Cartoons, Toys

Good News, Everybody! (But Mostly for Fans of Cute Toys and Futurama)



It seems like only 2008 when Kidrobot teamed up with Matt Groening to make adorable Simpsons mini-figures, but in fact, it was distant 2007. Now the two are taming up again for Futurama figures of the same design, which is noteworthy because I adore Futurama and this line will include aliens like Llrr, Morbo and a few other surprises, which is something Toynami’s (ever-so-slowly-released) actyion figure line has so far been missing. They’re vinyl, $9, and will be available blind-boxed on August 13th. I love these things, but man, $9 is a lot to spend on a toy where you’re not sure what you’re getting. Eesh. (Via Toys R Evil)

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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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.