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Daiki gal

Snow bunny can't dress for winter sports


Daiki strikes again
Jan 21
// Rachael Chambers
Daiki Kougyou brings us another busty lady to grace our shelves. Dressed in a skimpy pink bikini and high waisted skirt, the brunette at least had the presence of mind of grab a scarf and goggles on the way to her snowboardin...
X-Plus: Erza Scarlet photo
X-Plus: Erza Scarlet

X-Plus' Battle-damaged Erza is aptly named


Get it? Because it looks like damaged plastic
Dec 16
// Kristina Pino
Just had a look at Akiba Hobby's photos of X-Plus' Erza Scarlet: Battle ver. and... yeah. As far as designs go, you can't go wrong with most of Erza's wardrobe; that isn't in question, here. It's the execution: hideous seam l...
Alphamax photo
Alphamax

[NSFW] Alphamax's Excellen Browning is not about leaving stuff to the imagination


Might as well be skinny dipping at this point
Aug 20
// Tianxiao Ma
Despite having the SkyTube brand to market their ero figures, Alphamax's seems to have gotten more ero as well. While this Excellen Browning isn't fully naked, we're at a point where black censor bars would achieve a similar ...
Ryuko Matoi photo
Kill La Kill heroine takes even more clothes off
[ Spoilers ahead for Kill La Kill! ] Back at Wonder Festival we saw Good Smile Company unveil a prototype for new figure of Kill La Kill heroine Ryuko Matoi. Rather than go for any of her more common looks though, the co...

Dandy & Honey photo
Dandy & Honey

Megahouse's Space Dandy and Honey are up for pre-order baby


One of them is an idiot bimbo and the other is Honey
Jul 10
// Martin Siggers
OK, it might not be as delightfully continuity-baiting as Be@rbrick Dandy, but there's good news for Space Dandy fans who prefer their figures a little more traditionally styled. After popping up at MegaHobby Expo a few ...
Infinite Stratos photo
Infinite Stratos

This giant poodle version of Charlotte Dunois is definitely a thing


In case you wanted something that doesn't shed?
May 15
// Pedro Cortes
You know, I haven't seen Infinite Stratos. I can't tell you a single plot point about the show. I couldn't even tell you its genre. However, I'm pretty sure that whatever Infinite Stratos may be about, it probably doesn't inv...
Super Sonico photo
Super Sonico

Super Sonico looks out of place in a school swimsuit


Her suit can barely contain her
May 14
// Kristina Pino
Beat have just put two versions of a school swimsuit-clad Sonico up for pre-order, and I have mixed feelings on the whole thing. Though I love her pose and almost everything else about the figure in terms of sculpt and design...
Dragon's Crown photo
Dragon's Crown

Preview gallery of Megahouse's Sorceress looks a bit sleepy


Support classes have it rough
May 13
// Pedro Cortes
After going up for pre-order in early March, we now have an extended gallery of Dragon's Crown's Sorceress, as envisioned by Megahouse. Big surprise, she's still rather busty and ridiculously proportioned. On top of that, she...
MegaHouse Sorceress photo
MegaHouse Sorceress

MegaHouse's Sorceress goes up for pre-order


And you won't even need a church to resurrect your bank account
Mar 05
// Tianxiao Ma
Looks like tonight is boob night. Anyway, I'm pleased to report that MegaHouse's Sorceress is going up for pre-orders right now. I might actually like the back of this figure more than the front. The paint and sculpt look gre...
Gift Sena Kashiwazaki photo
I just love that the Kahotan preview leads with the butt
Although this figure appeals to me, I feel like I shouldn't champion it too much. It's the kind of figure that gives otaku their creepy reputation. Hey, I'm not about judging people based on their tastes (within reason) but t...

Griffon Himawari photo
She's got a massive...pricetag
Occasionally in this hobby you just see stuff that is really, really weird. This is one of those cases, as Griffon outs yet another Vividred Operation figure that they're making. The subject this time is Vivid Yellow, ak...

