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- 01/01/13--06:40: Happy New Year!
- 01/01/13--07:15: TFC Toys Project Uranos New Image Shows Combined Prototype Figure
- 01/01/13--07:27: Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots #2 Comic Book Preview
- 01/01/13--07:56: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Wheeljack Video Review
- 01/01/13--09:30: Hot Toys: Iron Man 3 Collectibles Coming Soon
- 01/01/13--10:46: Custom Preview for Fonzo Love NY @ myplasticheart (01.11)
- 01/01/13--10:47: Sideshow Collectibles: Save $15, Coupon Code NEWYEAR13
- 01/01/13--11:32: Blink-182 x Vannen – “El Conejo” Watch
- 01/01/13--13:05: 2012 In (Cool Toy) Review: Who Is Consistently Innovative?
- 01/01/13--13:33: Natalia Fabia’s “Oh Deer”
- 01/01/13--13:46: 2012 In (Cool Toy) Review: 3-3/4-Scale Line of the Year
- 01/01/13--14:53: NECA 1/4 Scale Predator Series 2 Pre Order is Available Now!
- 01/01/13--15:06: Find The Fun in 2013!
- 01/01/13--15:23: 2012 In (Cool Toy) Review: Retro Line Of The Year
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Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to email@example.com. Submitted by: IM Another swapped Ratchet. He’s supposed [...]
Any time I can see something made in the visage of either Walter White or Jesse Pinkman, I do a little dance. After seeing Nikejerk3's custom Walt and Jesse Dunnys, you can bet that I'm doing quite the jig. Done on commission, Nikejerk3 says that the gas masks are an original sculpt that he molded together for the piece. Unfortunately, these are one of a kind, so you'll just have to oogle the pictures here or check out the rest of NikeJerk3's stream on Flickr.
I find it amazing that a show like Breaking Bad has inspired such wonderful art. I mean, it is fantastic and has some of the best performances I've seen on television, but it is pretty grim. It isn't exactly the type of show that leaves people happy and inspired afterwards. Then again, I'm of the belief that great entertainment can breed great art. What do you guys think of these customs?
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Thanks to the Mech Ideas Facebook page we yet more official images of their upcoming Geminus and Apex action figures. These guys pay homage to the orginal G1 character Topspin and Twintwist in a way that Hasbro and Takara would never do with real articulation, weapons and more. Look for this figures to be out in March 2013 for about $38 USD each. Get a look at the images for DC-01 Apex and DC-02 Geminus now.
TFC Toys are getting closer to releasing the Uranos combiner that pays homage to the orginal Aerialbot team in much the way they have done with the Hercules figures. The new image posted shows is a prototype version of Uranos combined. TF Toys have been reeling these images out very slowly, hopefully we are going to see the final production versions soon. Check the TFC Toys Project Uranos prototype image of the combined figures now.
Just up is the comic book preview for Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots #2. The second in a four part comic series that will be out in comic shops and online tomorrow January 2nd. CYBERTRON FALLING! As their world collapses around them, the DINOBOTS battle SHOCKWAVE's forces to protect the fleeing Cybertronians! SWOOP's life hangs in the balance-his teammates fight to save him, but will he succumb to evil? The answer may not be what you expect! Read the full preview below.
Thanks to forums members TJ Duckett who has posted a video review for the Fansproject Function X-1 Code action figure. This new toy just out gives us all the Chromedome goodness we never had. This guy is well articulated and features a bevy of new features that are looking quite good. Check out TJs video review to get the scoop on this new release below.
Thanks again to forums members TJ Duckett who has posted a video review for the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Wheeljack action figure. Fans seem to be on the fence about the Transformers Prime series. The introduction of the Beast Hunters has been met with a certain amount of trepidation. First thought to be a Beast Wars redux, things are shaping up differently with a strange spiky look to the figures. Check out TJs video review to get the scoop on this new Prime Wheeljack release below.
Hot Toys has sent along a teaser image announcing upcoming collectibles from the movie Iron Man 3, scheduled to hit theaters this year. Click the thumbnail above to check it out.
Here is a little round up preview of Fonzo customs for the upcoming “Fonzo Love NY” show taking place at myplasticheart on Friday, January 11th. Beginning from top left we have Alisa Ross, Southerndrawl, Doubleparlour, Aya Kakeda, Scribe, and Charles Rodriguez. All of which are just fantastic and makes us...
Vannen Watches has released this limited edition Blink-182 x Vannen "El Conejo" Watch. The Blink-182 "El Conejo" watch is designed by LA-based gig poster artist and illustrator, Munk One, and is available in a pair of colorways. The Blue Version is available at Bompa.com, and the Grey Version is available at VannenWatches.com. Each colorway retails for [...]
National Entertainment Collectibles Association has always been ahead of the curve when it came to sculptural texturing and paint applications, but year after year they have pushed themselves to out do their previous work, and as such they have developed a virtually invisible articulation design, insane character likeness that utilizes intrinsic plastics for life-like skin, and overall perfection in almost all of their releases. While many larger companies struggle to produce decent products, NECA is hitting the nail on the head every time something comes out. As the price gap continues to shrink, what they offer at the price point they have is nothing less than inspirational. Take, for instance, their 1/4 scale Gollum and Sméagol figures. The near seamless articulation, rooted hair, paint quality, and accurate sculpt hit shelves with a suggested retail price of $50! Other companies that dabble with that scale and product quality would have asked for something closer to $100-150 each. In 2012 NECA set the bar, and no other company was able to clear it. All this has us very excited to see what they'll be revealing next month... A shame they aren't in the market of making 1/4 scale articulated Star Wars figures, but maybe if we all demand it they'll pursue the licence and blow our minds with what they can do at a decent price point.
Poster Child Prints has released a new art print from artist Natalia Fabia. "Oh Deer" is a five-color screen print that includes a special glitter ink. The 14" x 18" print is a limited edition of 100 pieces. Each one is embossed with the PCP Seal, numbered and signed by the artist. You can pick one up for $100.00.
My presssssciousssss. The Bridge Direct's 3-3/4-inch scale figures based on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit have got us acting like Gollumonce we got them in our mitts we were memorized. We're not sure if it's some sort of Middle-earth magic that's influencing our affinity for this line, but there's just something about the figures, when you have them in hand, that makes them special. Each figure in The Hobbit line has a unified range of articulation that rivals the best we've seen from any 3-3/4-inch manufacturer; Hasbro included. The articulation points are well disguised and fit seamlessly with the aesthetic of each figure. While we were a bit disappointed by the lack of ankle articulation on the figures, the solid likenesses, complimentary toy selectionincluding the absolutely grotesque Goblin Kingand collector friendly case assortments made it easy to forgive the oversight. Quite frankly, we believe these are the best 3-3/4-inch scaled fantasy themed figures since LJN's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons line in the mid-80s. If you haven't had the opportunity to see these in person, be sure to check out The Hobbit gallery in our photo archive.
NECA 1/4 Scale Predator Series 2 Pre Order is Available Now!
The NECA Predators line has been a huge success and their last 1/4 scale figures instantly sold out. Now NECA brings you the brand new...
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Happy New Year everyone!! We just sent out our first newsletter for 2013 and it covered some of the changes we have made here on ToyXplosion, as well as what our new focus is. Did you notice the new colors? We hope you like it! Here’s the newsletter we sent out. If you would likeRead More
In 1968, the Colorforms Company released a series of seven bendable alien action figures. Each one of these alien action figures, ranging from 3.5" tall to 7" tall represents an extraterrestrial creature from another planet as well as galaxy. Each armed with a weapon or accessory, the Outer Spacemen sported soft vinyl bodies. Fast forward to 2010, The Four Horsemen bring back these super-cool Outer Spacemen action figures by releasing several series on vintage cardbacks. The cool thing about this is, the cardbacks are encased in a removable plastic clamshell package, should a collector choose to pay homage to the vintage 1968 line and remove them without damaging the cardback. From the Infinity edition Spacemen to the Cosmic Creators series Spacemen, the Four Horsemen did a fantastic job crafting, sculpting, and painting these action figures. So much so, that a few months ago, fans were treated to a re-issue of series one and two of their Infinity line. So, that bears the question; What can be better than retro-style alien action figures? Nothing, of course!