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May 22 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hasbro reveals Devastator exclusive for SDCC 2015

As people suspected, one of this year's San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Hasbro is Titan class Devastator. Like with the 2013 SDCC Titan Metroplex, Titan Devastator is pretty similar to the retail version, but features add...
May 18 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/4 to 5/10

Well this is a little odd. For the first time since we started reporting these Japanese sales ranking we've got absolutely nothing new for the overall and hobby lists. In fact none of the rankings reported by Toynes.jp h...
May 13 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Achieve "Shave Impact" with Schick and Evangelion

Japan gets the best stuff. In the west Gillette doesn't make Batman shaving accessories for adults, but in Japan Schick makes Evangelion razor holders and a bunch of other cool stuff. Schick once again brings back clean shave...
May 12 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Pre-orders start for Transformers D-Style Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker

Kotobukiya continues to trudge along with their D-Style SD model kit line of Transformers characters. What started with Optimus Prime and Megatron along with an upcoming Nemesis Prime kit continues in the skies with new ...
May 11 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/27 to 5/3

Well this is interesting. For the first time since we've been following these top lists we're absent one Shuriken Sentai Ninninjer DX Shurikenjin. It and the Ninja Ichibantou have been something of a staple on the list for th...
May 09 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Transformers Masterpiece 26 Road Rage colored images surface

Back in January the ol' Transformers rumor mill claimed to know the next three Masterpiece figures coming to Japan. The first was said to be MP-25 Tracks which turned out to be true. The second was long shot MP-26 Road Rage w...
May 09 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Revoltech Mini Danboard gets new life as an Evangelion Seele monolith

This fall will mark the 20th anniversary of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime series which first premiered in October of 1995. In celebration of this major milestone the original TV series and movies are being remastered i...
May 05 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Take a look at BotCon 2015's complete box set

BotCon 2015 is a little over a month away so let's see what's in store for their box set, Cybertron: Most Wanted. The story takes place on Axiom Nexus, a Cybertronian hub city at the  center of the Transformers multivers...
May 04 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/20 to 4/26

By now we should be used to Bandai owning these top lists so I won't harp on that any more. Instead we'll focus on what's actually made the lists rather than who made them. Like last week the overall list matches the boys lis...
Apr 30 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hasbro, IDW, and retailers team up for Transformers May Mayhem

May might be the month of flowers and warming weather, but Hasbro wants to make sure it's known for something else: Transformers! Through the entire month of May Hasbro will be combining fans with retailers and various events...
Apr 30 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Brake-Neck

Brake-Neck is an interesting name. It's a dual play on words using brake in place of break since he's a car and making it part of a phrase meaning to drive recklessly at high speeds. It isn't a terrible new name for a guy onc...
Apr 30 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger

When Hasbro did their year-long reveal of the Combiner Wars theme for the Transformers Generations line last year fans were simultaneously excited and confused. On one hand we're getting proper updates to popular G1 combiner ...
Apr 25 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/13 to 4/19

I guess this is what we've been building up to. It started to look like they were losing their grip, but a steady gain in rankings lead to this point: total domination. I'll comment more down below. Overall (→) Yo-...
Apr 19 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 4/6 to 4/12

This week supported two known facts: trading card games and Gundam are insanely popular in Japan. To say it was a great week for either, especially Gundam, might be an understatement. There are only three new items this week,...
Apr 19 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Snow Miku 2016 is all about the winter sports

What's this? It's finally starting to look like spring around here and I have to think about winter again!? I guess if it's for a new Snow Miku design I'll let it slide. Slide... heh. Anyway, it's time to start thinking about...
Apr 15 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Aniplex+ video gives 10th Anniv. Saber figure one last pre-order push

Type Moon's 10th anniversary was a few years ago, but the celebration continues. Aniplex+'s Saber 10th Anniversary ~ Royal Dress Version figure for Fate/stay night has been available for a limited time pre-order for a while ...
Apr 14 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring 2015: figma

Back in February we got our first look at a bunch of new figma from Max Factory, Phat!, and FREEing. Since then we really haven't heard a whole lot outside of an occasional appearance here and there. While there's nothing her...
Apr 11 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Tomopop Review: Transformers Combiner Wars Powerglide

When Hasbro first announced the Combiner Wars theme for 2015 the possibilities seemed endless. And when fans began coming up with different ways to incorporate Legends figures into the combinations the doors were blown wide o...
Apr 11 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5

So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e...
Apr 09 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29

Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...
Mar 28 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Top selling Japanese toys for week of 3/16 to 3/22

