F4F NiGHTS photo

First 4 Figures debuts NiGHTS as next Sega All-Star

May all your dreams be free of nightmarens
Mar 26
Many people who have followed Tomopop from its infancy may know just how much the Sonic the Hedgehog series meant to me growing up, but it's much fewer and far between that I get to talk about just how important NiGHTS Into D... read
Shining Blade photo
Shining Blade

Flare has a new Roselinde Freyja, complete with giant triangle

That blade isn't SO shining
Feb 27
Someone's going out for a night on the town; and taking that enormous weapon with her. From Shining Blade (one of the more recent entries in Sega's decades long Shining franchise), the priestess with the leastless fun: R... read
Valkyria Chronicles photo
Valkyria Chronicles

Selvaria Bles may be up in flames, but with Vertex she's burning up the pre-orders!

Fan-favorite Valkyria Chronicles baddie, in fighting form.
Jan 21
She may be committed to her cause, but a top General of the Drei Stern from 2008's Valkyria Chronicles can now be under your command. If that command is to stand in a pose on your shelf. This battle tactician has long been a ... read
F4F Beat photo
F4F Beat

First 4 Figures puts Beat from Jet Set Radio up for pre-order

Stomp to the beat and get your grind on!
Nov 19
First 4 Figures has pulled another memory of my childhood from out of its magical hat! Beat from Jet Set Radio is the newest figure to reach their collection, and is up for pre-order through their website shop. Beat obviously... read
Megadrive plush photo
Megadrive plush

Hug gaming history with COSPA's Megadrive plush

I heart 16-bit
Sep 07
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... read
Mega Drive Megatron photo
Transformers fans, get pumped!
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 ... read feature

Sega photo
Epic sitting
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 Terraforma... read feature

Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Star Wars finally to be mass merchandised by mass manufacturers

Not just a select few anymore
Jun 13
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... read
Cardcaptor Sakura photo
Cardcaptor Sakura

Ichiban Kuji goes mad for Cardcaptor Sakura

Never has Cerberus looked so snuggly
May 30
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... read
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

First 4 Figures' Vyse photo
First 4 Figures' Vyse

Revisit Skies of Arcadia with First 4 Figures' Vyse statue

Join the crew of the Blue Rogues!
Apr 29
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... read
Mega Drive Megatron photo
Mega Drive Megatron

Check out Mega Drive Megatron being transformed in this video

He's a lot of bot in such a small package
Apr 19
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... read
1983 Tokyo Toy Show photo
1983 Tokyo Toy Show

Witness toy history with this 1983 Tokyo Toy Show video

See the event that would help give birth to the Transformers franchise
Jan 16
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... read
F4F Vyse figure photo
Flying ships not included
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 prototy... read feature


Readers vote on pose for First 4 Eggman statue

The winner? None of the above.
Oct 14
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... 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

Lovely SEGA prize Kuroneko hitting UFO catchers in June

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

First 4 Figures new SEGA All Stars line leads w/ Shenmue

Ryo Hazuki is first in line featuring statues of marquee SEGA characters
Apr 23
First 4 Figures has been making many collectors' figure dreams come true. With absolutely gorgeous pieces detailing the expansive universes of Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid to name a few, it's difficult... read

Good Smile's Mikudayo coming to Project Diva f

You've been warned, PS3 owners
Feb 27
Project Diva f is coming to the Playstation 3 next Thursday, but Sega apparently has one terrifying surprise for that version of the game: Mikudayo. Yes, as seen in scans from Famitsu, the PS3 version will have Good Smil... read

Medicom rolling out a RAH Hatsune Miku for 2013

Spotted on the Wonder Festival show floor
Feb 21
There seems to be a never-ending chain of surprises still coming out from last week's Wonder Festival, and the latest of those would be the reveal of a Real Action Heroes Hatsune Miku figure. Produced by Medicom Toy with a fa... read
Review sponsored by HobbyLink Japan
When I think about prize figures, I think of cute little static figures that are somewhere around 1/10-scale, though sometimes up there at 1/8-scale. Mari here? She's a hulking ~10.4 inches tall, much taller than almost every... read feature


The Accel World and Sword Art Online goodies keep coming out of Aki no Saiten with some fantastic pieces that will suit all your cosplay needs! Whether you're ready for the VR experience or want a little augmented reality thr... read feature

Sponsored by HobbyLink Japan for September's Megapixel Contest
Princess of the Crystal figures always look rather impressive because of that outfit of hers. It tends to, you know, take up more space than the lonesome figure normally would. And in some cases (like with the figure we're lo... read feature


Border Break's Fiona is getting made

But all we have is a blurry photo
Sep 23
Border Break is a mecha arcade game by Sega that I've never heard of until just now. The folks at Wing have done the natural thing, which is to take the bustiest character from the game and make a figure of her. The character... read

Another look at adorable upcoming OreImo prize figures

a.k.a. the awesome limited figures that might bust your wallet
Sep 05
It was only a matter of time before I found another reason to gush about figures from OreImo. We've posted about these Lucky Lottery items before, but now we've got some new, clean images and a reminder that now in early... read

First 4 Figures' Knuckles gets a few videos!

Aug 14
Well now, I'd say Knuckles has been playing in the cloning machine a bit too much! I'm kidding, of course. First 4 Figures has shared a few videos on their blog showing the process of getting Knuckles finished up and ready t... read

Blue Blur hits Sanrio: Incoming Sonic Hello Kitty plush!

Jul 11
This is the cutest thing I have seen in my life. I can't even.. I don't have the words for this. You don't understand. I have been a life-long fan of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Hello Kitty, and my brain can't handle the awes... read

Under the Radar: Sega Prize Vocaloid Vignettes vol. 2

Jul 05
I didn't know these adorable Vocaloid Vignette figures existed until I started seeing them everywhere, only to find out they were set for release in June? Included in this wave of figures are a Rin and Len Kagamine, Meiko and... read

Sega reveal new upcoming Hatsune Miku prize figure

Jul 02
I realize the subject of my post isn't anything shocking, but the new figure really is cute despite that fact that Miku is wearing her standard uniform instead of any of the great outfits she's got in the Project Diva games. ... read

This custom Miku keeps cool during the summer

Jun 29
Hey check it out, another Snow Miku! The design isn't all that original, but that's because it's a repaint of Sega's "Fairy of Music" Hatsune Miku figure. For a custom paint job, that's pretty good! We came across this on fg,... read

Kuroneko dons a magical girl costume, looks adorable

Jun 22
I couldn't help but notice that there are not one, but two upcoming prize figures featuring Kuroneko of OreImo fame dressed up in a magical girl outfit (Alpha Omega Cosplay Version). She looks absolutely adorable, and I ... read

Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most iconic characters of my childhood. From the very first game I knew he was the character that would stick with me through my childhood, be it through all the comics, cartoon shows, and fut... read feature


Alright! GSC has teased us with some new photos of Nendoroid Sonic over on Mikatan's Blog, and it makes me even more excited for mind to arrive before long. In fact, the blog post mentions that GSC will be shipping them on Ap... read feature


Fans of Strike Witches and lovers of moe characters have another good reason to be excited! As if we didn't already have enough reasons! Sega is holding a prize figure lottery where people in Japan can buy a reasonably priced... read feature


It's time for SEGA Prizes for February 2012

Feb 28
Woohoo! It's time to check out the SEGA Standard and Core prizes that could have been won in UFO Catcher games during February 2012. There's actually a couple I might try to find somehow or another! Besides the usual Hello Ki... read

At Prize Fair 2012 Summer, Sega's booth had a boatload of plushes but, to be honest, a good portion of them were from series that I am not familiar with. This is a flaw on my part and I must ask you, good sleuths of the Tomoc... read feature


Surprise pre-order: Staind series Yozora and Sena

Jan 27
Completely out of left field I've just noticed that last night pre-orders have begun for a 1/10 scale Yozora and Sena (separately, of course). They're both a part of Media Factory's Staind series, and while I'm not entirely c... read

The latest batch of scans has a ton of info on this year's Wonder Festival Winter exclusives. Besides Good Smile Company, Volks, and CM's Corporation's releases, we have Orchid Seed, who's bringing 1/7-scale Ichijou Mai,... read feature


Punch the lights out of Hatsune Miku

Jan 19
Have you had enough of the waves upon waves of merchandise for the Vocaloid idol, Hatsune Miku? Does just seeing her smiling face bring you into a fit of rage? Well, Sega's got you covered with their two Hatsune Miku-themed p... read

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