Tamashii Nations 2012 Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=33486" rel="attachment wp-att-33486"></a></p> <p>We had one absolutely huge announcement from Tamashii Nations: <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-sailor-moon-figures" target="_blank">Sailor Moon figures from Bandai</a>! An S.H.Figuarts and Chibi-Arts of Sailor Moon herself, and releases of the other Inner Senshi were teased as well. In fact, you can see their art in one of the shots in the gallery! These images from AmiAmi don’t really show us anything new, but it’s always nice to get another peek at this exciting announcement. We know that she comes with Luna in both forms and two faces (happy and angry), but I wonder what other accessories she comes with? Personally, I hope she comes with  tiara-less face and a separate tiara for her attacks, and maybe some cool effect parts.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://blog.amiami.com/amiblo/2012/11/post-820.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://blog.amiami.com/amiblo/2012/11/post-820.html', 'AmiAmi’s Blog']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Blog</a>]</p>

    More Pictures Of The Bandai Sailor Moon Figures? Why Not!

    We had one absolutely huge announcement from Tamashii Nations: Sailor Moon figures from Bandai! An S.H.Figuarts and Chibi-Arts of Sailor Moon herself, and releases of the other Inner Senshi were teased as well. In fact, you can see their art in one of the shots in the gallery! These images from AmiAmi don’t really show us anything new, but it’s always nice to get another peek at this exciting announcement. We know that she comes with Luna in both forms and two faces (happy and angry), but I wonder what other accessories she comes with? Personally, I hope she comes with  tiara-less face and a separate tiara for her attacks, and maybe some cool effect parts.

    [via AmiAmi’s Blog]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-charizard-d-arts/attachment/tamashii2012charizardheader" rel="attachment wp-att-32575"></a></p> <p>I’m kind of amazed I managed to write this over the sound of Stephen screaming. Because let me tell you, he REALLY likes Charizard. I think he’d leave me for one if they were real. And now, thanks to Bandai, they kind of are! To go along with the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-is-making-a-d-arts-mewtwo-from-pokemon" target="_blank">just-announced Mewtwo</a> (who there’s a shot of in the gallery) we’ve got a D-Art Charizard. Aww yeah. I hope this line goes on forever and we get all the Pokemon. ALL OF THEM.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> As mentioned by our commenter azrael439, you can see a tiny peek of Blastoise in the image which means he should be up next! Venusaur can’t be far behind.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> Both Blastoise and Venusaur have been confirmed! They were marked as Do Not Photograph but both are fully sculpted & painted. Let’s hope release isn’t too far off.</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/261377892968169472/photo/1/large" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/261377892968169472/photo/1/large', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Charizard D-Arts

    I’m kind of amazed I managed to write this over the sound of Stephen screaming. Because let me tell you, he REALLY likes Charizard. I think he’d leave me for one if they were real. And now, thanks to Bandai, they kind of are! To go along with the just-announced Mewtwo (who there’s a shot of in the gallery) we’ve got a D-Art Charizard. Aww yeah. I hope this line goes on forever and we get all the Pokemon. ALL OF THEM.

    [UPDATE] As mentioned by our commenter azrael439, you can see a tiny peek of Blastoise in the image which means he should be up next! Venusaur can’t be far behind.

    [UPDATE 2] Both Blastoise and Venusaur have been confirmed! They were marked as Do Not Photograph but both are fully sculpted & painted. Let’s hope release isn’t too far off.

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32651" rel="attachment wp-att-32651"></a></p> <p>To wrap up our Tamashii Nations coverage, we’ve got the scaled side of things! Bandai really focuses more on action figures, but they do put out a few cheaper, smaller-scale pre-painted figures in their Figuarts ZERO line. We’ve got all <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-teases-some-magi-labyrinth-of-magic-figures" target="_blank">the teased <em>Magi – Labyrinth of Magi</em> Figuarts</a> (and more!): Aladdin, Sinbad, Alibaba Saluja, Judai, and Morgiana. There’s also a Half-Age Character line in the shot you can see!</p> <p>There’s a few other assorted figures, many of which we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/dengeki-20th-anniversary-bandais-figuarts-zero" target="_blank">at Dengeki’s 20th</a> like the <em>Senran Kagura</em> girls. However, we have a new addition too: the lovely Yumi from <em>Shinovi Versus</em>! Last, we’ve got a red recolor of their adorable <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandais-figuarts-zero-ranka-lee" target="_blank">Ranka Lee</a> to go with that <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandais-exclusive-shining-blue-version-sheryl-nome" target="_blank">blue Sheryl</a>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1', 'Charanet’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Charanet’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Figuarts ZERO

    To wrap up our Tamashii Nations coverage, we’ve got the scaled side of things! Bandai really focuses more on action figures, but they do put out a few cheaper, smaller-scale pre-painted figures in their Figuarts ZERO line. We’ve got all the teased Magi – Labyrinth of Magi Figuarts (and more!): Aladdin, Sinbad, Alibaba Saluja, Judai, and Morgiana. There’s also a Half-Age Character line in the shot you can see!

    There’s a few other assorted figures, many of which we saw at Dengeki’s 20th like the Senran Kagura girls. However, we have a new addition too: the lovely Yumi from Shinovi Versus! Last, we’ve got a red recolor of their adorable Ranka Lee to go with that blue Sheryl.

    [via Charanet’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32632" rel="attachment wp-att-32632"></a></p> <p>We’ve looked at the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-lelouchzero-shfiguarts" target="_blank">Lelouch</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-sailor-moon-figures" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a>, <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-guilty-gear-d-arts" target="_blank">Guilty Gear</a>, and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-smile-precure" target="_blank">Cure Peace</a> S.H.Figuarts & D-Arts, but to no one’s surprise there were a ton more on hand at Tamashii Nations 2012. They had Hakumen from BlazBlue, Nagisa Motomiya from <em>AKB0048</em>, Mei Misaka and Izumi Akazawa from <em>Another</em>, Golden Darkness, Alicia from <em>God Eater Burst</em>, the <em>Durarara!!</em> boys we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/dengeki-20th-anniversary-durarara-s-h-figuarts" target="_blank">at Dengeki’s 20th</a>, and Aoi Ichikawa from <em>Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger</em>. Check them all out and more in the gallery!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1', 'Charanet’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Charanet’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: S.H.Figuarts & D-Arts

    We’ve looked at the Lelouch, Sailor Moon, Guilty Gear, and Cure Peace S.H.Figuarts & D-Arts, but to no one’s surprise there were a ton more on hand at Tamashii Nations 2012. They had Hakumen from BlazBlue, Nagisa Motomiya from AKB0048, Mei Misaka and Izumi Akazawa from Another, Golden Darkness, Alicia from God Eater Burst, the Durarara!! boys we saw at Dengeki’s 20th, and Aoi Ichikawa from Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger. Check them all out and more in the gallery!

    [via Charanet’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32619" rel="attachment wp-att-32619"></a></p> <p>Six months ago, Bandai showed off some action figures of the Angels from Evangelion. I was thrilled, since I love their designs and you never really see figures of them. But then they disappeared, which honestly for Bandai isn’t that strange. However, Sachiel and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-features-3-s-h-monsterarts-zeruel">Zeruel</a> are back with some new friends: Ramiel, Shamshel, and the Third and Seventh unnamed Angels from the Rebuild movies. Ramiel is a kind of ridiculous addition: I mean, how are they going to add poseability? Either way, I am definitely going to get them all!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1', 'Charanet’s Facebook']);" >Charanet’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Evangelion Angels S.H.MonsterArts

    Six months ago, Bandai showed off some action figures of the Angels from Evangelion. I was thrilled, since I love their designs and you never really see figures of them. But then they disappeared, which honestly for Bandai isn’t that strange. However, Sachiel and Zeruel are back with some new friends: Ramiel, Shamshel, and the Third and Seventh unnamed Angels from the Rebuild movies. Ramiel is a kind of ridiculous addition: I mean, how are they going to add poseability? Either way, I am definitely going to get them all!

