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7:30 PM on 04.24.2014

A better look at Revol Mini Solid Snake and Kinnikuman

This month's scans brought news of the new Revoltech line, Revol Mini. The inaugural figures of the line are none other than Solid Snake and Kinnikuman. It's not the announcement that many were expecting, but nevertheless, he...

Andres Cerrato

Another quick peek at McFarlane's Undertaker statue photo
Another quick peek at McFarlane's Undertaker statue
by Brian Szabelski

Back in October, news broke that McFarlane Toys were finally doing something that should have been done ages ago: making collectible statues of WWE superstars. The Undertaker was a logical choice for number one, and today, we're getting a little more of a look at The Phenom in his statue form, with Todd McFarlane himself providing a few more details on the piece. Those include the texturing on the hat and Taker's beard.

Todd also mentions that three other designs are coming out next year ... I have to imagine at least two of them are "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock. The third one ... well, could be a number of choices, but as long as it's not John Cena, I'll be alright with it.

... It's probably Cena, isn't it? (Please be Bret Hart.)

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9:00 PM on 10.02.2013

McFarlane Toys takes on The Undertaker for new WWE Statue

For the past week or so, WWE has been sending out cryptic tweets, teasing the return of the Undertaker to action. Dirtsheets ran with it and fell flat as the teases were not a ring return for the Deadman, but Todd McFarlane c...

Andres Cerrato

2:45 AM on 07.20.2013

SDCC 2013: Mattel's WWE panel

As they have done for the past several Comic Cons, Mattel hosted a WWE figures panel during the convention, with several WWE superstars in attendance. This year's host was The Miz, and fellow superstar (and all around awesome...

Brian Szabelski

5:00 PM on 03.21.2013

Amanda Visell's wooden idols impress

Beyond my punny antics, you really should check out these wonderful wooden idols. Hand-sculpted and casted, Amanda Visell's catalog of custom works are absolutely delightful.She's got everything from video game char...

Pedro Cortes

10:00 AM on 12.14.2012

Revoltech goes ultimate with new Kinnikuman and Lupin

I've honestly forgotten about Revoltech. It's just that their releases as of late have either been not worth my time or simply out of my element. It's a shame because I loved Revoltechs since they were just pieces for Keroro ...

Andres Cerrato

Pre-order up a boot to the face with NJPW Nendo Petits photo
Pre-order up a boot to the face with NJPW Nendo Petits
by Brian Szabelski

A couple weeks ago, we posted about the surprise NJPW Nendoroid Petit reveal, and now the trio of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan are up for pre-order. The trio comes with half of a ring as a display base and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, which is a removable accessory. They'll be coming in mid-March for ¥4,000, so not quite in time for the big Wrestle Kingdom show this January, but I'm not going to complain too much about that.

I really, really hope it's a harbinger of more to come, though. Some of you mentioned hoping Jushin "Thunder" Liger would be one would eventually come with a second set (I support this) and I'm still personally hoping for Keiji Mutoh and Masahiro Chono myself.

[Pre-order at: Amiami | Hobby Search | HobbyLink Japan]

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Mikatan surprises Nendo fans with a New Japan Petit set photo
Mikatan surprises Nendo fans with a New Japan Petit set
by Brian Szabelski

You can file this one under the "never saw it coming" in the Tomopop files: Mikatan has revealed a new Nendoroid Petit set this morning, and it's featuring three of New Japan Pro Wrestling's stars! The Petit set, a collaboration with NJPW owners Bushiroad, includes (left to right in the above image) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Satoshi Kojima. The trio's base is half of a NJPW ring (the ring mat can be flipped over to reveal the other side, so you'll need two sets for a full ring) and a scaled-down IWGP Heavyweight Championship belt is included as an accessory. Tenzan's mask is also removable, if you'd like to display him that way.

There's also going to be a Karuwaza Online Limited Version, which will feature alternate outfits for all three wrestlers, plus a Good Smile-themed ring and a Good Smile Company belt. It is, as you might expect, a very, very orange ring.

Looks like pre-orders will start on the set in mid-December. I am excited about this to put it mildly, and I hope this could be more than a one-off deal. For example, could you imagine a NJPW legends Petit set with Masahiro Chono, Keiji Mutoh and Tiger Mask?

Your head just exploded, didn't it? Sorry about that.

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12:00 PM on 08.03.2012

These Kinnikuman straps are begging to be pre-ordered

If you've seen any part of Kinnikuman, any at all, then you already know it's a pretty strange franchise full of wrestling oddities and explosive matches. So for the very well initiated seeing these new phone straps might see...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

11:00 AM on 07.15.2012

MattyCollector's July sale starts in 24 hours

MattyCollector's July sale starts on Monday, July 16th, at 12 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Central, 10 a.m. Mountain, 9 a.m. Pacific or just 24 hours from when this story goes live). The sale features five items with no reissues (well, ...


BANG! Mattel's Diamond Dallas Page figure on sale Monday photo
BANG! Mattel's Diamond Dallas Page figure on sale Monday
by Brian Szabelski

I haven't bought anything from MattyCollector to date ... but that changes next week. Why? Because next week, the newest WWE Legends figure goes up for sale, and it's the master of the Diamond Cutter, one of my favorite wrestlers growing up ... Diamond Dallas Page! What's great is that this is mid-1990s WCW DDP, when he was at his best, complete with the removable DDP jacket, the long hair and the old-school tights. My only disappointment? He doesn't come with a second set of hands so you can make the diamond symbol (you know, the one Jay-Z ripped off).

DDP is going to be at MattyCollector on Monday, April 2, at noon Eastern (9 a.m. Pacific) for US$20 each. Is there anyone else who's going to pick one up and relive a part of their past? And as a side note: the next Legends release will be May 21, featuring the monstrous King Kong Bundy!

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Toy Fair 2012: Mattel - WWE photo
Toy Fair 2012: Mattel - WWE
by Brian Szabelski

It wouldn't be a Mattel booth at a toy event without a whole ring, err, booth full of WWE figures, would it? Of course, they had just that at Toy Fair. The one that was the most front and center (no surprise) was Triple H in his King of Kings attire from Wrestlemania past from the Best of PPV line. Also at the booth were Bret Hart (in his most recent attire with the jorts *sigh*), Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Dolph Ziggler, Michael Cole, Cody Rhodes, The Bella Twins and a nice mix of other WWE Superstars.

But on the other hand, there's like three different Rey Mysterios, two John Cenas with biceps that look ridiculous and a Rock that looks a little bit off. And somehow, Alex Riley has a figure but I still don't have my John Laurinaitis/David Otunga two-pack with Otunga's coffee Thermos. Are you serious, bro?

On the positive side of things, the WWE Legends line will have the already revealed Andre the Giant, along with King Kong Bundy and the two figures I'm most looking forward to, Arn Anderson (in hs Brainbusters gear from his early 1990s WWE run) and the one and only Diamond Dallas Page. Also in the mix for the Elite Collection Series 15 is the legendary Yokozuna, which is awesome (unlike The Miz currently) and perhaps backs up some of the rumors that he's going into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. They're the only three I can say I'm going to buy right now.  

Check out the gallery for all the photos from the event, and hit the jump for a list of all the figures in the photos. As for me? I think I'll rise above hate here and just embrace the "Meh."

[via ASM]

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