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Nakama Toys photo

Tomopop About Town: Nakama Toys retail store

I think one of the best things to inspire passion for a hobby is having a good brick and mortar retail store around. They're valuable for showing off the hobby and product, and you can get some good info from experienced collectors. Plus, i...

 
 
D-Style Optimus Prime photo

D-Style Optimus Prime assembles its pre-orders

It was way back in February at Wonder Festival 2014 Winter that Kotobukiya made a small announcement that Optimus Prime would be joining their D-Style line of super deformed robot model kits. It was only a matter of time as the line was alr...

 
 
Attack on Titan photo

Kotobukiya has a titan of an Eren Yeager model on the way

Plastic models aren't just for giant robots. Giant humanoid monsters need a little plamo loving, too. Kotobukiya is showing off an updated look at their upcoming tian form Eren Yeager model kit from Attack on Titan at All Japan Hobby Model ...

 
 
D-Style Megatron photo

Kotobukiya pulls the trigger on D-Style Megatron

[Added a second, clearer image from AmiAmi to the gallery] No real surprise that Kotobukiya wouldn't be able to stop at just one. Over at the All Japan Model Hobby Show 2014 they've revealed the follow up to their previously announced Trans...

 
 
PG Gundam Unicorn photo

Perfect Grade Gundam Unicorn coming this December

It's the kit that everyone said they wanted when they learned what they could do. The gimmicks for the Perfect Grade line made people dream of what the Unicorn could be if they were to do it. Yes, it's finally coming this December and it wo...

 
 
Gundam Build Fighters Try photo

Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla

Gundam Build Fighters was amazing. It didn't have a great plot, but it was at least enjoyable if just for all of the cameos. It certainly surpassed expectations in the west and now season 2, Gundam Build Fighters Try is on the horizon. With...

 
 
MG Hi-Nu HWS ver. Ka photo

MG Hi-Nu Gundam ver Ka's Heavy Weapons are ready for battle

The Hi-Nu Gundam ver. Ka is simply a beautiful mobile suit. While the first MG Hi-Nu had its detractors because it wasn't like the original design by Izubuchi, the new kit follows his design aesthetics much more faithfully. Adding even more...

 
 
53rd Shizuoka - Pokepla photo

53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show: Pokemon Plamo

There is more than just Gunpla at Shizuoka. Pokepla has had a couple of good kits in the past couple of years and the line shows no sign of slowing down. With the popularity of new Mega Evolutions to take advantage of, Pokepla looks to capi...

 
 
Pokemon plamo pre-orders photo

Latest Pokemon plamo kits feature Diancie

If you haven't been keeping up with your Pokemon news, you may not have heard of Diancie. The rock/fairy-type monster is the star of the upcoming Pokemon movie (yes, they are still making those), Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. It is...

 
 
HGUC Neo Zeong photo

Let's take another giant look at the giant HGUC Neo Zeong

In case you missed it this week, Japan is going crazy with Gundam promotions again. The airport in Osaka now features the Red Comet Express, a bullet train decorated in the motiff of Neo Zeon and Full Frontal, the not Char of Gundam Unicorn...

 
 
GBWC 2014 photo

Set your GP Base for Gunpla Builders World Cup 2014

You've built your Gunpla and now you want something to do with it. You've painted, sculpted new parts by hand, added armor by cutting many, many small pieces of plaplate. If you'd like the chance to show off your Gunpla, you can do so at th...

 
 
HGCC Turn A Gundam photo

Destroy your world with HGCC Turn A's Moonlight Butterfly

The Moonlight Butterfly is the most destructive attack in all of the Gundam metaverse. Those beautiful wings of energy will make every piece of technology useless from here to Jupiter. Since their debut, people have asked for them to be inc...

 
 
Hatsune Miku plamo photo

Since Miku is everything else, now let's make her a plamo

Hatsune Miku has no shortage of merchandise. I honestly can't think of a product that the Vocaloid darling hasn't been turned into. I'll have to scratch two more items of the list as Fujumi has made not only a Hatsune Miku plamo, but also a...

