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7:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Good Smile's scale figures

Armed with photos taken by our very own Kristina Pino along with supplemental ones from AkibaHobby, we now take a look at the scale figures Good Smile Company brought with them to Wonder Festival. The majority of figures appe...

Natalie Kipper



New 7-inch Street Fighter action figure line on way photo
New 7-inch Street Fighter action figure line on way
by Scarecroodle

CapoToys has a boss new line of Street Fighter figures on the way. The first four figures in this 7-inch scale line will be Ryu, Sagat, Chun Li, and Guile.

The company recently gave Figures.com a first look at the prototypes for these figures, which will be on display next month at Toy Fair in New York  (Booth #5042), as well as an interview. The figures are listed as being almost entirely ball-jointed and will feature 19-points of articulation.

The Street Fighter franchise has had a somewhat rocky time with action figures in recent years, but CapoToys looks like it may do right by the venerable fighting game franchise. The sculpting on all of these looks really good, seemingly even better than what Square-Enix has been doing.

Expect to see more news about CapoToys and its new line come Toy Fair.

[ Figures.com via Toyark ]

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8:00 AM on 01.20.2014

ThreeZero shows off their RoboCop

Remember when ThreeZero's RoboCop was teased a little bit a few weeks ago? Well, no need to wait for more photos; they've posted a couple on their Facebook. While I'm still not sold on the new look for Robo for the new film (...

Brian Szabelski

5:00 PM on 01.11.2014

Transformers Masterpiece Wheeljack prototype revealed

It's been a long wait with lots of teasing since the news first broke way back in June of 2013, but at long last we're finally getting our first look at Transformers Masterpiece Wheeljack! Over at TAGhobby they've landed...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Aniplex's Sunday best Homura gets some prototype shots photo
Aniplex's Sunday best Homura gets some prototype shots
by Martin Siggers

Last month Aniplex announced that they'd be releasing a 'Haregi' ('Sunday best clothes') version of Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, as a companion to their much praised Madoka Maiko ver. Now we've got the first shots of the figure itself, albiet only in unpainted prototype form. Frustratingly, they're only thumbnail sized for some reason - give us some resolution guys!

Still, based on what we're seeing here, I'm on board - it's a cute interesting pose that seems to have been pulled off well. Good Smile Company worked on Madoka for Aniplex and given the high quality of the sculpt I'd say it's a safe assumption that they're back at it. Still, given the unique mustard yellow colour palette is probably what's going to make or break this figure, I'm still going to wait for painted pictures before passing a final verdict. Aniplex still haven't announced a price or a release date, but she's bound to be an exclusive. We'll keep you updated as more news comes in.

[via Aniplex]

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6:30 PM on 12.17.2013

Bite-Size joins the Radioactive Rumblers family

The Radioactive Rumblers line of sofubi figures is getting a second addition in the form of Bite-Size, an undead werewolf. Joining 8-Ball, the 4-inch-tall Bite-Size will have articulation in both shoulders and at the neck, an...

Brian Szabelski

11:00 PM on 12.11.2013

BMOG enters final hours and nears full funding

The BMOG Kickstarter is entering its final hours and the goal is in sight. Ending at 2:35pm EST on December 13 it is only a little over US$600 away at press time from being fully funded at US$19,000 and that gap is closing qu...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 12.09.2013

Official Puppycat plush prototype spotted

Have you seen Natasha Allegri's Bee and Puppycat show on Cartoon Hangover? Really, you should; it is a stroke of genius. After a wonderfully successful Kickstarter for more episodes, what is next for the mysterious ...

Natalie Kipper



Get a better look at Figuarts ZERO Sailor Mercury photo
Get a better look at Figuarts ZERO Sailor Mercury
by Martin Siggers

We learnt that Bandai would be adding Sailor Mercury to the Figuarts ZERO line a few days ago, but we've only had one slightly blurry convention floor photo to go on. Now though we've got a lovely preview gallery of the still unpainted protoype version, which gives us the chance to check her out in more detail.

While the reaction to Figuarts ZERO Sailor Moon was pretty cold I have to say I am digging what we're seeing here. That pose is smart and the water effects, if done well, could really add to the figure. The Dragon Ball Z figures have shown the range can do really great effects parts, so I'll have my fingers crossed. Regardless, seeing her painted up will be the true test now.

[via Natalie.mu]

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Tomopop LinkUP: the Nendoroid rage edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: the Nendoroid rage edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there were some good figure deals to be had, though I can't say I found much of interest at major retailers. Seemed like this year the best deals were online. Or maybe that's the same as every year and I'm just so used to buying stuff online that I don't notice anymore. Well, whatever the case, there were some good stuff out there.

This week on LinkUP we've got an unintentionally large number of Nendoroids to talk about alongside some designer figures, prototypes, bots, another Kickstarter, and some superheroes.

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2:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Chauskoskis shows off a Paulus Hyu's Nimbus

For those who don't know, Chauskoskis isn't just a designer toy artist; he also does a bit of sculptwork for other artists (and does a great job, I might add), His latest such work is this little pug fellow named Nimbus, crea...

Brian Szabelski





Knockoff MP-10 Prime to be better than the real thing photo
Knockoff MP-10 Prime to be better than the real thing
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Usually when you think of knockoffs you think of cheap plastic, messy paint, and broken parts. Certainly you wouldn't expect to hear 'better than the original', but that's exactly what Collection Kingdom says they have planned for Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime.

Numerous changes and adjustments are being planned to make a better bot and it's a pretty lengthy list of adjustments. 

  • adjust eye opacity
  • fix rubbing from the chest screws
  • fix loose fuel tanks
  • fix index fingers falling off
  • realign the chest doors
  • make the Matrix door easier to open
  • fix the way the legs close
  • fix rubbing from the windshield wipers
  • prevent stress marks on the legs
  • remove the black hole behind the translucent yellow on his pelvis
  • prevent sprue marks

They're planning a very no-thrills release of the figure with no box (likely just a cardboard mailer box), no trailer, and just his gun, ax, and Matrix for accessories. He'll be in Japanese colors (photos are of an early prototype) and is expected to be released in December, but nobody seems to know where to order or what the price will be. 

I'm not really crazy over knockoffs being done in this manner, but it is interesting that someone found so many flaws in the original that they felt the need to release their own. 

[via Tformers]

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