Category Archives: Merch

BentoByte Phone Cases Have Finally Arrived!

Have you ever thought to yourself “god I really want to have a fly case for my iPhone, and still want to support my anime side, but subtlety”? Well then, FEAR NOT RANDOM CITIZEN. Our developers and designers over at BentoByte headquarters have been tirelessly looking for ways to ensure that this can be a reality. Our solution? The BentoByte themed iPhone case! Made from the finest potential child labor our penniless existence could afford and crafted using tears of the rain forest. Concerned about the environment and the plastic? Well don’t worry kids. Made from the recycled plastic and dreams of old Kidz Bop cases, these cases will surely take a...


Tokyo Treat Japanese Candy February Unboxing and Review

This month we received a subscription box from Tokyo Treat. Being that it was February and the month which includes Valentines day, there were a lot of Valentines day themed candy involved. Check out the unboxing video below: The Unboxing The Review Now to kick things off, I was wrong. Not everything within the box was Strawberry flavored (obviously not the potato rings or taco flavored chips). Namely, the taffy style candy at the end was actually plum flavored candy. Each of the various candies were distinct enough to provide quite a variety of flavors. The red bean flavored beverage was definitely something different to behold. If you could imagine drinking...


Jan/Feb Omakase Unboxing

This past month we received an Omakase box from the folks over at Viewster. What did it contain inside? Well check out the video below and scope out all the goodies that it came with. We can honestly say that for as big of a fan that Matt and Chris are of Naruto, this was an excellent box to receive. And if you are looking for a simple break away from the norm in terms of subscription boxes than Omakase is certainly the way to go. To get your own copy and lock in to the March subscription, click here.


Want to Make Your Own Dragon Balls?

Thanks to Redditor u/Koshue, today we were introduced into another method for creating your very own Dragon Balls. In an imgr album u/Koshue detailed the process he/she went through to craft the final product below: Here is what he/she started with: He/she also used the following video for help and some reference: Finally, below is the full image folder on how they were made: It may take a while to get this all down. But for any true Dragon Ball fan, being able to craft your own by hand is something to be proud of. And at the very least, these are one of the few balls you can go around showing off...


Kingdom Hearts Heartless T-Shirt Giveaway

Once again we, at BentoByte, have teamed up with Shark Robot to bring you another giveaway! As we are huge fans of the Kingdom Hearts series we are giving away a free shirt in the image below: This means you could win this shirt in any size (Shark Robot has their shirt sizes listed here for the curious). All you have to do to enter is to follow the directions in the box below. We promise you don’t have to sign up for annoying email chains or anything of that sort (we hate that sort of thing so we would never do that to you). So what are you waiting...


Good Smile Previews One Punch Man Nendoroid

If you haven’t at least checked out One-Punch Man at this point, you should probably change that as soon as possible. One-Punch Man is awesomely over the top with its’ action and never ceases to entertain. We’re pretty big fans. And for other fans of the series, I’ve got some good news if you’ve been looking for some merch to showcase that love. Good Smile Company has published a preview of an upcoming One-Punch Man Nendoroid of Saitama, the series’ lead character. While we only received a preview today, the new Nendoroid will be available for pre order starting tomorrow. With the popularity of the series, it may be worth putting down an early order...


Erina Nakiri Figurine Announced by Goodsmile Company

Today, Goodsmile Company announced a new figurine of Erina Nakiri from the anime Shokugeki no Soma . The Shokugeki no Soma (otherwise known as Food Wars!) figurine has Erina sitting on a thrown in a noble outfit. The concept comes from the concept of her being “God’s Tongue” and her reaction to the Eggs Benedict challenge. Check out the images of it below: Goodsmile Company has released that the figurine is 1/8th scale and will cost around ¥11,574. Before anyone asks, yes, the thrown is included. The Erina Nakiri figurine is expected to be released in May of 2016. The figurine is available to be pre-ordered until the 18th of November at 21:00 JST.


Here Comes the Neon Genesis Evangelion Smartphone

For those that are not aware, the hit anime series, Neon Genesis Evangelion, has turned 20 years old. And with the series reaching its 20th anniversary, the company Sharp has announced the release of their Neon Genesis Evangelion smartphone! According to Sharp’s website,  the model of the phone itself is called the SH-M02-EVA20 and apparently has a custom wallpaper for each day of the week. The phone also features sound effects from 55 different species within their own application called the “Eva Sound.” Unfortunately there will only be 30,000 of these phones actually produced and cost relatively ¥84,240 (a little over $700). Below is the announcement video showing off the phone in action: And...


School Live! Yuki Figurine Announced

According to the official site for merchandise and figuring company Di molto bene, they have announced a new figurine today of Yuki from School Live! From what Di molto bene has released so far we tell that the figurine is going to be 20 cm’s tall, will cost around ¥ 10,000 (for Japanese markets), and will be available in August of 2016. The figurine itself is mimicking the pose that Yuki is doing on the main visual from season 1. School Live! aired during the summer 2015 anime season and BentoByte reviewed season 1 here.