 
 
Metal Gear Ray photo

Metal Gear Ray is ready for your plamo pleasure

For those with size and wallet restrictions, Kotobukiya's Metal Gear Rex plamo was a blessing for fans earlier this year. Given the reception to its release, it was only a matter of time before the clamoring for Rex would begin. Sure enough...

 
 
MG Sazabi Unboxing photo

Tomopop Unboxes - Master Grade Sazabi Ver Ka

I've waited for quite some time, but my most anticipated plamo of the year is finally at my doorstep. Arriving today was the Master Grade Sazabi Ver Ka. After substantial shipping fees and trying to fit the box through my doorway, I got to ...

 
 
Magazine Scans photo

Metal Gear Ray leads off this month's hobby scans

At the very end of last year, Kotobukiya released their 1/100 scale model of Metal Gear Rex. That immediately prompted questions of when Metal Gear Ray would be put into production plans. With this month's scans, the year 2014 is when Kotob...

 
 
Gunpla Expo 2013 photo

Gunpla Expo 2013 kicks off with numerous announcements

It's that time of the year where the latest and greatest new Gunpla are revealed to the world. Even with the new series Gundam Build Fighters, there is still Episode 7 of Gundam Unicorn and plenty of momentum for the HG All Gundam Project. ...

 
 
Moon Fox plamo kit photo

Sergey Safonov's Moon Fox now available as a plamo kit

A long, long time ago, Sergey Safonov released Moon Fox, which then spawned a whole series of Moon figures. Moon Fox is back, though, in a slightly different look: as a plastic model kit. A collaboration with Crazy Label, the kit is availab...

 
 
Custom Made Monday photo

Custom Made Monday: Getting into the Halloween Spirit

The weather is getting colder, and it's starting to get dark earlier now. Yes, this is fall! Of course one of my favorite things about fall is Halloween. The pumpkins, the candy, the scary movies...it's a great time. With Halloween being a ...

 
 
NYCC 2013 photo

NYCC 2013: Exclusive look at Master Grade Sazabi ver Ka

December has become the month for the featured Master Grade Gunpla. Past years have seen the Unicorn Gundam, Nu Gundam, and now the Sazabi. Each of these kits has been released under the "ver. Ka" banner, with the process being overseen by ...

 
 
NYCC 2013 photo

NYCC 2013: Bandai's Gunpla Builders World Cup Semi-Finals

The final qualifier for the Gunpla Builders World Cup took place this past weekend at New York Comic-Con. The competition featured some impressive kits, but only a few could walk home with awards in hand.  Taking home the Best in Show ...

 
 
MG Sazabi ver Ka photo

MG Sazabi ver Ka has its first color prototype shown

One of the most anticipated kits of the year has finally been fully unveiled at the Gunpla Expo in the Philippines. While the kit has had its lineart and rough prototypes displayed previously, we finally get to look at the full color versio...

 
 
HG Astray Gold Frame photo

Another day, another web-exclusive Astray Frame Gunpla

You have the HG Astray Gold Frame Amatu. The Mina custom version. The Astray Red Frame. Red Frame with Flight Pack. Astray Blue Frame. Astray Blue Frame Second L. Limited edition Astray metallic coating. I think you get the point here. Ther...

 
 
Metabots photo

Will you take Kotobukiya's Cyandog for a walk?

Do you remember Medabots? That delightfully off-beat anime that came out about a decade ago and spawned a handful of games as well as a slew of merchandise? Kotobukiya clearly remembers, since they're releasing a Cyandog PLAMO which is curr...

 
 
Nan Desu Kan model show photo

Highlights from the Nan Desu Kan 2013 model competition

Did any of you Tomopeeps make it out to Nan Desu Kan this past weekend? I drove out to Denver just to burn up some vacation days. While it was a heavily anime-oriented event, there was some stuff for us figure lovers as well. There were som...

 
 
Gunpla Builders World Cup photo

Otakon's Gunpla Builders World Cup results, one stop left

Last month, another stop was held on Bandai's Gunpla Builders World Cup. The stage was Otakon and modelers certainly stepped up their games. The Best of Show award went to James Michie and his Master Grade Hi-Nu Gundam, which will now make ...

