Wednesday, December 14, 2016

S.H. MonsterArts Shin Gojira (Godzilla 2016) Review

Following a lot of positive feedback for the movie “Shin Gojira” (“Shin Godzilla” in USA) S.H. MonsterArts has added a new figure in this year’s lineup. The newest addition to S.H. MonsterArts series is Shin Gojira (Godzilla 2016).

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

S.H. MonsterArts KOU KYOU KYOKU Godzilla 1989 Review

This figure is the first of its kind. Tamashii Nations have chosen to scale the Godzilla 1989 prototype from a six to eight inch scale and have equipped the toy with light (Kou), sound (Kyou), and music (Kyoku). With all of these features, Godzilla 1989 has moved into a whole new line call “S.H. MonsterArts KOUKYOUKYOKU.”

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Funko Mystery Minis Horror Classics Series 3: Mystery Figure Review

A quick review about a mystery mini figure of Funko's Mystery Minis: Horror Classics Series 3 edition. What could it be?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Shin Gojira (Godzilla 2016) Review

This figure of Godzilla 2016, from the new movie "Shin Gojira" aka "Shin Godzilla," is manufactured by Banpresto and have been sculpted by Yuji Sakai. Obtaining this figure was through winning a lottery and only a couple thousand figures were made.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Rave Corner Podcast Episode 2

Aaron and Daniel "WimpLo86" talk about speculation and rumors about the new Godzilla movie from Toho called "Shin Gojira" in Japan or "Godzilla Resurgence" in America.

Since the recording of the podcast, Toho has stated that "Shin Gojira" is not a sequel to Godzilla (1954). Funimation is licensed to distribute Godzilla Resurgence to movie theaters, home entertainment systems, video on demand, and broadcasting rights across all of the Americas (North, Central, and South). The actual release date of "Shin Gojira" in movie theaters is to be announced.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Funimation Is Licensed to Distribute Shin Gojira in America!

Sci-Fi Japan received a tip from Toho that Funimation obtained a license to distribute Toho's new Godzilla move, "Shin Gojira aka Godzilla Resurgence,"  to the American market. This deal includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand, and broadcasting rights to North America, Central America, and South America. Godzilla Resurgence will debut in American theaters in late 2016. The actual movie release date is to be announced.

Keep your eyes peeled for Funimation's announcement. In the mean time, check out the two official trailers of Shin Gojira that came out in Japan!

Trailer 1:
Trailer 2:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2001 Review

Tamashii Nation’s latest addition to the S.H. MonsterArts line is a version of Godzilla that has been probably teased for about two years. Today’s review will focus on Godzilla 2001 (GMK). This version of Godzilla appeared in “Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.”

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2016 Review

The movie debut of “Shin Gojira” is mere weeks away in Japan. Fortunately, Bandai has issued this figure in advance for people to enjoy. This new Godzilla figure is from the Movie Monster Series and all toys from this line are made to fit in the 6 inch scale.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

First Look at Bake-Kujira in Sofubi Form

In the previous updates on The Rave Corner, we've seen Bake-Kujira's iron mold and vinyl castings of the Kaiju's head. This time, the sofubi's designer, Candie Bolton, has provided a picture of the assembled and unpainted casting of Bake-Kujira.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Rave Corner Podcast Episode 1

Aaron and Wimplo86 introduce the show, talk about each others' figure collection, collectible toys in thrift stores, and more!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Candie Bolton’s Custom Painted Pokemon Gacha Coming Next Week

A custom painted set of pokemon finger puppet toys will go on sale next week (6/22/16)! They will be priced at $25 and under.  Once an order is placed, the buyer will have the selection arranged so that he or she can pick the desired pokemon.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Candie Bolton’s Custom Mothra Sofubi Coming to QPOP

A custom painted Mothra sofubi will be featured at a group show at Q Pop Shop. The figure is casted out of sparkly purple vinyl and has been painted with Monster Kolor and acrylics.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Previews Exclusive X-Plus 30 cm Titanosaurus Review

Titanosaurs appeared in only one film, which was titled “Terror of Mechagodzilla” in the US, “MechaGodzilla's Counterattack” in Japan. The Previews Exclusive X-Plus 30 cm Titanosaurus 1975 figure is a reissue of the Japanese version, which debuted in 2012. This reissue was released in the US in April 2016.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

FNF 30: Japan Sentai Freakout with The Rave Corner

The FNF crew and myself discuss sentai shows, including Kikaida, Kamen Rider, UltraSeven, and Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. Please enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 (Train Biter Monochrome Ver.) Review

Toho 30cm Series: Godzilla 1954 (Train Biter Monochrome Ver.) certainly grabbed a lot of attention, since X-Plus announced this version of Godzilla to be included into the 30 cm line this year. Created and sculpted by Ryu Oyama, this figure is very captivating in person than what is seen in the photos. This review is for the standard version and not the Shounen-Ric exclusive.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Let's Build a Model: Transformers Gaia Scramble Wildrider by Kabaya

A quick summary of the process to build a Transformers Gaia Scramble Wildrider plastic model kit by Kabaya. Wildrider is needed to complete Menasor.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Takara Transformers MP-29 Destron Laserwave Review

Takara recently added a Masterpiece figure that most collectors have wanted to see, since this series has started. The newest entry into the Transformers Masterpiece line is MP-29 Destron Laserwave, also known as Shockwave!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 (Train Biter Monochrome Ver.) Unboxing Video

Unboxing X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 (Train Biter Monochrome Ver.) standard version. The video goes through the process of unpacking and assembling Godzilla. The review for this figure is already in progress. Enjoy!

