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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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2:00 AM on 08.30.2014

Takara Tomy compares new and old with MP Star Saber

Thanks to Takara Tomy's attempt at being screen accurate with their upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber we're seeing them take an interesting slant on bot mode scale. Starting with the Brain of Courage (the tiny bot)...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:00 AM on 08.28.2014

You aren't imagining things, this is really a figma Archer release gallery

Not a hoax and not a dream; figma Archer is really being released. In fact you may have already received your payment request for your pre-order. I fully expected months of delays, especially when it was realized it would be ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

6:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Magazine scans show off all of MP Star Saber's features

Once again we get another month of scans featuring the incredible looking Transformers Masterpiece Star Saber. The Dengeki Hobby scans from TAG give us our best look yet at all of the little features that have made their way ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:00 PM on 08.26.2014

Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it

Shapeways can't catch a break, or maybe it can? Shapeways has a tendency to be a bit controversial, what with its place as a 3D printing hub making use of user-created 3D renders, many of which are based on licensed character...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:00 PM on 08.25.2014

Watch GSC president Aki-san take the ALS ice water challenge

By now you've certainly seen at least one video of someone doing the ice bucket challenge for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) which has now been sweeping through much of the world. Unsurprisi...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Mag scans show off Kabaya Transformers Go! Samurai Team candy toys

It's been a while since Transformers Go! ended, both the figure line and the anime series, so everyone is a little surprise to see that Kabaya is planning a series of candy toys based on the toy line's Swordbot Samurai team. ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Prepare for a treat with Hatsune Miku Halloween Nendoroid launch events

On the official Hatsune Miku Facebook page they've revealed two big east and west coast events for the USA of particular interest to us here at Tomopop. On October 11 and 12 the Los Angeles Center Studios will be hosting the ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 AM on 08.16.2014

Japan sends a Kitty into space

There's a long tradition of space agencies around the world sending animals into space, for better or worse. But this might be a first. Reuters is reporting that a tiny, 4 cm tall Hello Kitty figure is riding along on the rec...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

12:00 AM on 08.16.2014

TFCC adds Nova Prime and Marissa Faireborn/Afterburner to 2015 club store

The official Transformers Collectors' Club has announced two new figures that will be in the club store in 2015. The first is Nova Prime, a repaint of the remolded Lio Convoy that will be given to active club members next yea...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 08.13.2014

Transformers Expo 2014 reveals MP Star Saber in color

Last Weekend in Japan was Transformers Expo, more or less the equivalent to BotCon in the US. They were a little light on the announcements this year, not giving away any real plans for upcoming figures past what's been previ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 08.09.2014

PlayStation Optimus Prime makes first colored appearance

At the recent corporate UDX conference in Akihabara where many new hobby goods for 2014 were displayed for people within the industry, Takara Tomy was showing off a relatively finished looking Sony PlayStation Optimus prime. ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

3:53 PM on 08.08.2014

[Update] Japanese 7-Eleven stores give away two giant Evangelion prizes

[update: All 25 of the statues put up for sale sold out in two minutes at that price. Two minutes! That's insane!] Ever wonder what it would look like if NERV was funded by a major international convenient store chain? Probab...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker