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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 31

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/17 to 8/23

The universe is clearly broken. An adult figure has ranked as one of the top toys in Japan. And when I say adult I don't mean cast off bikini tops and whatnot, I'm talking a figure doing things that we can't post here (but ca...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 28

Hasbro UK asks what it's like being a Transformers fan in new survey

Hasbro UK has a posted a rather interesting Transformers survey open to everyone. The survey is simply titled Modern Fan 2015 and takes a different approach in asking questions about the brand. Rather than simply asking ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 25

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/10 to 8/16

So Toynes.jp took a break from doing their top sales lists for a few weeks, but it looks like, at least for now, they're back! There have been a lot of summer releases since the last period posted ending July 19, so there mus...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 21

Not Cliffjumper, but red Bumblebee next Transformers Masterpiece

Looks like we'll have to keep waiting for that elusive Masterpiece Cliffjumper figure. To tide us over (perhaps forever?) we're getting a red Bumblebee for now. MP21R Bumblebee Red Mode is inspired by the very early days...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 18

Banpresto opens character voting for latest Figure Colosseum

For the past several years Banpresto has hosted the Figure Colosseum and this year is no different. The Colosseum is now open with Modeling Tenkaichi Budokai 6 for Dragon Ball Z character voting and Modeling King Summit ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 18

Monster Musume Mila 23-foot pillow cover sells out in an hour at Comiket

Sometimes a gamble pays off. When it was announced that the Monster Musume and Tokuma Shoten booth at Comiket this past weekend would offer a life sized 23-foot long hugging pillow cover (yes, just the cover) of series m...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 15

The Fourth Hokage marks the fourth S.H. Figuarts Naruto figure

After three fairly "meh" figures from the Naruto Shippuden S.H. Figuarts series (Naruto, Sasuke, and Kakashi) they appear to have finally hit their mark. The fourth figure in the series, the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, ha...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 05

Premium Bandai gives you the tools to lead the Digidestined

Digimon is 15 years old and Premium Bandai knows how to celebrate! They could just do a bunch of figures and models and call it a day, but that wouldn't be enough. Instead they're doing a bunch of figures, a model, a cool Dig...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 30

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/13 to 7/19

I remember a time when toys were toys; not trading cards and professional drones. Times have really changed... Overall (→)Yo-Kai Watch Youkai Medal Busters Vol.1 (Bandai) (New) Shuriken Sentai Ninninger D...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 28

Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Transformers

Once again a multiple companies were showing off a very wide and eclectic variety of Transformers figures. But nothing was more unusual than Takara Tomy's latest addition to the Q Transformers line: Evangelion. Having already...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 27

Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Log Horizon finally gets its first figure

Let's take a moment and look at what Log Horizon has going for it: Nine light novel volumes and counting 11 manga volumes between four different titles, all ongoing Two anime seasons totaling 50 episodes (and a good chance f...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 27

Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Durarara!! figma are coming!

Well, here's my favorite bit of news from Wonder Festival 2015 Summer: Durarara!!x2 figma are happening! A series that has long been on my figma wishlist will finally get checked off, just as I was trying to cut down on my fi...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 20

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 7/6 to 7/12

It was a short absence, but Yo-Kai watch is back and with authority. It was only a matter of time really; a series can't be in the top five so consistently and not reappear when something new comes around. Lots of other new f...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 14

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/29 to 7/5

It was a short break, but it would seem Ninninger is back again in the top five. Clearly Bandai hit a home run with the current Super Sentai incarnation. It is interesting to not see Yo-Kai watch return, or Kamen Rider Drive ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 13

Looks like Transformers Titan Wars is real after all

Usually Hasbro is a little better at keeping secrets than this. Back at BotCon we got an unexpected, and perhaps unintentional, sneak peak at designs for the previously unheard of Transformers Titan Wars line as part of a lar...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 12

SDCC 2015: Everything Transformers from Hasbro

Hasbro didn't play all of their cards last month at BotCon, but they certainly played their best ones. Hasbro's display and presentation at San Diego Comic Con 2015 was a little lacking compared to years past. We did finally ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 08

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/22 to 6/28

Hope you were saving your pennies during this period because we're looking at some of the most expensive figures we've seen in these rankings. It's not often that we see this many high ticket items sell so well in one week. J...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 07

Hasbro backs out of London Toy Fair 2016

It's no big secret that much of Europe often gets a raw deal when it comes to figure distribution. Hasbro has been especially difficult as of late with them teasing the region with an early Transformers Combiner War...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 07

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/15 to 6/21

For some reason Toynes.jp took a short break so we don't have rankings for the week of 6/8 to 6/14, but things appear to be back on track! This particular time frame has been a bit delayed, so expect the week of 6/15 to 6/21 ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 05

