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SDCC 2015 Transformers photo
Not-so-jolly green giant gets repainted
As people suspected, one of this year's San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Hasbro is Titan class Devastator. Like with the 2013 SDCC Titan Metroplex, Titan Devastator is pretty similar to the retail version, but features add... read feature

BotCon 2015 photo
Cybertron: Most Wanted
BotCon 2015 is a little over a month away so let's see what's in store for their box set, Cybertron: Most Wanted. The story takes place on Axiom Nexus, a Cybertronian hub city at the  center of the Transformers multivers... read feature

Transformers May Mayhem photo
Transformers May Mayhem

Hasbro, IDW, and retailers team up for Transformers May Mayhem


Month long event features comics, figure reveals, and more!
Apr 30
May might be the month of flowers and warming weather, but Hasbro wants to make sure it's known for something else: Transformers! Through the entire month of May Hasbro will be combining fans with retailers and various events... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Jellykoe


Colorful and hazardous?
Apr 30
Jellykoe continued its line of Tox City plush creations at C2E2. They're colorful characters that make me think of something you'd see in a Cartoon Network show. Maybe one day... You can get a rundown of the Tox City line fro... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: House of Darkly


Sweet desserts
Apr 30
You can find a plush for just about anything. Do you want plush dessert items? No problem. Plush weather phenomena? Got it covered. Plush... rocks? You bet! In fact House of Darkly's booth featured all of that stuff and more.... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: CKRTLAB Toys


Vintage meets vinyl
Apr 29
CKRTLAB's mission is to celebrate the golden age of comics. To that end they're resurrecting some comic book heroes from as far back as the 1940s! They've added on to their lineup from C2E2 last year, as a new wave of yestery... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: BeeFy & Co.


Lots of Poo
Apr 29
BeeFy & Co. was started by Menh Voong, an aspiring graphics artist who decided to go into business for himself. I'm bad at keeping tabs on who's been where, but looking through Tomopop's history, Menh has apparently been ... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Diamond Select Toys


Bringing Bruce Timm's designs to 3D
Apr 29
Diamond Select Toys always brings a smorgasbord of goods to each convention covering a disparate range of properties. Of course, their comic book properties always take center stage. This time it was the Batman and Superman a... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Bluefin


Toys from the east and west
Apr 28
Bluefin distributes collectibles from a bunch of companies, so their booth is usually pretty packed at conventions. Fortunately I got there just before closing so I was able to avoid the hectic experience of photographing the... read
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Enterbay


The Chicago Bulls aren't the only ones still making money off the dynasty
Apr 28
Enterbay is a lot like Hot Toys, focusing on realistic 1/6-scale poseable figures. They've done a few movie characters, but at C2E2 focus quite a lot on NBA players. Maybe it's pandering to Chicago's collective 90s nostalgia,... read
figma photo
figma

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2015: figma


All the figures you're still waiting on pre-orders for
Apr 14
Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing her... read
Hello Kitty photo
Hello Kitty

L.A. based Hello Kitty exhibit extends its run another month


Hello Hello Kitty! Hello dear friend
Mar 26
The Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles has announced that their popular museum exhibit, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, will be extended for another month, letting people enjoy... read
Anime Japan: Max Factory photo
Anime Japan: Max Factory

Anime Japan 2015: Max Factory


Is that another old-school figma I spot?
Mar 23
Tian rounded up Good Smile's offerings at Anime Japan 2015, but Max Factory was there, too, with a few figma to show off at the very least. Yep, that's Iron Man Mark XXI, and sure, that robot figma is Shidonia no Kishi's... read
Good Smile Company photo
Good Smile Company

Anime Japan 2015: Good Smile Company


I predict there will be Nendoroids
Mar 22
Anime Japan 2015 wrapped up over the weekend, which means we can see some of the goodies that figure makers brought to the event. Good Smile Company put some upcoming Nendoroids and scale figures on display. The big one for m... read
Transformers: RID photo
Transformers: RID

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers: Robots in Disguise


More figures planned for 2015 animated series
Feb 18
Hasbro's latest Transformers animated series, Robots in Disguise, is set to start on Cartoon Network in March and Hasbro continues to pump out even more figures. The toy line has already launched and while they only showed of... read
Transformers Generations photo
Transformers Generations

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers Generations


Party in the Scramble City tonight
Feb 17
Hasbro promised to deliver to Transformers fans and collectors at Toy Fair 2015 and they sure didn't let people down. There have been a lot of rumors over the years, but the big surprises weren't in who they showed, but what ... read
New York Toy Fair photo
New York Toy Fair

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future


Hasbro rolls out their big guns for 2015
Feb 15
To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n... read
Broccoli photo
Broccoli

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Broccoli


I'm sure you can find a waifu here...
Feb 14
Broccoli doesn't exactly have a banner year of super-popular characters on their slate (save for one), but it's not like they care. In the gallery, you'll see their bread-and-butter. Emphasis on the butt(er). Their 1/8 scale ... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Misc Garage Kits (part 2)


That's all folks! Hope you're hungry
Feb 14
And so, as tradition demands, we end our coverage of the garage kits at wonder festival with our final miscellaneous gallery. And boy, are there some weird things in this one! Before we begin, I should warn you that some of t... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 5)


The Final Frontier!
Feb 14
We've saved the best for last folks... Well, the best of the new stuff anyway and top of that list for me would be the Mari on Eva bike by Vispo! He's done a few Rei and Asuka kits before and they've been very well received b... read
Transformers Generations photo
Transformers Generations

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro reveals some of their Transformers Generations plans


