Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saint Cloth Myth EX and Crown

As Tamashii confirmed our anxiety and fears have only begun with the direction for the Saint Cloth Myth series.


Looks like Saint Seiya will be staying for quite a while as we are taken into another round of ride (including those unwillingly) into these two new SCM lines...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bandai to announce Saint Cloth Myth new series

Live streaming is available as we gear closer to Bandai's unrevealing of their new direction.
17th May 1:00pm HONG KONG TIME @ Ustream Live from Japan ( English Subtitle)


Follow the link here...
then click on the image...

or just go here directly

Photoshoot: Danboard on Lenten Vacation

Been out of town during the holidays and there was a lot of stuff to do when I got back. Here are some Danboard photos to make up for it in the meantime.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Hatsune Miku and Toyota

There is no doubt that Miku Hatsune from the vocaloid series is one of the most popular characters that ever came out of Japan. After seeing the Japanese bring her to life in her very own concert she is now the endorser of the 2011 Toyota Corolla!

Watch the vid to see why it's awe~some! :D

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sanyo Saint Seiya Pachinko

Saint Seiya fans all over have been raving to the new pachinko machine revealed by Sanyo. This game machine will be covering the legendary Sanctuary arc where the Bronze Saints raced the 12 palaces to save Athena who has been shot in the heart with an arrow.

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All key scenes have been enhanced and included such as Dragon Shiryu's suicide attack on Capricorn Shura, Cygnus Hyoga's battle with Aquarius Camus for ice superiority, the cries of Pegasus Seiya to wake up a brainwashed Leo Aiolia, the bloody rose of Pisces Aphrodite stabbing Andromeda Shun, and of course the cruel scene where Phoenix Ikki was shattered by Virgo Shaka.

The video leaves us fans wanting to have the entire series remade in this quality. It would be amazing to re-watch the Sanctuary Chapter with this quality as it is on par with the Hades Inferno Chapter.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Figma Miku Hatsune (Append Ver.)

Looks like we will be seeing another Miku Hatsune figure in figma form, this time it's the append version as featured in Vocaloid's additional voice set for Miku. It's amazing how popular she is as we've already had a lot of different versions of her, we already have a few just counting the nendoroids.

Figma Miku Hatsune: Append Ver. features a gradient transparent style to her hair, a number of faces including one with a serious face which is uncommon for a character such as Miku.  The downside seems to be the lack of accessories, but that new costume is quite appealing ^^. Check out her new poses below!

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Black Phoenix Official Images

The Black Phoenix is definitely the best one out of the group, it also has the best price since it's not going to be a Japan exclusive like the Black Pegasus & Black Andromeda package or the Black Cygnus & Black Dragon package which are only available thru the Tamashii online shop.  The only downside to this figure is they (yes, there's quite of few of them) is they are more like cannon fodder in the first story arc -_-'.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Phoenix Ikki v1 confirmed for June 2011

Coming on June 2011 is the powerful Kamen Rider ☺ Bronze Saint, Phoenix Ikki v1. The Phoenix Saint is quite lucky compared to the rest as he's getting alternate faces all in one package and he's got a total of three - A normal Ikki face, a shouting face, and the face with visor! Unlike, the shouting faces for Pegasus Seiya v1 and Andromeda Shun v1 which is only available with the Black Pegasus and Black Andromeda Tamashii webstore exclusive package.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Bonds That Trancends Time Trailer

Have been seeing teasers and trailers of this movie for a few months now, hopefully the video will be available soon for all Yu-Gi-Oh fans to enjoy. In the movie, a new mysterious enemy called Paradox captures the ace card Stardust Dragon from Yusei Fudo, the main character of Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's, for his own plans. Somehow he was transported to the past and meets up with fellow protagonists of previous series namely, Judai Yuki from the GX series and THE legendary Yugi Mutou/Pharoah of the original series *cheers*.

Until we have the movie, here's a trailer which is actually a compilation of the 3 teasers that surfaced and other separate trailers.

Steel Saints prototypes complete

The trio is complete, all of them exclusive releases by Bandai as well. How ironic, you'd think Bandai would release these less popular characters at a lower price so more people would get them. Here are more released pictures, this time featuring alternative shouting faces for Land Daich and Marine Ushio.

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Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's OVA: Evolving Duel! Stardust vs. Red Daemon's!

Just found out that an OVA came out some time ago for Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's featuring a rematch battle between Yusei and Jack. Being an OVA this is not a canon part of the story. Amazing power struggle like the usual Jack vs Yusei battles, good thing somebody already shared this on YouTube. Enough talk, draw!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tamashii Feature's 2011 Exclusive

Like usual, the Saint Cloth Myth items were quickly sold out during the event.  This time, 2 packages (technically 3 items if you count Saori and Seiya separately) were featured at the event.

Andromeda Shun final version OCE
(pictures are from GA Graphic)
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Pegasus Seiya broken OCE & Saori Kido OCE
(pictures are from GA Graphic)
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Saori comes with a pretty in pink dress and brown hair but is missing the lot of accessories she came with in the limited release. Particularly her majestic throne, giant vase, and the urn used to seal Poseidon.

Tamashii Feature's 2011

Several upcoming items were featured during this event.  Though cameras are not allowed, some of the attendees were still able to go paparazzi over their favorite Saints and share these images with us...

Shaina preview 1

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Shaina is of particular interest as she'll be the first female saint released with the new female body type. Hopefully they get her unmasked face correctly as she's also one of the prettiest Saint.

Phoenix v1 and his Black Saints
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The Steel Saints are also now complete and to be released as exclusives -_-'
Steel Saint SkySteel Saint MarineSteel Saint Land

12" Sagittarius Seiya was also spotted in the event... the joints can be seen which suggests this is a full action figure, only bigger! Wonder how much this would cost if they really decide to do a line of 12" figures... it's gonna be cool but this is not a move most fans would be in favor of.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Black ★ Rockshooter figma WRS SP-033

Following the recent trend of packaging games with exclusive figures, the Black ★ Rockshooter game for Sony PSP will be coming with figma no. SP-033 WRS, which probably stands for White Rockshooter.  Being an exclusive also  means a big price tag especially for outside Japanese market.  How collectors acquire one will depend on their mileage, however do remember to be careful of imitations as they are also common most notoriously in online stores.  Either way, feast your eyes on the official shots of this figure.

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Black ★ Rockshooter The Game PSP

Created for the Sony PSP comes Black  Rockshooter The Game.  The video can be viewed from their official site, which also happens to stream from a YouTube source.  In her promotional posters, she is depicted with another unknown female character with light purple hair. Fans should watch our for this one and hope it comes out for other languages other than Japanese.

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