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Aug 07 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling

At the end of last year, the Tomopop editors voted VampyBitMe and J*RYU's Hatchling as best designer figure of 2013. No surprise, as it still is an amazing work of art that just about any game would love to have on their she...
Aug 06 // Pedro Cortes

Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Charlotte Dunois & Cecilia Alcott

I used to fancy myself an anime-obsessive. I would watch as many things as I could jam into my eye sockets and if it had a robot of some sort in it? Boy, I'd be on that double time. However, as time has gone on, I can't watch...
Aug 05 // Pedro Cortes

Tomopop Review: SHFiguarts Momo Velia Deviluke

You know, there's something to be said about the harem show. Sure, they're usually puerile, insipid and lacking in any sort of redeeming value. Yes, they usually rely on fanservice in lieu of good animation or solid design. Y...
Jul 30 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Chronicle

Walking the floor on San Diego Comic Con, you sometimes run into some surprises. The Chronicle booth was one of those wonderful surprises. Looking at the small booth, it's clear that quality trumps quantity. All of Chronicle'...
Jul 30 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Capcom

Let's keep riding that San Diego Comic Con wave! The event may be over, but we still got stuff to show you. Next up, I've got the scant showings at the Capcom booth. While there wasn't anything particularly mind-blowing, ther...
Jul 28 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys

Let's keep that San Diego Comic Con train rolling along. The next booth up is Diamond Select Toys! Of all the new things I saw at this year's SDCC, DST had the thing I wanted most. Well, the thing I wanted most that I know I'...
Jul 28 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: LEGO

Let our continued San Diego Comic Con coverage slide into your eye-holes and seep your brains in toy-filled goodness. Next up is the LEGO booth, filled with enough bricks to keep a city entertained. And keep a city entertaine...
Jul 25 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Bishoujos

You didn't think that I'd leave out the Bishoujos, did you? Of course not, what would a Kotobukiya booth tour be without the popular line of ladies interpreted by Shunya Yamashita? It wouldn't be complete, that's what. And let me tell you, Kotobukiya really outdid themselves this year at San Diego Comic Con. Hit the jump to see the photos we got on the show floor as well as my impressions.
Jul 25 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Star Wars

Look at that spread. You see that? That's a dude in Stormtrooper armor. Scroll on down to the gallery and you'll see that there was a literal platoon of action figure-sized Stormtroopers lined up behind Vader and a pair of hi...
Jul 25 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - DC and Marvel

Along with the video game and anime stuff mentioned previously, Kotobukiya had a ton of comic book-related items on hand. Hey, this IS San Diego Comic Con after all. Both DC Comics and Marvel had some healthy representation, ...
Jul 25 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Anime and Video Games

Here we are with another booth, straight from the floor at San Diego Comic Con. Here, we have several anime and video game items from Kotobukiya. The thing that'll likely grab your attention is the excellent looking Levi and ...
Jul 24 // Pedro Cortes

SDCC 2014: DC Collectibles Press Event

Hey there everybody, welcome to day zero of our 2014 coverage of San Diego Comic Con! As we do every year, we’ll be plastering the site with pics from all the booths we come across on the gargantuan show floor. However,...
Jul 18 // Pedro Cortes

What Pedro Is Up To: Learning to Love the POP

Looking back, when I first saw the Funko POP series a few years back, I didn't think much of them. I thought they were cute, but I didn't expect for the line to last very long. Well, needless to say that I was wrong. Dead wro...
Jul 08 // Pedro Cortes

Tomocast 48: Pre-SDCC Madness

At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
Jun 30 // Pedro Cortes

DO WANT: June 2014

The world has shot through space for another 77 million kilometers, which means it's time yet again for DO WANT. For those who might not be familiar, the DO WANT is the feature where your favorite editors let you, the marvelo...
Jun 10 // Pedro Cortes

Tomocast 47: Megahobby Expo

Hot damn, you've got to love the summer months. All of you favorite companies are ganging up to show you the toys that you're going to drool over during the summer months. Then, of course, try to figure out how to pay for sai...
May 29 // Pedro Cortes

This giant Garrus will help with your calibrations

In my eyes, there aren't enough Mass Effect statues out there. Sure, there are a bunch of ships and guns, but I'm talking about character stuff. For a series that has some fantastic aliens and people in its cast, there's crim...
May 28 // Pedro Cortes

Tomopop Review: Portrait of Pirates Crocodile Repaint Ver.

Over the years of my figure collecting, Megahouse's Portrait of Pirates line has remained my favorite series of figures. Based off of characters from the immensely popular One Piece, the figures tend to be excellent represent...
May 15 // Pedro Cortes

This giant poodle version of Charlotte Dunois is definitely a thing

You know, I haven't seen Infinite Stratos. I can't tell you a single plot point about the show. I couldn't even tell you its genre. However, I'm pretty sure that whatever Infinite Stratos may be about, it probably doesn't inv...
May 14 // Pedro Cortes

Plex remembers less tumultuous times with their Archive Collection Aokiji

I remember a couple of years ago in the One Piece world. A pair of major characters were still alive, the Marines weren't absolutely off their rocker, Blackbeard wasn't one of the most powerful characters in the whole show, i...
May 13 // Pedro Cortes

Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver.

