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8:00 AM on 02.07.2015

Action Toys brings back GoBots at C3 convention

There are always surprises at conventions, but did anyone expect to see GoBots make a return like this? Visitors at Hong Kong's C3 anime convention were treated to just that. Though officially listed as Machine Robo, manufact...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 AM on 02.04.2015

NECA Batman Returns Penguin up for pre-order

The Penguin is pretty gross, ya'll. He's slightly more appealing in 1/4 scale, but NECA has put enough detail into the 15" figure to make me keep my distance. In the likeness of Danny DeVito's 1992 Batman Returns performance,...

Rachael Chambers

9:00 AM on 02.03.2015

Take to the track with figma Hatsune Miku 2014 EV Mirai ver.

Oh, what's this? It's rare for us to have a Hatsune Miku figma dropped on us without first seeing it at an event. The first and last time we heard official mention of the new figma Racing Miku 2014 EV Mirai ver. was back at W...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 01.30.2015

3A adds more images of their massive movie Megatron

As promised 3A has officially begun taking order on their impressive take on Transformers: Dark of the Moon Megatron and with it comes new images and details. The figure officially stands at a stunning 18.5 inches tall, dwarf...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Hot Toys unveils its Interrogator Droid accessory for EP:IV Darth Vader figure photo
Hot Toys unveils its Interrogator Droid accessory for EP:IV Darth Vader figure
by Scarecroodle

Hot Toys has unveiled its Interrogator Droid accessory for its upcoming 1/6-scale Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope) Darth Vader figure. Vader is due out this September.

Fans will recall this droid as having been used to torture Princess Leia for information about the hidden rebel base on Yavin 4 (the location for which would later be revealed by a tracking device placed on the Millennium Falcon). Granted, we don't actually see this happen (I recall the door closing ominously), but it was a memorable moment regardless.

While Hot Toys' Darth Vader is really cool, as always it's a shame that Hot Toys doesn't sell these accessories separately because that's one neat droid. Granted, I was never sure how half of his appendages pertained to torture since a few looked more like cooking utensils, but it's all part of the quirky designs that made the droids so endearing.

Hot Toys' Interrogator Droid is an accessory for Darth Vader, who also comes with a LED-light up lightsaber, a (deactivated) lightsaber hilt, and interchangeable hands. The fully articulated figure features both sound and light-up effects. While there's a lot of value there, the US$300 may feel like a force choke on some fans' wallets. If you pre-order this one, expect to see it out in September.

[ Pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles ]

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7:00 AM on 01.25.2015

Takara Tomy adds Aerialbots, obscure repaints to Japanese Transformers lines

Recently Takara Tomy teased an image of Superion's silhouette announcing their plans for Hasbro's Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars figures. This past week they released images of the Aerialbots including Slingshot...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 AM on 01.24.2015

TruForce streamlines new Mega Man X figure

Although it's true that Capcom hasn't given us a Mega Man game in years, at least we can count on toy companies to help keep our love for the franchise alive. The latest version comes from TruForce Collectibles, who are givin...

Rachael Chambers



Starscream mutilated for neat custom Hulkbuster Ultron photo
Starscream mutilated for neat custom Hulkbuster Ultron
by Scarecroodle

Pack Rat Studios has crafted a custom "Hulkbuster Ultron" and, if you like it, you can bid on it via ebay right now (or rather bid within the next 4 days).

The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the Decepticons" Leader-class Starscream and an Iron Man Legends Ultron. While I can't identify the torso piece, it reminds me of something that I may have seen on one of Hasbro's Iron Man figures. It's topped off by a pretty awesome paint job on figures which originally had unremarkable paint apps.

The concept is pretty cool. Movie Starscream's design was a horrific mess that works well as a clunky Hulkbuster build. The overall design also looks surprisingly menacing and, because it's a leader-class, it's large enough to stand over most Hulk figures (be they Marvel Legends (seen in gallery) or Select). 

The custom's starting bid is US$150 and, in fairness, the HftD Starscream alone is pretty expensive on the aftermarket these days (although, if you were lucky enough to catch him at TJ Maxx/Marshall's a few years aback, he was only US$25).

While I mourn for poor ol' Starscream, I can't help but think that Michael Bay did far worse to the character. Be sure to check out all of the images in the gallery.

[ Buy/bid at ebay ]

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Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits photo
Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has released its latest batch of solicits and headlining the selection is none other than a B:TAS Roxy Rocket.

Batman: The Animated Series and DC Animated Universe fans will recall that Roxy Rocket was a character created exclusively for The New Batman Adventures who enjoyed a little popularity despite only appearing in one Batman episode ("The Ultimate Thrill") and one Superman: The Animated Series episode ("Knight Time", where Superman is forced to impersonate Batman to cover for his disappearance). Roxy, of course, will always have fans (although nowhere near as many fellow B:TAS creation Harley Quinn) and her figure -- which comes with her iconic rocket -- marks the line's first B:TAS deluxe release. The downside? Her US$40 price tag, which makes the rocket (which adds US$15 to the MSRP) one expensive accessory.

Other highlights include Jae Lee's DC Designer Series 1 (Catwoman, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), a Catwoman bust, a DC Comics Icons Green Lantern statue, a Gotham City Police Department badge (based on its appearance in the Gotham tv show), the DC Bombshells "newspaper boy" Lois Lane, and a Batman: Black & White Batgirl.

Most of these are due out in August and many should be available for pre-order right now. Be sure to check out the gallery for images.

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8:30 PM on 01.20.2015

Hong Kong event might confirm several Transformers rumors

Normally I'm hesitant to report on rumors when there's no concrete evidence, but lately some lingering rumors appear to be gaining legs. That includes the rumors of new Masterpiece figures from Takara Tomy and some really une...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

4:30 PM on 01.20.2015

[Update] TaoBao puts the Transformers Masterpiece rumor mill into overtime

[Update: Seibertron is reporting that a rumor going around UK Toy Fair right now is that Takara Tomy is also planning to release Masterpiece versions of tank Megatron (not the Combiner Wars version), Ratchet (of course), Shoc...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





We all scream for Scarecrow! DCC unveils animated series Scarecrow photo
We all scream for Scarecrow! DCC unveils animated series Scarecrow
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has officially unveiled the latest entry in its latest Batman: The Animated Series line: Scarecrow!

Based on his scarier appearance in the 1997 The New Batman Adventures cartoon (the in-continuity follow-up to Batman:TAS), this version of Scarecrow was a marked departure from his more "cartoonish" previous incarnations. While DC Collectibles has done a great job capturing the rough look of the character, I can't help but feel that they fell a little short on the face. Part of the issue might be that the character was heavily shaded throughout the episode, "Never Fear" (the Scarecrow's only solo appearance in the 1997 series). In fact, that's probably why the character doesn't look dark enough.

That said, it's awesome that DC Collectibles has decided to give us a 1997-series Scarecrow. While it doesn't appear that he comes with his walking stick, I'm holding out hope that DCC will give us an alternate hand and the weapon.

Right now Scarecrow is slated for a late 2015 release as part of wave 5. And, in other news, the Ventriloquist is doing surprisingly well in DCC's fan poll. See a full image of Scarecrow (and those poll results) in the gallery.

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