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Top sales 10/26 to 11/1 photo
Top sales 10/26 to 11/1

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

Up and up
Nov 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank h...
Top sales 10/19 to 10/25 photo
Top sales 10/19 to 10/25

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25

Just like old times
Nov 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans b...
Top sales 7/13 to 7/19 photo
Top sales 7/13 to 7/19

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/13 to 7/19

A so-called "girl's toy" makes the ranks
Jul 30
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I remember a time when toys were toys; not trading cards and professional drones. Times have really changed... Overall (→)Yo-Kai Watch Youkai Medal Busters Vol.1 (Bandai) (New) Shuriken Sentai Ninninger D...
Top sales 6/29 to 7/5 photo
Top sales 6/29 to 7/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/29 to 7/5

Plus June rankings
Jul 14
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
It was a short break, but it would seem Ninninger is back again in the top five. Clearly Bandai hit a home run with the current Super Sentai incarnation. It is interesting to not see Yo-Kai watch return, or Kamen Rider Drive ...

Top sales 6/22 to 6/28 photo
Top sales 6/22 to 6/28

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/22 to 6/28

Time to max out those credit cards
Jul 08
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hope you were saving your pennies during this period because we're looking at some of the most expensive figures we've seen in these rankings. It's not often that we see this many high ticket items sell so well in one week. J...
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22 photo
Top sales 3/16 to 3/22

Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22

Good week for Transformers, Gundam, and Super Sentai
Mar 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...
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Pre-orders are roaring
The ever-incredible Tsume has released images for its upcoming limited edition 1/6-scale HQS Dragon Shiryu (Saint Seiya) which is now available for pre-order... and you also have a chance to win a copy through Tsume's give-aw...

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations

Jul 27 // Brian Szabelski
So a good place to start might be the Figuarts Injustice figures. Two were on display at SDCC: Batman and Joker, along with an additional unpainted Batman to show off where Bandai used die-cast metal on him. He'll come with his grappling gun, while Joker will have that crowbar he's holding and a pair of wind-up teeth. Two other figures for the Injustice line were teased at the booth, one of which is most definitely Harley Quinn. Since we have S.H. Figuarts Naruto, we can't just leave him without anyone to fight, right? That's where S.H. Figuarts Uchiha Sasuke comes into play, and he looks alright for an S.H. Figuarts piece. Sadly, they didn't have any of the effects parts on him, so he looks a little plain, but I'm hopeful Sasuke will be as good as S.H. Figuarts Naruto looks to be. The Year of Luigi is not dead yet, folks. Joining his brother Mario is everyone's favorite green-clothed plumber, with the two on display amid the Mario-themed S.H. Figuarts playsets. The Piranha Plant is a relatively new addition, along with the red pipes, while the green pipes with the Goomba were a previously announced set. Speaking of things that are green like Luigi is, though ... While the only S.H. Figuarts-related Power Ranger debut was the event-exclusive Armored Black Ranger, the Figuarts Zero line saw both the Red and Green Ranger models on display. Each has their signature weapon drawn -- Red Ranger with his Power Sword and Green Ranger with the superior Dragon Dagger --and this is I believe the first time we've seen the Figuarts Zero Red Ranger in the wild. I do like the precise detail on the figure, too: check out how his open hand is curved and compare it to some of the poses from the show. Or check out the level of detail on the Power Morpher; I think I could even make out the T-Rex design of Red's power coin. If there's one thing Bandai tends to do well, it's tiny detailing on their Figuarts Zero pieces. However, I have to give the edge to Green Ranger on this one. Sure, there's a lot of sentimentality playing into my choice, as I grew up a Green/White Ranger fan, but the sculpted pose for the Green Ranger is where it wins out. I've wanted a figure of Green Ranger playing his song on the Dragon Dagger for quite some time, and I don't know if I can wait until later this year for it!
SDCC: Tamashii Nations photo
A rundown of your non-Sailor Moon and DBZ figures
So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine...

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Not seeing red, but gold: Saint Seiya / Cloth Myth EX Taurus Aldebaran up for pre-order

Making you wish you were born in May
Apr 02
// Scarecroodle
Anybody up for a little sacrilege? Because Bandai's Saint Seiya / Cloth Myth EX Taurus Aldebaran, now available for pre-order, is a golden bull worthy of your worship.  Besides featuring a naturally awesome look, Aldebar...
HQS Phoenix Ikki photo
HQS Phoenix Ikki

Tsume Art opens pre-orders for a manga-styled HQS Phoenix Ikki

Not just your average colorway
Mar 14
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's latest Saint Seiya HQS collectible  is a return to a previous character: the Kurumada Masami Edition of Saint Seiya's Phoenix Ikki. The name comes from the fact that this is more inspired by Masami's ori...

