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11:00 PM on 09.18.2014

Revolve to the dark side with Revoltech Darth Vader

We saw quite a few Star Wars Revoltech figures at WonFes. Soon Darth Vader will be at your doorstep as he has gone up for pre-order. There aren't a ton of surprises as far as the retail version goes. You have a segmented cape...

Tianxiao Ma


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Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver photo
Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver
by Scarecroodle

Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver is currently available for pre-order. This Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, not the zombie movie or its remake) themed figure comes with Joe (the mouse), an apple, and an alternate normal head. While it's a neat collectible, I'm just surprised that this version took precedence over other holidays.

Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver can be pre-ordered for ¥2,100 and is slated for an October release, hopefully in time for a Halloween or Dia de Muertos celebration.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo - Revoltech Star Wars photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo - Revoltech Star Wars
by Scarecroodle

Not wanting to be left off the Lucas gravy train, Kaiyodo has apparently added Star Wars characters to its Revoltech line. Unpainted prototypes for Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper, C-3PO, R2-D2 and a Mouse Droid were on display at WonFes alongside placards which displayed the silhouettes of Boba Fett, the Millennium Falcon, and an X-Wing.

The news that Kaiyodo is handling the license is somewhat diminished by the glut of Star Wars merchandise these days. For years, Star Wars collectibles were primarily being produced in the 3.75-inch scale by Hasbro (and Kenner before that). However, that's changed almost overnight with Hasbro moving into the 6-inch scale, Medicom's decision to add Star Wars to its MEDICOM line, Bandai of Japan apparently planning to produce samurai Star Wars figures, and Star Wars even appearing in the Nendoroid line. That's not counting the 1/6-scale figures (which have been around for a while) and Kotobukiya's Star Wars offerings.

That's not to say that these figures don't look cool. The sculpting looks to be pretty decent and Vader will apparently feature an articulated cape (unlike Hasbro's and MEDICOM's decision to use a fabric cape). The Storm Trooper (who was on display next to a Clone Trooper helmet for some reason) will provide fans with an opportunity to army build although, given that Revoltechs have been running ¥3,000+ lately, it would make for an expensive army.

I'm also surprised that one of the items Kaiyodo will be leading with is a Mouse Droid. Sure, he's just going to be an accessory (for C-3PO?), but it's still such a seemingly random choice. I'm also curious as to whether Kaiyodo will offer a ton of R2 variants, something that Hasbro has yet to do in its 6-inch Star Wars Black Series (despite having done heavily in its smaller scale line). Will we see a R2-Q2? Only time will tell.

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4:30 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo's Mega Sofubi Advance

Did I just completely miss this whole arm of Kaiyodo's corpus? I'm always awed and amazed (sometimes not in the best way) by super-huge toys. In this case, I definitely got a good impression, though. As I turned the corner, I...

Kristina Pino

9:30 AM on 06.25.2014

Revoltech introduces Mini Date Masamune and reintroduces Legacy figures

Revol Mini continues to be a thing. After Kinnikuman, Solid Snake, and Iron Man Mk VI, the 4th release in the line will be Date Masamune of Sengoku Basara. Just as with the other releases, Masamune got a release  in the ...

Andres Cerrato

10:00 AM on 06.13.2014

Star Wars finally to be mass merchandised by mass manufacturers

If a catalog coming out of the International Tokyo Toy Fair is to be believed, there is going to be a lot of people involved in Star Wars over the next few years. Bandai has already revealed their hand partially with S.H. Fig...

Andres Cerrato



Contest Results: Who's our Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q winner? photo
Contest Results: Who's our Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q winner?
by Vanessa Cubillo

Two weeks ago I asked readers to name their favorite capsule toys, and boy did I get a lot of responses! Readers named Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, and more. There was no wrong answer.

All of this was to see who wanted to win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q toy and more. So now it's time to announce the winner!

Chosen by random, the winner of this contest is Okan ahin!

Congratulations! Please email me at Vanessa@tomopop.com Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be having more contests coming up very soon. 

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Contest time: Win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q and more photo
Contest time: Win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q and more
by Vanessa Cubillo

Greetings, Tomopop readers!

It's time for another exciting contest where we're giving away some fun prizes. What are we offering this time? Well, one winner will get a Kaiyodo Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q Fraulein figure, but that's not all! Along with this figure, the winner will also receive a few mystery prizes. Don't you just love a surprise? 

So how can you win? It's easy! Just leave a comment on this post answering one question. What are your favorite capsule toys? If you know me, it's going to be no surprise that I say anything Sailor Moon. Answer by June 3 for a chance to win.

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10:00 AM on 05.25.2014

Yes, there's a third Revol Mini. Yes, it's an Iron Man.

Revol Mini is a line that isn't even out yet, but it's already starting to feel old to me. Yes, there was a new version of Snake. Then it was coupled with Kinnikuman, which while he is a great figure, it's one that has been d...

Andres Cerrato

6:30 PM on 05.08.2014

RevolMini rolls on with MGS' Cyborg Ninja

If you were hoping for more Metal Gear Solid figures, then I have good news. If you were hoping they'd be back to normal Revoltechs, well, too bad. It is extremely good news that Cyborg Ninja is getting a release, however it ...

Andres Cerrato

7:30 PM on 04.24.2014

A better look at Revol Mini Solid Snake and Kinnikuman

This month's scans brought news of the new Revoltech line, Revol Mini. The inaugural figures of the line are none other than Solid Snake and Kinnikuman. It's not the announcement that many were expecting, but nevertheless, he...

Andres Cerrato



11:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Revoltech goes small with new revolMiNi line

Revoltech hasn't held much attention lately. It's kind of saddening, but the line has failed to capture our imaginations with licenses and the actual product like figma and Figuarts have. That's not to say that Kaiyodo is any...

Andres Cerrato