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Comics Korner: AvX Wages On & Vigilantes Abound!

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The Night of the Owls has begun in Gotham City and the battle between the Avengers and the X-Men rages on while Daredevil, Spider-Man and The Punisher are still criss-crossing each other’s books.  It’s a crazy week in comics.
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Square Enix Announces Pre-Order Incentives for Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution

Square Enix has just announced vendor-specific pre-order incentives for two of their most anticipated titles. Sleeping Dogs, the upcoming open-world cop drama, will be seeing a North American release of August 14th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC with exclusive in-game content for customers who pre-order ahead of launch. Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon will all be offering completely different bonus for ordering through them, so let’s detail all the packs out to minimize confusion.

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Ten Characters That Should Get The Bishoujo Treatment

I’ve never made it a secret how much I love Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo Collection. Combining the stylized Bishoujo (or “pretty girl”) design, courtesy of Japan’s leading Bishoujo artist Shunya Yamashita with classic pin-up girl sensibility, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collection offers a unique take on the top ladies of pop culture. The collection started with Marvel and then DC heroes and villains, but has since expanded to include video game characters from games like Mass Effect and Tekken, as well as movies such as Star Wars and Ghostbusters. With the line going strong and the quality and intricacy of the statues improving with each new release, I wanted to present my wish list of the top ten ladies of pop culture who deserve their own Bishoujo statue. From comics to games to movies, Kotobukiya’s Bishoujo collection keeps getting better and here’s my top hopefuls for the future!
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BBTS Sponsor News – Takara TF, Bandai, Koto, 1/6 Scale & More

Check out the latest In-Stock and Pre-Order Items from Big Bad Toy Store. Lots to love for Transformers fans this week on BBTS, along with some NEW photos of Squaer-Enix’s upcoming Mass Effect Play Arts Kai, some new stuff from Kotobukiya and more! Check it out…

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Comics Korner: Blacksad Review

Of all the thousands of comic book series to discover, a story about an anthropomorphic cat that solves mysteries probably wouldn’t grab the attention of many readers.  But Blacksad, a European comic series about just that, defies all logic and delivers strong storytelling and incredible artwork that any fan of graphic novels would be sorry to miss.

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New Classic-Inspired GI Joe Figure Images Leak Online

JoeDeclassified and ace GI Joe reporter Gyre-Viper uncovered some very cool looking new Joe figures recently, and while we won’t know how or when to expect these figures until Hasbro announces them officially, they’re pretty awesome. Check out the new GI Joe mystery images right here…

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Unreleased GI Joe Art Shows Who Could Have Been in Pursuit of Cobra

Mike Thompson, the artist responsible for many of the incredibly cool character package portraits seen in Hasbro’s GI Joe: Pursuit of Cobra series recently shared some unreleased character art on his Twitter feed. The headshots reveal the modern reinterpretations/ POC designs we would have seen for Dr. Mindbender, Zap and Budo, along with the Nano-B.A.T. (who we know was rolled in to the GI Joe Collector’s Club subscription service). Check out more headshots to see what could have been!

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DVD Korner: Fighting Crime in a Future Time with Best of COPS Volume 2

COPS is one of those forgotten franchises of the 80’s. Intended to jump on the Robocop craze (and capture their previous success with GI Joe and Transformers), Hasbro’s futuristic police force featured one of the best toy lines of the late 80’s, as well as a cartoon to support it. I had fond memories of the COPS series as a kid, but not all of the 80’s toons hold up over the years… so how did COPS fare? Read on to find out…
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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.5 – “Signal 30”

After last week’s foray into some seriously dark territory, Matthew Weiner and company wouldn’t have been remiss to tone things down a little bit for this week.  Instead, they took the focus off of Don and put it on Pete, who is slowly becoming the show’s most compelling and tragic character.  All in all, “Signal 30” was one of the best episodes yet.
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Ask Mattel 4/16/2012: Hints at New Adventures of He-Man, Man of Steel Movie Masters & More!

The masters of Mattel are back to answer another round of burning questions! This time out, Matty shares some ideas on future New Adventures of He-Man and Man of Steel figures, and update on the DC Universe retail figures, and more… Check out all the answers, as Matty Speaks!
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