gadgets


We tend to see a lot of awesome custom Lego models and dioramas, but weapons tend to be a bit less common. Especially when those weapons actually work. Enter Siercon and Coral, makers of the downright badass looking Viper cro...

If you're any kind of nerd then I'm sure you're well aware already what today is, otherwise I'm revoking your nerd card. It's May the 4th and Mimoco is celebrating Star Wars day in style with their new R2-A6 astromech droid m...

When I first heard about a working Lego Nintendo controller, I thought "Hey, this might be a fun yet rather painful way to play a game!" Well, it may indeed be both of those, but for a very different reason than I'd been expe...

One thing that rarely gets covered around these parts is the world of miniature-based gaming. True, they're not strictly toys, but being a huge roleplaying and D&D geek (yep), I love seeing what sorts of tabletop-oriented...



Fans of all things Studio Ghibli (and really, isn't that everyone?) are sure to love this custom painted piggy bank from artist Mariana Rojas. It's an odd, but absolutely endearing look, capturing the forest keeper's unmistak...

Anyone who's a big conspiracy theory nut or just likes reading about the unexplained mysteries of the world has probably heard of the infamous Antikythera Mechanism at some point or another. Found in a shipwreck near Antikyth...

I remember sometime amidst the unending blast of new Black Rock Shooter product that I had noticed these cool little desk speakers for your iPod or laptop. While I'm betting the sound is not the best, it's hard to complain wh...

If you are a fan of Doctor Who, and you are watching the newest season with brand shiny new 11th doctor Matt Smith, I'm sure there's one thing we can all agree on: he is an absolute badass, and the new season is amazing. Conf...

I admit, we rarely post office accessories on Tomopop except for USB flash drives, but this one was way too cool to pass up. From Japanese company nico, this is a set of four notepads which retails for ¥1,890 (US$23)...

We heard from our friends at the formerly named Skullyboom that due to a claim from headphones company Skullcandy, they had to go for a name change. This can always be a difficult thing when a legal struggle ensues, so Skully...

Want a fully functional camera for your ball-jointed doll to carry around? We've got a solution for you. This micro camera, called the Mame-cam DX, is probably the best thing you can get when it comes to the $99 camera range ...

I can't believe I'm about to say this, because I never thought I would, but here it is: I want an iPad. Not because I need one, mind you, as my Macbook and iPhone really do all the work I need to them do. No, the only reason ...

Any connoisseur of Japanese cuisine knows the only real way to enjoy a meal is to break out the chopsticks when appropriate. But where to sit them when not using? On a napkin? On your bowl? If you've ever run into such a dile...

You might remember way back in the middle of last year we did a video review of the original Itazura coin bank, which featured a tiny cat that emerges out of the box to retrieve the coin you place on the top of the box and va...

I'm sure you've seen these before -- toys that have a little solar panel and you can place them in the sun in order to make them move. Tomy had a line of them with smiley faces and big heads called the Nohohon, and while they...

You'd think after three years of writing about cute things, i'd get a little tired of it, but I guess some things never get old. We actually squeaked aloud looking at this little handmade case created to hold a gadget like a ...

The world is jam-packed full of Totoro merchandise, and while it may seem like it's still a novelty in the US, when I was in Japan it was everywhere. I hate to have you imagine Totoro merchandise like the stuff you see in tou...

Hey, um, Darth? I totally get that you're the dark lord of the Sith and stuff, but do you have to look at me with the red eyes like that? It's kind of creepy. Kind of makes me not want to plug anything into you, you know.If w...

USB devices are everywhere these days. Plug in your MP3 player to sync, plug in an external hard drive to store your porn files, a controller to play some games, and pretty soon you're out of ports. Now some enterprising nerd...

In our post earlier today on new offerings from The Tenebrae, we mentioned a collaboration with MUGO, who make MP3 players skinned by great designer vinyl artists. This PO! collaboration is not the only one -- MUGO has j...

I admit, I'm a pretty major camera nerd, so anything that's a cross between toys and DSLRs always gets my attention. I giggled when I caught these paper replicas of Canon classics such as the Canonflex, AE-1 and EOS...

You might not think water is the best thing to hold your books in place, but the duo of Kozyndan is set to prove you wrong with this inspired bookend design. Being both a huge bibliophile as well as a fan of the excellent art...

I've never been the biggest comic fan, yet I adore comic book movies for some reason. Like a lot of people, though, the recent Iron Man film franchise is pretty darn near the top of my list, if not in fact holding number one....

Taking over earth by means of tasty baked goods? That seems to be on the menu--sorry--for these little 'bots, ready to control Earth by fattening up inhabitants with their delicious cupcake filling. Like any normal mold, just...

This is the kind of thing that kind of just makes me choke on whatever I'm drinking and yell "COOL!" at my computer screen. And yeah, that happens all the time. I look like an idiot doing it. I already know.Anyway, ...

Anyone that's known me over the past couple years is probably well aware I'm not totally into the whole customizable designer collectible scene. I am, however, enamored with my little iPhone, and if I'm sitting at the compute...

The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is one of those cameras that photogeeks like me dream about. The body alone will cost you a hefty $2500, and most of us don't quite have that much to shell out in pocket cash. What's to be done? Gaze ...

How cute is he? I mean, everyone needs a friend first thing in the morning. No one wants to get up, right? Well, Clockman might be just the friend you need (although it is worth noting if you get tired of him, you technically...

There have been a lot of really cool crossovers between the world of designer vinyl and functional gadgets as of late. There's Mimobot and their great flash drives line, which has of course been around for a while, Vannen's a...

Giant Robot's Eric Nakamura posted about this cool gadget on his blog, and I couldn't help but find that I wanted one right away. If you are staring at it wondering what exactly it does, the easiest thing to do is hit the jum...


Back in April of last year, TakaraTomy announced Transformers tech gadgets that would function as actual USB devices with your computer. The project kept getting delayed time and time again until they were finally released in...

I love weird USB drives, and Lord knows we've posted our fair share of them here on Tomopop. This morning, I got an email about a new one that puts on a spin on the usual USB stick modeled after a trendy-looking item: not onl...

It's not made out of pleather. It doesn't have gaudy gold snaps. It comes on a pretty cool, light-up base. It's molded from the original prop used in Tim Burton's incredibly underrated Bat-sequel. So why is the Batman Returns...

TakaraTomy seem to be a bit behind for their originally planned release date on their Transformers Device Label USB Flash drives. As the title says, better late than never, right? The 2GB Flash drives are from the same mold a...

It annoys me having to look at my figures from the same angle day in and day out. My figures offer plenty of visual pleasure from all kinds of angles but it's so frustrating adjusting them all the time to only get bored with...

For decades, my most effective stress reliever has been Street Fighter. When everything seems like it's crashing down on me, firing up the SNES and smacking some bizzos calms me down post haste. Sadly, this only helps when at...


Today, Sideshow Collectibles released teaser images of products that will be available to pre-order on September 10th. A few of these are speaking directly to the geek in me (which, let's face it, comprises nearly 87% of my t...

Harrison Krix, who you may know as the awesome dude who gave the Dtoid Robot a makeover earlier this year, is a really rad guy who knows his way around a workbench. In between being awesome and being rad, he somehow has time ...






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