Still on the road, so this month’s entry is gonna be trimmed down a bit – but still, tons to talk about! This includes some awesome resin cast figures from games like Altered Beast, Streets of Rage and Rent-A-Hero, some more amazing Square Enix merchandise, and a plethora of new Nendoroids.

Sorry for the rushed posting – but I promise April’s roundup will include anything I missed! As always, thanks for reading!

Figures & Statues

Altered Beast --- 1/20 Scale 'Video Game Heroes' Resin Cast Kit

I’ve only recently discovered R.C Berg Ltd. out of Japan, and am loving what I’m seeing! The resin figures themselves aren’t the highest quality, but their love of under-merchandised characters has won me over. First up, we have this set from Altered Beast – one of my personal favourites on the Sega Genesis. Hard to believe it’s 30 years old already! Looks like we got the Werewolf, the Werebear, and the Weredragon – but sadly, no Weretiger. Oh well, room for a series 2! Rise from your grave!

Fate/Grand Order --- Desktop Army Figure Line

Fate/Grand Order heroines Mash Kyrielight, Artoria Pendragon, and Jeanne d’Arc are set to become the latest recruits to Megahouse’s series of adorable super-deformed mini figures, Desktop Army! The figures are inspired by the series key visual designed by BLADE. Standing around 80 mm, the figures make use of the new Desktop Army base which adds articulation to the lumbar region but are also compatible with accessories released for previous models. In a series first, the three figures will each come with a custom clear display base. The figures also come fully armed: Mash Kyrielight with her Lord Chaldeas, Saber with Excalibur and Invisible Air, and Jeanne with Luminosité Eternelle. Each figure will also come with a limited edition postcard featuring BLADE’s key visual (one of three designs selected at random).  The Desktop Army Fate/Grand Order figures retail for 1,780 yen each and are set for release in Jul. 2018.

 

Fate/Grand Order --- Ishtar Nendoroid Figure

From the popular smartphone game “Fate/Grand Order” comes a Nendoroid of the Archer servant, Ishtar! She comes with three face plates including a standard face brimming with confidence, an authoritative goddess expression as well as an embarrassed expression for when she is caught off guard. Her impressive Noble Phantasm “Maanna” is included together with a number of effect parts that allow you to recreate all sorts of different poses from the game in Nendoroid size! Be sure to summon the goddess into your collection!

Fate/Grand Order --- Piyokuru Figures

The characters from Fate/Grand Order are the very first characters to be released in the new capsule toy series, Piyokuru! There are a total of six different characters to collect including Saber/Altria Pendragon, Shielder/Mash, Caster/Cu Chulainn, Main Character (Male), Main Character (Female) as well as Romani Archaman. The little eggs are designed to open up using a mechanism which requires just one quick touch in order to open up! The cute little toys can be displayed beside you and opened and closed for fun, and each also comes with a ball chain which allows it to be attached to various items allowing you to bring your favorite character with you wherever you like! Be sure to collect them all!

Final Fantasy --- Bring Arts Final Fantasy Creatures 'Odin and Sleipnir'

Another recent update from Square Enix gives us a look at their upcoming Final Fantasy Creatures – Bring Arts Odin and Sleipnir. These figures are part of the 6″ scale Bring Arts line, but will tower over many of the releases in the line up. Odin stands nearly 10″ tall (almost as tall as a Play Arts Kai release), while Sleipnir stands nearly 14″ tall! Odin will include interchangeable hands, a shield, a sword, and a spear. The Bring Arts Odin and Sleipnir set is due for release in August. They are priced at $299.99.

Hatsune Miku GT Project --- Racing Miku 2018 Ver. Nendoroid Figure

The 2018 edition of the official character of the 2018 Hatsune Miku GT Project, Racing Miku, is joining the Nendoroid series! This year’s design is illustrated by Hiro Kanzaki and has been faithfully converted into adorable Nendoroid size! She comes with both a cheerful smiling face plate as well as a bit of a mischievous winking face plate. Optional parts include the golden staff that was included to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Hatsune Miku GT Project, as well as a Nendoroid-sized car that Miku can even ride! Be sure to add the adorable 2018 edition of the Nendoroid to your collection, and be sure to cheer for the team once again this year!

Houkai 3rd --- Sakura Yae Heretic Miko Ver. Nendoroid Figure

From the Chinese smartphone game “Houkai 3rd” comes a Nendoroid of the miko from the Yae village, Sakura Yae! She comes with three face plates including a standard expression, a combat expression and a blushing expression. Optional parts include her sword together with effect parts that can be attached to the blade, as well as her favorite food – a rice ball! Her unique outfit has also been very carefully shrunk down to Nendoroid size while including as much detail as possible! Be sure to enjoy the heretic miko in your collection!

