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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 24

Wonder Festival 2016 Summer: Takara Tomy

There was a time when Takara Tomy didn't seem to really notice Wonder Festival, instead choosing to display at bigger events like the Tokyo Toy Show. But as they continue to focus more and more on the collectors market their ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 24

SDCC 2016: Mezco

Want Hot Toys or Sideshow quality in a smaller, easier to display size? If so then Mezco has got you covered with their One:12 Collective line. These are high quality action figures with cloth outfits and life-like detailing ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jul 22

SDCC 2016: Transformers from Hasbro

When you have to display at multiple toy shows a year it's hard to keep things fresh and exciting. Hasbro did a pretty good job last year between Toy Fair, BotCon, San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, and in 2016 they ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 22

GSC reveals Nendoroid 600 and others for Wonder Festival 2016 Summer

If you saw Scaredroodle's report on up coming Anime Expo exclusives from Good Smile Company then you already got a preview of some of the exclusives headed to Wonder Festival 2016 Winter. Strangely enough, Nendoroid 447-b&nbs...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jun 12

Takara Tomy readies an army of new Transformers Masterpiece figures

Takara Tomy isn't slowing down anytime soon when it comes to announcing new Masterpiece figures. In the past month they've added four more MPs to the line to join Beast Wars Optimus Primal later this year with our best looks ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 04

GSC kicks off their 15th anniversary celebration

Like a typical teenager Good Smile Company wants to do everything. No longer content with just making figures, GSC is growing into quite the powerhouse these days, having their hands in TV series and video games, and even bro...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . May 02

Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 goes live

So originally I was going to do a third BotCon report discussing the upcoming Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives, but it's taken until now for them to finally put their Figure Subscription Service 5.0 images online. But...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Apr 29

GSC brings back Cheerful Japan for Kumamoto recovery efforts

In 2011 Good Smile Company launched Cheerful Japan, a fundraising effort created to aid those effected by the Great East Japan Earthquake through the sales of specially designed figures. In a way it's now unfortunate that Che...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Apr 27

Massive number of upcoming Transformers images leaked online

Normally I'd try to avoid posting unconfirmed rumors and reference art as news outside a quick comment in a related report. But Transformers news sites are going crazy over a large cache of leaked images ranging from control ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Apr 10

BotCon 2016: Transformers reveals

Here we are again with Hasbro's second round of four sets of reveals they do over the year. Previously we saw a large number of new Transformers: Titans Return figures at Toy Fair in February and later we'll see more at San D...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Apr 08

BotCon 2016: Transformers exclusives

It's a little earlier than usual, but BotCon is here once again! As usual the annual event's first day starts with the official reveal of all the exclusive goodies. They've been super ambitious with the offerings this year, t...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Apr 01

Behold, the ultimate Cardcaptor Sakura interactive line

Sure, a good looking Cardcaptor Sakura Sealing Wand makes for a nice collection centerpiece, but why not some lights and sounds while we're at it? And to go with it why not a complete run of Clow Cards the wand can interact w...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Apr 01

Premium Bandai makes a Sanji figure you'll want to sit down for

Premium Bandai isn't content in letting the ladies of One Piece be the only ones that get to act sexy. Their latest figure features a open shirted Sanji designed for an entirely different set of fans. While the figure is part...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Mar 04

Fall into overwhelming despair with this new Vegeta figure

Say what you will about Krillin, nobody in Dragon Ball Z is better at being frozen with fear and becoming completely useless than Vegeta. Sure, there's nobody cockier than him either when he thinks a win is certain, but when ...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Feb 15

Toy Fair 2016: Hasbro Transformers

Hasbro rolled into Toy Fair 2016 promising big things for the Transformers franchise and they weren't kidding! Not only did we get our first real look at Titans Return Fortress Maximus, but the Robots in Disguise line reveale...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Feb 11

GSC shows off singing, dancing Miku Nendoroid in video

Is a regular Hatsune Miku Nendoroid not enough anymore? Tired of having to pose it yourself? Wish she would actually answer you when you talk to her (you know who you are)? Well Good Smile Company has come up with the perfec...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Feb 10

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Prime 1 Studio

Known for their giant sized and exceptionally expensive Transformers movie statues, Prime 1 Studio appeared at Wonder Festival 2016 Winter bigger than ever. Oh, sure, they're still pumping out Transformers statues at a surpri...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Feb 07

Wonder Festival 2016 Winter: Takara Tomy

Takara Tomy has been slowly building their presence at Wonder Festival every year and this is no different. For the 2016 winter show they've brought some of their biggest new bots to be released later this year. The big revea...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Jan 12

Unsurprisingly, Hasbro reveals Titans Return Soundwave

When Hasbro officially revealed Blaster at the tail of 2015 for the upcoming Transformers: Titans Return line everyone just knew Hasbro would find a way to turn him into Soundwave later. Later is coming sooner than expected w...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 22

Here's a Hunter x Hunter Hisoka figure anyone can turn on

No, that's not clever lighting used to censor Hisoka's nether regions. That is, in fact, a red LED embedded in his crotch. When Hisoka is aroused everyone knows it thanks to the bright light that emanates from his loins so wh...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 18

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 11/30 to 12/6

Interesting week this time around. Not one, but two toys made specifically for girls found their way into the overall ranking this week. Meanwhile the hobby ranking features a male Nendoroid and two female knights that couldn...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 16

threeA teases Transformers Generation 1 for 2016

threeA made a very short and to the point post on their blog today; a simple image of the Transformers Autobot symbol with the text "Generation 1" and 2016. In what it likely a shift away from the modern movie designs it appe...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 10

Transformers Unite Warriors introduces Grand Galvatron

For weeks now Takara Tomy has been teasing Transformers fans with a silhouette of their latest combiner for the Unite Warriors line as a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive. Fans right away noticed that it was made largely of molds th...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 10

Finally, our first good look at the newest figma Link

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is without a doubt my favorite Zelda game and certainly one of my favorite SNES games (somewhere alongside Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid). While I haven't played its 3DS sequel A Lin...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 07

Steiff makes a fuzzy Pikachu plushie for only US$365

What happens when Nintendo, Good Smile Company, and the German teddy bear artisans at Steiff team up? You get the most amazing Pikachu plushie imaginable with a rather amazing price to match. The most famous of all of Pokemon...   0

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Jeremy Emerje Crocker . Dec 03

The votes are in: Titan class Trypticon coming in 2017

Back on November 24 Hasbro tasked Transformers fans with voting on the next big bot to get the Titan class treatment in the Generations toy line. A week later we've already gotten our results with Trypticon taking the win. We...   0

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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

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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 Toynes.jp. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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




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