  Curious about what's the Japanese are actually buying and how they lineup with your own collecting habit? Toynes.jp has you covered with a weekly and monthly sales round up. Last week was a good week for robot fans as ...
Mar 27 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

We finally get a blue Bluestreak, so of course he's a hard to get exclusive

Takara Tomy pulls another one out of the Transformers obscurity bag, but this time it's one a lot of fans have wanted. Quick history lesson: way back before Hasbro began the Transformers franchise, Takara was deep into the Di...
Mar 26 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hasbro adds Brake-Neck and Quickslinger to Combiner Wars

As Hasbro put it so simply, "the rumors are true". Some fans felt a little blindsided when Hasbro announced their Transformers Generations Combiners Wars series only to find Slingshot and Wildrider replaced by new member...
Mar 18 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hasbro goes large with oversized simplified Transformers

So, out of no where, we got our first look at some new simplified Transformers from Hasbro. Normally I'd just shrug these off and hope they don't take up too much space, but these are actually pretty interesting. The line app...
Mar 18 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Two original TFs get WTF repaints from Hasbro

Some things are beyond explanation. Fans of the clunky original Transformers Generation 1 figures have been wanting to see Hasbro give Blitzwing and Astrotrain a proper reissue for years now. We knew the molds were still...
Mar 17 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Nendoroid Wooser returns in a budget-friendly light version

Back in 2013 Good Smile Company released a pair of Nendoroid Wooser figures after the popular first season of anime shorts. The sets featured Wooser with Rin and Darth Wooser with Ren and a ton of extra stuff from the&nb...
Mar 13 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Masterpiece Tracks gets better pictures, price, and date

More photos bring more excitement as the latest addition to Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece line finally enters the pre-order stage. You might remember the first colored preview we got just last week and we're already ...
Mar 12 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Threezero prepares two CHAPPiE figures for pre-order next week

You know what's a fun movie about a war machine that takes on a life of its own with a child-like innocence? Short Circuit, not CHAPPiE. What CHAPPiE was is a fascinating movie about the moral dilemmas of creating artificial ...
Mar 03 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Take a first look at Masterpiece Tracks in color, flight mode, and accessories

It's been less than two weeks since we got our first look at Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece Tracks and things appear to be moving along quickly. Already we're being treated to some full color images of the A...
Feb 28 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Play With This Too launches Lost Protectors Kickstarter

There are a lot of third party groups these days making unofficial Transformers figures, but here's one with some real credibility. Play With This Too is a new company made up in part of former Hasbro and toy industry em...
Feb 18 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers: Robots in Disguise

Hasbro's latest Transformers animated series, Robots in Disguise, is set to start on Cartoon Network in March and Hasbro continues to pump out even more figures. The toy line has already launched and while they only showed of...
Feb 17 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Toy Fair 2015: Transformers Generations

Hasbro promised to deliver to Transformers fans and collectors at Toy Fair 2015 and they sure didn't let people down. There have been a lot of rumors over the years, but the big surprises weren't in who they showed, but what ...
Feb 14 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro reveals some of their Transformers Generations plans

Hasbro is offering a sneak peek at their plans for the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars line to be shown this weekend at New York Toy Fair. Many figures that have been long rumored have finally been confirm, though we'r...
Feb 14 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Prime 1 Studio

No matter what you think of Michael Bay's treatment of the Transformers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you have to admit that Prime 1 Studio knows how to make a killer statue. I'm guessing they use actual CGI renders fr...
Feb 14 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Azone Aldnoah.Zero Asseylum Vers Allusia

Are you a big fan of Aldnoah.Zero with some money to burn? Then Azone has the doll for you. Announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 Summer we've finally gotten our first look at Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia at Wonder Fe...
Feb 13 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse

MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar...
Feb 13 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Tomopop Review: Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose

With the popularity of anime it's no surprise that the west would produce some imitators. There have been many failures, but some, like Totally Spies! (yeah, they still make new episodes), manage to find their legs. Othe...
Feb 09 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Sentinel and Union Creative

Doing figures that other companies won't do is something that Sentinel and Union Creative excel at. Whether it's cardboard space robots or figures so grotesque they're cool you can bet one of these companies will make it. The...
Feb 08 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: figma and figFIX flood

So you say you've got some figma you're just dying to see made? Well then, let's see how many of your wishes have come true this time with the first round of announcements!  figma: Kantai Collection - Yukikaze, Kitakami...
Feb 08 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Relax with FREEing's 1/4 Bunny Yoko

There's really no shortage of Yoko figures from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann so it's always a welcome sight to see something a little different. Wait, did I say little? FREEing is ready to take up some massive shelf real estate...






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