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3:00 AM on 01.17.2014

Ami Futami takes the stage as pre-orders open

Idolmaster hasn't been on my radar for a while, but it seems like the iconic twin Ami Futami has grown up a bit. MegaHouse has her looking joyous in this Princess Melody version. The figure has two optional arm parts that you...

Tianxiao Ma

2:00 AM on 01.17.2014

MegaHouse's Amazon muscles her way to pre-orders

Dragon's Crown's Amazon is full of muscles. The official art of her makes Arnold look like Urkel. Then the early garage kits came in, and... well they didn't inspire much desire in me. MegaHouse eventually announced their own...

Tianxiao Ma

Tomopop Review: Megahouse's G.E.M. Aladdin photo
Tomopop Review: Megahouse's G.E.M. Aladdin
by Martin Siggers

The hugely enjoyable Arabian Nights themed adventure Magi was one of my favourite anime of last year, and I was thrilled when Megahouse announced that they'd be making figures from the show. I was even more excited to learn that the first figure would be of pre-teen hero and titular Magi, Aladdin. Partially because (as I expressed in my Waver review) I think we need more good male figures, and partially because he's just too gosh-darned adorable. So does the finished article live up to my hopes? Let's unwrap this late Christmas present and find out!

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11:00 AM on 12.26.2013

Look forward to next year with Dragon's Crown scans

Dragon's Crown has stirred up responses and attention thanks in large part to its exaggerated character designs. The designs have surprisingly transitioned well to PVC in that they kept said exaggerations. Sorceress has a new...

Andres Cerrato

Megahouse gives Sailor Moon Petit Chara figures a sequel photo
Megahouse gives Sailor Moon Petit Chara figures a sequel
by Vanessa Cubillo

The first series from Megahouse’s Sailor Moon Petit Chara line brought fans 12 cute figures. The series included the Inner Senshi, Tuxedo Mask, Luna and Artemis. Now there will be a second series in this chibi figure line and it’s super!

Super Sailor Moon that is. The second series of figures features characters from Sailor Moon S. So included in series two will be figures of  Super Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, Sailor Pluto, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn.

No word yet on when this series will be available and when pre-orders will begin, but seeing these promo pics means it should be soon. I’m glad we’re starting to see more Sailor Moon toys featuring the Outer Senshi. No offense to the original five, but the other Sailor Scouts are just as cool, if not more so. 

[via Sailor Moon Collectibles

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Preview MegaHouse's G.E.M. Utena photo
Preview MegaHouse's G.E.M. Utena
by Jon Wills

Revolutionary Girl Utena was one of the first long running anime that I watched when I was younger. Looking back it dealt with some pretty mature concepts and was likely the first show that I saw that had some shoujo ai in it, however I think at the time I was too naive to grasp those ideas. Still it is easy to say that Utena holds a place in my heart as a classic female heroine much like Belldandy, Lina Inverse, or Sailor Moon. Well, maybe not quite as epic as those greats, but she is up there.

Recently at Megahobby Expo we saw that MegaHouse is making a figurine based on Utena, but we didn't have too many photos of her still-unpainted prototype. Fortunately Akibahobby was able to remedy this because they got their hands on a production sample and took a few photos. I suggest you head over to their blog to check out their full gallery.

In brief, the sculpt for Utena is looking very sharp, even uncolored it is clear that there is a lot of detail put into her uniform. Her basic hair sculpt and face are coming along well for this stage of prototype development, too. But we won't really know how epic she is 'til we see her final prototype and paint job. With a little luck that time will come sooner than we think.

Who out here is excited to see Utena? Let us know in the comments.

[via Akibahobby]

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2:00 PM on 12.12.2013

Try your luck with this chibi Naruto bunch

If you never thought of Naruto as cute before, that probably all changed with the show's recent addition of the occasionally inserted jinchuriki memorization songs, featuring a number of cast members in tiny chibi form urging...

Emily Smalara

Megahouse's Morgiana dances her way to pre-orders photo
Megahouse's Morgiana dances her way to pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

We saw her pop up in scans a few weeks back, but now Megahouse's rendition of Morgiana for their G.E.M. range is up for pre-ordering. We also get a proper preview gallery and the revelation that, as was the case with Aladdin, first production run versions will come with a bonus super-deformed figure.

I haven't really changed my stance on Morgiana since we saw the scans, namely that it's a wonderful looking figure ruined by a flat, lifeless face. It's such a shame, since Megahouse appear to have nailed pretty much everything else you'd want, particularly some great swoopy clothing. As it is, I'm having quite a debate over whether to put in an order, even though I love the character. If you're game though, she's ¥8,000, with a release date of May next year.

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

[via Megahouse]

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4:00 AM on 12.11.2013

Megahouse's Dragons Crown Elf is ready to join your party

Megahouse's 1/7 scale Excellent Model Dragon's Crown Elf is currently available for pre-order. Elf stands out among many of the Dragon's Crown collectibles seen thus far for doing something cool rather than just exploiting se...


3:30 AM on 11.30.2013

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - Amy and Grace loitering around

MegaHouse is showing off their prototype for Suisei no Gargantia's Amy at MegaHobby Expo. This one is based on some art depicting Amy and Grace in the act of drying off. From the prototype, though, Grace does look to be in mo...

Tianxiao Ma

2:30 AM on 11.30.2013

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - Marika Katou sits atop the booty

Though I've never seen Bodacious Space Pirates (the unfortunate English title for Mouretsu Pirates), I am fond of the design for protagonist Marika Katou. It's 99% pirate-y flair with only a hint of seifuku-wearing schoolgirl...

Tianxiao Ma

1:45 AM on 11.30.2013

Megahobby Expo: Autumn - Megahouse's G.E.M. Utena

We've known for a few months now that Megahouse was working on a figure of Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena to add to their G.E.M. range, but up until now all we've had to go on was a silhouette. At Megahobby E...

Martin Siggers