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Watch the Fallout from Funko's Elder Scrolls & Fallout Pop! announcement


Try to keep them in a vault...
Jun 03
// Scarecroodle
Following hot on the heels of Bethesda's official Fallout 4 announcement were the official images of Funko's upcoming Fallout, Elder Scrolls: Online, and Skyrim Pop!s. The Fallout figures makes up the bulk of the selecti...
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A second game of Mystery Minis
Funko quietly released promotional images and information for its Game of Thrones Mystery Minis series 2 the other week. And, while I still haven't started watching the show, I've seen enough clips to be excited for this line...

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Wait, that's Hera? But she looks as beautiful as Aphrodite!
This is the story of a time long, long ago. A time of myth and legend, when the gods were petty and cruel and plagued mankind with suffering. One such goddess was Hercule's "evil" stepmother Hera, the all-powerful queen of th...

Dragons and Kirins, oh my!

Dec 28 // Scarecroodle
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Somehow the word, "fantastic", seems fitting
Talk about things flying under the radar: pre-orders have opened for some spectacular dragon and kirin figures. Produced by Kaiyodo (best known for its Revoltech line), these figures are billed as being part of the "TK Projec...


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Less impressive in person?
Chalk this one under "glad I saved my money": Fwoosh recently posted a review which expresses a great deal of disappointment with The Bridge Direct's WB Shop-exclusive Smaug. Sculpted by Gentle Giant, the figure is billed as ...

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Where the Khajiits at?
Gaming Heads has continued its line of Elder Scrolls statues with a new 1/6-scale Elder Scrolls Online High Elf . This 15.5-inch tall statue comes in both a standard version for US$310 (limited to 1,000 pieces) and an exclusi...

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Will Cersei make it into series 3?
Funko has released some product images for its currently available for pre-order Game of Thrones Legacy series 2. The selection includes some much-wanted selections like the ever-popular Arya Stark, Robb Stark (direwolf head ...

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More Pop! dragons? Yes, please!
Funko has given MTV News an exclusive first look at some upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, a selection that includes TWO over-sized Smaugs. The reveals consist of a 6-inch Smaug, a chase variant of Smaug with ye...

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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Whenever a dragon moves into your area, the property values go waaaaaaaaaay down
Huge news, everyone! The Bridge Direct will be a making a huge Smaug figure (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies). The figure, which sports a 22-inch wingspan and is apparently 21-inches tall (although I'm no sure how), won...

SDCC 2014 CS Moore photo
SDCC 2014 CS Moore

SDCC 2014: CS Moore Studio


Full of busts
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
CS Moore Studio and I share a common interest: well-endowed ladies. They had a sizable presence at SDCC, and were kind enough to show me around their booth (special thanks to the folks who held up the black backdrop while I was shooting). The number of statues and figures was truly dazzling, and that's before we even get to the giant Fathom statue up front. Hit the jump to see what their wares.
SDCC 2014 Yamato photo
SDCC 2014 Yamato

SDCC 2014: Yamato


Your fantasies made real
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
If you enjoy figures inspired by fantasy art, Yamato is the place to look. Over the years they've quietly been expanding their Fantasy Figure Gallery lineup. Their presence at SDCC was small, and even then many of the figures...
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SDCC 2014 Weta

SDCC 2014: Weta


Smaug, the desolation of
Jul 26
// Tianxiao Ma
Weta's booth always makes a splash. This year, you could spot it a mile away as it was heralded by a giant, sleepy Smaug head. Obviously there would be a lot of merchandise associated with Tbe Hobbit. There were also some new Lord of the Rings statues displayed. Oh, and dwarves. So many dwarves. Click on through for the highlights.
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SDCC Shiflett Bros

SDCC 2014: Shiflett Bros.


