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Expelled from Paradise's Angela Balzac from Alphamax

Expelled from Paradise is a big deal anime film release from this past December, so I haven't had a chance to see it (even if Aniplex was kind enough to screen it in America, I don't live in a city large enough to warrant exhibition). The f...

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Get to work on these Nendoroid Sonico pre-orders

Sonico has never been my favorite character for figures, but I've liked what Good Smile Company has done with her. At least the Tiger Parka Nendoroid version (which is getting re-released) was legitimately very cute. It also happens to be t...

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Super Sonico looks out of place in a school swimsuit

Beat have just put two versions of a school swimsuit-clad Sonico up for pre-order, and I have mixed feelings on the whole thing. Though I love her pose and almost everything else about the figure in terms of sculpt and design, I feel like w...

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[NSFW] Super Pochaco can serve me beer anytime

When we first posted this, I mistook this for Sonico. I mean, considering it's a Nitroplus character, it wasn't necessarily the worst assumption to make. However, thanks to astute readers Elite7x and s1ic3, I now know this is Super Pochaco,...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Walking in a winter Wonder Festival

Hello and welcome back to an action packed Tomopop LinkUP. Packed is definitely the right word for this edition as we're looking at probably our biggest LinkUP yet! And no wonder, it's the winter convention season! UK Toy Fair was last week...

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Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! I know I've complained at least once already about the winter, but when dealing with subzero temps as often as we have this year I think it warrants some additional complaining. They say the best wa...

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Wing's mousey Sonico hits pre-orders

This Sonico fad refuses to do the decent thing and die, like Black Rock Shooter, Kanu Unchou, and Yoko Littner before it. I guess I like the giant block of cheese that this one comes with. Cheese is yummy, right? Sorry if that's not exactly...

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Tomopop LinkUP: The rated A-plush edition

Hello and Welcome to this week's Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a crazy, exhausting week for me. Between a three-day ice storm, a 17 hour power outage, and rushing through Christmas, it has all left me a little drained. But the news doesn't stop...

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[Sorta NSFW] Alter previews its Santa Sonico

Late last month we caught a quick glimpse of Alter's Santa Sonico, but we really didn't get many good photos showing off the details of her sculpt. Alter apparently sought to remedy this issue and posted a nice splash of pretty photos on th...

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Super Sonico joins the Beach Queens series

I'm actually really surprised that it took Wave this long to make a Beach Queens figure out of Super Sonico, but here we are. The figure was recently shown off by T_Santa, her proud illustrator, and she's currently unpainted. I'm enjoying t...

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Alter's Santa Sonico is poorly equipped for winter travel

Sonico figures have become pretty formulaic: a vaguely vulnerable expression, swimsuit, and gigantic boobs. That describes the gamut of Sonico figures, except outfits vary by fetish. Alter's rendition of Sonico popped up on Twitter recently...

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It's almost game time for Super Sonico Cheer Girl

Orchid Seed have been rather quiet about their lovely Cheer Girl version of Sonico (last seen at WF), and it looks like they're almost ready to let her go now. In a recent blog update, the team also mentions that she'll have optional wrist ...

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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Broccoli

Sonico has been all over this Summer's Wonder Festival, it seems. She was also spotted at Broccoli's booth, in the form of her new figure, Super Sonico - Teeth Brushing Version. The character looks a tad like she just rolled out of bed (pro...

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Good Smile Company and Max Factory dive into DMMd

Fans who were able to attend The CHiRAL Night's (Dive into DMMd) recent event at the Tokyo Dome City Hall were in for a big surprise when they turned to a certain page in their event pamphlet, which listed that both GSC and Max Fa...


Gift's Tiger Parka Sonico is painted

Gift's cute new Sonico figure, sporting a tiger parka and lugging a guitar case, has been revealed with paint splashed on by t_santa on TwitPic.  We've only got two images for now, but she's looking rad. She's also looking rather shiny...


1/2-scale Sonico is up for pre-order with warning labels

Alright, so we had a peek at 1/2-scale Sonico not long ago, and I'm back again to let everyone know the very important news that she is up for pre-order! If you're ready to fork out the dough (over ¥40,000 retail) for her, this huge sta...


1/2-scale Soniko gets a coat of paint

Though I don't have as many words to say on things like this as some of my co-editors around here, I wanted to make sure that you folks were at least up to date with the fact that yes, 1/2-scale Soniko still exists (last seen at Wonder Fest...


[NSFW] Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Orchid Seed

Orchid Seed clearly caters to a certain type of audience, in case you couldn't tell by their showings at the Miyazawa Model Expo. These figures are certainly not for the prudish. They showed off not one but two new Sonico figures: a painted...


Tomopop Review: Neuromancer Ignis

Let's face it: if you want to get your foot in the poseable figure line these days, you've got it really rough! Good Smile Company and Max Factory pretty much have a stranglehold which amounts to a near monopoly with their figma line by bei...


Tokyo International Anime Fair: Rakuen Tsuihou figures

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013 just opened its doors today, and there's already news coming out of it: 1/12-scale figures are being made from the yet-to-be-released Rakuen Tsuihou: Expelled From Paradise. Dingo and Angela Balzac w...


Gift trots out a new Sonico for WonFes

You know what's rare? A Sonico figure where she's just getting on with her life, doing Sonico things. That's basically what Gift's newest Sonico is all about. Their last Sonico figure had her tied up to a bed with legs spread, so I'll say t...


Yamato's Sonico gets a new babydoll

No, your eyes do not deceive you. This is Yamato's Sonico, more or less the same as the last one, except with a new design for her babydoll. Dubbed the "Strawberry Sorbet" version, the new Sonico is looking as confused and helpless as ever....


Feel your noise with DRAMAtical Murder's Aoba

You have to excuse me a second as I try to contain my excitement. Recently, Deshun from the Nitro+CHiRAL staff blog posted a small teaser picture of a male figure they plan to showcase at Wonder Festival 2012. So, who is the dreamy boy who ...


Mikatan continues the Nendoroid Sonico coverage

We've seen the production of this Super Sonico Nendoroid in more intimate detail than with any other figure. If you've been following along on Mikatan's Blog, the culmination of all this has been revealed. Mikatan gives a thorough tour of t...


Orchid Seed's Nurse Sonico will make you feel much better

Are you feeling down because it's Friday and you're stuck at work? Is the day not going your way? Maybe you need a boost. Something to pick you up and make you feel much better. Doctor Orchid Seed may have something to help you. Just hold s...


Super Sonico poses for Alphamax's gravure photoshoot

The busty mascot of Nitroplus has seen her fair share of figures based on the many pieces of art that exist of her. And there's still plenty more to come with the number of drawings that keep getting produced. Alphamax has one coming that d...


NSFW: Orchid Seed's Al Azif Original Color Edition

Orchid Seed's Al Azif, the embodiment of the Necronomicon from the series Demonbane, is a figure that has drawn my attention for quite some time. This being the third colorway of the figure, the first being a black and red version, and the ...


NSFW: Alphamax's Soniko is a pricey beauty

You know that feeling when you see a figure that you really like, and then discover that it is made of dreaded cold cast? I really don't understand why figures are even made in cold cast, it just seems to jack up the price, plus they're inc...


NSFW: Orchid Seed puts another Soniko up for order!

Orchid Seed already has one figure of Soniko up for order, and Yamato recently unveiled their version of her, but it seems like we can never have too much of this pink-haired cutie. Orchid Seed has produced a second figure, and this time it...


Yamato's Soniko doll is lovely and expensive

After placing an order for the Dollfie Dream Marisa, I have become infatuated with dolls. Unfortunately, I don't have enough cash lying around to have multiple dolls, so Soniko here is almost out of the question. However, that won't stop me...


NSFW: Color Sample of Yamato's Super Soniko

Super Soniko is one of those characters who I really love despite knowing nothing about their background. Maybe it's the pink hair or the fact that she constantly looks like an oldschool pinup, but she just hits all the right notes for me. ...


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