OH GOD WHY

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Creepy as hell

Creepy stuff I've found on ebay: Giant-sized Renamon and other stuffed... things


What has been seen cannot be unseen
Mar 04
// Scarecroodle
Anybody who's used ebay for any length of time knows that there's a lot of weird stuff on it. Some of it is weird in a cool way, other things are a case of WHY WOULD ANYBODY WANT THIS?! This, of course, is a case of the latte...
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But will anybody actually buy this garbage... pail kids stuff?
There are some things in our childhoods that we love to remember... and also things we're still trying to forget. Funko has tapped into that latter category with upcoming collectibles to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ...

A terrible thing I made: Custom Tim Tebow Gundam Maxter

Aug 05 // Andres Cerrato
I started out with this project with the ambition of going full-throttle through each NFL team. I started with Tebow because, at the time, it was the period just after he was traded and I figured due to all the hoopla, it’d be a decent start. It’s also painful for me to make as 1.) I’m a graduate of the University of Miami and I HATE the Gators and 2.) I’m a Dolphins fan and I HATE the Jets. You can see that hatred throughout this custom. As this was a 1/144 kit from 1994, there was a lot of work to be done. I fixed the Gundam Maxter in the Tebowing position. As this was a kit from 1994, the skirt armor was just one piece. In order to get the figure to be in the position necessary, I had to cut off the left skirt armor, cemented it in a different place and allowed for the articulation necessary. The articulation problems are all throughout, as I can’t get the pose exactly right. In this shot, you can start seeing the frustrations coming out. One of the details I was proud of at least were the similarities to the actual uniform of the Jets. The helmet and torso worked out pretty well, but I’m not really happy with my actual paint work. The lines aren’t straight as they could be and the decals were a giant frustration. Just about the only thing I think I got right was the eye black. The problems that I had with the decals were in two areas. The first issue was the guesswork in trying to get the right size. Eventually though, it’s something that you can work through and get right. The second problem was that I can’t print white decals. It wasn’t a problem for the helmet and sleeves and they were being placed on white backgrounds. The problems came with the backpack core fighter. What I had to do was paint where the decal would go white, let it dry, then make sure the decal doesn’t mess up. As you can tell by the final product, it’s not perfect.It also hurt that the decal printed color doesn't match the paint perfectly either. In the future, what I’ll have to do is plan out the full project, create all the logo decals, and order them from an online decal maker. It’ll be much less of a headache in the future. In the end, this project is a more of a learning experience than a final product. It’s a start of something, and I know how to tackle it in the future. With a new season coming up, I’ll need to start this up again and start completely over. Not only am I not satisfied with its start, but Tebow was released and has since become a New England Patriot. Yeah, I’m not doing that one. Go Dolphins.
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I have made a terrible mistake
G Gundam is downright silly. Stereotypes manifested themselves into some of the most odd mecha designs of the 90s. Neo America’s Gundam Maxter was a robot football player with pistols and a surfboard shield. I had an id...

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Duck Dynasty toys

Why does this exist? Duck Dynasty action figures


Oh, right...MONEY
Jun 28
// Andres Cerrato
Given the right motive, anything will be done. I imagine in some boardroom, there's a group of men in suits, tying together evil plots. Among those plots, their latest appears to be one of the worst and most evil ever done. T...

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It was inevitable: Vocaloid x Hello Kitty Collaboration


Just wait for Star Wars: Vocaloid edition!
Dec 08
// Andres Cerrato
Did you ever expect to see this NOT happen? Let's be honest with ourselves here, folks. Vocaloid will put it itself in just about anything. Everyone loves to collaborate with Hatsune Miku. The heads over at Sanrio, while not ...
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Childhood toys make somewhat good movies, so here's Battleship the movie


Jul 27
// Andres Cerrato
Yes, what you see above is real. A movie based on the classic boardgame Battleship is coming to theaters next summer in 2012. The movie does not involve the strategic guessing and placement of pegs on a board, but rather ther...
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Hatsune Miku continues the world domination tour with a custom mecha


Jul 23
// Chris Seto
Words completely fail me... It seems that polluting the US TV airwaves with adverts to try and sell cars to Americans wasn't enough so Miku has gone back to her homeland to create one of the oddest crossovers in recent memory...
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Sota Toys' SDCC exclusive Morrigan and Lilith figure makes me weep with joy, then sadness


Jul 07
// Tyler Jones
Why must SOTA Toys taunt me so? First they tease me with a 12" convention exclusive figure of my two favorite characters ever, Morrigan and Lilith of Darkstalkers fame, in a surreal sort of falling embrace. "At last!" I think...
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A+ Hideyoshi Kinoshita bust now available to make your room more creepy


Jun 29
// Tyler Jones
I love Baka to Test and Hideyoshi just as much as the next Totally Heterosexual Dude, but this is just weird. Do I need a 1/1.5 scale bust of him from the shoulders up making a vaguely kissy face at me? No, I do not think tha...
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We've all been to a dollar store and opening mocked the hideous creations coming out of China. A not-so Hello Kitty, Super Cock, the Legion of Best Friends and Sader are among our favorites, but a very special one came to my ...

