There have been some really interesting Sonico figures in the mix, including a few fairytale themed versions, but nothing quite like this! The curvy musician has been transformed into an adorable mermaid, although still retai... read
We got the teaser just the other day, now we get to see the whole thing! It's fairly rare for Good Smile Company to tackle properties from the west (though that seems to be changing every event), but with recent efforts to gi... read
Continuing with Good Smile Company's (and associates) apparently near-infinite display at WonFes, we arrive at some Attack on Titan figures and a bunch of Sonicos.
GSC usually does a decent job with Sonico figures in that I d... read
FREEing definitely know a good thing when they see it, as their booth was packed with their popular range of yukata-clad ladies.
It seems like paired sets are the new hotness in FREEing's world. For me the highlight here is d... read
Sonico has never been my favorite character for figures, but I've liked what Good Smile Company has done with her. At least the Tiger Parka Nendoroid version (which is getting re-released) was legitimately very cute. It also ... read
There's a lot to unpack here so let me just run down the list of items. Why is Pochaco's head so tiny? Why does she have a cowboy hat that's fitted for cats? How is it staying on her head? Why is she trying to take off her ve... read feature
Beat have just put two versions of a school swimsuit-clad Sonico up for pre-order, and I have mixed feelings on the whole thing.
Though I love her pose and almost everything else about the figure in terms of sculpt and design... read
Griffon Enterprises' Nanoricchi line is fairly new but the chibi figures were still a major presence at Japan's Treasure Festa in Ariake 11. The majority of the figures were revealed back at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter but th... read
Wing has posted some more photos of their upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Valentine Sonico figure, featuring everyone's favorite pink-haired rock 'n' roller with a chocolate guitar and a tiny swimsuit. It's based on an illustration, a... read feature
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Ol... read feature
Hello and welcome back to an action packed Tomopop LinkUP. Packed is definitely the right word for this edition as we're looking at probably our biggest LinkUP yet! And no wonder, it's the winter convention season! UK Toy Fai... read feature
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! I know I've complained at least once already about the winter, but when dealing with subzero temps as often as we have this year I think it warrants some additional complaining. They ... read feature
This Sonico fad refuses to do the decent thing and die, like Black Rock Shooter, Kanu Unchou, and Yoko Littner before it. I guess I like the giant block of cheese that this one comes with. Cheese is yummy, right?
Sorry if tha... read
Arcadia's C:MO line is expanding out from the Evangelion universe, and the first non-Eva figure is their C:MO Sonico ... who looks ready for the sea. Wearing a little sailor outfit that only someone like Sonico could pul... read
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 ne... read feature
Well, no surprise here: Tsuji Santa has some new photos of an upcoming Sonico figure on Twitter. Wing's Mouse Sonico is about what you'd expect and is a bit cheesy. Literally, not figuratively, though; Sonico is resting on a ... read
If you found yourself enticed by our old Sonico gallery and were desperate to get your hands on her, fret no longer! Pre-orders are now open, and you too can get ready to welcome home your own busty cheerleader in...August. W... read
Recently, I had a chance to wander around one of my local arcades and see what prizes were locked up inside the machines. Locked away behind a promise if you get the claw to drop in some precise way, or break the piece of toi... read feature
As usual, it's hard to dislike a Sonico figure, and Orchid Seed's marvelous cheer girl version is just as enticing as most of her releases. As perhaps expected of Orchid Seed, they do go a bit overboard in the bust department... read
While there are few things more annoying than the proliferation of Christmas goodies popping up everywhere just days after--and occasionally even before--Halloween, I think anyone can make an exception for Alter and their fan... read
Late last month we caught a quick glimpse of Alter's Santa Sonico, but we really didn't get many good photos showing off the details of her sculpt. Alter apparently sought to remedy this issue and posted a nice splash of pret... read feature
In a rather surprising turn of events, Griffon has not only come up with a new figure that doesn't fall victim to Griffon face, but is pretty much a gorgeous looking product overall! Everyone's favorite mascot Sonico is a fit... read
I'm actually really surprised that it took Wave this long to make a Beach Queens figure out of Super Sonico, but here we are. The figure was recently shown off by T_Santa, her proud illustrator, and she's currently unpainted.... read
Sonico figures have become pretty formulaic: a vaguely vulnerable expression, swimsuit, and gigantic boobs. That describes the gamut of Sonico figures, except outfits vary by fetish.
Alter's rendition of Sonico popped up on T... read feature
Orchid Seed have been rather quiet about their lovely Cheer Girl version of Sonico (last seen at WF), and it looks like they're almost ready to let her go now. In a recent blog update, the team also mentions that she'll have ... read
Sonico artist Tsuji Santa has posted a few photos on his Twitter showing off the Banpresto SQ Sonico figure. It's only a few shots of her, but for a Banpresto figure and a Sonico figure in general, she looks very good and pre... read
Sonico has been all over this Summer's Wonder Festival, it seems. She was also spotted at Broccoli's booth, in the form of her new figure, Super Sonico - Teeth Brushing Version. The character looks a tad like she just rolled ... read
Wing got on my radar with their Shunya Yamashita-designed Fiona figure from Border Break. She turned up at WonFes alongside a handful of newer designs.
The rest of their figures were in prototype stage. Sword Art Online's Lea... read
Gift's display featured a summer theme, showing several girls enjoying a beach outing in their swimsuits. They had an unpainted Houki Shinonono from Infinite Stratos, who doesn't look terribly pleased to be there. The three g... read
Oh Sonico, you are the Barbie of Nitro+. Wear all of the outfits you can! You've dressed up on many occassions before, but now you're ready to graduate! You've got your motarboard on because you've risen to the ranks of acade... read
Super Sonico continues to prove her popularity is anything but short lived with even more offerings coming our way through Banpresto. Starting with three mini figures I was actually surprised to learn that there are actu... read
If there's anything I never get tired of seeing, it's a new Sonico figure. She of the ever-present headphones gets tons of different versions and somehow creators seem to do a decent job of keeping them all fairly fresh. This... read feature