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Threezero Genos photo

Threezero's 1/6 Genos is crazy awesome

As the second season of One Punch Man draws near(ish), Threezero is gearing up to release another figure from the series. This time it's Genos, Saitama's cyborg disciple! This is a slick 1/6-scale articulated figure with battery-powered lig...

 
 
Flare Rei Ayanami photo

Shunya Yamashita's Rei Ayanami goes up for pre-order

Wow, it's been a while since I last saw full blown Evangelion scale figure go up for pre-order. This certainly wouldn't count as a traditional Rei figure since the design has been made over by illustrator Shunya Yamashita. When wa...

 
 
figma Gwendolyn photo

Charge your Psyphers, figma Gwendolyn is up for pre-order

Good Smile Company and Max Factory have officially opened pre-orders for figma Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere! If the Parfom version didn't tickle your fancy, this figma just might. Going by the promo shots, Gwendolyn is in the running for the ...

 
 
WonFes 2017 Winter photo

Wonder Festival 2017 Winter: Wonderful Hobby Life For You

There were some intriguing Nendoroid and figma announcements at Wonder Festival but the scale figure previews weren't as interesting. Under the Wonderful Hobby Life For You banner, Good Smile Company and associated groups showed off a ton o...

 
 
WonFes 2017 Winter photo

Wonder Festival 2017 Winter: figma

By my estimates there were about 17 million Nendoroids announced/shown at WonFes. The figma announcements were not as numerous but there were still some juicy ones. Just as with Nendoroids, the figma lineup has diversified outside of the no...

 
 
WonFes 2017 Winter photo

Wonder Festival 2017 Winter: Nendoroids

I think any responsible financial planner would take Wonder Festival into account (well, provided they collect figures). I mean, look at all this stuff! This is real stuff that is coming! I'm not the biggest Nendoroid collector but each yea...

 
 
Bishoujo Wonder Girl photo

Tomopop Review: DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya

In just a few short years, Kotobukiya's Bishoujo line has evolved to cover properties from all kinds of entertainment media including games and film. But the brand began with comic book characters, and here we return to its roots with Wonde...

 
 
Cu-poche Alice photo

Tomopop Review: Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya

Toy collectors have a ton of choices when it comes to small, chibi-fied collectibles. From gachapon capsules to Nendoroids, they'll always be popular due to their accessibility and affordability. It's no surprise, then, that Kotobukiya deci...

 
 
Tomopop Gift Guide photo

Last minute gift ideas for the figure collector in your life

Christmas (or your winter gift-giving holiday of choice) is almost upon us! While it's fun to give and receive gifts, it can be quite stressful doing the actual planning and shopping. So what do you buy for that special figure collector in ...

 
 
Kotobukiya Spike Spiegel photo

ARTFX J Spike Spiegel goes up for pre-order

One of the most beloved anime series of all time is getting a fitting PVC tribute as Kotobukiya puts their ARTFX J Spike Spiegel up for pre-order! It really is Christmas time! Ever since I started collecting six years ago, Spike Spiegel has...

 
 
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Get a glimpse of the future at MegaHobby Expo 2016 Autumn

It's late fall so you know what that means: MegaHobby Expo time! I'm always hyped to see what kind of new stuff is coming soon (or in Alter's case, much later). Let this be a reminder for all of you to start saving up! Here's a quick rundow...

 
 
Snow Miku 2017 photo

Kahotan shows off the 2017 Snow Mikus

It's that time of the year when we check out the latest Snow Miku design and melt from the cuteness! Or maybe that's just my heater cranked way up. Kahotan's blog has previews up for both the figma and Nendoroid versions of next year's Snow...

 
 
Zombiemonkie photo

Answer the Call of Cthulhu at DesignerCon this weekend

Another Halloween has passed and artist Mikie Graham is bringing more creepy goodness to DesignerCon this year. At the show (November 19-20 in Pasadena), he'll be debuting the new Dagon Cultist figurine. Based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft...

 
 
 
NYCC 2016 GSC photo

NYCC 2016: Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company's Mamitan has been hard at work revealing their upcoming figures at NYCC. There are lots of Nendoroids and figmas but I wasn't expecting this many video game figures. The full armor Megaman X Nendoroid has been painted an...

 
 
Max Factory Rin photo

Tomopop Review: Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory

We all know that Good Smile Company really, really loves making Hatsune Miku figures. The world just can't get enough Miku. But what about the other Vocaloids? Luckily Max Factory is throwing us a bone. Over the last few years they've relea...

 
 
Square Enix photo

SDCC 2016: Square Enix

You can count on the Play Arts Kai brand to bring some unique (if not overly busy) interpretations of some of your favorite comic book characters. I found a couple such figures at the Square Enix booth at SDCC. They were part of the Play Ar...

 
 
Shiflett Bros. photo

SDCC 2016: Shiflett Bros.

The Shiflett Brothers have made a name for themselves with their fantastical, steampunk-y sculptures. What first struck me about them was the level of detail in each sculpt. But over the years their designs have gotten more elaborate and am...

 
 
Beefy & Co. photo

SDCC 2016: Beefy & Co.

Strange and adorable animal toys are the domain of Beefy & Co. Artist Menh Voong brought some new plushies to SDCC, as well as a preview for NYCC. NYCC will be seeing the release of the plush turtle and penguin (I think it's a penguin)....

