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 pro... read feature

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 pr... read feature


Let the ghoul times roll: Lemax opens 2014 Spooky Town pre-orders

T'is the season... give or take half a year
Mar 06
Fe-boo!-ary might be over, but the frighteningly fun times have only just begun as we've learned that Lemax recently opened pre-orders for its 2014 Spooky Town collection. While Halloween is (regrettably) still another seven ... read

Captain America has become King

But will he be King Captain America or just King America?
Dec 14
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 W... read
Sailor Moon

Japan is getting these cute Sailor Moon UFO toys

Why can't we have good crane games?
Nov 15
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 ... read

Eaglemoss elects Lex Luthor as its king

Why settle for president?
Mar 20
The votes are in: Lex has been crowned King! 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 Coll... read

Eaglemoss adds black rook Killer Croc and more

Can't get enough of that Spidey 2099 stuff
Dec 20
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 fo... read

Celebrate the holidays with SLUG Christmas zombies

Silent night, holy fright. Not a living creature was stirring in Christmas Eve's dead of night.
Dec 05
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 eig... read

Eaglemoss adds more Batman pawns, Marvel characters

The Ventriloquist is one of the first Batman characters that comes to mind when I hear pawn.
Nov 19
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'... read

Eaglemoss adds more Batman with 2 Batmobiles, Alfred

Well, it's one way to have a butler and a pair of awesome cars
Oct 23
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... read

More Eaglemoss chess figurines and others for pre-order

What's a good portmanteau for chess figurine? Chessurine? Chessrine? Chegurine?
Sep 23
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 ch... read

Department 56 offers classy, low-key Halloween town

For a dignified, refined, traditional, and respectful Halloween
Sep 03
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 Christma... read

Mattel's DC Action League somewhat less dead than assumed

If Mattel is pulling a Blackest Night, they can do better than this...
Sep 03
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 man... read

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

Aug 25
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... read

Eaglemoss to add Lord of the Rings to their chess sets

Perfect for a less than dynamic replication of the Lord of the Rings trilogy
Aug 24
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 se... read

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

Aug 09
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 t... read

Pre-order Herculoids Tundro (Zandor sold separately)

Aug 04
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 th... read

SDCC 2012: October Toys

Jul 19
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 awesom... read

A moustache-twirling Hanna-Barbera figurine pre-order

Jun 21
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 Herculo... read

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

Mar 13
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, ... read

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