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Apr 18 // Rio McCarthy

Tomopop Review: Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second

One of my (many) favorite things about JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the fact that the creator, Araki Hirohiko, allows for multiple color schemes for different characters. This is the second color scheme for Noriaki Kakyoin, and features much more subdued colors. Let's take a look at this cherry lovin' lad shall we? Hit the jump to see how Kakyoin's figure turned out! 
Apr 14 // Rio McCarthy

Tomopop Review: Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody

Today I bring to you something that's sure to keep me sidetracked at my desk when I get bored, or just need a break from everyday work. Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody is the tool to do just that. I've previously written about this tool to cure boredom, but now I have it in my hands, so we'll put that to the test. Join me after the jump to find out what I thought about this little gadget!
Mar 26 // Rio McCarthy

Tomopop Interview: Furry Feline Creatives

Furry Feline Creatives is a couple of wonderful people with some of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. We've written about Alvin and Cheri Ong many times in the history of Tomopop, but I wanted to catch up with Alvin and see ...
Mar 26 // Rio McCarthy

BusyBody the Quick-Pose Animator for fun and work alike

I'm definitely one of those people who find myself distracted constantly while attempting to work, whether it be while I'm writing, drawing, animating, sewing, etc. the list goes on and on. I have now found the perfect desk ...
Mar 26 // Rio McCarthy

First 4 Figures debuts NiGHTS as next Sega All-Star

Many people who have followed Tomopop from its infancy may know just how much the Sonic the Hedgehog series meant to me growing up, but it's much fewer and far between that I get to talk about just how important NiGHTS Into D...
Jan 09 // Rio McCarthy

Laika puts up pieces from Coraline, ParaNorman and Boxtrolls for charity auction

LAIKA is an amazing film studio, and has been very kind to me over the years, so it goes without saying that I'm excited to talk about something they're doing regarding the art from their films. On February 12, 2015, several ...
Jan 09 // Rio McCarthy

Disney Attractionistas and more coming to parks this year

I have to start off by saying I am so excited for Summer suddenly that I just can't stand it! Coming this Summer are the new Disney Attractionista dolls! From the concept images they look to be similar to Monster High dolls (...
Dec 11 // Rio McCarthy

Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift makes purple, heads for MIA!

I recently brought you word that the Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift Kickstarter was kicking off and ready to go, but in that short time they've already made the goal of their purple Tentacle Kitty! They're only a couple thousand...
Dec 10 // Rio McCarthy

First 4 figures debuts Mega Man X with glowing awesomeness

First 4 Figures has debuted a new piece that I so wish could be sitting on my shelf! I'm so excited about their new Mega Man X statute, which is made from a high quality polystone resin that's hand painted. It will be in a 1/...
Dec 10 // Rio McCarthy

Vamplets release 4 new terrifying plush and cell phone covers

The Vamplets Nightmare Nursery is ready to welcome four new babies, and six new cell phone covers into the mix. Feraline, the werewolf baby, Vamzomkey, the vampyre monkey (who was bitten by a zombie), Mourning Gloom, the bad ...
Dec 01 // Rio McCarthy

Tentacle Kitty has some Cyber Monday deals for you!

Have you been wanting to get your hands on several of the Tentacle Kitty plushies? Well, today is a great day to do it. Head on over to the Item Shop to get some awesome Cyber Monday deals. If you use the coupon code: CYBER20...
Nov 25 // Rio McCarthy

Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift plush up on Kickstarter

We at Tomopop are huge fans of Tentacle Kitty, and are always excited to see what new things they have in store. Currently they have started a new Kickstarter called Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift, and are working on a slew of c...
Nov 19 // Rio McCarthy

First 4 Figures puts Beat from Jet Set Radio up for pre-order

First 4 Figures has pulled another memory of my childhood from out of its magical hat! Beat from Jet Set Radio is the newest figure to reach their collection, and is up for pre-order through their website shop. Beat obviously...
Nov 10 // Rio McCarthy

