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Jeremy Crocker here, probably better known around the net as Emerje, I'm an associate editor here at Tomopop. I've been an avid figure collector my entire life. There's no time when I can remember ever not using my allowance or paycheck to buy new toys. As a child born in 1980 I lived through the time that's currently basking in a nostalgia pop culture resurgence. Transformers, G.I. Joe, Voltron, He-man and many others were as much a part of my childhood as they are my adulthood.

In the early '90s I was first introduced to anime and have been a fan ever since. With nearly 20 years of taking part in otaku culture Japanese figures make a very large part of my daily collecting. I couldn't imagine what my collection would look like today without figma, Revoltech, and various other lines on my shelf.

Aside from toys and anime I'm also a gamer with a preference towards JRPGs and fighting games. I still have every game and console I've ever owned since the NES days with only a few games lost to the years. Even now my favorite games are 2D over 3D, I just love the look of simple hand drawn sprites, especially from back in SNES and PS1 days. I'm just as content playing through Chrono Trigger again as I am any of the newest releases.

My collection can be followed at MFC and Shmax. I try to keep my anime viewing habits up to date at Anime News Network.
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11:30 PM on 03.03.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 02.28.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 AM on 02.18.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 02.17.2015

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

4:00 AM on 02.14.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

2:30 AM on 02.14.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 AM on 02.14.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:15 PM on 02.13.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

4:00 PM on 02.13.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

5:30 PM on 02.09.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

4:05 AM on 02.08.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:10 AM on 02.08.2015

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker