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12:00 PM on 03.23.2011

Get your hands on the Legend Silver Hawk Burst (2P Color)

Though Darius Burst did not see a US release, it's a really great horizontal shooter and I advise any readers with a PSP to consider importing. Each game in the series has you piloting a ship called a Silver Hawk, and now you...

Tyler Jones

10:22 PM on 08.04.2008

SWF 08: 13B/Specters makes a fapworthy appearance

The more I think about it, it's probably a good thing I didn't get to attend this year's Summer Wonder Festival, because if I had, I'd probably be working on a second mortgage by now. With a good portion of the blame going to...

Topher Cantler

9:02 AM on 08.03.2008

SWF 08: Triggerheart Exelica joins a whole cast of new Nendoroid cuties

Oh God save my wallet. Please. The 2008 Summer Wonder Festival is upon us, and Good Smile Company is there with a whole slew of awesome new Nendoroids, including none other than everyone's favorite anchor-throwing mecha musum...

Topher Cantler

9:00 PM on 08.02.2008

Series 2 Shmup history gashapons hit Japan, Moeyo snatches 'em up for review

You might remember the Shooting Game Historica gashapons we told you about a few months ago, and if you've been waiting since then for a better look at them, Moeyo has you covered. They recently got their hands on a few from ...

Topher Cantler

8:21 PM on 06.28.2008

Konami prepares to fully assault shmup fans with Otomedius merchandise

Like any good STG fan, I've been keeping an eye out for any and all news regarding Konami's Otomedius. The latest in the company's long line of mouth-watering shmup tapestries, Otomedius is set to hit the Japanese Xbox 360 ve...

Topher Cantler

7:48 PM on 06.12.2008

Delightfully simple, simply delightful: Max Factory's Pec Champo from Senko no Ronde

While I've been on the less popular end of a lot of arguments regarding the quality of Senko no Ronde as a videogame, (I found it overly-tech on the fighting side and chokingly restrictive on the shmup side), there's no argui...

Topher Cantler

8:58 PM on 04.18.2008

No quarters necessary: Second wave of Shooting Game Historica gashapon ready for pre-order

Here at Tomopop, you'll find that a lot of us like love are just as rabid about video games as collectibles. And for a certain few of us, there's nothing quite like a good shoot 'em up to get our fanboyism going. Isn't that r...

Brian Szabelski

4:26 PM on 04.07.2008

Excuse me Miss Exelica, your anchors are showing

Hot on its way to availability comes this 1/8 scale Trigger Heart Exelica PVC from Alter. This is a piece I've had my eye on since it was announced, and FooBarBaz has a fantastic early figure review up for us to oogle. Using ...

Topher Cantler

9:58 PM on 02.18.2008

OMFG: 13B/Specters reveals new shmup models for the 2008 Wonder Festival

The 2008 Winter Wonder Festival is fast approaching, (starts February 28th) and that means we're about to have an unbelieveable torrent of amazing Japanese toys to bring to you. Held twice a year in Tokyo, the Wonder Festival...

Topher Cantler

5:07 PM on 02.14.2008

Shooting game historica Gashapons save the galaxy one pocket at a time

If you love shooters as much as I do, you know that STG toys are not always easy to come by. However, when they do surface, they're always worth having. Case in point: this Shooting Game historica gashapon set from Yujin. Fea...

Topher Cantler

8:55 PM on 02.07.2008

Vic Viper fighter model from Gradius II on the way this April

Do you enjoy blowing up stone Maoi heads that shoot deadly energy rings? Is the term "Boss Rush" familiar to you? Then this little beauty, now available at Hobby Stock, might be right up your alley. Atelier Sai has ...

Brian Szabelski