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SDCC 2016: Transformers from Hasbro

When you have to display at multiple toy shows a year it's hard to keep things fresh and exciting. Hasbro did a pretty good job last year between Toy Fair, BotCon, San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, and in 2016 they were off to a g...

 
 
 
 
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GSC brings back Cheerful Japan for Kumamoto recovery efforts

In 2011 Good Smile Company launched Cheerful Japan, a fundraising effort created to aid those effected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the sales of specially designed figures. In a way it's now unfortunate that Cheerful Japan is ...

 
 
 
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Steiff makes a fuzzy Pikachu plushie for only US$365

What happens when Nintendo, Good Smile Company, and the German teddy bear artisans at Steiff team up? You get the most amazing Pikachu plushie imaginable with a rather amazing price to match. The most famous of all of Pokemon will soon be a...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tomopop Review: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters

It's July and San Diego Comic-Con is next week! We're taking an early look at Hasbro's exclusive Transformers Generations Combiner Wars: Combiner Hunters Arcee, Windblade, and Chromia. It's a ridiculously long name, but it features repaints...

 
 
Nendoroid Mako 2-Star photo

Let's get one last look at Nendoroid Mako before AX

Anime Expo is opening this weekend and thousands will crowd into the Los Angeles Convention Center. For many, the goal of the weekend is stride right into the dealer's room and buy more stuff than is economically responsible. To facilitate ...

 
 
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Bluefin lists out its exclusives for SDCC next week

In case you haven't noticed, San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and will be open in just over a week. That means it's time to get the full rundown of exclusives and what you can possibly stretch into your budget whether you're at the s...

 
 
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Junko Mizuno's newest Dunny is a twist on an old favorite

Junko Mizuno's newest creation for Kidrobot is a twist on an older, smaller classic. The 8-inch Violet Soda Lady and Berry Chocolate Lady Dunnys might look similar, because the base sculpt is essentially the Purple Soda Girl Dunny from Dunn...

 
 
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Select SDCC exclusives coming to Barnes & Noble

If you've got your eye on some San Diego Comic Con exclusive figures from Diamond Select Toys, Funko, and Titan but can't make it to the show then you may not be entirely out of luck. As part of Barnes & Noble's Get Pop-Cultured event r...

 
 
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Forget monsters, at SDCC it's all about the Combiner Hunters

You can't exactly have a villain without a hero to oppose them. Or in this case a trio of heroines. Last month Hasbro previewed their first Transformers exclusive for San Diego Comic Con, the massive premium Titan Devastator box set, and no...

 
 
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KISS comes Alive again at San Diego Comic-Con

The Kings of the Nighttime World (and Bif Bang Pow!) are making their presence known at SDCC this year by offering up an exclusive 1:20th scale set based off the album Alive II. The set will come packed with the four iconic characters of KI...

 
 
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Good Smile bring Snow Miku and more to MCM Comicon

The anime figure and toy scene in the UK is still pretty small in the UK compared to the USA or the Far East, but it's been slowly growing for a while now. One thing which has helped is a regular presence from Good Smile Company at the larg...

 
 
 
 
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Two original TFs get WTF repaints from Hasbro

Some things are beyond explanation. Fans of the clunky original Transformers Generation 1 figures have been wanting to see Hasbro give Blitzwing and Astrotrain a proper reissue for years now. We knew the molds were still good because T...

 
 
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Hunter x Hunter fans get one big Bisky figure

So you say you want a figure of Gon and Killua's teacher Biscuit Krueger from Hunter x Hunter. Well, you've got two options: you can either track down Banpresto's cute prize figure from 2013 or you can get Premium Bandai's muscular Bisky co...

 
 
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Mega Drive Megatron gets a Genesis makeover

Everyone's favorite video game-console-turned-killer-robot Mega Drive Megatron from Takara Tomy is getting a limited makeover. Soon Megatron will be getting redesigned as a Sega Genesis and come complete with a matching mini Sonic the Hedge...

 
 
 
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DesignerCon 2014: Flat Bonnie

As is her wont, Flat Bonnie's DesignerCon booth featured flat stuffed critters lined up on tiered displays resembling a grassy knoll. I spotted several fan favorites, like Flat Suggie the Sugar Glider and Flat Dusty the Chinchilla, nestled ...

 
 
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DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull brought several Tox ...

 
 
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DesignerCon 2014: TOUMA

TOUMA hit DesignerCon with a vengeance. His DCon exclusive Knuckle Bear Cosmic (US$55) looks crisp as usual, and I always love his designs. He also had little soft vinyl toys of Pico Mao Cat, Pico Hitch Bear and more, also showing that he n...

 
 
 
 
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S.H.Figuarts Sasuke Uchiha gets some new shots

You've probably already heard by now, but the Naruto manga is now in it's final weeks, set to end at the beginning of November. Seems like bad timing for Bandai to be releasing Naruto figures, that might have a little something to do with S...

 
 
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Jellykoe's NYCC-exclusive flexes some muscle

[Update: Each plush will cost US$50.] Jellykoe announced their con-exclusive for New York Comic-Con, which starts in just a few short weeks. Hailing from their Tox City line, meet the beefed-up rabbit-thing, Musclebuns! Standing an impressi...

 
 
Madoka Magica Mami photo

Make it a shrine festival date with Aniplex+'s Mami figure

Aniplex+ is back again with another Madoka Magica girl clad in their best kimono. Joining Madoka and Homura is figure number three, Mami (Maiko edition) in a very cute pink kimono. The detail is quite exceptional with lots of bright and viv...

 
 
 
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Attack on Titan is getting their own Funko Pop! series

So we know that Funko has been branching into making Pop! figures from Japanese licenses. They came out with Vocaloid, Black Butler, and Dragon Ball Z figures. Well now they’re making a Pop! series for anime hit, Attack on Titan. Th...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Uglydoll photo

SDCC 2014: Uglydoll

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 w...

 
 
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More Supernatural Pop! Exclusives will be coming to Hot Topic

This weekend we saw a fan take their Supernatural Pop! needs into their own hands. Now it looks like there will indeed be more figures in this series. However, before you get too happy, you should know that these will be Hot Topic exclusiv...

 
 
SDCC 2014: So So Happy photo

SDCC 2014: So So Happy/Skelanimals

The San Diego Comic-Con booth belonging to So So Happy and Skelanimals was split in half, with each brand taking up a wing of the long set of tables. Much of So So Happy's merchandise was apparel with a few character backpacks, plushes...

 
 
 


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"

 

Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"

 

Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"

 

Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"

 

Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"

 

Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"

 

Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"

 

Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"

 

Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"

 

Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"

 

Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"

 
 
 
 
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