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Naruto Megahobby Expo photo
Naruto Megahobby Expo

The Naruto manga ends as MegaHouse adds more figures

Manga and movie represented at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014
Dec 02
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
If you're like me then your week feels a little less complete after years of getting a weekly dose of the Naruto manga ended in November. Sure, I was satisfied with the ending (got my pairings!), but I still want more. Thankf...
S.H.Figuarts Sasuke photo
But what will you be reading when it's released?
You've probably already heard by now, but the Naruto manga is now in it's final weeks, set to end at the beginning of November. Seems like bad timing for Bandai to be releasing Naruto figures, that might have a little somethi...

AX 2014: Yes Anime photo
AX 2014: Yes Anime

Anime Expo 2014: Yes Anime

Fluffy friends and a bunch of new licensed Trexis
Jul 06
// Brian Szabelski
Yes Anime's Anime Expo booth was home to a few new prototypes including ... 12-inch Tiger and Bunny plushes based on the popular characters as alpacas? Yes: the plushes are designed to look like alpaca-fied versions...
Tsume Edo Tensei Itachi photo
Tsume Edo Tensei Itachi

This Edo Tensei Itachi Uchiha statue is no genjutsu

Tsume's reanimated Itachi is one lively statue
May 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Itachi is a character that knows how to play with your emotions. You spend such a large chunk of the Naruto story line loathing the guy, then you feel sympathetic towards him when he dies because of all the terrible things he...

DXtra Marada Uchiha photo
DXtra Marada Uchiha

Tsume's DXtra Marada Uchiha fans the pre-order flames

The DX part means he comes with a second face
May 16
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's latest Naruto figure has arrived, the DXtra Marada Uchiha. Note that it's not Xtra like the other figures in the line, but DXtra. The difference isn't just the extra letter: Marada comes with a second head featuri...
Viz SDCC 2014 Nartuo photo
Bring some extra money, he ain't cheap
It's that time of year again! San Diego Comic Con 2014 is right around the corner so that means time to start showing off exclusives. This year we've got Viz Media, best known for their anime and manga distribution, trying th...

S.H. Figuarts Naruto photo
S.H. Figuarts Naruto

S.H. Figuarts Naruto starts a hurricane of pre-orders

You can datte-buy-yours in July
Apr 02
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Bandai has quietly started taking pre-orders on their upcoming Naruto Uzumaki figure from Naruto Shippuden. I say quietly because the figure hasn't gotten much in the way of fanfare since it made a surprise debut at New York ...
HQS Itachi teaser photo
HQS Itachi teaser

Tsume-Art pretty much confirms HQS Itachi Uchiha

New teaser image posted
Mar 04
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's Facebook page was updated just this morning with a teaser image for a new piece they're working on. Tsume's description of the translucent red resin arm is asking fans to share the photo "to give us the Stren...
Toy Fair 2014: Bluefin/TN photo
Toy Fair 2014: Bluefin/TN

Toy Fair 2014: Bluefin/Tamashii Nations

Itsa me. Your empty wallet.
Feb 19
// Andres Cerrato
Bandai's Tamashii Nations has been doing its best to bring about new properties to its lineup of figures. We've already seen a few of their surprises, including the S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson and new Alien release. We fina...
Naruto photo

Toy Fair 2014: Tamashii - S.H. Figuarts Naruto

Orange-clad ninja somewhow infliltrated the S.H. Figuarts line
Feb 17
// Scarecroodle
No, it's not Genjutsu you're seeing, Naruto is actually getting a figure in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line (although if you're seeing something *other* than this then you're mostly likely under the effects of Genjutsu). The oran...
Naruto photo

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: G.E.M. Kakashi Anbu Ver.

Going back in time with the Kakash
Feb 12
// Pedro Cortes
For some reason, people used to really dig Anbu Kakashi. Maybe it was because of the stripped down design. Perhaps it was because it was part of mysterious character's even more mysterious past. Either way, I remember seeing ...

Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event

Feb 06 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kotobukiya has posted a gallery for their latest Shining figure, Neris, on their blog. She's a great looking figure and available now for pre-order so go find yourself one. Orchid seed isn't only offering their special chrome bikini version of Sonico at Wonder Festival that we talked about last week. They've also got a special clear A5 file of the Sorceress from Dragons Crown, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt trading cards, and Seven Deadly Sins bath salts. Vertex will be offering this very special and very limited version of Noel Vermillion at Wonder Festival. The yellow repaint is limited to only 50 and sold at 8,800 each, the same prices as the regular version. Grizzry Panda will be showing off their latest garage kit, Kongou from Kantai Collection at Wonder Festival. It doesn't seem like she'll be up for sale, but they will be bringing many of their more popular kits from previous events back for sale. RocketNews24 reported on another Licca-chan doll crossover, this time with Kumamoto city mascot Kumamon. She's sporting a cute red and black dress with bear ears and comes with a little Kumamon. The real surprise is that she went up for sale exclusively at Takara Tomy Mall on February 1 and has already sold out. Toy As Object is reporting on this really cool and unconventional Crystal-Mecha by Super7 and artist Matt Allison. It's already been released in black with an orange crystal, it is now available for US$95 in red with a translucent blue crystal stand nine inches at the Super7 store. Hot Toys posted an interview with acclaimed anime director, character designer, and mecha artist Shinji Aramaki. They talk about his latest movie, the 3D CG take on Captain Harlock and the figure HT made for it. AmiAmi blog posted a gallery for Megahouse's G.E.M Series Sasuke Uchiha figure. They did a great job with posing on this figure and he even comes with special head parts so you can swap his eyes between regular, Sharingan, and Mangekyo Sharingan. Also at the same link is the latest Naruto additions to the Petit Chara Land series. The series features Naruto (Kurama Mode with baby Kurama), Sasuke (with Aoda), Orochimaru (with Manda), Hashirama Senju (with, uh, trees), Madara (with hypnotized Kurama) and ANBU Kakashi (with Bull). Cute figures, wouldn't know they were at war. Traditionally Bandai doesn't do Wonder Festival, choosing to handle their own events. That went out the window last year when we got our first look at D-Arts Sailor Moon at Wonder Festival 2013 [Summer]. This year Tamashii Nations will be representing Bandai and bringing along a bunch of their newest figures as well as some we've never seen before. We should be getting our first look at new figures from Infinite Stratos and Tiger & Bunny plus some others they haven't revealed the source for yet. quesQ will be at Wonder Festival with a number of new limited edition repaints for sale. Up for grabs will be Flandre Scarlet in pink and Kazami Yuuka in blue from Touhou Project, Elizabeth in black and pink from Persona 4: Arena, and Percival in red from Eiyuu Senki Gold. Of course they've got other things planned to debut at the event. The Japanese AmiAmi blog posted a gallery for Prince of Tennis' Shiraishi Kuranosuke from the ARTFX J line by Kotobukiya. Fans of the series will probably find very little to complain about here. Kahotan posted a gallery for Parfom Aigis which includes a very informative interview with Phat! Company's Ootani. There's also a new look Parfom Nozomi Hoshino which acted like the prototype for the series and will make an appearance at Wonder Festival this weekend. Primal Heart updated with a look at their latest Saber garage kit from Fate/EXTRA CCC. The kit features Saber in a tiny nightgown and they really captured her well! Artist Amanda Visell made this really cute 8 inch Wood Jackalope Dunny. It's available for US$400 at the Switcheroo shop. I thought the jack in jackalope stood for jackrabbit, but I guess it stands for lumberjack. [embed]33525:37254:0[/embed] Universes collide when Filmation Skeletor voice actor Alan Oppenheimer and 200X Skeletor voice Brian Dobson come together to play with Skeletor figures for this promo video for Power-Con. Man, Alan can still do the voice perfectly! Aniplex is working on another Homura figure for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Like most things these days this one is movie based and the figure title translates to something like Flame Time Regression ver. Should be really nice when it gets a limited release in September on at the Aniplex+ store. Need another reason to get Attack on Titan figma Armin this weekend? Try Akiba Hobby's advance gallery out and see if that convinces you. [embed]33525:37255:0[/embed] Friends of Tomopop Jesse DeStasio, Nicholas Fung, and Cade Hiser have joined forces to host a new weekly toy show on YouTube called ToyPizza. Every Tuesday they'll be talking about great toys for all ages past and present, doing outings, and just talking about the stuff we all love. The first vid is just over four minutes long so it's easy to jump in and watch. What have you got to lose? And that's it for this week. Not sure what we'll have to talk about next week with Wonder Festival over, but I'll be back again nextweek with another Tomopop LinkUP nonetheless!
Tomopop LinkUP photo
We're in the final days before Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter]!
Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nons...