Tomopop Review: SDCC exclusive Transformers Kreon Class of 1985

Back in 2011 Hasbro had this novel idea to take on LEGO head to head in the toy aisles by making their own brand of building blocks. Kre-O ended up being a somewhat notorious building system. It premiered as a line ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 05

Tomopop Review: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters

It's July and San Diego Comic-Con is next week! We're taking an early look at Hasbro's exclusive Transformers Generations Combiner Wars: Combiner Hunters Arcee, Windblade, and Chromia. It's a ridiculously long name, but it fe...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 25

BotCon 2015: Is Hasbro secretly teasing Titan Wars in the future?

Well this was unexpected. Near the Hasbro booth at BotCon was a large poster advertising Combiner Wars showing off all of the Combiners of the series including the first look at Bruticus. But hidden around the text was an une...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 25

BotCon 2015: First look at Fan Built Combiner Victorion

USA Today was given the first look at Transformers combiner Victorion through a few comic panels from IDW. The results of Hasbro's Fan Built Combiner poll ended in an all-female Autobot combiner from the Sea of Rust with grav...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 24

BotCon 2015: Transformers Fan Club reveals 2016 figure lineup

This past weekend at BotCon the Transformers Collectors Club laid out their plans for 2016. This year they didn't go nearly as obscure with their figure choices as they did with the 2015 selection. I don't want to join the su...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 22

BotCon 2015: Hasbro plans big for Combiner Wars

This past weekend at BotCon 2015 Hasbro at long last revealed a first look at many figures we knew were coming, but have been eagerly awaiting a chance to see. Among them are eight classic Autobot cars reimagined as combiner ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 20

Tokyo Toy Show 2015: MP Ironhide and Optimus Primal, UW Devastator, and Diaclone returns

Transformers fans were given a lot to be excited about at Tokyo Toy Show 2015 this past week. Takara Tomy had done some small reveals, like letting us see a finished look at their take on the Protectobots and their three evil...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 20

UPDATED: Takara Tomy adds a trio of villainesses to Transformers Legends

[Update: The three were shown at Tokyo Toy Show 2015 earlier this week fully painted. They were only shown in bot mode and pics can be found in the gallery. Plus pre-orders are still available in a number of places. (via Daim...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 15

Shenmue III Kickstarter includes capsule figure tiers

As it seems everyone has heard already (and it was only just officially announced moments ago) Shenmue III is on Kickstarter seeking US$2 million to produce the game for 2017. Fans aren't wasting time in showing their su...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 13

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 6/1 to 6/7

Normally the majority of toys we see make the rankings every week are robots. But this week things are a little different with only three bots on the list, and only two of those are Gundam. Plus we've got two girls on the lis...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 10

Select SDCC exclusives coming to Barnes & Noble

If you've got your eye on some San Diego Comic Con exclusive figures from Diamond Select Toys, Funko, and Titan but can't make it to the show then you may not be entirely out of luck. As part of Barnes & Noble's Get Pop-C...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 09

Forget monsters, at SDCC it's all about the Combiner Hunters

You can't exactly have a villain without a hero to oppose them. Or in this case a trio of heroines. Last month Hasbro previewed their first Transformers exclusive for San Diego Comic Con, the massive premium Titan Devastator ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 05

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/25 to 5/31

Hey, this is actually a really cool mix for this sales period. Sure, we've got the usual mix of Yo-Kai Watch, Super Sentai, and Gundam, but we've also got a Transformer, a second week of Hatsune Miku, another Kamen Rider, and...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 02

Share a drink with Pikachu thanks to these PUTITTO figures

The fine folks that brought us a number of familiar characters hanging off our cups from Funassyi to Disney to Madoka Magica is at it again. This time around Kitan Club is ready to electrify your favorite drinks wit...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 30

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/18 to 5/24

Japan continues to change the concept of toys. I get that these card games are played with, but does that make them toys? Seems like quite the stretch if you ask me. OK, so Yo-Kai Medals aren't technically cards, but they're ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 27

TF Platinum Edition Trypticon reissue finally confirmed

It's really happening! A few months back there was a rumble coming out of Asia that a number of G1 reissues were on their way from Hasbro and we've finally gotten confirmation of the biggest one yet: Trypticon! Neither Hasbro...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 26

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 5/11 to 5/17

Not sure why, but apparently during this period there was a surge in toy sales from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Japan's current big Super Sentai series claimed the bottom four overall slots. Meanwhile all of the hobby slo...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 22

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...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 18

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...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 13

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...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 12

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 ...   0




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