    [via Charanet’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32608" rel="attachment wp-att-32608"></a></p> <p>We’ve already taken a look at some of the highlights of Tamashii Nations, but there’s of course a lot more at the event! Their Chibi-Arts line seems to be growing in popularity, and we’ve already seen the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-sailor-moon-figures" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a> one they had on hand. Also on display were the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-teases-some-magi-labyrinth-of-magic-figures" target="_blank">teased</a> Ja’far and Sinbad ones from <em>Magi,</em> Wild Tiger and child Barnaby Brooks Jr. from <em>Tiger & Bunny</em>, Meer Campbell, Boa Hancock, Mei Misaki, and Kise Yayoi to go with <a href="www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-smile-precure" target="_blank">Cure Peace</a>. I am excited to see Meer in the lineup, though at the moment she looks a bit…. possessed.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291389880972145.64240.163607270417074&type=1', 'Charanet’s Facebook']);" target="_blank">Charanet’s Facebook</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Chibi-Arts

    We’ve already taken a look at some of the highlights of Tamashii Nations, but there’s of course a lot more at the event! Their Chibi-Arts line seems to be growing in popularity, and we’ve already seen the Sailor Moon one they had on hand. Also on display were the teased Ja’far and Sinbad ones from Magi, Wild Tiger and child Barnaby Brooks Jr. from Tiger & Bunny, Meer Campbell, Boa Hancock, Mei Misaki, and Kise Yayoi to go with Cure Peace. I am excited to see Meer in the lineup, though at the moment she looks a bit…. possessed.

    [via Charanet’s Facebook]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32599" rel="attachment wp-att-32599"></a></p> <p>There sure is a lot of exciting news coming out of Tamashii Nations! This is one I’ve been waiting for: a Lelouch Lamperouge S.H.Figuarts. Bandai has had the <em>Code Geass</em> license for a while and has really only given us some sub-par Chibi-Arts like <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/chibi-arts-c-c-is-missing-a-few-things">permanently sitting C.C</a>, but I wanted a good representation of the wonderful Lulu. Well, ask and you shall receive! We’re getting Lelouch in his awesome Zero gear, complete with mask. While figmas are great and all, the figma version of Lulu was only in the school uniform. So this is great news for <em>Code Geass</em> fans!</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/happinet_online/status/261394653406961664/photo/1/large" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/happinet_online/status/261394653406961664/photo/1/large', 'Happinet’s Twitter']);" >Happinet’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Lelouch/Zero S.H.Figuarts

    There sure is a lot of exciting news coming out of Tamashii Nations! This is one I’ve been waiting for: a Lelouch Lamperouge S.H.Figuarts. Bandai has had the Code Geass license for a while and has really only given us some sub-par Chibi-Arts like permanently sitting C.C, but I wanted a good representation of the wonderful Lulu. Well, ask and you shall receive! We’re getting Lelouch in his awesome Zero gear, complete with mask. While figmas are great and all, the figma version of Lulu was only in the school uniform. So this is great news for Code Geass fans!

    [via Happinet’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32581" rel="attachment wp-att-32581"></a></p> <p>In a surprise announcement, Bandai has acquired the Guilty Gear license and is working on a D-Arts line! So far they’ve only announced Sol Badguy, who might have the most ridiculous last name of all time. I mean really! The sculpt looks great, better than what I’d expect from Bandai. And since this is Bandai, you can bet Sol won’t be the last character we see in this line. Personally I just want a poseable Dizzy, but what would you like to see?</p> <p>[via <a href="https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/261381092001603584/photo/1/large" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/261381092001603584/photo/1/large', 'AmiAmi’s Twitter']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi’s Twitter</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Guilty Gear D-Arts

    In a surprise announcement, Bandai has acquired the Guilty Gear license and is working on a D-Arts line! So far they’ve only announced Sol Badguy, who might have the most ridiculous last name of all time. I mean really! The sculpt looks great, better than what I’d expect from Bandai. And since this is Bandai, you can bet Sol won’t be the last character we see in this line. Personally I just want a poseable Dizzy, but what would you like to see?

