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9:00 AM on 01.24.2015

DCC's Bombshells Batwoman takes the whole 'bat' thing in a different direction

Like a bad cartoon pun, DC Collectibles' upcoming DC Comics Bombshells Batwoman re-envisions Kathy Kane as either a baseball player or a bat-wielding vigilante. The figure was recently featured as part of a Bombshells promoti...

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Mistwalker's mobile-RPG Terra Battle has surpassed 1.5 million downloads worldwide

Unlock new "adventurers" from iconic Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano and a new scenario from Yasumi Matsuno, designer of Final Fantasy XII. Also, Terra Battle received the highly anticipated online co-op mode update that allows players to work together to clear stages and adds summons to the battlefield. More Info.






Funko enters the Age of Ultron with, well, everything; Mystery Minis, Pop!s, keychains, Fabrikations, Wacky Wobblers, etc photo
Funko enters the Age of Ultron with, well, everything; Mystery Minis, Pop!s, keychains, Fabrikations, Wacky Wobblers, etc
by Scarecroodle

All hands on deck! Batten down the hatches because Funko has unleashed a flood of collectibles for Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Rarely do we see this much merchandises for a franchise, let alone all at once but Funko intends to inundate collectors with selections from FIVE different lines in March (and a little of April).

See all the Avenger-y details after the jump.

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From the future, Real Action Heroes Archer shows his stuff photo
From the future, Real Action Heroes Archer shows his stuff
by Oansun

Archer has 'tude. And for good reason; the guy has seen some terrible things. Also done some things of which he's not entirely proud. And this may or may not turn out to be one of those things. The Real Action Heroes line has a good reputation for being the Sideshow Sixth Scale (or whatever equivalent...don't worry about that timeline) for anime and related items. The RAH Saber is pretty sweet. But every time a company tries an Archer...that face. Not really something to place but...nobody seems to get it just right. Too small maybe? Could be.

Otherwise, this guy looks pretty rad. His blades look ready for the slaughter, or to clank against some invisible swords. The cloak/jacket/robe/thing looks like a real winner; it is made of cloth and doesn't look like straight-up doll clothing (scaled down mess). Even if it basically is straight-up doll clothing. Under armor (not the brand) looks sleek and clean. The bow has some nice edges, though I can't tell if it's able to be drawn back. I would have liked his finger to be a little more realistic in holding an arrow, but I'm sure it's accurate enough to the show(s) to pass.

This is the first look, so it's still a prototype. Maybe there is time to get the face/head just right. Either way, Medicom expects an October 2015 release. But if it's consistent with other Archer figures, you might be waiting the better part of a decade for it. Just kidding...sort of. This is a sixth scale figure, and a picture of Archer with Rin is in the gallery for size comparison. Yes, he's winking. Winking toys are always great fun. In fact, that lounging picture is a good selling point, personally. 

[via AmiAmi]

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Starscream mutilated for neat custom Hulkbuster Ultron photo
Starscream mutilated for neat custom Hulkbuster Ultron
by Scarecroodle

Pack Rat Studios has crafted a custom "Hulkbuster Ultron" and, if you like it, you can bid on it via ebay right now (or rather bid within the next 4 days).

The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the Decepticons" Leader-class Starscream and an Iron Man Legends Ultron. While I can't identify the torso piece, it reminds me of something that I may have seen on one of Hasbro's Iron Man figures. It's topped off by a pretty awesome paint job on figures which originally had unremarkable paint apps.

The concept is pretty cool. Movie Starscream's design was a horrific mess that works well as a clunky Hulkbuster build. The overall design also looks surprisingly menacing and, because it's a leader-class, it's large enough to stand over most Hulk figures (be they Marvel Legends (seen in gallery) or Select). 

The custom's starting bid is US$150 and, in fairness, the HftD Starscream alone is pretty expensive on the aftermarket these days (although, if you were lucky enough to catch him at TJ Maxx/Marshall's a few years aback, he was only US$25).

While I mourn for poor ol' Starscream, I can't help but think that Michael Bay did far worse to the character. Be sure to check out all of the images in the gallery.

[ Buy/bid at ebay ]

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Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits photo
Hold that rocket! Roxy Rocket leads DCC's latest solicits
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has released its latest batch of solicits and headlining the selection is none other than a B:TAS Roxy Rocket.

Batman: The Animated Series and DC Animated Universe fans will recall that Roxy Rocket was a character created exclusively for The New Batman Adventures who enjoyed a little popularity despite only appearing in one Batman episode ("The Ultimate Thrill") and one Superman: The Animated Series episode ("Knight Time", where Superman is forced to impersonate Batman to cover for his disappearance). Roxy, of course, will always have fans (although nowhere near as many fellow B:TAS creation Harley Quinn) and her figure -- which comes with her iconic rocket -- marks the line's first B:TAS deluxe release. The downside? Her US$40 price tag, which makes the rocket (which adds US$15 to the MSRP) one expensive accessory.

Other highlights include Jae Lee's DC Designer Series 1 (Catwoman, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), a Catwoman bust, a DC Comics Icons Green Lantern statue, a Gotham City Police Department badge (based on its appearance in the Gotham tv show), the DC Bombshells "newspaper boy" Lois Lane, and a Batman: Black & White Batgirl.

Most of these are due out in August and many should be available for pre-order right now. Be sure to check out the gallery for images.

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We all scream for Scarecrow! DCC unveils animated series Scarecrow photo
We all scream for Scarecrow! DCC unveils animated series Scarecrow
by Scarecroodle

DC Collectibles has officially unveiled the latest entry in its latest Batman: The Animated Series line: Scarecrow!

Based on his scarier appearance in the 1997 The New Batman Adventures cartoon (the in-continuity follow-up to Batman:TAS), this version of Scarecrow was a marked departure from his more "cartoonish" previous incarnations. While DC Collectibles has done a great job capturing the rough look of the character, I can't help but feel that they fell a little short on the face. Part of the issue might be that the character was heavily shaded throughout the episode, "Never Fear" (the Scarecrow's only solo appearance in the 1997 series). In fact, that's probably why the character doesn't look dark enough.

That said, it's awesome that DC Collectibles has decided to give us a 1997-series Scarecrow. While it doesn't appear that he comes with his walking stick, I'm holding out hope that DCC will give us an alternate hand and the weapon.

Right now Scarecrow is slated for a late 2015 release as part of wave 5. And, in other news, the Ventriloquist is doing surprisingly well in DCC's fan poll. See a full image of Scarecrow (and those poll results) in the gallery.

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Hikari Spider-man has the Mystic Powers! photo
Hikari Spider-man has the Mystic Powers!
by Scarecroodle

Funko has unveiled its Hikari "Mystic Powers" Spider-Man, which is also now available for pre-order.

Fans will best recall the "Mystic Powers" deco for its use on Skeletor, which is still easily among the coolest Hikari figures. Since then it's also appeared on Frankenstein and... I think that may be it? (Unless I'm forgetting a SDCC exclusive.)

True to form, this mix of reds, black, golds, and blue works pretty well on Spider-Man. On some level, it's vaguely reminiscent of the red & black combo used for the Superior Spider-Man (or first appearance Spider-Man, for that matter) but the added golds and blues give it some additional character. Overall, it's a nifty design that may be my favorite use of the Spider-Man mold and second-favorite of "Mystic Powers" deco.

Funko's Hikari "Mystic Powers" Spider-Man can be pre-ordered for US$80 (and, if you buy through Entertainment Earth, you can get free shipping). You also have a chance to win a copy through one of Funko's Facebook contests.

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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DST's Marvel Select movie Ant-Man unveiled photo
DST's Marvel Select movie Ant-Man unveiled
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys has given MTV News an exclusive first look at its Marvel Select Ant-Man, based on the character's appearance in the upcoming Ant-Man film where comedian Paul Rudd will play the titular role.

The release will apparently include a smaller, static (ie, non-articulate) version of Ant-Man which replicates his shrunken form. While the mini Ant-Man won't necessarily be in scale to his movie counterpart, there's only so much you can do without compromising detail. The figure also includes two alternate pairs of hands.

