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What is a Scarecroodle?
~It's a catchier and more memorable name than Scarecrow, which is generally taken anyway. Scarecrow, being a fear-related villain with a catchy costume, is probably one of my all-time favorite villains (just not the movie version).

Beyond that, I'm just your average, run of the mill editor for Tomopop (Destructoid's less successful sibling) and mostly cover western releases.



What does a Scarecroodle like?
~I love fighting games, platformers, horror, and anime. I also collect a lot of Marvel/DC stuff, but most of that interest stems from the old cartoons/movies and the comic interest only came because I thought some of the figures looked insane. Figure-wise, I think the 6\" scale is probably the ideal size for figures. At that size they can make nice display pieces, sick detail, and joints that don't break (like in the crappy smaller scales).

I'm also a massive fan of the really small scales because it usually allows for a lot of incredible-looking scenery (check out stuff like Warhammer, etc). I would love to really get into sculpting, but I'm kinda clumsy which doesn't work well when things need to be exact.

I'd really like to get into statues (because the detailing and paint is usually good), but the pricing is more than a little daunting and you don't get as much variety out of them whereas figures can be posed into elaborate set-ups or whatever.

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10:00 AM on 08.23.2014

Club Eternia subs re-open, will run through Tuesday

Matty Collector has re-opened subscriptions for Club Eternia, claiming to be 10% short of funding for the 2015 subscription. Of course, my initial reaction was, "Who cares? Tung Lashor is already coming out this November," bu...

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8:00 AM on 08.23.2014

Hikari Grey Skull Optimus and Bumblebee have nothing to do with He-Man

Funko's latest additions to the Hikari line are the somewhat confusingly named "Grey Skull" versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Both figures sport mostly white deco with some metallic black features and bits of shading. ...

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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...

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6:30 PM on 08.21.2014

Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver

Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver is currently available for pre-order. This Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, not the zombie movie or its remake) themed figure comes with Joe (the mouse), an apple, and an altern...

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5:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Massive 22-inch Smaug figure to invade your shelves soon, displacing whatever dwarf figures you own

Huge news, everyone! The Bridge Direct will be a making a huge Smaug figure (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies). The figure, which sports a 22-inch wingspan and is apparently 21-inches tall (although I'm no sure how), won...

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3:00 AM on 08.21.2014

Phat Company's Miki Hoshii previewed and available for pre-order

Kahotan has previewed Phat Company's 1/8-scale Miki Hoshii, which is also available for pre-order. This crazy adorable figure comes an interchangeable glasses piece, allowing you to display her without or without the prop (al...

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12:15 AM on 08.21.2014

Matty Collector to unleash Doomsday after all

After repeated insistence from Matty Collector that the company would NOT be releasing an "Unleashed" Doomsday in any way, shape or form because Club Infinite Earths tanked, Matty has announced that it will, in fact, be relea...

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11:30 AM on 08.20.2014

Bandai's Mera Mera no Mi is one forbidden fruit you don't want to taste

Bandai's Devil Fruit Mera Mera (Mera Mera no Mi) is currently available for pre-order. This replica of the Mera Mera Fruit (or Flame-Flame Fruit), which originally gave Fire-Fist Ace his powers, stands 5.9-inches tall which I...

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2:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Funko's Book of Life Pop! and Legacy figures are sure to liven up a dead room

Funko has released images for its Book of Life Pop! and Legacy figures. While the Pop! figures (which includes both versions of Manolo, Maria, Xibalba, and La Muerte) are cute, it's the Legacy figures which steal the show. Th...

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1:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Turning your garden into a warzone: DST's Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare collectibles explode into a photo gallery and into retailers next month

Diamond Select Toys has released new images for its Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare mini figures. Both the Minifigures and Minimates are slated to hit retail next month, although fans have an opportunity to win both sets. Details after the jump.

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2:00 PM on 08.17.2014

A blast from the Spooky past: Spooky Town's 2011 Octo-Swing

So often do collectors, especially toy news journalists (a term that I'll be infrequently promoting), focus almost exclusively on current or upcoming product. We often forget all about awesome products that came out even a fe...

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8:00 AM on 08.16.2014

The Matty Sale that Tomopop forgot

Matty Collector's August sale starts in... well, it started yesterday. However, you didn't miss much since the only item to sell out so far has been Faker and he probably went during Early Access. The sale consists of two Clu...

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