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5:30 PM on 10.12.2014

Clementine from Telltale's The Walking Dead gets her first action figure

For me, the most exciting news to come out of NYCC is the announcement that Clementine from Telltale’s The Walking Dead will be getting her own figure. I love Telltale’s The Walking Dead series and have longed fo...

Vanessa Cubillo



Did you 'catch' DST's NYCC-exclusive Ghostbusters Minimate? photo
Did you 'catch' DST's NYCC-exclusive Ghostbusters Minimate?
by Scarecroodle

Not all NYCC-exclusives cost an arm and a leg. In fact, some cost nothing at all; such is the case with Diamond Select Toys' NYCC-exclusive Ghostbusters Minimate which could have been yours for the low, low price of stopping by DST's booth (#1736) at NYCC.

DST released details about the giveaway earlier in the month but it wasn't until a couple of days ago that we saw the actual figure (I'm not sure if our on-site reporter, Andres, managed to get his hands on one). While the character sheet showed that the figure was green, it didn't adequately illustrate the fact that the Minimate would be cast in an awesome-looking translucent Slimer-green (or ectoplasmic green?) color. That instantly makes the figure 20 degrees cooler (can you feel a chill in the room?).

If you didn't nab this guy at the booth then you're probably too late, since the figures were mostly given out in the mornings. It's one more reason why the DST booth should always be one your first stops at these conventions.

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3:30 PM on 10.12.2014

NYCC 2014: NECA

NECA's NYCC display included a lot of previously unveiled collectibles as well as showing off NECA's NYCC-exclusives which included the Ahab Predator, a Pacific Rim boxed set featuring all-black Jaeger variants, and some Scal...

Scarecroodle



NYCC 2014: Bandai of America photo
NYCC 2014: Bandai of America
by Scarecroodle

While many view Bandai of America as the poor (American) man's version of Bandai of Japan, the company has notably been offering fans things that its Asian counterpart have not: the American-exclusive Power Rangers villains (Lord Zedd and now Ivan Ooze) and recreations of the ninetiestalgic Power Rangers Zords and accessories. Otherwise BoA continues to offer the more kid-friendly, affordable merchandise that it's known for.

Details (and images) after the jump.

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Koto's Bishoujo She-Hulk shows off the guns in a preview gallery photo
Koto's Bishoujo She-Hulk shows off the guns in a preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya unveiled its previously teased Marvel Bishoujo She-Hulk at NYCC (check out our coverage!), which has now been followed by a preview gallery, and... yes, it's pretty good, but what were they thinking with that face? From many angles, it looks even more out of place than the average Bishoujo face.

Granted, if you're a fan of Shunya's general style then it's something that may not bother you. However, I was impressed by how well the overall design turned out... and then I saw her face (it's also why I didn't go for a close-up in the header image). Kotobukiya has allegedly cowed to fan pressure in the past so I suppose anything can happen.

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Get crazy pre-ordering VPAK Harley Quinn and Joker photo
Get crazy pre-ordering VPAK Harley Quinn and Joker
by Scarecroodle

Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Harley Quinn and Joker are currently available for pre-order.

The duo had appeared at a few cons, although the fan reception here wasn't as high as you might expect. It's certainly not a bad look for Harley Quinn and I'd definitely say that more went right than wrong... although that's not the strongest recommendation. Still, I think she looks cool!

The Joker is another matter entirely, with his frighteningly beakish nose... which, along with the other features, gives the character a nightmarish look. It's a choice that works exceptionally well on some levels (in that he should be scary), not so much on others (in the fear should be more subtle). All things considered, the only thing I don't like are his shoes.

Variant Play Arts Kai Joker and Harley Quinn can be pre-ordered for ¥9,800 apiece and are slated for a January release.

[ Pre-order Harly Quinn at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

Pre-order the Joker at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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2:30 PM on 10.11.2014

The next Dollfie Dreams ask you to listen to their songs!

Oh boy... There are sucker punches, ones which really take you down for the count in one blow, and then there are things like these which knock you out before you know what happened! Volks are currently wrapping up their Doll...

Chris Seto



NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars photo
NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars
by Scarecroodle

Hasbro's preview night also included a first look at the company's upcoming 6-inch and 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures. None of these selections were anywhere as exciting as the bounty-hunting IG-88 assassin droid set to appear in the 6-inch line.

Fans will recall IG-88's sole (official?) film appearance was on the deck of the Executioner in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where he stood among the assembled bounty hunters, but the character would go on to appear in some cartoons as well as receiving a memorable role in the videogame Shadows of the Empire. Perhaps less well-known is role in the Expanded Universe, where stories revealed that the bounty hunter known as IG-88 was actually FOUR separate, identical droids who operated under that name and shared something of a gestalt consciousness by uploading their data into the other units.

IG-88 previously had a pretty cool figure in the 3.75-inch Saga Legends line, but it lacked both outward arm and leg movement (at the shoulder and hips respectively). Unfortunately, it's difficult to tell whether that jointing has been implemented on this new figure given the vanilla pose but I'm both hoping and expecting that one will in place. Here's to hoping that we see the other bounty hunters (Dengar, Zuckuss, and 4-Lom from the films) before long.

The other 6-inch reveals included a Stormtrooper Luke, a Bouchh Leia, the Emperor, Commander Cody, and a Clone Captain. While I've been inclined to dislike the Stormtrooper variants in the past, I've since come to recognize their value as just ordinary army builders (since with the helmet on it looks like any other storm trooper). The 4-inch selection includes Boushh Leia, a C-3PO, a Jawas 2-pack, Clone Commander Thorn, and Mosep Bineed.

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11:30 AM on 10.11.2014

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...

Natalie Kipper



9:00 AM on 10.11.2014

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close

Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:00 AM on 10.11.2014

Don't wait until the spring to view Sakura Saber

Fate/stay night's Saber has had many faces, but none as Japanese as Sakura Saber. If you're not familiar with Good Smile Company's latest take on Saber (first announced nearly a year ago!) don't feel bad, she comes from a rat...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 PM on 10.10.2014

figma the Thinker can't sit still for this gallery

Statues aren't supposed to move, but don't tell FREEing that. Their new figma based on Rodin's 1902 masterpiece is all about the ROM (range of motion). Being essentially a naked figma (and I do mean naked), and of the 2.0 var...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker