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3:00 PM on 07.31.2014

SDCC 2014: Benelic and Fine Molds

Diamond Distribution's SDCC booth was also home to a few upcoming Studio Ghibli releases from Benelic and Fine Molds. Benelic's collectibles were of the coin bank and figure variety, featuring Kodama from Princess Mononoke&nb...

Brian Szabelski


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Tomopop LinkUP: The Puzzle & Dougrams edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: The Puzzle & Dougrams edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! In one week from today we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in America and I for one am looking forward to getting stuffed on some turkey! Even though it's a popular vacation week you can look forward to LinkUP returning once again! News doesn't stop and neither do we.

Back to this week we've got a bunch of new prototypes, some designer figures, and some amazing photo galleries and videos!

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Bandai offers up a beautiful Ghibli Guardian photo
Bandai offers up a beautiful Ghibli Guardian
by Martin Siggers

Laputa: Castle in the Sky was one of the very first Studio Gibli efforts to hit the screen (technically it is the first, as the earlier Nausicaa did not bear the famous studio name) and might be a little forgotten today under the weight of subsequent hits. That's a shame, as it's a beautiful, elegant film, and one of its most touching scenes comes when our heroes discover the titular castle, overgrown and abandoned save for one still-functioning robot guardian.

That's where Bandai's fantastic replica steps in, recreating the distinctive, long-limbed design in all its retro glory. Complete with appropriate crumbled stone base, it's a really nice bit of work and a great representation of a rarely seen design. Alas, it's a limited exclusive item, so you'll need to do a bit more work than usual to grab one, but if you're a fan of the movie it looks very much to be worth it. The list price is ¥3200, but bear in mind fees will bump that up, and a release is pegged for October. Hit the pre-order links if you're tempted

[ Pre-order at Big in Japan | Nippon-Yasan | Mio Boutique ]

[via Premium Bandai website]

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9:00 AM on 04.12.2013

Custom Delights: Studio Ghibli Vinylmation set

I've been excited about this post for days, because Mrs Annemarie Brown has been posting these figures one by one over Twitter and such, but I was waiting until the full set was revealed to do one big post about her latest cu...

Kristina Pino

9:00 PM on 03.16.2013

Diamond doesn't hold back on new Ghibli merch

I don't believe Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki need any sort of introduction here. There's probably very few of you out there who haven't seen or at the very least heard of one of their many animated masterpieces. As anime ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 03.13.2013

This Mr. Drippy amigurumi is ready to work his magic!

Need an amazing rainy day project to create? I'm talking to all you crafty crocheters out there! This Mr. Drippy (from Ni no Kuni) amigurumi pattern is available from Kitten's Crafts, and while it's totally over my head consi...

Rio McCarthy

7:00 PM on 12.09.2012

J-List piles on the Ghibli plushes

J-List has been good to plush collectors lately but they hit the mother load with their latest batch of Studio Ghibli-licensed plushes which were recently added to the site. The four new additions are from the movies, My...

Natalie Kipper

11:00 AM on 08.20.2012

Catbus? More like Monorail Cat...bus...

Last week, we saw Annemarie Brown's nine-inch custom LOST Vinylmation. An impressive piece for fans of LOST, it's still available for auction over at the Cancer Gets LOST site. I really can't get enough of it and I wish I had...

Pedro Cortes

3:00 PM on 08.08.2012

Here are some Studio Ghibli mascots to keep you company

Studio Ghibli is, in my opinion, one of those studios that just doesn't have enough merchandise for tied to their movies. I mean, there are plenty of Totoro goods to be found if you know where to look but, as for Miyazaki's o...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 AM on 08.02.2012

Custom Totoro will brighten your morning

There's nothing quite like a bit o' the big, fluffy cat known as Totoro to make a morning manageable. This version of Miyazaki's famous character was made by Jenn and Tony over at The Bots. According to The Bots' Flickr ...

Pedro Cortes

10:00 PM on 07.19.2012

Ni no Kuni's 'Ninostarter' could get you more goodies

I am totally psyched for Namco-Bandai's upcoming RPG, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. I had heard about the game online and in magazines, as well as at booths at conventions like San Diego Comic Con, where they pro...

Natalie Kipper



4:30 PM on 07.19.2012

SDCC 2012: Multiverse Studio and Triforce

Multiverse Studio had all kinds of supremely awesome stuff at their booth this year. First off, they had the Street Fighter and Mega Man Bobble Budds. They're... shiny! Besides those, there are some new original creations in ...

Kristina Pino