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Saber and Yuuki are going to burn fans
If you saw Scaredroodle's report on up coming Anime Expo exclusives from Good Smile Company then you already got a preview of some of the exclusives headed to Wonder Festival 2016 Winter. Strangely enough, Nendoroid 447-b&nbs...

Odin the Destroyer may be the most powerful figure in DST's Marvel Select line

Jun 17 // Scarecroodle
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Prepare to be destroyed! The next 7-inch-scale Marvel Select action figure is the Destroyer, the massive Asgardian automaton that regularly menaces the Mighty Thor! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall with 16 points of articulation, this spiked powerhouse comes with the powerful Odinsword, as well as an interchangeable head, revealing the one-eyed face of the All-Father, Odin, from the times he has worn the armor in battle! Whether you choose to display him as the Destroyer or as Odin, he’s more than a match for your Marvel Select Thor, or Hulk, or even Juggernaut! Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
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Destroyer of pre-orders
Last year, I picked up Hasbro's Marvel Legends Odin BAF and thought to myself, "It doesn't get much better than this!" Of course, Diamond Select Toys must have heard that thought and taken it as a challenge since the company ...

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He's a very avid explorer
Nathan Drake, the star of Sony's Uncharted games, has been on a bit of a run lately. Not only is he receiving a 7-inch action figure (NECA) and a stylized Pop! figure, but he also has a Nendoroid on the way. Mamitan recently ...

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figma Samus Aran

Samus Aran sheds her suit for her newest figma


Now up for pre-order
Jun 14
// Tianxiao Ma
The ever-popular Samus Aran has already gotten the figma treatment, but this time around she'll be shedding that bulky suit. This is the Metroid: Other M version of Samus. I haven't played the game but it seems like we're tra...

