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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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6:30 PM on 02.16.2015

Bishoujo Sakura uppercuts her way into this preview

It's only been a few days since she was teased, but now Bishoujo Sakura has been revealed in all her sailor-suited glory. And you know what? I think she looks pretty darn great. Sure, there's the contentious face which is com...

Martin Siggers

7:05 PM on 02.07.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid Mako joins the Fight Club

Everybody agrees that magnificent klutz Mako Mankanshoku was the breakout star of Kill la Kill, but now she's getting a bunch of attitude and a whole lot more badass. Good Smile Company revealed that Mako will be returning fo...

Martin Siggers

6:42 PM on 02.07.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Max Factory's scale Link

What with figma Link and Nendoroid Toon Link popping up in Good Smile's portfolio over the past few years, it was surely only a matter of time before a full fat scale version of the legendary hero broke ground. And here he is...

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 02.03.2015

Tomopop Double Review: Nendoroid Link

Last time our reviews editor Rio McCarthy and I teamed up we talked about our collective joy and frustration over Real Action Heroes Link. It seems only appropriate then that we reunite in textual form to look at another vari...

Martin Siggers

11:30 AM on 01.16.2015

Good Smile Company reveals Winter Wonder Festival exclusives

With Winter WonFes 2015 less than a month away, Good Smile have stepped up to reveal the exclusive goods that they'll be selling at the event, thus saving us the agony of speculation and second guessing that used to character...

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Eren Yaeger

It's difficult to argue against Attack on Titan being the biggest breakout hit in anime in years. The manga is selling millions of copies, the TV show has been a sensation both in and outside of Japan, cosplay of the characte...

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 12.24.2014

Nendoroid Tomoyo pre-orders aim to put girls on film

I've already spent my fair share of time raving over the adorable Nendoroid Cardcaptor Sakura, but as everyone knows a magical girl is nothing without her friends to back her up. That's why I'm delighted to pass on the news t...

Martin Siggers

5:30 PM on 12.11.2014

Go green with ARTFX J Syaoran Li pre-orders

While we've had a lot of Cardcaptor Sakura merchandise recently, almost all of it has been centred around the titular character herself. The story wouldn't be the masterpiece that it is though without another key piece o...

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 12.02.2014

What Toys Are Up To: Penguins in Berlin

They've been to the city of water, and the land of chocolate and beer, so where would my intrepid penguins and I end up next on our tour around Europe? Well, what better place could there be than the heart of the continent, Germany? Or more specifically, its capital Berlin. Let's see what our intrepid adventurers could find this time round.

Martin Siggers

4:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Tomopop About Town: MCM Comic Con London 2014

As I covered last time I was at the show, when it comes to anime, manga, sc-fi, fantasy and just general geek gatherings in the UK, there's no event bigger than the twice-yearly MCM Comic Con in London. Though the con scene h...

Martin Siggers

5:00 PM on 11.19.2014

Hop to it for FREEing's Yukata Mikoto Misaka.

FREEing has found big success in their recent forays into Yukata figures, and A Certain Scientific Railgun remains a perennial merchandise favourite. It's hardly surprising therefore that the two have crossed paths, with...

Martin Siggers

5:30 AM on 11.13.2014

Pre-orders begin for Kotobukiya's gorgeous Cardcaptor Sakura

I was too excited for words when Kotobukiya announced they'd be adding Sakura Kinomoto to their ARTFX J line back at Wonder Festival. Now the first part of the waiting process is over, as she's up for pre-order alongside a ba...

Martin Siggers