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11:59 PM on 03.08.2014

Tomopop LinkUP: Winter (Soldier) Blues

I know I've talked a lot about the terrible winter we've been experiencing so I don't want to spend a lot of time on that. I'll just quickly say that I have a feeling I'll be pulling weeds from my garden this year while it's ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


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6:30 PM on 01.08.2014

Hidemi Matsuzuka shows images of PAK Star Trek figures

We first saw Square Enix’s Star Trek Into Darkness PAK figures painted at NYCC. Now Hidemi Matsuzuka has taken to social media to share official images of Kirk and Spock. It’s interesting, the pictures of the fig...

Vanessa Cubillo

5:00 PM on 12.31.2013

DST goes to Infinity Gauntlet (bottle opener) and beyond

Diamond Select Toys' Infinity Gauntlet and Darth Vader bottle openers release this week. DST has also released a video highlighting upcoming releases that also includes a give-away. The Infinity Gauntlet bottle opener, previo...

Scarecroodle

9:00 PM on 12.08.2013

QMx Mirror Spock finds your lack of terror illogical

This Q-Pop Mirror Spock was at the QMx booth at SDCC as an exclusive, but now a limited supply is being made available for online orders. Representing the Terran Empire of another universe, this Spock has a decidedly more vic...

Tianxiao Ma



Tomopop Review: Minimates 'The Trouble with Tribbles' set photo
Tomopop Review: Minimates 'The Trouble with Tribbles' set
by Scarecroodle

Space: the final frontier to be filled up on your shelves. These are the voyages of the website Tomopop. Its ongoing mission: to explore strange new toy lines, to seek out new collectibles and new companies, to boldly let you know about really cool stuff.

One such cool line is Diamond Select Toys' Star Trek Minimates series, which recreates the characters and vehicles of the iconic Star Trek TV series in Minimate form. DST has released a few different USS Enterprise sets so far and the one we'll be looking at today is specifically based on the episode, "The Trouble with Tribbles," which introduced the concept of a tribble to both Star Trek and pop culture at large.

Full review after the jump.

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6:00 PM on 10.31.2013

ThunderCats and a new USS Enterprise Minimates in stores

Diamond Select Toys has announced that its Star Trek "The Cage" Enterprise Minimates Vehicle, ThunderCats Minimates series 4, and latest monster banks should be in stores this week. The monster banks (and a slew of other horr...

Scarecroodle

8:30 PM on 10.24.2013

Funko finally makes Supernatural Pop! figures

After nine years of being on TV, Funko is finally making Pop! figures of characters from the TV show, Supernatural. Yes, the Pop! treatment has been given to the demon hunting brothers, Sam and Dean. Sorry fans, there's no C...

Vanessa Cubillo



NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Comics/Movies photo
NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Comics/Movies
by Brian Szabelski

On the film and comic license side of things, Square Enix brought plenty of Play Arts Kai with them. The Spock and Kirk Star Trek Into Darkness figures were shown off in their painted forms for the first time, and we saw a few old friends like the two Xenomorph Play Arts Kai and RoboCop -

Wait ... hold the phone. There's more than one RoboCop there. In fact, there's three: the original one we saw at SDCC and both the gray/black and all-black versions from the upcoming reboot. I don't know how I feel about these, especially since RoboCop is a film that doesn't need a reboot ever and the trailer made me feel a bit sad.

Beyond that, the DC Variant line had painted versions of Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Superman at the show, along with Cyborg (who wasn't at SDCC), Batman, and the Supergirl prototype. Plus, throw in their previously released Arkham City, Man of Steel and Dark Knight Play Arts Kais, and you have yourself a pretty good summary of all things DC at Square Enix's booth. 

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Custom Made Monday: Pop Culture Madness photo
Custom Made Monday: Pop Culture Madness
by Vanessa Cubillo

Hey everyone! Custom Made Monday disappeared for a bit, but it couldn't stay gone for long. We hear about so many great customs that we just aren't able to cover them all. So of course Custom Made Monday had to come back!

We dusted off this feature just in time because this week there are some fantastic customs to show off. From Attack on Titan to Breaking Bad, there are customs for all fans. All you have to do is hit the jump to see for yourself.

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Diamond Select Toys previews early 2014 releases photo
Diamond Select Toys previews early 2014 releases
by Natalie Kipper

Diamond Select Toys has really grabbed my attention with their latest list of previews, this time for items to be released in early 2014. The company has announced their first plush release, Pooka the goblin cat from Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose! The spooky familiar has lovely, leathery goblin wings on its back and comes with a winged mouse that it seems to have been captured. Including Pooka's tail, the life-size plush measures about 16 inches long. This plush will retail for US$29.99. I can't wait to buy one for myself!

Are plushies not your cup of tea? That's fine; Diamond Select has you covered. Two new sets of their popular Minimates line of figures, designed by Art Asylum, were also previewed. The first being the Marvel Minimates Ironman 3 Hall of Armor Box Set (US$50), the largest Minimates box set in ten years. The set contains 10 figures (Mark I to Mark VII suits plus the Mark 42 suit along with Tony Stark and Pepper Potts figures) displayed in an extra-long display box. The second set is the Marvel Minimates Age of Ultron box set (US$19.99), containing Iron Man, Nick Fury, Angela, and a three-armed Ultron. Each Minimates figure stands 2 inches tall with at least 14 points of articulation. 

Looking for more of the classic hero look? The Marvel Select Classic Thor and Hawkeye action figures (US$24.99 each) may be more up your alley. The Thor figure was sculpted by Gabriel Marquez while Hawkeye was sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Both figures are 7 inches with 16 points of articulation. Each character has a themed base ( an asteroid for Thor and a battlefield featuring the fallen Ultron for Hawkeye) plus either Thor's Mjolnir or Hawkeye's bow and arrows.

There are also a few miscellaneous goodies for fans of Sci-Fi, classic horror, and comic book baddies. The Star Trek Electronic Battle Damaged Enterprise B (US$60), designed by Art Asylum, has features movie-accurate lights and sounds, all at the push of a button. The piece is 16 inches long and comes with an adjustable display stand. Two Universal Monsters banks, the ride of Frankenstein (sculpted by Gabriel Marquez) and the Wolfman (sculpted byEli Livingston), were also previewed. The banks will cost US$22.99 each and range in height from 8 to 9 inches, with the Bride being the taller of the two. Rounding up the previews is the Marvel Venom Metal Bottle Opener (US$18). The nearly 4 inch long tool is sculpted in the likeness of Spiderman villain, Venom. It also has magnets on the back so you can store it on your fridge for easy access.

Whew! That was quite a list. See anything you like?

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8:00 PM on 07.26.2013

SDCC 2013: Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth had some exclusives on display at its SDCC booth as well as general product. The exclusives included Venture Bros. figures (including a blood-soaked, naked Brock Samson because, you know, apparently there'...

Scarecroodle



1:30 AM on 07.24.2013

SDCC 2013: News from Diamond Select Toys' panel

Diamond Select Toys ran a panel at SDCC detailing some of their upcoming products, the stuff they had on the show floor, and some plans for the future. The big takeaway from the panel is that retro is apparently the way of th...

Tianxiao Ma