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Top sales 11/2 to 11/8 photo
Top sales 11/2 to 11/8

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/2 to 11/8

Monsters and ghosts
Nov 18
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
This week's overall listing is a lot like last week's, but Duel-Masters has dropped off, replaced by another Kamen Rider Ghost item. Japanese kids sure do love their supernatural stuff. No surprise the overall ranking matches...
Top sales 10/26 to 11/1 photo
Top sales 10/26 to 11/1

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

Up and up
Nov 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank h...
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Looking as good as the new film?
Back on Force Friday, Star Wars once again entered retailers in a big way as Hasbro brought back Micro Machines, the Titanium Series, and more. That momentum will be continuing as the company showed off far more items in its ...

SDCC 2015: Sideshow photo
SDCC 2015: Sideshow

SDCC 2015: Sideshow Collectibles

Always pretty pricey, but so worth it
Jul 14
// Brian Szabelski
Sideshow Collectibles never disappoints at San Diego Comic Con, and this year's booth was no different. Once again an impressive showing of all their licensed merchandise, the booth this year had something for just about any ...

SDCC 2015: Hasbro - Star Wars

Jul 11 // Scarecroodle
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Bigger than ever?
Hasbro discussed a lot of big things during the Star Wars part of the panel and none was bigger than the 6-inch Black Series First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter! Based on its appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a.k...

Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Bandai bringing the zoom with Star Wars Scout and Speeder Bike

Watch out for that tree!
May 29
// Soul Tsukino
Bandai announced through their hobby site the release of a 1/12 prop verified scale Scout Trooper and Speeder bike plamo kits from the iconic scene from Return of the Jedi. The finished Trooper figure itself is fully art...
SW VPAK Darth Maul photo
SW VPAK Darth Maul

Play Arts Kai enlists Darth Maul as its newest Star Wars Variant release

I'm okay with this. In fact, I'm pleased
May 25
// Andres Cerrato
I was not that thrilled with the Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper. Vader was too edgy for my tastes while Boba Fett had my attention. As Square-Enix moves to the next entry to the line, I'm completely down for their Darth M...
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Star Wars

Edward Snowden tried to warn us! Here is... PRISM Boba Fett!

The NSA approves this figure
May 08
// Scarecroodle
Funko's newest Hikari is more colorful than a rainbow colored flag: It's Hikari Premium Prism Boba Fett! While the word, "prism," may conjure in many peoples' minds either thoughts of an Orwellian surveillance state or, equal...
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Star Wars

R2-B1 and 3 other exclusive Pop!s to hit Gamestop May 4th

Forget Cinco de Mayo, it's all about that Quatro de Mayo!
Apr 26
// Scarecroodle
Gamestop will be carrying four exclusive Star Wars Pop!s staring May 4th: R2-B1, Figrin D'an (one of the players from the Mos Eisley Cantina), snowdrift Chewbacca, and Hoth Han Solo. While Figrin is a neat selection, I'm most...
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Star Wars

Ready for some high-flying Sith action? Tamashii releases SHF Darth Maul gallery

Perhaps the Phantom Menace's only redeeming quality... well, that and pod racing
Apr 24
// Scarecroodle
Tamashii Nations has released a photo gallery for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul. The photo gallery shows off the character's poseability, recreating his crazy fighting style as seen in Star Wars: The Phantom...
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29 photo
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29

Bandai continues to dominate
Apr 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...
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Probably won't be as an expensive as a real diamond Clone Trooper, but it still won't be cheap
Pop!s won't be the only exclusives that Funko will be bringing to Star Wars Celebration 2015, as the company also intends to sell FOUR Premium Hikari at the event: "Star" Clone Trooper, "Icey" Storm Trooper (not to be confuse...

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But will we ever see a Hikari Dengar?
Funko's Premium Hikari "Metallic" Bossk and Gemini Collectibles-exclusive Hikari "Forcefield Glitter" Gigantor are currently available for pre-order. Bossk will be the third bounty hunter in the Hikari line, following Greedo ...

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No jedi mind tricks involved
Have you been waiting for a Pop! R2-Q5, R2-R9, and E-3PO? How about an R2-Q2? Well, you're in luck on the first three anyway because Funko will releasing the three (along with an unmasked Vader (not to be confused with THIS g...

PAKV Boba Fett photo
PAKV Boba Fett

Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper, what could go wrong?

Hope you got empire full of cash
Mar 27
// Andres Cerrato
I'm still not sure what to make of the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. It's cool that they're willing to take risks with beloved characters, but I'm not exactly much of a fan of some of the results. I really don't know what to ...
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Shoot first or be sorry later
We recently announced that Funko was re-releasing its Star Wars Pop! Slave Leia and Luke Skywalker in honor of the upcoming Star Wars sequel. The pair will apparently be joined by none other than everybody's favorite hapless ...

Flying Speeder Bike photo
Flying Speeder Bike

Star Wars fan takes speeder bike to new heights

Use the force.. of lift
Mar 15
// Soul Tsukino
A Star Wars fan named Adam Woodsworth has taken the Speeder Bike sequence from Return of the Jedi and brought it to life! Combining a Power of the Force Speeder bike from Hasbro and some quadcopter technology, Adam created a...
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Ever seen one of the crowd photos of slave Leia cosplayers? It's a little surreal
Funko is set to re-release many of its popular older Pop!s, starting with Slave Leia (and the previously announced Jedi Luke). The decision was said to be made in regards to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The re-release...

Lego Star Wars photo
Lego Star Wars

Lego reveals UCS Tie Fighter: promises they won't get shot down before release

Formal wear, not business casual
Feb 17
// Oansun
New York Toy Fair gave Lego a platform to show off its new (and long rumored) Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter. I would assume it's taken this long to produce the regular TIE Fighter because of its enormous wings/ends. T...
New York Toy Fair photo
New York Toy Fair

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future

Hasbro rolls out their big guns for 2015
Feb 15
// Soul Tsukino
To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n...
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How many more will die from glitter bombs?!
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy... now with a glittery deco! Funko today unveiled its Hikari Premium "Glitter" Boba Fett, which has since gone up for pre-order. Boba Fett has been introduced to the line a ...

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Boba Fett? Where? Where?!
An unpainted prototype for Kaiyodo's Revoltech? Boba Fett was on display at Winter WonFes. Fans will recall that the character had previously been teased with a silhouette at Summer WonFes 2014 when Kaiyodo first displayed it...

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And also make you give up the name of a base
GSC's Nendoroid Storm Trooper was fully on display and in painted form at Winter WonFes. The figure was first announced on the Summer 2014 WonFes wall and had appeared my Highlight Reel for that month. The figure (full image ...

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George Lucas may edit scene to have Greedo shoot first in the remake
Funko has announced its newest Hikari mold: Greedo from Star Wars! (Also known as Episode IV: A New Hope.) The luckless bounty hunter, currently available for pre-order, will be available in an "Original" deco. Greedo is no s...

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If not cooler than Vader himself, it's at least cuter
Hot Toys has unveiled its Interrogator Droid accessory for its upcoming 1/6-scale Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope) Darth Vader figure. Vader is due out this September. Fans will recall this droid as having been used ...

Disney Plush photo
Disney Plush

Disney store BO-GOing out of their minds with a plush sale

You can build an army with all the dalmatians
Jan 28
// Oansun
The Disney Store online has a Buy One, Get One for US$1 sale on a variety of plush items. That variety is pretty much Star Wars to Doc McStuffins (with its dorky dragon guy and all). A sale is a sale, and personally I'm alway...
Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina

At least they got a fair price.
Jan 18
// Oansun
Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece...
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Tamashii Nations/Bandai are going all out on this line
Well, were you on the fence about collecting S.H. Figuarts Star Wars representations? That decision just got a lot easier, as Luke Skywalker has entered the fray. I was one of those people crying out for six inch Star Wars fi...

Star Wars Rebels photo
Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels' Chopper goes beanie

This IS the droid you are looking for
Jan 07
// Soul Tsukino
The C1-10P droid nicknamed ''Chopper'' may be indifferent to the sentiments of humans, but you may just want to give this soft-stuffed service robot a hug just in case. The little droid is 7 1/2 inches tall with a movabl...
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Join us on the dark side. There's cake
Are you ready to succumb to your temptations and join the dark side? Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is currently available for pre-order and may be Jedi mind-tricking (or Sith mind-controlling?) you into thin...

Revoltech R2-D2 photo
Revoltech R2-D2

Make full use of joints with Revoltech R2-D2

Just because you can doesn't mean you should
Dec 26
// Andres Cerrato
Revoltech Star Wars should be a hit. It's hard to believe that Revoltech line has been going for nearly 9 years and this was supposed to be the breath of fresh air that the line needed. However, there are just some thing...
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett photo
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett

Hot Toys Boba Fett is more than you bargained for

Now in a larger, 1/4 size
Dec 15
// Andres Cerrato
I think just about everyone knew that Hot Toys was going to release Boba Fett sooner or later. Given the character's popularity, it was inevitable. What people did not see coming though was that the release of Boba Fett was g...
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close

I'm liking all the new Bishoujo figures
Oct 14
// Tianxiao Ma
You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant...

NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars

Oct 11 // Scarecroodle
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You had me at IG-88
Hasbro's preview night also included a first look at the company's upcoming 6-inch and 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures. None of these selections were anywhere as exciting as the bounty-hunting IG-88 assassin droid se...

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

The perfect accompaniment to Kotobukiya's panel
Oct 11
// Natalie Kipper
After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel

Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali, among others
Oct 10
// Tianxiao Ma
Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll...
Evil King Machine photo
Evil King Machine

TOYSREVIL gets a custom version of Storm King Machine

Quiccs' Stormtrooper-styled design coming soon in red
Oct 01
// Brian Szabelski
Filipino urban artist Quiccs has a resin piece by the name of Storm King Machine, which mixes Stormtroopers with 1970s-style anime mechs (or Gurren Lagann, if you're looking for a contemporary simile). The newest version is ...
Revoltech Darth Vader photo
Revoltech Darth Vader

Revolve to the dark side with Revoltech Darth Vader

The first Star Wars Revoltech goes up for pre-order
Sep 18
// Tianxiao Ma
We saw quite a few Star Wars Revoltech figures at WonFes. Soon Darth Vader will be at your doorstep as he has gone up for pre-order. There aren't a ton of surprises as far as the retail version goes. You have a segmented cape...
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Also known as the front side
Both Tomopop reader Kirin Lemon and Square-Enix's Hidemi Matsuzuka have tweeted photos showing the front side of Square-Enix's newly unveiled (unpainted) Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (Star Wars) which is on display right...

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There's probably a pretty easy pun in there
Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted an image of an unpainted Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (Star Wars) along with a notice that it will be on display at Tokyo Game Show this weekend. Square Enix will be just the latest in a long...

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