I’ve been having a great time taking pictures of the exclusive Sideshow Collectibles Batman from last year (check out @AFPRon on Instagram) – it’s easily my favorite Batman figure I’ve owned (and I have a lot of them). While the sixth scale Batman is still available in the non-exclusive version, if your tastes run toward the black and gray, Sideshow has put up a preview of a “Gotham Knight” variant of Batman.
In addition to the palette change to black and gray, the Gotham Knight version of Bats has some other changes from the original. It comes with three portraits with interchangeable facial expressions – the newest having extra long bat ears, reminiscent of Kelley Jones’s rendition of the Dark Knight. Mix and match ears to grimaces to your heart’s content. The bat symbol on his chest is also different from the original, and the buckle on his utility belt matches the pouches (on the earlier Batman the buckle was a darker metallic.
I think I’m set with the blue and gray, but if you haven’t yet jumped on this line, you couldn’t go wrong with either. The Gotham Knight Batman will go up for pre-order tomorrow, for $199.99. Sideshow is also giving away a Gotham Knight Batman – so check out the preview to enter.
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The Mattycollector Club 200X subscription opens up for orders today. Like its predecessors, Club Filmation and Club Etheria, Club 200X is a six-figure subscription with a club-only exclusive – a $182 commitment over the second half of 2015. You can subscribe to Club 200X at Mattycollector with either a monthly or quarterly shipping option, which was instituted this year for Club Eternia to help reduce shipping costs.
So, are you in for Club 200X?
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The final three characters have been revealed for the Mattycollector Club 200X subscription, which Mattel announced at Toy Fair 2015 for the second half of this year. Prahvus, Queen Grayskull, and King Chooblah will be joining Callix, Evil Seed, Ceratus, and five disembodied 200X heads (the exclusive Eternian Heads accessory pack) to round out the six month sub.
The selection reminded me of one aspect I really liked about the 200X cartoon – the flashbacks to the times before He-Man really gave some good backstory and broadened the MOTU universe.
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Admittedly, my interest in this line has waned since the Legends line extension was folded back into the Elite umbrella, but I still appreciate the good sculpts and articulation setup for these wrestlers. I’m getting a little more familiar with today’s stable – but that’s only because my wife can’t stop watching the WWE Divas reality show.
Of these reveals, I know the Junkyard Dog, Batista, Doink, and Hogan. Even the Hulkster in his prime (which this figure is not – it looks like a figure for his latest return to the WWE) would have a hard time getting me to recall the rest of them.
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I don’t want to jinx it, but the last time I felt like this coming out of a Marvel Legends showroom was the year that Toy Biz announced that Marvel had signed the licensing agreement with Hasbro. They had ambitious plans for that final year, and it showed. If they were going to let the license go, they were going to go out with a bang.
This time around, it feels like it’s Hasbro that’s got something to prove – that Marvel Legends is their line, and no one can do it better. How do you think they did?
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Hot on the heels of their first Transformers premium scale figure, Bumblebee, 3A Toys will have the big bad himself, Megatron, up for pre-order tonight. Like Bumblebee, Megatron features a movie-accurate, detailed sculpt, is super-articulated with over 70 POA, and features light-up LED eyes. You won’t be transforming him into a vehicle mode, but with this amount of detail you’d probably need the Allspark itself to pull that off.
Megatron stands over 1.5 feet tall (Bumblebee checks in at 15 inches), so he’s appropriately massive. Want to roll out with Megatron? Check out Bambalandstore at 8PM EST tonight. The Bambaland exclusive Megatron comes with the Matrix of Leadership and a tattered cloak to cover up that battle damage. Can’t wait for more? Expect Optimus Prime and Starscream right around the corner.
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