Hikari

Hikari line goes heavy metal with "Raw Steel" Iron Man and "Dirty Penny" Clone Trooper


Cleaner than most pennies
May 15
Funko has unveiled *TWO* awesome new metallic decos for its Hikari Premium line (ie, those the larger, more expensive ones): a "Raw Steel" Iron Man and an Entertainment Earth-exclusive "Dirty Penny" Clone Trooper, both of whi... read
Customizing on a budget
Many of you know about those items that are just a smidge outside our regular budgets. Those special items that are cherished by collectors and the people offering to sell said items know how much they are worth. For me, as a... read feature

Incredible Crash Dummies

Tomopop Original: The tale of a Crash Dummy


A true story that is full of Bull
May 14
I would reason to guess all of us writing here on Tomopop, as well as all of you reading, had that one special toy as a kid. That one special part of their collection that they cherished and held a special place in their hear... read
Schick Evangelion

Achieve "Shave Impact" with Schick and Evangelion


Yes, this is figure related
May 13
Japan gets the best stuff. In the west Gillette doesn't make Batman shaving accessories for adults, but in Japan Schick makes Evangelion razor holders and a bunch of other cool stuff. Schick once again brings back clean shave... read
Transformers D-Style

Pre-orders start for Transformers D-Style Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker


These are some great photos!
May 12
Kotobukiya continues to trudge along with their D-Style SD model kit line of Transformers characters. What started with Optimus Prime and Megatron along with an upcoming Nemesis Prime kit continues in the skies with new ... read

The Variant Play Arts Kai Batman is up for Pre-Order and HOLY...


This is worthy of a triple take!
May 12
Square-Enix has really been pushing their Play-Arts Kai line as of late and after grabbing some of the superhero licenses, they've done some pretty interesting new designs, particularly around the DC side.  We've seen th... read
Batman

ArtFX+ Super Powers Batman & Robin get photo galleries + pre-orders


Each sold separately
May 12
Kotobukiya has posted release details and photo galleries for its upcoming 1/10-scale ArtFX+ Super Powers Batman and Robin, both of which are currently up for pre-order. The Dynamic Duo are the fourth and fifth releases in th... read
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3


Is that a drone I see?
May 11
Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for th... read
Avengers

Kotobukiya smashes some pre-orders with Entertainment Earth-exclusive ArtFX Age of Ultron Hulk statue


May prove a SMASH hit
May 11
Entertainment Earth will be exclusively selling a special edition ArtFX Age of Ultron "Rampaging" Hulk statue. Based on the Hulk's appearance in the popular Marvel film (which I have yet to see), this 9.5-inch tall variant is... read
DST

DST's Fall offerings will have you throwing your money at your screen


In Fall, your bank's balance falls
May 11
Diamond Select Toys is ready to relentlessly hammer at your bank account with an array of AWESOME. DST recently posted its upcoming Fall offerings which includes an array of TV, movie, comic figures, and more! First and forem... read
Masterpiece gets its first fembot
Back in January the ol' Transformers rumor mill claimed to know the next three Masterpiece figures coming to Japan. The first was said to be MP-25 Tracks which turned out to be true. The second was long shot MP-26 Road Rage w... read feature

Seele Danboard

Revoltech Mini Danboard gets new life as an Evangelion Seele monolith


Amazon Japan exclusive bundle
May 09
This fall will mark the 20th anniversary of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime series which first premiered in October of 1995. In celebration of this major milestone the original TV series and movies are being remastered i... read
Star Wars

Edward Snowden tried to warn us! Here is... PRISM Boba Fett!


The NSA approves this figure
May 08
Funko's newest Hikari is more colorful than a rainbow colored flag: It's Hikari Premium Prism Boba Fett! While the word, "prism," may conjure in many peoples' minds either thoughts of an Orwellian surveillance state or, equal... read
Masters of the Universe

Two-Bad isn't Too-Good for the general public


Too-Bad he may sell out early
May 08
Matty will be selling some leftover stock of MotUC Two-Bad during its upcoming May 15th sale (which is currently labeled as "April 15th because, you know, screw proofreading!). Fans will recall that the figure was switched to... read
My Little Pony

More MLP vinyl banks hitting stores, first male pony TBA


Galloping into a store near you?
May 06
Accompanying the news that Rarity and Fluttershy will be showing at retail soon was the announcement that Diamond Select Toys plans to reveal the first male pony in its My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic line later this mont... read
Quailstudio

Quailstudio is racing to bring you a Turtly new idea


A shell of a concept
May 05
French Indy artist and toy designer Quailstudio has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring to life a wonderful project called The Turtly Race. The Turtly Race brings together 2 years worth of work and 8 artists from around ... read
Cybertron: Most Wanted
BotCon 2015 is a little over a month away so let's see what's in store for their box set, Cybertron: Most Wanted. The story takes place on Axiom Nexus, a Cybertronian hub city at the  center of the Transformers multivers... read feature

Top sales 4/20 to 4/26

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26


Lots of new arrivals
May 04
By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys lis... read
Avengers

Who ya gonna call? HULKBUSTER!


