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8:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Steamy new Batgirl joins Ame-Comi line

DC Collectibles has unveiled a new Ame-Comi Steampunk Batgirl. This radically different design features mask-shaped goggles, some very cool gauntlets, and... batwings. I applaud DCC for its creativity here, as the design cert...

Scarecroodle


11:00 PM on 07.14.2012

SDCC 2012: DC Collectibles - Assorted DC statues

DC Collectibles had a wide array of statues at their booth that consisted mostly of items coming out later this year. While much of the selection looks like previously revealed items (with many already up for pre-order), I ca...

Scarecroodle

8:00 AM on 04.17.2012

C2E2 2012: DC Collectibles Ame-Comi

Wait, don't click your back button! I know, it's DC's much-maligned Ame-Comi line but these are better than you'd expect. These designs are out there but somewhat truer to the characters than Ame-Comi figures of old. The buil...

Tianxiao Ma

5:00 PM on 05.17.2011

Ame-Comi's Wonder Woman as Star Sapphire is ... well ... very pink and yellow

So, we don't really care for Ame-Comi that much. There have been a few winners in the line, but overall we have felt as if there were more misses than wins. There's already been a figure of Star Sapphire, and it was ugly. Now...

Colette Bennett



Figuratively Speaking: Fixing Ame-Comi photo
Figuratively Speaking: Fixing Ame-Comi
by Brian Szabelski

Well, last time this popped up, it ... it did not go well. In part, that's because there was a whole, whole lot of criticism offered without ... well, without any solid way to fix the main problem facing Ame-Comi. And that problem is the designs are often hit or miss, with more on the miss side than on the hit side, unfortunately. Yet, at least from the outside looking in, there's been no push to change things, so problems continue to pop up, which is a shame, because there are painless ways to make it better.

But are there ways to fix it that are really that simple? Well, no, maybe not super simple, but there are at least two ideas I’ve been kicking around that could, in theory, maybe work. They aren't fool-proof, but really, nothing ever is. They just might be better.

Can’t hurt to follow after the jump, can it?

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9:00 PM on 02.23.2011

New Cheetah, Zatanna Ame-Comi colorways on the way

If you saw our ToyFair DC booth coverage, then you might have seen these two hiding in the gallery. But here's a bit more info on the Stealth Cheetan and Halloween Zatana: both are 9" tall, will cost US$60 and are coming out ...

Brian Szabelski

4:40 PM on 02.06.2011

DC Direct's Ame-Comi, now available to wear

Last time we took a look at DC Direct's Ame-Comi line, it stirred-up quite the little debate. Throughout the line's history, the comments have ranged from interesting concept to a poor excuse for a slutty Halloween costume. S...

Andres Cerrato



Figuratively Speaking: Ame-Comi photo
Figuratively Speaking: Ame-Comi
by Brian Szabelski

[The views in the following opinion piece are representative of the writer and not necessarily of Tomopop as a whole.]

With the way things work now, almost anyone can have a voice if they know how to sit in front of a computer and type. So I figured in my journeys around the Internet, I'd see plenty of discussion on blogs and whatnot of both the good and the bad. 

Turns out ... well, no one's ever talking in length about what actually upsets them in the world of toys. At least not, you know, on a regular basis. And maybe that's what prodded me off my little butt and onto this little soapbox we call the Internet for a little chat I like to call Figuratively Speaking. And I have quite a list of things that I'd like to talk about, starting with an old friend: the Ame-Comi line of figures.

I've got a lot more to say after the jump. Join me, will you?

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11:15 AM on 01.22.2011

DC Direct unveils its Ame-Comi Heroine Mini Series 3 lineup

DC Direct have revealed the line-up for the upcoming Ame-Comi Heroine Mini Series 3, and while the characters might be iconic, the figures themselves are ... forgettable. It's Hawkgirl, Power Girl and Supergirl with Streaky p...

Brian Szabelski

2:30 PM on 12.21.2010

DC Direct's Ame-Comi line not quite dead, releasing two new figures

DC Direct's Ame-Comi line has been rather quiet ever since Kotobukiya launched their DC Bishoujo line. But as it turns out, it's not dead or reduced to just new colorways. There are two new figures coming out: a third Wonder ...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 PM on 10.19.2010

DC Direct's AmeComi line continues to remind me of 'How to Draw Anime' books

After seeing the latest offerings from DC Direct's AmeComi line, I'm completely baffled as to why this line still even exists. Featuring Batgirl and Catwoman (if you could even call them that) they moreso look like a girl wit...

Tomopop Staff



12:00 PM on 09.21.2010

Ame-Comi line adds Mera and Raven figures

It's no secret that some of the Tomopop staff are no big fans of the Ame-Comi line. I likely would not buy the figures anyway since they don't really fall into my line of interests, but I have to admit these last tw...

Colette Bennett