The spaceships and star bases in Star Wars are some of the most iconic and recognizable in the history of moviemaking. There are lots of ways that collectors can enjoy these ships at home, from LEGO Imperial Star Destroyers to drones that look like the X-Wing fighters.
James Rhodes’ first War Machine suit was a more heavily armed and armored version of Tony Starks’ Iron Man Mk. 11. His samurai variant is no different. The latest from Bandai’s Manga Realization action figures, Samurai War Machine is a walking gunship.
Bruce Lee was a certified badass. In fact, each night before Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks for Bruce Lee under the bed. One of the coolest flicks Lee made was Game of Death. The saddest thing about it is that Lee died before he finished the film leaving scenes to be spliced together using different actors trying to be as badass as Lee.
Late last year we caught a glimpse of Tamashii Nations’ samurai-inspired take on Ultimate Spider-Man. It turns out Spidey is just the first in the company’s Manga Realization, a new line of samurai-themed action figures based on comic book characters.
I’m sure there are small companies and individuals that make bootleg Dragon Ball minifigures. The upcoming Figme, on the other hand, are straight outta Bandai. They’re also about the same height as minifigs – around 1.5″ – but I don’t know if their hands and feet are compatible with LEGO pieces.
Kids, did you know that before it became Power Creep: The Anime, Dragon Ball actually revolved around balls that summoned a dragon? Bandai reminds us of the mega franchise’s Aladdin stories with this Shenron body pillow.
Bandai Visual Club have come up with a great emblem for St. Gloriana’s sensha-do team, although it’s based on the tank used by the main characters of the hit anime Girls und Panzer. This Panzer IV turret teapot carries up to 300ml of liquid and comes with two teacups that are printed with quotes from the show.
Along with the Tim Burton Batmobile iPhone 6 case, Bandai also added this Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 to its Crazy Case series. The case has light up headlights and flux bands, and its hood and front tires slide away to expose the iPhone 6’s camera and side buttons.
It’s no secret that George Lucas borrowed story ideas from Akira Kurosawa’s samurai movies when he created Star Wars. Even Darth Vader’s suit resembles samurai armor. If that wasn’t obvious enough, Bandai’s badass S.H. Figuarts Star Wars samurai action figures will make the connection painfully obvious.
We’ve seen Super Mario Bros. dioramas made from paper and from 3D printed sandstone. Now you can make your own Super Mario levels with Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Super Mario action figure and diorama playsets. In case you’re not familiar with S.H.
Fujimoto Hiroshi and Mitoo Abiko are legendary manga creators known for their prolific run from the 60s to the late 80s. Their most famous character is Doraemon, who is probably as iconic as Astro Boy and Pikachu.
Bandai recently started a line of smartphone cases called Crazy Case, and they’re backing up their words with action. As you can see in Drool’d’s shot, the first Crazy Case is a Tumbler Batmobile toy car that happens to have a gap at the bottom big enough for an iPhone 5 or 5S to fit in.