Toys, Video Games

Toys of the Week: World of Warcraft Series 2

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While we’re on the subject of fantasy PC gaming, I might as well tell you that it looks like most online stores have their shipments of DC Direct’s second World of Warcraft figures. Even if you’re not a fan of the game, these things are gorgeously sculpted, and their paint schemes are out of this world. This set includes the human warrior Archilon Shadowheart, the troll priest Zabra Hexx, the gnome warrior Sprocket Gyrospring and Broll Bearmantle, the Night Elf Druid, and all of whose names make me giggle when I read them. You can order the full set at Entertainment Earth for $72.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.