Category Archives: Merch

Haruko VS The World T-Shirt Giveaway

Since all of us here at BentoByte are big fans of FLCL, and the folks over at Shark Robot are so awesome, we have decided to team up and do a t-shirt giveaway! All you have to do is to follow the instructions below and you’ll be entered to win. The winner will get one free Haruko vs the World t-shirt in any size. (curious of what those sizes are? click the link here to see what sizes Shark Robot has) We love our fans and want to give you something cool as thanks! And we promise you don’t have to sign up for a mailing list, that would be...


Kaito Senbonzakura Finally Up for Pre-Orders!

Senbonzakura, yoru ni magire, kimi no koe mo todokanai yo ♪ ♪ From the popular Vocaloid song Senbonzakura from KuroUsa-P comes Kaito – Senbonzakura Ver.! What amazing detail. The proud smiling officer of the Kamigakari Special Sakura Squad really shows with his lovely pose. This is how he looks from the back. With his special boots, you don’t even need the stand to pose him. Of course he comes with his swords “Sessei”, for a more serious and strong pose. The perfect detailing on his outfit and his cocky, yet intimidating stance really comes out with all the parts included. Fans of KuroUsa-P might also remember his own song “Crescent Moon”, where he...


BentoByte’s May 2015 Released Figure Round-up

Welcome to BentoByte’s first monthly released figure round-up. The purpose of this article is pretty simple. Every month I will try to scour the internet and aggregate all the figures that were released this month. I will be focusing mainly on the bigger companies like Alter, Good Smile Company, Kotobukiya, MegaHouse, etc. but this doesn’t mean I will be ignoring the other somewhat smaller companies. Now with introductions out of the way, lets begin! May 2015 FREEing – Lingyin Huang: Cat Ver. [Product details/More info] Max Factory – Mikuzukin [Product details/More info] WING – Saber ~Last Episode~ [Product details/More info] FREEing – Kokonoe [Product details/More info] Good Smile Company –...


May GoodSmile Company Announcement Round-up

As May wraps up, let’s take a look into all items announced by GoodSmile this month. Nendoroids: Kosaki Onodera from Nisekoi Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi Yamato from Kantai Collection Patchouli Knowledge Touhou Uzuki Shimamura from Idolm@ster Umaru from Himouto! Umaru-chan! Angela Balzac from Expelled from Paradise Miyabi Kinugawa from Tetsudou Musume Akari Hizamaru from Terramormars   figma:   Red Pyramid Thing from Silent Hill Bubble Head Nurse from Silent Hill Rin Tohsaka 2.0 from Fate/Stay Night Yukikaze from Kantai Collection Tsugumori from Knights of Sidonia Alice Kuji from Tetsudou Musume Eli Ayase from Love Live!   Scale Figures   Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonarado from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Yukikaze: Major Damage Ver. from Kantai Collection Haruna Sairenji from To Love Ru! Darkness Momo Belia Deviluke: Yukata Ver. from To Love...


Kogitsunemaru Nendoroid From GoodSmile Company Finally Previewed

The wait is finally over for those who love Touken Ranbu as much as I do. GoodSmile Company has finally previewed Kogitsunemaru’s Nendoroid. The confident smile and flowing hair bring him to life even in nendoroid size. The detail is, of course, incredible. The you can tell which parts are meant to be soft and which were meant to be more rigid. His hair is too perfect. It looks so fluffy and soft, I can’t help but want to pet him…But moving on… Even his gold sword has been faithfully recreated. The detail of the sheathe, all the way down to the hilt, really stands out. From this angle you...


Goodies From Goodsmile

New items from GoodSmile Company are up for pre-orders. Nendoroid Akari Hizamaru from Terraformars joins the line-up. Let’s take a closer look. Akari is a super-movable nendoroid which means his legs and arms come equiped with ball joints for easy posing. The metallic detailing on his jacket is a nice touch, showing his high-tech outfit. He comes with his injector to recreate scenes from the anime and manga. Which can only mean one thing… Transformation parts! Now fans can enjoy his battle scenes with a fully detailed figure and more. “Don’t underestimate Earth.” Of course he wouldn’t be complete without his Marcos’ ‘Arachne Buster Mk. II, but fear not… So...


First Look At Snow Miku 2016

The results are finally in and Snow Miku 2016 has finally been announced. This years theme was “snow activities in Hokkaido”. First up let’s take a look at Hatsune Miku herself. I’m a huge fan of her intricate twin tails. I’m expecting a lot from the detail on her hat and jacket. It also appears that they are keeping up with the tradition of a removable hat. Next up is her companion Yukine. While Yukine’s design may be simple, the detail that goes into him every year never ceases to amazes me. Although this is just the concept art I think it’s safe to assume he’ll come with two bodies,...


