Nendoroids

Nendoroid Mako 2-Star photo
I want this more than heaven will allow
Anime Expo is opening this weekend and thousands will crowd into the Los Angeles Convention Center. For many, the goal of the weekend is stride right into the dealer's room and buy more stuff than is economically responsible....

GSC Orange Rouge photo
GSC Orange Rouge

Good Smile Company announces Orange Rouge, a brand for male figures


Spearheading the bishounen lineup
Jun 22
// Tianxiao Ma
Good Smile Company and Max Factory have announced a new brand dedicated to male figures called Orange Rouge (after the colors of their respective logos). The idea is basically the same as Altair is to Alter, except the GSC/Ma...
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Good Smile Company

Good Smile Company announces WonFes exclusives


WHL4U 22 site is up now
Jun 19
// Tianxiao Ma
It's time to gear up for the one-two punch that is Anime Expo and Summer Wonder Festival! Good Smile Company has put up their Wonderful Hobby Life For You site with a list of "exclusives" that they'll be bringing. I use quote...
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31


So this is what variety looks like
Jun 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and...

Wooser photo
Wooser

Nendoroid Wooser returns in a budget-friendly light version


Available for less than US$20? Count me in!
Mar 17
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Back in 2013 Good Smile Company released a pair of Nendoroid Wooser figures after the popular first season of anime shorts. The sets featured Wooser with Rin and Darth Wooser with Ren and a ton of extra stuff from the&nb...
Nendoroid tree photo
Nendoroid tree

Oh Nendoroid tree, how lovely are your branches


Nendoroids look as good on the tree as under it
Dec 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
For some families it's common to trim the Christmas tree just before the big day arrives. Me, I say do it the day after Thanksgiving or don't do it at all (or maybe I just said that as an excuse not to put up a tree this year...
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Good Smile Company

Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri


Plus a bunch of other friends from Miyazawa Model Exhibition
Nov 19
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Although announced a few months ago, we're finally getting out first look at Nendoroid self proclaimed magical girl Akari Yomatsuri from Captain Earth at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Autumn 2014! They haven't said a wh...
NYCC 2014 GSC photo
NYCC 2014 GSC

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close


We get up-close and personal with the GSC display
Oct 11
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there...
Nendoroid SAO Sinon photo
Nendoroid SAO Sinon

[Updated] Take aim at this new SAO Sinon Nendoroid gallery


On target for pre-orders tonight
Sep 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
[Update: Hey, look, pre-orders are up. Find them down below.] Coming into the Sword Art Online 2 anime I wasn't really sure what to expect from series newcomer Sinon. The early previews made her look like the cold, emotionles...
Nendoroid Red at J-List photo
Nendoroid Red at J-List

Pre-order the elusive Nendoroid Pokemon Trainer Red at J-List!


Our prayers have been answered
May 16
// Natalie Kipper
This is not a drill, people. Good Smile Company had previously announced that Nendoroid Pokemon Trainer Red was to be exclusive Japanese Pokemon Centers and the Amazon Japan Pokemon store. But while we were busy cursing our f...
Rail Wars! Nendoroids photo
Rail Wars! Nendoroids

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2014: Rail Wars! gets two Nendoroids


Joined by Tetsudou Musume's Kinugawa Miyabi
May 15
// Brian Szabelski
TomyTec just wants to keep giving us those railroad girl Nendoroids, it seems, and now we're seeing their collab with Good Smile Company spill into a second series. Rail Wars! is joining the Nendoroid line, as revealed a...
Nendoroid Yakumo Yukari photo
Nendoroid Yakumo Yukari

Prototype Nendoroid of Touhou Project's Yakumo Yukari spotted


Located at Gift's booth at the Annual Hakurei Shrine Grand Festival in Tokyo, Japan
May 10
// Natalie Kipper
Over in Tokyo, Japan, fans of Touhou Project are most likely attending the Annual Hakurei Shrine Grand Festival (or the Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai, in Japanese). The event is a mecca for all things Touhou, including merchandise....
Fate photo
Fate

Pre-order Nendoroid Gilgamesh; do it for the gold solo cup


Gold solo cup / I fill you up / Let's have a party
Apr 09
// Scarecroodle
Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Gilgamesh (Fate) is currently available for pre-order and, in addition to what we saw in the recent preview, will apparently also include his famous jug of wine along with a chalice. The Archer-...
Nendoroid Rin Tohsaka photo
Tsundere Nendoroids are great
Saber gets all the attention these days, but Good Smile Company hasn't forgotten about tsundere master Rin Tohsaka of Fate/stay night! She got a gorgeous scale figure way back in the day, but now returns as a diminutive Nendo...

