Wonder Festival MegaHouse

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse

Sailor Senshi, swordsmen, and shinobi in here
Feb 13
MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar... read
Wait, that's Hera? But she looks as beautiful as Aphrodite!
This is the story of a time long, long ago. A time of myth and legend, when the gods were petty and cruel and plagued mankind with suffering. One such goddess was Hercule's "evil" stepmother Hera, the all-powerful queen of th... read feature

SDCC 2014 Yamato

SDCC 2014: Yamato

Your fantasies made real
Jul 27
If you enjoy figures inspired by fantasy art, Yamato is the place to look. Over the years they've quietly been expanding their Fantasy Figure Gallery lineup. Their presence at SDCC was small, and even then many of the figures... read

Yamato makes its monster grow via an upscaled Medusa

Was there ever a better use of a MMPR reference?
Sep 19
Pre-orders are now open for Yamato's 1/4 Medusa's Gaze. While the base mold is apparently based on a previous offering, this is no mere re-release as the gorgeous gorgon has gone from being an 11-inch statue to a roughly 19-i... read
SDCC Yamato

SDCC 2013: Yamato

Yamato has some gorgeous ladies to show you.
Jul 21
Yamato had a tremendous showing at SDCC this year and showed off a few prototypes. Also they had some A+ models which should be coming to stores soon. Also at the booth was last year's 50cm tall Cat woman collectible which st... read
What surprises is she hiding in that chest of hers?
While I've not played the Shining series games, I do like a lot of Tony Taka's character designs for the games, and that's doubly so when it comes to Shining Hearts' Xiaomei. I'm not too sure why exactly; could be the ca... read feature

It's Shunya ... what else did you possibly expect?
For most folks who know Shunya Yamashita, they are familiar with his work on the various Bishoujo lines for Kotobukiya. His pin-up stylings of popular characters have a lot of fans, and some definite haters, too, but he's als... read feature

A gorgeous gal with all your poseable needs? Remember folks.. She's only 14.
The plucky redhead that garnered our attention in figure-form several times over in the last four years is back with a vengeance. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's Yoko Littner may have been the subject of several figures, but jus... read feature

Like a bat out of hell, she'll be gone when the morning comes (maybe...)
Let's face it: if you want to get your foot in the poseable figure line these days, you've got it really rough! Good Smile Company and Max Factory pretty much have a stranglehold which amounts to a near monopoly with their fi... read feature

Arcadia's Sakuya shines in her own brownish way

Methinks we've seen this before...
Mar 05
You know that company that used to be Yamato? Now they're Arcadia! And you know that girl that used to be Maxima? Now she's Sakuya! There's a lot of name changing going on, try to keep up. As you've probably guessed, this is ... read

Yamato's Elin gets a release date and price

She won't be cheap
Jan 24
While we have seen TERA's Elin before as a Cerberus Project garage kit and later as an announced PVC figure by Yamato, the details on her release date and price have been ... missing, for lack of a better word. In fact, so mu... read

[NSFW] Yamato's Dendrobium Sisters try on some new colors

Pre-orders open now
Dec 03
Yamato and Cerberus Project teamed up to make the 1/6-scale Dendrobium Sisters a while ago. It seems like they were popular enough to warrant a comeback. This time they'll be in slightly different colors. The pink-haired Azal... read

Yamato's Frankenweenie goods up for pre-order

They are shocking-ly cute
Nov 23
Just when you thought the Frankenweenie merchandise rush was over with, the movie rises from the grave with two new toys from Yamato. First up is a diorama of Victor and his beloved dog, Sparky, sharing a heartfelt reunion in... read

Yamato's Sonico gets a new babydoll

Aug 23
No, your eyes do not deceive you. This is Yamato's Sonico, more or less the same as the last one, except with a new design for her babydoll. Dubbed the "Strawberry Sorbet" version, the new Sonico is looking as confused and he... read

You probably remember seeing Yamato's Yoko Littner for their Neuromancer poseable figure line. Well, here she is in her 8-inch glory once again, and wow ... she's looking awesome. Yes, you can see some of her joints and she c... read feature

Jingai Makyo's Ignis sparks back to life

Aug 07
Perhaps you may have missed last year's appearance of Yamato's poseable Ignis, but the re-releases continue with a second opportunity to pick up this fiery vixen. A bit more sizable than some other poseable lines and closer t... read

Third time's the charm with Yamato's Velvet

Aug 07
Way back in 2010 we brought word of Yamato's re-release of Odin Sphere's luscious Velvet. Well, apparently that just wasn't enough for this deadly Red Riding Hood, as come December you'll be getting your third opportunity to ... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Yamato

Jul 29
We kept this gallery short and sweet, but that doesn't mean it won't pack a punch. Between Bayonetta, the shiny cast of Saint Seiya and the sexy Knee Socks, Yamato definitely has got you covered. In between, you'll find anoth... read

SDCC 2012: Yamato

Jul 16
Like last year, Yamato shared a booth with AAA Anime for San Diego Comic Con, bringing with them a mix of licensed figures and some of their more well-known fantasy-based statues. The most eye-catching things in the booth, th... read

