Ninninger photo

Aw snap, Ninninger's toys reveal Shurikenjin's gimmicks

Robo Throne Activate!
Dec 10
// Salvador GRodiles
It's time to look at Ninninger's first set of toys, and things are starting to look even more promising for the upcoming ninja-themed Sentai series. Of course, the best thing out of this toyline is the Shurikenjin, since it's...
Gundam photo

Check out this amazing 'anime-style' Gundam model

3D goes 2D
Nov 24
// Josh Tolentino
Rejoice, otaku, for the utopia that is the 2D world is much closer than we thought. All it is is a matter of shading, if the jaw-dropping work of Gunpla builder Mumumuno is anything to go by.  The champion builder has co...
Gundam Unicorn photo
Gundam Unicorn

This ad for a Unicorn Gundam model goes full Psycho (Frame)

Due this December!
Nov 19
// Josh Tolentino
I've never been that much into model-making, Gundam or otherwise, so I've never had much of a reason to pay attention to commercials for the things. Then again, if they're all as cool as Bandai's new ad for an upcoming ...
Totoro photo

Someone needs to buy me this snoring Totoro

Like right now
Nov 10
// Hiroko Yamamura
I know you have all been staying up at night, thinking about what to get me for Christmas. Luckily, all your problems have been solved! I present to you, the snoring Totoro! I mean, how adorable is this little guy? I need it now!

Kamen Rider Summonride photo
Kamen Rider Summonride

Kamen Rider Summonride's new screenshots are all about the stages

This gallery needs some boss images
Oct 27
// Salvador GRodiles
Even though Kamen Rider Summonride contains a few features that should've been in the Battride War series (such as a co-op option), I'm still on the fence on whether to Drive the Game or not. As a series of new images enter t...
Kamen Rider Summonride photo
Kamen Rider Summonride

Kamen Rider Summonride's first trailer gives off a Gauntlet vibe

That kid is way too excited
Oct 05
// Salvador GRodiles
When Bandai Namco announced that they were giving Kamen Rider the Skylanders treatment in Kamen Rider Summonride, I will admit that I was a bit curious about the title will play. Now that the team has shown us the ...
Pudding maker? photo
Pudding maker?

Make some egg... pudding?

Someone really has to define what pudding is
Sep 08
// Hiroko Yamamura
After watching a bunch of British TV show on the BBC I became a bit confused to what pudding is. Growing up, it was always that delicious milky stuff that Bill Cosby was hustling to kids. You'd find it in chocolate or vanill...
Kamen Rider Drive photo
Kamen Rider Drive

Vroom! Kamen Rider Drive's design has entered the parking lot

This new Rider is ready to show us his wheels!
Aug 14
// Salvador GRodiles
It's finally time for us to take a look at the new car-themed, I mean Rider's design. Overall, the new Rider's appearance looks great, since Drive's Type Speed Form is basically a fusion between Kamen Rider Accel Tr...
Kamen Rider Summonride photo
Kamen Rider Summonride

What?! Kamen Rider Summonride contains a Skylander-like system

It's time to toy around with with our favorite Riders
Aug 11
// Salvador GRodiles
Oh my. I never expected to see the day that the Kamen Rider franchise would receive a game that'd be similar to Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Nintendo's Amiibo toys. Then again, both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai have their...
Kamen Rider Gaim photo
Kamen Rider Gaim

S.H. Figuarts Gaim Pine Arms and Baron Mango Arms give off a nice tropical vibe

Pineapples and Mangoes are serious business, people
Aug 06
// Salvador GRodiles
I probably don't say this around here too much, but I'm a huge fan of pineapples and mangoes. Actually, my passion for the latter is bigger than the former, as I find ananas to be great on certain occasions. That said, I woul...
Kamen Rider Drive photo
Kamen Rider Drive

Check out Kamen Rider Drive's gadgets and four-wheeled vehicle

2014's Rider gets a sweet new ride
Jul 25
// Salvador GRodiles
Man. What's with all of these heroes getting cars all of the sudden? First it was Ghost Rider, and now 2015's new Rider, Kamen Rider Drive, is following this trend. Are motorcycles going out of style? Whatever the case may be...
Spacy Dandy figure photo
Spacy Dandy figure

Space Dandy is looking Be@ry cool

Some buy this for me
Jul 08
// Hiroko Yamamura
The folks over at Medicom are always finding really interesting tie-ins to their highly collectable Be@rbrick and Kubrick line of figures. This time, our friends over at Tomopop have shared images of a limited edition of ever...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Bandai shows next Figuarts ZERO Sailor Scout

Spoilers: It's Sailor Venus
May 09
// Pedro Cortes
Bandai's excellent Figuarts ZERO line expands by one more gal, with their announcement of Sailor Venus. Originally revealed at Winter Wonder Festival, the figure will be going up for pre-order some time this month, likely as ...
Evangelion x Transformers photo
Evangelion x Transformers

Evangelion meets Transformers with Takara Tomy figure repaint

I mustn't roll out! I mustn't roll out!
Apr 27
// Brittany Vincent
I love Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Transformers are obviously awesome. What happens when you combine the two? An awesome repaint of the Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime done up like EVA Unit-01. Planet Iacon found...
CCS Toy photo

PSA: Nendo Card Captor Sakura up for preorder!

