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Oct 03 // Yami Casas

Participate in a Rhyme battle with DMMd's Ren

Oh Gift, you certainly know how to make me squeal in delight. Recently, @Giftkanegon posted a few pictures via twitter featuring the next bishounen to appear in their DRAMAtical Murder plushie series. The set of pictures play...
Sep 26 // Yami Casas

Delays hit Alter's release schedule

I knew things seemed a bit too quiet in Alter-land. After all, Alter wouldn't be Alter without a delay or two on a monthly basis, right? Right. They recently updated their September shipment schedule, and as you can probably ...
Sep 10 // Yami Casas

Add some misdirection to your collection with Kuroko

[UPDATE: Picture gallery added] [UPDATE 2: CD Japan pre-order link added. Go Go Go !] [update 3: Added another pre-order link :)] Are you ready for some Winter Cup action, Kuroko no Basket fans? Just in time for the highly an...
Sep 02 // Yami Casas

Class is in session with Ginpachi-sensei

The last time we caught a glimpse of Ginpachi-sensei at Wonder Festival 2013 Summer over a month ago, he was still in his unpainted prototype form, but now, the homeroom teacher from the light novel series (and anime extras),...
Aug 28 // Yami Casas

ALTAiR reveals Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren

ALTAiR recently updated their blog and revealed the long awaited prototypes for Uta no Prince-sama's Hijirikawa Masato and Jinguji Ren. Although ALTAiR did display both boys during Wonder Festival Summer 2013, there was a pes...
Aug 12 // Yami Casas

Good Smile Company announces August delays

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Good Smile Company recently updated their website announcing the August release schedule, and well, you can already guess where this is going, right? Our monthly nemesis, the dreaded '...
Aug 08 // Yami Casas

Share a drink with Gintoki and the gang

How would you like Gintoki and his cohorts to join you for some refreshing tea time? Well, now they can, thanks to MegaHouse's delightful Gintama "Tea friends series - Would you like to rest a little?" figure set. The box set...
Aug 07 // Yami Casas

MegaHouse's Rob Lucci and Aokiji pre-orders are ready

[UPDATE: Pre-orders are officially open! HobbyLink Japan and Hobby Search links added.] Alright, One Piece fans, it's time once again, for a Portrait.of.Pirates glitchfest PSA. MegaHouse certainly isn't pulling any punches th...
Jul 26 // Yami Casas

Free! yourself with Nanase Haruka

If there is one anime that has been getting a lot of buzz this season, it's KyoAni's new sports themed series Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club. With the immense popularity the show has garnered in just its first four weeks since air...
Jul 25 // Yami Casas

Enter the second quarter with Kuroko no Basket One Coins

While the second season of Kuroko no Basket is still ways away from its October premiere, Kotobukiya is easing the wait with a second set of its one coin series aptly named 2Q. The first set of minis, (which is due out this m...
Jul 24 // Yami Casas

Good Smile Company announces Nendoroid Naegi Makoto

It seems the good folks at GSC have been secretly working on a Nendoroid sample of Dangan Ronpa: The Animation series protagonist, Naegi Makoto, and thanks to a recent tweet from @gsc_kyojin we can enjoy a sneak peek at his ...
Jul 18 // Yami Casas

Rondo towards destruction with Atobe Keigo

Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama fans are you ready to chant 'Hyōtei, Hyōtei, Hyōtei,' along with me? Pre-orders have officially begun for the captain of Hyōtei Academy tennis club, Atobe Keigo as the "all rounder...
Jul 06 // Yami Casas

Good Smile Company and Max Factory dive into DMMd

Fans who were able to attend The CHiRAL Night's (Dive into DMMd) recent event at the Tokyo Dome City Hall were in for a big surprise when they turned to a certain page in their event pamphlet, which listed that both...
Jun 28 // Yami Casas

