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PCS Raiden

Pop Culture Shock calls upon Mortal Kombat's Raiden


Available for pre-order starting Jan. 19
Jan 13
// Brian Szabelski
Pop Culture Shock's latest Mortal Kombat statue is arriving for pre-orders next month, and it's perhaps no shock that Raiden is next in the series. The popular thunder god from the MK franchise will be 1/4-scale and available...

NYCC 2014: Mezco

Oct 14 // Scarecroodle
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Statistically we had to get decent-looking Mortal Kombat figures eventually
The Mortal Kombat franchise seems to have finally caught a break as Mezco displayed some great-looking figures based on the upcoming Mortal Kombat X. Other items on display included some Judge Dredd figures and the Dark Knigh...

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NYCC 2014: PCS

NYCC 2014: Pop Culture Shock


Featuring heroes of all shapes and sizes
Oct 14
// Brian Szabelski
It probably won't be much of a surprise that Pop Culture Shock arrived at New York Comic Con with some of their new licensed collectibles. After all, they have a pretty good track record of putting out expensive, but "worth t...
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Pop Culture Shock

WonderCon 2014: Pop Culture Shock


It's like everything from my childhood all in one booth
Apr 20
// Brian Szabelski
If I told you that Pop Culture Shock's painted RoboCop statue was the first thing that caught my eye from WonderCon, would you be surprised? Or better yet, can you blame me? From the metallic finish to the tiniest details on ...
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PCS Baraka

Pre-orders for Pop Culture Shock's Baraka open April 21


Sadly, his arm blades can't cut you a discount
Apr 14
// Brian Szabelski
Pop Culture Shock's newest 1/4-scale Mortal Kombat 9 figure is the razor-toothed (and razor-armed) Baraka, and boy, does he look awesome. I'm not a big Baraka fan at all but the sculpt, especially that sinister toothy grin, l...
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Mortal Kombat

PopcultureShock's MK9 Sub-Zero wishes you an ice day


January may be colder than usual, with a chance of Sub-Zero temperatures
Dec 31
// Scarecroodle
Winter may be here but January is about to get a lot colder with Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' 1/4-scale Mortal Kombat 9 Sub-Zero whose pre-orders start January 6. PCSC is turning down the thermostat with two versions of th...

Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition

Dec 12 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Wooser is almost here again! Season two returns in January so that means a big product push for all things Wooser. Kahotan has posted this Belle Maison oshiruko soup set that features rubber straps of mascot Shirukuma and Wooser. They also have a pair of Wooser talking pens. Wing gave a very cryptic hint for one of their next figures. The hint is just an offset black and white image of a fleur-de-lis. They'll be doing their official reveal at Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] in February. Disney has posted on their Insider blog a look at the creation of their Infinity game figures from sketch to final product. The post talks pretty extensively with Art Director Jeff Bunker and Lead Character Designer Jon Diesta of Avalanche Software and their roles in making the game and figures a reality. Chauskoskis appears to be in a Greasebat kind of mood as he's made two of them. Based on Jeff Lamm's characters the first is Dunny baby Greasebat that he has Jeff's OK to make a few resin castings of. The other is an evil Greasebat that is only one of a kind that he put up for auction.  Check out this amazing Iron Samurai kitbash bade by Ken Lee. Reminds me of one of those samurai from Sucker Punch. I thought that movie was kinda awful, but this is very cool! It's 1/6 scale and a nominee for the 3A Customs and Kitbashes 2013 Awards. Good luck! No, I didn't embed an ad into LinkUP. Well, I mean I did, but not for advertising purposes. Matt Hopkins of Custom Papertoys sent along this really cool commercial he worked on for the SPCA. You think stuff like this is done with CG, but it's really stop motion. Matt says he built the models and much of the stop motion.  Tenacious Toys is offering Nerviswrek's Nibirian Drone resin figures by We Are Not Toys. The terrifying little things are hand painted and sold in set of 12 for US$350. Reflective Boundary did a great gallery for Alter's 1/8 Chitanda Eru from Hyouka. I'm glad this show is still getting some great figures, it gives me hope that a second season could be on the horizon! The AmiAmi blog posted a review for the latest Vocaloid GUMI figure. The Megpoid Whisper version made by Aquamarine is in a cute outfit and the bright colors fit her perfectly. She'll be out in February. VISEone displayed six new 16 inch Qee customs at a charity event in Germany recently. His work was a big hit and he even sold one right at the event with all proceeds going to the charity.  Funko is showing off a new series of Uglydoll x DC Comics vinyl figures. Featured are Ice-Bat as Batman, Wedgehead as Robin, and Babo as Superman. They'll be out on February 11.  Ron English has a special Metallic Purple Heart Skull in his PoPaganda store just in time for Christmas gift giving. They're going for US$150 and limited to only 20.  If you've ever wanted to try your hand at building Gunpla with no idea where to start then check out this handy ebook. Mecha Model Guide for Beginners looks to be a very comprehensive guide judging from its preview were it goes deep into all sorts of terminology and even deciphers the little symbols found in the instructions. There's even modeling history in there which could make it a good read even for advanced modelers. The ever-manly Black Star from Soul Eater has gotten the HQS treatment from Tsume with this fantastic looking statue. He's only limited to 250 printed on a metal serial plate and priced at 259€ (about US$356).  Akiba Hobby has posted a review (in Japanese) of Wave's new Beach Queens Chiho from The Devil is a Part-Timer! She'll be out in 2014. Hopefully if she sells really well they'll make a second season of the anime! Tentacle Armada posted a lengthy review of Pop Culture Shock's Katana statue from Mortal Kombat. They've got an awful lot to say about this enormous figure and it sounds like it isn't without its fair share of problems.  And that brings us to the end of another Tomopop LinkUP. See you next week where we'll have another batch of great things to talk about. 
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Seems to have been the week for handmade and limited editions
Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day t...