Plex's Gaara photo
Plex's Gaara

Plex turns Naruto's Gaara into ... a feudal samurai?

Pre-orders up for Ultimate Modeling Collection Figure line entry
Dec 26
// Brian Szabelski
Plex's newest line is called Ultimate Modeling Collection Figure, and one of their initial releases in the series is ... Naruto's Gaara dressed in samurai armor? Yes, that's the case here with the Naoe Kanetsugu ver...

Try your luck with this chibi Naruto bunch

Megahouse - Non-Scale
Dec 12
// Emily Smalara
If you never thought of Naruto as cute before, that probably all changed with the show's recent addition of the occasionally inserted jinchuriki memorization songs, featuring a number of cast members in tiny chibi form urging...
Naruto photo

G.E.M. Series Sasuke ready for war

Pre-orders can be a battlefield
Dec 11
// Scarecroodle
Max Factory's G.E.M. Series Naruto Shippuden Sasuke Uchiha (previously seen unpainted at Megahobby Expo) is currently available for pre-order. Prior to the time-skip, Sasuke was one of my least favorite Naruto characters but ...
Toynami photo

Toynami ends Naruto & Bleach lines, brings back Voltron

Go Lion, Stop Naruto and Bleach
Oct 03
// Scarecroodle
Toynami has announced that it will stop making Naruto and Bleach collectibles, following what it deems a "long and mutually beneficial relationship". The company, which recently reclaimed the Voltron license (last held by Mat...
Plex's Gaara photo
Plex's Gaara

Plex's Gaara is almost ready for war

If the header image looks odd, blame the current formatting restraints
Sep 12
// Scarecroodle
Plex has uploaded some images for its upcoming Gaara (Naruto Shippuden) in their new line Ultra Modeling Collection Figure (or UMCF). Gaara is billed as standing a sizable 31-centimeters (or 12.2-inches) tall and is depicted ...
Plex Sasuke photo
Plex Sasuke

Plex D.P.C.F. Sasuke gets painted

Wouldn't know he was in battle
Aug 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Plex's latest addition to their Naruto series of Door Painting Collection Figures line has finally been painted. Featuring the same quality details and paint apps as the previous Naruto and Sakura figures, Sasuke is looking g...

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Megahouse

Looking very Video Game here!
Jul 29
// Chris Seto
We've already touched on a few of the offerings from Megahouse, such as the Dragons Crown figures and the new Naruto figures, but I'm sure everyone would like a closer look, right? Aside from the aforementioned figures, it wa...
Gem's Trio of Guys! photo
Nothing new, but still cool.
It's been a little over a month since we had last seen Megahouse's prototypes of Naruto and Sasuke. Really little has changed since then but now at Wonder Festival 2013's Summer event MegaHouse has Naruto and Sasuke displayed...

SDCC: ToyMunkey Studios photo
SDCC: ToyMunkey Studios

SDCC 2013: ToyMunkey Studios

Not just making Silent Hill statues anymore
Jul 26
// Brian Szabelski
ToyMunkey Studios' booth at San Diego Comic Con had a little more than last year's showing. I mean, yes, there were the Nurse and Pyramid Head figures from last year, and both had new SDCC exclusive variants. But joining them...
These exclusives include DBZ, Naruto, and more
Yesterday, Bluefin Tamashii Nations revealed one of their SDCC exclusives, the Power Rangers Super Samurai set. Now, the official SDCC website has listed a bunch of booth exclusives that includes all of Bluefin Tamashii Nati...


MegaHouse's Naruto Kakashi dresses down for you

Can you feel his excitement?
May 12
// Vanessa Cubillo
Oh, how I love Kakashi and his many expressions. From MegaHouse's G.E.M. line, Naruto's Kakashi Hatake is now available for pre-order. Fixed in a crouching position, this Kakashi PVC figure does have many features for a non-...

Plex shows off unpainted DPCF Sasuke Uchiha prototype

That's him, right there, playing that flute
Apr 15
// Kristina Pino
The last time we heard about Sasuke as a part of Plex's NARUTO DPCF line, Jeremy was still speculating based on a banner that was up on their website. A couple days ago though, I noticed that their DPCF listings were sneakily...

