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- 04/09/13--09:00: V-CUBE Receives Honor from Greek Exports Forum
- 04/09/13--10:00: Lechery's Tamaki lightens up a little
- 04/09/13--10:00: A Toy Aisle Troll is Brought to Justice
- 04/09/13--10:11: Game Informer Officially Announces “Batman: Arkham Origins”
- 04/09/13--10:38: Party Time with Steff Bomb
- 04/09/13--11:00: Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Griffon
- 04/09/13--11:00: First Friends Friendly Pacifier Now Available at Babies “R” Us
- 04/09/13--11:07: Living Dead Dolls Presents Universal Monsters: Dracula
- 04/09/13--11:19: New Batman: Arkham Origins Game Announced (Update)
- 04/09/13--11:30: Miyazawa Model Expo 31: Evolution Toy
- 04/09/13--12:20: Looney Tunes Golden Collection #1-6 – Amazon Sale Today
- 04/09/13--12:27: KFC CST-01J Rhinohorn Justice Version Box Image
- 04/09/13--13:11: New at Atomic Toy Store: Predators Series 8, GOW Baird and Chell!
- 04/09/13--13:19: CONTEST: Win ‘The Sweeney’ on DVD
- 04/09/13--13:26: [video] Take a Tour of the Legoland Hotel
- 04/09/13--13:48: LEGO TMNT 79103 Turtle Lair Attack Sewer
Verdes Innovations’ V-CUBE has been given an honorary award by the Greek Exports Forum for its success as a newly established export company. The Greek Exports Forum, an internationally recognized body, consists of esteemed businessmen, investment bankers, and government officials and promotes some of the most well-known Greek brands globally.
Our family likes to travel a lot and I’m not sure if you have ever traveled with a small child but wiping small bottoms can be difficult on faulty one ply toilet paper. That’s why we always travel with moist wipes. Cottonelle asked our family if we would wash our car with just a dry... [Continue Reading]
Black and red not your thing? If for some reason Lechery's lovely Tamaki didn't resonate with you, they're back again with another version that might be a bit more to your liking. They're no secret to color swapped figures, and even Tamaki isn't safe from making you pick between multiple choices. In this case, fans of brighter offerings may enjoy this pink and white "Pop" version instead.
You've got all the same qualities of the original, complete with castoffable top, only this time she's switched colors. Personally, given her red hair and fair complexion, I don't think this one suits her nearly as much as the original does. It's still hard to find fault in a well-made Tamaki, however, so you may want to keep an eye on her. After all, as fantastic as the original is, more options can never be a bad thing! Like the previous, you'll have until July to decide which of these ladies gets your ¥9,000.
Much thanks to Power Pal PrfktTear for bringing this to my attention: MERRIMACK – A former consignment shop owner will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of toys from Nashua and Bedford big-box stores. [...] Target’s “assets protection” in-house investigative team initially began looking into Moore-Flores in [...]
Watch the trailer for Game Informer’s exclusive coverage of Batman: Arkham Origins that can be found at www.gameinformer.com/arkhamorigins. The game will ship in October. Interesting that it’s not Rocksteady studios doing this game.
Earlier this week Mattel posted the line up for their 4/15 MattyCollector.com sale: Toy Fans, Just your friendly reminder that our April 15th sale is right around the corner. Have a look at this list, then mark your calendar so you don’t miss a single one of these hot toys! April 15th Monthly Sale DCU [...]
Now that winter is over and Steff Bomb's hands have thawed...she's back to producing handmade plush collectibles. Have a Pizza My Heart: Pizza - $35.00 each My life, my love, my everything. The holy trinity of dough, cheese, and tomato sauce without the caloric guilt. 9" x 9", comes with a tag that says “have [...]
There were no major new announcements from Griffon at the Expo but they did bring along quite a few samples of recently announced and colored figures. Yozora and Mashiro went up for preorder recently and both are looking good, but I've got to single out the rendition of Hibari from Senran Kagura for simply being the most rubbish figure I've seen in ages. Not only is it in questionable taste, the face is simply appalling and those hands look pretty rough as well.
One new bit of info that did jump out though was a front shot of the recently teased Noumi Kudryavka, bringing the somewhat surprising revelation that she's actually a swimsuit figure. The combination of school swimsuit, cape, hat, and thigh highs is unusual to say the least, but at least it's something a little different? I'm interested to see her coloured at least.
First Friends has launched the Friendly Pacifier Two-Pack, a new must-have pacifier that soothes and entertains baby at the same time, exclusively at Babies “R” Us stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.com. This patent-pending design combines a soothing pacifier with a plush toy to maximize security and comfort for baby, while helping them to calmly discover the world [...]
