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SDCC 2015: Sideshow photo
SDCC 2015: Sideshow

SDCC 2015: Sideshow Collectibles


Always pretty pricey, but so worth it
Jul 14
// Brian Szabelski
Sideshow Collectibles never disappoints at San Diego Comic Con, and this year's booth was no different. Once again an impressive showing of all their licensed merchandise, the booth this year had something for just about any ...

SDCC 2015: Hasbro - Star Wars

Jul 11 // Scarecroodle
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Bigger than ever?
Hasbro discussed a lot of big things during the Star Wars part of the panel and none was bigger than the 6-inch Black Series First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter! Based on its appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a.k...

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Star Wars

Bandai bringing the zoom with Star Wars Scout and Speeder Bike


Watch out for that tree!
May 29
// Soul Tsukino
Bandai announced through their hobby site the release of a 1/12 prop verified scale Scout Trooper and Speeder bike plamo kits from the iconic scene from Return of the Jedi. The finished Trooper figure itself is fully art...
SW VPAK Darth Maul photo
SW VPAK Darth Maul

Play Arts Kai enlists Darth Maul as its newest Star Wars Variant release


I'm okay with this. In fact, I'm pleased
May 25
// Andres Cerrato
I was not that thrilled with the Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper. Vader was too edgy for my tastes while Boba Fett had my attention. As Square-Enix moves to the next entry to the line, I'm completely down for their Darth M...

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Star Wars

Edward Snowden tried to warn us! Here is... PRISM Boba Fett!


The NSA approves this figure
May 08
// Scarecroodle
Funko's newest Hikari is more colorful than a rainbow colored flag: It's Hikari Premium Prism Boba Fett! While the word, "prism," may conjure in many peoples' minds either thoughts of an Orwellian surveillance state or, equal...
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Star Wars

R2-B1 and 3 other exclusive Pop!s to hit Gamestop May 4th


Forget Cinco de Mayo, it's all about that Quatro de Mayo!
Apr 26
// Scarecroodle
Gamestop will be carrying four exclusive Star Wars Pop!s staring May 4th: R2-B1, Figrin D'an (one of the players from the Mos Eisley Cantina), snowdrift Chewbacca, and Hoth Han Solo. While Figrin is a neat selection, I'm most...
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Star Wars

Ready for some high-flying Sith action? Tamashii releases SHF Darth Maul gallery


Perhaps the Phantom Menace's only redeeming quality... well, that and pod racing
Apr 24
// Scarecroodle
Tamashii Nations has released a photo gallery for Bandai's upcoming S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul. The photo gallery shows off the character's poseability, recreating his crazy fighting style as seen in Star Wars: The Phantom...
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29 photo
Top sales 3/23 to 3/29

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/23 to 3/29


Bandai continues to dominate
Apr 09
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Looks like Bandai finished March on a high note by releasing a bunch of new Gundam stuff as well as their continued Sentai domination. Plus game cards keep being big sellers and... Star Wars? Here's the ranking: Overall (&u...
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Probably won't be as an expensive as a real diamond Clone Trooper, but it still won't be cheap
Pop!s won't be the only exclusives that Funko will be bringing to Star Wars Celebration 2015, as the company also intends to sell FOUR Premium Hikari at the event: "Star" Clone Trooper, "Icey" Storm Trooper (not to be confuse...

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But will we ever see a Hikari Dengar?
Funko's Premium Hikari "Metallic" Bossk and Gemini Collectibles-exclusive Hikari "Forcefield Glitter" Gigantor are currently available for pre-order. Bossk will be the third bounty hunter in the Hikari line, following Greedo ...

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No jedi mind tricks involved
Have you been waiting for a Pop! R2-Q5, R2-R9, and E-3PO? How about an R2-Q2? Well, you're in luck on the first three anyway because Funko will releasing the three (along with an unmasked Vader (not to be confused with THIS g...

PAKV Boba Fett photo
PAKV Boba Fett

Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper, what could go wrong?


Hope you got empire full of cash
Mar 27
// Andres Cerrato
I'm still not sure what to make of the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. It's cool that they're willing to take risks with beloved characters, but I'm not exactly much of a fan of some of the results. I really don't know what to ...
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Shoot first or be sorry later
We recently announced that Funko was re-releasing its Star Wars Pop! Slave Leia and Luke Skywalker in honor of the upcoming Star Wars sequel. The pair will apparently be joined by none other than everybody's favorite hapless ...

