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4:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Tomocast 45: Beware Heel Andres

Hey folks, welcome back to the Tomocast. In this episode, we learn a very important lesson: do not poke or annoy Andres on a bad day. He'll turn heel on you faster than you can say swerve. On the toy end of things, we cover t...

Pedro Cortes


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Tomopop Review: CS Moore Studio's Little Minxies Sinful Suzi photo
Tomopop Review: CS Moore Studio's Little Minxies Sinful Suzi
by Brian Szabelski

CS Moore Studio might be more known for some of their comic book-themed statues and the lifelike detail sculpted into them (especially the women of comic book-dom), but who's to say they can't try something a little different? That's where the Little Minxies line comes into play, featuring a more cartoon-like look for the ladies it features. One of those is Joseph Michael Linsner's Sinful Suzi, who seems like an apt fit for the theme of the line.

So how does the first Little Minxie stack up? Well, if you come on after the jump, you'll find out!

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Tomopop Review: Blobfish plush by Hashtag Collectibles photo
Tomopop Review: Blobfish plush by Hashtag Collectibles
by Natalie Kipper

Let's not beat around the proverbial bush; I was dying to have Hashtag Collectibles' Blobfish plush in my life. I posted about it when ThinkGeek first listed it. It was my DO WANT choice for March. When I went to sleep, little baby blobfishes escorted me off to dreamland. Okay, maybe not the last one but you get the point; I badly wanted a blobfish plush. And thanks to the press relations fairies over at ThinkGeek, one of them found its way to my home.

Let's take a look at this squishy fellow, shall we? 

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Tomocast 44: The most unfortunate spin photo
Tomocast 44: The most unfortunate spin
by Pedro Cortes

Welcome back to the Tomocast! Once again, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy, back from the adventure known as life. Since the three of us have been in the same approximate area in the recent past, we're buzzing with excitement to talk about the latest and great news from the last two weeks. That's what happens when you happen to collide in meat-space: happiness, bounciness and a strange desire to talk about toys. Must be a sign of something wonderful. Or something awful, still working that one out.

As per the usual, you can download the episode here, follow us on iTunes or hit the jump to stream the whole shebang. You can also get the show notes there. Enjoy!

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DO WANT: March 2014 photo
DO WANT: March 2014
by Pedro Cortes

Don't let the date fool you folks, this is the real deal. Come on, we wouldn't lie about the DO WANT. It's the feature that lets you know what we want the most from the last month. To fib on such a sacred occasion would be tantamount to taking the last cookie and leaving the box behind. We wouldn't dare.

In this edition of DO WANT, you can expect:

  • A hot gladiator
  • A cyborg
  • A robot
  • A fluffy fish
  • and more!

Hit the jump to get the details!

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Tomopop Review: inki-Jinx's Crabapple and Gummy Ika photo
Tomopop Review: inki-Jinx's Crabapple and Gummy Ika
by Natalie Kipper

Shelly Rodriguez, also known as inki-Jinx, is known for her whimsical, typically aquatic-themed, designs. Her colorful critters have appeared on clothing, jewelry, and even Nintendo 3DS cases. Plushes had to be included, right? Correct! And I was lucky enough to have the chance to review both her Crabapple and Gummy Ika plushes.

Read on to see what I thought of them!

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Tomocast 43: Dragon Dagger beatings photo
Tomocast 43: Dragon Dagger beatings
by Pedro Cortes

Welcome back to the Tomocast!

Sorry for the delay folks, real life snuck out from its cage and proceeded to maul all of us. No matter, we're back with a brand new episode. I was joined by Andres Cerrato and Tianxiao Ma to talk about the latest and greatest news to come out of Tomopop. There was talk of drunk sorceresses, ill-armored ladies, ungrateful grandchildren and Jack Daniels. You know, the usual stuff we go on about.

As per the usual, you can download the episode here, follow us on iTunes or hit the jump to stream the whole shebang. Our talking points follow right after. Enjoy!

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TomoTour: Final Fantasy edition photo
TomoTour: Final Fantasy edition
by Natalie Kipper

Final Fantasy is one of gaming's most well-known roleplaying series with millions of fans. It stands to reason that a good portion of them would have to have to be crafters. On this edition of TomoTour, we look at some of the Final Fantasy-inspired loot to be found on Etsy. So cue the overworld theme, because we are going on an adventure!

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Tomopop Review: Persona 4 Half-Age Characters photo
Tomopop Review: Persona 4 Half-Age Characters
by Martin Siggers

I, like all rational and reasonable human beings, love Persona 4 with all of my heart and soul. And considering I write for a toy website, it's pretty obvious that I like cute things too. So what happens when Bandai takes the already adorable girls of Persona 4 and makes them extra adorable for their Half-Age Character series? Well, read on to find out! 

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Tomopop Micropixel: Girl power! photo
Tomopop Micropixel: Girl power!
by Vanessa Cubillo

Reminder: There's still time to enter our Tomopop Micropixel contest. The deadline is March 17.

Hello Tomopop readers!

Here we are in a brand new month, so I think it’s about time we roll out a brand new photo contest! March is the start of Women’s History Month, today also just happens to be Girl’s Day in Japan. So the theme for this photo contest will be Girl Power.

Get out your female figures and take a photo that really makes them shine. Show them strong, fierce, and beautiful. Of course, creativity is always encouraged.

Don’t feel like you have to be limited to making your figure look a certain way. As long as your photo shows your female figure in a positive way it’s alright. To enter, comment on this post with your photo or a link to your photo.

Just make sure we’re able to see your entry! The winner will receive Kaiyodo’s Sci-Fi Revoltech Sulley & Mike. You’ll have until March 17 to enter, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan.  

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's Chogokin Archer (Gilgamesh) photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's Chogokin Archer (Gilgamesh)
by Scarecroodle

With the amount of Saber merchandise produced over the years, it's easy to forget that she's not the only character in the Fate series. The selection of collectibles based on the servants has been especially pitiful, with only Rider/Medusa (Fate/Stay Night) receiving a decent number of items. While this trend probably won't change any time soon, at least we've seen a few bright spots like Bandai's Chogokin Archer/Gilgamesh (Fate/Zero).

Gilgamesh is the second Fate character to be inducted into Bandai's Chogokin line, following the series' heroine, Saber (reviewed). Gilgamesh is something of a natural fit for the line as his golden armor makes him a great candidate for having die-cast metal parts. However, is the figure a worthy depiction of the King of Heroes?

Full review after the jump.

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Tomopop Review: Amakuni's Marika Kato photo
Tomopop Review: Amakuni's Marika Kato
by Martin Siggers

It's clearly pirate season at Tomopop. We've just seen Tian take on Alphamax's enticing Velvet Batrass, and now I'm here to take a look at another lady pirate, albeit one considerably more covered up. It's Amakuni's version of Marika Kato, the heroine from the marvelously titled Bodacious Space Pirates. I'm a sucker for a girl with weapons and a nice hat, so let's dig in and find out if I got what I was after here.

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