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Sports Illustrated chooses Barbie for its swimsuit issue

I never thought that in my time here at Tomopop that I would write about the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but yet here we are. The special issue, which gets people who don't have internet connections to buy print media, will feature a...

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Hideo Kojima says I'll be ashamed for response to Quiet

Last week, Hideo Kojima let the world in on his design process behind the character, Quiet, for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V. I wasn't exactly thrilled with his reasoning behind making the character "more erotic" and Kojima had others sh...

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Hideo Kojima opens mouth, tells secret everyone knows

You know what the figure industry is about. Consistently, the message is sent that sex sells. It doesn't surprise anyone. If you've played just about any game in the Metal Gear Solid series, it doesn't come as any shock that characters are ...


Sucklord and bootlegs as an art form

Like in every community, figure collectors don't always agree on things. Our opinions can vary on things from top coats to a face sculpt, but there is one thing we can universally agree upon: bootlegs are bad. Few people can argue against t...


Nendoroid Petit Lily's controversial debut

I'm not really one to turn my head at most things. I have little qualms with some of the more risque elements of the hobby. I never thought that of all things that could possibly cross my imaginary line, that the item in question would be a...


Leeke World releases Mikhaila amid a swirl of controversy

Leeke World has just released (on March 21st 2011) an unusual new ball-jointed doll named Mikhaila, but it has happened amid a maelstrom of controversy. In the past few days leading up to its release a small, handmade BJD company called Dus...


Tomopop Opinion: Dexter toys and the marketing of violence

Toys do not often make it into mainstream news, so whenever they do we here at Tomopop get pretty excited. Toy publicity has the ability to inject new life into the hobby and bring in people who were not formerly aware of it. I am sure Owl ...


NSFW Opinion: Carlos Enriquez' Hierophany

[The opinions expressed in this piece are all individual and do not reflect the opinion of Tomopop.com as a whole.] Whether in the art toy world or the often perverse Japanese collectibles sphere, sexuality is a theme that is frequently vis...


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