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- 05/12/13--09:21: Brand-New BATMAN THEMED T-SHIRTS Spotted at Local Wal-Mart
- 05/12/13--09:36: Brand-New BATMAN THEMED CANDY TREAT TOYS Spotted at Cracker Barrel!
- 05/12/13--10:00: Full Reveal of "Spade 3" by DAM Toys (from "The Gangsters Kingdom")
- 05/12/13--10:20: Mama Jo's House of Dolls "The Doll Dilemma"
- 05/12/13--11:00: WIP of Boba Fett Mega Munny Custom by The Yellow Dino
- 05/12/13--11:00: WWE and The Bridge Unveil New Construction Toy Line
- 05/12/13--13:42: Supah Mashup Art Party Online Gallery
- 05/11/13--06:07: ESC-Toy Zone 6 Release (pssst…Today!)
- 05/11/13--08:02: “Play” – a Super Fantastic Group Show opens at Dragatomi
- 05/11/13--08:37: Living Dead Dolls Present Psycho
- 05/12/13--15:21: SDCC 2013 Exclusive NECA NES Version Jason Voorhees Figure
- 05/12/13--16:08: Batman Arkham Origins Action Figures and Infinite Crisis Statues
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DC Collectibles just posted some fresh photos the other day of some brand-new BATMAN products they plan on releasing later this year. Two photos that really popped-out were these new Action Figures (Series 1, Wave 1 ) of Batman and Black Mask from the BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS Video Game. They will both measure approx. 6 3/4" tall and will have a Retail Price of $24.95 each.
Oh yeah, you can look for them around October, 2013.
Hey Batman Fans, check this out! Here are some more wonderful photos contributed by an a very thoughtful Bat-Blog Fan. Here are some brand-new Batman T-Shirts he spotted at his local Wal-Mart. The first one has some awesome "comic book art" on the front, very big.
Then, the 2nd one is sort of one of those "costume shirts" where, when you wear it, YOU look like the character. I guess it would also be important to note that this is the "New 52 look" of our favorite Caped Crusader.
Then, last but not least, is this simple BAT-SYMBOL LOGO done in ultra-super DAY-GLO Colors. OUCH! It's blinding me, but it's a fun concept. (Thanks Buddy for thinking about the Bat-Blog and sharing these great items, we always appreciate that! )
Cracker Barrel?! They still exist? Sorry, I don't get out much. WOW! I guess they still do because an awesome Bat-Blog Fan, named Jim, went there the other day and found some extremely cool, and very obscure, pieces of Batman merchandise. Just check out the pic up above!
Yes, they're selling these fun plastic toys filled with bat-shaped hard candy. One looks like Batman riding in his Batmobile Car (my personal favorite ) and the other one looks like it might be a large tumbler glass that has a wacky drinking straw on it???
I gotta get some of these... THEY WILL BE MINE, ha ha!
Oh yeah, before I forget, Jim said they we only $3.99 each, very cool!
A special THANKS goes out to Jim for being cool & thinking about the Bat-Blog Readers. We always appreciate that, Thanks Dude!
And the headsculpt for the previously masked 3rd character from DAM Toys'"Gangster's Kingdom" is revealed to be … Mate? Is that Man-U's "Wayne Rooney"? (Down to the receeding hairline, mate!) LOL -
The previous two 1/6-scaled figures sporting a distinct likeness of Brits Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones, in all likelihood this makes sense (sorta), doesn't it? I am hella open to suggestions for this, folks! Heck, I'm really loving this line, regardless!
SPADE 3 sports an concoction of mixed military-camo, in "vigilante" mode (the inclusion of the balaclava) in lieu of a mercenary, IMHO. A 870 shotgun with Buttstock ammo holder, M9 pistol, a Black ax = dude is really packing for bear, innit?
No further product nor availability details for now, besides the images tho, so do bug your fav retailer/s for dibs!
Pic Source: DAM Toys / Check out individual images HERE on my Facebook album!
From the NY Times, here is an article that the majority of us can probably identify with in some form. This is worth reading and the short video posted at the end of the article is very interesting to watch.
Ten years ago, when my mother was in the throes of dementia, I left New York, bought a home in North Carolina near my brother, and moved her in with me.
