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100% Soft

100% Soft releases first plush Kaiju Kitty, Boomu


Hide your yarn collection!
Aug 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
If Godzilla was ever lonely and wanted to get a pet, this is the cat Godzilla would get. This Kaiju Kitty is named Boomu and it looks like a cross between a cat and a dinosaur. Boomu has a cute, cat face with a horn, claws, a...
X-Plus photo
X-Plus

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: X-Plus


Kaiju and anime; classic and modern; crazy and cool
Feb 10
// Oansun
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...
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
// Brian Szabelski
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...

Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap

Oct 08 // Scarecroodle
The first (and perhaps most) explosively awesome item is Bandai's Tamashii Effect Explosion, which comes in both a fiery "Red Ver." as well as a boring "Gray Ver." which looks like all smoke and no fire. The set comes with three explosion parts which can be combined into one larger explosion. If nothing else, you might have a total blast. These sets can be pre-ordered for around US$23 each. [ Pre-order Red ver. at Entertainment Earth | HobbyLink Japan ] [ Pre-order Gray ver. at Entertainment Earth | HobbyLink Japan ] In other very exciting news, Bluefin has released images of its currently available for pre-order S.H. MonsterArts Gamera (1996). Gamera has long been among my favorite Kaiju but, up until this point, I had to satisfy myself with Kaiyodo's Revoltech version which, quite frankly, just wasn't enough. Given that it's based on the 1996 version (Gamera: Guardian of the Universe or Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion?), Gamera will lack his "rocket shell" display options (which I'm *pretty* sure he didn't have in Guardian of the Universe but it's been forever). However, he'll have the usual breath attack and features an opening chest to reveal his core. The only downside is that he's US$81, so I'll have to see what my budget looks like by that point. [ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Entertainment Earth ] For the Bishoujo crowd, Kotobukiya released a teaser image for its upcoming She-Hulk last week. After realizing that we were a few days late on it, I figured we could maybe just float things until Kotobukiya revealed the whole thing... but apparently they're holding off until NYCC. So for everybody who can't wait until, well, tomorrow, here's a teaser. I will say that it's certainly one very fine arm. Pre-orders also recently opened for Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Master Asia and the Master Gundam. Apparently Master Asia was shown some years ago but never released so he's been a long time coming. Given that G Gundam ranks among my favorites (and is somewhat ostracized among purists), I'm always happy to see it receive more merchandise... even if Master Asia was one of my least favorite characters. Master Asia can be pre-ordered for US$39 while the Master Gundam will run you US$44. [ Pre-order Master Asia | Master Gundam at Entertainment Earth ] And finally we have the Kaiju cutie, Sunrise's Ultra Monster Girl Gomora-chan. She's an anthropomorphic version of Gomora (not to be confused with Gamera! ...although now I kinda want to see Gamera receive the same treatment) from the Ultraman franchise. Weird? Yes. Very weird? Still yes. However, the figure kind of looks like a cosplayer in half of a monster suit
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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!


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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...

New Konatsu figures photo
New Konatsu figures

New Konatsu figures arrive at Q Pop


Includes Kyubiros, which debuted in May
Aug 25
// Brian Szabelski
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...
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel

SDCC 2014: Gargamel


It came from Japan
Jul 30
// Brian Szabelski
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...
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
// Brian Szabelski
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...
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kaiju

Protect your garden from random kaiju with Gardenzilla


Those pesky gnomes had this coming!
Jun 04
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...
Kibunadon photo
Kibunadon

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


New kaiju from Teresa Chiba and Max Toy Co.
May 30
// Brian Szabelski
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-...
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Godzilla

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
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...
WonderCon x Super7 photo
WonderCon x Super7

WonderCon 2014: Super7


Still loving the translucent Mellow Yellow Pocket Rose Vampire
Apr 25
// Kristina Pino
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...

Super7 is ready for WonderCon

Apr 17 // Kristina Pino
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...

Konatsu colorways photo
Konatsu colorways

Konatsu's kaiju creatures are back with new colorways


More Negora and Shibara for your hoarding pleasure
Mar 19
// Brian Szabelski
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...
Super7 Spring Foster photo
Super7 Spring Foster

Super7's Foster gets ready for spring


New variant arrives Thursday
Mar 10
// Brian Szabelski
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...
GODAI Guardians photo
GODAI Guardians

GODAI Guardians crosses Kaiju with collectable USB figures


Choose among four powerful beasts to guard your data
Mar 07
// Natalie Kipper
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...
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
// Kristina Pino
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...
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
// Brian Szabelski
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...
Sabertooth Kaiju Negora photo
Sabertooth Kaiju Negora

Max Toy Co. drops a new Kaiju Negora colorway


Sabertooth version available in limited run
Feb 14
// Brian Szabelski
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...
 Superfestival 64 recap photo
Superfestival 64 recap

A look at the wares of Superfestival 64


New works from RESTORE and more
Jan 13
// Brian Szabelski
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...
Cojica Toys' Monoclon photo
Cojica Toys' Monoclon

Cojica Toys' Monoclon surfaces from the vinyl depths


Coming to Lulubell on Dec. 1
Nov 26
// Brian Szabelski
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...
DCon: Super7 photo
DCon: Super7

DesignerCon 2013: Super7


I hunger for more sofubi
Nov 10
// Brian Szabelski
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 ...
NYCC 2013: Lulubell photo
NYCC 2013: Lulubell

NYCC 2013: Lulubell and Velocitron


Oct 16
// Brian Szabelski
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!
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
// Brian Szabelski
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!
NYCC: The Jelly Empire photo
NYCC: The Jelly Empire

Jellyzilla to terrorize NYCC with cuteness


Not as deadly as the real thing
Oct 10
// Kristina Pino
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 (#...
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
// Brian Szabelski
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...
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
// Brian Szabelski
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...
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Obscure unleashes the Pollen Kaiser for TAG's anniversary


Show opens on September 14
Sep 07
// Vanessa Cubillo
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 ...
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Get your hands on the sexier side of kaiju with Eleking


Plex - Non-Scale
Aug 30
// Emily Smalara
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...
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Soko Cat releases Angel Micro Negora with Mark Nagata


These are Soko Cat's second release of custom Negora figures
Aug 29
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...

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