Yujin has come out with this sharp-looking set of figures based off of the characters Alicia, Isara, Rosie, and Eleanor from the upcoming, highly-anticipated PS3 RPG Valkyria Chronicles. There is a fifth figure included, but his/her identity has been kept secret for some reason.
While figures are of tiny stature, standing only 110 millimeters high, they can also be acquired for the tiny price of $3.49 each from Play-Asia.com (one catch: the figure you get is picked randomly). I don’t have a Playstation 3, but I want to be a fan of this game just so I can have some justification to buy these.
Thursday 22 March 2007 @ 9:25 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Oh boy, I was pretty lucky as a kid, I had my own playing fort which was taller than my actual house and it was awesome. But I wasn’t as lucky as these kids, their playing fort is a giant mecha!
The project took a total of 7 months of work, more than enough room to build a small room, loads of steel and concrete. Add to that all the alcohol and food Jim, the builder, surely had to shell out to get his friends to help him assemble the thing. This thing is actually very old, built back in 2002, but since we love real life giant robots of all kinds, we simply had to feature it. There’s quite a detailed description of its construction at WizKids, a fun read for all.
Tuesday 27 February 2007 @ 11:16 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Patrick Macias attended Wonderfest a couple of days ago and he’s posted a load of pictures on the expo on his blog. For those who dont know its the biggest expo for model builders and figure otaku. There was even the appearance of a little friend we say a while ago.
But the best part was this short video of the doors opening for the first time and otaku rushing in like crazy!
Its like someone told them there was a girl willing to date them inside! Run, find her!
Check out the rest of the awesome coverage at Patrick’s blog.
Wednesday 21 February 2007 @ 10:12 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Well it seems evangelion news will be ever increasing from now until the movies are released, so lets get into gear, shall we? And what better way to get started than with a giant robot? Its already some sort of tradition here at Dark Diamond. ANN reports on this 2 meter tall (yes, metric) Eva-01 statue.
Custom made by Akiyama Studio for Gainax, now it resides Kotobikiya’s Radio Hall in Akihabara. Not only is it huge and shiny and the biggest piece of Eva merchandise ever, it also costs near $10,000 dollars! For that price I’m the one who’s going to go berserk!
Sunday 21 January 2007 @ 2:50 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Everyone loves big robots and in Japan there’s one word for big robots: Gundam. Gundam is the foundation of the whole mecha genre. Remember that post las summer about the 5 foot Gundam model? Well the Maru brothers, champions of the Robo One 10 competition have documented the whole process of building one in the web.
Don’t be fooled, this isn’t kids stuff, these boys are serious robot builders. They could very well end up bringing forth the rise of the machines in a few years.
Friday 5 January 2007 @ 2:32 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
You thought you saw creepy obsession with dolls and figure on Patrick Macias’s espose on the subject, but you really haven’t. Watch as the Japanorama folks walk us through the world of Super Dollfie, a doll spawn in hell.
That whole birthing ceremony deal is bringing flashbacks of Chucky.
Saturday 18 November 2006 @ 10:52 am | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
Today is the day. . . well, in theory it’s tomorrow, but I know a lot of you fellow DarkDiamond readers will go to most Toys’RUs and wait at the entrance to get your wii. Good luck with that!. . .Really. I wish you luck.
As for me, you’d ask, “But Velcor, aren’t you gonna go and get one immediately?”. Sadly, no. I have some other duties I must take care of first. in factm it’s just one, but a big one: I’m member of the choir of the BC orchestra and we’re gonna play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony this night, giving me highly improbable oportunities of being at a games’ store over at the U.S.
But heck, I trust Nintendo’s supply and that I’ll get one before Christmas. So then, for all of you who are gonna make the effort tonight, Good luck (and send us some comments about how it went, right? [so Nahu and I can feel a little happier on missing this great launch ]).
Wednesday 18 October 2006 @ 6:03 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Alex from First 4 Figures sent us news of their newest collectible figurine, The Skull Kid from Majora’s Mask. The press release said “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE” and we’re posting it just two days later. We’re lazy rebels like that. The usual we’ve come to expect from the F4F guys, hand painted, made of poly-stone and limited to 2,500 pieces at $99. Here, some pictures for you to drool.
They also say all figurines keep the same scale so you can pose them together and relive the time when Link killed the Skull Kid to get some Samus lovin’ all in your coffee table/laser guarded figurine case.
Friday 15 September 2006 @ 1:22 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Remember our lost exclusive about the Oni Link collectible figurine? Well this time we’ve got the heads up from the horse’s mouth. The cool cats from First 4 Figures sent us some pics and the official press release for their upcoming Samus collectible statues. So far we’ve got news on the Varia (standard) and Gravity Suit versions. From the press release:
First 4 Figures has used the official game files in order to create an extremely accurate recreation of the Varia suit, with pose inspiration taken from official Metroid Prime Varia Suit artwork. The suit series will include, but not limited to, Samus Aran’s Light Suit, Dark Suit and Phazon suit.
If you look at the pictures below you’ll see there’s lots of attention to detail. The statues are made from poly-stone and hand finished/painted so you could probably bludgeon someone to death with these; although they’d look much better on display than covered in blood, lets leave that for a Bloodrayne series.
The Varia Suit edition runs 2,500 pieces while the Gravity Suit runs a super exclusive 250 piece edition. They both go for $99 USD so if you are series about your figurines go and spend your cash here. Now on to the pics:
And after all, I’m left feeling a void, a void for Zero Suit Samus.
Friday 4 August 2006 @ 11:11 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Breaking news! Pictures of the first collectible Zelda figurine appear! Except…its not an exclusive! Velcor had taken some pictures of it at ComiCon but he took a film camera to San Diego and he has yet to scan the pictures. Grah! Anyway, lost exclusive ,and therefore a lost Pulitzer, aside: The details for that nice limited edition of Fierce Deity Link are out.
The production will top at 2,500 pieces worldwide, all numbered accordingly. The figurine is 14.5 inches high and will cost you a hefty $129.99. Which isn’t a lot since this will become a highly collectible item in the future. It will begin shipping in the Fourth quarter of 2006 but orders are already being taken.
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