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Entertainment Earth – Aliens Xenomorph Queen Figure Pre-Order

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

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Entertainment Earth is offering a pre-order on this upcoming action figure of the Xenomorph Queen from Aliens. Measuring 30″ x 15″, the Xenomorph Queen features 30 points of articulation including a fully poseable tail, and also comes with two interchangeable inner mouths, and a display stand. The Queen is also completely in-scale with the Alien 7-inch action figure line.

The Xenomorph Queen figure will be available January 2015.

www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NC51385#.VIzaT55xrBM

Project Triforce – Halo 2: Anniversary Edition – Plasma Rifle Full Scale Replica

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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Available for pre-order from Project Triforce, this replica is a fully licensed full scale model of the Plasma Rifle from the Halo series. Cast in polystone, it is hand-finished and hand-painted, weights 15 lbs, and comes with working LED effects. Limited to just 500 pieces.

www.projecttriforce.com/index.php?p=product&id=57

Hot Toys – John Matrix 1/6 Scale Figure

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Coming soon from Hot Toys is this 1/6 scale figure of John Matrix from ‘Commando’. Standing at approximately 12.5 inches (32cm) tall, with 26 points of articulation, this highly detailed figure features a newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression including detailed wrinkles, skin texture, and war paint. It comes with the following list of accessories:

- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) right palm for gun holding
- One (1) right palm for holding rocket launcher holding
- One (1) left palm for holding knife
- One (1) left palm for supporting machine gun
- One (1) left palm for supporting rocket launcher
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
- One (1) black and green-camouflaged colored tactical vest
- One (1) green camouflage thigh holster
- One (1) pair of green colored cargo pants
- One (1) beige colored belt- One (1) pair of black boots

Weapons:
- One (1) articulated rocket launcher
- One (1) machine gun
- One (1) shotgun
- One (1) submachine gun
- One (1) pistol
- Two (2) claymore mine with two (2) remote detonators
- Three (3) knifes
- Three (3) grenade
- Twelve (12) round of ammos

Accessories:
- One (1) black watch
- One (1) pair of green binoculars- Two (2) green shoulder pouches
- Figure base with movie logo and John Matrix nameplate

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Man, these things just keep getting more and more detailed, don’t they?

www.hottoys.com.hk/productDetail.php?productID=268

Sideshow Collectables – Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Sideshow Collectables will soon be releasing a highly-detailed fully-articulated Deadpool 1/6 scale figure.

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He comes equipped with the following accessories:

- Two interchangeable heads
- Six pairs of interchangeable hands
- Dual katanas
- One knife
- Two grenades
- One suppressed ‘Whoop Ass-ault rifle’
- Dual pistols

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Additionally, Sideshow Collectables is offering an exclusive Zombiepool head included with the figure if purchased through their web store.

Available for pre-order now at www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-deadpool-sideshow-collectibles-1001781.

Limited Edition ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has announced a 1/12th scale ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set. Part of Hot Toys’ new MMS Compact series, this set consists of high detailed miniatures, including ‘The Bat’ aircraft, with remote controlled LEDs and spinning propeller function, 1/12th scale Batman and Catwoman collectable figures, and the fusion reactor.

www.comicsinfinity.com/p-118458-preorder-the-bat-deluxe-mmc-compact-series-collectible-hot-toys-set

New Evil Dead 2 Collectables Incoming

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

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In what is an announcement unfortunately devoid of much information, Sideshow Collectables has revealed that they’ll soon be offering collectables based on Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, from the original Evil Dead trilogy. The only image released so far is the above teaser image. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

www.sideshowtoy.com/whats-new/evil-dead-2-dead-by-dawn-license-announcement

Sabertron: Foam Swords With Electronic Scoring

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Think laser tag, but with foam swords, and you have a pretty good idea with Sabertron is all about. Sabertron employs an accelerometer to detect when and what the sword has impacted. Wireless communication between blades shares this information, which in turn tells the blade when a player has lost health, measured by LED light strips on the handle. The core of the blade is made of ultra-durable polycarbonate plastic, being near indestructible while weighing less than a pound with the foam blade cover. Currently up for funding on Kickstarter, they’ve (unsurprisingly) already reached their goal, but contributing opens up special deals and pricing as usual.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/levelup/sabertron-foam-swords-with-electronic-scoring

Magnum Enterprises – Jr. AK-47 Combat Rubber Band Gun

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

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I picked up this vaguely Kalashnikov-esque rubber band gun at a shop near the boardwalk today. The back up rear sight and sling is a nice touch, and it shoots rubber bands pretty damn well. They also had a pistol on display, but how could I resist the call of the long gun?

www.rubberbandguns.com

Paper MP7A1

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Disappointed at the lack of a civilian-legal variant of the MP7 yet not in the market for an airsoft variant? Then you might want to check out this flat-pack firearm kit for a paper MP7A1. Made entirely from die-cut thick white card, fully built it features an extendable stock, removable magazine, and folding front grip. Best of all it’s even sized like a real MP7A1.

www.firebox.com/product/6524/Paper-Submachine-Gun

BoomCo Blasters

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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Mattel is looking to take a piece of the foam dart blaster market with their upcoming BoomCo line. There isn’t much information on the individual blasters, but there seems to be a lot of accessories, and the blasters use ‘smart stick’ darts.

Launching Summer 2014.

www.boom-co.com/en-us/comingsoon

Sideshow Collectables – Metal Gear REX

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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This collectable Metal Gear REX figure from Metal Gear Solid was developed in collaboration with Team Kojima and Konami. Standing in at 19 inches when fully extended, and 14 inches when sitting, the REX figure comes with light up components and a 23-inch long rail gun, which in the game was designed as a nuclear weapon launch platform. Expected to ship September 2014.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/metal-gear-solid-metal-gear-solid-rex-threea-toys-902175

ReAction Figures

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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Funko and Super7 are bringing back the retro Kenner-style 3 3/4 inch action figure with the ReAction line. The figures feature 5 points of articulation, just like the original Kenner figures. Popular franchises including Escape From New York, Back to the Future, Terminator, and Predator make up the line, often times with multiple figures representing the properties. The figures will start releasing in April, with more figures releasing throughout the year.

Available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth: www.entertainmentearth.com/ReActionfigures

3d Printed Bomb Suit Figure EOD

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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Project creator Benjamin Summerfield is looking for funding to create this EOD Bomb Suit Figure. The figure will come unpainted with snap assembly, moving joints, interchangeable hands, and a mortar accessory. Funding is going towards a 3D printer, which could lead to additional figures in the future.

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www.kickstarter.com/projects/604459465/3d-printed-bomb-suit-figure-eod

Hot Toys – The Dark Knight Batman Armory

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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Hot Toys 1/6th scale Batman Armory features movable armory doors, movable armory shelves, and a light up function on armory ceiling with remote control.

The set comes with a collectable Batman figure. The head has Parallel Eyeball Rolling System and 4 sculpted interchangeable lower part of faces. The complex body features fabric material covered with armor. The figure also comes with 1 Batsuit collar, 1 black cape, 1 pair of boots, and 6 pieces of interchangeable gloved palms.

Additional accessories:

Weapons:
- One (1) surudoi saw
- One (1) nunchuck
- One (1) cutter
- Two (2) smoke bombs
- Three (3) sticky-bomb guns
- Three (3) grappling guns
- Three (3) Batarangs for attaching to utility belt
- Four (4) mini mines
- Six (6) ninja spikes
- Eight (8) Batarangs

Accessories:
- One (1) set of wire
- One (1) antidote injector
- One (1) drill
- One (1) set of drill bits
- One (1) big hook
- Two (2) holders for Batarangs attachable to utility belt
- Three (3) utility belts
- Three (3) gun holders
- Three (3) holders attachable to utility belt
- Four (4) hooks
- Five (5) sets of grappling gun clips
- Fourteen (14) mini canisters
- Fifteen (15) pouches
- Twenty seven (27) rounds of ammo
- Armory stand with the movie logo

Release date: Quarter 2 – Quarter 3 2014

www.hottoys.com.hk/productDetail.php?productID=217

Fully Automatic Rubber Band Machine Gun

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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There is currently a Kickstarter page up for a fully-automatic rubber band machine gun. CNC machined from birch plywood, it has a total capacity of 672 rubber bands, launched from 16 barrels at a rate of 14 shots per second. The trigger mechanism is electric, powered by 5 AA batteries. The finished product will come with a display rack and 700 spare bands.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/11447722/rubber-band-machine-gun-0

Lakor Scout GO Baby

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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Forgive me for now knowing the property this comes from, but it’s too unique not to write about. This action figure comes with the following accessories:

1x Camouflage clothing
1x Gas mask
1x SPC Vest
1x MOLLE Pouch
1x Dump Pouch
1x Anti noise earphone
1x Rifle sling
1x AK gun
1x Gloves
1x Badge
1x GPRS
1x Cap
4x Chocolate stick
1x Boots

At the time of writing, only one remains in stock

www.blackopstoys.com/catalog/other-lakor-scout-go-baby-p-16564.html

Women’s Day – Outer Space Station

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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Back in the late 70s, Women’s Day magazine ran an article detailing a DIY space station playset that was perfect for the initial run of Kenner Star Wars action figures. An article the Star Wars Collectors Archive website not only details the history of the playset, but also includes instructions, should you have the desire to build a set for yourself.

