I received a strange message the other day, from a robot named PH-42. Apparently, the machines have become sentient, and they are coming to destroy us. But we’re getting an out – if we help to build their robot army by purchasing one or more of their vinyl counterparts, we will be spared their upcoming onslaught.
Well, I’ve got news for you, PH-42 – we don’t negotiate with terrorists, not even robot terrorists from another planet. See, I’ve got a plan. I will purchase one or more of you, re-program you, and then send you back in time to protect my younger self. But only after I send my best friend back in time to impregnate my mother with me. Then I’ll be back. Wait, what?
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The second phase of 3A Toys’ World War Robot franchise begins today, with the pre-order of the WWR EVOL Marquis de Plume. For the time-zone challenged, that takes place on Bambaland starting at 8PM EST today. The Marquis de Plume will cost $130 (includes shipping), and 3AA members will be able to pre-order an exclusive set with a Prey Box for $15 more. No official pics yet of the Prey Box, but 3A says it will be different from the one shipped as a bonus in 2013′s 3AA membership kit to folks who’ve been members since its inception.
3A will also have two Marquis de Plume t-shirts available. Price has not been revealed, but they’re typically priced like the ones you get at rock concerts – in other words, get ready to empty your wallets. As Eminem rapped – love is evil (spell it backwards). Profound.
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It’s been over six years since he left the WWE, but Hulk Hogan is back home once again. Hulk opened up last night’s Monday Night Raw and announced he would be host of Wrestlemania XXX. (That seems so appropriate, given Hulk’s sex tape scandal.) During his absence from the WWE, the toy license switched hands from JAKKS Pacific to Mattel – and as such, no Hulk Hogan action figures have been made by Mattel thus far.
This much is certain – the Hulk-sized void in your Mattel WWE action figure collection will be filled. The only question is – when? Is San Diego Comic-Con too soon?
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I know someone, somewhere, feels like he’s been jumped on by a 300 pound plumber because Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Super Mario is from the video game, not the movie. Not me! I had really been looking forward to seeing this figure (and its accessory packs) at Toy Fair, before our trip was cancelled due to the weather.
Now Bandai has released more pics of Super Mario on the S.H.Figuarts Facebook page, and now I’m looking forward to owning the Mario that will out-jump all other Mario figures. You can pre-order the S.H. Figuarts Super Mario for $24.99, and the two accessory packs (Diorama Set A and Diorama Set B) for $19.99 each, at Entertainment Earth. These are all expected to arrive this July.
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To whet our appetites for their new Batman: The Animated Series figures, DC Collectibles has posted a feature that provides background on the animated shows which are the source material for the designs, and details the features of the figures shown thus far – Batman from 1997′s New Batman Adventures and Catwoman from 1992′s The Animated Series. I don’t think I’ve seen this in print anywhere, but I believe that Gentle Giant is the design studio behind these figures.
If you hadn’t heard, the first wave will have two more figures – Mr. Freeze and Two-Face, both based on the 1997 designs. But it’ll be a long wait for the four figures. They’re due to hit shelves in November.
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The Guardians of the Galaxy just got its first official trailer, and flark if it didn’t blow me away. It hits on all the right notes, evoking Indiana Jones (Raiders Indy, not Crystal Skull Indy), Firefly, and even a little bit of the Usual Suspects. I think Marvel has nailed it with its casting again (why can’t Warner Brothers figure it out for DC?), and if this is a smash, Chris Pratt should be catapulted into RDJ heights of stardom. But make no mistake, I think Rocket Raccoon will steal every scene in this movie – both kids and adults will love him.
This is all good news for the toys. The Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series figures should hit shelves in July, and three LEGO Marvel sets for Guardians of the Galaxy should hit in June. The movie opens August 1st.
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When Ahhnold uttered “I’ll be back” in the 1984 classic Terminator, you could tell it was destined to be his catchphrase for almost every movie he’s been in since – but I bet you never saw it coming that 30 years later, he’d be back as an action figure that you could use to recreate that scene, and most of the carnage that follows. Well, maybe you did.
I’ve lost count on how many different versions Hot Toys has released of Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, but I think it’s at least equal to the number of times he’s appeared as the Terminator on the big screen. This is at least the second from the original movie – the earlier Hot Toys T-800 has him in his disco garb from the start of the movie. If you’re only going to have one of them, I think this is the more definitive version, establishing the leather jacket and sunglasses as mainstays for the rest of the films.
You can pre-order the Hot Toys Terminator T-800 battle damaged version from Sideshow Collectibles for $229. » There’s more… click to continue reading Hot Toys is Back with the Battle-Damaged T-800 from The Terminator
With just one brand to drive MattyCollector, it’ll be a hit or miss affair each month for casual Masters fans. With the Masters of the Universe Classics Modulok on the docket, it should prove to be a popular month, even if the $44 price tag will discourage some. Princess of Power’s Glimmer, and the mini He-Man and Mer-Man 2-pack round out the new offerings.
In what will be a monthly reminder for sad DC Universe Classics collectors, Mattel continues to unload the remaining customer service stock. This month it’s Larfleeze and Phantom Stranger. And, Epic Creations remain in stock – Castle Grayskull, the Neutrino Wand, and the Batman Utility Belt don’t seem to be in any danger of sellout, despite the claims of limited availability back in December.
The Mattycollector February sale Early Access starts tomorrow at 8AM, and here’s the link for the February bundle page for the all-access sale opening Monday at 9AM. Sadly, Modulok and Glimmer are not available in Early Access.
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This upcoming weekend we’ll be braving the cold weather in New York City to attend the Hasbro Toy Fair Preview, of which Marvel will be one of the major brands to show – among others, Transformers, Star Wars, and in a limited capacity, G.I. JOE. But we’ve got some catching up to do, so here are some updates to the Hasbro Marvel lines which will bring us up to speed before the big event.
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When I saw the S.H. MonsterArts Aliens vs. Predators figures at NYCC, I was hoping Bandai had more of those movie franchises licensed. And they do! They’ve revealed the one that started it all, the Big Chap from Alien. Super-articulated (the tail has 18 individual segments) and using some die-cast, this should be some real hand candy for Aliens fans.
Due out this summer in June, the MSRP is $53.99. In space, no one can hear you scream.
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