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Halloween photo
Cue the catcalls
I'm not sure how many of you are old enough to remember this, but once upon a time Halloween was a children's holiday devoted to things like trick or treating (and, before that, there was some Pagan stuff going on). However, ...

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Tsume-Art

Kickstart it up! Tsume teams up with Aleksi Briclot for original Azzar'Hi Worlds & Wonders HQS statue


Sure, she's awesome, but how do I even describe her?
Apr 28
// Scarecroodle
Tsume has teamed with artist Aleksi Briclot to bring one of his original illustrations to life (a difficult to describe lava snake warrior goddess?). The statue, which currently has a Kickstarter going, will be limited to 250...
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Every rose has its thorns
Diamond Select Toys' Femme Fatales line has previously been home to a lot of heroines and villainesses with whom fans may not be familiar. However, that's likely changed with the addition of some women from the DC Animated Un...


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Batwoman

Tweeterhead shines their signal on classic Batwoman statue


See the origins of Huntress, here!
Mar 18
// Oansun
Lost in history thanks to DC's unceremonious reboot in the 1960's, high-end statue maker Tweeterhead revisits the now forgotten member of the Bat-family. While Barbara Gordon's popularity on the television series translated t...
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Almost enough to make the Joker forget about Batman. Almost.
DC Collectibles' Bombshells Joker and Harley Quinn statue is currently available for pre-order. The statue depicts Harley Quinn in a nurse's outfit with the Joker in her arms. While Batman is usually the one to make the Joker...

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Mega Man

Gigantic Mega Man available for pre-order


Rockman will tower over your collection
Jan 26
// Rachael Chambers
If you've ever wanted a 13" Mega Man statue to grace your shelves, you are in for a treat. X-PLUS has added the Blue Bomber to their Gigantic Series, which also includes versions of Super Sonico, Vegeta, and other classic cha...
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'I'm a woman and here's my bat, hence Batwoman'
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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iZombie

iZombie comes to television, and your shelves soon


Best to jump in BEFORE all the other kids
Jan 21
// Oansun
DC Collectibles' long-solicited iZombie statue of Gwendolyn Dylan arrives soon (looking at January or February) for those looking to get their pre-orders in before the show starts up in March. This is based on ...
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First 4 Figures

Ganondorf headlines new series of Wind Waker statues


Hyrule better watch out
Jan 21
// Rachael Chambers
Wind Waker is, visually, one of best Legend of Zelda games out there. Bringing the game's iconic style to polystone resin grandeur, First 4 Figures has presented Ganondorf to kick off the lineup. Standing at 15 inches tall, G...
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Also more Catwoman collectibles because, well, Catwoman
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 chara...

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Batman

'70s Batman standing watch upon your wall, courtesy of Pop Culture Shock!


He's hanging out, waiting for fish with Joker faces.
Jan 14
// Oansun
Pop Culture Shock toys presents another unique looking statue for the static toy collector. This is their web-exclusive Batman Bronze Age wall statue (1:7 scale). So yes, you can hang this puppy on your wall if you were worri...
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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...

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You don't want to see him dance
Gentle Giant's potted Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy) is currently available for order. Based on Groot's method of respawning in the comics, this version is decidedly less adorable than the movie counterpart. While the film n...

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F4F Mega Man X

First 4 figures debuts Mega Man X with glowing awesomeness


Mega Max X blasts in full force
Dec 10
// Rio McCarthy
First 4 Figures has debuted a new piece that I so wish could be sitting on my shelf! I'm so excited about their new Mega Man X statute, which is made from a high quality polystone resin that's hand painted. It will be in a 1/...
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Far cooler than I was expecting
Good Smile Company will be producing statues based on fine artist James Jean’s original rendition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The four statues' bases can be combined to create one large diorama. Along with the ...

Sly Cooper photo
And possibly a sizable chunk of your bank account?
Those deviously sly fellows at Gaming Heads have done it again, releasing yet another gaming icon statue. This time the subject is none other than Sly Cooper, the star of his eponymous Sony-exclusive game series. Sly looks pr...