Just Cause 3 --- Gaming Heads Rico Rodriguez Statue

Gaming Heads has opened up pre-orders for their new Just Cause 3 – Rico Rodriguez Resin Statue. The statue stands at 21″ tall. There are three versions available, as usual with Gaming Heads, including a Standard Edition, an Exclusive Edition, and a Collective Edition. They are priced at $479.99 each.

Just Cause™ 3: Rico Rodriguez Regular Statue

Just Cause™ 3: Rico Rodriguez Exclusive Statue

Kingdom Hearts III --- Bring Arts Riku Figure

Square Enix has released photos and details for their upcoming Kingdom Hearts III – Bring Arts Riku 6″ Scale Figure. The figure will include an interchangeable portrait, multiple interchangeable hands, a keyblade, and a figure stand. Riku will stand nearly 6.5″ tall. The Kingdom Hearts III – Bring Arts Riku is scheduled for release in august. The figure is priced at $69.99.

Kingdom Hearts III --- Bring Arts Sore Second Form Figure

Square Enix has released photos and details for their upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 – Sora Second Form Version. The figure will be part of their 6″ scale Bring Arts line. Sora will include two interchangeable head sculpts, multiple interchangeable hands, a Keyblade, and an articulated figure stand featuring the Kingdom Hearts symbol. Sora stands just over 6″ tall. The figure is scheduled for release later this month! It’s priced at 6,264 Yen (about $58 USD).

Kirby --- Corocoroid Figures

The Corocoroid series of capsule toys features products where the capsule part is also the main body of the product, and the first to join the series is Kirby! The line-up features four different variations: Kirby & Star Rod, Kirby & Rice Ball, Kirby & Maxim Tomato and Kirby & Pep Brew! The size is similar to that of the previously released Nendoroid Kirby! Be sure to collect them all!

Mortal Kombat --- Shao Kahn on Throne 1/3 Scale Statue

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles has shared some images of their Mortal Kombat – Shao Kahn On Throne 1/3 Scale Statue. The statue was on display at WonderCon this past weekend, and it looks awesome! Clear off some room on the shelf – or the floor….probably just get rid of your couch altogether – because this status is HUGE!

Pokémon --- Gary and Blastoise GEM Figures

We’ve seen the prototype circulating for a while, but recently, MegaHouse has released the first images of the final mockup figure. Gary Oak and his Blastoise! This is added tot he other awesome figures in the lineup like Ash and his Greninja, Ash riding Charizard and Ash riding Lapras (amonst many others).

Rampage --- Funko Pop! 9-Bit Rampage 3-Pack

Head to Walmart next month to find this exclusive Rampage 8-Bit Pop! 3-Pack! The set includes George, Lizzie & Ralph – which is awesome! This is just one of several new Rampage memorabilia items coming out on the coat-tails of the live-action movie.

Streets of Rage --- 1/20 Scale 'Video Game Heroes' Resin Cast Kit

If you checked out the Altered Beast entry this month, then you’ll know about my newfound love for RC Berg Ltd. and their resin models. Next up on the list is a lesser-known MegaDrive title, Rent-A-Hero. The set includes MegaDave in both a crouching and standing position as wells as his sister, Alisa. These are equally as awesome, and definitely heading to my shelves soon!

Street Fighter --- S.H. Figuarts Shin Gouki / Akuma

S.H. Figuarts Street Fighter figures continue this month with the release of Shin Gouki aka Akuma! One of Street Fighter’s most recognizable characters, the Master of the Fist comes equipped with an energy blast, prayer beads and menacing faces galore. SHF articulation is present allowing for great range and posing to match most moves from the game. He’s a superb compliment to the previously released Ryu and together on a shelf they represent the franchise perfectly.

Streets of Rage --- 1/20 Scale 'Video Game Heroes' Resin Cast Kit

If you checked out the Altered Beast entry this month, then you’ll know about my newfound love for RC Berg Ltd. and their resin models. Next up on the list is Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle) and includes Axel, Blaze, and Adam. These are equally as awesome, and definitely heading to my shelves soon!

Super Mario --- Epoch Capsule Maze Game

We saw it with New Super Mario Bros. U and with Super Mario 3D Land; and now, we’re getting yet another Epoch Capsule Maze Set from Epoch. This set has 6 gacha entries to collect – some as easy as 3×3, with others 5×5. They’ll be retailing starting this month at 200 yen a piece.

