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Hitagi and Homura team up for another Madogatari crossover

Shaft animation studio's upcoming Madogatari event mashing together Madoka Magica and the Monogatari Series has given us more to be excited about than just that super cute Shinobu figFIX. Banpresto is getting in on the festivities with a pa...

 
 
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Banpresto announces Figure Colosseum fan picks

Just to recap, every year Banpresto holds the Figure Colosseum, a competition where fans pick characters and sculptors are tasked to make figures out of them. There are two sides to the competition: One Piece Modeling King Summit Decis...

 
 
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Banpresto opens character voting for latest Figure Colosseum

For the past several years Banpresto has hosted the Figure Colosseum and this year is no different. The Colosseum is now open with Modeling Tenkaichi Budokai 6 for Dragon Ball Z character voting and Modeling King Summit Decisive Battle...

 
 
 
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Super Sonico goes under the sea

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 retaining her tradem...

 
 
 
 
FuRyu Sakura photo

Tomopop Review: FuRyu's Cardcaptor Sakura

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 an adorable lea...

 
 
Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji photo

Upcoming Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji are downright dreamy

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 Moon Dreamy figur...

 
 
 
Sega PM Rei Ayanami photo

Tomopop Review: Sega's PM Figure Rei Ayanami

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 where they might ...

 
 
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Persona 3 The Movie #2 prize figures from Happy Kuji

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 with the movie....

 
 
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Watch the vacuum around these extra tiny Kamen Rider figures

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 more than half an...

 
 
FuRyu x Attack on Titan photo

FuRyu's Mikasa Ackerman is finally previewed

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 from FuRyu's prod...

 
 
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Keep your eyes on the prize for these Gundam Unicorn figures

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 popping up in va...

 
 
FuRyu x Attack on Titan photo

A glance at FuRyu's feisty Eren Jaeger

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 utility belt, and a f...

 
 
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Tomopop LinkUP: March madness

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 afford a bunch of c...

 
 
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All of the things for Good Smile's Spring lottery

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 Marts and Tsuta...

 
 
Sailor Moon photo

Sailor Moon Official announces new prizes from Banpresto

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 and lines. Th...

 
 
UFO Catchers photo

What's in UFO Catchers? Sonico, schoolgirls, and more

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 toilet paper separ...

 
 
FuRyu Sakura photo

Someone finally got around to making Cardcaptor Sakura

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 the show did sp...

 
 
NYCC Tamashii Nations photo

NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - misc. figures and role play

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 Nations are bringin...

 
 
WonFes Toy's Works photo

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Toy's Works

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. There were sever...

 
 
WonFes Sega photo

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Sega prize figures

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 University, and Th...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Banpresto Super Sonico

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 actually other char...

 
 
Taito P4A figures photo

Here are all of Taito's Persona 4 Arena prize figures

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 them was their Ta...

 
 
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What's in UFO catchers? Eva, Persona, Toy Story, and more

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 walk around arcad...

 
 
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Lovely SEGA prize Kuroneko hitting UFO catchers in June

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 knowing full well ...

 
 
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Tales Fest 2013: Alter's Tales of Symphonia and more!

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 figure of Loyd Irvin...

 
 
Scans: Ichiban Kuji photo

Here are your upcoming Ichiban Kuji prize figures

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 I was young. T...

 
 
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Scans show more images of Pokemon D-Arts, prize plushes

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 figures before, th...

 
 
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Magazine Scans reveal new Ichiban Kuji prize figures

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. So what do I t...

 
 
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Get a better look at FuRyu's HENNEKO prize figures

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 much more detail....

 
 
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FuRyu prepares for the spring season with HENNEKO figures

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 Neko) or HENN...

 
 
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See Banpresto's latest figures from the 31st Prize Fair

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 showing off the late...

 
 
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Banpresto, Wing show off Sword Art Online Ichiban Kuji

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 poseable figure of ...

 
 
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Pokemon's N is quite the prize figure

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 outstretched and a&...

 
 
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Tomopop Hatsukoi: the figure that started everything

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 imag...

 
 
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It's prize figures aplenty in the latest magazine scans

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, giving us a look ...

 
 
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Banpresto's latest may be worth it even if not a prize

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 Unicorn line o...

 
 




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