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Coverage that is on the fringe, all things Otaku. Otaku means Maniac - and these articles focus on things we are crazy about.

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Robot God Akamatsu LIVES!

CollectionDX celebrates the launch of the new Robot God Akamatsu Website! 

2012-02-01 00:25
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Satsuki and Mei’s House, Nagoya Japan

A visit to one of the lesser known Studio Ghibli destinations in Nagoya, Japan: a full sized replica of Satsuki and Mei’s House from My Neighbor Totoro.

2011-09-30 16:33
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Transformers: Insecticons Attack

Surprisingly great art from this 1985 children's book.

2011-06-06 23:24

Some Assembly Required Episode 06 - Crotch Thrust and Generation Gap

In which we discuss the finer points of Crotch Thrust, and does the Generation Gap in collectors really matter?

2010-10-11 10:39
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East Coast Summit PHOTOS and VIDEO

The summit was great, pictures enclosed! Updated with video

2010-10-11 10:41
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SDCC 2009 - SUPER 7 (Stormtrooper Jumbo Machinder )

A Jumbo Machinder Stormtrooper! Need I say more? Brian Flynn walks us thru the history and development of the officially licensed Stormtrooper Jumbo Machinder. With HD VIDEO.

2010-10-11 10:41
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An evening with the Master

While Kimono My House was closing its doors for the last time, we walked the hallowed halls of a legend.

2010-10-11 10:42

CDX Cast 001-1 A tale of Two Joshs

In our first podcast, JoshB and Josh C10 talk about what got them into this whole crazy mess, and what a great year 1978 was. Part one of two. Download Here

2010-10-11 10:42
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The CollectionDX 2008 Holiday Buying Guide

Yes its true Santa is coming. Not sure what to ask for, for Christmas? Have a loved one in your life that likes all things robot and toys but your eyes glaze over when they start talking about their hobby and you have no idea what to get them? Well we are here to help with this handy, dandy guide which I have cleverly named “The 2008 CollectionDX Holiday Buying Guide.”

2010-10-11 10:42

Joshb's collection - a work in progress

The collection that started CollectionDX finds a new home.

2010-10-11 10:45

Toy of the Year 2007

Four Categories, Four winners. Who emerged Victorious? Read on to find out...

2010-10-11 10:45

Toy of the Year Voting has Begun

CollectionDX toy of the year voting has begun - read inside for the method behind the madness!

2010-10-11 10:45
Tokyo Underground

Tokyo Underground

Tokyo Underground is your treasure map to toy stores in Japan! a Co-Production between Super7 and CollectionDX. Read inside for more information and a chance to win your own autographed copy.

2010-10-11 10:43
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Pony Toy at the 1982 San Diego Comic Con

Images shot by Alan Light at the 1982 San Diego Comic Con of the Pony Toy Go-Round dealers table.

2010-10-11 10:45
Mark Nagata's Ultraman Collection

Mark Nagata's Ultraman Collection

Mark has one of the world's best collections of Ultraman and Tokuatsu related toys!


***Now updated with pics from Sanjeev and Mason's Big Adventure...!***

2010-10-11 10:45

Vending Machine RED

This cosplayer dressed as a vending machine wanders around tokyo in search of... nothing!

More inside...

2010-10-11 10:46
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Treasure from Thailand

The great thing about these "bootleg" toys is that there seems to be a never-ending supply of them. Just when you think you have all toys of a character, another weird piece pops up on eBay.

2010-10-11 10:46
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A visit to Kimono My House

A few weeks ago I ended up in San Francisco and got a chance to check out the legendary Kimono My House

2010-10-11 10:46

Parchis - Commando G

Check out this wild Gatchaman music video from the 80s by Spanish teenage music group Parchis!

2010-10-11 10:46

Transformers Spotlight: Ultra Magnus - in stores now!

Featuring art by our very own Robby Musso (aka REX-203). Robby does all the banners for CollectionDX!

2010-10-11 10:46

Mr. Big's Toyland Commercial

Found via a link on the Robot Japan BBS, it's the commercial for the legendary Mr. Big's Toyland. If you grew up in New England in the 70s and 80s, and you watched Force Five and Starblazers, This commercial holds a special place in your heart.

2010-10-11 10:44
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Television Magazine

Television Magazine (terebi magajin テレビマガジン) is a long-running Japanese magazine that features comics and stories based on Japanese television shows airing at the time. CollectionDX takes a closer look at this hidden jewel, including scans of the toy advertisments in the May 1978 issue.

2010-10-11 10:46

Toy of the Year voting begins!

Thanks to the fine folks at Zinc Panic, we have a new non-denominational T.O.T.Y. That means the entire Japanese toy collecting family gets their say.

2010-10-11 10:46
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toybot studios meets CollectionDX

I was planning my trip to Boston where I was attending a conference for work. I usually like to try and do a bit of research to see if there are any interesting Japanese toy stores in the cities i'm visiting. Nothing is cooler than visiting Japanese toy stores in other cities. I knew that Josh Bernard from CollectionDX lived in Boston so I dropped him a note asking if he would refer me to a couple of cool local stores (if any existed).

2010-10-11 10:47

Jumbo Machinder Battinger Commercial

Great clip from YouTube of the Bullmark Jumbo Machinder Battiger.

2010-10-11 10:47
Kim Castro Poster

New Super Robot Poster from Kim Castro

Kim Castro announces a great new poster featuring the art of Robby Musso (CollectionDX’s own REX-203).

2010-10-11 10:47

Japanese Toy Commercials

Some classic Popy Japanese Toy commercials found on Youtube

2010-10-11 10:47
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GA-01 Mazinger Z head mold

Every collector dreams of this happening, to find the diamond in the rough, to stumble on that special something in the place you’d least expect it. I came to this road a while ago, and on a whim decided to walk down it. What resulted was the purchase of this Mazinger Z head mold.

2010-10-11 10:47
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One Collectors History

When I was five years old, Star Wars was released and, like all the boys in the day, I wanted all of the toys, especially the action figures, and focused my entire existence on obtaining them. By Mike McCarthy

2010-10-11 10:47
We Are Just Like You

We are just like you

Rather then talk about what collecting is, I want to talk about what it isn't. by Brad Walker

2010-10-11 10:47
Cyborg Kurochan

Cyborg Kuro-Chan

Insane Robotic Cat Toys.

2010-10-14 07:55
Nathan's Ultrasound

Re-evaluating priorities

There comes a time in a collectors life that makes you take a good hard look at why you collect. That time has come for me. I am having a baby.

2010-10-11 10:47
Forest Gang

Toy Shopping in Japan with Josh Fraser

I love the smell of gokin in the morning.

2010-10-11 10:47
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Tokyo Toy Store Report 2003

In the beginning of June 2003 I found myself in Tokyo for 7 days. I had a book all made up of Japanese toy stores, and I had money to burn. All of the shops I went to were really great, but it got to be overwhelming. Who would have thought you could see too many toy stores?

2010-10-11 10:47
Daimos Makeover

Daimos Makeover

Dan Webber of www.webbertoys.com refurbishes a Jumbo Daimos.

2010-10-11 10:47
Nohohon-Zoku

Nohohon-Zoku

You can't help but get mesmerized by their insanely sweet catchy songs. As they do their little dance you will slip into a zen-like trance.

2010-10-14 09:01
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Jagun Fighters

Jagun Fighters is a new game / figure line from Bandai America. It features both action figures and game pieces, called Power Eye Stones.

2010-10-11 10:43
Raydeen Coloring Book

Shogun Warriors Coloring Book

A review of a 1978 Whitman Coloring book featuring Raydeen in a story called "Outer Space Zoo"

2010-10-11 10:47
Mazinger Z

THE Chogokin

Just like those classic Popy figures, only smaller and cheaper, but still with the all important die-cast.

2010-10-11 10:47
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Playing in the Snow

Taking some toys out to play in the snow!

2010-10-11 10:47
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Super Beer Walker

Super Beer Walker is a remote controlled robot that carries a can of beer on it's back. Push a button and a hand lowers a hose over your beer, filling your frosty mug.

2010-10-11 10:47
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Toy Shopping in New York City

In January of 2004, I made a road trip to New York City for some toy shopping. We hit most of the major stores, and found a couple of hidden treasures. Overall I found a wide assortment of toys, but the prices were usually more expensive than through an on-line retailer, or through ebay. Still, seeing these toys in person can make up for the extra expense.

2010-10-11 10:47
Yongsan Electronics Market

Yongsan Electronics Market

Sasha braves the Yongsan Electronics market in Korea to bring you a report on unique Robot-themed anime and games.

2010-10-11 10:47
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A Brief Toy Geek's Tour of Tokyo

Another great guide to Toy Shopping in Tokyo.

2010-10-11 10:47
Get Gundam

Suntory to release Gundam Figures

According to,
Suntory Japan will be including exclusive Gundam Figurines with bottles of Pepsi
Twist and Diet Pepsi Twist. 32 7cm different Gundam characters will be released
from late August to October.

2010-10-11 10:47

Jumbo Machinder photos on non-Jumbo boxes

Jumbo collector Dave Keymont has been collecting images of toy packaging featuring Jumbo Machinders.

2010-10-11 10:47
Nate vs Gaiking

Nathan vs. Gaiking

A CollectionDX original video, featuring my son and a GA-51 Gaiking.

2010-10-11 10:47
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Kigurumix and Kigurumiman

We take a look at the line of dancing mini figures from Tomy!

2010-10-11 10:47
Cruising the Anime City

Book Review: Cruising the Anime City An Otaku Guide to Neo Tokyo

A review of the new book from Patrick Macias and Tomohiro Machiyama.

2010-10-11 10:47
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A1 Classic

"Sometime late in 1977 my girlfriend gave me a talking robot...."

2010-10-11 10:48
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