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7:00 AM on 02.10.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: X-Plus

X-Plus drops some new and old figures, making a great impression this year. Some wacky stuff here, folks. Let's break the diverse range down a bit. The vinyl masters are offering another chance for some high demand figures in...


7:00 AM on 01.26.2015

Gigantic Mega Man available for pre-order

If you've ever wanted a 13" Mega Man statue to grace your shelves, you are in for a treat. X-PLUS has added the Blue Bomber to their Gigantic Series, which also includes versions of Super Sonico, Vegeta, and other classic cha...

Rachael Chambers

7:00 AM on 01.14.2015

Sideshow now distributing Star Ace's Harry Potter figures

Sideshow has a goal to be the leading distributor of sixth scale action figures (apparently), whether they produce the figures or not. So that means they have now made a deal with Star Ace for their Harry Potter line of figur...


8:00 AM on 12.16.2014

X-Plus' Battle-damaged Erza is aptly named

Just had a look at Akiba Hobby's photos of X-Plus' Erza Scarlet: Battle ver. and... yeah. As far as designs go, you can't go wrong with most of Erza's wardrobe; that isn't in question, here. It's the execution: hideous seam l...

Kristina Pino

7:00 PM on 03.06.2014

X-Plus's swimsuit Mirajane won't get my pre-order

X-Plus has stirred up quite a bit of controversy with its line of Fairy Tail swimsuit figures, with their take on Erza (NSFW) proving particularly inflammatory over here at Tomo Towers. Now they're back with a new figure...

Martin Siggers

5:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Gigantic Series Vegeta shows bigger may not be better

X-Plus has been making something of a name for itself lately. The company moved from doing small things like figurines to larger scale figures from popular titles like Fairy Tail (with not everybody being happy with the resul...


9:00 AM on 11.26.2013

[NSFW] Queen's Blade's Tomoe is tied up for the moment

The Queen's Whatever series has gone on for much longer than I expected, and it has given us a bounty of exploitative, mildly rape-y figures to enjoy (or not). The latest magazine scans have a few for us to look at. The bulk ...

Tianxiao Ma

6:00 AM on 11.13.2013

Pre-order X-Plus' Wendy Marvell from Fairy Tail

Yay! A company finally got around to making a figurine of Wendy from Fairy Tail. If you are a fan of the show, cat girls, or swimsuit figures, you really should check out their sculpt of Wendy Marvell. Despite a few obvious s...

Jon Wills

Diamond Comic's PREVIEWS shows exclusive Godzilla figures photo
Diamond Comic's PREVIEWS shows exclusive Godzilla figures
by Vanessa Cubillo

The giant kaiju is striking again, this time as PREVIEWS exclusives. Godzilla collectible figures are being released from X-Plus and will be available at comic book specialty shops. There will be three Toho vinyl figures released; Godzilla, Varan, and Minilla.

The Godzilla figure will be modeled after his 1964 appearance in the fourth movie, Mothra vs. Godzilla. This figure will be 12 inches tall and have detailed body movement. Godzilla will cost US$160.

The Varan, or Varan the Unbelievable figure is taken from his first movie in 1958. Also 12 inches tall and featuring spiky spines from head to toe, this figure will be US$160. The last exclusive figure will be of Minilla from his 1967 appearance in Son of Godzilla. Baby Godzilla will be over 7 inches tall and cost US$80.

These three figures are featured in the November issue of the PREVIEWS catalog and can be pre-ordered now at your local comic shop. Diamond Comic’s PREVIEW exclusive Godzilla figures will be available in March. 

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[NSFW] X-Plus' Erza Scarlet is a disgrace to Erza photo
[NSFW] X-Plus' Erza Scarlet is a disgrace to Erza
by Jon Wills

Most collectibles are cool in our books. However every once in a while an ugly one rears its head and we at Tomopop stop and stare and it and say to ourselves, "Oh my gosh. What were they thinking?" This was collectively the case when X-Plus announced their disgusting rendition of Erza Scarlet chained up like a slave girl, which just went up for pre-order last night.

I didn't even want to see a write up on Tomo with this news because showing this to the world is a disgrace to the awesomeness that is Erza. She is among my top three favorite wizards in Fairy Tail. She is strong and courageous. She would back her friends and guild mates up to the death and show mercy to her opponents, even when they probably deserve none. I feel like she is one of the best examples of a knight in Japanese anime. Perhaps it is because of this that X-Plus chose to make such a controversial figurine.

As a fan of Erza I find that this figurine looks so risque and gross that it's painful to look at photos of her for very long. It probably has more to do with taking who I see as a strong and honorable character and showing them stripped down to their underwear and shackled. Imagine what kind of statement it would be to have a figurine of a famous, powerful historical figure, like Joan of Arc or Elizabeth the First,  chained up and stripped down like Erza is here? I think it would anger more people than it would please. To be fair, there is a fair amount of fan service in Fairy Tail, but this really just doesn't sit well with me.

I will also say that besides my personal issues with her, X-Plus produced Erza to very low quality standards. Even though her curves look alright for a muscular woman, her hair looks cheap and her facial expression and face do not look right at all. The only thing I like about this figure's sculpt in particular is the bow in her hair.

I really wish that X-Plus had made something nicer out of Erza, even a risque version of her in her showier armors would have been better. For example her seduction armor or sea empress armor which actually showed up in the manga and anime would work fine. I'm sure there are better examples than these armors too, but they just came to me first.

What do you all think Tomopeeps? Do you think X-Plus' rendition of Erza Scarlet is gross, too? Or do we need to lighten up a little bit and try to enjoy a wider variety in our figurines? Let us know in the comments below.

[Pre-orders (¥7,600, for release in January) AmiAmi | Hobby Search | HLJ]

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5:00 PM on 09.25.2013

X-Plus takes on two more swimsuit Fairy Tail girls

Evidently X-Plus are confident in their recent swimsuit Lucy Heartfilia because new scans show they're going to be expanding the line, bringing Wendy Marvell and Erza Scarlett along to join Lucy. We've even got prototype shot...

Martin Siggers

7:00 PM on 09.11.2013

X-Plus's swimsuit Lucy is more fantasy than Fairy Tail

X-Plus's Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia Swimsuit Version is currently available for pre-order. This buxom 1/8-scale beauty is clad in a heart-themed bikini. X-Plus's swimsuit Lucy has a lot of good angles, so much so that I'm won...