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2:00 PM on 04.17.2014

ESC's LVL-8 Dunny returns in a camo colorway

ESC-Toy's new secret release has dropped in their shop, and it's a jungle camo version of the LVL-8 Dunny. Certainly inspired by the Moogles of the Final Fantasy series, the 8-inch resin piece comes with two accessories: a ti...

Brian Szabelski


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2:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Custom Delights: JFury's Ninja Pitbull

JFury has a new custom Dunny in his shop, a furious little ninja pitbull. He hasn't done any real sculptwork on the figure, instead wrapping the design around the Dunny's surface, but he still does resemble a little pitbull. You might not be able to tell from the karate gi and polesword that he's wielding, though! You can pick it up from JFury's shop for US$80.

Brian Szabelski

7:00 AM on 03.31.2014

Fuller introduces us to the world of Bizarre Wars

If the competition for "Best Custom Dunny Series of 2014" is underway, then allow me to submit one of the likely finalists: Fuller's Bizarre Wars. A series of six Dunnys set in an alternate galaxy far, far away — where ...

Brian Szabelski



Otto Bjornik, Kidrobot's Mayari arrives at retail photo
Otto Bjornik, Kidrobot's Mayari arrives at retail
by Brian Szabelski

Otto Bjornik's latest work has arrived today,a  3-inch Dunny he did in collaboration with Kidrobot called Mayari. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Mayari keeps a royal theme we've seen in a lot of Otto's work, as well as his simple black-and-white style, but there's also a red version of Mayari if you're looking for a little more color. If you want both versions, though, you'll have to do a bit of extra work: the black version is being sold and selling out already at designer toy retailers (myplasticheart has a few left), while the red version will be only at Kidrobot's stores and their online shop.

As you might remember, though, Kidrobot upped their prices earlier this week, and the 3-inch Mayari will cost you US$14.99. I love Otto's work, but US$15 for a 3-inch figure is a pretty steep asking price and I might have to sit this one out. What say you, Tomopop readers?

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8:00 AM on 03.15.2014

Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover

Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 03.10.2014

Huck Gee's Skullhead Dunny gets a black colorway

Huck Gee's Skullhead Dunny is getting another colorway from Kidrobot. This time, it's a black colorway, with a reverse-colored white suit. Otherwise, it's pretty much the same one you saw 3 years ago in sculpt and design. The...

Brian Szabelski



Another look at the Dunnys of the Mardivale series photo
Another look at the Dunnys of the Mardivale series
by Brian Szabelski

Kidrobot's blog is home to some preview images of the upcoming Mardivale Dunny Series, featuring the work of Andrew Bell and Scribe. Some of the more mysterious, masked designs are Andrew's work, while Scribe has taken to creating some colorful characters, like the stilted Dunny clown. You can check out the five preview photos Kidrobot have posted in our gallery to get an idea of what to expect.

Just a reminder, they're coming out tomorrow (March 4) and are priced at US$9.99. Check with your local Dunny retailer for any info on release parties; I know a lot of brick-and-mortar stores that sell Dunnys are having them.

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7:30 PM on 02.25.2014

Mardivale Dunny Series arrives on March 4

Earlier in February, Kidrobot's Mardivale Dunny Series was revealed to exist, with little other info besides they were designed from Andrew Bell and Scribe. The "hyper-series" language seems to have disapp...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 02.19.2014

Ramen Rider rides on, thanks to Dolly Oblong

Rev up your motorcycles, Kamen Rider fans; Dolly Oblong has put together a new custom 3-inch Dunny in the tokusatsu spirit. Ramen Rider is clearly inspired by the original Kamen Riders, mixed in with Dolly's usual style,...

Brian Szabelski



Win big (literally) with Kidrobot's newest Golden Ticket photo
Win big (literally) with Kidrobot's newest Golden Ticket
by Brian Szabelski

Huck Gee's Penelope McStompsalot Dunny has been released into the wild, but Kidrobot has a little surprise for those picking her up in her black or olive green colorways. Huck and KR have hidden a golden ticket inside one of the boxes, and the winner gets a pretty rare piece of Huck's work for their collection.

The prize? A development prototype of Huck's Art Giants Skullhead. Yeah, you remember those things are about 4 feet tall? Not too bad a prize for picking up one of these.

The black version of Penelope is already sold out online, meaning that it'll only be in Kidrobot stores and that the green version for retailers is your other chance to win. Penelope isn't cheap either, priced at US$199.99. Also, if you're in San Francisco, Huck will be signing at a release party tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific at Kidrobot San Francisco (1512 Haight St.)

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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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1:30 PM on 02.05.2014

Kidrobot reveals Mardivale Dunny series

Kidrobot has quietly been working on a new Dunny series, and they've just revealed the Mardivale Dunny series to the world via a sneak peek. The name gives away the theme: they're all Mardi Gras/Carnivale inspired. The 12 des...

Brian Szabelski