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9:00 AM on 05.14.2012

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 14, 2012

Oh, hey, it's a Monday. If this Monday has you down, one way to make yourself feel better is to spend some money you don't have. So how about it? Might I interest you in something in today's Reserve or Regret? Maybe something...

Jonathan Tubbs


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




10:00 AM on 04.20.2012

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 19, 2012

There's an assortment of goodies you an pre-order from today's Reserve or Regret list. The biggie having to be Kotobukiya's DC Bishoujo Harley Quinn. Speaking of big, FREEing has another bunny girl with big boobs from their 1...

Jonathan Tubbs

1:00 AM on 12.22.2011

Castle of Cagliostro Fujiko appears via Dive

I have previously reviewed one of Dive's Lupin the Third figures, and was relatively happy with how it came out upon seeing it in person. They're now continuing their line of figures with their newest showing of Fujiko Mine a...

Rio McCarthy

12:00 PM on 11.11.2011

Dive releasing a bobbing head figure of Portgas D. Ace

This has to be one of the most dynamic bobbing head figures I've seen. Rather, I don't usually keep track of these, but hey, it's a cute topless guy (I love those freckles like whoa) with his dukes up, ready to pick a fight w...

Kristina Pino

7:00 PM on 10.13.2011

Lupin the 3rd has a Wild Ride via Dive and Blum

It's always a joy to see a new Lupin the 3rd figure on the horizon, and today we get our wish with not just one, but two! Both Dive and Blum are releasing adorable pieces having to do with Lupin and his little yellow car. Div...

Rio McCarthy



Tomopop Review: Dive's Lum Lightning ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Dive's Lum Lightning ver.
by Brian Szabelski

My love for old-school anime and manga series is quite large, and those of you who know me happen to know I have a spot in my heart for Urusei Yatsura. Rumiko Takahashi's debut manga (all the way back in 1978!) was one of the first series I got hooked into when I got back into manga and anime several years ago, and I've since been a fan of Lum. 

When Dive showed off their teasers for their new Lum Lightning ver. figure, I was pretty much sold off the bat. I was already a happy owner of figma Lum (reviewed) and Kotobukiya's 1/10-scale Hanshin Tigers Lum (reviewed), but I craved something larger scale. A 23cm tall Lum featuring her about to bust somebody up? Yes, please!

The only question is, would my first experience with Dive meet what I expect from a figure company and their products? I guess you'll just have to follow the jump to find out, won't you?

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10:00 PM on 10.03.2011

Dive tries to take more of my money with their Ten-chan figure

I have a love of Urusei Yatsura. My ever-growing collection of figures from the series prove that, and after Dive tried to ding my wallet with their impressive Lum figure, they're going straight for it again with their soft v...

Brian Szabelski



Tomopop Review: Dive's Lupin the Third photo
Tomopop Review: Dive's Lupin the Third
by Rio McCarthy

Who doesn't love a good throwback show, especially one as hilarious and fun to just sit back and enjoy as Lupin the Third? I know I do, and that's why we're here today! Dive had released several amazing Lupin the Third figures, which have more recently been re-released for those of us who didn't get them the first time around.

Today we'll take a look at Lupin himself and see if this is a figure you need to run out and find immediately. Hit the jump to see if this treasure thief is worth going on a search for!

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6:00 PM on 06.30.2011

Fujiko Mine gets her own collection via Dive

Any Lupin III fans out there? Yes? No? Maybe so? Well, you've got one right here and I'm super excited to see a new figure of Fujiko Mine in the works. Of course, she's had several over the years, but can you blame her? Anywh...

Rio McCarthy

3:00 PM on 06.27.2011

Dive's Tiger Mask figure takes my breath away, then elbow drops me

I'm a huge proponent of seeing older characters get their due, and Dive has been really been doing a great job of that in recent months. So could they somehow top their Lupin and Lum figures? Of course ... by surprising me wi...

Brian Szabelski

9:30 PM on 11.17.2010

Dive's Goemon figures will have you seeing double

Amongst all the glitter and shiny CG effects of modern anime, there's still something to be said for the classics. Especially classics like Lupin III, hands down one of the most enduring series I've ever seen or read. It's ea...

Emily Smalara



9:00 AM on 11.11.2010

The 27th Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Many more companies

So many manufacturers at the 27th Annual Miyazawa Model Exhibition as you may have seen in the past two days. And the list continues with Art Storm, Azone International, Dive, Media Factory, New Line, Plum, Uart, and Zigz Toy...

Jonathan Tubbs