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5:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Nintendo says some Amiibos will only get one release

Have you noticed some Amiibos are starting to get harder to find than others? That's all according to plan says Nintendo. While it's not unusual for figure lines to have uneven case ratios in order to make sure there's an abu...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




1:00 AM on 12.05.2014

Amiibo gets its first crazy auction buy with US$2,500 Samus

Some people say factory error figures are worthless. Be it a figure with screwy paint apps, the wrong backer card, or only one leg, the general consensus is that they're a nice novelty, but worth less than a normal carded fig...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Mag scans show off Kabaya Transformers Go! Samurai Team candy toys

It's been a while since Transformers Go! ended, both the figure line and the anime series, so everyone is a little surprise to see that Kabaya is planning a series of candy toys based on the toy line's Swordbot Samurai team. ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: October Toys

Sure, October Toys' SDCC booth had a new Deadbeet and Cavey vinyl colorway. Sure, it had a lovely purple Calaverita from the Beast Brothers. We also can't overlook the OMFG figures that were available, but none of those were ...

Brian Szabelski



SDCC 2014: A first look at Tamashii Buddies photo
SDCC 2014: A first look at Tamashii Buddies
by Brian Szabelski

Bluefin and Tamashii Nations set aside a corner display at their booth to show off the new Tamashii Buddies line. It's a series of 3.5-inch trading figures, each coming with a unique backdrop and base to display them on, which are apparently also stackable so you can display them on top of each other on your shelving.

The figures themselves look to have the same quality as their bigger counterparts in the Figuarts Zero line, and so far both Dragonball/Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon have been announced. Sailor Moon was the only figure on display from her series, while Dragonball fans can look forward to the likes of Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Freeza, Broly, Cell, Super Saiyan Gohan and even Kid Goku from the original series. That last one is the one I know I want!

You'll have to wait until November for the Tamashii Buddies to become available in Japan, and presumably a little longer after that for a North American release.

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8:15 PM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Mattel's Minecraft mini-figures

If you have a slightly uncontrollable love of Minecraft, as I sometimes think I do, then it was perhaps interesting to see a little Minecraft section at Mattel's SDCC booth. Inside that section was a little "chest" you c...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Space Dandy episode 14 spawns a real life Be@rbrick, baby

If you caught the premiere episode of the second season of Space Dandy over the weekend then no doubt you noticed a cameo by a certain Japanese toy line. Never a stranger to self parody, episode 14 features the gang jumping f...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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

10:00 PM on 05.13.2014

Watch the vacuum around these extra tiny Kamen Rider figures

Banpresto is out to prove that you really can get big things in small packages. Their new Micro line of figures intend to take the super-sized cast of Kamen Rider and shrink them down to a mere 1.5 cm. That's just a little mo...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



LEGO shows preview of their Simpsons minifigure series photo
LEGO shows preview of their Simpsons minifigure series
by Vanessa Cubillo

After seeing LEGO’s version of The Simpsons’ house, I was excited to see what else would come out in this line. Now we have a look at their latest Simpsons minifigure series. Posted on their Facebook, there are 16 classic characters from the show included.

So you’ll see Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Itchy, Scratchy, Krusty, Nelson, Milhouse, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Mr. Burns, Ralph, Grandpa and Flanders. Each figure will come with an accessory that’s true to their character. Lisa has her saxophone, Maggie has Mr. Burns’ teddy bear, and Ralph Wiggum has his valentine from Lisa.

Unlike The Simpson’s house model, these aren’t incredibly expensive. They will be US$4 each, which is a price I can get behind. So buying every figure won't be such a hassle on your wallet. These minifigures are expected to come out in May. 

[via Geekosystem]

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9:00 AM on 03.21.2014

Crummy Gummy and Manny X release Icla bear for charity

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 ...

Vanessa Cubillo



7:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Fan recreates dozen of awesome bands using LEGO minifigures

Lately the LEGO creations I’ve been seeing have really been amazing me. My favorite this week comes from Adly Syairi Ramly who has been taking LEGO figures and turning them into iconic musical groups. His recreations a...

Vanessa Cubillo