Men In Black 3 is one of those Summer movies I keep forgetting about. The long-delayed project has been talked about and scrapped so many times the idea of it actually being released seems like a foreign concept. The fact that it’s finally hitting the big screen got a little more concrete this week, as the Jakks Pacific MIB3 action figures started finding their way to retail. And while I have very little doubt the latest adventure of Agents J and K will be awful, the toys are actually pretty neat, for a number of reasons.
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The GI Joe Club has released their 2012 Collector’s Club exclusive, and subscribers are now receiving the long-demanded 25th update of the classic Joe infantry trooper, Footloose. It’s been a long time coming, but Footloose is finally here– ready to effectively complete the Joe class of ’85– and the Club really pulled this one off.
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Hasbro and Amazon surprised GI Joe collectors by offering not one but two exclusive GI Joe sets– in addition to the already-known Retaliation preview 4-pack, Amazon is also offering a Renegades themed multi-pack that really helps to finish off the Renegades universe in plastic. Get a full look at the new set right here…
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Rumors of an Amazon exclusive GI Joe Retaliation preview set started swirling months ago, and after a lull of no information, we quickly went from confirmation of the set to an in-stock listing, and now the first batch of Retaliation preview sets are shipping out. This set features four figures from Hasbro’s upcoming Retaliation toy line, in a special display box. Three of the figures seem to be identical to their single carded versions, while the fourth gets a new variant, apparently exclusive to this box set. Check out an up-close look at Amazon’s GI Joe Retaliation premiere set right here… keep reading.
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One of the recent additions to Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Collection was Supergirl, who strikes a fun and flirty pose and makes an excellent addition to the “Pretty Girl” series. Master artist Shunya Yamashita does justice to the last daughter of Krypton, and the resulting statue is a must-have for any fans of the DC comics heroine or Bishoujo artwork.
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Based on 2009’s blockbuster title by Rocksteady Games, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Square Enix’s Arkham Asylum figures since we saw them earlier this year at Toy Fair 2012. Since acquiring their take on Batman and Joker and being able to physically play around with them, I can say that Square Enix has arguably released two of the finest crafted Batman action figures ever produced. Really, you shouldn’t even be reading this – you should be here ordering them for your collection right now. But in case you need some details to convince you, let’s take an in-depth look at each figure individually…
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Distributed by DC Direct and originally slated for a Summer 2010 release, the first series of Mass Effect action figures suffered one delay after another with a small assortment sneaking onto shelves in April 2011 before disappearing completely. Frustrated with DC’s handling of the line, Bioware pulled the plug on their partnership and later announced they would be working with Big Fish Toys to revive the initial run of four figures as well as a second series. This week, all eight 6.8” action figures from Bioware & Big Fish Toys are beginning to ship to customers who had pre-ordered and, in keeping with the Mass Effect 3 namesake, are a colossal disappointment.
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The latest statue in Kotobukiya’s Marvel Bishoujo series is X-Men villain Mystique. Striking a dynamic pose, the blue-skinned mutant terrorist looks as sexy and dangerous as ever, imagined perfectly in Kotobukiya’s long-running stylized series. Get an up-close look at the X-Men’s top femme fatale as she makes her Bishoujo debut… keep reading!
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s cult classic Evil Dead 2, NECA has released a new series of 6″ scale action figures. The first wave is hitting stores now, and gives us two versions of the movie’s iconic star Ash (played, of course, by fan favorite Bruce Campbell). The lunk-headed hero has a definite place in many a fanboy’s heart, and NECA’s new figures– based on the movie’s “Farewell to arms” and “Deadite Ash” sequences, are far and away the best renditions of the character ever to see release. Thanks to NECA we have the chance to get an up-close look at both new versions of Ash… check out the review for the full scoop!
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Playmates is being very bold with their ambitious relaunch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the new toy line, being released later this year to support the new Nickelodeon cartoon series, is promising to be a fresh and cool new take on our favorite heroes on the half shell. We had the chance to get an up-close look at Donatello and Michaelangelo from the new line… keep reading for a sneak peek at these rad new figures!
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Less than a month after their grand return, Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Wave Two are already hitting shelves! The new Captain America-themed wave brings the goods with lots of long-time fan requests, an incredible new body and the best Build-A-Figure Hasbro has done yet. Thanks to Toycade we had the chance to take a closer look at the latest round of Marvel Legends– read on for our full first look!
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It’s been a long time coming– Hasbro first announced that they were bringing back Marvel Legends almost two years ago and they have now made good on that promise with the first new wave of figures hitting retail now. Marvel Legends were aptly named, as the much-revered toy line revolutionized the 6″ toy market, and I couldn’t be happier to report that the latest installment to the series stands among the best of them.
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DC Universe wave 20 brings to a close the five-year line, which has delivered plenty of ups and downs, along with a very impressive collection of comic-style superheroes and villains. Starting our three-part look at the final wave of DC Universe Classics, we’re taking a look at two of the “bright” points in this Brightest Day themed wave… the all-new Green Arrow and classic Red Arrow. How do these archers compare to the previous bow-wielding heroes we’ve seen?
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The first new Joes of 2012 have hit, in the form of Big Bad Toy Store’s awesome new GI Joe 7-packs! The two packs are reaching into the most badass corners of the Joe universe, and delivering two of the toughest teams to the Modern Era– Slaughter’s Marauders and The Dreadnoks!Each set includes seven great figures that round out a big part of the 25th Anniversary collection with some modern updates to these two teams of classic characters. Let’s take a closer look at the Dreadnoks and Slaughter’s Marauders!!
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Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs made a 100% Pure Awesome return this Summer at SDCC, and the return continued with the new Maximum Carnage exclusive set at New York Comic Con! The new set of mini-Muggs features our favorite web-slinging super hero Spider-Man, along with some of his most dangerous foes– Venom, Carnage, Demogoblin… and perhaps his most hated enemy of all, J. Jonah Jameson! Thanks to our friends at Hasbro, we got the chance to check out this awesome new set!
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