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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 24

GSC follows up on One-Punch Man with Genos Nendoroid

Nendoroid Saitama (coming in December) wont be enjoying his alone time much longer. The One-Punch Man anime twitter account pointed out that at the November Kahotan live broadcast Tuesday announced Genos will soon b...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 23

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/9 to 11/15

Looks like there might have been some sort of hiccup at Their rankings for overall toys is updated even though it hasn't changed much, but some how the hobby rankings for this week are a complete copy and paste fro...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 23

Hasbro tasks fans with voting for the next Transformers Titan class figure

Good news: Hasbro still plans on doing Titan class Transformers in distant 2017 and they want our help deciding who to do next. They've chosen three big bots from the Transformers universe and are encouraging fans to go to Fa...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 21

Hasbro makes one more round of Transformers reveals for 2015

After a year of big Transformers reveals between Toy Fair, BotCon, San Diego Comic Con, and New York Comic Con Hasbro wasn't content. They couldn't help themselves and had to make one last round of reveals to end the year. It...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 18

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/2 to 11/8

This week's overall listing is a lot like last week's, but Duel-Masters has dropped off, replaced by another Kamen Rider Ghost item. Japanese kids sure do love their supernatural stuff. No surprise the overall ranking matches...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 12

Check out these custom Transformers Devastation figures

Hey Hasbro, what gives? Transformers: War for Cybertron got a figure line, as did Fall of Cybertron, so where are our Devastation figures? Sure, you've made these characters a dozen times, but use your imagination. How about ...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 09

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/26 to 11/1

So this is unusual. Every single item in the overall ranking has gone up from last week. Typically we see a mix of ups and downs as pieces swap positions or get bumped by new items, but it's very rare for everything to rank h...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 07

Transformers Masterpiece Ratchet revealed to no surprise

When Takara Tomy announced Transformers Masterpiece MP-27 Ironhide everyone knew that the Autobot medic Ratchet wasn't far behind. So it came as no surprise to anyone when Nippon-Yassan started taking pre-orders on the unoffi...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Nov 05

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/19 to 10/25

The battle for the number one sales spot is always fierce, but this week seems to illustrate just how so. The 10 spots between the two rankings are taken up by seven different franchises, several of them older than the fans b...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 31

Plans announced for Love Live! Eli Ayase Halloween figure

Megahouse and Alter will be teaming up again with their Alpha x Omega collaboration to reveal a new Love Live! Eli Ayase figure at Megahobby Expo 2015 Autumn on November 28. The official Love Live! website reports that the fi...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 31

This is how Good Smile Company says Happy Halloween

Good Smile Company's Kahotan is celebrating Halloween the figure way by tweeting this great Nendoroid pic. Mako and Guts from Kill la Kill get a little extra use out of Halloween Miku's accessories to great effect! Not much else to say aside from Happy Halloween!   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 28

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 10/12 to 10/18

It's days before Halloween so it should be no surprise that the overall ranking is dominated by two supernatural toy lines: Yo-Kai Watch and Kamen Rider Ghost. OK, it probably has less to do with Halloween and more to do with...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 24

Peter Cullen as Optimus Primes stars in hilarious Toys R US commercial

Toys R Us has a new ad promoting the 2015 holiday shopping season that plays out like a cross between something out of Toy Story and the Twilight Zone. Simply titled Clone the ad features a talking Baby Alive doll that sound...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 23

Transformers Masterpiece Ramjet finally made... as an exclusive

Back in September 2006 Takara Tomy released MP-3 Starscream into the fledgling Transformers Masterpiece line. In the near 10 years since the figure has been repainted and retooled more than a dozen times between Takara Tomy a...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 21

Pick your spot in the family with Hitman Reborn! ring pendants

Fans of Hitman Reborn! don't have a whole lot to get excited about these days. After the anime ended in 2010 and the manga it was adapted from ended in 2012 it's nice to see someone remembers this series has a fairly large fa...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 21

Pikachu is coming to Build-A-Bear in 2016

Build-A-Bear Workshop is no stranger to pop culture plushies these days. Having done everything from My Little Pony to Star Wars and even a zombie bear for Halloween, they're now teaming up with the Pokemon Company for a Pika...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 14

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/28 to 10/4

I always get a little excited when western toys are popular in Japan. There's no doubt that high quality Japanese toys have their following among fans outside of Japan, but western toys tend to get looked down on as not being...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 12

