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Wooser

Nendoroid Wooser returns in a budget-friendly light version


Available for less than US$20? Count me in!
Mar 17
Back in 2013 Good Smile Company released a pair of Nendoroid Wooser figures after the popular first season of anime shorts. The sets featured Wooser with Rin and Darth Wooser with Ren and a ton of extra stuff from the&nb... read
Kotobukiya Durarara!!X2

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Kotobukiya doles out Durarara!!X2


You haven't seen crazy yet
Feb 07
It's unfortunate, but Durarara!! has been a long neglected series deserving of figures. Sure, there have been a few scale figures (of the same three characters) and a bunch of trading figures, but there's been no real variety... read
Attack on Titan

Sentinel Armin Arlert is ready for action


Don't mess with the blonde kid
Feb 02
Sentinel has released another figure in it's BRAVE-ACT lineup! Joining fellow Attack on Titan Scouts Levi and Eren in 1/8-scale PVC comes Armin, the strategic genius. Fully painted and with optional accessories, he's ready to... read
Skull Kid figurine

Skull Kid figurine included with Majora's Mask 3D pre-order


The 3DS remake just got sweeter
Jan 08
There has been great anticipation for the release of Majora's Mask on the 3DS. To sweeten the deal, Nintendo has included a detailed Skull Kid figure in the US$50 Limited Edition bundle. This is great news to anyone who is a ... read
Digimon Megahobby Expo

MegaHouse rounds out the remaining Digimon DigiDestined at Megahobby Expo


Hail, hail, the gangs all here
Dec 03
MegaHouse showed off the finished sculpts for the remaining Digimon Adventures DigiDestined at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. What started with Tai and Matt in 2014 and continued with Kari and T.K. looks to be possibly wrapping ... read
One Piece Megahobby Expo

MegaHouse shows a lot of pieces of One Piece at Megahobby Expo


Trafalgar Law fans will be happy
Dec 03
Once again One Piece was the number one manga in sales in Japan for 2014 so it's no wonder why MegaHouse couldn't show any restraint when displaying OP figures at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. Some of these we've seen before, b... read
Naruto Megahobby Expo

The Naruto manga ends as MegaHouse adds more figures


Manga and movie represented at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014
Dec 02
If you're like me then your week feels a little less complete after years of getting a weekly dose of the Naruto manga ended in November. Sure, I was satisfied with the ending (got my pairings!), but I still want more. Thankf... read
Satsuki Kiryuin: Senketsu

Get ready for a change with GSC's Satsuki Kiryuin: Senketsu Ver.


Another great garage kit gets the Good Smile Company finished treatment
Oct 30
Good Smile Company is no stranger to the world of garage kits, be it making them or repurposing them into amazing scale figures. In this case it's the later when they reproduce Sakurako Iwanaga's super detailed garage kit tak... read
Sakura Saber

Don't wait until the spring to view Sakura Saber


Just don't let it fall!
Oct 11
Fate/stay night's Saber has had many faces, but none as Japanese as Sakura Saber. If you're not familiar with Good Smile Company's latest take on Saber (first announced nearly a year ago!) don't feel bad, she comes from a rat... read
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Art Spirits


Better late than never(?)
Aug 05
Art Spirits likes to take things slow. After they first announced their To LOVEru Darkness Precious Collection Momo Belia Deviluke figure it took some seven months for them to finally reveal it. The same seems to be... read
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Broccoli


Broccoli gets a bit obscure for source material
Aug 04
Broccoli apparently doesn't care if a series isn't a super popular anime or blockbuster game. Just having a following is enough for them. Just take visual novel series Amairo Islenauts as an example, it's getting its fir... read
Good Smile Racing

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Racing


Race queen or beach queen?
Jul 28
Wouldn't be a Wonder Festival if Good Smile Company didn't bring along some Hatsune Miku figures for us. They pulled out all the stops with the latest race queen versions of Miku including no less than two figmas, some fun Ne... read
Koto SAO2 Sinon

