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Toys of Yesterday: Monster in My Pocket

Before there were Pocket Monsters (Pokemon), there was Monster in My Pocket. This surprisingly basic toy series would go on to have its own video game, tv show*, comics, trading cards, a board game, and a TON of pointless promotional tie-in...

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Spooky Town 2014: The Return of Michael's (Crafts Store)

With just a scant 76 days until Halloween, have you done your holiday shopping? If not, it might be time to head over to your local Michael's to check out their Lemax's Spooky Town display. Earlier in the year Lemax opened pre-orders for ma...

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Captain America has become King

Eaglemoss has elected Captain America to the White King of its Marvel Chess Collection. Captain America (and also White Pawn Daredevil) join the previously announced (and available for pre-order) White Knight Spider-Man, WK Wolverine, White...

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Japan is getting these cute Sailor Moon UFO toys

It feels like every day now there’s news of new Sailor Moon items coming out. There’s chopsticks, ear phones, nail designs; it’s nonstop! This may sound like a complaint, but really I’m on board with all of this. S...


Eaglemoss elects Lex Luthor as its king

The votes are in: Lex has been crowned King! ...you know, because I assume Eaglemoss had a secret ballot among their staff members when Lex Luthor was selected to represent the black king in their DC Justice League Chess Collection. That or...


Eaglemoss adds black rook Killer Croc and more

Eaglemoss's latest batch of pre-orders includes (black rook) Killer Croc and (white pawn) Azrael for its Batman-themed chess set as well as Spider-Man 2099, Wiccan, and over-sized Executioner for its Marvel figurines. Plus four new Batmobil...


Celebrate the holidays with SLUG Christmas zombies

What's the first thing to pop into your head when you hear the word "Christmas"? Zombies, right? If so, you're not alone because JAKKS Pacific has released four holiday-themed S.L.U.G. Zombies 3-packs. These packs feature eight new holiday-...


Eaglemoss adds more Batman pawns, Marvel characters

Eaglemoss's Batman chess set expands with two new pawns, Ventriloquist (black) & Black Bat (ironically white in spite of the name), as well as giving fans two new Marvel figurines. One of the biggest problems with Batman's rogues galler...


Eaglemoss adds more Batman with 2 Batmobiles, Alfred

Eaglemoss Publications' latest additions to its wealth of Batman merchandise include two Batmobile sets (part of their new Batman Automobilia Collection) and an Alfred Pennyworth white pawn chess piece. The Batman Automobilia Collection wor...


More Eaglemoss chess figurines and others for pre-order

Eaglemoss continues to fill its Batman and Lord of the Rings chessboards with new pieces and, for you non-chess fans out there, Eaglemoss has some new regular Marvel figurines available for pre-order as well. The Eaglemoss chess sets seem t...


Department 56 offers classy, low-key Halloween town

Like the concept of a Halloween town but not Spooky Town's humor? Go classy with Department 56's Snow Village Halloween. Snow Village Halloween makes use of the same concept as Spooky Town (that of a Halloween-themed Christmas village) yet ...


Mattel's DC Action League somewhat less dead than assumed

Mattel's DC Action League (the continuation of a Batman-themed Action League) really hasn't seen many announcements or updates in the past year. A Flashpoint-themed wave was supposed to hit retail late last year (although many areas didn't ...


Under the Radar: S.L.U.G. Zombies

Tomopop is not perfect. In fact, it's downright embarrassing some of the things that somehow escape our (almost) all-seeing gaze... as with the case of these really cool S.L.U.G. Zombies figurines. Much like OMFG! series, the line seems lik...


Eaglemoss to add Lord of the Rings to their chess sets

A good many years ago I saw an impressive Lord of the Rings chess set, with magnificent board, at a trendy upscale shop. Unfortunately, that set was as expensive as it was incredible and Eaglemoss's Lord of the Ring-themed set will likely f...


X Plus USA's Robby the Robot may steal your job

X Plus USA is becoming rather adroit at pilfering childhoods to sell us some nostalgia. While I was surprised to see them make Hanna-Barbera figurines, nothing is more shocking or unusual than their follow-up in the form of the iconic Robby...


Pre-order Herculoids Tundro (Zandor sold separately)

X Plus USA's first wave of Hanna-Barbera figurines may not be out yet but already we're seeing the newest addition to their line: the oversized Herculoid Tundro (who you might remember as that strange rhino-armadillo thing that shoots rocks...


SDCC 2012: October Toys

October Toys had a little big display in the form of the oversized prototypes for their OMFG! (aka "Outlandish Mini Figure Guys") series 1 figures. The giant painted Mega MultiSkull (header image) looks phenomenal. The awesome design is rea...


A moustache-twirling Hanna-Barbera figurine pre-order

Remember those old Hanna-Barbera cartoons? Sure, you probably remember good ol' Scooby Doo (who plays in one incarnation or another to this day) and the Flintstones but do you remember the likes of Wacky Races and The Herculoids? X Plus USA...


Nichijou Toy's Works 2.5 box set ready for pre-order

Chara-Ani has announced that their Nichijou Toy's Works 2.5 box set is now available for pre-order, priced around ¥7,772. They should ship sometime in June. Included in the set are two versions each of Nano, Hakase, Mai, Yuko, and Mio, ...


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