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Tekken 7 --- Storm Collectibles Heihachi Mishima Special Edition Figure

Storm Collectibles has released a photo and details for their Tekken 7 – Heihachi Mishima 1/12 Scale “Special Edition” Figure. The figure will stand a little over 6.5″ tall and will be fully articulated. Heihachi will include three interchangeable head sculpts, multiple interchangeable hands, a Rising Uppercut effects piece, and an additional effects piece. This special edition release features Heihachi in a light gray gi, as opposed to the darker gray gi of the standard Heihachi Mishima release. The figure should be released later this month! It will be riced at 9,180 Yen (about $87 USD).

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild --- Guardian Nendoroid Figure

From “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, comes a Nendoroid of one of the ancient machines created by the Sheikah – the Guardian! The Guardian’s iconic eye can be moved around, and the head part can also be rotated 360° allowing you to faithfully recreate the movements from the game in Nendoroid size! Optional parts include effect parts for the powerful beam attack as well as a translucent sheet to recreate the GAME OVER screen that many fans will remember seeing after facing the Guardian! In addition, an Ancient Bow is included to be used together with the separately sold Nendoroid Link: Breath of the Wild Ver.! Be sure to enjoy the cute Nendoroid sized version of the Guardian in your collection!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild --- Link Breath of the Wild Ver. Nendoroid Figures

From “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, the latest addition to the popular The Legend of Zelda series comes a rerelease of Nendoroid Link! There are actually 2. The first, standard edition, comes with two face plates including a smiling face as well as a shouting expression for combat scenes. The second, DX, Edition is a special version that comes with additional parts to help you recreate even more scenes from the game! This includes an axe, club, chicken leg as well as his hood and even a horse for Link to ride on – a huge selection of parts to bring out the atmosphere of the game in your collection!

 

Optional parts include a large selection of items including his bow and arrow, quiver, sword, sheath and shield allowing you to recreate various situations in Nendoroid size! The Sheikah Slate that appears in-game is also included. The DX Edition also comes with an axe, club, chicken leg as well as his hood and even a horse for Link to ride on – a huge selection of parts to bring out the atmosphere of the game in your collection! Enjoy the brand new design of Link in your collection with Nendoroid Link: Breath of the Wild Ver.!

Tomb Raider --- Gaming Heads Classic Tomb Raider Lara Croft Statues

Three new Lara Croft statues have been revealed by Gaming Heads. These new collectibles are based on the classic versions of Tomb Raider. The three editions are the Standard Edition, a Gaming Heads Exclusive Edition with extra pieces, and an unpainted Collective Edition. Each 1/6 scale statue stands about 14″ tall atop a themed base. These are being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider. Each version is priced at $279.99. They are expected to be released in the third quarter of 2018.

Tomb Raider™: Lara Croft exclusive statue

Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- --- Juzumaru Tsunetsugu 1/8 Scale Figure

From the popular browser and smartphone game “Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-” comes a 1/8th scale figure of Juzumaru Tsunetsugu, one of the Five Great Swords, based on his standard standing illustration from the game. His gentle, relaxed and yet powerful appearance has been captured in intricate detail, with his iconic long hair sculpted with great care to capture each and every strand as faithfully as possible, together with meticulous paintwork to preserve the unique gradient. Be sure to add him your tour collection!

Collector’s Editions

Rockman Classics Collection 1+2 --- E-Capcom Limited Edition

Capcom has announced an E-Capcom exclusive limited edition of Rockman Classics Collection 1+2 for Nintendo Switch. The 6,469 yen package includes the game (Classics Collection 1 on cartridge; CC2 digital download), 15 double-sided A4-sized coloring pages (also sold separately here), a case to store the coloring pages, and one of two randomly selected coasters.

Books & Comics

Mega Man --- Official Complete Works Hardcover Reprint

Mega Man: Official Complete Works is coming back in a brand-new hardcover format on October 18th. At a whopping 296-pages, this book features the classic series half of MM25: Official Complete Works. That means the original 200-pages of vanilla MMOCW plus the Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10 and other additional concept art from MM25. Please note that there is no *new* content planned this particular release. That means no Mega Man 11 concept art. This is strictly a reprint of MMOCW with the MM25 classic series content.

Edibles & Stationary

Divinity: Original Sin II --- Original Soundtrack LP

Black Screen Records has announced that they’ve teamed up with Larian Studios to release Borislav Slavov’s incredible soundtrack to Divinity: Original Sin 2 on limited edition 180g double vinyl this April. The vinyl is pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl, produced in Germany by Optimal Media and mastered for the format by their long-time collaborator Christian Bethge at RAMA Tonstudio.

