All jokes aside, Yamcha used to be actually capable of something. Then the Saibamen came, blew him to bits, and it's been all downhill since then. You can now commemorate this moment thanks to Bandai, who have decided to rele... read
And a gold one, too Everyone's favorite video game-console-turned-killer-robot Mega Drive Megatron from Takara Tomy is getting a limited makeover. Soon Megatron will be getting redesigned as a Sega Genesis and come complete with a matching mini ... read feature
Pokemon fans in France will soon be very happy. A Pokemon Center will be opening up in Paris on June 4. However, this will only be for a limited time only.
Very limited, because it will be gone by June 21. It seems like a b... read
Disneyland's Wonderground Gallery is a wonder to behold in Downtown Disney, and Lyla Warren has added an adorable Stitch piece to it. There are only 5 of these hand painted cast wall relief sculptures, and they'll throw you b... read
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a movie that never fails to scare me. The original and the remake have both caused me to lose many hours of sleep. Of course, if you’re someone who doesn’t get nightmares thinking a... read
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// Vanessa Cubillo
It feels like I was just writing about Crummy Gummy and Manny X releasing their first gummy bear figure, Purple Rain. I was initially intrigued because they said the first person to order their very first figure would get a ... read
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
Unfortunately the prices aren't Back in the late 1990s when Cardcaptor Sakura was hitting its stride Bandai released a very popular series of dolls with bendy limbs and cloth outfits. These were so popular that when Nelvana got the TV series and rebranded i... read feature
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Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Kotobukiya has posted a gallery for their latest Shining figure, Neris, on their blog. She's a great looking figure and available now for pre-order so go find yourself one.
Orchid seed isn't only offering their special chrome bikini version of Sonico at Wonder Festival that we talked about last week. They've also got a special clear A5 file of the Sorceress from Dragons Crown, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt trading cards, and Seven Deadly Sins bath salts.
Vertex will be offering this very special and very limited version of Noel Vermillion at Wonder Festival. The yellow repaint is limited to only 50 and sold at 8,800 each, the same prices as the regular version.
Grizzry Panda will be showing off their latest garage kit, Kongou from Kantai Collection at Wonder Festival. It doesn't seem like she'll be up for sale, but they will be bringing many of their more popular kits from previous events back for sale.
RocketNews24 reported on another Licca-chan doll crossover, this time with Kumamoto city mascot Kumamon. She's sporting a cute red and black dress with bear ears and comes with a little Kumamon. The real surprise is that she went up for sale exclusively at Takara Tomy Mall on February 1 and has already sold out.
Toy As Object is reporting on this really cool and unconventional Crystal-Mecha by Super7 and artist Matt Allison. It's already been released in black with an orange crystal, it is now available for US$95 in red with a translucent blue crystal stand nine inches at the Super7 store.
Hot Toys posted an interview with acclaimed anime director, character designer, and mecha artist Shinji Aramaki. They talk about his latest movie, the 3D CG take on Captain Harlock and the figure HT made for it.
AmiAmi blog posted a gallery for Megahouse's G.E.M Series Sasuke Uchiha figure. They did a great job with posing on this figure and he even comes with special head parts so you can swap his eyes between regular, Sharingan, and Mangekyo Sharingan.
Also at the same link is the latest Naruto additions to the Petit Chara Land series. The series features Naruto (Kurama Mode with baby Kurama), Sasuke (with Aoda), Orochimaru (with Manda), Hashirama Senju (with, uh, trees), Madara (with hypnotized Kurama) and ANBU Kakashi (with Bull). Cute figures, wouldn't know they were at war.
Traditionally Bandai doesn't do Wonder Festival, choosing to handle their own events. That went out the window last year when we got our first look at D-Arts Sailor Moon at Wonder Festival 2013 [Summer]. This year Tamashii Nations will be representing Bandai and bringing along a bunch of their newest figures as well as some we've never seen before. We should be getting our first look at new figures from Infinite Stratos and Tiger & Bunny plus some others they haven't revealed the source for yet.
quesQ will be at Wonder Festival with a number of new limited edition repaints for sale. Up for grabs will be Flandre Scarlet in pink and Kazami Yuuka in blue from Touhou Project, Elizabeth in black and pink from Persona 4: Arena, and Percival in red from Eiyuu Senki Gold. Of course they've got other things planned to debut at the event.
The Japanese AmiAmi blog posted a gallery for Prince of Tennis' Shiraishi Kuranosuke from the ARTFX J line by Kotobukiya. Fans of the series will probably find very little to complain about here.
