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Mattel Reveals Mekaneck Through Club Eternia Mailing List

A few weeks ago, Mattel said they were trying to re-imagine how they did figure reveals, and it looks like they found at least one new avenue using yesterday’s reveal of Mekaneck!  The Masters figure was revealed through a special email sent to subscribers of Club Eternia, as a “perk” for being a member.  Since we at Kastor’s Korner ARE members of Club Eternia, we’ve got the images to show off– get all the details on Mekaneck right here!

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Missed the Boat: NECA’s Gremlins Line is Awesome

Sometimes it’s tough to keep up with every corner of the pop culture universe, and things will fall through the cracks, even though they certainly don’t deserve to. That happened with NECA’s new line of figures based on the Gremlins movies, which started hitting stores late last year. That may have been months ago, but these guys are just so cool I had to write about them!

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Ask Mattel 5/15/2012: Lots of New SDCC Exclusive Details

A few weeks back, Mattel announced their 2012 San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and the assortment certainly left some questions for fans of Matty’s top lines… so we decided to dedicate an entire round of Ask Mattel questions to this Summer’s SDCC Exclusives!  Mattel sheds some more light on their new Death statue, eases some availability concerns about Vykron and addresses the chances of SDCC exclusives for missing lines like Voltron and WWE… Get all the answers right here!
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Zartan & The Cobra Trooper Join The Retaliation Ranks

We’re only a few weeks away from the release date of Hasbro’s GI Joe Retaliation toy line, but some shipping snafus meant some figures were shipped early via toysrus.com, and I was lucky enough to score Zartan and the Cobra Trooper before they were pulled from the website. Check out a sneak peek at both villainous Cobras in their latest figure versions!

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Jakks Pacific Men In Black 3 Figures Are Really Fun Toys

Men In Black 3 is one of those Summer movies I keep forgetting about. The long-delayed project has been talked about and scrapped so many times the idea of it actually being released seems like a foreign concept. The fact that it’s finally hitting the big screen got a little more concrete this week, as the Jakks Pacific MIB3 action figures started finding their way to retail. And while I have very little doubt the latest adventure of Agents J and K will be awful, the toys are actually pretty neat, for a number of reasons.

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Hasbro’s Big Avengers Problem

The Avengers movie was not only a great blockbuster, but a smashing success– beating records for the biggest opening weekend of all time, and in no danger of losing steam anytime soon.  But Hasbro’s toy line has been suffering, and is under-performing at the worst time imaginable.  The toy company can still course-correct, but they need to get to work right away.

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PRESSPOP Announces Their Lee “Scratch” Perry Figure

 

Officially approved by The Upsetter himself, Japanese company Presspop Inc (who recently made an awesome vinyl figure of Dr. Bob Moog) has announced a limited vinyl figure of Lee “Scratch” Perry, hailed as the father of reggae and dub music.  Made available domestically through Aggronautix, pre-orders are open now for a July 2012 ship date.

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GI Joe Club Reveals The Iron Grenadiers’ General

Holy $#@!! they actually made Voltar!!!

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More Masters of the Universe Package Pictures (And MAJOR Mythology) Revealed

Mattel debuted some in-package images of the upcoming June releases from their Masters of the Universe series on the Matty Collector Facebook page earlier this week, giving us our first look at the bios for Horde Prime, Snake Man At Arms and the Griffin.  Check out the pix right now…

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A Third Iron Grenadier Joins Joe Con’s Box Set

Image Credit: GIJoeCon.com

Good lord, I feel like this site is turning into a GI Joe fansite after all the news this week, but we’re gonna keep rocking and rolling anyway!  The GI Joe Club has revealed yet another Iron Grenadier– the third trooper from the cancelled 5-pack Hasbro scrapped a few years ago… this completes the trifecta of Grenadier troopers who will be squaring off with the Oktober Guard in this year’s Convention exclusive 15-pack.  But who will lead these Grenadiers into battle?

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