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2:30 PM on 08.09.2014

Jakks to produce articulated 4-in Wario

We've received word from Jakks Pacific that they will be producing a 4-inch articulated Wario along with their other 4-inch and 6-inch Nintendo offerings. Subsequently, we stumbled on a blurry image of said 4-inch Wario in pa...


Jakks Pacific to produce articulated Nintendo figures, including Bowser photo
Jakks Pacific to produce articulated Nintendo figures, including Bowser
by Scarecroodle

Jakks Pacific apparently has plans to product Nintendo action figures, taking characters from such properties as Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. The news was apparently discovered via an Australian retailer who opened pre-orders for the figures.

Gaming fans may recall hearing that Jakks was producing a slew of miniature Super Mario collectibles in its Micro Land line (currently available at select retailers, including Toys "R" Us). The company apparently decided to grow its offerings -- literally and figuratively -- with larger, articulated versions of the characters which now also pulls in some friends from other games. The initial offerings are apparently a 4-inch tall Mario, Yoshi, and Link along with a 6-inch Bowser, and Donkey Kong (to give the figure some scale).

The figures, which are listed as being due out this September, aren't on par in terms of quality with imported lines but have the benefit of featuring some of characters we haven't seen from the likes of Bandai or Good Smile Company. As such, the Bowser could make a good stand-in while we wait for other companies to catch up. Otherwise it's always nice to have cheaper alternatives.

[ via Toyark ]

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2:30 PM on 03.23.2014

Who's making a ton of Super Mario collectibles? It'sa them, Jakks Pacific!

Nightram over at VGMM reports that Jakks Pacific has a LOT of Super Mario U merchandise on the way, including new "micro" figures, plushies, and so on. Licensing for Super Mario merchandise in the West has always been a somew...


10:30 PM on 12.17.2012

A bad sign for some cool lines?

Generally when I see an entire line being clearanced at a retailer or, even worse, show up at an overstock retailer (TJ Maxx, Marshall's), I assume that news of an outright cancellation can't be far behind. The latest potenti...


1:00 PM on 10.23.2012

Nyan Cat is getting its own rainbow-flavored plush line

Nyan Cat, that strange yet adorable lovechild sired from a threesome between a rainbow, a cat, and a Poptart, is finally getting its own plush line. According to a post on the official Nyan Cat Facebook page, Jakks Pacific wi...

Natalie Kipper

4:00 PM on 08.25.2012

Under the Radar: S.L.U.G. Zombies

Tomopop is not perfect. In fact, it's downright embarrassing some of the things that somehow escape our (almost) all-seeing gaze... as with the case of these really cool S.L.U.G. Zombies figurines. Much like OMFG! series, the...


Show and Tell: Dragon Ball Z action figures photo
Show and Tell: Dragon Ball Z action figures
by Chris Pranger

Well, look at that! It's Friday again, but not just any Friday. Oh no ... it's the greatest Friday ever: It's Show and Tell Friday with Chris! Now that I'm getting the hang of this whole Show and Tell business, last seen with my Show and Tell on 2" Pokemon figures from Tomy a few weeks ago, I figured I'd step my game up a notch and ask a friend to help me out with the video a bit. You know, because I care and all. :)

Anyway, let's not waste another second on this intro and get right into the meat of today's Show and Tell: Dragon Ball Z action figures from Irwin and Jakks Pacific. Hit the jump for the full article and video.

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Toys of Yesterday: WWF/WCW Figures photo
Toys of Yesterday: WWF/WCW Figures
by Andres Cerrato

I had a friend ask me that, to which I had to respond no, as I was only 2 years old at the time of Wrestlemania III. The days of my unconscious youth were those of that golden age of professional wrestling. Every Saturday morning would be occupied by wrestling. It was time to watch Hulk Hogan square off against Andre the Giant or Sting lock holds with Ric Flair. Slim Jims would be snapped in half by the Macho Man. A decade later brought out the Attitude Era, with Stone Cold telling us because he said so and DDP giving out Diamond Cutters everywhere.

Join me after the jump as I take a look back at wrestling figures of a time long ago. A time when The Rock, errrr, Dwayne Johnson, wasn't making horrible movies.

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8:00 PM on 09.06.2010

Video: Jakks Pacific reveals new UFC figures at UFC Fan Expo

Last week you saw my interview with Damon Lau of Round 5 MMA toys talking about the next batches of stylized UFC vinyl figures their company plans on releasing through the rest of this year. Now, here is the other end of the ...

Matthew Kaplowitz

7:00 PM on 07.02.2010

TNA Legends Of The Ring Wave 1 Figures unveiled

Jakks Pacific has released images for their first wave of TNA Legends of the Ring Wrestling figures. This big reveal shows what collectors of Jakks wrestling figures were initially wondering, and that is if they will be using...

Matthew Kaplowitz

8:00 PM on 06.17.2010

Jakks unveils TNA action figures at Slammiversary fan event

TNA Wrestling Superstars “The Icon” Sting, “The King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “The Samoan Submission Machine”...

Matthew Kaplowitz

Tomopop Review: UFC Action Figures Wave 2 by Jakks Pacific photo
Tomopop Review: UFC Action Figures Wave 2 by Jakks Pacific
by Matthew Kaplowitz

It's time to lock the cage door and get ready to rumble!

In this video review, we take a look at Wave 2 of the UFC Deluxe Action Figures from Jakks Pacific. This wave includes new figures of Mike Thomas Brown, Nate Marquardt, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and re-releases of Chuck Liddell, Royce Gracie, Forrest Griffin, and improved versions of Rashad Evans and Brock Lesnar. 

We also look at the first playset for these MMA figures, the infamous UFC Octagon! Can this structure contain the figures, and is it worth the price tag?

Hit the jump for the video in glorious HD!

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