With dozens and dozens of characters over 17 years of publication, One Piece is a figure company's dream. There are so many characters that can be made into figures, and just as many fans foaming at the mouth to pick them up....
May 13 // Pedro Cortes

Preview gallery of Megahouse's Sorceress looks a bit sleepy

After going up for pre-order in early March, we now have an extended gallery of Dragon's Crown's Sorceress, as envisioned by Megahouse. Big surprise, she's still rather busty and ridiculously proportioned. On top of that, she...
May 12 // Pedro Cortes

Spend some time with your LEGO and make The Simpsons

Do you have some extra LEGO pieces just lying around in a bin? Great. Now you can eat up some time during your day and make all five members of The Simpsons's household! Bricksmith extraordinaire Nightly News at Nine takes r...
May 07 // Pedro Cortes

Tomocast 46: C2E2 & Wondercon

You know it's the beginning of Summer when the events start to happen every couple of weeks. In short proximity, we had C2E2 and Wondercon occur, so you know that those are the main topic of the latest episode of Tomocast. An...
May 02 // Pedro Cortes

C-3PO wields a giant gun in new LEGO Star Wars special

I'd hazard a guess and say LEGO Star Wars may be responsible for the resurgence of the building block toys that we all love. The games were good, simple fun that could be shared with the younglings, which eventually lead to ...
May 01 // Pedro Cortes

DO WANT: April 2014

I should be enjoying the soft and cool winds of Spring. Instead, I'm consistently baking in the Miami sun. Thus is the price I pay for warm winters. Anyway, we've hit the end of the month, so it's time for the DO WANT. As usu...
Apr 29 // Pedro Cortes

S.H. Figuarts Sadako still creeps me out

I've got to hand it to Bandai. Their expansion of the S.H. Figuarts line is reaching out to some strange places, which includes their rendition of Sadako, from the classic Japanese horror film Ringu. The official S.H. Figuart...
Apr 29 // Pedro Cortes

Custom Tyrion Lannister looks determined

Super popular shows like Game of Thrones tend to spawn some pretty neat works of art. When you get a deep world with interesting characters, something cool is bound to come out. In this case, it's a custom molded and painted ...
Apr 25 // Pedro Cortes

This life-size Darth Vader will have you believing in the force

Space is at a premium in my collection. If a figure is too large, chances are I can't own it. That said, I would make room for a life-size Darth Vader. Clocking in at nearly seven feet, Gentle Giant Ltd. digitally scanned the...
Apr 23 // Pedro Cortes

GSC's Gray Fullbuster is fit for the masses

A couple of weeks back, Martin showed us some of the first photos of the fully painted Gray Fullbuster from the Miyazawa Model Exhibition. Well, thanks to Kahotan, we have some more photos of the buff magic user. For one, we ...
Apr 22 // Pedro Cortes

Tomocast 45: Beware Heel Andres

Hey folks, welcome back to the Tomocast. In this episode, we learn a very important lesson: do not poke or annoy Andres on a bad day. He'll turn heel on you faster than you can say swerve. On the toy end of things, we cover t...
Apr 21 // Pedro Cortes

[NSFW] Super Pochaco can serve me beer anytime

When we first posted this, I mistook this for Sonico. I mean, considering it's a Nitroplus character, it wasn't necessarily the worst assumption to make. However, thanks to astute readers Elite7x and s1ic3, I now know this is...
Apr 21 // Pedro Cortes

Get your wallets out, it's a Megahouse sale at HLJ

Stop the presses: if you have any extra money in your pockets, get ready to put it in the bank and use it. Hobby Link Japan has got itself a sale on a bunch of Megahouse figures. Going on until May 2, you can get up to 65 per...
Apr 21 // Pedro Cortes

Get some wisdom with this LEGO Rafiki

Everybody loves Disney's The Lion King. If they don't, they may be invaders from another planet and/or the Thing. Be careful. While you're being careful, you should check out this custom LEGO Rafiki. Created by Vlad Lisin, th...
Apr 17 // Pedro Cortes

Keep your eyes on the prize for these Gundam Unicorn figures

With the final episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn ready to hit theaters May 16, the promotional rush is building up into a marketing frenzy. Of course, this being a Sunrise production, there are a ton of mecha that'll be p...
Apr 07 // Pedro Cortes

TMNT, Guardians of the Galaxy get official LEGO sets

Whatever your stance may be on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's hard to look at these upcoming LEGO sets and not crack a smile. There are three sets here, covering one playset and two vehicles. I'm particularly...
Apr 04 // Pedro Cortes

Tomocast 44: The most unfortunate spin

Welcome back to the Tomocast! Once again, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy, back from the adventure known as life. Since the three of us have been in the same approximate area in the recent past, we're buzzing wi...
Apr 01 // Pedro Cortes

DO WANT: March 2014

Don't let the date fool you folks, this is the real deal. Come on, we wouldn't lie about the DO WANT. It's the feature that lets you know what we want the most from the last month. To fib on such a sacred occasion would be ta...
Mar 19 // Pedro Cortes

Tomocast 43: Dragon Dagger beatings

Welcome back to the Tomocast! Sorry for the delay folks, real life snuck out from its cage and proceeded to maul all of us. No matter, we're back with a brand new episode. I was joined by Andres Cerrato and Tianxiao Ma to tal...
Mar 12 // Pedro Cortes

Stuff this Simpsons LEGO video into your eye-holes

Here's a video to brighten up that dreary day. Fans of The Simpsons are familiar with the iconic opening of the show, where the name of the program appears in the sky, followed by the ridiculous antics of the inhabitants of ...

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