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8:00 PM on 09.11.2014

FuRyu's Transformers 4 Bumblebee prize figure is impressive

FyRyu's first shots at doing Transformers prize figures are actually pretty impressive. Their first figure, Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime, comes loaded with finely sculpted details, and the type of paint ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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Tomopop Review: FuRyu's Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Tomopop Review: FuRyu's Cardcaptor Sakura
by Martin Siggers

The drought of Cardcaptor Sakura figures has long been a source of incredible frustration to me. The series has everything you need to make an army of great collectibles - cute girls, handsome boys, annoying mascots and an adorable lead character who has an endless supply of flashy outfits. Even though Good Smile Company announced a very adorable Nendoroid, there's still a glaring lack of scale static figures. So when FuRyu announced they would be making a prize figure of Sakura, fans jumped all over it. Can something traditionally cheap and cheerful live up to a long held desire though?

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11:00 PM on 05.29.2014

FuRyu faces extinction with Transformers 4 movie prize figures

Looks like Transformers 4: Age of Extinction will be getting some prize figures in Japanese arcades soon. Dengeki Hobby posted a pair of photos on Twitter showing off FuRyu's take on TF4 characters Optimus Prime and Bumblebee...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

6:00 PM on 05.27.2014

FuRyu's Eren Yeager is looking impressive for a prize figure

I'm pretty late at this, but I'm finally watching Attack on Titan now that the English dub is airing on Toonami. I'm really enjoying it, though it hasn't exactly been what I was expecting. Somehow I thought it would be a lot ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



FuRyu's Mikasa Ackerman is finally previewed photo
FuRyu's Mikasa Ackerman is finally previewed
by Kristina Pino

A little over a month ago, we had just a peek at this Mikasa figure when we had a look at her partner in plastic, Eren. And it's about time, too, since she's due for release in June.

Check out the gallery for some pictures from FuRyu's production blog, and let us know what your thoughts are! Personally, I think she's great for a prize figure. I mean, I guess her hair looks a little goopy, but it's tough to argue with ~¥1,600.

[Pre-order at Big in Japan]

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4:30 PM on 03.29.2014

Biggish gallery appears for FuRyu's biggish Colossal Titan

At 21-cm tall, FuRyu's Colossal Titan is big enough to tower over your Attack on Titan figma... even if he doesn't exactly scale well. The recently released soft vinyl figure has received a decent-sized photo gallery that sho...

Scarecroodle

8:00 AM on 03.05.2014

A glance at FuRyu's feisty Eren Jaeger

The parade of Attack on Titan goodies continues with this FuRyu Prize rendition of Eren Jaeger, who is leaping into action in two photos they've shared on their blog. There's a third image with a look at details of his utilit...

Kristina Pino



Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Olympics are in full swing once again and Valentine's Day is tomorrow, probably the two best events for precious metals. Man, why is the shortest month of the year also the busiest?

This week we've got more galleries, customs, LEGO pieces, and plushies. Follow me after the jump to see it all! Incidentally, I've tried to watch Full Metal Panic twice and still haven't finished the first season...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! I know I've complained at least once already about the winter, but when dealing with subzero temps as often as we have this year I think it warrants some additional complaining. They say the best way to deal with the cold is to think about warm weather, but that's just something people from warm climates say.

Still, the Japanese seem to be pretty content with the warm thoughts; just look at all of the bathing suit-clad figures they've been cranking out this winter! I don't even remember the last time I went to the beach; it's been years. My parents have a pool, at least, but I only used it once last year. Man, I need to get more sun...

Anyway, this week we've got more girls in swimwear, oddball movie toys, and even some hand-knit TV toys. Follow me in to the deep end after the jump!

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9:00 AM on 11.07.2013

Someone finally got around to making Cardcaptor Sakura

For years I've dreamed of someone making scale Cardcaptor Sakura figures and allowing me to own a piece of my childhood. I even nominated Sakura herself for our Fantasy Figurine article earlier this year, and while ...

Martin Siggers

7:00 PM on 04.22.2013

Get a better look at FuRyu's HENNEKO prize figures

Last month in March we got our first look at FuRyu's new pair of prize figures based on the new anime the "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat currently streaming on Crunchyroll. New images have arrived showing off the duo in mu...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





FuRyu prepares for the spring season with HENNEKO figures photo
FuRyu prepares for the spring season with HENNEKO figures
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

We're now in the tail end of March, so you know what that means! New anime season! One of the most anticipated titles coming our way for the spring season is the "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko) or HENNEKO for short. Based on the light novel series by Sou Sagara it follows the story of a boy who is no longer able to keep his inner most thoughts to himself after praying to a stony cat. 

This is a pretty impressive looking set of prize figures from FuRyu, a company I usually associate with lackluster sculpting. Not only is the sculpting nice and playful, but the bases cleverly keeps both figures from touching the ground. Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi sits suspended in the moon while Azusa Azuki is jumping with both feet off the ground; both making cute cat poses. Best part is that their bases can be connected into a single display. I really have to give FuRyu credit for their creativity on this one, the poses are based in part on official art, but I'm pretty sure the rest is all them. 

No real word on release, just that they'll be out this year. Seeing as how our first look at the pair is already painted they probably aren't too far away. Being prize figures their price is going to depend on the shops rather than any sort of MSRP. The anime itself begins on April 14 and while an English simulcast hasn't been announced yet you can be sure we'll be getting word on one soon enough. 

[via 2chan]

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