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8:00 AM on 08.20.2014

Get over your mommy issues with Clayz's Rei Ayanami

No you haven't fallen into a time warp, this is an Evangelion 2.0 figure in 2014. Like, a thousand years after the film's release. Why this Ayanami? And why now? I don't know, but I welcome it. The subject admittedly isn't th...

Tianxiao Ma


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.






[Update] Japanese 7-Eleven stores give away two giant Evangelion prizes photo
[Update] Japanese 7-Eleven stores give away two giant Evangelion prizes
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

[update: All 25 of the statues put up for sale sold out in two minutes at that price. Two minutes! That's insane!]

Ever wonder what it would look like if NERV was funded by a major international convenient store chain? Probably not, but you're going to find out. 7-Eleven in Japan is working with the Evangelion franchise to produce giant two meter tall Unit 01 figures colored in 7-Eleven green, orange, and red. Best part is fans (only in Japan) don't even have to walk into a store to score one of the two up for grabs. One will be given away to a random person who visits 7-Eleven's Japanese Twitter account and retweets the announcement. The other one simply requires liking their Japanese Facebook page. The giveaway only runs from now to August 11 so fans will want to act fast.

Sounds painless, but if you're a glutton for punishment you could always buy one. 7-Eleven is taking orders until August 31 for anyone crazy dedicated enough to drop ¥1,700,000 (a little more than US$16,600) on their choice of either 7-Eleven colors or normal purple. On the brightside the delivery guy will also put it together, though apparently they want a lot of space to work so I have to wonder if they'd work outdoors. 

I certainly wouldn't be against winning one (if I was eligible), but I don't know if there's any character I would pay as much as a car to own a figure of. 

[via Rocket News 24, Anime News Network]

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Sega prize figures photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Sega prize figures
by Scarecroodle

Sega's Summer WonFes booth featured prize figures for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Terra Formars, among other properties. Among the highlights were a seated Gendo (!!!), Caster (Fate/EXTRA CCC), mini Terraformars, the Evangelion pilot girls, and a pretty nice Meiko.

Of course, there were also a lot of things I couldn't identify, including what appears to be an unpainted prototype for one of the Terra Formars BUG members.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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4:30 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo's Mega Sofubi Advance

Did I just completely miss this whole arm of Kaiyodo's corpus? I'm always awed and amazed (sometimes not in the best way) by super-huge toys. In this case, I definitely got a good impression, though. As I turned the corner, I...

Kristina Pino



Contest Results: Who's our Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q winner? photo
Contest Results: Who's our Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q winner?
by Vanessa Cubillo

Two weeks ago I asked readers to name their favorite capsule toys, and boy did I get a lot of responses! Readers named Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, and more. There was no wrong answer.

All of this was to see who wanted to win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q toy and more. So now it's time to announce the winner!

Chosen by random, the winner of this contest is Okan ahin!

Congratulations! Please email me at Vanessa@tomopop.com Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be having more contests coming up very soon. 

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Contest time: Win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q and more photo
Contest time: Win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q and more
by Vanessa Cubillo

Greetings, Tomopop readers!

It's time for another exciting contest where we're giving away some fun prizes. What are we offering this time? Well, one winner will get a Kaiyodo Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q Fraulein figure, but that's not all! Along with this figure, the winner will also receive a few mystery prizes. Don't you just love a surprise? 

So how can you win? It's easy! Just leave a comment on this post answering one question. What are your favorite capsule toys? If you know me, it's going to be no surprise that I say anything Sailor Moon. Answer by June 3 for a chance to win.

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6:00 PM on 05.23.2014

There is now a story behind Transformers x Evangelion

Just yesterday, we finally got to see what the ever-weird Transformers x Evangelion crossover would result in toy-wise. TakaraTomy is now giving us more with an official page, story, and what will hopefully be a resulting Sta...

Andres Cerrato

1:30 PM on 05.22.2014

MP Optimus Prime x Evangelion is about as creative as you thought it would be

Were you expecting something really cool when it was announced that Transformers would crossover with Evangelion? Maybe something like that stylized Revoltech that made people actually seem genuinely interested in the possibi...

Andres Cerrato



Tomopop Review: Sega's PM Figure Rei Ayanami photo
Tomopop Review: Sega's PM Figure Rei Ayanami
by Tianxiao Ma

Prize figures, when I started collecting, weren't things you'd go out of your way to get. They were too small, not very detailed, and had dodgy quality. Over time, all three of those aspects gradually improved to the point where they might hold up to more expensive PVC figures.

I decided to check out Sega's Rei Ayanami PM Figure to see the state of prize figures right now. I'm also desperate for any reasonably priced Evangelion figures, as the latest movie hasn't garnered as much attention from figure makers as I'd hoped. If you can't afford the RAHs out there, maybe this review can help you decide on going the prize figure route.

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12:00 AM on 04.25.2014

This is exactly what it looks like: Takara to do Evangelion & Transformers crossover

Your eyes do not deceive you, that's Optimus Prime painted up like Eva Unit 01 right there. In a surprise announcement going out in hobby magazines this month straight out of fan fiction Takara Tomy revealed their new crossov...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2014: Vertex gives us the Shinji and Kaworu figure we've always wanted

Here they are again, Shinji and Kaworu in an impending embrace just like we saw at WonFes. There's actually nothing new here; Vertex's tweet just shows the prototype at Miyazawa Model Expo. In case you're behind on the latest...

Tianxiao Ma



5:00 AM on 04.02.2014

No ifs, plenty of butts - Alter's Asuka now up for pre-order

We got a rather lovely preview gallery of her last week, and now as promised Alter's latest take on the feisty Asuka Langley Shikinami is now up for orders at all good stores. Just as a reminder, you'll get her decked out in ...

Martin Siggers