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6:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings

In space, nobody can hear you scream about Diamond Select Toys' awesome new items in the latest issue of Previews. The selection includes a Borg Ice Cube make, a Rarity vinyl bank, Godzilla Minimates series 2, Buck Rogers Min...

Scarecroodle




Hot Toys shows off Arkham City Batman photo
Hot Toys shows off Arkham City Batman
by Scarecroodle

Hot Toys has sent over images and details for its upcoming Batman: Arkham City Batman. The figure apparently includes two interchangeable lower face pieces, alternate hands, a Batarang, Batclaw with hook, and more.

The Hot Toys Arkham City Batman looks incredible although I wonder how well the jointing will work under that body suit. Regardless, it seems like a great display piece and I hope to see additional Arkham-series Hot Toys figures.

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SDCC 2014: Uglydoll photo
SDCC 2014: Uglydoll
by Natalie Kipper

When Uglydoll's David Horvath revealed their con-exclusive, a plush of their Big Toe character cosplaying as The Joker from DC Comics' Batman, I knew the booth was going to be swarmed even more than usual this year. This was true and with good reason! Attendees were treated to not only plushes of Big Toe as The Joker but also Babo as Superman, Tray as Wonder Woman, and Ice-Bat as Batman. These adorable stuffed superheroes were available for purchase in two sizes, 11-inches (some of which are also available online) and two-feet tall. They had barrels of mini-plush keychains as well. 

Besides the promised plush offerings, Uglydoll also brought with them enamel pins and several limited edition art prints, all showcasing the characters in their DC Comics garb. Every piece of merchandise had that signature Uglydoll charm that I associate with the brand. It is simple and happy, and never ceases to illicit a smile.

You can get a better look at Uglydoll's SDCC offerings in the gallery.

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4:30 AM on 08.02.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya gallery

It's hard to believe Kotobukiya had so much stuff with them at Wonder Festival considering just how much they brought with them to San Diego Comic Con that same weekend. While they did bring a few things to both conventions, ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Off the shelf and into your pocket: Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains photo
Off the shelf and into your pocket: Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains
by Scarecroodle

Apparently recognized the impracticality of taking Pop! figures with you, Funko has decided to release a line of Pocket Pop! keychains. You know, it's like the old saying goes: "Go tiny or stay at home."

The first offerings in this line (which apparently premiered at SDCC?) includes Batman, Harley Quinn, the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jon Snow, Daenerys, Daryl Dixon, and Rick Grimes. As such, it's a nice cross-section of different series.

While I like the figures, non-metal keychain collectibles tend to get messed up pretty quickly as keys can really wreck the paint, etc. As such, I'm wondering how well these will hold up under the pressure. There's currently no word as to pricing but expect pre-orders to open soon.

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7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites.

Tianxiao Ma

12:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 1

If I could own an entire booth at this year's Comic Con, I think Sideshow's would be it. Their stuff appeals to the sci-fi, movie, and sexy women fan in my. Sorry anime fan Tian, you're not getting catered to here. "Vast" wou...

Tianxiao Ma



SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations
by Brian Szabelski

So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine in their booth, too. Whether you're a fan of fighting superheroes, fighting ninjas, video game icons, or ... fighting superheroes, there's something for you from this year's Tamashii Nations showing.

Hit the jump for some of the best of the rest, and be sure to check out the gallery for more!

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10:50 PM on 07.26.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Nendoroid Batman, figma Leonidas and more

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer is here and Good Smile Company hit the ground running. We've got our first good look at the Nendoroid Batman that they hinted at and it looks quite good. Looks like he'll come with a Bat Signa...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Bishoujo Batwoman gets a new preview gallery photo
Bishoujo Batwoman gets a new preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for its upcoming DC Bishoujo Batwoman (last seen at SDCC and in Kotobukiya's catalog). The figure comes with both a masked and unmasked head.

While I like the look of the unmasked head, I think I may prefer that pink-eye proof mask. Otherwise the design is more or less what we've come to expect from the line, which is good news for fans although others may continue to feel indifferent. The glossy black and red outfit is neat, though, and the cape-holding pose is cool.

Kotobukiya's DC Bishoujo Batwoman is slated for a February release and pre-orders should be opening soon.

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2:15 AM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Batman/DC Play Arts Kai

Tetsuya Nomura's Batman wasn't the only Caped Crusader at Square Enix's booth this Comic Con. In fact, Batman was well represented alongside the DC Comics universe, with at least six other Batmen on display. Hit the jump to check out some of the new Bat-Info on the Play Arts Kai line!

Brian Szabelski





SDCC 2014: That Tetsuya Nomura-designed Batman is as crazy as you'd think photo
SDCC 2014: That Tetsuya Nomura-designed Batman is as crazy as you'd think
by Brian Szabelski

The biggest buzz in the last 24 hours from SDCC is almost certainly Square Enix's latest Variant Play Arts Kai: Batman, as designed by Final Fantasy designer Tetsuya Nomura. I've checked around the Internet and seen some mixed reactions to the reveal, but getting to see it in person at Square Enix's booth leaves me looking for the right words to describe it.

Well, "gigantic" is one word that fits. There's little mistaking it for anything but Nomura's work, as it really resembles something you'd expect from the Final Fantasy series. And those wings are huge, taking up a considerable amount of case space. I think it has to be the largest Play Arts Kai figure I've seen to date, by a considerable margin. You could also perhaps use the word "sleek" due to the metallic black paint that coats an otherwise armored surface.

We'll have a little more info and some more detailed looks at Nomura's Batman and all the other Play Arts Kai figures a little later on in our San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage. 

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