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    Blackbook Toy updates their blog with images of the prototype sculpture of Frank Kozik x BBT's "A Clockwork Carrot" from the sculptor, T9G. Last seen in wax form, the next step for this 30cm tall figure is to make a cast at the factory. Shown above is an image comparison with the previously posted 'colored' turnarounds images. Am liking what I see here! Droog-rabbit we waiting to wreck some

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  • 02/01/13--04:00: Toys that know what's ahead
  • IT'S the way of the future - children's toys that keep kids connected and use GPS to find their way around the home and back yard.

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    If you’re feeling stressed, here’s a nice video of a train through the seasons Norway – time lapse … Here’s the making of info (the making of videos are mostly in Norwegian). Or in case you did not know, Swedes claim that the “Swedish Chef” sounds Norwegian … What do you think? Tweet This Post

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  • 02/01/13--04:30: Happy Five Years, Tomopop!
  • Happy Five Years, Tomopop! screenshot

    Today is a rather important day here at Tomopop; it's our birthday as a site, and more importantly, it's our five year anniversary of the day we popped into existence on the Internet.

    In Internet time, five years is like a decade or two. Or at least sometimes it feels like that, especially when I think about starting as a writer when I was still just a kid in college. Heck, five years ago, we were just getting the first Nendoroid Hatsune Miku, which was only the 33rd different one ever made; now there's almost 250 regular-sized Nendoroids in total and more than a dozen different Nendo Mikus out there. The day before we made our first posts on Tomopop, Max Factory had released the first figma, the SP-001 Suzumiya Haruhi that came bundled with a PS2 game; figma Nagato Yuki came soon after, and we're now into the 170s, not to mention all the limited edition releases that also have shown up. Kidrobot's Dunnys and Munnys were among a handful of options for those in the DIY vinyl scene; now, you can't seem to throw a blind box around without hitting a blank figure or three, and resin DIY figures are almost as popular as their plastic counterparts. And that's just a few things of note, because if I went ahead and mentioned everything that's changed, we'd be here all day and night.

    So what's coming this year? It's hard to really say because I don't have a flux capacitor and a DeLorean sitting around, and I don't want to give some silly response like "great things" that depends on how to define "great" or even "things." But what I can tell you is that first and foremost, Tomopop is dedicated to continue being the place where everyone can come together in the collecting world. Whether you like PVC figures based on your favorite anime series, large-scale statues featuring famous movie characters, the latest customs from the artists of the designer world, or even a little plush or papercraft, we'll do our best to keep bringing you the best and most interesting of what's out there.

    We're also planning to bring some more of what makes Tomopop unique: its features, interviews, and in-depth reviews as well as plenty of event coverage. Perhaps, if we're lucky, even a bit of on-the-ground coverage from events like Wonder Festival 2013 Summer. We'll be letting you know what events in the U.S., Japan and elsewhere around the world Tomopop will be at, so stay tuned for updates.

    There is one important thing I've saved for the end, though: a deep thank you for anyone and everyone who's read Tomopop over the past five years, and a thank you to all of you who are readers now or will be in the future. Suffice to say, without you all, none of this would have really been possible. It means more than the world to us that you're all here, and I hope you'll stick around, because even though it's been five years so far, there's a lot more fun still to be had!

    [Adorable image via pixiv]


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    This year's Snow Miku to have plush version, too screenshot

    In news that should shock nobody, this year's Snow Miku will have a ton of merchandise related to the upcoming Sapporo Snow Festival where the Nendoroid will debut, and that includes a plush. As announced on Crypton's official Snow Miku page, Hokkaido Family Mart locations will have the Snow Miku plush starting on Feb. 6. She isn't going to be cheap, though: you're looking at paying ¥3,150 for her.

    There's also other Vocaloid and Miku-themed products that will be on sale at Hokkaido Family Mart locations, including a Hachune Miku nikuman (meat bun) that made me laugh when I saw it. Why? Well, if looks like poor Hachune Miku is terrified you're about to eat her. Well played, Family Mart.

