Ever wonder if Volks are overdoing things a little with their Dollfie Dream Releases? Not only are they prepping for a Snow Miku release as well as the two Macross F ladies, hot on the heels of the Dolls Party event in Kyoto,... read
Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt... read
FREEing definitely know a good thing when they see it, as their booth was packed with their popular range of yukata-clad ladies.
It seems like paired sets are the new hotness in FREEing's world. For me the highlight here is d... read
And as much orange as you can handle [Update: Pre-orders are up! Click the links below to get her]
Good Smile Company have really been knocking it out of the park with their iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls figures lately. Even though I'm an avowed non-fan of t... read feature
Oh, Mika, I wag my finger at thee! Kahotan recently uploaded a preview for Phat Company's Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver. (currently available for pre-order).
I have to confess that I'm a little worried about Mika's career... read
By now the regular Good Smile Company delay post is a warm familiar friend. OK, that's a lie. It's still a crushing disappointment, but at least Good Smile is prompt and consistent about notifying us when our eagerly awaited ... read
An adorable gallery of old and new Ah yes, the Cu-poche; what some might call Kotobukiya's answer to Good Smile Company's popular Nendoroid line. Whatever your take on the chibi-fied figures, Wonder Festival's Cu-poche display is sure to draw more than a few e... read feature
Armed with photos taken by our very own Kristina Pino along with supplemental ones from AkibaHobby, we now take a look at the scale figures Good Smile Company brought with them to Wonder Festival. The majority of figures appe... read
Ranko Kanzaki has had a lot going for her recently. First we saw the new figma version go up for pre-order last week, the first of the IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls to be sold at standard retail, and now Ranko fans get to add a... read
Come play with these! Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! In one week from today we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in America and I for one am looking forward to getting stuffed on some turkey! Even though it's a popular... read feature
Let's celebrate with cake! Hello and welcome, Tomopeeps, to the first ever Tomopop LinkUP! A lot of news comes out in any given week and there just isn't enough time in a day to get it out. It's not bad news, in fact it's quite good news, but when you ... read feature
Megahouse are heading back to the iDOLM@STER well again, but at least this time it's for one of the more charming figures they've released from the range. They'll be re-releasing their 'Brilliant Stage' version of Miki H... read
Some figures look a lot different from when we last saw them Another Japanese figure show means another crop of figma being put on display by Max Factory. While nothing shown at Miyazawa Model Expo Autumn 2013 was entirely new we are getting an updated look at some figures that we... read feature
If there's any producer that I'm sad over owning a lack of figures from, it'd almost definitely be Phat Company. Almost every product they release seems to be just gorgeous, with a very soft style of both sculpting and painti... read
I have long been a fan of The IdolMaster animated series (which you can watch over at Crunchyroll by the way). So when I saw that Wave had unleashed version 2.0 sculpts of Miki, Azusa and Takane, all at the same time, I did a... read
Another month and another batch of scans from Hobby Japan. This time around Megahouse has a pair of ladies from iDOLM@STER for us and they aren't even from the same game.
First up is franchise newcomer Umi Kousaka from IDOLM@... read
It's nice to see these ladies again. Kahotan recently previewed this set of lovely Idol Master Petit's by Good Smile Company, and they are now available for pre-order! These minis look awfully familiar don't they? Well they are a repainted version of The Idol Ma... read feature
Every time I see an Idolm@ster figure, it makes me remember how criminal the lack of stateside support for the franchise is. Thankfully the occasional figure pops up, though usually by Megahouse, and usually with those dead e... read
If you're wondering what Megahouse had at Chara Hobby 2013, here's a quick rundown of some highlights:
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 is getting a ton of figures, including ones of Okita Juuzo, Melda Dietz, Misaki Yuria, Niimi... read
Shining Hibiki Recently Kotobukiya's figure blog posted a preview of this brilliantly shining Hibiki Ganaha, the latest in their Angelic Island series of figures. I have long had my eyes on this lady to be perhaps being my first l... read feature
There are sales and there are bargains. Often items posted on sale are not always marked at a low price but rather at their regular low price. Still within any sale there are always some alluring bargains to be found.
