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    Thursday February 2, 2017
  • "Transformers" Cell Phone Kickstarter Rolls Out

    Takara Tomy x au collaboration promises to be more than meets the eye.

    Takara Tomy and au are teaming up to bring you a double anniversary present: three Transformers cell phones! While they might not be fully operational in and of themselves, they're still fun accessories for your smartphone, and they can transform into one of three classic characters. Hit the jump to see more!

  • Saturday January 3, 2015
  • "Attack on Titan" Colossal Titan Becomes a 70cm-tall [email protected] Figure

    At the price of JPY34,560 (about US$287)

    [email protected] is bear-like collectible toy series produced by MediCom Toy, which has collaborated with Evangelion, Devilman, Sgt Keroro, and vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Its latest collaborative item is a 70cm-size "1,000%" Colossal Titan figure from Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan. Check the details after the jump.

  • Thursday October 17, 2013
  • "Sailor Moon" Moon Wand For Older Fans Introduced

    Almost 1 to 1 ratio magical wand even comes with the voice of Usagi

    Bandai has started a new brand in PROPLICA to serve older fans of anime by upgrading toys that they may have enjoyed when they were young and their first release will be an almost 1 to 1 ratio "Moon Stick" from Sailor Moon, complete with the voice of Usagi by Kotono Mitsuishi for the first time built into moon wand replicas. More after the jump!

  • Saturday July 20, 2013
  • VIDEO: Pop-Up Pirate That Jumps 5 Times Higher Goes On Sale In Japan

    The maker says the new toy is the result of a mistake but will sell it anyway

    Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy has introduced a new version of long-time favorite Japanese table top game, Pop-Up Pirate where the poor pirate jumps 5 times higher compared to the existing version. According to the apologetic video, the new version called Cho Tobi Jumbo Pop-Up Pirate was the product of a design mistake. Watch how high it jumps after the jump! (No pun intended)

  • Saturday May 19, 2012
  • FEATURE: Kotobukiya HMM Zoids Archive 2012 Exhibit Photo Report

    Over 100 highly detailed and high-quality Zoids models were displayed

    HMM Zoids (High-end Master Model Zoids) is a collaboration high-quality plamodel series between Kotobukiya and Takara-Tomy. In commemoration of the series' sixth anniversary, Kotobukiya Akihabarakan held an exhibit "Kotobukiya HMM Zoids Archive 2012" at its showroom on the sixth floor from April 28 to May 6. Check the photo report after the jump.

  • Friday May 18, 2012
  • FEATURE: Kotobukiya Showroom In Akihabara Photo Report

    Shining Hearts, Yu Yu Hakusho, Squid Girl, Anohana, Oreimo, and more!

    Kotubukiya is one of the most famous model kit/figure manufacturer in Japan. They opened a five-storey building “Kotobukiya Akihabarakan” on July 23rd, 2011. The fourth floor is called “Show Room”, which display their latest/popular products. Check the photo report after the jump!

  • Saturday May 12, 2012
  • VIDEO: Remote Control Cockroach Toy Offered in Japan

    A feature of summer in Japan becomes a RC toy

    Cockroach is not the most popular bug in this planet, probably one of the least for many. But Japan Trust Technology, a Japanese computer equipment company in Tokyo, believes it is popular enough. They have started offering a remote control cockroach toy named "Gokiradi" in Japan on May 11. Check the product video after the jump, if you dare.

  • Monday September 12, 2011
  • FEATURE: BANDAI Akiba Showroom September 2011 Edition

    Dragon Ball Z, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, and more!

    BANDAI, one of the most successful Japanese toy companies, has had their own showroom, "Tamashii Nations AKIBA showroom," at JR Akihabara station since May 28, 2011. The showroom mainly displays their popular figure brands, such as Chogokin and Figuarts. Check the photo report of the latest entries after the jump!   

  • Friday July 29, 2011
  • FEATURE: Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom July 2011 Edition

    Showroom for BANDAI's newest products

    BANDAI has opened Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom at JR Akihabara station since May 28 for a limited time. The showroom features BANDAI's popular Tamashii Nations products. Tamashii Nations is a high price collectors items for adult, such as S.H. Figuarts, Soul of Chogokin, Saint Myth Cloth, and Robot Spirits. Check the photo report after the jump.

  • Tuesday July 12, 2011
  • Video Preview Shows off Comic-Con 2011 Voltron Toy

    Complete with blazing sword!

    Fans of the original Voltron: Defender of the Universe TV series will want to keep their peepers peeled at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, which will be home to an exclusive six-inch Voltron toy. Check out the video preview after the jump.

  • Wednesday May 4, 2011
  • Chogokin GaoGaiGar!!

    The king of braves' "Super Alloy" toy in August

    BANDAI has announced the release of a new Super Robot Chogokin The King of Braves GaoGaiGar in August 2011. GaoGaiGar is a Super Robot anime television series created by Sunrise that began in February 1997. It was the 8th and final program of Sunrise's Brave series, which started in 1990.

  • Friday April 22, 2011
  • Kamen Rider Happy Meal!

    20 Rider toys at Japanese McDonald's

    Mcdonald's Japan announced yesterday that they will launch a new Happy Set (Happy Meal in the U.S.) featuring popular Kamen Rider characters on April 29 for 4 weeks.

  • Tuesday April 19, 2011
  • Go All In With This New Kaiji Action Figure

    Figma Kaiji Ito arrives September 2011

    I'm not gonna lie: I want this. Bad. Zapped right out of the frames of the Kaiji anime—adapted from Nobuyuki Fukumoto'sTobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji manga—the Kaiji Ito figma stands a mighty 15cm tall, and can be yours, all yours, in September 2011.

  • Thursday April 14, 2011
  • Kotobukiya Shows Off Evangelion's Kaworu In Living Color

    It's gotta be that "come hither" stare

    Kotobukiya has this whole Rebuild of Evangelion thing pretty under control, with a plethora of statues showcasing the lovely ladies of Gainax's theatrical reboots. There is, for instance, this lovely take on newcomer Mari Illustrious Makinami, ripped straight from the frames (albeit posed a bit more scandalously) of Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. But what of… the fellas?