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Get over your mommy issues with Clayz's Rei Ayanami


1/8-scale cold cast figure
Aug 20
// Tianxiao Ma
No you haven't fallen into a time warp, this is an Evangelion 2.0 figure in 2014. Like, a thousand years after the film's release. Why this Ayanami? And why now? I don't know, but I welcome it. The subject admittedly isn't th...
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[NSFW] Pick up a naughty kitty and his master MoMo


Kurushima - 1/5.5 Scale
Jun 14
// Emily Smalara
If you're looking for something on the higher end of naughty figures, try Kurushima's upcoming pair, the original characters MoMo and Dosuke the cat. There's not much to be said that can't be gleaned from the duo themselves--...
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[NSFW] Aizu Project's Gisen Yagyu goes up for pre-order


Two versions available with different expressions
Mar 27
// Tianxiao Ma
It's been a while since I last saw a big, cold cast figure, but here's one: Aizu Project's 1/6-scale Gisen Yagyu from Hyakka Ryouran. "Cold cast" refers to the materials used in the manufacturing process of this figure. There...

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[NSFW] Get double the Sonsaku with Aizu Project


Aizu Project - 1/6 Scale
Mar 22
// Emily Smalara
When I think of sexy Ikkitousen characters, my mind definitely jumps to the raven-haired Kanu on the spot. Aizu Project seems to have something different in mind however, bringing us a pair of lingerie-clad Sonsakus this comi...
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1/4-scale figure up for pre-order Jan. 28
If you remember back to our last post about Pop Culture Shock, you might remember we mentioned an upcoming Shao Khan 1/4-scale figure. Well, here he is, and I am very, very impressed. The latest in their Mortal Kombat polysto...

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Aizu Project's Nadia returns


Re-release of 1/7-scale coldcast figure coming in April
Jan 17
// Brian Szabelski
Aizu Project's Nadia is back, with a re-release coming in April. The 1/7-scale figure is the third different Nadia I've seen in the past few months, and she's the biggest of the three, posed in her trademark outfit and lookin...
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Ikkitousen's Ryomou gets a little fiery with Aizu Project


Aizu Project - 1/6 Scale
Nov 19
// Emily Smalara
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. When a character I don't particularly like gets a figure that I actually find appealing, I'll sit up and take notice. So it is with this cold cast figure of Ikkitousen's visually im...
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[NSFW] Lie back with the latest Kanu Unchou


Kishi Kikaku, Kurushima
Nov 09
// Emily Smalara
The Kanus never stop coming, this time with an absolutely stunning rendition of the raven haired lass thanks to Kishi Kikaku and Kurushima. Unlike most, this one is a resin cold cast, so be prepared to pony up big time if she...

