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Virtua Fighter Figmas Might be the Best Video Game Figmas Ever Made

Good Smile
Good Smile

Fighting games are a staple of the video game diet, but while their number has been plentiful over the years, few have maintained a legacy. You've got your Street Fighters and your Mortal Kombats, but neither of those was created using technology co-developed by Lockheed Martin. The Model 1 arcade board is what helped set Sega's Virtua Fighter apart from the competition in 1993, and what helped earn the 3D polygonal fighter a place in fighting fans' hearts.

The series continued along and improved its presentation using the cutting edge technology of whatever era a sequel released in, but the blocky graphics of the first entry will never be forgotten. That's what makes these new Virtua Fighter Figmas so special. While there have been video game Figma figures before, they mostly hold to a more realistic standard. Few Figmas have been as stylized to capture such a significant art style and moment in time as the upcoming Sarah Bryant and Akira Yuki Virtua Fighter figures.

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Figma Hulk Shows Up a Little Late to the Party, But He’s Still the Hulk So You’ll Deal With It

Good Smile
Good Smile

Last year, Good Smile released a trio of Avengers figures based on the 2012 film, The Avengers. While Iron Man, Captain America and Thor made some impressive (and expensive) Figmas, it seemed as if the line would end with just those three holding down the fort. Now, more than a year after those figures were announced, Good Smile is back with what could be the largest Figma ever produced to date.

The Avengers Movie Hulk Figma isn't exactly a timely release. The character's look has changed ever so slightly in the years since that film debuted, and there are plenty of Avengers: Age of Ultron versions currently still available. However, this Hulk is part of the Figma brand, which brings its own fanbase along with it. Additionally, even though the other Avenger Figmas also arrived a few years after the film, they were still rather popular. That's what happens when you have a history of strong sculpts, great articulation and a decent amount of accessories (when applicable).

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Stop Motion Video Pits Batman Against Joker, Then Some Gundams, Also Captain America Shows Up

batman joker fight

We've all seen Batman fight the Joker endless times throughout the history of their relationship. From the original comics to the animated series, and from the movies to video games, there's no shortage of interpretations of the ultimate fight between good and evil that is Batman vs. the Joker. Whatever your opinion of those various encounters in the past, all of those fights are hot garbage compared to the latest video from YouTube stop motion animator, Counter656.

Counter656's most recent video pits the SH Figuarts Injustice: Gods Among Us Joker and Batman against one another in a stop motion throwdown for the ages. Taking nearly three weeks and 3500 different pictures, the five minute video incorporates every accessory the figures come with, as well as putting the articulation of each to great use in some excellently choreographed fight sequences. But Counter656 knows that we've all seen Batman vs. the Joker before, too, and isn't content to just let this brawl be another simple one-on-one encounter.

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Link Ink: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ CGI, Super NBA2K14 And More Medicom ‘Attack On Titan’ Toys

Imageworks The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sony/Imageworks

Tuesday's links await, after the jump.

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Captain America Joins ‘The Avengers’ Figma Line In September

Captain America Figma

Following a few of prototype teases, Good Smile Company has finally posted official product images of its Figma take on Captain America. Slated to join 6" tall, super-articulated takes on Iron Man Mark VII and Thor in September, this version of Cap comes packed with what appear to be two sets of interchangable hands, his trademark indestructible shield and an articulated stand. Also? Articulated eyeballs.

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Link Ink: New TMNT Movie Posters, Don Cheadle Won’t Spoil ‘Avengers 2′ And ‘Captain America 3′ Vs. ‘Batman Vs. Superman’

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Paramount

Click past the cut to see today's links.

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Toy Review: The ‘Attack On Titan’ Mikasa Ackerman Figma [Video]

Attack On Titan Mikasa Figma Review

Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest decades old action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing Good Smile Company and Max Factory's Mikasa Ackerman Figma from Hajime Isayama's Attack On Titan manga and its anime adaptation. I'll go ahead and spoil the review and just say it: This figure rules. Hit the jump to see why in our full video review.

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Good Smile Company Announces Two Pricey Iron Man Mark VII Figmas

Figma Iron Man Mark VII
Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company will release the second of its "Big Three" Figma action figures from The Avengers movie in August with two different versions of Iron Man sporting his shiny Mark VII armor. The only hitch? Both of them will run collectors Tony Stark prices.

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Link Ink: ‘Gotham’ Villains, A ‘Days Of Future Past’ Video Game And Another ‘Infinite Crisis’

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DC Comics

Kick off March with Monday link madness.

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Toy Fair 2014: Good Smile Company Reveals ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Figma, ‘Windwaker’ Nendoroid And Huge ‘Attack On Titan’ Statue

Good Smile Company Toy Fair 2014

Considering how impressive its Figma and Nendoroid action figures have been over the past several years, I was surprised to hear that Toy Fair 2014 was Good Smile Company's first year at the show with a proper booth. The booth certainly didn't show the toymaker's freshman status, and was full of recent hits like GSC's popular Samus from Metroid Figma and Sonic the Hedgehog Nendoroid, plus a few all new reveals. Get a load of Ghost in the Shell's Major Motoko Kusanagi Figma, The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker Link Nendoroid, a massive titan statue from Attack on Titan, and more after the jump.

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