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8:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Mag scans show off Kabaya Transformers Go! Samurai Team candy toys

It's been a while since Transformers Go! ended, both the figure line and the anime series, so everyone is a little surprise to see that Kabaya is planning a series of candy toys based on the toy line's Swordbot Samurai team. ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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Tomopop Review: Persona 4 Half-Age Characters photo
Tomopop Review: Persona 4 Half-Age Characters
by Martin Siggers

I, like all rational and reasonable human beings, love Persona 4 with all of my heart and soul. And considering I write for a toy website, it's pretty obvious that I like cute things too. So what happens when Bandai takes the already adorable girls of Persona 4 and makes them extra adorable for their Half-Age Character series? Well, read on to find out! 

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6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Lady Liberty goes wild

Has Liberty ever looked this good? Takara Tomy Arts has put together a very different take on the USA's Statue of Liberty in a series of capsule figures that show the iconic landmark's fun side. Poses range from what our edit...

Scarecroodle

1:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Sailor Moon mini figs

I don't know if you've heard this, but Sailor Moon is a pretty popular franchise. All joking aside, the anniversary of the show has brought a ton of sweet merch this past year, and it doesn't look like it's stopping any time ...

Pedro Cortes

7:00 PM on 01.24.2014

Get these Animal Crossing figures in this Choco-egg line

You know what’s great? Chocolate. Do you know what else is great? Animal Crossing. That’s why getting both chocolate and Animal Crossing together is an amazing thing. From Furuta, there will be a Choco Egg series...

Vanessa Cubillo

1:00 AM on 01.21.2014

These Colossal Titan trading figs are full of the feels

Attack on Titan's Colossal Titan may be an enormous man-eating monster, but it sure does lend itself well to some great and unusual figures. I thought lounging in a teacup or the popular Nendoroid couldn't be topped, but...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Tomopop LinkUP: The turkey coma edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: The turkey coma edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's Thanksgiving Day in the States and if you're anything like me you're probably bursting with great food and looking forward to a long tryptophan-induced nap. But while others were slaving over a hot stove I've been busy stuffing this week's LinkUP with all sorts of great stuff guaranteed not to put you to sleep!

This week we've got Japanese Happy Meal toys, plush Christmas ornaments, lots of handmade stuff, several teasers, and more. It's all gravy!

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5:00 PM on 11.19.2013

One Coin Sengoku Basara Eiyu Shuuketsu Hen box pre-order

Some of my favorite chibis are back in action once again! The One Coin Grande Sengoku Basara series has returned, this time with the Eiyu Shuuketsu Hen box. I have previously shown you the first and second boxes of the origin...

Rio McCarthy



LEGO rolls out next round of collectible minifigures photo
LEGO rolls out next round of collectible minifigures
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

The LEGO collectible minifigure blind packs are showing no signs of slowing down as they enter series 12. In case you haven't heard there's a LEGO movie coming in February 2014 and this series consists of 16 characters from the movie. Unlike most movie figures I doubt if the movie were to bomb it would effect the figure sales in the slightest. Such is the popularity of LEGO. 

The series has a very colorful group of characters and a number of them are sure to be very popular among collectors. Here's what's in the lineup due out in January:

  • William Shakespeare
  • Gail the Construction Worker
  • Panda Guy
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Taco Tuesday Guy
  • Larry the Barista
  • President Business
  • Calamity Drone
  • Marsha Queen of the Mermaids
  • Wild West Wyldstyle
  • Scribbe-Face Bad Cop
  • Velma Staplebot
  • Hard Hat Emmet
  • “Where are my Pants?” Guy
  • Mrs. Scratchen-Post
  • Wiley Fusebot

I kinda want a Panda Guy...

[via The Brothers Brick]

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10:00 PM on 10.17.2013

Straw Hats sail again with new Punk Hazard series

Plex is back with a new set of One Piece mini figures based on the crew's adventures on Punk Hazard. The Anime Chara Heros One Piece Chapter of Punk Hazard Vol.1 series features the entire crew, villains, and marines as ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - misc. figures and role play photo
NYCC 2013: Tamashii Nations - misc. figures and role play
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Trying to collect figures on a shoestring budget? It's hard to do unless you're willing to set your sights a little smaller. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for something cheap. Bluefin Distribution and Tamashii Nations are bringing over a bunch of the latest gashapon, prize figures, scale figures, blind boxes and other small-scale collectibles along with an ample number of role play items from a wide range of anime. 

When it comes to the Dragon Ball stuff it's hard to tell what's more popular; the figures or the role play stuff. Aside from their S.H. Figuarts and Figuarts ZERO offerings they also displayed their new line of of Shodo articulated mini figures. They're 80mm tall (just over 3 inches) fully articulated, painted like their big brothers, and features a Goku based on his appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. They also had prototypes of some new prize figures on display that will certainly see released soon. 

Fun as those are it's hard to not be impressed by the number of role play items on display. Goku's pole and disk-firing wristbands look good, plus there's Trunk's sword, the Dragon Radar, and glowing Dragon Balls. But the best choice is the variety of Scouters in red, blue, and green. They even have an exclusive three-pack  with NYCC stickers on the sides. They can scan cards to read out power levels and make a bunch of noises. I remember seeing a lot of people walking around Otakon with these on this year so they're definitely popular even among non-cosplayers. 

If Dragon Ball isn't your thing then maybe you're interested in the huge variety of figures being released for One Piece? Portraits of Pirates? Check! Movie Z figures? Check! Costume figures? Check! Super deformed, mini, and trading figures? Check, check, and check! Looks like most of the cast of characters are well represented, even some of the lesser villains look to have multiple figures. 

Perhaps you're more of an Evangelion movie fan? There was no shortage of figures for the third movie; ranging from a number of figures for the pilots (including two figures of Shinji, imagine that!) to the Evangelion Mechanics line featuring little Eva Units in complex display sets. 

Probably the franchise taking up the most space is Gundam. There was so much Gundam stuff that wasn't Gunpla it would take far too long to try to name it all. There's Gundam STANDart, Gundam Converge, Assault Kingdom, and so very much more. Just go look at the gallery, it's all there.

Too a lesser extent they also had a number of different Saint Seiya figures on display for various characters in different forms. They also had the highly detailed figures from Monster Hunter Encyclopedia XI and XII on display. 

This is a great effort from Bluefin. It's nice to see so much stuff from Bandai made available outside of Japan without the need for customers to import. 

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10:00 PM on 10.09.2013

Sailor Moon Petit Chara! figures by Megahouse pre-order!

How cute!! I love Megahouse's Petit Chara! figures, as I'm totally a sucker for cute trading figures, but these are almost always so fun! We have the five Inner Scouts, Tuxedo Mask, as well as Luna and Artemis. Each of the hu...

Rio McCarthy