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7:00 AM on 02.11.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Griffon Enterprises Roundup

Griffon brought their A-game to Wonder Festival this past weekend. They had a very impressive number of figures on display, both new and old. They displayed several previously announced figures for the first time from their v...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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Vertex's Mitsuru is really going insane with the colors photo
Vertex's Mitsuru is really going insane with the colors
by Tianxiao Ma

[Update: Pre-order info added]

Persona 4 Arena's Mitsuru isn't really one for the whole austerity thing. But if you thought her standard look (reviewed) with black bodysuit and white fur coat wasn't loud enough, then maybe this recolor is more to your liking.

Although her lovely red hair has been changed to black, this version gives her green glasses, a bright red coat, gold belt and holster, and a new bodysuit with splashes of red and strategically placed skin tones. I absolutely love it because I want my fighting game characters to be loud and colorful.

This version will be available to buy at WonFes this weekend, but will also be getting a standard release in April. Pre-orders are now open for ¥12,000.

[via Vertex's blog]

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | Big in Japan ]

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Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth photo
Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth
by Andres Cerrato

So, there was a little game called Persona 4 Arena last year. Since Persona has become all of the genres, they started to merchandise the series. After several releases of the cast from the fourth entry, the release of Arena gave reason to go back and revisit Persona 3. After the release of D-Arts Thanatos, we arrive at the release of D-Arts Elizabeth.

Is this new D-Arts release worth stepping into the Velvet Room for? Find out in today's review of D-Arts Elizabeth!

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1:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Parfom Aigis is up for order, still won't talk to Junpei

[Update: Added pre-order links, corrected figure name] A long time ago, we covered a Wonder Festival and made casual mention of a Phat Company line of poseable figures. Then quite a while passed without much news. Now that li...

Tianxiao Ma



Tomopop Review: Ques Q's P3 Elizabeth Christmas ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Ques Q's P3 Elizabeth Christmas ver.
by Rio McCarthy

Welcome to the Velvet Room, fellow Persona 3 fans. We have a treat for you today in the form of a lovely lady that goes by the name Elizabeth. However, you may normally recognize her in her blue outfit. This time around she has gotten with the Christmas spirit and dressed all in red from head to toe, also including a Santa hat.

Does this new red look work for her? Hit the jump below and see my thoughts on it!

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9:15 PM on 11.29.2013

MegaHobby Expo: Autumn - Alter

Alter showed up in force at MegaHobby Expo, and after waiting it out, we've got a nice little round-up here of what they had on display. Check out the gallery for images of: Labrys Super Soniko and Kaguya in swimsuits Infini...

Kristina Pino

5:00 AM on 11.26.2013

Nendoroid Aigis now available for pre-orders

After Kahotan previewed her last week, we knew Nendoroid Aigis would be going up for pre-orders today, and now she's being listed at all the major stores. I'm pretty sure I don't need to run over how totally adorable she is, ...

Martin Siggers



Nendoroid Aigis is here to blow you away photo
Nendoroid Aigis is here to blow you away
by Martin Siggers

With her colour prototype recently unveiled at Miyazawa Model Expo, it was surely only a matter of tiem before the adorable Nendoroid Aigis got a full-fat Kahotan preview. That day is today, as Kahotan busts out the camera and gives us plenty of details on this latest release.

Firstly, there's confirmation Aigis will be one of the fully-articulated edition Nendoroids, which means proper elbow and knee joints for extra poseability. She's also shown with a great array of accessories, including effects parts for her finger guns. There's also three of her removable arm weapons included - cannon, rifle and bad-ass rocket punch gauntlet. You'll get a matching number of faces too, with smiling, angry and close-eyed being your options. Most adorably, Aigis also comes with a miniature version of her 'charred screw', an item that will be familiar to dedicated players of Persona 3.

I'm pretty sure I don't need to tell you how good the sculpt and paint look - she's a perfect chibified recreation of the character, and darn adorable to boot. We don't have a confirmed price yet, but pre-orders will open next week on the 26th. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting hold of her, how about you readers?

[via Kahotan's blog]

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2:45 AM on 11.12.2013

Nendoroid update: Saber, Kanbaru, Levi, Shizue, and Aegis

Besides some new shots of Nendoroid Levi, we've got some photos of the now-colored Shizue (Winter ver.), Suruga Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari, and Aegis from Persona 3, who was last seen at WonFes. And to round things off, get ...

Kristina Pino

10:00 AM on 10.20.2013

Daibadi resurrects an old favourite with an updated look

Daibadi is a success story which you don't hear about very often. More seasoned readers will remember him as the sole member of the garage kit circle Dimension Diver. A while back, dimension diver was a Tomopop darling, with ...

Chris Seto



Tomopop Review: Dwell Mitsuru Kirijou by Vertex photo
Tomopop Review: Dwell Mitsuru Kirijou by Vertex
by Tianxiao Ma

Persona fans have had reason to celebrate over the last couple of years, with a number of video game and anime releases bringing the franchise back into the limelight. The new media has been heavily geared toward Persona 4, but Vertex chose a Persona 3 heroine to add to their Dwell line of figures.

This figure shows a slightly older Mitsuru as she appears in Persona 4 Arena. As soon it was revealed, I knew I wanted it. Aside from being a big fan of the franchise and the character, I thought the figure itself looked epic. After shooting this photo set, though, my enthusiasm has been tempered by some serious reservations.

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Enjoy a lovely gallery of Elizabeth from Ques Q photo
Enjoy a lovely gallery of Elizabeth from Ques Q
by Rio McCarthy

I have never been a big Christmas person, it's usually all about Halloween for me, but for once I've pre-ordered a Christmas figure! Yes, I love Persona 3's Elizabeth, but never had a figure of her, so this time I'm technically getting two birds with one stone. While the regular blue version is lovely, of course, as she always is, there's something about that bright red that really pops!

The gallery that AmiAmi Blog posted of miss Elizabeth is just gorgeous, so you really just have to look at the images below. If you'd like to pre-order one of these versions for yourself, head on over to our previous pre-order post!

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