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GI Joe Retaliation & Amazing Spider-Man Preorders Go Live

With The Avengers already in stores, Hasbro is gearing up to release their next Summer movie toy lines in just a few weeks. In preparation for the May 28th release dates, Pre-Order solicits for GI Joe Retaliation and The Amazing Spider-Man have gone live at e-tailers across the web. And much like The Avengers line, both new series are pretty broad in scope and (compared to the past) kind of light on action figures.

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GI Joe Con Oktober Guard Reveal #3: Colonel Brekhov

The GI Joe Collector’s Club has revealed the third figure in their 2012 Convention exclusive figure set… The Oktober Guard gets an Officer in the form of Col. Brekhov!

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BBTS Sponsor News: New Hasbro, Hot Toys, TF, Beast Saga, Star Wars & More

Check out the latest pre-orders and in-stock items at Big Bad Toy Store… this week BBTS finally reveals the listing for Avengers Wave 3 including Hawkeye and Black Widow, and lots more!
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New GI Joe Retaliation Trailer Reveals Story, Vehicles and More

We’ve got just about two months left until GI Joe 2: Retaliation hits theaters, and I’m already increasingly impatient, thanks to the new trailer that debuted today. The new preview gives some more story details, lots of great looks at Cobra Commander and Firefly, and reveals of some pretty badass looking vehicles! Check it out after the jump…

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.5 – “Far Away Places”

The new season of Mad Men continues to charge forward, packing some dense and heavy character studies into what has been a flat-out brilliantly written and beautifully realized season. From a dabble into horror two weeks back to last week’s heartbreaking spotlight on Pete and Lane, I keep expecting the bottom to fall out on just how good this show is, but I’m starting to this that shoe is nowhere near falling– in fact this week’s “Far Away Places” may have been the most compelling and entertaining episode of the season.

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What Should Be in NECA’s Prometheus Toy Line?

For me, one of the most exciting reveals at Toy Fair was NECA’s announcement that they would be releasing a toy line for Prometheus. Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie looks incredibly ambitious and insanely cool, and (I hope) may end up being the best film of the Summer. While many details about the movie are still shrouded in mystery, from what we’ve seen so far it looks like there will be no shortage of visually dynamic stuff just begging to be captured in plastic. I though it would be fun to go place some guesses on what the upcoming Prometheus toy line could look like…

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DC Bishoujo Review: Supergirl Flirts and Flies Into Three Dimensions

One of the recent additions to Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Collection was Supergirl, who strikes a fun and flirty pose and makes an excellent addition to the “Pretty Girl” series. Master artist Shunya Yamashita does justice to the last daughter of Krypton, and the resulting statue is a must-have for any fans of the DC comics heroine or Bishoujo artwork.

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Kotobukiya Reveals The Harley Quinn Bishoujo Statue

Kotobukiya is certainly on a roll with their fantastic Bishoujo collection, and the latest DC femme fatale to join the list is the Joker’s main squeeze, Harley Quinn!

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GI Joe Club Adds Another Oktober Guard To The Roster

The GI Joe Collector’s Club revealed the second figure in their 2012 Convention exclusive set– Oktober Guard mainstay Schrage! On top of that, the Club has also set live this year’s reveal grid, which indicates the 2012 Con set will include 10 unique characters… Six will be Oktober Guard, with four adversaries yet to be revealed!

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The GI Joe “Dollar Wave” Plot Thickens

image source: hisstank.com, via user: NightFoxLast week, pictures surfaced for a mysterious new line of GI Joe figures including some 25th/ modern takes on the ’91 era commando Snake Eyes, Ninja Force Storm Shadow, modern Shipwreck and more. Since then, General Joe’s has added some “insider intel” to the mix, claiming these Joes will be a second-tier retail assortment, designed as repaints to reduce cost and get them carried at second tier outlets such as Family Dollar or Dollar General.

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