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya SAO2 Sinon


Good eye, sniper
Jul 27
I have to admit, watching the latest episode of Sword Art Online II I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Sinon isn't quite the emotionless ice queen she seemed to be up to now. She's actually has a rather normal and ... read
Wonder Festival

[Updated] Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Announcement wall


So. Much. Awesome.
Jul 27
[List updated!] Good Smile Company's favorite way of late to announce new products at Wonder Festival is to put up a wall full of new figure announcements. There are a lot of things to be excited about about so take a moment to look over the photos in the gallery. Follow the jump for the list! read
Nintendo

Nintendo announces that their toy NFP project is called Amiibo


How scientific of them!
Jun 10
[Update: Added more pictures and information] Last month, we heard that Nintendo was going to be making figures that can be integrated into their video games. At the time, these toys were called Nintendo Figurine Platform, or... read
Alien vs Predator

She-Predator Machiko Noguchi to receive Premium Format figure


No, it's not actually a female predator or a gender-bender although I know that's probably what you were hoping for
May 08
Sideshow has announced plans to add "She-Predator" Machiko Noguchi to its Premium Format figure line. Noguchi is a human who hunted alongside Predators in the Alien vs Predator comics. While the character's concept seems out ... read
IDOLM@STERS Beach Queens

Grab some shade with IDOLM@STER Beach Queens Ranko


Pre-orders up on one great looking figure.
Feb 07
Ranko Kanzaki has had a lot going for her recently. First we saw the new figma version go up for pre-order last week, the first of the IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls to be sold at standard retail, and now Ranko fans get to add a... read
TMNT Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Ninja Turtles really says it all


And the price tag says even more
Nov 19
Hello Kitty gets crossed over with lots of different franchises, but this one is really out there. Dreams Come True, Inc. has announced their latest COOL JAPAN X COOL AMERICA project promoting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ... read
Okuyuki

Japanese service Okuyuki crowd-funds art into figures


Artists also stand to make a little cash off their works
Nov 11
A new Japanese service intends to use crowd-funding to produce figures based on the works of various artists. Okuyuki allows users to submit original character art along with a brief description and other details and goals to... read
New desk and chair set in development
Thanks to a preview on Good Smile Company's New Recruits blog we're getting our first complete look at the new desk and chair set designed specifically for Nendoroids! They're squat little things and a perfect match for ... read feature

So I guess that means she's popular?
In episode four of the anime short series Miss Monochrome -The Animation- the rather obvious statement that "Nendoroids are proof of popularity" is made. This leads our android idol singer title character on a mission to... read feature

As if you had any doubt
While the figma version of new Madoka Magika The Movie -Rebelion- magical girl Nagisa Momoe is still in the early prototype stages, the Nendoroid version is looking much further along. Good Smile Company's Kahotan has po... read feature

Captain Harlock

Hot Toys' Captain Harlock is out of this world


Yep, it's articulated
Oct 26
Hot Toys is very well known for making some truly astounding 1/6 scale figures, but they might have outdone themselves this time. Their new Captain Harlock figure based on the visuals from the 2013 Space Pirate Captain Harloc... read
A lot of everything: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Evangelion, Gundam, Saint Seiya, and Monster Hunter
Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nati... read feature

Not quite as advertised
Back in 1997 Gust Corporation introduced the world to the Atelier video game series. 16 years and 15 games (plus a few spin-offs) later the series has become a staple among JRPG fans. And yet, the series has been pretty light... read feature

Calen Ca Vocaloid

The most terrifying Vocaloid returns for pre-orders


Union Creative's Calne Ca is ready to traumatize the rest of the figures on your shelf
Oct 04
When we first and last saw Union Creative's Calne Ca figure her horrifying visage was on display at Wonder Festival 2013 Summer back in July. I know I said it before, but it's worth repeating that this isn't Miku Hatsune, but... read

