MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar... read
Megahouse's ongoing Portraits of Pirates series dedicated to One Piece expands with four new figures available for pre-order now. Dubbed CB-2R, it's the re-released collection of the main Mugiwara crew in their children forms... read
Once again One Piece was the number one manga in sales in Japan for 2014 so it's no wonder why MegaHouse couldn't show any restraint when displaying OP figures at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. Some of these we've seen before, b... read
If you've already read the previous report then you know Bandai brought the big guns to their most recent Tamashii Nations event this past weekend. But don't think they skimped on Figuarts ZERO by bringing an overwhelming num... read
I've been waiting for this news for quite some time now, but here's the good: Bandai is opening the Tamashii Web Shop for international customers. As with Good Smile Company's opening last year, international customers can no... read
One of the worst kept secrets in the One Piece anime has finally made his debut in this past weekend's episode and it would seem a figure debut wasn't far behind. Even though the anime refuses thus far to show his face and ca... read
Because it's made of PVC, which is more toxic than it is delicious Bandai's Devil Fruit Mera Mera (Mera Mera no Mi) is currently available for pre-order. This replica of the Mera Mera Fruit (or Flame-Flame Fruit), which originally gave Fire-Fist Ace his powers, stands 5.9-inches tall which I... read feature
Let sleeping mermaids lie... or float... or whatever Banpresto's booth featured an assortment of One Piece, Dragon Ball, and other anime figures, some of which were recent or upcoming with some older items as well (that cool-looking Shirahoshi, for instance, was released around... read feature
How's this for timing? Only a few weeks ago Adult Swim's Toonami aired the episodes of One Piece where Luffy gets wedged between two buildings and Zoro gets stuck upside down inside a chimney. And then Bandai goes and reveals... read
I hate it when sand gets in all those uncomfy spaces Over the years of my figure collecting, Megahouse's Portrait of Pirates line has remained my favorite series of figures. Based off of characters from the immensely popular One Piece, the figures tend to be excellent represent... read feature
I remember a couple of years ago in the One Piece world. A pair of major characters were still alive, the Marines weren't absolutely off their rocker, Blackbeard wasn't one of the most powerful characters in the whole show, i... read
Magma and Ice, nowhere near Ebony and Ivory With dozens and dozens of characters over 17 years of publication, One Piece is a figure company's dream. There are so many characters that can be made into figures, and just as many fans foaming at the mouth to pick them up.... read feature
The Tsume-Art crew are really happy with how their HQS Roronoa Zoro has turned out. We know this because literally said that in a recent Facebook page post showing off the 50-cm-tall collectible. In particular, they seemed pr... read
MegaHouse's Portrait of Pirates "Sailing Again" Bellamy the Hyena is currently available for pre-order.
Bellamy was something of a joke when first encountered by the Strawhats in Mock Town where he served as a relatively mino... read
Bludgeoned to death with a toy Welcome back to the Tomocast!
Sorry for the delay folks, real life snuck out from its cage and proceeded to maul all of us. No matter, we're back with a brand new episode. I was joined by Andres Cerrato and Tianxiao Ma to tal... read feature
MegaHouse's Portrait of Pirates "Sailing Again" Rebecca has received a few new photo galleries (including some 360-degree rotating images) in addition to currently being available for pre-order.
