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TOY FAIR 2012: Obos Arrive On Earth… at Toy Fair!

One of my favorite things about Toy Fair is discovering cool new properties that are just getting started, and as far as I’m concerned the coolest new project I saw on the floor was OBOS by Really Brothers! OBOS is a wild new line of customizable creatures that are as friendly to designer toys as they are to the environment… since they are 100% plastic free! Check out the Obos right here…

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TOY FAIR 2012: Mega Bloks

2012 looks to be a banner year for Mega Bloks. The popular building toy company had an impressive showing at Toy Fair, with expansions to their Halo line, as well as an all-new Amazing Spider-Man movie series, and their biggest and most ambitious new line, World of Warcraft! Check out the full offering of what Mega fans have to look forward to this year!

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TOY FAIR 2012: Hasbro – G.I. Joe

As far as I’m concerned, GI Joe was the “main event” at Hasbro’s Toy Fair presentation. After two years of blowing fans away from the sidelines with the incredible Pursuit of Cobra and 30th Anniversary lines, GI Joe is now reporting front and center with a major new movie, ready to make the jump from a toy line to a full-fledged pop culture phenomenon!

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TOY FAIR 2012: Hasbro – Star Wars

2012 is a big year for Star Wars– Clone Wars is going strong into its fourth season, and The Phantom Menace is back in theaters, the first (of probably many) Star Wars movies to get the 3D treatment. Hasbro, of course has lots of great new toys to go along with this banner year for the galaxy far away… Get all the details on their plans for Star Wars this year!

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“The Woman In Black” is a Great Gothic Ghost Story in the Hammer Tradition

The Woman In Black marks the third movie released by horror film icons Hammer since their return, and the movie– starring the former Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe– is the first movie that deserves a place in Hammer’s hall of fame. Atmospheric, dark and more than a little spooky, The Woman In Black is a great addition to the grand Gothic Horror tradition.

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BBTS GI Joe 7-Packs Are Tough, Cool and Essential

The first new Joes of 2012 have hit, in the form of Big Bad Toy Store’s awesome new GI Joe 7-packs! The two packs are reaching into the most badass corners of the Joe universe, and delivering two of the toughest teams to the Modern Era– Slaughter’s Marauders and The Dreadnoks!Each set includes seven great figures that round out a big part of the 25th Anniversary collection with some modern updates to these two teams of classic characters. Let’s take a closer look at the Dreadnoks and Slaughter’s Marauders!!
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Maximum Carnage Mini Muggs Invade New York

Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs made a 100% Pure Awesome return this Summer at SDCC, and the return continued with the new Maximum Carnage exclusive set at New York Comic Con! The new set of mini-Muggs features our favorite web-slinging super hero Spider-Man, along with some of his most dangerous foes– Venom, Carnage, Demogoblin… and perhaps his most hated enemy of all, J. Jonah Jameson! Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we got the chance to check out this awesome new set!

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The Avengers Movie Blasts Into Action at NYCC

There were a lot of major panels at New York Comic Con, but the biggest by far was the Marvel Sudios panel for The Avengers! The movie, coming to theaters next Summer, is the culmination of six years of films, bringing together such comic book (and now cinematic) heroes such as Iron-Man, Captain America, The Hulk and Thor along with newcomers such as Hawkeye and Black Widow in the ultimate comic book team-up movie. The panel saw the first big-screen presentation of the brand new Avengers trailer, as well as an exclusive first look at a scene from the film… and featured much of the cast of the super hero movie live to answer questions from fans!

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NYCC: Mike Judge Talks (and Shows) the Return of Beavis and Butt-head

After all these years, the most iconic cartoon idiots of all time are returning to TV– Beavis and Butt-head returns to MTV on October 27th! To celebrate the grand return, creator Mike Judge made an appearance at New York Comic Con, where he answered questions and even aired the premiere episode to a packed room of diehard fans!

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NYCC: The Venture Bros Do New York Comic Con

Perennial Comic Con favorites Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer– and their little show called Venture Bros– were back for their hometown Con again this year, and they sat down to talk about everything from writing the upcoming Season Five, to what they’d like to see in an inevitable (someday) reboot of the show, with all the inappropriate language and obscure pop culture references you’d expect from the guys behind the funniest cartoon ever. See what Jackson and Doc had to say at NYCC this year…

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