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8:30 PM on 07.29.2014

SDCC 2014: Blizzard

San Diego Comic-Con attendees swarmed Blizzard's booth at the event and with so much new and exclusive merchandise, it was easy to see why. The company certainly blew me away with the sheer scope and quality of not only its purchasable items but also its future releases. Read on to see all that Blizzard brought to the table.

Natalie Kipper

7:15 PM on 07.29.2014

Funko's Pop! Universal Monsters might be scary cute

Funko's latest horror offerings are sure to elicit screams of delight, as the company has added many iconic Universal Studios Monsters to its Pop! Movie line. The figures (due out in September, meaning they can be on your she...

Scarecroodle

5:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Light up your life with F4F's Samus Light Suit

First 4 Figures' exclusive Samus Light Suit (Metroid Prime: Echoes) statue is now available for pre-order. The 1/4-scale statue stands 20-inches tall and features an array of light-up parts. The suit, powered by the light of ...

Scarecroodle

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

1:00 PM on 07.29.2014

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter date set for February 8

In news that should shock absolutely no one (because they do this every year), the Wonder Festival Project Office have announced the date for Wonder Festival 2015 Winter on their website. As always, it'll be the second Sunday...

Brian Szabelski



SDCC 2014: Mezco photo
SDCC 2014: Mezco
by Scarecroodle

Mezco's booth once again featured a good deal of Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad collectibles, including a Gus Fring figure and a spoiler-y Gus Fring figure (so avoid the rest of that photo if you're planning on watching the show) as well as a Saul Goodman bobblehead (better call your favorite retailers!). Among the other items on display was the new Frank Miller-inspired Dark Knight Batman line, some new Living Dead Dolls, and so on.

I remain impressed by the Gillman and Headless Horseman Living Dead Dolls; however, I'm a little confused since the Headless Horseman is currently available for pre-order but there's nothing about his horse. A few of the additions look neat as well.

Be sure to check out the gallery, especially since I can't ID any of the Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad characters. You know, if nothing else, Mezco's booth is a reminder that I really need to watch those shows already...

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Bring home the cuddly terror: NECA's (Gremlins) Mogwai series 5 available for pre-order photo
Bring home the cuddly terror: NECA's (Gremlins) Mogwai series 5 available for pre-order
by Scarecroodle

While NECA's conventional Gremlins offerings seem stalled, the company showed off a FIFTH series of Mogwais at SDCC. As with series 4, the assortment features concept Mogwais originally designed for Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

The new Mogwais are apparently named Patches (that's the calico), Gary (he's all-white), and Zoe (light brown & white). I'm not sure whether these are the original concept names or whether NECA did the naming themselves. However, I know that I really like the look of Patches and I'm moderately tempted to grab Zoe as well just to have a second "female" Mogwai (to keep Penny company on my shelf; you know, overlooking that Mogwai and Gremlins shouldn't have genders (since they reproduce asexually) despite the film's She-Gremlin).

Of the three, Gary seems to be the only Mogwai with a new face. However, the face is probably the least cute one seen thus far and the all-white deco seems boring despite standing out in comparison to the other Mogwai. On the plus side, Gary will be nearly immune to paint app errors.

Although the placard at the booth clearly said "October", NECA's press information for the figures instead lists them as being a November release. The figures are currently available for pre-order either individually for US$14 apiece or together for US$40 (although, at the time of writing, Zoe cannot be pre-ordered separately). Be sure to check out our SDCC photos of the trio in the gallery.

[ Pre-order all three at Entertainment Earth or individually at Big Bad Toy Store ]

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5:00 PM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Arcadia

Arcadia continues its transition from its old Yamato label and went to Wonder Festival with a bit of pretty much everything in their catalogue. Their Angel-Philia line of dolls were given a larger display than usual though th...

Chris Seto



Design your own Tuttz and win from Argonaut Resins photo
Design your own Tuttz and win from Argonaut Resins
by Vanessa Cubillo

To celebrate his birthday, creator of Argonaut Resins, END, has decided to hold a design contest. On social media, he announced that he will be having a Tuttz art contest where fans can win a Tuttz mini. If you want to enter, download the art template shown and let your creativity take over!

You can color this by hand, use your computer, even alter the Tuttz design a bit; just make sure you can still tell it’s a Tuttz. When you’re finished, email your design to Argonaut Resins. This contest will run until August 31, and if there are a lot of entires there could be more prizes. 

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5:00 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya announces ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura

Those of you who've followed the blog will know of my near continuous requests for scale Cardcaptor Sakura figures. Well, good news has come out of Wonder Festival - it's finally happening!  Surprisingly, though, th...

Martin Siggers



4:30 AM on 07.28.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kaiyodo's Mega Sofubi Advance

Did I just completely miss this whole arm of Kaiyodo's corpus? I'm always awed and amazed (sometimes not in the best way) by super-huge toys. In this case, I definitely got a good impression, though. As I turned the corner, I...

Kristina Pino

3:30 AM on 07.28.2014

SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys

Let's keep that San Diego Comic Con train rolling along. The next booth up is Diamond Select Toys! Of all the new things I saw at this year's SDCC, DST had the thing I wanted most. Well, the thing I wanted most that I know I'...

Pedro Cortes