The Legend of Zelda is no stranger to the world of action figures. There have been many over the years. But still, there has always been something lacking. Until now, that is, because thanks to the Good Smile Company, we may very well have the ultimate action figure of the hero Link!
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For anyone who pre-ordered the figma Legend of Zelda Link figure from BigBadToyStore.com, you should be receiving an e-mail notice letting you know that your order is unfortunately being cancelled.
While this is certainly terrible news, it’s worth noting that this is out of BBTS’ control. It appears that Diamond Comics Distribution has failed to secure the licensing needed to bring the figma Link to North America.
If you had your Link pre-ordered with BBTS, you may want to hurry up and start seeking alternate means of securing this figure. BBTS says they will keep all pre-orders open just in case they find an alternate way to fufill them, but point out that it does not look good. If figma Samus showed us anything, it’s that these Nintendo figma’s will sell out and then get pretty pricey on the after market. So don’t delay in finding another one to purchase before it’s too late!
-On a very related note, Bandai Japan has revealed the next figure in their Mega Man D-Arts line! Like the figma Nintendo figures, I’ve been very happy with the D-Arts figures based on the Mega Man X franchise. I was thrilled to see that their next will be straight from the classic Mega Man games: Mega Man with Rush and Metall! Yes! Here’s hoping for many more of these figures based on the classic NES games! I want to fill my shelves with Robot Masters! Make it happen, Bandai Japan!
-In case you missed my post yesterday about the new stuff coming from Spy Monkey Creations, you really need to head over to http://www.weaponeersofmonkaa.com and scope out all of their mouth-watering teasers! While we still don’t know exactly what they are up to, I know I for one am incredibly excited and can’t wait for the reveal at Power-Con later this month!
-Speaking of Power-Con, are you going? I can’t believe that we are a mere three weeks away! All of the details and the schedule of events are available at http://www.ThePower-Con.com! Make sure to come up and say “Hi” if you’re attending!
Lots of exciting toy news there! I’ll do my best to try to stay up to date with these Round-Ups going forward. Stay tuned, as there are plenty of new video reviews on the way as well!
I’ve been asked this a lot, so to make things clear: I have not received Snake Man-at-Arms or the Griffin from Mattel for review. Mattel notified me last week that they themselves had not received samples for these items yet, so they would be late in sending them. Of course, now the figures have gone on sale and many folks already have these items in hand. My subscription figures are set to be delivered on the 28th (ugh…Newgistics.) When they arrive, I will absolutely rip them open and review them.
I received a notice this morning that the Figma Samus figure I currently have on pre-order has been delayed. The release date is now set for late July. So if any of you out there have this figure pre-ordered as well, be sure to adjust your budget accordingly.
I have a T-Shirt coming! Yep, the first ever official Pixel Dan T-Shirt. Is that something you guys will actually care about? I guess we’ll find out! It will be sold through the He-Man.org T-Shirt store on Printfection. My good buddy Eamon O’Donoghue designed it. I hope to have it up for order before SDCC. I’d like to see some folks wearing my shirt at the Con, if possible.
That’s all for now! Stay tuned, because I have a TON of reviews on the way! I’m trying to crank out as many as I can before I leave for San Diego in two weeks, so be on the lookout for reviews of Trash Pack, Kotobukiya ArtFX, more Mattel SDCC exclusives, Hasbro Avengers, and more!
Just look at him in all his glory! If you’ve been following me online for a while, then it’s no secret that I’m quite a big fan of The Legend of Zelda series. In fact, one of the very first toy videos I ever made was about Legend of Zelda action figures.
This new Figma Link figure looks like it may very well be the Link figure I have always dreamed of. Good Smile posted details and images showing off the amazing detail, poseability, and interchangeable parts that will make this the ultimate Link for your collection!
I’m not usually one who imports figures from Japan, but I have long dreamed of owning amazingly detailed and articulated action figures of my favorite classic video game characters. Between the D-Arts Mega Man X from Bandai Japan, the Figma Samus Aran and now this Link, I am well on my way to finally achieving this dream.