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Not that wild of a statue
DC Collectibles has released a photo gallery for its upcoming DC Cover Girls Vixen (last seen at SDCC). Casual DC Comics fans may remember the character as John Stewart's second love interest in Justice League Unlimited, whom...

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Back in black... and blue
Kotobukiya has released additional images for the blue variant of its ArtFX+ Nightwing. The variant, dubbed Nightwing Origins, will be sold exclusively at NYCC and through a special pre-order event via Kotobukiya's US website...

X-Men and Harley Quinn top Diamond Comics' August best-selling figures

Sep 07 // Scarecroodle
The month's top item is unsurprisingly the Previews (and Toys "R" Us) exclusive X-Men Legends Jubilee wave. The configuration seen here is the full case (ie, all the figures along with a few multiples) that listed for around US$184. I *still* haven't picked up the wave due to a mix of configurations, pricing, and general availability. The Batman: Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn statue and the DC Bombshells Stargirl placed second and third respectively. However, that was it for statues. The rest of the list is just action figures which struck me as being a little different. The TMNT Classics listed refers to Playmates' 1990 live-action movie figures. See, unlike Bebop and Rocksteady, these figures aren't that hard to get your hands on. In other news, the Heroclix Guardians of the Galaxy and War of Light boosters seem to be doing well once again.
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The best of the bestselling
Diamond Comic Distributors has released its list of top-selling collectibles for the month of August. Did any of your pre-ordered items make the list? Find out after the jump.

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The darkness doesn't stand a chance
First 4 Figures' exclusive Samus Light Suit (Metroid Prime: Echoes) statue is now available for pre-order. The 1/4-scale statue stands 20-inches tall and features an array of light-up parts. The suit, powered by the light of ...

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Hopefully when they made this they didn't break the Master Mold
Sideshow Collectibles' gargantuan 32-inch Sentinel maquette is currently available for pre-order. I was fairly wowed when I saw the preview image back in May and the full thing is, well, staggering. Not what quite what I expe...

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Lois reminds us that she has a life outside of Superman
As pointed out by reader gunmetalgrey, Geoff Johns recently unveiled DC Collectibles' DC Bombshells Lois Lane via a tweet. Lois Lane, better known as Superman's long-time love interest in most continuities (albeit their comic...

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Batman

DCC releases new images of Dick Sprang Batman and Joker statues


Sounds dirtier than it is
Jun 13
// Scarecroodle
DC Collectibles has released additional photos of its upcoming Batman Black and White Batman and Joker, based on the artwork of Dick Sprang. I was impressed by the Joker's sculpting when he was previously shown in April, but ...
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Alien vs Predator

She-Predator Machiko Noguchi to receive Premium Format figure


No, it's not actually a female predator or a gender-bender although I know that's probably what you were hoping for
May 08
// Scarecroodle
Sideshow has announced plans to add "She-Predator" Machiko Noguchi to its Premium Format figure line. Noguchi is a human who hunted alongside Predators in the Alien vs Predator comics. While the character's concept seems out ...
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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...
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Batman

Sneak peek at DCC's Batman B&W Joker hidden among Batman collectible recap


I wonder how he got THAT smile...
Apr 18
// Scarecroodle
DC Collectibles recently took a moment to sit down and show fans that it will be producing way too many Batman collectibles each year and, as an added bonus, showed off a prototype for one more collectible: a classic-looking ...
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X-Men

Sideshow previews Jean Grey (X-Men) statue


Precognition might be more useful than telepathy right now
Apr 16
// Scarecroodle
[UPDATE: Sideshow has released a full gallery and additional details] Sideshow Collectibles has released a teaser image (along with a chance to win) its upcoming 1/4-scale Jean Grey Premium Format figure. The statue depicts m...
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Leatherface

Hollywood Collectibles is offering a terrifying Leatherface statue


Who knew an apron could be scary?
Apr 10
// Vanessa Cubillo
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a movie that never fails to scare me. The original and the remake have both caused me to lose many hours of sleep. Of course, if you’re someone who doesn’t get nightmares thinking a...
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Legend of Zelda

First 4 Figures adds Zelda to their Legend of Zelda line


This princess wields a sword
Apr 01
// Vanessa Cubillo
By popular demand, First 4 Figures is adding another statue to their Legend of Zelda line; Princess Zelda. Looking exquisitely beautiful, Zelda is designed after the official artwork for Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. A...
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Sandman

