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8:30 PM on 03.02.2015

DST's Supergirl, Pinkie Pie, comic TMNT Minimates, and more on sale this Summer

Remember all of those cool things we saw at Diamond Select Toys' NY Toy Fair 2015 booth? Quite a few of the items are apparently due for a Summer release. The selection includes: Femme Fatales Superman: The Animated Series S...

Scarecroodle




Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys follow-up photo
Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys follow-up
by Scarecroodle

I recently spoke with Zach over at Diamond Select Toys to answer some questions that I'm sure many of you have been wondering about since seeing the company's spectacular Toy Fair display. In the process, I also received better images of the Femme Fatales Cassie Hack and Batgirl (classic Batman tv series) statue.

Here's what I learned:

  • The Ghostbusters Select figures will each come with a piece of a rooftop diorama. The other accessories are thus far unconfirmed. When asked, Zach also stated that "individual one-scene ghosts are not the focus of the line, not sure we'll see a lot of those."
  • DST hasn't announced plans to make Ghostbusters prop replicas.
  • The white Cthulhu vinyl bank is apparently a glow-in-the-dark item (which should be really awesome!). There are currently no release details.
  • DST will not be making any action figures or Minimates for either Batman: The Animated Series or Justice League Unlimited. The company will only be making busts, statues, banks, bottle openers and cookie jars.

While I'm a little disappointed that we might not see a lot ghosts in the Ghostbusters Select line, the rooftop diorama (from the confrontation with Gozer) sounds like an awesome extra. Likewise, the idea of a glow-in-the-dark Cthulhu vinyl bank sounds great.

I'm also happy to see Cassie Hack up close. I wasn't aware of the character until recently, but the comic seems to have an interesting concept and the Femme Fantales Cassie Hack looks fantastic. Likewise, the Yvonne Craig Batgirl statue also looks cool (and she will be getting a bust as well).

Be sure to check out the gallery for full images.

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Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys brings the best display ever photo
Toy Fair 2015: Diamond Select Toys brings the best display ever
by Scarecroodle

It's hard to summarize what a delight it was to look over DST's NY Toy Fair 2015 booth for the first time. Just when you thought you were impressed or excited, there was something that almost blew that out of the water.

The selection included 6-inch Ghostbusters figures, Batman: The Animated Series busts and full statues, Nightmare Before Christmas items galore, a MS Doctor Strange, Justice League Unlimited, and more.

Full details after the jump.

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Toy Fair 2015: Matty Collector - Masters of the Universe Classics photo
Toy Fair 2015: Matty Collector - Masters of the Universe Classics
by Scarecroodle

The Masters of the Universe Classics line is dead, long live the Masters of the Universe Classics line! With the upcoming retirement of Club Eternia (and the failed roll-out of the MOTU Minis club), many wondered what may be next for Masters. The answer seems to be mini-clubs.

Matty Collector announced plans to run a 6-figure club based on the 2002 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (aka that show that sitting was my NFI queue for like a year until it went off streaming) entitled "Club 200x." Fans may recall that the 2002 series, unlike earlier incarnations, made some attempt at continuity.

While I haven't seen the 2002 series, I like the look of these figures. The dinosaur-like Ceratus is my favorite of the bunch although the stony Calix looks almost as cool. The plant-like EvilSeed is probably my least favorite, but it's still a neat design. Hopefully the rest of the line-up looks as least as good as EvilSeed. Subscriptions for the new club will open on February 23rd and the figures start shipping in July.

Fans may recall that this isn't the first time that 2002 (or 200x) characters made it into the MotUC line. Other entries include Chief Carnivus (which I own), Dactys (which I almost picked up), Battle Lion (which I liked, but skipped), and the Snake Armor He-Man vs Battle Armor King Hsss pack (currently on sale).

Additionally, Matty showed off the prototypes for Peekablue (the She-Ra one, not the fan-named Pokemon one) and fans-choice winner Mara (New Adventures of He-Man). Mara is depicted in a variation of her battle-outfit which, unlike what I remember of the cartoon, features an exposed midriff. The decision (which I really dislike) is apparently based on an unreleased prototype for figure in the original New Adventures toy line. I should note that this WASN'T the depiction of the character chosen for the fans' poll so I'm curious as to what the fan reaction will be.

