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- 01/23/13--18:00: _Iron Man 3 Assemble...
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- 01/24/13--01:00: _S.H. Figuarts Friez...
- 01/24/13--01:16: _Bear toying with do...
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- 01/24/13--02:00: _Yamato's Elin gets ...
- 01/24/13--02:00: _MIX BOY by Jian
- 01/24/13--02:30: _Fine Art Prints fro...
- 01/24/13--02:30: _Cupid Cavey by A Li...
- 01/24/13--03:00: _Customs for J-TOWN ...
- 01/24/13--03:00: _Scan the details of...
- 01/23/13--18:00: Iron Man 3 Assemblers figures up for pre-order
- 01/23/13--18:02: Petite Square Blasts Your Beats With Its 50,000 Year Old Wood
- 01/23/13--18:24: Photo Contest #8
- 01/23/13--21:46: Toys R Us for Wine Lovers
- 01/23/13--22:02: Name That…Hey There Dude
- 01/23/13--23:33: COARSE Bangkok Exclusive oop prey blackout Release (01.24)
- 01/24/13--00:00: Kotobukiya's Asuka looking lovely in these scans
- 01/24/13--01:00: S.H. Figuarts Frieza will murder you
- 01/24/13--01:16: Bear toying with downside in Mattel
- 01/24/13--01:38: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Walmart Reset Coming
- 01/24/13--02:00: Yamato's Elin gets a release date and price
- 01/24/13--02:00: MIX BOY by Jian
- 01/24/13--02:30: Fine Art Prints from A Little Stranger
- 01/24/13--02:30: Cupid Cavey by A Little Stranger
- 01/24/13--03:00: Customs for J-TOWN URBAN DA’CREW @ Trick Art Gallery
- 01/24/13--03:00: Scan the details of S.H.F. Iron Man Mk VI and War Machine
Iron Man 3 Assemblers figures have started to show up for pre-order. When the line was recently announced, we weren't sure what to expect based on the limited photos available. Since then, better images and information emerged that confirmed it was basically a line geared at children rather than collectors.
There's been something of a downward trend in the quality of 3.75-inch movie tie-in lines where the general toymaker sensibility has returned from making products with a broad appeal to "cheaper" items more specifically targeted towards very young children. These Assemblers figures only seem to feature five points of articulation (much like Mattel's The Dark Knight Rises 3.75-inch line), all of which only seem to only offer rotation. The arms (and possibly the legs?) are removable and can exchanged for those of other characters in the line. Then there are armor bits that can snap on top of the mold.
While these figures are disappointing, on the plus side it means that I have fewer line to collect. However, I'm just surprised that to see Hasbro go from their wonderful Iron Man 2 line to something cheaper than their Iron Man: Armored Adventures line. Of course, the real kicker is the US$10 MSRP which is also the current price point for the far better Marvel Universe line. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if this line actually proved successful within its target demographic given those interchangeable parts.
[ Pre-order set of 6 at Big Bad Toy Store ]
I was always one to marvel at the age of things – the dinosaur fossils that they store in the museum, the mammoth skeletons that they store in the museum, and the fossils of your gramma that they store in the museum have all been awe-inspiring to me. (OOOHHHH YOU JUST GOT SERVED SOME ETHNIC DISH THAT WAS SO SPICY YOU COULDN’T EVEN EAT IT). The point is that I can blast my EDM out of a piece of wood ...
Photo Contest #8
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In between all the Masterpiece news today, we almost forgot to post about the the new images of the FansProject Function X action figures that were revealed by way of BBTS today. Following the Function X-1 C.O.D.E. figure we have news of the Function X-02 that is clearly a homage to the Decepticon Headmaster Wierdwolf and the Function X-03 that is a very sexy looking rendition of G1 Headmaster Brainstorm. These are just teasers right now. No details on pricing or a release date yet.
Shopping for wine? Gary Fisch wants to help.
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For their upcoming “our nightmares” exhibit in Thailand, COARSE Toys has created the “oop prey blackout” exclusive. The oop and aw! figures feature a black vinyl with a gray, white, and a touch of gold paint. They will be limited to only 150 pieces and just a handful will go...
Packed with Humor, Action and Fun – and an Exclusive Darth Vader LEGO Minifigure! SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 22, 2013) – After a record breaking debut on Cartoon Network, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm announced today that LEGO® Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Out will release on DVD this coming March 26, 2013. The [...]
This month's batch of scans has given us a little something fun to look at: the first color images of Kotobukiya's upcoming Asuka figure from the Evangelion films. While their past Asuka really haven't set my world on fire, the new one has a much sterner look, posed upon the EVA unit gargoyle like Kaworu was. Looking good so far!
Koto's new Asuka comes in June for a price to be announced. I've liked their past Evangelion pieces in this line, and Asuka seems to be another good one. What do you think?
Yesterday Mattel announced the line up of their monthly MattyCollector sale. Below is the list of items that will be available on 2/15: Toy Fans,For most people, February may be about flowers and candy, but what really gets our collector heart going pitter-patter is a toy lineup like this one! Here’s everything you need to [...]
After so many shows, you would think it'd finally be released? After being confirmed in this month's hobby scans, S.H. Figuarts Frieza will be arriving this June and now we have the photos to show off what you'll be getting. With what I'm seeing from the release, it's going to be an easy sell.
As for what you'll be getting, it's Frieza in his Final Form, just not the 100% Roids power version. Included are three heads, crossed arms, 4 hand sets, effect part for the Death Ball, two tails, and a stand. The stand and the additional tail will seem familar to DBZ fans as it depicts the scene that Frieza kills Krillin. I'm looking forward to this release if just for that.
While SHF Frieza will be available through the Premium Bandai Shop, he will be arriving at U.S. outlets via Bluefin. As it currently stands, he's scheduled for release at the end of June/start of July so he should be ready for San Diego Comic-Con in July. No price is given as of yet, but I'd expect somewhere in the $45-55 range.
[Images via Bluefin-Tamashii Nations]
Hopefully your Walmart shelf won’t look like this for much longer … the CARS reset (along with other diecasts) is coming after Valentine’s Day … maybe that is when CASE C will arrive? Thanks for the heads up, “JD!” And at Target, now that these are reasonably priced at $3.58 – there are no actual [...]
While we have seen TERA's Elin before as a Cerberus Project garage kit and later as an announced PVC figure by Yamato, the details on her release date and price have been ... missing, for lack of a better word. In fact, so much so, that I almost forgot about her existence until the latest scans came out and gave us the final pieces of info.
Elin is releasing in May and her price is ¥13,340. Not cheap by any measurement, but perhaps easier to deal with than hunting down a kit yourself. Anyone excited about this news?
From Taiwan comes MIX BOY = a 6" tall PVC figure designed and created by JIAN, currently available for purchase via this page priced at NT 2000, or you could email direct firstname.lastname@example.org (tell him TOYSREVIL sent'ya!)
This lil'chubbster dons his own helmet for some field action, holding a football (with a detonation button?) and a comicbook for some in-between-play R&R. And that mini poster
Holly Stanway aka A Little Stranger shares with us news hthat she has two fine art prints going on sale on alittlestranger.bigcartel.com - with Armour, and I'm Listening available as limited prints, priced at £30.00 each."Each painting is limited to just 5 Highest quality giclee prints on 100% Cotton Rag, pH neutral, Acid Free art paper. Printed using archival inks. Image size of Armour is 12x16
"Armed with his little bow and arrow, Cupid Cavey is here to cast a spell of love over you this Valentines. Whether the little cuties is coming to live with you, or will be a token of affection for a loved one, Cupid Cavey goes on sale well ahead of the Valentines Day - leaving lots of time to arrive for the big day!"
Ddaaawwww = shoo cute! Made by UK-artist A Little Stranger, CUPID CAVEY is
The last we saw of Eric Liem's J-TOWN URBAN DA’CREW was this product feature in 2012. And now, the trio of characters are in the hands of select artists in Jakarta and they have a 'custom toys exhibition' on show at Trick Art Gallery in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town (West Mall, 5th floor), Jakarta.
Launched Jan 23rd and exhibiting thru Feb 3, thanks to David The Killer, we have some snaps to
There have been a LOT of Iron Man figures. We've seen Hasbro's effort, we've seen Kaiyodo's Revoltech versions, and now we get to see what Bandai has up their sleeve with their renditions in the S.H. Figuarts lineup. At the first glance here, this is the figure we've wanted all along.
Even though Iron Man 3 is ready to hit theatres this May with a slew of new armors, Bandai is going with the designs from the sequel.That being said, outside of Hot Toys, this is the best rendition that I've seen of the two. They are loaded with effect parts, both for their individual weapons as well as leg thrusters. I love the details that have been put in, especially the flaps on the back that open up on Iron Man. The only thing that disappoints me on these is the fact these designs are now three years old and the new movie will be out before these are.
The other disappointing point of these figures is the price. They are both scheduled for release in May with a price tag of 4,725¥ for Iron Man MkVI and 5,250¥ for War Machine. With that price tag, you could argue that the Hasbro 6" are better for the collection, but I think I will easily give those up for a chance at these.
[Images via Tamashii Nations]