Megahouse

MegaHouse Dark Elf photo
Not actually wearing a bikini, though
There's something alluring about fantasy dark elves to me... well, the sexy ones at least. MegaHouse and (who else?) Hobby Japan have teamed up to produce another media franchise consisting of under-clothed ladies and a fanta...

Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon and her friends can become your drinking buddies!


Moon Prism Power up your drinks!
Jun 05
// Soul Tsukino
Megahouse is bringing a little Moon Prism Power to your tasty beverages with the new Ochatomo Series Sailor Moon Moon Prism Cafe 8-piece set. These cute little figures sit on the rim of your glass to give you a friendly ...
Dragonball photo
Dragonball

Megahouse bringing a new Dimension to Dragonball with Goku and Vegeta


Set up the epic battle!
Jun 05
// Soul Tsukino
Megahouse has announced pre-orders for two figures in their Dimension of Dragonball series: Vegeta and Super Saiyan Goku, who is a re-release. Super Saiyan Goku stands at 8 and 1/4 inches tall. He comes with three different f...

MegaHouse Mikoto Misaka photo
MegaHouse Mikoto Misaka

MegaHouse's World Uniform Operation continues with Mikoto Misaka


Railed it!
Apr 09
// Tianxiao Ma
For those of you who enjoy the various school uniform designs in anime, MegaHouse is expanding its World Uniform Opeation lineup with A Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka! This is a line of 1/10-scale figures, so thin...
MegaHouse Ami photo
MegaHouse Ami

Smarten up your collection with 1/10th scale Ami Mizuno


Study up on this item!
Mar 07
// Soul Tsukino
On the heels of its 1/10th scale Usagi Tsukino figure, MegaHouse is now taking pre-orders for its World Uniform Operation Ami Mizuno figure from Sailor Moon. This over 6 inch tall figure is pre-posed. She appears in her Juban...
Mobile Suit Gundam photo
Mobile Suit Gundam

Come Sayla-way with MegaHouse's Sayla Mass figure


She is more than Char's sister, thank you very much
Mar 05
// Oansun
Gundam: The Origin finally premiered on Feb. 28th, so now the merchandise tie-in's will bust through. Of course, if that means getting figures of the human characters then I'm all for this incoming bonanza. Fan-favorite ...
Megahouse Usagi photo
Megahouse Usagi

Megahouse shoots for the Moon with 1/10-scale Usagi Tsukino


In the name of the Moon!
Feb 19
// Soul Tsukino
Megahouse is bringing you more Sailor Moon kawaiiness with its 1/10 World Uniform Operation Usagi Tsukino statue. This preposed figure stands at nearly 10 inches tall and features Usagi in her Juban Jr. High School uniform. I...
MegaHouse Sailor Moon photo
MegaHouse Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse Tsukino Usagi schoolgirl uniform


Schoolhouse rock!
Feb 08
// Lynnette Cantos
With the inner Sailor Senshi lineup complete, MegaHouse displayed the school uniform versions of Usagi, Ami and Rei at WonFes. The three figures are stand-alone and already posed, which is common for UFO prize figures so that...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon Official teases Petit Chara figures of the Negamoon Sisters


Bring on the evil women!
Jan 21
// Vanessa Cubillo
By now Megahouse has a very large and cute collection of Petit Chara Sailor Moon figures. They’ve made a figure of all the Sailor Scouts, Tuxedo Mask, and even the cats. So they finally will be fulfilling my wishes by ...
PVC photo
PVC

Megahouse takes it over 9000 with Goku


This will explode your scouters!
Jan 18
// Soul Tsukino
Megahouse and designers Hiroyuki Nakazawa and Acorn have recently launched pre-orders for their new Dimension of DRAGONBALL Son Goku figure. Goku, the main character of Akira Toriyama's mega series Dragonball Z (along wi...
One Piece photo
One Piece

Portraits of Chibi Pirates: One Piece figures up for pre-order


Mugiwara babies will make your dreams come true
Jan 17
// Lynnette Cantos
Megahouse's ongoing Portraits of Pirates series dedicated to One Piece expands with four new figures available for pre-order now. Dubbed CB-2R, it's the re-released collection of the main Mugiwara crew in their children forms...

