Quantcast
TOMOPOP - Collectible Toy Culture
DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist
    PANIC!   |   HD / MOBILE (beta)

1:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Akuma Homura takes flight in figma form

Firstly, let's say SPOILERS for those of you who haven't seen the third Madoka Magica movie. All clear? Good! Good Smile Company and its various sub brands have ridden the Puella Magi Madoka Magica train pretty hard so f...

Martin Siggers



Capcom's Morrigan gets some prototype shots photo
Capcom's Morrigan gets some prototype shots
by Martin Siggers

We were very excited when Capcom announced they'd be turning out a new figure of Darkstalkers icon Morrigan a few weeks back. At the time we only got a (rather lovely) piece of artwork to illustrate what she was going to look like, but now the company have updated with some unpainted protoype shots.

It's looking like a solid start, with the sculpt capturing the unique pose very well, while at the same time smoothing out the bits which need to be sorted in the 2D -> 3D transition. I'm a little worried about the face, which currently looks more anguished than alluring, but I suspect it's a case where paint will make the difference. What do you think readers, does this first look turn you off or are you more excited than ever?

[ via Capcom ]

view full story + comments




MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Yato will certainly cost more than 5 photo
MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Yato will certainly cost more than 5
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

I have to admit I'm a little surprised that the first figure released for the anime series Noragami is the main character Yato. I know that seems a little strange to say, but come on, it's a guy. I was really sure the first would be the not-a-cat tailed Hiyori because, you know, she's a girl and this is Japan. Not that I'm disappointed, I'm always happy to see companies, in this case MegaHouse, buck the trend every now and then. Well, he will be part of the G.E.M. series which is dominated by male characters...

Sculpting looks pretty good, but the obvious draw, besides being a decreasingly rare male figure, is the appearance of him floating in mid air. I'm a sucker for non-typical posing like this. He's shown with a bottle which could be sake or it could be miracle cure he got from some huckster, it's hard to tell when it comes to the former war god that will do any job from finding cats to cleaning bathrooms for ¥5. 

No real info on prize and release date just yet. I really hope they announce Hiyori and Yukine, if they did that I'd order for sure!

[via Hobby Search]

view full story + comments




MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter didn't make Neptunia's Black Heart just for you, you know photo
MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter didn't make Neptunia's Black Heart just for you, you know
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

We've seen Hyperdimension Neptunia figures and merchandise for the game and anime series from a number of figure companies like Wing and quesQ, now Alter is ready to make their first jump into the franchise. They're finally revealing their take on the HDD mode of Lastation's resident tsundere CPU Noire after announcing her some three months ago.

Though unpainted, they've clearly made the most dynamic looking Neptunia figure yet. Black Heart is shown dashing into battle with sword in hand. I love the off-kiltered angle of the figure even though that might lead to a bit of leaning over time. Well, it's Alter, I'm sure they know what they're doing. No release info yet, but with the summer convention season fast approaching I'm sure we'll be seeing her in color soon. 

[via Hobby Search]

view full story + comments


12:30 AM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: G.E.M. series Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena

How many of you watched the hell out of Revolutionary Girl Utena back in the day? Well, with seeing this new prototype of Anthy Himemiya, it's definitely wanting to make me go back and watch it again. It's been several y...

Rio McCarthy

12:10 AM on 05.31.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Honey from Space Dandy in color

We just saw her in the magazine scans, but now Honey is sweet as can be in person with her new color job. Hobby Search tweeted a picture of how she looks at MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring, and I think I actually giggled with glee...

Rio McCarthy

11:45 PM on 05.30.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter's Blazblue -Alter Memory- Mu-12

Wow, I never thought I'd be super excited by a Mu-12 figure, but you know what? Alter has officially sold me on this one! Based on Blazblue -Alter Memory- this Mu-12 looks ready to kick some butt, and has an incredible base m...

Rio McCarthy

8:00 AM on 05.24.2014

Say boo-hoo to this Bloo Superdude figure that never was

I used to love Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends when I was a kid. OK, that's a lie, I was actually in my mid-20s when the Foster's series first hit Cartoon Network in 2004, but it still remains one of my favorite CN origin...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Medicom's new Optimus Prime is a real Be@r photo
Medicom's new Optimus Prime is a real Be@r
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Calling a Transformer a brick is usually used as an insult. It means the figure has a simple transformation and limited articulation. Medicom and Takara Tomy's new Be@rbrick Optimus Prime may have brick in the name, but it's anything but. This figure is the best of both worlds combining an ever popular and fully featured Be@rbrick with a fully transforming Optimus Prime figure. 

What I really like about this figure is that the Be@rbrick form looks identical (from the front anyway) to your standard Be@rbrick with a few extra panel lines in the legs. Bot mode is full of articulation, though the articulation looks a bit restricted in the arms. What I really want to see what kind of design they paint on this guy. I can't imagine them going with just a plain Be@rbrick, I really want it to be an Optimus Prime designed Be@rbrick that turns into an Optimus Prime. 

This is definitely something I want. It fits in well with a long line of bizarre Primes like the recently announced ink pen, ball caps, and Nikes. No word on size and price or even release date just yet, but I'm sure we'll be seeing more of him very soon. I'm pretty happy to see Takara Tomy (and Hasbro) loosening the reins on what they let other companies do with the Transformers license. For the longest time they would let others use the likeness to make figures, but nothing that could Transform until recently. It's all good!

[via 2Chan]

view full story + comments


7:00 PM on 05.22.2014

S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson kicks his way into magazine scans

We first saw him in person at Toy Fair 2014, and now he reappears in the new magazine scans - my most wanted figure of the year - S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson! The scans show him in all kinds of poses, and it looks like you'...

Rio McCarthy

6:00 PM on 05.22.2014

Kill la Kill's Satsuki Kiryuin figure now in color!

Back at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring we saw the unpainted prototype sculpt of Miss Satsuki Kiryuin in her Junketsu costume. Now, we can see her in her full color glory! Well, at least as well as you can in magazine sc...

Rio McCarthy





Sentinel Gives Optimus Prime his mightiest form yet: the pen photo
Sentinel Gives Optimus Prime his mightiest form yet: the pen
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

What makes Transformers great isn't just that they can turn into things, but also that they can reformat themselves. In the older days they'd accomplish this through the use of external computers, but in most modern stories the bots can choose new alt modes and reformat on their own at will. Which means that at some point Optimus Prime decided that for some mission or another it would be pertinent for him to be able to turn into a ballpoint pen.

Of course he's anything but a normal pen, more like the Cybertronian equivalent. Made by Sentinel in a partnership with Takara Tomy this pen probably would't be the most comfortable thing in the world to write with unless you have big metal hands. But the pen mode is hardly the shinning point of this figure, check out the bot mode! Optimus is well represented as a true action figure standing 105 mm (a bit over four inches) and very well articulated with double joints and all. You might not even want to transform him!

No solid release date or price aside from knowing it'll be released this year. Definitely something I'll be looking forward to getting just for that bot mode alone. 

[via Seibertron, the Allspark]

view full story + comments