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4:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Tomopop Review: FREEing's μ-12

In a relatively short space of time, FREEing have established themselves as a solid middle ground manufacturer of figures. They may not be able to match the big boys like Alter, Kotobukiya or their parent, GoodSmile Company, ...

Chris Seto

11:45 PM on 05.30.2014

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter's Blazblue -Alter Memory- Mu-12

Wow, I never thought I'd be super excited by a Mu-12 figure, but you know what? Alter has officially sold me on this one! Based on Blazblue -Alter Memory- this Mu-12 looks ready to kick some butt, and has an incredible base m...

Rio McCarthy

Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 translations. In one case a line in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex talking about children being abducted by the mafia was translated as "Are you aware of the frequent occurrences of the mass naked child events within the country?" by a particularly awful fansub group. For a time the phrase "mass naked child events" became a meme referring to terrible translations.

When you think about it, Wonder Festival really is a mass naked figure event. Let's face it, most of the figures we'll be drooling over the pictures of this weekend probably won't be wearing a lot of clothes. And yes, some of them will indeed be naked, or pretty near it, especially if some of the previews in this edition of LinkUP is anything to go by. Plus we've got some other stuff to gawk at like videos, an interview, and various other things all after the jump!

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Tomopop LinkUP: Art is a blast! photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Art is a blast!
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 with the more creative among us. I like to think I'm creative, but I'm more of an idea person. When it comes to putting paint to plastic or clay to wheel it never looks as good as it does in my head. Some of us have it and some of us just write about the people who have it I guess.

This week we've got not one, but two artist interviews to pass along, as well as some designer stuff and a bunch of photo galleries. Let's get to it after the jump, shall we?

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11:00 PM on 12.14.2013

Vertex previews their Noel Vermillion figure

Vertex have a new preview of their Noel Vermillion figure on their blog, and she's not looking too bad. This is, of course, Noel's appearance from BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, so it's a bit more adult of a look. Her cape ...

Brian Szabelski

7:15 AM on 10.31.2013

D-Arts Noel Vermillion blazes her way to pre-orders

We recently saw her at NYCC but now the D-Arts version of Blazblue's female lead Noel Vermillion is up for pre-order from all good stores. Noel's a little accessory light but you'll get her two trademark pistols along wi...

Martin Siggers

1:30 PM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - D-Arts

New York Comic Con 2013 is officially in full swing and our very own Andres Cerrato is walking the floor! One of the booths he visited on the first day was Tamashii Nations, where, among other wonderful things, there is a D-A...

Natalie Kipper

2:30 PM on 10.08.2013

Blazblue: Alter Memory contains Ragna Nendoroid Petit!

OH. MY. GOSH. I FINALLY have gotten something I've asked for for ages!! Sorry! Totally excited! -ahem- Yes! For those of you keeping tabs, Blazblue: Alter Memory is the new anime series based around the fighting videogame ser...

Rio McCarthy

1:00 AM on 09.20.2013

Blazblue's Noel Vermillion by Vertex up for pre-order

We just saw her teased, and then shown off at Tokyo Game Show, but now you can get your pre-orders in for this blonde lady. She stands nearly 9.5 inches tall, which was a bit bigger than I expected. She's in 1/7th scale thoug...

Rio McCarthy

12:30 PM on 09.19.2013

D-Arts Noel Vermillion with Vertex ver. and Mu-12 at TGS

zatuyoP tweeted an image of all three versions of the figures, but MyFigureCollection posted an up close picture of her. I'll admit, I finally decently like a Noel Vermillion figure, and might contemplate buying the D-Arts ve...

Rio McCarthy

Preview Vertex's hot Noel, now with a fuller gallery photo
Preview Vertex's hot Noel, now with a fuller gallery
by Jon Wills

Remember just a few days ago when Rio posted a gallery of the freshly painted Noel by Vertex? Well those photos were good but Vertex recently updated their blog with new, even more smoking images of her! I will be honest, I went from liking her figure to it maybe entering my DO WANT material. This from someone who has never seriously played a Blazblue game. So it is obvious that Vertex nailed this one if fans of figurines who know little of the material are interested.

What do you think Tomopeeps? Were you sold from the start? Or do these additional photos help tip you over into wanting her more? Let us know in the comments.

Photos courtesy of Vertex's blog

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1:00 AM on 09.14.2013

Vertex teases Blazblue Chronophantasma Noel in color

Well, she may not be my favorite character from the Blazblue series, but I can admit to a sculpt I like when I see one. We teased the full sculpt for her a while back, but now you can see a few bits and pieces in color. There...

Rio McCarthy