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Steiff makes a fuzzy Pikachu plushie for only US$365

What happens when Nintendo, Good Smile Company, and the German teddy bear artisans at Steiff team up? You get the most amazing Pikachu plushie imaginable with a rather amazing price to match. The most famous of all of Pokemon will soon be a...

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Pikachu is coming to Build-A-Bear in 2016

Build-A-Bear Workshop is no stranger to pop culture plushies these days. Having done everything from My Little Pony to Star Wars and even a zombie bear for Halloween, they're now teaming up with the Pokemon Company for a Pikachu plush in 20...

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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/29 to 7/5

It was a short break, but it would seem Ninninger is back again in the top five. Clearly Bandai hit a home run with the current Super Sentai incarnation. It is interesting to not see Yo-Kai watch return, or Kamen Rider Drive for that matter...

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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/22 to 6/28

Hope you were saving your pennies during this period because we're looking at some of the most expensive figures we've seen in these rankings. It's not often that we see this many high ticket items sell so well in one week. Just for fun, th...

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With a bod like that, how is Pokemon's Brock still single?

Bandai knows exactly what Pokemon fans want: a shirtless Brock styled after the Pewter City gym leader's appearance in Pokemon Red/Blue! One of the Pokemon anime's long-running gags involves Brock's lack of luck with the ladies but, as the ...

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Share a drink with Pikachu thanks to these PUTITTO figures

The fine folks that brought us a number of familiar characters hanging off our cups from Funassyi to Disney to Madoka Magica is at it again. This time around Kitan Club is ready to electrify your favorite drinks with their Pokemon...

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Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it

Shapeways can't catch a break, or maybe it can? Shapeways has a tendency to be a bit controversial, what with its place as a 3D printing hub making use of user-created 3D renders, many of which are based on licensed characters. Recently Nin...

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PokemonCenter.com opens its doors

PokemonCenter.com has officially opened up, offering up several different kinds of Pokemon-branded merchandise. Apparel, iPhone cases, Pokemon Trading Card Game products and more are available, but what you're probably most concerned with a...

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SHF Mega Blaziken gets Mega Awesome preview gallery

Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has received an absolutely amazing preview gallery which depicts the mega evolution fighting against previous (and upcoming) S.H. Figuarts Pokemon. Highlights include a demonstration of the Tama...

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The Pokemon Center is coming back to the US online

After losing The Pokemon Center in New York City, I thought the only way I’d be able to go to one again was if I went back to Japan. It was such a magical store! I just grabbed whatever I wanted, and didn’t care how much I spen...

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Mega Blaziken is the next Pokemon S.H. Figuarts

A wild photo of a S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has appeared! Mega Blaziken, of the Mega Evolutions introduced in Pokemon X/Y, will be the second Pokemon character in Bandai's merged S.H. Figuarts line (four Pokemon figures previously appeare...

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Paris will be getting a temporary Pokemon Center

Pokemon fans in France will soon be very happy. A Pokemon Center will be opening up in Paris on June 4. However, this will only be for a limited time only. Very limited, because it will be gone by June 21. It seems like a bit of a tease, ...

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53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: Pokemon Plamo

There is more than just Gunpla at Shizuoka. Pokepla has had a couple of good kits in the past couple of years and the line shows no sign of slowing down. With the popularity of new Mega Evolutions to take advantage of, Pokepla looks to capi...

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Catch a Pumpkaboo or Pancham with these latest pre-orders

For trainers aching for toys of more obscure Pokémon, NCSX has got the goods. Two new pre-order items from Banpresto recently popped up on their site, one a Pumpkaboo plush and the other a Pancham cushion. The Pumpkaboo, or...

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GSC is coming out with Nendoroid Red from Pokemon Origins

Who would have known that we would get a huge Nendoroid reveal at a Bandai event? Well, that's just what happened! Among all the new figures from Tamashii Nations' lines was a poster showing Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Red from the anime...

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Latest Pokemon plamo kits feature Diancie

If you haven't been keeping up with your Pokemon news, you may not have heard of Diancie. The rock/fairy-type monster is the star of the upcoming Pokemon movie (yes, they are still making those), Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It is...

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C2E2 2014: PokeZombies

The idea behind PokeZombies seems pretty simple: take Pokemon and zombify them. That extends to plush as well, where it seems there's been a little bit more work than simply changing a few colors here and there. The Charizard plush looks th...

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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 for her Jellybot...

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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 — each 2....

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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 store, the Jel...

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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 shots that haven...

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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 napping enthusiast...

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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; the figure cer...

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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 altogether separated in...

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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 any less awesom...

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Tomopop Review: Bandai's D-Arts Venusaur

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...

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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 more Pokemon D-...

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Tomopop Review: Pose Change Stuffed Mewtwo by Takara Tomy

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...

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Custom Made Monday: Getting into the Halloween Spirit

The weather is getting colder, and it's starting to get dark earlier now. Yes, this is fall! Of course one of my favorite things about fall is Halloween. The pumpkins, the candy, the scary movies...it's a great time. With Halloween being a ...


Custom Made Monday: Cuddly zombies and bunnies

Monday already? This weekend was pretty big! New York Comic Con, the release of Pokemon X/Y, and the new season of The Walking Dead premiered. All good things, especially if you're into all three. Now after such an awesome weekend, we...

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Tomopop Original: What's next for the D-Arts Pokemon line

Few things may have excited collectors as much as the announcement that Bandai would including Pokemon characters in their D-Arts line, especially when the revelation came in the form of a Mewtwo figure. Mewtwo, who proved to be a very stro...


LiLMoon creates Fancy Pikachu plush

Deviantart user LiLMoon showed off their latest work, a plush Fancy Pikachu. This plush toy shows Pikachu wearing a top hat and monocle to go with his very sophisticated mustache. Now I won't get dirty looks when I bring my Pokemon to fanc...


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