Coming soon: An insane amount of collectibles from DST

Jun 13 // Scarecroodle
It’s June, and the new issue of Previews has a vast array of new items from Diamond Select Toys! Feast your eyes on new items from Marvel Comics, the Doctor Strange movie, Ghostbusters, Alice Through the Looking Glass, the Batman Classic TV Series, Batman: The Animated Series, iZombie, Lost in Space, Predator, Mallrats and the Nightmare Before Christmas! They’re all due out later this years, but you can pre-order them all now through your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer!   Alice Through the Looking Glass Vinimates Vinyl Figures A Diamond Select Toys release! Off with their heads! The newest movie to join the Vinimates revolution is Alice Through the Looking Glass! Four characters from the much-anticipated sequel – Alice, Mad Hatter, Red Queen and new villain Time – are now part of the Vinimates vinyl-figure army. Each 4-inch PVC figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and pre-posed to display their personality. Plus, with their ball-jointed necks, you can add additional attitude to each already perfect pose! Each Vinimate is packaged in a full-color window box. Alice Vinimate (Item #JUN162363, SRP: $9.99) Mad Hatter Vinimate (Item #JUN162364, SRP: $9.99) Red Queen Vinimate (Item #JUN162365, SRP: $9.99) Time Vinimate (Item #JUN162366, SRP: $9.99)   Alice Through the Looking Glass Gallery PVC Figures</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Gallery figures just went through the looking glass! Based on the new big-screen sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice Kingsleigh and the Mad Hatter are now featured in the hot new Gallery figure line from DST, capturing heroes and heroines from the world of pop culture as 9-inch scale PVC statues! Each 9-inch figure features high-quality paint applications, and each stands atop a sculpted base made out of clock gears – interlock the two bases to form one combined diorama! Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! Alice Gallery Figure (Item #JUN162362, SRP: $45.00) Mad Hatter Gallery Figure (Item #JUN162361, SRP: $45.00)   Batman Classic TV Series Shakespeare Bust Vinyl Bank</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Quick, to the Bat-poles! Okay, so you haven’t installed those Bat-poles yet, but if you keep your spare change in this vinyl bank, you’ll save up for them in no time! Based on the bust of Shakespeare that unlocked the moving bookcase in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 20-inch tall vinyl bank features a working neck hinge, so you can tilt the head back to reveal a dial and button, as well as a real, working coin slot! With a coin access door hidden in the base, no one will suspect that this realistically painted bust is secretly a bank, or that you’re secretly Batman. Packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item # JUN162388, SRP: $85.00)   Batman The Animated Series Gallery Zatanna PVC Figure </br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The sorceress of the DC Universe is the next DC Animated Gallery PVC figure! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this sculpture depicts stage magician and genuine magic-user Zatanna Zatara posed as if in the middle of a performance, on a stage base, pulling a bat out of her hat. This 9-inch scale figure is cast in PVC plastic and features high-quality paint applications, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JUN162389, SRP: $45.00)   Batman The Animated Series Joker Metal Bottle Opener</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ll be laughing all the way to the fridge with this fully sculpted bottle opener of the Joker himself! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this solid metal rendition of the Clown Prince of Crime measures approximately 4.5 inches tall, and removes bottlecaps with the greatest of ease. Plus, magnets on the back keep him stuck to your Bat-fridge so you can nab him whenever you want! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item # JUN162391, SRP: $18.00)   Batman The Animated Series Scarecrow Resin Bust</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! What frightens the Dark Knight? The Scarecrow knows! Thanks to the Scarecrow’s fear gas, Dr. Jonathan Crane is one of the few foes in Batman’s rogues gallery who can strike fear in the heart of the caped crusader. This approximately 6” resin bust is based on the Scarecrow’s appearance in Batman The Animated Series, and sits atop a pedestal inspired by the show’s art-deco architecture. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it is packaged with a certificate of authenticity, and comes in a full color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JUN162390, SRP: $59.99)   Ghostbusters Classic Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures </br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The boys are back! As we count down to the new Ghostbusters movie, love for the originals is at an all-time high, and this new line of Vinimates vinyl figures is unlike any Ghostbusters toy line that’s come before! Captured in their iconic ghostbusting poses from the original poster, these 4-inch PVC figures of Peter Venkman, Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore are sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and feature ball-jointed necks so you can modify their poses. Each Vinimate comes packaged in a full-color window box. Peter Venkman Vinimate (Item #JUN162367, SRP: $9.99) Ray Stanz Vinimate (Item #JUN162368, SRP: $9.99) Egon Spengler Vinimate (Item #JUN162369, SRP: $9.99) Winston Zeddemore Vinimate (Item #JUN162370, SRP: $9.99)   iZombie Reelware Max Rager Pint Glass</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for your next iZombie viewing party with this Max Rager pint glass! Inspired by the hit CW TV show iZombie, this pint glass features the official logo of the famous energy drink that is one of the leading causes of zombie-ism. Humans and zombies can come together and rage in the best way possible when they’re both drinking out of a Max Rager glass! Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162384, SRP: $10.99)   Lost in Space B9 Robot Vinimates Vinyl Figure</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Danger, Will Robinson! The Vinimates line is expanding at an alarming rate! Based on the classic TV series Lost in Space, this 4-inch Vinimates Vinyl Figure depicts the robot B9 in the style of a Minimates block figure, but in alarmed, arms-raised pose, as if warning your other Vinimates of imminent doom. Figure is cast in PVC plastic, with detailed paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162377, SRP: $9.99)     Mallrats Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst. </br> A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not here to shop, they’re not here to work, they’re just here! Finally, after 22 years, fully poseable action figures of the cast of Kevin Smith’s sophomore(ic) masterpiece Mallrats have arrived! Jay and Brody are the first two in the series, each with character-specific accessories – sock full of quarters and baseball bat for Jay; chocolate pretzel and giant cookie for Brody – as well as diorama bases depicting different stores in the mall! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and the actor’s likeness. Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Patrick Piggott! (Item #JUN162385, SRP: $149.94/case) Jay Figure (Item #JUN162386, SRP: $24.99) Brody Figure (Item #JUN162387, SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Gallery Deadpool PVC Figure</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc With a Mouth is now a Merc of Art! Joining the Marvel Gallery line of figures, Deadpool leaps from an explosion, wielding twin katanas, to become the latest dynamic display piece to spring out of the Gallery series! Cast in PVC plastic with high-quality paint applications, Deadpool joins Lady Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Ant-Man in the 9-inch scale figure line, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUN162394, SRP: $45.00) Marvel Minimates Jessica Jones TV Series 1 Box Set</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the world of private investigator Jessica Jones in this Minimates mini-figure box set based on the hit Netflix TV series! Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Trish Walker and Kilgrave each stand 2 inches tall and feature 14 points of articulation. Plus, each character comes with removable jackets and alternate parts, including arms and a screaming Kilgrave head, as well as accessories like smartphones, a laptop and Chinese takeout! Includes four display stands. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162392, SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Minimates Series 69: Most Wanted 2-Pack Asst.</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! After 13 years, the Marvel Minimates line has amassed one of the widest arrays of characters of any collectible toy line. But there are still characters in the Marvel Universe left to make! For Series 69, DST has selected frequently-demanded characters to make up one of the most fan-favorited series in history! Black Knight and Enchantress each make their Minimates debut, and our first-ever Tigra teams up with a Classic Falcon. Then, Iron Man foe Blizzard II takes on an armored SHIELD Mandroid, while a rare, one-per-case set pits the original Blizzard I against that same Mandroid! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162395, SRP: $9.99)/ea.   Marvel Select Doctor Strange Movie Action Figure</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! The Sorcerer Supreme and soon-to-be-cinematic superstar is the next Marvel Select masterpiece! This 7-inch action figure depicts Dr. Stephen Strange as he appears in the upcoming Marvel feature film, with a screen-accurate costume and the likeness of actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The figure features 16 points of articulation, and comes with a diorama-style base capturing an environment from the film. Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JUN162396 , SRP: $24.99)   Marvel Deadpool Deluxe Glue Model Kit</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to make your own Merc, with the first official do-it-yourself model kit of Deadpool! Standing approximately 8 inches tall, this detailed sculpture of Deadpool depicts him standing on a battlefield littered with unexploded bombs, and includes an alternate head so you can display him masked or unmasked. The plastic parts come unpainted -- you paint and assemble them yourself with glue, so you decide how the final piece will look! Comes packaged in a full-color box; paint and glue not included. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #JUN162393, $34.99)     Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Vinyl Figures</br> A Diamond Select Toys release! Vinimates are the gifts that keep on giving! The Nightmare Before Christmas makes its grand entrance to the Vinimates vinyl figure format with four main characters – Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie and the Mayor! Sculpted in the style of a Minimates mini-figure, each 4-inch PVC figure strikes a dynamic pose, and features a ball-jointed neck to further customize each pose. Each Vinimate is packaged in a full-color window box. Jack Skellington Vinimate (Item #JUN162371, SRP: $9.99) Sally Vinimate (Item #JUN162372 SRP: $9.99) Oogie Boogie Vinimate (Item #JUN162373, SRP: $9.99) Mayor Vinimate (Item #JUN162374, SRP: $9.99)   Predator Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures A Diamond Select Toys release! The hunt is on! Inspired by the 1987 action classic Predator, these two new Vinimates vinyl figures capture the hunter and the prey in the new 4-inch scale! Sculpted in the style of a Minimates block figure, these Vinimates of Dutch and the Predator each strike a pose straight out of the film, with ball-jointed necks to further customize your display. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Predator Vinimate (Item #JUN162375, SRP: $9.99) Dutch Vinimate (Item #JUN162376, SRP: $9.99)
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Too much of a good thing?
Diamond Select Toys just released images and details for more than a dozen new offerings that could fill your shelves with joy while emptying your wallet. The overwhelming array of offerings includes a Femme Fatales Zatara (a...

