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4:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Agito Shining Form

Kamen Rider Agito has had his share of figures. It was one of the notorious early releases in the S.H. Figuarts line, namely due to the fact it only came with the standard figure and two extra hands. Since then, the other for...

Andres Cerrato


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The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
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9:00 AM on 03.26.2014

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Kabuto 2.0 preview details new possibilities for line

The original S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Kabuto was released more than 5 years ago. At that time, it was a great figure and in many respects, still is. However, with 5 years come a lot of innovations. Bandai deemed it necessary...

Andres Cerrato

2:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Ramen Rider rides on, thanks to Dolly Oblong

Rev up your motorcycles, Kamen Rider fans; Dolly Oblong has put together a new custom 3-inch Dunny in the tokusatsu spirit. Ramen Rider is clearly inspired by the original Kamen Riders, mixed in with Dolly's usual style,...

Brian Szabelski

6:00 PM on 12.28.2013

S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Shin is something new

Kamen Rider Shin doesn't look like the Kamen Riders that you're used to. He looks more like an SIC representation of some other Rider, but no, this is Shin. The result of 1990s need for grimdark and edgy, Kamen Rider Shin tri...

Andres Cerrato

Tomopop LinkUP: the grand opening edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: the grand opening edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you deal with a few hundred tips in a week like we do, some stuff is just bound to fall to the wayside. 

Our solution is Tomopop LinkUP; taking the best of what's been left behind and rounding it all up into one big report. Unlike the daily news you see around here, LinkUP consists of a series of short blurbs and teaser images with links you can follow for more information. If the rest of the site is the main course, then consider this the dessert.

And speaking of dessert, this week we'll be talking about Japan's incredible holiday cakes, designer toys, robots, anime stuff, and even a few videos! 

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7:15 PM on 07.28.2013

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Medicom

The attraction for Medicom is their lineup of 1/6 Real Action Heroes. They've made a surge as of late by going after key sought-after characters like Link and Saber. With the line finally getting its focus somewhere beyond Ka...

Andres Cerrato

8:30 AM on 07.24.2013

Load up your Shocker army with S.H. Figuarts multipacks

Any army builder knows how frustrating it is to get grunts. Whether its Stormtroopers or Vipers, it's tough to get a lot of them at once. When it's an S.H. Figuarts that you need to army build, it's that much more difficult d...

Andres Cerrato

SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations
by Brian Szabelski

So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from the Pink and Red Rangers (both original and armored versions), to a fantastic Figuarts Zero Trunks. 

Don't even start on the gigantic Sigma, or one of my surprise favorites, the black version of Zero. The One Piece Figuarts Zero releases are looking quite amazing as well, specifically Zoro's mid-attack lunge that you see in the header. 

Check out the gallery to see some of what you can expect over the coming months, and let us know in the comments which of these figures you're most looking forward to!

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Tomopop Review: SHF Kamen Rider Den-O Liner Form photo
Tomopop Review: SHF Kamen Rider Den-O Liner Form
by Martin Siggers

Kamen Rider Den-O remains one of my favourite Tokusatsu shows ever, a unique blend of time travelling drama, awesome action and a truly memorable cast. Oh and flying trains. Even six years after it first appeared on our screens it's hugely popular. In their ongoing attempt to reproduce every Kamen Rider ever in S.H. Figuarts form, Bandai have finally reached the ultimate form of Den-O. Liner Form combines all the powers of his basic forms into one damn cool looking powerup, but is the figure version running on the right tracks?


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1:00 PM on 07.13.2013

Tamashii Features vol. 6: the new Kamen Rider SHF

The focus of the Tamashii Features event this weekend has been to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the S.H. Figuarts. Since the line was an offshoot of a Kamen Rider figure line, the focus has been on Kamen Rider SHF. With th...

Andres Cerrato

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider 1 (Sakurajima) photo
Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider 1 (Sakurajima)
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Kamen Rider sure has a confused history in the west. Its first venture started in 1995 as an incredibly goofy Power Rangers spin off simply called Masked Rider. That series took Kamen Rider Black RX all sorts of places it probably had no business being and the toy line was extremely lacking even for the time. Then a second shot was made more recently in 2009 with Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, a somewhat better adaptation of Kamen Rider Ryuki that seemed to suffer from flawed marketing. Sure, Bandai in America put a lot of figures out, but they were mostly bad concepts and gimmick heavy. Plus, they didn't get a lot of attention at department stores. Dragon Knight was so different from the original that Max Factory was able to licenses it apart from Bandai for their figma lineup in 2010. 

Meanwhile over in Japan Bandai has been cranking out tons of great Kamen Rider figures over the years between the heavy detailed and gritty S.I.C. line to the show-faithful S.H. Figuarts line among other neat things. Thanks to Bluefin we've got a distribution channel on this side of the Pacific to keep us on top of the latest coming out of the east. 

One of the newest figures to come out through Bluefin is the original Kamen Rider in his second (Sakurajima) costume from the S.H. Figuarts line. This is the character that the rest of the franchise is based on and many other shows borrow from and reference endlessly. Follow me after the jump as we explore one of the most iconic characters to come out of Japan. 

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1:00 PM on 07.12.2013

Tamashii Features vol. 6: How to make a S.H. Figuarts

On display at Tamashii Features was a small exhibit detailing how they come up with creating a figure in the S.H. Figuarts line. From sculpting the details, next to 3D printing, then prototype and final stages, it takes a lot...

Andres Cerrato