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Nendoroid Plus Capsules photo
Nendoroid Plus Capsules

GSC's Nendoroid Plus Miku capsules are ready for winter


BEAR MIKU IS BEST MIKU!!!
Jan 28
I hope all of my fellow New Englanders are all shoveled out and safe. Here's something cute and snowy to cheer us all up! Good Smile Company's latest line of capsule toys featuring, of course, Miku Hatsune has a long name, bu... read
Natsume Yuujinchou photo
Insert Scarface "little friend" joke here
Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume's Book of Friends) will probably always rank as one of my favorite top anime series of all time. For four seasons I laughed and cried with this series like few others. I was pretty sad when the fin... read feature

Naruto Megahobby Expo photo
Naruto Megahobby Expo

The Naruto manga ends as MegaHouse adds more figures


Manga and movie represented at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014
Dec 02
If you're like me then your week feels a little less complete after years of getting a weekly dose of the Naruto manga ended in November. Sure, I was satisfied with the ending (got my pairings!), but I still want more. Thankf... read
Transformers Go! photo
Transformers Go!

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


They actually look better than the full size figures
Aug 21
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. ... read
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CUTER THAN REAL
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!  read feature

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America!

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Lady Liberty goes wild


Another side of an iconic American monument
Feb 12
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... read
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Sailor Moon mini figs


So tiny. So cute.
Feb 12
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 ... read
Animal Crossing photo
Animal Crossing

Get these Animal Crossing figures in this Choco-egg line


Please don't eat your neighbor
Jan 24
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... read
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

These Colossal Titan trading figs are full of the feels


Who knew the big guy was so emotional?
Jan 21
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... read
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This week's batch is anything but a snore
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... read feature

Sengoku Basara One Coin photo
Sengoku Basara One Coin

One Coin Sengoku Basara Eiyu Shuuketsu Hen box pre-order


The One Coin Grande Sengoku Basara chibis return!
Nov 19
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... read
LEGO minifigures photo
Series 12 features 16 figures from the upcoming movie
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 t... read feature

One Piece  photo
One Piece

Straw Hats sail again with new Punk Hazard series


New Anime Chara Heroes set is in "Shambles"
Oct 17
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 ... read
NYCC Tamashii Nations photo
A lot of everything: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Evangelion, Gundam, Saint Seiya, and Monster Hunter
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 Nati... read feature

Sailor Moon Petit Chara photo
Sailor Moon Petit Chara

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


Who doesn't love a set of chibi Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask?
Oct 09
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... read
Sengoku Basara chibis photo
Sengoku Basara chibis

Capcom bring out the chibis Sengoku Basara style!


New Sengoku Basara chibis? Count me in!
Oct 04
Capcom? Check. Sengoku Basara? Check. Absolutely adorable chibis?! CHECK! Alright, Capcom are totally in it to win it with this set of freaking cute Sengoku Basara chibis, especially with the hype relating to the upcoming Sen... read
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Megahouse brings Puzzle & Dragons to life with some minis


Megahouse
Sep 12
I've not quite been sucked into the Puzzle & Dragons craze just yet, but I have tried the game out and found it pretty fun, with some rather nice artwork. It's hard for me to write off anything from GungHo anyway however,... read
Kabaya Transformers photo
Kabaya Transformers

Newest Kabaya Transformers are surprisingly nice looking


New figures are more cartoon accurate than the original figures they're based on
Jun 01
For a while now Kabaya has been doing lines of candy toys based on the Transformers franchise. For the most part the series has either recreated the original Generation One figures from the '80s and '90s in simpler forms or m... read
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Hetalia The Beautiful World speaker mascots pre-order


The Axis and Allies have a lot to say!
May 25
The gang from Hetalia returns with a lot of things to say! Movic has created a new set of speaker mascots from Hetalia The Beautiful World, which are all voiced by their voice actors from the show in Japan. Characters include... read
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Final Fantasy Trading Arts Zidane, WoL, Ace pre-order


The Trading Arts Minis are back!
May 24
The Final Fantasy Trading Arts Minis are back, and this time we have Zidane, Warrior of Light and Ace up for pre-order in their cute chibi forms. I'm sure you're probably familiar with Zidane and the Warrior of Light, but if ... read
To Aru Index chibis photo
To Aru Index chibis

Chara-Ani piles on the Index with two re-releases


All the adorably shrunken Misaka you can handle
Mar 15
With the To Aru Majutsu no Index movie packing out cinemas, it's good times for the franchise and the perfect opportunity for Chara-Ani to release an upgraded set of its Toy's Works' super deformed trading figures.  ... read
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Naruto Sengoku Dattebayo Swing Collection for pre-order


An adorable 12 piece Naruto trading figure set, anyone?
Mar 13
Alright, so this trading figure set totally caught me out of the blue, and I find it extremely adorable. For once in a long while I actually want some Naruto figures again. What we have here are swinging and swaying chibi ver... read
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Play the popular mobile game in real life!
For fans of the adorable game Cut The Rope, Round 5 has teamed up with Zeptolab to make some cute miniature trading figures and plushies! I didn't know these existed until the Round 5 team contacted me about it, and I'm pleas... read feature

