Monthly Megapixel

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Sponsored by HobbyLink Japan
Sorry for the delay there folks, but I'm back to announce the winners. Be sure to check the contest post to see all the great entries. For the November Megapixel, the winners are Nan, Ket and Itsa Timmy! Email me at pedro [at...

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Sponsored by HobbyLink Japan
Yay, October! It's the month for harvesting delicious pumpkins, savoring the best beer of the year, eating pie, and getting costumes ready for all kinds of fun and mischief. Well, that's if you're into that kind of thing. Thi...

[REMINDER] September Micropixel: Feelin' Blue

Sep 24 // Kristina Pino
WildaNice BoatIK WongTears4DragonsCounterpunchSailor SamusMan With No Name
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One shot challenge: the color 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 ima...


[REMINDER] Monthly Megapixel: A picnic with Frankenstein

Aug 14 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 620 pixels wide in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. Remember, it doesn't have to be a photographic epic — if it's all you can come up with, you could submit entries with just a few beautiful and descriptive images and it's just fine. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible! If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com), or Brian ([at] Tomopop [dot] com), or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date. As I mentioned earlier, this contest is being sponsored by HobbyLink Japan (whee!). The three main prizes will be Chibi-Arts Kotetsu and Taito's Persona 4 Chie and Yukiko (separately). They're all rad, and depending on how many entries we get, I'll toss in some extra prizes on the side, so don't you worry! I also still have some Peanuts Formation Arts figures, also from HLJ, that I can give away. Let's make it another good month! Also, it's opinion poll time! Do you like the regular Megapixel format? Is it too much work, and not enough fun? Speak up! We got so many entries for the last contest, that I'm wondering whether I should condense this a little more? What I like about Monthly Megapixel is it challenges everyone to get creative and have fun with their figures, and I add prizes to sweeten the deal. Should I do more "Micropixel" style contests in between, to give y'all breaks from these bigger contests? Because I can totally do that. After all, they're my contests. I call the shots. Leave me your feedback in the comments section below!
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[update: Once again, I forgot to put in the deadline! Thanks for reminding me, tears4dragons... you've got until Monday, August 27 to enter this contest! Good luck, everyone!] August already? Yeesh. So, last month's "Micropix...

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Since a lot of folks are off in July, on vacations, doing all kinds of crazy stuff for the summer around this time, I've decided to make July's Megapixel contest something... short and sweeter. I challenge you all to a swimsu...

Announcing our May-June 2012 Megapixel winners!

Jul 01 // Kristina Pino
K-On Doughnut Day by killxradio Smile Power by Anime0Milk Lucky Penny Month by Wilda empty entry by Kentochan34 (He sent me an image entry via email which I've put in the gallery) Hamburger Month by ManWithNoNameWant a Snack by Tears4Dragons
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Our last Megapixel contest didn't get as much entries as usual, but that doesn't mean that the awesome folk who did play were any less amazing than usual! Staff was rather decisive about the first place winner, but were a lit...

[REMINDER]Monthly Megapixel: Just give me a burger!

Jun 15 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 620 pixels wide in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. Remember, it doesn't have to be a photographic epic — if it's all you can come up with, you could submit entries with just a few beautiful and descriptive images and it's just fine. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible! If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com), or Brian ([at] Tomopop [dot] com), or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date. As I mentioned earlier, this contest is being sponsored by HobbyLink Japan, so we've got some fresh stuff to give away this time around. The two main prizes will be Figuarts ZERO Sheryl Nome (Shrine of Valkyrie) and Figuarts ZERO Himura Kenshin. They're both pretty fantastic-looking, and depending on how many entries we get, I'll toss in some extra prizes on the side, so don't you worry! I also still have some Peanuts Formation Arts figures, also from HLJ, that I can give away. Let's make it another good month! Once I receive these two lovelies, I'll go ahead and review them as well for all your convenience.
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Hi all! May 4 was the end of last month's Megapixel contest along with the opening night of The Avengers, so now it's time for May and its holidays. How did y'all like the movie, by the way? This time around the contest is st...

[REMINDER] Monthly Megapixel: Go For Broke!

Apr 24 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 550 620 pixels wide (updated to fit the new page size!) in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. Remember, it doesn't have to be a photographic epic — if it's all you can come up with, you could submit entries with just a few beautiful and descriptive images and it's just fine. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible! If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com), or Brian ([at] Tomopop [dot] com), or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date. The grand prize this month is going to be figma Black Rock Shooter Beast (reviewed - figma only)! You can thank Pedro for volunteering it (and HobbyLink Japan for sponsoring it), and as I find more stuff I'll be updating this listing with more prizes. I also have adorable Peanuts Formation Arts figures (reviewed) that I can give away. Megapixel Entries for March:KillxRadio - Take a Walk In the ParkTears4Dragons - The Ides of MarchIkwong - Waffle Proposal?!Wilda - Red Cross MonthNinebeats - Hence The NameCounterpunch - St Patrick's Day Beer AdsMicroGamer2v2 - Celebrate St Patrick's DayManWithNoName - Girly Stuff (and potato!)
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Hello, hello! We're back with another Monthly Megapixel challenge! I'm a couple of days late posting this, but it's because I wanted to announce the winners for March at the same time.  Congratulations to Counterpunch fo...

