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Playmates Shells Out Their (Mostly) Great New TMNT Figures

Since their debut at Toy Fair in February, I’ve been highly anticipating the release of Playmates’ new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line.  Based on Nickelodean’s upcoming CGI-animated reboot of the television series, the titular characters sport fresh new sculpts that pull elements from both the original Mirage comic series as well as the classic animated series, but with some creative new twists.  Unfortunately, while all four turtles look and feel incredible, the supporting cast received a rather below-average treatment, hurting the line as a whole.

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Hasbro’s Avengers Legends May Be The Best Toys Of The Year

For the past few weeks, collectors everywhere have been staking out Wal-Marts near and far chasing down the impossibly elusive store exclusive Legends Series Avengers. Wal-Mart’s terribly bad distribution, combined with the huge popularity of the movie have made these figures the hardest toys to find at retail this Summer, but they are absolutely worth the blood, sweat and tears it will take to find them.

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NECA’s Rocky Figures Are A Total Knockout

When it comes to modern classic movies, there aren’t many better than Rocky. And when it comes to making toys based on modern classic movies, there aren’t many better than NECA. So when great toy company meets great license, you know the results are going to be something special, and that’s what we get with the new Rocky series. Kicking things off with our two main fighters from the first movie, NECA brings fans the definitive toy versions of Rocky Baloboa and then-rival Apollo Creed, with the fantastic movie accuracy, perfectly realized articulation and overall coolness we’ve come to expect from them. Thanks to NECA we’ve got an up-close look at the first series of Rocky figures… check them out!
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TRU’s Dark Knight Rises Two-Pack Is The Best Batman Movie Toy At Retail

Mattel’s Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters line gets a definite upgrade with a two-pack featuring new and greatly improved versions of Batman and Bane, and this set is totally worth checking out.

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Commissioner Gordon Is A “Smashing” Addition To Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises isn’t all about heroes and villains (and butlers)… there’s some real people in Gotham, too! And thanks to Wal-Mart, fans can now chase down the best cop GCPD has to offer, to join Batman’s team of allies.  Commissioner Gordon has returned to Movie Masters, and the new version is an absolute must-buy for Batman movie fans.

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Catwoman Sneaks Into Dark Knight Rises’ Movie Masters

The latest figure to join the Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters collection is Catwoman, and Batman’s enigmatic foil/ ladyfriend is another solid addition to the series.

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Avengers Assemble!!!!

After weeks of only seeing the big name heroes from the Avengers team, the human heroes and a surprise villain are making their way to collectors in the third wave of the 3.75 scale Movie line.

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DC Universe Infinite Earths Kicks Off With A Flash

Mattel’s plans for DC Universe this year seem to be in a constant state of flux, but one thing that’s been consistent (if delayed) has been the new subscription service, Club Infinite Earths. The new series officially started this month, with the first figure– Golden Age Flash. How does he compare to the rest of the DC Universe?

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Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Doc Ock Is Pretty Cool

The Amazing Spider-Man movie toys are the most underwhelming toys Hasbro has released in this downer year, but there’s still a few gems in the mix. Case in point, the great-looking Ultimate Doctor Octopus, who is one of the best-looking toys ever made on the eight-appendaged villain. But is he worthy of being called “ultimate”?

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Super-Articulated Spider-Man Really Is Amazing

Hasbro has released the Amazing Spider-Man movie toys, and while the line is fairly underwhelming for collectors, there’s a few treasures buried in this line. The best of the bunch is the fantastic new Super-Articulated movie Spidey, who really shows how well Hasbro can pull off a great toy when they want to.

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