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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


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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

9:00 PM on 02.27.2013

Good Smile's Mikudayo coming to Project Diva f

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...

Brian Szabelski

1:00 PM on 02.21.2013

Medicom rolling out a RAH Hatsune Miku for 2013

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...

Brian Szabelski



Tomopop Review: SEGA Premium Prize Mari Makinami photo
Tomopop Review: SEGA Premium Prize Mari Makinami
by Kristina Pino

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 everything else on the shelf around her. If you think about it from this perspective alone, her standard prize pricing over at HobbyLink Japan makes her an absolute steal.

But is the paint detail, molding and everything else worth the burgling? Read my full thoughts below the job.

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Aki no Saiten 2012: 1/1 Nerve Gear, Neurolinker, and more photo
Aki no Saiten 2012: 1/1 Nerve Gear, Neurolinker, and more
by Emily Smalara

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 thrown in, you're covered with some great looking 1/1-scale versions of the aforementioned series' Neurolinker and Nerve Gear. I'm sure many of us are waiting for their inevitable working versions, but hopefully these will suit in the meantime!

We've also got a look at Chara-Ani's upcoming minis, featuring SAO's Kirito and Asuna, along with a host of Accel World characters ranging from Kuroyukihime to Haruyuki's pig-form to a number of Brain Burst avatars as well. Of course that's not all, as it looks like nearly all of the series' Kings are shown off, from Yellow Radio to Green Grandee and Purple Thorn. There's also another look at the truly staggeringly huge Red King in all her armored glory.

Finally, yet another Kuroyukihime looks to be arriving soon, with Sega's prize figures showing off a rather surprisingly casual version of the Black King. Relaxing in a simple dress with a mysterious mask in hand, she's rather different from the costumed Kuroyukihime we've seen until now but still quite attractive! In any case, it's a good time to be a fan of Reki Kawahara's works, with a load of upcoming, great-looking collectibles on the horizon!

[via Moeyo]

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Tomopop Review: Sega Prize Princess of the Crystal photo
Tomopop Review: Sega Prize Princess of the Crystal
by Kristina Pino

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 looking at today), even more so since the dress is billowing outward behind her. I definitely expected to be surprised when I received this particular rendition.

Hit past the jump and see if you might be surprised, too, and hopefully in a good way.

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