Flying Speeder Bike photo
Flying Speeder Bike

Star Wars fan takes speeder bike to new heights


Use the force.. of lift
Mar 15
// Soul Tsukino
A Star Wars fan named Adam Woodsworth has taken the Speeder Bike sequence from Return of the Jedi and brought it to life! Combining a Power of the Force Speeder bike from Hasbro and some quadcopter technology, Adam created a...
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Ever seen one of the crowd photos of slave Leia cosplayers? It's a little surreal
Funko is set to re-release many of its popular older Pop!s, starting with Slave Leia (and the previously announced Jedi Luke). The decision was said to be made in regards to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The re-release...

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Lego Star Wars

Lego reveals UCS Tie Fighter: promises they won't get shot down before release


Formal wear, not business casual
Feb 17
// Oansun
New York Toy Fair gave Lego a platform to show off its new (and long rumored) Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter. I would assume it's taken this long to produce the regular TIE Fighter because of its enormous wings/ends. T...
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New York Toy Fair

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro gives us a look to the future


Hasbro rolls out their big guns for 2015
Feb 15
// Soul Tsukino
To coincide with its appearance at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro was nice enough to show some pictures on its official news Twitter. It is giving us who aren't fortunate enough to be there a look into its plans for the n...
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How many more will die from glitter bombs?!
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy... now with a glittery deco! Funko today unveiled its Hikari Premium "Glitter" Boba Fett, which has since gone up for pre-order. Boba Fett has been introduced to the line a ...

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Boba Fett? Where? Where?!
An unpainted prototype for Kaiyodo's Revoltech? Boba Fett was on display at Winter WonFes. Fans will recall that the character had previously been teased with a silhouette at Summer WonFes 2014 when Kaiyodo first displayed it...

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And also make you give up the name of a base
GSC's Nendoroid Storm Trooper was fully on display and in painted form at Winter WonFes. The figure was first announced on the Summer 2014 WonFes wall and had appeared my Highlight Reel for that month. The figure (full image ...

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George Lucas may edit scene to have Greedo shoot first in the remake
Funko has announced its newest Hikari mold: Greedo from Star Wars! (Also known as Episode IV: A New Hope.) The luckless bounty hunter, currently available for pre-order, will be available in an "Original" deco. Greedo is no s...

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If not cooler than Vader himself, it's at least cuter
Hot Toys has unveiled its Interrogator Droid accessory for its upcoming 1/6-scale Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope) Darth Vader figure. Vader is due out this September. Fans will recall this droid as having been used ...

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Disney Plush

Disney store BO-GOing out of their minds with a plush sale


You can build an army with all the dalmatians
Jan 28
// Oansun
The Disney Store online has a Buy One, Get One for US$1 sale on a variety of plush items. That variety is pretty much Star Wars to Doc McStuffins (with its dorky dragon guy and all). A sale is a sale, and personally I'm alway...
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Star Wars

Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina


At least they got a fair price.
Jan 18
// Oansun
Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece...
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Tamashii Nations/Bandai are going all out on this line
Well, were you on the fence about collecting S.H. Figuarts Star Wars representations? That decision just got a lot easier, as Luke Skywalker has entered the fray. I was one of those people crying out for six inch Star Wars fi...

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Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels' Chopper goes beanie


This IS the droid you are looking for
Jan 07
// Soul Tsukino
The C1-10P droid nicknamed ''Chopper'' may be indifferent to the sentiments of humans, but you may just want to give this soft-stuffed service robot a hug just in case. The little droid is 7 1/2 inches tall with a movabl...
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Join us on the dark side. There's cake
Are you ready to succumb to your temptations and join the dark side? Square Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader is currently available for pre-order and may be Jedi mind-tricking (or Sith mind-controlling?) you into thin...