Transformers Masterpiece photo
Finally, more Decepticons
Takara Tomy isn't slowing down anytime soon when it comes to announcing new Masterpiece figures. In the past month they've added four more MPs to the line to join Beast Wars Optimus Primal later this year with our best looks ...

Mattel pays tribute to wrestling's greatest blunder with SDCC Exclusive

Jun 10 // Soul Tsukino
The Shockmaster was the brainchild of the legendary Dusty Rhodes and debuted on August 18, 1993, during the live broadcast of Clash of the Champions XXIV. The big guy (in actuality Dusty's brother-in-law Fred Ottman) was to crash through a wall to introduce himself. The fireworks went off and... [embed]37473:37312:0[/embed] To remember the moment that has lived on in wrestling infamy, Matty Collector presents this figure complete with goofy ring coat and a bedazzled stormtrooper helmet. The Shockmaster is package in a way to commemorate him going ass over teakettle in front of a nationwide cable audience. He is priced at $30. Pre-orders for the figure start on June 16 for Matty Collector subscribers and June 17- 26 for everyone else. However, you MUST pick the figure up in person at the convention. For more details visit HERE.
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This figure will SHOCK you!
Mattel, though their Matty Collector specialty label, has announced that one of the figures they will being selling exclusively at Comic-Con International- San Diego this year will be a figure that pays tribute to one of the most infamous moments in wrestling history. Ladies and gentlemen. I present the Shockmaster!

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Should be Amazing... or Spectacular
Kotobukiya today posted the concept artwork for its upcoming Spider-Man ArtFX+ line, which will feature various spider-people and symbiotes. The line-up consists of Spider-Man (already unveiled and up for pre-order), the futu...

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Not to be confused with Birdman
Kotobukiya recently posted some additional images of its upcoming DC Universe Hawkman Super Powers ARTFX+ Statue, which is currently available for pre-order. Hawkman is one of the final entries in the initial Super Powers ART...

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Hot Toys revisit Resident Evil for the series 20th anniversary!


New Ada Wong, enough said!
Jun 08
// Chris Seto
Yeah, we know that Resident Evil 6 wasn't exactly a great game but it is the last (thus far) main game in the series so if a company is going to celebrate the series, this is probably going to be the one to go to, especially ...
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Capcom Morrigan

Morrigan changes occupations in this new Capcom figure


Hope you don't need a shot though...
Jun 03
// Tianxiao Ma
Dark Stalkers' Morrigan Aensland has seen a few releases over the years, but I don't remember many wardrobe changes. I think since her main appeal is her sexiness, and her outfit already emphasizes that, there never was a nee...
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GSC has got serious game (figures)
Good Smile Company recently announced 3 exclusive figures which will first appear at Anime Expo 2016 (July 1-4) before also appearing at SDCC and, after that, being sold GSC's official site. This includes a "Metal Blade" Mega...

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Skyward Sword's Link is the latest entry
Good Smile Company's Wonderful Hobby Selection line is getting a new addition from Max Factory! This time it'll be The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's Link making the transition from artwork to PVC figure. Compared to some o...

Hensen photo
The 80s had some unusual movies...
Funko released some new images of its upcoming Movie Pop! figures based on characters from Jim Hensen's The Dark Crystal. The selection includes Jen (which is a guy's name if you're a Gelfling!), Kira with Fizzgig (not to be ...

Phoenix Wright photo
If you do object, you'd be overruled
Mamitan recently showed off some photos of Max Factory's upcoming figma based on Phoenix Wright, the eponymous star of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney video games(who also appears in at least one Ace Attorney spinoff). The figma will include an array of expressions to help recreate some of his iconic (and dramatic) poses from the games. Be sure to check out the full image in the gallery.

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Regular readers may have picked up on the fact that I'm a bit of a dragon fan and, as such, I'm looking forward to the arrival of Elliott in Funko's Pop! line. Elliott was the star and namesake of Disney's Pete's Dragon, a mo...

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First 4 Figures returns to basics with their next foray into the Metroid Series


With a price tag to match its size!
May 10
// Chris Seto
First 4 Figures have released some pretty amazing figures of Samus Aran from Metroid over the past 8 years. Their first being the Varia Suit release back in 2008. and now, they have decided to revisit the iconic powered suit ...

Tomopop Review: Velvet with Cornelius by Alter

May 05 // Tianxiao Ma
Figure Name: Velvet with CorneliusFigure Maker: AlterRetail Price: ¥13,800Available at: Big Bad Toy Store  I'm going to be totally honest: I really haven't been interested in Alter's releases as of late. They used to be the gold standard of the anime figure world, but have in recent years been releasing rather boring designs. Every once in a while, though, they reach for the stars. The result is a figure that ends up selling out everywhere. Velvet (and Cornelius) is the third of Alter's Odin Sphere releases. The first was Gwendolyn which came out way back in 2008. Gwendolyn came during a time when figures really were limited collectibles, and as such became a grail figure for many. Luckily she's gotten two re-releases (the latest happening just last month). Next came Mercedes in 2010, which has also gotten a recent re-release. So now, hopefully, die-hard Odin Sphere fans can have the full set of gals. Trust me when I say, you do not want to miss out on Velvet. I collect figures to keep as mementos of stories and characters that I love (or sometimes because their butts are shiny). This one is such a memento, but it's also an extraordinary piece of craftsmanship. Its design, sculpt, detailing, and paint job are all a tier above what you'd see in an average anime figure. What's crazy is that this probably isn't even the best figure Alter has ever made. But it takes you to the old days, when you knew that if you got an Alter figure you'd be getting the best. That really says a lot about its construction. It's also surprisingly user-friendly. For a figure with two bodies in leaping poses and a swinging chain, the assembly process was way easier than expected. Velvet and Cornelius attach via metal pegs to the base. Their weapons are pretty simple to attach, with Velvet's Psypher not even needing to hook or peg into anything. In the game, Velvet has a number of mid to long range attacks owing to her weapon being attached to chains. Cornelius is a more straightforward sword fighter who uses his small size and agility. Their contrasting styles are reflected in this figure, with Velvet's chains forming sweeping arcs while Cornelius is in mid-thrust with his sword. I thought Cornelius would me more of a throw-in - maybe just a cool detail on a really elaborate base. He kind of is, but you wouldn't be wrong to call him a full-fledged figure either. You're basically getting two figures for the price of, like, one and a half. You can see the same craftsmanship and attention to detail on Cornelius as you do on Velvet. His armor looks weathered. The leather parts look like leather. His Psypher is translucent just like Velvet's. Despite Velvet being the main attraction, Alter spared no effort in properly painting and detailing Cornelius. Alter has done a remarkable service for Odin Sphere fans. Yes, other manufacturers have tackled the property from time to time. But none of them ever got as ambitious or straight-up beautiful as Alter's figures. There's just something about the way they handle the translation from 2D that's uniquely pretty. It even extends to figures from other Vanillaware titles. Velvet, like her sister figures, is a centerpiece. You can put her on a shelf and even folks who are leery of anime figures will pause and admire her. It just makes me so happy that Alter didn't go with a "standard" pose. It shows that they aren't making figures just to cash in on an upcoming game. They went all out, and the result is a magnificent love letter to the fans.
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A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon
If you're a fan of side scrolling beat-em-ups, you owe it to yourself to try out Odin Sphere. While I enjoyed the gameplay, the thing that elevates Odin Sphere far past the typical rabble of its genre is its artistry. It's kn...

