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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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Can I haz superpowers? Amazing Marvel Boomcatz shown off

Do you like cats? And do you like superheroes? What would happen if that peanut butter got mixed in with your chocolate? Artist Tom Kennedy recently unveiled some mock ads and packaging for his Marvel Boomcatz, depicting what we might see i...

 
 
 
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Check out these custom Transformers Devastation figures

Hey Hasbro, what gives? Transformers: War for Cybertron got a figure line, as did Fall of Cybertron, so where are our Devastation figures? Sure, you've made these characters a dozen times, but use your imagination. How about some of the Dec...

 
 
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Minifigures.com brings the laughs with new Mr. Bean figure

Our friends at Minifigures.com have done it again as they bring you their newest offering in Mr. Bean. Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Rowan Adkinson's classic bumbling fool, Mr. Bean comes with 360-degree paint job as well as a re...

 
 
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Boldly go where Lego minifigures have not gone before

The crew over at Minifigures.com have announced their newest offering of famous faces in mini figure form with four of the crew members of the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek's main players Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Sulu are now part of the s...

 
 
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Tomopop Original: Creating my own 'Create a Cobra'

Many of you know about those items that are just a smidge outside our regular budgets. Those special items that are cherished by collectors and the people offering to sell said items know how much they are worth. For me, as a collector of G...

 
 
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Customizer gives Bowser a sweet airship

Creative toy customizer Kodykoala unveiled his newest creation: a one of a kind Bowser Koopa airship. Starting with a Playmobil pirate ship, he went to town removing the sails and adding mast propellers and Koopa cannons. Headed off wi...

 
 
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Star Wars fan takes speeder bike to new heights

A Star Wars fan named Adam Woodsworth has taken the Speeder Bike sequence from Return of the Jedi and brought it to life! Combining a Power of the Force Speeder bike from Hasbro and some quadcopter technology, Adam created a small scale re...

 
 
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Ume Toys' Geekwok does a bit of cosplaying

Rich Page of Ume Toys has recently painted up one of his Geekwok resin figures in a bit of a cosplay favor. Calling it the Geekachu, the little yellow fellow has a sculpted tail and blushy red cheeks meant to evoke a certain popular Pokemon...

 
 
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Custom creator Vongeek puts some POP into Wreck-it Ralph

Toy customizer and artist Vongeek debuted her latest creations with her custom Funko Pop! renditions of Vanellope & Ralph from Disney's Wreck-it Ralph. Each of these little cuties is hand crafted to the last detail and best of all,...

 
 
 
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Felt Mistress assembles Avatar's Momo for upcoming show

Gallery Nucleus is playing host to an impressive looking Avatar: The Last Airbender tribute show next month, and Felt Mistress has just revealed her piece for the event. She's made a plush -- of course -- of Momo and the Moon Peach alo...

 
 
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PackRat's custom 'Movie' Deadpool is crazy. Crazy awesome!

PackRatStudios has unleashed a killer new "Movie Concept" Marvel Legends Deadpool. The figure appears to be a fairly by-the-numbers redeco of a Marvel Legends / Infinite Series "Mandroid wave" Stealth Suit Captain America with some minor ki...

 
 
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Under the Radar: Fuller's Big Cat Series

Fuller has a new series of custom creations in his shop: The Grrrr... Big Cats Series of figures. Fuller has taken his Grrr character and made it into a 6-inch resin-cast creation, and four of them have been decorated like various big cats....

 
 
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Tomopop Review: Minifigures.com Freddie Mercury

A few weeks ago I was able to do a story on Minifigures, an England-based website where you could buy celebrity LEGO figures. I was happy to see that Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was one of the figures you could buy. I became a fan of Que...

 
 
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MaloApril shows off a pretty zombie and a rocker chick

MaloApril recently finished up two custom Dunnys as a commission and, as always, I find myself super jealous of anyone owning her pieces. The first is a zombie with fantastic eyes (I love the lashes) and decked out with a skull tee. She's g...

 
 
 
 
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Starscream mutilated for neat custom Hulkbuster Ultron

Pack Rat Studios has crafted a custom "Hulkbuster Ultron" and, if you like it, you can bid on it via ebay right now (or rather bid within the next 4 days). The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the Decepticons" L...

 
 
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Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina

Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece, to show off L...

 
 
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This Earl's lemon styles are off the charts

The Earl of Lemongrab is one intense dude. This custom Cranston Fellows Jnr piece shows off his fervor with some detailed sculpting. Sitting on an intimidating looking throne and ready to judge, he holds his glow in the dark sword with a ma...

 
 
 
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8-bit Space Invaders can come to YOUR home

ThinkGeek can make your old school gamer dreams come true with an officially licensed Space Invaders Crab plush pillow. Selling for US$29.99, this 17.75" x 13" x 4" pillow memorializes the monumental Tomohiro Nishikado video game, Space Inv...

 
 
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Tomopop About Town: Custom plushies at Kollision Con 2015

Anime conventions are great, aren't they? You go to see the cosplay (the good and the bad), maybe visit that same "Understanding Evangelion" panel that's at every con, and blow lots and lots of money at the vendor hall. Well, that's my rout...

 
 
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Lego Nutella art piece is too sweet

Admit it: when you have a Nutella jar accessible in your kitchen pantry, you eat it all through one sitting with the same spoon. Or is that just me? Guilty pleasure aside, Lego artist Brucewaynelego created this recent art piece entitl...

 
 
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University art students create Hiragana gashapon

A small group of art students at Musashino Art University decided to come together for a final project for a typography class. What came out of this collective were gashapon capsules (and dispensers!) on the first character in the Hiragana ...

 
 
 
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Mucklebones will eat your soul

Alright, so maybe there won't be any soul stealing, but this little guy is so creepy cute it doesn't really matter. Customized from a Pocket Slideshow 'Sproot' toy (originally designed by Chris Ryniak), this sofubi has been completely repai...

 
 
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Otto Bjornik, Jeremiah Ketner collab on two custom figures

I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of their styles: ...

 
 
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Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom

Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generally like custom t...

 
 
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Chill out with the Snow Dumpling

Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked out in white with...

 
 
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Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit

One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epic for words. Al...

 
 
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Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery

Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor A and Seymour ...

 
 
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DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm digging that Dra...

 
 
 
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DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull brought several Tox ...

 
 
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DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu

Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at his booth as w...

 
 
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Jon Paul Kaiser's latest custom piece wrecks it

Jon Paul Kaiser is on the road to this wekeend's DesignerCon, but he's apparently finished up one more custom before the show: a Muttpop Tequilla refashioned to look like Wreck-It Ralph. It actually is a great choice of platform, since Tequ...

 
 
 




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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"

 

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