The S.H.Figuarts line’s been something of a fan favorite amongst collectors ever since the series first started. Many of us have been hoping that these figures will be easier to obtain domestically, and now it seems like collectors will finally have their chance. In a rather surprising turn of events, it seems that more S.H.Figuarts will be made available domestically for North American consumers at Gamestop of all places thanks to no part to our friends at BluFin. Among those are numerous Kamen Rider and Ultraman figures. Various listings appeared on Gamestop’s website the other night, as reported by various fans in the Toku community. The 20 Rider Kicks versions of the following Figuarts are up for pre-order as of this writing:
S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Build Tank Rabbit
- S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Drive Type Speed
- S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Blade
- S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Gaim Orange Arms
- S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Ryuki
- S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Den-O Sword Form
- In addition to three Ultraman figures:
S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Blu Aqua
- S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Rosso Flame
- S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero
A screen grab from Gamestop’s own computers via Twitter user @ShadowThePika can confirm that these figures exist within the system and each one of these Figuarts will retail for reasonable 49.99 each and expected to ship out in February. Of course, we have no way of telling if Gamestop plans on carrying more of these in the future and it seems unlikely that they’ll carry anything P-Bandai exclusive. Still, this opens the floodgates for Kamen Rider collectibles to potentially come stateside!
Gamestop exists outside of North America as EB Games, and while the two companies operate under the same umbrella it’s currently not known they’ll follow suit. Stay tuned, and we at Tokunation will provide you an update to this exciting development as it’s made available.