Tomopop LinkUP: the Nendoroid rage edition

Dec 05 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kahotan has a gallery previewing Nendoroid Yoshika Miyafuji: Shinden Ver. from Strike Witches. She's already been put up for pre-order, but if you wanted to know how this version has changed from the original here's how. Crunchyroll posted a report on a Dokidoki! PreCure event that took place in Japan in November. The big draw for the show was life-size statutes of the characters as well plush versions of the fairies. They also had a number of other statues from previous events on display. French site Ogaman has posted a gallery for Tsume's Gemini Saga figure from Saint Seiya. It's 1/6 scale and cast in polyresin so it should be a pretty solid piece. Fantastic Plastic Toys has revealed three new colorways in their Mystical Warriors of the Ring mini figure line. Their online store has three-packs of Pearlescent Blue for US$9 and Glow in the Dark for US$10. Plus they're doing their first retailer exclusive, Pearlescent Black, for Jay's CD & Hobby. Kahotan did a release gallery for Nendoroid Tohka Yatogami from Date A Live. There's also a preview of Nendoroid Yoshino as well. If it's male figures you're looking for then has a prototype preview of Kotobukiya's upcoming ARTFX J Yukimura Seiichi figure from Prince of Tennis. No real details to go by at this time aside from it being 1/8 scale. GSC held one of their live broadcasts last week and figsoku has posted screen caps. It's mostly stuff we've seen before, but we do get our first good look at figma Yukari Akiyama from Girls und Panzer. Plus there's a new look at Nendoroid Akagi and some of her accessories from Kantai Collection. Pinkcheeks posted a great gallery featuring some Nendoroids exchanging gifts for Christmas. Cute stuff! Tokyo Otaku Mode is reporting on a number of new exclusive Gundam kits coming to Gundam Front Tokyo. The four sets, all with pretty long names include HGUC RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Unit 3 Phoenix (Destroy Mode) Ver. GFT ( Limited Gold Coating), HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Unit 2 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Ver. GFT, MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 3.0 Ver. GFT, and BB Warrior Gogg & Acguy & Zock Ver. GFT Tricolor Paint. Disney posted new images of Pixar Vinylmation series 2 on their blog. They added word bubbles to each pic so give them a look. Hot Toys is showing off the latest hero to join their 1/6 Avengers movie line: Bruce Banner! You can either get him alone or in a regional exclusive two-pack with Hulk. Kixkillradio did two festive galleries featuring Cu-Poche girls celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those Thanksgiving costumes are such a great idea! That's all for this week! Hope you call come back next week for another Tomopop LinkUP!
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Maybe not 'rage', but wow, there's a lot of Nendoroid stuff this week
Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there w...

NYCC Tamashii Nations photo
A lot of everything: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Evangelion, Gundam, Saint Seiya, and Monster Hunter
Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nati...

SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations

Jul 23 // Brian Szabelski
SDCC: Tamashii Nations photo
From One Piece to Godzilla, there's a little something awesome for everyone
So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from t...

Japan Expo - Tamashii photo
Japan Expo - Tamashii

Japan Expo 2013: Daft Punk headlines Tamashii Nations

Stage not included
Jul 04
// Andres Cerrato
As usual, the Tamashii Nations imprint of Bandai has a lot of goods to show off at Japan Expo. Sailor Mars is already accounted for, but there's this little group known as Daft Punk which is also getting a pair of S.H. Figuar...
Tsume @ Japan Expo '13 photo
Tsume @ Japan Expo '13

Tsume-Art announces Japan Expo 2013 plans

New figures a plenty from European manufacturer
Jun 24
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art will be attending this year's Japan Expo in Paris, and they'll be bringing quite a bit of new stuff to show. Specifically: The first HQS One Piece figure making a debut; The third HQF Fairy Tail piece; Tsume's two ...
Tamashii Nation releases photo
Tamashii Nation releases

Tamashii Nations' September releases for US & Canada

Coming to you in early October
Jun 03
// Andres Cerrato
September is looking to be a good month for the obscurities of many franchises. Figures I never thought would see the light of day are coming in and just as many are heading back out to school. Bandai is set to release quite ...
A new edition, a new cloth
Earlier this month Tamashii made a big announcement about their Saint Cloth Myth 10th anniversary project. They revealed that they would be making new anniversary editions of their main characters. Now Tamashii has offic...


