SH FiguArts Shinkenger Figures coming to US Toys’R’Us?!: Can’t post, must check store…

Wow, this is HUGE!!! Why hasn’t this gotten a ton of coverage? Looks like US Super Sentai fans can now purchase SH FiguArts ShinkenRed and ShinkenGold figures from your local Toys’R’Us stores! These are legit, real, Bandai Japan figures, not overpriced Bandai America ripoffs, and now you can buy them someplace other than an obscure specialty shop or online. Not only that, but with a $34.99 sticker price, I believe they might also be slightly cheaper at Toys’R’Us than at the usual set of options available for US Sentai fans.

Here’s how Toys’R’Us described the two figures:

Collectors, here’s a unique opportunity to own a figure from the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Japanese TV series, now airing in the US as Power Rangers Samurai! This distinct Power Rangers 6 inch Shinkenger Action Figure exhibits ultimate
detail and the highest articulation in the Power Rangers line. The figure has sleek Samurai styling making it stand out from the rest of the pack. Attach the included hand accessories and create a dynamic pose, or make the figure ready for battle with all the gear! The Shinkenger Figure is an essential item for the Power Rangers enthusiast. Collect all figures to discover the Power!

So if I’m reading that description right, then if this becomes popular, they might just add the other Shinkenger figures from the SH FiguArts line. And who knows, this could lead to other SH FiguArts figures being brought over and sold in the US. There are definitely plenty of collectors over here that would buy them. 😛

These six inch figures are $34.99 a piece, and currently are only available in-store (currently out-of-stock for shipping, not eligible for store pick-up). Be sure to check your local Toys’R’Us for availability. I think I might just have to check mine sometime this weekend. 😉

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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New S.H. FiguArts figures for 2011-2012: Or, how Bandai is truly, truly evil.

So look at what the experts in the art of wallet draining have come out with now, a new batch of S.H. FiguArts figures!

These new pics come from the Tamashii Festival 2011, showcasing Bandai’s and Tamashii Nation’s new line of S.H. FiguArts figures. First up was the complete S.H. FiguArts Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger! That’s right, all five Go-Kaigers. Go-KaiRed will be released this September, with Go-KaiBlue and Go-KaiGreen coming out in October, though no word on the release date for Go-KaiYellow or Go-KaiPink. Each figure will come with different parts to build the full brifge to the Go-KaiGalleon, and each will cost 3500 yen.

Also up are the S.H. FiguArt Tiger & Bunny collection. I don’t know a whole lot about the new anime, so I’ll let GekiDan of Jefusion explain:

To be released in September and October respectively, are SH FiguArts Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr. for 4500 yen each. Future releases include SH FiguArts Rock Bison, Sky High, Fire Emblem, Lightning Kid, Blue Rose and Origami Cyclone; FiguArts Zero Kotetsu Kaburagi and Barnaby Brooks Jr.; and SH FiguArts version of their motorbikes.

Thanks GekiDan. And now onto some stuff I’m a bit more familiar with:

I haven’t just nerdgasmed, I’ve toku-gasmed!

Anyway, we have S.H.FiguArt figures for (left-right, top-bottom): Kamen Rider V3, Kamen Rider Eternal and Eternal Red Flare, Kamen Rider Den-O Climax form, Kamen Rider Birth Birthday form, Kamen Rider OOO TaJaBata combo, Lost Ankh with BuraKaWani combo, ShinkenRed and ShinkenRed Kaoru, GoseiKnight, Fuwa Juzo, Kamen Riders Ouja and Zolda, Vegeta, and Mirror Knight from the Ultraman Zero movies. Here are a few close ups:

Wait, is that Mezool and Gamel in the back?

I’ll admit, this one is a bit of a surprise to me, not that they did it, but that they skipped over everyone else (except for GoseiRed).

Definitely not surprised by this one!

WIN!

But, it wasn’t exclusively S.H. FiguArts at Tamashii Festival, we also found out about this gem!:

Yes, it’s the Super Robot Chogokin Dekaranger Robo! The articulated, diecast model of the main mecha for Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. It comes with (as far as we know) the Signal Cannon and Judgement Sword. Price and release date to be announced.

That’s it so far from the Tamashii Festival, I’m sure there’s still plenty more bank-account-draining stuff to come, so stay keep checking back.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (7/16/11) Here are some more pics from the S.H. FiguArts Ultra Act collection:

Here we have Ultra Act Ultraman Gaia V2 and Ultraman Agul. Both come with special effects parts from their signiture attacks. Ultraman Gaia V2 will be released in October for 3360 yen, while the Ultraman Agul figure has no announced price or release date.

And from Ultimate Force Zero, we have Ultra Act JeanBot and Mirror Knight (the same figure I covered yesterday, but in a different pose). Price and release date for both have not been set, however the Ultra Act Glen Fire figure (not pictured) is set for release this September for 3360 yen.