Combiner Wars Devastator revealed in full at last!
Feb 14
Hasbro is offering a sneak peek at their plans for the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars line to be shown this weekend at New York Toy Fair. Many figures that have been long rumored have finally been confirm, though we'r... read
WonFes 2015 Alphamax photo
WonFes 2015 Alphamax

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Alphamax


The most voluptuous booth?
Feb 14
If you're into more developed women, Alphamax is a good manufacturer to look at. They mostly make borderline ecchi figures, although their SkyTube label has more explicit stuff. They had a handful of figures on display for Wo... read
Prime 1 Studio photo
Prime 1 Studio

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Prime 1 Studio


Official statue line of the Michael Bay fan club
Feb 14
No matter what you think of Michael Bay's treatment of the Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have to admit that Prime 1 Studio knows how to make a killer statue. I'm guessing they use actual CGI renders fr... read
Azone Aldnoah.Zero photo
Azone Aldnoah.Zero

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Azone Aldnoah.Zero Asseylum Vers Allusia


Holographic disguise projector not included
Feb 14
Are you a big fan of Aldnoah.Zero with some money to burn? Then Azone has the doll for you. Announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 Summer we've finally gotten our first look at Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia at Wonder Fe... read
Wonder Festival MegaHouse photo
Wonder Festival MegaHouse

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse


Sailor Senshi, swordsmen, and shinobi in here
Feb 13
MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Video Game Garage Kits (part2)


Are you ready? I'm lady...
Feb 13
Moving on, we come to our second gallery of video game garage kits, featuring a rather eclectic mix of characters along with a load of Idolm@ster ones! The Nekomata kit from the first DLC of Muramasa: The Demon Blade really s... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 4)


damn, how did the Infinite Stratos 2 anime suck so badly?
Feb 13
Hands down, Ceclia was my favourite kit at this Wonder Festival, sadly she's not new! but that doesn't stop her from being great! There were also some nods to classic anime like Space runaway Ideon and Tetsujin 28 but I was p... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Vocaloid Garage Kits


life in the old girl yet!
Feb 13
Despite not being as popular as the line once was, Miku is still able to generate a number of new kits still. However, it does seem that the other vocaloids have not been able to keep their popularity up. I doubt that Miku wi... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 3)


More to come!
Feb 13
We're about half way through our GK coverage for this wonder festival so it's time to dive into more anime garage kits! I have to admit that I was surprised to see a barakamon kit not to mention an ore, twintail ni narimasu k... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: KanColle Garage Kits (part 2)


The light before we land
Feb 12
If you're a fan of KanColle, then soak it up! If you're not, hang in there! This is the last gallery! Without a doubt KanColle dominated the dealer floor at this wonder festival in a way other titles have not managed since...... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Misc Garage Kits (part 1)


In a mood for music?
Feb 12
And now we come to the first gallery of the kits which are either weird, don't fit into any other category or I simply could not identify (or any combination of the above). This gallery has a slight musical lean to it in the ... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 2)


Takao is awesome!!
Feb 12
TAKAO!! she's just awesome. The Aoki hagane no arpeggio version (and the D-Frag version) though. Nobody really cares about the KanColle version... We also get our first Sailormoon kit in this gallery, which is a little surpri... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Video Game Garage Kits (part 1)


Have we met before?
Feb 11
I had mentioned earlier that there were quite a few repeats of old kits on display at this winter wonder festival and nowhere is it more apparent than with the video game garage kits. Many of these have been spotted at previo... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: KanColle Garage Kits (part 1)


Still waiting for an immovable object for this unstoppable force
Feb 11
...I got nothing. Not being a fan of KanColle means that it gets very hard for me to get worked up for garage kits of the ship girls but at the same time, one cannot simply ignore them because there are just SO DAMN MANY OF T... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Anime Garage Kits (part 1)


On the starting line
Feb 11
If I had to describe the garage kit offerings at this years winter wonder festival, I'd probably just say rehash. Aside from the complete and utter domination of KanColle (again!) Many kit makers chose to sell older kits rath... read
WonFes Embrace Japan photo
WonFes Embrace Japan

[NSFW] Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Embrace Japan


Very nice demon designs
Feb 10
I'm often taken by Embrace Japan's original character designs. The build quality of their figures, though, tends to be pretty rough. But once again, they're showing off some great designs at WonFes and I'm itching to get my h... read
WonFes 2015 Kotobukiya photo
WonFes 2015 Kotobukiya

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya's anime and video game ladies


There are some familiar faces
Feb 10
Kotobukiya isn't only about their Shunya Yamashita-designed Bishoujo series figures, in case you've forgotten. They also make, well, bishoujo figures... in the traditional sense. Kristina was able to get a load of photos from... read
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Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Volks


Soon, my precious...
Feb 10
They came, they saw, they left us (well, me) impressed.  For the most part, Volks were content with showing off their older works with only a few glimpses of what they have in store for the future. In terms of completely... read
X-Plus photo
X-Plus

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: X-Plus


Kaiju and anime; classic and modern; crazy and cool
Feb 10
X-Plus drops some new and old figures, making a great impression this year. Some wacky stuff here, folks. Let's break the diverse range down a bit. The vinyl masters are offering another chance for some high demand figures in... read
WonFes 2015: QuesQ photo
WonFes 2015: QuesQ

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: QuesQ


Do you like KanColle? No? Well, too bad ... mostly.
Feb 09
Kantai Collection fans, your ship has come in from Ques Q, and we perhaps mean that literally. They brough enough KanColle PVC with them to sink a small fleet: Kitakami, Yukikaze, Tatsuta, Tenryuu, Kongou, Kirishima, Kit... read






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