Trafalgar Law and Donquixote Doflamingo pre-orders set

Thanks to a recent update via MegaHouse's official page, fans of the popular One Piece Portrait.of.Pirates series will have a second opportunity to add DX Donquixote Doflamingo (¥7,600) and Sailing Again Trafalgar Law (&...
Jun 17 // Yami Casas

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Jonouchi Katsuya

When Kotobukiya first announced that Jonouchi Katsuya would be to be joining Yami Yugi (reviewed) and Seto Kaiba (reviewed) in the ArtFX J line, I was pretty ecstatic. As a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, I felt the line was a ...
Jun 06 // Yami Casas

Pre-order G.E.M. series Uzumaki Naruto

With the popularity of Shounen Jump's Naruto series, it's hard to believe, there aren't that many released scale figures featuring Konoha's leading ninja. While Plex did release a younger version of the noisy ninja, I've alw...
Jun 05 // Yami Casas

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche Madoka Kaname

Recently, I had the opportunity to review the first figure to debut Kotobukiya's new Cu-Poche line, Haruka Amami from iDOLM@STER fame. While I was apprehensive at first by the new series, I was quickly intrigued by the unique...
May 31 // Yami Casas

Tomopop Review: Kotobukiya's Cu-Poche Haruka Amami

When Kotobukiya first announced their new Cu-Poche line, I was a bit apprehensive. I mean, when it comes to figures in their chibi-fied forms, Good Smile Company has prime time real-estate in that market. However, once I lear...
May 21 // Yami Casas

The dreaded 'D' pays ALTER a visit

I'm sure this will not come as a surprise, but ALTER recently updated their page with news of some of the upcoming figures which were delayed to June (or tentatively "after" June). Here's a complete list of all the items we'l...
May 15 // Yami Casas

Kotobukiya's Echizen Ryouma is ready for pre-order

Are you ready for a quick game of tennis? Pre-orders have begun for the newest member of Kotobukiya's ARTFX J line Echizen Ryouma, from one of my favorite sports themed anime/manga, Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama (New Prince of Te...
Apr 04 // Yami Casas

MegaHouse pre-order announcement roundup

Thanks to a recent update via twitter, MegaHouse has finally announced the upcoming figures available for pre-order come April. So, get ready for a good old fashioned round up, MegaHouse Style. First, we have two legendary p...
Mar 27 // Yami Casas

Gift debuts new UtaPuri plushies

The popular otome game turned anime Uta no Prince-sama is getting ready to return for its second season this coming spring, and to celebrate Gift is offering another chance to add Otoya Ittoki and Tokiya Ichinose to your plus...
Mar 22 // Yami Casas

Tsume-Art's Black Star makes his big debut

The good folks at Tsume-Art have added a bit of star power to their impressive HQS line with the addition of the ninja assassin, Black Star. As a fan of Atsushi Ōkubo's fantasy anime/manga, Soul Eater, I am ecstatic to s...
Mar 11 // Yami Casas

Good Smile announces some March delays

As collectors, there is one word we are all quite familiar with, delays. Not a month goes by where we don't encounter the dreaded "D," and this month is no exception, especially if you pre-ordered some items from Good Smile a...
Mar 07 // Yami Casas

G.E.M. series Hijikata Toushirou gets a second look

Recently MegaHouse opened pre-orders for a familiar face in their G.E.M. series, and if you’re a Gintama fan as I am, you’re probably over the moon with the addition. Making a second appearance in the popular lin...
Mar 04 // Yami Casas

Under the Radar: MegaHouse SA-Maximum Franky

Get ready to celebrate, One Piece fans. After months of teasing, MegaHouse has finally opened pre-orders for the final member of the Mugiwara no Ichimi (Straw Hat Pirates), Franky. As a huge fan of the Portrait of Pirates ser...
Feb 09 // Yami Casas

Wonder Festival 2013 Winter: Nendoroid Akane Tsunemori

We've already had quite a few surprises from Good Smile Company, but nothing has caught my attention like the announcement of Nendoroid Akane Tsunemori from Psycho-Pass. Now, you will have to excuse me for a moment as I try t...
Feb 08 // Yami Casas

