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5:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Kotobukiya jumps on the mecha musume bandwagon... with a new badly named line

Over the weekend, Kotobukiya gave us a look at a new line of figures at the 54th Japan Model Hobby show. Clearly influenced by the popularity of the mecha musume craze spearheaded by KanKolle (and before that with Infinite St...

Chris Seto


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Terra Battle launches on October 9th

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9:00 AM on 09.13.2014

Carson Catlin's back-to-school Munny concept is Chimera

Today, Saturday, there's a back-to-school show at SubUrban Vinyl in New Jersey. Lots of cool artists (including Evilos, Task One, Fuller, and Jon Paul Kaiser) are participating with their own concepts. Carson is showing two 4...

Kristina Pino



SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Tian Ma edition photo
SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Tian Ma edition
by Tianxiao Ma

Now that we've had a while to unpack the information assault from the Wonder Festival/SDCC tandem (both happened on the same weekend!), the Tomopop crew thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of our personal favorite things from both events.

It would take too long to cover everything I want, so it looks like a top 10 list is in order. Read on to see what tickled my fancy!

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8:00 AM on 09.01.2014

Good Smile Company has a Kill la Kill surprise at Fan Expo

Good Smile Company had something sweet to announce coming out of Fan Expo in Toronto: a new figure of Kill la Kill's Satsuki in 1/8-scale! In order to get around the potential spoiler situation, I've written my thoughts after the break. Click on if you're not afraid of spoilers.

Tianxiao Ma

10:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Prepare for a treat with Hatsune Miku Halloween Nendoroid launch events

On the official Hatsune Miku Facebook page they've revealed two big east and west coast events for the USA of particular interest to us here at Tomopop. On October 11 and 12 the Los Angeles Center Studios will be hosting the ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Vinyl Thoughts 5 goes MAD

Vinyl Thoughts is heading back to Dallas and Quixotic World for their fifth show, and this time the theme's a bit mad. Or I should say MAD: Vinyl Thoughts 5 - MADL Makers will feature more than 70 artists customizing MADLs as...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 PM on 08.17.2014

SDCC 2014: Vamplets

Vamplets was celebrating a recent Kickstarter success at San Diego Comic-Con and their booth was fittingly decked out with gothic theming. The success in question was, of course, their campaign for the production of the ...

Natalie Kipper



SDCC 2014: Uglydoll photo
SDCC 2014: Uglydoll
by Natalie Kipper

When Uglydoll's David Horvath revealed their con-exclusive, a plush of their Big Toe character cosplaying as The Joker from DC Comics' Batman, I knew the booth was going to be swarmed even more than usual this year. This was true and with good reason! Attendees were treated to not only plushes of Big Toe as The Joker but also Babo as Superman, Tray as Wonder Woman, and Ice-Bat as Batman. These adorable stuffed superheroes were available for purchase in two sizes, 11-inches (some of which are also available online) and two-feet tall. They had barrels of mini-plush keychains as well. 

Besides the promised plush offerings, Uglydoll also brought with them enamel pins and several limited edition art prints, all showcasing the characters in their DC Comics garb. Every piece of merchandise had that signature Uglydoll charm that I associate with the brand. It is simple and happy, and never ceases to illicit a smile.

You can get a better look at Uglydoll's SDCC offerings in the gallery.

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12:00 PM on 08.13.2014

Kahotan shows off what Good Smile Company is bringing to Comiket

Comiket 86 is happening this weekend. While it's not a big event for figure makers, it's still a huge pop culture event so Good Smile Company will have a presence there. Kahotan's Blog has some info on what you can expect fro...

Tianxiao Ma

8:30 PM on 08.10.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company - miscellaneous

Continuing with Good Smile Company's (and associates) apparently near-infinite display at WonFes, we arrive at some Attack on Titan figures and a bunch of Sonicos. GSC usually does a decent job with Sonico figures in that I d...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 PM on 08.07.2014

SDCC 2014: We Love Fine

We Love Fine's San Diego Comic-Con booth was broken up into three different locations: one near the Star Wars exhibits, one in the designer toy area, and another just chilling in the center of the action. The last of the trio...

Natalie Kipper



10:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Vertex

So yeah, Persona 3's Yukari is getting a figure. That makes me pretty happy. Thanks, Vertex! They had a few other figures on display at WonFes... some of which I'd like to forget. From the folks who brought you Super Sonico,...

Tianxiao Ma