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11:00 AM on 04.21.2014

Get your wallets out, it's a Megahouse sale at HLJ

Stop the presses: if you have any extra money in your pockets, get ready to put it in the bank and use it. Hobby Link Japan has got itself a sale on a bunch of Megahouse figures. Going on until May 2, you can get up to 65 per...

Pedro Cortes


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9:30 PM on 04.16.2014

Megahouse's Tieria Erde goes undercover for exposing previews

I never thought that this would be an actual figure, but here it is. From the plot twist of an episode of Gundam 00 comes the RAHDXG.A.Neo Tieria Erde by Megahouse. While it's not the usual appearance of Tieria, it's certainl...

Andres Cerrato

10:45 PM on 03.05.2014

MegaHouse's Sorceress goes up for pre-order

Looks like tonight is boob night. Anyway, I'm pleased to report that MegaHouse's Sorceress is going up for pre-orders right now. I might actually like the back of this figure more than the front. The paint and sculpt look gre...

Tianxiao Ma

10:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Relive the Buu saga through MegaHouse's Dragon Ball Z capsule toys

Dragon Ball Z toys make a lot of sense because who has time to sit through all those TV episodes anyway? MegaHouse is gearing up to release a series of eight capsule toys this June for ¥750 each, depicting scenes fro...

Tianxiao Ma

6:45 PM on 03.02.2014

MegaHouse's Sorceress brings all the boys to the yard

MegaHouse has impressed me so far with their Dragon's Crown offerings. I'm pleased to say their upcoming Sorceress figure continues the trend. The painted version shown in this month's magazine scans looks very solid, so I'll...

Tianxiao Ma

3:30 PM on 03.01.2014

MegaHouse takes a shot at Tieria Erde

Gundam 00's Tieria Erde will be getting a figure made, thanks to MegaHouse. This version is based on her look in the eighth episode of season two, sporting a maroon dress (and no glasses). The magazine scan shows two hand opt...

Tianxiao Ma



Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you photo
Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! This week we're doing something entirely different from the normal LinkUP. Last week we took no prisoners when reporting on Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] which doesn't leave much for this week's LinkUP. I'm not about to let a week slip by without something to read so I think it's time to do another special. Given that a big part of LinkUP is pointing out some of the great stuff done by fans I think now is a perfect time to turn the spotlight on all of you out there.

So join me after the jump as we check out some of the reviews, videos, photo galleries, and creative stuff made by fans, for fans!

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4:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Dragon's Crown

The second I saw all the designs of Dragon's Crown, I knew that they'd make fantastic figures. The ridiculously busty Sorceress, the gloriously thighed Amazon and the lithe Elf were seemingly made from the ground up to have f...

Pedro Cortes

3:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: G.E.M. Kakashi Anbu Ver.

For some reason, people used to really dig Anbu Kakashi. Maybe it was because of the stripped down design. Perhaps it was because it was part of mysterious character's even more mysterious past. Either way, I remember seeing ...

Pedro Cortes

1:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Sailor Moon mini figs

I don't know if you've heard this, but Sailor Moon is a pretty popular franchise. All joking aside, the anniversary of the show has brought a ton of sweet merch this past year, and it doesn't look like it's stopping any time ...

Pedro Cortes



Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nonsensical translations. In one case a line in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex talking about children being abducted by the mafia was translated as "Are you aware of the frequent occurrences of the mass naked child events within the country?" by a particularly awful fansub group. For a time the phrase "mass naked child events" became a meme referring to terrible translations.

When you think about it, Wonder Festival really is a mass naked figure event. Let's face it, most of the figures we'll be drooling over the pictures of this weekend probably won't be wearing a lot of clothes. And yes, some of them will indeed be naked, or pretty near it, especially if some of the previews in this edition of LinkUP is anything to go by. Plus we've got some other stuff to gawk at like videos, an interview, and various other things all after the jump!

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Megahouse takes us to hyperspace with Marika pre-orders photo
Megahouse takes us to hyperspace with Marika pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

After popping up at MegaHobby Expo late last year, Megahouse's take on Marika Katou from Bodacious Space Pirates is now painted up and ready for ordering. As opposed to earlier versions of her, she's portrayed in her look from the upcoming Abyss of Hyperspace movie, which means lashings of scarlet instead of her more traditional black look.

If there's one thing that stands out about this figure it's the unique pose, where she appears to be sitting on her own base. It's a cool little party trick that makes the design really pop. There's also the big fluttering cloak to consider, although I have to say personally I find her red design a little overwhelming. I'm intrigued to see how the whole thing stays upright too - the release shots don't show it, but I assume there has to be another base, or at least a stand for her to stay upright.

Marika remains a really great design and Megahouse continue to improve with each new release. If you feel like a little buccaneering, Marika will cost a tidy ¥9.800 and will be sailing your way in August.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

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