The Idolm@ster


Sword Art Online gets another addition to its dollfie dream family

Volks on Overdrive!
Apr 06
Ever wonder if Volks are overdoing things a little with their Dollfie Dream Releases? Not only are they prepping for a Snow Miku release as well as the two Macross F ladies, hot on the heels of the Dolls Party event in Kyoto,... read
Nendoroid photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion

Nintendo is taking center stage here
Feb 08
Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt... read
FREEing photo

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing

Summer Festival at Wonder Festival
Jul 27
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
Mio Honda photo
And as much orange as you can handle
[Update: Pre-orders are up! Click the links below to get her]  Good Smile Company have really been knocking it out of the park with their iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls figures lately. Even though I'm an avowed non-fan of t... read feature

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Kahotan previews Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver.

Too soon?
Mar 13
Oh, Mika, I wag my finger at thee! Kahotan recently uploaded a preview for Phat Company's Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver. (currently available for pre-order). I have to confess that I'm a little worried about Mika's career... read
GSC Delays photo
GSC Delays

Good Smile's here to drop some more delays

New Madoka and Deep Sea Miku both bumped a month
Feb 24
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 ... read
WonFes Cu-poche photo
An adorable gallery of old and new
Ah yes, the Cu-poche; what some might call Kotobukiya's answer to Good Smile Company's popular Nendoroid line. Whatever your take on the chibi-fied figures, Wonder Festival's Cu-poche display is sure to draw more than a few e... read feature

WonFes GSC scale figures photo
WonFes GSC scale figures

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Good Smile's scale figures

Looks like even more Idolm@ster is coming your way
Feb 10
Armed with photos taken by our very own Kristina Pino along with supplemental ones from AkibaHobby, we now take a look at the scale figures Good Smile Company brought with them to Wonder Festival. The majority of figures appe... read
IDOLM@STERS Beach Queens photo
IDOLM@STERS Beach Queens

Grab some shade with IDOLM@STER Beach Queens Ranko

Pre-orders up on one great looking figure.
Feb 07
Ranko Kanzaki has had a lot going for her recently. First we saw the new figma version go up for pre-order last week, the first of the IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls to be sold at standard retail, and now Ranko fans get to add a... read
Tomopop LinkUP photo
Come play with these!
Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! In one week from today we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in America and I for one am looking forward to getting stuffed on some turkey! Even though it's a popular... read feature

LinkUP photo
Let's celebrate with cake!
Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you ... read feature

The iDOLM@STER photo

Evergreen Leaves Miki Hoshii is ready to be rounded up

From pretty in pink to gorgeous in green
Nov 13
Megahouse are heading back to the iDOLM@STER well again, but at least this time it's for one of the more charming figures they've released from the range. They'll be re-releasing their 'Brilliant Stage' version of Miki H... read
Figma photo
Some figures look a lot different from when we last saw them
Another Japanese figure show means another crop of figma being put on display by Max Factory. While nothing shown at Miyazawa Model Expo Autumn 2013 was entirely new we are getting an updated look at some figures that we... read feature


The Idolm@ster's Iori makes a pretty debut!

Phat Company - 1/8 Scale
Oct 24
If there's any producer that I'm sad over owning a lack of figures from, it'd almost definitely be Phat Company. Almost every product they release seems to be just gorgeous, with a very soft style of both sculpting and painti... read
Idol Beach Queens photo
Idol Beach Queens

Pre-order Wave's Fantastic IdolMaster Beach Queens DX Set

One Beach Queens I can resist, but three? Hnngh! Might be difficult!
Oct 22
I have long been a fan of The IdolMaster animated series (which you can watch over at Crunchyroll by the way). So when I saw that Wave had unleashed version 2.0 sculpts of Miki, Azusa and Takane, all at the same time, I did a... read

Two more iDOLM@STER figures come to the Brilliant Stage

First colored look at new figures from Megahouse
Sep 25
Another month and another batch of scans from Hobby Japan. This time around Megahouse has a pair of ladies from iDOLM@STER for us and they aren't even from the same game. First up is franchise newcomer Umi Kousaka from IDOLM@... read
It's nice to see these ladies again.
Kahotan recently previewed this set of lovely Idol Master Petit's by Good Smile Company, and they are now available for pre-order! These minis look awfully familiar don't they? Well they are a repainted version of The Idol Ma... read feature


