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4:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Tomopop Review: Sentinel's RIO:Bone Buster Machine No.7

While Gainax's seminal mecha show Gunbuster has begun to get a bit more love from the figure world over the years (such as the rather excellent Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster), it's sort-of-sequel Diebuster has mostly been le...

Martin Siggers


10:00 PM on 08.27.2013

THE perfect Gurren Lagann is now available for pre-order

Studio Half-Eye is a maker of masterpieces. Their figures have earned a reputation as being some of the absolute best. If you're going to make transforming/combining mecha, the tech to do it is hard enough. Actually keeping t...

Andres Cerrato

11:00 AM on 08.09.2013

Aim for the top with Sentinel's Nono

While Diebuster, Gainax's long awaited Gunbuster sequel may have divided opinion, few could fail to warm to its delightfully energetic lead character Nono. She's been curiously under-represented in figures in recent year...

Martin Siggers



Tomopop Review: Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster photo
Tomopop Review: Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster
by Pedro Cortes

One of my 'holy grail' figures is Bandai's Soul of Chogokin Gunbuster. It's a big, hefty figure that does a great job in capturing all the great things about Gainax's classic giant robot. The problem is that it was released in 2006 for ¥19,000 and quickly sold out. Now, you'd be lucky to find it for less than ¥25,000, if you can find it at all.

Lucky for me, and for other fans of the Gunbuster, Bandai has remade the Gunbuster as part of their Super Robot Chogokin line. While it doesn't have the sheer size and the amount of accessories, it's a damn fine figure that deserves a place in your collection. Hit the jump to find out more!

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2:00 PM on 02.24.2013

No debate, Studio HalfEye makes the perfect Gurren Lagann

There have been a lot of Gurren Lagann figures. With each one that comes out, it's just a comparison between the last. The Revoltech has great articulation, the ver. Ka has a Giga Drill Breaker, the Riobot has great sculpting...

Andres Cerrato

11:00 AM on 01.21.2013

Super Robot Chogokin Anti-Gurren Lagann is a thing

People like Gurren Lagann and some of those fans were quite fancy of the recently-released Super Robot Chogokin of said titular robot. Coming from the depths of Super Robot Wars is this palette-swap of Gurren Lagann, Anti-Gur...

Andres Cerrato

7:00 PM on 10.01.2012

Bandai's mecha teases are now up for your pre-order needs

Remember all of those fun robots I described over the weekend? If you liked them, there's good news in store for you! All of them are now available for pre-order and are all still available. Except the RD ZZ Gundam. Honestly ...

Andres Cerrato

11:00 AM on 09.29.2012

Aim for the top! SRC Gunbuster is coming in February 2013

You have your thoughts and desires known when it comes to a figure of Gunbuster. Bandai has prepared the Gainax original and has hopefully made it suitable to your tastes in this Super Robot Chogokin edition. With a February ...

Andres Cerrato

8:00 PM on 09.25.2012

Here come Super Robot Chogokin Gunbuster & Gurren Lagann

When the Super Robot Chogokin line was announced, it meant more affordable and detailed figures of some of my favorite mecha. When the line started, I imagine that many mecha fans wanted an affordable Gunbuster that will stay...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 AM on 06.26.2012

Fifth anniversary of Gurren Lagann brings new toys

Man, time flies. I remember when Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was first airing back in 2007. I was fresh to the mecha world when I suddenly had this bombastic super robot show smack me in the face. It left an indelible impressi...

Pedro Cortes



Tomopop Review: Sen-ti-nel's Metamorphose Panty photo
Tomopop Review: Sen-ti-nel's Metamorphose Panty
by Pedro Cortes

One of the reasons that I love GAINAX's Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt are the metric ton of different costumes they put leading gals Panty and Stocking in through out the whole run. I'm especially fond of the realistically proportioned angelic versions of the girls that pops up whenever they activate their weapons. I know the first time I saw that transformation sequence that there I was going to be seeing those angels A LOT in the PVC market.

The first time I got my hands on angelic Panty and Stocking was with Sega's prize figures (reviewed) a couple months back. As nice as they were, there's only so good a prize figure can look compared to a full-priced PVC statue. I anticipated the time I could get my hands on a high grade version of those ladies. Well, that time is now, what with the release of Sen-ti-nel's Metamorphose Panty.

Is Sen-ti-nel's rendition of the raunchy angel all that I wanted in a properly scaled Panty & Stocking figure? Well, you'll have to hit the jump to find out!

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Tomopop Review: Sega's Panty & Stocking prize figures photo
Tomopop Review: Sega's Panty & Stocking prize figures
by Pedro Cortes

One of the biggest problems with collecting figures is managing your budget. As many of you know, It's quite the expensive hobby that can add up real quick. If you're not careful, you could find yourself ordering several figures and due to delays, may have a massive bill on your hands come invoice time. One way to keep the costs down is to buy prize figures. Granted, they aren't going to be the same quality as a full-priced PVC figure from one of the big three (Good Smile, Alter, Max Factory), but you're still going to get a decent representation of a character you're interested in for a fraction of the price.

This was the logic I used when I ordered Sega's Panty & Stocking prize figures a while back after hearing about them on Tomocast. Considering that the two of them together with shipping cost less than one of Sentinel's Metamorphose figures, it was pretty easy to pull the trigger on the pair.

What did I think of these angels? Hit the jump to watch my review and find out! 

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