BOYS

Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Sakura's beau joins her in the figure world
While we've had a lot of Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise recently, almost all of it has been centred around the titular character herself. The story wouldn't be the masterpiece that it is though without another key piece o... read feature

WonFes photo
WonFes

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya shows Black Butler


Holy Moley
Jul 28
I was rather impressed with the Black Butler display over at Kotobukiya's booth at Wonder Festival featuring Ciel and Sebastian. They're still unpainted prototypes, but man do those figures look amazing, especially with the f... read
Uta no Prince-Sama photo
Uta no Prince-Sama

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: ALTAiR teases last two UtaPri boys


Soon, STARISH will be complete
May 31
Hobby Search captured an image of a teaser for the final two male members of STARISH from Uta no Prince-Sama, Syo Kurusu and Natsuki Shinomiya, to complete the set in scaled figures. They're a lovely pair, and from the looks ... read
Max Factory Ren photo
Max Factory Ren

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Max Factory teases DRAMMAtical Murder's Ren


Oh look a sketch
May 31
DRAMMAtical Murder fans got a nice one-two punch this weekend with a pair of announcements. First, Good Smile Company announced via Facebook that they'll be re-releasing Max Factory's Aoba figure. This decision was inspi... read
ALTAiR Free! photo
ALTAiR Free!

ALTAiR's Haruka and Makoto now available for pre-order


Bring our boys home
May 14
We saw them previewed the other day and now ALTAiR's take on the boys of Iwatobi Swim Club are ready to take your hard earned money from you. No, not that way, get your minds out of the gutter.  Haruka and Makoto have go... read
Review: Akainu/Aokiji photo
Magma and Ice, nowhere near Ebony and Ivory
With dozens and dozens of characters over 17 years of publication, One Piece is a figure company's dream. There are so many characters that can be made into figures, and just as many fans foaming at the mouth to pick them up.... read feature

ALTAiR Free! photo
Haruka and Makoto in all their glory
A sizeable chunk of the internet fanbase has been eagerly awaiting full scale figures of the Free! club members ever since Alter announced they were picking up the licence and adding the boys to their ALTAiR male line. They'v... read feature

Nendoroid Aoba photo
No shirt, cool shoes, plenty of service
Boy Nendoroids are perhaps even rarer than boy figmas, so it's always a big deal whenever one shows up. Particularly when they look as good as Aoba, protagonist of the PC game DRAMAtical Muder and now ultra-adorable defo... read feature

ARTFX J Prince of Tennis photo
ARTFX J Prince of Tennis

New Prince of Tennis ARTFX J Shiraishi Kuranosuke Gallery


Some pretty pictures for a pretty man
Feb 27
Shiraishi Kuranosuke, remember that name. Why? He's hot, and he plays tennis. No further questions needed. This young man is featured in Kotobukiya's ARTFX J line they've been doing for New Prince of Tennis, and is looking mi... read
Naruto photo
Naruto

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: G.E.M. Kakashi Anbu Ver.


Going back in time with the Kakash
Feb 12
For some reason, people used to really dig Anbu Kakashi. Maybe it was because of the stripped down design. Perhaps it was because it was part of mysterious character's even more mysterious past. Either way, I remember seeing ... read
GSC Natsu photo
GSC Natsu

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Good Smile's Natsu Dragneel


Hot off the press
Feb 11
After I loved Lucy so much I was psyched for Good Smile Company to do more Fairy Tail figures and, like most people, assumed we'd get a sucession of the main ladies. But no, GSC have decided to throw us for a loop and in... read
Vertex's Shinji, Kaworu photo
Vertex's Shinji, Kaworu

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Vertex's Shinji and Kaworu


Evangelion's boys get a fancy new sculpt
Feb 08
Vertex has a new sculpt they're showing off at WonFes, and it's of Evangelion's two boys, Shinji Ikari and Kaworu Nagisa. The two are apparently floating in mid-air, with Shinji looking a little bit dazed and Kaworu's arms ex... read
GSC Wonfes teaser photo
GSC Wonfes teaser

Good Smile Company teases its Wonder Festival reveals


So as I pray, don't lose your way
Feb 07
One of the most fun parts of every major event is when the various companies unveil slightly abstract teaser shots to send us into a frenzy of guessing at what they're about to unveil. Now it's the turn of the big daddy, Good... read
FREEing Kaworu photo
FREEing Kaworu

Be an angel and pre-order FREEing's new Kaworu


This time he'll make you happy
Feb 06
It's been a little time since we've covered FREEing's take on Kaworu Nagisa - last Summer Wonfes in fact. The company seems to have used the time well however, as he's gone up for pre-order now and the resident Evangelion&nbs... read
Review Sentinel Levi photo
Attack on Titan at its finest?
Attack on Titan is a show that's taken the anime world by storm. Sadly, I have yet to sit down and watch it myself, but it's definitely on the to-do list! However, I can already tell just from reading a bit about it that Levi... read feature

Figuarts ZERO photo
Hunk of burning love
One of my critiques with male figures are their boring poses. Like it or not, female figures tend to be posed in a variety of ways to direct attention toward their copious assets. Dudes just kind of stand there, usually with ... read feature