Tomopop Review: New Captain America Fine Art Statue

Oct 31 // Kristina Pino
Figure Name: New Captain America Fine Art StatueFigure Maker: KotobukiyaRetail: US$157.99 (¥24,800)Available at: HobbyLink Japan (on sale for chump change at the time of writing!) As I mentioned earlier, Cappy's box is pretty huge. Inside the box, he's protected by a block of Styrofoam and is separated into two pieces (by the way, if you see any white specks in this review, it's some of that stuff I missed when I took the statue out). The base which includes the sculpted Hydra troopers is on one side, and Cappy himself is on the other. He attaches to the base through some metal pegs that slide into the base with no issues at all. If you're wondering why the base is only half of the shield though, it's because you could pose this statue together with the previously released Winter Soldier Fine Art Statue and have both incarnations fighting back to back. There's a picture of that on the back of the box above. Bucky's pose here is basically smashing a Hydra trooper's face with his knee while he gets ready to lay down the law with his shield and fists on the rest of them. I love the power in his pose, and the statue looks great from all angles since it's so dynamic. It's best displayed with Cappy facing out toward you, though, especially if you don't have the other half of this set. Here's a look at the guy whose face is getting knee-smashed without Cappy on top. That hole there is for the peg, and it wedges in flush. I like the shattered look of the eye piece there, and he's got an appropriately angry look on his face. By far one of the better statue expressions I've seen in a while has got to be this derp over here, though: Geeze, he is having a rough day. Moving along... let's stare at some abs. This, ladies and gents, is a very well-sculpted torso. I mean, this is a Captain America I can believe in. That aside, you've got a truly solid paint job here, and some bold colors that look great in any kind of lighting. It's got a slightly metallic and matted finish to it that really gleams. His back is equally powerful-looking. The way the suit is shaped, it makes him look like he's literally bulging out of his skin. There's no decoration back here besides the one star, which is really all he needs. Further down, we've got his handy-dandy utility belt. He's got some pockets, weapons and a flask to keep him going. There's some neato work here with the sculpting and painting to make them look flexible and worn, which I appreciate despite the slightly spotty painting with the buttons. Please do note, though... those paint defects are not at all noticeable on the statue once it's on display. These are just things you notice when a camera is all zoomed up on them. One of Cap's arms is flexed back like he's ready to punch the face he just broke, and the other is hanging on to Steve Roger's shield. The straps on the shield are made of actual fabric, so it has the feel to match its look. Both of Bucky's shoulders are decorated with the star symbol as well. Here's a look at the shield, of course. If you rub your hand over it, you can feel the texture of the paint that's layered on there. What I love about his shield is that the red offsets the rest of his outfit perfectly along with the stripes at his front. It's just the right amount of splash of color that the statue needs as a whole. Yes, I know that the color scheme is a set design. I'm just appreciating what I've got in front of me. On to Cappy's head, he's decorated with little wings and an "A" on the forehead. It all has the same sort of liquid look that the rest of the statue sports so well. And even with such a small portion of his face exposed, there's plenty of expression to take in. He's angry. Seriously? Bucky is going to wreck your face. The big thing that stood out to me here are his beautiful and clear blue eyes. As for the molding, the hood is layered over his face realistically and isn't simply a blue layer over his skin. The rest of his face looks fine, of course. He's got the snarl thing going for him. So, would I recommend this statue? Absolutely. If you're a comics/Marvel fan, especially a Captain America fan, this is a great addition to any collection. Granted, it isn't a depiction of Steve Rogers, but that doesn't really sway my mind. The execution is wonderful and at 13 inches tall, he definitely makes a statement. He's a little bit on the delicate side in some areas (for example, be careful not to grip him at the belt, since those pieces may snap off), but is overall as hefty as his physique. Thanks to HobbyLink Japan for sponsoring this review! If you entered our Halloween-themed contest, you're entered for a chance to win this awesome statue. If not, you can still purchase it at a great price. This is a limited release of only 1,000 pieces, so once he's gone -- he's gone.
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Bucky takes his turn in the spotlight, smashing some Hydra faces!
Of all the items I received for this month's giveaway, I was most excited for this particular review, though at the same time I was kind of dreading it the most. The dread comes from imposing size of the box Cappy here comes in, but everything else is pure excitement. Click past the jump to see my full review of this limited, hulking, 13-inch tall cold cast statue of the New Captain America!

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Yet another Kanu bares all for pre-orders


Jul 06
// Emily Smalara
Still not down and out of the figure market yet, it's a wonder if she ever will be. Ikkitousen's infamous raven-haired vixen Kanu returns for yet another release, brought to us by the fine folks at Aizu Project. As per the us...
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Sogeking kicks off Plex's Real Mask Project


Feb 17
// Brian Szabelski
Plex are launching a new line of collectibles, the Real Mask Project line, and the first addition to the line is One Piece's Sogeking. The coldcast mask is 35 by 46 by 18 cm, which is quite a large size, and comes on a plaque...
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This Kanu gallery scales new heights


Jan 31
// Emily Smalara
Proving that some things just never go away, Aizu Project is bringing us a new Kanu figure from the infamous Ikkitousen. With so many releases, it stands to reason that they tend to be rather hit or miss, and this one is no d...
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Gaming Heads' 1/6 Medic ready for pre-order, Oktoberfest


Jan 31
// Andres Cerrato
Brian gave the heads up that Gaming Heads was preparing their assortment of Medics to see the pre-order stage. As it has now become the magic hour of 8 a.m. PST, the Medic is fully revealed and available to order. Fans of Tea...
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Gaming Heads calls for Team Fortress 2's Medic