MegaHouse: Amazon photo
MegaHouse: Amazon

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - get a load of Amazon


mmmmm, muscles...
Nov 29
// Kristina Pino
A single image of MegaHouse's Amazon has appeared! Well, there might be more, but I haven't found them yet. Anywho, Tian had a quick look at her in the magazine scans earlier, but now we've got a proper "in the flesh" image. ...
Super Sonico photo
So steamy for such a wintery theme!
Late last month we caught a quick glimpse of Alter's Santa Sonico, but we really didn't get many good photos showing off the details of her sculpt. Alter apparently sought to remedy this issue and posted a nice splash of pret...

Beach Queens Haganai NEXT photo
AmiAmi Blog shares some shots of the lovelies
Sena and Kobato (of Haganai, Haganai NEXT) already had entries in the Beach Queens line a while back, but with the second season of the anime, Wave gave them an encore. Sena sports a nice, relaxed expression and hairdo as she...

Super Sonico Cheer Girl photo
Super Sonico Cheer Girl

It's almost game time for Super Sonico Cheer Girl


Release the pom poms!
Oct 07
// Kristina Pino
Orchid Seed have been rather quiet about their lovely Cheer Girl version of Sonico (last seen at WF), and it looks like they're almost ready to let her go now. In a recent blog update, the team also mentions that she'll have ...
POP Nami Mugiwara ed photo
She's otherwise a figure with a bounty worth paying
Nami has picked up a new (old) hat for a limited edition Bandai web exclusive Portrait of Pirates figure. The figure (which I couldn't believe was real when I first saw it) is entitled Nami: Mugiwara version and depicts the S...

Dragon's Crown Sorceress photo
Dragon's Crown Sorceress

Sorceress of Dragon's Crown has her pre-orders revived


Fake smiles = diverting attention spans
Sep 02
// Andres Cerrato
Last month, Alpha Max opened its pre-orders for its rendition of the Sorceress from Dragon's Crown. The figure was controversial to its design, and out of nowhere, was pulled from pre-orders. Now the Sorceress has been summon...
Senran Kagura photo
Senran Kagura

Pre-order CM's Asuka and defy the laws of physics


The best of the breast
Aug 07
// Martin Siggers
Um...so this figure of Asuka from Senran Kagura by CM's Corporation is nice I guess. It's the latest in the their Gutto Kuru La Beaute line, and the paint looks good. I like the yellow and green checks colour palette. The swo...
SDCC Yamato photo
SDCC Yamato

SDCC 2013: Yamato


Yamato has some gorgeous ladies to show you.
Jul 21
// Jon Wills
Yamato had a tremendous showing at SDCC this year and showed off a few prototypes. Also they had some A+ models which should be coming to stores soon. Also at the booth was last year's 50cm tall Cat woman collectible which st...
Pre-order Freeings Yuzuko photo
Pre-order Freeings Yuzuko

Pre-order FREEings Yuzuko from Yuyushiki


Not sexy, but just right.
Jul 11
// Jon Wills
FREEing just announced that their swimsuit figure of Yuzuko from Yuyushiki is now available for pre-order. Her sculpt is looking very sharp and captures the style of the show well. Yuzuko isn't really striking a sexy pose in ...
Pre-order Leafa photo
Pre-order Leafa

Pre-order Griffon's Leafa


Leafa had a great design, even if people did not like her arc.
Jul 08
// Jon Wills
Say what you will about the second major arc of the animated series Sword Art Online. Personally I enjoyed it because it was different. Sure, it was not as intense as the original, also it lost a lot of the live or die feelin...
Media Factory's Sena photo
Media Factory's Sena

See more of Media Factory's Sena in her maid outfit


Double the fun
Jul 03
// Kristina Pino
Both Akiba Hobby and Moeyo have gotten their mitts on Media Factory's lovely new Sena figure, so I've included some of their images in our own gallery. It's only a selection from what they've posted, so be sure to click throu...
Pre-order AGP Charles photo
Pre-order AGP Charles

Pre-order Bandai's AGP Charolotte & Rafale Custom II


She is cool, but I want to see Charles!
Jul 02
// Jon Wills
Just in time for season two of Infinite Stratos Bandai has announced that its Armor Girls Project Rafale Revive Custom II X Charlotte Dunois is now available for pre-order. Charlotte is a very popular girl from the series so ...
Lechery Black Piano photo
Lechery Black Piano

Pre-order Lechery's Amadeus Black Piano


1/6th scale
Jun 11
// Jon Wills
Lechery's Amadeus Black Piano figurine is now available for pre-order. She is built to 1/6th scale and is made out of candy resin, PVC and ABS plastic.  Amadeus hits all the right notes too if I don't say so myself....
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That's it. I should just buy everything Alter
When we first previewed Alter's Laura Bodewig in some hobby magazine scans In July of last year I was quick to dismiss her. For one, in Infinite Stratos I liked all the other girls more than her. Also I thought her ...