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Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover


Breathing new life into old favorites
Mar 15
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans...
Nendoroid May'n photo
Available at concert locations for Mayín Road to 10th Anniversary Japan event
When I go to a concert, usually all I come back with is a useless ticket stub and half a cup of low-quality beer that's been spilled on me - if I'm lucky. If I'm not lucky, a lot of beer has been spilled on me. Wouldn't it be...

Nendoroid Nagisa Momoe photo
Eats cheese, surrender monkey status unknown
This Nendoroid was announced a while back for the latest Madoka Magica film. Although the film came out last October, the spoiler situation can be tricky with anime movies so I'll keep this post intentionally vague. Nagi...

Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you

Feb 20 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Pinkcheeks has been having a lot of fun with Mayoi Hachikuji. Here's figma Mayoi enjoying some fresh air in the great outdoors on a mountain hike... ...and here's Nendoroid Hachikuji looking platinum cute in a pink bunny costume! Right in our very own Tomopop C-Blogs, CrowMaiden did a wonderful photo review of Megahouse's G.E.M. series Yamato "Matt" Ishida from Digimon. I really need to get myself one of these and Tai. [embed]33698:37257:0[/embed] Kenneth Bolido did a great video review for the 2014 Snow Miku. Lots of nice visuals in this review. I'm sure this isn't the last time we'll see her in LinkUP. Reflective Boundary did a gallery for the very sexy Alphamax 1/8 Velvet from Shining Ark. Quite the treasure. Kixkillradio made Kaiyodo's Capsule Fortune Saber figrues look pretty darn irresistible. She also spent some quality time with Cu-Poche Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi from HenNeko. This figure needs a neko mask in the worst way! Former Tomopop staffer Chag posted on his blog Hobby Hovel about his engagement this past weekend and how love effects our hobby (and vise versa). Congrats! Don't forget to check out the Tomopop Tumblr for great stuff being shared all the time like these amazing Star Wars figure photos from Avanaut shared by Archie McPhee. That's it for this week. See you next week right here on Tomopop LinkUP!
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Take a moment to enjoy other people playing with toys
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 ...

Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic

Feb 13 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kahotan posted a gallery for the upcoming Bakemonogatari Nadeko Sengoku Nendoroid. She comes with a lot of neat arm and leg parts for some really great poses. She's up for pre-order now so go get one. AmiAmi did an early photo review of the Beach Queen's Ayase Aragaki from OreImo. She looks great, but a little simple just wearing a white bikini, but I suppose that has its own appeal. She won't be out until June so enjoy the gallery. figsoku blog posted a gallery for the FuRyu Sonico Going Out Time ver. prize figure that was released last month. I'm not much of a Sonico fan, but I might have to reconsider my negative impression of FuRyu. Piapro posted a new colaboration between Pullip dolls and Hatsune Miku with a new Sakura Miku doll. They're not a doll series that's for everyone, but they did an impressive job with the outfit. Piapro also posted a look at a new series of Vocaloid plush products from Sekiguchi. Included are stuffed dolls and dangly things of Miku, Len, and Rin. If you're a gamer then simply by saying 'George Washington with a Gatling gun' should be conjuring up images of BioShock Infinite. So here's a Motorized Patriot made out of LEGO blocks. I got the game when it came out and still haven't played it... Thanks to io9 we're getting a ride back to the obscure side of the Golden Age of comics for a look at the slightly disturbing Fantomah statue based on the works of Fletcher Hanks. She comes in three varieties, all pretty limited. Task One has a new series of seven-inch WeedBears up in his store. Available are Green Crack, Purple Kush, and Stoned Panda for US$69.99 each. There's also a limited pink Bubblegum bear for Valentine's day, but that one has gone away like so much smoke. Akiba Hobby has posted a gallery for FREEing's new Asuna figure coming up in March. She's nicely sculpted and while the pose is a bit awkward at least it's something different. Good Smile Company's Mamitan was over in Japan for Wonder Festival and took the most amazing photos of figma Snow Miku out in the wilds. We've seen a lot of photos for Miku, but these are probably some of the most adorable ones yet. Pinkcheeks posted a surprisingly easy DIY tutorial for making your own Japanese-style table. I think I need to give this a try. And that's it for this week's Tomopop LinkUP. Look for the next installment next week during the craziness of Toy Fair!
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Oh, right, there are other events going on this week
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Ol...

