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NECA Debuts Glow-In-The-Dark Robocop

NECA unveiled an all-new Robocop variant coming soon to Toys R Us, and it’s an awesome blast from the past!

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Mattel Comic Con Exclusive Pre-Orders Are Live

Once again, Mattel is offering pre-orders for their 2012 Comic Con exclusive toys on MattyCollector.com.  Attendees of SDCC can place their orders now on the site and pick up their items in person at the show.  Over the holiday weekend, the toy company also revealed their Dark Knight Rises exclusive in an… interesting video featuring Marketing Manager Scott “Toy Guru” Neitlich and one heck of a cameo on his desk in the background.

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GI Joe “Dollar Wave” Lives Up To The Hype

The Joe collecting community has a tendency to go a little nuts when Hasbro tries to sneak one past us, and that’s exactly what happened with this mystery wave of six figures that showed up on the forums with no explanation from Hasbro as to when and where they would be available… and not even what they were.

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Pre-Orders are Up for New Mass Effect 3 Collectibles

Today, both TriForce and Square Enix announced Q4 2012 release dates for their new Mass Effect 3-themed pieces.  Don’t let that stop you from getting your pre-orders in early, though — historically, both companies work with rather limited runs that tend to sell out quickly and, considering the popularity of the source material along with the fact that they all look awesome, these won’t likely last long.

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GI Joe Retaliation Ninja Showdown 3-Packs Are A Good Deal

On top of the single-carded figures, Hasbro’s new GI Joe Retaliation line will also feature some themed 3-packs, made up predominantly of repaints and main character variants, with a few surprises thrown in to keep things interesting. Under the label “Ninja Showdown,” the first two sets– available as part of the Retaliation launch on May 28th– earn the name with lots of ninja action.

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Saving The Best For Last: GI Joe Retaliation Red Ninja and Joe Trooper

Ending our look at GI Joe Retaliation Wave One, we’ve got a pair of troop builders that complete the collection, and quite frankly, put the rest of the line to shame. The GI Joe Trooper and the Red Ninja remind us that when Hasbro wants to bring their “A” game, they still can– these figures are sure to be the most popular in the assortment.

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GI Joe Retaliation Wave One Duke & Cobra Commander

Continuing our look at GI Joe Retaliation Wave One, here’s a look at Duke and Cobra Commander. The Joe leader and the villainous head of Cobra are the final two character figures in the new assortment, and both make decent– if not Earth-shattering– additions to the Retaliation ranks.

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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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