Top sales 7/6 to 7/12 photo
Top sales 7/6 to 7/12

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/6 to 7/12

Yo-Kai Watch returns
Jul 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
It was a short absence, but Yo-Kai watch is back and with authority. It was only a matter of time really; a series can't be in the top five so consistently and not reappear when something new comes around. Lots of other new f...
Hyper Sofubi Ultraman photo
Hyper Sofubi Ultraman

Kaiyodo's Hyper Sofubi Ultraman is a big, big deal

Giant soft vinyl figure might be a little bit more in scale with your other Tokusatsu figures
Mar 06
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
You ever look at your shelf and think there's something a little off about your Kamen Rider being the same height as your Ultraman? Kaiyodo's new Hyper Sofubi Ultraman is just the thing to correct that little annoyance. Made ...
1983 Tokyo Toy Show photo
1983 Tokyo Toy Show

Witness toy history with this 1983 Tokyo Toy Show video

See the event that would help give birth to the Transformers franchise
Jan 16
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
There are a lot of retro nostalgia toy videos on YouTube; mostly retrospects and individuals gushing about their favorite figures. So rare is it for a video to surface that takes a slice right out of time, and even more-so wh...
Bluefin Ultraman photo
Bluefin Ultraman

Bluefin bringing over Bandai's Ultraman figures

UltraAct Father of Ultra is the first
Sep 02
// Brian Szabelski
Ultraman fans, rejoice: Bluefin has just announced on Facebook that they'll be bringing over Bandai's Ultraman figures to North America! Like their other releases, I'm expecting these will be on Amazon and other North America...


Get your hands on the sexier side of kaiju with Eleking

Plex - Non-Scale
Aug 30
// Emily Smalara
Sexying things up is always an endeavor I can get behind, and so it goes with Plex's interesting "Ultra Monster Personification Project", turning giant rubber suited kaiju into adorable and sexy ladies. Shown here is the once...

Here's what Japanese action heroes look like in moe poses

Has a Robot Chicken vibe to it
Feb 01
// Tianxiao Ma
If you've ever wanted to turn the tables on masculine hero figures and make them do girly poses, then this gallery is for you. Figure.fm user bakAnki decided to shoot a set of photos using Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and other mal...

Bandai's mecha teases are now up for your pre-order needs

I will drill these horrible puns into you
Oct 01
// Andres Cerrato
Remember all of those fun robots I described over the weekend? If you liked them, there's good news in store for you! All of them are now available for pre-order and are all still available. Except the RD ZZ Gundam. Honestly ...

Start your new year with plenty of new mecha from Bandai

Enjoy starting 2013 with your wallet in the red
Sep 29
// Andres Cerrato
With your holidays possibly being celebrated in the exchange of gifts, you might want to start exchanging things for extra cash with what Bandai has planned for January releases. Across all of their lines of action figures, y...

All other things mecha and toku in this month's scans

Jul 23
// Andres Cerrato
If you were waiting for some more from this month's hobby scans that aren't related to Gundam, this is your spot landing. The usual stars are here, so there's a few new Kamen Rider, Code Geass, Godzilla, etc. One series that ...

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 16, 2012

May 16
// Jonathan Tubbs
Stuff went up for pre-order. Nice stuff. Cute stuff. Strange stuff. Stuff stuff. Maybe there's something that interests you. Maybe not. That is why this daily feature exists, to let you know what stuff there is to pre-order s...

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 3, 2012

Apr 04
// Jonathan Tubbs
Welcome to the sold out edition of Reserve or Regret! Oh no. Not this feature. At least not until a good enough offer comes along. I'm talking about the usual madness that is almost any Bandai product because they have yet to...

Tamashii Nation Winter '11: MonsterArts, Ultra-Act + more

Nov 24
// Andres Cerrato
We're nearing the end of the highlights from today's event, but before we go, there's the matter of 3 lines; S.H. Monster Arts, Ultra-Act and the Saint Seiya Myth Cloth. I've yet to collect any of these lines, but Bandai'll b...

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