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Tomopop Review: Lost Planet 2 figures from Kotobukiya

This is a tale months in the making (namely because I admittedly took my sweet time writing this tale). Not without due reason. You see, nature is rebelling against me. Mother Earth has had enough of me and wants me to go the same way as th...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Xavier Lim shows us Gundams

Still more goodies from NYCC 2010! This time, Colette Bennett speaks with Xavier Lim to talk about the latest Gundam models on the way, including some from a certain Gundam movie that debuted this weekend at NYCC! We look at so many robots ...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Steve Talkowski talks Sketchbot

Stephen Donaldson had a chance to get behind the booth and behind the scenes with Steve Talkowski (at his first comic con appearance too), who spoke with us about his new Sketchbot vinyl figures, as well as what else is coming down the pipe...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Jim Fletcher of DC Direct

Some reviewers may remember Jim Fletcher from Toy Fair 2010, and we are glad to see him back for NYCC 2010! I spoke with Jim at their booth to discuss all the hottest items from DC Direct, including new figures from Blackest Night, World of...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Shakin booty at Mimobots

It wasn't all just work at NYCC 2010! Colette danced her way into an interview with Jessica from Mimobots to talk about some of their hot new flash drives that are on the way, and gets jiggy with it about other upcoming releases!For those w...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Raje Toys-From the UK to USA

Stephen Donaldson continues the video coverage at NYCC 2010 by speaking with Raje Toys, a new British vinyl company that is poised to make an impact across the pond in the United States. We learn more about their origins, working with Patri...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Interview with Esc-Toy's Erick Scarecrow

Erick Scarecrow and Colette Bennett... two star-crossed lovers or both just certifiably insane? You decide! Colette talks with Erick about what is coming out at NY Comic Con and beyond with so much awesomeness that the booth nearly explodes...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Joe of Tonner Dolls

Continuining our video coverage of New York Comic Con 2010, Colette Bennett stops by the Tonner booth to get her doll on! We talks with Joe who tells us about the latest dolls on the way, including Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings,...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: What's new with UglyDoll

Now that we have you thoroughly teased and tantalized with our sneak peek vid, now you can begin enjoying the sweet fruit of our labor! First off, Colette Bennett chats with Alita Friedman of UglyDoll, to give us the lowdown on what is new ...

 
 
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NYCC 2010: Tomopop has arrived!

Tomopop has arrived at NYCC 2010! Colette, Leah and Stephen have already been posting a few galleries from day one around the site, and my contribution will be some video action! So, here is a teaser for what to expect this weekend and bey...

 
 
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Video: Jakks Pacific reveals new UFC figures at UFC Fan Expo

Last week you saw my interview with Damon Lau of Round 5 MMA toys talking about the next batches of stylized UFC vinyl figures their company plans on releasing through the rest of this year. Now, here is the other end of the spectrum!Michae...

 
 
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UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer talks toys

Yesterday, I showed you the interview I did with Damon Lau, owner of Round 5 MMA toys, at the UFC Fan Expo in Boston. Damon discussed the next upcoming vinyl UFC figures on the way out for 2010. Today, take a look at one of the men who is n...

 
 
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Damon Lau of Round 5 MMA talks toys at the UFC Fan Expo

This weekend, the UFC Fan Expo hit Boston, and I was there to document all the madness! Beyond the fighters, my main interest was the toys! Round 5 MMA was represented at the show, along with their exclusive three-pack set with UFC announce...

 
 
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Tomopop Review: TNA Deluxe Impact Wave 1 by Jakks Pacific

On this tomopop.com exclusive VIDEO review (as in no reading required), we look at Jakks Pacific's TNA Deluxe Impact Wave 1, which features AJ Styles, Sting, Samoa Joe, Suicide, Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle. Last time I looked at pro wrestli...

 
 
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Tomopop Review: UFC Collector Series Wave 2 by Round 5

Sports toys and vinyl do not seem to go together whatsoever. In fact, the typical sports toy we get falls into two categories. First, photo-realistic figures like the ones produced by McFarlane Toys that are more sculptural than articulated...

 
 
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SDCC 2010 Mattel WWE Overview

Mattel had plenty of awesome stuff at the expo as we already saw, including the amazing Ghostbusters toys that made me ectoplasm in my pants. Another major highlight for me was their unveiling of many new WWE figures, ranging from current s...

 
 
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SDCC 2010 Mattel Ghostbusters Overview

Being the biggest Ghostbusters fan on staff (proof of it is in my review of the Mattel Peter Venkman figure), I was kicking myself for not being in person at SDCC this year to see all of Mattel's latest GB items. Moreso since a replica Ecto...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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TNA Legends Of The Ring Wave 1 Figures unveiled

Jakks Pacific has released images for their first wave of TNA Legends of the Ring Wrestling figures. This big reveal shows what collectors of Jakks wrestling figures were initially wondering, and that is if they will be using the deluxe mod...

