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24 karat gold Godzilla photo
24 karat gold Godzilla

This 24 karat gold Godzilla statue prefers to break banks, not cities


My, that's a lot of zeroes!
Jul 16
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I don't know how much monetary damage Godzilla does to a city block, but this statue could go a long way to repair one on its own. Jeweler Ginza Tanaka is celebrating 60 years of Godzilla on the silver screen with gold in the...
Chogokin photo
Chogokin

Landmarks gone wild! Gallery appears for the Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot


Just when you thought it was safe to go back into tourism
Jun 03
// Scarecroodle
Bluefin Tamashii Nations has released a photo gallery for Bandai's upcoming kinda creepy Chogokin Tower of the Sun Robot (previously seen at The Tower of the Sun was the somewhat nightmarish symbol of the 1970 World's Fair (o...
Giant Isopod plush photo
Giant Isopod plush

Leave it to Japan to make me want a Giant Isopod plush


I can't explain why this is cute
Feb 24
// Natalie Kipper
All cards on the table, my taste in plushes at times borders on the bizarre but this time, I must not be alone in thinking these Giant Isopod plush toys are absolutely adorable. Why else would Strap-ya be sold out of most of ...

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character earplugs

Kitan club makes amusing earplug capsule toys


What? Really? Ah.. Japan, don't ever change!
Nov 25
// Jon Wills
Have you ever wanted to wear an anime character in your ear? Well, if you are like me then the thought would never cross your mind, at least until you saw these capsule toys made by Kitan. Kitan made sets of ear plugs that fe...
One Piece crystal glasses photo
One Piece crystal glasses

One Piece crystal glasses are a very valuable treasure


A complete set of 10 will probably cost you more than two mortgage payments
Nov 07
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
The fine crystal masters at Baccarat are getting set to let loose official One Piece crystal drinking glasses onto the Japanese public. These glasses feature all nine crew members and Ace with a unique coat-of-arms for e...
Alpaca Man photo
Alpaca Man

Beware the power of Steins;Gate's Alpaca Man


Resin kits get a re-release
Aug 07
// Brian Szabelski
In today's installment of "Wait, they actually made this into a resin kit?", we have a re-release from resin kit maker World Scope, featuring Alpaca Man and his boss, Alpaca Commander. The duo hail from Steins;Gate: Line...
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Also offering a huge 9-patty burger all in honor of third movie's DVD and Blu-ray release in Japan.
It's easy to make fun of American's for being food gluttons, but Japan sure does love to do some crazy food promotions! Remember that Windows 7 burger that was offered at Japanese Burger Kings a few years ago? Well say hello ...

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New movie Megatron statue is here to break the bank


If you're in the market for a nearly three feet tall statue of Megatron from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen then this is for you, for a price.
Apr 04
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
New company Prime 1 Studio is working under approval of Takara Tomy to produce a massive new cold-cast statue of Megatron for their new Museum Master Line series based on his appearance in the second live action&nbs...
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King Robo Mickey & Friends are ready for your pre-order


Bandai's mecha project with Disney is interesting and amazing but won't come cheap.
Nov 01
// Jonathan Tubbs
I don't think I need to introduce this figure anymore. Bandai and Disney collaboration project of taking famous Disney characters and giving them their own mecha versions to pilot is really one of those amazing WTF Japan mome...
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More info on Bandai's Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends


Release information and names now available on this unholy mess of Disney characters.
Oct 22
// Jonathan Tubbs
After a few days of sleep, I assumed it was all a dream but nope! Bandai's Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends is officially real. Bandai has opened a special page for the upcoming combiner of Disney characters turned rob...
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Mickey and Friends combine with the power of Chogokin


I can't believe Bandai made this a real thing.
Oct 19
// Jonathan Tubbs
...what? I swear I'm looking at some kind of unlicensed product but it's legit. Bandai has lost their marbles and has transformed popular characters from Disney into robots that can combine into a giant robot. There are days ...
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These Kinnikuman straps are begging to be pre-ordered


Aug 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
If you've seen any part of Kinnikuman, any at all, then you already know it's a pretty strange franchise full of wrestling oddities and explosive matches. So for the very well initiated seeing these new phone straps might see...
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Prepare yourself: Japan has a 60-foot tall Rei Ayanami


Jun 29
// Andres Cerrato
It's honestly scary to me how much Japan loves Evangelion. It honestly baffles me, but hey, there's weirder things to obsess over. Japan is taking its school boy mecha mother drama series obsession to new heights with their l...
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You come across a lot of weird things on the internet. There are just some things that leave you scratching your head and wondering who the hell approved these ideas. For me, most of these things involve Evangelion, so some t...