Overture to a Dream


Dare to Dream
Mar 16
// Scarecroodle
DC Collectibles has apparently provided Bloody Disgusting (of all places!) with an exclusive first look at the completed The Sandman: Overture Dream statue that was announced late last year. The 11.25-inch tall statue will be...
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Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite's Elizabeth gets her own Burial at Sea statue


Pre-orers are open now
Mar 11
// Vanessa Cubillo
Irrational Games has released a high-quality statue of Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite. Named Elizabeth Noir, this statue shows her dressed as she was in the DLC pack, Burial at Sea. Dressed in a classic outfit fitting for ...
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Wonder Woman

Kotobukiya shows prototype of ARTFX Wonder Woman


It looks pretty windy where Wonder Woman is
Mar 07
// Vanessa Cubillo
At NY Toy Fair, Kotobukiya showed a picture in their display of the prototype for ARTFX Wonder Woman. Even though there was no actual figure there, it was nice to see a glimpse of the next statue in their DC line. Today on t...
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America!

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Lady Liberty goes wild


Another side of an iconic American monument
Feb 12
// Scarecroodle
Has Liberty ever looked this good? Takara Tomy Arts has put together a very different take on the USA's Statue of Liberty in a series of capsule figures that show the iconic landmark's fun side. Poses range from what our edit...
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Dinosauria

Sideshow's Mosasaur is a blast from the prehistoric past


It's probably safe to go back into the water. The thing has been extinct for millions of years
Jan 30
// Scarecroodle
Sideshow Collectibles has revealed that the newest entry in its Dinosauria line will be the Mosasaur: a fearsome prehistoric reptile that could grow to over 50 feet in length. The Dinosauria line (which isn't to be confused w...
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Street Fighter

Chun Li fights Vega in upcoming PCS Street Fighter statue


Yes, it's apparently a popular match-up
Jan 23
// Scarecroodle
Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' upcoming Street Fighter Chun Li vs Vega diorama goes up for pre-order on January 27 (but for us, it will be Tuesday... errr, Monday). The 1/10 scale polystone statue will be available in two ve...
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Mega Man

First 4 Figures' Proto Man is a cure for the Blues


Wait, how does that work...?
Jan 16
// Scarecroodle
First 4 Figures has unveiled some concept art for an upcoming Proto Man statue. Fans will recall that Proto Man is Mega Man's older brother Rex who mysteriously vanished after a car crash who was placed in storage after a pot...
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Mortal Kombat

PopcultureShock's MK9 Sub-Zero wishes you an ice day


January may be colder than usual, with a chance of Sub-Zero temperatures
Dec 31
// Scarecroodle
Winter may be here but January is about to get a lot colder with Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' 1/4-scale Mortal Kombat 9 Sub-Zero whose pre-orders start January 6. PCSC is turning down the thermostat with two versions of th...
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X-Men

Kotobukiya's Fine Art Juggernaut gallery is a smash


Unstoppable coolness
Dec 28
// Scarecroodle
Watch out, Bowen Designs! As Kotobukiya's path of destruction with their Marvel Comics Fine Art statues continues, Bowen Designs is quickly becoming upstaged. The latest battlefront is a tale of two Juggernauts: Bowen Designs...

