Pokemon

Pokemon Halloween plushes

Halloween plush collection pops up in US Pokemon Center online shop


These toys are a real treat
Oct 08
The Pokemon Center is getting into the fall spirit with the release of their Halloween plush collection into their US online store. The series is admittedly smaller than the seasonal campaigns seen in Japan but, honestly, I a... read
Shapeways

Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it


Pokemon no, Ponies yes
Aug 26
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 character... read
PokemonCenter.com opens

PokemonCenter.com opens its doors


Plenty of plushes and other Pokemon-themed items await
Aug 06
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 c... read
Burn on, you crazy Pokemon
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 demonstrat... read feature

Pokemon

The Pokemon Center is coming back to the US online


I knew they missed my money!
Jul 03
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 ... read
A perfect reveal for a hot Summer day?
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 pre... read feature

Also, these toys are so bad they shouldn't be for any gender
McDonald's had a gold mine on its hands. The ever-popular Pokemon became the newest set of Happy Meal toys. While these are nowhere near the glory days of the Burger King promotion from the first Pokemon movie, McDonald's has... read feature

Pokemon

Paris will be getting a temporary Pokemon Center


Attrapez-les tous!
May 21
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 b... read
53rd Shizuoka - Pokepla

53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: Pokemon Plamo


Catch 'em all until they make new ones
May 18
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, Pokepl... read
Nendoroid Red at J-List

Pre-order the elusive Nendoroid Pokemon Trainer Red at J-List!


Our prayers have been answered
May 16
This is not a drill, people. Good Smile Company had previously announced that Nendoroid Pokemon Trainer Red was to be exclusive Japanese Pokemon Centers and the Amazon Japan Pokemon store. But while we were busy cursing our f... read
Pokemon plush pre-orders

Catch a Pumpkaboo or Pancham with these latest pre-orders


Banpresto sure knows what I like
May 15
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. Th... read
...but I can still buy it, right?
While Tamashii was debuting their summer collection to fans, a lot of people, including myself, became enchanted by a toy from an entirely different company. That would be Good Smile Company’s Nendroid Red from Pokemon... read feature

Nintendo charity auction

San Jose State art student charity auction is all about Nintendo


Auction currently open online
May 10
This has fallen just a little under the radar, but there's still time to take part! Students in the San Jose State University Animation/Illustration program are holding Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery until May 16 where... read
Yes, I do choose you!
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... read feature

Pokemon plamo pre-orders

Latest Pokemon plamo kits feature Diancie


Oh, and some other legendaries too
May 09
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 Des... read
C2E2 2014: PokeZombies

C2E2 2014: PokeZombies


All your favorites, just more undead
Apr 28
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... read
Nintendo

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


A weird team-up, considering board games stopped being relevant when video games were invented
Apr 13
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... read
The Jelly Empire

The Jelly Empire debuts a bot and Pokemon mashup


Cute Jellybot Pokémon!
Mar 13
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... read
Felted Pokemon

xxNostalgic's felted Pokemon are little bundles of adorable


Four designs available in her shop
Mar 12
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 ... read
The Jelly Empire

The Jelly Empire is bringing new stuff to NYCBM


Come out on March 1 to see
Feb 28
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... read
Pokemon

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


Coming to Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line, Lucario can now be yours
Feb 03
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... read
Pokemon Snorlax cushion

You gotta catch this Pokemon Snorlax cushion


And you don't even need a PokeFlute
Jan 27
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... read
Pokemon

S.H. Figuarts Lucario pops up in scans


Real Steel Pokemon... errr, probably real PVC
Jan 22
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;... read
Pokemon

Pokemon evolution capsule toys will be coming in April


See your cute little Pokemon turn into a fierce warrior
Jan 16
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... read
Custom Made Monday

Custom Made Monday: Yes, today is Tuesday


Cute Llamas, new metals, and crocheted video game characters
Nov 19
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 ... read
Tomopop Green version
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, co... read feature

D-Arts Lucario

Tamashii Nation 2013: D-Arts Lucario


Who's that Pokemon
Nov 02
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 ... read
Not very poseable, but still a good plush
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 o... read feature

Custom Made Monday

Custom Made Monday: Getting into the Halloween Spirit


Monsters, Pokemon and Harry Potter for all!
Oct 21
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 Hal... read

Custom Made Monday: Cuddly zombies and bunnies


Wooden toys, cross stitch, and custom plush dolls
Oct 14
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 awes... read
Survey says: Dragonite
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... read feature

LiLMoon creates Fancy Pikachu plush


Sir, I do believe I choose you
Sep 04
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 ... read
Pokemon

Pokemon Rumble U figures available for order


Showing that not only WiiU owners benefit from WiI U games
Aug 29
Nintendo's Pokemon Rumble U figurines, revealed earlier this year and meant to be used in conjunction with the game, apparently officially release today according to a listing on Gamestop's website. The figurines are availabl... read

Xerneas and Yveltal come to Pokemon's model collection


Coming from Pokemon X/Y
Aug 21
The highly anticipated new Pokemon game, Pokemon X/Y is almost here. While we wait, Bandai is starting to release new Pokemon items to keep us pumped up. Coming from Pokemon X/Y, the two new mascots, Xerneas and Yveltal will... read

Live your Pokemon dreams with these Pokeball replicas


Gotta buy them all!
Aug 15
You can't be a Pokemon master without Pokemon, and you can't get Pokemon without Pokeballs. As a Pokemon fan, you know you've always wanted to have a real Pokeball and throw it at random things. Well, now you can pretend to ... read
Dragon, Dragon Rock the Dragon
When you think of plamo, you generally think mecha, aircraft and automobiles. You don't really think of Pokemon. Bandai is willing to make a kit out of anything, and so, we have plamo of Pokemon. From starters to legendaries,... read feature

Gundam, Pokemon, Macross

Gunpla, Pokepla, and Macross fight it out in pre-orders


Yes, this is a lot of plamo
Jun 19
Things will be very busy for the modeler this summer. With a flurry of pre-orders today, you can already stack that backlog up even higher. Today's selections aren't just the typical Gunpla, but also selections from Macross a... read
As important as themes are, so are cool customs
E3 is going on right now (as this goes live, Sony's press conference is one hour away), so it's only fitting that Custom Made Monday dives into some video game customs this week! Well, we did last week, too, also using E3 as ... read feature

So much power, so much frustration
It's been 17 years since Pokemon arrived on the scene in Japan (and 15 here in the U.S.), but the series feels as strong as ever in popularity. Perhaps nothing made that more clear to me than when Bandai's Tamashii Nations br... read feature

Prepare for Pokemon with new Sylveon goodies


Pokemon - Plush
Jun 01
With Pokemon X & Y fervor starting to reach new heights as more and more new information is released, the most diehard fans will be clamoring to get their hands on any new goodies hitting shelves. In case you're especiall... read






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