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What Toys Are Up To: Combat-San's glorious rebirth

One of the most wonderful things about keeping up with the world of toy customs is that it never fails to amaze or inspire. Tale for instance, Japanese customizer Tomogomafu (site requires registration), who transformed Kotob...


Amanda Visell shows off beautiful new seahorse figures

Amanda Visell is known for her affinity with seahorses, and we can't exact blame her -- the little dudes are kind of awesome and fascinating. However, just a few hours ago, she tweeted a photo of some new ones that are maybe less precious a...


Jouwe's Plum pops up at the Breeanzz Projects show

Indonesian artist Breeanzz recently had a showing of his work at fX Mall Jakarta, which was hosted MyTummyToys and Plastic Culture (see more photos from the show at ToysREvil here). If the artist's name sounds familiar, you may recall we po...


Custom Delights: Kingquan's Yuuka

Symbiote Studios' Symbiote is a very interesting platform. We've reviewed them, we've deconstructed them, and we always look forward to what people will come up with to enhance that big round head and little teeny body. The recent custom fr...


What Toys Are Up To: Misaka's Adventures

A series of really outstanding photos of the Mikoto Misaka figma from Aru Majutsu no Index popped up this week on a Japanese collector's personal blog, and we were really impressed with what we saw. I love any sort of shots that make a toy ...


Toy2R unveils the newest Monster Bossy Bear: Toxic Stomp

In January, Toy2R unveiled their Monster Bossy Bear line. With kaiju stylings and a fun pop culture look, it garned a positive response from fans of the Bossy series and vinyl fans alike. Between the excellent price point (US$20) and the gr...


What Toys Are Up To: All of Yuki's secrets

Look at that Yuki. Doesn't she just look as if she has a heart full of secrets, all ready to unlock? I can't help but think so. Maybe it's the glasses and the coat, or the angle of the photograph, but still, I kind of want to hug her and le...


Tomopop Review: Groove's Hatsune Miku

Some people don't care for the oversized heads and petite bodies of Groove's Taeyang and Pullip doll lines, although I know between myself and master of doll knowledge Brigitte Coovert, there are at least two fans on the staff. We've previo...


What Toys Are Up To: Aliens at play

We've been getting lucky with photo submissions lately. One of our readers, Emil, submitted several shots of his Aegis figma in action, which you can see in the gallery (my personal favorite is the one where she's sitting on a canister of G...


Hot Toys finally reveals their classic 1978 Superman figure

I've been waiting patiently since August of last year for this moment. The one where Hot Toys would finally unveil the Christopher Reeve version of Superman from the 1978 film -- the one that I've had a crush on ever since I was a little gi...


What Toys Are Up To: Layton Vs. The figma

Finding pictures for our weekly What Toys Are Up To feature is always fun, but I admit my favorite thing about ti is when a reader sends in photos of their toys that they shot themselves. That's why I always beg you guys to do that at the e...


Funko Pop! line gets The Wizard of Oz figures

I am ALL about this Pop! line that Funko has going. We've talked about it plenty before, and we're going to keep talking about it. As long as I'm around, anyway. The Blot Says tells us that this set is coming in December. It features Doroth...


MegaHobby Expo 2011 Spring: Oh, K-On!, will you ever end?

We're written about so many K-On! toys on this site, it's nauseating. Well, I guess unless you're a fan of the show, which in case it's probably okay with you. I was surprised to see only two new prototypes coming in these photos from the A...


MegaHobby Expo 2011 Spring: More Gintama is coming!

For a girl who loves pretty boys, Gintama is the show to see. At this year's MegaHobby Expo 2011 Spring, we got a better look at the upcoming releases in the Gintama line that we originally saw in prototype form at Jump Festa. Megahouse sho...


Hot Toys remembers that Superman they teased way back when

I've been patiently waiting since the original announcement last August for any sign of further news on the Hot Toys version of Superman as portrayed by Christopher Reeve in the 1978 film. It's been a while (no doubt they got distracted wor...


New Little Apple Dolls at London MCM Expo

I started collecting Little Apple Dolls back in 2008, the year Tomopop launched. Ah, sweet memories! These pale girls with a look right out of j-horror classics such as The Ring captured my heart immediately, and I've kept an eye on the col...


What Toys Are Up To: Masterful Mikus and more

This week's What Toys Are Up To features some impressive work from Japanese modeler Zin, who worked on the Love is War kit you see above and added some special tweaks for the beautiful effects you see above. Makes me wish I had the talent t...


Custom Delights: Portal 2 personality cores are perfect

It took me a while, but I finally just finished Portal 2 (reviewed) this past weekend. For those of you who haven't, I will try to keep this spoiler free for you, but you do need to know that the personality cores in the game are easil...


Lilo Cosplay Stitch is in stock at Tenacious Toys!

Remember back in 2009 when MINDstyle did that really cool Experiment 626 project with the Stitch forms we were always rambling on about? It's been a while since I've seen anywhere you could pick up that precious Lilo "Cosplay" Stitch figure...


Custom Delights: Carson Catlin's runny dunny series

We gave you your first look at Carson Catlin's bold customs last month, and they've stuck in my mind ever since. Today he shared a new gallery of work with us, with one exciting new piece of news: it's all for sale! You can see the individu...


Yamato announces pre-orders for Luis Royo's Ritual

We have gotten a closer look at several selections from Yamato's Fantasy Figure line in the past, including Touch of Ice (reviewed) and Black Tinkerbell (reviewed). We've just received the first shots of the newest figure in the l...


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"


Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"


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)"