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7:00 AM on 04.01.2014

Cu-poche Akemi Homura packs a lot of firepower

Way back in last October, Kotobukiya teased a Cu-Poche version of Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Akemi Homura. Providing a only silhouette, fans were left guessing what the magical girl would look like and come packaged with. We...

Natalie Kipper


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High quality shots of Masterpiece Wheeljack hit Amazon photo
High quality shots of Masterpiece Wheeljack hit Amazon
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

After some fuzzy magazine scans last week we're now getting some nice high quality images for Transformers Masterpiece Wheeljack from Amazon.co.jp! I've been kinda hard on the guy since we first saw him and while I'm still not entirely sold on his Transformation he's definitely winning me over with his details. 

I've mentioned before that the car, based on the Italian Lancia Stratos, is perfect in every way and they did a great job of getting back some of the original logos. While I'm not crazy about the robot mode's construction they did do a great job of getting tons of little details sculpted into him. His head sculpt is especially nice with its cartoon look and I like the way they did his 'wings' in the style of the toy. I wish they could have found a way to make his 'ears' light up, but I'll forgive them. 

Wheeljack will role out in August for ¥6,500. There's been a lot of speculation on how they'll reuse this mold later. The front runners is Sunstreaker so hopefully we'll get news of what's coming next soon enough. 

[via TFormers]


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1:00 AM on 03.09.2014

RAH Ryuko is ready for poseable action!

The Medicom Toy Blog gave me a nice little gallery to lust over this week, and of course it stars Ms. Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill. I'm so excited to get my hands on the Real Action Heroes Ryuko, but even more so after seein...

Rio McCarthy

11:00 AM on 03.03.2014

Aquamarine's Akane Isshiki is her best rendition

We'd been following the production of this figure back when Grizzry Panda started working on it and she was just another garage kit. And somewhere down the line, Aquamarine picked her up for a production run, and she looks ab...

Kristina Pino

8:00 AM on 02.27.2014

Kill la Kill's Ryuko Matoi Nendoroid and a special guest!

Ryuuuuuuuko-chaaaaaaaan~! When you hear that scream, you know Mako's on her way for a cuteness attack, right Ryuko? Yep, that's right; Spoiler alert: Today's special guest of adorableness is none other than the Mako Nendoroid...

Rio McCarthy

2:00 AM on 02.27.2014

New Prince of Tennis ARTFX J Shiraishi Kuranosuke Gallery

Shiraishi Kuranosuke, remember that name. Why? He's hot, and he plays tennis. No further questions needed. This young man is featured in Kotobukiya's ARTFX J line they've been doing for New Prince of Tennis, and is looking mi...

Rio McCarthy

Beach Queens Ryuko Matoi is stepping on the sand photo
Beach Queens Ryuko Matoi is stepping on the sand
by Rio McCarthy

Wave has posted a blog featuring their upcoming Beach Queens Ryuko Matoi of Kill la Kill fame. This will be the first Beach Queens figures I'll be buying, and I'm so excited! I can't wait to own a figure version of one of my favorite Kill la Kill posters.

Now that the prototype is complete, I imagine it won't be long before we start seeing pre-orders start. Will Ryuko be one of the Beach Queens ladies you'll be adding to your collection? Are you like me and haven't picked up a single Beach Queens figure until this one? I'd love to know!

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Dust off this Real Action Heroes Levi preview photo
Dust off this Real Action Heroes Levi preview
by Martin Siggers

Medicom is spoiling us with Real Action Heroes recently. Rio took a look at the lovely Ryuko Matoi earlier today, so it's only fair I level the battle of the sexes by presenting this equally stunning rendition of Levi from Attack On Titan. The good people over at the Amiami blog had a chance to go up close and personal and show off what you're getting.

With their cool looking uniforms, cloaks, and incredibly elaborate maneuver gear, the Attack On Titan cast were pretty much born to be added to the Real Action Heroes range, and Levi doesn't disappoint, looking just as great as Mikasa before him. Aside from his usual dour expression we've also got...his usual dour expression with his eyes shifted to the right. Yeah, that seems like a pretty big waste, but his third face, bug eyed and ruffle haired, is a great one, so let's let it slide.

Perhaps the coolest detail is that the initial production run will include bonus accessories in the form of Levi's cleaning hat, bandanna and dusters, basically giving you an entire second outfit. That's what I call a tempting pre-order incentive. Levi will go up for order on the 24th, and yes, that's the same day as Ryuko. Lovers of Real Action Heroes, brace your wallets for when the pair arrive in November.

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Medicom's RAH Ryuko Matoi is looking lovely! photo
Medicom's RAH Ryuko Matoi is looking lovely!
by Rio McCarthy

Why hello there, Ryuko - if it isn't my favorite butt kicker in a current anime series! Medicom Toy's Real Action Heroes Ryuko Matoi Senketsu ver. was a huge hit at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter this year, as it should have been, and it looks like we'll be able to get our pre-orders in for her soon. They nailed her spot on in my book, and I can't wait to have this lovely lady sitting next to me on my desk.

AmiAmi Blog had a post reviewing the details of the figure, and it looks wonderful, especially getting to see all of the details up close. I don't think there is a single thing I dislike about this figure. It's going to retail for right around US$200, and should be going up for pre-order on February 24th in Japan. However, it won't be seeing shelves until some time in November 2014. At least we already know it looks this good in color!

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Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you photo
Tomopop LinkUP: From viewers like you
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! This week we're doing something entirely different from the normal LinkUP. Last week we took no prisoners when reporting on Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] which doesn't leave much for this week's LinkUP. I'm not about to let a week slip by without something to read so I think it's time to do another special. Given that a big part of LinkUP is pointing out some of the great stuff done by fans I think now is a perfect time to turn the spotlight on all of you out there.

So join me after the jump as we check out some of the reviews, videos, photo galleries, and creative stuff made by fans, for fans!

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Crummy Gummy releases exclusive figure for SubUrban Vinyl photo
Crummy Gummy releases exclusive figure for SubUrban Vinyl
by Vanessa Cubillo

Crummy Gummy and Manny X will be releasing an exclusive figure for SubUrban Vinyl’s art show this Saturday. The show, titled “Heart Strings,” is a Valentine’s Day themed event and will feature pieces all about love. For this occasion, the gummy bear figure available is a candy pink, glittery bear named Danny LiBido.

I can’t tell you how much I love that name! I would get this figure for the name alone. Crummy Gummy and Manny X picked this name after who they find to be the sexiest man in Hollywood, Danny DeVito.

Danny LiBido will only be available at SubUrban Vinyl’s show this Saturday in Waldwick, NJ. If you can’t make it there in person, you can purchase some of the pieces from their website now. Since this is an exclusive figure, there will only be five original sizes sold at US$40 and three minis sold at US$20. 

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5:00 PM on 02.01.2014

Check out some pirate booby in AM Velvet gallery

Akiba Hobby has released a photo gallery for AlphaMax's recently released Shining Ark Velvet which shows off Velvet's ample treasure chest. Sure, her pirate booty is nice as well but I've been more into pirate boobies. If tha...