Under the Radar: Media Factory's Amnesia collection set

While we weren't paying attention, Media Factory opened pre-orders for its collection figure box set of the popular otome game turned anime, Amnesia. The six figure set will include Shin, Toma, Ikki, Kent, Ukyo, and Orion. Ea...
Feb 04 // Yami Casas

Shannaro! Plex's Sakura Haruno enters battle

Plex's D.P.C.F line continues to amaze me with their larger than life renditions of some of my favorite Shonen Jump color spreads. This time around, Plex is focusing their attention on Naruto's resident pink-haired kunoichi, ...
Jan 31 // Yami Casas

MegaHouse preorder roundup

Recently, MegaHouse updated their web-page announcing the upcoming figures that will be available for pre-orders in February. So, prepare your wallets and get ready for the February edition of the MegaHouse roundup. Up first,...
Jan 28 // Yami Casas

Tomopop Review: Good Smile Company's Ultimate Madoka

Among the many wonderful figures released during 2012, there was a certain mahou shoujo that was at the top of my “most anticipated figure" list, Good Smile Company’s Ultimate Madoka. Since debuting at Wonder Fest...
Jan 19 // Yami Casas

New Prince of Tennis One Coin set is ready to serve

Kotobukiya is certainly taking a bite out of my wallet these days with their chibi sized One Coin series. Their latest addition to the line of miniature figures just happens be one of my guilty pleasures, Shin Tennis no Ouji-...
Jan 17 // Yami Casas

Under the Radar: Bandai's Chibi-Arts Sinbad

Fans of Shinobu Ohtaka’s adventure series Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic will be happy to know that Bandai has finally opened pre-orders for Chibi-Arts Sinbad. The King of Sindria comes with two different faces and some ...
Jan 11 // Yami Casas

Under the Radar: Kotobukiya's Kuroko no Basket One Coin

Among the many anime series that I watched last year there was one particular show that quickly became my favorite, Kuroko no Basket. I've always been fond of sports related anime, and Kuroko no Basket, quickly rose to the to...
Jan 10 // Yami Casas

Gintama's Kagura is ready to set Yoshiwara into flames

Fans of the hit series Gintama have a lot to be celebrating. Not only is the anime resuming with an all new story arc, but finally, the second member of Yorozuya Gin-chan is ready for pre-order. The feisty 'China Girl,' Kagur...
Jan 04 // Yami Casas

Tomopop Review: G.E.M Kotetsu T. Kaburagi

It probably doesn’t come as much of a shock when I say I have a huge crush on Tiger & Bunny’s resident Oji-san (old man), Kotetsu T. Kaburagi. Naturally, when MegaHouse announced that they would be adding Kote...
Aug 30 // Yami Casas

Wild Tiger's 12"PM figure will light up your wallet

After months of waiting (nine to be exact) Bandai is set to launch its 12 Perfect Model (12”PM) action figure line. The 12"PM line is designed to represent Bandai's high-end figures which feature meticulous detail work ...
Aug 28 // Yami Casas

Medicom's Real Action Heroes line adds a bit of yandere

If you were ever thinking of spicing up your collection with a little bit of yandere, here's your chance. Pre-orders just opened for Medicom's newest addition to its Real Action Heroes line, Gasai Yuno from the manga/anime se...
Aug 23 // Yami Casas

Bandai reveals new Tiger & Bunny figure-rise 6 kits

The latest scan from Hobby Japan's October issue has popped up with the new additions to Bandai's Tiger & Bunny figure-rise series. The scan featured the figure-rise 6 model kits of Wild Tiger (FamilyMart Version), Barnab...
Aug 21 // Yami Casas

ALTAiR's Orihara Izaya really wants to be with you

Earlier today ALTAiR updated its blog to announce the re-release of Durarara's!! infamous information broker, Orihara Izaya. Wearing his trademark black hooded jacket, Izaya may be posed holding a switchblade or his black cel...

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