[REMINDER] Monthly Megapixel: Peanuts and Beer

Mar 20 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 550 620 pixels wide (updated to fit the new page size!) in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. Remember, it doesn't have to be a photographic epic — if it's all you can come up with, you could submit entries with just a few beautiful and descriptive images and it's just fine. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible! If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com), or Brian ([at] Tomopop [dot] com), or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date. As usual, I'll be editing or adding prizes as the contest wears on. For now, I've got Kotobukiya's Marvel x Bishoujo Mystique (reviewed), Sen-ti-nel's Metamorphose Panty (reviewed), possible leftover prizes from last month (this will be updated once winners get back to me) and pieces of the Peanuts Formation Arts vol. 2 set (review forthcoming; pics here for now). Thanks to Kotobukiya and HLJ for being sponsors! February's MM entries: Scarecroodle: Crazies in LovemutatedFROGGY: Unique Significance tears4dragons: Miku's Valentinekotomikun: Homura's Holiday Hodgepodge Counterpunch: Make a Friend DayNinebeats: Scattershot Cupid xxKoumoriChiexx: Don't Forget Your FriendsOrannis: Melancholy Deaths of Danboard KillXRadio: Valentines in Love and WarYukimos: Valentines' For My Lovely Girls ManWithNoName: This is how you clean your computerWilda: Happy Valentine's Day
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Last month we tried something new at the suggestion of some of your fellow community members and gave several different themes to choose from. I like how things went, so this month we're doing the same thing! It's March, and ...

Monthly Megapixel: Trying new things

Feb 23 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 550 620 pixels wide (updated to fit the new page size!) in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. Remember, it doesn't have to be a photographic epic — if it's all you can come up with, you could submit entries with just a few beautiful and descriptive images and it's just fine. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible! If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com), or Brian ([at] Tomopop [dot] com), or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date. As for prizes, I haven't got all of them yet, but for now I'll be offering up Kotobukiya's Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st (pictures here for now, review forthcoming when I receive it), Figuarts ZERO Chopper and Blackbeard (Chopper review | others reviewed), and whatever else I get my hands on in the next few weeks. There's a possibility you'll see a Bishoujo figure or other new stuff up here, so check back whenever I bump this post! (edit: recently reviewed X-23 Bishoujo has been added to the prize pool!) Good luck, Tomofolk! December's MM entries: Wilda's entryTears4Dragons' entryMagnumdoodle's entrykixkillradio's entrythemurz's entryCounterpunch's entryOrannis' entryRivelets' entrySailorsamus' entryKyokat's entry
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Due to the contest clutter we had after all the giveaways this December, it seemed appropriate to skip January's Megapixel challenge. February isn't exempt though, so here's the run down: Instead of assigning just one theme, ...

[REMINDER]Twelve Days of Swag: Winner's Circle

Jan 23 // Kristina Pino
Comment to win swag contests: Heartwarmed Pirates: Darkslayer3000Lazy Sunday: OrannisWe Love Robots: ShawnNotable Toys: Pyrogamer01Wishin': Wilda Pedro's swag contests: TomoCast: KyrieBalance Your Bots!: Great Shadow Jonathan's swag contests: Guessing Game: Coby NguyenAction Figure Design: Daniel Yoon (image of his submission in the gallery) Twitter contest: Kyzaku, ZeroP1, vinyltoyz Call for Memes: Optimasu Praimu Horrible Monday Haikus: Anime0milk and Jen Santa Saturday: Veila December's Monthly Megapixel: Killxradio (runner up: themurz) Guessing game Answers: Working: Sweets Colorful Collection - Popura Taneshima (MOVIC) Dragon Ball Kai: Chibi Kyun-Chara - Piccolo (Banpresto) Yu-gi-oh: One Coin Grande - Yami Yuugi (Kotobukiya) Vocaloid: Nendoroid Petit - Meiko (GSC) Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Niitengo - Haruna (Kadokawa) Tiger & Bunny: Deformeister Petit - Origami (Bandai) Star Driver: R-style - Kanako Watanabe (Bandai) Naruto: Half Age Heroes - Naruto (Bandai) One Piece: World Collectable Figure - Sabo (Banpresto) Infinite Stratos: Nano-Colle - Maya Yamada (Media Factory) Monthly Megapixel Entries: Wilda's entryTears4Dragons' entry Magnumdoodle's entrykixkillradio's entry themurz's entryCounterpunch's entry Orannis' entryRivelets' entry Sailorsamus' entryKyokat's entry Once again, congratulations to all winners! Most of all, I hope this was fun for all. It was certainly fun for us!
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[Reminder: Not all of you have gotten to me via e-mail about your prizes. I'm giving you another chance to get in touch before I move on!] At long last - we've got our winners! I apologize for stretching this out a bit, but y...

[REMINDER] Monthly Megapixel: Holiday Party

Dec 15 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 550 620 pixels wide (updated to fit the new page size!) in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. I know it could get tough to do these contests during the holiday season, but remember it doesn't have to be a photographic epic - you could submit entries with just one or two beautiful and descriptive images and it's just as strong an entry as those that use many to tell a story. It's all about being creative and hitting the mark with the contest theme, by any photographic means possible! If any of you are having issues with the editor and getting your post up, just send an e-mail to me, or Brian (at) Tomopop (dot) com, or even our tips@ mail so somebody could get to it. Sometimes a post won't show up on your end and cause some confusion, but will still be visible to everyone else; things could be a little buggy here and there. Just don't panic! I will accept all entries that were completed on time as long as we could see your post, even if we had to recover it after the due date. As for prizes, the lovely Ika Musume, Kotobukiya ver. (reviewed) [sponsor: Kotobukiya], POP Nico Robin Strong World ver. (reviewed) [sponsor: ToysLogic], Shining Wind Blanc Neige Swimsuit Ver. (reviewed) [sponsor: Kotobukiya] and Figuarts ZERO Tony Tony chopper (reviewed) [sponsor: Bluefin Distribution] are up for grabs to December's grand prize winner. Good luck, everyone! This post will be updated with links to everyone's entries as they come in, since it was requested last month. Keep checking back if you want to see everyone's stories all in one place!
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December already? Brrrr. I sure hope everyone is keeping warm! December doesn't just mark the change in weather from pleasant to freezing, though. It also marks the start of another Megapixel contest, filled with all sorts of...

Monthly Megapixel: 'Tis the Season

Nov 22 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 550 620 pixels wide (updated to fit the new page size!) in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the U.S. or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. This month, the prizes you have got to choose from if you're the first place winner are: Noumi Kudryavka, Waffu Version sponsored by Kotobukiya (reviewed), Revoltech Mouri Motonari, Figuarts ZERO Luffy (reviewed) sponsored by Bluefin Distribution and POP Usopp Strong Edition (reviewed) which was sponsored by ToysLogic. Good luck, everyone! By request, here are links to everyone's entries! Since most of them were titled ''Tis the Season,' I just made a list with your handles. Wilda OrannisGhostNPC RiveletsKira Yamato44 Tears4dragonsScarecroodle Counterpunch
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Now that October is over and we are getting closer to "the onset of winter," I figured the appropriate theme for November's Megapixel would be the changing of the seasons. What does that mean exactly? Well, I've left it prett...

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September Megapixel contest winners!


Oct 25
// Kristina Pino
It's been late coming, but I finally got around to getting this post up. I apologize to everyone I've kept waiting! Last month's Megapixel contest was themed "Back to School" and we got so many awesome entries... The entrant ...

[REMINDER]Monthly Megapixel: Back to School

Sep 22 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple!. You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. There isn't really a minimum or maximum amount of images, although I think one of our readers figured out what the max amount of BBCode image lines are allowed in a c-blog post (it's.. a lot). Your images must be at most 550 pixels wide in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. Lastly, those of you who don't live in the US or Canada are not excluded from this contest. The only thing we ask is that you cover the shipping if you are to be prized on something. This way, we could open the contest to everyone! I promise it won't cost you an arm and a leg, too. Speaking of the prize, I've got a few things to give away this month. I've decided I'll let the first prize winner pick from a few things (trying something new!). I've got Gundam Spirits RX-78-2 (reviewed), Revoltech Mouri Motonari and Portrait of Pirates Strong Edition Nami (reviewed). As usual, as more folks participate I'll be adding more prizes depending on what I've got to give away! The sponsors for this month's Megapixel contest are Bluefin Distribution, Tomopop and HLJ, respectively. Good luck, everyone! Be sure to send any questions my way or drop them in the comments below if you need anything!
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It took a little while, but after much debate we finally decided on a winner for last month's Megapixel contest! That and, it's about time you guys found out what this month's theme would be, yes? First thing's first: Congrat...

[REMINDER]Monthly Megapixel: Summer Vacation!

Aug 23 // Kristina Pino
The rules are pretty simple and haven't changed. You don't need to have narrative text in your story, as Scarecroodle and others have proven, in order for it to be good or acceptable. We've had folks make their entries look like comic strips as well, which is also encouraged, creative, acceptable, rad, you name it. Your images must be at most 550 pixels wide in order to fit in the page properly, otherwise something's going to get cut off. There isn't a limit to how many images you post, since you're hosting them anyhow. In order to get some images on your blog post, just put them up on Flickr, Photobucket or any of those free image hosting services and link to them using BBCode tags (the line with the [IMG]<text>[/IMG] tags). If you don't have a Tomopop log-in account, you won't be able to create a blog entry. If you're new to these contests, this is your first step! It's quick and easy, and once you're through, you need only click on the "create new blog" button at the top of the page, and title it with "Monthly Megapixel: <your story title here>" to be entered in the contest. As for prizes, the more entries we get, the more things I'll scrounge up to give away! For now, it's starting with Revoltech Professor Layton (featured: Throwback)! He's a spiffy chap, and I think most of us have a little place in our dapper hearts for him. Again, as more entries roll in I'll be adding more prizes, basically whatever I can get my hands on to give away, so keep your eyes peeled. Also, good luck and have fun!
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Oh hey, it's Monthly Megapixel! After a July hiatus, we are now ready to come into the shade for a little bit and share our summer vacation stories!! Am I too early for this part? I hope at least some of your toys have taken ...

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Two weeks late, I know, but between vacations and convention planning/schedules and all that, as it turns out we won't be able to run a July Megapixel. I just had to get that out of the way first before we move on to the good...