Nendoroid Mega Man Going up for Pre-Orders

Right before Summer Wonder Festival, GoodSmile Company teased the new “super movable” Nendoroid Mega Man. Now, after a long wait, the final version complete with accessories is slated for pre-order September 1st. So let’s get right into it! First up is his standard expression and pose. You’ll notice right away he’s not quite like other nendoroids. His hands and feet are much larger and his joints are “super movable”, for a more unique posing option. He comes with additional parts such as “Mega Buster” and a more serious pained expression. Once again, his super movable parts come in handy for mid air firing poses! He even comes with his “charged shot”...


Bloodborne Hunter 1/6 Scale Figures Announced

Gecco Corp has created a figure featuring the iconic hunter from Bloodborne. It will be receiving two variations in the coming months. An original, which will be arriving in December 2015, as well as a limited and more graphic “Puddle of Blood” version, portraying the aftermath of a prey slaughtering which be arriving in February 2016. Sculpted by Shinya Akao and painted by Katsushige Akeyama, the statue stands 320mm high with the hunter wielding the Saw Cleaver and the Hunter Blunderbuss. Both figures have the ability to transform the Saw cleaver into its secondary position. Given that they will be released at the same price of $299, I recommend waiting for the more graphic version as the...


Goodsmile Taking Pre-Orders for Akatsuki Figure

Today, Goodsmile Company began taking pre-orders for the Aquamarine’s new Akatsuki figure. Akatsuki is Log Horizon‘s female lead and described by the Goodsmile Company page as “The petite and beautiful assassin who would do anything for her Lord.” The figure will be officially released this December and is currently going at a price of ¥13,800 before tax. The figure itself is set a 1/7 scale at about 190mm in height. The figure was sculpted by Ringo Renmei, more commonly known as Amasu, while prototype production was handled by Eimi Hoshina. The Goodsmile Company description reads: From the anime series ‘LOG HORIZON’ comes a figure of the beautiful assassin, Akatsuki! She has been sculpted by sculptor Amasu holding...


June Figure Round Up

As summer begins, let’s take a giant look at June’s Figure Round Up. All announcements made this month can be viewed here. First off is GoodSmile Company. Nendoroids:   Honoka Kosaka: Training Outfit Ver. Kaito Senbonzakura ver.: Eclair Martinozzi: Shion Todo – Eternal Punk ver. Shion Todo – Baby Monster Cyalume ver. Nozomi Tojo  Nico Yazawa Eli Ayase Hanayo Koizumi Rin Hoshizora Kotori Minami Honoka Kosaka Mio Honda Kazaki Kazumi Reona West – Fortune Party Cyalume Dorothy West – Fortune Party Cyalume Mako Mankanshoku: Fight Club-Spec Two-Star Goku Uniform Ver. Cinderella Girls Rin/Uzuki/Mio Set Sega Saturn Shiren: Super Movable Edition Reona West – Twin Gingham  Dorothy West – Twin Gingham figma: ...


Bluefin Collectibles To Have Exclusive Items at 2015 San Diego Comic-con

Bluefin Collectibles will be attending San Diego Comic-con this year and are bringing a bunch of exclusive items with them. Let’s check out the extensive list as well as prices. S.H. Figuarts Goku Frieza Saga Version MSRP: $45.00 HGUC 1/144 Zeta Plus Test Type Image Color Ver. MSRP: $25.00 RG 1/144 Gundam Exia Extra Finish Version MSRP: $48.00 HGBF 1/144 Try Burning Gundam PP Clear Version MSRP: $22.00 Iron Man Mark III Magnetic Floating Version MSRP: $169.99 Star Wars Egg Attack Action Darth Vader: EAA-002SP MSRP: $139.99 1/12 Shotgun Iron Man Mark XL MSRP: $160.00 Hybrid Metal Figuration Batman #004S MSRP: $$80.00 Super Saiyan Son Goku Figure MSRP: $65.00 Various...


GoodSmile Company Announces Summer WonFes Exclusives

Gearing up for Summer Wonder Festival, GoodSmile Company has announced all exclusive items which can only be bought at events or pre-ordered online. Let’s take a look at everything. First up is GoodSmile Company’s newest figure type: Nendoroid Co-de: Cinderella Girls Rin, Uzuki, and Mio. Nendoroid Co-de is the newest line from GoodSmile Company. They are cheaper than regular nendoroids and come with just the body and some hand parts. Next up is figma Uzuki Shimamura: Jersey Ver. Every idol certainly needs practice, fans of Cinderella Girls will obviously need this in their collection. The difference between her performance outfits and this are huge, yet cute none the less. Next...