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Kidrobot gives a closer look at the Huck from Dunny 2011 with some bad news attached


Jun 09
// Tomopop Staff
Dunny 2011 is quickly approaching and as such, the Kronikle has been giving closer looks at the Dunnys in the series. Today though, not only did we get a closer look, but we got an announcement too when they put the spotlight...
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There is no explanation for this video


Apr 21
// Andres Cerrato
I'm just going to leave this video here. Sometimes, there are things that leave you speechless, not a word to say. This one simply doesn't deserve any. Go ahead. Be brave. Hit the jump to even try to make sense of this. Let me know in the comments below how long you could endure this punishment.
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NSFW: Yes, there's a Jenna Jameson figure ... really


Apr 20
// Brian Szabelski
Anyone want a figure of porn actress Jenna Jameson? Because yes, there's one and it's got a scary look to it. Originally made by folks at a company called Plastic Fantasy, this figure is fully poseable (for all your Woody Rev...
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Terrifying White Rabbit plush haunts your easter basket


Apr 19
// Emily Smalara
If you've ever considered that the only thing missing from your Easter celebration is some form of twisted nightmare, Neatorama's got you covered with this "enchanting" White Rabbit plush. He's based on Lewis Carroll's charac...
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NSFW: Say hi to Daiki Kougyou's Aya Ayanokouji


Apr 11
// Brian Szabelski
The folks at Daiki Kougyou have put together another new figure, this one featuring an original character. Say hi to Aya Ayanokouji, a girl with ridiculously big eyes at 1/5 scale. As expected, she is a cast-offable figure, w...
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Support Charlie Sheen's idiotic self promotion campaign with this bobblehead


Mar 30
// Colette Bennett
What's the internet's reaction to any person making a fool of themselves? Why, make a meme, of course, and then make lots of merchandise around the theme and make a profit. It's better known as the "Chocolate Rain effect", an...

Tomocast 20: Bootlegs

Mar 14 // Pedro Cortes
Figma 100: Append Miku A   Doctor Who: The Master bust   Gintama Half Age Characters   Lucy, the Ghostbuster's Bishoujo   Questionable-substance Ray   Utterly creepy doll that Andres talked about on air
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He ladies and gents, it's time for Tomocast! This episode I'm joined by managing editor Jonathan Tubbs, associate editor Andres Cerrato and community member Stella Wong to talk about the bane of all toy collectors. That's rig...

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Ray, what the hell were you thinking of that time?


Mar 05
// Chris Pranger
I'm really pleased that the Ghostbusters are seeing a resurgence in recent years thanks in part to the awesome video game and the world remembering how cool they are. They're coming back so hard they even received a statue of...
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THE HORROR RETURNS: Taki Corp reincarnates, makes worst Kanu ever


Feb 09
// Colette Bennett
Here is how things must have gone down in the board room after the famously crappy figure company Taki Corporation folded (translation to English provided for your convenience):Japanese suit A: "We really ...
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DC Direct's Ame-Comi, now available to wear


Feb 06
// Andres Cerrato
Last time we took a look at DC Direct's Ame-Comi line, it stirred-up quite the little debate. Throughout the line's history, the comments have ranged from interesting concept to a poor excuse for a slutty Halloween costume. S...
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Yamanaya wants how much for their Dream Club Airi soft vinyl figure? Seriously!?


Jan 18
// Jonathan Tubbs
You think this is a gashapon? Nope. Bootleg? Think again. This, folks, is an upcoming figure of Airi from dating sim meets hostess club meets The iDOLM@STER title Dream Club. This fine figure comes from Yamanaya who is really...
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Things no one needs to own: the Slimer light-up bust


Jan 11
// Colette Bennett
My grandmother was an advocate of the "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" rule, and so I kind of grew up that way. And I usually follow it. However, every once in a while, I feel it ...
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Bob Conge's Mickeybaby Marshmallow Kaiju not the first thing to pop into my head


Jan 06
// Chris Pranger
Story time guys. When I was a child, I had an unhealthy fear of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Don't ask me why, but I would stay awake at night thinking it'd smash through my window and kill me dead. Apparently Bob Conge hea...
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Good news or bad news first? Kidrobot and Sanrio team up for two more pieces


Jan 06
// Tomopop Staff
Ok, I'll go with the good news, I guess; this wonderful line is continuing and now we have some characters outside of Hello Kitty showing up in vinyl form! The bad news: one of these has tarnished one of my favorite character...

Bootleg Hell: Zoom In

Jan 03 // Colette Bennett
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If I was strolling through a mall and got an eyeful of a store like Zoom In, I would probably run in there as fast as my legs could carry me. Miku wall scrolls in the windows? And did I mention this is in a mall? It would be ...

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It seems that Medicom's factory is having heating issues with these latest KAWS pieces


Dec 16
// Tomopop Staff
Well, I didn't think KAWS pieces could get any lazier, but I was wrong. From Disney and Warner Brothers characters with Xs for eyes, to a wall, and now, this... I feel like all parties involved with these figures just aren't ...
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Did you buy Black Rock Shooter? Read this guide to make sure it's the real deal


Dec 10
// Pedro Cortes
Good Smile Company makes some pretty PVC. They're also pretty expensive, so it comes as no surprise that there are a ton of cheap knock offs out there. If you're worried that the gorgeous Black Rock Shooter you just purchased...
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China builds the world's largest bootleg of the 1/1 scale Gundam


Dec 09
// Andres Cerrato
The 1/1 scale Gundam has traveled from Odaiba to Shizuoka but Szechwan, China would look one of their own as well. This monstrosity of a mecha is the largest bootleg I've seen since the Soviets made the Buran. This version of...
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The Sixth Doctor's sexy companion gets a figure with...a lot of personality


Dec 07
// Pedro Cortes
Toys from Doctor Who are pretty hit or miss. Usually miss, which makes me quite sad. This time around Underground Toys takes a swing and misses, at least with the figure you would want. Peri, the companion for the bizarr...
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I can't believe my sister could turn into such a bad plush, and her friend an even worse one


Nov 23
// Tomopop Staff
Well well, it was inevitable, but with the vast multitude of merchandise from Oreimo aka I Can't Believe My Sister Could be this Cute, some bad products would hit the market. Thanks to Chara-Ani, we now have some pretty atroc...

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