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9:00 PM on 01.06.2010

My Little Pony: an introduction

Whenever I see a My Little Pony- particularly one from the 1980s- I see everything that I miss from my childhood. I see the beginning of my interest in fantasy, toys, art, and animation; what I basically see are the roots of ...

Karen Gellender

10:00 PM on 07.22.2009

Saint Seiya collector's statue canceled due to manufacturing defect

In what must be a major blow to Saint Seiya fans (with a lot of money), Bandai and Tamashii have canceled their limited edition Saint Seiya Pegasus -Gold Cloth- statue. According to, the announcement went out vi...


3:42 PM on 12.22.2008

Under the Radar: Disney's Ariel makes a small splash

Apparently too busy under the sea to get noticed by many, Medicom's lovely Ariel vinyl has seemingly gone completely unnoticed. From what I can gather, she's about 5 1/2" tall, which is pretty comparable to any other fig...

Emily Smalara

11:42 AM on 09.26.2008

Vintage Star Wars Micro Machines dug up by Think Geek

Apparently the guys over at ThinkGeek were doing some spring (fall?) cleaning in their Millenium Falcon and unearthed a bunch of these little guys for our purchasing pleasure. The Star Wars Micro Machines Luke Binoculars are ...

Katrina Johnston

1:47 PM on 06.12.2008

McFarlane Toys Cancel In-House Toy Lines

Today is a sad day in the figure world for me. I'm a huge fan of Todd McFarlane's artwork, as well as McFarlane Toys. They've now announced that the Dragons, Legend of the Blade Hunters and Warriors of the Zodiac lines have b...

Rio McCarthy

7:40 PM on 05.30.2008

Go For Broke: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Welcome to the feature that breaks through to the heavens and kicks logic to the curb, Go For Broke!This week I'm covering the latest hit from Gainax, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, hereby shortened to the more manageable TTGL. ...

Pedro Cortes

1:21 AM on 05.28.2008

Show and Tell: 1/8 Nia Teppellin PVC

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (TTGL) is quite possibly the greatest anime series to come out in the last five to six years. Hands down. The animation is superb, the music is amazing, the characters are unforgettable, and the sto...

Pedro Cortes

12:29 PM on 04.04.2008

Less Than Three: McDonald's Super Mario Bros. 3 Toys

I've been a collector of toys for quite some time, ranging from the slightly obscure to the same crap everyone else has. But what may have started me down my road to collecting toys came in 1990, and from McDonald's as ...

Brian Szabelski

12:49 PM on 03.20.2008

Under the Radar: Konami's WaffeDolphin

Even before I was involved with Tomopop I tended to hunt down toys that in my Internautical meanderings I happened to stumble across and find neat.  But regularly searching for news or new toys has increased my knowledge...

Qais Fulton

2:29 AM on 03.19.2008

Show and Tell: The Great Cthulhu

Show and Tell is a new weekly feature here at Tomopop.  Every Wednesday one of our editors will show a piece from their own collection, sharing stories of its acquisition, rambling about why it's earned a spot on the man...

Qais Fulton

7:44 PM on 01.31.2008

Beautiful translation: Shining Wind's Touka Kureha figure by Max Factory

It's funny how we're allowed to swoon and sigh over pictures of Venus DeMilo or Michelangelo's David, but the thought of finding beauty in a toy or figure is something most people will turn up their noses at in disgust. This ...

Topher Cantler