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8:30 PM on 01.20.2015

Hong Kong event might confirm several Transformers rumors

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

4:30 PM on 01.20.2015

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

[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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:00 PM on 09.09.2014

Lego Jurassic World sets might be coming in the near future

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...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 AM on 06.20.2013

Tsume-Art hints at an upcoming Erza Scarlet

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...

Martin Siggers

10:00 PM on 06.09.2013

Rumor: Harry Potter x Square Enix possible?

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...

Brian Szabelski

11:00 PM on 05.23.2013

Fate of figma Strength comes into question

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Breaking down the Dunny 2013 Series rumor photo
Breaking down the Dunny 2013 Series rumor
by Brian Szabelski

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 skeptical, but once again, a purported leak has appeared for Dunny 2013 Series.

Since we're not "FIRST!" on the story here, I thought I'd take a deeper look at the supposed leaks and see if there's any chance it could be real. Hit the jump to read up a bit on what I found.

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Rumor: More Sailor Moon figures incoming? photo
Rumor: More Sailor Moon figures incoming?
by Brian Szabelski

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 were of One Piece characters, plus some nice-looking figure cases they've made. The photo in the header (according to comes from the 2012 ACG Guangdong, Hong Kong & Macau Comic Expo, held earlier in January. The display also contains a possible mock-up of the figure's assembly, showing that it will be poseable.

I do share one thought with MyFigureCollection user WindsorSeven, though: how'd a relatively unknown and small company like Legend Studios get a notoriously hard to obtain license? It's an answer I don't have, and combined with the quick release date, the tease of all nine senshi without a single prototype in sight, and Bandai's previous S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon announcement (for which pre-orders aren't even up yet), leads me to be more than a bit skeptical about the whole thing. Even if they do come out, I'm pretty sure licensing rights and other issues might keep these as a Hong Kong-only item, so don't get your hopes up too much. 

[Sailor Moon Obsession, via MyFigureCollection]

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10:00 AM on 02.09.2013

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

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...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 AM on 01.18.2013

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

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...

Rio McCarthy

5:00 PM on 11.05.2012

Rumor: Could Disney be interested in Hasbro?

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...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 PM on 08.29.2012

Rumorpop: Is Disney's Shellie May heading Stateside?

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...

Natalie Kipper