DesignerCon 2014: TOUMA

TOUMA hit DesignerCon with a vengeance. His DCon exclusive Knuckle Bear Cosmic (US$55) looks crisp as usual, and I always love his designs. He also had little soft vinyl toys of Pico Mao Cat, Pico Hitch Bear and more, also sh...
Nov 10 // Rio McCarthy

DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu

Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at...
Nov 09 // Rio McCarthy

DesignerCon 2014: Furry Feline Creatives

Alvin and Cheri Ong have been growing their little Furry Feline Family with incredible speed this past year, and there's only more to come. In addition to their normal fare of adorable plush, they also had some Sweet Purridge...
Oct 09 // Rio McCarthy

CHATPETZ make their way to Indiegogo!

ChatPetz have entered our world, and now is your chance to help them find a home. TheChatPetz Indiegogo campaign is going strong, and at the time of writing they've already made $5,735 of their $40,000 goal, with 39 day...
Aug 02 // Rio McCarthy

SDCC 2014: Disney

Disney is going full force with it's upcoming animated feature, Big Hero 6, and it was all on display at SDCC this year! I'm excited to see Baymax in his fully animated glory, but you'll be able to get him in toy form soon en...
Jul 30 // Rio McCarthy

SDCC 2014: Monster High

Greetings, ghouls and spooks! This year there were a ton of new Monster High dolls shown on display that you'll be able to pick up in upcoming months. After recently getting my boyfriend addicted to Monster High, I'm excited ...
Jul 30 // Rio McCarthy

Hoodsbee: the hoodie that becomes a friend!

Hoodsbee is an exciting product that has found its way to Kickstarter recently, and it's sure to delight your kids! I totally wish I was little enough to be able to wear one of these myself, because I'd definitely rock Clobbe...
Jun 19 // Rio McCarthy

Tomopop Review: Devil Survivor 2's Hibiki Kuze Nendoroid

"Everybody's weak. That's why we rely on others. We live by helping one another. We can say, we need one another. I've been able to survive because I have you and the others."— Hibiki Kuze, Devil Survivor 2 The Animati...
Jun 11 // Rio McCarthy

Tomopop Review: Aoshima Haganai NEXT Sena Kashiwazaki

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (or Haganai for short) is an anime series I've actually wanted to watch for quite a while, and after finally having a Sena Kashiwazaki figure in my own hands, I think it's darn near time. This spl...
Jun 10 // Rio McCarthy

Let it go! Funko POP! Frozen figure images appear

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight; there are figures to be seen! The princess, snowman and reindeer - oh it looks like there's the queen! Alright, I'm sorry for the song, but you couldn't have thought you'd get a...
Jun 02 // Rio McCarthy

S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson up for pre-order!

I've been so excited about so many figures in the S.H. Figuarts toy line, but this is the one that obviously takes the cake for me. We've seen him previously at events, and in scans, but now he's up for pre-order and ready to...
May 31 // Rio McCarthy

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: G.E.M. series Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena

How many of you watched the hell out of Revolutionary Girl Utena back in the day? Well, with seeing this new prototype of Anthy Himemiya, it's definitely wanting to make me go back and watch it again. It's been several y...
May 31 // Rio McCarthy

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: MegaHouse's Honey from Space Dandy in color

We just saw her in the magazine scans, but now Honey is sweet as can be in person with her new color job. Hobby Search tweeted a picture of how she looks at MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring, and I think I actually giggled with glee...
May 30 // Rio McCarthy

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Spring: Alter's Blazblue -Alter Memory- Mu-12

Wow, I never thought I'd be super excited by a Mu-12 figure, but you know what? Alter has officially sold me on this one! Based on Blazblue -Alter Memory- this Mu-12 looks ready to kick some butt, and has an incredible base m...
May 30 // Rio McCarthy

Tamashii shares new Figuarts ZERO Sailor Venus info

One of my favorite Sailor Scouts is finally live, in color, and fully detailed! Sailor Venus is here with her swirling Venus Love-Me Chain attack, and I can't wait to get her into my collection. She's the third in the line af...
May 29 // Rio McCarthy

Funko shares Disney Mystery Minis Series 2 and Roger Rabbit POP!

