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8:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Get a look at Funko's Vocaloid Pop! figures

At NY Toy Fair, we got a look at all of Funko’s upcoming series. One of those series shown were prototype renderings of figures from Vocaloid. Now Funko has released official images of these figures with more informati...

Vanessa Cubillo


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Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku is pretty in pink for pre-orders photo
Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku is pretty in pink for pre-orders
by Martin Siggers

Kahotan's preview today spotlights Good Smile Company's second collaboration with Hobby Japan for their Figure Japan magazine (the first being their 1/10 Ultimate Madoka). As we saw a few weeks back, it'll be a scale version of Sakura Miku, based on GSC's existing Miku figure but reduced to 1/10.

The downsizing doesn't appear to have hurt the quality though, as this is still a lovely looking figure. Kahotan notes the use of pearlescent paint to give her a real shimmer, and those massive twintails are still a standout feature of the sculpt. Happily, there'll be an easy way for overseas buyers to get her, as GSC have also put the magazine and figure bundle up on their online store. You'll pay 7,980 for the package, with deliveries due in October. Anyone tempted to splash a little pink into their life?

[ Pre-order at Good Smile Company Online Store ]

[via Kahotan's blog]

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Pink is the new turquoise with Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku photo
Pink is the new turquoise with Hobby Japan's Sakura Miku
by Tianxiao Ma

Hobby Japan has teamed up with Good Smile Company to produce a Sakura Miku scale figure. If the sculpt looks familiar, that's because it's based on GSC's 1/8-scale Miku. This one has been run through a copier and shrunken to 1/10-scale. Luckily the shrinking process hasn't impacted the detailing on her beautiful twin tails.

Sakura Miku will be an exclusive, coming in October bundled with Figure Japan magazine. For now you can check out Hobby Japan's gallery of the painted prototype. They're promising an update of some sort on March 9, so speculate away on what that might be about!

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8:00 AM on 02.23.2014

All of the things for Good Smile's Spring lottery

We've mentioned Good Smile's Spring Kuji items briefly before, but there's finally a nice collection of retail shots of all of the new items for us to drool at. Starting March 8th, they'll be stocked at the shelves of Family ...

Kristina Pino



Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 Olympics are in full swing once again and Valentine's Day is tomorrow, probably the two best events for precious metals. Man, why is the shortest month of the year also the busiest?

This week we've got more galleries, customs, LEGO pieces, and plushies. Follow me after the jump to see it all! Incidentally, I've tried to watch Full Metal Panic twice and still haven't finished the first season...

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9:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Vocaloid garage kits

The Vocaloids may have been completely outdone in terms of popularity this time by the new kid on the block but that doesn't mean that they were abandoned completely. True, the number of vocaloid kits is considerably smaller ...

Chris Seto

8:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Taito's CuteRody Miku plushes are lethally adorable

I've somehow missed out on the Hatsune Miku x CuteRody plushes that Taito is producing, but my goodness ... they are adorable. Featuring Miku wearing a little hat that resembles the ear of a Rody horse, it's just too cute for...

Brian Szabelski

9:30 AM on 12.30.2013

Since Miku is everything else, now let's make her a plamo

Hatsune Miku has no shortage of merchandise. I honestly can't think of a product that the Vocaloid darling hasn't been turned into. I'll have to scratch two more items of the list as Fujumi has made not only a Hatsune Miku pl...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop LinkUP: The rated A-plush edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: The rated A-plush edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 news doesn't stop for anyone and there's no way I would miss the last LinkUP of 2013! The news doesn't stop for the holidays either; there's been a ton of great stuff shown in the past week. 

This week we're looking at a number of different plushies, some new release galleries, great geek toys, a massive LEGO custom, and much more!

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2:00 PM on 12.26.2013

Warm up with figma Snow Miku

While it wasn't much of a white Christmas for most of us, you can at least pretend by trying to get figma Snow Miku. Croodle, courtesy of Kahotan, brought us a preview earlier this month of what you'll get with the formerly-N...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day to act crazy? I don't see why not! After all there's a very fine line between genius and insanity and it probably takes a good amount of both to make it in the figure world. 

This week we're looking at some brilliantly warped works from a number of designers and customizers as well as a number of great looking ladies along with a few other things. 

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12:00 PM on 12.10.2013

Speed your way to being first in grabbing Racing Miku

Ah, Miku. Not technically the first Vocaloid-esque singer, but certainly the most popular by far. I doubt figures of everyone's favorite digital diva will come to a halt any time soon, especially with Good Smile's regular yea...

Emily Smalara