Regardless, any Mara is better than nothing and there's certainly a lot to look forward to in the new year.

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5:00 PM on 02.08.2015

You can pick the next McFarlane Walking Dead figure

The Walking Dead returns tonight on AMC to continue its fifth season. Finally, my Sundays have meaning again! I'm sure it's no coincidence that McFarlane Toys is searching for their next Walking Dead figure right around the r...

Vanessa Cubillo



Mega Scale Tygra announced as Mezco's next ThunderCats figure photo
Mega Scale Tygra announced as Mezco's next ThunderCats figure
by Scarecroodle

We recently reported that Mezco hadn't given up on ThunderCats and would be showing new merchandise at Toy Fair. Today we're pleased to announce that one of these upcoming items will be a Mega Scale Tygra, a sketch for which was on display at Mezco's pre-Toy Fair media event.

Additionally, ToyArk reports that Mezco has "the rights to release One:12 Collective Thundercats." While the One:12 line is expensive (US$65 MSRP), it would still be have more collector-level articulated ThunderCats figures on the market... especially since Bandai of America left fans of the classic series in the lurch when they chose to produce only TWO fully-articulated figures in the 6-inch scale and another in the 8-inch scale. Personally, I suspect that I'd wind up paying US$65 for a One:12 Collective Cheetara should one be released.

Hopefully we'll see more once Toy Fair is officially underway.

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Tomopop Review: ThreeZero's Tyrion Lannister photo
Tomopop Review: ThreeZero's Tyrion Lannister
by Kristina Pino

This month saw the release of ThreeZero's Tyrion Lannister, which is based on the image of Peter Dinklage in the HBO series Game of Thrones. When it comes to figures based on real people, it's usually a hit-or-miss deal. The sculpting doesn't always quite nail the person's face, depending on which company, or sculptor, is working on the project. With ThreeZero though, you've got a high quality product that is sure to please any Tyrion fan. 

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11:00 AM on 01.26.2015

Lego Scooby Doo sets revealed: Velma off the case

London Toy Fair is known for being a place to announce new Lego sets, and not showing a single one of them. Luckily, there are people (and major corporations) to do that work for us. Scooby Doo is the new licensed theme for 2...

Oansun

9:00 AM on 01.21.2015

iZombie comes to television, and your shelves soon

DC Collectibles' long-solicited iZombie statue of Gwendolyn Dylan arrives soon (looking at January or February) for those looking to get their pre-orders in before the show starts up in March. This is based on ...

Oansun



Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits photo
Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has released its latest batch of solicits and headlining the selection is none other than a B:TAS Roxy Rocket.

Batman: The Animated Series and DC Animated Universe fans will recall that Roxy Rocket was a character created exclusively for The New Batman Adventures who enjoyed a little popularity despite only appearing in one Batman episode ("The Ultimate Thrill") and one Superman: The Animated Series episode ("Knight Time", where Superman is forced to impersonate Batman to cover for his disappearance). Roxy, of course, will always have fans (although nowhere near as many fellow B:TAS creation Harley Quinn) and her figure -- which comes with her iconic rocket -- marks the line's first B:TAS deluxe release. The downside? Her US$40 price tag, which makes the rocket (which adds US$15 to the MSRP) one expensive accessory.

Other highlights include Jae Lee's DC Designer Series 1 (Catwoman, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), a Catwoman bust, a DC Comics Icons Green Lantern statue, a Gotham City Police Department badge (based on its appearance in the Gotham tv show), the DC Bombshells "newspaper boy" Lois Lane, and a Batman: Black & White Batgirl.

Most of these are due out in August and many should be available for pre-order right now. Be sure to check out the gallery for images.

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11:00 AM on 01.18.2015

ThunderCats toys to return in 2015

The on again off again license that is ThunderCats seems to be on again as insiders from Mezco have said that the toy company will be showing off new ThunderCats figures at the 2015 Toy Fair on February 14th. ThunderCats was ...

Soul Tsukino



11:00 AM on 01.14.2015

German LEGO builder makes Swedish Chef from American Muppet Show

German LEGO Customizer Andreas Weissenburg has started the new year off right with his custom LEGO created scenes from Jim Henson's Muppet Show from the '70s. He has skillfully put together the iconic Swedish Chef, complete w...

Soul Tsukino