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Hong Kong event might confirm several Transformers rumors

Hasbro and Takara Tomy may have interesting things planned for 2015
Jan 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Normally I'm hesitant to report on rumors when there's no concrete evidence, but lately some lingering rumors appear to be gaining legs. That includes the rumors of new Masterpiece figures from Takara Tomy and some really une...
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Transformers Masterpiece

[Update] TaoBao puts the Transformers Masterpiece rumor mill into overtime

Site lists Tracks, Road Rage, and Ironhide listed
Jan 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
[Update: Seibertron is reporting that a rumor going around UK Toy Fair right now is that Takara Tomy is also planning to release Masterpiece versions of tank Megatron (not the Combiner Wars version), Ratchet (of course), Shoc...
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Lego Jurassic World

Lego Jurassic World sets might be coming in the near future

Chris Pratt reveals info on Empire Film Podcast
Sep 09
// Brian Szabelski
Chris Pratt does a pretty good job of bringing joy to people's faces, whether it's rapping Eminem's part from "Forgot About Dre," his on-screen roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie and Parks and Recreati...
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Fairy Tail

Tsume-Art hints at an upcoming Erza Scarlet

Twitter reply offers an idea of what's next
Jun 20
// Martin Siggers
It's been a little while since Tsume released their excellent figures of Natsu and Gajeel from Fairy Tail, but we're finally getting signs that they'll be picking up the series again. A few days ago Fairy Tail autho...

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Rumor time

Rumor: Harry Potter x Square Enix possible?

Square's merchandise division head tweets out a curious picture
Jun 09
// Brian Szabelski
Hidemi Matsuzuka, the general manager for Square Enix's Play Arts Kai brand, has tweeted out an image on both his Japanese and English accounts, showing off a letter addressed from Hogwarts. Of course, Hogwarts is from t...

Fate of figma Strength comes into question

Coming soon or joining an ever growing list of unreleased figma?
May 23
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Remember how awesome Wonder Festival 2013 Winter was with its torrent of figma goodness? Much of what appeared there has hit pre-orders and some have even been released already. But one figure in particular is suddenly seeing...

Breaking down the Dunny 2013 Series rumor

May 09 // Brian Szabelski
So here's what we know so far: Dunny Addicts posted an image they found on April 15, saying that it could be the Dunny 2013 line-up. Just a few days ago, a fellow named Mikashroom posted on Trampt an image and link from Diamond Comics' Preview Plus page that may be the cover art for the series, also indicating that it'll have 20 Dunnys, 14 artists and a circus sideshow theme. The supposed release date is June 19. Here's a few things to consider: The leaks have happened the last two years, and both have been ultimately proven to be pretty accurate. For comparison's sake, here's the 2011 and 2012 leaks. The Dunny 2011 and 2012 series dropped the exact same week as Dunny 2013 supposedly will (on June 22 and 21, respectively) The Diamond Comics page makes mention of a Kraken, Batboy and Daredevil design. All three are present in the spoiler image (as highlighted below): Dunny Addicts noted in their story that Ardabus Rubber had mentioned on Facebook he was a part of the series this year; his style is clearly present in one of the Dunnys (the green and pink one in the lower left corner) Speaking of Ardabus, Belgian collector hova1979 said in the Trampt article that Ardabus' design is based on a custom that's part of his commission; that would be correct. The only thing that seems odd to me is that June 19 is a Wednesday, essentially breaking with Kidrobot tradition of a Thursday release for everything. I wouldn't be surprised if the Diamond Comics date is actually when shipments arrive, and that if this info is correct, the real release would take place on Thursday, June 20. You know, parties and the whole hootenanny. Also in the above image, we can clearly pick out a few artists' styles: DGPH, Scott Tolleson, Andrew Bell, Ardabus Rubber, Nathan Jurevicius, Scribe, Sergio Mancini, Julie West and Jon Paul Kaiser. However, count the number of Dunnys; there's only 14. That would mean that six could still be in hiding somewhere. There's pretty much no way that KR would only release 14 Dunnys, so I suspect that's the case. So how confident am I that this is the real deal? Well ... the info makes sense on a release coming in June because of the Diamond Comics page. The designs, of course, are a little more iffy and subject to revision, but they fit the 2013 Series description, so I'm inclined to believe that at least some of the designs are the real deal.
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Picture purportedly shows off some of this year's release
It's that time of the year again: we're wondering where info is on Kidrobot's yearly Dunny installment, and some image pops up online purporting to be this year's line-up. Some folks take it at face value and others are more ...

Apparently by a Hong Kong studio I've never heard of before
If the rumors are to be believed, there's a new series of small-scale Sailor Moon poseable figures on the way in May. The figure's makers are Legend Studios, a small Hong Kong-based company whose only previously known figures...


Rumorpop: Wave may make more female-fan-friendly figures

Job posting hints at nothing too specific, but could male figures be on the horizon from Wave?
Feb 09
// Brian Szabelski
A new part-time job posting on the Wave Corp. website has caught our attention here at Tomopop. The job is with Wave in the field of figure development, with 1-3 people possibly being brought in. While that in and of itself i...

My Little Pony may hit Build-A-Bear this Spring

Could a Facebook comment lead to pandemonium?
Jan 18
// Rio McCarthy
Well, it may just be a response to a comment made on Facebook, but the original poster would be correct. If Build-A-Bear released My Little Pony related outfits, or actual stuffed animals themselves, they would make a boatloa...

Rumor: Could Disney be interested in Hasbro?

MTV Geek reports high-level discussions may be starting
Nov 05
// Brian Szabelski
Just last week, Disney announced seemingly out of nowhere that they were buying up Lucasfilm for US$4 billion. And now, according to sources that talked to MTV Geek, the Mouse's attention may be turning to another company: Ha...

Rumorpop: Is Disney's Shellie May heading Stateside?

Aug 29
// Natalie Kipper
Visitors to Disneyland and Walt Disney World are no doubt familiar with Duffy the Disney Bear (check out my Show and Tell for a refresher). The Japanese transplant can be spotted all over the parks. But what about his girlfri...

Rumorpop: figma Nanoha 2nd A's movie version at WonFes?

Jul 18
// Andres Cerrato
If pictures are to be believed, that will be the case. Spotted over at Axe Factory, a promotional flyer for the upcoming Nendoroid Nanoha and Fate set shows the silhouette of the title heroine for the newest figma. The movie,...

Rumorpop: The odd case of the Cowboy Bebop figures

Jun 14
// Brian Szabelski
By now, you may have already seen what appears to be images of new figures for Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel and Vicious. Spotted by BeckyHolly and many others (and being discussed there as well), the images (which according t...

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