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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
Avengers photo
Took a few double-takes (or quadruple-takes?)
[UPDATE: Pre-orders have opened] Is it possible for a figure to look too much like its movie counterpart? Hot Toys just now released a photo gallery for its upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron Prime (not to be confused wi... read feature

X-Plus: Erza Scarlet photo
X-Plus: Erza Scarlet

X-Plus' Battle-damaged Erza is aptly named


Get it? Because it looks like damaged plastic
Dec 16
Just had a look at Akiba Hobby's photos of X-Plus' Erza Scarlet: Battle ver. and... yeah. As far as designs go, you can't go wrong with most of Erza's wardrobe; that isn't in question, here. It's the execution: hideous seam l... read
Combiner Wars photo
Combiner Wars

Hasbro shows off Transformers: Combiner Wars figures in package


New pictures, new mistransformations
Nov 16
We're getting a little closer to the launch of the 2015 Transformers: Combiner Wars line with the first look at the finished figures in an all-new package style. These photos are of the international packaging and are a littl... read
Card Captor Sakura photo
Card Captor Sakura

figma Sakura is ready to be captored plus future plans revealed


Many more figures are in the cards
Nov 07
The time has finally come for Card Captor Sakura fans as the title character's first figma is finally up for pre-order! Along with it comes a mountain of details and photos to satisfy us. The Sealing Wand is full of options s... read
figma Solid Snake photo
One of the best Good Smile shop exclusives yet!
Metal Gear fans are finally getting the Solid Snake figure they've waited nearly 30 years for. Sure, there have been other Snake action figures, but figma Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid 2 is certainly aiming to be the best... read feature

NYCC 2014 GSC photo
NYCC 2014 GSC

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close


We get up-close and personal with the GSC display
Oct 11
Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there... read
Sakura Saber photo
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
NYCC 2014 Transformers photo
NYCC 2014 Transformers

NYCC 2014: More new Transformers from Hasbro


Generations, RID, Kre-O, and Angry Birds, but no TF4
Oct 09
New York Comic Con, the first major convention of the fall, kicked off with Hasbro showing off a number of new figures spanning multiple Transformers lines. We've got official images for new figures from Generations, new anim... read
D-Style Optimus Prime photo
D-Style Optimus Prime

D-Style Optimus Prime assembles its pre-orders


Model kit finally wants my money
Sep 30
It was way back in February at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter that Kotobukiya made a small announcement that Optimus Prime would be joining their D-Style line of super deformed robot model kits. It was only a matter of time as t... read
RAH Sebastian Michaelis photo
Available for pre-order soon
Sebastian Michaelis of Black Butler was recently revealed to be the latest in Medicom Toy's Real Action Heroes line of figures. AmiAmi Blog's preview highlighted the demon-turned-butler's accessories and various pos... read feature

Nendoroid SAO Sinon photo
Nendoroid SAO Sinon

[Updated] Take aim at this new SAO Sinon Nendoroid gallery


On target for pre-orders tonight
Sep 03
[Update: Hey, look, pre-orders are up. Find them down below.] Coming into the Sword Art Online 2 anime I wasn't really sure what to expect from series newcomer Sinon. The early previews made her look like the cold, emotionles... read
figma Archer photo
figma Archer

You aren't imagining things, this is really a figma Archer release gallery


The day you thought would never come
Aug 28
Not a hoax and not a dream; figma Archer is really being released. In fact you may have already received your payment request for your pre-order. I fully expected months of delays, especially when it was realized it would be ... read
WonFes photo
WonFes

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: MegaHouse's Tieria Erde


Smokin' hot
Jul 28
MegaHouse's Tieria is just one of those figures that demanded more pictures than just the one or two. I might be wrong, but I think this is the first time we're seeing it in color, too. I was a little bit dubious of this figu... read
WonFes photo
WonFes

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya shows Black Butler


Holy Moley
Jul 28
I was rather impressed with the Black Butler display over at Kotobukiya's booth at Wonder Festival featuring Ciel and Sebastian. They're still unpainted prototypes, but man do those figures look amazing, especially with the f... read
SHF Luigi photo
Best Luigi ever
Tamashii Nations have finally unveiled shots of the upcoming SHF Luigi, who is slated for release this December along with a brand new play set (Super Mario Play Set C). Let's just say that, if I were to receive one or three ... read feature

Kotobukiya Mikasa photo
Although it does look like she slipped and is falling from some angles
I've been impressed by what I've seen of Kotobukiya's Mikasa figure so far. Amiami recently uploaded a preview gallery, and their shots made me feel even better about the figure. In the gallery you can get a great look at the... read feature

