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4:00 PM on 04.18.2015

Tomopop Review: Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second

One of my (many) favorite things about JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the fact that the creator, Araki Hirohiko, allows for multiple color schemes for different characters. This is the second color scheme for Noriaki Kakyoin, and features much more subdued colors. Let's take a look at this cherry lovin' lad shall we? Hit the jump to see how Kakyoin's figure turned out! 

Rio McCarthy



Tomopop Review: Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody photo
Tomopop Review: Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody
by Rio McCarthy

Today I bring to you something that's sure to keep me sidetracked at my desk when I get bored, or just need a break from everyday work. Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody is the tool to do just that. I've previously written about this tool to cure boredom, but now I have it in my hands, so we'll put that to the test.

Join me after the jump to find out what I thought about this little gadget!

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Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide photo
Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

When Hasbro first announced the Combiner Wars theme for 2015 the possibilities seemed endless. And when fans began coming up with different ways to incorporate Legends figures into the combinations the doors were blown wide open. In some cases these combinations were a matter of fan ingenuity, but some figures were made team members from the start. 

Case in point is Powerglide, a modern remake of a classic character that frequented the original cartoon. Now he's been recruited into the Aerialbots for Combiner Wars, but not just as a fellow flyer, but also as a deadly new weapon to be wielded. Can such a small figure really pull off a convincing triple change? Follow me after the jump to find out!

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Tomopop Interview: Furry Feline Creatives photo
Tomopop Interview: Furry Feline Creatives
by Rio McCarthy

Furry Feline Creatives is a couple of wonderful people with some of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. We've written about Alvin and Cheri Ong many times in the history of Tomopop, but I wanted to catch up with Alvin and see what they've been up to as of late. If you haven't checked out their Facebook page, I highly suggest you do, because they're always up to something new and exciting!

Another important stop you should make after reading and checking out the gallery, is their online store. They just recently got their dresses in stock, and let me tell you, it's one of the most exciting purchases I've made lately. I couldn't wait to receive them! Enough about that, though you will see photos of them below, but let's see what Alvin had to say, shall we?

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Ice to meet you: Introducing the new batch of editors photo
Ice to meet you: Introducing the new batch of editors
by Scarecroodle

If you're anything like me, you may have suddenly noticed an influx of Tomopop editors. It's like, who are these people? Where did they come from? Who do they work for? (Oh, right, us.)

Having learned our lesson from previous recruitment drives, we here at Tomopop can confirm that these writers are actual humans and not a group of squirrels in a trenchcoat pretending to be a man (Fool us once, squirrels, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us). And now that we have all of that convention craziness out of the way, it's finally time to introduce the newest additions to #TeamTomopop.

So let's give a warm welcome to... the new guys! (and gals!). Introductions after the jump.

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Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon photo
Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon
by Scarecroodle

A few years back, collectors caught their first glimpse of Mecha Workshop's Armarauders line. While the giant fighting robots were awesome, I was even more excited to see that the line used tiny articulate pilots who could fit into the machines. Sure, it's a display option that probably won't see as much use as battle poses, but it's an incredible extra.

Of course, the pilot isn't alone: also included in this set is a docking station, which apparently connects to the box diorama (not included with the prototype) to create a larger scene. All of which, mind you, is just an extra to a fully-functional battling machine with a huge amount of articulation and a lot of optional accessories.

Full review after the jump.

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Tomopop Review: Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose photo
Tomopop Review: Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

With the popularity of anime it's no surprise that the west would produce some imitators. There have been many failures, but some, like Totally Spies! (yeah, they still make new episodes), manage to find their legs. Others, such as Avatar and the Legend of Korra, become cultural juggernauts. And then there's RWBY, a web series so hot it's not only proven it's popularity in the west, but also currently breaking ground in Japan.

Of course a sure sign of RWBY's popularity is its ability to snag a collectible figure line from Threezero. They've put a lot of work into their first figure, Ruby Rose, but is the end result golden or better left in the shadows? Find out after the jump!

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Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link photo
Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link
by Martin Siggers

Last time our reviews editor Rio McCarthy and I teamed up we talked about our collective joy and frustration over Real Action Heroes Link. It seems only appropriate then that we reunite in textual form to look at another variation of Nintendo's eternal hero. This time though, he's much shorter, younger and bigger headed, both by design and by format. Will the Hero of Winds meet with more universal approval than the Hero of the Sky? Only one way to find out.

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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Eren Yaeger photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Eren Yaeger
by Martin Siggers

It's difficult to argue against Attack on Titan being the biggest breakout hit in anime in years. The manga is selling millions of copies, the TV show has been a sensation both in and outside of Japan, cosplay of the characters has overrun conventions, and of course the figure world has sat up and taken notice. Taken too much notice in fact - we haven't seen this many figures from one franchise pouring onto the market in quite some time. For me, at least, it's made it pretty hard to get excited about any new release. Kotobukiya are going to do their darndest though, since their rendition of hero Eren Yaeger is one of the most spectacular looking out there. Let's see how they did.

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Tomopop Review: Sentinel's Metamor Force Dino Getter 1 photo
Tomopop Review: Sentinel's Metamor Force Dino Getter 1
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

There have been a lot of Getter Robos, but never one quite like this. What was originally a group of three aircraft that could be reconfigured into three different robot modes (Getter 1, 2, and 3) has now been reimagined as a trio of robots capable of transforming into dinosaurs. Winged Dino Getter 1 transforms into a pterodactyl, four-armed Dino Getter 2 changes into a T-rex, and Dino Getter 3 turns into a two-headed sea monster that kinda resembles a plesiosaur type thing. Sounds like a certain Transformers dinosaur team doesn't it?

Sentinel makes great figures, but are they out of their league making high-end transforming robot figures like Takara Tomy and Bandai? Follow me after the jump as we take a close look at Dino Getter 1!

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Tomopop Review: MegaHouse's Natsume Yuujinchou Petit Chara Land photo
Tomopop Review: MegaHouse's Natsume Yuujinchou Petit Chara Land
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume's Book of Friends) will probably always rank as one of my favorite top anime series of all time. For four seasons I laughed and cried with this series like few others. I was pretty sad when the final season, Natsume Yuujinchou Shi, ended back in 2012, but thankfully not all is lost. Not only is the manga still ongoing, there are still companies like MegaHouse more than happy to keep making figures. In this case we'll be looking at their recent entry in the long running Petit Chara Land series featuring Natsume Yuujinchou

Can these little figures really hold up to the discerning eye of a fan? Find out after the jump!

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Tomopop Review: ArtFX+ Arkham City Batman photo
Tomopop Review: ArtFX+ Arkham City Batman
by Kristina Pino

Kotobukiya released this 1/10-scale Batman based on his appearance in the very fun Batman: Arkham City game back in late August, so this is by no means a brand-spankin'-new figure. But it's new to me and I want to share my review.

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