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No, I'm not talking about Kaidou...
Whitebeard lives on in Tsume's HQS line, as the dreaded Yonko referred to as "The World's Strongest Man" is receiving one powerful statue. Standing roughly 40-cm tall (or a little under 16-inches), this resin Whitebeard statu...

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Almost there
The Kickstarter campaign for Tsume x Aleksi Briclot: Azzar'Hi Worlds & Wonders HQS statue (which launched back in April) is finally nearing the end. With only 3 days left, the campaign still needs to raise a little under ...

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Kickstart it up! Tsume teams up with Aleksi Briclot for original Azzar'Hi Worlds & Wonders HQS statue

Sure, she's awesome, but how do I even describe her?
Apr 28
// Scarecroodle
Tsume has teamed with artist Aleksi Briclot to bring one of his original illustrations to life (a difficult to describe lava snake warrior goddess?). The statue, which currently has a Kickstarter going, will be limited to 250...
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And they've certainly gone big with their initial statue
Tsume's Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) HQS series is ready to roll out, and the first release is a massive 1/6-scale statue of Raoh, King of Hokuto. Raoh is 50 cm by 50 cm (or almost 20 inches by 20 inches) and i...

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Pre-orders are roaring
The ever-incredible Tsume has released images for its upcoming limited edition 1/6-scale HQS Dragon Shiryu (Saint Seiya) which is now available for pre-order... and you also have a chance to win a copy through Tsume's give-aw...

Tsume's Orochimaru photo
Tsume's Orochimaru

Tsume's Orochimaru snakes it way into pre-orders

Latest addition to the Naruto: Shippuden Xtra line
Nov 21
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's newest Naruto: Shippuden Xtra figure is upon us, and it's the villainous Orochimaru! Technically, it's a DXtra figure, as it includes a summoned giant snake on the base as well. He's in 1/10-scale (18 cm) wit...
HQS Renji Abarai photo
HQS Renji Abarai

Tsume-Art's HQS Renji Abarai is ready for a fight

Coming 1st quarter of 2015
Sep 18
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art have sent us word that their HQS Renji Abarai figure is up for pre-order ... and it is rather impressive. Featuring the 6th Division lieutenant from Bleach and his Hihio Zabimaru bankai, the 1/6-scale resin sta...
Tsume Dragonball Z photo
Tsume Dragonball Z

Tsume-Art adds Dragonball Z to its stable

Our wallets all about to get Spirit Bombed
Sep 15
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's roster of licenses has been pretty impressive, and their resin-cast collectibles have been rather high quality ... so imagine the excitement that comes with Dragonball Z being the latest license they've acqui...
Tsume Edo Tensei Itachi photo
Tsume Edo Tensei Itachi

This Edo Tensei Itachi Uchiha statue is no genjutsu

Tsume's reanimated Itachi is one lively statue
May 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Itachi is a character that knows how to play with your emotions. You spend such a large chunk of the Naruto story line loathing the guy, then you feel sympathetic towards him when he dies because of all the terrible things he...
DXtra Marada Uchiha photo
DXtra Marada Uchiha

Tsume's DXtra Marada Uchiha fans the pre-order flames

The DX part means he comes with a second face
May 16
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's latest Naruto figure has arrived, the DXtra Marada Uchiha. Note that it's not Xtra like the other figures in the line, but DXtra. The difference isn't just the extra letter: Marada comes with a second head featuri...
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Take over the shadows with Tsume's Shikimaru statue

The moving shadow
May 12
// Scarecroodle
Tsume-Art has released images and pre-order information for its upcoming Shikamaru Nara Xtra statue. The strategist is depicted in the midst of using a shadow jutsu. Tsume-Art's Xtra line launched early last year with Naruto ...
HQS Roronoa Zoro photo
HQS Roronoa Zoro

Tsume's finished Roronoa Zoro could blow you away

Tsume posts a teaser showing the finished product
May 08
// Brian Szabelski
The Tsume-Art crew are really happy with how their HQS Roronoa Zoro has turned out. We know this because literally said that in a recent Facebook page post showing off the 50-cm-tall collectible. In particular, they seemed pr...
Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuste photo
Fairy Tail Gray Fullbuste

Ice-Make plans to pre-order this new Gray Fullbuster figure from Tsume

Just in time for the new season of Fairy Tail
Mar 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
With a new season of Fairy Tail only weeks away companies aren't wasting much time in getting new figures out to the long denied fans. This time around it's Tsume and their amazing looking Gray Fullbuster HQF. Gray is unsurpr...
HQS Phoenix Ikki photo
HQS Phoenix Ikki

