Kamen Rider or Super Sentai not your thing for heroes? Then good news everyone! It has just been announced that a new alternative tokusatsu will be produced by Bushiroad, the company responsible for the popular Cardfight Vanguard anime/CCG. The new show will be titled Fire Leon! Currently it looks like the show will begin airing this April and star pro-wrestler Kazuchika Okada.
However this show will not exclusively feature its' titular character, Fire Leon. This show is meant to be a dream team-up of sorts for the various Local Heroes of Japan! All across Japan small towns and areas have their own locally produced toku heroes, characters who promote the area and bear appearances that honor their towns. Some even make it to local television and film! Fire Leon will feature cameos and guest appearances by Local Heroes from all across Japan!!
Much like Cardfight Vanguard, Fire Leon will have it's own collectible card game also produced by Bushiroad. The CCG will also feature Japans' various local heroes!
Wave one of the Power Rangers Megaforce Mini Battle Ready figures have hit retail, and courtesy of our friends over at RangerCrew/Megaforce Cast here is a gallery of all the figures included in the wave. Each blindbag includes one figure and an Action card, and is made up of a variety of Megaforce and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers figures. Like the Power Rangers Samurai Mega Bloks figures, each bag is stamped with a code which can be used to find a specific figure.
The wave breakdown and codes are as follows;
Megaforce Red Ranger (0537412112)
Megaforce Blue Ranger (0537472112)
Megaforce Black Ranger (0537482112)
Megaforce Pink Ranger (0537430212)
Megaforce Yellow Ranger (0537403112)
Robo Knight (0537450212)
Transparent Megaforce Red Ranger (0537462112)
Transparent Robo Knight (0537460212)
Mighty Morphin Red Ranger (0537422112)
Mighty Morphin Black Ranger (0537492112)
Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger (0537440212)
Lord Zedd (0537432112)
Check out images of both the figures and their cards after the jump!
Zangyack and cyclones and crabs, oh my! Tonight has marked a flurry of activity as Tamashii Web is updating with the latest exclusives in their various lines in June. Prime among them is the long-anticipated and hinted S.H. MonsterArts "accessory" set intended to complete the upcoming Destoroyah release, from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995). As reported last week, a leaked scan from Figure-Oh magazine with the name, price, and release month was quickly followed by newer scans earlier today and finally leading to the official Bandai announcement, product listing on Tamashii Webshop, and even confirmation from Bluefin that the set would be coming to the US!
The Destoroyah Evolution Set unfortunately includes no known effect parts, but still accessorizes well with the Destoroyah Final Form coming to Japan in February, expected in the US in March. The set includes three different stages in the growth of the Precambrian crustacean - a less-developed Crab, the infamous Aggregate Form which fought Godzilla Junior in the film, and the rarely-produced-in-plastic Flying Form which preceded the monstrous final form. All three figures are appropriated scaled to their final form as well as prior releases Burning Godzilla and Godzilla Junior and will be available in June at a cost of 8400 yen according to both the earlier scans and the Tamashii Web listing. Bluefin will be releasing the Destoroyah Evolution Set in North America as announced mere minutes ago on their Facebook page with pricing and date to be determined.
For all of your giant crab monster toy and other tokusatsu news, stick with us here at TokuNation.com!
Recently announced in the latest issue of FigureOh, comes the latest Kamen Rider W figuart, Kamen Rider Cyclone! This form is when Philip uses the lost driver in the novel,Kamen Rider W: Z wo Hikitsugu Mono!
Kamen Rider Cyclone will retail for 3,675 yen as a Tamashii Web Exclusive and will come out June 2013
Recently announced in the latest issue of FigureOh, and also shown off at Tamashii nations 2012, Walz Gil, the son of the great emperor of the mighty Zangyack empire from the series, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, is finally seeing release!
He will come out in June 2013 for a retail price of 3,900 yen and will be a Tamashii Web Exclusive
Say hello to Gun Great Nations, he’s an original mech sporting the Tamashi Nations logo, set to appear in the up coming Battle Robot Damashi PSP game.
Battle Robot Damashi is a crossover video game meant to promote the Robot Damashi line, as such characters that had past toy releases will be featured in the game, and the list of series is as follows:
Eureka Seven and Eureka Seven good night, sleep tight, young lovers
Code Geass Seasons 1 and 2, as well as Agito the Exiled
Fafner Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth
Lagrange-The Flower of Rine-ne
Full Metal Panic The Second Raid and Fumouffu
Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Aura Battle Dunbine
Densestu Kyojin Ideon
Armored Core V
Gun Great Nations himself will be getting a Robot Damashi figure, reported to be bundled with copies of the video game. The figure it self can be broken down and used as weapons for other RD figures, a magazine scan shows the Arbalest from Full Metal Panic holding what looks to be a gun that shares many of his design cues.
Battle Robot Spirits will be releasing February 14th. You can see a teaser for the game in the youtube link below:
In news that should shock most people, it has just been announced via an Amazon.JP listing that Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters will have a V-Cinema (straight to DVD original movie) this June! Normally V-Cinemas come about because of the high ratings a series enjoys, which was the case when both Shinkenger and Goseiger had Returns V-Cinemas. With Go-Busters record low ratings it's quite surprising, but none the less welcome, to see a new V-Cinema!
