X-Plus photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: X-Plus

Kaiju and anime; classic and modern; crazy and cool
Feb 10
X-Plus drops some new and old figures, making a great impression this year. Some wacky stuff here, folks. Let's break the diverse range down a bit. The vinyl masters are offering another chance for some high demand figures in... read
New Super7 stuff photo
New Super7 stuff

Supe7 lines up new Micros, Zombie Fighter

Don't try and eat the Micros, though; not actually peanut butter
Jan 27
The fine folks at Super7 are readying up some new releases, one of whici is a new colorway of their kaiju Micros! This time around, Mummy Boy and Rose Vampire are cast in a peanut butter brown hue and will be on the Super7 st... read
Top toys photo
More awesome than most minds can take
Sometimes there's more awesome than there is time and humble Tomopop editors can't get around to everything. As such, an explosively awesome recap is needed. Click the jump to see explosions, Gamera, more explosions, Bishoujo She-Hulk, explosions, a monster anthropomorphized into a young girl, and, oh yeah, explosions. Plus Gamera! read feature

Godzilla photo
New and improved?
Bandai of Japan's S.H. MonsterArts Mecha King Ghidorah, which recently received a preview gallery, is currently available for pre-order. Standing roughly 25-centimeters tall (9.8-inches), this mighty Godzilla rogue is sure to... read feature

New Konatsu figures photo
New Konatsu figures

New Konatsu figures arrive at Q Pop

Includes Kyubiros, which debuted in May
Aug 25
Q Pop has a few new Konatsu pieces up in their shop, with one standing out above the others. Of course, there are some new Negora and Migora figures, featuring a calico pattern to them, available. Calico Negora is US$35 and t... read
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel

SDCC 2014: Gargamel

It came from Japan
Jul 30
Gargamel returned to San Diego for SDCC 2014, bringing with them the army of kaiju and sofubi we've become accustomed to. There were plenty of one-offs of their various larger pieces, but the show also saw a new set of Nazoga... read
Konatsu exhibition photo
Konatsu exhibition

Konatsu's first U.S. exhibition opens June 28

Coming to Q Pop shop with custom Negoras, new releases, more
Jun 09
Q Pop is bringing Konatsu's work to the U.S. for her first stateside exhibition on June 28, which means that those of you who like her Negoras and happen to live in southern California will get a chance to meet her. And I'm r... read
kaiju photo

Protect your garden from random kaiju with Gardenzilla

Those pesky gnomes had this coming!
Jun 04
Garden decorations have needed to improve, in my opinion. What’s mostly out there? Gnomes, pink flamingos, creepy children, animals, a lot of boring stuff. So that’s why I welcome garden decorations that add a l... read
Kibunadon photo

Kibunadon rises from the depths to invade the U.S.

New kaiju from Teresa Chiba and Max Toy Co.
May 30
So we've had cat kaiju, and dog kaiju ... how about some fish kaiju? That's what's new from Max Toy Co., as they've put together the mighty Kibunadon, based off of Teresa Chiba's character. Teresa won the Kaiju Gals Design-a-... read
Godzilla  photo

Love Godzilla? Soko Cat has custom figures for you

I'm happy I don't have to wait 40 minutes to see these
May 29
Since Godzilla is back in the spotlight, many are remembering how much they loved this mighty kaiju. So artist, Soko Cat has taken a few Godzilla figures and customized them by hand to her liking. There are three figures ava... read
WonderCon x Super7 photo
WonderCon x Super7

WonderCon 2014: Super7

Still loving the translucent Mellow Yellow Pocket Rose Vampire
Apr 25
Our gal on the show floor, Natalie, passed by Super7's booth and grabbed some shots of what they were showing off. The key items on display were their exclusives for the event, the Toxic Garbage Dump Fossilla, Spring Training... read
Super7 photo
No Little Prick colorway?!
WonderCon at Anaheim is just around the corner. It's this weekend (Friday, April 18th - Sunday, April 20th), actually, and Super7 updated their blog with what they're taking to the show. Check them out at Booth #1453 if you'r... read feature

