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Nov 03
Hey, you! Yes, you, reading this. Do you love collectibles? (I'd guess so, right?) Enjoy writing? If so, then you might be interested in knowing that Tomopop is looking for a few new writers! If you're interested, send an app... read

Happy Five Years, Tomopop!

Cognratulations, we've survived another orbit around the Sun!
Feb 01
Today is a rather important day here at Tomopop; it's our birthday as a site, and more importantly, it's our five year anniversary of the day we popped into existence on the Internet. In Internet time, five years is like a de... read

As you might remember from our earlier post, voting for the 2012 Designer Toy Awards is underway. This year, though, Tomopop has been selected as a finalist for the Best Blog category, and we even got a shiny little finalist ... read feature


Today we celebrate four years of being super stars, and since we couldn't have done it without you awesome readers, we're going to give something away! Enter this here contest for a chance to win Master Chief Play Arts Kai (c... read feature


Today's a special day here on Tomopop. It marks the site's birthday, of course! Hard to believe that it's been four years already ... it was only yesterday that it felt like we were rounding up our first articles and wonderin... read feature


We'd like to take a time out from the usual stream of posting news about toys and other cool collectibles to bring you this little announcement. As part of the effort to protest against SOPA and its sister bill in the U.... read feature


Tomopop shirts on sale; get 'em while you can!

Jan 14
We just got the word from our junior assistant T-shirt sales coordinator: Tomopop T-shirts at SplitReason have gone on sale! While they've been available for some time, we won't be rushing back to print another batch of these... read

The entire Tomocrew wants to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season! The year comes to a close on Saturday night, but all that means is 2012 and all its collectibles are just around the corner! We've sa... read feature


[Questions, comments, concerns? Come at me, bro. Or girl. Hit me up at brian@tomopop.com.] As we get close to closing out 2011, I decided to take the opportunity to sit down and look back at the year that was. To say it was h... read feature


For a while now, we've been working on a few small projects at Tomopop to help make it easier for you, the reader, to know what events are going on and where to find collectibles without a.) having to work on big time-consumi... read feature


Tomopop Forums: The first month

Sep 21
About a month ago, we here at Tomopop officially launched our forums, and if you haven't been there yet, you're missing out on quite a few things. We're up to around 100 people (and 1,400 or so spambots who tried to crash the... read

Tomopop Forums now live, go play!

Aug 17
Well, folks, it's finally here. After a long wait and a little beta testing period (if you're a C-Blog reader, you probably already saw it), we're happy to announce that the Tomopop Forums are open for business! Yes, another ... read

Want to write about toys? Apply to write for Tomopop!

Jul 30
Hey, you! Yes, you, with the face. Do you love toys? (I assume so.) Have you ever wanted the opportunity or ever had the dream to write passionately about toys and collectibles for a large audience of readers? Well, you're in... read

Good news: Editing Tomopop profile pages is back up and working!

Jul 26
Good news, everyone! Finally, after what seems like forever, our profile editing page has been fixed! That means you can now edit your signatures, avatars, profile page info, and the foreground and background colors for your C-Blog posts. Apologies for it taking so long to fix, but everything should be set. Go here to make any changes, especially you guys and gals without avatars of your own! read

NSFW: What is Tomohhhyeah?

Apr 01
Thanks for joining us of three years of toy coverage, ladies and gentleman. It's been a lot of fun. In fact, it's taught us a lot about ourselves. And the thing that we've learned that's stuck out the most has been more or le... read

Updates on the Tomopop RSS feed

Mar 17
Thanks to the keen eyes of some of our community members, we've learned that the Feedburner system is not functioning properly for all of you. We are going to investigate the issue, but for the time being, if you want to make... read

It seems like such a long time ago that I sat down and wrote our mission statement about creating a toy blog, and yet, another part of me feels like it hasn't been long at all. When you embark on an endeavor such as crea... read feature


Merry Christmas, Tomopop readers!

Dec 24
I dearly hope none of you are actually reading this. I hope, instead, that you are sitting in front of your christmas trees and fireplaces, opening gifts with your family and friends, drinking warm things, eating great food, ... read

Pardon our dust while we build a better Tomopop

Oct 10
This week, Tomopop is going through that awkward period where things are starting to change. No, not puberty ... a site update! The new Tomopop will be launching with a bunch of new features and a slightly different look and ... read

ToysREvil interviews Tomopop about our Comic Con experience!

Aug 04
Toy blogging is a small world. You can either cross your arms and huff every time someone beats you to a scoop, or befriend the few bloggers who are foraging bravely into the same territory. I've always found the latter appro... read

Tomopop makes a special guest appearance on the Otaku in Review podcast!

Aug 02
With half the staff off at Comic Con, last week, I was perhaps a little bored. So what was I to do? Well, as it turns out, make a guest appearance on the Otaku in Review podcast! Hosts Scott Spaziani and Jon of JanaiBlog invi... read

Otakon 2010: Tomopop panel, free figures and more!

