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First Look: Playmates’ New TMNT Donatello & Michaelangelo


Playmates is being very bold with their ambitious relaunch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the new toy line, being released later this year to support the new Nickelodeon cartoon series, is promising to be a fresh and cool new take on our favorite heroes on the half shell. We had the chance to get an up-close look at Donatello and Michaelangelo from the new line… keep reading for a sneak peek at these rad new figures!

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The Dark Knight Returns, Courtesy of Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya has released some new images and a release date for their upcoming Dark Knight Returns statue. Based on the artwork of Frank Miller and adapted directly from the final fight scene between Batman and The Joker, this statue is hands-down the finest interpretation I have ever seen of Miller’s iconic style. Get all the details on Kotobukiya’s latest ART-FX statue, plus lots of great photos– read on!
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Marvel Legends Wave Two Brings the Best Since Toy Biz

Less than a month after their grand return, Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Wave Two are already hitting shelves! The new Captain America-themed wave brings the goods with lots of long-time fan requests, an incredible new body and the best Build-A-Figure Hasbro has done yet. Thanks to Toycade we had the chance to take a closer look at the latest round of Marvel Legends– read on for our full first look!

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Marvel Legends Has Returned

It’s been a long time coming– Hasbro first announced that they were bringing back Marvel Legends almost two years ago and they have now made good on that promise with the first new wave of figures hitting retail now. Marvel Legends were aptly named, as the much-revered toy line revolutionized the 6″ toy market, and I couldn’t be happier to report that the latest installment to the series stands among the best of them.
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The End of the DC Universe: DC Universe Classic Wave 20 Review


DC Universe wave 20 brings to a close the five-year line, which has delivered plenty of ups and downs, along with a very impressive collection of comic-style superheroes and villains. Starting our three-part look at the final wave of DC Universe Classics, we’re taking a look at two of the “bright” points in this Brightest Day themed wave… the all-new Green Arrow and classic Red Arrow. How do these archers compare to the previous bow-wielding heroes we’ve seen?
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TOY FAIR 2012: NECA

One of my favorite booths to check out every year at Toy Fair is NECA. Featuring quite possibly the best sculpting for 6″ toys in the US, NECA have perfected the process of turning pop culture into a plastic artform, and 2012 looks to be another amazing year for the company! Get caught up on all the plans for NECA this year… including some amazing new toy lines to look forward to.

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TOY FAIR 2012: McFarlane Toys

McFarlane Toys has been winning me over for the past few years with their great Halo and The Walking Dead lines, and with both of those series continuing in 2012, I had to stop by and check them out at Toy Fair… Keep reading for a look at McFarlane’s plans for both lines in the new year!

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TOY FAIR 2012: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya was on location at Toy Fair to showcase all of their exciting products for the year! In addition to plenty of great statues from their ongoing brands like Marvel, DC and Star Wars, Kotobukiya also had plenty of surprises in store, with new Bishoujo, Art FX statues and more from properties like Mass Effect, Alines, and even Elvis Presley! Check out our full look at Kotobukiya’s 2012 plans…

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TOY FAIR 2012: Dark Horse

Dark Horse Collectibles’ tiny booth at this year’s Toy Fair was packed with intense new items from some of the great new licenses they’re working with. From retro nostalgia to modern art pieces, Dark Horse is set to deliver some sweet collectibles in 2012– Find out about everything they’ve got planned for the new year…

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TOY FAIR: Bif Bang Pow!

We had the chance to catch up with Bif Bang Pow! at Toy Fair. The guys who brought MEGO-style back to retail have a lot to offer this year, with new additions to old favorites like Venture Bros, Dexter and Dr. Who and some great new additions including Battlestar Galactica and Six Million Dollar Man! Check out our full coverage…

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Toy Fair 2012: Square Enix

 

Square Enix/Play Arts Kai has a well-earned reputation for their quality output and fanatical attention to detail.  Without hesitation, I can tell you that their showing was what I personally was most looking forward to at Toy Fair 2012 and they did not disappoint.  Grab a towel and start drooling with anticipation of this year’s lineup. Continue reading “Toy Fair 2012: Square Enix” »

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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Toy Fair 2012: Mezco Toyz

 

Mezco Toyz has a great track record for producing stylish and unique takes on licensed properties along with their creative originals.  With a stellar showing at Toy Fair, Mezco is set to continue this trend as they unveiled some killer new franchises while continuing to expand on their existing lines.  Check out what they have in store for you this year!

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