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Wonder Festival 2016 Summer: Takara Tomy

There was a time when Takara Tomy didn't seem to really notice Wonder Festival, instead choosing to display at bigger events like the Tokyo Toy Show. But as they continue to focus more and more on the collectors market their presence at Won...

 
 
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SDCC 2016: Mezco

Want Hot Toys or Sideshow quality in a smaller, easier to display size? If so then Mezco has got you covered with their One:12 Collective line. These are high quality action figures with cloth outfits and life-like detailing just like the b...

 
 
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SDCC 2016: DC Collectibles

With movie and TV universes to build, it's no surprise that DC featured Suicide Squad and their TV shows heavily in their merchandising. They'll be adding to their selection of articulated figures with characters from Arrow, Flash, Batman v...

 
 
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SDCC 2016: Transformers from Hasbro

When you have to display at multiple toy shows a year it's hard to keep things fresh and exciting. Hasbro did a pretty good job last year between Toy Fair, BotCon, San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, and in 2016 they were off to a g...

 
 
 
 
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Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 goes live

So originally I was going to do a third BotCon report discussing the upcoming Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives, but it's taken until now for them to finally put their Figure Subscription Service 5.0 images online. But not just the i...

 
 
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Massive number of upcoming Transformers images leaked online

Normally I'd try to avoid posting unconfirmed rumors and reference art as news outside a quick comment in a related report. But Transformers news sites are going crazy over a large cache of leaked images ranging from control art to paint di...

 
 
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Name my Frankenjoe!

If you've read some of my articles here in Tomopop, you would know that I am a big collector of G.I. Joe: Real American Hero figures from the 80's and 90's (and some from the 2000s as well). I've written about my custom "FrankenJoes" and ev...

 
 
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DST Ghostbusters checklist: What's out & what's coming up

Diamond Select Toys' Ghostbusters Select line is, without a doubt, the best collector-level Ghostbusters action figure line we've seen thus far. However, with so many releases, it's easy to lose track of what's out there and what's still ne...

 
 
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BotCon 2016: Transformers reveals

Here we are again with Hasbro's second round of four sets of reveals they do over the year. Previously we saw a large number of new Transformers: Titans Return figures at Toy Fair in February and later we'll see more at San Diego Comic Con ...

 
 
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BotCon 2016: Transformers exclusives

It's a little earlier than usual, but BotCon is here once again! As usual the annual event's first day starts with the official reveal of all the exclusive goodies. They've been super ambitious with the offerings this year, though I do thin...

 
 
C2E2 2016 CreatuReplica photo

C2E2 2016: CreatuReplica

If Fox Mulder collected action figures, I think he'd love the CreatuReplica collection. CreatuReplica is a new (as in, just months old) outfit featuring toy designs by Jean St. Jean - a sculptor who also works with Diamond Select Toys. The ...

 
 
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Toy Fair 2016: Hasbro Transformers

Hasbro rolled into Toy Fair 2016 promising big things for the Transformers franchise and they weren't kidding! Not only did we get our first real look at Titans Return Fortress Maximus, but the Robots in Disguise line revealed two figures p...

 
 
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Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Takara Tomy

Takara Tomy has been slowly building their presence at Wonder Festival every year and this is no different. For the 2016 winter show they've brought some of their biggest new bots to be released later this year. The big reveal was our first...

 
 
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The Force is strong with this Feudal Lord Vader

American collectables distributor Bluefin is proud to announce the release of Bandai/Tamashii Nations latest offering in the Meisho Movie Realization Star Wars line with "Daisho" Darth Vader. The Dark Lord of the Empire is decked out in old...

 
 
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Unsurprisingly, Hasbro reveals Titans Return Soundwave

When Hasbro officially revealed Blaster at the tail of 2015 for the upcoming Transformers: Titans Return line everyone just knew Hasbro would find a way to turn him into Soundwave later. Later is coming sooner than expected with an extensiv...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/30 to 12/6

Interesting week this time around. Not one, but two toys made specifically for girls found their way into the overall ranking this week. Meanwhile the hobby ranking features a male Nendoroid and two female knights that couldn't be dressed m...

 
 
 
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threeA teases Transformers Generation 1 for 2016

threeA made a very short and to the point post on their blog today; a simple image of the Transformers Autobot symbol with the text "Generation 1" and 2016. In what it likely a shift away from the modern movie designs it appears they'll be ...

 
 
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Transformers Unite Warriors introduces Grand Galvatron

For weeks now Takara Tomy has been teasing Transformers fans with a silhouette of their latest combiner for the Unite Warriors line as a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. Fans right away noticed that it was made largely of molds that had yet to b...

 
 
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Finally, our first good look at the newest figma Link

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is without a doubt my favorite Zelda game and certainly one of my favorite SNES games (somewhere alongside Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid). While I haven't played its 3DS sequel A Link Between World...

 
 
 
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The votes are in: Titan class Trypticon coming in 2017

Back on November 24 Hasbro tasked Transformers fans with voting on the next big bot to get the Titan class treatment in the Generations toy line. A week later we've already gotten our results with Trypticon taking the win. We're probably a ...

 
 
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GSC follows up on One-Punch Man with Genos Nendoroid

Nendoroid Saitama (coming in December) wont be enjoying his alone time much longer. The One-Punch Man anime twitter account pointed out that at the November Kahotan live broadcast Tuesday announced Genos will soon be moving in wit...

 
 
 
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Hasbro makes one more round of Transformers reveals for 2015

After a year of big Transformers reveals between Toy Fair, BotCon, San Diego Comic Con, and New York Comic Con Hasbro wasn't content. They couldn't help themselves and had to make one last round of reveals to end the year. It's nothing too ...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank higher from the ...

 
 
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Transformers Masterpiece Ratchet revealed to no surprise

When Takara Tomy announced Transformers Masterpiece MP-27 Ironhide everyone knew that the Autobot medic Ratchet wasn't far behind. So it came as no surprise to anyone when Nippon-Yassan started taking pre-orders on the unofficially announce...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25

The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans buying into them...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/12 to 10/18

It's days before Halloween so it should be no surprise that the overall ranking is dominated by two supernatural toy lines: Yo-Kai Watch and Kamen Rider Ghost. OK, it probably has less to do with Halloween and more to do with the overwhelmi...

 
 
 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being as good of qua...

 
 
 
 
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Hasbro teases Transformers Titan Wars reveal at NYCC

Big events mean big reveals and Hasbro definitely has one planned for New York Comic Con this weekend. On their new Pulse website Hasbro quietly posted a group silhouette with Titan Wars Blaster standing front and center. Titan Wars has bee...

 
 
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MP Shockwave and Hot Rod painted, dated, and priced

Takara Tomy is wasting no time getting their latest batch of Transformers Masterpiece figures into our hands. It was only a few weeks ago that we first saw Hot Rod and Shockwave on display in unfinished form, but now we've got a full galler...

 
 
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Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/7 to 9/13

So this is a rarity, all but one of the items ranking this week is new to the list. The only returning item is that Yo-Kai Watch watch. There's also another rare girl's toy sneaking into the top overall entries. Otherwise the rest of the ov...

 
 




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