 
 
Weta photo

SDCC 2016: Weta

I kicked off my tour of Weta's exhibit with their 2017 Ghost in the Shell display. It contained a life-sized replica of an android that I'm assuming will appear in the film. It was reminiscent of the robots featured in Ghost in the Shell 2:...

 
 
3A photo

SDCC 2016: 3A

When I asked the 3A rep what was new for this year, he basically introduced me to every single thing on display. You can see that their artistic vision is still intact, but they've tackled more and more licensed properties over the years. F...

 
 
Gecco photo

SDCC 2016: Gecco

I wasn't expecting to see many Japanese manufacturers at SDCC due to WonFes, but Gecco was able to attend the show. They had flown under my radar until last year when they announced the Venom Snake and Quiet statues for Metal Gear Solid V. ...

 
 
Yamato USA photo

[NSFW] SDCC 2016: Yamato USA

Yamato has long collaborated with fantasy artists and illustrators for their PVC and resin Fantasy Figure Gallery line. Since the last year they've been working on a series of figures inspired by Greek mythology, based on the artwork of Wei...

 
 
Tamashii Nations photo

SDCC 2016: Tamashii Nations

Have you ever wished your Toy Story figures could also be Transformers? Well Tamashii Nations has you covered with a line they're calling Cho Gattai Toy Story. These figures can transform and even combine together to form a super mecha! I l...

 
 
Bluefin photo

SDCC 2016: Bluefin

Bluefin distributes figures from a variety of Japanese companies, so their booth featured toys catering to all corners of fandom. Their most elaborate display was for the classic Ghostbusters, featuring two scenes from the end of the film. ...

 
 
Kotobukiya Kylo Ren photo

SDCC 2016: Awaken to Kotobukiya's new Kylo Ren figure

Kotobukiya announced a new Kylo Ren figure at Friday's Star Wars collectibles panel, and shortly after it appeared in their booth. Although Koto has taken on Kylo Ren in the past, this one's the most dynamic yet. The figure is large scale, ...

 
 
Hot Toys photo

SDCC 2016: Hot Toys

Without looking you can probably get the gist of what Hot Toys had on display: Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Civil War, and Star Wars. That's not due to a lack of originality on their part; that's simply the zeitgeist of nerddom right n...

 
 
Sideshow Collectibles photo

SDCC 2016: Sideshow Collectibles

To give you an idea of the expanse of Sideshow's exhibit, I spent about an hour rushing through the photo coverage and still only managed to get half of it. The other half was dedicated to Hot Toys, which we'll cover in a separate post. As ...

 
 
Kotobukiya photo

[Updated] SDCC 2016: Kotobukiya

[Update: Added photos of the Fine Art Statue Vision] I always love seeing what Kotobukiya brings to SDCC. This year we had a few major announcements, so let's kick off with the biggest: they'll be starting a line called "Ikemen" dedicated t...

 
 
DC Collectibles photo

SDCC 2016: DC Collectibles

With movie and TV universes to build, it's no surprise that DC featured Suicide Squad and their TV shows heavily in their merchandising. They'll be adding to their selection of articulated figures with characters from Arrow, Flash, Batman v...

 
 
SDCC 2016 GSC photo

SDCC 2016: Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company doesn't usually do Comic Con as WonFes is usually the same weekend. However it seems like they're starting to stake out some territory at SDCC. Their booth was pretty small and tucked away - not what you'd expect from pro...

 
 
Nendoroid Naruto photo

Anime Expo 2016: Naruto Nendoroids are on the way

Naruto is, like, one of the most popular things ever. Strangely enough this is, to my knowledge, the first time Good Smile Company has produced merchandise of it. Mamitan tweeted out from Anime Expo this momentous (?) announcement, so hopef...

 
 
figma Samus Aran photo

Samus Aran sheds her suit for her newest figma

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 trading the utilit...

 
 
Capcom Morrigan photo

Morrigan changes occupations in this new Capcom figure

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 need. That didn't ...

 
 
Max Factory Link photo

Link joins the Wonderful Hobby Selection

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 of the other ent...

 
 
Alter Velvet photo

Tomopop Review: Velvet with Cornelius by Alter

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 known for combini...

 
 
Parfom Labrys photo

Tomopop Review: Parfom Labrys by Phat Company

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 bizarre that a ...

 
 
C2E2 2016 CreatuReplica photo

C2E2 2016: CreatuReplica

If Fox Mulder collected action figures, I think he'd love the CreatuReplica collection. CreatuReplica is a new (as in, just months old) outfit featuring toy designs by Jean St. Jean - a sculptor who also works with Diamond Select Toys. The ...

 
 
C2E2 2016 Metalsouls photo

C2E2 2016: Metalsouls

Some toys were meant to be made of metal: Iron Man, Transformers, toy cars, etc. And then you have madmen like the folks at Metalsouls, who just make everything out of metal. Despite largely working with recycled scrap metal, these figures ...

 
 
C2E2 2016 Beefy & Co photo

C2E2 2016: Beefy & Co.

It felt like there was a lot less plush at this year's C2E2 than in previous years. The most notable booth I found was Beefy & Co. with a colorful display of somewhat sleepy looking plush animals. Two plushies were new for this year. Fi...

 
 


About Tianxiao Maone of us since 1:15 PM on 10.21.2010



I love all things gaming, most things anime, and definitely some things PVC. I'm also a photographer and internet personality!
 
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