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11:15 AM on 03.04.2015

Creepy stuff I've found on ebay: Giant-sized Renamon and other stuffed... things

Anybody who's used ebay for any length of time knows that there's a lot of weird stuff on it. Some of it is weird in a cool way, other things are a case of WHY WOULD ANYBODY WANT THIS?! This, of course, is a case of the latte...

Scarecroodle



Take a first look at Masterpiece Tracks in color, flight mode, and accessories photo
Take a first look at Masterpiece Tracks in color, flight mode, and accessories
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

It's been less than two weeks since we got our first look at Takara Tomy's Transformers Masterpiece Tracks and things appear to be moving along quickly. Already we're being treated to some full color images of the Ark's resident narcissist thanks to Kapow Toys and he's looking pretty great! He's a perfect package, far exceeding every Tracks figure that has come before. He has his compact robot mode, a super sleek Corvette Stingray mod, and can still take on a flight mode now featuring tail fins from the cartoon! I guess Tracks isn't the only one who thinks he looks beautiful.

And it's not just the figure you're getting, check out the accessories! Stingrays are pretty narrow little cars so they appear to be packing him with some cool stuff instead of dropping the price and I'm fine with that. We're getting a mini figure of Track's breakdancing pal Raoul (where are our Chip Chase and Carly figures?), a tiny, little (ghetto) Blaster, and a flight stand, something we've only ever seen come with the Seeker Jets.

No release dates or prices just yet, but I'm counting on him being one of the big late 2015 releases like Bumblebee and Wheeljack last year. Now that he's gotten this far hopefully we'll have pre-orders and better pictures soon enough!

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11:24 PM on 03.02.2015

Tamashii Buddies: Friendship on Titan

Tamashii Buddies are expanding faster than we can keep track, adding anime sensation Attack on Titan characters to the roster. Having only made figures of 20+ year old series, Tamashii needed to inject a little bit of th...

Oansun



DST's Supergirl, Pinkie Pie, comic TMNT Minimates, and more on sale this Summer photo
DST's Supergirl, Pinkie Pie, comic TMNT Minimates, and more on sale this Summer
by Scarecroodle

Remember all of those cool things we saw at Diamond Select Toys' NY Toy Fair 2015 booth? Quite a few of the items are apparently due for a Summer release.

The selection includes:

  • Femme Fatales Superman: The Animated Series Supergirl (yes, she's surprisingly part of the Femme Fatales line; it also means that she'll have an affordable US$45 MSRP)
  • MLP:FIM Pinkie Pie vinyl bank (possibly the best-looking DST pony we've seen so far; she'll retail for around US$23 which is a pretty good price for the size)
  • TMNT Shredder vinyl bank (very neat sculpting, also US$23)
  • TMNT Minimates based on the original comic book (meanwhile I still haven't picked up the first batch of TMNT Minimates!)
  • B&W Clerks figures (with an interlocking storefront diorama)
  • Godzilla 1974 figural vinyl bank (US$35)
  • More Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare items

All in all, it's shaping up to be a pretty cool Summer.

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3:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Riot Games adds more League collectibles to store

The Riot Games store has just gotten a boatload of new League of Legends merchandise, most of it in figure form. Expanding upon the initial offerings, we now have the following: The newest statue collectible is Ziggs (US$15...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Frozen Tsum Tsums will melt your heart

Disney is certainly sticking to their promise of releasing a new set of Tsum Tsums every month! Starting March 3rd, The Disney Store will make available six new characters. All your favorites from Arendelle will be in attenda...

Rachael Chambers

8:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Mattel and WWE show off at Super Toy Con

Mattel and the WWE went to Las Vegas this weekend for Super Toy Con 2015 and, thanks to the fine folks at Ringside Collectibles, we get a great look at the future faces of the WWE and Mattel.

Soul Tsukino





Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon photo
Tomopop Review: Mecha Workshop's Armarauders Bellerophon
by Scarecroodle

A few years back, collectors caught their first glimpse of Mecha Workshop's Armarauders line. While the giant fighting robots were awesome, I was even more excited to see that the line used tiny articulate pilots who could fit into the machines. Sure, it's a display option that probably won't see as much use as battle poses, but it's an incredible extra.

Of course, the pilot isn't alone: also included in this set is a docking station, which apparently connects to the box diorama (not included with the prototype) to create a larger scene. All of which, mind you, is just an extra to a fully-functional battling machine with a huge amount of articulation and a lot of optional accessories.

Full review after the jump.

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Warpo's giant 12-inch Cthulhu figure is maddeningly cool photo
Warpo's giant 12-inch Cthulhu figure is maddeningly cool
by Scarecroodle

Have you ever felt that your life was incomplete? Missing, say, a 12-inch tall figure of Lovecraft's most iconic creation? Then you're in luck because Warpo has plans to release a massive 12-inch Cthulhu figure which should scale quite nicely against its 3.75-inch Legends of Cthulhu figures.

Warpo's Cthulhu is billed as featuring nine points of articulation. The hands are described as being "pliable" (ie, moveable) so they can lift up the normal figures. The paint looks incredible and really makes the details pop.

This giant Cthulhu will run you around US$100 which, like its smaller counterparts, seems expensive. It will be on sale first at SDCC 2015 before being available through the usual retailers.

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What's in a name? Mecha Workshop explains the name origins for its Armarauders line photo
What's in a name? Mecha Workshop explains the name origins for its Armarauders line
by Scarecroodle

Mecha Workshop recently posted an image and an explanation for the names used in its Armarauders line... and it matches what I had originally guessed!

Bellerophon is, indeed, named after the Greek hero (a fact made more evident by the existence of that Pegasus drone, as the hero Bellerophon flew on the winged horse Pegasus to slay the dreaded Chimera -- a beast with the head of a lion, a goat, and a snake (which was its tail) -- which had been terrorizing Lycia. The term "chimera" would later go on to mean a composite creature with the parts of other animals). Much like the Pegasus of lore, the Pegasus Drone apparently connects to Bellerophon to help with him with a flight mode.

Armarauders itself comes from "Armored Marauders" so I was fairly close since my first guess was "Armor Marauders."

This news once again reminds me that I need to check out the comic, perhaps just to see if the mech is used to fight chimeric aliens.

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8:00 AM on 03.01.2015

Kickstart your own Ghostbusters adventure

 If you've ever wanted a board game to celebrate your love for all things Ghostbusters, you're in luck. With unique illustrations and figures based on original artwork and designs by Dan Schoening, this game seems t...

Rachael Chambers

8:00 AM on 02.28.2015

Play With This Too launches Lost Protectors Kickstarter

There are a lot of third party groups these days making unofficial Transformers figures, but here's one with some real credibility. Play With This Too is a new company made up in part of former Hasbro and toy industry em...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker