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Yoga Joes

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


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.


Loot Crate – July ‘Heroes 2′ Crate Unboxing

Tuesday, July 28th, 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 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

    Army Men

    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.


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

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2015


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


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


    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


    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.


    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.  


    SDCC 2015 – BOOMco Licensed Halo Blasters

    Friday, July 10th, 2015


    I don’t have a lot of experience with the BOOMco line, but licensing the Halo property to make a line of dart launchers is a strong move on Mattel’s part.


    The line consists of several blasters modeled after iconic Halo weapons from both the Human and Covenant forces, designed to fire foam-tipped darts. A consistent claim throughout the packaging of the blasters is their capability to fire up to 70 feet.


    This particular set, the USNC Covenant Battle Pack, is actually available for sale at the convention. I did manage to pick up a set, but I’ll have to wait until I get back to the headquarters before I do a hands-on review.

    SDCC 2015 – Exclusive ‘Creature’ Lootcrate Unboxing

    Friday, July 10th, 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 ‘Creature’ Lootcrate, however, is unique, as it can only be obtained at SDCC 2015, and is limited to only 10,000 sets.


    Contained within the ‘Creature’ Lootcrate is:

  • Godzilla t-shirt
  • Ghostbusters QPOP (1 of 4)
  • Ghostbusters Marshmallow Man
  • Weyland-Yutani Luggage Tag
  • Jurassic World Keychain
  • 2015 SDCC Lootcrate Souvenir Pin
  • A Certificate of Authenticity
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    Tomorrow, the contents of the ‘Cosmic’ Lootcrate will be unveiled on TFB.

    Loot Crate – June ‘Cyber’ Crate Unboxing

    Thursday, July 2nd, 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 June is the Cyber theme, and features ‘robotic and cyborg’ items.


    Included within this month’s box is:

  • Prime T-shirt
  • Borderlands Zer0 Game Mat
  • Terminator Genisys Endo Skull Replica
  • Terminator Genisys Brain Chip Keychain
  • Future Replicant Corporate Logo Patch
  • Glow-in-the-dark Circuit Gadget Pouch
  • and best of all


  • Battlestar Galactica Cylon Target Poster Set
  • www.lootcrate.com

    Funko ReAction Jaws Line

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015


    Funko, under their ReAction line, is releasing a line of Jaws figurines, including a pretty impressive looking Jaws, given the intentional… lack of detail that the ReAction line offers.

    And, if you’re attending SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) this year, you can pick up the bloody variant seen below.



    Johnny Seven OMA Commercial

    Friday, June 12th, 2015

    This commercial from 1964 is for the Johnny Seven OMA, the ultimate 7-in-1 One Man Army weapons platform. Those of you looking to score one for yourself will have to do some digging around; $675 will net you one right now, complete with the box and original instructions.

    Star Wars Play Arts Kai – Boba Fett Figure

    Monday, June 8th, 2015


    The latest in Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai line of licensed Star Wars figures, this highly-detailed Boba Fett figurine comes in at approximately 10.25″ tall, and is made of pre-painted PVC.

    It comes complete with the following accessories: Heavy Blaster, Blast Pistol, 2 Knives, Fire Artillery Parts, 2 Jet Parts, and 4 Optional Hand Parts.


    The figure was available for pre-order on Big Bad Toy Store, however those got sold out really quick. The expected release date is sometime in July 2015, so keep an eye out around then if you’re interested.


    Loot Crate – May ‘Unite’ Crate Unboxing

    Wednesday, May 27th, 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 May is the Unite theme, and features ‘team-centric’ items.


    Included within the box is an exclusive Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Green/White Ranger t-shirt, a Rick and Morty-themed puzzle, Marvel-themed shoelaces, an ice cube tray, and a vehicle decal, Team Fortress 2 pins, an exclusive issue of MAD magazine, an exclusive issue of the Bravest Warriors comic, and a ‘unite’-themed pin and Loot Crate magazine.


    Mezco Toys – One:12 Collective – Con Exclusive Dark Knight Returns Boxed Set

    Friday, May 22nd, 2015


    Depicting the battle between the Mutant Gang Leader and Batman in the iconic ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ by Frank Miller, this special set is limited to just 1000 pieces, and currently up for pre-order. It will also be sold at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, so this is the only chance most of us will have to buy it.

