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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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TMNT Classics Are Pretty Close To Perfect

As part of Playmates’ relaunch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the company has released not only an all-new line of pretty awesome 5″ figures, but a side series featuring 7″ versions of the Turtles in their classic 80’s cartoon looks.  Called TMNT Classics, this line sees Playmates take a page from other recent toy lines line Mattel’s Masters of the Universe and Bandai’s Thundercats, delivering some wonderfully engineered and highly articulated– but still totally oldschool– heroes on the half shell.
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SDCC X-23 Bishoujo Is Cute When She’s Angry

X-23 received a Comic Con exclusive variant in her X-Force costume, and some slight changes to Kotobukiya’s original version really nail the young mutant’s character.

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NECA’s Groovy Evil Dead 2 Figures Will Swallow Your Soul

The second series of action figures based on everyone’s favorite horror/comedy is upon us and, in typical NECA fashion, they look fantastic and are tons of fun to play with.  While Series 1 included two awesome iterations of Ash (you can find Bill’s in-depth review here), Series 2 introduces the film’s most memorable baddie, Henrietta Knowby, and rounds out the collection with “Hero” Ash, which depicts the character’s most iconic visage – complete with chainsaw hand, sawed-off shotgun, and torn up shirt.  Let’s take a deeper look at the new line along with NECA’s SDCC exclusive Hero From the Sky Ash figure.

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