While I won't pretend to be an Ant-Man fan (my friend Julian, on the other hand...), but I imagine it should be an amusing film. DST has done some pretty new work here, given the source material and all. Frankly, I'm just impressed that DST can even keep up with all of these Marvel movies. I know I've been struggling.

Full image in gallery.

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EE takes Funko's Pop! Cthulhu, makes it glow in dark, and plans to unleash some real March madness photo
EE takes Funko's Pop! Cthulhu, makes it glow in dark, and plans to unleash some real March madness
by Scarecroodle

Funko's previously revealed Pop! Cthulhu not scary enough for you? What if he had red eyes? And glowed in the dark?

Entertainment Earth will be exclusively selling such a variant which looks just as cool as the first version (meaning it's time to buy both?). While I'm not the biggest fan of glow-in-the-dark gimmicks, the EE exclusive looks great by daylight as well. When you couple these two fantastic releases with DST's upcoming vinyl bank bust, 2015 might be the year of Cthulhu.

Funko's EE-exclusive glow-in-the-dark Pop! Cthulhu can be pre-ordered for US$11 and is slated for a March release. Are you ready for some real March Madness?

[ Pre-order at Entertainment Earth ]

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Now sold separately: DST's Marvel Select Electro gets an individual release photo
Now sold separately: DST's Marvel Select Electro gets an individual release
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys and Disney Store have broken up the band: The Marvel Select classic comic Electro will now be available through a Disney Store exclusive single configuration.

Back in the Summer, we reported that Diamond Select Toys would be releasing a classic-costumed Electro in a 2-pack with a MS Spider-Man. At the time I had bemoaned that this decision and apparently many other fans did as well, since Electro will now be available in a single pack.

This solidly-designed Electro comes with the same "power rod" accessory seen in the 2-pack. Since there are no new accessories, fans who picked up the first set might not feel too shafted by this later release (well, other than needing to buy another Spidey to get Electro).

Of course, this move comes at a time when the 2-pack is currently discounted from US$50 to US$30 on DisneyStore.com (perhaps poor sales prompted the break-up?), so you're really only saving US$5 by buying Electro individually. It might be a different situation at individual retailers, though. Be sure to check out all the images in the gallery.

[ Order at Disney Store ]

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Buckle up! You're in for some wild Nendoroid Rider pre-orders photo
Buckle up! You're in for some wild Nendoroid Rider pre-orders
by Scarecroodle

GSC's Nendoroid Rider (Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works]; ie, the recent Fate/Stay Night remake) is currently available for pre-order.

Rider (whose real identity was Medusa) received a good amount of merchandise during Fate: Stay Night's original run, including a figma and several Nendoroid Petits. If you liked those Petits, you're in luck because the full-sized Nendoroid has enough customization to mimic the designs of her smaller counterparts (which I now mildly regret buying instead of waiting several years on the off-chance that there would be real Nendoroid). This includes a removable visor, her dagger/chain weapons, and a magic circle.

Nendoroid Rider looks great and I'm sorely tempted to pick her up... but I'm worried that Kotobukiya will release a superior Cu-Poche Rider. For everybody else, she can be pre-ordered for around ¥3,700 yen and is slated for a May release.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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Legend Studio reveals Sailor Moon S figure preview photo
Legend Studio reveals Sailor Moon S figure preview
by Lynnette Cantos

After almost four months since the last update on Legend Studio's Sailor Moon series, their Facebook page showcased a mini gallery of the champion of justice. The Hong Kong-based company produced the Sailor Moon S version of her outfit, different from Bandai's S.H. Figuarts.

This Sailor Moon is equipped with three extra facial expressions, 10 sets of hand poses and even feathered bangs so you can pose her mid-transformation and/or attack sequence. Despite the posed promo pictures, there is still no official release date or price stated and Legend Studio's website redirects you to their Facebook page.

This figure is a toss-up for me. While the shiny, plastic hair and Luna's quality bothers me, I am in awe at the gradient skirt and the Spiral Heart Moon Rod accessory.

Maybe once more details surface—such as the price tag—I might change my mind. In the meantime, we have to wait for Legend Studio to inform the rest.

[via Legend Studio Facebook]

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