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3:00 PM on 07.01.2014

Sentinel's Danboard figures are ready to blast off!

For me, the coolest thing to come out of Wonder Festival Winter was Sentinel’s Danboard. I mean, come on! It’s Danbo in space! So now we have a preview of three of these Danbo figures. None of these are from the ...

Vanessa Cubillo

Kotobukiya's WonFes-exclusive Olivia comes stateside photo
Kotobukiya's WonFes-exclusive Olivia comes stateside
by Brian Szabelski

Earlier this month, Martin posted a teaser from Kotobukiya that appeared to be a new colorway of Dark Angel Olivia ... and that's exactly what the teaser was for. Just one problem, perhaps: she's going to be a WonFes Summer 2014 exclusive.

But the good news is that she's not just going to be at WonFes; Kotobukiya's US branch has a limited quantity of the new Olivias and they're giving folks who can't make it to Makuhari Messe a chance to own one.

The Olivia pre-order is open right now on Koto US' shop, priced at US$139.99 and releasing in September. You will have to pay for Olivia in full, though, when you pre-order her, but it's possibly an easier way to get a hold of her than going through a proxy buyer (plus, there's the bonus of having customer support should something break in transit).

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2:30 PM on 06.21.2014

At last, someone's making an Annie Leonhart figure that I can't have

This month's scans had a pair of Wonder Festival exclusives from Medicom Toy's RAH line: Annie Leonhart and Mami Tomoe. Annie certainly looks cool and collected. Although she comes with two face plates, it's difficult to tell...

Tianxiao Ma

Good Smile Company unveils Summer Wonder Festival exclusives photo
Good Smile Company unveils Summer Wonder Festival exclusives
by Martin Siggers

Is it really almost Wonder Festival time again? Yes, though it might be difficult to believe, the biannual celebration of all things figure is almost upon us, and as ever headliner Good Smile Company has some neat exclusives to announce. Rather than a long drawn out tease like usual though, instead the company has just decided to cut to the chase and reveal everything all at once. Without further ado then, your WonFes exclusives are...

There are also two event-only charms of Wo-Class, plus the announcement of an online exclusive Ninja Slayer figma, although we've got no more details on that one yet.

As ever, GSC will have a limited quantity of exclusives on the floor (500 for the Dekacchu, 2500 for everything else) but those unable to attend will be able to grab any of the six main releases from the Good Smile Online Shop between 27th July and the 4th August. Any readers tempted to crack open your wallets for these?

[ via Good Smile Company ]

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DO WANT: February 2014 photo
DO WANT: February 2014
by Pedro Cortes

Ah yes, the end of the month is here. Honestly, I can't believe that it's already the end of February. I keep thinking that we just started 2014 and we're already finishing off month number two. Well, that just means that it's another month for DO WANT, the feature where the editors of Tomopop tell our loyal readers what we want the most.

What should you expect this time? Well, you can look forward to:

  • School girls with a saucy school uniform
  • a dominating figure made from cardboard
  • fluffy arthropods
  • famous card dealers
  • and more!

Hit the jump to get all the details!

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Tomopop Original: Wonder Festival Winter 2014 Impressions photo
Tomopop Original: Wonder Festival Winter 2014 Impressions
by Pedro Cortes

Another Wonder Festival has come and gone, leaving in its wake a metric ton of plastic that will soon be on the shelves of fans worldwide. It's a daunting event filled with the dreams of licensee and fan alike. One is hoping that their items generate some solid buzz so they'll be able to turn a decent profit, the other hoping that their favorite shows get represented in some form.

Ah hell, what am I saying? It's a trade show that shows us how much we'll be spending in several months time. It's wonderful and horrible, depending on your cash flow and how much you actually want to keep the heat on. We here at Tomopop have seen what Wonder Festival had to offer and we have some opinions that you need to know. What we liked, what we didn't like, it's all revealed here. Hit the jump to find out the best (and worst) of show!

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9:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 2)

And so, we reach the end of our garage kit coverage for this years winter Wonder Festival and we're going out with a look at even more anime garage kits, including some pretty impressive numbers! Date-A-Live may have been an ...

Chris Seto

8:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Misc garage kits

We're nearing the end of our garage kit coverage for wonder festival 2014 winter and so we move on to the miscellaneous kits. This gallery consists of the original works and ones I was simply unable to identify. Feel free t...

Chris Seto

7:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Kantai Collection Garage Kit

Lets just get this out of the way... Much like the corporate booths, Kantai Collection was EVERYWHERE on the dealer floor as well. The sheer number of kits based on the title easily dwarfed all the others by a considerable ma...

Chris Seto

9:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Vocaloid garage kits

The Vocaloids may have been completely outdone in terms of popularity this time by the new kid on the block but that doesn't mean that they were abandoned completely. True, the number of vocaloid kits is considerably smaller ...

Chris Seto

8:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Video Game Garage Kits

Next up on our garage kit view list, we have the video game garage kits. There were a fair few kits from the usual suspects. Titles like the touhou games and Idolm@ster continue to have kits of their characters pushed at Wond...

Chris Seto

7:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 1)

The Wonder Festival coverage is winding down now so what better time to take a look at the dealer floor of the event and the garage kits on display? Of course, much like the corporate booths, there was a massive elephant in t...

Chris Seto