Apr 25
// Jeff Chuang
Ever since the Nendoroid concept was a thing, I have wondered which anime characters would make a great Nendo. The whole miniature-super-deformed style made normally average looking things really cute, and already very cute t...
Toys photo

Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link

He can be yours, come August
Apr 17
// Pedro Cortes
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...
Aniplex+ photo

Aniplex+ store becomes a thing, now taking orders for Saber and Homura

Aniplex Special Store now Aniplex+
Apr 02
// Jeff Chuang
As if you need another store to sell exclusive merchandise--well it's not that bad. Aniplex of America today announced that they're branding their "Aniplex Special Store" as Aniplex+, following their Japanese counterpart. We ...
Gunpla photo

Gunpla Banzai: Barnes & Noble selling Gunpla kits

Build Fighters to follow?
Mar 15
// Josh Tolentino
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 ...
Toys photo

Get a kick out of these amazing felt dolls

Some serious time goes into these guys!
Mar 08
// Amber Hunt
I love supporting little shops and people who craft things and sell them. It's always so cool seeing the stuff they make and what kind of talents they have. Some range from drawing, to making phone cases. There's just so much...
Kill la Kill Lego photo
Kill la Kill Lego

These Kill la Kill Lego figures are the best

Feb 24
// Chris Walden
The Internet can be a wonderful place sometimes, and getting to see characters from Kill la Kill crafted out of the finest Danish plastic reassures me on this. Not only do we have a pretty faithful Mako, but we have a Kamui S...
Nintendo photo

Recreate Mario Kart moments with this life-size ride-on

Watch out for banana peels
Feb 21
// Pedro Cortes
For years, I've been playing the various Mario Kart games and wishing I could smack my buddy with a Koopa shell. It comes with the competitive spirit, inflamed by getting hit with the blue shell for NINETY SEVENTH TIME, DAMMI...
May'n photo

May'n gets an adorable nendoroid

Still not as cute as her though
Feb 07
// Josh Totman
As you know, I love May'n. Her voice, her eyes, her legs, and her love of taiyaki steals my heart every time I see her. Oh how I wish I could have her here in my house to bask in her wonderfulness. Well, I can now in a way. A...
Hatsune Miku photo
Hatsune Miku

Senbonzakura Miku aims for your heart

And your precious wallet
Jan 28
// Pedro Cortes
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...
Otaku goods photo
Otaku goods

Snore the afternoon away on a Snorlax cushion

It actually looks pretty comfortable, too
Jan 28
// Tim Sheehy
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...
Braving Inwards. photo
Braving Inwards.

Come meet the Kyoryugers of 100 years in the future

What is this sophisticated child-generating technology?
Jan 27
// Chris Walden
We do still have a few weeks of dinosaur-related sentai action, but if the conclusion to the story and a few movies don't seem like enough content for you, why not get excited for the upcoming special? Set 100 years after th...
Sword Art Online photo
Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online weapon replicas for sale

They may be small, but give it a try!
Dec 14
// Amber Hunt
New Sword Art Online weapons are being made, but they're mini! Asuna's Lambent Light rapier was the first one to be picked, and it's only 15cm! Although her rapier is the only one available so far, I'm sure Kirito's Eluc...
Snow Miku photo
Snow Miku

Get a real good look at the Snow Miku 2014 street train

No, really, look at the train
Nov 30
// Kristina Pino
Pedro gave you all a preview of the Magical Snow Miku train at Sapporo, but now there's a whole video showcasing it and its opening day. You can see all the lovely details of the outside of the car as well as the posters, to...
SQEX sale photo
SQEX sale

Final Fantasy games on sale via Square-Enix Online Store

Sales end Cyber Monday
Nov 27
// Jeff Chuang
And it's not just games from the Final Fantasy line, but a lot of titles are on sale at the Square-Enix online store. Many of the titles on sale are going for about 50% off retail, which means you can buy a copy of Kingd...
Monogatari  photo

Kotobukiya releases all new Monogatari figures

My heart says yes, but my wallet says please stop
Nov 20
// Amber Hunt
Is it just me, or does it seem that I'm like, the biggest Monogatari fangirl here? Anyways, ahhhh! An entire new series of figures for the anime are going to be released by Kotobukiya in 2014! I'm mainly focused on how c...
Sailor Moon photo
Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon UFO catcher set neglects Sailor Venus

HOW could they do this???
Nov 18
// Karen Mead
It's not that I'm not pleased with the plethora of new Sailor Moon items that are coming out lately--believe me, I am on board with this. But a certain Sailor Senshi keeps getting passed over, and I for one am tired of keepin...

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