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Jeremy Crocker here, probably better known around the net as Emerje, I'm an associate editor here at Tomopop. I've been an avid figure collector my entire life. There's no time when I can remember ever not using my allowance or paycheck to buy new toys. As a child born in 1980 I lived through the time that's currently basking in a nostalgia pop culture resurgence. Transformers, G.I. Joe, Voltron, He-man and many others were as much a part of my childhood as they are my adulthood.

In the early '90s I was first introduced to anime and have been a fan ever since. With nearly 20 years of taking part in otaku culture Japanese figures make a very large part of my daily collecting. I couldn't imagine what my collection would look like today without figma, Revoltech, and various other lines on my shelf.

Aside from toys and anime I'm also a gamer with a preference towards JRPGs and fighting games. I still have every game and console I've ever owned since the NES days with only a few games lost to the years. Even now my favorite games are 2D over 3D, I just love the look of simple hand drawn sprites, especially from back in SNES and PS1 days. I'm just as content playing through Chrono Trigger again as I am any of the newest releases.

My collection can be followed at MFC and Shmax. I try to keep my anime viewing habits up to date at Anime News Network.
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Evilos' custom Doctor Who Vashta Nerada figure will keep you out of the shadows

I can't tell you how excited I was to see Evilos' terrifying new custom! Based on lore introduced by the Doctor Who episode Silence in the Library comes this figure of a NASA astronaut infested by the Vashta Nerada. The Vasht...   more

Evilos' custom Doctor Who Vashta Nerada figure will keep you out of the shadows photo

Hasbro takes the Millennium Falcon out for another run

Back in the late '70s and part of the '80s Kenner created a (kinda small) Millennium Falcon vehicle-playset for their then pioneering 3.75 inch Star Wars line. It wasn't bad and found new life in the mid '90s when S...   more

Hasbro takes the Millennium Falcon out for another run photo

TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model

Back in 2011 Takara Tomy introduced us to the first Dual Model Kit, a kit of Optimus Prime as he appeared in Transfomers: Dark of the Moon. It was a very impressive kit featuring a fully articulated, pre-built and pre-painted...   more

TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo


TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo
TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo
TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo
TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo
TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo
TF4 Optimus Prime finally gets ideal movie likeness with new model photo



Mysterious Japanese Optimus Prime appears online

Best part about being a fan even in this day and age is that there are still surprises and mysteries that are hard to explain on their own. Over on Transformers Facebook fan site Planet Iacon they've found themselves wit...   more

Mysterious Japanese Optimus Prime appears online photo

This 24 karat gold Godzilla statue prefers to break banks, not cities

I don't know how much monetary damage Godzilla does to a city block, but this statue could go a long way to repair one on its own. Jeweler Ginza Tanaka is celebrating 60 years of Godzilla on the silver screen with gold in the...   more

This 24 karat gold Godzilla statue prefers to break banks, not cities photo

Space Dandy episode 14 spawns a real life Be@rbrick, baby

If you caught the premiere episode of the second season of Space Dandy over the weekend then no doubt you noticed a cameo by a certain Japanese toy line. Never a stranger to self parody, episode 14 features the gang jumping f...   more

Space Dandy episode 14 spawns a real life Be@rbrick, baby photo

Pre-orders open already on Transformers 4 home release bundles

Is there such a thing as being too early to start taking pre-orders for a movie release? It always seemed like there used to be a cool down period between leaving theaters and when these things got announced. I guess in our e...   more

Pre-orders open already on Transformers 4 home release bundles photo

GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one)

No question that Good Smile Company is full of some of the most talented sculptors, painters, and designers in the industry. We know what they can do under assignment, but what happens when the reins come off and staff are fr...   more

GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo


GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo
GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo
GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo
GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo
GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo
GSC shows their competitive side with third Good Smile Cup (part one) photo



Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper

I have no talent for artsy stuff so I'm always happy to check out the cool things the truly gifted among us are capable of. Right now I'm enjoying the amazing work of paper sculptor (I may have made that title up) @3_4_A...   more

Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo


Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo
Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo
Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo
Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo
Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo
Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper photo



Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures

How's this for timing? Only a few weeks ago Adult Swim's Toonami aired the episodes of One Piece where Luffy gets wedged between two buildings and Zoro gets stuck upside down inside a chimney. And then Bandai goes and reveals...   more

Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo


Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo
Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo
Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo
Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo
Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo
Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures photo



Hasbro makes Homer Simpson Potato Head 'mash' up

Looks like Homer Simpson is living the phrase 'you are what you eat'. In the latest figure pairing Mr. Potato Head with different entertainment franchises Hasbro has found an interesting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary ...   more

Hasbro makes Homer Simpson Potato Head 'mash' up photo

Sorry, Europe, no Masterpiece Prowl for you

You might remember back in April Transformers fans finding Masterpiece Prowl listed in Toys R Us computers, including computers in the UK complete with price. Well bad news came this week as Hasbro has officially canceled the...   more

Sorry, Europe, no Masterpiece Prowl for you photo