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7:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Kotobukiya shows off a sculpted Grell Sutcliff

I was happily and pleasantly surprised when I saw this picture come up at Kotobukiya's Facebook page featuring the awesome Grell from Black Butler. The posing is pretty simple, as far as these things go. Rather than going for...

Kristina Pino

6:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Kyoko Sakura is festival ready

Eventually, all anime figures end up in a yukata. Kyoko, professional snacker and reluctant magical girl, is no exception. Standing at just under 8 inches, this PVC figure features the magical girl in a red yukata accented wi...

Rachael Chambers

5:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Release! Pre-orders open for Cardcaptor Sakura -Angel Crown- figure

This stand-alone PVC replicates her second anime opening costume, complete with angel wings and a crown. She's sitting on her coat tails striking a playful expression that only a 10-year-old magical girl can pull off. The lig...

Lynnette Cantos

2:00 AM on 01.14.2015

See if this Isuzu Sento figure is brilliant enough for you

I haven't been watching Amagi Brilliant Park but Kotobukiya's Isuzu Sento figure sure caught my eye. The design is quite cute, and I like that the pose is something other than an ordinary standing one. I also like the little ...

Tianxiao Ma

1:00 AM on 01.14.2015

Max Factory's Chitoge goes up for pre-order

What's this? Max Factory's making gorilla figures? Well it's not an actual gorilla, it's Nisekoi's Chitoge Kirisaki! The design is pretty basic as you can see, but her lively expression and the detailed sculpt make this figur...

Tianxiao Ma

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: Kotobukiya's Tomo Asama photo
Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Tomo Asama
by Chris Seto

Once more, we return to the world of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, and Kotobukiya are once again the providers of another figure of a cast member from the show. We've had a look at Honda Futayo before and this time, we're looking at Asama Tomo, another one of the busty trio (still waiting for my Aoi Kimi though).

Tomo has been a rather popular choice for figures from the show, having been depicted in other forms prior to this release, but the last major figure of Tomo had her in a rather uncharacteristic pose. The Kotobukiya release has her in a pose which is much more in tune with her character. But of course, a better pose doesn't make a better figure. Having said that, Futayo ended up pretty nicely, so can Kotobukiya make it two for two? Only one way to find out...

Let's get it on!!

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7:00 AM on 01.11.2015

Super Sonico goes under the sea

There have been some really interesting Sonico figures in the mix, including a few fairytale themed versions, but nothing quite like this! The curvy musician has been transformed into an adorable mermaid, although still retai...

Rachael Chambers

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 About Town: Custom plushies at Kollision Con 2015 photo
Tomopop About Town: Custom plushies at Kollision Con 2015
by Tianxiao Ma

Anime conventions are great, aren't they? You go to see the cosplay (the good and the bad), maybe visit that same "Understanding Evangelion" panel that's at every con, and blow lots and lots of money at the vendor hall. Well, that's my routine anyway.

Kollision Con is a Chicago anime convention that, for reasons unknown, happens in the dead of winter. I went last Friday and Saturday mostly to do a bit of cosplay and concert photography. However no visit to a con is complete without a trip to the vendor hall. That's where I found a couple of booths featuring custom plush creations!

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7:00 AM on 01.08.2015

Akiba Hobby takes a closer look at SAO II's figma Kirito GGO ver.

Recently the pre-orders went up for Max Factory's figma Sword Art Online II Kirito Trap ver. GGO ver. and Akiba Hobby has already gotten their hands on one for a gallery. Kidding aside, this is a really great likeness of the ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Legend Studio reveals Sailor Moon S figure preview photo
Legend Studio reveals Sailor Moon S figure preview
by Lynnette Cantos

After almost four months since the last update on Legend Studio's Sailor Moon series, their Facebook page showcased a mini gallery of the champion of justice. The Hong Kong-based company produced the Sailor Moon S version of her outfit, different from Bandai's S.H. Figuarts.

This Sailor Moon is equipped with three extra facial expressions, 10 sets of hand poses and even feathered bangs so you can pose her mid-transformation and/or attack sequence. Despite the posed promo pictures, there is still no official release date or price stated and Legend Studio's website redirects you to their Facebook page.

This figure is a toss-up for me. While the shiny, plastic hair and Luna's quality bothers me, I am in awe at the gradient skirt and the Spiral Heart Moon Rod accessory.

Maybe once more details surface—such as the price tag—I might change my mind. In the meantime, we have to wait for Legend Studio to inform the rest.

[via Legend Studio Facebook]

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