Monthly Megapixel: Lights out!

Jun 22 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple. Think of the theme and what sort of story you'd want to tell with it, then take pictures of your toys. Host them somewhere, Flickr, Photobucket, etc. and apply them to a c-blog with some accompanying text! You'll need to use BBC tags, so the ones that look like [IMG]url[/IMG] in order for them to show up, and for best results, re-size all your images to 550px wide or less. If you don't have a log-in for Tomopop, you'll need one in order to compose a c-blog. This contest is going to be U.S. and Canada only, but I have something important to mention on the matter. It isn't uncommon for folks outside of the prize region to enter a contest anyway when they've got a friend who can receive the prize for them. If you live in the UK or Europe and you've got a buddy in America you can arrange prize forwarding with, there is nothing wrong with entering! We (Tomopop) aren't actively trying to exclude the rest of you from entering our contests. We just have to deal with some shipping restrictions, although occasionally we'll go "all out." As for this month's prize, since HLJ is so awesome, someone's going to win the lovely Rei Ayanami, theatrical with plugsuit version by Kotobukiya! She's already been released and one of our community members, TianDogg, contributed a beautiful review recently as well, and you should have a look. He did a stellar job with the review (and every other review and un-boxing that he posts, for that matter). I've included two images from his c-blog review in the gallery, as a tasty little preview. If you haven't, also be sure to check out our other entries for April: The Blooming of Mikulina by Judgement It's Still Raining by Psycho Soldier Once again, if you have got any questions or comments at all, you can leave them below or e-mail me with them! I'll help you in any way I can, from photo tips/tutorials to answering questions about rule clarification and whatever else. The most important part however, is always to have fun! I can't wait to see your entries. Good luck, everyone!
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Last month's Megapixel challenge seemed a bit early for outdoor play in the case of some folks, which makes me quite sad. I'm not sure if things have changed drastically now that it's June instead of May, but in light of the ...

[Reminder] Monthly Megapixel: May in Bloom!

May 23 // Kristina Pino
The rules are simple! Go out and take some pictures of your toys and tell us a story. The story has to fall under the May Flowers theme, of course, and then you just pop them into a c-blog. Start your title with "Monthly Megapixel:", so we can tell apart the entries from regular posts. Several folks have had issues with posting and imaging lately, so here's the quick run-down: To write a c-blog, you need to have a Tomopop login. Once you're logged on, click on "edit my blog" and write up a new post. In order to post images, you need to host them yourself (via Photobucket, Flickr, etc.) and use [IMG] [/IMG] BBC tags for them to show up. The max width on the site is 550px, so make sure you resize your images to at most that wide, or else you'll get cut off. If you're using Photobucket, for example, you could edit them right on the page to the size you want. The rest is simple and straightforward, just write up your story and as always, have fun! This month's prize is sponsored by Square-Enix, and it's going to be Final Fantasy Creatures Kai vol. 3. It isn't Black Rock Shooter, but it's still a pretty awesome prize, if you're into that kind of thing. To view the set, check out the images in the gallery I've included from the item's Japanese sale page. One winner will take them all away (Bahamut, Brynhildr, Odin, Shiva and Hecatoncheir)! This post will be updated every week as a reminder, and when the winner for April is decided! Oh, and one more thing. I've been in the polling mood, lately. I want to know what sort of prizes you want to compete for the most! What is it, PVC static figures, Nendoroids, figma, other? I definitely want to try and acquire prizes that are of most interest to you guys so we get more and more wonderful entries every month, so please click here to take the poll and let me know what you would like to see as a prize the most! Choose up to three options or enter your own in the poll above. As always, if you have got any comments, questions, concerns, anything - drop it in the comments section or e-mail me, Kristina@tomopop.com. Your fellow community members and I will do our utmost to help each other out! Good luck! Also be sure to check out that gallery and see the rest of the wonderful highlights I included from the entries last month!
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Another month, another Megapixel challenge! April was an extremely successful month, with 23 entries to compete for the prize of Dead Master -Animation Version- PVC figure. I hope we have more fabulous entries this month and ...

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I'm pretty sad that nobody ended up entering last month's Megapixel, but I'm thinking maybe the Dr Seuss theme was a little difficult to play with. Whatever the case may be, the show will go on! It's a new month and you've go...

Monthly Megapixel: Seussical Stories

Mar 15 // Kristina Pino
First up, since BakaJon's story won for February, we're showing off  this adorable image of Yuki and Yuri joining hands at the end of Chilly Love. The story pretty much won everyone over, it was so cute. I also really enjoyed this shot of Yuri with flowers. The background set a nice contrast between the flowers and everything else for a well composed, beautiful image. It does really make me happy to see stuff like this pop up in the c-blogs as often as it has lately.  Psycho Soldier was the first to respond this month, with her story Just Whistle. It's very simple, but especially if you've seen the alluded scene yourself, very powerfully expressive. It definitely fit the bill with our theme this month, and it was a very creative way to participate. Jason Millward came on with an entry of his own, "It's Not Long At All... " showing us what "undying love" looks like. This is another one that was very simple, just a few images with captions similar to Pycho soldier's entry. While we usually encourage folks to narrate their stories, I'd like to point out here that this kind of thing is also very acceptable, and as you can see it works very well. This was another awesome entry. Ninebeats surprised me at the end of her entry with the sudden Dalek invasion. Belated started out with Aya, longing for her lady Mana to show up and pull her out of loneliness; and little miss tsundere sends her a Dalek as consolation. As a Doctor Who fan myself, this was a welcome twist in the story that stopped my brain for a few minutes before I had a belated laugh (*da-dum tssshhh*) to myself. A first-time entrant, JeanLuc G submitted his epic, The Tramp and the Mayor's Daughter. It's a very sweet story that ended on a ...maybe not so nice note, but nonetheless was tragically romantic. I liked the shy and awkward first meeting between the two main characters, and the image I chose (ignore the branding) conveys it very well. Very cute, and we hope to see more entries from you! Now that the showcase is over, I suppose you all want some more in-depth details! I've already mentioned what the rules are; just convey a story within the scope of the theme (this month it's Dr Seuss stories). We've had all kinds of entries, even one with no words at all, so let your creativity flow. In the case of Dr Seuss, I imagine since most of his stories are based on funny rhymes you'll need words, but I'm not restricting anyone. The prize this month is going to be a Portrait of Pirates figure! It's our biggest prize so far, and I think Usopp Strong Edition (reviewed) is goofy enough to go with the theme as well. Remember, you don't have to have super amazing photographic skills or anything too elaborate, the point is telling the story and getting some playtime in with your toys. Dynamic is good, creative is great, but most of all have fun with it. I encourage everyone who has the time and is interested in the theme to participate!   If you have got any feedback, comments or questions, concerns, crises and anything else, be sure to drop it in the comments section below or e-mail me at Kristina@tomopop.com or contact me through any other means you know. Good luck!    
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And now it's time for something different. Before that something different though, I'll announce February's winner for the "Fools in Love" theme. BakaJon will be taking away a figma Kagome Higurashi (Inu Yasha, reviewed) with...

Monthly Megapixel: Fools in Love

Feb 15 // Kristina Pino
Since SyncopatedID is the winner, I'll list those images first. First off, we've got a cute shot from behind Yotsuba, a white rabbit peeking in through the door and luring the curious child out to the rabbit hole. The second picture we loved was the tea party scene. This was a great shot and has a lot of movement. It's one of those pictures I look at and start hearing phantom background noise and the Mad Tea Party theme song (from Disney's Alice in Wonderland) pops into my head. The expressions and background are great.  Next up we have a shot from Scarecroodle's story. His featured some..interesting backgrounds, but I really liked this one shot of his story's princess with the dragon on her head. It's cute, and although it would have looked better a little more zoomed in, it's still a good shot and I felt like I had to point it out.    Out of BakaJon's images, the one that really caught my eye was this shot of Judith and Raven at the end of the story. Throughout the entry, all the figures were posed very well, but this one shot stood out because of her sassy pose and the author's good sense in having Raven's back to us. It's a well composed picture that shows just enough sass.   Ninebeats wrote a sinister but amusing tale following the general line of Sleeping Beauty. This one picture falls under the "sinister" category, but I still found it silly and cute.  Psycho Soldier's entry was not quite a fairy tale, but a look at how her toys were investigating what a fairy tale is to begin with. This reminded me of the sort of thing we see in Toy Story, looking in to the behavior of our toys while they try and figure out something we silly humans do. This story was a welcome treat, and this image best represents what the toys were up to while Psycho Soldier wasn't looking (or so they thought).  Now that you've all seen the top picture from each entry (you at least had to scroll by them), I'll give you all the other details. This month unfortunately it will still be "US & Canada only". We do plan on opening it to a wider range in the future, but not just yet (believe me, I wanted to spread the love this month).  In spirit of spreading the love, there are a couple of additional images in the gallery from the staff entries in January. I hope in February I'll have a huge gallery to post with all your awesome pictures!  As for prizing, we're giving away another figma, this time of Inu Yasha's Kagome Higurashi (reviewed)! All you have to do to win is put together some sort of love story (no matter what the incident or outcome may be) and play it out with your toys. Snap some pictures, narrate the story and post it in the community blogs with the title "Monthly Megapixel: <your story name here>".  Even if you absolutely abhor Valentine's Day, that's a worthy subject for a story this month.  As always, voice any feedback, questions or concerns via the comments section below or send me an e-mail over at Kristina@tomopop.com. Good luck to everyone!  
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We had a great month in January with the newly-revived Monthly Megapixel, and had several beautiful entries for the theme of Fairy Tales. Who is the winner of the figma prize (Fate Testarossa School Uniform ver.) for January,...

