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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



Alter's new Asuka preview brings up the rear photo
Alter's new Asuka preview brings up the rear
by Martin Siggers

I'm no big fan of Evangelion 3.0, but I thought the newly eyepatched-up design for our favourite tsundere redhead Asuka was fantastic, especially when paired with her stylish sweater and cat-eared cap. Alter's latest version of her ticked all my boxes then, plus an additional one for those who like shapely derrières.

Since Tian's original look at her, she's been painted and now Alter have put her under the camera for a full-on preview. There's a ton of delicious detail to appreciate here, like her gorgeous hair (always an Alter speciality) and the sharp, bold paint. As I've said before, I like my Asukas haughty or angry, and her sneering face here definitely fits that criteria. The preview also reveals that her hat will be removable and her left arm will be replaceable, going from holding the cap brim to being tucked in her pocket.

All in all, it's looking like another fantastic figure from the masters. Pre-orders are set to open next Wednesday, the 2nd of April. I'm sorely tempted, anyone else with me?

[via Alter's blog]

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4:30 PM on 02.11.2014

Open Kotobukiya's Spring/Summer Catalog

Kotobukiya has posted images from its 2014 Spring/Summer Catalog. The catalog features some of the most hotly anticipated items revealed within the past year, including selections from the ever-popular Bishoujo line. Check the gallery for all the images.

Scarecroodle



9:15 PM on 02.08.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Vertex's Shinji and Kaworu

Vertex has a new sculpt they're showing off at WonFes, and it's of Evangelion's two boys, Shinji Ikari and Kaworu Nagisa. The two are apparently floating in mid-air, with Shinji looking a little bit dazed and Kaworu's arms ex...

Brian Szabelski