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5:00 PM on 01.15.2015

Release! Pre-orders open for Cardcaptor Sakura -Angel Crown- figure

This stand-alone PVC replicates her second anime opening costume, complete with angel wings and a crown. She's sitting on her coat tails striking a playful expression that only a 10-year-old magical girl can pull off. The lig...

Lynnette Cantos

Plum's Mushibugyo is... different photo
Plum's Mushibugyo is... different
by Tianxiao Ma

I don't often see figures from random manga floating around, so it was a nice change of pace when I found out about Plum's Mushibugyo figure. The traditional-looking outfit and muted blue color scheme set her apart from most Japanese figures, although the stripes do make me think of notebook paper.

Akiba Hobby has a big gallery up for Mushibugyo. She's actually not that far off from release (currently scheduled for late July). If you find this little lady appealing, pre-orders are still available from most retailers for ¥12,500.

[ Pre-order at Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | J-List | ToysLogic | Big in Japan ]

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Get hammered with Plum's Nana Kazuki photo
Get hammered with Plum's Nana Kazuki
by Tianxiao Ma

I haven't played much of any of the God Eater games, but I do enjoy the occasional figure release. The character and especially weapon designs in the series are pretty solid and translate well to PVC.

Amiami has a gallery for the upcoming Nana Kazuki from Plum. Her look makes me think of the 80s, especially with the hot pants. You can get a good feel for the outfit in the preview, and even a peek at her butt cleavage. Of course the crazy gigantic hammer is also prominent in the photos. I could almost imagine it's a boom box.

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Tomopop LinkUP: Walking in a winter Wonder Festival photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Walking in a winter Wonder Festival
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to an action packed Tomopop LinkUP. Packed is definitely the right word for this edition as we're looking at probably our biggest LinkUP yet! And no wonder, it's the winter convention season! UK Toy Fair was last week though it was kind of a meh event. In just over a week we've got the first Wonder Festival of the year on February 9 followed by New York Toy Fair launching the following weekend on Feb 16 to 19. I'm sure there's like a dozen more before spring.

And thanks to all of these big toy shows there has been an email tidal wave in our inbox, far more than we've been able to post and there's still more coming in every day. And this is just the stuff leftover from last week! Crazy stuff and there's still tons more coming in every day. It isn't all stuff being prepared for the big events; we've also got some great custom and designer stuff that I'm actually a little sad we haven't had time to post because it's so good! See it all after the jump!

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Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Beach movie
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! I know I've complained at least once already about the winter, but when dealing with subzero temps as often as we have this year I think it warrants some additional complaining. They say the best way to deal with the cold is to think about warm weather, but that's just something people from warm climates say.

Still, the Japanese seem to be pretty content with the warm thoughts; just look at all of the bathing suit-clad figures they've been cranking out this winter! I don't even remember the last time I went to the beach; it's been years. My parents have a pool, at least, but I only used it once last year. Man, I need to get more sun...

Anyway, this week we've got more girls in swimwear, oddball movie toys, and even some hand-knit TV toys. Follow me in to the deep end after the jump!

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10:00 PM on 12.06.2013

Free this elegant new Asuna with a pre-order

The PVC world's current darling, Sword Art Online's Asuna, still isn't out of the running with yet another Alfheim related figure coming to us from Plum in March. While the arc itself may be rather hotly debated, the appeal o...

Emily Smalara

Tomopop Review: Plum's Daiba Kanon photo
Tomopop Review: Plum's Daiba Kanon
by Jon Wills

Ever seen a cute girl with a big gun in a game or an anime and thought to yourself, "Wow, that looks awesome." That's exactly how I felt when I first saw the prototype images of Plum's Daiba Kanon and I knew that I wanted to own her, even though I had not played the game she hails from, God Eater 2.

I've never owned a Plum figurine before. There were a few surprises going in to review her, some good and some bad. Hit the jump to read all the details!

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2:00 PM on 10.04.2013

Remember summer and get your hands on yet another Yoshino

As fond as I am of all of Date-a-Live's cast, it's hard to see producers only having interest in courting the lolicon crowd with Yoshino after Yoshino. It's equally hard, though, to fault them when the finished product is oh-...

Emily Smalara

1:00 AM on 08.09.2013

Catch maid Saber slacking off in this gallery

Saber never really seemed like the maid type to me, but I guess Plum disagrees. Their maid Saber figure went up for pre-orders last month, and Amiami has some new shots of her. I'm not the biggest Saber fan in the world, but ...

Tianxiao Ma

10:00 PM on 07.28.2013

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Plum

There are a lot of things at Plum's WonFes booth to look at. Sure, you can scope out the figures of Alisa and Daiba from God Eater: Burst, or their Date-A-Live Yoshino, 1/7-scale Maid Saber, or Okabe Rintarou from S...

Brian Szabelski

Preview Plum's Daiba Kanon from GOD EATER BURST  photo
Preview Plum's Daiba Kanon from GOD EATER BURST
by Jon Wills

It's been a month since pre-orders were first announced for Plum's 1/7th scale Daiba Kanon collectible figurine. Also it has been a good three months since I first joked that you could use cannon as a pen holder. Well, it wasn't entirely a joke because that was how her pictures showed her off! Now we bring you a nice gallery courtesy of AmiAmi's figure blog.

After seeing a recent preview by AmiAmi's figure blog I have to say that I am really liking the look of this collectible. So much that I would feel guilty using her cannon as a pen holder, even as an awesome office figurine.  Her cannon has so much going on that it is practically a collectible on its own.

Daiba Kanon herself looks great. I love it when I can look at a figurine of a female character who manages to come across as attractive without showing much skin. She is presented in a much more mature way than many anime styled figures. It's in the body language and motion sure, but also those striking blue eyes and smile on her face just make me want to smile when I look at them. 

I have never played any of the GOD EATER series which she hails from, and while I understand that Kanon is a minor character from that show she manages to be more than that to me. Mostly because it is what she represents, you know, she kind of brings that whole awesome girl with a giant cannon idea home with a homerun.

Kanon is definitely going on my do want list, which is a first for a Plum figurine, how about any of you Tomopeeps? Does anyone else like her as much as I?

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11:00 PM on 05.17.2013

Practice your puppeteering and pre-order this Yoshino

Given my guilty pleasure love for anime that are just pretty quintessentially, well, anime, I'm greatly enjoying the mindlessness of Date-a-Live this season. While my heart lies with the violet-tressed Touka however, I won't ...

Emily Smalara