Toy Fair 2014: S.H. Figuarts Naruto, Batman And Michael Jackson
Having spent enough to support a small child on Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts action figure line, I was a bit relieved to see that Bluefin Tamashii Nations’ Toy Fair 2014 booth was relatively relaxed in terms of never-before-seen figures. My relief didn’t last too long, however, as I took in the big items from the show. Not only did we get a second, more fleshed-out look at the upcoming Injustice: Gods Among Us Batman, we also got to scope out a Shippuden-style Naruto and an articulated Michael Jackson in his Moonwalker getup.
According to signage the die-cast/composite resin Batman figure will arrive in the fall of 2014. Earlier reports suggested that the figure would come with a swappable fully-helmeted head evocative of Japanese superheroes like Kamen Rider, but it wasn’t shown in the display. A huge batarang accessory was, though.
The Naruto and Michael Jackson figuarts are a little mysterious at the moment, with pricing and availability information still TBD. What we can see, however, is that MJ will come with a Moonwalker shadow base and Naruto will come with swappable hands and at least one energy effect part.
Sidenote: I know Moonwalker was a movie, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who will choose to see this toy as a version of Jackson from the Moonwalker video game tie-ins.
by Caleb Goellner February 16, 2014 9:12 PM