GoodSmile Company Updates

It’s Monday, so that means the weekend wait for figure news is over. Let’s take a look at everything new. First up is Nendoroid Patchouli Knowledge. The long wait for Patchouli is finally over. While she did have a Nendoroid Petite, she’s finally in full Nendoroid size complete with all kinds of accessories. Here’s how she looks from the back. Her long purple hair and frilly dress/hat mesh together so well. You can even see her tiny boots from this angle. Like all of the other Nendoroids in the Touhou series, her hat is completely removable. Her eyes looking to the side with a slight smile feel like shes looking...


Upcoming Pre-Orders From GoodSmile Company

Good news for Kantai Collection fans, two new figures will be joining the battle.  Nendoroid Yamato: “First of the Yamato-class battleships, Nendoroid Yamato is heading out!” The size is quite impressive for a nendoroid, but I’m also impressed that her beauty translated so well when shrunk down. The detail added on this figure really stands out. The sakura blossoms in her hair all the way down to her boots…The bonus of her special armor piercing rounds held between her fingers makes her sexy mixed in with a little bit of intimidation. Here’s a peek at everything included:   I can’t even imagine how big this box will be but I’m...


Kotobukiya Teases at a Possible Hestia Figurine

With the massive popularity that the Goddess Hestia has accumulated since the premiere of Danmachi (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) last week, it comes as no surprise that one of the most popular figure manufactures, Kotobukiya, has already began to produce a figure of her. From the glimpse we got to see yesterday (which you can see below), you can clearly tell that the figure is still in the prototype stage. This means we really have no idea when we will actually be able to buy the figure. But let’s not think of that as a bad thing,instead we should just be happy...


Kotobukiya’s Jubilee Marvel Bishoujo Statue: Review

Today I’m very excited to be bringing you guys a look at Kotobukiya’s Jubilee Marvel Bishoujo Statue. The statue is part of Kotobukiya’s somewhat large collection of Bishoujo statues designed by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita, a well-known Japanese illustrator and game designer, made famous from his unique yet beautiful female character designs. The statue itself is beautifully sculpted by none other than Gotaro Takeuchi (Atelier Bamboo),the man responsible for many of Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo and Justice League line of statues. Now with formalities out of the way, let’s get to the review. First of all, to be completely honest, when I first was told I was going to be receiving a...


Early Look at Kotobukiya’s New Tokyo Ghoul Figure

Last year during the Animate Girls Festival in November, Kotobukiya teased fans with news of a project they have been working on related to the popular anime/manga series Tokyo Ghoul. While they had no physical prototype to show at the event, they did have a banner promising a 1/8th scale Kaneki Ken – Awakened ver. figure. Now with that being said, I am very excited to say that it has been announced that at this weekend’s Winter Wonder Festival event (WonFes 2015), Kotobukiya will be showcasing the ARTFX J statue. Following this announcement, the official Tokyo Ghoul anime twitter account also posted an early look at the beautifully sculpted and unpainted...


MGS V Quiet Play Arts Kai’s Figure Goes up For Sale

Ahead of Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain‘s May release, Square Enix has just put up its upcoming Play Arts Kai’s Metal Gear Solid V Quiet figure for pre-order. The posable figure stands at 26cm (roughly about 10 inches) and comes with an alternate head, a sniper rifle, a knife, a hand gun and three optional hand parts. The figure will sell for 10,584yen (about $88 usd) and will release sometime in May . [ image source ]


Attack on Titan’s Eren Titan Kotobukiya Figure Previewed

If you’re as big as a Shingeki no Kyojin ( Attack on Titan)  fan as I am then get your wallets ready because Kotobukiya, the figure manufacture company,  has just announced a 160mm (roughly 6.2 inches) figure of Attack on Titan’s Eren titan. The figure will sell for about around $42 and you can expect to pick him up on February 28, 2015 from any Kotobukiya reseller/shop.


Sentai Filmworks reveals English Cast For The Anime “Dog & Scissors”

Sentai Filmworks has just announced the English cast for their upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the TV animation Dog & Scissors. The Blu-ray/DVD , which is available for pre-order right now, is set to release on January 6, 2015.   The series is directed by Emily Neves and the English Voice Cast includes, Blake Shepard as Kazuhito Harumi Jessica Calvello as Natsuno Kirihime Joanne Bonasso as Suzuna John Gremillion as Toji Brittney Karbowski as Maxi Akizuki Monica Rail as Yayoi Honda Chris Hutchison as Afro Gomez Julia Traber as Sumitani John Swasey as Genji and Fumio Honda Luci Christian as Sarai and Hami Nancy Novotny as Sakura Honda Carli Mosier as...