Jan 28
// Brian Szabelski
Well, well: Gaming Heads has been quiet lately, but just recently, they posted a teaser showing off their next Team Fortress 2 statue, the Medic. The image in the gallery is the only info we have, but considering the history ...
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[NSFW] Kurushima's Mie is way, way too relaxed


Jan 22
// Brian Szabelski
2012 has gotten off to a pretty good start, but you know what we're missing? If you said "ridiculous NSFW figures," then you're right and you're also cheating, so shame on you. But yes, from Kurushima Seisakusho, we have the ...
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Ryomou Shimei cold cast has her eye on pre-orders


Dec 16
// Emily Smalara
Despite a strong preference for the much more popular Kanu, I still know a good Ikkitousen figure when I see one, even when it happens to be of a character you've got to really try to make me take notice of. Aizu Project's do...
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Aizu Project's Evangelion cold-casts back in stock


Nov 21
// Tianxiao Ma
Aizu Project's 1/6 Asuka and Mari figures are back in stock for those of you who missed out on the initial release. While Asuka looks rather pretty, I don't think they got Mari quite right. Still, how many figures of Mari in ...
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Syco Industries shows off some new gaming statues


Nov 11
// Brian Szabelski
The crew at Syco Collectibles have assembled a trio of gaming icons for their newest statue pre-orders.Two of them are 10" statues from the Mortal Kombat franchise: Raiden, limited to only 500 pieces, and Kitana, who is indee...
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Have some homemade cold cuts from Aizu Project's cold cast Ayanami Rei


May 31
// Jonathan Tubbs
If there is something that fans of Evangelion can count on, it's the never ending supply of merchandise pouring out from the widely popular title. For the figure world, Aizu Project has a new Ayanami Rei coming. The 1/6 scale...
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More Hyakka Ryouran goodness is announced in the latest Hobby Japan


May 23
// Tomopop Staff
Hidden away in the latest issue of Hobby Japan was a rather big announcement: more Hyakka Ryouran figures! Two illustrations by artist mht were shown off, one of Yagyu Jubei, the other of Sanada Yukimura, and underneath a sho...
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DC's newest Batman: Black and White figure is MAD-dening


May 18
// Brian Szabelski
Sometimes, yes, DC Direct does some stupid things. But there's one thing they definitely have yet to do wrong, and that's their Batman: Black and White line, featuring the many different looks of Batman, all beautifully craft...
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A gallery of AlphaMax's Kusanagi Motoko figure? Yes, please


May 10
// Brian Szabelski
Sure, last month, we got a gallery full of Kaitendoh's brand-new Kusanagi Motoko figure, but they aren't the only ones on the block with a new figure of her. AlphaMax has got one as well, featuring Motoko in her outfit from 2...
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Alphamax's Kusanagi Motoko is mega hot


Mar 23
// Colette Bennett
Seriously, we have posted some figures of Ghost in the Shell's Motoko before, but holy hell ... this is easily my favorite in some time. I'm not usually crazy about stuff by Alphamax, but this one earns a wow from me. This co...
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Kurushima gives you a couple of choices for which beach Holiday you want to take


Mar 09
// Jonathan Tubbs
It's been a while since we've last heard about Kurushima's latest Original Yasumi-chan figure. Back in December, the company revealed on their web site that the next release would be the Holiday ~on the Beach~ refined ver. fi...
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Cute, super deformed figures plus Ikkitousen still makes my head explode


Mar 03
// Jonathan Tubbs
I'm still trying to wrap my head around this since the first time we covered U-Art's Micro Pop Show series of adorable, super deformed Ikkitousen figures. Notice something wrong with the previous sentence? I used adorable and...
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Black Angel from Clayz is stunning


Feb 03
// Tyler Jones
Wow. Did you know about Clayz Original Black Angel? I sure didn't, but now I am totally in love with this figure. The body and pose would be beautiful on their own, but the wings and hair make this figure a real work of art. ...
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Prepare to call "call in pasta rice" with this Tamaki figure by Clayz


Jan 13
// Chris Seto
No, not that Tamaki!! This time, we're talking about Kawazoe Tamaki, one of the main heroines of the manga (and anime) Bamboo Blade.Being a kendo practitioner myself, it may come as no surprise to hear that I really like Bamb...
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Original Yasumichan Series Holiday on the Beach ~refined ver.~ quite rare, quite sexy