The film itself has the tentative titled Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters V-Cinema. Release date is June 21st, for 6300 yen. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Thanks to a scan from the latest Figure-Oh Magazine it's just been revealed that S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Wizard Flame Dragon Style will be released this April for 3675 yen! Also of note in these pictures is that Flame Style will include the Wizardragon's head to replicate his special finisher!
From the latest round of magazine scans, we have a new photo of the up coming Ultra Act Thunder Gridman figure.
The new scan confirms that Thunder Gridman will include a dummy Gridman body but can still be combined with the stand-alone Ultra Act Gridman figure a side-by-side photo is shown comparing the dummy body to Gridman. This is great news for those that want to display both figures together!
Thanks to recently leaked Hyper Hobby magazine scans we can confirm that SIC Kamen Rider OOO PuToTyra Combo will be released in May for a whopping 6,500 yen! However the price appears to be well worth it as PuToTyra, first seen at Tamashii Nations 2012, comes with a pair of giant tail and wing effect parts to replicate his most powerful attacks!
Also revealed in these scans are SIC Kiwami Tamashii Kamen Rider Kuuga Rising Mighty and the Rising Beat Gouram! The only pictures provided are of prototypes and now release dates or pricing have been confirmed for Kuuga or the Gouram at this time.
In addition to the news that Kamen Rider Den-O Axe Form will be receiving the Figuarts treatement as a Tamashii web exclusive in June, newly surfaced magazine scans have revealed that an SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Den-O Liner Form will be released in April!
The final form of the titular character, Liner form comes packaged with the DenKamen Sword and the Rider Pass and will be priced 3360 yen.
Check out the full-sized image after the jump!
Source: JEFusion and TokuNation member Christian Prime
Bastion Press Centre has posted the 1st images of Power Rangers from UK Toy Fair 2013! The images in question are of the life size Power Ranger made of a ton of various Ranger figures made by Bandai Of America over the years! Look at that Battlized Shogun Ranger shoved into the leg! What a way to kick off the Power Rangers 20th Anniversary!
Images from UK Toy Fair in recent years have tended to be sparse. However stay tuned for more possible info! In addition, we have another treat on the way in the form of Tokunation.com's coverage of US Toy Fair 2013! That's right folks, we will be covering the event with all the juicy goodness in a few weeks!
Recently we reported the discovery of an SH Figuarts Phoenix Phantom figure, however any specific details were a complete mystery. Well thanks to the latest issue of FigureOh, we bring you news that he will be among Bandai's Tamashii Web Exclusives for June.
The full list of tokusatsu figures for the month is as follows:
SH Figuarts Phoenix Phantom (Kamen Rider Wizard) - 3675 yen
SH Figuarts Warz Gil (Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger) - 4410 yen
SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Cyclone (Kamen Rider W/Super Climax Heroes) - 3675 yen
SH Figuarts Sagittarius Zodiart (Kamen Rider Fourze) - 3990 yen
SH Figuarts Kamen Rider Den-O Axe Form - 3675 yen
SH MonsterArts Destoroyah Evolution Set - 8400 yen
Looking forward to any of these figures? Discuss this reveal after the jump!
Other than that the title is going to be "Kamen Rider x Super Sentai x Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z", we currently know very little about the forthcoming Super Hero Taisen sequel. However our friends over at Henshin Justice Unlimited have reported that the director of the movie will be Osamu Kaneda, director of the first Super Hero Taisen movie as well as Let's Go Kamen Riders, All Riders vs. Daishocker and more! Producing the movie will once again be Shinichiro Shirakura.
Meanwhile, their report also suggests that the villains of this movie will be named Space Shocker. It does not have a set release date, but should be arriving in Japanese cinemas sometime around April.
After the avalanche of Power Rangers Megaforce news we've gotten recently we finally have confirmation on a majority of villain names for the series! US names are bolded, orginal Goseiger names in parenthesis:
Admiral Malkor (Mons Drake) Creepox (Dereputa) Vrak (Buredoran) Bigs (Makuin) Bluefur (Kingugon) Metal Alice (Metal Alice)
Busters, Ready, Go! Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters is in it's final stretch with only a handful of episodes left to go. But before we say goodbye to Go-Busters and hello to Kyoryuger, we here at Tokunation.com are goingto to take an in depth look back at the DX toyline of this controversial series.
The first entry in the DX Buster Machine Series is none other than the CB-01 Go-Buster Ace! Piloted by Red Buster and his Buddyroid Nick Cheeda, the Go-Buster Ace is the first mecha of the series. Capable of fighting Vagras Megazords independently or combined with the other buster machines, the Ace is a memorable and unique design.
The end of Go-Busters is a chance to remember it for it's innovation for some, or to celebrate it's demise for others. What ever side of the fence you stand on please join as we begin our extensive look back at the ENTIRE line of DX Go-Busters mecha!