Revoltech R2-D2 photo
Revoltech R2-D2

Make full use of joints with Revoltech R2-D2


Just because you can doesn't mean you should
Dec 26
// Andres Cerrato
Revoltech Star Wars should be a hit. It's hard to believe that Revoltech line has been going for nearly 9 years and this was supposed to be the breath of fresh air that the line needed. However, there are just some thing...
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett photo
Hot Toys 1/4 Boba Fett

Hot Toys Boba Fett is more than you bargained for


Now in a larger, 1/4 size
Dec 15
// Andres Cerrato
I think just about everyone knew that Hot Toys was going to release Boba Fett sooner or later. Given the character's popularity, it was inevitable. What people did not see coming though was that the release of Boba Fett was g...
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya up close


I'm liking all the new Bishoujo figures
Oct 14
// Tianxiao Ma
You probably got the gist of the Kotobukiya booth offerings by now, but why settle for the gist? Andres was able to get up close to the figures for some super-size shots. I thought I knew what we'd be seeing, but was pleasant...

NYCC 2014: Hasbro - Star Wars

Oct 11 // Scarecroodle
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You had me at IG-88
Hasbro's preview night also included a first look at the company's upcoming 6-inch and 3.75-inch Star Wars Black Series figures. None of these selections were anywhere as exciting as the bounty-hunting IG-88 assassin droid se...

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya


The perfect accompaniment to Kotobukiya's panel
Oct 11
// Natalie Kipper
After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the...
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya photo
NYCC 2014 Kotobukiya

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya drops some bombs at their panel


Mass Effect Bishoujo Tali, among others
Oct 10
// Tianxiao Ma
Andres is on the ground at NYCC (having the time of his life, I'm sure) and was able to get a part of the sweet action at Kotobukiya's panel. Usually at US events, Kotobukiya's emphasis is more on properties that western coll...
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Evil King Machine

TOYSREVIL gets a custom version of Storm King Machine


Quiccs' Stormtrooper-styled design coming soon in red
Oct 01
// Brian Szabelski
Filipino urban artist Quiccs has a resin piece by the name of Storm King Machine, which mixes Stormtroopers with 1970s-style anime mechs (or Gurren Lagann, if you're looking for a contemporary simile). The newest version is ...
Revoltech Darth Vader photo
Revoltech Darth Vader

Revolve to the dark side with Revoltech Darth Vader


The first Star Wars Revoltech goes up for pre-order
Sep 18
// Tianxiao Ma
We saw quite a few Star Wars Revoltech figures at WonFes. Soon Darth Vader will be at your doorstep as he has gone up for pre-order. There aren't a ton of surprises as far as the retail version goes. You have a segmented cape...
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Also known as the front side
Both Tomopop reader Kirin Lemon and Square-Enix's Hidemi Matsuzuka have tweeted photos showing the front side of Square-Enix's newly unveiled (unpainted) Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (Star Wars) which is on display right...

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There's probably a pretty easy pun in there
Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted an image of an unpainted Variant Play Arts Kai Darth Vader (Star Wars) along with a notice that it will be on display at Tokyo Game Show this weekend. Square Enix will be just the latest in a long...

SDCC/WonFes Highlight Reel: The Scarecroodle edition

Sep 09 // Scarecroodle
While I find myself unable to do a top ten list, I figure I should at least try to order these things in terms of preference. Spider-Man 2099 has long been one of my favorite superheroes. Unfortunately, the character hasn't seen that much great merchandise over the years. Yes, he has a Bowen statue I can't afford and WizKids did a few decent Heroclix figurines, but the more conventional offerings have been a little lackluster. ToyBiz's Spider-Man Classics Spidey 2099 was a somewhat lame redeco of a normal Spider-Man figure (from that same line) which featured a cloth cape and lacked the character's iconic arm-spikes (besides having those out-of-character webshooter-posed hands). Hasbro took a stab at the character with a less articulate figure in the Spider-Man Origins line but, once again, it lacked those arm-spikes and featured a cheap cloth cape. Finally, Hasbro gave us a Spidey 2099 in the Marvel Universe line and, while it recycled the standard body, the figure at least had the arm-spikes (positioned a little oddly?) and a plastic cape. It looked like that would be the best we'd ever get... then SDCC 2014 rolled around and Hasbro unveiled its Spider-Man Legends Spidey 2099. Hasbro's new Spider-Man 2099 is almost everything I could have hoped for: it features an accurate build, it has Spidey's ironic outstretched fingers (although it lacks the talons, but hey, they could be retracted!), there's a lot of articulation, and it's in the 6-inch scale. It's more or less everything I wanted (sans a glossy paint job). I look forward to picking it up and, with any luck, seeing Diamond Select Toys produce an even better version of the character in its Marvel Select line. My second most-wanted item is Mattel's Masters of the Universe Classics Tung Lashor. Matty Collector had previously announced that Tung Lashor and Squeeze, the two last Snakemen from the original vintage line, would be included in the final two Club Eternia subscriptions. The catch? Only one would appear per year and Matty wasn't saying which would appear when. Those fiendish devils! Thankfully, however, Matty Collector unveiled my favorite, Tung Lashor, at SDCC and announced that he was conveniently scheduled for November (alongside Galactic Protector She-Ra!). I had been looking forward to Tung Lashor for a while, especially because the original vintage figure was one of the few He-Man figures that managed to stay with me over the years despite several moves and Hurricane Andrew (which was responsible for two of those moves). The MOTUC Tung Lashor is a great update of the vintage figure, capturing and (slightly) improving on the original's look. Although (like most MOTUCs) it lacks the original gimmick, MOTUC has replicated the tongue-lashing feature with an alternate extended-tongue head. I'm fortunate that he came out this year, since there are no guarantees that the 2015 Club Eternia will hit its minimum number of subs. Of course, the downside is that we probably won't ever see a really articulated 200x series Tung Lashor but at least there's NECA's staction version available which, in this instance, is better than nothing. Another bit of particularly exciting news is Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select Carnage. Back when Hasbro produced a pretty good ML Carnage in its Spider-Man Legends line, I (just barely) held off buying it because I saw what incredible work DST had done with its MS Venom (which I still want to pick up at some point). The problem with basically every Carnage so far has been a lack of interchangeable parts, something that the MS Carnage should correct. We can already see that it includes a version of the axe-arm which is one of those absolute staples missing from most releases. If it was just that, the MS Carnage (with its great sculpting and paint) would stand quite a bit taller than most (if not all) other Carnage action figures. However, DST intends to give fans far more than that which should make the MS Carnage the definitive Carnage action figure. It completely justifies not picking up the latest ML version. Of course, the Marvel Select wasn't the only thing Carnage fans had to look forward to, as Kotobukiya unveiled the rest of its Fine Arts Carnage. The statue notably features multiple tendrils extending from his body and includes an interchangeable arm (I believe the weapon arm is exchanged with a normal hand). If I was more of a statues fan, I would be all over this one. In what shaped up to be a pretty good convention for evil, Hasbro announced (and showed off) its 6-inch Star Wars Black Series Bossk. Prior to Bossk, Boba Fett was the only real bounty hunter (ie, not some Rodian punk who gets shot while sitting down in a cantina)  that we'd seen and I was starting to get a little worried that the line would be canceled before it got into producing them.  