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Sailor Moon Official announces new prizes from Banpresto

It was announced last night that Sailor Moon would be getting new figures. I know, by now you’re probably used to hearing that now. It’s true, there has been an abundance of new figures from a number of companies and lines. Th...

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You gotta catch this Pokemon Snorlax cushion

What Pokemon fan hasn't dreamed of just cuddling up with a Snorlax? I mean, they just look so darn relaxed, not to mention fluffy. The good folks over at Banpresto have seen fit to make that dream a reality for gamers and napping enthusiast...

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Tomopop LinkUP: The rated A-plush edition

Hello and Welcome to this week's Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a crazy, exhausting week for me. Between a three-day ice storm, a 17 hour power outage, and rushing through Christmas, it has all left me a little drained. But the news doesn't stop...

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NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - misc. figures and role play

Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nations are bringin...


Chara Hobby 2013: Banpresto

Banpresto were also present at Chara Hobby, so that can mean only one thing... Lots of Ichiban Kuji items!! There were also some showings of their SQ figures line as well, with Saber and the Madoka Magica girls appearing and they're not loo...

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Banpresto's Sonico actually looks really good

Sonico artist Tsuji Santa has posted a few photos on his Twitter showing off the Banpresto SQ Sonico figure. It's only a few shots of her, but for a Banpresto figure and a Sonico figure in general, she looks very good and pretty tame. I esp...

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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Super Sonico Edition

Oh Sonico, you are the Barbie of Nitro+. Wear all of the outfits you can! You've dressed up on many occassions before, but now you're ready to graduate! You've got your motarboard on because you've risen to the ranks of academia and intelle...

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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Banpresto Super Sonico

Super Sonico continues to prove her popularity is anything but short lived with even more offerings coming our way through Banpresto. Starting with three mini figures I was actually surprised to learn that there are actually other char...


What's in UFO catchers? Eva, Persona, Toy Story, and more

I make it a point to visit one of my local arcades at least once every couple of weeks to see what figures are in the UFO catchers, and I figure I may as well share it with you all. Pardon the image quality — I don't walk around arcad...


Tales Fest 2013: Alter's Tales of Symphonia and more!

Fans of the Tales series have a lot of awesome news to look forwards to with the upcoming Tales of Festival 2013 on the horizon, but a little bit of that awesomeness leaked out ahead of time! Alter is making a 1/8-scale figure of Loyd Irvin...


Magazine Scans reveal new Ichiban Kuji prize figures

New hobby magazine scans showed these Ichiban Kuji prize figures based on characters one of my favorite shows, The Idol Master. If you remember, last month I sort of bashed Ichiban Kuji's designs of their K-ON! prize figures. So what do I t...


See Banpresto's latest figures from the 31st Prize Fair

Just when you thought all of the figure shows were over for February another one sneaks in with a bunch of new things to see. Dengeki Hobby has posted their coverage of the Japan Amusement Expo 2013 31st Prize Expo showing off the late...


Banpresto, Wing show off Sword Art Online Ichiban Kuji

It's that time again when magazine scans flood the internet and both Wing and Banpresto has some pretty choice figures on digital display hailing from the anime,  Sword Art Online. The first in the loyal lineup is a poseable figure of ...


Tomopop Hatsukoi: the figure that started everything

Ever look over your collections and think about what started it all in the first place? As collectors, we always treasure new and old things, but there is always a special place in our hearts for the first things we collect. The header imag...


Tomopop Review: Master Stars Piece Kotetsu T. Kaburagi

Without a doubt, the biggest merchandising surprise in the last couple of years is Tiger & Bunny. I don't think anybody figured that both men and women would flock to a show inspired by western super heroes, but lo and behold, everybody...


It's prize figures aplenty in the latest magazine scans

This time around from the wonderful world of magazine scans we get some serious offerings from the big three in the realm of prize figures: Banpresto, FuRyu, and Sega Prize. All three look to be bringing their A-game, giving us a look ...


Banpresto has new Gundam Unicorn figures for its DXF line

Outside of two releases by Megahouse, if you wanted some figures of the cast from Gundam Unicorn, you were out of luck. It's taken six episodes, but we're finally getting them! They were on display at several prize fairs, but preview shots ...


Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Cospa, Banpresto and the rest

As the cap on our Miyazawa Model Exhibition coverage, there's a few more companies whose wares we've rounded up into one big post. The Ken Elephant booth was chock full of Kaiyodo's Revoltech figures, including the prototype for the upcomin...


30th Prize Fair: Banpresto

Cripes! Another event, Japan? You're keeping yourselves busy with all the product showcasing. At least with the focus of this event, there are plenty more chances for characters we may like at a fraction of the cost. I'm talking prize figur...


Who is coming to Animate Girls Festival 2012?

Otome games, anime, cosplay, and especially Boys' Love are all the things you're going to find at the upcoming Animate Girls Festival 2012 event in Tokyo. But what about figures of boys, boys, and more boys? Who is coming along to show off ...


Dengeki Festival 2012: Banpresto

As you might have gathered from other posts today, another toy event is going on in Japan! This time, the event in question is Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. Banpresto had a display there and, while it only showed figures from three ser...