Kahotan posted a gallery for Parfom Aigis which includes a very informative interview with Phat! Company's Ootani. There's also a new look Parfom Nozomi Hoshino which acted like the prototype for the series and will make an appearance at Wonder Festival this weekend.
Primal Heart updated with a look at their latest Saber garage kit from Fate/EXTRA CCC. The kit features Saber in a tiny nightgown and they really captured her well!
Artist Amanda Visell made this really cute 8 inch Wood Jackalope Dunny. It's available for US$400 at the Switcheroo shop. I thought the jack in jackalope stood for jackrabbit, but I guess it stands for lumberjack.
Universes collide when Filmation Skeletor voice actor Alan Oppenheimer and 200X Skeletor voice Brian Dobson come together to play with Skeletor figures for this promo video for Power-Con. Man, Alan can still do the voice perfectly!
Aniplex is working on another Homura figure for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Like most things these days this one is movie based and the figure title translates to something like Flame Time Regression ver. Should be really nice when it gets a limited release in September on at the Aniplex+ store.
Need another reason to get Attack on Titan figma Armin this weekend? Try Akiba Hobby's advance gallery out and see if that convinces you.
Friends of Tomopop Jesse DeStasio, Nicholas Fung, and Cade Hiser have joined forces to host a new weekly toy show on YouTube called ToyPizza. Every Tuesday they'll be talking about great toys for all ages past and present, doing outings, and just talking about the stuff we all love. The first vid is just over four minutes long so it's easy to jump in and watch. What have you got to lose?
And that's it for this week. Not sure what we'll have to talk about next week with Wonder Festival over, but I'll be back again nextweek with another Tomopop LinkUP nonetheless!
We're in the final days before Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter]! Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nons... read feature
This time you can get a TMNT trading card with your gummy bear
// Vanessa Cubillo
Another double release will be coming from Crummy Gummy and Manny X. As always, they’ll be releasing colorful gummy bear figures. Their first release will be called Turtle Ooze.
It’s a neon green and unlike thei... read
After the success of the Christmas Holiday Hunt and New Years Hunt Tuttz blind boxes, Argonaut Resins is releasing the Tuttz Mini Sparkly Cats again. This time they won’t be blind boxed so you can pick out the figure y... read
Ume Toys has released a preview of their new limited figure, GeekWok. They’ve taken a beloved creature from Endor and given it thick black glasses. It’s pretty darn adorable!
Actually, because of internet memes, ... read
Now that it’s the Christmas season, it’s time for another special holiday release from Dead Zebra. Andrew Bell will be releasing holiday Ornamental Android minis. I’m always a sucker for these special holid... read
Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I’m not annoyed anymore by all the Christmas movies and commercials. Bring on the holiday cheer! That’s why Lunartik’s newest figure is positively delightful.
For Black Friday, Crummy Gummy will be dropping two of their custom bear figures online. These gummy bears have appealing names; Raw Meat and Urinal Cake. Raw Meat is the shiny red figure that actually looks tasty if I forge... read
Gaming Heads will be adding a second statue to their Left 4 Dead line. Back in 2011, the first statue released from this line was The Tank. So now two years later their next statue is of The Smoker.
