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11:30 PM on 08.25.2014

Racing Miku 2014 spools up for pre-order

As promised, Good Smile Company's Racing Miku 2014 ver. is now up for pre-order. A few of you guys expressed your approval of the design, and I'm with you. I've also decided that those are turbochargers because they're connec...

Tianxiao Ma

11:15 PM on 08.25.2014

S.H. Figuarts Alphamon slashes into pre-orders

Bandai of Japan's Digimon offerings are apparently far from over, as pre-orders (through Bluefin Distribution) have opened for S.H. Figuarts Alphamon. Alphamon apparently starred in Digital Monster X-Evolution (more commonly ...

Scarecroodle

11:00 PM on 08.25.2014

Watch GSC president Aki-san take the ALS ice water challenge

By now you've certainly seen at least one video of someone doing the ice bucket challenge for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) which has now been sweeping through much of the world. Unsurprisi...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:15 PM on 08.25.2014

MarvelShop picks up an electrifying new Spider-Man 2-pack

MarvelShop.com has listed a Marvel Select Spider-Man vs Electro 2-pack which features both characters in their more classic-looking costumes. The set was showcased in a preview gallery on Marvel.com. The set, which features w...

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Amakuni's new Asuka is a cut above photo
Amakuni's new Asuka is a cut above
by Martin Siggers

Amakuni have recently carved out a lucrative niche collaborating with Hobby Japan magazine, producing high quality exclusive figures for the publication. That collaboration doesn't look like it's about to stop anytime soon either, as today the two put their latest work up for order, an impressive 1/6 rendition of Asuka Langley Shikinami from Evangelion 3.33.

The posterior-emphasising pose is a little reminiscent of Alter's take on the same character, but Amakuni's version holds its own well through the addition of a distinctive long halberd, which I don't remember from the film but adds a unique touch. It's a nice pose, graceful yet relaxed and made more noticeable by the decision to use Asuka's new plugsuit from the film, and intriguing mess of red, purple and white which shouldn't really work but somehow does.

All in all it's a very cool take on one of the most-overexposed characters in the figure world, and I'm definitely pondering an order. As an exclusive, you know the drill - a high price tag plus the additional cost of a proxy, though in this case that's somewhat offset by the generous size of the figure. Asuka is available now at ¥11,000, and is expected to arrive next May.

[ Preorder at Big in Japan | Nippon-Yasan ]

[ via Akiba Hobby ]

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Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis are out of this world! photo
Funko's Scifi Mystery Minis are out of this world!
by Scarecroodle

Funko has released images of its long-awaited Science Fiction Mystery Minis series. This blind-boxed series features characters from a multitude of science fiction movies (in much the same way that the Horror Mystery Minis series was a mix of horror film stars) with a handful of special variants.

The character selection consists of an Alien/Xenomorph (two versions), the Predator (three versions), E.T. the Extraterrestrial, two of the guys from Firefly, Robby the Robot (originally from Forbidden Planet, but he appeared in a few Twilight Zone episodes), a Tron character (two versions), Spock, Robocop, the Rocketeer, Judge Dredd, a Martian (Mars Attacks!), and the Metaluna Mutant.

Most of these characters have previously been produced in Funko's other lines (usually the Pop! line), but this is the first time that we're getting them in the Mystery Minis format. The series will apparently be shipped 12-per-case and the rarity chart looks pretty good, offering fans a pretty solid chance at the bigger names (Predator, Robocop, Spock, etc). The only downside that one of my personal faves, the Martian, is a 1/72 which puts him among the rarest figures in the series.

The series is slated for a September release, but pre-orders don't seem to be available at the moment.

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Howard the Duck to join Funko's Pop! line photo
Howard the Duck to join Funko's Pop! line
by Scarecroodle

Marvel's quirky off-beat Howard the Duck, star of the 1986 movie of the same name (as well as his own self-titled comic book), will soon join Funko's Pop! line. The figure is based on the character's recent appearance in the smash Summer-hit Guardians of the Galaxy where the Master of Quack-Fu had a minor yet memorable cameo.

The cameo and figure has once again given hope that fans may someday see a non-terrible Howard the Duck movie (or, at least, a bigger role in another Marvel movie).

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Contest Results: Who will win Adventure Time's Changing Faces BMO? photo
Contest Results: Who will win Adventure Time's Changing Faces BMO?
by Vanessa Cubillo

Hello, all!

We had another great turnout for our August contest proving that everyone loves BMO. Why wouldn't you? I asked what your favorite video games were and you gave plenty of different answers.

Still, there can only be one winner, which I picked at random. So congratulations to ArmosKnight! You will be receiving a Changing Faces BMO figure.

Please email your name and address to Vanessa@tomopop.com. Keep on the lookout for more contests where we'll give out more fun prizes. 

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1:00 PM on 08.25.2014

New Konatsu figures arrive at Q Pop

Q Pop has a few new Konatsu pieces up in their shop, with one standing out above the others. Of course, there are some new Negora and Migora figures, featuring a calico pattern to them, available. Calico Negora is US$35 and t...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 AM on 08.25.2014

WeLoveFine opens pre-orders for Spycrab plush

The majestic Spycrab: the most notable of the fauna from the world of Team Fortress 2. Now, We Love Fine has taken what started as an in-game-glitch-turned-meme and transformed it into a plush. The Spycrab plush features a de...

Brian Szabelski



7:00 PM on 08.23.2014

Racing Miku got some upgrades for 2014

For those of you keeping track, this would be the fourth Racing Miku design we see this year. I took a look through the history of Racing Miku figures (just scale, not counting prize figures, figmas, etc.) and she has really ...

Tianxiao Ma

10:00 AM on 08.23.2014

Club Eternia subs re-open, will run through Tuesday

Matty Collector has re-opened subscriptions for Club Eternia, claiming to be 10% short of funding for the 2015 subscription. Of course, my initial reaction was, "Who cares? Tung Lashor is already coming out this November," bu...

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