The art of sculpting
Jul 26
// Tianxiao Ma
After being pretty impressed by their work from last year, I dropped by the Shiflett Brothers' booth again this year to see what they were up to. The Shiflett Brothers consist of Brandon and Jarrod, a duo based in Texas who have a serious love for sculpting. Many of the figures and statues are returning from last year, but their new projects were eye-catching. Click on to see them!
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Walgreen's... why'd it have to be Walgreen's?
Tomopop has come across a photo of Funko's upcoming Game of Thrones Legacy Collection Tyrion in his Hand of the King outfit. This version of Tyrion, which has yet to be officially revealed, will be a Walgreen exclusive and is slated to release in August. The detail and paintwork on the outfit look great. Funko's Legacy Game of Throne figures definitely seem to be getting better and better.

Game of Thrones photo
Game of Thrones

Start your scheming! Pre-orders for ThreeZero's Tyrion Lannister coming soon


Tomopop editor may regret word choice
May 21
// Scarecroodle
Pre-orders will soon open for ThreeZero's 1/6-scale Tyrion Lannister figure. The figure, which sports a reasonable likeness of actor Peter Dinklage, will be available through ThreeZero's website starting May 26. The immensely...
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Final Fantasy

All hail new photos of Bahamut, King of Variant Play Arts Kai Dragons


Very narrow, specific rulership
Apr 22
// Scarecroodle
Some new official photos for Square-Enix's upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut have turned up and... he still looks great. While there had been some fears in regards to the color scheme, the tones work well enough even if ...
Elder Scrolls photo
Elder Scrolls

Will you pray at the Shrine of Azura?


Looking pretty divine... or daedric?
Apr 19
// Scarecroodle
Gaming Heads has opened pre-orders for its 1/6-scale Shrine of Azura, another awesome Elder Scrolls collectible that I'll admire but not own. Much like the previous Shrine of Talos, the Shrine of Azura will be available in bo...

Tomopop Review: Funko's Game of Thrones Mystery Minis Rhaegal

Apr 11 // Scarecroodle
Figure Name: Mystery Minis RhaegalFigure Manufacturer: FunkoRetail Price: US$6 to US$8.50Available At: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Big Bad Toy Store As with other series, Game of Thrones Mystery Minis series one (or "Edition 1") features character art on the front and two sides. The packaging is shrinkwrapped with a tight-fitting plastic (unlike the looser ones seen with the Marvel Mystery Minis series) to prevent tampering. The back of the box features the rarity chart. You'll notice that there's a pretty healthy selection present. Even cooler is the fact that the animals (both the dire wolves and dragons) feature colorways which makes it easier to get those particular sculpts (assuming that you aren't too picky about whether you get Rhaegal or Viserion. Oh, Drogon? At 1/144 (or one per six cases), you might as well forget about him). While all of the figures look cool, the dragons and dire wolves are my personal favorites due to those impressively adorable sculpts. As luck would have it, I managed to pull one of the dragons (Rhaegal)! Granted, I had at least a 1/6 chance of getting a dragon (assuming my math doesn't suck), but it's still really neat. Rhaegal's sculpting is beyond adorable. As is the general style of the line, his eyes and head are exaggerated larger which gives him more of a just-hatched look. The paint-work is a mix of solid, one-tone greens and yellows with some intermittent decoration. You'll notice that it comes really close to the sample illustrations seen on the rarity chart. Given his size, Rhaegal is also small enough to fit right in the palm of your hand. His somewhat broader build allows him to balance well on many surfaces. In fact, he's the smallest Mystery Mini I own. He's even tinier than the Marvel Mystery Minis Loki (reviewed) which, in turn, is smaller than my DC Mystery Minis, my Domo DC Mystery Minis, and my Michael Myers Horror Mystery Mini. Not that there's anything wrong about the size, mind you; plus the human characters in the Game of Thrones Mystery Minis line appear to be larger. While I've generally liked the look of Funko's Mystery Minis, their non-human designs always seemed to stand out the most and GoT MM Rhaegal is a great example. If I don't seem to have a lot to say about him it's because the design speaks for itself: it's got the kind of cuteness that should appeal to most people rather than just fans of the show (or books). Funko's Game of Thrones Mystery Minis are available both online and at the usual retailers. [Big thanks to Funko for sending over a review sample]
Review: Rhaegal photo
It's not about the size of the dragon in the fight...
Game of Thrones has proven to be something of a phenomenon. Starting off as a popular book series that appealed more to a geeky fringe, the franchise found mainstream popularity as a show on HBO... although it hadn't really r...

