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- 08/02/13--12:28: _The Losing Luchabots
- 08/02/13--12:37: _Kronk x Pobber Ste...
- 08/02/13--13:00: _Don't despair! Here...
- 08/02/13--13:06: _Why LeapFrog Shares...
- 08/02/13--13:08: _Official Images of ...
- 08/02/13--13:12: _Transformers: Robot...
- 08/02/13--13:23: _Transformers Constr...
- 08/02/13--13:44: _BBTS News: Metrople...
- 08/02/13--13:54: _Transformers 4 - Ne...
- 08/02/13--14:00: _Poe’s Pick of the W...
- 08/02/13--14:40: _Hyatt Regency in Be...
- 08/02/13--15:46: _Breakfast at Sazera...
- 08/02/13--15:58: _Artwork from ‘Glitz...
- 08/02/13--16:10: _The next Real Grade...
- 08/02/13--16:45: _Master Grade Sazabi...
- 08/02/13--17:00: _Check out Pop Cultu...
- 08/02/13--18:09: _Faruqi & Faruqi...
- 08/02/13--19:19: _Yellowing Bodies an...
- 08/02/13--20:00: _Preview: Clutter x ...
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- 08/02/13--12:28: The Losing Luchabots
- 08/02/13--12:37: Kronk x Pobber Stealth Bad Ass on the Prowl
- 08/02/13--13:00: Don't despair! Here's a preview of Cu-Poche Sayaka Miki!
- 08/02/13--13:06: Why LeapFrog Shares Got Left Behind
- 08/02/13--14:40: Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington
- 08/02/13--15:46: Breakfast at Sazerac – Seattle, WA
- 08/02/13--15:58: Artwork from ‘Glitz & Pixie Stix’ Now Available
- 08/02/13--16:10: The next Real Grade Gunpla is the Strike Freedom Gundam
- 08/02/13--16:45: Master Grade Sazabi ver. Ka coming this December
- 08/02/13--17:00: Check out Pop Culture Shock's Dhalsim
- The regular version, the one you see in the header, is US$335 with a TBD edition size
- The Yoga Flame version, which is limited to 200 pieces at US$340 and adds in a third, Yoga Flame-blowing head that looks really cool. The translucent flame part is really eye-catching
- The Player 2 version, which is the same as the Yoga Flame version, except in Dhalsim's second-player colors of orange and blue.
- 08/02/13--19:19: Yellowing Bodies and Something New
- 08/02/13--20:00: Preview: Clutter x Dynamite Rex -- The Custom Raaar! Show (8.10)
- 08/02/13--20:34: McFarlane Toys NFL smALL PROS Series 1 (Updated w/New Images)
Selina Briggs (The Jelly Empire) has announced that the Luchabots that didn't make it to Round Two (Electrico, El Pescador and Desatre) have been released via The Jelly Empire shop today Friday August 2nd 2013 for $50.00 per set.
Kronk and Pobber are following up the SDCC debut of the new Bad Ass ape vinyl (9”)with the new Stealth edition. The black + blue and white design is in tune with the character’s name – great combination. Limited to 350 pieces and rocking 7 points of articulation, the Stealth...
A blog post from Kotobukiya previewed the latest in their Cu-Poche line of figures: Sayaka Miki of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Her accessories, which include three facial expressions and her four swords, look sparse compared to Madoka (reviewed) and Mami's. I personally think they the should have at least included the charmed baseball bat she used on her first witch hunt but no one asked me. Regardless of choice of add-ons, the figure itself looks wonderful. They perfectly captured her eyes and complex outfit. I especially love that you can see her soul gem peeking out from her shirt!
Also of note was blog post's teaser of the chance of a Homura Cu-Poche in the works.
In the meantime, the Sayaka Cu-Poche will ship in January 2014 and is available for pre-order now for ¥3,800.
The official Transformers page has posted images of the Construct-Bots Scout Class figures for 2014. Here are the new Transformers Beast Hunters characters that will be offered in the Construct-Bots series including Bumblebee, Starscream and Ripclaw. Check out the official images of these toys in their robot and alternate modes from the first wave of Scout Class figures in the gallery below.
Enjoy the 8 page preview of Transformers: Robots in Disguise Issue #20 that will be out in comic shops and online on Wednesday August 7th. NEW CYBERTRON! Its a brand new day"and STARSCREAM is in charge! But running a planet isnt as easy as it looks if BUMBLEBEE couldnt do it, why does the former DECEPTICON think he can? The dawn of a new age"or the end of everything?! The countdown to DARK CYBERTRON continues!
With the Transformers Construct-bots App you get to construct custom Construct-bots figures and then send them into battle! Customize and power-up your Construct-bots figures in the app by scanning codes found in specially marked Transformers toys that unlock custom virtual Part Packs! Unlocked parts can be used in the app to improve your existing Construct-bots figures or to build powerful new Construct-bots figures.
Check out what’s new this week at Big Bad Toy Store! ————– NEW PRE-ORDERS ————– 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT STORMTROOPER COMMANDER...
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Thanks to Andy of the Hot Fudge Detroit forums who has posted what may be our first look at a Transformers 4 robot character. The image of a CGI-prop on a stick shows what is being called a character with a beard and pipe. Hard to say, but this might be Hound who's name and vehicle have been announced and sighted on set already. Check out the images below for the full look now.