Demon King will be arriving from the Underworld soon


I wonder what she would do about a government shutdown?
Oct 03
Hey, look who's being released after a short delay just in time for the latest round of US government turmoil! Genius demon economist and star of the anime series Maouyu, Demon King is nearly ready for her big release in one ... read
Nendoroid based on popular card game due in 2014
2014 is going to be a busy year for the Kantai Collection social card game. After a knockout 2013 the game about war ships anthropomorphized into moe characters is already hitting the new year running with plans for a new ani... read feature

X-Plus Lucy

X-Plus's swimsuit Lucy is more fantasy than Fairy Tail


And now I feel like going to the beach... too bad it's September
Sep 11
X-Plus's Fairy Tail Lucy Heartfilia Swimsuit Version is currently available for pre-order. This buxom 1/8-scale beauty is clad in a heart-themed bikini. X-Plus's swimsuit Lucy has a lot of good angles, so much so that I'm won... read
Ryo Sugamo type II

Orca Toys' Ryo Sugamo type II available for pre-order


Tomopop editor adds another manga to his queue
Sep 02
Orca Toys' Ryo Sugamo type II is currently available for pre-order. Ryo Sugamo hails from the manga Tokage no Ou (which translates to something like King of Lizard or Lizard King?). The fact that I've never heard of the manga... read
1000% bishounens!
ALTAiR recently updated their blog and revealed the long awaited prototypes for Uta no Prince-sama's Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren. Although ALTAiR did display both boys during Wonder Festival Summer 2013, there was a pes... read feature

Dam Gun bots

Kidrobot takes orders on new mini Dam Gun bot mascots


From Kidrobot to Manrobot
Aug 27
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I'm not so sure how flattered Bandai is by this, but Kidrobot certainly seems sincere in their attempt to merge the worlds of Gunpla and designer figures. They're new proj... read
Plex Sasuke

Plex D.P.C.F. Sasuke gets painted


Wouldn't know he was in battle
Aug 24
Plex's latest addition to their Naruto series of Door Painting Collection Figures line has finally been painted. Featuring the same quality details and paint apps as the previous Naruto and Sakura figures, Sasuke is looking g... read
Hobby Japan exclusive set to fill that void in your collection
I don't really get it. Bodacious Space Pirates was a real hit when it aired back in 2012. And yet, despite a plucky cast of female characters (oh, there were some guys there, too), it didn't get a lot of interest on the merch... read feature

Nendo costumes

Good Smile Company reveals new Nendoroid costume project


So early it doesn't even have a name yet
Aug 14
Think for a moment; what hasn't Good Smile Company done with Nendoroids yet? We've had various stands, diorama rooms, add-on parts, and even vehicles. The only thing they haven't done is is a line of costumes for your favorit... read
Keep one on your desk to keep you from falling asleep
I don't know if this falls into the area of 'things you never thought would be made into a figure' or 'things you wonder why they weren't a figure sooner'. Now I know what you're thinking, but rest assured, that's not Hatsune... read feature

MegaHouse P.O.P

Trafalgar Law and Donquixote Doflamingo pre-orders set


The Surgeon of Death and Heavenly Yaksha get a second release
Jun 28
Thanks to a recent update via MegaHouse's official page, fans of the popular One Piece Portrait.of.Pirates series will have a second opportunity to add DX Donquixote Doflamingo (¥7,600) and Sailing Again Trafalgar Law (&... read
Plus a new look at Licca-chan Hatsune Miku
There's no stopping Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it's here to stay. Even when it looks like things are starting to slow down something new comes along and we get all excited again. Not that you would ever actually want it to st... read feature

Possible magazine exclusive features new parts based on original Godoka figure
You've got room for another Ultimate Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica right? I mean, Good Smile Company has their 1/8 scale version and the Nendoroid, Max Factory has their figma version, Banpresto has done a few prize f... read feature

How much wood could a wooden Chopper chop...


...if Bullmark's new wooden Chopper figure could chop wood?
May 04
If you've read my review of the Cobbanii wooden desk and chair set then you know I'm a big fan of figures and the like made of wood. So it should be no surprise that I'm really excited to see Bullmark has taken up the ta... read






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