Tomopop Review: Parfom Labrys by Phat Company

May 04 // Tianxiao Ma
Figure Name: Parfom LabrysFigure Maker: Phat CompanyRetail Price: ¥5,500Available at: Play-Asia | Right Stuf | Hobby Search | HobbyLink Japan Labrys is the third in Phat Company's Parfom series, following Aigis and Yuudachi. I was interested in this line because it seemed to combine the cuteness of Nendoroids with the poseability of figmas. But for reasons I can't remember right now, I didn't buy Aigis or Yuudachi. So that makes Labrys my first Parfom, and I was interested to see how good these figures are. You can see the full box shot in the gallery (it's a nice, clean design) but this weird little detail caught my eye. This is probably the first figure I've gotten with a message on the box flap. Unpacking the figure took some effort because it comes with a lot of accessories. Labrys is pretty large - measuring to the top of her ponytail she can reach up to 150mm. I don't have the figma Labrys to compare, but my figma Yu Narukami is about the same height. However due to the Parfom's proportions, it ends up being a bulkier figure overall. With these kinds of figures you have a common set of expectations in terms of how to swap parts and such. Labrys comes with four face plates and an alternate hair fringe which includes her visor. It works just like with any figma: pull off the hair fringe and you'll be able to remove her face plates. The fit of the faces felt inconsistent. Her  default face was a bit loose while some others were very tight. Speaking of her default face, it wound up surprising me in a good way. Too often with anime figures, you're locked into a boring, neutral expression for the face. Part of the appeal of Nendoroid and figma is that they offer alternative expressions that might capture the spirit of the character better. Initially, I thought Labrys would just have some boring smiling expression as her default. However, the expression on this default face can look like it changes depending on the angle you view it from. In this shot, Labrys' expression is menacing and her mouth is frowning. But look at the shots above: they're all using the same face! The expression goes from neutral to inquisitive to threatening depending on the angle. This is a rare quality in figures, and I certainly didn't expect to find it here. I love faces with some nuance to them, so this was a pleasant surprise. The package comes with several accessories revolving around Labrys' weapon. "Labrys" was the Greek word for a double-bitted axe, making her weapon her namesake as well (and there are historical examples of giant versions of such axes too). The axe head comes with a peg that lets you attach it to Labrys' back. Each blade is on a swivel, basically turning them into wings. The effects pieces you see above come in two parts and clamp around the jets on the axe. I consulted the instruction sheet to see how they should be attached, but was misled a bit. Each flame piece needs to attach to a specific spot on the axe, but the order shown in the instruction sheet seems to be reversed. It took some fiddling but eventually I figured it out. Here you can see the other accessories for the axe. You'll get a separate stand and base for it in case you want to pose it flying through the air. Unfortunately there's no way to hide that peg if the stand is attached. I guess it's not the end of the world, but it still sticks out. Other accessories include a variety of alternate hands, as well as a chain that goes between the elbow joint and forearm. It's a single, flexible piece of plastic that gives a more dynamic look than a real chain would have. Of course you'll get the shadow version of Labrys as well since it's just a face swap. I would have preferred a smirking expression over this blank one. There's also an expression for Aigis included in the package, which I found weird. Parfom Aigis already has a neutral default face, but you get another one with Labrys for some reason. I thought this figure, with its chibi aesthetic and articulation, would turn out to be like a Cu-Poche. But since I don't have any Cu-Poches, I can't really say. Having played with Labrys for a while, I do think the Parfom line is pretty close to the figma line. The articulation is more extensive than in your typical figma, and the joints are higher quality (while being less conspicuous). The fit and finish is good, though for these types of figures I don't expect perfection. Still, it held up pretty well during my photo shoot, with only one of the hair flaps falling off when I didn't expect it. Generally this is a well-designed figure with a surprising amount of articulation, but doesn't feel like it's going to break or lose its pose suddenly. The paint job's decent too, with some different finishes throughout the body and axe. Phat Company's Parfom line is fairly new, with only three figures currently in the series, and this Labrys figure already feels refined and well thought out. I'd say my experience with it has won me over to the Parfom series. It's wonderful for anyone who wants the cute chibi look but with lots of creative possibilities that you may not get with a Nendoroid or scale figure. Hopefully, Phat Company ramps up the release schedule for these. Six more have been announced, but none of them have dates set for the moment.
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Class president or killer robot?
Persona 4 may very well be my favorite video game of all time. Given the number of spin-offs it has received, it seems a fair amount of people out there love it too. When I first heard about Persona 4 Arena, I thought it was ...

GSC 15th anniversary photo
Nendoroid #600 hinted at
Like a typical teenager Good Smile Company wants to do everything. No longer content with just making figures, GSC is growing into quite the powerhouse these days, having their hands in TV series and video games, and even bro...

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Just as 4.0 begins to ship
So originally I was going to do a third BotCon report discussing the upcoming Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives, but it's taken until now for them to finally put their Figure Subscription Service 5.0 images online. But...

