Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Robot Factory Building Set, 80 Pieces

Encourage children as young as 4 to get interested in engineering and technology with this new arrival to the Gears! Gears! Gears! line of construction toys. Kids can build fine motor skills as they mix, match, and create their own colorful robots. Comes with 80 colorful pieces, including robots, cranes, springs, stickers, and more—all specially designed to be easy for little hands to use. Robots measure 2¼”h.

Product Features

  • Kids practice engineering skills as they build their own pretend robot factory
  • Mix and match pieces can be constructed endless different ways
  • 80 piece set includes interlocking bases, gears, connectors, handle, robots, cranes, stickers
  • Robots measure 2¼”H
  • For ages 4 and older

Max Factory Metal Gear Solid 2: Solid Snake Figma Figure

From Max Factory. “Kept you waiting, huh? I’m at the sneak-point.” From the popular game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty comes a figma of the main character, Solid Snake! Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes. Snake comes with a standard expression with movable eyes as well as alternate expression with clenched teeth. The tranquilizer gun, assault rifle (with shooting effect parts) and cardboard box Snake uses in the game are all included. He also comes with various hand parts including “hanging” hand parts to avoid detection as well as a hand holding a cigarette. An articulated figma stand is included.

Product Features

  • A Max Factory import
  • From the classic video game
  • Smooth yet poseable joints
  • Numerous accessories and weapons
  • Articulated figma stand

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most of these aren’t brand new, but we are getting a first good look at some pretty old figures.

Max Factory finally put Fire Emblem’s Lucina in a display! She was announced back at Wonder Festival 2013 [Winter], that’s February 2013! A lot of people thought she had been canceled, but she’s still on the way. I’m going to guess she started as a regular figma and needed the time to give her the 2.0 treatment. We do now know that she’ll come with long hair, short hair, some face parts and a mask. See you in June! The only other figma on display was the return of the infamous figma horse which Kahotan says should be finally seeing pre-order soon. For figFIX they gave us a first look at Kantai Collection’s Amatsukaze all battle damaged and stuff. 

For scale figures that aren’t figFIX they went right to World Conquest Zvezda Plot. First we finally got a look at the sculpt for the Lady Plamya that was teased back at Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter]. She’s looking good and I’m impressed that they’ve got her dated for a July this early on. They also had Kate, aka Lady Venera, on display with a promise that she’ll be up for pre-order soon for a May release. 

The Phat! Company section was interesting since it had one figure they wouldn’t allow photos of, so Kahotan blurred out the picture, but not the sign next to it. It’s the Idolmaster anime’s Takane Shijou. That wasn’t the only Idolmaster piece on display, they also revealed Cinderella Girls’ Ranko Kanzaki: Anniversary Princess Ver.’s second release. First the standard release gives you the figure on a yet-to-be revealed stand. But now we’re seeing the newly revealed ~ Mad Banquet ~ edition which will be a deluxe release with a big fenced in base. Both figures will be released in June with the standard release going for ¥11,800 and the deluxe version going for ¥15,800.

The next figure, KanColle’s Yuudachi Kai 2 looks like a figma, but it’s actually from the Parfom line. It looks like they’ll be doing much more elaborate figures in this line as they go on. No other details on this one, but I bet she’ll be up or pre-order soon. Then there’s the newest additions to the Medicchu KanColle series Hikoujouki (Airfield Princess) and an unpainted Mutsu. No real info on when and how these will be released, but we should know more soon. 

Moving on to FREEing they brought a surprise along in the form of announcing that Detective Conan will be a figFIX alongside the figma nondescript criminal. Conan was revealed long before we knew what figFIX was so now it’s all making sense why he wasn’t articulated. The criminal comes with some interesting accessories including a golf club and shovel. Looks like these two will be released as a set in June for ¥5,680. I really hope it comes with option parts so it looks like Conan is doing more than using his watch. 

Outside of that they had the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Mami Tomoe: Yukata Ver. that’s looking pretty cute. They also had A Certain Scientific Railgun’s Mikoto Mikasa: Yukata Ver. which you can read more about here

Lastly Gift brought along a massive 1/4 scale Vita from Lyrical Nanoha. No specific info has been given about her size, but I would imagine she’ll at least be a foot tall. Kahotan says she’s hoping to be able to review it next month. 

That’s it for Good Smile Company’s coverage of the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. You can see the photos at the link above or right here in the gallery. 

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Previews & Display Pics for "MIDNIGHT Dark & Dreamy" by Hands In Factory & Twelvedot @ Everyday Mooonday (Launch Nov 14)

“MIDNIGHT Dark & Dreamy” by Hands In Factory & Twelvedot launches Nov 14th @ Everyday Mooonday in Seoul, Korea (7-10PM / BLOGGED), featuring guest artist- Ducobi / Toinz / Seman10cm / Oshorino / Kiddo / Runcher kim.