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Megahobby Expo 2013 Spring: One Piece [Updated]


No gold here
May 25
// Pedro Cortes
Megahobby Expo is going on at this very instant on the other side of the world. For me, this should be a joyous occasion. Unfortunatley, it isn't. Why you ask? Well, I've got to point at the currently anemic showing...
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1/2-scale Sonico is up for pre-order with warning labels


Warning labels!
May 21
// Kristina Pino
Alright, so we had a peek at 1/2-scale Sonico not long ago, and I'm back again to let everyone know the very important news that she is up for pre-order! If you're ready to fork out the dough (over ¥40,000 retail) for her...
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Preview these rare Nendoroids Yukari Tamura & Nana Mizuki


Such a novel idea! Gimmie gimmie
May 19
// Jon Wills
When looking around for news to write about I stumbled into something pretty amazing. Check this out everyone. Good Smile Company is making a Nendoroid of Yukari Tamura and Nana Mizuki.  It is a fantastic idea isn't it? ...
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1/2-scale Soniko gets a coat of paint


Super duper super sized!
May 13
// Kristina Pino
Though I don't have as many words to say on things like this as some of my co-editors around here, I wanted to make sure that you folks were at least up to date with the fact that yes, 1/2-scale Soniko still exists (last seen...
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She's a real beauty
[Updated: added links for pre-orders, and more pictures! She's ¥12,000 and slated for release in January 2014! Please check her listings for the cast-off images.] e've been pretty excited for this upcoming Queen's Blade f...

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How appropriate, Sena. You look like a cow


Get it?
Apr 19
// Kristina Pino
[update: Added an image to the gallery that is probably the source artwork for this figure! It also appears that this originates from something in the manga. I don't know anything else beyond that at the time of writing~][upd...
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Magical breasts aside, I still like what I'm seeing
I gushed about this figure when it went up for pre-order, but some folks were entirely unimpressed with what I consider a lovely figure of Haganai/Haganai NEXT's Sena as a dancer. Since the last time we saw her, it doesn't lo...

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Pre-order Alter's Sanya V2, now with rocket boosters!


She comes with lots of options, even two outfits!
Apr 03
// Jon Wills
I count Strike Witches among the few, more ecchi guilty pleasure shows that I have enjoyed. However I did not really enjoy this show until the second season. So I found it to be pretty cool that Alter just announced...