For then there's something strange (and giant and green) in your neighborhood
May 01
Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select Hulkbuster Iron Man is currently available for pre-order. DST has also released a photo gallery showing the figure throw down with the MS Hulk in NYC. Long-time comic fans (and now movie fan... read
Transformers May Mayhem

Hasbro, IDW, and retailers team up for Transformers May Mayhem


Month long event features comics, figure reveals, and more!
Apr 30
May might be the month of flowers and warming weather, but Hasbro wants to make sure it's known for something else: Transformers! Through the entire month of May Hasbro will be combining fans with retailers and various events... read
Prepare for a wild ride(r)
Brake-Neck is an interesting name. It's a dual play on words using brake in place of break since he's a car and making it part of a phrase meaning to drive recklessly at high speeds. It isn't a terrible new name for a guy onc... read feature

He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!
When Hasbro did their year-long reveal of the Combiner Wars theme for the Transformers Generations line last year fans were simultaneously excited and confused. On one hand we're getting proper updates to popular G1 combiner ... read feature

Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo

Rue the coming of spring with Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo


Pink is the new color of the abyss
Apr 30
The fact that Good Smile Company has embraced the Mikudayo meme should tell you something about who they are as a company. If you thought Mikudayo would just be a one-off, though, you'd be wrong. She's back in force this year... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Jellykoe


Colorful and hazardous?
Apr 30
Jellykoe continued its line of Tox City plush creations at C2E2. They're colorful characters that make me think of something you'd see in a Cartoon Network show. Maybe one day... You can get a rundown of the Tox City line fro... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: House of Darkly


Sweet desserts
Apr 30
You can find a plush for just about anything. Do you want plush dessert items? No problem. Plush weather phenomena? Got it covered. Plush... rocks? You bet! In fact House of Darkly's booth featured all of that stuff and more.... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: CKRTLAB Toys


Vintage meets vinyl
Apr 29
CKRTLAB's mission is to celebrate the golden age of comics. To that end they're resurrecting some comic book heroes from as far back as the 1940s! They've added on to their lineup from C2E2 last year, as a new wave of yestery... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: BeeFy & Co.


Lots of Poo
Apr 29
BeeFy & Co. was started by Menh Voong, an aspiring graphics artist who decided to go into business for himself. I'm bad at keeping tabs on who's been where, but looking through Tomopop's history, Menh has apparently been ... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Diamond Select Toys


Bringing Bruce Timm's designs to 3D
Apr 29
Diamond Select Toys always brings a smorgasbord of goods to each convention covering a disparate range of properties. Of course, their comic book properties always take center stage. This time it was the Batman and Superman a... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Bluefin


Toys from the east and west
Apr 28
Bluefin distributes collectibles from a bunch of companies, so their booth is usually pretty packed at conventions. Fortunately I got there just before closing so I was able to avoid the hectic experience of photographing the... read
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Enterbay


The Chicago Bulls aren't the only ones still making money off the dynasty
Apr 28
Enterbay is a lot like Hot Toys, focusing on realistic 1/6-scale poseable figures. They've done a few movie characters, but at C2E2 focus quite a lot on NBA players. Maybe it's pandering to Chicago's collective 90s nostalgia,... read
Tsume-Art

Kickstart it up! Tsume teams up with Aleksi Briclot for original Azzar'Hi Worlds & Wonders HQS statue


Sure, she's awesome, but how do I even describe her?
Apr 28
Tsume has teamed with artist Aleksi Briclot to bring one of his original illustrations to life (a difficult to describe lava snake warrior goddess?). The statue, which currently has a Kickstarter going, will be limited to 250... read
Star Wars

R2-B1 and 3 other exclusive Pop!s to hit Gamestop May 4th


Forget Cinco de Mayo, it's all about that Quatro de Mayo!
Apr 26
Gamestop will be carrying four exclusive Star Wars Pop!s staring May 4th: R2-B1, Figrin D'an (one of the players from the Mos Eisley Cantina), snowdrift Chewbacca, and Hoth Han Solo. While Figrin is a neat selection, I'm most... read






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