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3:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Epic new 'Starscream' Optimus Prime is a Hot Toys figure in disguise

Hot Toys has just dropped an awesome bomb with the massive reveal of its upcoming Optimus Prime (Starscream version), which features the Autobot leader with Seeker-like wings and a limited edition Starscream head. It's a biza...


Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation photo
Funko announces last batch of SDCC exclusives and new Fabrikation
by Vanessa Cubillo

So we’ve finally reached the end of Funko’s SDCC exclusives. I’ve seen some cool things, some alright things, and stuff I don’t really care about. Still, I would love to score some of this stuff.

Their last batch is small, just four exclusives. The first two comes from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. There will be special bloody ReAction figures of Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield.

These exclusives end with two very random Pop! figures. There will be an exclusive of Huckleberry Hound and Gabriel from LMS. Today, Funko also announced the latest figure from their new line, Fabrikation.

There will be a cute and cuddly soft sculpture figure of Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Good news, it’s not an exclusive so we can all get this cute little guy! 

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Batman villains, ponies, and robots, oh my! DST's latest product listings photo
Batman villains, ponies, and robots, oh my! DST's latest product listings
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys' latest PREVIEWS offerings (now available for pre-order) inlcude a MLP:FIM Fluttershy vinyl bank, an electronic B9 robot, and the Frank Gorshin Riddler vinyl bank bust. In short, it's another mixed month.

Details after the jump.

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Starfire, Mera, and more among DCC's July solicits photo
Starfire, Mera, and more among DCC's July solicits
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has released its monthly solicits. These items are mostly slated to release in either January or February and should be available for pre-order in the coming days (if not already).

Highlights include the DC Cover Girls Starfire, figures based on the Justice League: Throne of Atlantis animated movie (including Mera), as well as a few items seen in DCC's recent big unveil (such as the Bombshells Hawkgirl, some of the Designer Series figures, the new Arrow figures, etc).

While I haven't been a fan of DC Collectibles' decision to do a lower-articulation animated film line, a few of them (like Mera and Aquaman) seem to be turning out pretty well. Still, given the drop in detail and articulation, I would expect the lines' MSRPs would have more than just a meager US$5 difference.

Otherwise I'm just surprised that the Scribblenauts Unmasked line is picking up momentum so quickly. DC Collectibles is just plowing ahead at full steam, having shown six series/waves now (five of which have been made available for pre-order/order with two at retail). Should the line continue to prove a success I would imagine that DCC may try its hand at other blind-boxed series.

Be sure to check out all the images in the gallery.

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Get ready for more Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives from Funko photo
Get ready for more Game of Thrones SDCC exclusives from Funko
by Vanessa Cubillo

We’ve seen some Game of Thrones exclusives already from Funko, but today’s seventh announcement really focuses on this HBO hit show. The first exclusive announcement contains many spoilers! If you are not up to date with the show, or haven’t even watched and want to later, go away right now!

Funko will be releasing an exclusive Game of Thrones Mystery Minis series consisting of characters who have died. The series will be called “In Memoriam,” and there will be eight figures included all in black and white. I’m not naming them to avoid spoilers, but if you look at the photos, you can see who they are.

There will also be an exclusive Pop! figure of Ghost flocked. If you like the flocked style, there will also be a flocked exclusive Pop! Lion-O from ThunderCats. Also from ThunderCats, there will be a glow in the dark Mumm-Ra.

Ending on an extremely random note, there will also be a SDCC exclusive Pop! of Sharknado. This time he’s all bloody! 

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Matty Collector's July sale starts in 24 hours photo
Matty Collector's July sale starts in 24 hours
by Scarecroodle

Matty Collector's July sale starts in exactly 24 hours (July 15, 9am PST / 12pm EST), with Early Access already underway.

July boasts another impressive roster, featuring Flogg and Double Mischief as the month's new figures (for Club Eternia and Etheria respectively) as well as another chance to pick up Clamp Champ, Karatti, Sky High (with Jet), Slush Head, and Plundor on the Masters of the Universe Classics side as well as  Batzarro and Ra's Al Ghul of the DC Universe / Signature Collection. If that wasn't enough, you can also pick up a Masters-inspired wall mounted display stand.

New Adventures of He-Man fans will recall that Flogg was the Evil Space Mutants' leader (although Skeletor, his technical advisor, would often wind up calling the shots). Flogg comes with a laser whip and a Filmation-styled sword for He-Man. I also believe his helmet is removable.