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Big swords

Check out this sweet gallery for Vertex's Tears to Tiara II Tart


Is the figure almost too good-looking for the franchise?
Apr 04
// Scarecroodle
Photos and pre-orders have become available for Vertex's delectable Tart from the game Tears to Tiara II (not to be confused with Toddlers & Tiaras), based on the first artwork revealed for the character. While I'm n...
Magic: The Gathering photo
Magic: The Gathering

Take a walk across with the planes with Funko's Pop! MtG Planeswalker figures


Presumably took a lot of magic to make a MtG-themed line actually happen
Mar 27
// Scarecroodle
Funko has released some official product images of its upcoming Pop! Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker series, based on the god-like characters of the popular collectible card game franchise. These figures were first announce...
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Final Fantasy

Get the jump on the Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon pre-orders


I tossed a pun up in the air...
Mar 25
// Scarecroodle
Pre-orders for Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon have literally fallen out of the sky and landed on our heads. Although many of the usual suspects have yet to list Dragoon, the jumpy among us currently have an oppor...
Magic: The Gathering  photo
Magic: The Gathering

Funko to make Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker figures


Coming out in April and August
Feb 16
// Vanessa Cubillo
Today, amid all of the Toy Fair fun, Funko announced a new licensing agreement with Wizards of the Coast. The two have joined together so they can release figures from Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker. These figures will be...
Game of Thrones photo
Game of Thrones

Funko officially unveils its 6-inch Game of Thrones line


Funko enters a game of scaled collectibles
Feb 11
// Scarecroodle
Funko released a press statement a while back that it would be journeying into the realm of 6-inch and 3.75-inch scale action figures, which is something of a brave new world for a company which has largely specialized in sup...
Final Fantasy photo
Final Fantasy

New Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon photos jump out


Who said white Dragoons couldn't jump?
Feb 04
// Scarecroodle
Hidemi Matsuzuka has posted two new photos of Square-Enix's upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon (previously seen at NYCC 2013). While I wasn't sure what I thought of the figure when we first saw it unpainted, I've quickly ...
Shining Ark photo
Shining Ark

Check out some pirate booby in AM Velvet gallery


Also on display is pirate booty
Feb 01
// Scarecroodle
Akiba Hobby has released a photo gallery for AlphaMax's recently released Shining Ark Velvet which shows off Velvet's ample treasure chest. Sure, her pirate booty is nice as well but I've been more into pirate boobies. If tha...
Dragon's Crown photo
Oh, to be a squirrel on the cloak!
AmiAmi has posted a preview gallery/review of Megahouse's upcoming Dragon's Crown Elf. The preview highlights some angles in greater detail than previous galleries, in addition to giving us a really nice close-up look at Elf'...

Game of Thrones photo
Game of Thrones

Care to play a Game of (Thrones) Mystery Minis?


Might fit on a chessboard, allowing you to actually play a Game of Thrones... kinda
Jan 08
// Scarecroodle
Funko continues to churn out really neat series of its blind-boxed Mystery Minis with its most recent set being based on the ever-popular Game of Thrones. The series apparently consists of 24 figures which seems to include gl...
The Hobbit photo
The Hobbit

Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA 'teases' Smaug


You're tearing me apart, Bluefin!
Dec 14
// Scarecroodle
Bluefin Tamashii Nations has just mega-teased fans with their most recent Facebook post consisting of an image of Smaug (from The Hobbit trilogy) with the caption, "High end articulated and extremely detailed adult collectabl...
Dragon's Crown photo
Dragon's Crown

Megahouse's Dragons Crown Elf is ready to join your party


Shot an arrow through my heart
Dec 11
// Scarecroodle
Megahouse's 1/7 scale Excellent Model Dragon's Crown Elf is currently available for pre-order. Elf stands out among many of the Dragon's Crown collectibles seen thus far for doing something cool rather than just exploiting se...
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Skyrim

Gaming Heads' Shrine of Talos statue guide us


Worthy of worship?
Dec 06
// Scarecroodle
Folks, I think it's no great secret that the Elder Scroll V: Skyrim has been a debilitating addiction for me over the past month or two (and I'm only 245 hours in on my main character). So imagine my delight when I saw that G...
Funko photo
Funko

Here there be Drogon: Pop! Game of Thrones series 3


Is this the coming of dragons?
Nov 26
// Scarecroodle
[UPDATE: Photos for the rest of the wave -- Ghost, Joffrey, Tywin, and Tyrion -- have been revealed (and listed as January releases) as well as a Daenerys due out in February] Funko's Pop! Game of Thrones series 3 is currentl...
Dragon's Crown photo
Dragon's Crown

Vertex's Tiki (Dragon's Crown) prototype shown


Far cuter than Tinker Bell
Nov 01
// Scarecroodle
Vertex has released some photos of its upcoming Tiki (from the hit Playstation 3/Vita beat-em-up Dragon's Crown). Tiki, first mentioned back in July, will be a 1/1 scaled figure. While I have yet to play Dragon's Crown (and b...
Dragon's Crown photo
How big is too big? Sorceress's chest may be a good start
While the age old argument of how big is too big may always remain up for debate, few might disagree that Sorceress passed that line by at least a mile. Alphamax's Sorceress's sizable assets (or boobset?) have received a prev...

Yamato photo
Yamato

Yamato makes its monster grow via an upscaled Medusa


Was there ever a better use of a MMPR reference?
Sep 19
// Scarecroodle
Pre-orders are now open for Yamato's 1/4 Medusa's Gaze. While the base mold is apparently based on a previous offering, this is no mere re-release as the gorgeous gorgon has gone from being an 11-inch statue to a roughly 19-i...
SDCC Heroclix photo
SDCC Heroclix

SDCC 2013: NECA - Heroclix / tabletop games


Would you like to play a game?
Jul 21
// Scarecroodle
NECA's SDCC booth wouldn't be complete without a sizable Heroclix display. In addition the expected stuff like Marvel Heroclix, there was an array of the fantastic, the scientific fantastic, and the filmographic (or, as one might say, fantasy, sci-fi, and movie stuff). Also on display were some other games, such as the Team Fortress 2 chess set. Hit the jump for all the details.
SDCC 2013 Weta photo
SDCC 2013 Weta

SDCC 2013: Weta


Elysium, some steampunk accessories, and The Hobbit
Jul 21
// Tianxiao Ma
Weta had a large display at Comic Con, showing off a lot of replicas and props for movies they've been involved in. The biggest ones are Elysium and The Hobbit. They had some life-sized replicas of a few characters, including...
SDCC Shiflett Brothers photo
SDCC Shiflett Brothers

SDCC 2013: Shiflett Brothers booth and sculpting panel


Find out their sculpting secrets!
Jul 20
// Tianxiao Ma
The Shiflett Brothers consist of Brandon and Jarrod, a two-man operation who sculpt primarily fantasy figures. We had a chance to check out their work at SDCC. Beyond just taking a few pictures of their booth, we were able to...
Gothitropolis Raven photo
Gothitropolis Raven

Gothitropolis: Raven kickstarter slated for July 1


Oh, haven't you heard? Raven is the word
Jun 04
// Scarecroodle
The Four Horsemen's much anticipated Gothotropolis: Ravens kickstarter now officially has a July 1 start date and will run through July 31. The kickstarter details are currently unknown but the studio previously posited a few...
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After a few weeks of teasing we finally get the details we've been waiting for.
The holidays are over and Max Factory is ready to get back to work. First order of business: Sword Art Online's Asuna figma details! They've updated figma blog for the first time of 2013 with a pile of images telling us every...


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