Plum Mushibugyo photo
An interesting design out of nowhere
I don't often see figures from random manga floating around, so it was a nice change of pace when I found out about Plum's Mushibugyo figure. The traditional-looking outfit and muted blue color scheme set her apart from most ... read feature

figma Cappy photo
figma Cappy

Another look at figma Captain America


Awesome action poses ahoy
Jun 11
The folks over at Akiba Hobby had a look at figma Captain America, and I thought I'd share a few images here - just a small selection, really, so check them out for the full look. If you can block the extravagant asking price... read
FiguartsZERO Sailor Venus photo
Swing that Venus Love-Me Chain attack!
One of my favorite Sailor Scouts is finally live, in color, and fully detailed! Sailor Venus is here with her swirling Venus Love-Me Chain attack, and I can't wait to get her into my collection. She's the third in the line af... read feature

Vertex Super Pochaco photo
Fans of plus sized women, what do you think?
There's a lot to unpack here so let me just run down the list of items. Why is Pochaco's head so tiny? Why does she have a cowboy hat that's fitted for cats? How is it staying on her head? Why is she trying to take off her ve... read feature

Plum Nana Kazuki photo
That's how you wear hot pants
I haven't played much of any of the God Eater games, but I do enjoy the occasional figure release. The character and especially weapon designs in the series are pretty solid and translate well to PVC. Amiami has a gallery for... read feature

Erio Towa gallery photo
Erio Towa gallery

Have a glance at Erio Towa before she goes in for a bath


Swimsuit bath time
May 20
AmiAmi recently posted up a review of Orca Toys' 1/7-scale Erio Towa, which is currently slated for release in August. It looks like this figure might have fallen under our radar when it went up for order back in March, but t... read
Pulchra Mikasa Ackerman photo
Will this one rival Good Smile Company's figure?
There are a number of Mikasa Ackerman figures coming out, and I was feeling pretty good about saying Good Smile Company's version would be the definitive one. Now that Pulchra has released a preview of their own Mikasa painte... read feature

Griffon - Nanoricchi photo
Griffon - Nanoricchi

Treasure Festa in Ariake 11: Griffon - Nanoricchi gallery


Chibi dolls a plenty
May 08
Griffon Enterprises' Nanoricchi line is fairly new but the chibi figures were still a major presence at Japan's Treasure Festa in Ariake 11. The majority of the figures were revealed back at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter but th... read
Nendoroid Rina Ozawa photo
Nendoroid Rina Ozawa

Under the Radar: Clue in on Nendoroid Ozawa Rina and Nameko pre-orders


Kahotan provides us with a lovely gallery
May 05
Man, I haven't thought about those Touch Detective games in so long. I freaking loved the first one on the Nintendo DS and now it turns out there is a third installment in Japan! I have no clue whether or not English-speakers... read
GodHand Tools Nipa-ko photo
Let's add flush-cut nippers to the list of weird things turned into girls
Yay for random and unexpected figures of questionable origin! GodHand Tools, makers of a popular line of flush-cut nippers used for model building, is showing off photos of a Cu-Poche of their mascot character Nipa-ko. The fi... read feature

figma Stephen the zombie photo
figma Stephen the zombie

Stephen the figma zombie gets a gallery with some very close 'friends'


Killing zombies never looked so good
Apr 22
[Update: Pre-orders are up!] It's been well over a year since Stephen, the figma zombie from Dawn of the Dead shuffled his way into Wonder Festival 2013 [Winter]. And he's getting ever closer to his August release now th... read
RAH Ultimate Madoka photo
Get a gander at Godoka
First seen live only last week we're now getting some official images straight from Medicom of Ultimate Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She's looking mighty impressive under the right lighting. Her flowing dress i... read feature

Cu-poche Akemi Homura photo
Cu-poche Akemi Homura

Cu-poche Akemi Homura packs a lot of firepower


Exactly how many guns and explosives does a girl need?
Apr 01
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... read
Masterpiece Wheeljack photo
Getting more excited
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 sti... read feature

RAH Ryuko Matoi photo
RAH Ryuko Matoi

RAH Ryuko is ready for poseable action!


Ryuko's ready to show how limber she is
Mar 09
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... read
Akane Isshiki photo
Akane Isshiki

Aquamarine's Akane Isshiki is her best rendition


She's ready for ignition
Mar 03
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... read
Ryuko Matoi Nendoroid photo
Ryuko Matoi Nendoroid

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


What could be cuter than a surprise Mako appearance?
Feb 27
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... read
ARTFX J Prince of Tennis photo
ARTFX J Prince of Tennis

New Prince of Tennis ARTFX J Shiraishi Kuranosuke Gallery


Some pretty pictures for a pretty man
Feb 27
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... read
Beach Queens Ryuko Matoi photo
Who wouldn't want to go to the beach with Ryuko and Senketsu?
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 ... read feature

RAH Levi photo
Medicom looking for a clean sweep of your money
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 At... read feature

RAH Ryuko Matoi photo
Senketsu does a body good
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 bee... read feature

Tomopop LinkUP photo
Take a moment to enjoy other people playing with toys
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 ... read feature

Crummy Gummy photo
This will be part of SubUrban Vinyl's Valentine show
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 ... read feature







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