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By Ray H.

New Resident Evil Releases

Moby Dick has unveiled their latest Resident Evil action figures, and is changing the method by which they are releasing them. Previously, they were all going to be released in 2-packs, but now all the new releases past the Carlos and Nemesis 2-pack will be individually blister carded action figures.

The human characters stand about 8 inches tall and retail for $25 each in Japan. The monsters are much bigger and retail for $29 each in Japan. Toycom will be distributing these toys in the U.S., so you'll be able to get your grubby little mitts on your favorite survival horror action figures.

Here's a break down on what coming soon:

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-No.05 Claire Redfield (Leather Jacket Ver)
Articulated at the neck, shoulders, elbows, waist, groin, and ankle rotation. Claire will be able to store her gun in her holster.
Available in December

-No.06 NEMESIS (Type-2)
Articulated at shoulders, elbows, knee, head, neck, wrists and groin, comes with 7 bendy tentacles and 2 interchangeable heads.
Available in December

-No.07 Chris Redfield (CODE:Veronica Ver) Articulated at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, groin and ankles.
Available in December

-No.08 TYRANT (Resident Evil 2) AKA Mr. X
Articulated at the shoulders, elbows, knees, neck, wrists and groin.
Available in December

-No.09 Claire Redfield
Articulated at the neck, shoulders, ponytail, wrists, elbows, waist, and ankle rotation. Knife on her shoulder is removable.
Available in December

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-No.10 SUPER TYRANT
Articulated at the shoulders, elbows, fingernails, groin, leg, neck, wrists, and ankles. Finger Nail attack is reproduced with ball joints.
Available in December

-No.11 Hunk
Articulated at the neck, shoulders, wrists, elbows, waist, groin, and ankles. Comes with detachable mask.
Available in January 2001

-No.12 IVY
Comes with a bunch of bendible tentacles
Available in January 2001

-No.13 Leon S.Kennedy (Leather Jacket Ver)
Articulated at the neck shoulders, wrists, elbows, waist, groin and ankle.
Available in January 2001

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-No.14 LICKER
Articulated at the Neck, "biting" Jaw, shoulders elbows, waist, groin, and ankle. Also features a bendible tongue.
Available in January 2001

-No.15 Rebecca Chambers
Articulated at the neck, both shoulders, elbows, waists, groin joints, and ankle rotations. Includes Flame Thrower.
Available February 2001

-No.16 TYRANT (Resident Evil Ver)
Comes with opening and closing mouth, Shoulders, Right hand, Movable fingernails, Chest, Knee's and ankles. Tyrant will feature a "soft" material for his external heart.
Available February 2001.

Samurai Showdown Hoe Down

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Last July at the San Diego Comic Con RTM brought you pictures of the Samurai Spirits (AKA Samurai Showdown) prototypes from Epoch. Now here are the finished products of Haomuru, Shiki, Hatori Hanzo and Nakoruru. Based on the video game from SNK, each figure will come with interchangeable parts like heads and arms, as well as a gorgeous sculpt. These will retail for about $23 in Japan and are available for pre-order at Hobby Link Japan. The Samurai Spirits toys will be released in November.

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-Marmit Tetsujin-28

tetsujin28.jpg - 13433 Bytes Marmit's new die-cast Tetsujin-28 (AKA Gigantor) toy is out now. Giving the Soft Garage die-cast T-28 toy from last year some competition. This fully articulated action figure retails for $71 over in Japan. Tetsujin stands a smidgen under 10 inches tall, and comes in 3 paint variants chronicling the different styles of T-28.


-More obligatory Gundam Nu's

You probably saw it coming as soon as they announced the Sazabi. You can't very well have Char's Sazabi and not have arch-rival, Amuro Ray, with his RX-93 Nu Gundam to go with it. So now the newest 1/100 Master Grade Bandai's kicking down our way is the RX-93 Nu Gundam from: Mobile Suit Gundam, Char's Counter Attack. Paratrick Models has the latest pictures of the Nu Gundam which can be seen here and here. The latest Master Grade will cost $45 and be available at the end of the year.


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