come out. Yeah, I’m still bitter about those Sheryls. But given the popularity of their Sailor Moon line, I think these definitely will! Unsurprisingly, they had quite a few new Sailor Moon figures at the event.</p> <p>We have three new figures, two of which are S.H.Figuarts: there’s (yet another) new Sailor Moon (why?), and Dark Lady! Or Black Lady, if you watched an uncensored one back in the day. They also have a new Figuarts ZERO, Princess Serenity! FINALLY. We’ve all been clamoring for a version of her, now the question–will it be exclusive?</p> <p>[via <a href="http://toho.seesaa.net/article/428711607.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://toho.seesaa.net/article/428711607.html', 'Seesaa']);" target="_blank">Seesaa</a>, <a href="http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.kk1up.jp/archives/m40332.html', '1up']);" target="_blank">1up</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2015: Sailor Moon

    Tamashii Nations is upon us! AKA Bandai showing off a ton of stuff, some of which will probably never come out. Yeah, I’m still bitter about those Sheryls. But given the popularity of their Sailor Moon line, I think these definitely will! Unsurprisingly, they had quite a few new Sailor Moon figures at the event.

    We have three new figures, two of which are S.H.Figuarts: there’s (yet another) new Sailor Moon (why?), and Dark Lady! Or Black Lady, if you watched an uncensored one back in the day. They also have a new Figuarts ZERO, Princess Serenity! FINALLY. We’ve all been clamoring for a version of her, now the question–will it be exclusive?

    [via Seesaa, 1up]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-frozen/attachment/tn14frozenheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62772"></a></p> <p>Since we got <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2014-nendoroid-elsa" target="_blank">an announcement for Nendoroid Elsa</a>, I was kind of expecting more <em>Frozen</em> PVC shennanigans. Maybe from Medicom, but it seems like Bandai will be taking on the Disney phenomenon next… with S.H.Figuarts! Of Olaf. What? No Anna & Elsa? Okay there, Bandai.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/SoulinkChu/status/527719996160737280/photo/1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/SoulinkChu/status/527719996160737280/photo/1', 'SoulinkChu’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">SoulinkChu’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2014: Frozen

    Since we got an announcement for Nendoroid Elsa, I was kind of expecting more Frozen PVC shennanigans. Maybe from Medicom, but it seems like Bandai will be taking on the Disney phenomenon next… with S.H.Figuarts! Of Olaf. What? No Anna & Elsa? Okay there, Bandai.

    [via SoulinkChu’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-ranma-12/attachment/tn14ranmaheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62768"></a></p> <p>Apparently <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-sailor-moon" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-cardcaptor-sakura" target="_blank">Cardcaptor</a> are just not enough nostalgia for one event. So says Bandai, our lord and savior, amen. BUT SERIOUSLY GUYS, something 99% of us have been wishing for is happening. Ranma 1/2 figures! Well, one figure. A S.H.Figuarts of Ranma’s girl half. But I’m sure they won’t stop there: we need at least boy Ranma too. And, you know, the entire rest of the cast.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/SoulinkChu/status/527719996160737280/photo/1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/SoulinkChu/status/527719996160737280/photo/1', 'SoulinkChu’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">SoulinkChu’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2014: Ranma 1/2

    Apparently Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor are just not enough nostalgia for one event. So says Bandai, our lord and savior, amen. BUT SERIOUSLY GUYS, something 99% of us have been wishing for is happening. Ranma 1/2 figures! Well, one figure. A S.H.Figuarts of Ranma’s girl half. But I’m sure they won’t stop there: we need at least boy Ranma too. And, you know, the entire rest of the cast.

    [via SoulinkChu’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-space-battleship-yamato-2199/attachment/tn14yamatoheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62757"></a></p> <p>While MegaHouse has been working through the expansive Space Battleship Yamato cast, they’ve managed to miss some of the most popular characters both male and female. Which is odd, since their whole line is really focused on the girls. With no Starsha. What even.</p> <p>But Bandai is here to save the day… and our wallets, hopefully, since this is a Figuarts ZERO line! They’ll be doing Starsha, Yuki Mori, Wolf Frakken,  Desler Soutou, and Kodai Susumu! Now if only they’d do some Harlock figures, I know we’re all dying for a decent Emeraldas.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/amiamijapan/photos/a.978351712180742.1073742369.345232028826050/978352782180635/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfp1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10338256_978352782180635_1305598255263813155_n.jpg%3Foh%3D90c15cd97dc9fb1d5f6a9ccd7c3cdf4c%26oe%3D54EEF715%26__gda__%3D1420923548_42a2c346360f5d59bfb22cb163246065&size=700%2C800&fbid=978352782180635" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/amiamijapan/photos/a.978351712180742.1073742369.345232028826050/978352782180635/?type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-xfp1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10338256_978352782180635_1305598255263813155_n.jpg%3Foh%3D90c15cd97dc9fb1d5f6a9ccd7c3cdf4c%26oe%3D54EEF715%26__gda__%3D1420923548_42a2c346360f5d59bfb22cb163246065&size=700%2C800&fbid=978352782180635', 'AmiAmi’s Facebook']);" >AmiAmi’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2014: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

    While MegaHouse has been working through the expansive Space Battleship Yamato cast, they’ve managed to miss some of the most popular characters both male and female. Which is odd, since their whole line is really focused on the girls. With no Starsha. What even.

    But Bandai is here to save the day… and our wallets, hopefully, since this is a Figuarts ZERO line! They’ll be doing Starsha, Yuki Mori, Wolf Frakken,  Desler Soutou, and Kodai Susumu! Now if only they’d do some Harlock figures, I know we’re all dying for a decent Emeraldas.

    [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2014-cardcaptor-sakura/attachment/tn14sakuraheader" rel="attachment wp-att-62744"></a></p> <p>The nostalgia train seems to have crash-landed at Bandai recently, which for us older anime fans is nothing but a good thing. Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor… what else could you want? Oh, maybe not two action figures of Sakura in the same outfit. I think we were all a bit annoyed about the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/the-cardcaptor-sakura-figma-is-sculpted" target="_blank">figma</a> and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-surprises-with-a-cardcaptor-sakura-s-h-figuarts" target="_blank">S.H.Figuarts</a> being the same, but don’t worry: we’re getting more (from both companies!).</p> <p>Bandai showed off their already-up-for-order Sakura at Tamashii Nations, but they also had an announcement… they’ll be doing an S.H.Figuarts of her second opening outfit! One of my favorites! Now I just hope someone makes the cat version soon…</p> <p>[via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.978351712180742.1073742369.345232028826050&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.978351712180742.1073742369.345232028826050&type=1', 'AmiAmi’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2014: Cardcaptor Sakura

    The nostalgia train seems to have crash-landed at Bandai recently, which for us older anime fans is nothing but a good thing. Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor… what else could you want? Oh, maybe not two action figures of Sakura in the same outfit. I think we were all a bit annoyed about the figma and S.H.Figuarts being the same, but don’t worry: we’re getting more (from both companies!).

    Bandai showed off their already-up-for-order Sakura at Tamashii Nations, but they also had an announcement… they’ll be doing an S.H.Figuarts of her second opening outfit! One of my favorites! Now I just hope someone makes the cat version soon…

    [via AmiAmi’s Facebook]

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