The buxom gladiator princess w... read
Why is March such a painful month for us? It seems like every march we get bombarded with a bunch of cool stuff that we all want all at once. Do companies think that we've recovered from the holidays by now and can affo... read
Hunk of burning love One of my critiques with male figures are their boring poses. Like it or not, female figures tend to be posed in a variety of ways to direct attention toward their copious assets. Dudes just kind of stand there, usually with ... read feature
Celebrating the new year with lots of anime figure news Hello and welcome to the first Tomopop LinkUP of the new year! We're only two days into 2014 and there's already a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Hard to believe, but over at My Figure Collection they've already g... read feature
Take your pick Recently, I had a chance to wander around one of my local arcades and see what prizes were locked up inside the machines. Locked away behind a promise if you get the claw to drop in some precise way, or break the piece of toi... read feature
A little bit o' cute, a little bit o' evil Bandai has done a lot to improve their Figuarts ZERO line in the last couple of years. Back when I reviewed a trio of ZEROs in 2011, they were fairly simple looking figures of dudes in standard poses with the exception of Mar... read feature
The fine crystal masters at Baccarat are getting set to let loose official One Piece crystal drinking glasses onto the Japanese public. These glasses feature all nine crew members and Ace with a unique coat-of-arms for e... read
All Franky wants is to become the ultimate cyborg/robot. I mean, he sure is a great shipwright and he's one of the best out there. However, let's be honest: his robotic improvements show that he wants to become one with the m... read
Plex is back with a new set of One Piece mini figures based on the crew's adventures on Punk Hazard. The Anime Chara Heros One Piece Chapter of Punk Hazard Vol.1 series features the entire crew, villains, and marines as ... read
A lot of everything: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Evangelion, Gundam, Saint Seiya, and Monster Hunter Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nati... read feature
Our man on the floor, Andres, captured some pictures of the various Figuarts ZERO figures on display by Tamashii Nations (Bluefin Distribution) at NYCC. Check out the gallery for pictures of:
Perona, Thriller Bark ver.
As One Piece has continued, shipwright Franky has steadily been becoming more of a cyborg. By now, he's nearly gone full robot and that is awesome. To top off his increasingly gargantuan proportions and weaponry, he made a gi... read
The best month since August Hiya Tomopals! Your old buddy, the Scarecroodle, here with the... what, you were expecting Pedro? Well, I'm taking over the monthly DO WANT feature for a while just to mix things up a little bit, like adding a random adjectiv... read feature
She's otherwise a figure with a bounty worth paying Nami has picked up a new (old) hat for a limited edition Bandai web exclusive Portrait of Pirates figure. The figure (which I couldn't believe was real when I first saw it) is entitled Nami: Mugiwara version and depicts the S... read feature
There's no limit in Japan as to what they can put a logo on and get people to buy. Whether it's cup noodle Gundam kits or Evangelion razors people will buy pretty much anything emblazoned with their favorite characters on it.... read
There goes my wallet [UPDATE: Pre-orders are officially open! HobbyLink Japan and Hobby Search links added.]
Alright, One Piece fans, it's time once again, for a Portrait.of.Pirates glitchfest PSA. MegaHouse certainly isn't pulling any punches th... read feature
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... read
From One Piece to Godzilla, there's a little something awesome for everyone So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from t... read feature
The catch of the day! I haven't mentioned it much on here, but some people may have noticed that despite our decently sizable One Piece coverage, I write nearly none of it. I'm no stranger to the adventurous shonen series, but One Piece's wacky de... read feature
Bandai's Figuarts Zero Enel (Eneru) is currently available for pre-order. This one-time god of Skypiea is sure to add a little lightning flash to your collection.
Enel, the initially enigmatic antagonist of One Piece's Skypie... read
Perona lends herself well to the Figuarts style. I'm not a huge fan of Bandai's Figuarts Zero line of figurines since I had a chance to review Figuarts Zero Mikono. Mikono was pretty cute, but I am glad I only paid $17 for her.
Bandai recently announced a new Figuarts figur... read feature
Thanks to a recent update via MegaHouse's official page, fans of the popular One Piece Portrait.of.Pirates series will have a second opportunity to add DX Donquixote Doflamingo (¥7,600) and Sailing Again Trafalgar Law (&... read
Tsume-Art will be attending this year's Japan Expo in Paris, and they'll be bringing quite a bit of new stuff to show. Specifically:
The first HQS One Piece figure making a debut;
The third HQF Fairy Tail piece;
Tsume's two ... read
Plex has announced that pre-orders are now available for their One Piece Ani-Chara Heros set. Fans of One Piece should be pleased to see that Plex has crafted a 15 characters revealed set but also tossed in one secret charact... read
Megahobby Expo is going on at this very instant on the other side of the world. For me, this should be a joyous occasion. Unfortunatley, it isn't. Why you ask? Well, I've got to point at the currently anemic showing... read