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WF2015S: Embrace Japan photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Embrace Japan

Embrace Japan's Wonder Festival offerings had a clear highlight: the Ryu and Alex statues from Street Fighter III: Third Strike, mostly because ... well, was anyone expecting Alex? I wasn't, and Embrace's painted Alex looks pretty darn awes...

 
 
SDCC 2015: Sideshow photo

SDCC 2015: Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles never disappoints at San Diego Comic Con, and this year's booth was no different. Once again an impressive showing of all their licensed merchandise, the booth this year had something for just about any comic book or m...

 
 
SDCC 2015: Gary Ham photo

SDCC 2015: Gary Ham

If you couldn't get to SDCC to see Gary Ham's new creations, don't worry: he also posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram for you. One of the three is actually vinyl -- the Find Your Ohana variant of his Wooper Looper, colored in a shin...

 
 
Junko Mizuno Dunny photo

Junko Mizuno's newest Dunny is a twist on an old favorite

Junko Mizuno's newest creation for Kidrobot is a twist on an older, smaller classic. The 8-inch Violet Soda Lady and Berry Chocolate Lady Dunnys might look similar, because the base sculpt is essentially the Purple Soda Girl Dunny from Dunn...

 
 
Phunny photo

Phunny brings Kidrobot back to the plush world

Kidrobot's done plush before, but not quite like this. Instead of original creations like Frank Kozik's Labbit or Heidi Kenney's Yummy characters, Kidrobot is jumping headfirst into the licensed plush world with their new Gremlins Phunny li...

 
 
Kidrobot Baby Huey photo

Kozik, Kidrobot reveal Baby Huey

I don't know if Kidrobot has any sales in North Korea ... but I don't think they will anytime soon with their SDCC 2015 debut, Baby Huey. Yes, this is Frank Kozik's handiwork, as the legendary artist with a penchant for satirizing pop cultu...

 
 
Goonies plushes photo

Hey, you guuuuyyyyys: Goonies plushes are here

Do you happen to need some Goonies in your life? Well, if you're OK with plush, good news! The folks at Gordos Plush have the license and designs for a series of 8-inch Goonies plushes! The line launches this weekend (June 4-7) at...

 
 
Kleek photo

Meet Tesselate's little buddy, Kleek

Tesselate's been quiet for the past couple months but he's fired up a new series for 2015 - the PEXT Friends - and the newest addition to that line is Kleek. A smiling pyramid with a butt, Kleek is approximately 2.5 inches wide and 2 inches...

 
 
Threezero Weiss Schnee photo

Threezero's RWBY line continues with Weiss Schnee

Threezero's next RWBY 12-inch figure is gearing up for pre-order, and this time around, it's the sword-wielding Weiss Schnee! Joining Ruby Rose, Weiss has her rapier, Myrtenaster, as an accessory that will have a revolving chamber...

 
 
Easter Worry Beans photo

More Worry Beans arrive for the Easter season

Taylored Curiosities has a new batch of Worry Beans on the way, a festive Easter Bunny bunch. The new Beans are available in three colorways: a pink and blue bunch, limited to 5 pieces (a single big and 4 medium-sized Beans) and a yell...

 
 
Mintyfresh ToyCon UK photo

Mintyfresh unveils two of its ToyCon UK exclusives

Mintyfresh was planning to bring a few exclusives to ToyCon UK, but logistics issues have pushed the release for some of them back. At least two will be at the event, both priced at £80 (approx. €110 and US$120) each: Wish ...

 
 
Threezero TMNT photo

Threezero shows off their first TMNT figures

Threezero has another license under its roof, this one being Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and specifically the live-action films. Yes, the Michael Bay ones. They've also announced their first two 1/6-scale figures for the line: Michaelangel...

 
 
League of Legends Urf photo

Celebrate April 1 with your own bit of Urf

Those Riot Games folks behind League of Legends sure know that all League fans love Urf and look forward to April 1, the day which we celebrate His Royal Splashiness in all his glory. Beyond the Ultra Rapid Fire game mode that has retu...

 
 
Huxley photo

Huxley emerges from the Wood Candy Workshop

Cameron Tiede's Wood Candy Workshop debuted at last year's DesignerCon, and a new friend has just emerged from the workshop bench. Meet Huxley, a handmade wooden creation standing 5.5 inches from the top of his ears to the tips of his toes....

 
 
Cloud Crystal Cuties photo

Kat Brunnegraff returns with Cloud Crystal Cuties

Kat Brunnegraff has been kept busy rather recently, but she's had enough time to announce a new project on Kickstarter, Cloud Crystal Cuties. Yes, they're plushes, all done in Kat's usual fantasy style, complete with big ol' eyes and lots o...

 
 
Anime Japan: Max Factory photo

Anime Japan 2015: Max Factory

Tian rounded up Good Smile's offerings at Anime Japan 2015, but Max Factory was there, too, with a few figma to show off at the very least. Yep, that's Iron Man Mark XXI, and sure, that robot figma is Shidonia no Kishi's Tsugumori ... ...

 
 
Tsume Raoh photo

Tsume debuts its Fist of the North Star line with Raoh

Tsume's Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) HQS series is ready to roll out, and the first release is a massive 1/6-scale statue of Raoh, King of Hokuto. Raoh is 50 cm by 50 cm (or almost 20 inches by 20 inches) and is 11 kilograms ...

 
 
GSR sponsor tiers photo

2015 Good Smile Racing sponsor tiers revealed

Good Smile Racing have revealed the sponsorship tiers for their 2015 season, with every tier getting access to the new Racing Miku Nendoroid. I'm not quite sure why she's a knight now, apparently, but hey, it's still a better design than ju...