Tsume Art opens pre-orders for a manga-styled HQS Phoenix Ikki

Not just your average colorway
Mar 14
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's latest Saint Seiya HQS collectible  is a return to a previous character: the Kurumada Masami Edition of Saint Seiya's Phoenix Ikki. The name comes from the fact that this is more inspired by Masami's ori...
HQS Itachi teaser photo
HQS Itachi teaser

Tsume-Art pretty much confirms HQS Itachi Uchiha

New teaser image posted
Mar 04
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art's Facebook page was updated just this morning with a teaser image for a new piece they're working on. Tsume's description of the translucent red resin arm is asking fans to share the photo "to give us the Stren...
Tsume Street Fighter photo
Tsume Street Fighter

Tsume Art opens pre-orders for Street Fighter IV statues

Chun Li and Vega are the first two out of the gate
Jan 14
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art has some new Ultra Street Fighter IV HQF statues to show off, featuring the lady with the giant thighs, Chun-Li; and the wall-climbing, claw-wielding Vega. Both are 1/8-scale (Chun-Li is 28 cm and Vega is 35 cm...

Tomopop LinkUP: Anime you have a happy new year!

Jan 02 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
AmiAmi blog gave us a closeup look at Takara Tomy's Puella Magi Madoka Magica Koedarize figures. We first saw these previewed way back in June so they've been a long time coming. Over at the figma blog we got a release gallery for the new Guts Hawk soldier figma from the Berserk movies. Great looking figure, I'm surprised they've taken this series as far as they have. Think Geek got themselves a very timely exclusive in the form of Doctor Who's 9th Doctor figure from Titan Vinyl. He's 6.5 inches tall and comes with a removable Sonic Screwdriver. I know a lot of people prefer modern Doctors David Tennant and Matt Smith, but Christopher Eccleston will always be the one that got me into the series. Over at the Kotobukiya blog they've got a preview for the prototype of their 1/6 scale Ikaros from Sora no Otoshimono. She's from their 4-Leaves line and that's about all we know about her. Good Smile Company posted the results from their Nendoroid After Parts face contest. The five winners are a love face, a crying face, a dollar sign face, a robot face, and a skull face. There also seems to be a secret face in the works! Tsume sent along info on a pair of new figures coming out soon. First up is this outstanding HQS statue of Usopp from One Piece looking incredibly cool! You're basically getting two Usopp figures in this as well as that amazing Impact Wolf. He isn't cheap though, running about 369€ or just over US$500. He looks worth it! For Bleach fans Tsume wants you to get your hands on this great looking HQS statue of Ulquiorra Schiffer. The base and backdrop all look good. He's a major fan favorite so I wouldn't be surprised if he sold out soon. He's running 289€ or just under US$400. Plex has posted a gallery for one of their latest Ultimate Modeling Collection Figures: Duke Vampire Lord from Puzzle & Dragons. This is a great looking figure with lots of detail and super sharp colors. It'll be out in March for ¥ 10,290 or about US$98. Pinkcheeks got a little LEGO Clone Trooper from Star Wars for Christmas and felt inspired to take the little guy on a trip. Check out the gallery to see the mini trooper out on the beach and enjoying some tasty looking pizza! And that's it for this week's Tomopop LinkUP! Due to the extended holiday in Japan news from the east has been a little hard to come by. Don't be surprised if LinkUP next week is a little on the short side. Maybe I'll do something a little different next week.
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Celebrating the new year with lots of anime figure news
Hello and welcome to the first Tomopop LinkUP of the new year! We're only two days into 2014 and there's already a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Hard to believe, but over at My Figure Collection they've already g...

Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition

Dec 12 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Wooser is almost here again! Season two returns in January so that means a big product push for all things Wooser. Kahotan has posted this Belle Maison oshiruko soup set that features rubber straps of mascot Shirukuma and Wooser. They also have a pair of Wooser talking pens. Wing gave a very cryptic hint for one of their next figures. The hint is just an offset black and white image of a fleur-de-lis. They'll be doing their official reveal at Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] in February. Disney has posted on their Insider blog a look at the creation of their Infinity game figures from sketch to final product. The post talks pretty extensively with Art Director Jeff Bunker and Lead Character Designer Jon Diesta of Avalanche Software and their roles in making the game and figures a reality. Chauskoskis appears to be in a Greasebat kind of mood as he's made two of them. Based on Jeff Lamm's characters the first is Dunny baby Greasebat that he has Jeff's OK to make a few resin castings of. The other is an evil Greasebat that is only one of a kind that he put up for auction.  Check out this amazing Iron Samurai kitbash bade by Ken Lee. Reminds me of one of those samurai from Sucker Punch. I thought that movie was kinda awful, but this is very cool! It's 1/6 scale and a nominee for the 3A Customs and Kitbashes 2013 Awards. Good luck! No, I didn't embed an ad into LinkUP. Well, I mean I did, but not for advertising purposes. Matt Hopkins of Custom Papertoys sent along this really cool commercial he worked on for the SPCA. You think stuff like this is done with CG, but it's really stop motion. Matt says he built the models and much of the stop motion.  Tenacious Toys is offering Nerviswrek's Nibirian Drone resin figures by We Are Not Toys. The terrifying little things are hand painted and sold in set of 12 for US$350. Reflective Boundary did a great gallery for Alter's 1/8 Chitanda Eru from Hyouka. I'm glad this show is still getting some great figures, it gives me hope that a second season could be on the horizon! The AmiAmi blog posted a review for the latest Vocaloid GUMI figure. The Megpoid Whisper version made by Aquamarine is in a cute outfit and the bright colors fit her perfectly. She'll be out in February. VISEone displayed six new 16 inch Qee customs at a charity event in Germany recently. His work was a big hit and he even sold one right at the event with all proceeds going to the charity.  Funko is showing off a new series of Uglydoll x DC Comics vinyl figures. Featured are Ice-Bat as Batman, Wedgehead as Robin, and Babo as Superman. They'll be out on February 11.  Ron English has a special Metallic Purple Heart Skull in his PoPaganda store just in time for Christmas gift giving. They're going for US$150 and limited to only 20.  If you've ever wanted to try your hand at building Gunpla with no idea where to start then check out this handy ebook. Mecha Model Guide for Beginners looks to be a very comprehensive guide judging from its preview were it goes deep into all sorts of terminology and even deciphers the little symbols found in the instructions. There's even modeling history in there which could make it a good read even for advanced modelers. The ever-manly Black Star from Soul Eater has gotten the HQS treatment from Tsume with this fantastic looking statue. He's only limited to 250 printed on a metal serial plate and priced at 259€ (about US$356).  Akiba Hobby has posted a review (in Japanese) of Wave's new Beach Queens Chiho from The Devil is a Part-Timer! She'll be out in 2014. Hopefully if she sells really well they'll make a second season of the anime! Tentacle Armada posted a lengthy review of Pop Culture Shock's Katana statue from Mortal Kombat. They've got an awful lot to say about this enormous figure and it sounds like it isn't without its fair share of problems.  And that brings us to the end of another Tomopop LinkUP. See you next week where we'll have another batch of great things to talk about. 
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Seems to have been the week for handmade and limited editions
Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day t...

Tomopop LinkUP: the Nendoroid rage edition

Dec 05 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kahotan has a gallery previewing Nendoroid Yoshika Miyafuji: Shinden Ver. from Strike Witches. She's already been put up for pre-order, but if you wanted to know how this version has changed from the original here's how. Crunchyroll posted a report on a Dokidoki! PreCure event that took place in Japan in November. The big draw for the show was life-size statutes of the characters as well plush versions of the fairies. They also had a number of other statues from previous events on display. French site Ogaman has posted a gallery for Tsume's Gemini Saga figure from Saint Seiya. It's 1/6 scale and cast in polyresin so it should be a pretty solid piece. Fantastic Plastic Toys has revealed three new colorways in their Mystical Warriors of the Ring mini figure line. Their online store has three-packs of Pearlescent Blue for US$9 and Glow in the Dark for US$10. Plus they're doing their first retailer exclusive, Pearlescent Black, for Jay's CD & Hobby. Kahotan did a release gallery for Nendoroid Tohka Yatogami from Date A Live. There's also a preview of Nendoroid Yoshino as well. If it's male figures you're looking for then has a prototype preview of Kotobukiya's upcoming ARTFX J Yukimura Seiichi figure from Prince of Tennis. No real details to go by at this time aside from it being 1/8 scale. GSC held one of their live broadcasts last week and figsoku has posted screen caps. It's mostly stuff we've seen before, but we do get our first good look at figma Yukari Akiyama from Girls und Panzer. Plus there's a new look at Nendoroid Akagi and some of her accessories from Kantai Collection. Pinkcheeks posted a great gallery featuring some Nendoroids exchanging gifts for Christmas. Cute stuff! Tokyo Otaku Mode is reporting on a number of new exclusive Gundam kits coming to Gundam Front Tokyo. The four sets, all with pretty long names include HGUC RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Unit 3 Phoenix (Destroy Mode) Ver. GFT ( Limited Gold Coating), HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam Unit 2 Banshee (Destroy Mode) Ver. GFT, MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. 3.0 Ver. GFT, and BB Warrior Gogg & Acguy & Zock Ver. GFT Tricolor Paint. Disney posted new images of Pixar Vinylmation series 2 on their blog. They added word bubbles to each pic so give them a look. Hot Toys is showing off the latest hero to join their 1/6 Avengers movie line: Bruce Banner! You can either get him alone or in a regional exclusive two-pack with Hulk. Kixkillradio did two festive galleries featuring Cu-Poche girls celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those Thanksgiving costumes are such a great idea! That's all for this week! Hope you call come back next week for another Tomopop LinkUP!
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Maybe not 'rage', but wow, there's a lot of Nendoroid stuff this week
Hello and welcome back to another week of Tomopop LinkUP! It's been pretty crazy this past week, what with everyone trying to extend Black Friday and Cyber Monday into more than just a single day. If you looked around there w...

