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
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
Who would have thought cowboy boots and glasses blended so well? Kahotan has previewed Phat Company's 1/8-scale Miki Hoshii, which is also available for pre-order.
This crazy adorable figure comes an interchangeable glasses piece, allowing you to display her without or without the prop (al... read feature
Another month of magazine scans means another month of figmas, including some prototypes. One of the two that showed up was figma Ganaha Hibiki, in almost the same pose we've seen her in during some of the events e... read
Volks just can't keep away from the Idolm@ster right now. Along with the news and first showings of Rin and Ranko, the Volks Dollfie Dream Twitter page has also posted up a teaser for their next release and they're going back... read
[EDIT - Dollfie world was kind enough to post up some scans of Volks News and they do indeed have prices for the ladies. Shibuya Rin can be yours for ¥58,000 while Kanzaki Ranko will set you back an eye watering ¥62,0... read
Oh, Mika, I wag my finger at thee! Kahotan recently uploaded a preview for Phat Company's Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver. (currently available for pre-order).
I have to confess that I'm a little worried about Mika's career... read
Mika Jougasaki is one of the Jougasaki sisters (what, you haven't heard of them?) from Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls. I don't know what her personality is like, but I do love that grin and wild-eyed stare. You could say that I... read
[Update: New pictures added to the gallery and pre-orders are now open!]
Thanks to a combination of magazine images and Tweets from @2Tohei we're getting our first look at figma Kanzaki Ranko! Ranko is one of the many gi... read
Good Smile Company has just announced their releases and their delays for January and it's a pretty regular month. Which is to say, there's a fair few delays, some of them disappointingly high profile.
Probably the most notab... read
Sing (or dig) along with Yukiho! Yesterday, Kotobukiya announced the next figure coming to their lovable Cu-Poche figure line, Idol M@ster's Yukiho Hagiwara. The aspiring pop singer will be shrunk down to chibi proportions, standing at a mere 4 and a half in... read feature
It's been about a month since Wave's trio of Idol Master Beach Queens beauties became available for pre-order. As expected, Akibahobby recently got their hands on a sample of these three ladies, Miki, Azusa, and Takane a... read
Prepare yourself, there's an figma IDOLM@STER flood coming. The first of many members of the original idols will be coming soon in figma form. And I'm not kidding when I say a flood; we're talking about some 16 girls for Max ... read
Another month and another batch of scans from Hobby Japan. This time around Megahouse has a pair of ladies from iDOLM@STER for us and they aren't even from the same game.
First up is franchise newcomer Umi Kousaka from IDOLM@... read
That's my kind of style. Wish I knew her character. Some of you may have heard of Idol M@ster's social game Cinderella girls, however seeing how it is a Japanese only social game I doubt many of us have had much experience with it. Still we have seen a few of their designs suc... read feature
Next up, we're looking at the video game garage kits and we're starting with the slightly more Japan-centric ones first. The Idolm@ster and Senran Kagura totally dominated here with a huge number of kits from both series. Hec... read
I've never seen so many Nendoroids in one place then what we saw at Wonfes this year. Okay, well maybe the Good Smile Cafe has more Nendoroids but that is an unusual exception and not a trade show per say.
In addition to the ... read
Fans of Idols M@ster and those who like figurines who look like they are singing should check this pretty figure by GSC of Rin Shibuya from IdolM@ster Cinderella girls.
I've not really kept up with the whole Cinderella girls ... read
I think I must be losing my mind here, because if someone had bet me $100 that I hadn't seen this figure before, I'd have taken that bet. I could have sworn I'd seen her at some point in the past, but even a database search i... read
I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to just accept the fact my tastes are at odds with most of Japan's. While I'm still waiting for more and more figures of Idolmaster's lovely Miki, Megahouse brings us yet another rendi... read
Ready or not, here she comes! When Kotobukiya first announced their new Cu-Poche line, I was a bit apprehensive. I mean, when it comes to figures in their chibi-fied forms, Good Smile Company has prime time real-estate in that market. However, once I lear... read feature
Delay time has arrived, and it's apparently hit Good Smile Company's Nendoroid line. Three Nendoroids are among those delayed, and they include both the Rin and Wooser set and the big-headed Mikudayo, destroyer of worlds. It'... read
iDOLM@STER 2's Hibiki Ganaha is looking lively as a 1/8-scale figure thanks to Phat Company's work. This prototype was on display at a Good Smile Company exhibition in Akihabara.
