Prize figures

MegaHouse Sailor Moon photo
MegaHouse Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse Tsukino Usagi schoolgirl uniform


Schoolhouse rock!
Feb 08
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
Super Sonico photo
Super Sonico

Super Sonico goes under the sea


We're going to need some bigger shells
Jan 11
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
Card Captor Sakura photo
Card Captor Sakura

FuRyu wants to win you over with more Card Captor Sakura prize figures


Looking good with them cat ears!
Nov 06
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
Dengeki Bunko photo
Dengeki Bunko

Bring the fight to life with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax prize figures


Based on the hit fighting game that'll probably never be released here
Oct 05
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
FuRyu Sakura photo
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

Sailor Moon Ichiban Kuji photo
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

Kill la Kill photo
Kill la Kill

Sega shows off prize figures of Kill la Kill's Ryuko and Satsuki


I can barely believe these are prize figures
May 27
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
Sega PM Rei Ayanami photo
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

Persona 3 Happy Kuji photo
Persona 3 Happy Kuji

Persona 3 The Movie #2 prize figures from Happy Kuji


Huzzah for Shinji!
May 16
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
Kamen Rider photo
Kamen Rider

Watch the vacuum around these extra tiny Kamen Rider figures


Banpresto to release a handful throughout the year, which is a lot
May 13
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
FuRyu x Attack on Titan photo
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

Gundam Unicorn photo
Gundam Unicorn

Keep your eyes on the prize for these Gundam Unicorn figures


Adorable little weapons of mechanized destruction
Apr 17
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
FuRyu x Attack on Titan photo
FuRyu x Attack on Titan

A glance at FuRyu's feisty Eren Jaeger


More prize figures should look like this
Mar 05
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
Tomopop LinkUP photo
Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: March madness


Or why my wallet is empty
Mar 01
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
GSC Kuji photo
GSC Kuji

All of the things for Good Smile's Spring lottery


Look at all of the things!
Feb 23
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
Sailor Moon photo
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

UFO Catchers photo
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

FuRyu Sakura photo
FuRyu Sakura

Someone finally got around to making Cardcaptor Sakura


Bad news - it's Furyu
Nov 07
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
NYCC Tamashii Nations photo
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

WonFes Toy's Works photo
WonFes Toy's Works

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Toy's Works


A little bit of cute, a little bit of sexy
Jul 31
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. T... read
WonFes Sega photo
WonFes Sega

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Sega prize figures


Gainax, Vocaloid, and some Pixar too
Jul 31
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 photo
Super Sonico

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Banpresto Super Sonico


Some surprisingly nice things from Banpresto
Jul 28
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
Taito P4A figures photo
Taito P4A figures

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


Includes Naoto and Kanji, too
Jul 01
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
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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

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Lovely SEGA prize Kuroneko hitting UFO catchers in June


Cuuuuuute
Jun 07
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
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Tales Fest 2013: Alter's Tales of Symphonia and more!


Don't fight, my honeys; there is lots of me to go around!
May 31
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
Scans: Ichiban Kuji photo
Scans: Ichiban Kuji

Here are your upcoming Ichiban Kuji prize figures


Shinobu!!
May 24
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
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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

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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

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Get a better look at FuRyu's HENNEKO prize figures


Clear pictures appear for figures based on new anime the "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.
Apr 22
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
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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

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


Fate/Zero, K-ON!, IDOLM@STER, and many others hit the show!
Feb 22
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
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Banpresto, Wing show off Sword Art Online Ichiban Kuji


Glorious scans for beautiful toys
Feb 22
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
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Pokemon's N is quite the prize figure


Probably not a game master, though
Feb 19
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
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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

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It's prize figures aplenty in the latest magazine scans


Banpresto, FuRyu, and Sega prize show off their latest cute moe girl figures in these new scans.
Nov 23
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
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Banpresto's latest may be worth it even if not a prize


Gintama, Ao no Exorcist, Saint Seiya, and Natsume Yuujin-chou cover the latest prize figures from Banpresto
Nov 19
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
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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

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Banpresto has new Gundam Unicorn figures for its DXF line


Keep your eyes on the prize!
Nov 14
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
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30th Prize Fair: FuRyu


Games Senran Kagura and Photo Kano get noticed for prize figures along with Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.
Nov 07
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






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