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Martin is a cynical Brit who enjoys deep, thoughtful, surrealist anime and children's TV shows where men in rubber and spandex pose in front of explosions. Rarely at the same time though. He lives just outside London with far too many toy robots.
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Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride

Bad news for those of you who were eagerly anticipating getting your hands on Good Smile Company's rendition of Nintendo's Wind Waker hero - he's been delayed until October. This news was revealed in GSC's regular resche...   more

Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo


Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo
Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo
Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo
Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo
Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo
Nendoroid Link sails to two month delay, brings others along for the ride photo



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...   more

Take tea with these Nendoroid Hiei preorders photo

Tomopop Birthday Club: A present for Martin

I'm normally very meticulous with keeping track of my figure mail. I log every purchase and keep an eye out for every package. So when this large box turned up my doorstep, I was a touch confused. It's pretty clearly postmar...   more

Tomopop Birthday Club: A present for Martin photo

Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion

[ Spoilers ahead for Kill La Kill! ] Back at Wonder Festival we saw Good Smile Company unveil a prototype for new figure of Kill La Kill heroine Ryuko Matoi. Rather than go for any of her more common looks though, the co...   more

Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo


Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo
Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo
Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo
Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo
Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo
Good Smile Company's new Ryuko Matoi is the height of fashion photo



Nendoroid Akuma Homura completes the trilogy

Warning: Madoka Magica movie spoilers ahead! There's pretty much a holy trilogy when it comes to super popular characters - scale figure, Nendoroid and figma. You have to be pretty in-demand to merit all three, a feat wh...   more

Nendoroid Akuma Homura completes the trilogy  photo

[NSFW] Wonder Festival 2014 Summer - figFix Shimakaze kicks off new line

Wonder Festival saw Max Factory unveil a brand new line for the company - fixFix. As you might be able to guess from the name, it's a spin on their omnipresent figma line, but without the signature poseability. Instead, these...   more


Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls

Though we're seeing a lot more boys making their way into figure collections these days, it's still the ladies who reign supreme. Good Smile Company were certainly doing their part, with a bevy of figures of all shapes and si...   more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo


Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls photo



Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview

After lurking in the shadows for a while, Nendoroid Solid Snake has finally emerged into the glaring light of a proper preview by Kahotan, and to say he's looking great would be an understatement. It really looks like Good Sm...   more

Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo


Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo
Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo
Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo
Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo
Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo
Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya announces ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura

Those of you who've followed the blog will know of my near continuous requests for scale Cardcaptor Sakura figures. Well, good news has come out of Wonder Festival - it's finally happening!  Surprisingly, though, th...   more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya announces ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura photo

Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus

Though it hasn't been around long, Aniplex's exclusive plus line has already garnered an enviable reputation. It's partially due to smart pairings with established manufacturers such as Good Smile Company and partially due to...   more

Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo


Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo
Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo
Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo
Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo
Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo
Wonder Festival Summer 2014: Aniplex Plus photo



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing

FREEing definitely know a good thing when they see it, as their booth was packed with their popular range of yukata-clad ladies. It seems like paired sets are the new hotness in FREEing's world. For me the highlight here is d...   more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo


Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing photo



No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba

It's a well known fact that all decent human beings love Yotsuba&! and therefore should feel nothing but glee when new merchandise is announced. Today it's Kotobukiya's turn to draw out our 'awwwws' as they're puttin...   more

No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo


No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo
No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo
No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo
No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo
No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo
No assembly required for Kotobukiya's new Yotsuba photo