    The Deluxe Boxed Set contains:

    – Battle Damaged Batman figure with an exclusive head sculpt, torn exclusive variant costume, alternate hands and exclusive “Knock-Out Foam” accessory designed to fit over his enemy’s face.
    – Exclusive “first look” Mutant Leader with a variant dirtied up paint application to enhance the realistic battle in the junk yard, alternate hands and crowbar accessory.
    – A Polystone cold casted display base of the Gotham City Junk Yard, over 10 inches long with felt footing.
    – Packed in a large, closed box with a specially die-cut slip cover and utilizing the One:12 Collective’s collector friendly no- twist-tie packing method for easy in and out of box displaying.


    ThinkGeek – Walking Dead Roleplay Weapon: Merle’s Knife Hand

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015


    ThinkGeek is selling a roleplay weapon version of Merle’s Knife Hand from The Walking Dead. Made of ABS plastic, it features an internal handle for ease of use, a retractable Mauser bayonet, and adjustable faux leather straps.


    Star Wars Battle Of Hoth Gaming Table

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

    Marauder GR 1:12 Scale Gear For 6 Inch Action Figures On Kickstarter

    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Marauder GR 1-12 Scale Gear

    Marauder GR has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a line of 1:12 scale weapons and accessories for use with 6-inch figurines. The above photo is of one of their 1:18 scale weapons meant for 4″ figurines, which already shows an impressive level of detail for its size. These weapons will also feature modular accessories including sights, grips, PEQ, suppressor, and grenade launcher.


    1/6 Scale Stan Lee Action Figure

    Monday, April 6th, 2015


    Limited to just 1000 pieces, the Das Toyz Stan Lee 1/6 scale action figure features a Phicen articulated body, and comes with the following accessories:

    – sports Jacket
    – black long sleeve sweater
    – white dress shirt
    – Gray Pants
    – White Shirt
    – Belt w/ Buckle
    – Pair of Socks
    – Pair of Shoes
    – 2 x interchangeable heads
    – 4 x Posing Hands
    – 2 x eye glasses
    – 1 x wrist watch
    – 2 X rings
    – handkerchief
    – Specialty Packaging
    – Figure Stand

    The Stan Lee figure is expected to start shipping 2nd quarter 2015. No word on whether he comes with Excelsior action.


    Sideshow Collectables – Boba Fett Bronze Statue

    Sunday, April 5th, 2015


    Probably the closest you’ll ever see Boba Fett in carbonite, Sideshow Collectables has released a limited edition bronze statue of everyone’s favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter. It comes in at 21″ tall, atop an environmental display base reminiscent of Jabba’s Palace. The cost? $5000, because if anybody’s worth five grand, it’s the Fett, right?


    Loot Crate – March ‘Covert’ Crate Unboxing

    Saturday, March 28th, 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 March was Covert themed, and included several ‘spy-themed’ items.

    Easily the best item in this month’s crate is the “This is stirred…” James Bond shirt. Aside from that, the crate also features an Orphan Black Loot Crate-exclusive comic, a “stealth wrist watch”, several booklets and manuals, a free comic voucher, and a spy-themed Mad Libs. All in all, it has some pretty cool stuff.


    NECA Reel Toys – Rambo Action Figure

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2015


    This is a 7″ Rambo Action Figure released by NECA as part of the Reel Toys line. Confusingly, despite being part of the ‘Reel Toys’ line, it’s actually a special version which pays homage to the 8-bit NES Rambo video game, and comes in special packaging that mimics the original game box. To this end, Rambo comes complete with orange-colored bandana, pants, and boots, and a stylized paint job. His accessories include a bow and arrows, combat knife with sheath, hand grenade, and RPG.


    Unfortunately, this one’s going to remain SIB for the foreseeable future, but I did manage to scrounge up a product image so you know what the figure looks like.



    Hot Toys – Hulkbuster 1/6 Scale

    Sunday, March 8th, 2015


    Sideshow Toys is offering a 1/6 scale figure of the Hulkbuster armor from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, sculpted by Hot Toys. Approximately 21 inches tall, the Hulkbuster features over 30 points of articulation, over 16 LED light up areas, 1 pair of removable forearm armor, 1 pair of hands with articulated fingers and light-up repulsors, and the chest can be opend to reveal a bust of the Mark XLIII arm with LED light-up eyes and arc reactor on chest.


    Spectre Miniatures Militia Technical

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


    Spectre Miniatures has launched a project on Kickstarter to produce a 1/50 scale milita technical. This model will come available with a range of weapons and accessories to make each individual unique to the user’s requirements; it comes standard with a DShk.


    James May’s Toy Stories: Action Man

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    The Christmas Day episode of BBC 2’s James May’s Toy Stories featured Action Man. For those of you unfamiliar with Action Man, he was the British version of GI Joe. Here is the trailer.

    To watch the whole episode, visit Daily Motion.