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4:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Tomopop About Town: MCM Comic Con London 2014

As I covered last time I was at the show, when it comes to anime, manga, sc-fi, fantasy and just general geek gatherings in the UK, there's no event bigger than the twice-yearly MCM Comic Con in London. Though the con scene h...

Martin Siggers


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2:00 AM on 11.20.2014

Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift show off the goods at Miyazawa Model Exhibition

Kahotan made good on her promise and posted a second gallery for figures on display at Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2014. This time around the focus is on the companies of Max Factory, Phat!, FREEing, and Gift. Most ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



DCC's Scribblenauts Unmasked series 4 possibly at a retailer near you photo
DCC's Scribblenauts Unmasked series 4 possibly at a retailer near you
by Scarecroodle

Series 4 of DC Collectibles' Scribblenauts Unmasked blind-boxed series is showing up at retail (or, at least, has just started to show at Gamestops). The wave, which has undergone a few changes at this point (unless Swamp thing and others are comic store only), now consists of a power suited Lex Luthor, Catwoman, Beast Boy, Constantine, Mercury, another version of Batman, and a gold version of Cyborg, as well as the hidden rare Batman Beyond and Maxwell as Superman.

My own pulls started disappointing. After realizing that Series 4 was in AND that Series 1 was on clearance, I didn't put much thought or effort into the two S4 boxes I bought. The result? Two Catwomen. It marked the first time I had a duplicate from this blind-boxed series. I wound up going back the next day and tried to determine which one had the Lex Luthor by its relative weight, a process that worked better than that time I accidentally got Maxwell as Starro when trying for Bane. The Lex Luthor is the largest figure that DCC has released in the line thus far although it's slightly shorter than Maxwell as Starro.

While it's an okay line-up (not as good as I thought it'd be), I imagine that I may just wait and see whether the later series will wind up marked down to half off as well instead of picking up additional boxes.

Has anybody else tried their luck?

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4:00 AM on 11.19.2014

First 4 Figures puts Beat from Jet Set Radio up for pre-order

First 4 Figures has pulled another memory of my childhood from out of its magical hat! Beat from Jet Set Radio is the newest figure to reach their collection, and is up for pre-order through their website shop. Beat obviously...

Rio McCarthy

3:00 AM on 11.19.2014

Don't underestimate Nendoroid magical girl Akari Yomatsuri

Although announced a few months ago, we're finally getting out first look at Nendoroid self proclaimed magical girl Akari Yomatsuri from Captain Earth at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Autumn 2014! They haven't said a wh...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Bishoujo Anna Williams gets a preview gallery photo
Bishoujo Anna Williams gets a preview gallery
by Tianxiao Ma

What was teased in July has now become a real thing: here's Kotobukiya's Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams! The translation from illustration to figure went pretty well. While Anna's pose looks a bit silly from some angles, at least it's not super twisted like Nina's. Overall I find her red dress and powerful legs to be the most appealing parts.

Kotobukiya has posted a bunch of product shots on their Facebook page, so I encourage you to check it out. The post suggests that pre-orders will open soon, though they're not up at this very moment. Hopefully this will turn into a pretty solid figure!

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8:00 PM on 11.13.2014

ThreeZero gives us a look at their Commander Sheppard

ThreeZero's 1/6-scale figures expand into a new universe, with Mass Effect being their newest license and Commander Sheppard their newest reveal. The M8 Avenger, MS Phalanx and Omni Blade weapons are what the male Sheppa...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 PM on 11.12.2014

Start saving coins, Nendoroid Mario pre-orders have begun

It's only been a few months since Nendoroid Mario was announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 (Summer), but it feels like a year! The wait will still continue for a while longer before he's released in May 2015, but at least w...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Kotobukiya's cat figure comes with a free catgirl photo
Kotobukiya's cat figure comes with a free catgirl
by Tianxiao Ma

Got the sneaking suspicion that Kotobukiya has already made a Xiao Mei? Well you'd be correct. But why let a good design go to waste? Kotobukiya will soon be releasing another variant of Shining Blade's Xiao Mei, this time paired with a the black cat Rinrin.

Both are super cute and Xiao Mei's dialed up the fanservice, so I'm sure Shining series fans and Tony Taka enthusiasts won't be disappointed. Akiba Hobby has a preview gallery up of a sample featured in Kotobukiya's museum in Akiba. Pre-orders are still open for US$89.99.

[ Pre-order at Kotobukiya USA StoreHobby Search | AmiAmi | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store ]

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Kahotan previews a beefcake from Dramatical Murder photo
Kahotan previews a beefcake from Dramatical Murder
by Tianxiao Ma

With the amount of attention I pay to boobs and (female) butts, it seems only fair that I cover some eye candy for the ladies too. Max Factory's upcoming figure of Ren from Dramatical Murder fits the bill very nicely!

Kahotan's preview shows off two versions of Ren: the cloaked Wonderful Hobby Selection version (dubbed "Rhyme Mode ver.") and a permanently topless "Together, Forever" version. If you're after the abs, you probably won't have any issues with either version. However I'm somewhat miffed by the decision to put out an exclusive WHS version at nearly double the price (something we also saw with Yamato). I feel that the WHS version is the true version of the figure - the one that Max Factory would have sold in the past at a normal price. Maybe economics has made this unfeasible, but there's something bothersome about a stripped down (in both senses) figure for ¥10,000+.

Speaking of pricing, the "Rhyme Mode" variant will be ¥19,800 while the barebones "Together, Forever" version will be ¥10,800. Pre-orders started a couple of weeks ago and are still open if you're interested.

[ Pre-order Together, Forever ver. at Good Smile Online ShopHobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | J-List | ToysLogic | Big in Japan | Big Bad Toy Store ]

[ Pre-order Rhyme Mode ver. at Good Smile Online Shop | ToysLogic ]

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2:00 PM on 11.06.2014

Gaming Heads unveils Mass Effect's Tali

Gaming Heads' last statue of Loftwing Link was a little lacking in the face department, but at least with their new Mass Effect 3 Tali piece, that won't be an issue. The newest 1/4-scale statue in Gaming Heads' series feature...

Brian Szabelski



2:00 AM on 11.05.2014

This chesty Mefmera is up for pre-order

I've never been a fan of To Heart 2's character designs, but its quasi-spin-off Dungeon Travelers improved things a bit. Here's a figure of Mefmera from Dungeon Travelers 2 as made by Alter. One thing's clear: this one's all ...

Tianxiao Ma