FiguArts ZERO Himura Kenshin Looks Top Notch (And Affordable Too)

“Rurouni Kenshin” has seen a revival in Japan soon and while there have been both good and bad things that have come out from it, the attention it has gotten recently is a welcome sight especially for those who grew up following the series. Bandai is paying tribute to this great series by announcing the “Rurouni Kenshin” FiguArts ZERO line of figures and the first entry is none other than the titular character himself, Himura Kenshin. Continue reading

The 1st Team Onii-chan Christmas Party!!! (An Event Report)

THE best figure group in the Philippines (and still growing!)

Last December 17, 2011, Team Onii-chan Figure Display Crew had its first ever Christmas party which was held at Yumemiya Japanese Cafe. The party was both a celebration of Team Onii-chan’s various and unparalleled successes over the year and a big thank you to all of our fun-loving members who have all contributed to spreading the joy of figure collecting to the Philippine otaku community. Even if the team has only been around for 7 months, the great turnout for the Christmas party and the friendly and accommodating atmosphere that’s been cultivated into the DNA of the group bodes well for even bigger and better things to come in the future. Continue reading

Revoltech Alucard Fixes Derp Face with Shades

Kaiyodo will release another Revoltech and it looks like, they’ll be releasing a crazy guns blazing Vampire from the anime Hellsing. And it’s none other than Alucard. Continue reading

figma Michael Jackson Relives Your Dad’s Thriller Dancing Sessions

The brewing battle among articulated figure manufacturers has reached fever pitch with Kaiyodo’s Revoltech and Max Factory’s figma product lines at the forefront. With figma retaining their stranglehold in Japanese character dominance, Revoltech has recently turned its attention more to Western cultural icons, such as DC’s Batman, Jurassic Park’s T-Rex, Marvel’s Iron Man and others to name a few. However, with the market still in its infancy stage, Max Factory would also like to take a share of that pie and has also started its own Western campaign, albeit in a smaller scale. One such example of this is their recent release (yes, he’s out!) of the timeless Michael Jackson in his Thriller self. Continue reading

RIOBOT Gurren Lagann Makes Competitors Look Like Plastic Playthings, Price Certainly Agrees

Outside of the Robot Damashii and Revoltech Yamaguchi lines, there hasn’t really been any other entrants into the smaller articulated mecha figure lines. However, new manufacturer Sentinel looks to make a splash with their RIOBOT offerings and hopes to compete with the more well-known juggernauts from Bandai and Kaiyodo. Sentinel is certainly looking at the right franchises to make figures of as they’ve tapped into the more popular ones so far, such as Gurren Lagann, as shown above. Continue reading

Revoltech Kenshin Pre-Orders Up, Looks Like Derpy Samurai Jack

In commemoration of Rurouni Kenshin’s 15 year anniversary, Kaiyodo will be including the timeless character, Himura Kenshin, into their now laughable source of embarrassment, the Revoltech line. Continue reading

Saber Armor Version Mini Figure by Kaiyodo!

Following suit the sexy Saber Fate/Zero mini figure is another announcement from Kaiyodo, this time featuring Saber in her Armor version still from Fate/Zero. The said figure is exclusively bundled with Young Ace November and is priced at Y690.

Super Sexy Saber Figure Teases You to Read

Saber and TYPE-MOON fans have been delighted with an announcement in the Fate/Zero manga volume 3 bundled with this alluring and seductive Saber pre-painted mini figure by Kaiyodo.

Unfortunately, the figure+manga bundle will run as “Exclusive”, with a tag price of Y1600 and is due to be released March 2012.