Hi everyone. I hope all of you have been doing well. ^^ I haven't seen any new movies since Ant-Man and really can't think of anything else to write about. So I figured I ask if any of you have heard about S.H. Figuarts collectibles? What are S.H. Figuarts you might ask? Well they're action figures produced by Bandai that are super possible and come with stands to help keep your figure in a nifty pose such as a flight or jumping poses. Also, they stay on their feet pretty well without the stand. They also come with an assortment of different accessories, most notibly interchangable hands to make your figure pose mimic what you've seen on T.V. look perfect. Depending on the characters. they may also come with other things like mutliple faces for different expressions and multiple hair pieces as well. There are a whole load of different figures from all kinds of series ranging from anime to live action to even video games. That's right! They have a Mario, Luigi and Yoshi figures as well as an assortment of bonus packs to let you create or own version of a Super Mario scene like Goomas, Koopa Troopas, musrooms, coins, blocks, bricks and more! They even a new Fire Mario figure coming out soon.
Other figures from classic series include Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Once Piece Digimon, live action series like Power Rangers/Super Sentai figures, Kamen/Masked Rider and even V.R. Troopers/Metal Heroes and Big Bad Beetle Borgs (Can't remember the Japanese equivilent. But they don't just have things based from Japan. They also have done figures for Iron Man, Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Batman, The Joker, Harely Quin and even Star Was Figures. Ever wanted to reenact the famous Death Star Duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker? Now you can! And all the figures are nicely detailed. You can also add some Storm Troopers if you wanted.
I'm really amazed at how these figures can be posed and the color detail about them. In fact, for the American Release of the MMPR line, they made a female sculpt for the Yellow Ranger while releasing a male sculpt for the Japanese release. This was a nice touch that they didn't really needed to do, but made figure that fans of the american series would want in their collection. I've got a pretty good collection myself and even just pre-ordered a few figures for upcoming releases. Also, Check out Amazon.com to see when they go on sale for certain figures.
There's also a sub catagory for collectible statues called S.H. Figuarts Zero. These are statues of your favorite characters in battle poses. I don't have many of these because their pretty expensive close to $90 so I haven't gotten any of them yet.
So far, my collection includes all the Sailor Moon ladies except for Chibi-Moon and Tuxedo Kamen/Mask. I've also ordered the new Super Sailor Moon figure coming out soon as well as Sailor Pluto coming out in December. Im holding off on Sailor V, Sailor Venus's original identity due to money restraints, but I hope to get that one in the future.
I also have all the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger figures including the White Ranger and a special edition Black Ranger wearing the Dragon Shield.
And my collection also includes Nami from One Piece and Android 18 from DBZ. I'm hoping to get more from those lines soon, but again, money restraints.
And finally I learned that one of my favorite anime series Ranma 1/2 is getting its own S.H. Figuarts line starting in January of next year! I've already pre-ordered Ranma-chan, but Ranma-Kun, Genma-Panda and Shampoo will be released some time next year too. I really hope they make a Nabiki figure. She's my favorite character of the series and if they do, I think I'll die a happy man. XD
Well that about wraps it up. I would love for you to tell me your thoughts on this subject and if you have any collections of your own, but please be civil and polite. ^^ Thanks for listening everyone and have a nice day! ^^