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NYCC Pop Culture Shock

NYCC 2013: Pop Culture Shock


There's that terrifying Akuma bust I've always wanted
Oct 13
// Tianxiao Ma
Connoisseurs of gigantic figures, this part of NYCC is for you! Pop Culture Shock is all about going big. For starters you can see their life size Akuma bust. It's cool but also a bit creepy thanks to the stylized face. Upon ...
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Now you can practice all those fatalities
Pop Culture Shock has its newest addition for their 1.4th scale statue line, Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat. Modeled to look as he appeared in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Sub-Zero will be available in two versions. He will be ava...

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Big news comes in threes for Pop Culture Shock


Ken Lily joins the design team, new He-Man statue is previewed, and MK Scorpion bust goes up for pre-order.
Apr 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is sending off April in a big way with some major news! PCSC has announced that they've recruited the talents of Ken Lily as head of product development. Ken has been a fixture in the toy indust...

Custom Made Monday: A new coat of paint

Feb 11 // Brian Szabelski
Sigma by Jin Saotome Carrying over the old tradition from MMR, we start with the customs featured in the header. First up, Jin Saotome's custom Sigma from Mega Man X. Jin is apparently an impatient man, and not willing to wait for Bandai's D-Arts figure, he has made his own in a Marvel Legends style. It's 8.5 inches tall, and uses parts from the DC Direct Parademon and Lex Luthor, Orange Lantern Luthor's head, and capes from Magneto and Mr. Sinister. The beam saber is crafted from a acryllic rod and the whole thing looks fantastic. Knock Knock, the Trebuchet Mammophant by f+ Next up, we have f+'s latest commissioned piece. There's a Dunny acting as the rider, but the entire piece is actually a highly customized 10-inch Labbit. While the trebuchet is small and only made of wood ... it actually works and slings a 3-inch Dunny head projectile, according to Josh.  Don't believe me? Watch it in action: I'm in love with it. Josh says he's going to make more Mammophants now that he knows he can do something like this, including a ballista and traditional catapult. I await them eagerly. Yukata Miku Nendoroid by unknown artist Sadly, I don't have an idea who is the artist behind this one, as the FG-Site page doesn't list the artist's name. But gosh, it's an adorable rework of Yukata Miku, giving her a more summer festival-style attire, complete with new accessories like the apple on a stick and cotton candy. Wish this could have been the original release! [via Nendonesia] Custom Mortal Kombat props by Mint Condition Customs Custom props aren't normally Mint Condition's thing (he generally does action figures), but he's done three prop replicas for a client: Sub Zero's ice ball, Liu Kang's fireball, and Scorpion's spear. Each one is meant to be a 1/1-scale replica, and both elemental blasts feature light-up capabilities. Be sure to check out the links above for all the WIP details and more specifics! Rusty Flamethrower and A Dude Monster, both by TazX TazX sends us two customs he did recently: a 3-inch Dunny named Rusty Flamethrower that, true to its name, is rusty and has a flamethrower; and A Dude Monster, a Dudebox figure that he's turned into a large-mouthed monster. Pretty simple to guess which is which, right? If you're interested, both customs are in TazX's shop. A Dude Monster is US$25, and Rusty Flamethrower is US$40. Wrath by Phu! Phu!'s latest, for the Art Without Borders show on Feb. 23 at Art Whino, is an 8-inch Qee mech he's calling Wrath. Carrying a bladed shield and with a hidden Gatling gun in its belly, the Rebel Pilot-helmed Wrath features a different color palette than usual from Phu! This one is camoflauged in red and yellow with a military green backdrop. Some of the found objects Phu! used look really good on this piece, like the nobs or caps on the back tank and the extra gears in the head. Water Snake 2013 Qee by Patrick Wong From Patrick Wong, we've got a 5-inch Toyer Mini Qee here to celebrate the new Year of the Snake in 2013. Mixing in the zodiac element of water to go with the snake, and the end result is this cool blue and black custom that means business. It's available, too, if you want it: the price is US$100 in Patrick's shop. 420 by melodreama The latest from melodreama is a custom Munny for a good little cause: she's made it for a Kickstarter that starts today for a vinyl documentary by Dope Vinyl. It'll be one of many customs offered us as Kickstarter rewards; stay tuned! We'll have a post up on it a little later