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Good Smile Delivers the Anime and Gaming Goods in Figma Form at NYCC

Ghost in the Shell: The Movie Motoko Kusanagi Figma

When it comes to the import figure scene, few companies are as prominent as Good Smile. The company's Figma and Nendoroid lines are perennial favorites, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone that's owned at least one figure from either line. Though the new showings at New York Comic Con were limited, what Good Smile did have on hand hinted at a very strong 2016 for the Figma and Nendoroid lines.

Gaming figures had the largest impact on Good Smile's booth, with new Nendoroids for Venom Snake and Marth being key stand outs. The Metal Gear Solid V star looks adorably deadly, but it's that Fulton device accessory that really sells it. Being able to attach it to any existing Nendoroid is a plus, and since Figma toys also have similar pegs in their backs, I wonder if it will work for them as well. Marth transitions to the chibi style rather well, which isn't surprising, the level of detail in his outfit is still impressive for the trimmed-down aesthetic.

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Viz To Reprint Nintendo Power’s ‘Legend of Zelda’ Comic By Shotaro Ishinomori, The Best Possible Zelda Comic

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

Like a lot of kids who grew up in the '90s, I loved Nintendo's monthly magazine Nintendo Power with a passion, and one of my favorite things about it was reading the comic version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. I loved that series largely because it made the weird adventure of the video game even weirder. It wasn't until I was an adult that I realized the story was written and drawn by legendary manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori -- you know, the guy who created Kamen Rider and the Super Sentai franchise, among other things -- and realized just why it was so good.

Sadly, the story has been out of print for several years, but now it's coming back: Viz Media announced over Twitter today that they will publish a new collection of Ishinomori's Zelda comic, set for release on May 5.

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Link Ink: Drew Goddard Confirmed For Netflix’s ‘Daredevil,’ Yudetamago Draw Captain America And Thor, And Box Brown’s ‘Zelda’ Comic

Daredevil Netflix
Marvel Comics/Netflix

Make your Monday with lots and lots of links.

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Link Ink: Recreating Link’s Master Sword, Sailor Mars S.H. Figuarts And ‘Young Justice: Legacy’ Delayed



Video: Tony "Man At Arms" Swatton forges his own version of Link's Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series, which is much more difficult than just pulling it out of the floor at the Temple of Time...

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Imagi’s Unused ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ CG Animated Movie Pitch Pops Online [Video]


A lot of fans are familiar with the fate of Imagi, the CG animation studio behind TMNTAstro Boy and would-have-been Gatchaman that shut down in 2010. But did you know the studio also pitched a CG animated The Legend of Zelda movie to Nintendo in 2007?

Nintendo ultimately decided not to move forward with the Twilight Princess-era project, but former Imagi employee Adam Holmes, who supervised, shot and edited the pitch, has posted the footage online as part of his portfolio. It's a neat look at what might have been as it features an armored (and armed) Zelda. Sadly, though, there's not a single "Excuuuuuse me, princess" to be heard. You can see what you make of the footage after the jump.

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‘The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ Link Gets MediCom RAH Figure


With no new The Legend of Zelda game in sight on the Wii U just yet, Skyward Sword fans have had to content themselves with things like Dark Horse's Hyrule Historia, Figma's Link action figure and the timeless LoZ manga by Shotaro Ishinomori...

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‘The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia’ Is A Link To Video Game Art Past (Get It?) [Preview]


The Legend of Zelda has been a fixture in pop culture ever since that golden GamePak hit shelves back in 1986, and one of the best things about it has always been the look. From green-clad heroes to glowing triforces to weird pig-sorcerer guys who are super into kidnapping princesses, those games have always looked cool, even when they were limited to 8-bit palette...

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Shotaro Ishinomori Turns 75 Today


Lately, you may have noticed that the staff here at ComicsAlliance has been getting into the work of legendary manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of Kamen Rider, Cyborg 009, Skull Man and the pretty amazingly named Robot Detective...

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Link Ink: Happy 2013, The Will Eisner Hall Of Fame And New ‘Killjoys’ Art


New Year: Happy 2013, everybody... except mutants. According to the classic "Days of Future Past" storyline by Chris Claremont and John Byrne (specifically Uncanny X-Men #141, originally released on January 10, 1981), you guys aren't going to have the best year...

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Mega Man E-Tank Mug


The E-Mug
Available From: FanGamer
Price: $34.00

If you're like me, then actually waking up and getting to work is one of the hardest parts of your day. Sometimes, you just don't have the energy to roll out of bed, slide underneath a crushing row of spikes, call on your robot dog to cross a chasm, and then get shot at by a weird little robot in a frustratingly impenetrable hardhat...

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