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C2E2 2016: Bluefin Distribution part 2

Star Wars mash-ups aren't the only thing Tamashii Nations brought to the table; they had plenty of anime figures from their various Figuarts lines as well. Dragon Ball Z continues to have a large presence, featuring prominently in S.H....

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/30 to 12/6

Interesting week this time around. Not one, but two toys made specifically for girls found their way into the overall ranking this week. Meanwhile the hobby ranking features a male Nendoroid and two female knights that couldn't be dressed m...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/2 to 11/8

This week's overall listing is a lot like last week's, but Duel-Masters has dropped off, replaced by another Kamen Rider Ghost item. Japanese kids sure do love their supernatural stuff. No surprise the overall ranking matches the boy's toys...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank higher from the ...

 
 
Top sales 10/19 to 10/25 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25

The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans buying into them...

 
 
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Tamashii Nations 2015: There be Gundams, lots of Gundams!

What would a Bandai show be without some Gundam in the mix? With no major gunpla announcements to make, the floor was taken on the other lines of gundam figures, such as Robot Damashii, Fix figuration (Yes, that's still going!) and the new ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/12 to 10/18

It's days before Halloween so it should be no surprise that the overall ranking is dominated by two supernatural toy lines: Yo-Kai Watch and Kamen Rider Ghost. OK, it probably has less to do with Halloween and more to do with the overwhelmi...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being as good of qua...

 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/17 to 8/23

The universe is clearly broken. An adult figure has ranked as one of the top toys in Japan. And when I say adult I don't mean cast off bikini tops and whatnot, I'm talking a figure doing things that we can't post here (but can link to) in g...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/10 to 8/16

So Toynes.jp took a break from doing their top sales lists for a few weeks, but it looks like, at least for now, they're back! There have been a lot of summer releases since the last period posted ending July 19, so there must have been som...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/13 to 7/19

I remember a time when toys were toys; not trading cards and professional drones. Times have really changed... Overall (→)Yo-Kai Watch Youkai Medal Busters Vol.1 (Bandai) (New) Shuriken Sentai Ninninger DX Lion Haoh (Ba...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/6 to 7/12

It was a short absence, but Yo-Kai watch is back and with authority. It was only a matter of time really; a series can't be in the top five so consistently and not reappear when something new comes around. Lots of other new figures, too so ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/29 to 7/5

It was a short break, but it would seem Ninninger is back again in the top five. Clearly Bandai hit a home run with the current Super Sentai incarnation. It is interesting to not see Yo-Kai watch return, or Kamen Rider Drive for that matter...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/22 to 6/28

Hope you were saving your pennies during this period because we're looking at some of the most expensive figures we've seen in these rankings. It's not often that we see this many high ticket items sell so well in one week. Just for fun, th...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/15 to 6/21

For some reason Toynes.jp took a short break so we don't have rankings for the week of 6/8 to 6/14, but things appear to be back on track! This particular time frame has been a bit delayed, so expect the week of 6/15 to 6/21 to be up soon a...

 
 
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Real Grade Gundam Astray Red Frame gets promo video at AX

The Real Grade line is expanding later this year to include the found in a destroyed colony Gundam Astray Red Frame. It's been a favorite design among fans, which helps to explain why SEED is seeing yet another RG release. This weekend, the...

 
 
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Gundam.Info's Mid Year Gunpla prize campaign kicks off today

I buy a lot of Gunpla. Perhaps you do as well. Starting today, you might get rewarded for buying that sweet, sweet plamo with the Gundam.Info Mid Year Campaign. Held twice a year, the campaign and its participating American retailers will i...

 
 
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Bluefin lists out its exclusives for SDCC next week

In case you haven't noticed, San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and will be open in just over a week. That means it's time to get the full rundown of exclusives and what you can possibly stretch into your budget whether you're at the s...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/1 to 6/7

Normally the majority of toys we see make the rankings every week are robots. But this week things are a little different with only three bots on the list, and only two of those are Gundam. Plus we've got two girls on the list and the retur...

 
 
Top sales 5/25 to 5/31 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31

Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and a Nendoroid! G...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/18 to 5/24

Japan continues to change the concept of toys. I get that these card games are played with, but does that make them toys? Seems like quite the stretch if you ask me. OK, so Yo-Kai Medals aren't technically cards, but they're basically the s...

 
 
Top sales 5/11 to 5/17 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/11 to 5/17

Not sure why, but apparently during this period there was a surge in toy sales from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Japan's current big Super Sentai series claimed the bottom four overall slots. Meanwhile all of the hobby slots went to gian...

 
 
Top sales 5/4 to 5/10 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10

Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp had new items on...

 
 
Top sales 4/27 to 5/3 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3

Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for the past six week...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26

By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys list which can be ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/13 to 4/19

I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-Kai Watch Yo-Ka...

 
 
Top sales 4/6 to 4/12 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/6 to 4/12

This week supported two known facts: trading card games and Gundam are insanely popular in Japan. To say it was a great week for either, especially Gundam, might be an understatement. There are only three new items this week, the rest is a ...

 
 
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't even the only fi...

 
 
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29 photo

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29

Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (↑) Shuriken ...

 
 
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Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22

  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as four big names ...

 
 
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Anime Japan 2015: Bandai

Following our Max Factory and Good Smile Company coverage from Anime Japan, Bandai had a few Gundam kits to show. 1/144 High Grade Gunplas were on display, spanning the more recent entries: current series Gundam Reconguista i...

 
 
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Come Sayla-way with MegaHouse's Sayla Mass figure

Gundam: The Origin finally premiered on Feb. 28th, so now the merchandise tie-in's will bust through. Of course, if that means getting figures of the human characters then I'm all for this incoming bonanza. Fan-favorite character Sayla...

 
 
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Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit

One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epic for words. Al...

 
 
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Tamashii Nations 2014 event reveals some 70+ new S.H.Figuarts

At the latest Tamashii Nations event held over this past weekend Bandai blew the roof off the place with a staggering number of reveals! We're talking some 70+ S.H.Figuarts figures and accessories alone! There's way more than I can list her...

 
 
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Scarecroodle's massive EXPLOSION of AWESOME recap

Sometimes there's more awesome than there is time and humble Tomopop editors can't get around to everything. As such, an explosively awesome recap is needed. Click the jump to see explosions, Gamera, more explosions, Bishoujo She-Hulk, expl...

 
 
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Perfect Grade Gundam Unicorn coming this December

It's the kit that everyone said they wanted when they learned what they could do. The gimmicks for the Perfect Grade line made people dream of what the Unicorn could be if they were to do it. Yes, it's finally coming this December and it wo...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: MegaHouse's Tieria Erde

MegaHouse's Tieria is just one of those figures that demanded more pictures than just the one or two. I might be wrong, but I think this is the first time we're seeing it in color, too. I was a little bit dubious of this figure when it was ...

 
 
SDCC 2014 Bluefin photo

SDCC 2014: Bluefin - miscellaneous figures

Bluefin's presence at SDCC is spread across two booths, one with the Tamashii Nations items and one more dedicated to sales. The sales booth did have some prototypes of upcoming figures, including the titan in the header. The titan and Eren...

 
 
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Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla

Gundam Build Fighters was amazing. It didn't have a great plot, but it was at least enjoyable if just for all of the cameos. It certainly surpassed expectations in the west and now season 2, Gundam Build Fighters Try is on the horizon. With...

 
 


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