Hey everybody, we're back with another episode of the Tomocast! For this episode, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy to talk about our Toy Fair 2014 coverage. We discuss some of the better things to come out of the...
Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! I know I've complained at least once already about the winter, but when dealing with subzero temps as often as we have this year I think it warrants some additional complaining. They ...
Hello and welcome to the latest installment of Tomopop LinkUP! I hope people enjoyed the special Transformers edition of LinkUP I did last week, but now we're back to our regular routine. There's been a lot of stuff happening as of late with the more creative among us. I like to think I'm creative, but I'm more of an idea person. When it comes to putting paint to plastic or clay to wheel it never looks as good as it does in my head. Some of us have it and some of us just write about the people who have it I guess.
This week we've got not one, but two artist interviews to pass along, as well as some designer stuff and a bunch of photo galleries. Let's get to it after the jump, shall we?
Welcome to the Velvet Room, fellow Persona 3 fans. We have a treat for you today in the form of a lovely lady that goes by the name Elizabeth. However, you may normally recognize her in her blue outfit. This time around she has gotten with the Christmas spirit and dressed all in red from head to toe, also including a Santa hat.
Does this new red look work for her? Hit the jump below and see my thoughts on it!
You might have noticed last week things got a little bit quiet around these parts. Thanks to the New Year being a much bigger deal in the east than in the west, news coming out of Japan was pretty light. You might even call it nonexistent as Japan basically took all of last week off. Seeing as how this article thrives on covering the greatest news from the previous week that came in under the radar you might see why this installment came up a little starved for news.
What's a writer to do?
I probably could have just taken a week off, but instead I decided to fall back on my one true love: Transformers. I was only four-years-old when the franchise launched in 1984 and I've been a fan non-stop ever since. For 30 years I've been spending money on it, letting it take over my house and my life, sticking with it through the good times and the bad. If that doesn't sound like marriage then I don't know what it sounds like. Well, an obsession, I guess, but that doesn't sound nearly as nice.
Whatever. Welcome to the Tomopop LinkUP Transformers special!
The hugely enjoyable Arabian Nights themed adventure Magi was one of my favourite anime of last year, and I was thrilled when Megahouse announced that they'd be making figures from the show. I was even more excited to learn that the first figure would be of pre-teen hero and titular Magi, Aladdin. Partially because (as I expressed in my Waver review) I think we need more good male figures, and partially because he's just too gosh-darned adorable. So does the finished article live up to my hopes? Let's unwrap this late Christmas present and find out!
Did you ever think you'd see the day when Jane Foster got an action figure? Despite being a long-standing supporting character in Thor's life (as well as one of his love interests), I can't recall Jane Foster even once receiving a figure in any major line let alone a collectors-level one. Diamond Select Toys and the Thor movies have changed that, however, with the character first receiving a Minimate and now, with Thor: The Dark World, a Marvel Select figure as well (and another Minimate).
In this post we'll look at the terminology and concepts behind exposure, and in the process learn about your camera's manual shooting modes. Even if your camera doesn't have manual mode, it's still good to have a basic knowledge of how exactly light is captured by a digital camera. By learning how to shoot manually, you can take full control of your image and broaden your creative horizons.
Hello and welcome to the first Tomopop LinkUP of the new year! We're only two days into 2014 and there's already a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Hard to believe, but over at My Figure Collection they've already got over 1,700 figures, models, and similar items listed for this year. That's just insanity! And when the winter events like Wonder Festival start up we're really going to see that number jump. Goes without saying that there'll be no shortage of great things to come.
This week we've got a lot of anime and game figure news to go over along with one good Doctor and a Clone Trooper on a journey!
Time really flies. Readers will recall that about a year ago I said some pleasant things about Diamond Select Toys' then-upcoming Femme Fatales Atom Eve. As I sit here, looking at Atom Eve, I'm left thinking that yet another year couldn't possibly have gone by so fast, that it must be some trick, and yet I can't argue with the clock on my computer (mostly because arguing with inanimate devices would be crazy).
Atom Eve is a starring character in the Image comic series Invincible where she's the love interest of the eponymous Invincible. The series, which has apparently run over ten years now, has Invincible and Atom Eve develop from teenagers in high school to being engaged (a pleasant change from other series where very little happens over the years). DST's Femme Fatales Atom Eve seems to be based on her current (i.e., older) look and depicts the character as being in mid-flight.
Hello and Welcome to this week's Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a crazy, exhausting week for me. Between a three-day ice storm, a 17 hour power outage, and rushing through Christmas, it has all left me a little drained. But the news doesn't stop for anyone and there's no way I would miss the last LinkUP of 2013! The news doesn't stop for the holidays either; there's been a ton of great stuff shown in the past week.
This week we're looking at a number of different plushies, some new release galleries, great geek toys, a massive LEGO custom, and much more!
Ever wanted to bring your dreams to life? How about your nightmares? Ariel Chylde (Darkchylde) has the ability to transform into nightmarish creatures from another realm who use the girl as a portal to enter our world. While it might sound like a cool power, it's apparently a lot more trouble than it's worth.
Darkchylde (not to be confused with the similarly code-named Marvel character) is an independent comic book character who was pretty big in the mid-90s. There's been a Darkchylde movie in development forever at this point (John Carpenter was announced as its director back in 2010 although movie rumors go back a lot further than that). While that movie may be a long time coming, Diamond Select Toys has come through with a Femme Fatales Darkchylde statue which seems to capture the character's nuances nicely.