Poe’s Pick of the Week > Star Wars 6″ Black Series 01 – Set of 4 The biggest thing to hit Star Wars toys since Kenner made their first figure is finally here. $79.99 for the set at BBTS. But they have to share Pick of the Week space with… …the largest Transformer ever made. Generations […]
We had the chance to visit the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA at th beginning of July. We were provided with 2 complimentary nights stay and breakfast for the morning. We decided to stay any extra night and purchased the Regency club upgrade for the reasons listed below. A beautiful and very open lobby is... [Continue Reading]
While in Seattle we of course have to find places to eat and things to do. We came across the Hotel Monaco some years ago after staying there and reached out to Sazerac, a restaurant next to the Hotel Monaco. It is a pretty spot and has a open chef and cook area which makes... [Continue Reading]
I really love these pieces that Liz Adams created for ‘Glitz & Pixie Stix,’ a group exhibition currently showing at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Liz has several other pieces in this show, and they’re all adorable! These awesome plush pieces are … Continue reading →
Speculation had been running rampant as to what would be the next entry into the Real Grade lineup. Following the recent releases of the GP-01, it's time to go back to the Cosmic Era of Gundam SEED with the introduction of the ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom.
This really isn't much a surprise given the popularity of Kira and SEED. With Destiny's Remaster currently being released, the star suit was a logical pick for the next entry. A while back, there was an image touting the Strike Freedom as the next RG. Although it was a fake, no one really doubted that Kira's gold-jointed Gundam would be the next entry.
There's no price or release information as of yet. My guess is that it would be released in November for ¥2,500, which has been the pattern for the past RG releases. Now on to making speculation for the wing accessory and DRAGOON effects pack for the Tamashii Web shop!
[Images via @gundam_zousho]
In another piece of news from the Gundam Front today, a long awaited kit has finally made its appearance. The original MG Sazabi had its release in 2000, people haven't really been happy with it especially when compared with kits of today. For those who have been unappreciative of the red brick, their prayers have been answered with the announcement of the MG Sazabi ver. Ka.
The announcement, like the previous RG Strike Freedom, was rather expected. Ever since the MG Nu Gundam ver. Ka's announcement, people have expected the MG Sazabi ver. Ka to be released this year. The predictions even went so far as to guess the date correctly, with the new Sazabi being released this December, as is customary of ver. Ka releases.
I knew this was coming, I wanted it, and yet I'm still somewhat shocked. It's not a surprise, but it doesn't feel too long until December. There's no pricing as of yet, but this Sazabi is going to be a big kit and will most likely have more parts than the previous one. I'm just hoping for a decent stand that will be able to display the funnels.
[Images via @gundam_zousho]
Pop Culture Shock's latest Street Fighter statue is the master of the Yoga Flame, Dhalsim. The 1/4-scale statue comes with his skull necklace and two head designs (meditative and yelling), "floating" on a flame-like black base. You'll have three different choices as well:
The two limited edition versions are Pop Culture Shock exclusives, available only on their site (Yoga Flame version; Player 2 version). You can pre-order all three starting at 3 p.m. Pacific (6 p.m. Eastern, 10 p.m. GMT) on Monday, Aug. 5; the pre-order links won't be live before then, so don't even try.
[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential securities fraud at JAKKS Pacific, Inc. ("JAKKS" or the "Company") ...
The other day I took this nude Gene doll out of the closet where she's been stored for a few weeks and noticed something other than her yellow body which she's had for almost a year. Look at the dark line coming down from her ear and going around the back of her head.
I posted this picture on one of the doll boards and the consensus of opinion was that it was from a hair net. I wondered how could this be? I got her several years ago and her hair hasn't been netted for a long time.
Here is an interesting explanation:
It looks like a mark from the rubber edge from a hairnet:
I do repair and restoration of dolls and have seen this before. the rubber in the hairnet edge will deteriorate and before it even does it can make a mark, sometimes not showing up for a while even years. It all depends on the hairnet, and the rubber used, mostly now they wrap the rubber in white poly thread but if the rubber is strongly "unstable" or badly produced (just like the plastic parts of a doll oxidize) it can react and start to seep into the vinyl and may not change color until later, we must remember that plastic,vinyl and rubber are all rather "fluid " materials atomically, and their structure is constantly moving. so what shows up on a surface now may disappear or move inward to the interior or outward to the surface. the color of the mark has distinct properties, green being a color that appears with a stronger copper content, and the rubber used could have been exposed to copper somehow (or brass etc) therefore making the greenish mark. An example of rubber affecting plastic is evident in many dolls like Dawn, that have rubber vinyl legs and plastic hips - they melt into each other sometimes and it really depends on the way the rubber and plastic is batched before being used in a mold part.
Posted by mikemade on August 1, 2013
This is an Integrity Toys manufactured Gene Marshall.
When does one just give up? I have no more replacement Gene bodies. I've used up all of them replacing deteriorating IT bodies and replacing a few non-articulated bodies on Ashton-Drake Genes.
Clutter has collaborated with Dynamite Rex on a group custom show featuring the brand’s Raaar! vinyl platform figure as well as an open-call design contest for a chance to participate in the show. Opening on Saturday August 10th, ‘The Custom Raaar! Show’ will feature customs from Angella Powell, Ardabus Rubber,...