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This custom Link action figure does the Triforce proud


Sep 14
// Chris Pranger
I believe that today is going to be a good day. Actually, I know this to be a fact. Why is that? Because someone took upon themselves the task of creating an action figure of Link that looks as good as we'd all like. And cust...
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Squishable's narwhal mini is swimmin' through the ocean to you!


Apr 26
// Tomopop Staff
Squishable is a company I really like; their big squishy animals and monsters of all types are incredibly cuddly. My first Squishable, the shark, I got at their booth at Otakon a few years ago and love to this day. Now, a T-R...
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NSFW: Take a plunge into the deep end with Bad Dragon's Tentacle


Apr 01
// Tomopop Staff
Tentacles emerging from the deep, slithering everywhere, dripping goo... yeah, you know you want one. Don't lie. Sadly, dismembered tentacles are not readily available for purchase. Well... they are, they're just, you know, a...
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NSFW: Make Miku really sing with the Future Loid Mikuty sex toy!


Apr 01
// Tomopop Staff
For those of you out there who have an attraction towards singers, you're in luck as Japanese company Onahole has gone and done the unthinkable - they've gotten into the Holy Grail and made replicas of Hatsune Miku's "insides...

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Toy Fair 2011: Pokemon Booth Overview


Feb 19
// Tomopop Staff
Pokemon was my gateway drug to nerdom. It got me into gaming, collecting toys, forums, and introduced me to a whole community of fellow nerds. So when we walked by the Pokemon booth at Toy Fair, I practically squealed with jo...
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Toy Fair 2011: Kotobukiya's Starcraft II Bottlecaps


Feb 19
// Tomopop Staff
Kotobukiya showed off quite a few products at Toy Fair, but one of the smallest and most easily overlooked were the new Starcraft II bottlecaps. Hidden amongst some papers on one of the tables at the booth, these tiny, yet hi...
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Andrew Bell shows off some sneak peeks of Android Series 2


Feb 03
// Tomopop Staff
Andrew Bell's Android design for Google's cell phone platform is one adorable mascot, and the vinyl renditions of him are quite the fan favorite. As a result, it's no surprise to see that a second series of the Android Mini C...
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Neatoshop places great scientists at the tip of your fingers


Feb 03
// Chris Pranger
I may have a degree in English, but I can't help myself sometimes when it comes to science. Damnit, science rules! Neatoshop knows what I'm talking about, hence why we've got a handful of amazingly adorable finger puppets of ...
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DC's Blackest Night figures shine true


Jan 27
// Chris Pranger
I have a terrible secret to admit: I don't know much about DC Comic's Blackest Night. I'm ashamed of this, especially because I believe myself to be current with everything in the world of comics. Blame this on how much I hat...
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Tonner's leather clad Kermit and Miss Piggy spice things up, available for pre-order!


Jan 11
// Crystal White
When growing up, there are a few things you know to be true. The Earth is round, the sky is blue, and Kermit and Miss Piggy are destined for each other. Miss Piggy is sooooo into Kermit and the guy barely takes a hint. He nev...
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Tonner Doll Company to release Marvel figures


Dec 16
// Chris Pranger
High-quality doll giant Tonner Doll Company recently scored a license that'll make just about any comic geek swoon: Marvel. Ooh, chills. Anyone else? If you need convincing that Tonner can do amazing things with a good licens...
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Serve it up at your house parties with the TARDIS


Nov 17
// Kristina Pino
Things like this always make me smile and wish I didn't write a lot of my posts in the mornings while at work. I can't exactly yell at my screen about how awesome something is while I'm in the office, ya know? In any case, th...
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Seal your cookies with the Dark Force, slice off the hands of intruders


Nov 11
// Kristina Pino
So if you've ever wondered what it is Darth Vader likes to do for his part-time, he protects cookies from unwelcome hands. Luke's hand was just a warm-up, this is the real deal folks! The real deal. You'll have to think twice...
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ATTENTION DUELISTS: Kotobukiya announces Yu-Gi-Oh One Coin Series 2


Nov 07
// Tomopop Staff
Oh man, Kotobukiya, you are killing it with all this Yu-Gi-Oh merchandise! The first One Coin Yu-Gi-Oh set isn't going to be released until March, but it must be pretty damn popular because already a second set has been annou...
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Bandai produces some nerdgasmic Pokemon kits


Nov 04
// Tomopop Staff
If there's one insanely popular franchise that doesn't get a lot of love on Tomopop, it's Pokemon. A while ago I would have said Yu-Gi-Oh claimed that title, but after the trading figures and Dark Magician Girl (HHHHHHHHNGGGG...
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Kotobukiya's Dark Magician Girl is OMGAMAZINGAAAAAAAH!


Nov 04
// Tomopop Staff
I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS MOMENT. We showed you the unpainted version of Dark Magician Girl a few days ago, and now you can order her! She is currently up at AmiAmi and Hobby Search. So what are you waiting for, go...
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Kotobukiya's Dark Magician Girl is utterly amazing


Oct 30
// Tomopop Staff
I have been waiting a long time for the unveiling of this figure. Well, I have been waiting since she was first announced at Summer Wonder Fest, but considering how excited I was for her it felt like a lot longer! And now tha...
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Medicom is bringing Da Funk back to the Punk with their Daft Punk Tron: Legacy figures


Oct 26
// Tomopop Staff
With Tron: Legacy just a few short months away, Medicom has put out a few new Daft Punk tie-in figures with the movie, all of which are OMFG AWESOME! We first showed you these back at SDCC, and now the 100% Kubrick set and Re...
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Star Wars alarm clock lamps, cute and functional


Oct 22
// Crystal White
So you needed another Star Wars collectible for your shrine to nerdom? Check out these Darth Vader and Boba Fett super deformed mp3 playing lamps. Yes, two things in one! Each item functions as an alarm clock primar...
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Buy this custom Galactus now or it will eat your face, also, planet


Oct 01
// Nabeel "Touya" Mohammed
I'm starting to hate Encline Designs now. Hate in the way that he constantly brings out amazing custom toys, of really high quality with some amazing imagination behind them. I hate him like I hate air. There's just so much o...
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Custom Delights: Nakanari's Spiki Rhino Ranger


Sep 27
// Tomopop Staff
The custom Jouwe show at Toy Art Gallery is quickly approaching and tons of awesome customs have been flooding in. We've shown you many of them so far, and now we have pictures of another custom: Nakanari's Spiki Rhino Ranger...
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Under the Radar: Timelord's Spinning TARDIS...and it levitates


Sep 22
// Kristina Pino
You read that right - it levitates. While this item isn't totally new, I'm sharing the love to all my friends on Tomopop who would (as I) spend hours and hours spinning this Doctor Who TARDIS. The item is only about three inc...
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Bowen Designs Tigra, Iron Man, and Yellowjacket are now up for online pre-order


Sep 12
// Tomopop Staff
Hey guys, Remember all that time back when I told you about some awesome Bowen statues you can get through comic shops and Diamond? Well now you can also order them through Sideshow Collectibles! Well for those of you who hav...
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Tomopop Birthday Club: Jason's haul


Sep 04
// Jason Millward
Last weekend, a package arrived for me. Since I'm more or less broke all the time these days, it didn't take much guessing to figure out that this was my long-awaited birthday haul. This most of my time is spent working, it took me a couple of days to unbox, but I got it all on camera so you can see my anticipation turn into excitement, then glee, in real time!The video is after the jump!
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Motorbot's They Live figures will force you to obey


Sep 02
// Robert Oden
Have you ever seen the 1988 cinematic masterpiece, They Live ? if not, go watch it now. It's the only movie I can think of that contains not only magic sunglasses and mind control, but also the incomparable Rowdy Roddy Piper....
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Good Smile Company's Red Eyes Black Dragon and Blue Eyes White Dragon up for order


Aug 23
// Tomopop Staff
Another day, another figure up for order, or, well, in today's case, two giant monstrosities of win: Red Eyes Black Dragon and Blue Eyes White Dragon. It's a tad odd to see Yu-Gi-Oh figures now all of a sudden, but I'm not re...
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This Fallout 3 replica plasma rifle is going to melt your face with awesome


Aug 23
// Tomopop Staff
It's not often that I run across something on the glory of the interwebs that you look at and just immediately know it's quite possibly the epitome of ridiculous awesome? Because that is exactly what this is. I'm not even a f...
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Figma Metis now up for order along with the Aegis re-release!


Aug 18
// Tomopop Staff
We saw test images of this lovely lady... er, robot a few days back, and now she is up for order! I don't think much needs to be said aside from GOGOGO! She is up on HobbySearch for 2429 yen and of course comes with Koromaru ...
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Covergirls of the DC Universe gets armored with Wonder Woman


Aug 17
// Tomopop Staff
If there is one thing I love more than almost anything else, it's Wonder Woman. I think we've pretty much established this by now, I'm totally gay for Wonder Woman. You know what else I love though? Adam Hughes drawing Wonder...
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Battlestar Galactica model kit makes me squee with nerd joy


Aug 03
// Tomopop Staff
You guys, I am geeking out hardcore. I mean, look at this thing. It is awe-inspiringly fantastic. Not only is it a model kit of Battlestar Galactica, but it is awesome looking and huge. Measuring in at 14" long, this is ...
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We've got pics of new Trans- OH MY GOD! IS THAT A NEW JAZZ!?


Aug 03
// Anthony DePasquale
What we have here, ladies and gentleman, is an orgy of awesome nostalgia! You want a new mold Jazz? We're getting it. You want a new mold Perceptor? We've got that coming too. New molds of Scourge? Check. Tracks? Check. Thund...
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SDCC 2010: Sideshow Collectibles' Terminator Figures


Jul 27
// Tomopop Staff
Sideshow Collectibles' booth had a metric crapton of figures on display for a lack of better words, but a few that really stuck out were their Terminator figures. Featuring 1/6th scale figures, busts, a few enormously large f...
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SDCC 2010: Weta Workshop's District 9 Figures


Jul 26
// Tomopop Staff
District 9 might have been my favorite movie of 2009, but for some odd reason there is not much merchandise from it. Films like Avatar get figures out the wazoo, but District 9 seemed left out of the crazy movie merchandising...
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SDCC 2010: Tron: Legacy Figures


Jul 26
// Tomopop Staff
Tron: Legacy seemed to be EVERYWHERE at San Diego Comic Con, so much so that Disney branded the convention ComicTron 2010 in their press releases. The city was riddled with posters for the movie, the panel filled up 5 hours b...

