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May 25 // Andres Cerrato

Play Arts Kai enlists Darth Maul as its newest Star Wars Variant release

I was not that thrilled with the Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper. Vader was too edgy for my tastes while Boba Fett had my attention. As Square-Enix moves to the next entry to the line, I'm completely down for their Darth M...
Mar 27 // Andres Cerrato

Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper, what could go wrong?

I'm still not sure what to make of the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. It's cool that they're willing to take risks with beloved characters, but I'm not exactly much of a fan of some of the results. I really don't know what to ...
Mar 26 // Andres Cerrato

Make Yamcha useful by having a dead one on your shelf

All jokes aside, Yamcha used to be actually capable of something. Then the Saibamen came, blew him to bits, and it's been all downhill since then. You can now commemorate this moment thanks to Bandai, who have decided to rele...
Feb 04 // Andres Cerrato

From left field, it's Marvel Bishoujo Lady Deadpool

Well, this is something I didn't expect whatsoever. Kotobukiya has had its weird concepts for its popular Bishoujo line. Sure, there's the oddball, at least to me, of Freddy and Jason, not to mention the MiB Agent. The latest...
Jan 02 // Andres Cerrato

Revoltech Yoko is back, now in a sailor uniform

It's been quite some time since Gurren Lagann had figure news. Revoltechs were great in the early run of the series and Yoko helped to usher in the Fraulein line. Being that the character was popular over several releases and...
Dec 26 // Andres Cerrato

Make full use of joints with Revoltech R2-D2

Revoltech Star Wars should be a hit. It's hard to believe that Revoltech line has been going for nearly 9 years and this was supposed to be the breath of fresh air that the line needed. However, there are just some thing...
Dec 24 // Andres Cerrato

Wave lets you make your own lingerie Saber harem

Some ideas you could have sworn have been done before. Sure, there's plenty of Saber figures to go around. Someone has had to have made them in various states of sleeptime apparel, especially of Saber. Surprisingly, it does n...
Dec 24 // Andres Cerrato

Max Factory's new 1/7 Hatsune Miku is all jeweled up

Let's not kid ourselves, Miku has received a lot of PVC figures. This isn't as bad a thing as I've thought in the past, especially with the bar being raised each time. Max Factory is throwing in yet another effort to capture ...
Dec 15 // Andres Cerrato

Hot Toys Boba Fett is more than you bargained for

I think just about everyone knew that Hot Toys was going to release Boba Fett sooner or later. Given the character's popularity, it was inevitable. What people did not see coming though was that the release of Boba Fett was g...
Oct 24 // Andres Cerrato

The Bandai Tamashii Web Shop is open for everyone...sort of

I've been waiting for this news for quite some time now, but here's the good: Bandai is opening the Tamashii Web Shop for international customers. As with Good Smile Company's opening last year, international customers can no...
Oct 09 // Andres Cerrato

Hatsune Miku goes from Letterman to new Play Arts Kai

[Update: Now with actual images. Duck face?] Yes, we all have seen that thing that happened last night. (In case you haven't it's after the break.) It's now time for better things and with New York Comic Con opening in just u...
Sep 25 // Andres Cerrato

Perfect Grade Gundam Unicorn coming this December

It's the kit that everyone said they wanted when they learned what they could do. The gimmicks for the Perfect Grade line made people dream of what the Unicorn could be if they were to do it. Yes, it's finally coming this Dec...
Sep 16 // Andres Cerrato

First 4 Figures announces Mega Man, we hope it's a proto man

First 4 Figures has had a pretty good track record with their pieces. Digging into the golden days of gaming, they've brought out some great statues from Metroid, Zelda, and Sonic franchises. They've now stepped into the year...
Sep 01 // Andres Cerrato

The greatest office supplies ever made feature Dragonball Z

Office work sucks. There is no soul or personality in the boring cubicle of life. Now thanks to the efforts of Bandai, you can try to find some happiness in the crushing defeat that is work. This set of gashapon tries to put ...
Aug 07 // Andres Cerrato

Funko takes to the gridiron with Pop! Football

It's been a while since we've discussed sports figures on Tomo, but it's about to be actual football season. With Funko having incorporated just about every other popular franchise into its line of Pop! figures, it's about ti...
Jul 17 // Andres Cerrato

Kotobukiya conjures up more Bishoujo, teases Zatanna

Kotobukiya is going to have quite the show for us at San Diego Comic Con. We've already seen the teasers for Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura. Then there was one for Marvel Bishoujo Wasp. DC hasn't been forgotten as the la...
Jul 17 // Andres Cerrato

Standby, here are your Gundam Build Fighters Season 2 Gunpla

Gundam Build Fighters was amazing. It didn't have a great plot, but it was at least enjoyable if just for all of the cameos. It certainly surpassed expectations in the west and now season 2, Gundam Build Fighters Try is on th...
Jul 16 // Andres Cerrato

MG Hi-Nu Gundam ver Ka's Heavy Weapons are ready for battle

The Hi-Nu Gundam ver. Ka is simply a beautiful mobile suit. While the first MG Hi-Nu had its detractors because it wasn't like the original design by Izubuchi, the new kit follows his design aesthetics much more faithfully. A...
Jul 15 // Andres Cerrato

Painted Bishoujo Jubilee is here for pre-orders

[Update] Pre-orders are now available and listed below! She'll be out in late December for ¥7,200. Wasn't it just yesterday that we finally got to see the prototype sculpt for Jubilee? Oh yes, it was. In what was just a d...
Jul 13 // Andres Cerrato

Next challenger for Kotobukiya Bishoujo is Street Fighter's Sakura

Perhaps you're watching a stream of EVO right now and you're in the mood for some more fighting. While we've seen the release Bishoujo Chun Li and are awaiting Cammy and Juri, how about one more fighter to add to the mix? Kot...
Jul 09 // Andres Cerrato

Bandai of America goes full-on Tommy love with SDCC exclusives

If you remember last year, Bandai of America had some exclusives that people really wanted, only to have them available at SDCC. While the item did eventually get a standard release, it took some time. For 2014, it looks like...
Jul 08 // Andres Cerrato

Fight it out over S.H. Figuarts Batman and Joker

Being honest here, I kind of forgot that Injustice was a thing. The game was released quite some time ago and the S.H. Figuarts Batman from the game was debuted at New York Comic Con last year. Since October last year, we did...
Jul 03 // Andres Cerrato

Get your preview of S.H. Figuarts Sailor Uranus and Neptune

Sailors Moon through Saturn have all either been released or announced, so the next logical step was for Neptune and Uranus to get their announcement. That news did come last month, with the two being released at the turn of ...
Jul 02 // Andres Cerrato

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Super Mario + Sets A & B

Mario is the figure that so many have wanted a quality representation of. While there have been a few over the years, they did little more than just move arms up and down. Earlier this year, Bandai brought the news that many ...
Jun 25 // Andres Cerrato

Tomopop Review: Proplica Sailor Moon Moon Stick

You will do just about anything to feel like you're really there. Bandai has long made products to make you feel as if it were real to you and that's their goal with the new Proplica line. The first entry into the new series ...
Jun 25 // Andres Cerrato

figma Racing Miku 2013 storms the track

People love racing, people love Miku. Once again, figma will release a new version of the digital diva, now actually getting ready to take the track instead of being a sideline cheerleader. With orders opening up for the late...
Jun 25 // Andres Cerrato

Revoltech introduces Mini Date Masamune and reintroduces Legacy figures

Revol Mini continues to be a thing. After Kinnikuman, Solid Snake, and Iron Man Mk VI, the 4th release in the line will be Date Masamune of Sengoku Basara. Just as with the other releases, Masamune got a release  in the ...
Jun 24 // Andres Cerrato