Wonder Festival photo
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Nendo and figma Hatsune Miku


School uniform versions getting lottery treatment this year
Feb 08
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Probably the two biggest complaints about the figma and Nendoroid lines are that there are too many Hatsune Miku variants and too many characters in school uniforms. Well look at what we have here, a figma and a Nendoroid of ...
WonFes 2014 Winter photo
WonFes 2014 Winter

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Planned figma and Nendoroids


You just have to identify them all
Feb 08
// Andres Cerrato
If you're tuned in here, you just want to know what Good Smile Company and its army of subsidiaries have ready for you to start pre-ordering and drooling over. They've decided to make things a bit easier and just gone ahead a...
WF Nendoroids photo
Kahotan offers a final look at Mami and Miku before Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] this weekend
Kahotan has updated with two new galleries for Good Smile Company's latest Wonder Festival exclusive Nendoroids. You've already seen these, but they're certainly worth a second look, especially when they get the Kahotan photo...

Nendoroid Yoshino photo
Nendoroid Yoshino

Pre-orders A(re) Live for Nendoroid Yoshino


Arriving in May
Jan 24
// Brian Szabelski
Fans of Date A Live, listen up: the little Nendoroid Yoshino you might have had your eye on is open for pre-orders! Not only is she coming with her floppy-eared hood, you're getting her puppet Yoshinon as well and some pretty...

Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie

Jan 23 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Evilos (Christopher Avalos) made this really neat Vinylmation Skeleton Warrior from the Disneyland Indiana Jones Adventure attraction. Amazing detail and I love the included weapons. Nitro+'s @t_santa posted FuRyu's latest Sonico figure to don a tiny bikini. What's interesting is that despite being beach themed with the clear swim tube and beach bag, she's wearing pants! Meanwhile Akiba Hobby has posted a gallery for Kotobukiya's long titled Love Live! School Idol Project - Natsuiro Egao de 1, 2, Jump! ver. Umi Sonada figure. There's a lot to like about this figure from that translucent wrap around her waist to that really neat splash base. Akiba Hobby also did a gallery for the recently released Yoshino swimsuit figure from Date A Live by Plum. Doesn't take long for the photographer to forget she has a face, but it's a cute figure nonetheless. Geek Crafts posted this great set of amigurumi Game of Thrones characters made by Kati Galusz complete with patterns. Winter is definitely here. Kahotan posted a fun gallery for the newly released Nendoroid Mayoi Hachikuji from the Monogatari series. The faces are perfect as usual! AmiAmi blog posted a gallery for these little Free! trading figures. Looks like the boys are having fun at a water park while they float around on tubes. They come six to a case of five characters with Rin Matsuoka getting a face variant. Of course there's no telling if you'll get all six possible figures in a case when they're released in February. Here's something Japanese movie goers are sure to recognize. This popular duo appear before movies to warn people against pirating. Premium Bandai has seen fit to capture their message as a series of figure straps. There are four possible figures and can be bought as a case of 10. We need something like this in American theaters! Tesselate is now selling their latest, the Metlex One: Blue Edition. The little three-inch guy is limited to only 10 pieces and still available for the super low price of £16 or US$26. He comes packaged with a special box, stickers, and even a badge pin. What a deal! Pinkcheaks was nice enough to get figma Mayoi her own pink bike and take some pictures. The pink and yellow fits her perfectly; she looks so adorable with it! That's it for this time, see you again next week for another round of Tomopop LinkUP!
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Now is the time to think summer after all
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! I know I've complained at least once already about the winter, but when dealing with subzero temps as often as we have this year I think it warrants some additional complaining. They ...