Tomopop Review: Masters of the Universe Classics She-Ra by Mattel

Jun 28 // Robert Oden
 Like every other figure in the line, She-Ra is packaged on the standard MOTUC bubble card. As with her alter ego, Adora, She-Ra's bubble features the logo of Mattel's "Princess of Power" toy line that accompanied She-Ra's animated series.  The back card profile contains a bit of backstory on She-Ra and how she fits into the newly established MOTUC canon. According the Four Horsemen, the last part of the bio (describing Hordak's invasion of Eternia) was the proposed storyline for the third season of the 2002 series, but was sadly never realized due to its cancellation.  If you are only a casual She-Ra fan, your first reaction is probably that her tiara looks a little ... off. Well, its design is based on the classic figure's look as you can see here in this comparison shot. The tiara (which is connected to the forehead with a peg) can be removed, flipped, and worn as a mask. The mask/tiara concept originated in the line's original mini comics. While it makes sense to have a mask hide Adora's secret identity, according to Mattel's Scott Neitlich, the mask play-tested poorly with little girls and was basically abandoned for the more common "tiara mode." While I know many He-Man fans could care less about this classic-styled head due to its "doll" connections, it's a great inclusion for She-Ra die-hards and a wonderful acknowledgment of the character's past. Also, I'm a sucker for holographic foil. Sue me.  As you can see, removing the tiara leaves a head with a quite noticeable hole in the forehead. While many fans have scoffed at this design choice, it seems to be the most logical solution for the accessory.   For those fans of the Filmation cartoon series, an alternate head is included with "winged" tiara depicted in the show. Both head sculpts are very similar to that of Adora (as they should be) and are identical to each other short of their unique headgear.   I feel it's also important to point out how beautifully She-Ra's hair is sculpted. The flowing locks add a sense of movement to the figure are a perfect reminder of how good the Four Horseman are at sculpting these figures. Speaking of hair, She-Ra comes with 3 accessories: A shield, the Sword of Protection, and ... the much maligned "axe-comb"; a stand-in for the classic figure's hair comb accessory. While this figure obviously lacks the rooted hair of his classic counterpart, Mattel seemed to want to update the comb for the Classics line Despite understanding the connection to the classic "Princess of Power" figures,  I originally thought the axe was an incredibly stupid idea. After seeing it in person however, I've got to admit, it's grown on me despite its silliness. I especially like that She-Ra now has her own analogue of He-Man's classic axe.  She-Ra's shield is a nice update to the one that came with the classic figure, replacing the rounded center area with a jewel that perfectly matches the one in the Sword of Protection. Filmation purists will probably be slightly annoyed with the non-silver deco chosen for the Sword of Protection, but I dig it. Not only does it fit in better with the overall "gold-red-white" color scheme but original sword included with the "Princess of Power" figure was gold, as well. When it comes to the figure, Is pretty beautiful. The sculpt is feminine, while still conveying a sense of strength. The skirt does make her hips look a bit broad, but it's honestly not as much of an issue as I thought it would be, based on her promotional photos. Though I've done little but sing the figure's praises throughout this review, She-Ra isn't without her share of flaws. My biggest gripe is switching between the alternate heads. Frankly, not only is it difficult, but it is honestly a little scary. Removing or attaching one of the heads from the neck requires an amount of force that I'm not comfortable exerting on an action figure. I finally got so aggravated that I took a hobby knife and slightly increased the circumference of the hole in the base of each figure's head. It alleviates the problem, but it's a fix that I, nor any other collector, should have to make. She-Ra's skirt is also a point of contention. The plastic is slightly, but when it comes to posing the legs, the above shot is about as dynamic as it gets. I'm also worried about how the most powerful woman in the universe is going to sit on her trusty steed, Swiftwind, considering that her skirt seems to prevent her from sitting ... at all.  Last but not least, I have to address the quality control on this release. Out of the 3 She-Ras I purchased on May 15th, one had paint slop near the center of the sword, two had several spots of glue residue around the jewel setting of the sword, and one figure had a large trail of glue slopping out of the crown on the Filmation head. To a point, I understand the first two defects, as they are somewhat small, but something as obvious as a rope of glue dripping down a head is inexcusable. Look at it! How did this leave the factory!? This is not the type of problem you should encounter on a figure that costs more than US$20. Sure, I can send this back for a replacement, or even try to fix it myself, but why should I have to? Get it together, Mattel. Despite these flaws however, I am immensely fond of this figure. She-Ra is an excellent representation of the character, blending elements of both the character's toy and cartoon iterations to create a figure worthy of the MOTUC line. It took about 20 years, but finally I have the She-Ra I always wanted! Naturally, she sold out in minutes on MattyCollector.com, but if you are a She-Ra fan, I'd suggest braving eBay, to add this exemplary Etherian to your collection.
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Hey, remember when I used to do reviews of MOTUC figures? Hey, no problem, I barely do either, since I haven't been able to snag a new release figure in almost five months. It's okay though. As much as I love Moss Man, Trap J...

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Remote controlled Tron Legacy Lightcycles will climb walls


Jun 22
// Tomopop Staff
Wired online posted some cool new Tron Legacy tie in products, but the one that really stands out is the new remote controlled Lightcycle. Why are these awesome? Well, one, they're Lightcycles, which is awesome enough on its ...
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No evil shall escape the sight of the new DCUC Green Lantern 5-Pack


Jun 06
// Robert Oden
You know, the economy might be in shambles, but Mattel sure knows how to squeeze a dollar out of a nerd's pocket. I mean, Matty could have easily spread out the character selection in their new Walmart-exclusive DCUC Green La...
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Wondercon 2010: Welcome to Wondercon!


Apr 06
// Tomopop Staff
Welcome welcome one and all to Wondercon, the homecoming dance to San Diego's Nerd Prom. From cosplay to comics, this show had it all, whether you wanted toys, movies, games, or whatever else that tickled your nerd fancy. So stick around and keep checking back regularly throughout the week for news, interviews, and updates from what was a great weekend for toy fans in the bay area!
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Kyle Roberts creates Wall-E Meets Michael Jackson and more!


Apr 02
// Rio McCarthy
Kyle Roberts is an independent filmmaker who is getting his start in stop motion. He has created one of my new favorite videos using the Hot Toys Michael Jackson Thriller figure and Wall-E. After using over 1,200 pictures and...
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Ashley Wood reveals three new, retail only Dropcloths


Mar 25
// Tomopop Staff
Wait, Ashley Wood designs toys? How did I not know this! He's one of my favorite artists in comics and he makes toys!Wait, hold on a second, I need to compose myself from the massive geek out.All things considered I think I'm...

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