Index/Railgun game sweetens the deal with new figures

In a new video Banpresto has given their first good look at the limited edition of their new A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun crossover game, A Certain Magical and Scientific Ensemble for PSP, which will i...


Tomopop Video Review: Banpresto's Super DX Victini plush

A while back, I got to review Banpresto's Super DX Celebi plush and, once again thanks to the kind folks at Power Anime, an opportunity has arisen for me to check out another legendary Pokemon, Victini. This fire and psychic-type pocket mon...


Keep an eye out for these Banpresto figures

More than a handful of awesome prizes from Banpresto have been released this month, so check these highlights: Blue Exorcist: Petites Rin, Yukio, Amaimon; plush Kuro two Hunter x Hunter DX figures: Killua and Leorio two K-On! figures:...


C3 x Chara Hobby 2012: Banpresto brings the Macross Goods

Banpresto really took quite a bit onto the Stage at Chara Hobby. We've already seen their offerings for Madoka Magica and Fate\Zero and now, they want everyone to LISTEN TO HER SONG!!!! Admittedly, I've never been a fan of Nekki Basara but ...


C3 x Chara Hobby 2012: Ichiban Kuji

Thanks to the cool folks at Tokyo Hunter (particularly Ramon McGlown, who took pictures), we've got some great images of what Ichiban Kuji showed at the C3 x Chara Hobby event this weekend. Check out the gallery for pictures of: -Goddess Ma...


C3 x Chara Hobby 2012: Banpresto-Madoka Magica, fate/zero

Banpresto brings out the goods for Chara Hobby 2012 and now, we are taking a look at their Madoka Magica and fate/zero goods. Out of the pair, Madoka has the most to offer, being represented not only by figures (more on those in a moment) b...


Chara 2012 C3 x Hobby - Gundam items that aren't Gunpla

Gundam isn't just about model kits as they have to hit your collection on just about every front. Whether it's just a normal figure, PVC, character plush, or a special Char Aznable-themed Toyota, it will come to dominate your entire collect...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Rinne no Lagrange's girls

Rinne no Lagrange, the anime also known as Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne, must be pretty dang popular because the bulk of both AmiAmi's and Banpresto's Wonder Festival offerings draw from it. The three leading ladies are all present and acc...


Banpresto serve up some great Blue Exorcist figures

For those of you who are fans of the shonen series Blue Exorcist (which is licensed, by the way, and the last volume of the anime was just recently released), you might be excited to see some of these previews! We've got scaled figures of R...


This month's hobby scans show off new prize figures

I always love looking at the stuff coming out from Banpresto, Ichiban Kuji and SEGA prize. This month, we've got some Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, OreImo (September release), Accel World (also September), K-On! (the movie), and Ano...


Tomopop Review: Jun and Sawako Banpresto Kyun Chara

Those who follow what I collect and write about will know that I love mini figures. Apparently HobbyLink Japan does too, because thanks to their generosity for providing these samples, I am able to give you a look at two of Banpre...


Check out the Tiger & Bunny World Collectible Figures

On May 30, Banpresto held the 28th Autumn Prize Fair in Ariake displaying the latest prize figures that will be up for grabs in the upcoming months. One of the featured series items that were showcased at the event was the Tiger & Bunny...


A plethora of Pokemon up for pre-order!

Banpresto and Bandai will be bringing out the goods for Pokemon fans in the coming months with toys themed to the Black and White generation of Pokemon games. The first release, shipping in mid-July, is Bandai's plastic model of the legenda...


New Aquarion Evol Banpesto prize figures are on the way

Fans of Aquarion Evol and pretty girls might be happy to learn that Banpresto is releasing two new prize figures from the series later this November. They are the main lead Suzuhiro Mikono and the sexy Zessika Wong. Prize figures are not al...


Tomopop Video Review: Banpresto's Super DX Celebi plush

I love Pokemon. I love the obsessive-compulsive nature of the games. I love the innocent feel to the stories, but most of all, I love the monsters. There are so many to cherish and adore. I have played over 500 hours (no joke — I chec...


Banpresto joins the Hobby Round party!!

Even though Hobby Round is a Volks event, that doesn't mean that they were the only ones with items on display at the event. Banpresto was also on hand showing off some of their future prize figure releases. As well as Irisviel and Saber fr...


Check out Banpresto's new Monster Hunter prizes

Are you ready to hunt some monster prizes? Banpresto is hoping you are. This month, they released two new sets of prizes, one of character figures and another of plush coin purses, from Capcom's hit series, Monster Hunter.  There are f...


Anime Contents Expo (ACE) 2012

It's another event from Japan and figure manufacturers displaying their latest and upcoming goods! The Anime Content Expo (ACE) 2012, running March 31, 2012 to April 1, 2012, brings anime to the fans with various events such as performances...


Banpresto's Kyun Chara 2012 collection

According to Akiba Hobby, Banpresto recently held a figurine exhibition called Defohaku, where they showcased Banpresto's excellent Kyun Chara collection showing off their past, present and future creations. Today, we are going to take a pe...


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