While we were gawking at all the news from Toy Fair, Japan was in the midst of hosting Winter Wonder Festival. Luckily for us at IAT, Robert Baldwin braved the cold temperatures and large crowds to bring us the latest news from our favorite Japanese companies
It’s been a while since I’ve done a semi-obscure import review, and with Wonder Fest coming up soon I thought I’d take a look at a couple of figures I picked up last month. Rounding up my Revoltech Takeya collection are two characters that depart from the look of previous releases.
Today’s our last day of WonderFest coverage. The big companies are out of the way, and now the spot light is on all the talented individuals who create their own amazing toys, garage kits, figure add-ons, and accessories. You’ll find a bit of everything in these last galleries.
I’m getting back into some of the non-Transformers imports today and finishing up the last (so far) character in Takeya Takayuki’s Buddhist Statue Collection. Like the Buddhist figures before him, Jikokuten is an impressive specimen of how detailed paint/sculpting can be on a smaller scaled figure.
I just received my third Revoltech Takeya figure earlier this week, just in time to make my first review. Ashura is one of those rare figures I’ve been looking forward to for a while, but wasn’t quite sure what to think after I received him.
My second Buddhist figure arrived a couple weeks ago, and my third is already on its way. So I thought I’d get this review done before he shows up. (Sorry Gokai Silver. Maybe next week.) Today we’re taking a look at Takeya Takayuki’s series two Revoltech:
One of the more interesting toy lines to come along in a while is Revoltech’s new Buddhist Statue Collection, sculpted by Takeya Takayuki. Going against the core teachings of Buddha himself, I never knew how cool the toy of a Buddhist god could be.
If Tuesday was the appetizer, and Wednesday was the main course, then today’s update must be the dessert! With the bigger companies out of the way, we’re wrapping up with a look at the miscellaneous odds and ends of the convention. So settle in for six
While we were anxiously awaiting news from New York Toy Fair, Japan was celebrating the modern action figure with Winter Wonder Festival 2012. Over the next two days we’ll be updating with coverage, Q&A, and a ton of great pictures from the show.
There was plenty to look forward to, but it’s back to business as usual after our exciting Toy Fair weekend. I’m kicking off this week’s reviews with a figure I just got in the mail, Revoltech Yamaguchi’s Alucard from Hellsing. ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX
At the end of last year Revoltech introduced a spinoff line from their Sci-Fi series based only on Pixar characters. Naturally I had to pick up the main character from my favorite Pixar movie, WALL-E. Unfortunately the results were a bit disappointing.