First Batch of Candie Bolton's Bake-Kujira Sofubi Is Under Way!

Candie Bolton’s amazing Bake-Kujira figure is already in production, as pictures of the first run of casted vinyl pieces have surfaced. The first batch of figures were casted out of red vinyl, however, whether they will be blank or painted remains to be seen.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Let's Build a Model: Transformers Gaia Scramble Breakdown by Kabaya

A quick rundown of the process to build a Transformers Gaia Scramble Breakdown model kit by Kabaya. Breakdown is needed to complete Menasor.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Previews Exclusive X-Plus 30 cm Gigan '72 Review

Previews Exclusive Gigan ’72 is a reissue of the original run that came out in 2010. This particular version is based on Gigan’s debut in “Godzilla vs. Gigan.”

Friday, April 8, 2016

Let's Build a Model! Transformers Gaia Scramble Drag Strip

A quick rundown of the process to build a Transformers Gaia Scramble Drag Strip plastic model kit by Kabaya. Dead End is needed to complete Menasor.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Let's Build a Model! Transformers Gaia Scramble Dead End

A quick rundown of the process to build a Transformers Gaia Scramble Dead End plastic model kit by Kabaya. Dead End is needed to complete Menasor.

The Rave Corner Now Has a YouTube Page!

The Rave Corner now has a YouTube channel and will be posting all kinds of stuff that mostly relates to figure collecting, but adding some local projects in there as well!

Friday, April 1, 2016

RAMPAGE TOYS’ Custom Negora Sofubi Coming to the Konatsuya Exhibition

RAMPAGE TOYS will be including its very own custom painted Negora sofubi at the Konatsuya Exhibition at QPOP. This custom figure includes a wonderful arrangement of neon colors and painted scale patters on Negora's body.

RAMPAGE TOYS Presents Kesagake and the Temple of Doom!

For One Up’s 15th Anniversary event, RAMPAGE TOYS will be releasing a special Kesagake set called “Kesagake and the Temple of Doom!”

Candie Bolton's Custom Negora 'Meowzilla' is now available at Max Toy Company

Candie Bolton’s custom designed and painted Negora sofubi, called “Meowzilla,” is now available at Max Toy Company’s online webstore.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Candie Bolton Shows a Glimpse of Bake-Kujira’s Iron Mold

Bake-Kujira sofubi is another step towards completion. Recently, Candie Bolton showed a preview of Bake-Kujira’s Iron Mold, which will be used to cast a number of vinyl figures.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Candie Bolton's Custom Negora Sofubi Coming to Konatsuya Exhibition at QPOP!

Candie Bolton's latest custom Negora Sofubi takes on an amazing twist by drawing inspiration from one of the most popular Kaiju in Toho history!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

S.H. Figuarts Bruce Lee Review

In just a month after Bruce Lee was included in the Figma line, Tamashii Nations debuted their very own figure in the S.H. Figuarts line. The difference between the two figures is certainly evident.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

FNF 19: Little Creatures!

On this week's episode of FNF, we discuss horror movies with little critters in them. Join Killah Kal, Tony Midnite, and Alli Girl, with guests Raizo and myself as we comment on those films and have fun!

Previous episodes of FNF are available at @Wolfhouse808 on YouTube!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Kesagake & REVENGE 1-off Set Appearing at Kaiju Battlers!

A special 1-off set of Kesagake & REVENGE will be at the Kaiju Battlers Exhibition that is hosted by Clutter Magazine. Both sofubi are designed and manufactured by RAMPAGE TOYS, however, this particular set includes a collaboration with Galaxy People. RAMPAGE TOYS custom painted Kesagake, while Galaxy People painted REVENGE with a tiger-themed paint job.

Monday, February 22, 2016

S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku Review

With time and patience, I was able to buy S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku 3 from the dealers room in Kawaii-Kon 2014. Dragon Ball Z was my favorite anime show as a kid and I collected a few figures here and there when opportunities knocked. I was stoked to see this figure right in front of me and before I knew it, this figure was an automatic buy. Super Saiyan Goku 3 was the sixth figure released by S.H. Figuarts following Super Saiyan Vegeta.

Friday, February 19, 2016

FNF 16: Indie Horror Films, The Walking Dead, and I Get a Lesson in Hawaiian Pidgin!