Nendoroid photo
Nendoroid

Kahotan shows off heroic Iron Patriot


Mini 'Merica
Jan 21
// Pedro Cortes
I don't know why, but shrinking Iron Man down to Nendoroid form works. It's fun, adorable and I want to pose it all around my room, preferably shooting missiles at my other robots. Of course, if you're taking the Mark 42 from...
Nendoroid More pajamas photo
Nendoroid More pajamas

Even more looks at Nendoroid More's pajama parts


No new surprises, just more adorableness
Jan 16
// Brian Szabelski
Sure, we've seen the Nendoroid More pajama parts before, even in color, but if you wanted to see how they might look posed in a different environment, Good Smile Company have posted a few more photos, featuring the Vocaloid g...

Tomopop LinkUP: The rated A-plush edition

Dec 26 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Good Smile Company has been doing a number galleries for several newly released figures through Kahotan's blog. First up is the massive Nendoroid Attack on Titan Colossus Titan & Attack Playset. This is a really amazing set and the gallery shows off just how feature packed it is.  Then there's their almost as impressive Rozen Maiden set featuring Shinku. With all of the added stuff plus the big doll case the box even includes handles! Then there's GSC's 1/10 scale Ultimate Madoka figure that comes with a copy of Figure JAPAN: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Edition. Is it just me or did they really skimp on the paint for the hair and wings? Piapro's blog is showing off Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji latest lottery prizes revolving around Miku Wears Milk, a campaign that combines Hatsune Miku and the Harajuku Milk fashion line. For the most part the lineup of prizes include decorative items and paper goods, but there's also a great pair of plush Mikus and a series of rubber straps.  Piapro also blogged about a new plushie being made for Snow Miku 2014 from Gift. She'll be available in all of the same events that the Snow Miku figures will be sold at.    Over on Twitter Nitroplus is previewing the prototype for Sentinel's latest Super Sonico figure. This one features Sonico in a bikini playing a chocolate covered guitar with "I ♥ You" dripping down the front. The finished figure will certainly look unique on the shelf.  Akiba Hobby got their hands on a painted prototype of Griffon's upcoming Vividred Operation figure featuring Akane and Aoi.  Definitely a standout pose for the pair in a single figure.  Akiba Hobby also has a colored gallery for the Beach Queens version of Aoi. As BQs go this one is a little by the numbers.  Over at Geeks are Sexy they've pointed out this amazing plushie bantha from Star Wars made by Etsy crafter ecoLEFTZ. It's massive and entirely made out of reused materials.  The Mary Sue drew our attention to this incredible LEGO model of  Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings series. This 200,000 piece work is done by Alice Finch with David Frank who also made the massive Hogwarts school.  Think Geek is selling this adorable Hi-Koala plush with speakers in its feet. It hugs your device while playing your tunes and is compatible with anything with a headphone jack.  Think Geek is also selling this great transparent Gummy Bear designed by Jason Freeny. Just like with his amazing custom work all of the bones and guts are visible and you can even dissect it! In the Tomopop C-Blogs Invincible did a round of reviews for MMZ-00, 01, and 02. Great stuff! And that brings us to the end of another Tomopop LinkUP. I hope you have a Happy New Year and I'll be seeing you again right here in 2014!
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It's the last LinkUP of the year!
Hello and Welcome to this week's Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a crazy, exhausting week for me. Between a three-day ice storm, a 17 hour power outage, and rushing through Christmas, it has all left me a little drained. But the ne...

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Magazine Scans

Get a another look at new Nendoroids with these scans


More chibi cuteness than you can shake a turkey leg at
Nov 29
// Natalie Kipper
It's magazine scan time again and we have some very exciting pictures for fans of Nendoroids. For starters, we can see some poses and accessories for the recently-announced Nendoroid Neptune (previously featured in last week'...
Nendo costumes photo
Nendo costumes

Good Smile Company reveals new Nendoroid costume project


So early it doesn't even have a name yet
Aug 14
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Think for a moment; what hasn't Good Smile Company done with Nendoroids yet? We've had various stands, diorama rooms, add-on parts, and even vehicles. The only thing they haven't done is is a line of costumes for your favorit...
WonFes: Nintendo Nendos photo
Are your bodies ready?
Your eyes do not deceive you: Nendoroid Luigi and Wind Waker Link art is in that header image. They're coming. We have no other info at this time, but Link should have been obvious: I mentioned it was the most likely non-Mari...


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