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Tomopop Review: Parfom Labrys by Phat Company

Persona 4 may very well be my favorite video game of all time. Given the number of spin-offs it has received, it seems a fair amount of people out there love it too. When I first heard about Persona 4 Arena, I thought it was bizarre that a ...

WonFes Aquamarine photo

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Aquamarine

I don't have much experience with Aquamarine, but the photos from their booth caught my attention. If you're a gamer - particularly if you're into Japanese games - you might recognize the gals in the header image. I picked them out as my tw...

Vertex Yukari Takeba photo

Vertex's Yukari is ready to join your Dark Hour shenanigans

I don't know what it is about Yukari, but I really like her as a character. I was delighted to see that Vertex will be making a figure to go along with the Persona 3 movies coming out in theaters. The Spring of Birth wasn't that great ...

WonFes 2015: QuesQ photo

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: QuesQ

Kantai Collection fans, your ship has come in from Ques Q, and we perhaps mean that literally. They brough enough KanColle PVC with them to sink a small fleet: Kitakami, Yukikaze, Tatsuta, Tenryuu, Kongou, Kirishima, Kitakami Kai, Naga...

Vertex Yukari Takeba photo

Vertex teases a figure for WonFes

Unlike Good Smile Company, Vertex does not give you a 3x3 grid of colored squares and ask you to divine the figure being teased. This one's clearly Yukari Takeba from Persona 3. I'd recognize that pink cardigan and bow anywhere! I hone...

Persona 3 Happy Kuji photo

Persona 3 The Movie #2 prize figures from Happy Kuji

Who's ready for Persona 3 The Movie: Chapter 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream on June 7th, 2014? I am! Apparently Happy Kuji is getting ready for it as well, as they're showing off several prizes that will be available coinciding with the movie....

Griffon - Nanoricchi photo

Treasure Festa in Ariake 11: Griffon - Nanoricchi gallery

Griffon Enterprises' Nanoricchi line is fairly new but the chibi figures were still a major presence at Japan's Treasure Festa in Ariake 11. The majority of the figures were revealed back at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter but there were still ...

Wonder Festival Griffon photo

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 various scale fi...

Vertex Mitsuru Kirijou photo

Vertex's Mitsuru is really going insane with the colors

[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 m...

Review - D-Arts Elizabeth photo

Tomopop Review: D-Arts Elizabeth

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 ...

Phat Company Aigis photo

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 line is gearing u...

Review - P3  Elizabeth photo

Tomopop Review: Ques Q's P3 Elizabeth Christmas ver.

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 ...

MHEXPO: Alter photo

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 Infinite Stratos' Cha...

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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, so now it's jus...

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Nendoroid Aigis is here to blow you away

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 plen...

Nendoroids photo

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 a look at the S...

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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 his works shown...

Vertex Mitsuru Kirijou photo

Tomopop Review: Dwell Mitsuru Kirijou by Vertex

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 ...

Ques Q Elizabeth photo

Enjoy a lovely gallery of Elizabeth from Ques Q

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 ...

Ques Q's Elizabeth photo

Bring Ques Q's Christmas Elizabeth home for Christmas

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open] Christmas won't be coming early for Ques Q's Christmas version of Elizabeth as both it and the standard version are slated for a December release. While both versions look fantastic, my preference is for th...

High Priestess Labrys photo

High Priestess Labrys appears for exclusive pre-orders

The last time we heard about the upcoming High Priestess Labrys was her feature in magazine scans back in March. She was announced in January but it's now August and she has finally made her appearance for pre-orders. As Brian alluded to ba...

D-Arts Elizabeth photo

D-Arts Elizabeth and chair are summoned this November

She got her first preview at WonFes this past weekend, but the wait won't be too long for D-Arts Elizabeth. The Persona 3 and P4A character November for ¥5,250. While that's more than the previous Persona D-Arts, accessories have a hand...

WonFes Nendoroids photo

Wonder Festival 2013: Nendoroid Kuroko and Aigis join up

A pair of fighting girls are joining the Nendoroid lineup, albeit from disparate parts of the world. The newest reveal is A Certain Scientific Railgun's Kuroko Shirai, whose specialty is teleporting herself and other objects. She's seen her...

