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Transforemrs Exhaust photo
Transforemrs Exhaust

Phillip Morris snuffs out sales of MP-23 Exhaust in the US

Marlboro cigarette-paterned Transformers will have to stay in Japan
Nov 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
There's been a bump in the road for American Transformers fans hoping to get their hands on Takara Tomy's MP-23 Exhaust figure. The Japanese figure intended for the Japanese market is patterned off of a real-life Lancia Serie...
Masterpiece Prowl photo
Masterpiece Prowl

Sorry, Europe, no Masterpiece Prowl for you

Hasbro cancels plans for release, but comes up with an interesting consolation gift
Jun 28
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
You might remember back in April Transformers fans finding Masterpiece Prowl listed in Toys R Us computers, including computers in the UK complete with price. Well bad news came this week as Hasbro has officially canceled the...
Bloo Superdude photo
Bloo Superdude

Say boo-hoo to this Bloo Superdude figure that never was

Craig McCracken himself talks about Foster's unproduced action figure
May 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I used to love Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends when I was a kid. OK, that's a lie, I was actually in my mid-20s when the Foster's series first hit Cartoon Network in 2004, but it still remains one of my favorite CN origin...

Takara Tomy cancels plans for Fire Convoy reissue

According to Big Bad Toy Store
Sep 14
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Back in early August Big Bad Toy Store began taking pre-orders on a Transformers: Car Robots Autobot leader Fire Convoy (Optimus Prime in Robots in Disguise) figure reissue. Although Takara Tomy hadn't made any official ...


A bad sign for some cool lines?

Or maybe I'm just a little too superstitious...
Dec 17
// Scarecroodle
Generally when I see an entire line being clearanced at a retailer or, even worse, show up at an overstock retailer (TJ Maxx, Marshall's), I assume that news of an outright cancellation can't be far behind. The latest potenti...

In Icons responds to Apple Inc.'s cease and desist order

Jan 17
// Natalie Kipper
Last week, we covered an upcoming action figure of the deceased icon, Steve Jobs. Since the figure's announcement, there has been a flurry of media coverage, which, it turns out, may not have been such a good thing. One of ou...

We just got some very disappointing (but not surprising news) by way of Newsarama. The word was that both Wizard and ToyFare magazine had announced that they would be discontinuing their print publications. When they inq...


A sad day for figure collectors: Kotobukiya cancels Sorami Kanata

Oct 06
// Tomopop Staff
Figures are very rarely canceled, and when they are it is usually by lower-tier companies who just can't afford to produce small numbers of a not-so-popular figure. You know the figure economy is doing really badly when a big...

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