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5:00 PM on 09.07.2014

Hug gaming history with COSPA's Megadrive plush

At the end of Wreck-It Ralph, "retro" was defined as "old but cool." In the case of COSPA's new Megadrive plush, I would substitute "cool" with "absolutely, freaking adorable." I mean, look at this thing! It's arms are contro...

Natalie Kipper


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The Sega fan in me is loving these new images of Mega Drive Megatron photo
The Sega fan in me is loving these new images of Mega Drive Megatron
by Natalie Kipper

With the new images from Takara Tomy's site, we get another chance to "ooh" and "aah" over Sentinel's Mega Drive Megatron. Andres posted the pre-order information last May and I totally share in his excitement. As previously mentioned, the transforming blast-from-the-console-past will cost ¥10,000 and ship this September. But thanks to the site's update, we now have even more information! The Mega Drive Megatron will have a removable miniature cartridge of Sonic the Hedgehog in its slot. How is that for a big dose of nostalgia? The cartridge's label looks absolutely perfect, too. In fact, the whole darn robot looks magnificent.

Share in our excitement with these new photos in the gallery!

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Sega prize figures photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Sega prize figures
by Scarecroodle

Sega's Summer WonFes booth featured prize figures for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vocaloid, and Terra Formars, among other properties. Among the highlights were a seated Gendo (!!!), Caster (Fate/EXTRA CCC), mini Terraformars, the Evangelion pilot girls, and a pretty nice Meiko.

Of course, there were also a lot of things I couldn't identify, including what appears to be an unpainted prototype for one of the Terra Formars BUG members.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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10:00 AM on 06.13.2014

Star Wars finally to be mass merchandised by mass manufacturers

If a catalog coming out of the International Tokyo Toy Fair is to be believed, there is going to be a lot of people involved in Star Wars over the next few years. Bandai has already revealed their hand partially with S.H. Fig...

Andres Cerrato

1:00 PM on 05.30.2014

Ichiban Kuji goes mad for Cardcaptor Sakura

As a long time Cardcaptor Sakura fan, I feel confident in saying it's a pretty good time right now. Not only are we getting the painfully cute Sakura Nendoroid, but NISA recently rescued the show itself from licensing he...

Martin Siggers

11:30 AM on 05.27.2014

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

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 ...

Martin Siggers



Tomopop Review: Sega's PM Figure Rei Ayanami photo
Tomopop Review: Sega's PM Figure Rei Ayanami
by Tianxiao Ma

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 hold up to more expensive PVC figures.

I decided to check out Sega's Rei Ayanami PM Figure to see the state of prize figures right now. I'm also desperate for any reasonably priced Evangelion figures, as the latest movie hasn't garnered as much attention from figure makers as I'd hoped. If you can't afford the RAHs out there, maybe this review can help you decide on going the prize figure route.

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6:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Revisit Skies of Arcadia with First 4 Figures' Vyse statue

Okay, I am totally having a nostalgic, fangirl-y trip here. First 4 Figures revealed the third character in their SEGA All-Stars line (the first two being Ryo Hazuki and Akira Yuki) and it is none other than Vyse, the he...

Natalie Kipper

11:00 PM on 04.19.2014

Check out Mega Drive Megatron being transformed in this video

It's been a little over two months since we first saw the Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Transformers Mega Drive Megatron and it doesn't look like there's been a whole lot of progress. But don't let that get you down! More new de...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Witness toy history with this 1983 Tokyo Toy Show video

There are a lot of retro nostalgia toy videos on YouTube; mostly retrospects and individuals gushing about their favorite figures. So rare is it for a video to surface that takes a slice right out of time, and even more-so wh...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



First 4 Figures teases Skies of Arcadia's Vyse photo
First 4 Figures teases Skies of Arcadia's Vyse
by Brian Szabelski

First 4 Figures promised a teaser of an upcoming statue at 5,000 Facebook likes, adding that it was from a Sega game. They've now posted a photo on their Facebook page as a teaser, a tiny ribbon of a photo featuring a prototype.

Let's just cut to the chase: it's Vyse from Skies of Arcadia. The Internet sleuths have sniffed it out based on that tiny snipped of a photo First 4 gave us, and based on the official artwork of Vyse from the game, they're right.

Expect more news on Vyse in the future; in the meanwhile, how excited are you about the news?

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4:00 PM on 10.14.2013

Readers vote on pose for First 4 Eggman statue

First 4 Figures wants nothing more than to make a classic Eggman statue for their Classic Sonic line. Problem is, they don't have a pose picked out. Being the awesome guys and gals they are, they put up a poll in their forums...

Pedro Cortes