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Gecco Corp's Ultraman is up for pre-order

Gecco Corp recently released images of its upcoming 1/6-scale Ultraman, now also available for pre-order. The statue will feature interchangeable arms with a Spacium Blade, an interchangeable unmasked head, and glowing LED elements. This su...

 
 
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GSC follows up on One-Punch Man with Genos Nendoroid

Nendoroid Saitama (coming in December) wont be enjoying his alone time much longer. The One-Punch Man anime twitter account pointed out that at the November Kahotan live broadcast Tuesday announced Genos will soon be moving in wit...

 
 
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Banpresto announces Figure Colosseum fan picks

Just to recap, every year Banpresto holds the Figure Colosseum, a competition where fans pick characters and sculptors are tasked to make figures out of them. There are two sides to the competition: One Piece Modeling King Summit Decis...

 
 
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Tomopop Review: Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second

One of my (many) favorite things about JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the fact that the creator, Araki Hirohiko, allows for multiple color schemes for different characters. This is the second color scheme for Noriaki Kakyoin, and features much...

 
 
 
 
Sakura Saber photo

Don't wait until the spring to view Sakura Saber

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 rather obscure gag...

 
 
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NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company

We got the teaser just the other day, now we get to see the whole thing! It's fairly rare for Good Smile Company to tackle properties from the west (though that seems to be changing every event), but with recent efforts to give Teenage Muta...

 
 
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Pre-order Yotsuba and Danbo in space!

The greatest thing to come out of Wonder Festival Winter was Sentinel’s take on Danboard. They took this charming cardboard robot and threw him up in space. That sounds kind of cruel, but no they made him a spaceship! That was cool a...

 
 
 
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Sentinel's Danboard figures are ready to blast off!

For me, the coolest thing to come out of Wonder Festival Winter was Sentinel’s Danboard. I mean, come on! It’s Danbo in space! So now we have a preview of three of these Danbo figures. None of these are from the preview we saw ...

 
 
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These Danbo figures look good enough to eat

Why is Danbo such a popular figure? I couldn’t wait to get one! Of course, I am a fan of the manga, Yotsubato, but Danbo is hardly a main character there. So, really it’s just a figure of a cardboard box, and that’s why ...

 
 
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figma Captain America and Ninja Slayer share a preview

A preview gallery has appeared for both (as in one gallery for two unrelated characters) Max Factory's upcoming figma Captain America and Ninja Slayer. Pre-orders are expected to open tonight/tomorrow. Unfortunately the photos themselves ar...

 
 
Tonari no Seki-kun photo

Kill some time with this Seki-kun desk set

Nobody knows how to kill time in class like Seki does in Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time. Be it having one sided Shogi wars, making stamps out of erasers, or playing with a  family of robots he can somehow be as elaborat...

 
 
 
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Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Giant figma roundup

I'm sure it comes to no one's surprise that there were a lot of new figma on display at Wonder Festival. But could you really predict just how varied the offerings this time around would be? They really dug out some unexpected sources this ...

 
 
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Tomopop LinkUP: Robot Carnival

You might have noticed last week things got a little bit quiet around these parts. Thanks to the New Year being a much bigger deal in the east than in the west, news coming out of Japan was pretty light. You might even call it nonexistent a...

 
 
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Tomopop LinkUP: Anime you have a happy new year!

Hello and welcome to the first Tomopop LinkUP of the new year! We're only two days into 2014 and there's already a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Hard to believe, but over at My Figure Collection they've already got over 1,700 f...

 
 
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Gunpla Builder's World Cup announces champions

The Gunpla Builder's World Cup held its finals at Gundam Front Tokyo on December 22 and the contest has named its winners. First place in the Open championship went to Japan's Shunpei Yamauchi and his take on the MG 1/100 RX-93 &n...

 
 
Hidamari Sketch Sai photo

figma blog updates with a look at Hidamari Sketch's Sae

The official figma blog updated with a new preview of the upcoming Sae figure from Hidamari Sketch X Honeycomb. The figure itself I'm sure is a fine figure, but I'm still rather disgusted by Max Factory charging ¥4,000 for a single...

 
 
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To Love-Ru's Momo joins Golden Darkness in S.H.Figuarts

Earlier this year Bandai released Golden Darkness (or Yami if you prefer) from To Love-Ru in the S.H.Figuarts line and hasn't wasted too much time in adding a second figure. She'll soon be joined by Momo Belia Deviluke with a figure that's ...

 
 
Figuarts ZERO photo

Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Perona & Enel

Bandai has done a lot to improve their Figuarts ZERO line in the last couple of years. Back when I reviewed a trio of ZEROs in 2011, they were fairly simple looking figures of dudes in standard poses with the exception of Marco. Fast-forwar...

 
 
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Max Factory gives a new look at many upcoming figma

Another Japanese figure show means another crop of figma being put on display by Max Factory. While nothing shown at Miyazawa Model Expo Autumn 2013 was entirely new we are getting an updated look at some figures that we haven't yet se...

 
 
Madoka Magica x My Melody photo

Under the Radar: Ultimate Madoka My Melody spotted

In the summer of 2012 exclusive Japanese retailers carried a special line of products featuring My Melody and Kuromi crossed-over with Puella Magi Madoka Magica. At the time they promised there could be more if the series was popular e...