    [via Vocaloid Blog]


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    In our annual attempt to distill the Toy Fair down to ten toys, we bring you our list of the new launches that managed to catch our eye last week.

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    Big Red by ridureyu Submit your Flickr photos to Poe Ghostal’s Pic of the Day!

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    The Mintyfresh Exclusive Battle-Damaged Keiko Trooper (from Fools Paradise) will be released for pre-order today (February 1st 2013) at 10AM ET over at Mintyfresh. The 12-inch tall polystone resin figure will be limited to a run of 200 pieces. It will run you €199.95 (including tax) which ends up being around $272.

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    My week after a blog-changing experience like Alt Summit has been strange, to say the least. I expected to bring back tons of energy and go-get’em-ness. Instead I found myself flat on my back with the worst flu of the year. I’m going to blame US Airways. Because I can. But, it has given me [...]

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    “Runaway Love” Moonrise Kingdom Art Print

    Artist Michael Rogers brings us an awesome piece of Moonrise Kingdom art.

    Moonrise Kingdom stands as my 2nd favorite Anderson film, behind Rushmore for those curious. I loved everything about it and it was tied with Beasts of the Southern Wild last year as my favorite film(s).

    I have a deep love for all things Wes Anderson, even going as far to use him as inspiration for the majority of films I make. I love his visual style and his quirky humor and has funny yet a little sad stories. As a result of this admiration, I find myself collection Anderson items and placing them around my room. This art piece will look perfect on my wall of framed Wes Anderson prints.

    This print is available to purchase on Michael Rogers’ Etsy. If Wes Anderson isn’t your style, he also has numerous other awesome prints for sale.

    Check It: More Gorgeous Art on Albotas
    Buy It: Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray

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    American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, and Exim Licensing Group, AGP’s international licensing agent for Brazil, are renewing their berry sweet partnership deal with Malwee Malhas for Strawberry Shortcake apparel, including the addition of sleepwear, in Brazil. AGP and Exim Brazil also renewed for Strawberry Shortcake- [...]

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  • 02/01/13--07:06: Kat (Series 6)
  • One thing that stood out for me from the Halo: Reach game, was the inclusion of female Spartan soldiers with distinctly female sets of armor. Sure, there is only one such character in the game, but that didn’t prevent McFarlane Toys from producing a generic pink Spartan as well as a couple of versions of Lieutenant Commander Kat.

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    Disney has released a new, free app called Disney Carnival. It features fun activities, your kids’ favorite Disney characters and all kinds of carnival fun wrapped up into one app. Disney Carnival – Disney Disney Carnival App Features: A new Carnival just arrived in your city! Explore it to enjoy all the fun activities with yourRead More

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    The first use of the mold was a sincere, but flawed homage to the original Omega Supreme. This time around however they skipped the hints, grabbed the G1 character and ran with him. Check out the video review of Transformers Year of the Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme below.

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    We have just been full of movie news this week haven’t we? First, we gave you some reasons to head to the theater March 8th to see ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’. Then, we brought you a new image of ‘Iron Man 3′ and a sneak peek of the trailer. And now…well, it’s ‘The LoneRead More

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    Yes, folks! We have a magical and fun giveaway to offer one lucky ToyXplosion reader this morning. As you may have heard, Peter Pan is arriving on Blu-ray February 5th. We had the privilege of receiving an advanced copy. (Be sure to check out these Peter Pan toys from the Disney Store. If I could own eachRead More

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    Oh dear. I think I might have misinterpret an earlier post - specifically on THIS new 'Ape Town' figure from Hands in Factory, as "JULY" might possibly be his NAME rather than drop-date! Nevertheless, here's a look at the other citizens of APE TOWN as designed by UpTeMPO Lee! Let's give a warm welcome to July, Gorgon, Probo, Zola, Link, Oldy and Bounce!

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    MARVEL offers up an official "first look" at "Thor: The Dark World" - starring Chris Hemsworth as the Odinson, pictured above with director Andy Taylor. Thor is spotting a new-ish gold color palette to his previous dull-grey armor, so perhaps the dude now embraces the royalty of Odin's rule? The movie premieres November 8th, 2013.WHAT: "Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big screen

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