 
 
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A Boy and His Blind Box: Lego Mini-figures Wave 1

Wandering through the aisles of Toys R' Us one lazy afternoon, I found myself lost in the Lego aisle. It happens from time to time. Quickly, you become enveloped by the rows of huge Lego sets, be it a Star Wars Rebel Blockade Runner, a subm...

 
 
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Predators figures packaging revealed

NECA has revealed the first images of their action figures from the soon to be released "Predators" film, starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and the tongue twister of a name Mahershalalhashbaz Ali...

 
 
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Green Hornet Mini-Mez-itz with Black Beauty coming soon

Based upon “The Green Hornet” radio series created by George W. Trendle, Columbia Pictures’ big budget tent pole feature film The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen as the vigilante crime-fighter, is getting toys. These we...

 
 
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Show and Tell: AJ Styles Prototype figure from Toy Biz

I am an odd man out on Tomopop. On a site that obsesses about limited edition vinyls and Japanese statues of adolescent girls (no offense intended for those who do), I collect action figures. Am I the only action figure collector on the sit...

 
 
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Ginormous Lego Imperial Shuttle is coming your way

I bet you were just thinking to yourself, "Self, I sure want to build a Lego set with over two thousand pieces today, but what shall I build?" Worry no more, you bizarre little person mumbling to yourself, as Lego has telepathical...

 
 
 
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Mezco shows off 12-inch Leatherface figure

Mezco’s done it again! They have made me poop my pants in fright with their latest 1/6th scale creation, Leatherface from the horror classic “A Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. This 1/6 scale figure captures all the gory details...

 
 
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Tomopop Review: UFC Action Figures Wave 2 by Jakks Pacific

It's time to lock the cage door and get ready to rumble!In this video review, we take a look at Wave 2 of the UFC Deluxe Action Figures from Jakks Pacific. This wave includes new figures of Mike Thomas Brown, Nate Marquardt, and Antonio ...

 
 
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SDCC has exclusive Lion-O mini-statue and you can too!

As if San Diego Comic Con did not have enough goodies yet, you can add this one to the list - Thundercat's Lion-O mini-statue!This resin mini-statue stands at 6 inches tall in battle pose with his Sword of Omens (not quite erect into a full...

 
 
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MOTUC Whiplash on card for your viewing enjoyment

Mattel has released pictures of an upcoming figure for their Masters of The Universe Classics line due out in August. Whiplash, the evil tail-whipping warrior, has had his packaging revealed, which explains the back story of this mean, gree...

 
 
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First Look at NECA's Assassin's Creed 2 figure

NECA has released their first images for their upcoming Assassin's Creed 2 figure line, based on the next-gen console video game of the same name. The image you see above is of the star of the game, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, nobleman and as...

 
 
 
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Star Wars Death Trooper bust coming in November

Enough poor Monty Python jokes, let's get down to business! Entertainment Earth has just put up pre-orders for a new Star Wars bust, and it is the very cool looking Death Trooper from the Star Wars: Death Troopers graphic novels. As if not ...

 
 
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BotCon 2010 has a promo video and you can watch it!

Botcon 2010 is approaching and the fan convention dedicated to Transformers has a new promo video to help hype the event up.Similar to what JoeCon, er, I mean, CobraCon 2010 did with their advertising campaign, Botcon has an excellent compu...

 
 
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Scott Pilgrim Plush VS The World!

As comic nerds and a small group of hipsters prepare for the final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's final installment in the "Scott Pilgrim"  series and hold onto their socks, be they normal socks or plaid hipster socks, for th...

 
 
 
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Wave 4 of Ghostbusters Minimates on the way

Ghostheads, look out! Toys R Us is making space in their containment unit of toys for shipments of the next wave of Ghostbusters minimates!Wave 4 of the line, made by Art Asylum and distributed through Diamond Select, will include Peter and...

 
 
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Predator teaser image from Neca

Neca has just released a mysterious teaser image of figures based on the Predator series of movies. These dark and enigmatic silhouettes could be of anyone... or anything! Personally, I think the one on the right is Danny Glover from Predat...

 
 


About Matthew Kaplowitzone of us since 3:35 PM on 12.17.2009

Matthew Kaplowitz can't throw out a toy. Ever. That is where the problems began. Making his addiction even more life threatening, he got an opportunity to write for tomopop.com and since then, no support group can quell his habit now.
Aside from action figure collecting, Matthew currently writes featured columns for MMA Worldwide, TapouT and MMA Unltd. magazines, as well as contributing to other MMA publications and sites, when he is not working on his own site, thefightnerd.com.
 
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