Perhaps my word choice is judgmental, but I can't think of any other way to describe this:
Just take that in for a second.
Breathe a sigh of relief that it's only 60 centimeters high, and not life-size.
Know that this doll will "include touch, ultrasound, visual, acoustic and location sensors." Says the creator, "Many folks think that these dolls are creepy. I personally think that folks giving up on their hobbies and interests just because of what others think is way more creepy." I think Ed Gein said something similar once.
Underneath the bow, the nipples are anatomically correct. Why he didn't go all the way in other areas, I'm not sure. Oh, also she will notify you of Facebook and Twitter updates, because every man's fantasy is to have a woman who incessantly does that.
I looked at the original post so you don't have to. But if you'd like to see a whole lot more images of the doll fully nude, well, you have the right to make that choice.
I know there's another Child's Play sequel in the works, but I say go for a reboot with this thing. Chucky's an adorable baby by comparison.
h/t Adam MacGregor
Have you ever noticed the way that one island north of Okinawa looks vaguely the same shape as the blue mountain thingy that the Game of Life spinner rests upon? No? Well, they sure have, and between July 20th and Sept. 16th, the whole island is going to be turned into a giant real-Life game board, with actual tourists competing for a small entry fee and the chance to win prizes with the play money you acquire.
In related news, I hear newly elected Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is considering luring gamers west by turning the city into a full-scale reproduction of Grand Theft Auto, while New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce that all games are bad for you and should be banned.*
Also, I plan to turn my apartment into a full-scale Mouse Trap, and charge admission. All I really need to add is more moldy cheese on the floor.
*I made that up.
Wait...so Swamp Thing is now Herne the Hunter as an angel?
Boy, I've missed something when it comes to this character. I'm sure there's some kind of narrative explanation - wait, this is DC's New 52, so I can't be sure of that at all - but I wouldn't say the lack of antlers and wings ever bothered me before. Anyway, DC Collectibles is turning him into a giant, overpriced action figure. I'd suggest to you that the Mattel Comic-Con one from a couple years ago might be a better deal.
Still, not the worst thing that's ever happened to the character. It's significant that, almost alone among major comic book characters, Swampie has nobody clamoring for toys based on his movie appearances. Bless the late Dick Durock for trying, but it just never worked.
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You will never own the original Jetfire, since Hasbro lost the rights to the Macross moulds and the original is now super-expensive. But this Comic-Con, they will taunt you with the following (images via yojoe.com):
Hasbro has to know we'd all like to see an honest-to-goodness G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover line, but they taunt us with mere repaints, and in the case above, a partial resculpt that reminds us what we cannot actually own.
The humanoid version of Bludgeon who comes in the set is pretty decent, though.
And then, possibly salvaging the entire set from giving us the nostalgic blues, we have this heartwarming pairing of a girl and her pet.
The $100 set also includes a Vamp jeep in Hound colors, and Snake Eyes with green Autobot pants. Nothing in the set transforms. Not a damn thing.
Unless you use a hammer; then it transforms into a pile of plastic parts. And not back.
More Hasbro exclusives for SDCC 2013, including Jem and My Little Pony, were revealed yesterday in USA Today.
Normally when companies set out to make retro-'70s toys, they base them on the 8" scale made popular by Mego. But it would seem that some are now turning their eye to the preferred scale from the tail end of that decade...
I'm not sure quite what the market is for these, but presumably there are still some Lee Majors fans out there. Zica Toys is also making Bionic Bigfoot, who was initially portrayed by Andre the Giant - so in the loosest sense of all, you can enact an Andre-Steve Austin dream match.
Still, as much of a throwback as this is, nothing's quite as retro as the character's name. Bionic implants for a mere six million? HA! Nowadays, he'd be lucky if setting two broken legs didn't cost that much on its own.
Amy Adams' Lois Lane may capture Superman's heart in the new movie, as she has in every other, but it's Antje Traue's Faora who will more likely find her way to the wall of every hot-blooded male teen's bedroom. Like Sarah Douglas' Ursa in the Christopher Reeve films - whose character was based on Faora from the comics - Traue's Kryptonian criminal looks badass in black, as scary as she is stunning. It's surely no spoiler to say she goes toe to toe with the Big Blue Boy Scout and acquits herself well; thankfully, when we went one-on-one in conversation, she pulled her super-punches and spared my life.
You may know the German-born actress from Pandorum if you were one of the few that saw it, but it's safe to say you'll have no trouble remembering her as Faora.
Luke Y. Thompson: How is it to be in such a huge thing? Are you aware while you're doing it just how huge everything is?
Antje Traue: I wasn't aware of how big Superman is, because for me growing up, I didn't grow up with Superman, as a girl. But then you step into this whole production environment, and you walk to the costume department, and then you go through make-up, and then you go to stunts and everything, and it's just like the best of the best people come together, and assemble to do something that amazing. Then you feel it, how much love is involved, and how much heart, and everything is just perfect for the movie.
Summer Exclusive? Yeah, that means they'll have it at Comic-Con but you might as well just mail-order it now. They won't send it to you until July - and frankly, if this particular figure is your holy grail, patience may not be something you possess, but sleepless nights are certainly something you're used to.
What? I just meant you like to stay up watching Breaking Bad episodes one after the other. It's all White, you don't gotta meth me up for talking out of turn.
Your favorite - and only - meth-manufacturing action figure comes with a steel drum, lab equipment and a flyswatter (from the episode "Fly," natch) and will be packed in a Los Pollos Hermanos slipcase.
Walter White is limited to 1500 pieces. When else are you going to get a Bryan Cranston toy?
It may not be quite as iconic as Orthanc, but Lego's version of this key Return of the Jedi location, packed with 17 minifigs, feels extra-special because it's as much a tribute to the classic Kenner toy as it is to the movie, with secret slide, net capture and spit action features just like the original.
As a kid, I literally had to wait months to get the Kenner set - it was shipped to Ireland from the U.S. via surface mail, which pretty much meant they put it on a boat. My birthday was in the summer, and I didn't get it till fall. Years later, I would use it as He-Man's Eternos Palace (visually not a lot of sense there, but they needed a not-Grayskull base), and just like Kenner in a rerelease, I adapted it to Robin Hood after that.
At $250, it's about the same price as the new Grayskull, funnily enough. And it has "skulls" of its own - the Imperial heads used for drums at the end of the movie. I know it's PC to say they were just helmets, but I always imagined severed heads in there.
Then again, when the first Star Wars came out, I was young enough to think that all the Stormtroopers were actually being killed, but it was okay because they were probably convicted criminals who were getting the death penalty anyway. I was weird. But you knew that.
Video of all the set's features after the jump:
This comes not from NECA directly, but from a BigBadToyStore employee who bought the figure at Frank & Sons Collectible Show, a swap-meet type place on the outskirts of LA where scalpers converge to peddle their wares and even buy from each other (I know because back in 1999, I worked for one such individual).
The video review is like a how-not-to tutorial when it comes to talking toys - the guy struggles to remember what movies Guillermo del Toro has made, and has no idea what the word "kaiju" even means. But he did give us a good look at Knifehead here.
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Perhaps you can guess by the sculpt detail, but these won't be cheap, affordable figures. They're from Big Chief Studios, who made the ridiculously detailed David Tennant Doctor figure we covered a while back.
As a bonus, you will finally be able to make those 12" Khan and Arthur Dent custom figures that there is absolutely no demand for. And for some of our female readers, I'm guessing the removable clothes may be a plus...