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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

1:50 AM on 07.31.2013

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 Uni...

Tianxiao Ma

7:00 AM on 06.07.2013

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 kno...

Kristina Pino



9:00 PM on 04.23.2013

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

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...

Andres Cerrato