Glow-in-the-Dark King Grayskull is 2015 Masters of the Universe Chase Figure

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm


Because you could watch Scott Neitlich's four-minute video, or we could cut straight to the, em, chase.

This makes the fifth variant of the King Grayskull figure, and notably, it is not made clear whether he comes with an orb for Castle Grayskull or not (as the prior carded one did, but previous boxed versions didn't). He'll be up for sale on Mattycollector at random times starting in 2nd quarter of 2015.

I think they overestimate his popularity - the idea here is to satisfy fans who were mad at the super-rare translucent Spirit of King Grayskull that was auctioned for charity, by giving them a similar-looking version. I'm just glad the annoying "chase" aspect has been given to something I don't care about.

NYCC: The $65 Sam Raimi Action Figure

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm


I'm almost willing to pay that just so I can have all my Venom action figures give it a long-overdue ass-kicking.

Almost. But not really.

What's with the Mega Man arm cannon?

New Transformers: Robots in Disguise Clips Confirm That, Yep, it Skews Young

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm


One of the Decepticons is a giant lobster, which is kind of cool.

And then you get Bumblebee saying: "We need to look like something humans will accept. We need to be...ROBOTS IN DISGUISE!" At no point does he seem to notice that a big robotic dinosaur doesn't fit that category. And speaking of Grimlock...he's VERY different than I remember. In fact, I'll bet Michael Bay is watching this going, "Why didn't I think to make him a funny black man?"

See what you think.

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7 Years in the Making, NECA to Finally Release Devil May Cry's Dante

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm


I used to love Devil May Cry, but feel like Game May Be Dated. Nonetheless, NECA showed a prototype of this figure back around 2007, and recently went back to the drawing board to give it new and improved articulation. I guess Capcom finally got on board with it.

I'd think that huge coat might limit potential poses - if not practically, then at least in what looks like a reasonable position for a person to be in and maintain that swirling action.

NYCC: Official Hi-Res Hasbro Product Photos and Info: Transformers and Star Wars Black

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00 am


Looks like they're pretty much done with movie stuff already - the next Leader Class figure is Generations Thundercracker.

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Minecraft Lego Has to Remind Kids What Lego Is Actually for

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm


"Build your own creations"? With Lego? The hell you say?

Why, back in my day, this is how all Lego sets came. Or maybe just all the ones I got. We didn't need the Lego to be based on a game that was probably based on Lego anyway in order to tell us what to do with them.

I know nowadays Lego is primarily seen as a medium to build pre-planned playsets based on stylized interpretations of current movies and comic books. But it's only been a few months since The Lego Movie, and we already need to be reminded not to be President Business?

Minecraft Lego also does come with more pre-planned sets than this. All with a reminder that you can, if you choose, build something else. I await a similar disclaimer on Star Wars toys that you can enact tales other than those previously told by Lucasfilm...but only if you want to.

WHOA: Hasbro to Make Superhero Figures With YOUR Face

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm


This kinda merits its own post, I think.

It's the equivalent of a mic drop - after revealing a ton of new toys (see post below), Hasbro leaves us with this: a Marvel booth where you can get 3D scanned and become an Iron Man or Captain America action figure. No info on price yet, but we do know that they have the booths open at the Times Square Toys'r'Us starting tomorrow, & at FAO Schwartz starting Fri.

Given all the licenses Hasbro owns...just think of the possibilities. Custom heads on toys aren't entirely new, but this is the first time a major toy company is offering something of the kind as anything other than a premium prize.

Hasbro Reveals From NYCC Include New Star Wars, Marvel, Age of Ultron

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm


Palpatine, Leia Boushh, Commander Cody, IG-88, Red AOTC Clone and Luke Stormtrooper are the big new 6-inchers (Han was shown in San Diego).

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Bigshot Toyworks' "FUnicorn" Literally Gives the Finger to Brony Haters

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm


They previously turned Cthulhu into a My Little Pony-style toy; now Bigshot Toyworks continue to show they have their finger on the pulse of fandom, with a unique pony you don't have to flip for, as it's already doing that for you.

There are probably some less-approved uses for the FU-nicorn, but now that my mind has gone there, I'd like for it to please come back now.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

NY Comic Con
IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE! The biggest, and traditionally most comics-focused convention on the endless con schedule, New York Comic Con, starts today, and we at Topless Robot are very proud to present this sober, scholarly look at the convention where you can get a free crazy taxi ride when the con is on, and an expensive crazy taxi ride after everyone's already home. We'll be on the con floor every day bringing you news, pictures and snide tweets about what we're seeing, so keep an eye out here and on Twitter for all the latest. We're also linking to every booth and panel listed so you can easily add them to your Show Planner App. And say hi if you see me on the floor, I'll be cosplaying as "Terrified Hypochondriac Man."

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