Monthly Megapixel: "The Ashlad and His Good Helpers" conclusion

Jan 22 // Chris Pranger
 At long last our heroes arrived at the King's domain."Hello King! I am the Ashlad! I have come with my good helpers and the flying ship!" "Also, I love how your kingdom in no way looks like a standard one-bedroom apartment."The King was momentarily dumbfounded as the Ashlad leaped down from his mighty vessel."I have come for your daughter's hand in marriage," said the Ashlad. "Ah, is that so?" Asked the King. "It just so happens that maybe I'm not so ready to believe your worth!""For you see, my daughter is very special to me. She is my everything. She-" "Dude, it was for the best. She didn't look like your type anyway." "What? Inter-species relationships are weird." "Anyways King, you were saying?""Let me put down my axe for a moment here..."And so his axe was laid down."Luckily I have another daughter, just as beautiful and probably more your thing." The Ashlad couldn't believe his eyes. It was love at first sight. Like, that totally superficial love that you see happen in movies and stories and such that's not out of place or unrealistic or anything. No, this was true love, because as he'd later find out she had a lot of the same interests as him. But we're getting ahead of ourselves here."I will not let my daughter go so easily, not to a lowly Ashlad such as yourself, all ashy and whatnot. You must prove to me your valor and great deeds. A test! Let there be a test!"  And a test there surely was. The King escorted the Ashlad to a rather large storehouse. "This is where I keep my vast amounts of foodstuffs, enough to feed the entire kingdom for years and years. It's totally irresponsible to risk it all, but what the hell? If you can somehow manage to eat every last drop in here, you shall be wedded to my daughter.""You mind if I bring my friend with me?" asked the Ashlad."Sure, why not?""You heard the man, let's eat." And so the night passed as the two were sealed in the massive storehouse. The King waited impatiently to see that the Ashlad had failed.But, upon morning... The storehouse was picked clean!"So King, where'd that daughter of yours run off to?"But the King would not be swayed so easily. "Clearly that was a fluke. If you were really as wonderful as you claim to be, then another trial must be met. A time trial, in this case. Fetch me a glass of water...from the End of the World! And do it in less than two minutes! I'm just that thirsty!""Whoa, did he say time trial? I got this one guys." "Hey where'd he get a go-kart from anyway?"And in no time at all, the strange man with the mustache returned with the required item."There, one glass of water, courtesy of the End of the World. I got the receipt if you need proof." But once again, the King was not appeased."Another fluke! This time, I have a test you shall not pass so easily, Ashlad! Do you see this sauna before you? 'Tis The Sauna of the Gods! No mortal has ever survived an entire night inside!" "Not a problem," said the Ashlad. "Guys? Shall we enjoy our stay at the King's request?" "Mwahaha! This shall be that pesky Ashlad's undoing for sure!"So the King shut the Ashlad and his friends in the Gods' Sauna, expecting them to be dead by morning."And just to make sure..." Meanwhile, in another part of the kingdom... "More murders most foul!"But back to the Ashlad, he and his friends were remaining calm about the whole situation.*Note: Do not attempt the following stunt. It was performed by trained professionals with years of experience. Placing your toys in the oven will most likely result in a night of weeping and a call from your local fire chief. "Well frozen man-""Ice Man.""Whatever. You think you could help us out here with the heat?""You got it buddy. Huzzah!" As morning finally came, the King was elated to see the fruits of his devious plan come to fruition."Nothing like baked turtle to start your day." "You were expecting maybe the Addams Family?" Amazing! Somehow the Ashlad and his friends were alive and well!"You've been beat, King. Make with the daughter." The King truly had been beaten, his mighty hammer fallen from his grasp and his mind clear out of inane chores for the Ashlad to be tested with.His prize in hand, the Ashlad joined his friends and flew off for more adventure. And so everyone lived happily ever after. Except for the King, who was tried and sentenced with one count of murder in the first degree and two counts of vehicular frogslaughter. The End
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Have you all finished your entries for January's Monthly Megapixel? You only have until January 23 to get all those in! That's Sunday! That's tomorrow! Follow mine and Kristina's examples and show us what you can do!Anyway, f...

