Places to Buy FiguartsThe /toy/Box Wiki with updates from ShukuenShinobi said: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, Shocker Rider, 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, Super Sentai, and Tiger & Bunny.
From what I remember, everything is up to date to your list. It's mostly stuff from Tamashii Festival 2010 that fell into the depths of hell.I still need a little bit of help with getting the "first" post up-to-date. Namely, the list of currently unreleased figures. I'm looking for any SHF or SHF Zero stuff that's been shown off in conventions but without actual indication of upcoming release. Stuff that's been seen but not up for sale yet, like V3 or Zolda, or stuff not out like Ouja, need not apply. This is for the stuff we can't help but wonder is forgotten, and in particular I don't know **** about the SHF anime stuff.
I've deleted a few things already, particularly Vegeta and SS3 Goku.
Sadly we have to wait 2 years for the 6 theme rider.Hey, I recall coining the title for this one :laugh: Still no clue what we're calling the next thread.
I'm mostly worried about Precure, because I don't know a thing about the series and could probably easily mix up one character in pastel colors for another if I try to Google stuff about them.From what I remember, everything is up to date to your list. It's mostly stuff from Tamashii Festival 2010 that fell into the depths of hell.
Well, there are Super Sentai figuarts now, so we could go with something about 6th rangers.Hey, I recall coining the title for this one :laugh: Still no clue what we're calling the next thread.
do ya? I hear over on TFW peeps are quite envious of you guys for getting Japanese releases like the recent Jetwing Pprime :laugh:For some odd reason, I've seen a MP-4 Optimus Prime over here in the Japanese style of packaging at a Target once, and they had about 3 of them. And I don't even live in America, but Australia, which gets the short end of the stick for just about everything.
Not quiet so envious when you realise everything over here retails for 2-3 times the price of what it is in the States. :sly:do ya? I hear over on TFW peeps are quite envious of you guys for getting Japanese releases like the recent Jetwing Pprime :laugh:
It would have been broken for the next thread anyways.And completely broke the flow we had of a numerical Rider-centric sequence