 
 
Chara Hobby 2013 photo

Chara Hobby 2013: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and RG

The last bit of Gunpla news from Chara Hobby comes in the form of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, and Real Grade news. First, new kits are being made of MSG: Thunderbolt, a recent manga set during the events of the One Year War, featuring h...

 
 
Chara Hobby 2013 photo

Chara Hobby 2013: Gundam High Grade kits

While the big guys for Bandai have been the Master Grades, there are larger plans for the 1/144 High Grade kits. The upcoming Gunpla Build Fighters will heavily feature the scale and kits will be the backbone of the series, just as every en...

 
 
Chara Hobby 2013 photo

Chara Hobby 2013: Gundam Master Grade kits

Chara Hobby 2013 kicked off today for the annual weekly event. As one of the major hobby events of the year, Bandai is bringing their product and showing off all the kits that I'll probably buy in the future. At first, we'll take a look at ...

 
 
Gunpla photo

Gundam Unicorn inspires two more Gunpla recolors

Gundam Unicorn prides itself on Zeon fanaticism and nostalgia. A third Neo-Zeon movement doesn't leave a lot of mobile suits left, so we're left with a bunch of old OYW suits now with new colors. These new schemes make a perfect reason to r...

 
 
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Xerneas and Yveltal come to Pokemon's model collection

The highly anticipated new Pokemon game, Pokemon X/Y is almost here. While we wait, Bandai is starting to release new Pokemon items to keep us pumped up. Coming from Pokemon X/Y, the two new mascots, Xerneas and Yveltal will be joining&nbs...

 
 
Gundam Build Fighters photo

Gundam Build Fighters 'Mobile Suit A' appears in November

Gundam Build Fighters has proven itself to be the re-do of existing kits. The next entry into the series is a remake of the RX-178 Gundam Mk. II with a new backpack. For now, the suit is titled the Mobile Suit A, packaged with the backpack ...

 
 
Tomopop Review: Dragonite photo

Tomopop Review: Pokepla Dragonite Evolution Set

When you think of plamo, you generally think mecha, aircraft and automobiles. You don't really think of Pokemon. Bandai is willing to make a kit out of anything, and so, we have plamo of Pokemon. From starters to legendaries, there's a kit ...

 
 
MG Sazabi ver. Ka photo

Master Grade Sazabi ver. Ka coming this December

In another piece of news from the Gundam Front today, a long awaited kit has finally made its appearance. The original MG Sazabi had its release in 2000, people haven't really been happy with it especially when compared with kits of today. ...

 
 
HGUC Unicorn Phoenix photo

HGUC Gundam Unicorn 3 Phoenix is readying for its launch

With the release of a brand-new production from Gundam Unicorn, it's of course time for a semi-new Gunpla. The new kit, dubbed the Gundam Unicorn 03 Phoenix, immediately makes itself stand out with the pure gold color scheme. It does try to...

 
 
P-Bandai exclusive Gunpla photo

Premium Bandai has two exclusive Gunpla, slightly changed

Premium Bandai is no stranger to Gunpla. While most of the exclusives have been re-colors or relatively unknown variations, that doesn't mean that the kits aren't without their merits. We have both cases today thanks to the additions of two...

 
 
MG Wing Gundam Proto Zero photo

Magazine scans bring out details on MG Wing Zero EW ver

In this month's round of magazine scans, there isn't anything in the way of new in regards to Gundam. Instead, we have more clarity to some upcoming releases and better images of things they want us to buy right this moment. The jewel of th...

 
 
Review: Koto's Yotsuba photo

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's plamo Yotsuba

It sure doesn't seem like October was when we first found out about Kotobukiya's Yotsuba plastic model kit, because I feel like I've been waiting a while for her. It was, if nothing else, a total surprise for me, but one I was very excited ...

 
 
Gundam Build Fighters photo

Gundam Build Fighter, HG kits now available for pre-order

Just over two weeks ago, Gundam Build Fighters was unleashed to the masses. A series taking its liberties with plamo and design by smashing them together in unholy unions. Now the time has come to be prepared and pre-order all of the playse...

 
 


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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"

 

Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"

 

Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"

 

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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