Wonder Festival 2016 Summer: Alter

Alter is one of the bigger names when it comes to figures but their output has slowed in recent years. Having said that, I feel that they have upped their game again after a number of rather bland entries... But for this year, Alter have go...

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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/7 to 9/13

So this is a rarity, all but one of the items ranking this week is new to the list. The only returning item is that Yo-Kai Watch watch. There's also another rare girl's toy sneaking into the top overall entries. Otherwise the rest of the ov...

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Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2015: figma

Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing here we haven't se...

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More magazine scans mean more figma prototypes

Another month of magazine scans means another month of figmas, including some prototypes. One of the two that showed up was  figma Ganaha Hibiki, in almost the same pose we've seen her in during some of the events earlier this yea...


Volks sneaks in one more Idolm@ster announcement

Volks just can't keep away from the Idolm@ster right now. Along with the news and first showings of Rin and Ranko, the Volks Dollfie Dream Twitter page has also posted up a teaser for their next release and they're going back to basics with...

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Kahotan previews Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver.

Oh, Mika, I wag my finger at thee! Kahotan recently uploaded a preview for Phat Company's Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver. (currently available for pre-order). I have to confess that I'm a little worried about Mika's career. You see, the ...

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Mika Jougasaki demonstrates some crazy-eyed charisma

Mika Jougasaki is one of the Jougasaki sisters (what, you haven't heard of them?) from Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. I don't know what her personality is like, but I do love that grin and wild-eyed stare. You could say that I heart Mika ind...

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[Updated] IDOLM@STER goth lolita Ranko gets a figma

[Update: New pictures added to the gallery and pre-orders are now open!] Thanks to a combination of magazine images and Tweets from @2Tohei we're getting our first look at figma Kanzaki Ranko! Ranko is one of the many girls to appear i...

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Good Smile announces first delays of 2014

Good Smile Company has just announced their releases and their delays for January and it's a pretty regular month. Which is to say, there's a fair few delays, some of them disappointingly high profile. Probably the most notable re-schedulin...

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Idol M@ster's Yukiho Hagiwara is the next Cu-Poche figure

Yesterday, Kotobukiya announced the next figure coming to their lovable Cu-Poche figure line, Idol M@ster's Yukiho Hagiwara. The aspiring pop singer will be shrunk down to chibi proportions, standing at a mere 4 and a half inches tall. Like...

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Check out these three Idol Master Beach Queens

It's been about a month since Wave's trio of Idol Master Beach Queens beauties became available for pre-order. As expected, Akibahobby recently got their hands on a sample of these three ladies, Miki, Azusa, and Takane and posted their...

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figma Chihaya Kisaragi pre-orders take the stage

Prepare yourself, there's an figma IDOLM@STER flood coming. The first of many members of the original idols will be coming soon in figma form. And I'm not kidding when I say a flood; we're talking about some 16 girls for Max Factory to choo...


Two more iDOLM@STER figures come to the Brilliant Stage

Another month and another batch of scans from Hobby Japan. This time around Megahouse has a pair of ladies from iDOLM@STER for us and they aren't even from the same game. First up is franchise newcomer Umi Kousaka from IDOLM@STER: Million L...

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Preview and Pre-order GSC's Cinderella Girl Uzuki

Some of you may have heard of Idol M@ster's social game Cinderella girls, however seeing how it is a Japanese only social game I doubt many of us have had much experience with it. Still we have seen a few of their designs such as GSC's fant...


Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Game Garage Kits (Part 1)

Next up, we're looking at the video game garage kits and we're starting with the slightly more Japan-centric ones first. The Idolm@ster and Senran Kagura totally dominated here with a huge number of kits from both series. Heck, one even man...

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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Nendoroids Part 2

I've never seen so many Nendoroids in one place then what we saw at Wonfes this year. Okay, well maybe the Good Smile Cafe has more Nendoroids but that is an unusual exception and not a trade show per say. In addition to the Nendoroids that...

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Pre-order GSC's Rin Shibuya from IdolM@ster

Fans of Idols M@ster and those who like figurines who look like they are singing should check this pretty figure by GSC of Rin Shibuya from IdolM@ster Cinderella girls. I've not really kept up with the whole Cinderella girls franchise but I...


Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche Haruka Amami

When Kotobukiya first announced their new Cu-Poche line, I was a bit apprehensive. I mean, when it comes to figures in their chibi-fied forms, Good Smile Company has prime time real-estate in that market. However, once I learned of the uniq...

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Good Smile, Arcadia, others announce delays

Delay time has arrived, and it's apparently hit Good Smile Company's Nendoroid line. Three Nendoroids are among those delayed, and they include both the Rin and Wooser set and the big-headed Mikudayo, destroyer of worlds. It's also hit Arca...

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Phat Company's Hibiki is just about ready to dance

iDOLM@STER 2's Hibiki Ganaha is looking lively as a 1/8-scale figure thanks to Phat Company's work. This prototype was on display at a Good Smile Company exhibition in Akihabara. Hibiki is running with her hands in her pockets, which is act...


Phat Company's Minicchu Ranko gets teased

This is Ranko Kanzaki from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls from Phat Company's Minicchu line. Mikatan posted this single picture on her Twitter account. Maybe she'll be doing a preview in the near future? The tweet itself says that this will be...


Magazine Scans reveal new Ichiban Kuji prize figures

New hobby magazine scans showed these Ichiban Kuji prize figures based on characters one of my favorite shows, The Idol Master. If you remember, last month I sort of bashed Ichiban Kuji's designs of their K-ON! prize figures. So what do I t...


Danny Choo previews Cu-poche Haruka Amami

The first release in Kotobukiya's new Cu-poche line of super-deformed figures is finally almost here! Haruka Amami from The Idolm@ster is looking as cute as ever, and Danny Choo has a nice gallery up of the figure.  He talks about all ...


Tomopop Review: COSPA's Anzu Stuffed Rabbit

Okay, I might not be one for social games, like Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, but I know a cute plush when I see one, and Anzu's stuffed rabbit certainly fits the bill. Let me tell you, one doesn't have to know the source...


Pre-order Kotobukiya's Hibiki from Idol M@ster

Fans of the animal loving Hibiki Ganaha hailing from The Idol Master will pleased that pre-orders are now available for Kotobukiya's latest sculpt of her. For those of you unfamiliar with Hibiki you can watch episode 16 of the ser...


Under the Radar: Pre-order this cute Yukiho Beach Queen

Sometimes something cool or cute pops up and somehow it slips under the news radar. In this case I was browsing various stores' pre-orders and saw Wave's Yukiho from The IdolM@ster staring back at me. Even though reporting that pr...

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A look at Hobby Maker Exhibition 2013 Winter

Mikatan has posted a little gallery of photos from the Hobby Maker Exhibition that follows Wonder Festival 2013, and to no one's surprise, it's mostly of Good Smile and Max Factory items.  There's some new stuff in here, and with all t...


Wonder Festival IDOLM@STER figma duo get a preview

The count down continues to the 2013 Wonder Festival (Winter) and Mikatan has turned her attention towards two of Max Factory's exclusives, figma Rin Shibuya and Anzu Futaba. Like many of the offerings this time around the pair ha...


Good Smile previews Dekacchu Kirari Moroboshi

Phat! Company has got themselves another new line of figures in the Dekacchu series (bigger versions of their Minicchu figures), featuring Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls' Kirari Moroboshi in a rather large-scale look. Thankfully, Mik...


Wonderful Hobby Life For You!! 17 site is go!

The next Wonder Festival is just over three weeks away and Good Smile Company is now ready to unveil all their plans for the big event. The website for Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 17 has now gone live with all the show plans, but more im...


Beach Queen Miuru Azusa from Idolmaster is re-released

Azusa is every bit as photogenic as I remember her the first time she came around. While her pose may be a little showy for my taste, I can appreciate her figure. I always love seeing flowers in a girls' hair, and her red flower contrasts w...


Wave's boyish Makoto Beach Queen available for pre-order

Makoto from The Idolm@ster is known for being a little "boyish" much to her dismay she is often not dressed in the most feminine clothes. However, this Makoto is not too boyish at all in this latest Beach Queen figurine by Wave. Of cou...


Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya had a diverse array of products on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. You can see some of their character model kits, such as the Combat-san Rookie, Yotsuba&!'s Danbo (and miniature version) and Yotsuba, and Xenosaga I...


Megahouse's Hagiwara Yukiho gets a new colorway

Megahouse's Hagiwara Yukiho figure is getting a brand new colorway thanks to Japanese convenience store chain Lawson. As part of their new Idolm@ster advertisement campaign with Kirin Beverages, which starts Oct. 30 and runs through No...


Yayoi Takatsuki dancing into pre-orders tonight

Made it through last night's pre-orders? Or passed it up to get to the other goods tonight? I briefly mentioned an iDOLM@STER-related pre-order going down tonight, but now I've got a lovely little preview for you to go with it thanks to Den...


TGS 2012: Kotobukiya's swimsuit Miki from IdolM@ster

Our friends over at Tokyo Hunter have provided us with a lot of excellent photos from Tokyo Game Show 2012 this weekend! Thanks to them we are able to bring you previews of lots of upcoming figurines that have been displayed there. Among th...


The Cu-Poche line arrives with Haruka Amami

Since the surprise debut at Wonder Festival 2012 Summer, Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche line has slowly had a trickle of information come out. We know they're kicking things off with Idolm@ster's Haruka Amami and there'd be some interesting new twis...


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Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"


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Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"


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Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"


Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"


Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"


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