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4:00 PM on 03.26.2012

Tomopop Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider #2

If I were to say that I'm a devoted fan of Kamen Rider, I'd be lying through my teeth. I don't know a single thing about who this guy is and why he's awesome, but I do know at least that much: That he is awesome. I love the S...

Chris Pranger

8:00 AM on 02.06.2012

D-Arts has a truly Vile figure for you X fans out there

As with all great things, everything gets better with action figures and then better still when said action figures are given amazing articulation. We've already got a pretty amazing X, and an equally amazing Zero, but when i...

Chris Pranger

1:00 AM on 02.02.2012

Playmates reveals new and greatest TMNT figures ever

I got a pretty fun surprise no more than a day ago when I hopped on my Twitter and found someone mentioning that some new Ninja Turtles action figures were on the way. At first I assumed this either meant some new customs or ...

Chris Pranger

4:00 PM on 01.25.2012

Toys of Yesterday: TMNT - The Next Mutation

I stick to my word, and so since it is the last Wednesday of January, it is time for another Toys of Yesterday. When we last saw each other, I was talking about Street Sharks and how they were, surprisingly, beyond awesome ac...

Chris Pranger

10:00 AM on 01.12.2012

Plush Tanooki Mario costs more than an extra life

I like Mario as much as the next silly Nintendo diehard, particularly anything related to Super Mario 3D Land as it rawked my world pretty hard this past year. Thankfully we're starting to get a glut of merchandise from 3D La...

Chris Pranger

8:00 AM on 01.03.2012

Jin Saotome's custom Zero is a force to be reckoned with

Just as promised, Jin is continuing his journey through the Mega Man universe with a new custom. You may have seen his Mega Man custom from about a week ago (which ended up selling at just over US$350 by the way), but the tim...

Chris Pranger

5:00 PM on 12.31.2011

5 childhood properties I'd like custom figures of in 2012

You know, 2011 was a pretty great year for custom action figures. Jin Saotome perked my interested early on with his Earthworm Jim, and now thanks to his newest custom Mega Man, I can't stop thinking about other great custom ...

Chris Pranger

2:00 PM on 12.28.2011

Toys of Yesterday: Street Sharks

Has it already been a month? Well, last time we were together, I dug up some truly random figures from the Stone Protectors line. At the end of the video there I hinted at what was coming next, claiming that much like Stone P...

Chris Pranger

4:45 PM on 12.25.2011

Jin Saotome's custom Mega Man is what the world needs now

Merry Christmas to everyone, and what better way to spread the cheer on a joyous day such as this than with a brand new custom action figure from Jin Saotome, one of my favorite custom figure designers. He's brought us so man...

Chris Pranger

10:00 AM on 12.24.2011

Hot Toys' Black Suit Spider-Man is anything but emo

Honestly, I wanted to snag this tip and rip right into the idea of converting Spider-Man 3's black-suited Spider-Man into a Hot Toys action figure, but dang it, maybe it's because of Christmas and maybe it's because of Hot To...

Chris Pranger

12:00 PM on 12.16.2011

Boskoes' custom Ganon likes him some variety

I mentioned on one of the last Tomocasts that given the choice, I pretty much want any Nintendo character converted into an action figure. Custom figure maker Boskoes, last seen with a pretty great custom Shredder, has decide...

Chris Pranger

10:00 AM on 12.15.2011

DC Direct shows off Wave 2 of their Arkham City figures

Sure sure, it's pretty obvious that Batman is awesome and that Arkham City is one of the best games of the year (probably my Game of the Year at this moment), so it should come as no surprise that the second wave of action fi...

Chris Pranger