Tomopop Review: MegaHouse's Natsume Yuujinchou Petit Chara Land

Jan 10 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Figure Name: Natsume Yuujinchou Petit Chara LandFigure Maker: MegaHouseRetail Price: ¥4,200Available at: HobbyLink Japan Starting things off let's take a look at the box. Actually, these being trading figures meant to be sold individually this is a display carton that most people in Japan normally wouldn't buy. I really like the art on the front that was made for the set. On the sides are some really nicely arranged photos of some of the figures taken outside. A lot of these trading figure cartons are either plain with just text or printed in single color scale so as these things go this is one of the better ones I've seen. The individual boxes share the same art as the display carton, but the sides only have stock photos of the figures. The more creative shots seen on the sides of the carton can be found under the flaps hidden inside the top and bottom of the box. Not sure why they did this, seems like these photos would do a lot more good selling the figures if they were used on the outside instead of the stock photos. OK, enough critiquing the boxes, let's take a look at the figures! Of the five figures and one secret (though probably not especially rare) figures only one doesn't represent a season; more on that figure a little later. This is the first figure I opened so it's as good of place as any to start. Here we have Natsume and Nyanko Sensei representing winter with Nyanko as a snowman. And... On no! What's wrong with his face!? Seems what little paint there is on his face got quite the smear on it, and it's in too delicate of a place to remove it. So much for being a lucky cat, I'm not feeling lucky at all. Not the best way to start. Smudge aside I like the looks of the figures. They certainly live up to the word petit, they're very small, roughly two inches tall. Price to size ratio isn't exactly optimal, about ¥700 each at retail, for the size I'd rather they were closer to ¥500, but they're nice for what they are and the current exchange rate helps a lot. Sculpting is nice and I like the themes so I can live with it. Spring is up next with Nyanko Sensei and Natsume all ready for some cherry blossom viewing. This figure is more elaborate than the winter figure featuring Natsume in a dark blue and green haori holding a cherry tree branch while Nyanko has his beloved sake bottle. Two things I really love about this figure is going the extra length to make the bottle clear and that they painted on all of Nyanko's paw pads. Very nicely done. For the Summer figure it's a little hard to see Natsume, but check out Nyanko Sensei. This is such a cute figure for him, complete with grilled squid in his mouth. Here's a better shot from different angle. Natsume is wearing a summer kimono complete with a little blue fan tucked in his back and geta on his feet. It's a great figure, I love the way Natsume is holding Nyanko up. Autumn is my favorite figure of all. Yeah, it's a little simple, but it's very Natsume Yuujinchou with the way Nyanko Sensei is sitting on Natsume's head. The expression on Nyanko's face is just perfect with the fallen leaf on his head. I also like that of the seasonal figures this is the only one that isn't standing in place. Natsume is holding a bundle of wheat in his right hand to represent the fall harvest, but I'm more interested in what's on his left hand. Check out the dragonfly! Keep in mind that little thing is smaller than a pencil eraser head and they still got some great detail in it. Yeah, definitely my favorite figure in the series. The fifth figure in the set is a little more unusual. It's hard to tell, but it's actually Nyanko Sensei transformed into Natsume. It's based on episode six of Natsume Yuujinchou Shi, the Other Side of the Glass. In the episode Natsume is trapped inside a glass jar and Nyanko changes into him to take his place while he searches for the one that stuck Natsume in there. You can see the jar behind, but unfortunately it seems they couldn't find a way to stick a tiny Natsume in there so it's left empty. It almost feels like half of a concept and if you weren't familiar with the figure's story it would just seem like Natsume is doing a strange pose. For me this is the least successful of the series and from what I can gather it's the least popular among fans. And here's the secret figure, a redeco of the spring figure. Now sporting a more cherry blossom appropriate pink, it's a nice alternative, but not quite as nicely executed as the blue and green of the original. I wish they would have changed up the pattern or something to really set it apart. Meanwhile Nyanko Sensei is looking kinda cherry in the face himself.  And that's our six. They're a an exceptionally cute series of figures based on the Natsume Yuujinchou duo and look great displayed. The paint is OK, but could be much better. If you're a fan then they're worth having, but you might want to buy them second hand to assure you get the best looking figures. Still, the cheapest and most efficient way to get them is in a case. Were I to do it again I'd probably still go with the case.  [Huge thanks to HobbyLink Japan for the review samples!]
Natsume Yuujinchou photo
Insert Scarface "little friend" joke here
Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume's Book of Friends) will probably always rank as one of my favorite top anime series of all time. For four seasons I laughed and cried with this series like few others. I was pretty sad when the fin...