Monthly Megapixel: "The Ashlad and His Good Helpers" part 1

Jan 20 // Chris Pranger
Once upon a time there lived a humble Ashlad. "Hey."He lived with his three brothers."See? We're the world's most fearsome fighting teens.""Did he just say the crap I heard him say?" Life could be hard for the Ashlad. Despite his love for his brothers, they were kind of jerks.One day he heard that the King of the land would give his daughter's hand in marriage to whomever could produce a ship which could fly across the sky as it could though the ocean. So, food in hand, he set off.After not too long, he came across a weird duck-spider dude."Hey, bro, I'm famished here. Help a duck out.""This is the only food I have, but okay, it's yours.""Tell you what Ashlad, you go hang out under that tree for a while and I'll bring you something truly great.""That tree?""Yeah, that tr- you know what, meh, just go pick one."So the Ashlad did as he was told and rested under a nearby tree."Wake up!""Oh, strange spider-duck-dude, what's up?""I'm finished.""Finished with what?""Um, how about that thing."It was the ship that could fly through the sky as it could through the ocean! The Ashlad's kindness had already been repaid!"This here ship's for you, Ashlad. Go ahead and take it. And you see any toads, you stomp 'em, you hear?""Why?""Because why not?""Hm, when you put it that way it makes sense." So the Ashlad fired up the jet propulsion system and was off on his adventure once again.After traveling a small way, he came upon a strange sight."Whoa, the heck is going on down there? I'm totally coming upon a strange sight here."As the Ashlad landed his ship, he had to question the man he found eating what looked like rocks."Uh, why the heck are you eating rocks?""'Cause I'm starving!" said the strange man. "I've never been able to find enough to eat, so I spend my time eating rocks all day.""Huh, that's weird, but you know what sounds better? Joining me on my adventure to see the King."So the rock eater joined the Ashlad on his journey, making sure to take along a few more rocks just in case.As the pair traveled on, they came upon yet another strange sight: Somehow a man was perched at the top of a rather large tree."How'd you get up here?" asked the Ashlad."Oh, I jumped.""Like, straight up?""Yeah. I'm also really fast.""I thought that was some blue rodent.""That jerkwad? Screw him, I'm coming with you."And so the odd man with the powerful jumping ability joined the Ashlad and the rock eater. What an odd bunch they were forming!It wasn't very long until this group would become stranger still."Check out that frozen guy," said the rock eater.Sure enough, the man standing before them was frozen solid, as absurd as that may seem."Why do you look so cold?" asked the Ashlad."I just can't ever seem to get warm," said the frozen man."Well, it is Oregon in the middle of January," said the Ashlad. "Hmm, that would make sense," said the frozen man."Come with us," we're going to see the King.""Will he give me a new heart?""Wrong guy.""Maybe a sweater then?""Possibly?" "Sure, I'll join you."And so the frozen man joined the powerful jumper, the rock eater, and the Ashlad in the magical flying ship as they flew on to see the King."Friends for life!"Meanwhile... "Friends for life!" * * * * *Will the Ashlad make it to the King? And what if he does? Plus, will he ever have to answer for his amphibious murders? Find out tomorrow during the thrilling conclusion in part 2 of "The Ashlad and His Good Helpers!"
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Kristina has been hard at work promoting Monthly Megapixel. You can check her post for more details, and definitely make sure to take a gander at her fantastic example, but I figured I'd try my hand at this whole "Hey le...

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Monthly Megapixel: Sleeping Diva


Jan 20
// Kristina Pino
This month in Megapixel, I chose the story of Sleeping Beauty as my theme. I was pretty excited for this month's theme, and I actually had a really good time playing with my figures and getting this done. Even if we can't win...

[Third week reminder] Monthly Megapixel: Once upon a time...

Jan 17 // Kristina Pino
I don't think I was very clear last time on how Monthly Megapixel works, so I'll get this part over with first. Basically, the main theme here is to take plenty of pictures. Your entry should be mostly carried out in the form of picture story-telling, and you should also include text to accompany/complement your images. I said "should", because while sometimes it isn't needed, it's just plain ol' nice to read a story with pictures in it. Speaking of pictures, we had a couple last month that really stood out from the rest. The first of those came out of Shadow Mask Prime's December Megapixel, a lovely portrait of Jack Skellington with his faithful dog Zero.  The second picture that really stood out was one of Jumi's, the "Flying Miku". His entry was absolutely adorable, and this image took the cake.   Aren't they lovely? Well, in any case, I'm hoping that in January I'll have many, many more to show off. I am pretty excited for this theme, and I'm sure all of you will have some wonderful entries! As for prizing, this month we have a fabulous Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha figma Fate Testarossa School Uniform ver., provided by Hobby Link Japan for the winner of January's Megapixel.Are you excited yet? I sure am. I am so excited that I am going to enter, too! I can't win, but you can! Unless you live outside of the United States or Canada (sorry to our overseas readers); in which case I strongly encourage you to participate either way, because it's sure to be loads of fun. If it deters you from entering due to your inability to receive the prize, then I'm sorry. It's not you, it's me.  I wish it could work out. That's all I've got for you for today! As always, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please do "speak out" in the comments section, or feel free to e-mail me: Kristina@tomopop.comtl;dr: Pick a fairy tale, then play with your toys, take lots of pictures, post on the c-blogs with the title line "Monthly Megapixel: <name of your story here>". Good luck!      
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It's that time again, or rather, it's the day (now week!) after (There was no way for me to get this feature up yesterday) since most of us were recovering from the turn of the New Year. Monthly Megapixel is back, kicking off...

[Last Reminder]Monthly Megapixel: Time for the holidays!

Dec 15 // Kristina Pino
Monthly Megapixel might seem like a lot of work, but for toy enthusiasts such as yourselves, it should be nothing but fun. What I am most interested in is seeing how things pan out when you play with your toys, how your imagination runs wild (even within the constraints of the themes).UPDATE: THIS IS NOT A PHOTO CONTEST. Your stories should consist of multiple photographs along with text narrating what's going on according to the theme! The winner of each month will be decided based on the story and general photographic creativity.  While your photographs don't have to be professional perfect works of art, I did mention before I'll be showcasing the top images of each previous month. This portion is for fun and it isn't really a part of the competition (not for now, anyway! Who knows...). We will be including some of the more memorable and interesting pictures we see throughout the month. The contest portion of the Monthly Megapixel is going to be based on your story and how much it stands out. Uniqueness is one thing, but it also depends on how entertaining it is. It could be sweet, funny, passionate - anything you like. I will also be promoting posts throughout the month, because I know you guys are going to do just great. I really, super duper look forward to seeing what you guys can come up with, and I really encourage EVERYONE to participate, even the staff! I mean, we are toy collectors, aren't we? What are toys for if not to be played with, at least every now and again?  There have been some very nice stories and entries in the past, here are a few links if you want examples of what has been done before. I encourage you to look through them if you aren't familiar with this feature, and as you can see there are many different approaches as well. A great place to look for inspiration for dynamic photographic story-telling is our "What Toys Are Up To" feature.  Lastly, all toys are welcome! Don't constrain yourself to Nendoroids and Revoltechs, Figmas or PVC. You can and should include plush, dolls, statues and anything else you have or can think of. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Good luck to one and all! Remember, YOU HAVE THREE WEEKS, so hop to it! Get those juices flowing!  You can and should direct any questions or thoughts and concerns to the comments section below or to me via Kristina@tomopop.com ! 
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Today is YOUR LAST REMINDER, and what better month is there to bring back the awesome and fun Monthly Megapixel feature? Your friendly community manager has heard your pleas and answered your cries. Cue the fanfare: it's time...