Above are a slew of teasers for customs, including Twelvedot’s “The Ghost of Fallen Frogs”, works from @Oshorino (in collabo with APOFrog and Baby Horns), a collabo candle “LAMP

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Max Factory strikes back with painted figma Cardcaptor Sakura

Surprise! In what almost seems like an intentional piece of counter-programming, the figma blog decided today was the day to release the first fully painted shot of the upcoming figma Sakura Kinomot. Though we’ve seen her in grey plastic before, this is the first time we’ve seen the iconic pink and white in place.

Naturally, she’s looking pretty ace. It may be the lighting, but it seems as if Max Factory have gone for a slightly softer, paler palette than the very bold S.H. Figuarts version and the level of detail is as outstanding as always. In past coverage most of you guys have voiced a strong preference to stand by Max Factory and resist the temptation of the SHF version, and based on this I doubt those people are going to be disappointed

[ via figma blog

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Max Factory sneaks in a box full of figma Solid Snake details and photos

Metal Gear fans are finally getting the Solid Snake figure they’ve waited nearly 30 years for. Sure, there have been other Snake action figures, but figma Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid 2 is certainly aiming to be the best. The figma style of super articulation wouldn’t be enough for Max Factory. Oh no. They’ve aimed to make a Solid Snake that can do just about everything he can do in the games.

Starting from the head this figure will feature the rarely seen figma eye articulation allowing Snake to have his eyes pointed in any direction, perfect for looking around corners or down the sights of a gun. He’ll have two expressions, either a stoic expression that can be used any number of ways with the eye articulation, or another with his teeth grit for really turning up the intensity (but doesn’t have eye articulation). He also has a hidden flap in his hair that allows him to extend the range of his neck and lift his head up further, ideal for army crawling or sniping. 

Moving down the line he comes with a few specialized hands for gun gripping. One of the hands has a finger shaped for wrapping around the trigger, but the other lets him rest his finger on the side of the gun. He also has a special hand holding a cigarette for a little downtime. But the most interesting is a pair of hands specially made to allow him to hang from edges by his fingertips!

For weapons he’ll come with a tranquilizer gun and an assault rifle complete with muzzle flash effect part. Of course he wouldn’t be nearly complete without a cardboard (or in this case heavy paper) box to hide inside! But that’s not all, when pre-orders open in Japan Friday (effectively Thursday night in North America) the Good Smile online shop will have an exclusive release featuring a second handgun with removable silencer and, best of all, a reproduction of the actual figma box used to ship these figures to stores! That’s got to be the best figma exclusive yet.

Unfortunately they’ve stopped short of telling us exactly how big he’ll be and his price, but they’ve clearly left us a lot to look forward to when he’s released in May. In the meanwhile checkout the gallery and take a look at our exclusive close-up looks at the prototype from New York Comic Con 2014. 

[via Max Factory blog]

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Bandai reveals S.H. Figuarts Cardcaptor Sakura, goes head-to-head with Max Factory

It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about how there were no Cardcaptor Sakura figures, but now we’re practically drowning in them, as Bandai have announced they’ll be producing an S.H. Figuarts version of Sakura Kinomoto. What’s more, we’ve already got fully coloured, production ready pictures!

Interestingly, this comes only a few days after Max Factory revealed their own poseable Sakura as part of the figma range. The two figures are uncannily similar, even down to the choice of outfit. Speaking of that, I know this is one of the famous ones, but could we please get a little more variety? Just sayin’. Regardless, it’s a clear case of throwing down the gauntlet to a rival company, and it’ll be interesting to see which way collectors decide to go. It seems like Bandai have the jump here though, as Sakura is already pencilled in for a March 2015 release. More news as we get it.

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Stranger Factory Presents: Chris Ryniak Amanda Louise Spayd in Unseen Forces (09.05)

Happening tomorrow, Friday, September 5th at The Stranger Factory is “Unseen Forces”, a two person show featuring the works of Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd. This is one exhibit you’re not going to want to miss! These two talented artists will be displaying a number of original figures and…

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Stranger Factory Presents: Leecifer in Real Live Sideshow (08.01)

Stranger Factory is having to special exhibit openings tonight (08.01). In the main gallery is “Sideshow”, a group show featuring the artworks of Kathie Olivas, Jessica Joslin, Brandan Styles, Desiree Fessler, Valency Genis, Dan Talone, Seymour (Peter Kelk), DrilOne, and Phil Noto. There will be a number of custom figures,…

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