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Masterpiece Ramjet photo
What? Why!?
Back in September 2006 Takara Tomy released MP-3 Starscream into the fledgling Transformers Masterpiece line. In the near 10 years since the figure has been repainted and retooled more than a dozen times between Takara Tomy a...

Freddie Mercury photo
Freddie Mercury

S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury coming March 2016

This will rock you.
Oct 22
// Soul Tsukino
It was announced that Bandai's latest offering in their deluxe articulated S.H. Figuarts banner will be famed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The figure was designed using 2D and 3D scanning to give a high level to detail in ...
Hitman Reborn! rings photo
Hitman Reborn! rings

Pick your spot in the family with Hitman Reborn! ring pendants

Box Weapons not included
Oct 21
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Fans of Hitman Reborn! don't have a whole lot to get excited about these days. After the anime ended in 2010 and the manga it was adapted from ended in 2012 it's nice to see someone remembers this series has a fairly large fa...
Build-A-Pikachu photo

Pikachu is coming to Build-A-Bear in 2016

Complete with Pokemon costumes
Oct 21
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Build-A-Bear Workshop is no stranger to pop culture plushies these days. Having done everything from My Little Pony to Star Wars and even a zombie bear for Halloween, they're now teaming up with the Pokemon Company for a Pika...
Kinnikuman photo

Give your shelves lots of fighting spirit with Kinnikuman Super Phoenix

A new meaning of Strong Style
Oct 21
// Soul Tsukino
The rough and tumble world of Kinnikuman is filled with a lot of big, angry, intergalactic wrestlers, but they all pale in comparison to the being known as Kinniuman Super Phoenix. Now you can bring some of his all mighty wre...
Disney photo
Halloween is just 10 days away!
Just a day after a director confirmed that yes, Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie*, Diamond Select Toys' Zach Oat has put together a video showcasing the new Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates. The video expla...

Batman photo
Did you fork over some green?
For anybody curious about the newly released Femme Fatale Poison Ivy's packaging, DST recently-ish posted some box shots. The packaging features the same basic box design as previous entries (such as Lady Death II (reviewed))...

Upcoming gamer toys available this fall
This week Tomopop is sponsored by Halo Mega Bloks, the customizable construction set featuring popular vehicles from the games with articulated figures inside. In Fall 2015, Halo Mega Bloks is offering 5 vehicles based on the...

figma Kat photo
figma Kat

Check out figma Kat from Gravity Rush, and see how to do a collector's edition correctly

Can't sell this one as DLC
Oct 17
// Tianxiao Ma
What do you expect from a typical video game collector's edition nowadays? Some free DLC? A season pass? Stickers? How about a figma? That's what's bundled with the Gravity Rush (Gravity Daze) collector's edition in Japan. Th...
Max Factory Atago photo
Max Factory Atago

Panpakapan! Check out Max Factory's Atago prototype

Beautiful, buxom, and blonde
Oct 17
// Tianxiao Ma
At the 55th All Japan Model Hobby Show, Max Factory put their next KanColle ship girl on display: the heavy cruiser Atago! This 1/8-scale figure is stunning, capturing Atago's lighthearted personality and beauty. I love the w...
DST photo
An October to remember
Diamond Select Toys has announced that its latest batch of collectibles just arriving at retail includes the Femme Fatales Poison Ivy,  zombie versions of the Minimate Jay & Silent Bob, Gotham Select figures, and mor...

Star Wars photo
Looking as good as the new film?
Back on Force Friday, Star Wars once again entered retailers in a big way as Hasbro brought back Micro Machines, the Titanium Series, and more. That momentum will be continuing as the company showed off far more items in its ...

Top sales 9/28 to 10/4 photo
Top sales 9/28 to 10/4

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

Hey, it's LEGO again
Oct 14
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being...

Pop! Voltron is a thing

Oct 14 // Scarecroodle
80s photo
A thing that I badly want
Funko has released a new image for its upcoming Pop! Voltron, which is due out this December. If you lived in the 80s, you'll probably recall Voltron as being the giant robot "star" of Voltron: Defender of the Universe, a pop...

S.H.F Bowser photo
Too bad their exclusives
Bandai, what are you doing to us? You put Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi up at standard retail, but we have to go to Premium Bandai for Bowser and a troop set? Hopefully Blue Fin can help us out. But that's not even the most annoyin...

TMNT photo
Yet another toymaker jumps into TMNT
Say whaaaaaaa? Bandai may have just shocked the world (just a little) by adding the classic cartoon versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the S.H. Figuarts line. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo were s...

Titans Return photo
Part two in a five year trilogy
As expected we got some major reveals for the ongoing Transformers Generations figure line at New York Comic Con! What wasn't expected is that the title of the follow up to Combiner Wars is not Titan Wars, but rather Titans R...

Legend of Zelda photo
A Link between GSC and my wallet
A Link Between Worlds (reviewed) has very quickly joined the list of my favorite Legend of Zelda games and, as such, I was happy to learn that he'd join the figma line... and even happier to see a photo of an unpainted protot...

NYCC photo
NYCC is barely underway but I've already found some of Funko's NYCC exclusives at my local Hot Topic. When stopping at the mall, I was surprised to see Funko's Pop! Iron Throne, Pop! Patina-deco Cthulhu, and Pop! Skeleton Jac...

