Tomopop LinkUP photo
Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Ready. Set. LEGO!

Watch your step
Mar 13
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
LEGO toys are one of those things that I think most boys and probably a lot of girls can associate with. Raise your hand if you've ever tried to dig a LEGO brick out of your mom's vacuum or know the pain of stepping on a bloc...

Check out and see how to safely display Alter's Suzuha

Nov 10 // Jon Wills
Some of us were scared off by Suzuha's yellow eyes, but those of us who stayed aboard the Steins Gate figurine wagon and waited through more and more delays should check out these photos that Alter kindly provided us. As you can see one of her feet fits into the base of her stand while the other one feathers her bicycle pedals. Alter states that the exact positioning of the bicycle and how Suzuha sits on it is crucial to the bikes long term displayability. Suzuha's elbow fits into the bicycles handlebar here. Alter included this support to prop up the bike for long term display. Once again the angles and directions provided here are important to a long display life. I have to say that her pose is very creative. It's harder to appreciate something like this in pictures but I think I can visualize how it would all come together and look in person. As you can see the bicycle has a little bike stand that can be pushed down for display of the bike by itself. I doubt that this stand will be sturdy enough to support the bike plus figure but this sort of thing is certainly a nice touch. In all I really like the way that Alter's Suzuha came together, she looks attractive, although a little freaky with those yellow eyes and her bike is one of the best 1/8th scale bikes I have seen.  Were these pictures helpful in planning on how to display your own Alter's Suzuha? let us know in the comments.  
That's one sweet bike!
Emily just posted a preview gallery to Alter's Suzuha, but I wanted to go a bit more in-depth. You see, Alter's primary intent with their photos was not just to show off their figure but really to show some nice closeups as to how Suzuha should be poised on her bike for long term display. Hit the jump or check out the gallery to see more of how to assemble Alter's Suzuha Amane. Via Alter's blog


Take this Suzuha Amane gallery for a spin

Alter - 1/8 Scale
Nov 08
// Emily Smalara
Alter's Suzuha of Steins;Gate fame has certainly had a rocky start. First announced over a year ago and getting subjected to the usual Alter delays, she only recently saw the Light of Day and, as you can imagine, quickly disa...
Preview GSC Nyannyan photo
Yup, gotta love the maids!
It's been a long wait since Pre-orders first opened up for Good Smile Comapny's Faris NyanNyan. Of course she has been in the news before. Mikatan's originaly previewed and teased her along with GSC's Kristina Nendoroid....

ALTER delays photo
Oh Alter, you should just add a question mark to all your release dates.
I knew things seemed a bit too quiet in Alter-land. After all, Alter wouldn't be Alter without a delay or two on a monthly basis, right? Right. They recently updated their September shipment schedule, and as you can probably ...

Alpaca Man photo
Alpaca Man

Beware the power of Steins;Gate's Alpaca Man

Resin kits get a re-release
Aug 07
// Brian Szabelski
In today's installment of "Wait, they actually made this into a resin kit?", we have a re-release from resin kit maker World Scope, featuring Alpaca Man and his boss, Alpaca Commander. The duo hail from Steins;Gate: Line...

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Max Factory's figmas

I love that Amy figma!
Jul 29
// Jon Wills
Max Factory had a nice showing of figma at Wonfes this year. They had a beautiful flying figma of Amy from Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet that I want to pre-order right now. Additionally figmas of Kristina and Ok...
WonFes: Plum photo
WonFes: Plum

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Plum

Yoshino goes to the beach and Suwahime grows up
Jul 28
// Brian Szabelski
There are a lot of things at Plum's WonFes booth to look at. Sure, you can scope out the figures of Alisa and Daiba from God Eater: Burst, or their Date-A-Live Yoshino, 1/7-scale Maid Saber, or Okabe Rintarou from S...
Good Smile Company - 1/8 Scale
Heathen that I am, I've still yet to see for myself just what all the hype is surrounding the infamous Steins;Gate game and series. That still goes for being confused as to just what people find so appealing about heroine Kur...


