Man, 2012 turned out to be a pretty lousy year to be a Joe fan. With Renegades and the 30th Anniversary cut down in their prime to make way for Retaliation– only to have the new movie bring with it some half-boiled new toys (with a few exceptions), and now a 9-month delay on the movie announced last week. I don’t think anybody bought Paramount’s announcement that the movie pushback was just for 3D’s sake, and now there’s lots more buzz floating around what happened.
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NECA unveiled an all-new Robocop variant coming soon to Toys R Us, and it’s an awesome blast from the past!
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Once again, Mattel is offering pre-orders for their 2012 Comic Con exclusive toys on MattyCollector.com. Attendees of SDCC can place their orders now on the site and pick up their items in person at the show. Over the holiday weekend, the toy company also revealed their Dark Knight Rises exclusive in an… interesting video featuring Marketing Manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich and one heck of a cameo on his desk in the background.
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Big Bad Toy Store has released TONS of new pre-orders for long-anticipated Marvel, Dark Knight Rises, Star Wars, Transformers and lots more products– check out the latest updates!
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The Joe collecting community has a tendency to go a little nuts when Hasbro tries to sneak one past us, and that’s exactly what happened with this mystery wave of six figures that showed up on the forums with no explanation from Hasbro as to when and where they would be available… and not even what they were.
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News just broke that GI Joe Retaliation, originally scheduled to be released in four weeks, has been pushed back to March 29, 2013 to be converted to 3D. This is not good news for Joe fans…
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The last thing I was expecting walking in to Men In Black 3 was that the movie wouldn’t be dreadful, so imagine my surprise when not only was it NOT awful, but it was pretty damn good! After a dull first sequel, Men In Black 3 feels like a real return to form for not only the semi-franchise, but also director Barry Sonnenfeld, and it makes for a very enjoyable and consistently entertaining Summer blockbuster.
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This week’s Mad Men moves the plot along, as we start to approach the finale of the incredible season, with some plot points falling into place– or rather, falling apart– for the team at SCDP. This week also sees the return of Paul Kinsey, the ad man left behind when Lane fired Don and company from McCann so they could start their own business.
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On top of the single-carded figures, Hasbro’s new GI Joe Retaliation line will also feature some themed 3-packs, made up predominantly of repaints and main character variants, with a few surprises thrown in to keep things interesting. Under the label “Ninja Showdown,” the first two sets– available as part of the Retaliation launch on May 28th– earn the name with lots of ninja action.
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Ending our look at GI Joe Retaliation Wave One, we’ve got a pair of troop builders that complete the collection, and quite frankly, put the rest of the line to shame. The GI Joe Trooper and the Red Ninja remind us that when Hasbro wants to bring their “A” game, they still can– these figures are sure to be the most popular in the assortment.
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