Hey everybody, we're back with another episode of the Tomocast! For this episode, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy to talk about our Toy Fair 2014 coverage. We discuss some of the better things to come out of the...
Huge thanks to everyone who entered into our latest Tomopop Micropixel photo contest. We set the theme of 'Summer Holidays' and you certainly rose to the challenge, producing some rather lovely pictures.
The editorial team he...
[Update - Last call for entries! The contest closes at midnight tomorrow, so get those final photos in!]
Hey all, it's been a little while since we last held a photo competition, so it's about time for a new one I'd say!
Given we've been having such a glorious summer, the theme this time round will be Summer Holidays. That's a pretty broad criteria, so feel free to use your imagination to come up with some fun scenarios. Whether it's bikini girls on the beach or Figuarts frolicking in the woods, as long as it's appropriately 'summery' it's eligible. Bonus points for creativity!
If you're interested in entering, then you can either leave a comment in this post with your entry, or create a CBlog with it in. One entry each only, so make sure you hit us with your best shot. This contest is open for readers worldwide, but please note if you're outside the United Kingdom then we'd nicely ask you to cover the cost of shipping the prize.
What prize you say? Well, for the winner we'll be handing out Alter's rather gorgeous Ohana Matsumae (review) courtesy of Hobbylink Japan. If you fancy having her in your collection, then you've got until Friday 30th August to enter. That's one week from today! Good luck everyone!
Diamond Select Toys has announced it will be hosting a Marvel Select photo contest. Prizes will include rare variants, prototypes, and autographed copies of Marvel Select figures.
The contest, which runs from today through September 1, will evaluate entrants' photos on a mix of pose, lighting, composition, complexity and innovation. Any Marvel Select figure (or figures) produced in the line's 11-year history can be used for the contest. However, the contest doesn't allow any photoshopping (other than basic color corrections), customs (including word balloons), or figures/accessories from other toy lines.
Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a name, mailing address, and phone number. Only one entry is allowed per person and the photo can't have been entered in any previous DST contest.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners. For a full list of prizes, check out the contest notice.
While it's been a while since the ol' Scarecroodle has entered a contest, you can be sure that Tomopop's Western properties editor will try to get in on the action. The only real issue is knowing which figure to use... and, well, how to use it. The Marvel Select Juggernaut, for instance, is one of the coolest figures ever produced in the line but seems a bit limited.
Get out your cameras, your props and locations set as Good Smile has opened for entries in their summer Scale Figure Photo Contest. The rules are now available in English and there's only a couple of things to keep in mind. One, the obvious, being that the subject of the photo be a GSC-related scale figure. You can throw your Nendos and figma in there as well, but the focus will be your scale figure. Once you've taken your shot, take another with your name and the figure's name on a piece of paper. You've gotta prove that it's actually yours after all.
What do you win for your efforts? If you're good and lucky, quite a bit. The grand prize winner will take home 10 GSC scale figures and your photo featured on the GSC page for 24 hours. The jury prize will also hand out 2 scale figures to a few entries of their choosing. For those wanting a democratic winner, 2 winners will be selected by the people, with those also getting 2 scale figures of their own. Even if you don't feel that your entry may be up to par, 5 entries will be chose at random to receive a scale figure.
You don't have too long to act, as entries will close on July 7th. Votes will continue to collect through July 17th with the winners being announced on July 28th during WonderFes. I'm sure some of you have ideas already of what to do, so get to it!
Have you been enviously eying Kotobukiya's 16-inch Iron Man Mark VII ARTFX Light-Up statue but it doesn't fit in your budget? Or are you just a fan of winning stuff? Gamecrazy has you covered on both counts with their statue giveaway.
Gamecrazy is offering multiple ways to win (or extra drawings?) between a trivia question, re-tweeting the contest, and so on. The contest runs from 5/7 to 5/13, after which the winner will be notified via email. So what are you waiting for? Enter now. After all, *somebody* has to win and it might as well be you. Or me. I think I'm rooting for myself with this one.
It's easy to make fun of American's for being food gluttons, but Japan sure does love to do some crazy food promotions! Remember that Windows 7 burger that was offered at Japanese Burger Kings a few years ago? Well say hello to Lotteria's "Q-Dan Cheeseburger" made in honor of the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray release of Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q (Quickening) (or Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in English).
Taking advantage of the letter Q sounding like the Japanese number nine (kyu) the fast food chain devised this cheeseburger with nine beef patties and nine slices of cheese. The burger (does something like this even qualify as a burger anymore?) also comes with a Lance of Longinus fork just to remind you that this is an Eva thing. Incidentally, I believe Lotteria is also what you get from eating a nine layered cheeseburger. The whole thing comes to ¥1,280 which is actually a bit cheaper than the previous Burger King abomination.