The Idolm@ster's Haruka has no mouth and she must scream. I've finally realized Megahouse's slightly disturbing method of mouth sculpting is why I'm always so unsettled by their figures. While an open mouth is certainly no ea... read
Much as I love the lovelies from Idolm@ster, certain companies have tended to be pretty off the mark with their releases. Thankfully Phat Company is stepping up with a very nice looking version of Hibiki, and I'm finding myse... read
Nice to see these girls again It never ceases to amaze me how many ladies that Wave manages to turn into Beach Queens in such a short time. Recently I even wrote a little round up of seven upcoming Beach Queens to try to show just how many they make.
The ... read feature
There's still more! Kotobukiya's booth was also loaded with stuff that had been previously announced but hadn't been seen 'in the wild' before, so it's our first chance to look over some upcoming releases.
For me the highligh... read
With Summer WonFes only two days away, Mikatan has turned her camera on the Good Smile offices to capture the bustle of preparation. And wouldn't you know it, it looks like among all the rushing around some prototypes have sn... read
Going in heavy on The iDOLM@STER It seems like no time at all since Winter Wonder Festival, but summer is upon us and with that comes a new WonFes and a shiny new batch of exclusives. Earlier today GSC opened their official event website and unveiled the stu... read feature
Two lovely ladies, one preview Earlier this week Kotobukiya updated their facebook page. They added new galleries of two of their upcoming ladies; Yukiho from The Idol Master and Kobato from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukinai.
I usually order... read feature
New shows gettin some love New hobby scans just came out from Japan revealing lots of characters from new and popular series being made into figurine form by MegaHouse.
Starting from the left in this scan you can see that two figurines are being made f... read feature
Over in Japan, Miyazawa Model Expo 31 has been bringing us closer views of upcoming toys. Here we're going to take a look at the offerings from COSPA and Ensky. COSPA focuses on two titles, The Idolm@ster and Super Danga... read
Kira kira gallery It wasn't too long ago that we announced that pre-orders were available for Hibiki Ganaha from Idol M@ster. If you're still on the fence, or maybe if you want to see some pretty curves you should check out the gallery. In par... read feature
Are you ready? These new Ichiban Kuji, Kyun Chara figures were spotted in the Magazine over at 2chan. Having owned a few Kyun Chara's I I can say that these look pretty neat. They are about the size of mini Nendoroids and are totally cute. ... read feature
Oh God, the fluffiness! Okay, I might not be one for social games, like Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls, but I know a cute plush when I see one, and Anzu's stuffed rabbit certainly fits the bill. Let me tell you, one doesn't have to know the source material inside and out to appreciate a good toy (as I am sure many of you know). Read on to see what makes this plush a winner! read feature
Just when you thought all of the figure shows were over for February another one sneaks in with a bunch of new things to see. Dengeki Hobby has posted their coverage of the Japan Amusement Expo 2013 31st Prize Expo showi... read
We posted about Kotobukiya's scaled figures last night, but it wouldn't be complete coverage without mentioning their Cu-Poche figures! First, we must dive into the two new Cu-Poche on display: Idolm@ster's Hoshii Miki, who c... read
Rin Shibuya and Anzu Futaba will be available globally online and at the event. The count down continues to the 2013 Wonder Festival (Winter) and Mikatan has turned her attention towards two of Max Factory's exclusives, figma Rin Shibuya and Anzu Futaba. Like many of the offerings this time aro... read feature
MegaHouse brought an boatload of anime figures to MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn. And, I am pleased to see, there was quite a variety in the shows represented. We're seeing the lovely girls of The Idolm@ster and Idolm@ster 2 ... read
Though it may be that time of the year for us in the States to go into a food coma, Japan still can't pull a fast one on us like they have with the latest magazine scans. Oodles of delicious tidbits have come pouring out... read
Idol simulator series The iDOLM@STER is certainly something big. I mean look at how many times MegaHouse has released repaints of the girls from this series? Well, The iDOLM@STER is now even bigger than before thank... read
The Idolmaster girls keep coming with yet another offering from Megahouse, this time in the form of Azusa Miura's "Brilliant Stage Princess Melody version". It's very, very pink, to say the least. I feel like it's a bit diffi... read