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Lord Zedd September 9th, 2015 04:24 AM

The Brand New, All Encompassing Bandai Figuarts Toy Thread Pt. IV
 
Welcome to the all new Bandai 'Arts thread. Feel free to discuss, post photos & reviews of anything that has to do with S.H. Figuarts or Monster Arts.

I will keep this post, as well as the subsequent posts updated with the appropriate information such as new images, reveals from shows, etc.

[B][U]Links to previous threads:[/U][/B][LIST][*][URL="http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=128469"]Original Thread[/URL][*][URL="http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=157922"]All Encompassing Thread Pt. 1[/URL][*][URL="http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=164256"]All Encompassing Thread Pt. 2[/URL][*][URL="http://www.rangerboard.com/showthread.php?t=169369"]All Encompassing Thread Pt. 3[/URL][/LIST]
[SIZE="6"]PLEASE REFERENCE THE FIRST FEW POSTS BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS.[/SIZE]

[quote]Before Figuarts, there was Souchaku Henshin. Souchaku Henshin was a line of articulated Kamen Rider toys that featured die cast attachable armor. Somewhere along the way, Souchaku Henshin came to the point where it was very articulated and essentially, became the flagship figures of the TV series. The attachable armor pretty much became a bonus, and was simplified greatly as time went on.

So, someone at Bandai headquarters apparently decided they couldn't get enough of this crazy articulation and decided that they had to have more. Screw the attachable armors. And that's how the Figuarts line was born. Top notch styling that remain close to their televised/silver screen counterparts (1:12 scale, these dudes stand at 15 cm tall, roughly) with articulation (35 movable points!) and durability (die cast feet with metal pins!) that never compromises. The line premiered with Masked Rider The NEXT, churning out righteously awesome figures of Rider 1, Rider 2, and V3 all in NEXT-y goodness. While The NEXT created some extremely divided opinions, these figures have received near-universal acclaim from casual and hardcore fans.

At first, S.H. Figuarts mostly concentrated on the Kamen Rider franchise, with the odd anomaly now and then like Domon and Zero. But recently, Bandai seems to be committed to branching out the line into other franchises, such as Dragonball, Pretty Cure, One Piece, and Super Sentai.[/quote]

[SIZE="4"][U][B]How to get Figuarts, MonsterArts, & ZERO's[/B][/U][/SIZE]

[B][U][SIZE="3"]Places to Buy/Preorder[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[URL="www.amazon.com"]Amazon[/URL]
[URL="www.amiami.com"]AmiAmi[/URL]
[URL="http://biginjap.com/"]Big in Japan[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cstoysjapan.com/servlet/StoreFront"]CS Toys Japan[/URL]
[URL="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng"]Hobby Search[/URL]
[URL="http://www.hlj.com"]Hobby Link Japan[/URL]
[URL="http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/"]Mandarake[/URL]
[URL="www.bbts.com"]BBTS[/URL]
[URL="http://www.toysrus.com"]Toys"R"Us[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/index.html"]CD Japan[/URL]
[URL="http://fantasticplastictoys.com/shop/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=s.h.%20figuarts"]Fantastic Plastic Toys[/URL] (use the code "ORG" for a 5% discount)
[URL="http://hobbyjapan.ocnk.net/"]Toku Taku[/URL]

[B][U][SIZE="3"]Middleman Services (only way to get Exclusive Figuarts):[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[URL="http://japanherocollectibles.com/collections/preorders"]Japan Hero Collectibles[/URL]
[URL="http://biginjap.com/"]Big in Japan[/URL]
[URL="http://riderproxy.com/"]RiderProxy[/URL]
[URL="http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/index.html"]CD Japan[/URL]
[URL="http://www.tokyo-hunter.com/"]Tokyo Hunters[/URL]
[URL="http://www.rinkya.com/"]Rinkya[/URL]

Lord Zedd September 9th, 2015 04:32 AM

If people would like me to have all the links that the other 3 threads have had, then just say so and I will work on updating them, otherwise I will not.

I stopped updating because very few people actually referenced the few posts, most people just looked at the most recent pages for info. So like I said, if you want the posts with links to photos back, just let me know!

Lord Zedd September 9th, 2015 04:32 AM

possible placeholder

Zapdos560 September 9th, 2015 07:01 AM

Maybe not images of every single figure ever, but perhaps product links to their Tamashii/P-Bandai page listings. Might be a quicker/simplier way of searching "Is there a Figure of THISCHARACTER!?!" and being able to jump to the page. Useful I imagine for looking up figures that aren't officially listed on P-Bandai anymore, but can still be found through extensive Google Searching of the Katakana.

