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11:30 AM on 08.20.2014

Bandai's Mera Mera no Mi is one forbidden fruit you don't want to taste

Bandai's Devil Fruit Mera Mera (Mera Mera no Mi) is currently available for pre-order. This replica of the Mera Mera Fruit (or Flame-Flame Fruit), which originally gave Fire-Fist Ace his powers, stands 5.9-inches tall which I...

Scarecroodle


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




10:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Alter's Hozuki Ferrari is ready to find some treasure

I've never heard of Galilei Donna before, but Alter decided it was a big enough deal to make a figure with the license. It seems to be an adventure series about three sisters looking for treasure. I choose to believe it's in ...

Tianxiao Ma

9:00 AM on 08.20.2014

[NSFW] Alphamax's Excellen Browning is not about leaving stuff to the imagination

Despite having the SkyTube brand to market their ero figures, Alphamax's seems to have gotten more ero as well. While this Excellen Browning isn't fully naked, we're at a point where black censor bars would achieve a similar ...

Tianxiao Ma

8:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Get over your mommy issues with Clayz's Rei Ayanami

No you haven't fallen into a time warp, this is an Evangelion 2.0 figure in 2014. Like, a thousand years after the film's release. Why this Ayanami? And why now? I don't know, but I welcome it. The subject admittedly isn't th...

Tianxiao Ma

6:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Take tea with these Nendoroid Hiei preorders

The unstoppable  Kantai Collection merchandising juggernaut rolls onwards, and though I've long since given up attempting to identify the individual characters, I know a cute Nendoroid when I see one. That's exactly...

Martin Siggers

1:00 PM on 08.16.2014

Fat Chocobo plush waddles into pre-orders

The time has finally arrived. After whetting our palate with a preview in May, Square Enix's Fat Chocobo plush is up for pre-order. And with that pre-order listing, comes more information on our chubby, feathered friend. The ...

Natalie Kipper



Bow down to the White Queen: Sideshow's Premium Format Emma Frost up for pre-order photo
Bow down to the White Queen: Sideshow's Premium Format Emma Frost up for pre-order
by Scarecroodle

Sideshow's 1/4-scale Emma Frost Premium Format Figure is now available for pre-order. The figure features two interchangeable heads (or just hair parts?): one for the modern long-haired Emma Frost and another for the classic villainous Hellfire Club original White Queen.

The Premium Format Emma Frost looks great and I love the fact that Sideshow thought to include a variation of the older, shorter hairstyle.The pose, sculpting, and mix of materials all look great, leaving me to wonder why they waited so long to do something this cool. Sure, it's no Sentinel Maquette, but it's still easily among Sideshow's nicest X-Men collectibles.

Sideshow's 1/4-scale Emma Frost Premium Format Figure can be pre-ordered for US$370 and is slated for an April release.

[ Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles ]

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DST's Minimate Gogo Yubari could use some Clear Eyes photo
DST's Minimate Gogo Yubari could use some Clear Eyes
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys' Kill Bill Minimates box sets, currently hitting retail, will apparently include a bloodied alternate head for Gogo Yubari (but no accompanying plank).

The Kill Bill Minimates are broken into a House of Blue Leaves Box Set (featuring the Bride/Beatrix Kiddo, O-Ren Ishii, Sofie Fatale, and Gogo Yubari) and a Crazy 88 army builder box set featuring a lot of alternate bits.

While it's great to see that fans are getting the iconic bleeding eyes Gogo head, it's just not the same without a plank to go with it (another pleasant accessory could have been a plume of blood for reenacting Sofie's dismemberment). That said, DST captured that facial expression pretty well.

If you haven't pre-ordered the sets yet (or found them at retail), they're still available through a few sites.

[ Pre-order House of Blue Leaves set | Crazy 88 set at Entertainment Earth ]

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1:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Kaitendoh's Maid Yagyu Jubei at your service

Kaitendoh's latest Hyakka Ryoran piece is a 1/7-scale Yagyu Jubei ... in a maid outfit? Yep, she's apparently laid down her swords for a less violent line of work, though not one that seems to cover her up any more. Of c...

Brian Szabelski

10:30 AM on 08.12.2014

Max Factory's Mikuzukin goes up for pre-order

The lovely Mikuzukin figure from Max Factory is up for pre-orders, merrily skipping along with a wolf on her head. I have a feeling this Miku design will be pretty popular. If you haven't already, you can check out the previe...

Tianxiao Ma



Steal a look at Gaming Heads' new Skyrim Nightingale statue photo
Steal a look at Gaming Heads' new Skyrim Nightingale statue
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

I can still easily remember the night of November 10, 2011. Waiting in line for my copy of the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on that frigid night really set the mood for a game set in the snow covered north. That's not to say I wasn't looking forward to getting to my warm home after midnight finally rolled around. And while I haven't touched the game in probably a year (and not out of lack interest) I'm still always very excited to see new things being made for the game. 

In this case it's Gaming Heads' third entry in the Skyrim armor collection after the Breton and the Dragonborn with the Nightingale. The Nightingales are a secret group of elite thieves within the already secretive thieves gild. They wear a unique black armor and wield a custom bow and sword. Their skills are so refined that even fellow thieves don't believe they exist. The quest revolving around them is one of the better story lines of the game I think. 

The figure definitely lives up the shadowy nature of the Nightingales. The armor is pitch black with only a few subtle shade differences. Much of its varied coloring comes from even darker shadows withing the plentiful sculpted details. He's posed holding the Nightingale bow with the Nightingale blade at his hip. The figure stands atop a base made to look like a river bank. There's even a mace just below the water's surface. While it looks great I think I would have rather have had the base be made to look the waterways below Riften instead.

The statue stands at 1/6 scale with a total height of 16 inches. The standard edition runs for US$299.99 and is limited to 1000 pieces. The exclusive edition is US$329.99 and features softly pulsing LED light in the base to make it look like the water is moving. That figure is limited to only 500 pieces and only available a the Gaming Heads store. Pre-orders are open now and the statues will be out in early 2015. 

Now I kinda want to see a Dark Brotherhood statue. 

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It'sa Under the Radar: S.H. Figuarts Luigi and Play Set C pre-orders open photo
It'sa Under the Radar: S.H. Figuarts Luigi and Play Set C pre-orders open
by Scarecroodle

Mama Mia! We here at Tomopop have been so busy with SDCC and Summer WonFes news that we missed Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Luigi and Super Mario Bros. Play Set C pre-orders go up!

Everybody's second favorite plumber (YMMV) is slated for a December release through the Japanese market and January/February release through the American market. He comes with a Red Koopa Shell, an alternate pair of hands, a brick, and a stand. Despite being the younger, less popular brother, Luigi will run you a bit more than Mario as he features a ¥3,564 and a US$33 list price, depending on your preferred market.

Play Set C, also available for pre-order and slated to release at the same time, features a red pipe, a pipe cover part, Piranha Plant, Buzzy Beetle, and a coin. The set can be ordered for either ¥2,808 or US$26.

I have a somewhat strange confession to make in that I think that I find the SHF Luigi more appealing than Mario. The "B" character really strikes me as being the "A" figure, which I suspect mostly comes down to the choice of faces.

[ Pre-order Luigi at Entertainment Earth | HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi | Big Bad Toy Store ]

[ Pre-order Play Set C at Entertainment Earth | HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi | Big Bad Toy Store ]

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