Digimon Megahobby Expo photo
Digimon Megahobby Expo

MegaHouse rounds out the remaining Digimon DigiDestined at Megahobby Expo


Hail, hail, the gangs all here
Dec 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
MegaHouse showed off the finished sculpts for the remaining Digimon Adventures DigiDestined at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. What started with Tai and Matt in 2014 and continued with Kari and T.K. looks to be possibly wrapping ...
One Piece Megahobby Expo photo
One Piece Megahobby Expo

MegaHouse shows a lot of pieces of One Piece at Megahobby Expo


Trafalgar Law fans will be happy
Dec 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Once again One Piece was the number one manga in sales in Japan for 2014 so it's no wonder why MegaHouse couldn't show any restraint when displaying OP figures at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. Some of these we've seen before, b...
Naruto Megahobby Expo photo
Naruto Megahobby Expo

The Naruto manga ends as MegaHouse adds more figures


Manga and movie represented at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014
Dec 02
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
If you're like me then your week feels a little less complete after years of getting a weekly dose of the Naruto manga ended in November. Sure, I was satisfied with the ending (got my pairings!), but I still want more. Thankf...
G.E.M. Digimon photo
G.E.M. Digimon

The DigiWorld just got more adorable with G.E.M. TK and Kari


Plus Demidevimon drops by to torment TK
Sep 04
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Well this is a great surprise! It was only about a month ago that MegaHouse announced they were following up their G.E.M. series Digimon figures of Tai (Taichi) and Matt (Yamato) with their younger siblings Kari (Hikari)...
Dandy & Honey photo
Dandy & Honey

Megahouse's Space Dandy and Honey are up for pre-order baby


One of them is an idiot bimbo and the other is Honey
Jul 10
// Martin Siggers
OK, it might not be as delightfully continuity-baiting as Be@rbrick Dandy, but there's good news for Space Dandy fans who prefer their figures a little more traditionally styled. After popping up at MegaHobby Expo a few ...
Megahouse's Youkai Watch photo
Megahouse's Youkai Watch

Tokyo Toy Show: Megahouse's Youkai Watch figures


AAAAH SO ADORABLE
Jun 12
// Brian Szabelski
While Level-5's Youkai Watch no-showed at E3 this year (despite hopes it might pop up for North American gamers), but it sure didn't no-show Tokyo Toy Show. In fact, Megahouse had two Youkai Watch figures on display...
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MegaHouse

Demon Girl Astaroth is one sexy smurf


Or sexy demon smurfette?
Jun 05
// Scarecroodle
MegaHouse's 1/8-scale Excellent Model Astaroth is currently available for pre-order. The blue-skinned demoness (or demonette?) was apparently created for trading cards packaged with Shinra Bansho Chocolate Wafers (because not...
G.E.M. Utena photo
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
Having seen her in colour at MegaHobby Expo (alongside the freshly revealed Anthy) we knew it was only a matter of time before Megahouse's take on iconic heroine Utena Tenjou went up for pre-orders. Now she's pre-orders have ...

MegaHobby Yato photo
Take Noragami's main character home to do some odd jobs
I have to admit I'm a little surprised that the first figure released for the anime series Noragami is the main character Yato. I know that seems a little strange to say, but come on, it's a guy. I was really sure the first w...

MegaHouse Astaroth photo
MegaHouse Astaroth

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Astaroth gets painted


You can find a sexy demon anywhere these days
May 31
// Tianxiao Ma
I like when figure makers find cool original or underrepresented character designs instead of going with what's popular, but this Astaroth figure from MegaHouse completely slipped under my radar. Astaroth is a character featu...
GEM Anthy Himemiya photo
GEM Anthy Himemiya

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: G.E.M. series Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena


Nice butts seem to be a trend this time around
May 31
// Rio McCarthy
How many of you watched the hell out of Revolutionary Girl Utena back in the day? Well, with seeing this new prototype of Anthy Himemiya, it's definitely wanting to make me go back and watch it again. It's been several y...
Megahouse Honey photo
Megahouse Honey

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Honey from Space Dandy in color


In color and in person, what more could you ask for?
May 31
// Rio McCarthy
We just saw her in the magazine scans, but now Honey is sweet as can be in person with her new color job. Hobby Search tweeted a picture of how she looks at MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring, and I think I actually giggled with glee...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Megahouse is coming out with three new Sailor Moon Petit Chara series


We'll see these figures more this weekend
May 30
// Vanessa Cubillo
If you’re a Sailor Moon fan, you are probably familiar with Megahouse’s Petit Chara figure series. They’re cute chibi figures on colorful round bases, with each character getting two figures with different ...

Tomopop Review: Portrait of Pirates Crocodile Repaint Ver.

