Arrow Gets a Lego Game

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

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This trailer trips me out. Remembering 1989 and how hardcore fans were about superheroes not being campy, the idea that the cast of a "serious" superhero show would simultaneously appear in their own parody videogame would have made heads explode. Nowadays, I'm just like, "Yay! Boxing-glove arrow!" That, and "Huh, Felicity's kinda hot even in Lego."

Lego Arrow is DLC for Lego Batman 3, and is available today.

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Groot, Hodor and Chewbacca Could Be the Next Tarzan, Tonto and Frankenstein

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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Am I dating myself with that reference? Saturday Night Live used to team up three of the most famously inarticulate characters of pop culture to sing Christmas songs and the like; it's probably time for an update, and I think Brotherhood Workshop may have nailed it with this Lego skit featuring Groot, Hodor and Chewbacca.

Warning: may make you long for Game of Thrones Lego that will NEVER happen (though there are customs available to buy)

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Diamond Select Ant-Man Movie Figure Is Revealed

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

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Our friends at MTV scored this reveal, which looks reasonably accurate and comes with a mini Ant-Man. Unfortunately for all you folks who can't get enough of Paul Rudd's sexy, sexy face, or perhaps were hoping to customize a This Is 40 action figure, this doesn't seem to include his likeness. Being Diamond Select, however, it probably will come with a detailed base, which I can only hope is a flying ant rather than a shower curtain.

Though my old McFarlane Norman Bates action figure may have a different opinion...

Friday Nerdy News Roundup and Weekend Open Thread

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

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Programming note: Monday morning's feature will be Sherilyn Connelly's coverage of Image Expo in San Francisco yesterday. And how is everyone liking our new, earlier publishing schedule?

Here are a few last things to start your weekend right:

-NECA reveals production art for their next Aliens Ripley action figure (above).

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If This Hot Wheels Set Is Actually Spoiling Age of Ultron, the Movie Will Be Amazing

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Caution: what you are about to see is probably not an actual spoiler.

I don't think there are Hot Wheels cars as major plot points in the Avengers sequel, nor do I think the themed set they come in represents any actual scene from the film. But then again, I thought Howard the Duck wasn't in Guardians of the Galaxy...and that was AFTER I saw it. So I'm taking no chances and hiding images below the fold.

That said, I really hope this DOES happen...

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Topless Toy Chest: 18-Inch Burt Ward Robin by NECA

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

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NECA's 18-inch figures are practically a line unto themselves, and one of my favorite ones to collect. While some enjoy shared universes of figures via Lego or Minimates or Funko, I like that I can have Alien and Predator and the Crow and Marv and Batman and even Kurt Cobain standing side by side like a highly warped Expendables crew. My Adam West Batman broke out of the package - I suspect due to an unscrupulous dealer who knew it would, and that I couldn't come back for a refund - but yesterday I got his faithful companion, Robin as my first-ever NECA press sample. And NECA even offered to try to get Batman's leg back on, which is crazy-good customer service.

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Hot Toys Is Making an AvP-Inspired Semi-Naked Woman Figure Half-Dressed as Xenomorph

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Well, this original character - if by original you mean "somewhat typical Bishoujo" - should get some interesting feedback, and surprisingly, it's not unlike those Neill Blomkamp designs for Ripley in an Alien Spacesuit, only with way more boobage and midriff.

I think H.R. Giger would have approved just as much as 14 year-old me. But when I think of the person who will pay upwards of $200 for the final product, I wonder if such a soul couldn't just pay a hooker to dress like an alien and give a lapdance instead.

[joke half-remembered from one by commenter "scockery," it seems]

This Insanely Detailed Tumbler Batmobile Toy Does Everything Short of Physically Pleasuring You

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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It's not just a remote-control Batmobile that can seat a 6-inch figure. Oh no.

It's controlled by your Android or iOS device, first of all. And that includes the moving spoilers, hydraulics, opening cockpit, 23 LEDs, onboard motherfucking camera with NIGHT VISION, and voice-intercom function. And that figure? 36 points of articulation, interchangeable hands, feet, capes and facial expressions. Plus order early and you get the harness and ski-mask to turn him into pre-Batman.

No, it's not cheap - it'll run you about five thousand Hong Kong dollars (around $650 US). You don't really need that down payment on a new house, though, right?

Also my headline may be exaggerating. I'm sure some of you can find a way to pleasure yourselves with it. Check out the video of all the details below...

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Leaked Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys List MAY Spoil Major Return

Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Rebelscum has obtained a leaked product list of upcoming Star Wars toys for the new movie. While most of them are generic placeholder names like "Star Wars 7 Class I Vehicle Assortment," there's one that stands out as possibly confirming some major rumors...

SPOILER below, maybe...

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Topless Toy Chest: McFarlane Building Sets - The Walking Dead Governor's Room

Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30 am

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I'm liable to be a little biased when discussing this toy, as the Governor's aquarium room is my favorite set in the whole Walking Dead series. I even asked for the last Blu-ray set for Christmas just to get the floating heads tank it came in (I have zero clue when I'll ever find the time to watch those episodes again).

That said, as happy as I am to have a playset replicating the location, it is not without its problems...though it may also feature unexpected bonuses for the right kind of collector.

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