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Tomopop Review: AmiAmi's Shinonono Houki

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 wearing animal ea...

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: AmiAmi

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!) but we've know...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event

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 nonsensical transla...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie

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 say the best wa...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Art is a blast!

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 as of late wit...

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Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition

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 to act craz...

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AmiAmi gets an English blog

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 sorting out some bugs...


Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: AmiAmi

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 choices as Houk...


Amiami has PayPal issues, payment deadlines extended

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 sometime after this ...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Rinne no Lagrange's girls

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 present and acc...


Use Paypal on AmiAmi and get 10x points until Saturday

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 usual amount of poi...


[Some NSFW] 2012 Winter Hobby Maker Expo: Amiami

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 did they have o...


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

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 outfits and winged...


2011 Winter Hobby Maker Exhibition: AmiAmi

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 with the Winte...


This Week In Tomo - AmiAmi go BOOM!

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 editors or community ...


The 27th Miyazawa Model Exhibition: AmiAmi and Hobby Stock

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 the 27th Annual...


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