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9:15 PM on 09.01.2014

The greatest office supplies ever made feature Dragonball Z

Office work sucks. There is no soul or personality in the boring cubicle of life. Now thanks to the efforts of Bandai, you can try to find some happiness in the crushing defeat that is work. This set of gashapon tries to put ...

Andres Cerrato


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10:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures

How's this for timing? Only a few weeks ago Adult Swim's Toonami aired the episodes of One Piece where Luffy gets wedged between two buildings and Zoro gets stuck upside down inside a chimney. And then Bandai goes and reveals...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Contest Results: Who's our Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q winner? photo
Contest Results: Who's our Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q winner?
by Vanessa Cubillo

Two weeks ago I asked readers to name their favorite capsule toys, and boy did I get a lot of responses! Readers named Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, and more. There was no wrong answer.

All of this was to see who wanted to win an Evangelion Asuka Capsule Q toy and more. So now it's time to announce the winner!

Chosen by random, the winner of this contest is Okan ahin!

Congratulations! Please email me at Vanessa@tomopop.com Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be having more contests coming up very soon. 

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1:00 PM on 06.09.2014

These are the weirdest cat gashapon yet

And now for something completely bizarre. Have you ever seen a cat walk on its two back feet? If you have absolutely no clue what I am talking about, give this youtube video a look. Freaky, right? They look like furry Hunchba...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 AM on 05.15.2014

New Cup no Sokoko figures come up flat

Welcome back to the weird side of Japanese figures. Not the shocking or eyebrow raising side, just the weird side. Artist Katsuki Tanaka and pretty darn bizarre company in its own right Kitan Club have once again produce...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

7:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Take your figures shopping with these gashapon shopping carts

In February, I wrote about gashapon folding chairs becoming a hit in Japan. Well, now Epoch is making another gashapon accessory that could possibly be another hit; mini shopping carts. These will be baskets that measure jus...

Vanessa Cubillo

10:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Bandai counters rising taxes with larger gashapon canisters

Normally those of us in the west don't feel the effects of Japanese sales taxes. Most stores that export from Japan don't bother to collect Japanese sales taxes which helps to keep their sales up and us buying more. You proba...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 02.25.2014

Gashapon mini folding chairs are popular now in Japan

I can never predict what will become popular. I mean, looking back can I comprehend why I wanted to collect cardboard coins? Seriously, pogs were a thing! Especially in Japan, what becomes hot is never predictable. That bri...

Vanessa Cubillo



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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There will be a series 3 for Sailor Moon's Swing Set line photo
There will be a series 3 for Sailor Moon's Swing Set line
by Vanessa Cubillo

It looks like the Sailor Moon Swing Set series is doing really well. They’ve just announced that there will be a series 3 filled with more Sailor Moon gashapon figures. This time the figures included are similar to Megahouse’s second series of Sailor Moon Petit Chara figures.

There will be keychain figures of Super Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Pluto and Sailor Saturn. Yes, more Outer Senshi toys! I think a reason these figures are such a big draw for fans is because they’re cute and inexpensive.

The outpour of Sailor Moon merchandise has been nice, but there aren’t many things I can actually afford. Series 3 of the Swing Set keychains will start to appear in Japan in April for ¥300. 

[via Sailor Moon Official]

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1:00 PM on 12.17.2013

New Snow Miku 2014 prize figure emerges

Can't get enough of the new Snow Miku? Well, if a Nendo and the Licca-chan doll aren't enough, then Kaiyodo has a new Snow Miku gachapon prize figure for you! As part of Hokkaido Figure Miyage Vol. 3, which features lots...

Brian Szabelski





Tuxedo Mask gets his own Gashapon figure set photo
Tuxedo Mask gets his own Gashapon figure set
by Vanessa Cubillo

There has been so much Sailor Moon stuff that it’s just too much at this point. We get it, you’re the one named, Sailor Moon! What there hasn’t been enough of is toys of Tuxedo Mask.

I think there’s been just one trade figure of him that’s been released so far. I’m honestly surprised Bandai hasn’t added a figure of him in their S.H. Figuarts line. Well, now Tuxedo Mask will be getting his own gashapon figure set.

It hasn’t been officially announced yet, but an image has surfaced showing five unpainted figures. Each figure shows him in a different pose like standing, kneeling, and for some reason, upside down. This series will be called “Go for it! Tuxedo Mask,” and will be released in March. You can find this set up for pre-order now on J-List for US$15. 

[via Sailor Moon Collectibles]

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