Up on the Tsume store ahead of a Japan Expo reveal
Ever since it was first teased it's become increasingly apparent that Tsume was working on an Erza Scarlet figure to add to their existing Fairy Tail range. Well, that cat is well and truly out of the bag now, as listings for...

Tsume @ Japan Expo '13 photo
Tsume @ Japan Expo '13

Tsume-Art announces Japan Expo 2013 plans

New figures a plenty from European manufacturer
Jun 24
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume-Art will be attending this year's Japan Expo in Paris, and they'll be bringing quite a bit of new stuff to show. Specifically: The first HQS One Piece figure making a debut; The third HQF Fairy Tail piece; Tsume's two ...
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Fairy Tail

Tsume-Art hints at an upcoming Erza Scarlet

Twitter reply offers an idea of what's next
Jun 20
// Martin Siggers
It's been a little while since Tsume released their excellent figures of Natsu and Gajeel from Fairy Tail, but we're finally getting signs that they'll be picking up the series again. A few days ago Fairy Tail autho...

Tsume announces plans for Cartoonist Nice event

New Saint Seiya prototype leads the charge of figures
Apr 02
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume's next big event appearance will be in Nice, France, at the Cartoonist 2013 event. Taking place April 20 and 21, the event is a bit of a celebration of Saint Seiya this year. That means Tsume is bringing two things...

Tsume-Art's Black Star makes his big debut

Hyahhaa! He is the star!
Mar 22
// Yami Casas
The good folks at Tsume-Art have added a bit of star power to their impressive HQS line with the addition of the ninja assassin, Black Star. As a fan of Atsushi Ōkubo's fantasy anime/manga, Soul Eater, I am ecstatic to s...

This Limited Edition Sakura Haruno is a thing of beauty

Tsume - 1/8 Scale
Mar 11
// Emily Smalara
Unpopular opinion time--I actually enjoy Naruto, and I think it gets a lot of bad rap just for being a fairly standard shonen series. Fortunately there are those that give it due recognition, like Tsume releasing this "Undefe...

Tsume's Naruto X-tra PVC figures arrive

Featuring Naruto and Pain in a run of 3,000 each
Jan 29
// Brian Szabelski
Tsume has a new line of PVC figures called X-tra, and the first two out of the gate are from Naruto Shippuden: Naruto Uzumaki and Pain, the leader of Akatsuki. The 1/10-scale figures look pretty well detailed for their scale ...

Tsume-Art's Terrence Meyer tentative pre-order is opened

Jun 19
// Yami Casas
It seems like Tsume-arts might be adding a new character into its shounen inspired line – Terrence Meyer. So who exactly is Terrence Meyer, you might ask? Terrence is the main protagonist from the ongoing French manga c...

Now here's something rather interesting and cool: the crew at Tsume-Art is putting together an exhibition called Wakon Yosai ("Japanese style, Western spirit") in Tokyo next week! The event will feature a selection of Tsume's...


If you just heard a little squee drifting your way somewhere with the breeze, it might have been me when I found out that Tsume has finally put their figures of Natsu Dragneel and Gajeel Redfox (of Fairy Tail) up for pre-orde...


Tsume-Art has just sent us a news update on the Zaraki Kenpachi high-quality statue ... which gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about him for the first time! The 42-cm-tall resin Kenpachi, limited to 300 pieces, looks ...


Tsume-Art's Byakuya statue open for pre-order

Feb 01
// Brian Szabelski
Luxembourg-based Tsume-Art is proving that Europe can turn out some darn fine figures and statues as well. As evidence, I bring forth their newest High Quality Statue pre-order, Bleach's Byakuya Kuchiki. Standing 34 cm (13 in...

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