Jul 27
What happened at San Diego Comic-Con this year? Well, as you can clearly see, Leah, Stephen, Jake and I wasted no time getting suited up for a pajama party on our first night. We're a fun bunch, as you can clearly see (lucky ... read

Tomopopular Opinion: Unfit to print

Jul 15
Happy Thursday, everybody! Once more, it's time for Tomopopular Opinion, and boy, are you getting an inside look this time. Ever wonder what happens to those news stories that nobody wants to touch? Those things that come int... read

Tomopopular Opinion: Commercial break

Jul 01
Happy Thursday, folks! I managed to throw together yet another episode of Tomopopular Opinion for you guys, this time I'm making light of the recent Tomocast Episode 10. You haven't listened to it yet? Shame! You're missing o... read

Tomopopular Opinion: the hits keep on coming

Jun 24
Being the new guy here at Tomopop means I have a unique outlook on the inner workings of the site. Don't get me wrong, the other writers have been nothing but accommodating and the higher ups have been wonderful about showing... read

It's been a little over two years since I penned my original state of the union address for modern toy collecting, and a lot has changed since then. We've certainly expanded the type of content we present, hired a bunch of ne... read feature


What do you want more of on Tomopop?

Mar 10
If you've been reading Tomopop for a while, you may already be aware that I am the kind of editor that likes to keep my readers happy. After all, I better or I have no job anymore ... Anyway, we've been expanding the types of... read

Happy New Year, Tomopop and friends!

Jan 01
Wow, it's kind of surreal to write this and realize it's going to go live on the first day of the year 2010. As a kid, 2010 was a sci-flick that sounded like it was an infinite number of years into the future where we'd all h... read

Wishing you a happy Halloween, Tomopop-style

Oct 31
Okay, so here's the deal. Just an hour ago, I ventured over to my best friend and photographer Tom Ruffo's joint to play some Rock Band (Queen track pack, yo!) before heading out to my Halloween festivities. Greeting me at th... read

Please pardon our dust as we transfer to a new server

Sep 17
If you read the site every day and you're looking at it right now, you probably look a bit like Itoshiki up there. I apologize -- it isn't looking so good right now. We're actually in the middle of migrating to a new server s... read

Hey! Tomopop looks different! Site changes and more

Aug 28
Sorry to unveil this on your guys all sudden-like .. but hey, look at that! We now follow the same format as our sister websites Destructoid and Japanator in that big important stories will now be docked up at the top of the ... read

Introducing a shiny new feature: Browsing by gallery!

Aug 17
Since launching Tomopop back in February 2008, we spend a lot of time over here looking at the numbers and trying to learn what you guys like best. It was really helpful to find out what was most popular with readers from the... read

Sister site Japanator asked its readers today what it is that makes them come back to the site time and time again, and we thought this would be an excellent time to ask Tomopop readers the same question. After all, we like t... read feature


Tomopop gets a server upgrade this weekend, please pardon our dust

Jul 31
It's not just any dust, it's magical pixie dust. It's the stuff we use to make the site faster. Better. Stronger. Capable of lifting heavy objects and growing chest hair at an alarming rate. We apologize, however, if you shou... read

What do you want the Tomopop of the future to look like?

Apr 03
Tomopop has changed quite a bit from what I originally envisioned it as back in December of 2007. Even though I like to think we still stick by the heart of our original mission statement, I always try to consider what's best... read

Split Reason proudly presents Tomopop apparel!

Feb 18
I've been working on this little project ever since I realized that Tomopop's one year birthday was quickly approaching, and I'm pleased as punch to finally announce that if you are a big fan of what we do here at Tomopop, yo... read

Tomopop's 2008 Toy of the Year

Dec 31
It's time! Oh, the excitement! The votes are in, the math is done, and the moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. We are now proud to announce our first annual Toy of the Year!The race was incredibly close, but one toy has risen above the competition to become crowned the winner. Hit the jump to find out who! Kuro, the envelope, please ...  read

Reminder: Cast your vote for Tomopop's 2008 Toy of the Year

Dec 30
[Reminder: Voting ends tonight at midnight, so if you missed this one yesterday, be sure to make your pick in the comments!]It's the end of the year, and that means it's time to booze it up and kick 2008 out the door like the... read

Happy Holidays from Tomopop!

Dec 24
T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a blogger was blogging, because they were all too busy unwrapping their new toys! From the entire staff here at Tomopop, we'd like to wish all our readers a ver... read

Tomopop community Secret Santa: better than you'll do at your office party

Dec 21
The holiday season is upon us, and for many of you, that means a totally lame party with all the doofuses at your job. That can make for a lot of different experiences depending on where you work -- makeout sessions in the br... read

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