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But can you really call it a Nendoroid?
Here's a pointless question for you: what makes this Kirby figure a Nendoroid (aside from obvious branding considerations)? Would a figma Kirby or, heck, a Hot Toys Kirby look any different? These are the kinds of things I as...

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion

Nintendo is taking center stage here
Feb 08
// Oansun
Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt...
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Legend of Zelda hero appears
What with figma Link and Nendoroid Toon Link popping up in Good Smile's portfolio over the past few years, it was surely only a matter of time before a full fat scale version of the legendary hero broke ground. And here he is...

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Nendoroid Link

Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Re-Release

Another chance to bring home the hero
Feb 04
// Rachael Chambers
If you weren't able to snag Nendo Link when he was first released in Fall of 2014, there's good news! The Wind Waker adventurer will be re-released in June of this year with pre-orders already underway. Good Smile Company's v...

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Fire Emblem

Reclaim the throne with empty's Chara-Forme Chrom

Sadly, no beach version
Jan 27
// Oansun
Fire Emblem: Awakening continues it's merchandising tie-in's with this deformed version of the game's protagonist, Chrom. This little guy is prepared to marry whoever you decide to have him chat up for hours on end. Part of t...
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Mega Man

Gigantic Mega Man available for pre-order

Rockman will tower over your collection
Jan 26
// Rachael Chambers
If you've ever wanted a 13" Mega Man statue to grace your shelves, you are in for a treat. X-PLUS has added the Blue Bomber to their Gigantic Series, which also includes versions of Super Sonico, Vegeta, and other classic cha...
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Mega Man X

TruForce streamlines new Mega Man X figure

Help fund the Blue Bomber
Jan 24
// Rachael Chambers
Although it's true that Capcom hasn't given us a Mega Man game in years, at least we can count on toy companies to help keep our love for the franchise alive. The latest version comes from TruForce Collectibles, who are givin...
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Skull Kid figurine

Skull Kid figurine included with Majora's Mask 3D pre-order

The 3DS remake just got sweeter
Jan 08
// Rachael Chambers
There has been great anticipation for the release of Majora's Mask on the 3DS. To sweeten the deal, Nintendo has included a detailed Skull Kid figure in the US$50 Limited Edition bundle. This is great news to anyone who is a ...
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Nintendo says some Amiibos will only get one release

Better get Marth while you still can
Dec 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Have you noticed some Amiibos are starting to get harder to find than others? That's all according to plan says Nintendo. While it's not unusual for figure lines to have uneven case ratios in order to make sure there's an abu...
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Amiibo gets its first crazy auction buy with US$2,500 Samus

Time to sell that figure with two left feet you hate
Dec 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Some people say factory error figures are worthless. Be it a figure with screwy paint apps, the wrong backer card, or only one leg, the general consensus is that they're a nice novelty, but worth less than a normal carded fig...
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F4F Loftwing Link

First 4 Figures reveals their Loftwing Link

And it could be a lot better
Oct 28
// Brian Szabelski
The folks at First 4 Figures have a new Zelda collectible on display, featuring Link on the back of a crimson Loftwing from Skyward Sword. It's 26 inches tall and the sculpting on the Loftwing is fairly impressive; I love how...
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Pokemon Halloween plushes

Halloween plush collection pops up in US Pokemon Center online shop

These toys are a real treat
Oct 08
// Natalie Kipper
The Pokemon Center is getting into the fall spirit with the release of their Halloween plush collection into their US online store. The series is admittedly smaller than the seasonal campaigns seen in Japan but, honestly, I a...
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Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it

Pokemon no, Ponies yes
Aug 26
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Shapeways can't catch a break, or maybe it can? Shapeways has a tendency to be a bit controversial, what with its place as a 3D printing hub making use of user-created 3D renders, many of which are based on licensed character...
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First 4 Figures starts their Kirby line with Sword Kirby

Kirby has the power!
Aug 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
First 4 Figures is extending their license with Nintendo by adding a Kirby line. Yes, that pink, cute, ball of fighting fury will be getting his own line of high quality statues. The first one from this series will be Sword ...
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Wario, what is he good for? Absolutely nothing except spin-offs and cameos
We've received word from Jakks Pacific that they will be producing a 4-inch articulated Wario along with their other 4-inch and 6-inch Nintendo offerings. Subsequently, we stumbled on a blurry image of said 4-inch Wario in pa...

SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling

Aug 07 // Pedro Cortes
Photo credits VampyBitMe's Zero Suit Samus cosplay photo: Elysium EntertainmentFull-sized Hatchling: Brian's NYCC 2013 story 
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Now in handy pendant size!
At the end of last year, the Tomopop editors voted VampyBitMe and J*RYU's Hatchling as best designer figure of 2013. No surprise, as it still is an amazing work of art that just about any game would love to have on their she... opens photo opens opens its doors

Plenty of plushes and other Pokemon-themed items await
Aug 06
// Brian Szabelski has officially opened up, offering up several different kinds of Pokemon-branded merchandise. Apparel, iPhone cases, Pokemon Trading Card Game products and more are available, but what you're probably most c...
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What? I don't have to wait for Bandai to produce an articulated Bowser?!
Jakks Pacific apparently has plans to product Nintendo action figures, taking characters from such properties as Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. The news was apparently discovered via an Australian retaile...

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The darkness doesn't stand a chance
First 4 Figures' exclusive Samus Light Suit (Metroid Prime: Echoes) statue is now available for pre-order. The 1/4-scale statue stands 20-inches tall and features an array of light-up parts. The suit, powered by the light of ...

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Burn on, you crazy Pokemon
Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has received an absolutely amazing preview gallery which depicts the mega evolution fighting against previous (and upcoming) S.H. Figuarts Pokemon. Highlights include a demonstrat...

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The Pokemon Center is coming back to the US online

I knew they missed my money!
Jul 03
// Vanessa Cubillo
After losing The Pokemon Center in New York City, I thought the only way I’d be able to go to one again was if I went back to Japan. It was such a magical store! I just grabbed whatever I wanted, and didn’t care ...

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario + Sets A & B

Jul 02 // Andres Cerrato
Figure Name: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario, Diorama Playset A and BFigure Manufacturer: Bandai Tamashii NationsMSRP: SHF Mario - $24.99, Set A - $19.99, Set B - 19.99Available At: Amazon: Super Mario | Set A | Set B Big Bad Toy Store: Super Mario | Set A | Set B Entertainment Earth: Super Mario | Set A | Set B [Thanks to Bluefin Tamashii Nations for providing this sample for review!]
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Let's see how they can 1-Up this
Mario is the figure that so many have wanted a quality representation of. While there have been a few over the years, they did little more than just move arms up and down. Earlier this year, Bandai brought the news that many ...

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Nintendo announces that their toy NFP project is called Amiibo

How scientific of them!
Jun 10
// Vanessa Cubillo
[Update: Added more pictures and information] Last month, we heard that Nintendo was going to be making figures that can be integrated into their video games. At the time, these toys were called Nintendo Figurine Platform, or...
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...
Pokemon plush pre-orders photo
Pokemon plush pre-orders

Catch a Pumpkaboo or Pancham with these latest pre-orders

Banpresto sure knows what I like
May 15
// Natalie Kipper
For trainers aching for toys of more obscure Pokémon, NCSX has got the goods. Two new pre-order items from Banpresto recently popped up on their site, one a Pumpkaboo plush and the other a Pancham cushion. Th...
Nintendo charity auction photo
Nintendo charity auction

San Jose State art student charity auction is all about Nintendo

Auction currently open online
May 10
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
This has fallen just a little under the radar, but there's still time to take part! Students in the San Jose State University Animation/Illustration program are holding Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery until May 16 where...
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Nintendo is making their own figures for their video games

Nintendo embraces the toy culture
May 08
// Vanessa Cubillo
It’s no secret that Nintendo has been struggling in the video game market. I mean, one day Mario really might have to be a plumber! Still, this company continues to fight and is still trying to be innovative. At an in...
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Zelda and Pokemon monopoly sets perfect for when you're 'board' and want to game

A weird team-up, considering board games stopped being relevant when video games were invented
Apr 13
// Scarecroodle
There must be some unwritten rule asserting that if it exists then eventually it will receive its own version of Monopoly. Although it seems that just about everything has been covered, the list of whatever-is-left has shrunk...
Miyazawa S2014: Link photo
This time, he's in serious business mode
It was nearly a year ago that I first talked about how much I'd like to see a Nendoroid of Wind Waker Link, and at the past two WonFes events, we've seen the green-clad warrior in his chibi form. While February's ev...

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Animal Crossing

Make your own Gyroid from Animal Crossing with help from TheBitBlock

It's time to break out the clay
Mar 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
In Animal Crossing you can collect lots of different items like fossils and furniture. One of their more unique items are called Gyroids. They make noises, shimmy, and shake. They can also pull together a room if you decora...

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