Due to scheduling difficulties, I wasn't able to get a question post up. My deepest apologies, dearest Tomocast listeners. To make up for it, I brought on a trio of guests that will surely entertain you. To...
Nendoroid Iron Man Mark 42 Hero's Edition is shipping out today, which only makes it appropriate that Kahotan recently previewed him in full. Galleries have been done on the Hall of Armor base before, but more importantl...
A guide has popped up for the recently released Nendoroid More After Parts 01... the only problem is that it's in Japanese and the auto-translate doesn't help much. Thankfully the photos clarify at least some of the uses.
The set itself consists of a stand, various space-y props (sun, moon, stars), song notes, and, most importantly, the option of devil horns, devil wings, a halo, and angel wings. The devil and angel options are both pretty cute and should enhance a good many Nendoroids by making them look more mischievous or innocent.
Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day to act crazy? I don't see why not! After all there's a very fine line between genius and insanity and it probably takes a good amount of both to make it in the figure world.
This week we're looking at some brilliantly warped works from a number of designers and customizers as well as a number of great looking ladies along with a few other things.
With their extremely striking take on Madoka (manufactured by Good Smile Company) receiving widespread praise, Aniplex have decided to take the inevitable next step and announced this morning they'll be producing a companion Homura figure. Unlike Madoka, she won't be in a Maiko outfit, but will instead be sporting her 'Haregi' look - roughly, her Sunday best outfit.
Though we've only got one piece of concept art to go on, I'm immediately drawn to the distinct colour palette of mustard yellow and purple. It's a very unusual combination to go with and deliberately goes against Homura's 'traditional' colours of black, dark purple and white (just as Madoka rejected pink for blue). Definitely one of those things we'll need to see for real to decide on, but it's got potential. We'll let you know as soon as more details emerge.
Ah, Miku. Not technically the first Vocaloid-esque singer, but certainly the most popular by far. I doubt figures of everyone's favorite digital diva will come to a halt any time soon, especially with Good Smile's regular yea...
Good Smile Company has put out their monthly list of what's coming out and what's not coming out for December, and it looks like it's been a pretty solid few weeks for the firm. There's only two delays to note this time aroun...
We recently gave a first look at what some of the Nendoroid More Pajamas accessories looked like when shown with actual figures. Thanks to yesterday's post on Good Smile Company Lab's blog, there are even more images to share, some showcasing another PJ mold. The previous images we saw only featured the body with the hands resting in front with the legs spread to the sides in a collared, button-down top with long pants. The other one has the figure seated with the legs bent and hands resting on the knees. The pajamas on this body type strike me as more cutesy, with puffy short sleeves and frilly edging on the hems.
From looking at the photos, I'd say that there is a good variety of colors in the accessories, the palette fitting many different character types. Although I am a tad disappointed that there isn't anything for the boy Nendoroids. Maybe those will come later?
Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there were some good figure deals to be had, though I can't say I found much of interest at major retailers. Seemed like this year the best deals were online. Or maybe that's the same as every year and I'm just so used to buying stuff online that I don't notice anymore. Well, whatever the case, there were some good stuff out there.
This week on LinkUP we've got an unintentionally large number of Nendoroids to talk about alongside some designer figures, prototypes, bots, another Kickstarter, and some superheroes.
As is no secret by now, I much prefer the Fate series' Saber in her rare feminine versions. As good as she looks in a suit, few things beat something like Saber Lily, or in this case a new Bride version. Much as I dislike Nen...
If you pre-ordered or just generally liked Good Smile Company's 1/8-scale Akane who hails from Vividred Operation, then you may want to check out Kahotan's latest blog showing her off.
The most useful bits of her post cover how to attach Akane to her Wanko hover bike and what can be displayed along with her. She also provided a box shot and base shot which is nice to see pre-release. Also of note, Kahotan put a Nendoroid Petit in the bike and a Nendoroid on the bike so everyone can see how big it is.
In all it makes for a good read, and it kind of makes me wish I had pre-ordered Akane for my own collection, but I am saving up funds for my next big hobby investment right now. Did any of you Tomo readers out there order Akane? I bet you can't wait for her to show up!
I like what I see in the sculpt and colors so far, but found the lack of variety a little off putting. Fortunately, tomorrow they will be showing off a new tunic type of pajama so I am hoping to see a little bit more variety. It's not that I don't think the two Milky Holmes Nendoroids they showed off here were not cute or anything, but I consider showing off two figurines with exactly the same bottom half sculpting with some recolors no matter the quality of the sculpt to look pretty cheap. But at least the colors chosen are pretty rich and pajama-like, aren't they?
What do you think Tomopeeps? Am I just spoiled on highly detailed figurines? Am I being too critical? Let me know in the comments.
Miku blizzards are no laughing matter as they claim the lives of dozens each year. The heavy snowfall of holiday Mikus buries sidewalks and even houses. The danger posed by the figma Snow Miku, as seen in Kahotan's preview gallery, as well the Nendoroid Snow Miku may be the most severe in years.
I cannot stress enough how harmfully cute this figma Snow Miku is and, if matters weren't bad enough, it comes with an adorable snowman accessory. I'm shivering already! Snow Miku comes with an optional scarf and alternate mitten hands which are perfect for outdoor snowy scenes (your levels of snow may vary).
Max Factory's figma Snow Miku will be first available through various promos (check out Kahotan's preview for more information) before becoming available to the general public through online orders. Are you guys as ic-ecstatic as I am?