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Treasure Festa in Ariake 7: Itacars, idols and live event


May 09
// Chris Seto
And now for something completely different. It may come as a bit of a surprise but Treasure Festa wasn't all just about garage kits and Griffon stuff. There was actually a section dedicated to Ita-cars and there were some bon...
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Schick's crazy Evangelion promotion includes ... figures?


Apr 25
// Brian Szabelski
Evangelion 3.0 is a few months out still, but the tie-ins to the film are already popping up. Taking the weirdest tie-in so far, though, has to be Schick's Evangelion promotion. Already the top-selling brand of razors in...
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Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Azone's ... panty machine?!


Feb 11
// Brian Szabelski
Right now at Wonder Festival Winter 2012, companies are busy hawking their wares and bringing people into their booths through many means. Some have cosplayers to attract folks. Azone has a capsule machine that's giving ...
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Kaigara Burakko's sea otter girls are now up for pre-order as plushes


Oct 27
// Natalie Kipper
Okay, this is series, featuring dancing sea otter girls that sing about what kinds of items they can use as bras, is quite possibly the oddest thing I have seen all month. I don't know if I should be disturbed or charmed...
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This Virtual On X Hatsune miku Fei Yen is a real thing!!


Aug 14
// Chris Seto
When we first covered the Fei Yen Miku ver a while back, a part of me really did hope that it was just simply a very bad practical joke. Well, it looks like I was wrong as the fully completed Composite Ver Ka Fei Yen HD (tent...
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Welcome your new Idol leader, Retia! Courtesy of Kotobukiya


Aug 14
// Chris Seto
If you needed any more proof that Japan with Moefy pretty much anything, you need only read a little of the bio for this new figure from Kotobukiya! First, a little on the background. Retia is from the game Daiteikoku (lit: g...
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Finally there's a Hatsune Miku toy for people who hate Hatsune Miku


Jul 28
// Andres Cerrato
A lot of you love Hatsune Miku. There are also a lot of you that can't stand the teal-haired Vocaloid. Finally there's a product that could please both sides, the Hatsune Miku Pitamin ball. If you've been to pestered at the m...
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Terrify your friends and loved ones with Bear X Vegetable magnet


Apr 04
// Colette Bennett
A magnet is not really a toy. Therefore, we don't really write about them here at Tomopop. However, Ihad to make an exception for these, because they just had to be shared. An onion-bear, a corn-bear and a potato-bear. Why? W...
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NSFW: I appreciate a nice butt as much as the next girl...


Apr 01
// Kristina Pino
And what glorious butts in small sizes! Check out some great butts in thongs that are made into key chains for your any-time pleasure. Actually, it looks like you can stick your key in there, too, so it may be a mildly distur...
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Custom Delights: A crime in Japan?


Jan 21
// Hiroko Yamamura
It really saddens me to share the news that two superbly talented custom figure artists from Kenosyokutaku Models in Niigata prefecture were arrested for copyright infringement! Apparently, the duo so...
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I can't put into words how awful this Evangelion merchandise looks


Nov 22
// Andres Cerrato
...seriously. This is some pretty awful stuff here. Let's talk about this monstrosity up top first though. The EVA Unit-01 has been turned into a lot of different things, I don't think a head-mount for your wall should be one...
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MegaHobby 2010 Expo: Reebok x MegaHouse Ghost in the Shell Pump Fury


Nov 21
// Jonathan Tubbs
I'm sorry. Wut!?In what is certainly the most bizarre thing to come out of this event, MegaHouse has teamed up with shoe manufacturer Reebok to produce the Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex PUMP FURY, a custom shoe that ...
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Tokyo Doll's 'Shy Mate' line is a bit more herp and derp than shy