Tutturu! Okarin is up for pre-order

Plus brown-coat Kurisu is back again
Jul 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
It's been a busy couple days for Okabe Rintarou (aka Okarin; aka Hououin Kyouma). On Monday his figma got his first full color gallery over at the official figma blog, followed by pre-orders launching from today. Plus, i...
WonFes photo
Going in heavy on The iDOLM@STER
It seems like no time at all since Winter Wonder Festival, but summer is upon us and with that comes a new WonFes and a shiny new batch of exclusives. Earlier today GSC opened their official event website and unveiled the stu...


Open the gate to pre-ordering figma Makise Kurisu

Max Factory - figma
Jun 19
// Emily Smalara
Despite the strangely immense popularity, I'll freely admit I never quite understood the internet's obsession with Steins;Gate's Makise Kurisu. While I have my own misgivings, I'm sure fans will be jumping to grab her upcomin...
Pre-order Koto's Kristina photo
Pre-order Koto's Kristina

Pre-order Kotobukiya's re-released Makise Kurisu

Finally she is re-released.
Jun 07
// Jon Wills
Kotobukiya has announced that they are re-releasing their 1/8th scale figurine of Makise Kurisu AKA "Kristina" from 2011's hit sci-fi series Steins Gate. I never got into Steins Gate until a full year after it was released, s...
Pre-order Nendoroid Faris photo
Pre-order Nendoroid Faris

Pre-order Nendoroid Faris Nyannyan and Kristina

No, not Kristina Pino.
Jun 04
// Jon Wills
Yesterday we previewed Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Faris Nyannyan, and learned that Kurisu Makise's Nendoroid was going to be re-released. Pre-orders are now available for both of these Nendoroids, and whether your prefere...
It's been a month since Jeremy was talking about this figure's announcement, and now we finally have a better look at this new figma's prototype. Makise also comes with a release date, expected to hit shelves in October of th...


The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

Delays ahoy!
May 21
// Yami Casas
I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'l...

You demanded it: figma Hououin Kyouma is coming!

Or Okabe Rintarou if you will. Plus Nendoroids for Devil Survivor 2's Kuze Hibiki and a pair of Tetsudou Musume girls.
Apr 27
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hot on the heals of Friday's announcement that Steins;Gate's Makise Kurisu was getting the figma treatment for a second time, Max Factory has revealed at Good Smile Company's special event that none other than genius mad...

Pair of new Steins;Gate figures coming in the future

Nendoroid Faris Nyannyan and figma Makise Kurisu (white coat ver.) appear on twitter.
Apr 26
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Want to talk about time travel? Here are two Steins;Gate figures appearing like an echo from the past! Nendoroid Faris Nyannyan may give hope to a lot of announced, yet unreleased, figures from under the Good Smile Company ba...
A lovely trio
Penguin Parade has recently updated their Petanko listings to include three new figures: Persona 4: The Animation's Yu Narukami and Rise, and Steins;Gate's Kurisu Makise. Of course, the curious thing about this is Yu - I beli...


Okabe Rintaro pre-order is ready for the future

Plum's latest figure of the mad scientist arrives in March.
Dec 06
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I just want to put this out there: Someone needs to make a talking Okabe Rintaro figure. He's got to be the most quotable anime character in recent history. Just think about the things he could say! "El Psy Congroo" "Kristii...

Volks Hobby Round 8: Plum teases two figures

Steins; Gate and Koi Kishi Purely Kiss getting new releases
Oct 28
// Natalie Kipper
Over in the Land of the Rising Sun, Volks Hobby Round 8 is taking place. Plum was in attendance and teased two new figures: Okabe Rintaro of Steins; Gate and Koi Kishi Purely Kiss' Fujimori Yu. We see a poster depicting a pic...

Taito brings an assortment of items to Dengeki Festival

Plush, trading figures, keychains, and Taito Kuji. ...TAITO KUJI!?
Oct 20
// Jonathan Tubbs
Prize figure companies are making their mark at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival, one of them being Taito. The company didn't have much to show but did have various products on display including plush, trading figures, k...

Plum teases Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate

Oct 09
// Tianxiao Ma
Are you a Steins;Gate fan or otherwise like scientists from oddly-punctuated anime? If so, you'll be pleased to know that Plum has teased a Rintarou Okabe figure. The proof is in the photo of a gray plastic hand. That's all I...

Alter's blog has updated with a new preview, and it's of Steins:Gate's Amane Suzuha on a bike. She's a 1/8-scale figure with some rather long legs on her, resting on her bike with a drink in her hands. There's some nice sculp...

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