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Grand Galvatron

Transformers Unite Warriors introduces Grand Galvatron


Unicron makes the ultimate evil combiner
Dec 10
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
For weeks now Takara Tomy has been teasing Transformers fans with a silhouette of their latest combiner for the Unite Warriors line as a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. Fans right away noticed that it was made largely of molds th...
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He looks happy to finally be here
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is without a doubt my favorite Zelda game and certainly one of my favorite SNES games (somewhere alongside Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid). While I haven't played its 3DS sequel A Lin...

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Bluefin

Bluefin expands distribution by partnering with more retailers


Now available at even more locations!
Dec 08
// Scarecroodle
Bluefin Distribution today announced that it has "significantly" expanded its retail channel network through new retail distribution partnerships with Books-A-Million, Inc., Trans World Entertainment Corp. (which includes its...
Steiff Pikachu Plushie photo
Only sold in Japan
What happens when Nintendo, Good Smile Company, and the German teddy bear artisans at Steiff team up? You get the most amazing Pikachu plushie imaginable with a rather amazing price to match. The most famous of all of Pokemon...

Tomopop Exclusive: This Sasuke figure ninja'd himself into the next Omakase box

Dec 07 // Tianxiao Ma
What is Omakase? First thing's first, just what is Omakase? It's a subscription service that sends you merchandise, kind of like Anime Bento and Loot Crate. Omakase is bi-monthly, debuting this past November with a Kill La Kill-themed box. The next box is set to ship at the end of January with merchandise for Naruto Shippuden fans. What's in the box? In the next few weeks the contents of the next Omakase box will be revealed. They've already shown off a gold Naruto figure, and now this Sasuke figure will be joining him! This is the result of a partnership between Omakase and Toynami, with the latter designing and producing the figure itself. Unfortunately we weren't able to see this one in person, but we're told it has over 25 points of articulation. There's one more reveal coming up for Omakase, so be sure to check their site on January 4 if you're curious. I subscribed for their Kill La Kill box, which had a few bonus items on top of the ones revealed on the internet. So what you see isn't necessarily all that you'll get. If you want in on this box, the deadline to subscribe is January 23. The box is scheduled to ship on January 25. When you subscribe you'll pay $29, which will be renewed bi-monthly. You can get the full details and FAQ on their site (and maybe try out the Viewster media streaming service too). [Thanks to Viewster and Omakase for the product shots!]
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Shipping at the end of January
January 2016 will be good times for Naruto fans! The folks behind the Omakase subscription service have given us an opportunity to reveal the next item in the upcoming box: a limited edition Sasuke Uchiha figure by Toynami! Read on to learn more about Omakase and what's coming in the Naruto Shippuden-themed box!

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Royalty and less-than-royal escorts
What's a princess without her crew? Funko recently unveiled images of its upcoming Disney Princess Mystery Minis, which features many of the iconic Disney Princesses alongside their animal (or other) supporting characters. Th...

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Well, I didn't vote for you
Back on November 24 Hasbro tasked Transformers fans with voting on the next big bot to get the Titan class treatment in the Generations toy line. A week later we've already gotten our results with Trypticon taking the win. We...

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Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn: Megahouse


The mouse of House
Nov 29
// Chris Seto
Given the name of the event, it's no surprise that Megahouse had one of the larger exhibitions on display and there were quite a variety of figure lines as well. They continue to milk the childhood of 90s fans with more digim...
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Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn: Alter


the Power of the Ahego
Nov 29
// Chris Seto
I'm afraid I can't tell you why Megahouse would think that it is autumn despite being a stones throw away from December but it's their event so they can call it whatever they like! Interestingly, a few of the larger, non-good...
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Your Nendo disciple is coming
Nendoroid Saitama (coming in December) wont be enjoying his alone time much longer. The One-Punch Man anime twitter account pointed out that at the November Kahotan live broadcast Tuesday announced Genos will soon b...

Top sales 11/9 to 11/15 photo
Top sales 11/9 to 11/15

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/9 to 11/15


Well, half of it anyway
Nov 23
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like there might have been some sort of hiccup at Toynes.jp. Their rankings for overall toys is updated even though it hasn't changed much, but some how the hobby rankings for this week are a complete copy and paste fro...
Transformers Titans photo
Transformers Titans

Hasbro tasks fans with voting for the next Transformers Titan class figure


Already planning for 2017
Nov 23
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good news: Hasbro still plans on doing Titan class Transformers in distant 2017 and they want our help deciding who to do next. They've chosen three big bots from the Transformers universe and are encouraging fans to go to Fa...
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Buy now, regret spending too much later
Have you bought a Castle Grayskull yet? No? Good thing you waited, because you can now get it for US$150 ***WITH*** free shipping! (The only way you could beat those savings would be at a Big Lots!). The savings train doesn't...

