Bandai previews some stuff for Disney and Marvel’s Big Hero 6

If you haven’t heard yet, Disney’s next big CG movie will also be their first major Marvel animated movie, Big Hero 6. It’s the story of a ragtag group of would-be heroes gathered together by the Japanese government to do the usual superhero stuff, though it doesn’t sound like the movie will stick very closely to the original plot. The original roster included the likes of Sunfire and Silver Samurai, but in all likelihood the movie will focus only on the C-level characters that are unique to the team. That starts them off with the first revealed character from the official trailer, Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax. 

Disney Consumer Products did a live preview recently in New York city showing off the first toys from BH6. The first figure is a big lights and sounds Baymax action figure with retractable, spring-loaded wings and probably some other features. He comes with a Hiro figure that hang off his back during battle. The second is a role-play Baymax fist that kids can wear and fire off because all proper Japanese robots need a launching fist. 

The movie hits on November 19 and there will be a BH6 booth at San Diego Comic Con. At that point we should hopefully see the remaining characters Wasabi-no-Ginger, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred (I guess Hiro and Baymax count as two?). And no, I didn’t make those names up, I told you they were a ragtag group. Clearly someone was hungry when they created the characters. 

[via Stitch Kingdom, Crunchyroll]

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Sorry, Europe, no Masterpiece Prowl for you

You might remember back in April Transformers fans finding Masterpiece Prowl listed in Toys R Us computers, including computers in the UK complete with price. Well bad news came this week as Hasbro has officially canceled their plans to offer the figure in Europe. When Seibertron member Oddimus Prime inquired with TRU about the status of the figure they got this disappointing email reply back: 

Thank you for your interest in ‘Transformers Masterpiece Prowl’. We have been informed by Hasbro that unfortunately this item is no longer going to be released in Europe.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this availability change.

However, the letter went on to explain that they do have a consolation gift for those who were hoping to get their hands on a Prowl figure. Anyone from Europe (or maybe just the UK, results seem to vary) that contacts TRU about Prowl will have their email put into the store system to automatically receive a free gift with the purchase of any Transformers product (just make sure the email you contact them with matches the one you use for the store). Said gift is a pair of diecast miniatures representing G1 Optimus Prime and Age of Extinction Prime in a gift box. Apparently this same set was given away in parts of Asia to people buying AOE figures on launch day. Sure, it’s no Masterpiece Prowl (nothing is, the figure’s awesome!), but it is a nice way to score a little something semi-rare for your collection. 

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Lord Zedd is bringing the evil to SDCC

Lord Zedd, the self-proclaimed “Emperor of Evil”, is being brought back to life in Bandai of America’s 5-inch Power Rangers Legacy line and will on sale at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) during SDCC. For those who can’t make it to the con, Lord Zedd will also be available to order from the Toys “R” Us site starting July 24th.

While I’m sure that a lot of fans may prefer that a different Bandai would produce this character for a different line (despite being a U.S.-only character), it’s still really awesome that we’re getting him at all. Sure, he’s not going to be as joint-y as a SHF, but the sculpting looks decent enough and he’s about the right size to stand SHF Power Ranger figures.

Although the American Toys “R” Us site has yet to specify a price, the Canadian counterpart has him listed for CAD$17 so I’d guess that he’ll probably go for around US$20 or US$25 (because, even though the Canadian Dollar is only worth 94 cents to the American dollar, Toys “R” Us enjoys gouging Americans). Another interesting side-note is that the Canadian TRU site currently has him listed for a July 1st release.

Given that the 1989 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are also on that list of SDCC items, I suspect that it might be a matter of Lord Zedd being released first at SDCC before getting a wider release (unless the movie turtles have been switched to an exclusive).

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Check out these adorable little Leauge of Legends amigurumi

A friend of mine happened to pass along LittleForestWorkshop‘s Etsy store, which has something that caught my eye: some adorable League of Legends amigurumi. What I happen to like most about them might be the detail that’s been woven into them; they look pretty much like their in-game counterparts. You know, for being made of yarn and all.

LittleForest only has a few in her shop: specifically, Ahri (both regular and popstar versions), Arcade Sona, Jinx, Nami and Orianna. They’re priced at about USS$68 and ship from Australia, so you have to add those costs in as well. Still, they’re pretty adorable and might be right at home for the League fan in your life.

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