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1:15 PM on 11.21.2014

Tsume's Orochimaru snakes it way into pre-orders

Tsume-Art's newest Naruto: Shippuden Xtra figure is upon us, and it's the villainous Orochimaru! Technically, it's a DXtra figure, as it includes a summoned giant snake on the base as well. He's in 1/10-scale (18 cm) wit...

Brian Szabelski


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2:00 AM on 11.20.2014

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:00 PM on 11.19.2014

Hop to it for FREEing's Yukata Mikoto Misaka.

FREEing has found big success in their recent forays into Yukata figures, and A Certain Scientific Railgun remains a perennial merchandise favourite. It's hardly surprising therefore that the two have crossed paths, with...

Martin Siggers

3:00 AM on 11.19.2014

Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri

Although announced a few months ago, we're finally getting out first look at Nendoroid self proclaimed magical girl Akari Yomatsuri from Captain Earth at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Autumn 2014! They haven't said a wh...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Pre-orders begin for Kotobukiya's gorgeous Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Pre-orders begin for Kotobukiya's gorgeous Cardcaptor Sakura
by Martin Siggers

I was too excited for words when Kotobukiya announced they'd be adding Sakura Kinomoto to their ARTFX J line back at Wonder Festival. Now the first part of the waiting process is over, as she's up for pre-order alongside a batch of delightful promo shots.

Needless to say I love everything about this - great pose, incredible detail (all those ruffles!) and a delightful paintjob. She's even got a nicely unique look due to being based on manga art rather than the anime design. A little chubbier in the face, a little more extravagant with the hair, it's a good way to make the figure stand out from the increasing hoard of Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise that's descending upon us.

At ¥11,000 Sakura isn't on the cheap side, but Kotobukiya has a reputation of delivering high quality stuff and it's certainly a price I'm willing to pay. If you're with me, hit the links below to ensure Sakura comes winging to your door in April of next year. 

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

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Kahotan previews a beefcake from Dramatical Murder photo
Kahotan previews a beefcake from Dramatical Murder
by Tianxiao Ma

With the amount of attention I pay to boobs and (female) butts, it seems only fair that I cover some eye candy for the ladies too. Max Factory's upcoming figure of Ren from Dramatical Murder fits the bill very nicely!

Kahotan's preview shows off two versions of Ren: the cloaked Wonderful Hobby Selection version (dubbed "Rhyme Mode ver.") and a permanently topless "Together, Forever" version. If you're after the abs, you probably won't have any issues with either version. However I'm somewhat miffed by the decision to put out an exclusive WHS version at nearly double the price (something we also saw with Yamato). I feel that the WHS version is the true version of the figure - the one that Max Factory would have sold in the past at a normal price. Maybe economics has made this unfeasible, but there's something bothersome about a stripped down (in both senses) figure for ¥10,000+.

Speaking of pricing, the "Rhyme Mode" variant will be ¥19,800 while the barebones "Together, Forever" version will be ¥10,800. Pre-orders started a couple of weeks ago and are still open if you're interested.

[ Pre-order Together, Forever ver. at Good Smile Online ShopHobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | J-List | ToysLogic | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store ]

[ Pre-order Rhyme Mode ver. at Good Smile Online Shop | ToysLogic ]

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11:30 PM on 11.07.2014

figma Sakura is ready to be captored plus future plans revealed

The time has finally come for Card Captor Sakura fans as the title character's first figma is finally up for pre-order! Along with it comes a mountain of details and photos to satisfy us. The Sealing Wand is full of options s...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:30 PM on 11.06.2014

FuRyu wants to win you over with more Card Captor Sakura prize figures

Hope you aren't tired of all the Card Captor Sakura figures coming from all corners of the Japanese toy collecting world because I'm sure there's a lot more on the way. FuRyu sure doesn't look to be stopping any time soon wit...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Tomopop Review: Alter's Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Alter's Asuka Langley Shikinami Jersey ver.
by Tianxiao Ma

Alter has made a couple of Asuka figures before, with the last one released almost four years ago. If that one was too happy and/or immodest for you (those test plugsuits can be quite revealing), this release may be more to your liking.

Although I don't find this figure to be particularly noteworthy, I have been wanting to expand my Eva collection for a while without shelling out for RAHes or Revoltechs. Read on to see how this Asuka measures up.

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Max Factory strikes back with painted figma Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Max Factory strikes back with painted figma Cardcaptor Sakura
by Martin Siggers

Surprise! In what almost seems like an intentional piece of counter-programming, the figma blog decided today was the day to release the first fully painted shot of the upcoming figma Sakura Kinomot. Though we've seen her in grey plastic before, this is the first time we've seen the iconic pink and white in place.

Naturally, she's looking pretty ace. It may be the lighting, but it seems as if Max Factory have gone for a slightly softer, paler palette than the very bold S.H. Figuarts version and the level of detail is as outstanding as always. In past coverage most of you guys have voiced a strong preference to stand by Max Factory and resist the temptation of the SHF version, and based on this I doubt those people are going to be disappointed

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3:00 PM on 10.30.2014

S.H. Figuarts Cardcaptor Sakura flies to pre-orders

Bandai certainly don't waste any time do they? Just a shade over two weeks after the company revealed the existence of S.H. Figuarts Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura, she's now up for pre-order at all your favourite int...

Martin Siggers



12:10 AM on 10.30.2014

Get ready for a change with GSC's Satsuki Kiryuin: Senketsu Ver.

Good Smile Company is no stranger to the world of garage kits, be it making them or repurposing them into amazing scale figures. In this case it's the later when they reproduce Sakurako Iwanaga's super detailed garage kit tak...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker