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3:00 PM on 03.01.2015

Warpo's giant 12-inch Cthulhu figure is maddeningly cool

Have you ever felt that your life was incomplete? Missing, say, a 12-inch tall figure of Lovecraft's most iconic creation? Then you're in luck because Warpo has plans to release a massive 12-inch Cthulhu figure which should s...


Beware! DST's Cthulhu vinyl bank has been unveiled, only madness can follow photo
Beware! DST's Cthulhu vinyl bank has been unveiled, only madness can follow
by Scarecroodle

Dread Central has been given a sneak peek at Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Cthulhu vinyl "idol" bank. And yes, this is easily among the coolest things that DST has done all year and is certainly an insta-buy for most horror fans.

For the uninitiated, Cthluhu was the creation of the iconic H.P. Lovecraft and is the namesake of the Cthulhu Mythos (a shared continuity between several horror authors before comics made shared continuities mainstream). While obviously not the most iconic character in literary horror (a distinction that might belong to either Dracula or Frankenstein's Monster), he's nonetheless an extremely popular figure.

DST's vinyl bank seems to replicate the idol introduced in "The Call of Cthulhu". While various statues have been made over the years, few (if any!) have been as affordable as DST's US$23 version. It's the sort of object that would look great perched upon your shelf or a desk.

Expect pre-orders to open soon.

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1:00 PM on 04.14.2014

New book takes a look at the indie toy scene

I love a good read here and there, and it looks like I have a new book to check out in Louis Bou's We Are Indie Toys! The book is a look at the indie scene, specifically resin figures made by independent artists and studios. ...

Brian Szabelski

7:00 PM on 03.10.2014

Custom Delights: Lego Junkie creates cool Portal 2 bookends

Even though Portal 2 came out in 2011, I only just recently played and finished the game. So I’m late in gushing over how amazing I think that game was. Thankfully, fans aren’t done showing how much they loved th...

Vanessa Cubillo

8:00 AM on 03.01.2014

Tomopop LinkUP: March madness

Why is March such a painful month for us? It seems like every march we get bombarded with a  bunch of cool stuff that we all want all at once. Do companies think that we've recovered from the holidays by now and can affo...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:00 PM on 02.18.2014

Bookstore recreates classic lit scenes with Lego bricks

How do you celebrate the release of The LEGO Movie? Well, for the Waterstones Bookstore, you go and grab your own Lego parts and have some fun! Somebody over at Waterstones' official blog grabbed their bricks and recreated so...

Pedro Cortes

3:30 PM on 10.15.2013

Peruse the work of Redjuice with a gorgeous artbook!

In case you're not one to browse our friends over at Japanator (and seriously, why aren't you?), you might want to take notice of this hot new artbook featuring the work of the always-stunning Redjuice. In case the name doesn...

Emily Smalara

10:00 AM on 09.28.2013

Funko brings more POP! Disney figures this month

Welcome Disney fans! Today we have a look at Funko's new Disney POP! Collectible Vinyl Figures featuring Maleficent, Tinkerbell, Cinderella and Ariel. I won't lie - I actually like the Maleficent one, but the rest I could do ...

Rio McCarthy

10:00 AM on 07.09.2013

Mijbil Creatures showcases itty bitty Bilbo Baggins

The Mijbil Creatures blog was updated recently with a few notes about what's been going on lately, and then, surprise! Tiny Bilbo! Check out the gallery for images of the littlest Bilbo Baggins I've ever seen, and make sure t...

Kristina Pino

Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara gets previewed photo
Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara gets previewed
by Martin Siggers

For such a hugely popular and anticipated Nendoroid, it's been odd that we've only seen scans and quick shots of Nendoroid Hitagi Senjougahara up until this point. That's not a problem anymore though as Mikatan has thrown up a full, comprehensive preview, showing her off in all her glory.

She's looking nothing short of fantastic, with an array of accessories including her iconic stapler and switchblade (along with hands to hold them), a replacement ponytail hairpiece and smiling and neutral faces. Perhaps most impressively GSC have included replacement arm and skirt parts and enough stationary gear to replicate her famous skirt-lifting key visual pose (which was also the basis for their 1/8 scale figure). It's a little busy on such a small scale but still an great effort!

Hitagi is included as part of the 'Bakemonogatari Premium Item Box' which also includes pin badges, posters and a new short story by Bakemonogatari author Nisio Isin, fittingly called 'Hitagi Figure'. Mikatan details the order process through Kodansha in her blog, but that's for domestic Japan only. The good news is the box is also listed on most major retailers at ¥5700, so have some links and happy pre-ordering!

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | Big in Japan ]

[via Mikatan's blog]

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11:00 PM on 03.10.2013

MLP Busy Books come with 12 figurines!

Who here likes to read? Who here likes toys? (Duh! Hopefully all of you!) Well, now you can have both at the same time. A new My Little Pony Busy Book has arrived and it includes 12 figures and a playmat in the set. The plast...

Rio McCarthy

8:00 PM on 07.24.2012

Stretch your photo muscles and contribute to a Nendo book

Nendonesia recently reported on a fan project that I can absolutely get behind. Indonesian Nendoroid aficionado pus2meong initiated this project as a way to preserve beautiful photographs of cute Nendoroids, and now is taking...

Kristina Pino