#The Idolm@ster

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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/31 to 9/6

Normally we see the top hobby sales go to Bandai, mainly dominated by Gunpla. Not this week. This time around it's Good Smile Company (with an assist from Phat!) dominating. Bandai is still taking over the overall ranking, but it always fee...

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Good Smile Company announces WonFes exclusives

It's time to gear up for the one-two punch that is Anime Expo and Summer Wonder Festival! Good Smile Company has put up their Wonderful Hobby Life For You site with a list of "exclusives" that they'll be bringing. I use quotes because, as i...

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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion

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 everything for someon...

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Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: FREEing

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 definitely the a...

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Kahotan previews Mika Jougasaki: Charisma Girl Ver.

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. You see, the ...

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Good Smile's here to drop some more delays

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 will be awaited...

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Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kotobukiya's Cu-poche

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 eyes. A good man...

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Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Good Smile's scale figures

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 appeared to be from...

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Grab some shade with IDOLM@STER Beach Queens Ranko

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 Beach Queens f...

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Tomopop LinkUP: The Puzzle & Dougrams edition

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 vacation week ...

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Tomopop LinkUP: the grand opening edition

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 deal with a few...

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Evergreen Leaves Miki Hoshii is ready to be rounded up

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 Hoshii from arou...

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Max Factory gives a new look at many upcoming figma

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 haven't yet se...

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Pre-order Wave's Fantastic IdolMaster Beach Queens DX Set

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 double take! I...


Two more iDOLM@STER figures come to the Brilliant Stage

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@STER: Million L...


Preview and Pre-order "The Idol Master" Nendoroid Petites

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 Master Nendoroid ...

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Chara Hobby 2013: Megahouse

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 Kaoru, Harada ...

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Preview Kotobukiya's lovely Hibiki Ganaha

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 large scale figu...


HobbyLink Japan is having a figure sale, up to 95% off!

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.  HobbyLink Japan ...

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Three new Idol M@ster Beach Queens spotted

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 latest bunch of...


Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Kotobukiya Part 3

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 highlight has to be see...

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Good Smile Company teases their WonFes reveals

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 sneaked onto came...

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Good Smile unveils its Summer Wonder Festival exclusives

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 stuff you'll only ...


Preview Kotobukiya's Kobato and Yukiho

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 strictly Alter...


New Scans Reveal MegaHouse figurines

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 from characters ...


Miyazawa Model Expo 31: COSPA and Ensky

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 Danganronpa 2. First...


New photos show up of Kotobukiya's Angelic Island Hibiki

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 particular I appre...


IdolM@ster Kyun Chara show up in magazine scans

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. It's a great me...


Tomopop Review: COSPA's Anzu Stuffed Rabbit

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...


See Banpresto's latest figures from the 31st Prize Fair

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 showing off the late...


Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche line

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 comes with a mic...


Wonder Festival IDOLM@STER figma duo get a preview

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 around the pair ha...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: MegaHouse

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 rubbing should...


Scans show MegaHouse's Chie in color and more prototypes

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 over at 2chan ...


The iDOLM@STER girls give a mini size Cinderella story

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 thanks to the recent...


MegaHouse shows Lancer, Chie, and more in latest scans

It's time of the month again where we open the digital pages of a magazine and look at the pretty pictures to get excited about what's coming down the line. Ah, gives me memories of when I was a child and would flip through the old gaming m...


Eva, Kamen Rider, and more Bandai at Dengeki Festival

We've already seen quite a bit from Bandai at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival with series like Durarara!, Senran Kagura, and Strike Witches getting figures. With the number of properties Bandai produces for, of course there is much mo...


New figma, Nendoroid photos show up at Dengeki Festival

Earlier Good Smile Company and Max Factory teased what they would be having at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. Now that the event is here, the company is in full tweet form revealing everything they have teased and then some. For fig...


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"


Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"


Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"


Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"


Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"


Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"


Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"


Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"


Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"


Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"


Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"


Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"


Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"