With the inner Sailor Senshi lineup complete, MegaHouse displayed the school uniform versions of Usagi, Ami and Rei at WonFes.
The three figures are stand-alone and already posed, which is common for UFO prize figures so that... read
There have been some really interesting Sonico figures in the mix, including a few fairytale themed versions, but nothing quite like this! The curvy musician has been transformed into an adorable mermaid, although still retai... read
Hope you aren't tired of all the Card Captor Sakura figures coming from all corners of the Japanese toy collecting world because I'm sure there's a lot more on the way. FuRyu sure doesn't look to be stopping any time soon wit... read
Japanese publishers love their crossover fighting games. Just in recent years we've seen games like Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match merging characters from various Aquaplus visual novels and games and J-Stars Victory Vs ... read
Catch You Catch Me The drought of Cardcaptor Sakura figures has long been a source of incredible frustration to me. The series has everything you need to make an army of great collectibles - cute girls, handsome boys, annoying mascots and ... read feature
Do you feel lucky? Japan-based Sailor Moon fans are in for a treat come November when the sailor-suited soldier of justice will be getting her own Ichiban Kuji series. And, oh my stars, those prizes sure are pretty. The "A prize," the Sailor Mo... read feature
The 36th Prize Fair was held in Tokyo earlier today, and Sega came out swinging pretty hard as they unveiled these wonderful looking prize figures of Ryuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuin from anime sensation Kill la Kill.
I can't ... read
The ups and downs of prize figures Prize figures, when I started collecting, weren't things you'd go out of your way to get. They were too small, not very detailed, and had dodgy quality. Over time, all three of those aspects gradually improved to the point wh... read feature
Who's ready for Persona 3 The Movie: Chapter 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream on June 7th, 2014? I am! Apparently Happy Kuji is getting ready for it as well, as they're showing off several prizes that will be available coinciding ... read
Banpresto is out to prove that you really can get big things in small packages. Their new Micro line of figures intend to take the super-sized cast of Kamen Rider and shrink them down to a mere 1.5 cm. That's just a little mo... read
Ready for glam shots A little over a month ago, we had just a peek at this Mikasa figure when we had a look at her partner in plastic, Eren. And it's about time, too, since she's due for release in June.
Check out the gallery for some pictures fr... read feature
With the final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ready to hit theaters May 16, the promotional rush is building up into a marketing frenzy. Of course, this being a Sunrise production, there are a ton of mecha that'll be p... read
The parade of Attack on Titan goodies continues with this FuRyu Prize rendition of Eren Jaeger, who is leaping into action in two photos they've shared on their blog. There's a third image with a look at details of his utilit... read
Why is March such a painful month for us? It seems like every march we get bombarded with a bunch of cool stuff that we all want all at once. Do companies think that we've recovered from the holidays by now and can affo... read
We've mentioned Good Smile's Spring Kuji items briefly before, but there's finally a nice collection of retail shots of all of the new items for us to drool at. Starting March 8th, they'll be stocked at the shelves of Family ... read
All new figures available as prizes in Japan It was announced last night that Sailor Moon would be getting new figures. I know, by now you’re probably used to hearing that now. It’s true, there has been an abundance of new figures from a number of companies... read feature
Take your pick Recently, I had a chance to wander around one of my local arcades and see what prizes were locked up inside the machines. Locked away behind a promise if you get the claw to drop in some precise way, or break the piece of toi... read feature
For years I've dreamed of someone making scale Cardcaptor Sakura figures and allowing me to own a piece of my childhood. I even nominated Sakura herself for our Fantasy Figurine article earlier this year, and while ... read
A lot of everything: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Evangelion, Gundam, Saint Seiya, and Monster Hunter Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nati... read feature
Toy's Works doesn't pump out the large scale PVC figures, but they had a few items that I personally liked. Much of the display was devoted to their small-scale trading figures, but they did have some larger scale products.
