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9:00 PM on 07.06.2014

Anime Expo 2014: Good Smile Company's panel

Today may mark the end of Anime Expo 2014 but it heralds the starts of Tomopop's coverage of the convention. Good Smile Company's panel, which took place last Friday night. Good Smile Company staff, including their CEO T...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 PM on 07.04.2014

GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one)

No question that Good Smile Company is full of some of the most talented sculptors, painters, and designers in the industry. We know what they can do under assignment, but what happens when the reins come off and staff are fr...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Don't freak out before pre-ordering Nendoroid Armin photo
Don't freak out before pre-ordering Nendoroid Armin
by Martin Siggers

We saw him in scans last month, but now Nendoroid Armin has full burst onto the scene, showing up in a very charming Kahotan preview and going up for pre-order at all the major stores.

I like Armin's character design - his blonde boyishness is a nice break from a succession of dark haired grim faced heroes - and the included faces are excellent as always, particularly the fantastic 'shocked' expression. Still, as cool as it is I'm getting pretty weary of seeing a billion figures in the Attack On Titan uniform and this doesn't really do much to change that. If you can't get enough though, know that he'll cost you ¥3,889 and be out this October. Hit the links below to get your pre-orders in.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | J-List | Big in Japan | Good Smile Online Shop (w/exclusive grass stand) ]

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10:00 PM on 06.28.2014

Kahotan Station shows off new Nendoroids, figmas

Just a few days ago, Kahotan hosted a broadcast on NicoNico showing off Good Smile's latest ... in the middle of the night here. Thankfully, ani735para on Tumblr grabbed a bunch of screenshots from the broadcast, which have r...

Brian Szabelski

1:00 PM on 06.27.2014

Good Smile opening new Japanese factory

Mikatan's old letter column, Kuroyagi-san's Letter Corner, has been rebranded as Kahotan Post Office, and in its first edition, she's officially announced (in English) that Good Smile Company will be setting up a figure ...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 06.21.2014

Don't let Titans scare off your Nendoroid Armin

Sorry Armin fans, I'm not really into him. But I'm into Attack on Titan Nendoroids, so I bring glad tidings! Nendoroid Armin was announced a while back, and is kind of a no-brainer. He's a central character after all, next to...

Tianxiao Ma

Good Smile Company unveils Summer Wonder Festival exclusives photo
Good Smile Company unveils Summer Wonder Festival exclusives
by Martin Siggers

Is it really almost Wonder Festival time again? Yes, though it might be difficult to believe, the biannual celebration of all things figure is almost upon us, and as ever headliner Good Smile Company has some neat exclusives to announce. Rather than a long drawn out tease like usual though, instead the company has just decided to cut to the chase and reveal everything all at once. Without further ado then, your WonFes exclusives are...

There are also two event-only charms of Wo-Class, plus the announcement of an online exclusive Ninja Slayer figma, although we've got no more details on that one yet.

As ever, GSC will have a limited quantity of exclusives on the floor (500 for the Dekacchu, 2500 for everything else) but those unable to attend will be able to grab any of the six main releases from the Good Smile Online Shop between 27th July and the 4th August. Any readers tempted to crack open your wallets for these?

[ via Good Smile Company ]

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Tomopop Review: Devil Survivor 2's Hibiki Kuze Nendoroid photo
Tomopop Review: Devil Survivor 2's Hibiki Kuze Nendoroid
by Rio McCarthy

"Everybody's weak. That's why we rely on others. We live by helping one another. We can say, we need one another. I've been able to survive because I have you and the others."
— Hibiki Kuze, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

Pop on that bunny hood, and let's listen to some tunes, shall we? Hibiki Kuze is the main character of Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, also just known as the protagonist from Devil Survivor 2 the 3DS game. I'm a pretty big fan of Shin Megami Tensei and their numerous projects, so I was excited to get this guy in my hands.

Take a peek after the jump to see if that excitement still stands after playing around with him a bit!

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3:00 AM on 06.19.2014

Madoka dons a yukata once more, now in Nendoroid form

Madoka of the popular Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series is once again breaking out her yukata. We saw her appear in this outfit for a figure by FREEing last year but the whole ensemble suits a cutesy Nendoroid ...

Natalie Kipper

Eat some yummy gods with Nana Kouzuki photo
Eat some yummy gods with Nana Kouzuki
by Tianxiao Ma

God Eater 2 heroine Nana Kouzuki (sometimes rendered "Kazuki") has gotten a pretty adorable Nendoroid. That's not saying much I guess because most Nendos are adorable, but Nana looks especially cheerful and sweet.

I'm sure my impression has something to do with her Oden bread accessory. The other thing I like about this set is her rocket hammer. As an avid fan of Gunnm/Battle Angel, I always appreciate a good rocket hammer.

Nana is up for pre-order now for ¥5,500, and is set for an October release. Kahotan has her usual great preview up, so give it a look!

[ Pre-order at Good Smile Online Shop | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | Big in Japan ]

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12:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Good Smile reveals its June figure delays

Good Smile Company has just posted its list of delays for June, and thankfully, the delays aren't long. Everything on this month's list has been pushed back to a July release, with Penguin Parade releases making up the majori...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 AM on 06.13.2014

Star Wars finally to be mass merchandised by mass manufacturers

If a catalog coming out of the International Tokyo Toy Fair is to be believed, there is going to be a lot of people involved in Star Wars over the next few years. Bandai has already revealed their hand partially with S.H. Fig...

Andres Cerrato