Mezco Shares Detailed Look at One:12 Collective Batman from The Dark Knight Returns

Mezco has shared some new high res pics of their One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman, including an “x-ray” shot that shows just how super-articulated the figure is underneath that black and gray (or dark blue and gray, for the Mezco exclusive) batsuit. This figure has been at the top of my most wanted list since Mezco introduced the One:12 Collective line at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

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DC Comics Offers “He-Man: The Eternity War” #1 Variant Action Figure Cover with Subscription

Here’s another awesome comic book cover featuring action figures – this time it’s Masters of the Universe Classics gracing a variant cover for the first issue in the upcoming He-Man: The Eternity War series.

And our parents told us spending all of our afternoons playing with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe action figures was no way to get ahead in life… Ha!

Clearly no one told that to Tara Carter, the winner of MattyCollector.com’s “He-Man: The Photography War Comic Cover Contest.” As the grand prize winner, Tara’s awesome Masters of the Universe photo (which you can see above) will be featured as a variant cover to this month’s HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #1.If you’re a Masters of the Universe collector or an action figure buff, you’re going to want a copy. But you won’t find this cool variant cover in stores.

No, there’s only one way to get Tara’s exclusive cover, and that’s by subscribing to the series. For $24.99, you get a year’s worth of He-Man: The Eternity War, plus the action figure variant cover.

He-Man: The Eternity War brings epic-scaled fantasy to the world of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, as Hordak and the Dark Horde take control of Castle Grayskull. To save Eternia, She-Ra, Teela and He-Man must form a resistance to overthrow the powers of darkness, something that’s far easier said than done when the Horde’s concerned…

Written by Dan Abnett and drawn by Pop Mhan, HE-MAN: THE ETERNITY WAR #1 hits stores just in time for Christmas on December 24th. To subscribe and get the exclusive action figure variant cover, click here.

via He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: An Offer for All Eternity | DC Comics.

DC Universe Classics on Clearance at Mattycollector’s 7 Days of Cyber Monday

Mattycollector’s “7 Days of Cyber Monday” sale kicked off this morning with Early Access for Club Eternia subscribers. I still find the name odd (at least the sale actually lasts 7 days this year) but am crystal clear on its intent – Mattel wants to clear out its remaining DC Universe Classics figures inventory. Club Infinite Earths figures are priced at $6 each for the regular figures (like Wally West Flash, Phantom Stranger, and Larfleeze) and $9 for the oversized ones (like Lead and Elasti-Girl). I guess good things come to those who wait.

The Classics figures for this year (Connor Kent, Ice, and hook-handed Aquaman) aren’t clearanced – they’re at $23. But Watchmen figures have been knocked down to $15 each from $20 and the horribly over-priced Super Powers figures are at $24 from $30. If you were hoping to get the Doomsday Unleashed figure at 20% off, you’re out of luck – to get him at $32 you had to also buy the prison costumed version from SDCC, and he sold out early on this morning. The unleashed Doomsday is still available as of this writing, but at the full $40 price.

Rounding out the sale, Masters of the Universe Classics from Club Eternia and Club Etheria prior to 2014 have been knocked down to $21.60 from $27. And Ghostbuster 2-packs with the removable proton packs are down to $40 from $50. Finally, Loo-Kee and Kowl, the Club Eternia chase figures, are up – still at $20.

All access to the 7 Days of Cyber Monday sale starts tomorrow at 9AM PST.

ThreeA Toys Lasstranaut 3AA Membership Exclusive by Moldie XIII

Our long-time friend Moldie is back with a review of the 3AA membership exclusive figure, the Lasstranaut. Check out his previous reviews herehere, here, here, here, and here. Thanks Moldie!

Ahhhh, the ThreeA Toys 2014 membership package… bought and paid for in mid-January, and put on weird indefinite and uncommunicated hold for what seemed like ages and told only that the “seamless lower body was tougher to do than we anticipated,” but that we’d, of course, be very happy with the end results. Promise.

Well, the set’s finally here, and while I have to fully disclose that I wasn’t overly excited about buying it in the first place (a year-long 15% discount does stupid things to a collectors brain), the figure doesn’t disappoint in disappointing.

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Weekend Toy Run: Invincible Deals on Hot Toys and More at Marvel.com

Marvel.com is running its annual Veteran’s Day sale, and there’s a whole lot of good deals on the site for 25% off and free shipping for orders over $50 (code: MARVELHERO). You’ll find the usual suspects – Marvel Select figures from Diamond Select Toys, Funko head bobblers, and even LEGO sets. If you’ve got the hankering for some Marvel tees, they’ve even got a few you can customize, like this Guardians of the Galaxy t-shirt for the guys, and this SHIELD tee for the ladies. All of the customizable gear is available for men, women, and kids. Want a tee with just Rocket and Groot on it? Just hit the “Customize it!” button.