Fifth anniversary of Gurren Lagann brings new toys

Jun 26
Man, time flies. I remember when Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was first airing back in 2007. I was fresh to the mecha world when I suddenly had this bombastic super robot show smack me in the face. It left an indelible impressi... read

Guard your treasure with Shining Hearts' Xiaomei

Jun 20
The (almost) infallible Tony Taka does it again, allowing Yamato to bring us this deliciously appealing Xiaomei from the sadly untranslated Shining Hearts. Ever the pirate at heart, this pretty kitty comes complete with a fai... read

[NSFW] Mars Mukai-san pre-orders are out of this world

May 21
It's always interesting to see a lesser known character getting the PVC treatment, particularly when that character seems to have little going for them other than starring in some random hentai. In this case, Real Art Project... read

Pre-order this sexy robot if you want some nightmare fuel

May 17
Don't have a pressing need to sleep anytime soon? Went through the day not feeling terrified enough? Why not check out this "sexy" robot with a human face? I'm sure that will fill your discomfort quota for the day. Yamato's F... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 17, 2012

May 17
Buy stuff! That's what I'm here to make you do. Does it work? I hope so because if I can't buy a lot of things, then I'll make you do it for me! Then you'll be the one with the empty pockets! Ha! So, what can you go broke on ... read

Pre-order your life away with Yamato's Kneesocks

May 14
Isn't it amazing how many figures a couple of brief transformation scenes can inspire? Here comes Yamato's Kneesocks, the sixth PVC figure that's come out of the infamous pole-tastic sequences from Panty & Stocking with G... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 14, 2012

May 14
Oh, hey, it's a Monday. If this Monday has you down, one way to make yourself feel better is to spend some money you don't have. So how about it? Might I interest you in something in today's Reserve or Regret? Maybe something... read

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 7, 2012

May 08
A strange bunch once again for what is available in today's Reserve or Regret. It has me wondering if there will be any regret by not reserving today. I mean, for starters, there's Marusan and their soft vinyl figures of Godz... read

Yamato's Nennen up for pre-order

Apr 24
I'm a big fan of Yamato's Creators' Labo line. Other companies tend to get jump onto bandwagons when choosing which figures to make, but Yamato focuses more on original or less popular subjects. I also like the work of Mitsum... read

On Saturday, we brought you the NSFW stylings of Yamato's Fantasy Figure Gallery Luna. Today, we've got a second review from the Fantasy Figure Gallery series, featuring Luis Royo's Ritual. Those of you who have a keen histor... read feature

It's been almost a year and a half since we took a look at a figure from Yamato's Fantasy Figure Gallery series, Black Tinkerbell. Of course, since then, the line has continued onward with several releases from new illustrato... read feature

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 16, 2012

Apr 17
Buy somethin' will ya! Hmm... if that wasn't a few characters longer, maybe that would have been a better title for Reserve or Regret. That is what I'm trying to get you to do with this daily feature after all. Pre-orders hav... read

Yamato's newest figure went on pre-order this morning, and surprisingly enough, its a maid version of Persona 3: FES' Aegis. It's a very subtle looking figure, with very little of note in the pose, but perhaps that's not... read feature

Reserve or Regret? Import round up for March 26, 2012

Mar 27
Getting sick sucks. It also sucks to know that I have been allowing you folks to get away without spending money. That has gone on long enough. Pull out those credit cards, borrow some cash, or do what you must because it's t... read

[NSFW] Check out Yamato's wares at DOLL*HOLIC Vol. 6

Mar 19
What's this? A post about dolls? I can't even remember the last time we did a doll post, so I figured now would be a good time to look at Yamato's offerings at the DOLL*HOLIC event. There are a dizzying array of outfits, acce... read

Check out Yamato's Iris and her big ... gun

Mar 06
If you remember from about two weeks ago, Yamato's new Creators Lab Iris, based on a design by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) from his Pieces2 art book, went up for pre-order. Today, we get a shiny new gallery from... read

Creators' Labo Iris is up for pre-order

Feb 21
Masamune Shirow fans rejoice! I believe this is the first time the famed artist has lent one of his designs to Yamato's Creators' Labo series of figures. The character is Iris from Shirow's Pieces2 artbook, and clearly she ha... read

Wonder Festival 2012 Winter: Yamato

Feb 12
Going by these pictures, it looks like the real highlights of Yamato's offering were in their Fantasy Figure Gallery line. I mean, there is this gorgeous Knee Socks figure to look at, some Gravion, Shining Hearts, model kits ... read

[NSFW] Yamato has a pair of resin fantasy figures for you

Jan 30
If you want to inject a bit of western flair into your scale figures, Yamato's Fantasy Figure Gallery line may be just the thing. Now up for pre-order are two figures from fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Luis Royo. The Vall... read

The Shining series has more Sakuya and more hit the beach

Jan 24
For those who enjoy the art of Tony Taka, you can always rely on a dose of figures based on his art thanks to Sega's Shining series. ...well, until that flops some day. The latest installment for the series, Shining Blade, ha... read

Odin Sphere's Gwendolyn is shiny and shipping

Jan 09
I'm going to be straight with you: I am not much of a figure gal. But, dang it, I will freely admit Yamato's SIF EX Odin Sphere Gwendolyn looks absolutely stunning. I loved the art from the Playstation 2 action RPG, Odin Sphe... read

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