Nov 12
// Tomopop Staff
Tokyo Doll's new "Shy Mate" line is the newest 60cm (1/3rd scale) doll line to grace the market. If the Volks' Dollfie line is too beautiful for your style, and you have enough money to blow for two Dollfies, then t...
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Composite ver Ka Mecha Suit Haruhi is now available for pre-order


Nov 02
// Chris Seto
Remember this little number? The mix of mecha suit and Suzumiya Haruhi proved to be somewhat divisive (not to mention random) when she was announced back at the Tamashii Nation event but I stand by what I said back then as I ...
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Tamashii Nation Fall 2010: What the #&%@, Katoki edition


Sep 30
// Andres Cerrato
We've all seen the Fonz jump the shark. I know fans may point to Endless Eight as the shark moment, but I think we can all agree this is the end. We've had our fill of Figmas, Nendoroids, gashapon, GKs and prize figures from ...
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Linkin Park to have their own Gunpla kit included with new album


Sep 15
// Andres Cerrato
The band Linkin Park has never been a group shy about their love of Gundam. The group has featured the iconic machines on the album cover for Reanimation and being featured in the video for "Somewhere I Belong." Their latest ...
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Nendoroid Cattleya makes me weep for humanity


Sep 14
// Tomopop Staff
Sometimes WTF is the only phrase that can accurately describe a figure. Well, I never thought I'd have to apply it to a Nendoroid, but it's really all I can think when looking at this oddity. The Reina and Tomoe Queen's Blade...
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Michiko to Hatchin finally in figure form


Aug 26
// Tomopop Staff
A few seasons ago, you may have watched the crazy adventures of Michiko and her daughter Hatchin in Brazil that was produced by studio Manglobe. Shinichiro Watanabe's musical adventure with unique flair was perfect to be tran...
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NSFW: Preorders for Beach Queens Kuroko of To Aru no... no... I just can't...


Aug 25
// Jonathan Tubbs
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun slaps you in the face with the fact that Shirai Kuroko is a perv and completely infatuated with series lead Misaka Mikoto. But to see her beach outfit from the anime come into 3D with Wave's new Beach...
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[UPDATED] Good Smile Company decides to delay Triumphant Excalibur for another month


Aug 24
// Tomopop Staff
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Triumphant Saber was originally a July release that was delayed to August. I ordered her because this was a light preorder month for me, and now they go and delay her not to September, which ...
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NERV to help you save the planet, one bucket at a time


Aug 20
// Tomopop Staff
I've seen quite a few tie-ins with anime, movies, and TV shows in the past, but this one takes the cake: NERV buckets. I personally don't even remember a single bucket in any of Evangelion (the TV series or any of the movies ...
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Remember an old Meme with these custom Nendoroid faces


Aug 18
// Chris Seto
If you were watching anime back when the show Eureka Seven was being broadcast on Japanese TV, then this face may seem familiar. When the show was in its middle stretch, the drawing quality on the show dropped dramatically wh...
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SDCC 2010: NSFW: Tomopop Unboxes: Tits on my figure!?


Jul 23
// Tomopop Staff
San Diego Comic Con is serious business. Hit the jump to find out why.
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Not Safe For Life: Kaitendoh's maid Kari Yuzuki figure


Jul 11
// Tomopop Staff
I get that some people like insanely large breasts, and that a lot of figures cater to that. Hell, I own Amanda and a whole lot of Tamaki, so I am not really one to frown upon busty figures. But sometimes figures pop up that ...
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New Airou figures to bring joy to.... your bathtub?


Jun 19
// Tomopop Staff
Every once in a while you see something that makes you shake your head and go "what?" Something so odd, perplexing and bizzare that you have no words to describe it. Well, Tomopeeps, that is how I felt when I first ...
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NSFW: Oh look, even more Kanu


Jun 17
// Tomopop Staff
Look, you guys! It's just what I was looking for, a figure of the incredibly under-represented Kanu Uncho! Oh wait... there are already 147 figures of her. And yes, that number is accurate. Including poseable figures and gara...

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