Bossk looks a lot better than his also-great Saga Legends counterpart (who was among the first modern Star Wars figures I picked up) and hopefully this trend will continue long enough to get me a Dengar. On the subject of both improvements and redemption, the Marvel Legends line will *finally* get a half-decent Scarlet Witch (the previous version, released in ToyBiz's Legendary Riders series, was so bad that the company originally didn't intend to release it in the US... or so the rumor goes). This pretty cool wave (dubbed "Avengers Legends"?) features Odin (!!!) as a BAF, with alternate parts for a King Thor variant. While I really don't care for most of the wave, I doubt that I'll be able to pass on a decent-looking Odin. Other pretty neat Marvel Legends coming out (that don't rank on my favorites list) are Agent Phil Coulson, Maria Hill, and a Thanos BAF, as well as Machine Man and Captain Marvel. Plus the ML Sentry (originally intended as a running change in the Hit Monkey wave) is finally getting a release. Jumping over the Summer Wonder Festival side of things for a moment, the biggest thing to grab my attention was the announcement of a figma Dark Magician Girl (Yu-Gi-Oh!). Although we've seen a decent DMG figure or two over the years, such as the Cu-Poche version, never has there been a great normal, articulated figure for the character. While a Dark Magician may be a bit more apropos, I think I'd rather have the DMG first. Another exciting set of announcements were for Nendoroids Rider and Archer (Fate/Stay Night). Although we saw some great mini Nendoroids for Rider (at least one of which I own), it's going to be nice to get a full-sized (or full Nendo-sized...) version of the character as well; especially because she should come with a bunch of props. The only thing keeping me in my seat is a nagging suspicion that Kotobukiya may eventually cover the character in the Cu-Poche line, which I'd probably prefer. Other adorable small figures included NECA's Mogwai Series 5, which features three more concept characters (Patches, Zoe, and Gary). Although I know that at least two of them are basically straight-up repaints, I'll still be excited to pick those up (I'm less sure about wanting the all-white, weird-faced Gary). Due out in November (not October), the ones that I grab should look pretty neat next to my other concept-series Mogwai (which I mostly picked up to get Penny). I'm still not sure why the Gremlins part of the line has basically stalled (with a few figures in limbo) while we keep getting Mogwais who didn't even appear in the movies. I'm even less sure why I keep getting so excited to see new ones. Mattel will be adding the Yvonne Craig Batgirl to its Batman classic TV series line. While I had hoped to see the character (especially when the line looked canceled once or twice), she's unfortunately part of a 3-pack with Batman and Robin. I suppose it's not a huge hurdle, since Batman and Robin were two of the only figures I didn't buy when the line first came out. The head-sculpt and body-work is pretty neat, but those arms look unusually long or something. The figures were designed by Mattel's in-house crew (rather than the Four Horsemen who handled a lot of the other DC collectibles in the past) so I guess things are bound to be a little iffy in places. Another cool babe that I'm really happy to see is Mattel's Galactic Protector She-Ra. This New Adventures-styled figure is one of the Four Horsemen's original creations and mixes some of NA He-Man's elements with She-Ra's design, giving the character an updated look. Given that she's due out in November alongside Tung Lashor, I'll likely buy both characters directly from Matty Collector this time around (rather than hitting up eBay for a better price). And, jumping back to the classic Batman TV series, Diamond Select Toys showed off a number of resin busts and vinyl bank busts, both at its booth and during a panel. My favorite item was naturally a Burgess Meredith Penguin bust. While the TV series had some great villains, few seemed as fun as Burgess Meredith's take on the Penguin. Will he some day be followed by an eggsellent Vincent Price Eggman bust? Only time will tell. Although the Four Horsemen won't be doing much for Mattel going forward, the company is hardly sitting on its hands these days. The company's latest endeavor is a fantasy-themed line of figures entitled "Mythic Legions" which features dwarfs, orcs, vampires, and more. The sculpting and paint-work on these is incredible, absolutely top-notch stuff. The only drawback is that you usually have to buy these sorts of things directly from the Four Horsemen's site which costs you a bit more on shipping (as opposed to buying from Entertainment Earth, which offers free shipping on larger orders). Ranking a bit lower on my list is a 6-inch Star Wars Black Series Hoth frost-bitten, bloodied Luke and wampa 2-pack. The pack is ostentatiously based on that famous cave scene in The Empire Strikes Back, but will likely not include a removable, bloodied arm option for the wampa. However, I'm still impressed that Hasbro will be making a wampa that much larger than Luke. Although fans were never given a great look at the wampa's size in the films, the one Luke encountered was implied to be huge (something that didn't really carry over to Shadow of the Empire on the Nintendo 64). Another neat Star Wars announcement came at WonFes where Good Smile Company showed plans to make a Nendoroid Darth Vader and Storm Trooper. Oh, plus Kaiyodo showed off its Star Wars Revoltechs which could be promising. Honestly, there were so many cool things I should have made two Highlight Reels. Here are a few more really exciting items:   The MOTU Minis Snake Mountain is incredibly adorable. It's also neat because Matty's Scott Neitlich previously revealed that a MOTUC Snake Mountain is unlikely given how things went for Castle Grayskull, which makes this the only official Mattel Snake Mountain that we'll ever see. While the diorama is a massive want, it's bundled as part of a subscription which is a massive Don't Want To Pay For. As such, I'll only be nabbing it if I can find it cheaply on the aftermarket. The Spider-Man Legends line discussed earlier also includes a May Parker Spider-Girl (MC2 continuity) and a Phil Urich Hobgoblin Build-a-Figure. Although I've stayed away from the MC2 continuity (which, as far as I'm aware, has never been adapted into a cartoon or film) but I've been aware of the May Parker Spider-Girl and wanted a decent figure. As previously mentioned, I only know Phil Urich from his heroic Green Goblin run (and even then, I only owned one or two issues) so the fact that he's a murderous, villainous Hobgoblin came as something of a surprise. Granted, the new design makes for a cool figure. It's just a shame that it's a BAF when I'm trying to move away from buying full waves. The final item on the Hasbro front is the Marvel Universe (or Marvel Infinite) 3.75-inch Sandman figure, which brings me a step closer to completing a 3.75-inch Sinister Six. The figure is cool for coming in both a standard version (seen here) and an all-sand deco. The figure looks like he recycles some parts from the MU Absorbing Man (first released in a Secret Wars 2-pack before getting a single-card release alongside a variant) although it's hard to be sure. I was excited to see a Jim Lee-styled Beast as well. Speaking of Jim Lee, Kotobukiya will be producing a Fine Arts Rogue based on the character's appearance around the '90s. The sculpting so far looks great and I can't wait to see the statue painted. In addition to Carnage, Diamond Select Toys will also be releasing a Marvel Select Cable. This guy would be a lot higher on my list if I was more of a Cable fan, but other than the Marvel vs. Capcom games, I've never really gotten into the character. I do like that DST went with his bulkier look which is usually how I've envisioned Cable. The other pretty neat remaining DST item is the MLP:FIM Rarity vinyl bank. I wasn't sure what to make of the first two banks, but this one is absolutely adorable. It recently went up for pre-order and was among DST's items featured in the latest issue of Previews. DC Collectibles had a lot of new designs on display for its Batman: The Animated Series line. Killer Croc and Batgirl had sculpted prototypes on display, although the jointing hadn't been implemented yet (Killer Croc's pack-in, Baby Doll, presumably won't feature articulation). Several other designs were shown on the backdrop, including Penguin and Riddler. While I like a lot of the work that I've seen on the line thus far, I'm not sure how much of it I'll actually be buying. I'm assuming that I'll probably at least get the Man-Bat, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and maybe the Riddler. Even if DCC wasn't releasing several at a time, it's just too much for me to collect at this point given the US$25 price point. Speaking of affordability, Mattel will be expanding its 4-inch DC Multiverse line with oversized figures from Rocksteady's Arkham series. The figures are going to be pretty large but, unlike DC Collectibles' versions (which ran from something like US$50 to US$100), they're going to be a more affordable US$25. It's great because I wanted a Grundy but I didn't want to spring US$80 for the DCC version. On the subject of pricey, over-sized figures, Matty Collector will be releasing 12-inch remakes of the vintage MotUs. While it's a neat concept, I can't see myself paying US$75 (before Canadian shipping...) for these. It didn't occur to me at the time, but this is basically the same approach that Gentle Giant has taken with the giant-sized remakes of the old Kenner Star Wars figures. However, unlike those Star Wars figures, some of these actually look tempting. I've probably mentioned this a few times, but I've never been able to get into She-Ra: Princess of Power. I like the fact that there seems to be more of a story to the series than the original Masters of the Universe (of which I rewatched a few episodes earlier this year, mostly for nostalgia), but the episodes that I've watched have felt a little dry (and the character voices can be annoying). As such, I'm always surprised by how many POP character designs I find appealing. Mermista, for instance, sports a neat aquatic theme but, more importantly, she comes with an alternate mermaid lower body. Of course, I'm also excited over the Real Ghostbusters line announcement. Finally, DC Collectibles had its recently unveiled Batman: Arkham Knight figures on display. These were unveiled shortly before SDCC but it was still great to see them out in the field rather than in stock photography. I'm really looking forward to the Scarecrow although I'm not that fond of the character's broken leg. Of course, given that Batman: Arkham Knight is on the PS4/Xbone, I'm not sure when I'll actually play the game itself since I'm not planning on getting either system in the near future (nor do I own a gaming-quality pc).
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Now in Low Definition
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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Themed to Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly
We officially have one foot firmly in September and Loot Crate has announced the theme for this month's box. Drawing from the Sci-fi realms of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Firefly, the next round is called "Galactic." As always,...

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Samurai Darth Vader is ready to put a Force Grip on your wallet


I guess you could call it a Force "Lightening" of your bank account
Sep 02
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Think back to Tokyo Toy Show in June and you might remember Bandai's surprise Star Wars announcement along with the reveal of Movie Realization Samurai Darth Vader. It's not exactly a well guarded secret that George Lucas got...

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