Dec 27
// Tyler Jones
Not much has been seen of Kurushima's Holiday on the Beach figure since it was spotted at the 27th Miyazawa Model Exhibition sporting a more colorful swimsuit and a cowboy hat. The new, refined version has several subtle chan...
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DC Universe Online cold cast figures look fantastic


Dec 21
// Brian Szabelski
Okay, so I'm still not very sold on the new DC Direct Ame-Comi figures. But here's two I'm much more likely to look at buying: Zatanna and Solomon Grundy, also from DC Direct, based on their designs in the upcoming DC Univers...
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MUSASHIYA gives us a blast from the past with these Nadesico figures!


Dec 09
// Chris Seto
Nostalgia can be such a powerful thing. Back in the day I remember collecting video tapes of Martian Successor Nadesico and watching them religiously! Even now, it still rates highly as one of my favourite shows of all time. ...
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[UPDATED]Ladies, ladies; try and control yourselves while checking out some pictures of the upcoming Light figure by Griffon


Nov 18
// Kristina Pino
I wasn't even that much of a Death Note fan, but this figure looks great! A few months ago, Colette said something similar, and I find myself just as enamored with this figure as she was. I'm just as impressed with the qualit...
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Why look, it's another Ryomo fig-YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN


Nov 09
// Pedro Cortes
Man, going into the future is going to be a sad affair. With all the trash we generate, we'll have landfills covered in paper cups, plastic bottles and Ikkitousen figures. The bloody things come out faster than a high school ...
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Alphamax's Mina Tepes figure is actually pretty hot


Oct 06
// Colette Bennett
I just posted Kotobukiya's version of Dance in the Vampire Bund's Mina Tepes a few days ago, and since I haven't seen the show, I didn't think much of it. If you had told me that I'd ignore a Kotobukiya figure but n...
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The DC Solicits are up, that means half-jackets and statues!


Sep 21
// Tomopop Staff
This is going to be the first time I ever post a full solicit text in the body of a post but honestly it's so insipid that it must be read. I'm sorry but it's quite possibly the most idiotic thing I've ever read and someone g...
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(NSFW) Alphamax's 1/6-scale Ellis features castoffable top, basket of fruit


Sep 19
// Brian Szabelski
You may remember this lovely lady from CM Corporation's figure of her, but now Alphamax has a figure of Ellis from Asobi ni Ikuyo. This time, she's in a swimsuit and ... carrying a basket of fruit on her head? Hmmmmm, okay.Ho...
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Check out some more pics of my Valentine, Nazume Mikuru!


Sep 13
// Kristina Pino
Take a look at the gallery and enjoy some more pictures of the lovely Mikuru by AlphaMax! She's looking more and more like a "DO WANT" the more I see of her ... (lots MORE)!Anywho, for those of you who are having se...
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New goodness from Bowen Designs


Sep 11
// Tomopop Staff
One thing you should know, I will take ANY, and I mean ANY excuse to use that Hercules image in a header. And the fact that I can use it in a situation that it actually fits? Well that's just a bonus. What am I looking forwar...
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Zeroin's Nazume Mikuru can be my Valentine...


Sep 06
// Kristina Pino
She's cute, she's got a gun, AND she'll never kill you (no, really - her rule). Mikuru is looking spiffy (yay, pantsu!) and she's got her good boots on for you to order her today. I said she can be my Valentine because she's ...
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Aizuproject's Makinami Mari: Pay the price for glasses and the school girl outfit


Aug 30
// Kristina Pino
Aizuproject's uniformed version of Evangelion 2.0's Illustrious Mari is complete and ready for pre-order, Tomopoppers. This figure is said to depict a parachute-jumping Mari, posing in her glasses and uniform for your enjoyme...
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Covergirls of the DC Universe gets armored with Wonder Woman


Aug 17
// Tomopop Staff
If there is one thing I love more than almost anything else, it's Wonder Woman. I think we've pretty much established this by now, I'm totally gay for Wonder Woman. You know what else I love though? Adam Hughes drawing Wonder...

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