    [via AmiAmi’s Twitter]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-smile-precure/attachment/tamashii2012smileheader" rel="attachment wp-att-32566"></a></p> <p>So Tamashii Nations isn’t actually happening for another day, but we’re getting news early. Apparently everything is all set up and Bandai is taking news leaks into their own hands: first we saw <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-sailor-moon-figures" target="_blank">Sailor Moon</a>, and now we’re getting some new Smile Precure! figures. Okay, not as exciting as Sailor Moon, but still adorable.</p> <p>It seems we’ll be getting some scaled figures (probably Figuarts ZERO) of Cure Peace and Kise Yayoi. We’ve gotten lots of action figures from this franchise but not many pre-painted, so it’s a nice change of pace for Bandai.</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/20121025/8858-news/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/20121025/8858-news/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a> brought us a nice up-close shot of the static figure, along with news of both a S.H.Figuarts AND a Chibi-Arts of Cure Peace!</p> <p>[via <a href="http://twitpic.com/b762gi" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://twitpic.com/b762gi', 't_features']);" target="_blank">t_features</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Smile Precure!

    So Tamashii Nations isn’t actually happening for another day, but we’re getting news early. Apparently everything is all set up and Bandai is taking news leaks into their own hands: first we saw Sailor Moon, and now we’re getting some new Smile Precure! figures. Okay, not as exciting as Sailor Moon, but still adorable.

    It seems we’ll be getting some scaled figures (probably Figuarts ZERO) of Cure Peace and Kise Yayoi. We’ve gotten lots of action figures from this franchise but not many pre-painted, so it’s a nice change of pace for Bandai.

    [UPDATE] Dengeki brought us a nice up-close shot of the static figure, along with news of both a S.H.Figuarts AND a Chibi-Arts of Cure Peace!

    [via t_features]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/tamashii-nations-2012-sailor-moon-figures/attachment/tamashiinations2012sailormoonheader" rel="attachment wp-att-32562"></a></p> <p>People have been begging for Sailor Moon figures for a very long time, but the creator had a tight hold on the license. However, a new anime was announced recently, and it’s the 20th anniversary of the franchise. Apparently the licensers are feeling generous finally, because Bandai has snagged the license! With this and <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/bandai-is-making-a-d-arts-mewtwo-from-pokemon" target="_blank">Pokemon announced</a> in the last 2 days, they sure are hopping on the nostalgia train.</p> <p>We’re getting a S.H.Figuart AND a Chibi-Art of Sailor Moon herself, and as you can see in the background the rest of the Sailor Scouts have been announced as well! I assume that we’ll get Figuarts and Chibi-Arts of all of the main 5 at least: maybe Tuxedo Mask and some of the Outer Senshi as well? Either way, I am so thrilled with this announcement!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE]</strong> Updated with a better shot from <a href="https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/261377361579241472/photo/1/large" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'https://twitter.com/amiami_figure/status/261377361579241472/photo/1/large', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a>!</p> <p><strong>[UPDATE 2]</strong> We now have some very nice up-close shots courtesy of <a href="http://hobby.dengeki.com/20121025/8858-news/" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://hobby.dengeki.com/20121025/8858-news/', 'Dengeki']);" target="_blank">Dengeki</a>.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://twitpic.com/b762n6" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://twitpic.com/b762n6', 't_features']);" target="_blank">t_features</a>]</p>

    Tamashii Nations 2012: Sailor Moon Figures!

    People have been begging for Sailor Moon figures for a very long time, but the creator had a tight hold on the license. However, a new anime was announced recently, and it’s the 20th anniversary of the franchise. Apparently the licensers are feeling generous finally, because Bandai has snagged the license! With this and Pokemon announced in the last 2 days, they sure are hopping on the nostalgia train.

    We’re getting a S.H.Figuart AND a Chibi-Art of Sailor Moon herself, and as you can see in the background the rest of the Sailor Scouts have been announced as well! I assume that we’ll get Figuarts and Chibi-Arts of all of the main 5 at least: maybe Tuxedo Mask and some of the Outer Senshi as well? Either way, I am so thrilled with this announcement!

    [UPDATE] Updated with a better shot from AmiAmi!

    [UPDATE 2] We now have some very nice up-close shots courtesy of Dengeki.

    [via t_features]

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