Your 12" Figures Can Now Travel in Space and Time With Big Chief Studios' 1/6 Scale TARDIS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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Big Chief, who make super-expensive 12" Doctor Who figures - their next few include a Matt Smith with bonus Capaldi head, and polystone Weeping Angels with an Amy/Rory tombstone - have finally seen the value in creating the most important diorama accessory for any Time Lord.


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Mega Bloks to Make Despicable Me Minions Playsets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The Minions from Despicable Me would seem eminently suitable for a cool, customizable construction toy line, but unfortunately we'll have to settle for Mega Bloks instead. Yes, the Minions will have some interchangeable features, including troll-style rooted hair on the Evil Minions, but the sets shown so far are painfully minimal and feature heavy use of pre-shaped parts.

Don't expect Gru and his girls yet, either...like the second film, the line seems to be ignoring them. There's a pattern here: Mega Bloks has Barbie, Hello Kitty and now Minions...dear God. Everything my wife likes is going to Mega Bloks. If this pattern follows, they'll grab the rights to Precious Moments and vintage Dark Shadows next.

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New 6" Scale Batman Animated Figures Include Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Baby Doll

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The first batch aren't even out yet, but DC Collectibles knows they have a winner on their hands with this upsized animated line aimed at collectors and sporting considerably more articulation than Kenner. At $25 each, they're also a bit harder on the ol' Bat-pocketbook, but they're branching out with the characters pretty quickly - Killer Croc and Baby Doll come together, while Harley Quinn, New Adventures Robin and the Creeper will join them on the pegs.

Though I was a big fan of the animated series, I am a true child of the '80s in that I like my cartoon-based toys to look more realistic and detailed than the animation, rather than an exact copy of it. I am in the minority in the modern world in that regard, I think. But for those of you who've long wanted and deserved better figures that look like Bruce Timm drawings - here ya go. They're due in stores next May.

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Are We Finally Getting a Decent My Little Pony Movie?

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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It looks like there's a chance for something more than the '80s movie, which wasn't well-liked even by the standards of '80s toy-commercial cartoons, and the Equesstria Girls films, which feel like what they are - attempts to launch a spin-off doll line and keep it alive, regardless of such petty concerns as story and logic.

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Ultron to Be 8 Feet Tall in Age of Ultron; Hulkbuster IM 11'. Hot Toys Making Both

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

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This leaked promo art, purportedly from Hot Toys, demonstrates how the Avengers characters stand in scale to one another (before you nitpick about the heights the actual actors are, bear in mind that via visual trickery and such, the characters may be intended to be slightly different onscreen).

We kinda knew Hulkbuster armor would be included, but this adds further confirmation; Ultron being eight feet tall is new, but presumably he will have multiple iterations and this is just the most toyetic.

No Elizabeth Olsen toy confirmed yet, though? Sad face.

Weekstarter: Rodin Action Figures, Fatal Gangbangs, Hitler Pageants, Vertigo and More

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

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"Congratulations, Mr. and Mr. Abraxas...It's an Eldritch!"

It's a new week, and what better way to start than with fatal gangbangs, high-art action figures, fan edits and evil clowns? Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.

Tipsters this week include SlyDante777, franciebrady27, rkwsuperstar, somcisnout, Gallen_Dugall, DrAbraxas, Anyone00, troi, skrag2112, BrandoLars

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GIVEAWAY: Walking Dead Shirt/Toy/DVD Package From Flashy Geek

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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I think I speak for more than just myself when I say it's about time we gave away some Walking Dead stuff. In association with our friends at Flashy Geek, we're now going to do just that. Three comic-based shirts, two Funko toys (may or may not be the specific characters depicted) and a season 3 DVD.

And no, you don't have to make a meme or write a fictional season finale. You've just gotta give your info to the widget-thing after the jump below, and they'll take care of the rest, like your own personal Rick Grimes, minus the PTSD.

Entries close Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 11:59 p.m.

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Topless Toy Chest: Diamond Select Universal Monsters Son of Frankenstein, Gill-Man, Van Helsing

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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First, my apologies to Diamond, who sent the samples, for taking so long on this.

Second: as you all who read regularly know, I love figures with dioramas. I like displaying figures out of package, and if there's a little piece of their world to stand in, it makes the display that much better. Like prior Universal figures, these will be available at Toys R Us with no-frills stands, but any fan of these ought to go for the exclusive versions if possible.

I've been mixed on Diamond Select's output lately - love the Star Trek, don't love the Sin City. But they've been doing these monsters in Select style longer. How do they fare? Let's find out...

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The Slasher Crossover Ninja Turtle Toys That Never Existed (but Maybe Should Have?)

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Leather Leo saws, Donny Krueger kills some teens...Jason Raph is dead but moves/Mikey Myers loves him some Halloween grooves...

I had to do a double-take when I came upon this image last night. Had these actually existed and somehow slipped my mind? Rationally, I figured out the answer had to be no - the '90s still got hysterical if a Freddy Krueger toy made it to shelves, and only Todd McFarlane's Movie Maniacs at the very end of the decade (or was it early in the next one?) managed to bust down that wall.

What makes customizer Dan Polydoris' creations feels so authentic is that they're kitbashes - every piece does actually come from existing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures. And the toy Turtles did cross over with every available license from Universal Monsters to Star Trek.

In an age when CGI turtle nostrils and lips have managed to become even creepier than quaint ol' Freddy, it may be time for Playmates to consider these.

91 Things We Saw at the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibit in Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Hello Kitty turns 40 this year - but just like you're not supposed to call her a cat, don't call it a birthday. Sanrio is very persnickety about semantics, and would rather you called this the 40th anniversary of her first appearance.

In honor of their meowing mascot hitting the middle-age mark, Sanrio is hosting several celebrations, including an exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Yes, we were there, and yes, we have a cat-ton of pictures to show of this part-history, part-art-inspiration exhibit. Let the cuteness commence!

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