Tsume announces plans for Cartoonist Nice event

New Saint Seiya prototype leads the charge of figures
Apr 02
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume's next big event appearance will be in Nice, France, at the Cartoonist 2013 event. Taking place April 20 and 21, the event is a bit of a celebration of Saint Seiya this year. That means Tsume is bringing two things...

Naruto Sengoku Dattebayo Swing Collection for pre-order

An adorable 12 piece Naruto trading figure set, anyone?
Mar 13
// Rio McCarthy
Alright, so this trading figure set totally caught me out of the blue, and I find it extremely adorable. For once in a long while I actually want some Naruto figures again. What we have here are swinging and swaying chibi ver...

This Limited Edition Sakura Haruno is a thing of beauty

Tsume - 1/8 Scale
Mar 11
// Emily Smalara
Unpopular opinion time--I actually enjoy Naruto, and I think it gets a lot of bad rap just for being a fairly standard shonen series. Fortunately there are those that give it due recognition, like Tsume releasing this "Undefe...

Plex triples up on pre-orders: Bones, Sakura, and Naruto

Triple-whammy! (ok I'm done with triple jokes)
Feb 08
// Kristina Pino
We recently had a look at the painted/complete Daz Bones and Sakura Haruno figures, previewed by myself and Yami respectively earlier in the week. It looks like along with the re-release of Naruto Uzumaki, Plex has a triple p...

Tsume's Naruto X-tra PVC figures arrive

Featuring Naruto and Pain in a run of 3,000 each
Jan 29
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume has a new line of PVC figures called X-tra, and the first two out of the gate are from Naruto Shippuden: Naruto Uzumaki and Pain, the leader of Akatsuki. The 1/10-scale figures look pretty well detailed for their scale ...

Naruto's Sakura Haruno joins Plex's Door Painting line

Nov 23
// Brian Szabelski
In the latest batch of scans, we've gotten a glimpse at another one of Plex's upcoming Door Painting Collection figures: Naruto's Sakura Haruno. Sakura will be 1/7-scale and will feature her posed with two big, beefy axe...

A good looking Naruto figure? Believe it!

Oct 19
// Emily Smalara
Yes, I know I'm probably going to be hanged for that title, but it was too good to pass up, even though I've never seen a single episode of Naruto's English dub. It holds true though, with Plex showing off a pretty badass loo...
Plex has been pretty steadily adding entries to their D.P.C.F. line, even going as far as adding in the license to Naruto characters. The man himself is the first prototype which was shown, and Emerje already wrote recently a...

Believe it!
Hard to believe, but it's already been around seven years since the Naruto manga switched gears and ended the first half of the series. it's a testament to its popularity, then, that we still find companies going back to the ...

Look forward to Daz Bones, Bon Clay, Chopper and... Naruto!
Plex has updated their D.P.C.F. listings with three new figures for their One Piece line, and it looks like they've expanded to Naruto because he's made an appearance there, too!  Introducing Chopper Knight ver., Daz Bon...


SDCC 2012: Toynami

Jul 14
// Philip Lee
Our SDCC 2012 coverage continues with the company that showcased one of the most fluffiest and cuddliest displays, Toynami! The most prominent reveal was their Street Fighter Hello Kitty plushes, in which we'll be getting the...

Naruto Shippuden swings to the cuter side of ninjutsu

Apr 03
// Emily Smalara
Here's something a bit unexpected! We seemed to miss that Thinkgeek is offering some truly adorable Naruto blind box figures, featuring a pretty unique not-quite-chibi style that for some reason I can't help but love. I'm not...

Banpaku Event Coverage: Shounen Showdown!

Mar 05
// Jon Wills
In our continuing coverage of Banpresto Hakurankai, or Banpaku for short we get a glimpse of some of Banpresto's newest figures and they certainly have a lot in the making. This time We’ll be looking at Naruto, One Piec...

Toy Fair 2012: Toynami

Feb 20
// Brian Szabelski
Toynami's Toy Fair booth happened to be all the way up on the fourth floor of the Javits Convention Center, but there was quite a bit on display! Naruto Shippuden, Bleach and Robotech/Macross figures were on display...

Prize Fair 2012 Summer: Banpresto - JUMP Comics

Feb 18
// Jonathan Tubbs
If there's something you know you'll have a constant supply of, it's the action and adventure from JUMP Comics. And since there's usually so many popular titles coming from it, you can always expect to find prize figures. Ban...

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