Beginning April 1, Fred Meyer and QFC Customers in Idaho, Oregon and Washington will be able to save up to $1 per gallon at the pump by redeeming up to 1,000 Fuel Points at any Fred Meyer or QFC Fuel Center, and at participating Shell stations. The offer... [Continue Reading]
This is some pretty deep stuff that Evolution Toy is getting into with their display for Miyazawa Model Expo 31, but I'm going to keep things simple knowing not everyone is a mechahead.
First and foremost: It's Albegas! Hailing from the anime series of the same name this is a bot, or three bots, with some history. The anime originally began in Japan in 1983 and ran for about a year. In all likelihood it would have been lost to obscurity like so many other mecha shows of the '80s, but then World Events Productions (WEP) came calling. This was the time when WEP was making their rounds in Japan looking for some random robot shows they could mash together for a quick buck to make what we know and love now as Voltron. Albegas was slated to be the third part of the series, but Lion Voltron turned out to be so popular that they opted to make new episodes of that rather than use Albegas. Matchbox even released an Albegas figure set as Gladiator Voltron or Voltron II. The show never did see release in North America in any form, though the series did find its way to parts of South America in the late '80s and early '90s.
So here we are 30 years later and Evolution Toy is ready to bring the big guy back. The name Albegas comes from the names of the three individual robots that form him: Black Alpha Robo, blue Beta Robo, and red Gamma Robo. The combined Albegas is made by stacking torsos and mixing the orders of the legs. Proper combinations dictate that the top torso color is the same as the upper leg color while the lowest torso color is used for the front of the lower leg. Matchbox suggested using all six arms at once which looked a little strange. As a Voltron fan I really want on of these, but the price might be an issue. Evolution Toys often prices their stuff over ¥10,000 and there's basically three figures here with lots of parts so that could be an issue. It's a little strange that they don't have any pictures of the individual bots, but surely they wouldn't skimp and not included the couple parts needed to make them.
Hey, look, it's Danguard Ace (the yellow prototype). This guy's been popular for a long time and every so often a new figure appears of him. This, however, is bad timing on Evolution Toy's part as Bandai is also making a Danguard Ace that will certainly be hard to top. This one is still pretty early on, the sculpting doesn't even look finished so maybe it's not entirely fair to compare it to the other one just yet. What we can see looks pretty good and I love big chunky fists on my robot toys so this could be good.
Next up we see Evolution Toy's new Mach Baron figure (the red one). This one is actually from a live action tokusatsu series rather than an anime. It's an upgraded version of Super Robot Red Baron and ran in the mid '70s in Japan. For whatever reason Spain renamed him Mazinger Z which is hilarious since he looks nothing like Mazinger Z. Between Red Baron and Mach Baron, Red Baron is the one that seems to get all of the merchandise so I'm sure this release will make a lot of fans really happy. For me, however, it's a lot of red, really too much, but it looks well made. It's a lot of money, too: ¥12,390.
The last two come courtesy of manga god Mitsuteru Yokoyama. Everyone knows Tetsujin 28 (the blue one) or perhaps better known as Gigantor in these parts so I'll skip the details on that one. The figure looks like the big barrel people know him for and it looks like he has added foot articulation so that's a plus. He's priced at ¥10,290. The second bot is Poseidon (the silver bot) from the series Babel II. This one looks to be based on the TV series version in the original manga's lighter colors. The figure includes the hidden weapon in his arm and chest, but I'm not too crazy about the big joint on the elbow which I'm pretty certain isn't supposed to be there. Also included are tiny little figures of the boy Babel II and the panther-like Lodem. Kinda wish the aforementioned Tetsujin 28 got that same treatment. Price looks to be ¥11,340.
Some good stuff, but really for me it's all about Albegas. I really need that figure!
[images via AmiAmi blog]
Nice deal on the 24-disc set of Looney Tunes cartoons. What more needs to be said. It’s not every cartoon short WB ever made but then the later years, the quality trends downward … but for the ones included (about 360 shorts), every single cartoon in this collection is unedited and uncensored! In the reviews, [...]
Thanks to David Harland who has posted an image of the KFC CST-01J Rhinohorn Justice Version box to his Facebook page. The Rhinohorn Justice is a recolor of the same mold used for ST-01SG. This guys' a homage to the original Casette Bots characters in the MP scale for use with your MP-13 Soundwave figure. Check out the box and figure images below for the full reveal.
New at Atomic Toy Store: Predators Series 8, GOW Baird and Chell!
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We're teaming up with eOne to give away 3 DVD copies of The Sweeney. Directed by Nick Love and based on the popular 1970s U.K. television show of the same name, the U.K. box office smash (opening theatrically in the U.S. this March) is based on the Sweeney Flying Squad, London's elite crime-fighting force - a [...]
LEGO TMNT Turtle Lair Attack Sewer 79103 playset Have a fun time playing with the awesome turtles we all grew to love. This time the Turtles are trying to defend their Lair from the Evil forces of the Dark Ninja! LEGO TMNT 79103 Turtle Lair Attack Sewer playset is the second largest set from the...