May, 2016


S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Double Cyclone Joker Shinkocchou Seihou Revealed

Bandai Tamashii has recently updated with the reveal of S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Double Cyclone Joker Shinkocchou Seihou.   The figure will include: Replaceable Hands (Left and Right X 5) Cyclone and Joker Gaia Memories Alternate Scarf Pieces S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Double Cyclone Joker Shinkocchu Seihou will be priced at 6.480 Yen and will be released as a retail release in October. 

S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron & Kamen Rider Drive Type Zero Teasers Revealed

Just ahead of the upcoming Tamashii Features 2016 event,  Bandai Tamashii has recently posted teasers for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron and S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Type Zero.  S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron was seen at several previous toy shows in the past, however the new teaser is most likely an indication that his release date will be revealed soon.  Kamen Rider Drive Type Zero made his debut in the  “Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis”  film that premiered last December.  No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updatesRead More

Official Images: S.H.Figuarts 45th Anniversary Kamen Rider Ichigo

Bandai Tamashii has recently updated with official images for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Ichigo (45th Anniversary) based on his new suit appearance in the “Kamen Rider 1″ film.   The figure will be released in October, however pricing details have not been confirmed at this time.  Stay tuned for updates of Tamashii Features 2016 that will be held this weekend in Japan.  

S.H.Figuarts Super Vegeta Revealed

Bandai Tamashii has recently updated their official S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball Z page with the latest release in the S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball Z line.  Super Vegeta will be getting the S.H.Figuarts treatment.  He will be priced at 5616 Yen and will be a retail release in October. 

Herotaku Archives: Interview – Michi Yamato of Fujiyama Ichiban Part II

Hello Herotaku, today is the continuation of our interview with Michi Yamato. For those who have yet to read, or have missed Part One; Mr. Yamato is a stunt actor from Japan who moved to America. Since immigrating to America, Mr. Yamato has worked for Saban Entertainment during the 90s, as well as started his own stunt team, Samurai Action Team which currently produces the indie-American Tokusatsu, Fujiyama Ichiban. As stated previously, this interview has been split into segments with the original recording listed on Herotaku’s Official YouTube Channel at aRead More

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger – Episode 11 Review

Immediately, this episode was a huge let down. There were two things I wanted to see after the end of last episode: Yamato talking to the eagle zyuman and G.I.F.T. continuing to destroy the Earth. Not only did Yamato instantly pass out before getting to say a word, but G.I.F.T. powered down out of nowhere and had to recharge. This was such a monumental anti-climax. And yes, I understand that they obviously weren’t going to destroy the Earth in an episode of Super Sentai, but if they knew they weren’tRead More

Josh Duhamel to Return in Transformers: The Last Knight

The official Transformers: The Last Knight instagram has recently updated with an announcement that Josh Duhamel will be reprising his role as Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox in the new film.   This is quite an amazing announcement since he did not make an appearance in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Transformers: The Last Knight will premiere in theaters on June 23, 2017. Welcome back, @joshduhamel! The universe feels safer with Lieutenant Colonel Lennox on our side. #transformers A post shared by Transformers (@transformersmovie) on May 17, 2016 at 9:00am PDT

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Announced

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has recently announced the sequel for Dragon Ball Xenoverse.    The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam this year. They also provided a trailer on their official Youtube channel. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Premium Bandai: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Ghost Grateful Damashii

Premium Bandai has recently announced that they will be releasing S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Ghost Grateful Damashii as a Tamashii Webshop exclusive.   They also confirmed that there will be two versions of the figure. The first release will include the special Omega formation effect sheet , but will also have a standard release. The first round of preorders will be released in December priced at 6,264 yen.    The figure will include: Alternate hands (Left & Right X4) Weapon holding hand SunGlasSlasher Omega formation effect sheet  (Tamashii Features 2016 Commemorative Bonus) Tamashii Stage  The first round of preorders will open on May 20 and will closeRead More

New Marvel Legends Civil War Winter Solider, Falcon, and Jim Lee Punisher Images Revealed

New images of new upcoming Marvel Legends exclusive figures have surfaced online thanks to the Marvel Figures Custom Taiwan Marvel Facebook page.  The figures were first announced at NYCC 2016. What is interesting is that it seems that both Falcon and Winter Soldier will not be sold as a two pack as initially reported, but instead will be released in a single two unit case. Walmart Exclusive : Falcon & Winter Soldier  Walgreens Exclusive: Jim Lee Punisher Unfortunately no other details are confirmed at this time, however expect to see these figures to appear inRead More

Transformers 5 Title Revealed – Transformers: The Last Night

Comingsoon has recently revealed the title for the fifth installment of the Transformers live-action films.  The film will be called “, Transformers: The Last Night.”   Production for the film will begin on June 6 in Detroit and will move to several throughout several other locations in the world. The confirmed cast include: Mark Wahlberg – Cade Yaeger Isabela Moner – Isabella  Jerrod Carmichael – Unknown Role The official Instragram page for the project also recently opened and revealed a short animated logo for the film. Calling all #Autobots: Optimus Prime is ready for battle. Are you? #transformersRead More

Yo-Kai Watch 2 To Release in North America

Nintendo has recently announced that they will be releasing the 2nd Yo-Kai Watch video game in North America on September 30.  The game will be available in two versions, which will be called Yo-Kai Watch 2 Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2 Fleshy Souls.  Nintendo provided a short synopsis and a full press release for the game. All things Yo-kai continue on Sept. 30 when YO-KAI WATCH 2 launches in the U.S. exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Already a huge hit in Japan, the sequel to the first smash hit, which is once again developed by LEVEL-5,Read More

Herotaku Archives: Interview – Michi Yamato of Fujiyama Ichiban Part I

Hello Herotaku, this is TaJa Doyle a.k.a. Wheelchair21 and I am bringing back the interviews with the cast and staff of Fujiyama Ichiban. Today will start off with the first part in the interview held with Mr. Michi Yamato, the creator of the series. Mr. Yamato is a stunt actor, and stunt director from Japan, who immigrated to America during the 90s and began working for Saban Entertainment. He eventually founded the samurai stage combat school, Samurai Action, which also doubles as his studio for the indie-Tokusatsu web-series, Fujiyama Ichiban. Read More

S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Amazon Omega Teaser Revealed

Bandai Tamashii has recently unveiled a teaser to one of the new items that will be revealed at Tamashii Features 2016.  Fans will be pleased to see that Kamen Rider Amazon Omega will be released in the S.H.Figuarts line.  No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for Tamashii Features 2016 that will be held on May 21st-22nd.  

Legacy Ninja Megazord & Legacy 1:1 Scale MMPR Red Helmet Revealed

BBTS has recently updated their site with two new items that will be released in the Power Rangers Legacy line during the summer. Legacy Ninja Megazord Release Date: November 2016 Price: $109.99 Defeat evil with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Ninja Megazord! This Legacy edition of the Ninja Megazord includes die cast parts and metallic paint. Separate the Ninja Megazord into 5 individual Zords, and combine them to form show-accurate combinations! The Ninja Megazord can also combine with other items in the Zord Builder collection to form awesome never before seen Zord combinationsRead More