EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Concept Art Teaser for Mondo Toys' Masters of the Universe Figures

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 6:30 am


As you may remember from my Comic-Con feature on Mondo Toys, deluxe 12-inch Masters of the Universe collector figures are coming, starting with He-Man and Skeletor.

While the full figures will be revealed in October at Mondo-Con, the image above is an exclusive look straight from the company at parts of the concept art, with the ram's head on Skeletor's sword a particularly nice touch.

I've seen and heard more detail that I cannot reveal at this time - suffice it to say that if you're a fan of this property and thought Snake Mountain would bankrupt you this year, you're in for a whole new level of wallet pain. Mondo's figures will combine elements from all key interpretations of the core characters to make the ultimate 1/6 Masters collectibles, ensuring your purchase has the power.

(If you want to use this image, please credit and link back, and do not alter the image in any way. Mondo and I would appreciate it.)

Classic Movie Posters Starring Action Figures

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Dan Polydoris

Toy customizer Dan Polydoris, whose work we've spotlighted before, has now reimagined some of our favorite new-classic genre films, with their posters now starring the denizens of his toy box.

Some are funnier than others, but I imagine at least one will get a laugh. Me, I'm wondering how Snake Eyes performs an exorcism when he never speaks.

All 22 of Our Comic-Con 2015 Video Interviews in One Post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am


This is a wrap on our Comic-Con 2015 coverage, folks. And I happen to think that on a shoestring budget, with a team of one editor in San Diego, one in New York, and one correspondent in Hall H for one day, we stayed competitive with the big guys, who'll be doling out their coverage in drips and drabs for the next month or so while we're busy moving on.

Thanks to Jim for minding the fort and picking a Twitter fight with Max Landis, to Bryce for battling his way into Hall H, for Jason and Kyle who helped me do research, Julia for her "takeover" posts on social media, and Peggy who does my transcriptions. Being underdogs just means we try harder...and do better. I wish I could pay you all a million bucks.

Now, in case you missed any, here are all of our video interviews.

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Comic-Con 2015: Diamond Select Toys' Zach Oat Reveals New Products

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:20 am


Ghostbusters, Gotham, Star Trek, Muppets - we got Diamond to show it all off and give us the deets. (Or should I say "teh d33tz"? I never know what the lingo is.)

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Comic-Con 2015: Brock Otterbacher Reveals Mondo Toys' Big Plans

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 6:30 am


Mondo is a company best known for its T-shirts and alternate posters for fan-favorite movies, usually printed in limited editions with highly detailed artwork. They recently launched a toy division that started with a movie-accurate Iron Giant figure, and have further plans - including TMNT and He-Man - that put them in an interesting place between fan-friendly action figure companies like NECA and McFarlane, and high-end collectible producers like Sideshow and Hot Toys.

Based on what we see and hear in the video below, we're definitely going to be keeping an eye on them.

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Bluefin Toys: New Marvel and Star Wars Diecast Figures

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 9:30 am


Bluefin Toys weren't on my radar before, but they are now.

You know that big diorama sculpture that you see under the end credits of Avengers: Age of Ultron? They're making it.

Plus some fun super-poseable stuff that's loaded with actual diecast metal. Check 'em out...

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Video: New Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys (That Huge TIE, Though!)

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 9:00 am


Sideshow's booth feels like an art gallery for nerds every year, except that everything in there is theoretically purchasable for the right price. While said price points may elude many of us, we can at least admire from afar - and trust me, the 12-inch scale TIE fighter is both jaw-dropping and something you'd have trouble finding a spot for if you owned it.

Come with me and check out their whole booth.

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Hasbro Reveals (Some) New Star Wars Toy Plans to Us.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:43 pm


First, we get an exclusive look inside the cockpit of the new 6"-scale First Order TIE Fighter. Then, in spite of their attempts to throw us off the scent, we got some good hints about upcoming products, from chromed figures to the Millennium Falcon and possible playsets.

Be sure to watch to the end.

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TR Interview: Todd McFarlane on Game of Thrones Toys

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:00 am


Todd McFarlane explains why construction sets are preferable to playsets nowadays, and no longer uses the word "nipple." Dimples and bumps, yes.

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SDCC 2015: Star Wars Fan Poll Results Revealed

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:05 pm

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Remember the fan poll from last week that let us choose the next character in the Black Series? Well, Hasbro, in addition to releasing shiny and new photos of their debut figures from Con, announced the winner of that fan poll. WinnerS.

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