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C2E2 2016: Chibi Essence

One of my favorite things about cons is finding stuff that's off the beaten path of my fandom, and that's where Chibi Essence comes in. I'm not very engaged in the indie/designer toy scene, but every once in a while I'll stumble across a bo...

 
 
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Take a pilgrimmage with this Journey statue

Thatgamecompany's Journey was a big hit, paving the way for more thoughtful, Zen-like games to enter the mainstream. The fact that it got a PS4 re-release speaks to its lasting impact. But if living the experience digitally isn't enough, ma...

 
 
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Mondo to release two statues of the very first Hellboy

Not one, but two gorgeous statues of Mike Mignola's Hellboy have gone up for pre-order at Mondo's store. They're not expected to be released until the last quarter of this year, but they're probably going to be worth the wait. Both statues ...

 
 
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Embrace the Dark Hadou with Oni Akuma

Street Fighter is a funny franchise, isn't it? Its roots are humble enough, but like the Fast and Furious series, each subsequent installment gets more and more insane. It has gone from a relatively small game about, well, street brawl...

 
 
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Tweeterhead shines their signal on classic Batwoman statue

Lost in history thanks to DC's unceremonious reboot in the 1960's, high-end statue maker Tweeterhead revisits the now forgotten member of the Bat-family. While Barbara Gordon's popularity on the television series translated to the comics wi...

 
 
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Ganondorf headlines new series of Wind Waker statues

Wind Waker is, visually, one of best Legend of Zelda games out there. Bringing the game's iconic style to polystone resin grandeur, First 4 Figures has presented Ganondorf to kick off the lineup. Standing at 15 inches tall, Ganondorf is exa...

 
 
 
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Noodles the Panda will slurp his way into your heart

What's cuter than a panda bear? One obsessed with ramen, of course! Created by Firestarter Design, Noodles the Panda looks incredibly pleased with his situation and his ability to balance his favorite food on top of his head. Which, let's b...

 
 
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Wave goes totally insane with Beach Queens Premium

While I think Wave's Beach Queens line is (usually) fine, I'm not exactly chomping at the bit for news about them. That might be why I missed that a pair of Galilei Donna Beach Queens announced last month kicked off a new range ti...

 
 
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Build a team of Ryus with Pop Culture Shock's latest

Pop Culture Shock's polystone Ryu is coming next year in not one, but three different versions. All three are planned for the first quarter of 2015, are 1/4-scale to fit with their other Street Fighter figures, are up for pre-order on ...

 
 
 
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Chun Li fights Vega in upcoming PCS Street Fighter statue

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' upcoming Street Fighter Chun Li vs Vega diorama goes up for pre-order on January 27 (but for us, it will be Tuesday... errr, Monday). The 1/10 scale polystone statue will be available in two versions: the reg...

 
 
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Gaming Heads' Plants vs. Zombies statues are worth it

I am happy to report that there are now high quality Plants vs. Zombies statues available for pre-order from Gaming Heads! They're slated to be released sometime during the first quarter of 2014, and they all look great. The first round of ...

 
 
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Sideshow's Diablo III statue features an infernal glow

Sideshow Collectibles' Diablo statue (Diablo III) glows with the power of evil. This 20-inch tall polystone statue features a light-up function in its upper torso and head. Evil has rarely looked so cool. While the standard sculpting is coo...

 
 
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Bowen wants to be Frank(enstein) with you

Bowen Designs' Frankenstein (or Frankenstein's Monster) statue is currently available for pre-order. The 16-inch tall super zombie (yeah, I'm calling him a zombie) sports some grisly sculpting and stands atop a debris-adorned base. The faci...

 
 
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Pop Culture Shock has the power with their He-Man statue

Pop Culture Shock is putting that Masters of the Universe license to work, as the latest statue to come from the studio is a 1/4-scale one of He-Man. Standing 29 inches tall and sculpted from polystone, He-Man has his Power Sword raised to ...

 
 
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Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: Amie-Grand

Amie-Grand had some nice figures at Treasure Festa with my personal favorite being Asuka. I like the concept, with her chilling on a really cool NERV-themed base. You can also see a polystone 1/6-scale Chuubou Sonken from Ikkitousen Xtreme ...

 
 
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Gaming Heads unleashes an incredible Dragonborn

It's difficult to find a gamer who didn't fall in love with the mountains and valleys of Skyrim. And if you've wanted a real life memento from those days in the virtual world, then boy, do Gaming Heads have you covered with their incredible...

 
 
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Amie-Grand looks down on Evangelion's Asuka in a good way

Asuka Langley Shikinami from Rebuild of Evangelion; love her or hate her, you at least have to admire some of the figures released of her. I know I'm drawn in by Amie-Grand's latest 1/6-scale figure of this fiery red head since it's posed i...