Mama Jo, as she was known, was a hoarder who had been living in Virginia with a collection of more than 700 dolls that she referred to as her “little people.” So I turned the largest space in the house into the doll room: 400 square feet of floor-to-ceiling dolls that rendered most visitors speechless.After she died, a friend assured me that I’d get through the process of “liberating” those little people the same way I got through my mother’s harrowing decline.“With a lot of praying?” I asked.“No,” she replied. “With a lot of Ativan.”As a child, I went from dolls to ponies to boys. By the time I was an adult, I thought the dolls were creepy. But when Mama Jo died in 2006, I had become fond of them again. Still, I wasn’t what you might call a C.D.L., or Crazy Doll Lady.When a dealer offered me $35,000 for the collection, I turned it down and dismissed the idea that there was anything wrong with me. I needed to keep the dolls on hand while I wrote a memoir about my care giving adventure. Then my editor thought they might be useful in promoting the book, and when it was optioned to be a movie, the producer loved them. Unfortunately, the option vanished. But a new agent suggested I keep the dolls to promote the paperback. There was always a rational reason.Or not so rational. Mama Jo and I had been estranged for more than 30 years. It wasn’t until I became her full-time caregiver that we fell madly in love. The doll room was a shrine to her, the dolls an extension of her. And I wasn’t ready to let her go.Before she died, I videotaped her talking about her collection. “How do you feel about the dolls now?” I asked her.She beamed. “I hope they all stay together,” she said.Add that to the list of reasons to keep them.Six years after her death, they were still with me, and I was still in North Carolina.I had made countless trips to New York, staying several months at a time. I helped a beloved elderly aunt who lived there, saw good friends and hoped that a new love or job would appear to keep me there permanently. Back “home,” I felt like an interloping Yankee, and yet, unexpectedly, I discovered I was growing as attached to the South as I had to the dolls.I couldn’t seem to make a decision about anything. And when I did, I immediately regretted it and blamed the dolls (a k a “the damn dolls”). Everything would be fine if I could move back to New York, I told myself. But how do you sell a house with a room that resembles the set of a horror movie?“They’re holding me hostage!” I complained to anyone who would listen.The doll collection spanned four generations of my family.One of the dolls, a Ludwig Greiner, was made before the Civil War. There were antique bisque dolls and modern plastic ones, in various colors and nationalities. They ranged in size from one-inch Frozen Charlies to three-foot-tall Playpals.My plan was to hold onto the ones that had been made and costumed by gifted family members. I would keep a few that were made of wax (my great-aunt Gladys MacDowell was renowned for them) and cloth (my grandmother had made them during World War II when dolls stopped being produced), and some that had coconuts for heads (made by my great-grandmother).That seemed reasonable, didn’t it? After all, they were heirlooms. And maybe I’d keep a few more. Could I really let go of Sonny and Cher?I knew this was a ridiculous thing to agonize about when there was real suffering in the world. But when I mentioned it to others, I often heard echoes of my own dilemma. One man told me that after spending a long time grappling with what to do with the Hummel figurines he inherited from his mother, he had finally decided to display them. Someone else admitted that although she was desperately in need of money to care for her disabled husband, she couldn’t bear to sell her late father’s valuable tool collection. “I built a shed for them,” she told me.I watched “Antiques Roadshow” and wondered how many people ended up selling their valuable treasures, and how many more couldn’t bring themselves to part with something so special. How many marriages had been strained by the problem I was struggling with? (Sell it. Keep it. Sell it!)My memoir went out of print as I worked on three other books my agent couldn’t sell. I was living Hemingway’s famous words about going broke two ways, “gradually and then suddenly.” My I.R.A. was evaporating.And then one day I looked at the dolls and saw $35,000 flashing in bright green neon.Think again.Thanks to the recession, dealers and auction houses were no longer scooping up collections the way they had before. Not only that, but people tend to buy the toys of their youth in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and Mama Jo’s dolls, I was told, were “aging out.” Our local doll museum, like others across the country, was on the verge of collapse.One doll lover came for a look. “Honey, you should have taken that money,” he said. “You were standing on the edge of the ledge of the canyon.” He made a karate-chopping motion in the air with his hand.I prayed. I saw a therapist. I consulted an astrologer. Finally, after a shamanic healing, I became unstuck. Maybe I was just ready to let go of my grief.My first step on the road to recovery was to have the entire collection photographed. The dolls will stay together forever, Mama Jo — in four photo albums.I opened a shop (really more of an adoption service) on the collectibles site Ruby Lane and began listing the dolls one at a time. It was far more involved and emotional than I anticipated, but it also infused my life with a certain girly fun I hadn’t known was missing.The dolls are now scattered across the globe, from Russia to New Zealand. I’ve made a few bucks, but I am far richer for the new friendships I have formed. My brother has been selling some of the dolls on eBay, and we’ve grown closer too.And Mama Jo’s House of Dolls has its own Facebook page, where new “moms” post photos. So the dolls are staying together virtually.A year after my shamanic encounter, I’m too busy for long visits to Manhattan, much less to consider moving or to be confused. I have reissued my memoir under my own imprint, and suddenly it’s a Kindle best seller. More books are on the way. My I.R.A. is growing again.Once I’m free of most of the dolls, I hope a real person will take their place. One I can talk to, who won’t just stare back at me.But most surprising, I’ve joined the local doll club. I tell myself that would make Mama Jo even happier than if I had kept the dolls together.I had no idea how much more I would come to love her and learn from her after she was gone. And for that I have the dolls to thank.