Hibiki is running with her hands in her pocket... read
This is Ranko Kanzaki from iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls from Phat Company's Minicchu line. Mikatan posted this single picture on her Twitter account. Maybe she'll be doing a preview in the near future? The tweet itself says th... read
More prizes! New hobby magazine scans showed these Ichiban Kuji prize figures based on characters one of my favorite shows, The Idol Master. If you remember, last month I sort of bashed Ichiban Kuji's designs of their K-ON! prize figures.... read feature
Kotobukiya - 1/7 Scale A lot of great stuff was shown off at WonFest this past Winter, with many a tantalizing glimpse of upcoming figures. If the ladies of the ever popular Idolm@ster tend to catch your eye, you probably noticed Kotobukiya's Angel... read feature
She can sing to me all day long The first release in Kotobukiya's new Cu-poche line of super-deformed figures is finally almost here! Haruka Amami from The Idolm@ster is looking as cute as ever, and Danny Choo has a nice gallery up of the figure.
He t... read feature
Oh God, the fluffiness! Okay, I might not be one for social games, like Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, but I know a cute plush when I see one, and Anzu's stuffed rabbit certainly fits the bill. Let me tell you, one doesn't have to know the source material inside and out to appreciate a good toy (as I am sure many of you know). Read on to see what makes this plush a winner! read feature
Fans of the animal loving Hibiki Ganaha hailing from The Idol Master will pleased that pre-orders are now available for Kotobukiya's latest sculpt of her. For those of you unfamiliar with Hibiki you can watch episod... read
Sometimes something cool or cute pops up and somehow it slips under the news radar. In this case I was browsing various stores' pre-orders and saw Wave's Yukiho from The IdolM@ster staring back at me. Even though re... read
Mikatan post gives us a few more close up of new announcements Mikatan has posted a little gallery of photos from the Hobby Maker Exhibition that follows Wonder Festival 2013, and to no one's surprise, it's mostly of Good Smile and Max Factory items.
There's some new stuff in here,... read feature
Rin Shibuya and Anzu Futaba will be available globally online and at the event. The count down continues to the 2013 Wonder Festival (Winter) and Mikatan has turned her attention towards two of Max Factory's exclusives, figma Rin Shibuya and Anzu Futaba. Like many of the offerings this time aro... read feature
Phat! Company has got themselves another new line of figures in the Dekacchu series (bigger versions of their Minicchu figures), featuring Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls' Kirari Moroboshi in a rather large-scale look. ... read
Good Smile's Wonder Festival 2013 [Winter] site lauches with revealing of exclusives. The next Wonder Festival is just over three weeks away and Good Smile Company is now ready to unveil all their plans for the big event. The website for Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 17 has now gone live with all the show pla... read feature
Azusa is every bit as photogenic as I remember her the first time she came around. While her pose may be a little showy for my taste, I can appreciate her figure. I always love seeing flowers in a girls' hair, and her red flo... read
Makoto from The Idolm@ster is known for being a little "boyish" much to her dismay she is often not dressed in the most feminine clothes. However, this Makoto is not too boyish at all in this latest Beach Queen figurine ... read
Kotobukiya had a diverse array of products on display at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. You can see some of their character model kits, such as the Combat-san Rookie, Yotsuba&!'s Danbo (and miniature version) and Yotsuba,... read
Megahouse's Hagiwara Yukiho figure is getting a brand new colorway thanks to Japanese convenience store chain Lawson. As part of their new Idolm@ster advertisement campaign with Kirin Beverages, which starts Oct. 30 and ... read
Check out this preview of MegaHouse's newest iDOLM@STER figure Made it through last night's pre-orders? Or passed it up to get to the other goods tonight?
I briefly mentioned an iDOLM@STER-related pre-order going down tonight, but now I've got a lovely little preview for you to go with i... read feature
Miki wants to become your star! Our friends over at Tokyo Hunter have provided us with a lot of excellent photos from Tokyo Game Show 2012 this weekend! Thanks to them we are able to bring you previews of lots of upcoming figurines that have been displayed ... read feature