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6:00 PM on 09.29.2014

The toy department grows up with Target and Funko's Collector's World

Target stores nation wide are giving us figure collector's a new reason to hit the toy department. They're teaming up with Funko to make the Collector's World, an end cap in the toy section featuring Funko products of all sha...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Scarecroodle edition photo
SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Scarecroodle edition
by Scarecroodle

SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short.

See many of my favorites after the jump.

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X-Men and Harley Quinn top Diamond Comics' August best-selling figures photo
X-Men and Harley Quinn top Diamond Comics' August best-selling figures
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its list of top-selling collectibles for the month of August. Did any of your pre-ordered items make the list?

Find out after the jump.

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You'd have to be crazy to not check out these Arkham Asylum Pop! pre-orders photo
You'd have to be crazy to not check out these Arkham Asylum Pop! pre-orders
by Scarecroodle

Funko's Batman: Arkham Asylum Pop! figures are currently available for pre-order. The line-up includes a scary-looking Batman, the Joker, nurse Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Poison Ivy.

The Killer Croc and Joker are way too cute. (Granted, I don't think I've seen an Arkham-series Killer Croc figure that I haven't liked so far.) The thuggish-looking Batman is also neat. The wave is listed as coming out in November (although apparently Hot Topic got a pre-release? So I'm not crazy for thinking I saw the Joker on shelves recently, although I might be crazy for not grabbing it at the time) and the figures are listed at US$10 each.

[ Pre-order Batman | Joker | Harley Quinn | Killer Croc | Poison Ivy at Entertainment Earth ]

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Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings photo
Your beverage's resistance to the Borg Ice Cube is futile, and other awesome new DST listings
by Scarecroodle

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 Minimates, more Aliens merch, new Kill Bill Minimates, and, well, more.

The coolest selection of the bunch is obviously the Borg Ice Cube silicon tray although, sadly, the Borg Ice Cubes it creates will be assimilated into your drink as they melt instead of being added to the Borg Ice Cube Collective. It won't be a total loss, though, as they should convert your beverage's temperature by some degrees in the process.

The Godzilla Minimates line continues with a second boxset featuring Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar, and Hedorah the Smog Monster. The tiny Mechagodzilla is especially adorable. Of course, it's not the only Minimates box set this month as there's the Buck Rogers set (featuring Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman) and the "Masters of Death" Kill Bill 4-pack (featuring Master Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill). The Kill Bill set is possibly worth it for Pai Mei alone. I'm just wondering if he'll come with an alternate hand with a torn-out eye.

Other neat items include the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Rarity vinyl bank (the cutest bank seen thus far), an Adam West-series Batmobile bottle opener (designed for your batfridge rather than your utility keychain), and a hatched Xenomorph egg vinyl bank. Other items include a b&w version of the Metaluna Mutant vinyl bank bust, Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set, and the Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener.

All of the figures appear to be slated for a March release.

[ Pre-order Godzilla Minimates Series 2 | Rarity vinyl bank | Borg Ice Cube tray | Batmobile Bottle Opener | Alien Egg bank at Entertainment Earth ]

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Hot Toys shows off Arkham City Batman photo
Hot Toys shows off Arkham City Batman
by Scarecroodle

Hot Toys has sent over images and details for its upcoming Batman: Arkham City Batman. The figure apparently includes two interchangeable lower face pieces, alternate hands, a Batarang, Batclaw with hook, and more.

The Hot Toys Arkham City Batman looks incredible although I wonder how well the jointing will work under that body suit. Regardless, it seems like a great display piece and I hope to see additional Arkham-series Hot Toys figures.

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SDCC 2014: Uglydoll photo
SDCC 2014: Uglydoll
by Natalie Kipper

When Uglydoll's David Horvath revealed their con-exclusive, a plush of their Big Toe character cosplaying as The Joker from DC Comics' Batman, I knew the booth was going to be swarmed even more than usual this year. This was true and with good reason! Attendees were treated to not only plushes of Big Toe as The Joker but also Babo as Superman, Tray as Wonder Woman, and Ice-Bat as Batman. These adorable stuffed superheroes were available for purchase in two sizes, 11-inches (some of which are also available online) and two-feet tall. They had barrels of mini-plush keychains as well. 

Besides the promised plush offerings, Uglydoll also brought with them enamel pins and several limited edition art prints, all showcasing the characters in their DC Comics garb. Every piece of merchandise had that signature Uglydoll charm that I associate with the brand. It is simple and happy, and never ceases to illicit a smile.

You can get a better look at Uglydoll's SDCC offerings in the gallery.

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4:30 AM on 08.02.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Kotobukiya gallery

It's hard to believe Kotobukiya had so much stuff with them at Wonder Festival considering just how much they brought with them to San Diego Comic Con that same weekend. While they did bring a few things to both conventions, ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Off the shelf and into your pocket: Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains photo
Off the shelf and into your pocket: Funko's Pocket Pop! keychains
by Scarecroodle

Apparently recognized the impracticality of taking Pop! figures with you, Funko has decided to release a line of Pocket Pop! keychains. You know, it's like the old saying goes: "Go tiny or stay at home."

The first offerings in this line (which apparently premiered at SDCC?) includes Batman, Harley Quinn, the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jon Snow, Daenerys, Daryl Dixon, and Rick Grimes. As such, it's a nice cross-section of different series.

While I like the figures, non-metal keychain collectibles tend to get messed up pretty quickly as keys can really wreck the paint, etc. As such, I'm wondering how well these will hold up under the pressure. There's currently no word as to pricing but expect pre-orders to open soon.

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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

12:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - statues and maquettes part 1

If I could own an entire booth at this year's Comic Con, I think Sideshow's would be it. Their stuff appeals to the sci-fi, movie, and sexy women fan in my. Sorry anime fan Tian, you're not getting catered to here. "Vast" wou...

Tianxiao Ma





SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations photo
SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations
by Brian Szabelski

So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine in their booth, too. Whether you're a fan of fighting superheroes, fighting ninjas, video game icons, or ... fighting superheroes, there's something for you from this year's Tamashii Nations showing.

Hit the jump for some of the best of the rest, and be sure to check out the gallery for more!

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