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Too Cool: The White House Responds To Death Star Proposal

I had a feeling President Obama’s administration were a cool bunch of people, and their response to the “We The People” proposal to build a real-life Death Star proves it.

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Custom Korner: Marvel Universe Jubilee

Hasbro’s Marvel Universe Jubilee had some good stuff going for her, but her modern look can’t hold a candle to her 90’s X-Men style, so I fixed that.

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On The Django Unchained Toy Controversy

Not unlike the movie itself, NECA’s recent Django Unchained toy line has been met with criticism, with some labeling the toys as offensive, based on the property’s connection to slavery.  I didn’t talk about it in my review, so I’m talking about it now.

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Sometimes You Just Have to Let Go

In a collector’s life there are times when you give up part of your collection. It can be for various reasons, but whatever they are, it is always a hard choice to make.

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The DC Comics Deck Building Game is Fast-Paced Fun

As the name suggests, Cryptozoic’s latest is a deck-building game steeped in the DC Universe, featuring tons of familiar characters and killer card art pulled straight from comic panels and covers.  It’s also the second game Cryptozoic has released that uses their “Cerberus Engine,” which allows for cross-title compatibility.  So how does it fare compared to other deck-builders out there?

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Best Action Figures of 2012

Lots of great action figures came out in 2012.  Here’s our list of the ten best ones.

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Ten Things To Make 2013 Exciting

Happy New Year!  If you’re not sure about the new year yet, here’s ten things that will make 2013 an awesome year.

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Ten Best Toy Lines of 2012

Overall, 2012 was a year filled with surprises for tried and true toy collectors, with some stunning toy lines both new and old coming to the forefront.

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Glen Mazzara Steps Down As Walking Dead Showrunner

It looks like The Walking Dead will be getting a new showrunner for Christmas this year.

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Ask Mattel 12/14/2012: MOTUC’s Two-Year Roadmap, Weapons Pak Details & More

We’re a little late posting the latest round of answers from Mattel.  Yesterday’s tragedy in Newtown– less than 30 miles from Kastor’s Korner HQ in Southington– made it very difficult to focus on writing about toys and movies and geeky stuff.  Our thoughts go out to all our CT neighbors suffering in light of this terrible tragedy.

Now let’s get back to toy talk, with some all new answers from Mattel:

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What If G.I. Joe Retaliation Is Actually Good?

The G.I. Joe sequel gets yet another awesome, ass-kicking trailer, one that makes it increasingly hard to figure out why it got such an embarrassing last-minute delay.

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A Behind The Scenes Look At NECA’s Astonishing Aliens Figures

It’s ridiculous how badly I must own these.

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The Wolverine International Poster Sets A Dramatic Tone

Marvel reveals a new international one-sheet for The Wolverine, striking a fine dramatic pose perched on top of Tokyo.

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Star Trek: Into Darkness Gets A Trailer, Names Its Villain

You know a JJ Abrams movie is coming when the misinformation and confusion gets this thick!

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Ask Mattel 11/30/2012: How Many DC Characters Does “Unlimited” Mean & More

Mattel has returned a new batch of answers to close out November.  This round, we get some new details on where you can go for WWE’s Miss Elizabeth, how many waves of DC Unlimited figures we should expect in 2013, and we dare to bring up the likelihood of Snake Mountain (already!)  Read on for all this month’s answers…

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