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10:00 AM on 04.05.2014

Community goes G.I. Joe in a very animated special episode

Once upon a time, cartoons were more obvious about their status as vehicles for merchandising. Cartoons would frequently introduce new characters, vehicles, and so forth, in a bid to promote either existent or upcoming mercha...



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8:00 AM on 04.05.2014

DC Collectibles unveils DCAU Mr. Freeze and Two-Face

DC Collectibles has unveiled the sculpts for the 6-inch DCAU Mr. Freeze and Two-Face, the next two figures in its Batman: The Animated Series line announced earlier this year. Both characters are based on their 1997 designs a...


3:00 PM on 03.31.2014

TMNT becomes TMNR: Teenage Mutant Ninja Revoltechs

Say what you will about Kaiyodo's Revoltech line but it is, in fact, not dead. Despite facing stiff competition from companies like Max Factory and Bandai, the Revoltech line has continued to find niches in the marketplace wh...


8:00 AM on 03.28.2014

Volpin Props creates perfect model of the Planet Express from Futurama

Harrison Krix of Volpin Props recently shared an in-depth look into how he created his latest project, a model replica of The Planet Express from Futurama. The finished project looks phenomenal! This model looks like it came...

Vanessa Cubillo

LEGO shows preview of their Simpsons minifigure series photo
LEGO shows preview of their Simpsons minifigure series
by Vanessa Cubillo

After seeing LEGO’s version of The Simpsons’ house, I was excited to see what else would come out in this line. Now we have a look at their latest Simpsons minifigure series. Posted on their Facebook, there are 16 classic characters from the show included.

So you’ll see Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Itchy, Scratchy, Krusty, Nelson, Milhouse, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Mr. Burns, Ralph, Grandpa and Flanders. Each figure will come with an accessory that’s true to their character. Lisa has her saxophone, Maggie has Mr. Burns’ teddy bear, and Ralph Wiggum has his valentine from Lisa.

Unlike The Simpson’s house model, these aren’t incredibly expensive. They will be US$4 each, which is a price I can get behind. So buying every figure won't be such a hassle on your wallet. These minifigures are expected to come out in May. 

[via Geekosystem]

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9:00 AM on 03.22.2014

Darkseid throws down against Superman in latest DCC solicits

DC Collecibles' latest batch of solicits (pre-orders open) features a slew of heavy hitters, although none heavier than an incredible statue of Darkseid fighting Superman over a fire pit (presumably on Darkseid's homeworld of Apokolips). Other selections include that new Harley Quinn bust, sketches of new Scribblenauts Unmasked figurines, and the new L'il Gotham figures. Details after the jump.


5:00 PM on 03.20.2014

It's time for Adventure Time Mystery Minis

Funko has Adventure Time Mystery Minis on the way and, for the first time in Mystery Mini history, the 2.5-inch tall figurines will be sold in an embossed collectible tin. The tins themselves have no bearing on the contents, ...


5:00 PM on 03.15.2014

Come on, grab your friends, we'll pre-order some very cute plushies

Entertainment Earth's got the pre-orders ready for two of Adventure Time's side characters: TV and Peppermint Butler. The show's character designs lend themselves well to plushies, so it's only natural that Jazwares would go ...

Tianxiao Ma

5:00 AM on 03.11.2014

DST's Kill Bill & Pulp Fiction prototypes reveaed in catalog

What's that? Another chance to own a David Carradine figure? Diamond Select Toys has revealed the prototypes for its upcoming Select Kill Bill Go-Go Yubari and Bill (David Carradine) in its latest catalog which also includes ...


9:00 PM on 03.08.2014

Masterpiece Bumblebee prototype revealed and brings a friend with him

Thanks to a product sheet posted by Planet Iacon we're getting our first look at the Transformers Masterpiece Bumblebee prototype. The figure looks absolutely fantastic with lots of neat little features like the hide-able Aut...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Toys R Us gets a very grim Grimlock two-pack exclusive photo
Toys R Us gets a very grim Grimlock two-pack exclusive
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Every now and then when Hasbro comes out with a new version of a character they feel the need to pair the new figure with older iterations of the same character. They've done it with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee and probably some other character sets that I can't be bothered to remember. This time it's Grimlock getting the multi-pack as a Toys R Us exclusive later this year and it's a pretty surprising choice of figures. 

Well, half surprising I suppose. Since this is being done for the Transformers 4: Age of Extinction movie it isn't unexpected that they'd use Voyager class Grimlock in this two-pack. What's a lot more unexpected is them going all the way back to the 2005 Transformers: Energon line for a Grimlock to represent 1984. Problem is that it just wasn't a very good figure; it's short and has gorilla arms. The figure was actually designed around 2003 for the Transformers: Universe line, but was canceled and then shoehorned into Energon thanks to his ability to combine with his partner, Swoop, which happened to be the major theme behind Energon

Energon Grimlock wasn't designed by Takara, which shows in it's strange engineering quirks, particularly the lack of standard five millimeter peg holes in his hands. They modeled him off of the original G1 Grimlock figure, yet somehow made a substandard figure. Even the repaint, which looks much better in color, misses the mark by strangely giving him yellow t-rex arms. Not really sure why they would have used the bigger and better (but by no means great) Fall of Cybertron Grimlock. 

Fully expecting them to reveal a Swoop two-pack as well. Should be interesting to see if they go with cartoon blue or toy red for the repaint. 

[via Transformers Dioramas, Seibertron]

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11:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Starscream's G1 colors continue to make everything better

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Starscream's G1-esque color scheme can improve pretty much anything (even his Bayformers counterpart). The most recent case-in-point comes in the form of Takara's Transformers Cloud...