Konatsu colorways photo
Konatsu colorways

Konatsu's kaiju creatures are back with new colorways

More Negora and Shibara for your hoarding pleasure
Mar 19
Konatsu's Negora and Shibara sofubi figures have been favorites for some time now; I think it's just seeing pets transformed into gigantic kaiju that makes me smile a bit. But as with all sofubi, a collector's work is never d... read
Super7 Spring Foster photo
Super7 Spring Foster

Super7's Foster gets ready for spring

New variant arrives Thursday
Mar 10
Super7 brings us a new colorway of my favorite kaiju cookie, Foster, just in time for spring. The bright green Spring Forward Foster is cast in a sparkly translucent vinyl, and features buttercup yellow and silver accents for... read
GODAI Guardians photo
GODAI Guardians

GODAI Guardians crosses Kaiju with collectable USB figures

Choose among four powerful beasts to guard your data
Mar 07
I will admit it: Kaiju figures and USB drives were a combination that I hadn't considered. But when the Kickstarter campaign for Kaiju USB: GODAI Guardians was brought to my attention, I realized that it was a match made... read
Plaseebo's Atomic Chicken photo
Plaseebo's Atomic Chicken

Plaseebo's Atomic Chicken is nightmare fuel cast in resin

The chicken of the end of days
Mar 03
Plaseebo has sent along some pictures of his latest gruesome creation, the Atomic Chicken, which is a part of The Total Atomic Meltdown show at Clutter Gallery. The event is opening on March 8th, and the pieces will be on dis... read
Spring Green Rose Vampire photo
Spring Green Rose Vampire

Think spring with the newest Pocket Rose Vampire

Super7's next release could make some green with envy
Feb 24
Super7's next Rose Vampire takes root this week, and all plant puns aside, the S7 crew are teasing us with a Spring Green Pocket Rose Vampire. As you can guess, he'll be a green machine, cast in glittery green soft vinyl with... read
Sabertooth Kaiju Negora photo
Sabertooth Kaiju Negora

Max Toy Co. drops a new Kaiju Negora colorway

Sabertooth version available in limited run
Feb 14
Max Toy Co. has rolled out a new colorway of their Kaiju Negora sofubi figure, and this one is a slightly darker tone. The brown-and-yellow Sabertooth version does feature some metallic paint accents, especially around the ey... read
 Superfestival 64 recap photo
Superfestival 64 recap

A look at the wares of Superfestival 64

New works from RESTORE and more
Jan 13
It might be a national holiday in Japan, but there's a tiny bit of news trickling out in the form of a Superfestival 64 recap! Andy from Kaiju Korner was there as he always seems to be, and he brought back some interesting ph... read
Cojica Toys' Monoclon photo
Cojica Toys' Monoclon

Cojica Toys' Monoclon surfaces from the vinyl depths

Coming to Lulubell on Dec. 1
Nov 26
Need some new kaiju in your life? Step right up: Lulubell has got a new figure from Cojica Toys called Monoclon that's coming next week! The Nara, Japan-based Cojica Toys is a flesh-tone piece, about 7.5 inches tall and paint... read
DCon: Super7 photo
DCon: Super7

DesignerCon 2013: Super7

I hunger for more sofubi
Nov 10
Kicking off our DesignerCon 2013 coverage is Super7, which had a brand new sculpt at the show! And it's something I really want! That would be the new Pie Guy, cast in his orange Pumpkin Pie Guy variation. I love, love, love ... read
NYCC 2013: Lulubell photo
NYCC 2013: Lulubell

NYCC 2013: Lulubell and Velocitron

Oct 16
Lulubell Toys and Velocitron shared a NYCC booth, offering up a sampling of their wares. There were the usual selection of Japanese sofubi and kaiju figures, along with a few exclusives, including a cherry red Bones and Lucky from Mike Egan. They look a little more pinkish to me, but hey, I guess that's splitting hairs at this point. Check out the gallery for photos from the Lulubell booth! read
NYCC 2013: Grass Hut photo
NYCC 2013: Grass Hut

NYCC 2013: Grass Hut and friends

Works from Rampage Toys, Yaki-mon, Zack Soto and more
Oct 16
Bwana Spoons and Grass Hut Corp. made the trip out to New York Comic Con, but they weren't alone this year. Along with Grass Hut's own variant figures, I've spotted figures from Rampage Toys, Yaki-mon and Zack Soto, among others. It's also a reminder, at least to me, about how small those Gachapon Goblins from Rampage Toys are. Check out the gallery for photos from the booth! read
NYCC: The Jelly Empire photo
NYCC: The Jelly Empire

Jellyzilla to terrorize NYCC with cuteness

Not as deadly as the real thing
Oct 10
The Jelly Empire has revealed yet another release for NYCC, this time in the form of the cutest little kaiju NYC has ever seen (at least this week), Jellyzilla. This resin figure will be available at Argonaut Resins' booth (#... read
Galaxy People sofubi photo
Galaxy People sofubi

Galaxy People to debut sofubi figures at Superfestival 63

A trio of characters from the Galaxy People universe
Sep 19
Superfestival 63 in Tokyo flew under our radar a bit, but it's coming up fast (Sept. 29, to be precise), and Galaxy People have sent along some info on their sofubi releases for the event. There will be three at the event:&nb... read
TAG Anniversary Show IV photo
TAG Anniversary Show IV

Toy Art Galley's Anniversary Show IV opens Saturday

Features custom Pollen Kaisers from a ton of artists
Sep 13
Toy Art Gallery's Anniversary Show IV opens on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Pacific, and this year's "platform du jour" happens to be Paul Kaiju's Pollen Kaiser. It's appropriate, too; Pollen Kaiser is one of TA... read

Obscure unleashes the Pollen Kaiser for TAG's anniversary

Show opens on September 14
Sep 07
After Super Cooper's "Music To My Ears" custom art show, Obscure is back again with another custom for a Toy Art Gallery event. This time, Obscure is participating in Toy Art Gallery's anniversary show. The anniversary show ... read

Get your hands on the sexier side of kaiju with Eleking

Plex - Non-Scale
Aug 30
Sexying things up is always an endeavor I can get behind, and so it goes with Plex's interesting "Ultra Monster Personification Project", turning giant rubber suited kaiju into adorable and sexy ladies. Shown here is the once... read

Soko Cat releases Angel Micro Negora with Mark Nagata

These are Soko Cat's second release of custom Negora figures
Aug 29
SoKo Cat is back again with more custom Negora figures with Mark Nagata of Max Toy Company. The cat kaijus available now are custom Angel Micro Negora figures. This is Soko Cat's second collaboration with Mark Nagata after r... read
WonFes: Sofubi photo
One-day licenses are the best thing ever
Kaiju Korner has a ton of photos up of the kaiju, sofubi and indie figures that were at Wonder Festival 2013 Summer. Among the highlights are: Cometdebris' new colorways of Sametan and Ace Robo; I know I'll end up with both ... read feature

SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys photo
SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys

SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys

More kaiju, more indie figures, more fun
Jul 27
Lulubell Toys arrived at SDCC with a full army of sofubi, kaiju and indie toys. It looked a little bit like something we might in fact see this weekend at Wonder Festival 2013 Summer. Works from Velocitron were present all ov... read
SDCC: Gargamel/Grasshut photo
SDCC: Gargamel/Grasshut

SDCC 2013: Gargamel and Grasshut Corp.

Now you can begin building your pelican army
Jul 23
Gargamel and Grasshut Corp. shared a booth once again at San Diego Comic Con, bringing some new surprises with them. The Grasshut side of things saw Bwana Spoons and Le Merde manning the booth, and each had a new piece on dis... read

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