When Starbreeze Studios released The Darkness on consoles in 2007, they successfully breathed new life into an aging license. Now, five years later, the sequel sports a new developer, a reworked control scheme, and radically new visuals. The result capitalizes on the strengths of the original source material while providing, for the most part, an extremely entertaining experience.
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It’s been a long time coming– Hasbro first announced that they were bringing back Marvel Legends almost two years ago and they have now made good on that promise with the first new wave of figures hitting retail now. Marvel Legends were aptly named, as the much-revered toy line revolutionized the 6″ toy market, and I couldn’t be happier to report that the latest installment to the series stands among the best of them.
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Any week that gives us Daredevil, Batman and Spidey all at once is fine by me. This week in particular was rife with quality storytelling and visuals from some of the top talent in the industry. Keep reading for all the details!
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DC Universe wave 20 brings to a close the five-year line, which has delivered plenty of ups and downs, along with a very impressive collection of comic-style superheroes and villains. Starting our three-part look at the final wave of DC Universe Classics, we’re taking a look at two of the “bright” points in this Brightest Day themed wave… the all-new Green Arrow and classic Red Arrow. How do these archers compare to the previous bow-wielding heroes we’ve seen?
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One of my favorite booths to check out every year at Toy Fair is NECA. Featuring quite possibly the best sculpting for 6″ toys in the US, NECA have perfected the process of turning pop culture into a plastic artform, and 2012 looks to be another amazing year for the company! Get caught up on all the plans for NECA this year… including some amazing new toy lines to look forward to.
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McFarlane Toys has been winning me over for the past few years with their great Halo and The Walking Dead lines, and with both of those series continuing in 2012, I had to stop by and check them out at Toy Fair… Keep reading for a look at McFarlane’s plans for both lines in the new year!
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Kotobukiya was on location at Toy Fair to showcase all of their exciting products for the year! In addition to plenty of great statues from their ongoing brands like Marvel, DC and Star Wars, Kotobukiya also had plenty of surprises in store, with new Bishoujo, Art FX statues and more from properties like Mass Effect, Alines, and even Elvis Presley! Check out our full look at Kotobukiya’s 2012 plans…
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Dark Horse Collectibles’ tiny booth at this year’s Toy Fair was packed with intense new items from some of the great new licenses they’re working with. From retro nostalgia to modern art pieces, Dark Horse is set to deliver some sweet collectibles in 2012– Find out about everything they’ve got planned for the new year…
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We had the chance to catch up with Bif Bang Pow! at Toy Fair. The guys who brought MEGO-style back to retail have a lot to offer this year, with new additions to old favorites like Venture Bros, Dexter and Dr. Who and some great new additions including Battlestar Galactica and Six Million Dollar Man! Check out our full coverage…
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Square Enix/Play Arts Kai has a well-earned reputation for their quality output and fanatical attention to detail. Without hesitation, I can tell you that their showing was what I personally was most looking forward to at Toy Fair 2012 and they did not disappoint. Grab a towel and start drooling with anticipation of this year’s lineup. Continue reading “Toy Fair 2012: Square Enix” »