Weekend Wrap Up: F Yeah Skylynx.

Monday, June 22, 2015 at 3:15 am


I'm back!

We're negotiating LYT's return to the country with the authorities, and we hit a little snag, so I'm going to be your guide through the nine circles of nerddom for one more day. Hope you survive the experience!

After the jump, we'll have a brief roundup of a surprisingly busy weekend for nerd news, including a look at some of those new Transformers Hasbro announced at BotCon over the weekend.

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Deadpool Gets a Retro SECRET WARS Figure! (It's 12 Inches, But Still)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:11 am


Now this is a retro-style figure I can dig. Megos were a bit before my collecting time so I never had much affection for them - Secret Wars were the first Marvel figures I did own, and my first exposure to characters like Wolverine and Baron Zemo, who weren't A-listers back in the day.

This Deadpool isn't a full on tribute - they really should have given him the standard lenticular Secret Shield even if the inserts were just reprints from other characters - but perhaps the new head cost all the tooling bucks. He comes with the classic blaster that about half the old figures came packed with, and goes for the standard Gentle Giant blown-up reproduction price of $100. That's not super-cheap, but it's affordable enough that you'll want to get your order in before Rob Liefeld buys them all. (Click the link in the text above for preorder info.)

via Toyark

Not Sure if Like: She-Ra and Skeletor Get Poochie Treatment

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10:00 am


She-Rad? Skateletor?

These aren't bootleg parodies, folks. These are official Mattel-licensed Threadless tees, from a collection that has some otherwise cool designs.

"Skateletor or die"? You gotta give me a moment on that question, as I'm truly not sure which is the better option. I'd have used the caption "blue genes in blue jeans" instead.

And then they died on the way to their home planet. Hey, in the new minicomics, Skeletor does. But evil future She-Ra brings him back. It's complicated.

Funko's Action Figure of Jaws Eating Quint Is Hilariously Awesome

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm


As part of wave 5 of their umpteen-ish Comic-Con exclusives, Funko has really given us something to chew on - a blood-soaked Quint feeling down in the mouth as he meets his final demise, splattering red all over the shark's mouth to a degree not even seen onscreen.

Because the Quint figure is Star Wars size, you may feel free to substitute toys of Anakin Skywalker or Jar Jar for poor Robert Shaw, who deserves better.

Lego Dimensions: Portal - The Trailer for the Game of the Toy of the Game

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:14 am


Portal is no longer just for the Chell of it - now you can go through GLaDOS puzzles as Batman, Gandalf and presumably every other Lego Dimensions character (the roster, lest we remind you, includes Marty McFly and Peter Capaldi's Doctor).

I like the idea of mash-up games being utilized by Lego this way. Especially since they just pried the Angry Birds construction toy license away from K'nex - give me a Dimensions subgame where I can throw Hobbits at the wall of Helm's Deep via slingshot and I'll be a happy player.

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12-Inch Talking Big Lebowski Figure to Be Heinously Limited at Comic-Con

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:34 am


I've been re-watching The Big Lebowski lately, and just like everyone else, I can't believe how much I dismissed it as a trifle and a minor entry in the Coen brothers pantheon when it came out. What could have been just a simple comedy about a stoned bowler goes to all kinds of creative places and Los Angeles in-jokes, and it feels like the sort of thing that gives up a little more on each viewing. It's deceptively low-key and not as much of an attention-getter as something like Fargo, but its tale of a guy who just wants his rug back nails the comedy of everyday folks who feel that craziness is going on around them and everybody just needs to chill.

Which is why I'm shocked the deluxe figure above is going to be limited to only 486 pieces. It'll sell out on preview night if there aren't daily rations of it. Really tying your toy collection together, Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski can abide in two different outfits, along witha replica rug, talking keychain, bowling ball, White Russian and more. Entertainment Earth has a preorder link for non-attendees, but there's no way there'll be any left over after the show.

But, like, that is just my opinion, man.

Kotobukiya Exclusive "Chimichanga" Deadpool Poised for Comic-Con

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:04 am


To be honest, he also looks like he's poised for something else - like the immediate after-effects of a bad chimichanga. Slide a tiny commode in there and the pose would look a teensy bit more natural.

This is the first Deadpool in Kotobukiya's ARTFX+ series of 6-inch statues with magnetic display bases, and he can hold either his favorite snack or Headpool.

Pre-orders for non-attendees begin Friday, 6/19 at 10AM PST on kotous.com.

EXCLUSIVE COMIC-CON REVEAL: Ambiguously Gay Duo in Car Bobble-Head

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

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I know Entertainment Earth works long and hard to firm up some exclusives with real staying power every year. Despite stiff competition, I think this car will do it...

The way Ace and Gary see it, if you're going to build an Ambiguously Gay Duo car, why not do it with some style? It's one of the reasons Bif Bang Pow! is bringing collectors the Saturday Night Live The Ambiguously Gay Duo Car Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive available exclusively at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343.
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Terrifying Comic-Con Exclusive George R.R. Martin Plush Is the Last Thing I'd Want to Snuggle With

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 8:00 am


Summer is coming!

Apparently, Factory Entertainment's first attempt at a George R. R. Martin talking plush (which said things like "It's a nice day...for a red wedding!") wasn't sufficiently unappealing to deter sales - so they've added a battle ax, suitably medieval costume, and two extra sound bites to make an exclusive edition at twice the price. No truth, as far as I know, to the rumors I just made up that those extra soundbites would be, "If you knew how it ends, you'd never buy my merchandise" and "Spoiler alert! Everyone gets sexually assaulted."

But enough about me. What would you like him to say?

9 "Generic" Lego Minifigures Obviously Based on Real People

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 5:00 am


If I say the word "Lego," odds are the first words that cross your mind will be "bricks", "studs", or "little yellow people."

It's those last ones that drive a lot of Lego enthusiasts, myself included. Being able to build any world your imagination can dream of is great, but even the most fantastic creations are a little bit lonely without those tiny, ever-smiling faces to populate them.

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