D-Arts Elizabeth photo

Elizabeth enters the D-Arts Persona 4 Arena figure series

The Velvet Room has given its approval for Elizabeth to become a member of the D-Arts lineup. In a preview of what they have in store for WonFes this weekend, Bandai has unveiled its next in the line of Persona D-Arts. This time under the l...

WonFes Teasers photo

Good Smile Company teases their WonFes reveals

With Summer WonFes only two days away, Mikatan has turned her camera on the Good Smile offices to capture the bustle of preparation. And wouldn't you know it, it looks like among all the rushing around some prototypes have sneaked onto came...

Taito P4A figures photo

Here are all of Taito's Persona 4 Arena prize figures

As Kristina noted in her What's in UFO Catchers? feature, Taito had been stocking their machines with Persona 4 Arena merchandise, but two of them eluded my sight until now because they were just released last week. One of them was their Ta...


What's in UFO catchers? Eva, Persona, Toy Story, and more

I make it a point to visit one of my local arcades at least once every couple of weeks to see what figures are in the UFO catchers, and I figure I may as well share it with you all. Pardon the image quality — I don't walk around arcad...

Persona 4 Arena photo

Vertex's Mitsuru Kirijou now available for pre-ordering

As promised (and later slightly revised), Vertex have put their rendition of Persona 4 Arena's Mitsuru up for pre-order from all good retailers. She's looking as stunning as ever, and that slightly larger 1/7 scale is sure to make all that ...

Persona 4 Arena photo

[UPDATED] Vertex's Mitsuru gets colour, pre-orders soon

[Update: Vertex have issued a correction saying that she won't be up for pre-orders until Friday 14th. Patience!] We got a paintless preview of Vertex's take on Mitsuru Kirijo last month, but now the final painted prototype is back to ...

High Priestess Chie delay photo

High Priestess Chie Satonaka delayed to September

As much as Megahouse's High Priestess Chie Satonaka looks awesome, there's been some bad news the last two times I've posted about her. First, it was the news that Chie was a MegatreShop exclusive, and now a second bit of news is coming alo...

Persona 4 Petankos photo

Persona 4 Petankos pop-up for pre-order

Kristina beat me to posting about the Persona 4 Petanko figures from Penguin Parade previously (read that five times fast, I dare you), but now I get to let you guys and gals know they're up for pre-order! Both Yu and Rise come with their p...

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Vertex's Mitsuru Kirijo gets straight to the point

One of the many great things about Persona 4 Arena is the resurgence in interest it's caused for some of the Persona 3 characters featured within. Vertex last showed off their version of ice queen Mitsuru Kirijo at Wonder Fes...

Asuka and Nanako! photo

Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: Mana Mode, Little Pink Summer

More Treasure Festa coverage? Sure! Let's take a look at two more kit makers with some popular characters. Mana Mode brought two different Asukas with them, one of her in her plugsuit and the other featuring her jamming out with a guitar. I...


Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: Ques Q

Ques Q seems to love Touhou Project figures, but they do have their stylistic differences with Griffon. I enjoy seeing the odd Touhou figure every once in a while thanks to their whacky and elaborate character designs. The little lady in bl...


Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: Mugenkyou

It is time for Treasure Festa in Ariake 9 and Mugenkyou is getting the party starting right. The company had figures from Persona 4 Arena, Girls und Panzer, and what I believe to be Soniko cosplaying as a rather busty Madoka from Madok...


Persona and Steins;Gate Petanko figures revealed!

Penguin Parade has recently updated their Petanko listings to include three new figures: Persona 4: The Animation's Yu Narukami and Rise, and Steins;Gate's Kurisu Makise. Of course, the curious thing about this is Yu - I believe he's the se...


Tomopop Review: figma Aigis The ULTIMATE ver.

It's mostly been Persona 4 that has rampaged across the figure world lately, powered by the renewed popularity of the game after a Playstation Vita re-release, an anime adaptation, and a brand new fighting game. Fortunately, due t...


Have a second look at Aegis in her school uniform

The lovely Aegis School Uniform ver. by Ques Q went up for pre-order earlier this week, looking all cute and stuff, and AmiAmi has just posted up some more pictures of her for your enjoyment.  As usual, my gallery here is only a select...


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