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... read
Super Sonico continues to prove her popularity is anything but short lived with even more offerings coming our way through Banpresto. Starting with three mini figures I was actually surprised to learn that there are actu... read
As Kristina noted in her What's in UFO Catchers? feature, Taito had been stocking their machines with Persona 4 Arena merchandise, but two of them eluded my sight until now because they were just released last week. One of th... read
A peek at prize figures in Japanese arcades I make it a point to visit one of my local arcades at least once every couple of weeks to see what figures are in the UFO catchers, and I figure I may as well share it with you all. Pardon the image quality — I don't wa... read feature
The last time I was at the arcade, I caught sight of this absolutely lovely Kirino Kousaka figure in the UFO Catchers. She is big, and detailed, and just so happy and cheerful-looking; I actually tried getting her despite kno... read
Fans of the Tales series have a lot of awesome news to look forwards to with the upcoming Tales of Festival 2013 on the horizon, but a little bit of that awesomeness leaked out ahead of time! Alter is making a 1/8-scale figur... read
I don't normally get into prize figures, but these have been getting more elaborate, haven't they? When I first started collecting, they didn't look much more detailed than the little clay sculptures I'd do for art class when... read
Dengeki HOBBY shows some PokÚlove Dengeki HOBBY magazine gives us another look at the the previously announced D-Arts of Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, and Mewtwo plus a quick peek at the I Love Eevee prize plushes. While we have heard news of the D-Arts fig... read feature
More prizes! New hobby magazine scans showed these Ichiban Kuji prize figures based on characters one of my favorite shows, The Idol Master. If you remember, last month I sort of bashed Ichiban Kuji's designs of their K-ON! prize figures.... read feature
Last month in March we got our first look at FuRyu's new pair of prize figures based on the new anime the "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat currently streaming on Crunchyroll. New images have arrived showing off the duo in mu... read
FuRyu shows off new figures for spring anime title the "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat in latest scans. We're now in the tail end of March, so you know what that means! New anime season! One of the most anticipated titles coming our way for the spring season is the "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat (Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Nek... read feature
Just when you thought all of the figure shows were over for February another one sneaks in with a bunch of new things to see. Dengeki Hobby has posted their coverage of the Japan Amusement Expo 2013 31st Prize Expo showi... read
It's that time again when magazine scans flood the internet and both Wing and Banpresto has some pretty choice figures on digital display hailing from the anime, Sword Art Online. The first in the loyal lineup is a pose... read
Photos of two new N Banpresto prize figures have popped up on MFC. One version features N with his hat in hand and a Zorua on his base (hitherto referred to as "Zorua N") whilst the other version has the character's arms outs... read
These figures are the foundations for our collections Ever look over your collections and think about what started it all in the first place? As collectors, we always treasure new and old things, but there is always a special place in our hearts for the first things we collect.
The header images may make it obvious, but hit the jump to see what figurine kick started many of our editors' collections. read feature
This time around from the wonderful world of magazine scans we get some serious offerings from the big three in the realm of prize figures: Banpresto, FuRyu, and Sega Prize. All three look to be bringing their A-game, gi... read
It was just a couple of weeks ago that we saw Banpresto display several of their upcoming prize figures for 2013 at the 30th Prize Fair. It was then last week that the Master File Blog gave us a much better look at the Gundam... read
Good Smile Company's first lottery set leaked a few days of the official site. It was just a few days ago that we reported that Good Smile Company would be getting into the lottery figure game with their own Good Smile Kuji line. With a few days until the site officially launches on November 22, it look... read feature
Outside of two releases by Megahouse, if you wanted some figures of the cast from Gundam Unicorn, you were out of luck. It's taken six episodes, but we're finally getting them! They were on display at several prize fairs, but... read
Not much going on for prize figure maker FuRyu who was also in attendance at the 30th Prize Fair. I mean, it would make sense for them to be there since that's their bread and butter.
Game characters seem to be the name of th... read