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Brian Szabelski is Tomopop's Editor-in-Chief, stuck with an ever-growing collection of figures and toys. When he's not posting on Tomopop, he can usually be found working on any number of projects (some of which will be revealed in good time) or hunting down older figures he doesn't own but wants.

Born and raised in Detroit, he currently lives in northwest Ohio. He enjoys a number of things, including taiko drum playing, food, friends, watching movies, food, writing fiction and playing Team Fortress 2. He also longs for the day a Tomopup figure is available ... among two dozen others he'd like.

You can currently follow him on Twitter at @brianszabelski.
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SDCC 2014: Benelic and Fine Molds

Diamond Distribution's SDCC booth was also home to a few upcoming Studio Ghibli releases from Benelic and Fine Molds. Benelic's collectibles were of the coin bank and figure variety, featuring Kodama from Princess Mononoke&nb...   more

SDCC 2014: Benelic and Fine Molds photo

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys

DKE Toys returned to SDCC with plenty of exclusive figures, and yes, we've already done a rundown of most of them, but two in particular stood out during my visit: One of those was the largest of the bunch, the AD-AT 3/4...   more

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo


SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo



SDCC 2014: Bwana Spoons

Bwana Spoons' booth at SDCC 2014 featured many of his sofubi designs, but the newest of the bunch — Suns of Brodarr — might be the most interesting. The line features three brothers — Jeff, Lonny and Drizzle...   more

SDCC 2014: Bwana Spoons photo

SDCC 2014: Big Chief Studios

Hanging out in the Diamond Distribution booth this year was Big Chief Studios' pair of 1/6-scale Sherlock figures. Featuring Sherlock and Watson (as portrayed in the BBC series), this was my first chance to get a look at...   more

SDCC 2014: Big Chief Studios photo

SDCC 2014: Gargamel

Gargamel returned to San Diego for SDCC 2014, bringing with them the army of kaiju and sofubi we've become accustomed to. There were plenty of one-offs of their various larger pieces, but the show also saw a new set of Nazoga...   more

SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo


SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo
SDCC 2014: Gargamel photo



SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA

Tucked away inside Diamond Distribution's SDCC booth were a multitude of figures from ThreeA and Threezero, most of them being licensed figures from the two companies. It was a chance to get up close and personal (well, as pe...   more

SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo


SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo
SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo
SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo
SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo
SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo
SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA photo



SDCC 2014: Yes Anime

If you saw our Yes Anime coverage from Anime Expo, a lot of what was at their booth might look the same. The licensed Trexis are close to release (around September), with a few minor changes to be made to some (for example, t...   more

SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo


SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo
SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo
SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo
SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo
SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo
SDCC 2014: Yes Anime photo



Wonder Festival 2015 Winter date set for February 8

In news that should shock absolutely no one (because they do this every year), the Wonder Festival Project Office have announced the date for Wonder Festival 2015 Winter on their website. As always, it'll be the second Sunday...   more

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter date set for February 8 photo

SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl

Kuso Vinyl brought an army of Minicels and Kusopons with them to SDCC. Three different event-exclusive Minicels (one of which was a Catchaman colorway that was only available on preview night) and three event-exclusive Luckit...   more

SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo


SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo
SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo
SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo
SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo
SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo
SDCC 2014: Kuso Vinyl photo



SDCC 2014: October Toys

Sure, October Toys' SDCC booth had a new Deadbeet and Cavey vinyl colorway. Sure, it had a lovely purple Calaverita from the Beast Brothers. We also can't overlook the OMFG figures that were available, but none of those were ...   more

SDCC 2014: October Toys photo


SDCC 2014: October Toys photo
SDCC 2014: October Toys photo
SDCC 2014: October Toys photo
SDCC 2014: October Toys photo
SDCC 2014: October Toys photo
SDCC 2014: October Toys photo



[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship

Sure, we've seen Cardboard Spaceship's Thimblestump Hollow figures, but what about the rest of the booth? It was a small booth, but there were still other pieces on display, including customs from Carson Catlin, DrilOne, Reac...   more

[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo


[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo
[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo
[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo
[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo
[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo
[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship photo



SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations

So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine...   more

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo


SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo