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Star Wars – Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

 

OK, so these two items are in no way, shape, or form known in any official terms as the “Tatooine Cosplay Starter Kit”. However, if you are looking for either a foam Tusken Raider’s Gaffi Stick, or are cosplaying as a Gamorrean guard (The pig guys that guard Jabba’s palace) and need one of their weapons (in foam), then these are honestly your best bet. We got ours on Disney property, so if you’re ever in the area be on the lookout for them.

DOOM Marine 1/6th Scale Collectible Exclusive Edition

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

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Bethesda is offering an exclusive version of ThreeA’s 1/6th Scale Collectable DOOM Marine figure from the excellent, recently-released DOOM video game. The DOOM Marine figure stands at 13.2 inches tall, with 27 points of articulation. He comes complete with the following weapons and accessories:

  • 3 Sets of Interchangeable Hands
  • Plasma Rifle
  • Combat Shotgun
  • Super Shotgun
  • Bethesda Store Exclusive Chainsaw
  • This is a pre-order item, and is expected to be released by 2nd Quarter 2017.

    You can get it at store.bethsoft.com/doom-marine-16th-scale-collectible-exclusive-edition.

    Sideshow Collectables – IG-88 1/6 Scale Figure

    Sunday, July 10th, 2016

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    Sideshow Collectables is offering a limited edition run of highly-detailed 1/6 scale IG-88 figurines. For those who don’t know, IG-88 is a feared bounty hunting droid in the Star Wars series, and was one of the bounty hunters in Empire tasked by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon.

    This particular figure includes:

    – New movie-accurate paint scheme
    – Three (3) newly sculpted concussion grenades
    – Light-up feature in the head (requires three LR-41 batteries)
    – Fabric bandolier with instrument pins and magnetic attachment for grenades
    – BlasTech E-11 blaster
    – BlasTech DLT-20A blaster rifle
    – Fully functional extendable legs

    Sideshow is also offering a limited run of Bossk and 4-LOM figures as well, if you’re looking to expand your bounty hunter collection.

    www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-ig-88-sideshow-collectibles-1000292

    Sideshow Collectables – The Force Unleashed Han And Chewbacca Figures

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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    Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has further expanded their Star Wars Episode VII offerings with the Han Solo and Chewbacca sixth scale figures. Both figures are highly detailed with 30 points of articulation, and come complete with multiple hands, appropriate weaponry, and in Han’s case, both his iconic smuggler outfit and the Winter clothing set he wore on the Starkiller base.

    They’re also available as individual pieces, if you only want one or the other, although buying them separately also forgoes one remote detonator and three thermal detonators for Chewie, and Starkiller base-themed base attachable for both figurines.

    www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-han-solo-and-chewbacca-hot-toys-902761

    The Whole Outdoors Can Be Your GI Joe Battlefield

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

    Black Panther Warrior Pack

    Friday, June 10th, 2016

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    As part of the massive line of ‘Civil War’ toys and memorabilia, Hasbro released the Black Panther Warrior Pack, a costume set which consists of a Black Panther mask and gloves. We’ve played with them a bit, and although the set make you look pretty darn cool (as one of the Three Amigos as pictured below will show you), it doesn’t allow you to effortless fight with sweet acrobatic moves, nor do the gloves make large gashes in nigh-indestructible metals.

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    You can pick it up from several retailers and online stores, including Toys-R-Us.

    www.toysrus.com/buy/superheroes-heroines/marvel-avengers-civil-war-captain-america-warrior-pack-black-panther-b7071-83099966

    Mezco Toys – One:12 Punisher Figurine – Pre-Order

    Sunday, May 29th, 2016

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    Mezco has put out a pre-order for this great looking Punisher figure as part of the One:12 Collective line. The figure is 1:12 scale, featuring a highly realistic fabric uniform with “special silk screening applications”, and sculpted costume accents (belt, gloves, harness, and boots). Also included with the figure:

    Three “portraits” (head sculpts/faces)
    Fists
    Holding hands
    Grappling hands
    Left posing hand
    Right strike hand
    Armored skull load bearing vest with belt and knife sheath
    Combat knife
    9mm pistol with magazine
    Machine gun with magazine
    Submachine gun with magazine
    Grenade launcher with 6 grenades

    www.mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-punisher

    Pop Culture Shock Toys – 1/4 Scale DREDD Statue

    Monday, March 21st, 2016

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    Pop Culture Shock Toys has this awesome 1/4 Scale Judge Dredd statue, based on his look in the 2012 movie DREDD. Seen above is the Comic Exclusive version, which retains the movie look but with the judge uniform colorway featured in the comic series.

    www.popcultureshocktoys.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=judge+dredd

    Judge Mortis 1/12 Scale Figure

    Sunday, March 13th, 2016

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    Bambalandstore is currently offering a pre-order for a 1/12 scale collectable figurine of Judge Mortis, one of the Dark Judges from the Judge Dredd comic series. The figure comes in at 6.6″ tall, fully articulated, and complete with a faux-leather tattered outfit and 3 pairs of interchangeable sculpted hands.

    www.bambalandstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=000000000000002adjm

    The Original Ghost Gun

    Monday, February 29th, 2016

    But can it shoot 30 bulets from a .30-caliber clip within half a second?

    Leave it to Hasbro to come up with a great toy called a Ghost Gun. An interesting blend of an MP40 and a flashlight, the Ghost Gun projected an image of one of several ghosts that children of all ages then could use for target practice. My limited research has led me to the conclusion that the Ghost Gun didn’t actually shoot any projectiles, but who cares; it’s a Ghost Gun!

    You’ll have to scour eBay for one of these beauties if you want one today, since they’ve been out of production since the 70’s.

    Huntly’s Paper Warplanes

    Monday, January 11th, 2016

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    Huntly’s Paper Warplanes are a collection of historic warplanes utilized by Britain, France, and the USA through WWI and WWII. The plane kits are manufactured using computer graphical design, which allows for more intricate models, and even the construction of biplanes.

    paperwarplanes.com/collections/all

    Hot Toys – Finn & First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper 1/6 Scale Figures

    Sunday, December 27th, 2015

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    As expected of Hot Toys, they’re producing highly detailed 1/6 scale figures of Finn and the way-cooler-than-he-has-any-right-to-be-for-a-stormtrooper Riot Control Trooper from Star Wars: Episode VII. Both figures are approximately 12 inches tall, with over 30 points of articulation, and come with movie-accurate clothing and accessories, as well as interchangeable hands. They’re currently available for pre-order, with a projected release date of Q2 – Q3, 2016.

    www.hottoys.com.hk/productDetail.php?productID=360

    Hot Toys – First Order Flametrooper

    Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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    Sideshow Collectibles currently has a pre-order up for the First Order Flametrooper from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. The figure is 1/6 scale, and comes complete with a hexagonal stand with the First Order emblem.

    www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-first-order-flametrooper-hot-toys-902575

    Elastic Precision – Model PPK

    Monday, October 26th, 2015

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    Elastic Precision is a company that makes some of the absolute slickest looking rubber band guns I’ve ever seen. Although they offer a great looking 1911, and an equally cool MP5, in honor of the upcoming Spectre, I’d figure the PPK would be the most appropriate product to feature.

    Features

    -Modeled after the classic Walther PPK handgun
    -Made from solid Wood (Available in White Oak and in Walnut)
    -Semi-automatically fires 5 rubber bands at up to 20 feet
    -Comes with 50 rubber bands
    -Easy to load and shoot

    www.elasticprecision.com

    Adventure Force – Detonator

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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    The Adventure Force ‘Detonator’ (The Rifle of Detonating – says it right on the package) is a thin, foam toy rifle that makes automatic fire sounds when you pull the trigger. If Minecraft had a rifle, it’d look exactly like this. Might be a good option for general play, or accompanying a child’s Halloween costume if they’re dressed up as a Soldier.

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    Adventure Force doesn’t have their own website, but you can typically find their products at either Wal-Mart, or on Amazon.

    Loot Crate – September ‘Summon’ Crate Unboxing

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

    Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for September is Summon themed, and features products based around summoning creatures (and in one case, a car).

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    Contained within the Summon crate is:

    – Greenlight Collectibles Supernatural 1967 Chevy Impala
    – Homer Simpson Golden Buddha
    – Pokemon Laplander Hat
    – Hearthstone Foam Stress Ball
    – Hearthstone Coin And Card Pack Code
    – Loot Crate Summon Button

    www.lootcrate.com

    Suck UK – Doorstop And Bookend Giant Green Army Men

    Monday, September 21st, 2015

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    Suck UK is selling these giant-sized Green Army Men for use as a doorstop or bookend, depending on the model.

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    These do ship to the US, for those who are interested.

    www.suck.uk.com/mob/products/homeguard

    BB-8 Sphero

    Saturday, September 5th, 2015

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    Sphero is an app-enabled robotic ball that can be controlled with your mobile device. BB-8 is the new R2-D2. Thanks to the power of marketing, both have been combined into a licensed technological offering that added $20 to the MSRP when compared to the original. All snark aside, it’s a pretty neat little toy. The head stays level while the spherical portion moves, and according to the manufacturer “BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands.”

    store.sphero.com/products/bb-8-by-sphero

    Yoga Joes

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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    A more zen variation of your typical Little Green Army Men, the Yoga Joes are made of ABS plastic, varying 1″ – 3″ in height. They even come in packaging with a bamboo floor.

    www.yogajoes.com

    Loot Crate – July ‘Heroes 2′ Crate Unboxing

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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    Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for July is the Heroes 2 theme, and features ‘comic book, television, and video game heroes’ items.

    Included within this month’s box is:

  • Legend of Zelda Sweatband
  • Batman Multi-Tool Keychain
  • The League of Regrettable Superheroes
  • TV Series Batman Q-Pop Figure
  • Brawlhalla Download Card
  • Heroes 2 Button
  • Star Trek Auto Aim Freshener
  • Wonder Woman Poster (not pictured)
  • www.lootcrate.com

    GOOD ART HLYWD – Silver Army Men

    Friday, July 17th, 2015

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    GOOD ART HLYWD has put a pricier spin on the classic Little Green Army Men with their Silver Army Men line. All the classic molds are available, but now cast in sterling silver. Available individually, or as a complete set.

    www.silverarmymen.com/collections/classic/products/silver-army-man-classic-squadron

    SDCC 2015 – Gentle Giant Studios – Comic-Con Exclusive 12″ G.I. Joe ‘Grunt’

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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    Gentle Giant had an impressive list of exclusives at this year’s SDCC, including this 12″ G.I. Joe ‘Grunt’ figure.

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    Essentially an upscaled model of the original ‘Grunt’ 3.75″ figure, this particular figure came in a sturdy wooden lock box.

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    Inside, the figure is stored in a cushioned cutout, with his backpack, helmet, and service rifle on the opposite side. An awesome addition to any G.I. Joe fan’s collection.

    SDCC 2015 – Exclusive ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate Unboxing

    Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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    Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate, however, is unique, as it can only be obtained at SDCC 2015, and is limited to only 2000 sets.

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    Contained within the ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate is:

  • SuperEmoFriends Aweeien Hoodie
  • Star Trek Challenge Coin
  • Hikari Translucent Stormtrooper
  • Star Wars Snapback Hat
  • 2015 SDCC Lootcrate Souvenir Pin
  • Certificate of Authenticity
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    Additionally, 20 of the ‘Cosmic’ crates featured a special “chase item”, a Space Invader Ballpoint Pen. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive one of the lucky crates, but even without the pen it’s a pretty solid selection of items.

    Remember Furby?

    Friday, July 10th, 2015

    Well, thanks to the magic of licensing, Hasbro will soon be releasing a Chewbacca-themed Furby named, appropriately enough, Furbacca. No word on whether the giant sized variant will be available for purchase.

    SDCC 2015 – Mega Bloks

    Friday, July 10th, 2015

    Mega Bloks line is also taking full advantage of some licensing their competitors wouldn’t ever consider adding to their fold.

      
    The Call of Duty line is progressing with some new building sets, including a set themed after the popular Zombies mode from the Treyarch games.

      
    The Halo line is also seeing a few new additions, such as this unnamed prototype set.

      
    Finally, the most exciting addition to the Mega Bloks line displayed at the show is the addition of T-800 head and arm model kits.