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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Broccoli

Broccoli doesn't exactly have a banner year of super-popular characters on their slate (save for one), but it's not like they care. In the gallery, you'll see their bread-and-butter. Emphasis on the butt(er). Their 1/8 scale line of PVC add...

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Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri

Although announced a few months ago, we're finally getting out first look at Nendoroid self proclaimed magical girl Akari Yomatsuri from Captain Earth at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Autumn 2014! They haven't said a whole lot about t...

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Hobby Search is holding a bargain bin sale

Remember the recent sale on Alter characters over at AmiAmi? Well, these loveable ladies and more must not be selling well because they are now in Hobby Search's latest bargain bin! Of course this is a great thing for collectors who pa...

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AmiAmi has a fantastic price on these three Alter figures

Yesterday when I was trying to dig up some sales to tell you about I happened across some amazing deals at AmiAmi for Alter figures. First up we have Alter's Majyokku Miracle-n hailing from YuruYuri for just  ¥3950 yen. I really lo...

Review: Alter's Miracle-n photo

Tomopop Review: Alter's Majyokko Miracle-n

YuruYuri was easily one of my favorite shows from 2011 and 2012. It brought lots of laughs and cute girls. Every episode was amusing and generally light hearted. It was occasionally odd, and a little creepy too. The subject matter of the sh...


Pre-order these YuruYuri plushes

Do you like YuruYuri and plushies? If you said yes then you need to check out Penguin Parade's latest plushies of Akarin and Chinatsu from YuruYuri. Both are cute dolls with good looking uniforms but Akarin is the cuter of the two to m...


Rare Invisible Akari Nendoroid spotted, it sold quickly!

[update: found her up for pre-order!] A limited print version of this adorable clear Nendoroid of Akari Akaza AKA "Akariin" from Yuru Yuri was announced and it seems to have sold very fast. 7,777 copies are to be made and it will ship ...


Catch Alphamax's Chinatsu before she takes a dip

There are as many swimsuit figures as there are fish in the sea, but that won't stop Alphamax from adding to the selection. I suppose as long as there are characters to fit into swimsuits, there will be swimsuit figures. This is Alphamax's ...


MegaHobby Expo 2012 Autumn: Alter

Alter had a few figures to show at MegaHobby Expo, including a timely reminder that their Kongiku figure is still going to happen. Eventually... probably. Who knows with Alter? Among the sights to see were: Saber in probably the girliest o...


30th Prize Fair: Sega Prize

What's a Prize Fair without the company that has it in their name? Sega Prize attended the 30th Prize Fair with their assortment of prize figures from an array of anime titles that may interest some folks. The one that immediately caught my...


YuruYuri's Akari by ALTER is visible for you to pre-order

It was just Monday at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition that we saw YuruYuri's background girl Akari brought to the forefront by ALTER. Now she's completely front and center and ready for pre-order at various resellers online. I've already expr...


Miyazawa Model Exhibition: YuruYuri's Akari by ALTER

Though Akari is one to be forgotten in YuruYuri, figure makers have taken notice. In fact, ALTER has made sure she's front and center at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. The company brings the cheerful personality of this girl into a 1/8-scal...


Pre-order this Pureneemo Akaza Akari before she vanishes

Dolls have never been my thing. I have never bought any at all! Despite this, Azone's Pureneemo series have constantly amused and teased me with their designs. One day, I know I will cave in and buy one of them. Over the years I have watche...


Pre-order these YuruYuri Beach Queens!

I love YuruYuri. The show puts a smile on my face every time that I watch it! When I saw that Wave was making new Beach Queens figures of Kyoko Toshino and Yui Funami, I wanted to show them to you all. The funny part is, I'm not a huge fan ...


[UPDATE] Good Smile Company's Akari Akaza Nendoroid

A week ago we brought you a look at some of Good Smile Company's upcoming Nendoroids. Among these my favorite was Akari Akaza, more popularly known as "Akarin'" hailing from the comedic light shoujo-ai series YuruYuri. T...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Sega Prize! Part 2

Sega Prize! had no small amount of offerings at Wonder Festival this time around. Moving on to part two we'll be looking at new figures from Ben-To, Last Exile, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Yuruyuri♪♪! Follow me after the j...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Nendoroids!

So, with announcements of Nendoroid Iron Man, new Black Rock Shooter TV Animation Nendos, and a bunch of new Miku Nendos including the first Nendoroid Jumbo, you probably think ... yeah, you know where I'm going with this, so let's just cut...


Wonder Festival 2012 Summer: Alter

Not to be shown up by anyone, Alter is in with plenty of prototypes of new and upcoming figures, as well as a few other things we've seen before (like Charlotte Dunois which is up for re-release, Laura Bodewig which is up for pre-order now,...


Have a second look at Wave's Beach Queens Akari

Fans of moe and yuri comedy rejoice! Thanks to AkibaHobby, we are able to post some new photos of Wave Corporation's Beach Queens Akari from Yuru Yuri. So just in case you were on the fence or had somehow forgotten about Akari, or that...


Wave's newest Beach Queens on pre-order parade

Do you like Beach Queens and/or Haganai, Infinite Stratos or YuruYuri? If you guessed I'm asking because of pre-orders, give yourself a pat on the back. We have four simultaneous 1/10-scale Beach Queens pre-order openings tonight. Firs...


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"


Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"


Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"


Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"


Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"


Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"


Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"


Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"


Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"


Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"


Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"


Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"


Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"