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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Fans hurting for a fully articulated Luigi action figure since Toy Biz's notable Mario Kart 64 line in circa 1999-2000 can finally snag something arguably even cooler from Good Smile Company in July of 2014. Even as Nintendo's "Year of Luigi" draws to a close, GS has announced a Nendoroid action figure version of Super Mario's taller, higher-jumping brother.
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Interested in Good Smile's Nendoroid Colossal Titan, but worried he won't have any humans to engage in mortal combat with? Worry not! Starting today fans can find a new Nendoroid Mikasa Ackerman action figure from Attack on Titan on Japanese preorder sites. Based on Hajime Isayama's ongoing AoT manga and corresponding anime, Mikasa comes packed with with swappable faceplates and arms, plus swords, her Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear and plenty of effect pieces.
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Museums: Alabama's The History Museum of Mobile is hosting a new superhero exhibit, "Up, Up & Away: Evolution of the American Comic Book Superhero," which includes sequential art material going back to the Renaissance. (Thanks to CA reader Kevi
Creators in Need: The Hero Initiative is accepting donations on behalf of Lobo co-creator Roger Slifer, who is in a coma being struck by an automobile in a hit-and-run incident on June 23.
Movies: Michael "Magneto" Fassbender is starring in and co-producing an Assassin's Creed movie. For real.
Tech: Wacom has unveiled the Cin