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The iDOLM@STER girls give a mini size Cinderella story


Mikatan previews the upcoming Miniature iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls.
Nov 14
Idol simulator series The iDOLM@STER is certainly something big. I mean look at how many times MegaHouse has released repaints of the girls from this series? Well, The iDOLM@STER is now even bigger than before thank... read
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To the New World again with Figuarts ZERO Brook and Robin


The move One Piece Film Z also gets a new set of trading figures.
Nov 12
As it commonly seems with new One Piece releases, some re-releases are bound to happen. If you need to do some catching up to go along with your Figuarts ZERO X-Drake and Basil Hawkins, you can now pre-order again both New Wo... read
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Choose your party with these Etrian Odyssey III figures


Chara-Ani's Toy'sworks Collection Niitengo Premium series goes dungeon crawling.
Nov 05
I really do not like it when a game gives me several party members or classes to choose from (I'm looking at you Suikoden series!) but when you ask me to choose my party for my figure collection, you're just asking for too mu... read
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Build your own ball team with Little Busters blind boxes


Oct 31
With the advent of the anime series, companies continue to rush and get as much "new" Little Busters merchandise out as possible, even if it means quickly reproducing some older products. In this case, Chara-Ani is re-releasi... read
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Transformers, train girls, more come to Dengeki Festival


Oct 20
TakaraTomy is a mix bag of properties and then some as evident at the Dengeki 20th Anniversary Festival. The company showed off some of its popular properties including ZOIDS, Transformers, and TomyTec's line of train girls. ... read
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Sengoku Basara Sansun Bushou Collection Part 1 pre-order


Are you ready guys? Get your pre-orders on!
Sep 25
Uh oh, Sengoku Basara fans? Get your wallets ready! Capcom is releasing the Sengoku Basara Sansun Bushou Collection Part 1, which is an adorable chibi set of figures that can somewhat be compared to Kotobukiya's previous One ... read
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Last week, we brought you the news about Kaiyodo's upcoming Yotsuba&! trading figure series, which is coming out now in December. Now, we're happy to let you know pre-orders for the set have opened up, and it seems l... read feature

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Nendoroid Petite Type-Moon Collection hits pre-order


Try saying THAT 10 times fast
Sep 19
If you were around yesterday then you probably saw Mikatan's gallery for Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Petite TYPE-MOON Collection made in honor of TYPE-MOON's 10th anniversary! This impressive set of 12 trading figures... read
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Good Smile previews Nendoroid Petite TYPE-MOON set


Collection celebrates 10 years of TYPE-MOON
Sep 18
Good Smile Company is helping TYPE-MOON celebrate their 10th Anniversary in style with their latest Nendoroid Petite collection. This massive set features 12 characters (including a secret bonus character) from seven TYPE-Moo... read
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Chess Collection R: Hunter x Hunter set hits pre-orders


Chess set or mini-busts, you decide!
Sep 13
I won't pretend I'm any good at chess. I've tried to learn a bunch of times, but I'm just not any good at it. However, you don't have to be a chess player to appreciate the newest entry in the Chess Collection R series: Hunte... read
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Final Fantasy's Kefka shows his devious face!


As well as the rest of Final Fantasy Creatures Kai Vol 5!
Aug 30
Square-Enix has released the official images of the upcoming Final Fantasy Creatures Kai Vol. 5 figures! You know what that means? PRE-ORDERS! You have no idea the amount of running and screaming I just did as I put in my pre... read
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As a fan of Yotsuba&!, I've loved seeing Danbo get so much love... but what about the green-haired girl herself? It's been few and far between on the figure front, but great news! Kaiyodo is releasing a new trading figur... read feature

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Bandai has another Evangelion Portraits set coming up


Aug 22
Bandai's got a new Evangelion Portraits set for November, and pre-orders have already started. It's titled "Rebuild of Evangelion PORTRAITS Plug Suit Special" and sure enough, will have Rei, Asuka, Mari, Shinji, and Kaworu. H... read
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NISA offers Mugen Souls Nendoroids with game plus more


Aug 07
NIS America is gearing up for the release of their next big game: Mugen Souls for PS3. And while they're offering up their usual standard and limited editions they're also making a special bundle that includes Nendoroid ... read
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New subscription service Sugo Toys Japan enters the fray


Aug 07
Sometimes figure collecting is a war. When it comes to certain figure lines you have to stalk export sites, attack when pre-orders go up, and do everything you can to beat your fellow collectors to the punch in order to gain ... read
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Bandai wants you to smile courtesy of Tiger & Bunny


Jul 21
Now you can have your favorite Tiger & Bunny heroes always smiling at you, thanks to Bandai's relatively new trading figures line @be.smile. The line has a really cute catchphrase — The characters are always with a ... read
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Chara-Ani has all sorts of Haruhi-chan goodness coming up


Jul 12
If you're a Haruhi fan, you'll surely appreciate these adorable trading figures from Chara-Ani. They're taken from the often-bizarre world of the Haruhi-chan and Nyoron! Churuya-san animated shorts, featuring such things as N... read






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