Monthly Megapixel: Get ready for the fireworks

Sep 09 // Psycho Soldier
                
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Jason says: "There are no words..."Okay, there is one word: EPIC!"Hit the jump for some amazing!

Monthly Megapixel: A Vocaloid vacation

Sep 08 // gamergirlkit
  Hello! Today is my first attempt at a Monthly Megapixel entry. I hope you like it! Miku's Scrapbook~~~July 19, 2010After last weekend's eventful concert, I suggested that we take a day off. Luka and Gakupo already had plans (a date, I'm sure!), Kaito we assume is still being held by rabid fangirls, and the police refused to release Rin because she's a danger to society. Well, I did tell her it probably wasn't a good idea to show up at the concert in a road roller, but she insisted....Anyway, so Len, Tako, and I headed to Fox River to practice our photography and have a picnic. I thought it was perfect for a day long mini vacation. Here we are after we first arrived. It was cloudy, but that kept it from getting too hot.  I then decided it would make for cooler photos if we went out on the rocks in the river. Tako and I went and Len stayed on the shore. I think he took some good pictures. But he wasn't paying attention when I tried to show him something! So I took the picture myself. Baby ducklings! Next I took a picture of the river. And then Len took a picture of me taking a picture of the river! I was trying to look for shells on the beach, so I climbed on a log to get a better view. It was slippery though and I nearly fell off! Len was there to catch me, thankfully! Tako was fascinated by the concrete blocks along the shore. I think they put them there for when the river floods, but I wasn't sure. We were going to go back by the river but it started to rain, so we took shelter by the picnic tables. Tako complained that she was hungry (she always is!), so we unpacked our lunch and ate. It was delicious! But I didn't tell Tako that I was having takoyaki. It was getting late, so we took on last group shot by the river before we went home. I was a bit cold from getting rained on, that's why I have a towel. I'm glad I remembered to bring one! We all ended up having a really great day! It's important to take a day off and enjoy nature every once in a while. I was dissapointed that everyone didn't make it, but it actually was really nice. The three of us got along pretty well and had a lot of fun. I'm hoping next time Kaito will be able to come along!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~These photos were harder to take than usual because I kept slipping on the rocks. Miku's pose at the picnic table and the "slipping" picture were a little awkward because of posing/sitting limitations and I don't like having stands in natural looking photos, but I tried to make it look okay. It did end up being a lot of fun, aside from almost losing Len's hand and stepping in goose poop.... but I'm happy with the way the photos came out.Thank you for looking! 
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It's Jason again, and I've got another amazing Megapixel for you! A few months ago when gamergirlkit returned to the Tomopop community after a long absence, I immediately jumped up and started dancing in the streets. Soon after she presented us with her first MM entry. As expected, it is quite amazing.Check it out for yourself! It awaits you after the jump.

Monthly Megapixel: ServantSaber returns

Sep 08 // ServantSaber
 Yay! Finally a new post! XD Anyways it's been a while since I posted something and a lot has changed since then. For one thing, I finally got a decent camera to take photos with! No more grainy cell phone pictures! I must note that I'm still a total noob with it so forgive me for any out of focus/poorly composed shots. I also acquired several new figures but for now I'll focus mainly on my newest figure, the Azusa Nakano Nendoroid which I received as a birthday gift from my brother. I was originally going to just post pictures from my most recent photo shoot but after taking a look at figurecafe's Monthly Megapixel post in the community blogs and looking up this month's theme to confirm, lo and behold, my photos to somewhat fit the theme! So might as well kill two birds with one stone and combine this return post with a Monthly Megapixel entry.Summer time means going to the park! I took Azusa to a nearby park to have a look around and came across this fountain. It had some nifty frog statues spitting water into the fountain: Azusa seemed kind of weirded out by them though ゜△゜ After that it was off to the playground! Here she is sitting on a tire swing: And lastly, cat stack! :3 Bonus: (not related to theme but I don't believe I've posted about her since getting my new camera and I doubt I'll make a separate post because of lack of pictures)Got her a while ago but she's still one of my favorite figures even though I don't own that many to begin with -__- 
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Hey, folks! It's Jason here with another of end of summer Megapixel entry. Back in July community member ServantSaber, armed with a new camera, came back from hiatus with this post. Check out a day in the park with Asuza Nakano in Nendoroid form. Also, Shiki (I very jealous. I want figure.)SS's story and pics are waiting for you after the jump!  


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