Saint Cloth Myth project makes announcement via Ustream

What's their big news?
May 15
// Vanessa Cubillo
Last week, Tamashii Nations teased Saint Seiya fans with an announcement that they had a big news. Setting up a special page with just a banner and a video, all that was said was that the Saint Cloth Myth 10th Anniversary Project had an announcement. Their news would be revealed on May 15 on Ustream at 1:30 Japan Standard Time. So what was their big news? Click the cut to find out!
Bandai teases Saint Seiya fans with first image of Dragon Shiryu.
[Update: Added more pictures!] The next figure in the Saint Cloth Myth EX line has been revealed. It's Dragon Shiryu! Yes, Dragon Shiryu, the Bronze Saint of the Dragon constellation in Saint Seiya is Bandai's choice for thei...


Capricorn Shura is next release from Bandai's Saint Seiya

Bandai's Saint Cloth Myth EX adds Capricorn Shura to its lineup.
Apr 04
// Vanessa Cubillo
Coming from Bandai's Saint Cloth Myth EX line, Capricorn Shura is now available for pre-order. From the Saint Seiya series, just like Aries Mu, this 7-inch-tall figure has been redone to offer better articulation, expression...

Tsume announces plans for Cartoonist Nice event

New Saint Seiya prototype leads the charge of figures
Apr 02
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume's next big event appearance will be in Nice, France, at the Cartoonist 2013 event. Taking place April 20 and 21, the event is a bit of a celebration of Saint Seiya this year. That means Tsume is bringing two things...

Bandai re-releases Saint Seiya Aries Mu

From the Saint Cloth EX line, Aries Mu's style and features attract many
Mar 04
// Vanessa Cubillo
Bandai is re-releasing the Aries Mu PVC action figure from the Saint Cloth Myth EX line. From the Saint Seiya series, the figures in this line were released to offer more moveable and poseable figures than the previous line....

Toy Fair 2013: Bluefin / Tamashii Nations' other figures

Because you want a robot Mickey
Feb 13
// Andres Cerrato
At the Tamashii Nations booth were several pieces that appeal to the anime, Disney, and mecha enthusiast. Of these selections, none of these are really brand-new announcements, but they're still something to be excited about....

MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: MegaHouse

The hottest shows get equally hot figures
Nov 26
// Natalie Kipper
MegaHouse brought an boatload of anime figures to MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn. And, I am pleased to see, there was quite a variety in the shows represented. We're seeing the lovely girls of The Idolm@ster and Idolm@ster 2 ...

Banpresto's latest may be worth it even if not a prize

Gintama, Ao no Exorcist, Saint Seiya, and Natsume Yuujin-chou cover the latest prize figures from Banpresto
Nov 19
// Jonathan Tubbs
It was just a couple of weeks ago that we saw Banpresto display several of their upcoming prize figures for 2013 at the 30th Prize Fair. It was then last week that the Master File Blog gave us a much better look at the Gundam...

MegaHouse shows Lancer, Chie, and more in latest scans

Take a look at MegaHouse's latest Persona 4, Fate/Zero, Saint Seiya Omega, and Aquarion EVOL figures.
Oct 23
// Jonathan Tubbs
It's time of the month again where we open the digital pages of a magazine and look at the pretty pictures to get excited about what's coming down the line. Ah, gives me memories of when I was a child and would flip through t...

Pre-order the little Mermaid Thetis

Did that pun seem forced?
Sep 09
// Scarecroodle
One of the major franchises almost wholly ignored on this site is Saint Seiya (aka Knights of the Zodiac or Saint Cloth Myth) despite the occasional really cool figure. Most recently that cool figure was Mermaid Thetis, posse...

Tamashii Features vol. 4 - AGP, Robot Damashii & more

Aug 11
// Andres Cerrato
Rounding up the features from Bandai's exhibition in Hong Kong is a collection of several upcoming figures. There's nothing all too-new unless you are a fan of Saint Seiya or you missed this month's magazine scans. There's no...

Today must be delay day, because a ton of figures just got announced as being delayed. Yes, the Racing Nendoroid Petits featuring Miku and friends are among them along with D-Arts Konohana Sakuya, sadly, which turns my chaoti...


Reserve or Regret? Import round up for June 1, 2012

Jun 01
// Jonathan Tubbs
What a crazy way to start June with OMG what is that nightmare fuel in the header!? Um... yes, well, June starts off with a smorgasbord of pre-orders from Bandai which consists of two possible things: 1) You were up extra ear...

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