Sadsmileyface September 9th, 2015 08:44 AM

[QUOTE=Gold Samurai;5014273][img]http://i.imgur.com/FLXh1qb.jpg[/img]


It's not even a question[/QUOTE]

Figuarts lines make all other versions look like bootlegs.

Taichi September 9th, 2015 09:28 AM

No question... I still need to get ahold of Luke.



You might want to add Toku Taku... a lot of people forget that one and he's one of the best Middlemen you can get. His prices might be a tad higher, but he's always spot on.

[url]http://hobbyjapan.ocnk.net/[/url]

goldenboy September 9th, 2015 11:40 AM

Has anyone here ever purchased from MHToyshop?

[URL="http://www.mhtoyshop.com/"]http://www.mhtoyshop.com/[/URL]

I pre-ordered a few figuarts/other figures from here but not sure about their service and reliability.

Taichi September 9th, 2015 01:18 PM

Welp, just ordered Luke from Nippon Yasan... sold stuff on eBay... figured since I'm on a Star Wars binge... might as well.

andr0s81 September 9th, 2015 02:54 PM

I think I prefer black series Luke on this one.

JaimeZeo September 9th, 2015 03:15 PM

.... Really?

I'm genuinely curious as to how that's even possible, if that's not a hilarious joke.

Activator September 9th, 2015 04:00 PM

[QUOTE=andr0s81;5014767]I think I prefer black series Luke on this one.[/QUOTE]

That is not the figure you're looking for.

Was figuarts Luke supposed to come with a chest with the flap down for swapping?

grnrngr September 9th, 2015 04:03 PM

*insert obligatory post asking if Sentai figuarts are dead*

*insert obligatory post citing non-citeable sales numbers*

*insert obligatory post covering the fact that there are no announced but yet-to-be released Sentai figuarts*

*insert obligatory post about those Sentai figuarts shown at trade shows but never released*

Did I cover everything?

And the cycle continues.

Lord Zedd September 9th, 2015 05:28 PM

[QUOTE=Taichi;5014610]
You might want to add Toku Taku... a lot of people forget that one and he's one of the best Middlemen you can get. His prices might be a tad higher, but he's always spot on.

[url]http://hobbyjapan.ocnk.net/[/url][/QUOTE]

I will get it added :)

[QUOTE=grnrngr;5014803]*insert obligatory post asking if Sentai figuarts are dead*

*insert obligatory post citing non-citeable sales numbers*

*insert obligatory post covering the fact that there are no announced but yet-to-be released Sentai figuarts*

*insert obligatory post about those Sentai figuarts shown at trade shows but never released*

Did I cover everything?
[/QUOTE]

I believe that you did indeed cover it all. lol

King Ranger September 9th, 2015 05:53 PM

[QUOTE=grnrngr;5014803]*insert obligatory post asking if Sentai figuarts are dead*

*insert obligatory post citing non-citeable sales numbers*

*insert obligatory post covering the fact that there are no announced but yet-to-be released Sentai figuarts*

*insert obligatory post about those Sentai figuarts shown at trade shows but never released*

Did I cover everything?

And the cycle continues.[/QUOTE]
You probably should include the obligatory post about how Figuarts quality has gone down/fewer accessories included/milking a specific line while main characters from other lines or season aren't available.

Kaboom September 9th, 2015 06:05 PM

Looks like the discussion on Figuarts is over. Everybody go home.

Jhiaxus September 9th, 2015 07:45 PM

[b]Beet and Staaaaaaag!!![/b]

Activator September 9th, 2015 09:39 PM

Ultron
[img]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/Arashistorm/1000099142_1.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/Arashistorm/1000099142_3.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/Arashistorm/1000099142_5.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/Arashistorm/1000099142_6.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/Arashistorm/1000099142_4.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj539/Arashistorm/1000099142_8.jpg[/img]

JaimeZeo September 9th, 2015 11:54 PM

[QUOTE=King Ranger;5014835]You probably should include the obligatory post about how Figuarts quality has gone down/fewer accessories included/milking a specific line while main characters from other lines or season aren't available.[/QUOTE]

That's the most ludicrous one, considering how bad the early Figuarts look and how few accessories they actually came with. Drive Type Speed is practically flush with goodies in comparison to the original Agito, or the Kabuto figures.

Kaigan September 10th, 2015 12:10 AM

Something about Ultron looks... off.

AkaPrimoWhiteDragon September 10th, 2015 01:20 AM

[QUOTE=AkaNinja;5014980]Something about Ultron looks... off.[/QUOTE]
Lack of sentience.


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