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1:00 PM on 04.13.2014

Zelda and Pokemon monopoly sets perfect for when you're 'board' and want to game

There must be some unwritten rule asserting that if it exists then eventually it will receive its own version of Monopoly. Although it seems that just about everything has been covered, the list of whatever-is-left has shrunk...



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The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
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3:00 PM on 03.13.2014

The Jelly Empire debuts a bot and Pokemon mashup

Though we usually don't stray into tees, prints, and accessories territory too often here at Castle Tomopop, I felt the need to share something adorawesome today. Selina Briggs of The Jelly Empire, who we frequently feature f...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 03.12.2014

xxNostalgic's felted Pokemon are little bundles of adorable

xxNostalgic makes handmade stamps and needle-felted dolls, but those dolls are what caught our attention. Specifically, she's made up a quartet of bite-sized felted Pokemon — Pikachu, Pachirisu, Teddiursa and Dragonite ...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 AM on 02.28.2014

The Jelly Empire is bringing new stuff to NYCBM

This Saturday in NYC there will be a one day event called the New York Comic Book Marketplace. In attendance will be The Jelly Empire, and she’s bringing with her lots of cute new stuff. After selling out in her online...

Vanessa Cubillo

1:00 AM on 02.03.2014

S.H. Figuarts Lucario opens up for pre-order

First spotted in November, and then seen again in scans a few weeks ago, it feels like S.H. Figuarts Lucario has been slinking around, for the most part, going unnoticed. I mean this is the first time I’ve seen promo s...

Vanessa Cubillo

5:00 PM on 01.27.2014

You gotta catch this Pokemon Snorlax cushion

What Pokemon fan hasn't dreamed of just cuddling up with a Snorlax? I mean, they just look so darn relaxed, not to mention fluffy. The good folks over at Banpresto have seen fit to make that dream a reality for gamers and nap...

Natalie Kipper

2:45 AM on 01.22.2014

S.H. Figuarts Lucario pops up in scans

Bandai's upcoming Lucario figure has appeared in some magazine scans in which the Aura Pokemon is listed as being part of the S.H. Figuarts line rather than the D-Arts line as we had expected. Lucario himself looks fantastic;...


3:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Pokemon evolution capsule toys will be coming in April

Capsule toys are such a cute and inexpensive way to get toys from your favorite games and shows. So Pokemon fans will be happy to see that there will be more figures coming from Pokemon X/Y. There will be 12 figures altogeth...

Vanessa Cubillo

8:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Custom Made Monday: Yes, today is Tuesday

Welcome to Custom Made Monday! What? What do you mean today's Tuesday? Are you sure? Ok, fine! I admit it, today is Tuesday. This week I'm bringing you a special edition of Custom Made Tuesday. That doesn't make this edition ...

Vanessa Cubillo

Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Venusaur photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Venusaur
by Scarecroodle

Some of the most surprising announcements in recent history have come from Bandai's corner, one of which being that the company would be producing Pokemon characters in its D-Arts line. The subset certainly started strong, coming out of the gates with A-listers like Mewtwo (reviewed) and Charizard. Of course, few surprises could be as pleasant as the knowledge that Bandai wasn't stopping at just Charizard and would instead give us all three Generation 1 (Kanto) fully evolved starter Pokemon.

Despite Venusaur (Fushigibana) and his ilk being the first family of Pokemon (in that they're entries #1 to #3 in the Pokedex/National Pokedex), the fully evolved grass starter has been somewhat jilted over the years. The most infamous example was the decision to turn Pokemon Green into Pokemon Blue when the first games for localized for Western audiences. There's also been something of a trend for Venusaur to receive less merchandise than his Gen 1 starter companions. So while Blastoise may have seemed a shoo-in for the D-Arts line, I was less certain that Venusaur would see sunlight, and thus it was a Sunny Day when he was announced. But would that sun trigger Chlorophyll or merely make the figure more vulnerable to the Fire (type) of my acerbic wit?

Full review after the jump.

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8:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Tamashii Nation 2013: D-Arts Lucario

Tamashii Nation 2013 is underway this weekend and Martin already brought the exciting news of the return of the Soul of Chogokin line with GaoGaiGar. While it's felt like it's been forgotten, the folks at Bandai have not, as ...

Andres Cerrato

Tomopop Review: Pose Change Stuffed Mewtwo by Takara Tomy photo
Tomopop Review: Pose Change Stuffed Mewtwo by Takara Tomy
by Natalie Kipper

With Pokémon X and Y being recently released, now seems like an excellent time to review a toy based on the old school legendary pocket monster, Mewtwo. Takara Tomy's Pose Change Stuffed Mewtwo had the right mix of nostalgia and plushie awesomeness that just begged for me to own it. I mean, how cool would it be to be able to pose a plush Mewtwo however you wished, creating all sorts of epic poses? Sadly, Mewtwo didn't do exactly what it said on the box. That isn't to say it was a complete let-down. Far from it, in fact. 

Read on and you'll see what I mean.

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