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NYCC 2012: Rayman Legends Co-op Impressions

The recent news that Rayman Legends, the successor to last year’s stellar Rayman Origins, has been delayed until 2013 is a major bummer. Playing a demo of the game on a Wii U console at NYCC has only made that news harder to bear, as my time with it left me wanting much, much more.

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NYCC 2012: On The Floor With DC Collectibles

DC Collectibles had a very cool statue-heavy display at their usual corner of the DC Comics mega-booth, with some very exciting new products sure to look amazing on the shelf.

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NYCC 2012: On The Floor With Mattel

Mattel had a great display at New York Comic Con, with the chance to get up-close looks at their upcoming lines, including Masters of the Universe, DC Unlimited, Batman Unlimited and more.

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NYCC 2012: Kasual Friday Promises A Cool 2013

Pop Culture Collectible specialists Kasual Friday were on site at New York Comic Con, and showed off their awesome new mini figure toy line coming next Spring.

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NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya Shows The Goods

Kotobukiya had a great booth at New York Comic Con, with some excellent new reveals for the show, including a new recruit to the Marvel Bishoujo collection and a stunning Joker statue.

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Hasbro’s Pre-NYCC Party Kicks Things Off In Style

New York Comic Con doesn’t start until tomorrow, but Hasbro got an early start with an epic party in NYC that will (hopefully) set the town for one awesome weekend.
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DC Collectibles Reveals New York Comic Con Exclusives

DC Collectibles (nee, DC Direct) has revealed a pair of exclusives coming to New York Comic Con next month.

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Thoughts On Mattel’s Reveals At Power Con

Power Con had a menagerie of new characters. Unfortunately, not being there gives one a perspective not found with the in-crowd seeing each new discovery with rose-colored glasses. I do enjoy the Masters of the Universe line as a whole, but I have come to the realization that the toys will never come out the way the Four Horsemen had intended. While I do love what was revealed, I do have some initial misgivings on the reveals– I will say it is not love at first sight, but rather cautious optimism.

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MOTU Vykron Is A Dressed-Up Mess

Vykron, being a dress-up set memorializing the original pitch for what became Masters of the Universe, was a very appropriate and ambitious set for the 30th anniversary. The tank armor, the viking garb, and space man attire can each be applied to a base body to create unique looks for a new character: Vykron, the Ultimate Eternian Champion. Is this $30 set greater than the sum of his front-covering parts?

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SDCC X-23 Bishoujo Is Cute When She’s Angry

X-23 received a Comic Con exclusive variant in her X-Force costume, and some slight changes to Kotobukiya’s original version really nail the young mutant’s character.

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Shockwave HISS Tank May Be The Most Meta Toy Ever

Last year at Comic Con, Hasbro released a special edition Starscream deco on their awesome GI Joe Sky Striker jet, and the vehicle sold like crazy with its obvious appeal to both Joe and Transformers fans. Never one to pass up on a good idea, they came up with a second crossover figure for this year’s exclusive, and it’s one that manages to out-meta last year’s self-referential sell-out.

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SDCC 2012 – Venture Bros.

Once again, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, creators of Adult Swim’s Venture Bros, were on hand at Comic Con and took some time to discuss their upcoming Halloween special, Season 5 and why it’s impossible to make fun of GI Joe characters. Check out the Venture Bros. experience at Comic Con!

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SDCC 2012- Teen Titans Go!

This year’s DC Nation block of shows on Cartoon Network marked the return o Teen Titans to the small screen. The old voice cast reunited to make animated shorts that received enough attention to get their own show. We sat down with the producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath to get some info on the new series. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Teen Titans Go!” »

SDCC 2012- Beware the Batman

At Comic Con we got a chance to talk with the producers of Beware the Batman, Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson. They filled us in on how this version of Batman differs from past animated incarnations and the many sides of Bruce Wayne. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Beware the Batman” »

SDCC 2012- Warner Archive Panel

At the request of a friend, I attended the Warner Archive panel that was debuting the Shazam! Series on DVD. I make no bones about it: I went entirely to get a Shazam Lego for my friend. I was even brazen enough to ask the moderator what I had to do to get one. He would only say that it would be great to ask a good question at the end of the panel presentation. I sat down and what played before me was Chuck Norris: Karate Commandos. Still unsure of the hour that laid ahead of me, the folks at Warner Archive were introduced and my reluctance in attending became an appreciation for their work and a desire to rekindle my fondness of cartoons gone by. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Warner Archive Panel” »