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4:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Tomopop Review: Aoshima Haganai NEXT Sena Kashiwazaki

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (or Haganai for short) is an anime series I've actually wanted to watch for quite a while, and after finally having a Sena Kashiwazaki figure in my own hands, I think it's darn near time. This spl...

Rio McCarthy


12:30 AM on 04.09.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Lots of KanColle from lots of KanCompanies

If you're a Kantai Collection fan you're probably feeling pretty good right about now and maybe a little overwhelmed by all of the new figures coming out. The series is quickly turning into the next Hatsune Miku or K-ON! and ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 09.23.2013

Aoshima making Kan Colle mini-figures and more

Aoshima's Kuma Blog has a new post up, in which they've announced that they're making mini-figures of the girls from Kan Colle (a.k.a. Kantai Collection). What makes this notable is that ... well, Aoshima mostly focuses ...

Brian Szabelski



Preview this 'Masterpiece of Okama' by Aoshima photo
Preview this 'Masterpiece of Okama' by Aoshima
by Jon Wills

Ever hear of Aoshima's Master Piece line? Well if you have not I do not blame you. All of the characters in the line are original creations designed by different people and are often named after the people who designed the characters. This particular lady is named Masterpiece of Okama.

She is pretty showy, but leans on the cuter side. Her facial expressions and eyes look good and the overall sculpt is sharp. I like her blue ahoge strand and all the ribbons and frills. Plus what is not to like about a girl dressing up like a cat? That's an interesting seller. Most of the time we see cat girls, but this girl is wearing fake ears and obviously a fake tail. The mirror finish base she is sitting on is also an interesting choice, but it definitely amps up the showiness factor of this figure.

I guess my main problem with this figure is I am trying to figure out what she is doing. Did she just fall? Are those braziers attached to the things she is holding in her hands? It's also very difficult for me to like a figure of a character that I know nothing about. Well regardless she is kind of pretty.

Those who are interested in her may want to know that she is sculpted to 1/8th scale and kneels to about 15cm tall. She should come out sometime later this year and is expected to cost about ¥7800. What do you think Tomopeeps? Do you think she is pretty enough to snatch up or will you pass on her?

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1:30 PM on 11.06.2012

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Aoshima

Whenever I look at my poseable figures, I always think to myself "it sure would be nice if I had a cool set to display them on or a sweet ride for them to drive." This is where model maker Aoshima comes in. Though they do foc...

Jonathan Tubbs

3:00 AM on 10.17.2012

All Japan Mokei Hobby Show 2012: Aoshima

If there was a theme from Aoshima's booth besides its car model kits, it'd have to be old-school. That starts with the 1/24-scale Super Detail Kit Deloreans from the Back to the Future trilogy, which were all at the booth and...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 PM on 10.05.2012

HobbyLink Japan previews the All Japan Mokei Hobby Show

Our friends at HobbyLink Japan have been preparing a little preview of the All Japan Mokei Hobby Show 2012, running the same weekend (Oct. 13-14) as New York Comic Con. Easily the most impressive of the bunch is Has...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 PM on 08.17.2012

[NSFW] Aoshima's Strawberry Ninja looks luscious indeed

Aoshima teased this Strawberry Ninja/Ichigo Shinobi figure at WonFes but it seems there was actually a painted prototype already in the works. Hobby Channel has a post with a few more shots of the prototype, showing off illus...

Tianxiao Ma

6:00 AM on 07.30.2012

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Aoshima

While Aoshima's wares remain relatively new unfamiliar territory for me (although we have posted up some of their stuff before, namely adorable roach girls), I definitely like what I'm seeing in this batch of pictures. First ...

Kristina Pino

7:00 AM on 06.30.2012

This plush of Apo from Uchu Kyodai is out of this world

Uchu Kyodai (or Space Brothers, if you please) stars an adorable frisky Pug named Apo. Oh, and two brothers also. But seriously, it's a puppy! Just look at those big, expressive eyes. That lolling tongue. My heart cannot take...

Natalie Kipper

11:00 AM on 05.19.2011

You wouldn't mind this cute plamo cockroach in your house

I'm not familiar with the doujinshi Goki-cha, which this adorable little insect girl comes from. However, I can say that I find her really adorable! I can't believe I just said I find a cockroach cute. The...

Hiroko Yamamura



11:02 PM on 05.11.2011

50th Shizuoka Hobby Show: Aoshima's 1/2000-scale Enterprise-D

I'm not really much of a big Star Trek fan at all, save for one thing in particular: Star Trek: The Next Generation. Perhaps it was my dad's doing (he used to watch the series from time to time when I was younger), but Picard...

Brian Szabelski