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The long and the short of it
After a year of big Transformers reveals between Toy Fair, BotCon, San Diego Comic Con, and New York Comic Con Hasbro wasn't content. They couldn't help themselves and had to make one last round of reveals to end the year. It...

Top sales 11/2 to 11/8 photo
Top sales 11/2 to 11/8

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/2 to 11/8


Monsters and ghosts
Nov 18
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
This week's overall listing is a lot like last week's, but Duel-Masters has dropped off, replaced by another Kamen Rider Ghost item. Japanese kids sure do love their supernatural stuff. No surprise the overall ranking matches...
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White is the new black and gray
PREVIEWS has announced pre-orders for an exclusive version of Kotobukiya’s MARVEL NOW ArtFX+ Magneto statue in an all-white costume. The figure is a re-deco of the black/gray ArtFX+ Magneto (currently available for pre-...

Transformers Devastation photo
Transformers Devastation

Check out these custom Transformers Devastation figures


Hasbro, please make something like these
Nov 12
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hey Hasbro, what gives? Transformers: War for Cybertron got a figure line, as did Fall of Cybertron, so where are our Devastation figures? Sure, you've made these characters a dozen times, but use your imagination. How about ...
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Probably for the best
Were you ever confused by Vinyl Sugar and how it related to Funko? That won't be a problem for much longer, as Funko has decided to discontinue using the name "Vinyl Sugar" for the brand and will just be promoting the brand's...

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He knows you've been naughty
Warpo is bringing the seasons greetings with a Kickstarter for a Krampus plush! It even includes a 80s/90s-themed toy commercial! The Krampus is a formerly obscure mythological counterpart to Saint Nicholas (ie, Santa Claus) ...

Top sales 10/26 to 11/1 photo
Top sales 10/26 to 11/1

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1


Up and up
Nov 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank h...
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The doctor arrives in April
When Takara Tomy announced Transformers Masterpiece MP-27 Ironhide everyone knew that the Autobot medic Ratchet wasn't far behind. So it came as no surprise to anyone when Nippon-Yassan started taking pre-orders on the unoffi...

Top sales 10/19 to 10/25 photo
Top sales 10/19 to 10/25

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25


Just like old times
Nov 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans b...
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Buffaloman

CCP Muscular Collection Buffaloman comes stampeding through


2 versions of the big guy!
Nov 04
// Soul Tsukino
One of the big men of Kinnikuman's intergalactic wrestling roster can now come home to you with the CCP Muscular Collection Buffaloman version 2.0. This pre-posed PVC figure comes in both regular and special orange colored fi...
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That which quacks cannot eternal lie
Do you like ducks? How about Cthulhu? Douglas Prince combines the best of both worlds with Dthulhu, a "rubber duck" version of Cthulhu and it's available through an IndieGoGo campaign. Whether in the tub or on the shelf, Dthu...

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No trick; all treat
Megahouse and Alter will be teaming up again with their Alpha x Omega collaboration to reveal a new Love Live! Eli Ayase figure at Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn on November 28. The official Love Live! website reports that the fi...

GSC Halloween photo
GSC Halloween

This is how Good Smile Company says Happy Halloween


Mako and Guts want your candy
Oct 31
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good Smile Company's Kahotan is celebrating Halloween the figure way by tweeting this great Nendoroid pic. Mako and Guts from Kill la Kill get a little extra use out of Halloween Miku's accessories to great effect! Not much else to say aside from Happy Halloween!
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Hot Toys breaks the 4th wall with their next Release


Greetings, True Believers
Oct 31
// Chris Seto
If you're familiar with Hot Toys, you probably know that they have a particular obsession with Marvel characters, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe and especially Iron Man. I've lost count of the various Iron Man arm...
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Tamashii Nations 2015: Super Robot Showdown!


Godly!
Oct 29
// Chris Seto
Gundams weren't the only mecha which were getting some love at Tamashii Nations! Along with some non-gundam Robot Damashii releases, there were also some new entries in the Super Robot Chogokin line! Aura Battler Dunbine and&...
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Tamashii Nations 2015: There be Gundams, lots of Gundams!


...but not a gunpla in sight!
Oct 29
// Chris Seto
What would a Bandai show be without some Gundam in the mix? With no major gunpla announcements to make, the floor was taken on the other lines of gundam figures, such as Robot Damashii, Fix figuration (Yes, that's still going...
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Tamashii Nations 2015: Macross makes a big Splash!


believe in the sign of Delta!
Oct 29
// Chris Seto
Bandai have just held their Tamashii Nations event and started it off with a pretty big bang by giving us the first proper look at the newest entry into the Macross series in the shape of Macross Delta. In addition to showing...

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