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8:15 PM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Mattel's Minecraft mini-figures

If you have a slightly uncontrollable love of Minecraft, as I sometimes think I do, then it was perhaps interesting to see a little Minecraft section at Mattel's SDCC booth. Inside that section was a little "chest" you c...

Brian Szabelski




SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars photo
SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars
by Scarecroodle

Hasbro's Star Wars booth featured new Star Wars: Rebels collectibles including figures for the female Mandalorian weapons expert Sabine Wren and the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla (albeit both are for the relatively basic 3.75-inch Mission Series line).

The 6-inch Black Series items were (as of Thursday) all previously revealed items, including Jabba and the Imperial Scout with Speeder Bike pack (both due out in September; both feature a US$40 MSRP). The Walgreens-exclusive white (prototype) Boba Fett was on display in package.

The panel (which happened after we got the booth shots) apparently included the first images of some of the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series figures that were leaked a while ago via a retailer listing including Bossk, a Luke & Wampa set, and Han Solo in his Storm Trooper disguise. No word yet as to whether those figures also made it to the booth, but we have the press images in the gallery. Hopefully we'll see more bounty hunters as the line continues.

The booth featured a lot of the Star Wars Command items, a good deal of Saga Legends and Mission Series figures, as well as some 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures (3.75-inch SW Black replaced Legacy as the high-end 3.75-inch offering) including a Darth Malgus who I can't recall seeing before. Some retailers will apparently be carrying special offerings, such as Toys "R" Us picking up a Endor Battle pack featuring a AT-ST and five Saga Legends figures.

Check out all the images in the gallery.

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10:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Capcom's panel

Capcom's panel at SDCC was mostly game-oriented, which should be of no surprise to anyone. If you were looking for the sweet loot, though, there was a merchandising segment which detailed some of the goods available at the show. You can expect the usual franchises represented, but there was an interesting announcement toward the end. Click on to see the panel notes!

Tianxiao Ma



SDCC 2014: Mattel - DC Comics photo
SDCC 2014: Mattel - DC Comics
by Scarecroodle

While Matty Collector's DC offerings are drying up, Mattel's DC Comics booth at SDCC showed off a slew of items heading to retail including a rather large expansion to its 4-inch Multiverse line, new items for its Batman Classic tv series including a Yvonne Craig Batgirl, and new Total Heroes offerings.

In addition, the booth featured highlights from the DC Superhero and DC Universe Classics line alongside Matty's final DCU web offerings, the Super Powers wave and the final Club Infinite Earths items.

Full details after the jump.

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3:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Symbiote Studios

The folks at Symbiote Studios have put their new license to quick use, as they've already got a Warframe figure available. The 8-inch Excalibur figure isn't too badly detailed, though he does really feel like a figure th...

Brian Szabelski



Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog  photo
Illustrations for Bishoujo Zatanna, Sakura, Wasp and more shown in new Koto catalog
by Scarecroodle

Many of Kotobukiya's recently teased items -- including the DC Bishoujo Zatanna, Marvel Bishoujo Wasp, and Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura -- have been fully unveiled in a new catalog.

Also shown was the recently teased Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams, the She-Hulk we're still waiting for, the newly unveiled Fine Arts Carnage, and so much more.

See some of the pages in the gallery.

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SHF Mega Blaziken gets Mega Awesome preview gallery photo
SHF Mega Blaziken gets Mega Awesome preview gallery
by Scarecroodle

Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Mega Blaziken has received an absolutely amazing preview gallery which depicts the mega evolution fighting against previous (and upcoming) S.H. Figuarts Pokemon.

Highlights include a demonstration of the Tamashii "Burning Flame" effects (used against Venusaur *and* used as a power-up by Lucario and Mega Blaziken), a blurred "Quick Attack", that awesome moon silhouette, and more!

The gallery also seems to reveal what could be a special base for SHF Mega Blaziken, a black and silver version of the Pokeball-themed base seen with previous releases. See all the images in the gallery.

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Have a preview of S.H. Figuarts Luigi a.k.a. best Luigi photo
Have a preview of S.H. Figuarts Luigi a.k.a. best Luigi
by Kristina Pino

Tamashii Nations have finally unveiled shots of the upcoming SHF Luigi, who is slated for release this December along with a brand new play set (Super Mario Play Set C). Let's just say that, if I were to receive one or three of these for Christmas this year, I'd be a pretty happy gal.

See Luigi in action in the gallery, messing around with monsters and shells and traveling via warp tube. Also cool: see Luigi and Mario together. Imagine all the great stop-motion YouTube videos they would star in!

This release looks like loads of fun, and I can't wait to see more shots once it's finally out in the wild. Maybe I'll see him at Wonder Festival this weekend? I'm ear-to-ear grinning over here.

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Teaser appears for Koto's upcoming Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams photo
Teaser appears for Koto's upcoming Tekken Bishoujo Anna Williams
by Scarecroodle

Kotobukia has posted a teaser image for what appears to be a Tekken Bishoujo of Anna Williams along with the caption, "Try showing me a good time."

Anna's teaser joins teasers for a Marvel Bishoujo Wasp, DC Bishoujo Zatanna, and Street Fighter Bishoujo Sakura in a very teaser-filled month.

Full image in gallery.

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Capo Toys launches Street Fighter Kickstarter photo
Capo Toys launches Street Fighter Kickstarter
by Scarecroodle

Capo Toys has finally provided some release details for its Street Fighter line and... (wait for it...) it's going through Kickstarter.

Ryu, the first figure in the line, now has an active Kickstarter campaign which, at the time of writing, is US$3,225 towards reaching its US$85,000 goal. There's currently no word whether the entire line will be run through Kickstarter. The figures will feature over 19 points of articulation (mostly ball-joints) with a limited use of micro-fiber (including Ryu's headband and belt, Sagat's shorts, etc). While the wording is a little confusing, it appears that (at least) several versions of Ryu will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign including both solid-color artist proof editions.

Back when we first saw the prototypes back in January, I thought that the line looked really promising. I had never heard of Capo Toys, but I figured the company had to be pretty legit to land licensing from Capcom. As such, I'm more than a little surprised to see the company launch a Kickstarter. Here's to hoping that it'll get funded (there's still plenty of time left and it's a popular franchise) so we can see the later entries in the line.

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8:00 PM on 07.18.2014

The Elder Scrolls Online's Guar goes plush, courtesy of Gaming Heads

Truth be told, I personally don't see myself playing The Elder Scrolls Online but I will bless almost any game that brings more plushes into the world, especially if they look as cool as Gaming Heads' recently released Guar p...

Natalie Kipper



2:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Titan Merchandise also announces Dragon Age Titans

Are you as excited as Vanessa was earlier about Titan Merchandise's new Buffy Titans? Well, hold on to your butts, because that's not the only announcement they made today. In a separate e-mail, Titan have also announced a ne...

Brian Szabelski