Double Mischief was apparently a double agent in She-Ra: Princess of Power. I'm not sure how prominently she featured in the cartoon, but I imagine fans may be happy to expand their She-Ra roster. She's billed as coming with an all-new Horde crossbow.

I'm a little surprised by all of the other stuff available this month, as it's another seven figures (including Sky High who comes with his vehicle). Slush Head may have seen a few sales now but, as one of Flogg's minions, he's something of an intuitive choice. Just like with the original action figure (whom I may still own), Slush Head's helmet can be filled with water... but I'd be worried about potential paint damage. Karatti is another Evil Space Mutant (although he didn't feature as prominently as Slush Head) and, as such, is well-timed. If only we could get another shot at Optikk, but I imagine he's long sold out by now.

Check out some images in the gallery and head over to Matty Collector tomorrow to pick some of these up.

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Build-A-Bear adds TMNT plushies to its offerings photo
Build-A-Bear adds TMNT plushies to its offerings
by Scarecroodle

Build-A-Bear, a company once known for its customizable bears prior to diversifying its offerings, is once again expanding into new areas with a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles which go on sale at retail outlets and online starting this Friday.

The selection includes the four turtles, their weapons (sold separately because, well, Build-a-Bear...), a Shredder costume that for the normal bears, as well as some turtle-themed accessories which also seem more geared towards the normal bears.

While the designs are really cute, Build-A-Bear's prices and I have never managed to get along. The individual (ie, weaponless) Turtles retail for US$25 each with their optional weapons costing an additional US$10.

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Hot Topic exclusive Disney Mystery Minis series 2 rarity chart revealed photo
Hot Topic exclusive Disney Mystery Minis series 2 rarity chart revealed
by Scarecroodle

The good folks over at PopVinyls.com have managed to get a photo of the rarity chart from the Hot Topic-exclusive version of Funko's Disney Mystery Minis series 2 and... I think I like the Hot Topic version a lot better.

Hot Topic has dropped the two Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph) figures and one of the Wall-Es (Wall-E) in favor of three different Ariels (The Little Mermaid). Another nice change is that Hot Topic has swapped the rarities on Pumbaa: that cute version with his snout on the ground is now a 1/12 while the more generic sitting one is a 1/24.

The regular version of Funko's Disney Mystery Minis series 2 was a good-looking set, but the Hot Topic revision is a great-looking set. I can't wait to grab a few of these at my local Hot Topic.

Be sure to check out the full rarity charts in the gallery.

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9:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Hasbro makes Homer Simpson Potato Head 'mash' up

Looks like Homer Simpson is living the phrase 'you are what you eat'. In the latest figure pairing Mr. Potato Head with different entertainment franchises Hasbro has found an interesting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Funko's fourth SDCC batch is filled with cartoons and violence photo
Funko's fourth SDCC batch is filled with cartoons and violence
by Vanessa Cubillo

So here we are seeing the fourth batch of SDCC exclusive figures from Funko. This time it consist of all Pop! figures. The first two come from the animated movie, Despicable Me 2.

If you loved Dave and Carl in yellow, you’d probably like them even more in purple. Funko has even made new versions of Princess Bubblegum and BMO from Adventure Time. These exclusive versions will glow in the dark!

Now this batch has been too kid-friendly, so Funko had to end it with a little blood. From Pulp Fiction, there will be a blood splattered version of Vincent Vega and Jules. Now we have to wait until next week to see what other exclusives Funko will come out with. 

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Will you pony up for My Little Pony Mystery Minis series 2? photo
Will you pony up for My Little Pony Mystery Minis series 2?
by Scarecroodle

A second series of Funko's My Little Pony Mystery Minis is slated to release in August. As with the first series, the standard retail assortment consists mostly of black decos for the characters. However, as with series 1, Hot Topic will be carrying an exclusive version of the set which includes some additional show-accurate versions of the ponies.

Series 2 consists of ten figurines (rarity chart in gallery) with a basically equal chance of getting any of the figures. We weren't provided with a rarity chart for the Hot Topic version, but it's probably a safe assumption that the show-accurate colors will be rarer (ie, 1/24 instead of 1/12).

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7:00 PM on 06.28.2014

Bandai previews some stuff for Disney and Marvel's Big Hero 6

If you haven't heard yet, Disney's next big CG movie will also be their first major Marvel animated movie, Big Hero 6. It's the story of a ragtag group of would-be heroes gathered together by the Japanese government to do th...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker