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The 1st Annual “Cheesy Toy Awards for Toys That Need Awards” 2015

Another year done.  Hasbro continued to release Transformers Combiner Wars, Takara followed suit with Unite Warriors, Bandai‘s Tokustatsu love continued apace, and the smaller companies couldn’t help but get in on the act.  In fact this year has been pretty good for smaller companies.  The “independent transforming toy”, colloquially known as 3rd Party, companies really started working hard on taking cash from Transformers fans, and some of Japan’s smaller companies kept up the game they had started showing in 2014, if not surpassing it.

So let’s look at the special things from across the year with some action figure awards…

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Well this is awkward: Figma Bruce Lee

It’s Cardcaptor Sakura [review coming soon] all over again.  In the wake of Bandai showing off their S.H.Figuarts Bruce Lee, Good Smile have revealed their own Bruce Lee action figure as part of their Figma line.  From these initial photos it doesn’t look anywhere near as polished as Bandai’s and seems to be continuing Figma’s record of producing terrible male action figures. It’s not that Figma’s male action figure body is bad, it’s more that they’re not particularly great at adapting it to suit the male characters they choose, and have a tendency to look considerably poorer when compared to the female…

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