Everyone knows I'm a Disney fangirl, and we've seen several of the different Mystery Minis figures from Funko in the past, but I'm really excited for Disney Series 2! It includes characters from Beauty and the Beast, The...
May 29 // Rio McCarthy

Matthew Freeman Project turns fallen soldiers uniforms into teddy bears

I don’t know about big, but I think that I’m making a difference . . . It makes me stop and think about Matthew . . . He’s loving that something good is happening out of something so tragic. Captain Matthew ...
May 28 // Rio McCarthy

Hot Toys shares a new teaser for Maleficent

We've already seen a teaser for this illustrious dragon-lady, but we should always see another don't you think? The Mistress of All Evil, Maleficent, is looking quite shadowy in this silhouette, but I guess that's the point o...
May 22 // Rio McCarthy

S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson kicks his way into magazine scans

We first saw him in person at Toy Fair 2014, and now he reappears in the new magazine scans - my most wanted figure of the year - S.H. Figuarts Michael Jackson! The scans show him in all kinds of poses, and it looks like you'...
May 22 // Rio McCarthy

Kill la Kill's Satsuki Kiryuin figure now in color!

Back at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition Spring we saw the unpainted prototype sculpt of Miss Satsuki Kiryuin in her Junketsu costume. Now, we can see her in her full color glory! Well, at least as well as you can in magazine sc...
May 16 // Rio McCarthy

Hidemi Matsuzuka teases Final Fantasy XII's Fran Play Arts Kai figure

What's that in the mist? My favorite bunny lady in the Final Fantasy universe has arrived in figure form, and I guess it's better late than never. Final Fantasy XII's Fran has been teased out on twitter by Hidemi Matsuzuka, a...
May 16 // Rio McCarthy

Lyla Warren's Stitch sculpture at Disneyland's Wonderground Gallery

Disneyland's Wonderground Gallery is a wonder to behold in Downtown Disney, and Lyla Warren has added an adorable Stitch piece to it. There are only 5 of these hand painted cast wall relief sculptures, and they'll throw you b...
May 16 // Rio McCarthy

Persona 3 The Movie #2 prize figures from Happy Kuji

Who's ready for Persona 3 The Movie: Chapter 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream on June 7th, 2014? I am! Apparently Happy Kuji is getting ready for it as well, as they're showing off several prizes that will be available coinciding ...
Apr 24 // Rio McCarthy

Doll makeovers fit for a Disney Princess

Lulemee of deviantART has done some of the most wonderful custom doll work I've seen in a while. I'm not a huge doll person, save Monster High and MLP: Equestria Girls for the most part these days, but I can definitely say I'...
Apr 24 // Rio McCarthy

Frozen's Elsa takes on a My Little Pony plush form

This is a custom My Little Pony plush I should have written up far earlier than I have, because it's incredible. It's no surprise at all that I, like a lot of people, adore Disney's Frozen, and especially Elsa. Hannah (firefl...
Apr 24 // Rio McCarthy

WonderCon 2014: Hyperactive Monkey

I'm a big fan of the brightly colored and exciting designs of Jerome Lu and Hyperactive Monkey! This year at WonderCon their booth was as bright as always, and included several cool pieces. The Glow-in-the-Dark Spirit Pocket ...
Apr 24 // Rio McCarthy

WonderCon 2014: Kuso Vinyl

David Bondi was on site for this year's WonderCon at the Kuso Vinyl booth. He was showing off a prototype of his Pinocchio/Astro Boy mash-up figure, and the sculpt was made with a 3D printer. The final product is said to look...

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