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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.

A Brief Toy Geek's Tour of Tokyo

Another great guide to Toy Shopping in Tokyo.

2019-05-12 15:02

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

2019-05-08 17:14

A1 Classic

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

2019-05-13 09:22

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.

2019-05-07 13:32

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

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

2019-05-12 15:03

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

Cyborg Kuro-Chan

Insane Robotic Cat Toys.

2019-05-13 09:22

Daimos Makeover

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

2019-05-12 09:40

DVD Review: Defenders of Space

Defenders of Space has the honor of being the least mind-numbingly-bad video of the bunch, but it somehow still suffers.

2019-05-08 17:58

DVD Review: Protectors of Universe

In the far reach of space, a new star evokes. At that very moment, a horrible roaring sweeps across the universe. This sudden roaring, like a helpless howling, breaks the peace of the universe.

2019-05-08 17:59

DVD Review: Space Thunder Kids

$1 Korean ripoff anime DVDs found at Wal-Mart will BLOW YOUR MIND!

2019-05-13 09:22

East Coast Summit PHOTOS and VIDEO

The summit was great, pictures enclosed! Updated with video

2019-05-03 17:17

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.

2019-05-09 09:06
Grandizer: The Ride

Grandizer: The Ride

Check out this vintage Grandizer carnival ride from italy! 2018 update!

2018-12-29 10:54

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.

2019-05-07 17:34

Joshb's collection - a work in progress

The collection that started CollectionDX finds a new home.

2019-05-08 12:42

Jumbo Machinder Battinger Commercial

Great clip from YouTube of the Bullmark Jumbo Machinder Battiger.

2019-05-08 18:26

Jumbo Machinder photos on non-Jumbo boxes

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

2019-05-12 15:02

Kigurumix and Kigurumiman

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

2019-05-12 15:03

MAD*L (MOD L) n. A representative style, plan, or design

CollectionDX checks out a unique line of Desinger Vinyl from artist MAD and Wheaty Wheat Studios.

2019-05-13 09:22

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...!***

2019-05-08 13:19

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.

2019-05-08 08:01

Nathan vs. Gaiking

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

2019-05-12 10:36

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).

2019-05-09 09:06

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.

2019-05-15 13:33

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

2019-05-12 09:41

Playing in the Snow

Taking some toys out to play in the snow!

2019-05-12 10:38

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.

2019-05-08 13:19

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.

2019-05-12 09:41

Robot God Akamatsu LIVES!

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

2019-05-15 13:39

Rolling Bomber Special

Excellent Sentai / Power Rangers Parody video.

2019-04-29 14:16

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.

2019-05-14 15:58
SDCC 2009 - SUPER 7 (Stormtrooper Jumbo Machinder)

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.

2019-05-07 09:02

Shogun Warriors Coloring Book

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

2019-05-15 13:43

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?

2017-06-11 12:35

Star Wars Memories

My life with Darth Vader.

2019-05-08 18:27

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.

2019-05-12 15:02

Super #1 Robot

An new book showcases the unique action figures created during the heyday of Japanese robot toys, 1972 to 1982

2019-05-08 17:58

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.

2019-05-12 10:37

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.

2019-05-08 17:59

THE Chogokin

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

2019-05-12 09:42

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?

2019-05-15 13:33

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.

2019-05-07 14:25

Top 20 upcoming anime of 2018

2018 has definitely been one of the most waited years of all time for upcoming anime titles. From sequels of your favorites to new ones you could add to your anime watchlist. There are also other anime titles included in this list that are confirmed so you can rest easy as you know there’s going to be sequels for your favorite and awaited anime that will be worth the wait.

2018-01-14 09:56

Toy of the Year 2007

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

2019-05-08 12:42

Toy Shopping in Japan with Josh Fraser

I love the smell of gokin in the morning.

2019-05-12 10:33

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.

2019-05-12 09:42

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).

2019-05-08 18:29

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!

2019-05-08 17:59

Transformers: Insecticons Attack

Surprisingly great art from this 1985 children's book.

2019-05-14 15:57
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