Gunpla

Top sales 7/13 to 7/19 photo
Top sales 7/13 to 7/19

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/13 to 7/19


A so-called "girl's toy" makes the ranks
Jul 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I remember a time when toys were toys; not trading cards and professional drones. Times have really changed... Overall (→)Yo-Kai Watch Youkai Medal Busters Vol.1 (Bandai) (New) Shuriken Sentai Ninninger D...
Top sales 7/6 to 7/12 photo
Top sales 7/6 to 7/12

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/6 to 7/12


Yo-Kai Watch returns
Jul 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
It was a short absence, but Yo-Kai watch is back and with authority. It was only a matter of time really; a series can't be in the top five so consistently and not reappear when something new comes around. Lots of other new f...
Top sales 6/22 to 6/28 photo
Top sales 6/22 to 6/28

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/22 to 6/28


Time to max out those credit cards
Jul 08
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hope you were saving your pennies during this period because we're looking at some of the most expensive figures we've seen in these rankings. It's not often that we see this many high ticket items sell so well in one week. J...

Top sales 6/15 to 6/21 photo
Top sales 6/15 to 6/21

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/15 to 6/21


Break time's over
Jul 07
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
For some reason Toynes.jp took a short break so we don't have rankings for the week of 6/8 to 6/14, but things appear to be back on track! This particular time frame has been a bit delayed, so expect the week of 6/15 to 6/21 ...
RG Astray Red Frame photo
RG Astray Red Frame

Real Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame gets promo video at AX


Gimmicks are a good thing
Jul 04
// Andres Cerrato
The Real Grade line is expanding later this year to include the found in a destroyed colony Gundam Astray Red Frame. It's been a favorite design among fans, which helps to explain why SEED is seeing yet another RG release. Th...
Gunpla Mid Year Campaign photo
Gunpla Mid Year Campaign

Gundam.Info's Mid Year Gunpla prize campaign kicks off today


Buy some kits, win some kits
Jul 03
// Andres Cerrato
I buy a lot of Gunpla. Perhaps you do as well. Starting today, you might get rewarded for buying that sweet, sweet plamo with the Gundam.Info Mid Year Campaign. Held twice a year, the campaign and its participating American r...

Bluefin lists out its exclusives for SDCC next week

Jun 30 // Andres Cerrato
For gunpla, we will have three exclusive models that were previously only available at events in Asia. The three kits are all in 1/144 scale and are the HGUC Zeta Plus Test Type Image Color (Amuro's) for $25.00, the RG Gundam Exia Extra Finish Version for $48.00, and the HGBF Try Burning Gundam PP Clear Version for $22.00. Perhaps the biggest draw will be the S.H. Figuarts Goku Frieza Saga version. It's the Goku you've always wanted, with an actual belt and his symbols. It's almost like the standard Goku release, just now with an extra face and gi symbols! This limited edition of Goku will be available for $45.00 alongside an 18" statue of Goku from X-Plus for $65.00. Also available will be several Action Vinyls from The Loyal Subjects. There will be a set of black/white battle damaged Ninja Turtles, a crystal MMPR Pink Ranger, and a Transformers Construction set. There's one last group of releases for comic and movie fans. Iron Man will have two items, an Iron Man MkIII Magnetic Floating figure with a chrome paint job for $139.99 and a 1/12 Shotgun Iron Man Mark XL for $160.00. In case you're wondering about those prices, they're fully poseable with LEDs throughout. If you'd like another billionaire who fights crime, on hand will be Hero Cross' Hybrid Metal Figuration Batman for $80.00. Oh, there's also an S.H. Figuarts Nise (imposter) Sailor Moon, too. She looks mean and I guess that's kinda cool.  Check out the gallery for what you can buy from Bluefin this San Diego Comic Con.
Bluefin SDCC Exclusives photo
Loan market is stable, right?
In case you haven't noticed, San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and will be open in just over a week. That means it's time to get the full rundown of exclusives and what you can possibly stretch into your budget whether ...

Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31


So this is what variety looks like
Jun 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and...
Top sale 5/18 to 5/24 photo
Top sale 5/18 to 5/24

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/18 to 5/24


Cards. So many cards.
May 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Japan continues to change the concept of toys. I get that these card games are played with, but does that make them toys? Seems like quite the stretch if you ask me. OK, so Yo-Kai Medals aren't technically cards, but they're ...
Top sales 5/11 to 5/17 photo
Top sales 5/11 to 5/17

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/11 to 5/17


Go, go Super Sentai
May 26
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Not sure why, but apparently during this period there was a surge in toy sales from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Japan's current big Super Sentai series claimed the bottom four overall slots. Meanwhile all of the hobby slo...
Top sales 5/4 to 5/10 photo
Top sales 5/4 to 5/10

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10


Well this looks familiar
May 18
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp h...
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3 photo
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3


Is that a drone I see?
May 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for th...
Top sales 4/20 to 4/26 photo
Top sales 4/20 to 4/26

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26


Lots of new arrivals
May 04
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys lis...
Top sales 4/13 to 4/19 photo
Top sales 4/13 to 4/19

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/13 to 4/19


Welp, Bandai wins
Apr 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-...
Top sales 4/6 to 4/12 photo
Top sales 4/6 to 4/12

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/6 to 4/12


Also known as the top 5 Gundam of the week
Apr 19
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
This week supported two known facts: trading card games and Gundam are insanely popular in Japan. To say it was a great week for either, especially Gundam, might be an understatement. There are only three new items this week,...
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5 photo
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5


Plus monthly results for March
Apr 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e...
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29 photo
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29


Bandai continues to dominate
Apr 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22 photo
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22

Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22


Good week for Transformers, Gundam, and Super Sentai
Mar 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...
Bandai photo
Bandai

Anime Japan 2015: Bandai


Are YOU a Newtype?
Mar 24
// Oansun
Following our Max Factory and Good Smile Company coverage from Anime Japan, Bandai had a few Gundam kits to show. 1/144 High Grade Gunplas were on display, spanning the more recent entries: current series Gunda...
Gunpla photo
Gunpla

Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit


Yeah, I still can't always adjust my eyes to see it as 3D
Dec 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epi...

Tomopop About Town: MCM Comic Con London 2014

Nov 25 // Martin Siggers
The vast majority of the 'scene' for toy collectors at the con is the wide variety of independent stores, who cover bases as diverse as gunpla, plushes, anime figures, old toys and handmade goods. As the con has grown larger and major companies have moved in there's perhaps a slight sense that the indies have been pushed out, but there's still a whole bunch of them about, and the floor is better for it. With the success of Build Fighters and Unicorn gunpla has become a much bigger phenomenon over here in the UK, yet oddly enough Bandai weren't hawking their wares in person. Nevertheless stores picked up the slack admirably, including the impressive spread shown here. Probably the biggest name to attend in person were Good Smile Company. Once again they showed up at the show under the guiding hand of European representative Maritan, who we'll hopefully be talking to again soon. The company bought a fine array of merchandise, including several difficult to find Halloween Miku Nendoroids. Needless to say, demand was high for everything and the store was mostly cleared out by the end of the weekend. An unexpected but delightful treat was also at the GSC store, as we got a glimpse of prototypes for Nendoroid Sakura and (the then unreleased) Nendoroid Link. Maritan classified that only two each of these early production run examples had been allowed outside of Japan, with the other headed to the United States branch. Square-Enix's giant glass cabinets are a familiar sight at the convention now, but still a welcome one, and the company had bought along an army of Play Arts Kai figures, including the new DC Variant Superheroes along with the traditional avalanche of Final Fantasy stuff.  Remember how I said it was odd Bandai weren't selling Gunpla? It's especially odd because the company was actually at the con and selling other merchandise to boot. The company had a godly section of Dragon Ball Z collectibles, as well as plenty of One Piece trading figures. Bandai also had a cabinet full of achingly gorgeous Power Rangers Legacy merchandise, including Titanus, Saba and the beautiful Dragon Dagger on display here. Perhaps the most interesting toy-related thing present was the presence of an actual Ichiban Kuji auction. I have no idea how 'official' it was but it was certainly set up in the classic way - you paid £8 (about US$12) for an entry, then drew a raffle ticket with a letter on it denoting the group you'd get a prize from. I entered hoping to snag the nifty looking Madoka Magica prize figures, but ended up with an Attack On Titan hand towel covered in kanji I can't read, reminding me why I don't gamble. Overall I'd still say the Con is a great resource for collectors, although it's maybe less of a place for those of us who are 'in deep' and have our own ways to get this stuff imported in. Instead, it's a window shoppers' delight, stalls bursting to the brim with cool and exotic looking merch that will hopefully persuade many more people to pick up a box and give our hobby a go.
MCM London photo
London Calling
As I covered last time I was at the show, when it comes to anime, manga, sc-fi, fantasy and just general geek gatherings in the UK, there's no event bigger than the twice-yearly MCM Comic Con in London. Though the con scene h...