But the biggest bang for your buck is on the Hot Toys in the Marvel Shop Collectibles section. Even with the slight markup on the Marvel site, the 25% off and free shipping nets you the best prices you can get this weekend. For example, the Hot Toys Tony Stark Mechanic figure from Iron Man 3 is currently available. You’ll save more than just a couple of bucks this way (enough for some good BBQ), and the best part is that the Marvel Shop is listing Sideshow exclusive version, with Tony  Stark’s kitbashed repulsor.

As you might expect this holiday, they are sold out of the Hot Toys Iron Patriot (they have him in bobble-head format), but they’ve got a few Marvel Select Captain America figures, including the Falcon.

Weekend Toy Run: Target’s Marvel Legends 3-Pack is NOT Sold Out (Yet)

We wrote last week about the Target exclusive Marvel Legends 3-Pack with Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Radioactive Man going up on the Target.com site. Well, that moved pretty quickly but still shows as in stock. I’ve been on the road and not been able to follow up, but long-time reader Rodney emailed to let us know of another way to get the figures, and for an even better deal!

Target has listed the exclusive Marvel Legends 3-pack on its eBay store. Target has it listed as a Buy-It-Now at $50 (no price gouging!) and tops it off with free shipping. Now, I bought my set on their regular website last week, so I’m not sure this isn’t some weird situation where they are selling stuff that they no longer have – but if you’re still on the hunt, it wouldn’t hurt to check it out.

Let me know if this pans out for you. Big thanks to Rodney for sharing this!

Weekend Toy Run: Marvel Legends Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Radioactive Man 3-Pack

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Our good friend Paul gave us the heads up that the Target exclusive Captain America Marvel Legends Infinite Series Figure 3-Pack is in stock at Target.com. The 3-pack includes Cap (natch), Ms. Marvel on the heavy hitter female body, and Radioactive Man on the heavy hitter male body.

Cap is a reissue, but comes with both a masked and unmasked head. I also think the previous figure came with a vest, while this one has a harness.

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AFP Free Stuff Giveaway: Warpo Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter Exclusives

I’m a big fan of independent toy makers, so when Talyn discovered Warpo Toys and their Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign, I became a backer – there was no way to withhold my support of the H.P. Lovecraft creation that has inspired so much of the pop culture I love today. If Lovecraft, Cthulhu, or retro toys hit any of your buttons… well, the Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter closed in July.

But don’t you fret – our pals at Warpo are helping us give you a shot at the most exclusive figures from the Kickstarter campaign – the ones unlocked exclusively to backers when the campaign met its stretch goals! For the rest of the figures, The Professor, The Cultist, The Deep One, and Spawn of Cthulhu, you’ll just have to wait until Warpo announces where you can get them.

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NYCC 2014: Hasbro Shares Press Pics from ‘Twas the Night Before Party

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The mood lighting at Hasbro’s ‘Twas the Night Before (New York Comic Con) party was great for getting us in a festive mood, but is hell on the smart phone I have convinced myself is better than lugging around a few pounds of camera gear. (How’d I do? Check out my own pics from the event.) But Hasbro planned ahead, sharing press pics of pretty much all the reveals from this evening’s soiree.

And of course, we’re sharing them with you. We’ve got the official pics from Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, KRE-O, and the latest of the Angry Birds mash-ups – Angry Birds Transformers. Enjoy!

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Weekend Toy Run: Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 Scale Deadpool

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One of the highlights from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was the revelation that Sideshow Collectibles had acquired the license for comics-based Marvel figures in 1/6 scale. This is the first time in a long time that one toy company has been able to produce figures from the big two from the comics – sure, Hot Toys, of whom I’m a big fan, has had Marvel and DC for a long time, but that’s the movie stuff. I’m psyched for some compatible, universe-crossing comic book action.

And they’re starting with one of my favorites from the Marvel U – Deadpool. The Merc with a Mouth comes with all the accouterments that you’re accustomed to if you’re a fan of Sideshow’s DC, G.I. JOE, or Star Wars figures – the great sculpt, nicely detailed fabric apps, and weapons and accessories up the ying yang. But they’ve given Wade Wilson a little extra, given his penchant for cracking wise – Deadpool speech bubbles that you can add to your display via the included stand. The Sideshow exclusive version of Deadpool will also include Headpool, who will use his copter helmet to fly by Deadpool’s side (presumably using the same wires that support the speech bubbles).

Now it’s fighty time!

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