Over at Tomopop, we're used to seeing all manner of toy from a variety of shows. It's rare to have a figure pique all of our interests, and one such figure is Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Wind Waker Link. Coming from a love... read
It's actually funny: For as much access as North American anime fans have to Japan's pop culture output these days, there really are some things that are still difficult to find over there. For example, it's easy to get your ... read
Right now, collectible toy-enthusiasts all over the world are flocking to Japan for Tokyo Wonder Festival. The bi-annual event, held in Chiba each year, features the latest must-have garage kits and often provides fans with a... read
MERCH ALERT. MERCH ALERT.
That alarm was a warning, set up to go off whenever something nice shows up that will inevitably be purchased and sap away precious dollars. The offending party this time? FREEING's Senbonzakura Miku... read
Nothing is more annoying than finding your path blocked by a sleeping Snorlax, but thanks to the folks at Banpresto, you won't need a Poké Flute to snag one of these comfy cushions. Instead, all you have to do is pre-o... read
A new figure is being released in honor of Hayao Miyzaki, and it's not Ghibli themed. Martin Hsu has designed a 6 inch tall figure of the man himself. That's right, we finally get a Miyazaki figure! How cool is that?
Bigshot ... read
Despite several years of excessive merch, Hatsune Miku remains as a financial force to be reckoned with. For the last couple of years, Good Smile Company has released a winter-themed figure of the virtual idol, appropriately ... read
As you should be aware, Modern Method has a toy blog. It's called Tomopop. It's pretty rad, if I do say so myself. We talk about statues, poseable figures, plushes, just about anything that you can spend money on at a con and... read
If you've been hankering for some sweet, merchy goodness, then you're in luck. The good folks over at Tomopop regularly post about some of the nicest (and occasionally not quite so nice) statues and poseable figures available... read
It's no secret that I've selected Persona 3 android Aegis as my very own 2D bride, so I'm naturally curious whenever news comes down the pipe of model-makers attempting to immortalize my beloved in the fine art of sculpt... read
Sometimes there's just a figure so out there, that it's probably worth your attention--if you can stomach Shi-e Calne Ca. This Miku-derivative figure comes from the hit vocaloid music video "Bacterial Contamination" back in 2... read
Back in 2008, Good Smile Company released a figure of Shiki Ryougi from Type-Moon's Garden of Sinners. It was a hot purchase back then and one of the few re-released by GSC through their 10th anniversary popularity ranki... read
Automatic contest entries, discounts, responsive mobile site, and new video shows We here at ModernMethod are rolling out a membership program across all four sites called HUGE. The program is meant to be a game-changer for the entire network, allowing us to bring you better content than you've ever seen b... read feature
It was the year 2013.
And on that day, mankind received an adorable reminder.
We lived in fear and awe of Attack on Titan's merchandising potential, and no walls could protect us from the colossal head of the Colossal Titan Nendoroid.
[Courtesy of our figure-lovin' pals at Tomopop!] read
The goodies celebrating the 30th anniversary of Super Dimension Fortress Macross have't stopped yet, and there's a hot new commercial to sell you the business. Sure, there's a gazillion model kits ba... read
Yes, friends, you read that headline correctly. Sixty million Yen. As of this writing, that's a shade under $586,000. What a way to celebrate Saint Seiya, right?
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Saint Seiya's Sain... read
Insights from the boss As you may know, Japanator is part of the esteemed ModernMethod network, a group of sites that includes our figure-loving friends at Tomopop, the film buffs at Flixist, and of course, our gaming pals at Destructoid.
Ear... read feature
Which anime ruled the sales? While all my fellow Japanator writers are busy picking and choosing the best anime, music, and games of the year, I'll be bringing in a look at which anime inspired the most merchandise based on what I've seen in the way of f... read feature
Now that NYCC is pretty much covered, I'll be dropping in with some anime-related toy stuff that we wrote about at Tomopop! Check out these links:
Gallery: Vash the Stampede
Kotobukiya booth overview
Namco Bandai and ShiftyL... read
I was once out buying a humidifier for my grandmother's room, and saw one that looked a bit like a volcano. This one, shaped like NERV headquarters with Unit 01 standing on top, is way better. Sadly, dear grandma doesn't know... read
Every now and then, I feel like I've got to remind you folks that being an anime fan doesn't stop at enjoying the manga and animated adaptations thereof, but continues on to the realm of expensive plastic merch that you can i... read
You lovely readers are Persona fans, right? It's about time I did a quick little round-up of the kind of figures and plush available if you're into that kind of thing.
Starting off, the most recent big thing (literally)... read
WIth all this crazy Hello Kitty licensing going on lately, fellow Sanrio cutie, My Melody did not want to left out of the action. Even I was a bit surprised by this team up! Starting in July, My Melody will be doing a m... read
Indeed, it will be over, as done as if you had fallen off a mysterious pile of blocks into an infinite nightmare void full of crazy monsters representing the worst of male anxieties.
So gawp, gawp, I say! Catherine and Kather... read
Persona 4. What are you doing to my wallet? I can remember distinctly hoping for all sorts of merchandise to come out for the title when I was joyfully playing through it on the PS2. Well, they to watch out what you... read
Our friends over at Tomopop posted up some jaw droppingly beautiful pictures of new figmas based on two of our favorite main ladies of Persona 4. Wonfes is always full of amazing goodness, but these two figures take the cake.... read
It's cool that Sega is just as excited as cross-promoting its franchises as Namco Bandai, perhaps moreso. Why? Because if it wasn't, we wouldn't get this awesome crossover figure between Hatsune Miku and Sega's classic Vitual... read
Brian over at Tomopop posted an article that made my eyes almost fall out of my sockets. There is going to be a Tachikoma inspired Reebok Pump Fury sneaker! Apparently there will only be 500 of these beauties made, ... read
Do you remember that sweet Izanagi figure I was drooling over a while back? Some new images have popped up, helpfully they might help you decide wether old Izzy is going to show up as a late Christmas gift this year. You can ... read
It's no secret we adore Persona 4 here at Japanator. Want to guess what I love even more? Persona 4 action figures!
Some images surfaced of an upcoming Bandai D-Arts figure based on Izanagi! Yes, he looks to have full articul... read
So, unless you guys are huge jerks and enjoy missing out being kept up-to-date on awesome things, Tomopop is still the bees knees. Aside from making me want to commit crimes to afford expensive pieces of plastic, they also ha... read