#Mawaru Penguindrum

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Tomopop Review: Alter's Princess of the Crystal

The dreamy, surreal Mawaru Penguindrum was one of 2011's best anime. While its niche appeal meant it was never going to become a merchandising juggernaut, it found an instantly iconic design in the extravagantly dressed Princess o...


This Princess of the Crystal preview is your destiny

Good Smile Company's rendition of the Princess of The Crystal from Mawaru Penguindrum has been through some pretty hefty issues since we first saw it unveiled, including three delays, and Mikatan does offer an apology in her blog accompanyi...


The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'll have to wait ...


Good Smile Company announces exciting new round of delays

I think everyone knows by this point that Good Smile Company are the world's premier maker of inexplicable delays. While other companies might try hard, nobody can compete with GSC for quality, craftsmanship and sheer annoyance when it...

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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Princess of the Crystal

This lovely Princess of the Crystal statue was a surprise when she arrived at my doorstep. Another Princess? Alright. But this time, it's Kotobukiya. And this time, she isn't posed so similarly to other iterations of the characters by other...


[UPDATED] Alter previews Princess of the Crystal

[update: Princess of the Crystal is now up for pre-order! Retail: ¥11,800] Though we absolutely cannot compare their quality standards, I can't help but look at Alter's version of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal and think o...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Alter

Alter had a few figures to show at MegaHobby Expo, including a timely reminder that their Kongiku figure is still going to happen. Eventually... probably. Who knows with Alter? Among the sights to see were: Saber in probably the girliest o...


ALTER's announcements for MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn

In case you haven't heard me say it enough, let me remind you again one more time. The MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn event is this weekend on November 25, 2012. We've already seen Kotobukiya tease what they'll be showing at the event with some...


Penguindrum and Strike Witches round out ALTER's scans

Put down that turkey! There's still scans to talk about! With MegaHobby EXPO 2012 Autumn around the corner, certainly the latest magazine scans have something for what ALTER may have at this event on November 25, 2012. ALTER revealed an unp...


30th Prize Fair: Sega Prize

What's a Prize Fair without the company that has it in their name? Sega Prize attended the 30th Prize Fair with their assortment of prize figures from an array of anime titles that may interest some folks. The one that immediately caught my...


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...


Good Smile delays more toward and after the new year

What? Is it already time for more product delays from Good Smile Company and Max Factory? Apparently so. Here is what you'll need to be rolling over your planned budget for: Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Ultimate MadokaNovember, 2012 to Decem...


Princesses, Rabbits, and more from FuRyu in September

FuRyu is probably the most eclectic prize figure company out there. I don't think there's a property they won't touch from super obscure mascot characters to AAA anime titles. They have a pretty impressive work load every month, producing e...


Tomopop Review: Sega Prize Princess of the Crystal

Princess of the Crystal figures always look rather impressive because of that outfit of hers. It tends to, you know, take up more space than the lonesome figure normally would. And in some cases (like with the figure we're looking at today)...


[REMINDER] September Micropixel: Feelin' Blue

Woo, September! Another month has gone by, so I've got a new challenge for you. For September, rather than the full Megapixel, we're gonna do it like July's contest: drop your entries in the comments section here with one image. The theme t...


Kotobukiya's Princess demands your pre-orders

...But will you obey? Kotobukiya's take on Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal certainly sets itself apart from its Good Smile Company and Alter counterparts. Rather than having her look like a penguin-stomping queen, Kotobuki...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Sega Prize! Part 2

Sega Prize! had no small amount of offerings at Wonder Festival this time around. Moving on to part two we'll be looking at new figures from Ben-To, Last Exile, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Yuruyuri♪♪! Follow me after the j...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Kotobukiya

Sure, we've gotten some big announcements from Kotobukiya so far, but there's much more in store from the Japanese figure maker. Beyond Co-poche and the previously revealed Dark Magician, Kotobukiya had to offer: Oreimo's Kirino and K...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Alter

Not to be shown up by anyone, Alter is in with plenty of prototypes of new and upcoming figures, as well as a few other things we've seen before (like Charlotte Dunois which is up for re-release, Laura Bodewig which is up for pre-order now,...


Princess of the Crystal goes up for pre-order

Good Smile Company's Princess of the Crystal is upon us, and it looks like she wants a little more than the Penguindrum from you, because a lady of her stature does not come cheap. I gotta say I wasn't expecting the ¥9,333 price tag, wh...


Good Smile Company talks June releases and delays

Well, with another month starting up, it's time to talk ... delays? Yes, a bit earlier in the month than usual, but we have a few delays to announce from the folks at Good Smile Company, as well as confirmations on other releases. Star...


GSC's Princess of the Crystal gets the color treatment

Fans of Mawaru Penguindrum looking for something a bit bigger than a figma or a Nendoroid rejoice, for photos of Good Smile Company's 1/8 scale version of Princess of the Crystal are upon us! Hailing from Moe Culture Festival...