Bishoujo photo
Somewhat overdue?
Kotobukiya has unveiled Shunya's artwork for the DC Comics Bishoujo Harley Quinn version 2, based on the character's more risque New-52 appearance. The Clown Princess of Crime is depicted with a version of her iconic mallet s...

Bishoujo photo
Sure knows how to swing
Kotobukiya has unveiled Shunya's artwork for a Marvel Bishoujo Spider-Gwen (aka the Spider-Woman of Earth-65). Gwen is depicted in a pretty neat -- albeit a little confusing -- action pose where she seems to be readying to we...

NYCC photo
Will you hack your way through lines?
Do you like the look of Diamond Select Toys' Femme Fatales Cassie Hack? If you liked the sculpt but not the colors (or simply want an extra version), you're in luck: Action Figure Xpress will be selling an exclusive version o...

Who will sit on the Pop! Iron Throne? A look at Funko's NYCC exclusives

Oct 06 // Scarecroodle
Dorbz XL: Batman Arkham Asylum - Detective Mode Dorbz: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Black & White 4-Pack Hikari: My Little Pony - Glitter Color Storm Rainbow Dash Hikari: Star Wars - Clear Glitter Boba Fett Hikari: Star Wars - Platinum Greedo Hikari: Star Wars - Starfield Bossk Marvel Dorbz: Stealth Armor Iron Man Marvel Dorbz: Thunderbolt Punisher Pop! Books: Patina Cthulhu Pop! Disney - Cars: Mint Condition Mater Pop! Disney: Jack with Vampire Teddy Pop! Games: Fallout - Power Armor (Unmasked) Pop! Games: God of War - Poseidon's Rage Kratos Pop! Hanna Barbera: Series 2 - Ricochet Rabbit Pink Pop! Hanna Barbera: Series 2 - Ricochet Rabbit Yellow Pop! Movies: Despicable Me 2 - Glow Hula Minion Pop! Movies: Penguins of Madagascar - Rico w Mallet Pop! Rides: Deadpool's Red Chimichanga Truck Pop! Star Wars: Chrome TIE Fighter Pilot Pop! Tees: Freddy Funko - Freddyzilla NY Pop! Tees: Stan Lee - Stan on Empire State Building Pop! TV: Battlestar Classic - Commander Cylon Pop! TV: Bravest Warrior - Catbug Orange Glow Pop! TV: Doctor Who - Tenth Doctor in Spacesuit Pop! TV: Futurama - Alternate Universe Fry & Leela 2 Pack Pop! TV: Sesame Street - Flocked Cookie Monster Pop!: Stan Lee - Superhero ReAction: Terminator 2 - T1000 Frozen Patrolman ReAction: Universal Monsters - Black & White Creature from the Black Lagoon ReAction: Universal Monsters - Black & White Frankenstein ReAction: Universal Monsters - Black & White The Wolf Man Vinyl Idolz Shaun of the Dead - Bloody Shaun Vinyl Idolz: Shaun of the Dead - Bloody Alive Ed Vinyl Idolz: The Walking Dead - Bloody Daryl
NYCC photo
The real battlefield is the lines
NYCC starts later this week and, while Tomopop won't be making it to the show this year, it doesn't stop us from being excited over this year's exclusives which are nothing short of incredible. Most of the exclusives were sho...

Transformers Titan Wars photo
Hasbro set to show off something BIG
Big events mean big reveals and Hasbro definitely has one planned for New York Comic Con this weekend. On their new Pulse website Hasbro quietly posted a group silhouette with Titan Wars Blaster standing front and center. Tit...

Masterpiece Transformers photo
But I want them now!
Takara Tomy is wasting no time getting their latest batch of Transformers Masterpiece figures into our hands. It was only a few weeks ago that we first saw Hot Rod and Shockwave on display in unfinished form, but now we've go...

Genichiro Tenryu photo
Genichiro Tenryu

Wrestling Legend of Japan to go out in style and on your shelf!

Little Tenryu is your collections ace!
Oct 01
// Soul Tsukino
After a stellar wrestling career that spans nearly 40 years, Japanese wrestling legend Genichiro Tenryu announced his retirement earlier this year and will wrestle his last match against current top wrestling star "The Rainma...
NYCC photo
Did you need more reason to attend NYCC?
Diamond Select Toys has announced its NYCC 2015 plans which include two panels, awesome exclusives, and FREEBIES! The first item that will be on sale at DST's booth (#1644) is an exclusive is a black & white "Almost Got '...

Top sales 9/7 to 9/13 photo
Top sales 9/7 to 9/13

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/7 to 9/13

So much new stuff
Sep 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So this is a rarity, all but one of the items ranking this week is new to the list. The only returning item is that Yo-Kai Watch watch. There's also another rare girl's toy sneaking into the top overall entries. Otherwise the...
Madogatari photo
It's uniform swap day
Shaft animation studio's upcoming Madogatari event mashing together Madoka Magica and the Monogatari Series has given us more to be excited about than just that super cute Shinobu figFIX. Banpresto is getting in on the festiv...

Max Factory Sorceress photo
Max Factory Sorceress

Max Factory's Sorceress is just magical

Magically voluptuous, that is
Sep 26
// Tianxiao Ma
Good news for Dragon's Crown fans! If you've been wanting a tasteful, utterly gorgeous Sorceress figure, then the wait is over! Max Factory may be a bit late to the party, but they certainly do make an impression when they ar...

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