Music aficionados will enjoy three versions:

● Remastered Original Soundtrack Ltd. Edition Red/Black Starburst Vinyl – a demon-enriched nietzschean foray into madness and chaos.

● Remastered Original Soundtrack Ltd. Edition 180g Gold Vinyl – a non-traditional gold vinyl for people who believe everything is better in gold.

● Remastered Original Soundtrack Audiophile Edition 180g – a traditional black vinyl for people who still believe colour kills sound quality.

The vinyl comes in a beautiful gatefold sleeve and is housed in full-coloured printed inner sleeves. Also included is a download code for the full digital album (42 tracks) and a 8 page piano score transcribed by the composer himself, for anyone itching to get their inner-Bard on.

Mario Kart --- Monopoly Gamer Mario Kart

Goodbye, Boardwalk; hello, Rainbow Road. Hasbro’s latest twist on Monopoly is a Mario Kart theme. And like last year’s Monopoly Gamer, it’s no simple reskin of the classic game. The game uses coins instead of dollar bills, for instance. And every time a player passes Go, they flip over a Grand Prix card (example at left), which starts a Race. Players then have the option of paying one or more coins as an entrance fee to the race. You roll a die to see who places where, and prizes are passed out according to the card. Also, on your turn, you roll a Power-Up die in addition to your Move die. This lets you use a signature Mario Kart power-up: If you roll a Green Shell, for example, you’ll cause the player directly in front of you to drop three coins on their space. Any player who passes by those coins can then pick them up. A game of Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart doesn’t end when you bankrupt the other players. It ends after the final Grand Prix card has been drawn and the last race is run. At that point, players total up all of their points that they got from winning races, buying property, and collecting coins. And then there are the things that are, in the midst of all these major changes, oddly unchanged from vanilla Monopoly. Like jail. There’s still jail. Not, like, Lakitu Jail or anything, just regular jail.

The game includes four tokens: Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad. But unlike your standard race cars and thimbles, not all tokens are created equal in Mario Kart. Each character has a special affinity for one power-up. So for example, if Mario rolls Coins, he can choose to either take three coins or move three more spaces, whereas other players would only get to take the coins. Each player also has a different Super Star ability that they activate when they land on one of the four star spaces.

In case your favorite character isn’t in the box, Hasbro will sell six more player tokens, each with their own unique special moves, separately: Bowser, Rosalina, Shy Guy, Metal Mario, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi.

Mega Man: Star Force --- Shooting Star Rockman Sound Box

Good news for the Shooting Star Rockman/Mega Man Star Force fans out there: a brand-new soundtrack compilation is headed your way. This month, Capcom announced Shooting Star Rockman Sound Box; a 3-disc set that includes all the music from Shooting Star Rockman 1, SSR2 and – for the very first time on CD – all of SSR3. The box set also includes brand-new cover art and a booklet containing composer commentary and notes. It will release in Japan on July 4th for 3,800 yen (about $36.21 US).

Puyo Puyo --- Cable Accessories

 From the popular Puyo Puyo game series comes a selection of Puyo accessories that can be attached to cables! Connect them onto your charger cables, earphones cords or other similar items and enjoy the cute Puyos by your side whenever you like!

SPACEPLAN --- Official Soundtrack LP

Black Screen Records has teamed up with graphic designer and game developer Jake Hollands to release Logan Gabriel’s electronic/ambient soundtrack to the PC & mobile game SPACEPLAN (published by Devolver Digital) on limited edition double vinyl. The soundtrack comes on 180g black/red double vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve with matte plus glossy spot varnish and includes a free download code for the full soundtrack.

Clothing & Apparel

Bust A Move --- 20th Anniversary T-Shirts

Hard to believe this fan-favourite, rhythm game is turning 20 years old this year, and to celebrate a series of t-shirts are being released in collaboration with Square Enix. This includes Heat & Shorty (Red, Black or White), Capoeira (Blue, Black or White), Gas O (Orange, Black or White), and Kitty-N (Pink, Black or White). They’re on sale now, so be sure to check them out!

Mega Man --- Mega Man x NEW ERA Designer Baseball Caps

Rockman (or Mega Man, depending on how you first found it) fans are the latest demographic to be targeted by SuperGroupies, the geeky fashion company working anime and gaming into fashionable gear. The latest collab brings in baseball cap brand NEW ERA for a sporty gamer look. Both caps are black, with blue and white embroidery on the front and sides. The Mega Man cap features his serial number, DRN.001, on the front. On the back is a tiny 8-bit embroidered version of the hero, as well as a tag featuring an E Tank. Each cap is 5,800 yen (tax excluded), and caps are on sale until preorders run out. Items are expected to ship in mid-June.

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