Pulchra Levi photo
Pulchra Levi

Stand up and pre-order Pulchra's Levi


In the figure world, this guy is the real star
Jan 31
Man, given that he's not the protagonist of Attack on Titan, Levi sure does seem to be getting a lot of figure love. Is it because of his deep and complex character? His interesting design which doesn't look at all like all t... read
Hot Toys Loki photo
Is this the Loki you're looking for?
Alright guys and gals, if you didn't get enough of my fangirling over Loki the last time, here he comes again! Hot Toys is releasing a new figure of Loki based on the look from Thor: The Dark World. Cheeky Loki looks a bit mo... read feature

UtaPri by ALTAiR photo
Can't get enough
It's been a few weeks since we finally saw Ren and Masato in their full-color glory, but alas, we were only able to admire them from the front! But ALTAiR have just updated their blog with more images and all is right with th... read feature

Free! figures photo
Free! figures

ALTAiR shows off some Free! prototypes


awwwww yeah
Nov 02
Max Factory aren't the only ones getting in on the Free! action. At Animate Girls Festival 2013, ALTAiR also showed off two prototypes for their upcoming Free! line, featuring Haru and Makoto. I haven't watched the show, so i... read
UtaPri by ALTAiR photo
UtaPri by ALTAiR

UtaPri's Ren and Masato are now fabulously painted


It's all about dem idols
Nov 01
ALTAiR have just revealed the painted prototypes of Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren, which were last seen back towards the end of August. As with the others in this set, they are dressed up in their idol gear, and looking t... read
Waver Velvet photo
Master & Commander
While I appreciate a pretty plastic lady as much as the next person, I do think it's a shame that we don't get more male figures. That means whenever one shows up it's worth taking notice, particularly when a major manufactur... read feature

Preview ALTAiR's Zelos photo
Preview ALTAiR's Zelos

Pre-order ALTAiR's chosen one Zelos Wilder right now!


He is so awesome he makes me Squee! Zelos I choose you!
Oct 09
It's been five lonely months since ALTAiR last teased us with an unpainted sculpt of Zelos Wilder and announced their plans to make a Loyd Irving sculpt at Tales Festival 2013. However my friends, the wait is over and it... read
Blazblue Ragna Nendoroid photo
Blazblue Ragna Nendoroid

Blazblue: Alter Memory contains Ragna Nendoroid Petit!


Waiting for Vol. 5 of a blu-ray set never seemed so long before!
Oct 08
OH. MY. GOSH. I FINALLY have gotten something I've asked for for ages!! Sorry! Totally excited! -ahem- Yes! For those of you keeping tabs, Blazblue: Alter Memory is the new anime series based around the fighting videogame ser... read
Gift DRAMAtical Murder photo
Don't tease me so, Gift!
Oh Gift, you certainly know how to make me squeal in delight. Recently, @Giftkanegon posted a few pictures via twitter featuring the next bishounen to appear in their DRAMAtical Murder plushie series. The set of pictures play... read feature

Upcoming Makoto photo
Upcoming Makoto

Upcoming Free! figurine of Tachibana Makoto by ALTAiR


Yep there are more of them!
Sep 26
Free!, this seasons boy swimming club series has been pretty popular in Japan. I'm glad that the Japanese folks are reaching out to female audiences out there and merchandising men to them. It's been happening for some time, ... read
Nendoroid T.M. Revolution photo
Based on "Preserved Roses" music video outfit
[updated with images from Good Smile Company's official listing! Check out all the faces and accessories. :) -Kristina] The Nendoroid line's musical offerings are growing again: T.M. Revolution has now tweeted out a photo of ... read feature

MegaHouse Tetsuya Kuroko photo
It's hard to resist Kurokocchi's dynamism
[UPDATE: Picture gallery added] [UPDATE 2: CD Japan pre-order link added. Go Go Go !] [update 3: Added another pre-order link :)] Are you ready for some Winter Cup action, Kuroko no Basket fans? Just in time for the highly an... read feature

MegaHouse Ginpachi-sensei photo
It's not a cigarette but a lollipop that's been so lolilolilolied it smokes
The last time we caught a glimpse of Ginpachi-sensei at Wonder Festival 2013 Summer over a month ago, he was still in his unpainted prototype form, but now, the homeroom teacher from the light novel series (and anime extras),... read feature

ALTAiR Uta Pri photo
1000% bishounens!
ALTAiR recently updated their blog and revealed the long awaited prototypes for Uta no Prince-sama's Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren. Although ALTAiR did display both boys during Wonder Festival Summer 2013, there was a pes... read feature

Portrait of Pirates photo
There goes my wallet
[UPDATE: Pre-orders are officially open! HobbyLink Japan and Hobby Search links added.] Alright, One Piece fans, it's time once again, for a Portrait.of.Pirates glitchfest PSA. MegaHouse certainly isn't pulling any punches th... read feature

The Crow Hot Toys photo
The Crow Hot Toys

Hot Toys' Eric Draven figure is to die for!


The Crow gets immortalized in Hot Toys glory
Jul 30
Apparently amazing things happen while I'm out of town, because coming back to find out that The Crow's Eric Draven will be created in figure form by Hot Toys is something I never thought I'd see, but always wanted! This full... read






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