The Doll Dilemma - Video:
The Yellow Dino just teased a WIP-snap of a Mega Munny commission with the tag "#SWDJKT" = So are we gonna see The Fett this coming 18-19th May in Jakarta?
I know I will be looking forward to it! MUAHAHAHAHAHA
WWE has signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement with The Bridge Direct to develop and market construction toys based on WWE events and characters. The agreement marks the first time WWE will enter the construction toy category. Targeted to WWE fans between the ages of 4 and 14, the comprehensive line includes figures, accessories, and construction bricks, [...]
Thanks to all of the artists and friends who attended the opening of Supah Mashup Art Party last night! All of the pieces are now available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland through July 14, 2013. Click each thumbnail below for additional … Continue reading →
Later today, Erick Scarecrow will be releasing his Zone 6 resin figure set. At 11AM ET (May 11th 2013), it will be available in the ESC-Toy Shop. Each one is signed and numbered. And the set includes one 8" Zone 6 fig and one 4" Nasty Company fig. Zone 6 will be limited to only [...]
Today (May 11th 2013) from 6PM to 9PM Dragatomi will be opening "Play" - a Super Fantastic Group Show curated by Julie West. The whole idea behind "Play" was to have artists create a functional piece of art that someone would be able to play with - like blocks, a game, a pull toy, etc. [...]
Mezco has announced that they will be releasing a Living Dead Dolls series based on the classic film Psycho (yeah, not the Vince Vaughn remake). Set to be released in October 2013, the series will be made up of Norman Bates as Mother and Marion. Norman Bates as Mother will come with a removable wig [...]
SDCC 2013 Exclusive NECA NES Version Jason Voorhees Figure
The second NECA SDCC 2013 exclusive has been revealed over at Figures.com. This figure is very odd, but also very awesome. It’s just...
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Batman Arkham Origins Action Figures and Infinite Crisis Statues
DC Collectibles has had some recent success with their action figure lines that are based on the video games Batman: Arkham City and...
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This week Funko released information on their new releases for Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Monsters University. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for any of this, they are all available today! ~ MONSTERS UNIVERSITY ~ Pop! Disney: Monsters U I’ve been waiting over a decade for this sequel! That makes me [...]
Triple-Changers FTW! Sandstorm can convert to both land and air vehicle modes! Look for this Transformers Generations Voyager scale figure this summer! Check out the Sandstorm Transformers Generations Voyager Sccale Action Figure Official Images now.
Megatron is back! Check out the Decepticon leaders new look for the Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters toy line in this Voyager scale figure, out later this year!
Just out are official images of Hasbro's upcoming Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Abominus gift set. We been seeing thes molds making the rounds individually, but here they are a combiner set in new colors. Most interesting is under the Beast Hunters is a sub-header for the "Predacons Rising," That the name of the DVD series Hasbro will be releasing the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters as next fall, October 2012. Check out the images of Target Exclusive Beast Hunters Abominus Official Images of Transformers Prime Gift Set below for more details on these toys now.