Hey everybody, we're back with another episode of the Tomocast! For this episode, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy to talk about our Toy Fair 2014 coverage. We discuss some of the better things to come out of the...
While we have seen a consistent stream of Madoka Magica figures, I must say the series has been lacking in the plush department lately. Banpresto has thankfully changed that issue with their upcoming releases of Super DX ...
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.
Nagisa Momoe is from Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. In it she's a character who does things. The Nendoroid version also comes with things, which you can use to recreate scenes in which she did the stuff. Spoiler: she has a block of cheese. Whew, that was tough. For those of you who don't care about potential spoilers (or maybe they're non-spoilers, who knows?), you can check out Kahotan's adorable preview.
Nendoroid Nagisa will be out in June, which may or may not be an important date. The MSRP is ¥3,889 but the story significance of this price is unconfirmed. You can pre-order her now... or can you?!
By now the regular Good Smile Company delay post is a warm familiar friend. OK, that's a lie. It's still a crushing disappointment, but at least Good Smile is prompt and consistent about notifying us when our eagerly awaited ...
I'm sure it comes to no one's surprise that there were a lot of new figma on display at Wonder Festival. But could you really predict just how varied the offerings this time around would be? They really dug out some unexpecte...
Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nonsensical translations. In one case a line in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex talking about children being abducted by the mafia was translated as "Are you aware of the frequent occurrences of the mass naked child events within the country?" by a particularly awful fansub group. For a time the phrase "mass naked child events" became a meme referring to terrible translations.
When you think about it, Wonder Festival really is a mass naked figure event. Let's face it, most of the figures we'll be drooling over the pictures of this weekend probably won't be wearing a lot of clothes. And yes, some of them will indeed be naked, or pretty near it, especially if some of the previews in this edition of LinkUP is anything to go by. Plus we've got some other stuff to gawk at like videos, an interview, and various other things all after the jump!
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 treatment.
Nendoroid Mami Tomoe: School Uniform Ver. hasn't changed at all since we first saw her, but it never hurts to have some extra angles. She's a little above average when it comes to accessories thanks to things like the inclusion of a table, kneeling legs, lots of extra arm parts. She's the ideal figures to go with the previously released school uniform versions of Madoka and Homura. She'll be ¥4,115 if you can't get one at the show and can be bought here internationally.
On the other hand Nendoroid Snow Miku: Magical Snow Ver. is anything but average. You've seen all of the goodies she comes with, but what you probably haven't seen is the huge box she comes in that's identical to her magic book. Or for that matter the even huger decorated box it comes in to keep everything safe and sound. When a figure comes in a box so nice it needs its own box you know you're getting something good. Surprisingly, you get everything for only ¥4,629 online, that's only ¥514 more than Mami! Surely magic is at work to keep the price down, or maybe they just know they'll be able to sell a ton of them when she goes up for sale online here after the show.
I'm trying so hard to resist Miku, but every time we get a new look at her I find her even more enchanting.
If you love seeing two entirely different anime series mashed together then have we got news for you! Apparently in honor of the merging of Tokyo International Anime Fair and Anime Contents Expo, the newly named AnimeJapan 20...
Good Smile Company has just announced their releases and their delays for January and it's a pretty regular month. Which is to say, there's a fair few delays, some of them disappointingly high profile.
Probably the most notab...
By now we know that Good Smile Company will always bring some extremely tasty stuff along as Wonder Festival exclusives, and this year is no different as the firm has unveiled the list of six figures and accessories that have been produced specially for the big occasion. They are...
We've known or suspected most of these would be exclusives for quite a while, but it's good to get official confirmation. It's a decent list with some pretty cool figures on it, and I suspect most people will be after at least one of the things on there. As has become the normal way with GSC WonFes exclusives, most of these will also be available on the company's online store for those of us not unfortunate enough to be at the event in person.
I say most though because for some unknown reason the Tenryuu & Tatsuta twin pack will not be sold online and remain truly event exclusive. The Nendoroid More Pajama parts are being sold early at the event, but will end up available to all at some point. It's a bit of a bummer for KanColle enthusiasts, but at least other big name attractions like figma Armin will be available to all. Online orders will begin on the 9th of February and run through to the 17th. Any readers out to grab what's on offer here?
Last month Aniplex announced that they'd be releasing a 'Haregi' ('Sunday best clothes') version of Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, as a companion to their much praised Madoka Maiko ver. Now we've got the first shots of the figure itself, albiet only in unpainted prototype form. Frustratingly, they're only thumbnail sized for some reason - give us some resolution guys!
Still, based on what we're seeing here, I'm on board - it's a cute interesting pose that seems to have been pulled off well. Good Smile Company worked on Madoka for Aniplex and given the high quality of the sculpt I'd say it's a safe assumption that they're back at it. Still, given the unique mustard yellow colour palette is probably what's going to make or break this figure, I'm still going to wait for painted pictures before passing a final verdict. Aniplex still haven't announced a price or a release date, but she's bound to be an exclusive. We'll keep you updated as more news comes in.
Hello and welcome to the first Tomopop LinkUP of the new year! We're only two days into 2014 and there's already a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Hard to believe, but over at My Figure Collection they've already got over 1,700 figures, models, and similar items listed for this year. That's just insanity! And when the winter events like Wonder Festival start up we're really going to see that number jump. Goes without saying that there'll be no shortage of great things to come.
This week we've got a lot of anime and game figure news to go over along with one good Doctor and a Clone Trooper on a journey!
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 news doesn't stop for anyone and there's no way I would miss the last LinkUP of 2013! The news doesn't stop for the holidays either; there's been a ton of great stuff shown in the past week.
This week we're looking at a number of different plushies, some new release galleries, great geek toys, a massive LEGO custom, and much more!