On tonight's episode of Friday Night Frights, Tony Midnite and Killah Kal talk about indie horror films, the mid-season premier of The Walking Dead, and I get a quick lesson in Hawaiian Pidgin. I also mentioned what plans I have in the future for The Rave Corner! Check out more FNF episodes at Wolfhouse808.

2Petalrose’s Shogun Rebels – HONDO Is Nearly Complete!

2Petalrose’s latest project certainly has many fascinated and interested. Fresh off the success of Shikomi:  The Little Samurai Girl, the latest toy in progress is Shogun Rebels – HONDO. The images certainly speak for themselves, as the apparel looks stunning in detail, including Hondo’s samurai helmet. The toy will come with other accessories as well, including its own sword.

Three Sets of Elder Demons Toys by DeathcatToys Available Now

Candie Bolton has collaborated with DeathcatToys to offer three sets of their Elder Demons soft vinyl puppets through Candie Bolton’s website. As part of the project, Candie Bolton has provided her own custom paint job on these toys.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Previews Exclusive X-Plus 30 cm Anguirus 1968 Review

Previews Exclusive X-Plus 30 cm Anguirus ’68 is the first X-Plus reissue in 2016. The PE X-Plus line has been on hiatus since the end of 2014, and the last two figures produced then were Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus 1967. However, Diamond Comics have made another deal with X-Plus to reproduce more figures that will be released throughout 2016 and 2017. Now that things are picking up again, Anguirus feels like a great way to kick start this fantastic run!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU SERIES Reissues available at RAMPAGE Webstore

RAMPAGE TOYS is re-releasing all figures from the RAMPAGE ULTRA KAIJU SERIES on the official webstore. Jamira - Green 'Hulk' version, Pigumon - Goji-blue version, and Aboras - Orange version are available now at for $40 each.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Leader Class Ultra Magnus Review

Ultra Magnus has been reintroduced in the Transformers Combiner Wars toy line and was included in the Leader Class by himself in the third wave. Adding more to Ultra Magnus’ appeal is the inclusion of a Minimus Ambus figure.

Friday, February 5, 2016

FNF 14: Werwolves According to Kal!

In this week's episode of FNF, Killah Kal and Tony Midnite discuss their favorite werewolf movies! Myself and Al Jawa were tonight's guests once again.

Check out the YouTube page of Wolfhouse808 for previous episodes of Friday Night Frights!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Big Trouble in Little China 30th Anniversary Screening!

The NERDWatch podcast and Maui Comics & Collectibles are promoting a special screening event of "Big Trouble in Little China" to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary! Movie-goers will have a chance to win some cool prizes, including a Funko Pop and ReAction toy of Lo Pan!

The movie event will happen on March 17, 2016 (Thursday) at 7:30 PM in the Regal Maui Mall Megaplex theater in Maui Mall. Reserve your tickets online through the Tugg Events page provided by the promoters. Admission is $12.

Friday, January 29, 2016

FNF Episode 13: Action Figure Mayhem with The Rave Corner & Al Jawa

Myself and Al Jawa were special guests to this week's episode of Friday Night Frights starring the two main hosts, Killah Kal and Tony Midnite!

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Rave Corner Facebook Page Has Reopened!

After nearly five years of abandonment, The Rave Corner's Facebook has been rebooted! All of the latest posts published on the blog will be shared on the Facebook page in conjunction.

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RAMPAGE x KONATSUYA Dai-Negora Appearing at FEWMANY show

The popular Dai-Negora sofubi is coming back once again and this time the custom paint job was done by RAMPAGE TOYS. A glimpse of the final product was posted on Instagram and the figure looks amazing. RAMPAGE x KONATSUYA Dai-Negora will appear at the FEWMANY show this Friday (January 29, 2016) in the Marui Annex Building in Shinjuku. Supplies are limited.


The image is copyrighted by RAMPAGE TOYS 2016. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

'Maui Comics & Collectibles' Regrows People’s Love for Comics

For nearly 10 years, the people of Maui (HI) has never seen nor been in a real comic book store locally, until now. Opened in May 2015, “Maui Comics and Collectibles” offers a variety of comic books (old and new), vintage cartridge video games and consoles, collectible toys, Warhammer 40K sets, and much more! All products aim to satisfy people with different tastes. Besides selling comics and collectible products, the shop also appraises, buys, trades, or cosigns customers’ goods.

Small Run of Kesagake Sofubi Appearing at 'FEWMANY' Show

A small run of Kesagake sofubi will appear in a show hosted by FEWMANY this Friday (1/29/16) at Marui Annex Building in Shinjuku. This variant is exquisite, as the figure was painted with flat-based paint this time, and the positive result clearly shines on this piece. The color selection is phenomenal and they certainly complement all details of Kesagake. All event goers should consider owning this awesome figure!


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Meisho Movie Realization Samurai Taisho Darth Vader -Shisei Gusoku- Review

With the initial success of Tamashii Nation’s first wave of figures from the Meisho Movie Realization line, another wave of Star Wars figures were released. Here, Darth Vader was released once again, but with different armor, called Death Star armor.

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