May 28 // Pedro Cortes
Figure Name: P.O.P. NEO-EX Crocodile Repaint Ver. Figure Maker: MegahouseRetail Price: ¥8,000Available at: Hobby Link Japan Behold, the cardboard prison that dares to contain Crocodile! Like most P.O.Ps, he comes in a rather large box, so you shouldn't worry about potential damage. I've read that a couple of people have gotten their Crocs with busted hands, but that sounds like an anomaly rather than something you should be worried about. Yep, he looks pretty strapped in. He ain't moving from that plastic. Outside of the casing, Crocodile cuts a pretty imposing figure. His sharp fashion sense hides the heart of one mean dude who's willing to destroy an entire kingdom for his own purposes. Looking at him from the side shows that he's got his hips jutted out like most male figures. I'm guessing this has something to do with preventing long-term lean, but it really would be nice if there were some more dynamic poses. You can also see the detail that the sculptor worked in across his slacks and mid-section. Both sections of clothing are appropriately wrinkled, which is a nice detail I like seeing in clothing. The back is probably the worst angle for ol' Croc. For one, you can see the obvious seam where his hook arm is attached to his body. He also has no butt. Take that as a lesson folks: unless you want a flat Crocodile booty, be sure to do your squats on leg day and do them right! Thing is, you're unlikely to get a whole lot of viewing of his butt as Crocodile likes to wear... ...a nifty coat! You can also see the arm seams here, but at the very least they look natural on the clothing. I also dig the ruffle along the collar. It's a nice, fanciful touch that adds a certain amount of fashionable arrogance to his outfit. Here's a close up of Croc's face. Since its first release in 2010, fans on message boards have derided this version of Croc. Much is said about the lackadaisical expression lacking the necessary intensity that Crocodile has in the show and in the manga. Personally, I'm alright with it. Yeah, it isn't the most expressive, but I think it fits his casual arrogance and callow nature. It's like he's looking down on who ever he's looking at. Also note that the cigar is a separate piece. It comes in a small compartment in the packaging that's taped up, and for good reason. It's really easy to lose it. It doesn't help that the peg is short and the hole in his mouth is shallow. If you're going to display him with the cigar, and you really should, be careful of moving him around too much or you risk losing it. Croc's right hand is connected via a small peg, allowing for rotation. It isn't particularly impressive, but hey, it's something. You can spin it around and pretend that he's wielding some of his sand in the palm of his hand. Oh well, at the very least it has some nicely painted rings on his hand. A high-level crime boss has got to show off those riches somehow! The major effect parts revolve around Croc's hook. The P.O.P. comes with two additional accessories that you can put on to his left socket. In it from the start is his normal hook. You can replace it with... ...a poisoned hook. It doesn't appear for very long in One Piece, but it's an interesting choice. Your other option is... ...a blade. Less subtle than a hook, but it'll certainly get the job done. Me, I keep it on the normal hook. I think it fits Croc better overall. Finally, here's a shot of his base. If you've seen the original 2010 Croc, you'll immediately notice that the base is a completely different color. Instead of the black/purple you see above, it was a sandy brown to match, you know, Croc's affinity with sand. I'm kind of torn between which one I like better. Yeah, this color matches his outfit more, but the sandy base feels more appropriate for the character. Despite some issues with weak posing and questionable color choices with the base, I'm going to recommend Crocodile. For one, he's an imposing character that deserves some good merch. I really like the arrogance inherent in the pose and facial expression, though not everybody may agree. I also like the sculpting and paint job done on his slacks and coat. He's a smooth-looking goon that should be in every One Piece fan's collection! [A big thank you to Hobby Link Japan for providing the figure for review!]
Review: P.O.P. Crocodile photo
I hate it when sand gets in all those uncomfy spaces
Over the years of my figure collecting, Megahouse's Portrait of Pirates line has remained my favorite series of figures. Based off of characters from the immensely popular One Piece, the figures tend to be excellent represent...