Brilliant Stage Chihaya is dancing her way to pre-orders

Megahouse - 1/7 Scale
Sep 14
Every time I see an Idolm@ster figure, it makes me remember how criminal the lack of stateside support for the franchise is. Thankfully the occasional figure pops up, though usually by Megahouse, and usually with those dead e... read
Chara Hobby: Megahouse photo
Chara Hobby: Megahouse

Chara Hobby 2013: Megahouse

So which ones will be MegaTreShop exclusives this time?
Sep 03
If you're wondering what Megahouse had at Chara Hobby 2013, here's a quick rundown of some highlights: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is getting a ton of figures, including ones of Okita Juuzo, Melda Dietz, Misaki Yuria, Niimi... read
Preview Hibiki Ganaha photo
Shining Hibiki
Recently Kotobukiya's figure blog posted a preview of this brilliantly shining Hibiki Ganaha, the latest in their Angelic Island series of figures. I have long had my eyes on this lady to be perhaps being my first l... read feature


HobbyLink Japan is having a figure sale, up to 95% off!

There are some gems here if you hunt for them.
Aug 16
There are sales and there are bargains. Often items posted on sale are not always marked at a low price but rather at their regular low price. Still within any sale there are always some alluring bargains to be found.  H... read

Sign a deal to pick up Idolmaster's latest Haruka

Megahouse - 1/7 Scale
Aug 09
The Idolm@ster's Haruka has no mouth and she must scream. I've finally realized Megahouse's slightly disturbing method of mouth sculpting is why I'm always so unsettled by their figures. While an open mouth is certainly no ea... read

You won't be blue if you grab this Hibiki!

Phat Company - 1/8 Scale
Aug 09
Much as I love the lovelies from Idolm@ster, certain companies have tended to be pretty off the mark with their releases. Thankfully Phat Company is stepping up with a very nice looking version of Hibiki, and I'm finding myse... read
Three new Beach Queens photo
Nice to see these girls again
It never ceases to amaze me how many ladies that Wave manages to turn into Beach Queens in such a short time. Recently I even wrote a little round up of seven upcoming Beach Queens to try to show just how many they make. The ... read feature


Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Kotobukiya Part 3

Everything else!
Jul 29
There's still more! Kotobukiya's booth was also loaded with stuff that had been previously announced but hadn't been seen 'in the wild' before, so it's our first chance to look over some upcoming releases. For me the highligh... read
WonFes Teasers photo
WonFes Teasers

Good Smile Company teases their WonFes reveals

New scales, Nendoroids set to be unveiled
Jul 26
With Summer WonFes only two days away, Mikatan has turned her camera on the Good Smile offices to capture the bustle of preparation. And wouldn't you know it, it looks like among all the rushing around some prototypes have sn... read
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... read feature

Two lovely ladies, one preview
Earlier this week Kotobukiya updated their facebook page. They added new galleries of two of their upcoming ladies; Yukiho from The Idol Master and Kobato from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukinai. I usually order... read feature

New shows gettin some love
New hobby scans just came out from Japan revealing lots of characters from new and popular series being made into figurine form by MegaHouse. Starting from the left in this scan you can see that two figurines are being made f... read feature


Miyazawa Model Expo 31: COSPA and Ensky

For all your idol-loving, frog-punching needs
Apr 10
Over in Japan, Miyazawa Model Expo 31 has been bringing us closer views of upcoming toys. Here we're going to take a look at the offerings from COSPA and Ensky. COSPA focuses on two titles, The Idolm@ster and Super Danga... read
Kira kira gallery
It wasn't too long ago that we announced that pre-orders were available for Hibiki Ganaha from Idol M@ster. If you're still on the fence, or maybe if you want to see some pretty curves you should check out the gallery. In par... read feature

Are you ready?
These new Ichiban Kuji, Kyun Chara figures were spotted in the Magazine over at 2chan. Having owned a few Kyun Chara's I I can say that these look pretty neat. They are about the size of mini Nendoroids and are totally cute. ... read feature

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