TOMOPOP - Collectible Toy Culture
    PANIC!   |   HD / MOBILE (beta)

Subscribe via RSS

12:00 AM on 08.05.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Art Spirits

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


Terra Battle In-Game Giveaway

Celebrate the launch of the Terra Battle Download Starter campaign by following them on Twitter to receive 5 Energy to get a jumpstart once the game launches. Developed by the legendary Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Terra Battle launches in October..

11:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Broccoli

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Racing

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:30 PM on 07.27.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya SAO2 Sinon

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 AM on 07.27.2014

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

[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!

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:45 PM on 06.10.2014

Nintendo announces that their toy NFP project is called Amiibo

[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...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:30 PM on 05.08.2014

She-Predator Machiko Noguchi to receive Premium Format figure

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 ...


7:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Grab some shade with IDOLM@STER Beach Queens Ranko

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

7:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Hello Kitty Ninja Turtles really says it all

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 PM on 11.11.2013

Japanese service Okuyuki crowd-funds art into figures

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

GSC is planning to take your Nendoroids to school photo
GSC is planning to take your Nendoroids to school
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 your favorite Nendo school girls. They seem to be designating these as Nendoroid More set 03 which will be sold after the wing set (01) and the ear set (02), but not price or date has been given.

They don't really fit figma at all, but there's a chance Max Factory might make some themselves as part of the newly announced figmaPLUS series of accessories announced in October. A preview of a street diorama can be found in the gallery. 

view full story + comments

Under the Radar: Miss Monochrome gets a Nendo for real photo
Under the Radar: Miss Monochrome gets a Nendo for real
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 get a Nendoroid figure made of herself. It's no coincidence that shortly after this episode aired that Starchild announced that Miss Monochrome will in fact be getting her very own Nendoroid from Good Smile Company!

Details will be coming in the future from GSC, but if it's anything like the one that appears in the anime we can speculate on what she'll be coming with. The anime version appears to come with her friend Ru-chan (a Roomba vac), a dove (probably a joke on the Vocaloid objects), a bowl of food, and pair of AA batteries along with whatever is hidden behind the photo. Be even more amazing if they actually follow the joke and number her 4696.

But the real question is will we see a Monochromedayo Nendoroid?

[via figsoku blog]
[screen caps from Crunchyroll]

view full story + comments