Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing her... read
It's WonFes time, which means Good Smile Company (and associates) will be out with all guns blazing. As usual they've put up their Wonderful Hobby Life For You site with a summary of all the stuff they're showing off.
I'm alw... read
There's really no shortage of Yoko figures from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann so it's always a welcome sight to see something a little different. Wait, did I say little? FREEing is ready to take up some massive shelf real estate... read
Eventually, all anime figures end up in a yukata. Kyoko, professional snacker and reluctant magical girl, is no exception. Standing at just under 8 inches, this PVC figure features the magical girl in a red yukata accented wi... read
Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most ... read
FREEing has found big success in their recent forays into Yukata figures, and A Certain Scientific Railgun remains a perennial merchandise favourite. It's hardly surprising therefore that the two have crossed paths, with... read
Statues aren't supposed to move, but don't tell FREEing that. Their new figma based on Rodin's 1902 masterpiece is all about the ROM (range of motion). Being essentially a naked figma (and I do mean naked), and of the 2.0 var... read
I've not kept up with Infinite Stratos but its cast sure has gotten a lot of figures. I rather like FREEing's 1/4-scale Houki, mostly because of the way her expression works with those fox ears. Very cute indeed.
If you want ... read
Kahotan's newest preview happens to be a face we've seen before: FREEing's Racing Miku Sepang version. There aren't a ton of revelations in her preview, but we do get at least a nice shot of her torso, showing off some of the... read
Partial nudity and figure collecting go hand in hand. If it makes you uncomfortable, you may want to avoid this gallery. However it makes me very comfortable, so I'll tell you a little about what's going on!
These figures are... read
Now that we're seeing more and more creative takes on Vocaloid designs, I'm actually enjoying their presence. It looks like the days of the same boring Miku design being made over and over again are done with.
Good Smile Comp... read
FREEing definitely know a good thing when they see it, as their booth was packed with their popular range of yukata-clad ladies.
It seems like paired sets are the new hotness in FREEing's world. For me the highlight here is d... read
Although you may be hearing the starting pistol a little late FREEing's 1/8-scale Racing Miku Sepang Version is currently available for pre-order. The figure features Vocaloid mascot Hatsune Miku in what might be her oddest racing attire thus far, although I'm sure it's a bar others may... read feature
Third Time's the charm? 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, ... read feature
Madoka of the popular Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series is once again breaking out her yukata. We saw her appear in this outfit for a figure by FREEing last year but the whole ensemble suits a cutesy Nendoroid ... read
I'm sensing a theme with FREEing's releases... The thought of a sexy 1/4-scale figure is appealing to me, but in practice very few of them have designs that I like. FREEing will be releasing this 1/4-scale Laura Bodewig this December, and I'm on the fence about it.
Laura'... read feature
It's amusing when someone's trying to take off two articles of clothing at the same time FREEing's Tsukiko has shipped out, prompting Kahotan to make a little release gallery for the figure. She especially likes the strawberry pattern on her panties, and the fact that the skirt isn't fixed in place. You can ... read feature
It's that time again. Good Smile Company have posted up a release schedule for April, including some delays. As more dates are announced, we'll be sure to update.
GSC's Asuna, Knights of the Blood ver. (delayed... read
OK, not quite everything but man, there are a LOT of delays this month. In fact, there are so many delays that GSC took the rare step of not bundling the announcement in with its upcoming release schedule. Instead, we go... read
Oh, right, there are other events going on this week Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Ol... read feature
I'm sure it comes to no one's surprise that there were a lot of new figma on display at Wonder Festival. But could you really predict just how varied the offerings this time around would be? They really dug out some unexpecte... read
It's been a little time since we've covered FREEing's take on Kaworu Nagisa - last Summer Wonfes in fact. The company seems to have used the time well however, as he's gone up for pre-order now and the resident Evangelion&nbs... read
Shot through the heart [Update: Pre-orders are up! Check below for links]
It's been a while since we last saw FREEing's striking take on Hatsune Miku. She popped up last year, then went dark for a considerable period of time. Now though she's re-em... read feature
In an attempt to bombard North America with all things otaku, Good Smile Company has launched new distribution company Ultra Tokyo Connection in Los Angeles, California. The service is being produced through a partnership wit... read
Although Guilty Crown is a couple of years old now, its leading lady Inori Yuzuriha continues to be popular enough to inspire some big companies to turn out figures of her. This time roun it's FREEing's turn, and they've... read
I've been following the gradual progression of FREEing's gift-wrapped Nakaimo girls since the first releases, and sadly we've come to the end of our sisterly harem. Fittingly they've saved one of the best for last, with the c... read
We should have known it was too good to be true. When Good Smile Company announced a very slim roster of delays just a few days ago, it looked like the company was on track for a remarkably punctual December. Turns out not so... read
It was only a matter of time, but the last of FREEing's gift-wrapped Nakaimo ladies is here, with mysteries meganekko Mei Sagara. Not my favorite of the girls for a multitude of reasons, but it's still sad to see such a serie... read
Despite being super moe, the lovely girls of Henneko are far from any strangers to fanservice. The masterful Kantoku's designs are just too perfect, and FREEing has jumped on the chance to capitalize on the lack of naughtines... read
With Japan's penchant for turning historical figures into cuties, it's a wonder we haven't seen more focus on American personalities. Plenty of European and Japanese figures have been given the "moefication" treatment, but as... read
Finally! It seems like FREEing is indeed giving the entire Nakaimo cast the trussed-up treatment with the addition of one of my favorite harem ladies, Rinka Kunitachi. Suitable for her blonde hair, her ribbon is a bit differe... read
It's not quite Mana or Rinka yet, but with FREEing continuing their line of neatly gift wrapped Nakaimo cast members at all, it's hard to complain. It's certainly a more interesting use of their talents than more generic bunn... read
I'm not usually used to FREEing going a bit off the grid when it comes to character design, but while I got pretty excited over hearing they were making a new Mashiro figure, the reality appears to be quite different. I can't... read
Ever since we've seen harem comedy Nakaimo's Miyabi shown off, I've longed to see the rest of the cast get the same treatment. Thankfully I'll be waiting no longer, as FREEing has produced some incredibly sexy figures of sort... read
Generally I buy figures of characters that I like, or figures that have really amazing and detailed sculpts. I do have a handful of figures that I bought solely for the quality of the butt. It seems like FREEing's Sora Takana... read
Kore wa Zombie desu ka? has always been an over the top series, and "vampire ninja" Seraphim is certainly no exception to the rules. With her sword-slinging, girl-kissing ways, it only stands to reason that FREEing had only o... read
Apparently despite the misfortune, poverty-ridden series Binbougami ga is still going strong as far as figures go. FREEing has decided to take advantage of misfortune deity Momiji's penchant for cosplaying and dressed her up ... read
If the lovely operator Fiona wasn't enough Border Break for your collections, wait no more! FREEing is ready to drop a sizable bomb on collectors' wallets with this BB Girls Collection four pack. Featuring the three operators... read
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... read
Love or hate OniAi's rather blatant brocon themes that put Oreimo to shame, it's hard to deny the show's character designs are pretty cute. Especially with those adorable expressions! While you won't get to see any u-shaped s... read