With this statue they tri... read
The original Nightmare Before Christmas Vinylmation set showcased the movie's main characters, but what about some of the funny townspeople, or even the memorable enchanted toys and human kiddos? This new series sets out to h... read
She's otherwise a figure with a bounty worth paying Nami has picked up a new (old) hat for a limited edition Bandai web exclusive Portrait of Pirates figure. The figure (which I couldn't believe was real when I first saw it) is entitled Nami: Mugiwara version and depicts the S... read feature
Subscription window is only open for three weeks so make your plans now After weeks of talking about it the Official Transformers Collectors Club 2014 Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 has finally begun. They're only leaving membership open for three weeks ending October 17 so you haven'... read feature
This exclusive mixes Star Wars with one of Frombie's cute characters When will people get tired of Star Wars? The answer is never! That's why Frombie's NYCC exclusive is a mashup of their character SB and the Star Wars character, R2D2. For the event this year they went all out creating a figu... read feature
Still waiting on the seventh incentive figure Took a while, but the sixth figure, Chromedome, for the 2014 Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 has finally been revealed. He was among the first group of figures to be announced, but the last to be fully revealed. He's a ... read feature
Looks good enough to eat, but you probably shouldn't
// Vanessa Cubillo
Crummy Gummy and Manny X have continued to release gummie bear figures with their own twist. Now they'll be releasing two more figures to add to their gummie bear line; Kirby Brains and Unicorn Urine. Kirby Brains is a hot p... read
Myplasticheart will have some great limited edition art toys as their exclusives Myplasticheart has so far announced two exclusives for New York Comic Con. The first exclusive comes from Japanese artist, Yoskay Yamamoto. Yamamoto has partnered with Mighty Jaxx to turn one of his creations into a great fi... read feature
Based on combination of Beast Wars Waspinator and Machine Wars Thrust Fans familiar with the Beast Era of the Transformers G1 continuity will remember that Beast Wars Waspinator was turned into a new character named Thrust by Megatron after coming back to Cybertron and conquering it during the ... read feature
These are Soko Cat's second release of custom Negora figures
// Vanessa Cubillo
SoKo Cat is back again with more custom Negora figures with Mark Nagata of Max Toy Company. The cat kaijus available now are custom Angel Micro Negora figures. This is Soko Cat's second collaboration with Mark Nagata after r... read
Exclusive retailer through October 3 Some stores began taking orders on the limited Linkin Park edition of Transformers G1 Soundwave recently and now it's time for the primary retailer to stake their claim. The golden version of Soundwave is now available for pr... read feature
Toy artist, Kris Dulfer of Kid Ink Industries, will be releasing new figures in his online store starting on August 16. The first figure that will be available is called Marvelous Death. This resin figure shows Death cl... read
Scottish artist, Creo Designs is releasing their first art figure that they've both designed and produced called Tooth Decay. This figure is a grim reminder that yes, even your teeth can die. Standing at 7 inches tall, this ... read
I've never seen so many Nendoroids in one place then what we saw at Wonfes this year. Okay, well maybe the Good Smile Cafe has more Nendoroids but that is an unusual exception and not a trade show per say.
In addition to the ... read
Hello Kitty's not the only cute cat around. Soko Cat has collaborated with Mark Nagata on these custom Demon Micro Negoras. Measuring 2.25 inches tall, these figures were hand painted with acrylic paint and hand signed and n... read
After releasing their first gummy figure, Purple Rain, Crummy Gummy has now released two more figures in the series. Starting today, Gun Smoke and Mustard Gas will be available for order. Gun Smoke is a gray gummy bear who w... read
For fans of The Walking Dead comic series, these exclusives will be available at SDCC At booth #2729, Skybound will have some nice exclusives for The Walking Dead comic fans. First up, from McFarlane Toys is The Governor in Riot Gear. This figure of The Governor will look as he did in issue #42 and come with ... read feature
Bluefin finally reveals one of their teasers Last week, Bluefin Tamashii Nations teased fans about their SDCC exclusives by showing them behind a heavily frosted glass on their Facebook. While nothing could be really seen, from the colors of this tease, it was obvious ... read feature
Tonight at 10pm Eastern Standard time, Argonaut Resins will be adding some illuminating figures to their online store. Available will be limited glow in the dark figures of their signature Tuttz, Pharaoh Hounds, and Sucios. ... read
Diamond Select Toys is bringing out some cool exclusives Don't worry, Walking Dead fans, Diamond Select will have something for you at SDCC. Diamond Select Toys' popular The Walking Dead Minimates line will have an exclusive set available this event. This line which first began at... read feature
Order and you can get a free copy of Prince's Purple Rain Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to look at this gummy bear figure, Purple Rain. Designed by Crummy Gummy and Manny X, Purple Rain is the first gummy bear figure in the series. After this release, a new resin gummy... read feature
Here's something for fans of both Boba Fett and Ewoks. Artist Jimmy Foo has created this custom of an Ewok Boba Fett called "Is that you Bob?" This Boba Fett/Ewok creation is a limited custom, so sadly many won't be able to ... read
Márcia Gaudêncio, the creator of the cuddly world of Kriture, has made a special Kriture available for pre-order now. From Adventure Time, Finn is a limited edition Soft Kriture made from both plush material and ... read
Maria Clapsis has designed a delightful little whale Vinylmation figure which is to be sold for Disney Cruise Line's Alaska itinerary. You know, in case you need an extra little something to bring home besides the amazing mem... read
Erick Scarecow's releases this month are well made and affordable.
// Vanessa Cubillo
For May, Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy has three new releases in his online store. His first new release is a limited edition hand painted resin figure titled Mermadi 2 Villainous. Limited to 30 figures, Mermadi is 6 inches tal... read