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    Daniel Fleres' The Founding show opens Dec. 12 screenshot

    Daniel Fleres' Swanicorn has become a fan favorite in 2012, perhaps because of its chimerical design or the fact that it's just cute. But now, the Swanicorn will have spotlight all to itself to end 2012. In association with The Swanicorn Observational Society, Daniel will be showing off some new art and new Swanicorns on Dec. 12 through what I believe will be an online art show called The Founding. Everything kicks off at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT), and there's no word on when the festivities will end. Maybe never.

    What's more, in addition to the new Swanicorns that will be in Daniel's shop for the event, he will be releasing new Swanicorns every month into the near future. That's awesome news and I'm wondering if he'll do something like Cavey and release themed Swanicorns each month. We'll have to see what his plans might be for that.


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    DCC unveils Arkham City Joker statue screenshot

    DC Collectibles' big reveal of the week is a mostly black and white Joker statue with green highlights, themed to his appearance in the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City.

    Even overlooking the rather nice sculpt-work, DCC's Arkham City Joker is visually striking just for the use of color. The greens used for his hair, bowtie, and (Titan Venom-related?) gunk on his hands give the statue a surreal look. However, I'm confused as to Batman: Arkham City designation since the character was suffering from some wicked withdrawal during the game.

    Story consistency aside, the Batman: Arkham City Joker statue is an excellent collectible sure to brighten (or darken) the shelves of any Batman collector. Look for this figure in May and expect pre-orders to open very soon.

    [ DC Collectibles' Facebook ]


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    New Hasbro Beast Hunters and Takara FoC figures revealed screenshot

    Thanks to Big Bad Toy Store we're getting our first look at some new Transformers Prime - Beast Hunters figures. First up is the much awaited preview of Voyager class Optimus Prime! For the most part I like what I'm seeing. His bot mode looks sturdy, he's got a ton of weapons, and his articulation seems to be in all of the right places. His Truck mode also looks like a real battle wagon, now taking on a 'cabover' style semi truck alt mode (like G1 Optimus Prime). Only two places I'm having trouble is the back kibble and the color choices. Kibble is the stuff that hangs off the bot mode with nowhere to go, if you look on Prime's pack you can see where the sides of his truck mode cab are just splayed out awkwardly. Hopefully that's just a mistransformation. The colors are a different story; they're very bright and that translucent green is far too much. We haven't seen the character model for the show yet so it's hard to say if all that green is accurate or not. Not so sure about the yellow door windows, either, they really clash with the green windshields. Hopefully we'll see some changes made when the figure is actually released.

    That's not the only Optimus Prime we're seeing as we're also getting our first good look at the Cyberverse Commander version. The smaller version of Prime appears to have a better color sense as it fixes many of my complaints about the Voyager version. The colors are darker, there's no green, and the tire kibble is now shoulder armor. He also still has multiple weapons to make his truck mode look like a rolling armory. Seems like a solid figure to me. We're also seeing Predaking's Cyberverse figure again with a good look at the both modes. Not sure if the character translates quite as well into the Cyberverse scale as he did the Voyager scale. He's decent enough, nicely articulated and well sculpted, but the giant missile launching tail is odd looking and having the dragon head split in half and just hang up over his back is really bizarre. It's a strange thing when you've got a pair of characters with identical release scales, but one looks better as a Voyager and the other as a Cyberverse Commander.

    Moving on to what's new from Takara Tomy we get a pair of not at all surprising announcements via TFSource. The first is that they'll be releasing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Blaster around May. Not shocking news as Takara started allowing solicitations for Blasters minions Eject, Rewind, Ramhorn, and Sundor a while ago so it was only a matter of time before Blaster himself was announced. Blaster is a remold of FoC Soundwave in his familiar orange and yellow colors and will be packed with Steeljaw. What's a little more interesting is the pre-order for a FoC Skywarp! Historically this was just a matter of time as it'll be a repaint of Starscream, but where Hasbro hasn't announced this figure yet this could be an exclusive for Takara. I'm sure as this continues it'll only be a matter of time before Thundercracker is made as well.

    [via TFormers]


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    Hastings Entertainment will host midnight release parties for The Dark Knight Rises, on Monday, December 3. Festivities, which will begin at 9 p.m. local time, will feature exclusive offers. To find out more about The Dark Knight Rises midnight release party in your area, visit your local Hastings superstore or  www.goHastings.com.

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    Thanks to BBTS who have updated with some new Series 01 images for Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Optimus Prime Voyager class figure. We get our first good look at the figure in its robot and alternate vehicle mode. Check out the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Optimus Prime Voyager below the full reveal. Place your pre-order now for $10.99 USD at bigbadtoystore.com

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    Thanks to TFsource who have posted news and images of some new capsule figures just announced for the Takara Tomy Transformers Prime series in Japan. Two different sets, one infused with Dark Energon Power and the other with Matrix Power, each adds new power to your Arms Micron figures. The special edition figures set of 12 will be offered in transparent blue for the Autobots and purple colors for the Decepticons side. Check out the images below for more details. Order yours now at TFsource.com

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  • 12/04/12--13:35: Legends of Ninjatown
  • Shawnimals have announced Legends of Ninjatown. On Wednesday December 5th 2012 at 1:00PM Central, they'll begin taking pre-orders for 5-pack Legends of Ninjatown - Ninjatown Squads: Forest, Fire, Snow, Aqua, and Spirit. The bundle features all 5 Squads as well as a special edition, signed giclee print and will be priced at $80.00 plus shipping. Each pack [...]

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  • 12/04/12--14:41: All About The Big Boy Toys
  • Jerry Storch can easily imagine what he would be doing if he wasn't the chairman and CEO of Toys 'R Us, the world's largest toy retailer. He would be writing, writing, and writing some more, he said. "It's always been … Continue reading →

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    Want to win US$200 in Zags? Whore self out on Facebook screenshot

    Are you sick of Facebook contests yet? Every time I turn around, it seems like somebody else is running a contest for cheap "Likes" and, more often than not, a good number of people are friendship-whoring themselves into theses contests. The latest (and, well, frequent) "offender" is Zag Toys; this company wants you to subscribe to not one, not two, not three, but FOUR of their Facebook pages to enter. Feel slimy yet?

    For the uninitiated, Zag Toys is the maker of blind-boxed items dubbed "Grab Zags" (you know, instead of "Grab Bags"?). The line consists of everything from superhero figurines to badly deformed superhero figurines (Nog'nz) to mini toy skateboards to, well, they do a lot of stuff. And now they're giving lucky fans who don't mind being subscribed to four separate pages (really? four?) a chance to win a lot of stuff. The grand prize winner gets SIXTY bags (ten each of: Ultimate Spiderman Grab Zags Minis, Marvel Universe Grab Zags, Marvel Avengers Grab Zags, Marvel Nitro Mites, Assorted Nitro Mites, and Marvel Nog'nz). Another five runner-ups will each score five blind bags of their choice.

    The contest runs until December 20th. So far I'm guessing that around 238 people have entered, since that's the lowest number of likes on any of the pages. While the prizes are actually okay, I don't like Zag Toys enough to like the company four separate times. For those not bothered by this little detail, feel free to enter and rub it in our faces if you win something.

    [ Zag Toys contest ]

     


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    Matt JOnes has released Lunartik's Festive Card Design for this holiday season. It features Lunartik in a Cup of Tea - Snow Mountain Tea. Each  card measures 7" x 5", comes with an envelope, and features a message inside - "Christmas Cheers". The pack of 6 cards runs £10.00 (around $16).

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    I remember growing up as a kid, and getting home from school and winding down for the evening and my aunt catching Jeopardy and the Wheel of Fortune on television. Fast forward 20 years, and it is still going strong with a new generation of viewers. What not better a way to bring these treasured... [Continue Reading]

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    This Dutch tradition goes back to the17th Century.   Traditionally, in the weeks before Sinterklaas  (Santa Claus)  arrival on 5 December, before going to bed, children put their shoes next to the fireplace chimney of the coal-fired stove or fireplace.  They leave the shoe with a carrot or some hay in it and a bowl of... [Continue Reading]

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    Lechery's latest abomination is called College Girl screenshot

    I have very little words to describe what's going on with these pictures, but hey. Way to go, Lechery!

    Images in the gallery. Feel free to weigh in! I personally think this is terribad. I mean, when I was on college I didn't hang out at bars with my homework, no pants and a pair of slippers. Geeze.

    I hid the thumbnails so the images wouldn't yucky up our front page, so you'll have to click through to see them. If you dare.


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    DC Collectibles has revealed their upcoming Batman: Arkham City Joker statue. Scheduled for release in May 2013. Click the thumbnail above for a closer look.

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  • 12/04/12--17:12: tokidoki Unicornos Series 2
  • Today was a big release day for tokidoki. In addition to the Donutella Mini Plush series, the brand also released the Unicornos Series 2 mini-figs, a follow-up to last year’s popular first series. The new series features eleven new 2” Unicornos with diverse designs including Rodeo which features a clever...


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    The fan-voted Avengers VS X-Men Minimates boxed set featuring Phoenix Killer Iron Man, the Scarlet Witch, Protector, and Cyclops is now showing up at Toys R Us stores near you! Follow through for the full story and click the thumbnails above for a closer look at this assortment of super-cool Minimates.

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    Apparently, Matty Collector will be making that infamous Back To The Future Hoverboard Prop Replica available to order (if you didn't order one back in the spring of 2012). I call it infamous, because it has garnered a lot of attention over on the Matt Collector forums. A number of folks feel duped by changes [...]

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    For the holiday season, Dyzplastic is about to unleash the bundle of cheer that is Frankie Frost Android from Scott Tolleson. Inspired by retro stop motion animated characters, Frankie Frost would fit right into one of the awesome Island of Misfit Toys scenes. Frankie Frost drops this Thursday (12.6) @...


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    By Megan Hussey, Times Correspondent Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Children from Rodney B. Cox Elementary School in Dade City show off the toys they received at a Toys for Tots party in Lutz. LUTZ — Bob Loring smiled as he watched the children opening their toys, ripping off the wrapping and exclaiming "Yes!" and "Cool!" "I like this part better than any other part," Loring, the head of Toys for ...

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