9 High-Quality Anime Figure Releases to Own in Fall 2017

Whip out your wish lists, because fall 2017 is an absolute exhibition of anime and JRPG figures, especially for static collectible enthusiasts! Featuring best-selling series like Sword Art Online, Yuri!! on Ice, and Free!, this season’s list highlights nine of the most anticipated high-quality anime figures coming out of Japan, including new releases, re-releases, and exclusives sets. Alter – Love Live! School Idol Festival: Eli Ayase 1/7-Scale Figure (September 2017) Based on her post-Idolized Maid Café card in the Love Live! School Idol Festival game app, Eli’s apparel is a mesmerizing > Read More


Pokémon Gashapon: “Gacha Gacha” Catch ’Em All!

We’ve searched the “tall grass” for the most popular Pokémon gashapon and created this list of collectibles worthy of adding to your Pokédex of playthings. Select your starter and pin on your Gym Badge, because these wild gashapon have appeared—and you’ll want to “catch ’em all!” Pokémon Gashapon Figures 1/40 Scale Real Pokémon Figures XY For Pokémasters with a penchant for scaled-down sculptures or the XY generation, Takara Tomy’s Real Pokémon Figures (currently in its fourth series) are the perfect way to upgrade your collection. Each colorful Pokémon is proportionally sized at 1/40 > Read More


13 Anime Swimsuit Figures to Keep Your Summer Sizzling

There may be no better way to beat the summer heat than re-watching “beach episodes” from your favorite anime in the air-conditioned comfort of your own home. If outdoor activities are the last thing on your summer to-do list, make sure you check out our roundup of the best anime swimsuit figures being released in 2017. Enjoy! Phat Company – Granblue Fantasy: Io 1/7-Scale Summer Ver. (January 2017) Inspired by Io’s “Little Lady of Midsummer” outfit, this playful figure captures her childish delight upon peering out to sea for the first time. The delicate frills of Io’s bikini flutter in > Read More


14 Upcoming Anime Figures to Add to Your 2017 Summer Plans

Packed with a lineup of new Nendoroids, long-awaited re-releases, anniversary celebrations, and more, our list of upcoming anime figures for summer 2017 highlights the most anticipated collectibles coming out of Japan this season. Keep reading to see if your favorite characters made the cut! MegaHouse – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: Lelouch Lamperouge & Kururugi Suzaku (June 2017) Megahouse’s Code Geass 10th Anniversary Lelouch and Kururugi figures are so detailed you might need the Power of Kings just to decide which angle to display them. The 99th Emperor of Britannia > Read More


Popular cosplay looks in Japan – Winter/Spring 2017

Anime convention season is coming up! Have you prepared all of your cosplay looks yet? If you’re still mulling over what character is just right for you this summer, why not check out some of the looks Japanese cosplayers are loving this year? Stay on top of cosplay trends - here are some of the costumes that had strong showings at Comiket 91, Wonder Festival, Anime Japan 2017 and more events over recent months. Kemono Friends Get the look - Serval It’s hard to resist the appeal of an opportunity to rock cat ears and a tail, especially when you can kick it up a notch by dressing as > Read More


A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 2

The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you where they came from and where you can get them! In part one, we discussed illustration-based collectibles, like key chains and charms. In part two, we’re going 3D with collectible figures, dolls, and plushies. Japan is incredibly adept at bringing characters to life as covetable figures and plushies, and we can only skim the surface of the full range of > Read More


A Guide to Japanese Anime and Game Character Collectibles: Part 1

The Japanese collectibles market features a dizzying array of concepts, series and brands. It can be tough to navigate, especially if you don’t speak Japanese! In this two-part series, we’ll introduce some popular collectible concepts, and tell you where they came from and where you can get them. In part one, we’ll deal with illustration-based collectibles, while part two deals with figures, dolls and plushies. The main forms of 2D collectible series in Japan are acrylic key chains (アクリルキーホルダー, lit. acrylic key holder) with a ball-chain or key ring fastener, and rubber phone charms > Read More


9 Attack on Titan Figures to Sink Your Titanic Teeth Into

Four years ago, the Attack on Titan anime devoured its competition like a hungry titan and gained colossal acclaim from its critics. Otaku quickly joined the ranks of AoT's “army” of fans, waiting for the day that season two would once again break down the walls of animated entertainment. In celebration of the anime’s highly anticipated second season premiere in April, we’re showcasing 9 Attack on Titan figures that every fan will want to recruit for the good of humanity. > Read More


10 New Anime Figure Releases to Add to Your Wish List for Spring 2017

Whether browsing the web for the latest anime figure releases or searching for that must-have memento from your favorite series, we’ve got your wish list covered with these 10 new anime figures coming out in spring 2017. Aniplex – Fate/Grand Order: Shielder (March 2017) Half human and half servant, Shielder is shrouded in mystery, and Aniplex’s figure of the popular Demi-Servant captures every facet of her complex identity. Fitted leather armor and an impenetrable shield leave little doubt that Shielder is a guardian spirit; but her soft smile hints at the human vulnerability hidden > Read More


8 Romantic Anime Figures That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but we think you should keep the romance going throughout the month! Whether you celebrate by sharing a romantic date with your special someone or treat yourself to a little chocolate, this holiday is a sweet reminder to cherish the things you love. For otaku, of course, that means getting new anime figures! From dreamy weddings and candy-covered hearts to OTPs and waifu, these eight figures will have you asking, “Will you be my Valentine?” all year long. Funny Knights – Kantai Collection: Kongou Kai Ni, Valentine ver. (February 2016) A variant of > Read More