Warpo Toys’ Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter Campaign Funded In 3 Days

Warpo Toys is off to a strong start with their Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign. They’ve surpassed their funding target and first stretch goal, for a translucent “conjured” Cthulhu which will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign.

At over $80K pledged so far, they’re close to reaching their second stretch, which unlocks at $90K funding.

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Legends of Cthulhu Retro Figures Launched on Kickstarter

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It seems like everyone is trying to make “retro” style figures these days, particularly on Kickstarter, but this one seems like something special. Warpo Toys has gone all out and hired artists and sculptors from the 70s-80s toy industry, and gone as far as to make a retro style commercial, catalog and packaging/artwork.

The Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure Toy Line Kickstarter project launched yesterday and has a $60K funding target to reach by June 9. They’re off to a good start, currently over halfway there in just a day. Give it a look!

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014

Enjoy a few photos of what went down this year at C2E2 in Chicago! This convention may have started small, but it’s gotten very large, very fast.

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Spider-Man Marvel Legends (Infinite Series) Carnage – Quick Pics

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[Rendered speechless by his enjoyment of the new Spider-Man Legends Carnage, Talyn shared a bunch of pics. If you want to see more of the Spider-Man Legends wave, leave a comment below. - Ron]
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AFP’s Best of 2013 – Talyn’s Picks

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There were a lot of amazing toys this year, and a return to larger scale figures, which is very welcome.

I have narrowed my favorites down to two.

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Hasbro MP-02 Masterpiece Soundwave

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Hasbro continues their recent yearly tradition of bringing over Takara’s amazing Masterpiece Transformers with the new Masterpiece Soundwave. Hasbro really stepped up their game this year however, including all of the currently release cassette tape minions along with Soundwave. These cassettes had been sold separately in Japan and the inclusion of all of them in this set was a big surprise to most fans, especially considering the price of $119 that this set sold for. To put that in perspective, the Takara 2-packs of cassettes were $60 each, and this set includes Soundwave and 5 tapes, as well as a slew of accessories.

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SDCC 2013: Bandai Limited Edition 4-Inch Green Dragon Ranger

This year at San Diego Comic Con, Bandai surprised Power Ranger collectors with 3 exclusives to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers in the US. One of these exclusives was the Green Dragon Ranger with Tribal Power Coin.

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Bandai SDCC 2013 Limited Edition Deluxe Gosei Morpher Quick Pics

Here are a few quick pics and a video highlighting some of the features of this 2013 SDCC exclusive. This was one of Bandai’s three Power Rangers exclusives to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers this year.

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C2E2 2013 Photo Report

Once again this year I made the trek to the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Below is a sampling of the cool and not so cool stuff that can be found there.  Some of the highlights were the new area just for indie artists called “The Block”, and the awesome display of graded vintage Star Wars toys at the “Vintage Toys & Pop Culture Auction.”

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AFP’s Best of 2012 – Talyn’s Picks

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2012 Was a pretty amazing year for toys. It was hard to narrow it down to one favorite figure for the year. A few contenders were the super-rad Castle Grayskullman from Master of the Universe Classics, and the Hasbro version of MP-10 Masterpiece Optimus Prime. But in the end, pure child-like excitement and fun won the day with my number one choice.

A lot of new properties popped up like the new Nickelodeon TMNT line. This line really surprised everyone, myself included. The four main turtles were perfectly articulated, masterfully sculpted, and insanely low priced. I never would have imagined in 2012 we could get a great figure like this for under $8. That is why my choice is the new Playmates Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Raphael.

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