Due to scheduling difficulties, I wasn't able to get a question post up. My deepest apologies, dearest Tomocast listeners. To make up for it, I brought on a trio of guests that will surely entertain you. To...
Transformers Generations Rattrap is a figure that fans have known was coming for some time despite never previously being officially announced. First was a listing discovered in the Walmart computer database, then there was t...
Have you seen Natasha Allegri's Bee and Puppycat show on Cartoon Hangover? Really, you should; it is a stroke of genius. After a wonderfully successful Kickstarter for more episodes, what is next for the mysterious ...
HasbroToyShop.com currently has the Marvel Universe Omega Red (as seen at SDCC!) listed on the website. The only problem? It's out of stock.
Marvel Universe wave 24 released at the end of October and included Omega Red, Black...
Usually when you think of knockoffs you think of cheap plastic, messy paint, and broken parts. Certainly you wouldn't expect to hear 'better than the original', but that's exactly what Collection Kingdom says they have planned for Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime.
Numerous changes and adjustments are being planned to make a better bot and it's a pretty lengthy list of adjustments.
adjust eye opacity
fix rubbing from the chest screws
fix loose fuel tanks
fix index fingers falling off
realign the chest doors
make the Matrix door easier to open
fix the way the legs close
fix rubbing from the windshield wipers
prevent stress marks on the legs
remove the black hole behind the translucent yellow on his pelvis
prevent sprue marks
They're planning a very no-thrills release of the figure with no box (likely just a cardboard mailer box), no trailer, and just his gun, ax, and Matrix for accessories. He'll be in Japanese colors (photos are of an early prototype) and is expected to be released in December, but nobody seems to know where to order or what the price will be.
I'm not really crazy over knockoffs being done in this manner, but it is interesting that someone found so many flaws in the original that they felt the need to release their own.
It's the Monday before Thanksgiving, can you feel the craziness? It's freezing cold, food needs to be bought and prepared, where does the time go? Before you get swept into Thanksgiving madness, relax a bit while looking at t...
Hello Kitty gets crossed over with lots of different franchises, but this one is really out there. Dreams Come True, Inc. has announced their latest COOL JAPAN X COOL AMERICA project promoting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ...
Diamond Select Toys has announced that its Star Trek "The Cage" Enterprise Minimates Vehicle, ThunderCats Minimates series 4, and latest monster banks should be in stores this week.
The monster banks (and a slew of other horr...
Tomopop's on-site staff wasn't able to make it to the DC Collectibles Panel at NYCC due to a scheduling conflict (namely that it was happening at the same time as Mattypalooza -- good job, organizers!), but thankfully Shartimus Prime (on behalf of Toy News International) has uploaded a video of the entire panel. As cool as Mattypalooza was, I think we chose poorly this time around because DC Collectibles had some very awesome reveals that haven't even gone to their Facebook page yet. If not for Shartimus and TNI, we might not cover these very important announcements for... well, who knows how long.
In our NYCC 2013 Mattypalooza coverage, we mentioned that there was a fan poll to decide whether Mara, Tuskador, or Darius would join the Masters of the Universe Classics line. Well, the results are in and... I'm happy to rep...
Matty Collector's Mattypalooza panel at NYCC 2013 was a mix of good, great, and bad news. While Mattel unveiled Flogg (New Adventures of He-Man) and Extendar at the con, they also officially confirmed that the DC Universe umbrella will finally close next year with the release of the last few figures.
Matty Collector's Scott Neitlich has released a video update in regards to the 2014 Masters of the Universe Classics reveals which includes notes on the figures shown at PowerCon.
Neitlich confirms that the armor included wit...
After weeks of talking about it the Official Transformers Collectors Club 2014 Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 has finally begun. They're only leaving membership open for three weeks ending October 17 so you haven't got much time to get in. Price this year is US$279 which can be payed in full or in three payments of US$93. Of course they won't ship for free so if you pay the lump sum you'll be charged for the six shipments at the same time; if you pay in the three installments you'll be charged two shipments per payment. Plus they're charging a US$4 service charge for each payment, either once in full or with each installment, which seems kinda bogus when you're already paying US$46.50 plus shipping per figure. On the bright side there's that unannounced seventh bonus figure so it's not a total ripoff. On the other hand you'll need an active membership to subscribe, but at least you'll get another figure with that as well.
Just to recap if you haven't been following along the sub includes the following six figures: Chromedome with Stylor, Thrustinator, Rewind, Fisitron, Barricade with Frenzy, and Treadshot with Catgut. A random figure will be shipped out every two months next year. They're "build to order" as they're calling it so there's no limit on how many you order if you've got the cash.