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.
Metal Gear is one of those brands that never get the right kind of toy love. There were statuesque McFarlanes back in the day, expensive Hot Toys & Play Arts Kai figs that don’t fit in with my other figures. But Kaiyodo has finally made one that fits in with my collection!
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 in 2013.
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.