PG Gundam Unicorn photo
PG Gundam Unicorn

Perfect Grade Gundam Unicorn coming this December


Fully transformable with optional LEDs
Sep 25
// Andres Cerrato
It's the kit that everyone said they wanted when they learned what they could do. The gimmicks for the Perfect Grade line made people dream of what the Unicorn could be if they were to do it. Yes, it's finally coming this Dec...

Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla

Jul 17 // Andres Cerrato
HG Build Burning GundamOctober, ¥1,512   HG 1/144 Lightning GundamNovember, ¥1,728   Winning GundamNo release info  HG 1/144 Powered GM CardiganOctober, ¥1,944   Lightning Back Weapon SystemNovember, ¥864 Powered Arms PowadaOctober, ¥648 
Gundam Build Fighters Try photo
They're gonna Try it this time
Gundam Build Fighters was amazing. It didn't have a great plot, but it was at least enjoyable if just for all of the cameos. It certainly surpassed expectations in the west and now season 2, Gundam Build Fighters Try is on th...

MG Hi-Nu HWS ver. Ka photo
MG Hi-Nu HWS ver. Ka

MG Hi-Nu Gundam ver Ka's Heavy Weapons are ready for battle


Heavy weapons will equal a light wallet
Jul 16
// Andres Cerrato
The Hi-Nu Gundam ver. Ka is simply a beautiful mobile suit. While the first MG Hi-Nu had its detractors because it wasn't like the original design by Izubuchi, the new kit follows his design aesthetics much more faithfully. A...
HG Reconguista in G photo
HG Reconguista in G

Here's the first Gunpla from the new Gundam series


But first, let me build the G-Self
Jun 22
// Andres Cerrato
The late summer of 2014 will see the entry of the latest Gundam television series, Reconguista in G. Being the brainchild of original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, I'm looking very much toward this series. As the series wi...
Shizuoka Hobby Show photo
It's actually happening!
Bandai usually saves their big announcement for Shizuoka and this year they did not disappoint. While the show actually opens tomorrow, someone sneaked in and spoiled us all with this glorious announcement: 1/100 Nightingale....

HGUC Neo Zeong photo
HGUC Neo Zeong

Let's take another giant look at the giant HGUC Neo Zeong


Also fake Char trains and fake Char cars
Apr 26
// Andres Cerrato
In case you missed it this week, Japan is going crazy with Gundam promotions again. The airport in Osaka now features the Red Comet Express, a bullet train decorated in the motiff of Neo Zeon and Full Frontal, the not Char of...
Magazine Scans - Gundam photo
Magazine Scans - Gundam

This month's scans feature tons of new Gunpla


Build Fighters, MG Turn X, and HGAW Airmaster
Apr 23
// Andres Cerrato
I don't think there's ever been a time where I've been more excited by monthly scans. Not only is the Master Grade Turn X now in color, but there's also 4 new kits from Gunpla Build Fighters. On top of that, the new Real Grade Char's Z'Gok has its prototype, and a pair of new HGUCs from Unicorn. Get the full rundown of this month's Gunpla scans after the jump.
GBWC 2014 photo
5 live events plus 1 online competition
You've built your Gunpla and now you want something to do with it. You've painted, sculpted new parts by hand, added armor by cutting many, many small pieces of plaplate. If you'd like the chance to show off your Gunpla, you ...

Magazine Scans - Gundam photo
Magazine Scans - Gundam

More new Gunpla including HGUC Neo Zeong with an equally large price


June is going to be BIG. Also expensive
Mar 21
// Andres Cerrato
When the Neo Zeong was revealed, no one thought it would actually get a HGUC release. Things get crazy and sure enough, it does. This month's hobby scans give a glimpse of what to expect from the monstrosity, along with a few...

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