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3:15 PM on 08.15.2014

Bow down to the White Queen: Sideshow's Premium Format Emma Frost up for pre-order

Sideshow's 1/4-scale Emma Frost Premium Format Figure is now available for pre-order. The figure features two interchangeable heads (or just hair parts?): one for the modern long-haired Emma Frost and another for the classic ...

Scarecroodle


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






ArtFX+ X-Force Deadpool receives cutting-edge preview gallery photo
ArtFX+ X-Force Deadpool receives cutting-edge preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya has released an image gallery for its upcoming ArtFX+ X-Force Deadpool, a redeco of the ArtFX+ Deadpool coverage (currently available for pre-order).

The X-Force variant is something of a common sense re-deco, especially since it's a more contemporary outfit (although Deadpool was created in the 90s so everything with him is somewhat contemporary). I'm guessing that Kotobukiya's inevitable ArtFX+ Wolverine will probably also receive an X-Force deco (and a '90s Jim Lee deco... and a brown & tan John Byrne deco... and so on) as will a somewhat likely ArtFX+ Psylocke (especially given that the character has had several Fine Arts statues and a few Bishoujos now).

It's a decent-looking repaint, although I've never been a fan of this outfit. Be sure to check out the additional images in the gallery.

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10:00 PM on 08.08.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Revoltech - Iron Man

Kaiyodo had Iron Men past and future at their Wonder Festival booth ... well, Revoltech Iron Men. Kaiyodo's display featured not only their past Iron Man Revoltechs, but the upcoming Mark XXI figure in its golden splendor.&nb...

Brian Szabelski



Hot Toys' Rocket Raccoon and Groot collectible set adds what may be a spoilers-y bonus photo
Hot Toys' Rocket Raccoon and Groot collectible set adds what may be a spoilers-y bonus
by Scarecroodle

I'll be honest: I almost always wait to see Marvel movies until after they leave theaters these days. The whole movie theater experience, with its ever-increasing ticket prices, over-priced snacks, often sticky floors (or worse, sticky seats!), and inability to stop the film while I run out to the bathroom, is something of an expensive inconvenience when compared to the amenities of home.

As such, I haven't seen The Guardians of the Galaxy (despite a few rave reviews from friends... who also thought The Avengers was fantastic) and can't tell you if the newly revealed added bonus item for Hot Toys' Rocket Raccoon and Groot collectible set entails a spoiler. If it does, well, then it won't be the first (or last) time a toy spoiled a major plot element for me.

Possible spoilers after the jump.

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12:30 PM on 08.05.2014

SDCC 2014: Dark Horse

Dark Horse came to SDCC with a little bit of something from all of their major licenses, including: Ganondorf and Link were actually on display this time and able to be photographed. The two statues are the Twilight Princess...

Brian Szabelski



Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates to land at Toys 'R' Us and select retailers photo
Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates to land at Toys 'R' Us and select retailers
by Scarecroodle

Guardians of the Galaxy is theaters now and collectibles are popping up all over. A Toys "R" Us exclusive Minimates configuration currently available for order and it will be followed by some comic/specialty shop exclusives which release later this month.

While both the Toys "R" Us and comic shop configurations will feature Starlord, Groot, Rocket Raccoon (as a mini figure), Drax, Ronan, and a Sakaaran Trooper in their 2-packs, Toys "R" is billed as exclusively carrying Yondu. The specialty packs will exclusively feature Gamora, a Nova Corpsman, and Nebula.

The 2-packs are currently available via Toys "R" Us for US$7.50 each while you can order all four 2-packs at Entertainment Earth for US$30.

[ Order at Toys "R" Us / Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys 'The Best of All Worlds' Panel photo
SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys 'The Best of All Worlds' Panel
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys' action-packed SDCC included its "Best of All Worlds" Panel, which featured a look at DST's non-Minimates offerings. Some of the slides covered items revealed at the show like the Marvel Select Carnage (booth photos in gallery), MS Cable, and MLP:FIM Rarity vinyl bank as well as upcoming items like the 1966 Batman tv series unmasked Catwoman and Penguin resin busts.

Information from the panel apparently includes the news that Toys "R" Us will be carrying an exclusive color edition of 6-inch Select Sin City figures (see gallery) and that Alien-licensed bank busts will released this Fall along with an Alien Pulse Rifle bottle opener. Additionally, the B-9 Robot will apparently be getting his own bottle opener (albeit it's nowhere near as cool as the Mecha Godzilla bottle opener).

While I'm happy that DST is continuing its Batman tv series of resin and vinyl bank busts, I somehow keep missing announcements. For instance, I was surprised to see a photo of a masked Catwoman bank bust from the booth appear on other websites; in fact, every time I blink I imagine that DST may use the opportunity to sneak a new one by me. That aside, it's great to see that a Burgess Meredith Penguin resin bust is on the way.

Otherwise, the Marvel Select Carnage has allegedly been mentioned as including as many alternate parts as the acclaimed MS Venom, although those parts have yet to be revealed.

Be sure to check out the gallery for a few highlights and a look at the MS Carnage (along with Cable) at the booth.

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2:00 PM on 07.29.2014

SDCC 2014: Yes Anime

If you saw our Yes Anime coverage from Anime Expo, a lot of what was at their booth might look the same. The licensed Trexis are close to release (around September), with a few minor changes to be made to some (for example, t...

Brian Szabelski

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

7:00 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 2

Continuing with Sideshow coverage, here's the rest of their licensed statues and maquettes. Star Wars characters featured heavily, as did Marvel. The booth also had a smattering of horror and other movie characters. Most of the experience is about simply gaping in awe at the larger scale figures (especially the legendary scale ones). Click through for the gallery!

Tianxiao Ma



Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Marvel Bishoujo photo
Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Marvel Bishoujo
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukiya didn't have much in the way of Marvel Bishoujos on display at WonFes, but at least we had an even closer look at Marvel Bishoujo Jubilee... and her oddly pink cheeks and copious pink eyeliner.

While there's a lot to like about Bishoujo Jubilee, I just wish that Kotobukiya hadn't gone so overboard on the accents. Sadly, the alternate shades weren't on display but an image was on the placard next to Jubilee. In non-Jubilee news, both colorways of the new Psylocke were also on display.

Check out the gallery for additional images.

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ArtFX+ Deadpool slices and dices, even minces, his way into a preview gallery photo
ArtFX+ Deadpool slices and dices, even minces, his way into a preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

[UPDATE: Now available for pre-order]

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, you checked out the teaser, you saw him in our SDCC coverage, here's the man (or figure) of the hour: ArtFX+ Deadpool! Kotobukiya has released a preview gallery for everybody's favorite Merc with a Mouth. Will the world ever be the same again?

ArtFX+ Deadpool (which will come in two flavors, strawberry and lemon (and also two colors, red and black (and also two colorways, standard and X-Force gray&black))) features an interchangeable component in his left hand which gives you the choice of a cool gesture, having him hold a second sword, or having him hold a picket sign. I can imagine you'd have a lot of fun with the picket sign. Some fans already have.

Although not depicted, I'm wondering if the spare sword can be stored in the sheath on Deadpool's back when not in use. The thing seems to have a space carved into it, after all. Otherwise, the sculpting, pose, and paint on this one are all pretty neat. As such, it should appease the legions of Deadpool fans even if it might not be the greatest fit for the ArtFX+ line-up given that pose.

Kotobukiya's ArtFX+ Deadpool can be pre-ordered for US$60 and is slated to release in June. Be sure to check the gallery. Expect pre-orders to open soon.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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