Mario has his hands full with new S.H. Figuarts Bowser and troops

Bandai, what are you doing to us? You put Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi up at standard retail, but we have to go to Premium Bandai for Bowser and a troop set? Hopefully Blue Fin can help us out. But that's not even the most annoyin...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 09

Hasbro officially announces Transformers Titans Return at NYCC

As expected we got some major reveals for the ongoing Transformers Generations figure line at New York Comic Con! What wasn't expected is that the title of the follow up to Combiner Wars is not Titan Wars, but rather Titans R...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 05

Hasbro teases Transformers Titan Wars reveal at NYCC

Big events mean big reveals and Hasbro definitely has one planned for New York Comic Con this weekend. On their new Pulse website Hasbro quietly posted a group silhouette with Titan Wars Blaster standing front and center. Tit...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Oct 02

MP Shockwave and Hot Rod painted, dated, and priced

Takara Tomy is wasting no time getting their latest batch of Transformers Masterpiece figures into our hands. It was only a few weeks ago that we first saw Hot Rod and Shockwave on display in unfinished form, but now we've go...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 28

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 9/7 to 9/13

So this is a rarity, all but one of the items ranking this week is new to the list. The only returning item is that Yo-Kai Watch watch. There's also another rare girl's toy sneaking into the top overall entries. Otherwise the...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 26

Hitagi and Homura team up for another Madogatari crossover

Shaft animation studio's upcoming Madogatari event mashing together Madoka Magica and the Monogatari Series has given us more to be excited about than just that super cute Shinobu figFIX. Banpresto is getting in on the festiv...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 25

Shockwave announced as a logical next Masterpiece

It's happening! It's finally happening! After years of fan demand and false rumors Takara Tomy is making the emotionless Decepticon scientist and occasional leader Shockwave as an upcoming Transformers Masterpiece! At the All...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 21

Looks like Shinobu makes a contract at upcoming Madogatari event

Animation studio Shaft is celebrating 40 years with a Madogatari event that mashes up Madoka Magica with the Monogatari series. Among the merchandise offerings is a very interesting figFIX figure featuring the donut loving va...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 20

Looks like Hot Rod gets a second shot as a Transformers Masterpiece

It looks like Hot Rod is getting a second shot in the Transformers Masterpiece line. Magazine scans are showing the unmistakable silhouette of the young Autobot speedster as an upcoming Masterpiece figure. No details yet, but...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 20

Banpresto announces Figure Colosseum fan picks

Just to recap, every year Banpresto holds the Figure Colosseum, a competition where fans pick characters and sculptors are tasked to make figures out of them. There are two sides to the competition: One Piece Modeling Ki...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 15

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 8/31 to 9/6

Normally we see the top hobby sales go to Bandai, mainly dominated by Gunpla. Not this week. This time around it's Good Smile Company (with an assist from Phat!) dominating. Bandai is still taking over the overall ranking, bu...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 13

Two SAO girls get thinly veiled pole dancing figures

All things considered, Sword Art Online is pretty light on the fan service. Between the grim situation of the death game in the first act, the desperate rescue against the clock in the second and the dire situations that came...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 11

This is Starscream, he only looks like Thundercracker

In the 2014 Transformers Generations line we saw Hasbro take a step away from G1 version of popular characters and throw the Transformers Armada TV series a bone with an Armada Starscream figure. Later that year Takara would ...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 11

Takara Tomy gets obscure again with Masterpiece Clampdown

Takara Tomy announced Transformers Masterpiece MP-14C Clampdown today which lead to just about everyone asking, "who's Clampdown?" The latest in the MP line of really obscure characters comes right after the release of blue B...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 10

Is it wrong to try to pick up Nendoroid Hestia in a dun- er, shop?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon  (shortened to Danmachi in Japanese) might have one of the most misleading titles in recent history. Sure, there are a lot of girls running around in this series, all with...   0

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Sep 05

Transformers Masterpiece Ironhide gets a price and date

Takara Tomy appears to be in a rush to get their newest announced Transformers Masterpiece figure into our hands. Only announced just over two months ago, we won't be waiting all that long for MP-27 Ironhide. If a somewh...   0

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

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

Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Aug 25

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

So 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

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

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

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

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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