Tomopop Review: High Priestess Sena Kashiwazaki

Apr 02 // Pedro Cortes
Figure Name: High Priestess Sena KashiwazakiFigure Maker: MegahouseRetail Price: ¥7,600Available at: Hobby Link Japan As per the usual, we start with Sena's box. It's bright and colorful, which reflects the lady held within the confines of cardboard and plastic. Besides that, there's nothing really special to it.  The plastic clamshell houses Sena, her base, and alternate face and an alternate hand. As she's vertically oriented, this saves a lot on space. If you're inclined to save your packages, you should be able to find a place to keep everything. Let's take Sena out, shall we? Here she is! Right out of the box, I was impressed with how the sculptor captured Sena's personality. One of the things I like so much about her is the pure, happy energy that she seems to exert. It's what made me interested in her when I saw the first promotional images of Haganai and it carries over to Megahouse's figure. I mean, look at that face. This girl looks so happy! You'll notice that I switched faces. I prefer this one over the stock face, as it does an even better job of catching Sena's saucy nature. Switching faces is an easy thing, requiring the removal of her bangs followed by the head proper. Fairly standard stuff. Sena's butterfly hair clip is my favorite part of her design. It does a surprisingly good job of making her stand out and it matches with her eyes. I'm a sucker for that kind of thing. Here, a blue-green clear plastic is used for her hair clip, which I'm quite pleased with. It looks great against the shade of green used for her uniform and her blonde hair. I'm also pleased with the darker green used for Sena's uniform. It compliments her skin tone and the color of her eyes and hair. On top of that, the actual paint job is great, with some nice green tonal shifts moving along the wrinkles of her shirt and the pleats of her skirt. Speaking of her skirt, I love the addition of the frosted plastic lace trim. It's a nice touch that accents the uniform. I figured now was as good a time as any to include some cheesecake. I'll also include a transition about her socks, shoes and the base, but who are we kidding? No need to excuse the obvious fanservice! On a more serious note, Sena's shoes and loafers have been sculpted and painted nicely. Her base is a light, transparant blue with her butterfly etched onto it. This is where my only problem with the figure comes in. As you can see, she's happily jutting her hand in the air whilst standing on one foot. While that looks great and communicates her zest for life, it also makes her a candidate for a bad case of the leans. Considering this is Megahouse, I'm pretty sure that her legs are made of sturdier materials, but be aware that you might have this lady toppling over at some point. I mentioned earlier that Sena had an alternate hand. Her standard hand simply has her extending her fingers. However, when you remove that one and put the other one in... Sena now holds a PSP! She's probably playing one of her dozens of galge on that thing. While the sculpt on thing is nice, I'm not too thrilled with the paint job on it. Especially when you consider how well the rest of the figure was done, the PSP looks sloppy and hastily painted. Despite those problems, I still have this one displayed, as it just looks nice to have something in her other hand. All in all, I found Megahouse's take on Sena to be a delightful figure that captures the best parts of the character. It's bright, happy, colorful and full of personality and movement. My only real complaint is that she's standing on one foot and could suffer from the dreaded figure lean over time. If you can look past that, then I'd whole-heartedly recommend getting the High Priestess Sena Kashiwazaki. [A big thanks to Hobby Link Japan for providing Sena for review!]
High Priestess Sena photo
It's alright, I'll be your friend
When Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai, or Hagani for short, debuted in October of 2011, I don't think anybody expected it to be as successful as it was. Typically for a show like Haganai, most companies would have had a ton of me...

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Alter reveals Hyakka Ryouran's Keiji Maeda


Emphasis on "reveal"
Mar 24
// Tianxiao Ma
The latest Hobby Japan scans brought with them a new Hyakka Ryouran figure: a 1/8-scale Keiji Maeda. If you're into well-developed women, it's tough to beat that body. Although Keiji is wearing a kimono-like outer layer, it's...
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Pre-order AlphaMax's Black Bunny


What is your favorite color?
Mar 02
// Jon Wills
When I first started watching "Problem Children are Coming from Another World aren't they?" over at Crunchyroll I was 100% sure that the bunny girl "Black Rabbit" would be made into a figurine. I just didn't know fo...
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Beautiful Sena Kashiwazaki Dancer ver. up for pre-order!


I'll dance with you any day, babe!
Feb 26
// Kristina Pino
[updated: added more pre-order links.] Well, this figure completely flew under my radar, and has now gone up for pre-order! A surprise by Griffon Enterprises, this figure depicts Sena from Haganai NEXT as a dancer. She looks....
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I hear you wanted to see just a little bit more. So here you go!
A few days ago our very own Tianxiao Ma brought us a preview of AlphaMax's Golden Darkness. However recently Danny Choo took photographs of a sample figure of her and posted an updated gallery, I wanted to shar...

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Yay Estelle! I can't wait!
In a scant two days Alter will be showing off its latest prototypes at Wonderfest Winter 2013. I can't wait to see more of their Estelle sculpt from Tales of Vesperia, but there are so many more figures on display. In ad...

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[NSFW] Super Sonico goes super size with 1/2-scaled piece


SUPER. SIZE. SUPER. SIZE.
Jan 28
// Andres Cerrato
I'll start by admitting I'm not the biggest Sonico fan. I'm not really a fan at all. While the Nitro+ mascot has been the subject of many figures, they just don't catch my interest. They tend to be very well-sculpted with gre...






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