TOMOPOP - Collectible Toy Culture
    PANIC!   |   HD / MOBILE (beta)

Subscribe via RSS

3:00 PM on 03.28.2014

S.H. MonsterArts Burning Godzilla now without flames

[Update: Earlier version of this story incorrectly labeled this as the S.H. MonsterArts release of 2014 Godzilla. It has since been edited. -Andres]  Godzilla has been a great reason for the S.H. MonsterArts line. Multip...

Andres Cerrato


Xbox Live Gold 55% Off at Paypal's Spring Gaming Sale

The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
Shop Now

5:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Alien Big Chap is being added to the S.H.MonsterArts line

It feels like everything lately is celebrating a milestone anniversary. Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, Kill Bill, Ghostbusters, and now Alien. Tamashii Nations has just announced that to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Alien, t...

Vanessa Cubillo

10:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Gigan officially listed as next S.H. MonsterArts figure

In October Bluefin Tamashii Nations teased us by showing a picture of a prototype figure of Gigan. Looking at Tamashii Nations’ official website, they’ve now listed Gigan as the next figure to join the S.H. Monst...

Vanessa Cubillo

10:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Your singing (and pre-orders) make SHF Mothra stronger

[UPDATE: Bluefin Tamashii Nations has uploaded some photos. Check out the gallery.] Bandai's S.H. Figuarts Mothra is currently available for pre-order. The figure is based on her appearance in 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra rathe...


5:00 PM on 11.21.2013

S.H. MonsterArts Biollante is nearly upon us

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA has posted a box image of the upcoming S.H. MonsterArts Biollante with the captain "Sooooon". Biollante is currently slated for a Nov/Dec release. The packaging for Biollante is absolutely massive...


4:15 AM on 10.31.2013

S.H. MonsterArts Gigan unveiled, ready to wreck Earth

Bluefin Tamashii Nations has uploaded a photo of a prototype S.H. MonsterArts Gigan 2004, based on the character's appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars. Gigan, an alien cyborg bent on global destruction, is an older Godzilla en...


8:00 AM on 10.11.2013

NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - S.H. MonsterArts

What would Halloween be without monsters? Or, more specifically, Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line? Bluefin Tamashii Nations had a good mix of monsters on display at NYCC between aliens, predators, and Godzilla-related displays....


6:00 AM on 09.24.2013

Bandai previews S.H.MonsterArts Alien vs Predator figures

At SDCC we got our first look at the newest franchise that would be coming to Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line; Alien vs. Predator. Now, we're finally getting a full preview of the first two figures that will be released, Alie...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:00 AM on 09.03.2013

Bandai's Godzilla 2000 is set to destroy in a new version

While fans wait for the trailer of the upcoming Godzilla movie, Bandai is releasing a ferocious new Godzilla figure to remind us how awesome he is. From the S.H. MonsterArts line comes the Millennium version of Godzilla 2000...

Vanessa Cubillo

11:30 PM on 08.01.2013

Battra swoops in for Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line

Joining Bandai's S.H. MonsterArts line is none other than the Kaiju, Battra from the Godzilla franchise. Coming from Godzilla vs. Mothra, the Battra figure will have clear parts in the head area to look more realistic, and f...

Vanessa Cubillo

SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2013: Tamashii Nations
by Brian Szabelski

So we've seen Sailor Senshi and superheroes, xenomorphs and other morphers. But the Tamashii Nations booth was home to more than just some new reveals; plenty of figures coming in the next 6 months were all on display, from the Pink and Red Rangers (both original and armored versions), to a fantastic Figuarts Zero Trunks. 

Don't even start on the gigantic Sigma, or one of my surprise favorites, the black version of Zero. The One Piece Figuarts Zero releases are looking quite amazing as well, specifically Zoro's mid-attack lunge that you see in the header. 

Check out the gallery to see some of what you can expect over the coming months, and let us know in the comments which of these figures you're most looking forward to!

view full story + comments

Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts King Kong photo
Tomopop Review: Bandai's S.H.MonsterArts King Kong
by Scarecroodle

When people think "kaiju", quite often Godzilla and his ilk are the first things to come to mind. As such, some might be surprised by the "American kaiju", King Kong, breaking into the S.H.MonsterArts line which, up until this point, basically had been like Godzilla's private country club. Perhaps even more surprising is that this King Kong is based on the incarnation seen in Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong rather than a version who had actually battled Godzilla in film, or an earlier, more iconic interpretation. However, after seeing the S.H.MonsterArts King Kong in action, I'm not sure I would have had it any other way.

Hit the jump for the full review.

view full story + comments