Pikachu fans who want to rock fashion accessories with their wardrobe might want to check these LoungeFly bags. The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Wallet is made from faux leather with 8-card pockets. The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag is a handy bag to carry smaller things around for the go. The Pikachu Saffiano Vegan Leather Backpack features a main compartment, zip pocket and 2-side pockets.
The Chibi-style has been a popular pop-toy creation with the kawaii big head and small proportion body. S2 Toys Studios aka Sam Cheng builds his own custom cute transformable Autobots called Chibi-Formers. He’s created an Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe and Grimlock figures.
This year The Loyal Subjects will have their Action Vinyls line-up in many Walmart stores. These collector blind box 3″ action figures will feature Dragon Ball Z, Masters of the Universe and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers “The Movie” characters. The TLS Action Vinyls will also have exclusive Walmart chase figures.
Over the weekend I had a White Elephant party with my cousins and one of the cool gifts was this Jakks Pacific World of Nintendo MarioKart 8 Mini Anti-Gravity R/C Racer. Who has time in this social media ADD era to build R/C cars like those Tamiya models? This cute MarioKart 8 R/C package is truly plug and play, Just open the item, put the batteries in, turn the R/C & remote on and you are good to go! The MarioKart 8 speeds around the house pretty fast with good range. Old kids and young kids will have fun with this.
The 1960s anime Speed Racer left an impression with this car fanatic and customizer Jerry Patrick. His dream was to build the Mach 5 car from the cartoon. What was once a 1994 Chevy Corvette has been chopped, sliced and converted into Speed Racer’s Mach 5. The car uses fiber class for the shape and look. The process takes about 3-5 months to build one.
Actor Walter Jones played Zack Taylor aka Black Ranger during the 1990s run of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers on TV. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews Walter on being part of the Power Rangers history and advice for the new Power Rangers.
“Got to catch them all!” You probably heard this song in your lifetime. The voice behind the song is actor/singer Jason Paige. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews the Pokemon Theme song singer Jason about the song, his other commercial jingles and upcoming projects from Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.
Funko’s popular line of Pop! figures gets some Cowboy Bebop action. One of my all-time favorite animes is Cowboy Bebop. The Pop! Animation line will feature Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed. These figures will drop this December 2016.
What is it like to watch a battle between a giant Gundam Mobile Suit and Zaku? Well, Bandai Namco in Japan will take you there VR-style with there experimental VR Zone Project iCan in Odaiba. The Gundam VR attraction is located in the Divercity Tokyo Plaza shopping mall right next to the giant Gundam statue.
Special Effects guru Julian Checkley is not just your ordinary Batman cosplayer, he makes working Bat-gadgets as well. Inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Origins, he designed the Bat-costume with working Bat weapons, like LCD video screen, smoke bombs, flashlight, communications unit and more.
I always find it amazing what LEGO builders can do with LEGO bricks. I remember as a kid buying those Bandai Snap-on Gundam models and this custom LEGO Gundam RX-78-2 Mobile Suit looks just like those model kits. This huge mecha unit is highly detailed with articulation built by LEGO builder JAN LEGO.
The popular toy-art figures Be@rbricks are back with another series. Medicom Toys releases the Be@rbricks Series 32. The 3″ bear-like LEGO mini-figs feature 12 base designs and 10 “chase designs.” This year’s collection features company designs like the Suicide Squad, Terminator, One Punch Man and artists like Shoko Nakazawa and Fujio Akatsuka.
Do you remember playing the classic Sega 3D fighter Virtua Fighter in the arcades? Relive the video game fighting magic as two popular Virtua Fighter characters Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant get the Figma action figure treatment. The 6-inch action figures get the polygon look from the first Virtua Fighter video game. Each figure comes with various interchangeable hand accessories and display stand.
Our latest Vinyl Pulp episode takes a look at the Kidrobot Street Fighter V Akuma 7-Inch. Capcom Street Fighter fans who like these vinyl toys will definitely want to pick this up for their collection.
It is time for me to upgrade my “cosplay” Halloween Iron Man costume. As you can see from the picture above – that Iron Man helmet barely fit me and yes it’s for kids, but I made it work using red duck tape to help expand the helmet because my head is too big.
Now Marvel will be producing “adult” role play gear. This new Iron Man helmet is badass. This is great for people who want to cosplay but don’t have time to make their own Iron Man helmet. This is the Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man Electronic Helmet with LED light eyes and sound effects.
Another cool looking Samus Aran figure version from Figma coming in December 2016. From the hit Nintendo video game Metroid series comes the Samus Aran Zero Suit Version. The action figure sculpt was designed by Max Factory (Masanori Kuroda, Masu). The articulated figure stands around 5.5″ tall and comes with a display stand.
We have double the fun in Artist Alley from FanimeCon 2015. Ramen host Eddie Ballar interviews artists David Alegre aka Scrotumnose and Ashley Tahilan aka Onihat. Davie talks about his food pun artwork and Ashley about her cool stickers.