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...
Few things may have excited collectors as much as the announcement that Bandai would including Pokemon characters in their D-Arts line, especially when the revelation came in the form of a Mewtwo figure. Mewtwo, who proved to...
Generally it's one big love-fest here at Tomopop. We're all passionate people when it comes to this hobby of figure collecting. However, this passion can beget something else. A deeper, darker emotion that brews within us all. Today, we'll explore things we don't love. Hell, we might even hate on a few things.
I asked the Tomopop staff about figures they wished would no longer be made, be it characters, figure lines, or even entire brands. The discussion that ensued was... surprisingly reasonable. You may not agree with all of it - I certainly didn't - but hopefully you'll being to understand a little about why we dislike what we do.
Now would be a good time for a disclaimer: these are just our individual opinions. If one of us happened to diss something you love, don't let that stop you from loving it! And try to be nice in the comments...
It's that time again, Tomopeeps! Last month I opened up my first Loot Crate, and I come back today to do it a second time! Please pardon the weirdness of my brain, as I've been sick for over a week and I'm pretty sure I lost some brain cells over this time. As you can tell from the video, sick or not, I'm really excited about this crate, so head on over to Loot Crate yourself and start up a subscription if it tickles your fancy.
Sorry folks, a couple days later here with DO WANT, the monthly feature that lets the readers know what all of us here at Tomo fancy. Well, now you can properly begin your month with a dose of desire here, featuring things like...
an avenging goth and/or a wrestler past his prime
a variant of vigilante red head
a scantily-clad street fighter with a deadly dive kick
a man-cat with a bad attitude
...and more! Hit the jump to find out where I'll money will (hopefully) be going.
G Gundam is downright silly. Stereotypes manifested themselves into some of the most odd mecha designs of the 90s. Neo America’s Gundam Maxter was a robot football player with pistols and a surfboard shield. I had an idea, hell, it’s a football player, I’ll start a project in trying to make each of the 32 NFL teams in this design. Making it all the more ridiculous, I’ll start with Tim Tebow and the Jets!
I have made a terrible mistake. Join me after the jump for the descent into regret in my construction of a 1/144 Gundam Maxter Tim Tebow custom.
A few days after coming back home from San Diego Comic Con, I can say that it was an incredible experience. Everything from the convention proper to the events around the downtown area to, of course, the wonderful company, was damn near perfect. I couldn't have asked for more.
In order to preserve our time at SDCC, the Tomo away team got together and filmed a video where we gave our impressions of the con. What we liked, what we didn't like, we try to give you a quick rundown of our favorite moments. Enjoy!
Put together some of my favorite things; blind boxed items, geekery, and all around fun - And you have Loot Crate! At less than a year old, they're already making their mark in the gaming, geekery and collectible world. Once a month they ship out "crates" that have an assortment of goodies inside of them. Around 2 weeks before the crates ship out they'll announce the theme, then proceed to tease you about what's inside from there!
Hit the jump to learn more about this amazing subscription idea!
Wave has been making a splash in the figurine scene for a while with it's line of affordably priced swimsuit clad ladies. Often it isn't the quality of the sculpt that attracts fans to purchase wave figurines but often the wide range of licences it is able to acquire. Just recently Wave began promoting lots of new Beach Queens.
Hit the jump if you want to see more about these lovely ladies.
This year's UglyCon was an event that I had been looking forward to since it's announcement way back in March. For those unfamiliar, UglyCon is a gathering, or rather, a celebration of all things Uglydoll. The festivities included a reception on the opening day, which I unfortunately could not attend. I did, however, get the chance to visit Giant Robot's GR2 gallery and bask in the visual splendor of the Uglydoll exhibit.
So little time, so many toys to buy. Since it's the end of a month and the beginning of another, it's time for DO WANT! Tune in here to see what your lovely editors at Tomo want the most. This time, you can expect to see:
E3 is going on right now (as this goes live, Sony's press conference is one hour away), so it's only fitting that Custom Made Monday dives into some video game customs this week! Well, we did last week, too, also using E3 as an excuse ... but do you really need one?
In addition to the game-related customs, there's some sweet Adventure Time pieces this week and some very vibrant characters. It's a little shorter this week, but then again, you've got all those world premieres and new trailers to distract you, so I thought it'd be best not to take too much of your time.
It's hard to believe, but Cavey is already three years old and to celebrate the occasion creator Holly Stanway (aka A Little Stranger) held a party to celebrate. More than just a chance to eat, drink and be merry though, this was also a chance to see the 41 custom Vinyl Caveys produced specifically for the event.
Hit the jump to check out photos and more from the show!