tonight, probably. TMNT Casey Jones, Metalhead and Super Shredder by PackRat Studios While Playmates may be announcing new TMNT figures at Toy Fair 2013, PackRat Studios has made their own, featuring Casey Jones, Metalhead and Super Shredder as they appear in the Nickelodeon cartoon. I like the detailing work on Metalhead's wiring, and Super Shredder does look like someone you wouldn't want to cross ... though I don't know how he gets through doors with those big claws of his. Maybe he doesn't use doors. Jungle Critter Customs by David Stevenson From David Stevenson, we have these custom mini Buff Monster figures. Each of the figures is a totally different design, and they'll all be at ToyCon UK in April for £5 each. I love some of the whimsy in these designs, and how they feel like they might be just as easily found on the pages of a child's story book as they would on a custom designer toy. Nugglife Dunnys by Ian Ziobrowski Ian Ziobrowski has recently completed four new additions to his Nugglife universe, all Dunnys: There's Leafy, which I believe is a customized version of DrilOne's Dunny due to the inclusion of his gas mask. And it's fase to say with a name like Leafy, he may be a fan of lighting it up; Second is Waxy, who happens to make certain oils that are popular within the Nugglife world. Ian notes that Waxy's eyes never seem to be open, and he's not sure why that is; Waxy's never told him; Third is a series of Nuggyeaters, yetis who live within the Nugglife world and likely live up to their names, if their designs are any indication. New to the yeti crew is a cyclops yeti. Finally, there's a custom Ian did for Shawn Wigs' series, taking a resin Dunny and turning it into the Nuggy Inspector, a little robot who helps Nuggs figure out the cream of the crop of his stash. It's available as part of the blind-boxed Da Crusher custom Dunny series in for US$100 Bowser Dunny by Ian Ziobrowski Ian's also done some commissions this year, and one of them, happens to be this little 3-inch Dunny based off the King of Koopas. The little guy still has his spiky shell and comes with a fireball accessory, though it leaves me wondering; could you do an 8-inch Bowser and have a series of 3-inch Munnys or Dunnys as the Koopalings? I think that'd be an awesome idea, but please feel free to leave dumb old Bowser Jr. out of the mix. Custom Flight Dunny by Scott Kinnebrew Scott Kinnebrew has a few new things going on, and one of those happens to be a quick customization he did of kaNO's Flight Dunny. Not only was it a little bit of a repaint, but Scott's also crafted some new wings for the Starscream-inspired Dunny. I think the new paint job adds a nice weathered effect and it looks nice, but sadly, I can't buy it; it's already sold out. Scott does take commissions, though, so be sure to contact him if you've got something you're interested in having done. If you're willing to wait a little bit, though, Scott mentioned to us that he'll have some new pieces in the upcoming Vinyl Thoughts Nation blind-boxed series. The series, which releases at the beginning of March, will feature 5 Banditos and a Senorita chase all customized by Scott; we'll have some more info and perhaps some photos coming soon on that. Electro Spawn by Scott Kinnebrew Also new from Scott is a customized 8-inch Medicom Hamburger Head Spawn figure, featuring a bright new paint job (with lovely pink accents for fighting the agents of Heaven, I see). This custom is available in Scott's shop for $US(PRICE) at the moment, with free shipping for purchases within the U.S. Ren the Moth by Stitches and Glue Finally, we have another custom QiQi for the Creo Design QiQi show at ToyCon UK, this one from Stitches and Glue. They're normally more known for their creative plushes and the like, and this certainly fits the bill even though it's a vinyl figure. They've taken the regular QiQi body and flocked it, added some antennae and other hand sculpted features, attached some taxidermied eyes, and created some gorgeous mesh wings. The whole thing sits upon a custom tree branch base, and as a note to it's size, the QiQi is only 3 inches tall, so this is a pretty big piece. Definitely one of the more eye-catching customs I've seen for the show so far; I'm looking forward to seeing more of them! [That wraps up this week's installment of Custom Made Monday! If you have any customs you'd like to see featured, or just spot something that's eye-catching and fits the feature, be sure to e-mail us and let us know!]
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Now featuring more than just Munnys and Dunnys
Today's my birthday, and as such, I figured today would be as good a day as any to announce the rebirth of Munn-day Morning Recap into a new, expanded feature — Custom Made Monday. Custom Made Monday expands on what Mun...

