Action Figures from Harry Partridge’s Starbarians in Progress

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Are you a fan of Harry Partridge’s Starbarians? If so, you’ll be glad to know that he’s been working with our good pal Joe Amaro to develop action figures for the animated Youtube show.

Joe and Harry posted the WIPs of Killgar and Hogstrong on Facebook, and when asked if these will be for sale, Harry replied, “That’s the eventual plan!”

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Icon Heroes Announces ThunderCats and Masters of the Universe Exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con

Icon Heroes has revealed its exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con. I’m glad to see the ThunderCats Minimates continue. For more information on the He-Man bust, check out our conversation with Joe Amaro, who collaborated with the Four Horsemen on that piece. And remember, those Power Swords are compatible with the larger figures in the Masters of the Universe Classics line, like Tytus and Megator.

All three exclusives will be available at the Action Figure Xpress Booth #3345.

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ThunderCats Minimates Set of 5 ($22)

As his homeworld crumbled around him, young Prince Lion-O fled Thundera with the noble Jaga. Jaga would sacrifice himself to ensure his ward reached the safety of Third Earth, but little did he know the dangers the boy would face, most notably his old foe Grune the Destroyer and a new threat, Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living.  Includes a Ma-Mutt PVC Minimate!  Limited edition of 3,000.

Masters of the Universe He-Man with Battle Axe and Shield Mini Bust Paperweight ($60)

Keep your papers safe from Eternian winds with the Icon Heroes San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Masters of the Universe He-Man Mini Bust Paperweight! Based on the 1980’s Filmation television series, He-Man wields his battle axe and shield atop a Castle Grayskull tower base defying evil. Designed and sculpted by Joe Amaro and the Four Horsemen, this complete piece comes with sheath and Master of the Universe logo. Cast in high quality polystone, the He-Man Mini Bust Paperweight stands approximately 10 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the tip of the axe. This makes a great addition to any desktop or Masters of the Universe collection.  Limited edition of 500 (ONLY 100 AVAILABLE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON).

Masters of the Universe Faker Power Sword Letter Opener ($20)

Created by Skeletor, He-man’s robot twin sneaks into the power sword line up as an exclusive variant. This letter opener measures approximately 7 inches long and stores nicely in the Castle Grayskull business card holder (sold separately).  Limited Edition of 600.

Getting the Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett? Check Out Joe Amaro’s Custom Jabba the Hutt

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I’m pretty psyched about the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett. It’s the first 6-inch Star Wars figure and launches the new line, and one of the coolest things about it is that it comes with a Han Solo encased in carbonite as an accessory. But once you’ve got Han in carbonite, what are you going to do with him? Joe Amaro’s already got that figured out, as he recently finished his Jabba the Hutt custom complete with all the accoutrements needed for Jabba’s throne room.

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Icon Heroes Announces Filmation He-Man Mini-Bust, Q&A with Designer Joe Amaro

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Icon Heroes has really been on a tear in recent days. Their Castle Grayskull Polystone Environment is coming out this month, and they’ve just announced another Masters of the Universe item – the He-Man Mini-Bust Paperweight.

Keep your papers safe from Eternian winds with the Icon Heroes Masters of the Universe He-Man Mini Bust Paperweight! Based on the 1980’s Filmation television series, He-Man wields his power sword atop a Castle Grayskull tower base defying evil. Designed and sculpted by Joe Amaro and the Four Horsemen, this complete piece comes with sheath and Master of the Universe logo. Cast in high quality polystone, the He-Man Mini Bust Paperweight stands approximately 12 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the tip of the Power Sword. This makes a great addition to any desktop or Masters of the Universe collection. Available September 2013. SRP $60.

We were lucky enough to chat with Nate Baersch, designer of the Icon Heroes Castle Grayskull a couple days ago, and it’s a special treat for us to chat today with Joe Amaro, who designed and sculpted this mini-bust in collaboration with the Four Horsemen. Joe is noted in the collectibles community for his MOTU-inspired creations, like his Manta Raider collaboration with Rudy Obrero. His professional credentials include a stint at Jazwares. Joe was gracious enough to answer our questions about the mini-bust and some of his other projects.

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Blind Mouse Toys Launches with Judge Dredd Vinyl Penguin

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If you’re a fan of urban vinyl figures, penguins, Judge Dredd, or all of the above, this product announcement I got from newcomer Blind Mouse Toys might be of interest. Blind Mouse is utilizing the services of Joe Amaro and Eamon O’Donoghue for sculpt / paint and packaging art respectively – both have a strong following in the Masters of the Universe collector community.

They also have a Stargate SG-1 penguin listed on the Blind Mouse Toys website, but both are listed with June 24 release dates and a sold out status – but I don’t know if that just means they haven’t been put up for pre-order yet. They also have placeholders for DC Superheroes and Harry Potter, so I guess there’s more to come.

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