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11:00 PM on 10.08.2014

S.H.Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha gets some new shots

You've probably already heard by now, but the Naruto manga is now in it's final weeks, set to end at the beginning of November. Seems like bad timing for Bandai to be releasing Naruto figures, that might have a little somethi...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap photo
Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap
by Scarecroodle

Sometimes there's more awesome than there is time and humble Tomopop editors can't get around to everything. As such, an explosively awesome recap is needed.

Click the jump to see explosions, Gamera, more explosions, Bishoujo She-Hulk, explosions, a monster anthropomorphized into a young girl, and, oh yeah, explosions. Plus Gamera!

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Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke photo
Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke
by Pedro Cortes

You know, there's something to be said about the harem show. Sure, they're usually puerile, insipid and lacking in any sort of redeeming value. Yes, they usually rely on fanservice in lieu of good animation or solid design. You know what... there's very little to say about most harem shows beyond their pervy value.

What's interesting on the merch side of things is that most harem shows don't usually get posed figures. Outside of Bakemonogatari, which definitely has a harem element to it, I can't think of many series that'll get figmas or Figuarts. Bandai, perhaps trying to stretch out their poseable figure line, has gone ahead and made an S.H. Figuarts of Momo Deviluke, from To Love-Ru Darkness.

How good is the figure? Well, let's just put it this way: there's usually a reason why harem shows don't get poseable figures. Hit the jump to find out why.

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Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver.
by Pedro Cortes

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. What's even better is that there are enough action scenes, costume changes and time skips to provide multiple versions for release.

One of these spin-offs is the battle versions of the Figuarts ZERO line. Previously released characters get put into (ostensibly) better poses with effect parts that reflect their abilities. It's a great idea, but one that could lead to collector fatigue. However, when the quality of the figures is so good, it's hard to imagine fans not snapping them up when they get the chance.

Hit the jump to see two such figures get some excellent battle versions!

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2:30 AM on 05.12.2014

Tamashii Summer Collection 2014: Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA gallery

Bluefin has released a photo gallery of this year's Tamashii Summer Collection exhibit. Although the photos don't include the recently revealed Sailor Moon collectibles,  there was a lot of other recent stuff including t...

Scarecroodle

3:00 AM on 04.30.2014

Tear it up with some Godzilla effect sets

Bandai has crafted enough accessories to destroy a small city... specifically a small city that the company has crafted as well. The accessory sets, both of which contain broken buildings, are divided into S.H. MonsterArts Go...

Scarecroodle

1:30 AM on 04.30.2014

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA trying to arrange earlier reveal for S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2014

Although we've seen a Godzilla 2014 figure or two revealed, we have yet to see what Bandai will be doing in its S.H. MonsterArts line. That may change, however, if Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA is able to arrange an earlier re...

Scarecroodle



Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts Alien Warrior photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts Alien Warrior
by Scarecroodle

The Xenomorph. Nature's perfect predator. Acidic blood. The ability to incubate in almost any living thing and take on the host's characteristics. A sleek black, bony exterior. Truly one of the greatest monster designs out there.

Bandai has sought to capture this perfection in S.H. MonsterArts form, by adapting one of the Alien Warriors (or Xenomorph Warriors) from the Alien vs. Predator films. It's crazy detailed and features some wicked craftsmanship, but is it scary good?

Full review after the jump.

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4:00 AM on 03.05.2014

Figuarts Zero Frieza pre-orders are about ready to blow up... some planets?

Bluefin Tamashii has released some product images for the upcoming Figuarts Zero: Frieza Final Form. Dragon Ball Z fans may recall that Frieza's muscles swelled (and presumably *other parts* shrank) when the villain fully pow...

Scarecroodle

11:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Toy Fair 2014: Tamashii - S.H. Figuarts Naruto

No, it's not Genjutsu you're seeing, Naruto is actually getting a figure in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line (although if you're seeing something *other* than this then you're mostly likely under the effects of Genjutsu). The oran...

Scarecroodle

1:00 PM on 02.08.2014

Go West, young SHF Imperialdramon!

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA  has announced that Digimon is being considered as "a strategic property for the U.S. thanks to new licensing opportunities". The immediate result of said opportunity is that Bandai's S.H. Fi...

Scarecroodle



6:00 PM on 02.06.2014

S.H. Figuarts Piccolo, SS Goku get a Western reissue

Bluefin Tamashii Nation USA recently announced that Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Piccolo and Super Sayian Goku would be reissued in the West, supposedly the first such release for fans in Europe, and those pre-orders are now open. ...

Scarecroodle