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Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2015: figma

All the figures you're still waiting on pre-orders for
Apr 14
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
Miyazawa Model Exhibition photo
Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Although it's a lot of stuff we've already seen in one form or another
Nov 20
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
Idolm@ster photo
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

figmas in latest scans photo
figmas in latest scans

More magazine scans mean more figma prototypes

Hibiki and Chariot TV animation ver. on the way
May 23
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 sneaks in one more Idolm@ster announcement

One more time...
Apr 08
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

Volks Revisits the Idolm@ster for their next Dollfie Dream Releases

Are you ready? I'm Lady!!
Apr 06
[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
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Kahotan previews Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver.

Too soon?
Mar 13
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
Phat Company Mika photo
Phat Company Mika

Mika Jougasaki demonstrates some crazy-eyed charisma

Jougasaki it to me, baby!
Feb 24
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
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[Updated] IDOLM@STER goth lolita Ranko gets a figma

Surprise, she isn't a Wonder Festival exclusive
Jan 31
[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
GSC Delays photo
GSC Delays

Good Smile announces first delays of 2014

Time for your regularly scheduled disappointmen
Jan 20
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
Cu-Poche Yukiho Hagiwara photo
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

Idol Master Beach Queens photo
Idol Master Beach Queens

Check out these three Idol Master Beach Queens

Are you ready?
Nov 25
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
figma Chihaya Kisaragi photo
figma Chihaya Kisaragi

figma Chihaya Kisaragi pre-orders take the stage

First member of the original IDOLM@STER cast available for order now
Oct 24
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

Two more iDOLM@STER figures come to the Brilliant Stage

First colored look at new figures from Megahouse
Sep 25
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
Cinderella Girl Uzuki photo
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


Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Game Garage Kits (Part 1)

Are you ready? I'm... Lady? Who the heck wrote this IM@S song?
Jul 30
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
WonFes Nendoroids Part 2 photo
WonFes Nendoroids Part 2

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Nendoroids Part 2

A Whole lotta Nendoroids Part 2
Jul 29
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
Pre-order Rin Shibuya photo
Pre-order Rin Shibuya

Pre-order GSC's Rin Shibuya from IdolM@ster

I don't know her well, but she is pretty.
Jul 26
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

Dance over to a pre-order of Idolmaster's Yukiho

Kotobukiya - 1/7 Scale
Jun 08
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

Pick up the latest sunny Makoto from Idolmaster

Megahouse - 1/7 Scale
Jun 07
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

Delays, delays, delays photo
Delays, delays, delays

Good Smile, Arcadia, others announce delays

Hope you weren't waiting for Mikudayo
May 22
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
Phat Company Hibiki photo
Phat Company Hibiki

Phat Company's Hibiki is just about ready to dance

That or she's going to catch a football
May 07
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

Phat Company's Minicchu Ranko gets teased

Very mini indeed
May 02
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


Pre-order Kotobukiya's Hibiki from Idol M@ster

Cute little rascal.
Mar 19
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

Under the Radar: Pre-order this cute Yukiho Beach Queen

I'm not sure how I missed Yukiho. I think I will pre-order her.
Mar 07
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
Hobby Maker Exhibition photo
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


Good Smile previews Dekacchu Kirari Moroboshi

Because you can never have too many giant figures
Jan 30
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


Beach Queen Miuru Azusa from Idolmaster is re-released

I prefer her with a dress
Nov 16
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

Wave's boyish Makoto Beach Queen available for pre-order

She's my favorite Beach Queen yet!
Nov 16
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

Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Kotobukiya

Plamo, PVC, and whatever else you like
Nov 07
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 gets a new colorway

To be released as part of Lawson Idolm@ster campaign
Oct 24
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

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