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The Marvel Universe Expands Again With Wave 21

Hasbro skips ahead with their Marvel Universe series to bring a new assortment featuring Jubilee, Blastaar and the much-anticipated Professor Xavier.  While this is only the third wave of Universe figures we’ve seen this year, it’s three for three in terms of great toys.

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Falcon & Captain America Join The Retro Marvel Universe

The latest Marvel Universe two-packs deliver a classic Falcon and his long-time partner Captain America, in a new comic-shaded deco.

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GI Joe’s Ninja Combat Cruiser Tears Onto The Frontlines

Hasbro’s GI Joe Retaliation line is still in limbo until early 2013, but the new Ninja Combat Cruiser has been sneaking its way to store shelves.  Let’s take a closer look at the new Joe movie jeep.

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Frosta Is Left Out In The Cold

October provided MOTUC fans with three new additions to the ranks, and a fantastic new array of weapons from the Great Unrest weapons pack. Princess of Power fans will have a heavy hitter joining the Great Rebellion with Ice Empress Frosta. Between her and new additions to the ranks of the Horde and the Snake Men, it seemed like October would be a surefire win… until Mattel Design’s Ruben Martinez got his hands on them. There were constraints placed upon Mattel to stretch resources to cost out three $20 action figures, and logistically, they failed on all fronts, most dramatically with Frosta.
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Hasbro Unmasks Spider-Man With New Legends Exclusive

The Amazing Spider-Man Legends gets a fourth figure, and while it’s a great concept, the newly unmasked Peter Parker suffers under some design shortfalls.
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Cy-Chop Should Have Been A Strong Addition To The Horde

The Horde get a new member in Kronis’ partner-in-crime Cy-Chop, the fifth figure in Mattel’s 30th Anniversary collection, which has delivered figures ranging from the amazing Draego-Man to the much-lambasted Mighty Spector. How does Cy-Chop compare to his fellow 30th Anniversary Masters? Read on to find out.
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NECA “Engineers” Two Excellent Prometheus Toys

NECA releases the first two figures from their Prometheus series, including two versions of the Engineers that are every bit as well-realized as the film’s stunning visuals.

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General Rattlor Is Ready To Strike

The Snake Men gains their general, Rattlor as part of this month’s Club Eternia subscription, but while he looks amazing, the former Snake Man is marred by poor logistic concerns, like his two fellow October figures.
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Bishoujo Harley Quinn Is Crazy, Cute

The latest DC Bishoujo statue from Kotobukiya brings us The Joker’s main squeeze Harley Quinn, with two display options and one big mallet.

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Temple of Darkness Sorceress Is A Great Variant

Temple of Darkness Sorceress is Mattel’s Power Con/ New York Comic Con exclusive for 2012, and while she may be seen as a straight-up Sorceress repaint, there are a couple of changes that fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how much you love the original) improve on the first Sorceress.  She loses her bird form and perch, but she does come with an impressive new podium for King Grayskull’s Orb of Power. This alone moves the toy beyond a mere redeco and definitely merits a purchase. Please read on as to why.

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