A popular collector-oriented line of toys produced by Bandai of Japan, well-known for its focus on sculpt quality, natural yet effective articulation and large accessory count. The line mainly produces Kamen Rider
figures, and as of 2011 Super Sentai
too, but it has ventured into various anime licenses such as Dragon Ball Z
, One Piece
, Tiger & Bunny
, Pretty Cure
, and To Love-Ru
Since its launch in 2008, it has become very popular thanks to its introducing of a robust yet highly articulated humanoid base body, and now has several spin-off lines:
- Figuarts ZERO, a line of Figuarts-sized statues primarily covering anime licenses such as Naruto.
- D-Arts, focusing on action figures for video game franchises. Has been reabsorbed into the main line.
- S.H. MonsterArts, articulated figures for kaiju series such as Godzilla.
Tropes specific to this toyline are...