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1/4-scale figure up for pre-order Jan. 28
If you remember back to our last post about Pop Culture Shock, you might remember we mentioned an upcoming Shao Khan 1/4-scale figure. Well, here he is, and I am very, very impressed. The latest in their Mortal Kombat polysto...

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Pop Culture Shock brings forth a 1/4-scale Kitana


Pre-orders open on Dec. 20
Dec 12
// Brian Szabelski
Pop Culture Shock is keeping their Mortal Kombat 9 line rolling with a brand-new polystone statue of Kitana. Yes, the femme fatale is decked out with her bladed fans and is quite tall ... 20 inches high, to be precise. She's ...
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Pop Culture Shock's next Mortal Kombat statue is Reptile


First 1/4-scale statue in Mortal Kombat Klassics line
Nov 07
// Brian Szabelski
Pop Culture Shock's statues have always caught my eye (the top of my grail list is, in fact, three of their pieces), and once again, they've got something cool going on. PCS has just launched a Mortal Kombat Klassics 1/4-scal...
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PCN reports David Vonner has quit Jazwares


Thus ending our great expectations
Sep 29
// Scarecroodle
Hopes of a Jazwares renaissance have been dashed by David (Dave) Vonner's departure. Pop Culture Network (PCN) reports that Vonner quit following the realization that Jazwares wasn't going to provide the promised resources to...
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Under the Radar: Jazwares expands Mortal Kombat line


Aug 09
// Scarecroodle
While I'm not how successful Jazwares' Mortal Kombat line has been, the fact that they're still making it must mean something. Many had high hopes when the line was first announced which were subsequently dashed repeatedly (a...
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SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles - Distribution


Jul 19
// Andres Cerrato
In addition to making items from just about every major franchise category on the earth, Sideshow will also tackle distributing goods made by other companies. On hand at their booth were items from Hot Toys, ARH Studios and P...
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Sideshow kindly asks that you please come to this spot for their Scorpion statue


Jul 22
// Chris Pranger
There are clearly two camps when it comes to Mortal Kombat. There are those who believe that Sub-Zero is the absolute coolest (teehee!) kharacter available for use, whereas another group of diehards are of the opinion that Sc...
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Mortal Kombat's Raiden electrifies SDCC with an exclusive action figure from Jazwares


Jul 06
// Jonathan Tubbs
Jazwares is making full use of their license of the graphic fighter Mortal Kombat. We've recently seen them announce figures from the recent title as well as a take on the classics. Of course now that San Diego Comic Con is a...
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Jazwares reveals five klassic kombatants which are just two kharacters re-kolored


Jul 01
// Jonathan Tubbs
So apparently there was some new Mortal Kombat game that came out that is all the rage. Well, for MK fans at least. I wouldn't know since I haven't touched a Mortal Kombat game since Mortal Kombat Triology. Nevertheless, this...
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Prepare your toy shelves for MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAT


May 19
// Cristian Alvernaz
That new Mortal Kombat game is pretty awesome, isn't it? You know what would be more awesome? Action figures of your favorite kombatants! Jazwares has you covered! We're getting poseable figures of these pillars of video game...
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Sub-Zero custom figure is cooler than cool


Mar 25
// Matthew Kaplowitz
Figure Customizer "Loose Collector" has put together an amazing new Sub-Zero custom from everyone's favorite bloody fighter, Mortal Kombat. This 6" figure was made from Panther's body, Wonderman's arms and Bullseye's hands, a...
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Custom Munny Raiden is shocking!


Mar 04
// Matthew Kaplowitz
Shockingly good, that is! Customizer Jonto has customized his way into the hearts of Munny and video game fans with his Raiden custom, based on the character of the same name from the Mortal Kombat series. The God of Lightnin...

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