 
 
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[NSFW] Miyazawa Model Exhibition: NSFW figure roundup

It's that time again: NSFW stuff for the late night! The Miyazawa Model Exhibition had a handful of NSFW figures so I thought I'd do a roundup of them. The lone NSFW entry from Art Spirits is Haruko Amaya from the manga Make-Ki! BEAT had a ...

 
 
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[NSFW] Milk Pot has a polystone Karisa up for pre-order

We are all up in the NSFW pre-orders today. This one is for Karisa from the hentai manga High School Planet Prowler. It's a 1/6-scale polystone figure from Milk Pot. I know what you're thinking. "A polystone figure for an obscure character ...

 
 
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A new Jubei bounces into pre-order

Hyakka Ryouran may have finished its anime run, but you know what will always be around? People who like boobs and butts. Jubei has been a popular character for this reason, and now Q-Six has announced a polystone figure of her is up for pr...

 
 
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Pop Culture Shock's Sagat is rocking the tights

If you play Street Fighter with my buddies, there is only one sound that drowns out the noise of the game's music: "TIGER... TIGER... TIGER... TIGER..." Indeed I'm no stranger to Sagat's high/low fireballing ways. Pop Culture Shock Collecti...

 
 
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Quantum Mechanix release a Codex statue for pre-order

Fans of Felicia Day and/or her fun web series The Guild may recognize her alter-ego Codex being released in 1/6-scale polystone format by Quantum Mechanix this coming December. She's limited to only 500 pieces and her price is set to US$179...

 
 
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Blow up the land with First 4 Figures' Worms 2 diorama

It figures that on a day where we celebrate the U.S. of A's independence from the Crown by blowing up a portion of our land, we talk about a diorama of game that does the same. I can honestly say I have fond memories of Worms. It was the ga...

 
 
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Cruella DeVil and Genie busts get pre-orders on Sideshow

Two neat-o, nicely detailed busts by Grand Jester studios just went up for pre-order on Sideshow that push all the right buttons for me to pretty much decide my DO WANT for this month. The evil jerk Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmations) and Genie ...

 
 
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You are not worthy to gaze upon this Tiger Mask

When Brian posted about Kaitendoh's rendition of this magnificent specimen of a man, the promo shots wisely did not get too close and intimate. The simple fact is, we are not capable of absorbing that amount of manliness. Moeyo has decided ...

 
 
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Kaitendoh brings us the true power of Tiger Mask

Previously on Tomopop, I talked about how much I loved Tiger Mask. Today, I get to talk about that again, with Kaitendoh's new 1/6-scale polystone statue of Tiger Mask himself, sculpted by Shinichi Tagai! The definition on this piece is pre...

 
 
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Space Ace's Kimberly gets some love from Electric Tiki

Space Ace was a game that perhaps never got as much love as its Don Bluth Studios predecessor, Dragon's Lair (well, there's also the whole laserdisc thing), but that doesn't mean it's been forgotten. In fact, Electric Tiki is releasing a 1/...

 
 
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Sideshow's newest Marvel Comiquette is Magik

The latest addition to Sideshow Collectibles' Marvel Comiquette line is none other than Magik (a.k.a. Illyana Rasputina, sister of Colossus). She's 14 inches tall and made from polystone, and sculpted in great detail by Matt Aylward and Tre...

 
 
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Sideshow's Isaac Clarke is terrifyingly awesome

Sideshow Collectibles have kicked off 2012 with a few new statues, and the most eye-catching of those might be their polystone statue of Dead Space's Isaac Clarke. At 16 inches tall and 11 lbs., the Brian Fay-sculpted Isaac has his plasma c...

 
 
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Chill out with Sideshow's Iceman Comiquette

Sideshow Collectibles has revealed their newest Marvel Comiquette statue, featuring the one and only Iceman. The polystone statue stands 18" tall and in perhaps the coolest feature, is semi-translucent, it seems. Well, that or Sideshow...

 
 
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Amie-Grand's Asuka looks like she had a rough day

Amie-Grand is all about the polystone statues. It's their thing. Well, that and Ikkitousen. But from time to time they'll produce something from a different title. ...though that title is normally Evangelion. And that's what they have comin...

 
 
 
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Pop Culture Shock's newest Street Fighter statue is Chun Li

The fine folks at Pop Culture Shock Toys have pretty much made me cry over the past few years. Their Street Fighter statues, in particular, because I've wanted the Cammy and M. Bison ones and have never been able to afford them when pre-ord...

 
 
 
 
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The Steward of Gondor lives on in Sideshow's Boromir statue

The forces of Sauron are in for hell as the Fellowship is slowly coming together with Gandolf a few months ago and Gimli before him. Now, Sideshow Collectibles is continuing things with a fantastic Boromir statue, true to the movie and espe...

 
 
 
 


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

 

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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?"

 

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

 
 
 
 
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