Last year at Comic Con, Hasbro released a special edition Starscream deco on their awesome GI Joe Sky Striker jet, and the vehicle sold like crazy with its obvious appeal to both Joe and Transformers fans. Never one to pass up on a good idea, they came up with a second crossover figure for this year’s exclusive, and it’s one that manages to out-meta last year’s self-referential sell-out.
One of the last Comic Con exclusives t be revealed– and one I was most looking forward to– was the Night Shadow Leonardo, released to hype the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line by Playmates and Nickelodeon. While the final product looks great, it’s plagued by so many drawbacks, both situational and practical, that I just can’t give Playmates a pass on this one.
As the fate of the 2013 subscription is completely up in the air, Mattel’s July installment of DC Universe Club Infinite Earths have been released, including our first deluxe figure– Rocket Red.
The basic figure for July in Mattel’s Club Infinite Earths is Starman. Nope, not Ted Knight. Or his son Jack… This is the JSA/ Legion Starman AKA Thom Kallor.
After nearly a year hiatus, Hasbro’s Marvel Universe is back with an all-new assortment delivering some insanely impressive figure versions of Beta Ray Bill, Kraven the Hunter, Beast and an all-new Hulk. Thanks to Mike’s Comics N Stuff, we had the chance to check these new guys out, and they are all absolute must-haves for any 3.75″ Marvel universe.
NECA has made great use of several gaming licenses including BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, and Gears of War, so it came as no surprise when they announced they would be creating a line of action figures for the Borderlands franchise. It was also less than shocking, given NECA’s track record, that both pieces from the first series benefit from outstanding sculpts and killer paint work. Let’s check out their take on two of Pandora’s most familiar faces and go in depth with this excellent addition to NECA’s Player Select line.
The most recent addition to the excellent Marvel Bishoujo collection from Kotobukiya is a new take on Black Widow, and the iconic Avenger’s new version is one of their best pieces yet. The Covert Ops edition of Black Widow brings the sexy, stealthy heroine to life in what should be the centerpiece of any Avengers or Daredevil display.
Keeping up with their trend from the last few years, Hasbro released a very limited, and already highly sought-after variant of their awesome GI Joe Jinx figure. The alternate take on Kim Arashikage sports a new, unmasked headsculpt and a white version of her costume, and it’s a great figure for any die-hard Real American Hero collectors.