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Disney Tsum Tsum

Get ready for PIXAR's Inside Out with some adorable new Tsum Tsums

Wear your feelings on your... shelf
Jun 05
// Kristina Pino
This past Tuesday, Disney released a new set of Tsum Tsums as part of their promotions every first Tuesday of the month. Since Inside Out is showing in theaters starting the 19th, this series was a no-brainer. All of Riley's emotions are there: Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness, along with Bing Bong, Riley's imaginary friend. Are you going to see Inside Out in theaters?  
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Disney Plush

Disney store BO-GOing out of their minds with a plush sale

You can build an army with all the dalmatians
Jan 28
// Oansun
The Disney Store online has a Buy One, Get One for US$1 sale on a variety of plush items. That variety is pretty much Star Wars to Doc McStuffins (with its dorky dragon guy and all). A sale is a sale, and personally I'm alway...
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Inside Out

Too many feels: Pre-orders for Pixar's Inside Out Funko POP figures

I'm in a glass case of emotions!
Jan 26
// Lynnette Cantos
Disney-Pixar's upcoming summer movie Inside Out is all about human emotions interpreted inside a young girl's mind. Now it joins the list of other Disney movie characters available in Funko merchandise before the release date...
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Disney Mystery Minis

Funko's Disney Mystery Minis series 2 are an animated bunch

Featuring perhaps the cutest Beast figure ever
Mar 28
// Natalie Kipper
Official images for the second wave of Disney Mystery Minis, Funko's adorable blind-boxed figures, were revealed this week, giving fans plenty to drool over. The series takes beloved Disney characters, chibi-fies them, and pl...

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How to Train Your Dragon

How to enjoy Funko's How to Train Your Dragon 2 Mystery Minis

Step 1: Look at them
Mar 14
// Scarecroodle
Funko seeks to train your wallet with yet another exciting Mystery Minis series, this time featuring some of the cast from DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon 2. This blind-bloxed series will feature twelve 2.5-inch tall fig...
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Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo finds its way to Funko's Disney Pop! line

I hope the Nemo figure has one little fin too
Dec 12
// Vanessa Cubillo
One of my favorite Pixar movies is Finding Nemo. It was that animated movie that made everyone want a clownfish of their very own. I admit, even I wanted a cute little clownfish, but getting and maintaining a salt water tank...

Tomopop LinkUP: the Nendoroid rage edition

Dec 05 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kahotan has a gallery previewing Nendoroid Yoshika Miyafuji: Shinden Ver. from Strike Witches. She's already been put up for pre-order, but if you wanted to know how this version has changed from the original here's how. Crunchyroll posted a report on a Dokidoki! PreCure event that took place in Japan in November. The big draw for the show was life-size statutes of the characters as well plush versions of the fairies. They also had a number of other statues from previous events on display. French site Ogaman has posted a gallery for Tsume's Gemini Saga figure from Saint Seiya. It's 1/6 scale and cast in polyresin so it should be a pretty solid piece. Fantastic Plastic Toys has revealed three new colorways in their Mystical Warriors of the Ring mini figure line. Their online store has three-packs of Pearlescent Blue for US$9 and Glow in the Dark for US$10. Plus they're doing their first retailer exclusive, Pearlescent Black, for Jay's CD & Hobby. Kahotan did a release gallery for Nendoroid Tohka Yatogami from Date A Live. There's also a preview of Nendoroid Yoshino as well. If it's male figures you're looking for then has a prototype preview of Kotobukiya's upcoming ARTFX J Yukimura Seiichi figure from Prince of Tennis. No real details to go by at this time aside from it being 1/8 scale. GSC held one of their live broadcasts last week and figsoku has posted screen caps. It's mostly stuff we've seen before, but we do get our first good look at figma Yukari Akiyama from Girls und Panzer. Plus there's a new look at Nendoroid Akagi and some of her accessories from Kantai Collection. Pinkcheeks posted a great gallery featuring some Nendoroids exchanging gifts for Christmas. Cute stuff! Tokyo Otaku Mode is reporting on a number of new exclusive Gundam kits coming to Gundam Front Tokyo. The four sets, all with pretty long names include HGUC RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Unit 3 Phoenix (Destroy Mode) Ver. GFT ( Limited Gold Coating), HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Unit 2 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Ver. GFT, MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 3.0 Ver. GFT, and BB Warrior Gogg & Acguy & Zock Ver. GFT Tricolor Paint. Disney posted new images of Pixar Vinylmation series 2 on their blog. They added word bubbles to each pic so give them a look. Hot Toys is showing off the latest hero to join their 1/6 Avengers movie line: Bruce Banner! You can either get him alone or in a regional exclusive two-pack with Hulk. Kixkillradio did two festive galleries featuring Cu-Poche girls celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those Thanksgiving costumes are such a great idea! That's all for this week! Hope you call come back next week for another Tomopop LinkUP!
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Maybe not 'rage', but wow, there's a lot of Nendoroid stuff this week
Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there w...

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Revoltech Jessie

Your chance to rope a Revoltech Jessie (Toy Story)

On a plastic horse she rides
Sep 02
// Scarecroodle
[UPDATE: Revoltech Jessie is currently available for pre-order; new photos added to gallery] Photos of Kaiyodo's upcoming Toy Story Revoltech Jessie have appeared on Cybergundam's blog. An unpainted Revoltech Jessie was first...
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Disney Store

Visit a Disney Store and try out the Monster Assembly!

Now for half-price
Aug 12
// Natalie Kipper
As a promotion for the new Disney movie, Monsters University, many Disney Stores have been hosting a sort of build-your-own-plush activity called the "Monster Assembly." And while this has actually been going on for a month o...
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WonFes Sega

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Sega prize figures

Gainax, Vocaloid, and some Pixar too
Jul 31
// Tianxiao Ma
Sega always has a diverse assortment of prize figures to peddle. Their booth at WonFes reached all the way across the ocean for some Pixar and Disney figures to go alongside the licensed Japanese ones. Toy Story, Monsters Uni...
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Revoltech re-releases

Revoltech Woody & Buzz ride again, soon joined by Jessie

You've got a friend in me
Jul 12
// Andres Cerrato
We've seen enough of Revoltech Woody and Buzz. You know what people do with them. If you've missed out on the original release and the subsequent number of re-releases, you have yet another opportunity to get in on the mischi...

Look in amazement at this Han Solo LEGO portrait

You think you're good with LEGO bricks?
Jun 26
// Vanessa Cubillo
In April there was a LEGO lovers event in Australia called the Sydney Brick Show. The show was presented by SydBricks, a group of adult fans of LEGO, and David Jones. At this show there were many LEGO creations including thi...

New Monsters U vinyl and Cosbaby sets from Hot Toys

Absolutely adorable~
Jun 06
// Kristina Pino
Hot Toys hit us with some rad press releases yesterday - Monsters University Cosbaby figures, and a separate vinyl set of Sulley and Mike are coming soon!  There'll be a Cosbaby for Mike and Sulley of course, and some of...

Disney Pop! 5 features Up, Brave, Aladdin, and more

A tempting lineup!
May 23
// Kristina Pino
The latest news from Funko on their Disney Pop! line of figures is all about series five, which will feature characters from Up, Brave, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Dumbo, and even a Rocketeer....

Funko rolls out Monsters University toys

Pop!, Wacky Wobblers, plush, and more
May 11
// Kristina Pino
Check out the gallery for images of all the latest Funko merch coming out for the upcoming Monsters University by Disney/Pixar! We've got three new Funko Pop! Figures of Sulley, Mike, and Randall, Wacky Wobblers of the same t...
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Disney's Mystery Minis

Disney's Mystery Minis up for pre-order at Tenacious Toys

I still say that this is the best Funko's done for Disney
Feb 19
// Kristina Pino
It's been just over a month since Funko revealed the absolutely charming Mystery Minis blind box series of Disney/Pixar toys, and now our pals at Tenacious Toys have them up for pre-order! You can buy them for US$5.95 each fo...

Disney to unveil Monsters U toy line at Toy Fair

Announcement of an announcement...?!
Jan 29
// Kristina Pino
The Pixar Times reports that come Toy Fair, there'll be a press event with the likes of Dan Scanlon (Monsters U director), Kori Rae (producer), Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and more, to discuss the upcoming film as well as sh...

Disney's Mystery Minis by Funko are doing it right

These are the Diseny blind box figures I've always wanted
Jan 16
// Kristina Pino
Update: added images of the case as well as the rarity values per figure. Funko has announced a new set of blind boxed figures for Disney called Mystery Minis, which will feature just about any character Disney, Pixar, or oth...
I wish my headline was wrong...
So you may remember back in June, Natalie posted about a plush of La Luna's Bambino being available. The folks at Pixar Times have another little surprise: a maquette of Bambino produced by Gentle Giant! Coming signed by the ...

Tomopop Review: Kaiyodo's Sci-Fi Revoltech Sulley & Mike

Oct 30 // Natalie Kipper
Figure Name: Sci-Fi Revoltech Monsters, Inc. Sulley & MikeFigure Maker: KaiyodoRetail/List Price: ¥3,334Available at: HobbyLink Japan I was utterly thrilled when I opened my package to find this box. It is just so detailed. The front, the back, and both of the box's sides are full of information and pictures of Sulley and Mike (both in figure and movie form). A flap on the box opens to reveal a window with the figures staring right back at you through a plastic screen. You can close the box's flap with the velcro dot on the side. It holds up very well. The two friends come with an instruction manual (in Japanese, of course), a sort of mini catalog, and a "Revoltech Coin." As far as I could gather it was some kind of plastic currency to collect. I immediately set it aside and began looking at the fun stuff. Aside from the actual body of Sulley and Mike, the set also includes two Monsters Incorporated work helmets (you can tell which is for which character because Mike's has a slot for his horn on the inside), an extra facial expression for Sulley, a small display placard, and an accessory box to put the hats and placard in. In all honesty, I didn't quite get the purpose of the box. Sulley was the first of the pair that I played with, and while it may just have been my inexperience with the figure line, he was the most challenging to figure out. For starters, his tail was initially seperate from the body and I had to attach it myself. It was tough to get the tail to fit onto the stub, and for a few moments, I was worried that I had broken it. I had several instances of worry like this when manipulating Sulley's joints in his arms. They were just so stiff. I eventually got a semi-handle on it, though. You can choose which way each of Sulley's eyes are looking by taking off the front of his face and rotating the nubs on the back of each corresponding eye to look their desired direction and then clicking the face back onto the rest of the figure.  Unfortunately, I am disappointed to say that Sulley had quite a few noticeable paint flaws. For starters, his horns were really rather dirty-looking. It seemed as though someone had rubbed dirt or some sort of waxy residue on them. It was really weird. Also, if I turned smiling face backwards, I noticed two spots of white where it should have been all blue. The paint somehow didn't make it to that area. The last flaw was seen when I went to change Sulley's heads. I noticed this big dirty, brown smudge on his neck. This one is thankfully hidden when his head is attached.  After being a little disappointed with Sulley, I cautiously moved onto Mike. Thankfully, I didn't have to assemble parts of him. Like Sulley, he can wear a hard hat. Mike's attaches to one of his horns so it hangs sort of askew on his head. To move Mike's eye, you pull his face off (just like I did with Sulley) and rotated the nub. I will say both the opening of the head and the moving of the eye were easier with Mike for some reason. Mike suffers from a rather odd design choice in that the majority of his joints are in his ankles and legs, making him incredibly difficult the pose as he falls over at the slightest provocation. This design is made more curious by the fact that Mike's arms have no joints at the hands or wrists. The arms can move up or down, but it ends there.  Like Sulley, Mike also suffers from paint issues. It is most noticeable on his backside, but his entire bottom area is speckled yellow-green, a different shade than the rest of his body. His joints are this color as well, making them stand out.  I'm not going to lie; this set was quite disappointing. I would let some of the joint problems pass as this is my first interaction with the line, but with the glaring quality issues, this set falls just short of "good" in my eyes. These are not the toys the heroes of Monstropolis deserve. I can't say the experience would dissuade me from trying another Revoltech, but I certainly wouldn't have such high hopes next time around. [A big thank-you to HobbyLink Japan for supplying us with this sample!]
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Oh my goodness, I am reviewing something that isn't stuffed with polyester fiberfill. What sorcerer's magic is this? Well, I suppose you can thank the magic of Disney for this little venture off my fluffy, beaten path. I have...


SDCC 2012: Mattel (Monster High, Ghostbusters and more!)

Jul 19
// Rio McCarthy
Mattel had quite the showing with their other properties, including Monster High, Ghostbusters and much more. We'll start with Monster High which showed Scarah Screams and Hoodude Voodoo. Scarah was the SDCC exclusive doll th...

SDCC 2012: Funko

Jul 15
// Kristina Pino
Funko's booth had a whole lot of new stuff in it, both in the Pop! and Blox lines, and even a Robo-Batman and vinyl Sparky-Saurus (Frankenweenie). Look through the gallery for glimpses at various Disney and Pixar Characters, ...

SDCC 2012: Disney Vinyl

Jul 14
// Kristina Pino
Not too long ago, I went ahead and wrote up a list of the SDCC exclusive Disney Vinylmation that were coming out of the event, and Brian nabbed some pictures of them and more. Besides the stuff in my previous run down, check ...

Check out SDCC-exclusive and other upcoming Vinylmation

Jul 12
// Kristina Pino
Some time has passed since I last wrote up a big update on what's been going on in Vinylmation, so this'll be a hefty one. Since SDCC is what's most relevant at this time, I'll start with that. Each day of the event, Disney w...

Pixar SDCC exclusive toys make me weep with envy!

Jul 05
// Rio McCarthy
Pixar! Darn it! I was trying so hard not to want a billion things from SDCC! They have now ruined that for me because nearly everything of their characters that will be at Comic-Con looks incredible! Granted it's not really P...

Take home the star of Disney-Pixar's "La Luna" short

Jun 25
// Natalie Kipper
If you have been to the theaters to see Disney-Pixar's Brave, then you may remember the adorable animated short, La Luna, that played before the feature film's opening. The Disney Store is now giving movie-goers a chance...

Tomocast 36: Toy Story 2 Commentary records tonight!

Jun 13
// Pedro Cortes
That's right folks, it's time for another Tomocast Commentary! This time around, we'll be continuing our Disney trend and our movie is none other than Toy Story 2. There'll be good times, there'll be sad times and more import...

Merida joins the ranks of limited edition Disney dolls

Jun 05
// Kristina Pino
For release June 22, the same day as the movie Brave opens, Merida will be hitting Disney Stores (including the online store) in North America and Europe as a beautiful limited edition doll. A total of 7,000 dolls will be mad...

Save some well fortified shelf space for Mr. Incredible!

Dec 15
// Kristina Pino
The awesome Mr Incredible Revoltech (Pixar Collection) figure by Kaiyodo went up for pre-order last night and even I am having a hard time not hitting that reserve button! My love for Pixar combined with the simple (and sleek...

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