 
 
Ume Toys Geekachu photo

Ume Toys' Geekwok does a bit of cosplaying

Rich Page of Ume Toys has recently painted up one of his Geekwok resin figures in a bit of a cosplay favor. Calling it the Geekachu, the little yellow fellow has a sculpted tail and blushy red cheeks meant to evoke a certain popular Pokemon...

 
 
First 4 Viewtiful Joe photo

First 4 Figures creates a Viewtiful-looking Joe

First 4 Figures is adding another Capcom character to its All-Stars lineup, but it's not anything Mega Man-related. Instead, we're getting the one and only Viewtiful Joe, hero from the franchise of the same name! First 4's Joe looks to be s...

 
 
More League merch photo

Riot Games adds more League collectibles to store

The Riot Games store has just gotten a boatload of new League of Legends merchandise, most of it in figure form. Expanding upon the initial offerings, we now have the following: The newest statue collectible is Ziggs (US$150), standing ne...

 
 
Custom Delights JPK Lion photo

Custom Delights: Jon Paul Kaiser's King Lion

Jon Paul Kaiser has posted a new custom to his Instagram, the majestic King Lion Munny. Eight inches tall, the custom features the same crown and body of a glow-in-the-dark Munny, but has JPK's wonderful ink-like stylings upon its surface. ...

 
 
 
Felt Mistress Momo photo

Felt Mistress assembles Avatar's Momo for upcoming show

Gallery Nucleus is playing host to an impressive looking Avatar: The Last Airbender tribute show next month, and Felt Mistress has just revealed her piece for the event. She's made a plush -- of course -- of Momo and the Moon Peach alo...

 
 
 
WonFes 2015: QuesQ photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: QuesQ

Kantai Collection fans, your ship has come in from Ques Q, and we perhaps mean that literally. They brough enough KanColle PVC with them to sink a small fleet: Kitakami, Yukikaze, Tatsuta, Tenryuu, Kongou, Kirishima, Kitakami Kai, Naga...

 
 
 
Fuller's Big Cat Series photo

Under the Radar: Fuller's Big Cat Series

Fuller has a new series of custom creations in his shop: The Grrrr... Big Cats Series of figures. Fuller has taken his Grrr character and made it into a 6-inch resin-cast creation, and four of them have been decorated like various big cats....

 
 
New Super7 stuff photo

Supe7 lines up new Micros, Zombie Fighter

The fine folks at Super7 are readying up some new releases, one of whici is a new colorway of their kaiju Micros! This time around, Mummy Boy and Rose Vampire are cast in a peanut butter brown hue and will be on the Super7 store at noon Pac...

 
 
figma Sakamichi Onoda photo

Kahotan previews figma Sakamichi Onoda

Kahotan's latest preview happens to be a figma I'm now interested in: Sakamichi Onoda from Yowamushi Pedal. The series is about a boy, a bike and a high school cycling club, but the accessories are really what makes Onoda interesting. ...

 
 
ThreeA Megatron photo

ThreeA's Megatron emerges from a slumber next week

Another ThreeA figure hits the Bambaland store next week: the grand Deception leader, Megatron arrives for pre-orders. Not the awesome 1980s Megatron or the best Megatron, but the bulky Michael Bay Transformers film version. I'm not a huge ...

 
 
figma Horse CM photo

Yes, there's a commercial for figma Horse

It's the commercial you never knew you wanted: Good Smile Company has a new series of ads for figma Horse, featuring Livedoor founder and former CEO Takafumi Horie. Horie also happened to own a race horse or two before he went to jail for ...

 
 
ThreeA's Judge Death photo

ThreeA's Judge Death sentences you to pre-order him

ThreeA's latest 2000AD figure happens to be the one and only Judge Death, done up in 1/12-scale. The leader of the Dark Judges from an alternate universe -- a place where life is a crime and the only punishment is death -- has articulation ...

 
 
PCS Raiden photo

Pop Culture Shock calls upon Mortal Kombat's Raiden

Pop Culture Shock's latest Mortal Kombat statue is arriving for pre-orders next month, and it's perhaps no shock that Raiden is next in the series. The popular thunder god from the MK franchise will be 1/4-scale and available in three diffe...

 
 
Julian photo

Everyday Moonday cooks up its first vinyl figure, Julian

South Korean gallery Everyday Moonday has released their first vinyl figure, a glasses-wearing sandwich by the name of Julian. Julian is the creation of Brooklyn-based artist Logan Fitzpatrick, and the soft vinyl Julian is 15 cm (about 6 in...

 
 
Hot Toys Alien lady photo

Hot Toys are rolling out an Alien-inspired female figure

Back in 2008, Hot Toys decided to put together a 1/6-scale figure for their Hot Angel line, the She-Predator Machiko. Based on a character from the Alien vs. Predator comics, it turned out to be surprisingly popular ... enough so that ...

 
 
Ghoatbusters photo

Who you gonna call? Maybe the Ghoatbusters

Shapeways user TrentTroop has put together something that's caught my Goat Simulator and Ghostbusters loving heart: the Ghoatbusters, four spectral exterminators who also happen to be goats. The four even have goat-themed names -- Blea...

 
 
Bjornik x Ketner collab photo

Otto Bjornik, Jeremiah Ketner collab on two custom figures

I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of their styles: ...

 
 
Lunartik new items photo

Lunartik's Year of Tea subs, Plastik Surgery book available

Lunartik's Year of Tea subscriptions are open for 2015! The lucky 100 folks who subscribe will get 12 mini-teas for 2015 (one per month) plus a special Cherry Tea chase and the SDCC exclusive for July's release. So if you have a friend who ...

 
 




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Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"

 

Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"

 

Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"

 

Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"

 

Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"

 

Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"

 

Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"

 

Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"

 

Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"

 
 
 
 
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