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A Shockwave Hits the Transformers Line

Transformers used to be one of my favorite toy properties from childhood. Over the past few years Hasbro has updated the classic Generation 1 designs of the Autobots and Decepticons, which pulled me right back in to the line today. The latest Transformer to get an update is one of Megatron’s top allies, Shockwave.

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Club Infinite Earths Releases Another Amazing Rogue: Mirror Master

The August figure from Mattel’s Club Infinte Earths brings us Mirror Master, and the Flash Rogue is a perfect example of the DC Universe toy line at its best.

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NECA’s “New Batch” Of Gremlins Is Awesome

It’s been a while, but NECA has finally released their second set of Gremlins figures, and they are amazing.

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Mattel’s DC All-Stars Should Go Back To The Minors

Mattel’s aborted DC Universe All-Stars series finally gets released, and the universal lack of enthusiasm is pretty apparent.

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Marvel Universe Wave 19 Is One Of Hasbro’s Best Yet

With two new assortments, comic packs and store exclusives, it’s safe to say the drought of Hasbro’s Marvel Universe collection is officially over.  The latest wave is just starting to hit, and delivers five fantastic new figures to the 3.75″ Marvel U.

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TRU’s X-Men vs. Avengers 2-Packs Are Silvestri-Tastic!

Sorry for that headline, I couldn’t help it.

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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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NECA’s Friday the 13th Figures are a Cut Above the Rest

While they’ve tackled various iterations of slasher extraordinaire Jason Voorhees previously, the first series in NECA’s new Friday the 13th line consists of two Jason sculpts specifically modeled after his appearance in the third film.  Beautifully detailed and a blast to play around with, these pieces are easily some of the best figures to ever make use of the license.

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Ra’s al Ghul Brings The Dark Knight Movie Masters Full Circle

Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul is the final figure in the Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters collection, and he’s the perfect character to complete the Batsignal… and Mattel’s movie series.

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Movie Masters Batman Gets A New Sidekick

Expect to compete with some twentysomething fangirls in addition to the Hot Wheels guys in the toy aisle– Joseph Gordon Levitt’s got his own action figure.

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