Tomopop Review: Diamond Select's Femme Fatales Atom Eve

Dec 28 // Scarecroodle
Figure Name: Femme Fatales Atom EveFigure Maker: Diamond Select ToysRetail: US$45Available at: Diamond Select Toys | Big Bad Toy Store Atom Eve comes in the usual Femme Fatales packing which consists of a black background decorated with gray, feminine-looking skulls. The box itself has windows on the front, top, and sides. The back features a product image as well as a character bio. I've referenced the inside of the box in some of the previous Femme Fatales reviews, but here's a closer look at the specifics which includes the same skull pattern seen on the outside (except in reds) and the logo consisting of what appear to be two "F"s (one backwards), a shield, a sword, and two AK-47s. It certainly captures the "Fatale" part. I've also glossed over the inner blister, but it's a form-fitting plastic construct that's held in place by pegs/pegholes molded into the plastic. As with many collectibles, it's designed to be reusable should you want to store her in box again. Atom Eve is depicted in a graceful flight pose, her hands at the sides as if to balance her movement (apparently Atom Eve's flying poses can be pretty popular, as reenacted here). The character's ability to manipulate matter at a sub-atomic level allows her to fly by changing the density of air and I believe the pink burst at her feet (which I've seen on some covers) references that fact in addition to providing a practical support for the character to stand on. The pose itself has a slight lean to one side which may look a little awkward from certain angles although the effect generally works out nicely. The lean is basically undectectable from a direct side-view and is difficult to perceive from most three-quarter angles (especially where the left leg obscures most of the right). As you'll also note from the side-view, Atom Eve has a very slim frame. The character seems to be drawn a little on the skinny side which, in turn, is reflected in the figure. The head-sculpt is fairly solid and the facial features show best from a profile view (rather than a head-on shot or a three-quarters as seen above). The actual skin tone almost looks like it may be unpainted; I'm guessing that it was just cast in that color plastic with maybe a glossy finish. As such, it can look a little funky up-close, but it's something you probably wouldn't notice when just looking at it on your shelf. The eyes are also somewhat interesting, as the right pupil looks slightly out of place in some shots but other photos, such as the ones seen above, there doesn't seem to be a problem. I imagine it comes down to them being positioned a certain way to make the figure more flattering from specific angles. Also worth mentioning is the hair, which flows towards her left (as part of the flight idea). The deep reddish hair features black highlights to draw out the detail in the strands. The character's logo is a Venus symbol (the generally acknowledged sign of femininity) surrounded by an atom sign, a simple yet ingenious (not to mention intuitive) decision on the comic creator's part. The logo here is depicted crisply without the slightest issue. Atom Eve's bust line is mildly accentuated by the way her chest is thrust forward. The shapeliness is surprisingly solid as you can see close-up. The legs also have a really nice form between the curves and that pose, giving them a graceful elegance. Finally, we have the energy burst, a translucent, pink crystalline construct. The burst is hollow so you could probably place a small light under it for an additional effect if you so pleased. I didn't have the proper sort of light on hand, so I just tossed a small lamp under it and got a completely different crystals-rising-out-of-the-mist sort of vibe. It's worth mentioning that pink is a lighter, thinner shade further down on the base while the edges around the points are of a thicker, darker color. Here's a look at Atom Eve with some of the other Femme Fatales: Steampunk Lexi (reviewed), Darkchylde (reviewed), and Lady Death II (reviewed). Atom Eve isn't nearly as giant as the photo might suggest; the height comparison was thrown off by an inability to really squeeze them all together into the frame so Atom Eve is a little in front of everybody and so forth. Granted, Atom Eve is still very tall. Thanks to her base, she stands almost 11.5 inches tall, which puts her a bit over the Lady Death II (although she doesn't quite seem to surpass the height of Darkchylde's wings). As I mentioned in the Femme Fatales Lady Death II review, this is a pretty good size for your money. As a whole, DST's Femme Fatales Atom Eve is an all-around pretty solid collectible. While she has a handful of possible issues up close, she looks fantastic from a distance. In fact, one of the coolest display options might be on a windowsill (bearing in mind that, if left there too often or long, the sun will cause damage) and just seeing that side silhouette from a distance, since it's strongly reminiscent of things like Sailor Moon transformations. Otherwise, her pose works from a myriad of angles. [Big thanks to Diamond Select Toys for providing this review sample]
Review: DST's Atom Eve photo
Up and atom!
Time really flies. Readers will recall that about a year ago I said some pleasant things about Diamond Select Toys' then-upcoming Femme Fatales Atom Eve. As I sit here, looking at Atom Eve, I'm left thinking that yet another ...

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Sideshow brings The Red Death to Court of the Dead series


Remember this face at night
Dec 19
// Vanessa Cubillo
The Court of the Dead series has to be my new favorite series from Sideshow Collectibles. The first statue released was the Queen of the Dead. She was both dark and beautiful, a really exquisite figure. Now the second premiu...

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