Cheerful Japan photo
Buy some figures for a good cause!
In 2011 Good Smile Company launched Cheerful Japan, a fundraising effort created to aid those effected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the sales of specially designed figures. In a way it's now unfortunate that Che...

Transformers photo
Many rumors confirmed
Normally I'd try to avoid posting unconfirmed rumors and reference art as news outside a quick comment in a related report. But Transformers news sites are going crazy over a large cache of leaked images ranging from control ...

Aliens photo
Believe it or not, Funko has more stuff
Not to be left out of Alien Day, Funko showed off images of some upcoming Aliens collectibles: an incredible Pop! Alien Queen, a Pop! Ellen Ripley, and a ReAction Aliens 3-pack (featuring Ripley, a 5.5-inch power loader, and ...

Alien Day continues! Kotobukiya unveils Dog Alien ARTFX+ statue

Apr 26 // Scarecroodle
A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The 1/10th ARTFX+ Statue format has been providing collectors with high quality, medium scale figures with top notch sculpts and affordable price tags, and now there’s a new property joining the fun: Alien. Next up in the line is the hybrid xenomorph seen in Alien 3, the DOG ALIEN! As an added bonus all Alien ARTFX+ statues include a diorama-style display base system that features interchangeable parts and a mini LED light so you can illuminate your own scene in straight from the movie or your imagination! Available November 2016. Pre-order this statue now - http://store.kotous.com/artfx-1/alien/alien-3-movie-dog-alien-artfx-statue-pre-order.html
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Wait, dog? I thought it was a cow!
Kotobukiya has released images of an upcoming 1/10-scale "Dog Alien" ARTFX+ statue. Fans will remember this particular quadrupedal Xenomorph from Alien3 where, rather than spawning from a human's body, it instead incubated in...

Funko's upcoming Harry Potter Mystery Minis look magical

Apr 26 // Scarecroodle
Funko is proud to introduce the entire line-up of the first series of Harry Potter Mystery Minis! The Boy Who Lived is accompanied by his friends, Hermione and Ron, as well as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Dobby the house-elf, Draco Malfoy, Professor McGonagall, and Rubeus Hagrid are part of the set, too! This set also prominently features animals from the series, including Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, Hagrid’s over-sized boarhound, Fang, and Hedwig, Harry’s owl, among others. Beware, you may even find yourself with He Who Must Not Be Named! Who are you most excited to get?
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Figuratively magical
The figure line that lived! Funko has finally tapped into the Potterverse to bring fans of the iconic Harry Potter book series (or movie series, for non-readers!) a new series of Mystery Minis. Much like the Disney Princess s...

Aliens photo
On Alien Day, nobody can hear you scream
Did you know that April 26th is Alien Day? I sure didn't! Luckily, Diamond Select Toys has reminded fans with a "holiday card" which includes a stop-motion video featuring DST's Aliens Minimates. I don't really get this whole...

Name my Frankenjoe!

Apr 23 // Soul Tsukino
Now it's time to have a little fun. As my collection closes in on the magic number of 500- I thought it would be an interesting idea to take advantage of this site and have YOU the reader come up with a name for one of my newest custom kitbashed soldiers. The chance arrived a little while back when I bought a bunch of spare parts from a lot auction on eBay. Mixing and matching parts, I ended up with this figure. It's the head from Sci-Fi, the arms from Outback, and the chest, waist, and legs from Psyche-out. I'm really surprised and impressed how well it works out. This is where you come in. I need a name. Yes, even the custom part figures get a name in my collection. And you don't have to stop there. Give me a full bio if you want. Is this a Joe? Cobra? Oktober Guard? Amway salesman? Go hog wild and leave your ideas in the comments and let your imagination go wild!  
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Give this guy a name!
If you've read some of my articles here in Tomopop, you would know that I am a big collector of G.I. Joe: Real American Hero figures from the 80's and 90's (and some from the 2000s as well). I've written about my custom "FrankenJoes" and even how I made my own version of one of the most expensive Joe figures you can buy.

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