Tomopop Review: Alpha x Omega's Yzak Jule

May 24 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: Alpha x Omega 1/7-scale Yzak JuleFigure Manufacturer: MegahousePrice: ¥6,750Available At: HobbyLink Japan  Yes, it's a box. Just like all of the other Gundam SEED figures released by Megahouse over the last year, the box for Yzak features a window, showing off the figure as well as all of the alternate pose pieces, including bandaged head and alternate right arm. The base is rather unremarkable, having a violet hue. Just like Athrun's and Lacus' base, it features his name and the Z.A.F.T. logo. Also pegs. Now that Yzak is free from the plastic prison, let's take a look at what Megahouse has done here. Yzak's pose is very similar to Athrun's, with the arm stretched out along with the jacket flapping with an imaginary breeze. The pose itself is taken from the first opening, so I'm okay with it being similar to Athrun's. There is an alternate head and arm after all. From the back, we see that the uniform is pretty tight in places. The belt really holds that jacket on and Megahouse has done a pretty nice job of showing the wrinkles and creases both at the waist and the boots.You also get an outline of that backside, which I imagine is great for that segment of collectors out there. Here's a better look at the belt and its snugness. Okay, what I actually want you to do is look directly below his belt, then go to your right and look at those appendages. I don't know if Coordinators are supposed to have extremely long finger digits, but Yzak does here. It's nothing really crazy, but they're just really long fingers. Oddly long. At least they're well-manicured, as Megahouse gave his fingernails a hint of gloss. Nice nails on even longer fingers. I don't know why, but they just could not nail the Z.A.F.T. logo for the arm. I know it's detailed, but they were able to do it on the original run of Gundam SEED figures more than 10 years ago. It was done the same way for Athrun, I was just hoping for something better. Also, if you note, the paint at the top of the collar is a bit splotchy. This Yzak is a bit sloppy, but it's something that is only observed during close inspection. Let's talk about what they did get right, his head. They absolutely nailed Yzak's expression. The cocky smile is captured perfectly in this piece. Also, I cannot say enough about the hair. Each of the strands are nicely trimmed, and there's no blotches or bubbles of paint at the ends.  Did I say they got his head right? I meant heads. My favorite of the two, as great as cocky Yzak is, is the scarred and bandaged head. The hair is nicely mixed in with the bandages and the face is once again done perfectly. The scar is done right and adds character to the figure. Also pictured here is the alternate arm, which of course features Yzak once more with giant fingers. See why I prefer the scarred face? It's just that more dynamic and we all have our imperfections caused by being shot by a heavily-genetically modified soldier because you had just shot a shuttle full of civilians. Just the little things.  Why reach out the future when I can just remember and hold in the pain, right? Let's take a look back at the past. The Yzak figure on the left was released in 2006 during the run of Gundam SEED Destiny. What a difference eight years makes. This really shows how far the industry has come over these last years. Yikes. Time has not been kind. I remember asking when the new SEED figures were announced, "Why? They got figures years ago." Yeah, this is the reason why.  Here's Yzak with the aforementioned Athrun. A couple of differences to note here. One, Yzak has a much better tailor than Athrun. While his are tight, it's not the child's medium for Athrun. Two, it's nowhere near as windy out for Yzak. One other note: Athrun's head is able to move around whereas Yzak's is fixed in place. It doesn't really make that much of a difference, but just worth noting here.  With the gang all here, Yzak stands out the most from the boys. I liked Yzak most out of the cast anyway and I'm glad that he got a new figure. Time makes you think a lot of things were better than they were. It's a shame that we probably won't get the other two Z.A.F.T. pilots, Dearka and Nicol. With what will be in most likelihood the final figure in the line, it does have its faults that could have been avoided. However, it is still a rather good piece to add to the collection, especially if you're a fan of Yzak which will allow you to look past those minor flaws. After all, it's not like the guy has a giant scar going down his face. [Thanks to HobbyLink Japan for providing this sample for review!]
Alpha x Omega Yzak Jul photo
The last of SEED ... for now
It's been a while for Megahouse's line of Gundam SEED figures. Opening first with G.E.M. Athrun Zala, then the figure of the songstress with the really long initials, RAHDXG.A.NEO Lacus Clyne, then actual main character&...

GEM Seiba Retsu and Gou photo
GEM Seiba Retsu and Gou

Megahouse adds Seiba Retsu and Gou to its GEM series


Shown off in latest batch of magazine scans
May 22
// Brian Szabelski
Megahouse's GEM series has been a line that's grown on me, in no small part to the wide variety of series it covers. You can now add another one off most people's radar to the list: Seiba Retsu and Seiba Gou from Bakusou Kyou...
Space Dandy photo
Space Dandy

Scans unveil Megahouse's Space Dandy duo in colour baby


Dandy and Honey both looking good
May 22
// Martin Siggers
We've known for a little while that Megahouse was working on figures of Dandy and Honey from Space Dandy, but now new magazine scans have emerged that not only show them off in glorious colour, but also reveal that they'll be...
Megahouse's Amy photo
Megahouse's Amy

Pre-orders are afoot for Megahouse's Amy


Plenty of heart and sole
May 15
// Martin Siggers
I'm torn on this newest release from Megahouse. I loved Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and feisty heroine Amy was one of my favourite characters. This figure of her (aside from being pretty much the only full siz...

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