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Fall into overwhelming despair with this new Vegeta figure

Say what you will about Krillin, nobody in Dragon Ball Z is better at being frozen with fear and becoming completely useless than Vegeta. Sure, there's nobody cockier than him either when he thinks a win is certain, but when overwhelmingly ...

 
 
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The Force is strong with this Feudal Lord Vader

American collectables distributor Bluefin is proud to announce the release of Bandai/Tamashii Nations latest offering in the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line with "Daisho" Darth Vader. The Dark Lord of the Empire is decked out in old...

 
 
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Here's a Hunter x Hunter Hisoka figure anyone can turn on

No, that's not clever lighting used to censor Hisoka's nether regions. That is, in fact, a red LED embedded in his crotch. When Hisoka is aroused everyone knows it thanks to the bright light that emanates from his loins so what better featu...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/30 to 12/6

Interesting week this time around. Not one, but two toys made specifically for girls found their way into the overall ranking this week. Meanwhile the hobby ranking features a male Nendoroid and two female knights that couldn't be dressed m...

 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/9 to 11/15

Looks like there might have been some sort of hiccup at Toynes.jp. Their rankings for overall toys is updated even though it hasn't changed much, but some how the hobby rankings for this week are a complete copy and paste from last week, "n...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/2 to 11/8

This week's overall listing is a lot like last week's, but Duel-Masters has dropped off, replaced by another Kamen Rider Ghost item. Japanese kids sure do love their supernatural stuff. No surprise the overall ranking matches the boy's toys...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank higher from the ...

 
 
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Tamashii Nations 2015: Super Robot Showdown!

Gundams weren't the only mecha which were getting some love at Tamashii Nations! Along with some non-gundam Robot Damashii releases, there were also some new entries in the Super Robot Chogokin line! Aura Battler Dunbine and grace the ...

 
 
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Tamashii Nations 2015: There be Gundams, lots of Gundams!

What would a Bandai show be without some Gundam in the mix? With no major gunpla announcements to make, the floor was taken on the other lines of gundam figures, such as Robot Damashii, Fix figuration (Yes, that's still going!) and the new ...

 
 
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Tamashii Nations 2015: Macross makes a big Splash!

Bandai have just held their Tamashii Nations event and started it off with a pretty big bang by giving us the first proper look at the newest entry into the Macross series in the shape of Macross Delta. In addition to showing off the first ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/12 to 10/18

It's days before Halloween so it should be no surprise that the overall ranking is dominated by two supernatural toy lines: Yo-Kai Watch and Kamen Rider Ghost. OK, it probably has less to do with Halloween and more to do with the overwhelmi...

 
 
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S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury coming March 2016

It was announced that Bandai's latest offering in their deluxe articulated S.H. Figuarts banner will be famed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The figure was designed using 2D and 3D scanning to give a high level to detail in matching Freddi...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being as good of qua...

 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/7 to 9/13

So this is a rarity, all but one of the items ranking this week is new to the list. The only returning item is that Yo-Kai Watch watch. There's also another rare girl's toy sneaking into the top overall entries. Otherwise the rest of the ov...

 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/31 to 9/6

Normally we see the top hobby sales go to Bandai, mainly dominated by Gunpla. Not this week. This time around it's Good Smile Company (with an assist from Phat!) dominating. Bandai is still taking over the overall ranking, but it always fee...

 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/17 to 8/23

The universe is clearly broken. An adult figure has ranked as one of the top toys in Japan. And when I say adult I don't mean cast off bikini tops and whatnot, I'm talking a figure doing things that we can't post here (but can link to) in g...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/10 to 8/16

So Toynes.jp took a break from doing their top sales lists for a few weeks, but it looks like, at least for now, they're back! There have been a lot of summer releases since the last period posted ending July 19, so there must have been som...

 
 
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C3X Chara Hobby 2015: We got our Super Fumina!!!

Rest easy everyone! The single best unit (yes, even better than Tryon 3!!) has finally been confirmed to be getting a kit release from bandai! We knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when! The HGBF Super Fumina was shown off...

 
 
 
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Premium Bandai gives you the tools to lead the Digidestined

Digimon is 15 years old and Premium Bandai knows how to celebrate! They could just do a bunch of figures and models and call it a day, but that wouldn't be enough. Instead they're doing a bunch of figures, a model, a cool Digivice, and gogg...

 
 
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Real Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame gets promo video at AX

The Real Grade line is expanding later this year to include the found in a destroyed colony Gundam Astray Red Frame. It's been a favorite design among fans, which helps to explain why SEED is seeing yet another RG release. This weekend, the...

 
 
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With a bod like that, how is Pokemon's Brock still single?

Bandai knows exactly what Pokemon fans want: a shirtless Brock styled after the Pewter City gym leader's appearance in Pokemon Red/Blue! One of the Pokemon anime's long-running gags involves Brock's lack of luck with the ladies but, as the ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/1 to 6/7

Normally the majority of toys we see make the rankings every week are robots. But this week things are a little different with only three bots on the list, and only two of those are Gundam. Plus we've got two girls on the list and the retur...

 
 
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31

Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and a Nendoroid! G...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/18 to 5/24

Japan continues to change the concept of toys. I get that these card games are played with, but does that make them toys? Seems like quite the stretch if you ask me. OK, so Yo-Kai Medals aren't technically cards, but they're basically the s...

 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3

Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for the past six week...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26

By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys list which can be ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/13 to 4/19

I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-Kai Watch Yo-Ka...

 
 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/6 to 4/12

This week supported two known facts: trading card games and Gundam are insanely popular in Japan. To say it was a great week for either, especially Gundam, might be an understatement. There are only three new items this week, the rest is a ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't even the only fi...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29

Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (↑) Shuriken ...

 
 
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Bandai rolls out another Iron Man in the fight against Ultron

Are you hyped for Avengers: Age of Ultron? I certainly hope so, otherwise this post will mean nothing to you. Since Marvel Studios probably has a directive to always be cranking out new Iron Man armors, the upcoming film will feature the 45...

 
 




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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"

 

Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"

 

Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"

 

Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"

 

Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"

 

Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"

 

Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"

 

Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"

 

Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"

 

Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"

 

Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"

 
 
 
 
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