Figma Nagato invades Pearl Harbor and your pre-orders

KanColle is...odd. The amalgamation of pretty women and WWII Imperialist Japanese ships has become a hit, and in becoming so, the subject of many pieces of amusement. The next in the line is none other than figma Nagato, whic...
Jun 24 // Andres Cerrato

S.H. Figuarts Android 16 is revealed behind door #3

It's just a day full of surprises. Just as we thought that SHF Broly would be the beginning of the larger-sized S.H. Figuarts, here comes a sneak. Inserted into the Android 17 pre-order page on Premium Bandai is a group shot ...
Jun 24 // Andres Cerrato

Figuarts Zero summons MMPR Green Ranger for release

This is an unexpected development here. I thought that when MMPR went heavily into S.H. Figuarts and just a slight dip into Super Robot Chogokin, those were going to be the two lines. Now coming out of the Premium Bandai shop...
Jun 24 // Andres Cerrato

S.H. Figuarts Broly is revealed, makes Goku cry

That didn't take too long. The teases were pretty obvious, but now we can see for sure that Broly is in fact the next S.H. Figuarts in the works. The legendary Super Saiyan will be the largest DBZ SHF to date as you can see i...
Jun 22 // Andres Cerrato

The next DBZ S.H. Figuarts release might be legendary

Yes, the picture you see above you has been pixelated. Oh, just what could it be? It could be just about anything! Well, it's Broly. How do I know? Look just beneath the pixels and you can see the reflection of the legendary ...
Jun 22 // Andres Cerrato

Here's the first Gunpla from the new Gundam series

The late summer of 2014 will see the entry of the latest Gundam television series, Reconguista in G. Being the brainchild of original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, I'm looking very much toward this series. As the series wi...
Jun 22 // Andres Cerrato

Tamashii Nations' next SDCC exclusive is Armored Black Ranger

I'm sure you all remember the episode of MMPR. Sure, it was 20 years ago but you remember it like it was yesterday. Zack needs to overcome the odds, Tommy lends him his shield and we get the Armored Black Ranger. It was an ep...
Jun 20 // Andres Cerrato

First SDCC exclusive for Tamashii Nations is an SHF Orange Vegeta

You remember the episode. Vegeta and Nappa go down to an alien world before their stop on Earth. They looked a lot different, with Vegeta having brown hair not to mention orange and green armor. When Vegeta's SHF was released...
Jun 13 // Andres Cerrato

Star Wars finally to be mass merchandised by mass manufacturers

If a catalog coming out of the International Tokyo Toy Fair is to be believed, there is going to be a lot of people involved in Star Wars over the next few years. Bandai has already revealed their hand partially with S.H. Fig...
Jun 11 // Andres Cerrato

Everyone's favorite Sailor Scouts that aren't cousins get Figuarts

The announcement was inevitable, but nonetheless special. It was just last month that the duo was unveiled at the Tamashii Summer Collection, but at the dawn of the Tokyo Toy Show, the pair is shown in their full glory. The p...
Jun 11 // Andres Cerrato

Tokyo Toy Show: S.H. Figuarts Star Wars

Well, this is a pleasant surprise. You had to know that Star Wars was going to get into even more merchandising with Ep 7 coming out next year but this is something I didn't expect. Sure, Hasbro has finally gone to 6 inches w...
Jun 05 // Andres Cerrato

Become an even stronger magical girl with PROPLICA Sailor Moon Rod

By now, you've already seen the trailer promoting the new Sailor Moon series. Bandai has done a good job of milking this by releasing their first of PROPLICA series, the Moon Stick. With the series launch ever closer, now it'...
Jun 03 // Andres Cerrato

S.H. Figuarts goes for Zero, produces Zero

You've wanted Zero for a while now. When it was announced that Tamashii Nations was producing Zero from Megaman X, you said that you liked Zero, but you really wanted this Zero. Now that one is actually happening and here are...






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