theswca.com/images-speci/womansday/

Call Of Duty Mega Bloks – Mini Review

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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We purchased and constructed the Chopper Strike, RIB Beach Assault, and Mountain Recon Call of Duty Mega Bloks sets. The three sets were fairly easy to put together, although the Chopper Strike set was missing a couple of critical parts and required some workarounds to build up. The “super poseable micro action figures” are also a bit of a pain to snap together, and they come loose easily when handled, especially at the torso/leg joint. It’s pretty cool, however, how detailed they can be, with all the gear options they can be equipped with. Also, the faux-M4s the figures come with can swap magazines, stocks, and barrels, and can be further accessorized with scopes and suppressors.

Overall, I would have preferred the sets had more of a LEGO-level quality to them, given they are Mega Bloks brand, but if you like your building block sets with a more military oriented focus, then these aren’t a bad option.

www.megabloks.com/en-us/shop/construction-toys/call-of-duty/?view=list

Covert Force Extreme Tactical Gear – Tactical Helmet

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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The Covert Force Tactical Helmet is nothing more than a toy, but a pretty cool one all the same. It features the “CLIP TRAK” system, which lets the user attach a number of accessories including a helmet scope, night scope, and light to the helmet. The package also includes a collectable dog tag and ‘top secret mission’ which includes an online code for a website unlockable. The only issue with the model we got is the straps were threaded through the buckles wrong and sewn together, so it was impossible to properly adjust them without taking the stitching apart, but it’s just a toy.

www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20599336&cp=&parentPage=search

Hot Toys – 1/6th Scale 1966 Batman And Robin Figures

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

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The dynamic duo is back! 1/6th scale models of Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin (sold separately) from the 1966 Batman movie are available from Hot Toys. These highly-detailed models feature 30 points of articulation, screen accurate mask sculpts, and multiple movie accurate accessories; Bats comes with shark repellant and can even do the ‘Batusi‘!

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www.hottoys.com.hk/productDetail.php?productID=200

Call Of Duty Mega Bloks

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Mega Bloks, everyone’s favorite LEGO clone, has made a habit of handling properties that the Danish toy giant wouldn’t; examples include: Halo, World of Warcraft, and now Call of Duty. Seen above is the Drone Attack set, which comes with an A.G.R., or Autonomous Ground Robot, and a kitted-up soldier. This and other sets, which include a boat set, tank set, and snowmobile set, are available for purchase/pre-order from Toys Я Us.

www.megabloks.com/en-us/

Diablo Polystone Statue

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

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The Prime Evil, Diablo, makes for a pretty kick ass statue. Limited to 2000 pieces, this collectable statue of Diablo, from the game series of the same name, comes in at over 20 inches tall and is hand painted. Also, it lights up! It’s estimated to ship this November.

Sideshow Collectables – Diablo Polystone Statue

NERF Rebelle Line

Friday, September 6th, 2013

The NERF Rebelle line is a series that consists of rebranded blasters and accessories to better appeal to young girls. The line features products colored with light pinks, purples, and whites and darts with light colors and special designs. I have no problem whatsoever with young girls playing with NERF blasters (they can be a lot of fun), but do girls already playing with blasters even care about the branding? And does Hasbro expect to draw in girls that don’t play with blasters because these happen to look ‘pretty’? Maybe I’m wrong and they’ll be a big hit, but it just sees kinda silly to me.

www.hasbro.com/rebelle

NERF Zombie Strike Hammershot

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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We just picked up the second in the Zombie Strike line, the Hammershot blaster. It’s a single-action revolver with a five dart capacity. The top rail lets you use other N-Strike accessories, and it features Zombie Strike branding, including the obligatory taped-up post-apocalyptic grip; still too colorful for my tastes, but it is a toy for kids so that’s just me being nitpicky. It shoots pretty far and despite being single-action you’ll still go through the limited capacity fairly quickly; the trigger’s also pretty sensitive. It’s a Target exclusive, so you can pick one up there.

www.hasbro.com/nerf/en_US/shop/browse.cfm

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter Power Edition

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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The Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter power edition has dual HD batteries that allow a flight time of up to 36 minutes without a charge. An on-board front-facing camera is capable of capturing 720p HD video and stills. It’s designed to work with all AR.Drone 2.0 apps for iOS and Android devices; it’s Wi-Fi capable out to 165 feet from the device. It can be customized with Black, Red, Blue and Orange propellers.

www.brookstone.com/parrot-ar-drone-power-edition-quadricopter