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Available for pre-order soon
Sebastian Michaelis of Black Butler was recently revealed to be the latest in Medicom Toy's Real Action Heroes line of figures. AmiAmi Blog's preview highlighted the demon-turned-butler's accessories and various pos... read feature

Houki & Akatsubaki photo
Kenran Butou!!
It has always bemused me why <IS> Infinite Stratos hasn't really seen many figures of the girls in their actual <IS> suits. We've had them in their school uniform, swimsuits, pilot suits and even the girls we... read feature

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: AmiAmi

Making another big splash!
Jul 27
Amiami recently made one of the most disruptive waves in figure releases after they finally got their Shinonono Houki out the door and into the hands of the buyers! A review will be forthcoming (spoilers - she's really good!)... read
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Changes from Optimus Prime bear to Optimus Prime robot, and back!
[Update: AmiAmi has an early listing for the impending pre-order for Optimus Prime and Megatron. They're 145 mm or 5.7 inches tall, which isn't bad, but they're breaking the bank at a suggested price of ¥5,184 each. ... read feature

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We're in the final days before Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter]!
Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nons... read feature

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Now is the time to think summer after all
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 ... read feature

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A good week for the creative types
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... read feature

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Seems to have been the week for handmade and limited editions
Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day t... read feature

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AmiAmi English blog

AmiAmi gets an English blog

Maybe now I can understand the words coming out of their blog
Aug 05
AmiAmi has announced that it now has an English blog. The prominent retailer, which has long had a Japanese blog, apparently launched an English-language version last week. The announcement mentions that the company is sortin... read

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: AmiAmi

Going straight for the jugular!
Jul 29
I have to admit, I thought it was a very ballsy move for AmiAmi to release something as big as Houki and Akatsubaki from Infinite Stratos AND give it a pricetag to match! Well, it seems like they're fairly confident in their ... read
Update expected after Jan. 28
It appears Amiami is having issues with receiving PayPal payments as of late, and as such, they've put out a little message letting folks know that they're trying to make sure it's fixed. Likewise, they expect an update somet... read feature


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Rinne no Lagrange's girls

Jul 29
Rinne no Lagrange, the anime also known as Lagrange: The Flower of Rinne, must be pretty dang popular because the bulk of both AmiAmi's and Banpresto's Wonder Festival offerings draw from it. The three leading ladies are all ... read

Use Paypal on AmiAmi and get 10x points until Saturday

Jun 25
If you were planning on purchasing an item using Paypal from AmiAmi, now may very well be the most opportune time to do so. From now until Saturday, June 30 at 23:59 Japan time, AmiAmi will be rewarding 10 times the usua... read

[Some NSFW] 2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo: Amiami

Feb 18
Amiami's been on Tomopop many times before ... but how many of you knew they also make a small number of exclusive figures? Because they do, and some of those were on display at the 2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo. What exactly ... read

Here's your last chance to get Kotobukiya's SDCC exclusive Bishoujo figures

Aug 01
They went as quickly as they came in, but there's a sliver of hope for those of you who missed out on Kotobukiya's SDCC exclusive variants of some of their popular Marvel Bishoujo releases. A few seemed to have found their wa... read

E2 Tsubasu Izumu original figures O-Ri and Yu-Ri

Jul 01
I had never heard of the manufacturer e Jeuness before, nor have I seen artist Tsubasu Izumi's original figure designs O-ri and Yu-ri. I'm glad that I'm seeing them now, however, because they're adorable! With their fancy out... read

2011 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition: AmiAmi

Feb 08
Take all the photos you want, but let's face it: when it comes to an event as big as Wonder Festival, it's hard to cover everything. There's so much to see! We've written about it extensively (see all coverage here), but... read

Hyakka Ryouran continues to get figure releases, now from even more companies!

Jan 22
Hyakka Ryouran has been quite a merchandise juggernaut with Alter's figures of the main girls, then Megahouse tried their hand at making a Yagyu, as did Movic, and now, Penguin Parade and AmiAmi Zero have joined the picture a... read

Welcome to the first episode of Tomopop's latest video series, This Week In Tomo. Every week I'll be joined by community manager Kristina Pino to discuss a news story from the week with various guests, including fellow editor... read feature


Kotobukiya's Marisa Kirisame demonstrates the allure of Touhou Project

Dec 16
A cute girl in a witch hat is all it takes to make me a happy camper indeed. Naturally, Marisa Kirisame, the ordinary witch is among my favorite characters from Touhou Project. I particularly like the pose on this figure; it ... read

Dive's Goemon figures will have you seeing double

Nov 17
Amongst all the glitter and shiny CG effects of modern anime, there's still something to be said for the classics. Especially classics like Lupin III, hands down one of the most enduring series I've ever seen or read. It's ea... read

The 27th Miyazawa Model Exhibition: AmiAmi and Hobby Stock

Nov 10
You know a store has turned a significant profit when they start producing their own goods. Two stores who have been lucky to reach this status is AmiAmi and Hobby Stock and both were ready to show off their planned goods at ... read

Check out Sora no Otoshimono's Nymph if you're needing that couch buddy

Oct 27
A character who has a sweet tooth, likes to snack, and watch soap operas? I think I'm going to like Nymph from battling angelic android series Sora no Otoshimono. ... Not that I'm saying I watch soap operas. Ahem! AmiAmi... read

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