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Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link

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 loved entry in a mo...

 
 
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Gunpla Banzai: Barnes & Noble selling Gunpla kits

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 eyeballs on lic...

 
 
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The 2014 Winter Tokyo Wonder Festival is happening

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 glimpse at som...

 
 
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Senbonzakura Miku aims for your heart

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, based off the...

 
 
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Snore the afternoon away on a Snorlax cushion

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-order one from T...

 
 
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Get your Miyazaki figure soon

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 Toyworks announ...

 
 
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2014's Snow Miku is downright magical

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 named Snow Miku...

 
 
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Check out what's new on Tomopop

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 hope that it i...

 
 
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Go for broke with these latest pre-orders

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 on the market....

 
 
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No more assembly for Daibadi's new Aegis figure

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 sculpture.  Now,...

 
 
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Pre-order Calne today, get free nightmare tonight

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 2012. It's not e...

 
 
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A new Ryogi Shiki figure preorder is future good news

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 ranking. In some way...

 
 
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Let's get HUGE: Japanator rolling out ad-free memberships

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 before. Right no...

 
 
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All hail and fear the Nendoroid Colossal Titan

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. [Cour...

 
 
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Bandai's going to sell you another Macross plamo

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 based on the ...

 
 
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Behold, a figure that costs 60 million Yen

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 Saint Cloth Myth pr...

 
 
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A special message from our founder

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.  Earlier today, our...

 
 
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Best of 2012: Kristina's Top 5 Toyetic Anime

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 figures and more...

 
 
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NYCC '12: The toy roundup

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 ShiftyLook booth overv...

 
 
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This Evangelion humidifier is the best humidifier

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 what a NERV or...

 
 
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Some noteworthy figure pre-orders to check out

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 import from Japa...

 
 
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A huge Teddie plush and more in upcoming Persona merch

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) is the huge Te...

 
 
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Madoka contracts with Sanrio

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 merchandise ...

 
 
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Love is over if you don't gawp at these Catherine figures

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 Katherine can tell, a...

 
 
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Yukiko Nendroid goes right for the heart, and the wallet

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 wish for. Jona...

 
 
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Yukiko and Chie figmas are just over the horizon

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. Yukiko Amagi a...

 
 
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Fei-Yen and Miku merge = A great virtual cyber woman

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 On Cyber Troop...

 
 
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I will die without these Tachikoma shoes

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, and I bet they ...

 
 
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Another peek at the super sweet Izanagi action figure

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 still pre-order...

 
 
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Upcoming figure for Persona 4's Izanagi

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 articulation and some ...

 
 
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BAMP: Tomopop visits Good Smile Cafe

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 have some pretty ...

 
 
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It's not like I want you to buy this OreImo nendoroid...

Look, I know you guys like OreImo, even though it's a show for freaks who just want to bang their younger sister because she looks hot in that Catholic school outfit. Really, you guys disgust me. You're the worst.But, in the interest of kee...

 
 
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Chrono Trigger figures break my face with awesome

[Hums the Chrono Trigger victory music] We're finally getting some real ordering data on these incredible Chrono Trigger PVC figures. The Chrono Trigger Formation Arts are available for order now at Hobby Search. The set is based off Akir...

 
 
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Otakon '10: Tomopop panel, free figures and more!

What happened at San Diego Comic-Con this year? Well, as you can clearly see, Leah, Stephen, Jake and I wasted no time getting suited up for a pajama party on our first night. We're a fun bunch, as you can clearly see (lucky for you, the...

 
 
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Kotobukiya makes the final episode version of Taiga yours

In preparation for our Toradora! review later today, I thought we'd kick the day off with the latest offering from Kotobukiya: Aisaka Taiga in her outfit from the last episode of the show. For many of you, it has a fair amount of meaning, j...

 
 
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Study your Japanese with these transforming kanji pieces!

Who needs hand-made flash cards or even pre-printed ones when you can just buy these transforming kanji toys? At $1 a piece, it's a steal to collect all 1,945 basic kanji! Actually, they only have six different kanji that come in three flav...

 
 
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Momohime's thigh perfectly realized in this Muramasa fig

Everyone knows that Muramasa: The Demon Blade for the Wii isn't about a Demon Blade or sword-slicing action. It's about the achingly beautiful artwork of Vanillaware and George Kamitani, and seeing a kind of alternate gaming universe in whi...

 
 
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New Love Plus figurines make your waifu tangible

Hey, you know Love Plus? It's big! Five manga series big!It's a wonder then that it took a little while for these figures of Rinko, Nene and Manaka to surface. Perhaps the modelers were trying to do their DS-bound girlfriends justice.And wh...

 
 
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Squeal in glee for this Persona 4 papercraft

Oh my. This is a thing I want. If the header didn't clue you in, it's some damned-amazing Persona 4 themed papercraft. That automatically makes it my favorite papercraft.Head over harlancore's site to download a bunch of them, and unlike m...

 
 


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