Now here's the part that makes this figure related: The burger will become available on April 24, the same day as the video releases. From then until May 31 people (I assume in Japan only) can go to the Lotteria mobile web site for a chance to win a life-size figure of Rei. Measuring 158cm or 5-feet 2-inches tall this isn't some sort of display mannequin but an actual giant articulated action figure! Seriously, check out the pic and you can see the knee and wrist joints.
Lotteria can keep their oversized burger, but the oversized figure sounds like one heck of a prize!
Foldable.Me is giving away some, well, Foldables! There are three simple steps to enter:
1) Hit up Foldable.Me 2) Create your own custom Foldable (go wild!) 3) Share your creation on Twitter using the hashtag #tomopop for easy tracking
That's it! This contest will end on March 28th, which is two weeks from the time of writing, and there will be two winners, courtesy of Foldable.Me. I'll even check up on the entries in a couple days and drop a few of them in this post so you can see your fellow readers' lovely creations. Good luck!
This Easter, Google+ user Jim Long wants to fill your baskets with more than just chocolate. Long is holding a major Android giveaway with prizes from many sponsors like VinylRiot, Tenacious Toys, and Fuller Designs.
To enter, visit Long's post on his Google+ page here and leave a comment. Then send an email to email@example.com (using the same address you're registered to G+ through) to give feedback to DeadZebra (Andrew Bell) by answering the following:
What 3-inch design would you love to see in a bigger format?
If future series were to have a set theme, such as code name desserts, monsters, etc., what would you like to see and by what artist?
Who are your favorite designers who have done Android Mini official and custom designs, and why?
You have until March 27th to enter, and winners will be announced on March 30th. You could win a great haul of prizes that includes gift certificates, art supplies, and of course lots of Android toys. So if that's up your alley then enter and good luck!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our little contest last week! I used random.org to pick out a winner, and this time it was... *drumroll*.... InknPaper! Congratulations!
Send an email over to Brian (brian [at] tomopop [dot] com) with your mailing info so he could set you up with your prize of all three collectible tins which were released this week. We'll be organizing our next contest soon, so keep an eye out for that.
[update: I've been informed we're giving away one prize - that is, one set of all three collectible tins. The competition is fierce - good luck, everyone! I'll be picking someone at random, to be fair]
A mysterious benefactor has offered to bestow upon us some samples of upcoming Pokémon: The Card Game collectible tins! So, of course, that means it's time to run another giveaway for our lovely readers.
Since they are slated for release this Wednesday, March 6th, let's just say you've got until Friday, March 8th, to drop a comment here naming your number one favorite Pokémon for a chance to win. The prize is an EX Power Tin which includes some rare cards on top of the Black & White booster packs, and a mythical Pokémon Meleotta card (coincides with the current GameStop promotion for the actual Pokémon in your game). Each tin is valued (MSRP) at US$17.99 at release.
Check out the gallery for some images, and remember, just leave a comment here naming your favorite Pocket Monster for a chance to win. I believe we'll actually have one of each of the three new tins (themed for the three legendary Pokémon: Kyurem Black and White ver.s and Keldeo) to give away, so there should be three winners correction: we'll have one winner for the full collection of three tins. Good luck!
Our February contest ended and, after much deliberation, staff have voted on winners! The haiku with the most staff votes was dreamersalice's which went:
I wait months and months Just to gain your plastic smile Oh… you were delayed
I think many of us could relate to that...
Second place haiku with the second most votes was Tomborf's! And since we had so many entrants, I'm going to name three more winners to get smaller prizes I've got lying around, waiting to be shipped out to the loving homes of our readers. Those folks are: Wilda, Martin Mondiel, and Veila. Congratulations to everyone! Please email me (kristina [at] tomopop [dot] com) to claim your prizes. Keep an eye out for our next contest, posting tonight!
Entertainment Earth and Bif Bang Pow! are celebrating Toy Fair 2013 in style, by giving away Toy Fair exclusive versions of the Star Trek Borg Monitor Mate and Doctor Who TARDIS Monitor Mate. All you have to do to enter is head over to Entertainment Earth and fill out a short entry form.
One very lucky winner will receive a copy of both collectibles while nine slightly less lucky runner-ups will receive a copy of either the TARDIS or the Borg Cube Monitor Mate. The contest runs from February 6th to 13th.