 
 
One Piece crystal glasses photo

One Piece crystal glasses are a very valuable treasure

The fine crystal masters at Baccarat are getting set to let loose official One Piece crystal drinking glasses onto the Japanese public. These glasses feature all nine crew members and Ace with a unique coat-of-arms for each character. ...

 
 
JJBA Caesar Zeppeli photo

JJBA's Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli Super Action pre-order

Who's ready for a bubble bath? Well, maybe not a bath, but this man can bring the bubbles, that's for sure. For all you JoJo's fans out there, we have Caesar Zeppeli in his Part II Hirohiko Araki specified color. He looks pretty good as a s...

 
 
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Take it easy with this Danbo cushion from Yotsubato!

From Yotsubato! other than Yotsuba herself, the most popular character from that manga is Danbo. Danbo, the cute cardboard robot, is now available in a more cuddlier form. Previously, I’ve mostly seen Danbo as Plamos and other figure...

 
 
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Straw Hats sail again with new Punk Hazard series

Plex is back with a new set of One Piece mini figures based on the crew's adventures on Punk Hazard. The Anime Chara Heros One Piece Chapter of Punk Hazard Vol.1 series features the entire crew, villains, and marines as they appear on ...

 
 
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Kantai Collection's Shimakaze Nendo gallery is a blast

2014 is going to be a busy year for the Kantai Collection social card game. After a knockout 2013 the game about war ships anthropomorphized into moe characters is already hitting the new year running with plans for a new anime series, new ...

 
 
Gunpla Poll photo

Japanese fans choose the top 50 Master Grade Gunpla

Results are in from a series of polls conducted by Premium Bandai in Japan this year in honor of the release of the Master Grade Gundam RX-78-2 ver 3.0 kit. The "Best of My Master Grade" poll was done in four phases from June 24 to Sep...

 
 
Doraemon photo

Doraemon is ready to come stay at your home

Everyone knows Doraemon, right? The big, blue, time-traveling robot cat is a veritable national treasure in Japan and a cultural icon. Even if you don't know who or what Doraemon is there's a good chance you at least recognize him. He's a p...

 
 
Sailor Mars Figuarts photo

[Update!] S.H. Figuarts Sailor Mars up for pre-order!

[Update #2: She is now available at Big Bad Toy Store at the link below!] (Thanks Phoenix Gamma!) [Update: She is now available at HobbyLink Japan at the link below!] Here she is! One of my top favorite Sailor Scouts is finally up for pre-o...

 
 
Ryo Sugamo type II photo

Orca Toys' Ryo Sugamo type II available for pre-order

Orca Toys' Ryo Sugamo type II is currently available for pre-order. Ryo Sugamo hails from the manga Tokage no Ou (which translates to something like King of Lizard or Lizard King?). The fact that I've never heard of the manga (which, in its...

 
 
Plex Sasuke photo

Plex D.P.C.F. Sasuke gets painted

Plex's latest addition to their Naruto series of Door Painting Collection Figures line has finally been painted. Featuring the same quality details and paint apps as the previous Naruto and Sakura figures, Sasuke is looking good. It's just ...

 
 
MegaHouse Gintama photo

Share a drink with Gintoki and the gang

How would you like Gintoki and his cohorts to join you for some refreshing tea time? Well, now they can, thanks to MegaHouse's delightful Gintama "Tea friends series - Would you like to rest a little?" figure set. The box set of eight figur...

 
 
One Coin Kuroko No Basket photo

Enter the second quarter with Kuroko no Basket One Coins

While the second season of Kuroko no Basket is still ways away from its October premiere, Kotobukiya is easing the wait with a second set of its one coin series aptly named 2Q. The first set of minis, (which is due out this month) primarily...

 
 
ARTFX J Atobe Keigo photo

Rondo towards destruction with Atobe Keigo

Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama fans are you ready to chant 'Hyōtei, Hyōtei, Hyōtei,' along with me? Pre-orders have officially begun for the captain of Hyōtei Academy tennis club, Atobe Keigo as the "all rounder" joins Echizen...

 
 
Chara-Ani Mikoto Misaka photo

Skirts off and pre-orders on for new Mikoto Misaka figure

Chara-ani is back again with a second figure from the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S anime series, this time featuring title character Mikoto Misaka in a rather compromised position. The first figure was a rather unabashed version of Saten ...

 
 
figma Gon and Killua photo

One last Gon and Killua gallery before the hunt beings

The wait is almost over! The first two figures in the figma Hunter X Hunter series will be here on June 22 in Japan (Friday for those of us in the west). Gon was only revealed back in late January while Killua got a teaser about a week late...

 
 
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Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Jonouchi Katsuya

When Kotobukiya first announced that Jonouchi Katsuya would be to be joining Yami Yugi (reviewed) and Seto Kaiba (reviewed) in the ArtFX J line, I was pretty ecstatic. As a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, I felt the line was a bit incomplete ...

 
 




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Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"

 

Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"

 

Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"

 

Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"

 

Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"

 

Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"

 

Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"

 

Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"

 
 
 
 
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