Mawaru Penguindrum One Coin figures let you build an army

Up on Kotobukiya's Facebook page have popped new photos of the Mawaru Penguindrum One Coin figure series! Each figure is blind-boxed and stands 1.5 inches tall, and there's a total of 12 figures in the set. Of course, Himari as the Pri...


Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 10, 2012

Whaaaaa~t? Reserve or Regret a second time today? There's just too much awesome to not talk about! Today is a day that you will go broke! ...or so I hope because so much more was released from MegaHouse as well as Good Smile Company, Wave C...


Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 8, 2012

After the dull day yesterday for pre-orders, today's feature brings you some worthwhile products that you'll definitely want to pre-order. Probably one to more wanted products wold have to be Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Princess of the C...


Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal demands your pre-orders

Right on schedule, Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal has gone up for pre-order this evening! The princess, who comes with extra transformational parts, is probably what every Mawaru Penguindrum fan has been waiting for, because she als...


Good Smile displays their products for Golden Week

Golden Week has been going on now for the past week in Japan with it coming to a close this weekend. From May 3, 2012 to May 6, 2012, Good Smile Company has taken to exhibiting their current and upcoming goods at the Kotobukiya Akihabara Bu...


Mikatan previews Nendoroid Princess of the Crystal

Mikatan's newest preview is up, and it's of Mawaru Penguindrum's Princess of the Crystal in her Nendoroid form. As you might remember, Princess of the Crystal comes with all three Penguins, and she can stand herself on top of Nos. 1 an...


New images of upcoming figures surface via Twitter

Thanks to Figure/GK I've noticed that AmiAmi's twitter account got to posting a slew of images showing off upcoming figures such as Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo Asuka and a colored DC Comics Bishoujo Harley Quinn (that one is actually from ...


These Beach Queens have something extra and penguins

I feel like we were just at the beach but looks like Wave Corporation is sending us back once again. So who's coming along this to claim the crown of the next queen of the beach? It's the petite Ringo Oginome from Mawaru Penguindrum and the...


Banpresto and Ichiban Kuji in this month's magazine scans

Check out the gallery for this month's magazine scan offerings in all the moe (and not so moe) you can handle: Madoka Magica, K-On!! (for March), Bakemonogatari/Nisemonogatari (for April/May), Angel Beats! (for June), OreImo (for April), an...


2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo: Wave

Wave's booth at Hobby Maker Exhibition this time around was an exercise in familiarity. From a familiar slate of Beach Queens to the upcoming Rise figure from Persona 4, everything at their booth on the PVC side was stuff we'...


Prize Fair 2012 Summer: Sega Prize

Earlier in the week, GA Graphic had a look at some samples of the figures that Sega Prize would have at the AOU Amusement Expo 2012 / Prize Fair 2012 Summer event. That was just a sample and now that the event has come and gone, Dengeki Onl...


Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Miscellaneous figures

Despite all our coverage of Wonder Festival 2012 Winter, there's a lot of other companies who and some figures that haven't been posted yet for one reason or another, so we're rounding some of them up right here! Notably, CM's Corporation h...


Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Nendoroids

Are you an obsessive Nendoroid collector? Well, if you are ... I'm so sorry. Why? Because Wonder Festival 2012 Winter just dropped 20-plus new Nendoroids on the world. I was shocked, but perhaps it really shouldn't surprise me, given how we...


Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Kotobukiya (part 2)

While Tokyo Hunter snapped us some great photos of Kotobukiya's upcoming figures, they weren't the only things on display at Kotobukiya's booth. Thanks to the marvels of 2chan, Twitter and Twitpic (and the folks at MyFigureCollection who se...


Good Smile, Max Factory tease their WonFes reveals

Up on Mikatan's blog this morning, she's posted a whole bunch of teaser shots of some of what Good Smile Company will have at Wonder Festival 2012 Winter. Meanwhile, Max Factory's figma and staff blogs have made teaser posts as well. If you...


MOVIC has various little ladies for Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2012 [Winter] is getting closer and several of the big faces in the figure maker world will be at the event. One of those companies is MOVIC who is known mostly for the KareKore (Color Collection) series of super deformed fi...

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Who is Hitoshi Mitani?

Hitoshi Mitani (a.k.a. HitMit or keropuni) is a Yokohama, Japan-based fan of the Android vinyl figure, who also happens to be quite good at customizing them. Actually, quite good is an understatement: he's ridiculously good and very cr...


Medicom Toy reveals their WonFes 2012 Winter line up

In case I haven't drilled it into your head enough, Wonder Festival 2012 [Winter] is February 12, 2012. With the even drawing closer, we have companies announcing their exclusives. We've already seen Griffon Enterprises announce their load ...


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"


Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"


Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"


Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"


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


Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"


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


Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"


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?"


Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"


Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"