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Hot Toys – 1/6 Scale Grand Moff Tarkin

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Hot Toys has another impressive-looking Star Wars 1/6 scale figurine coming out, this time of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, as he appeared in ‘A New Hope’. This figure features a newly developed head scuplt, a remarkable likeness of actor Peter Cushing, along with a cloth Imperial uniform, and Tarkin’s high back chair.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-grand-moff-tarkin-hot-toys-903111

GALAC-TAC (Green Wolf Gear Exclusive) Olive Drab Figure

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

We are currently living in a world where a company created an action figure based on a set of cosplay armor inspired by unarguably the most popular space fantasy series of all time.

Neat.

Based on Ryan B. Flowers’ GALAC-TAC, Mandalorian-inspired armor, this figure from Green Wolf Gear comes wearing a set of GALAC-TAC armor, with a launcher, and a combat uniform very clearly inspired by Crye’s G3 uniform set.

I reiterate: neat.

Available for pre-order at the link below:

www.greenwolfgear.com/product/14/galac-tac-(green-wolf-gear-exclusive)

Wooden H&K MP7 Replica

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Jenni Edwards, a UK-based artist, creates highly detailed laser cut and laminated scale models of modern firearms. Her works include 2 models of the SCAR which are currently in the FNH Belgian HQ, as well as MP7 models which were produced for the UK’s Royal Armouries. The latter model is what’s currently available for sale via Edwards’ Etsy shop, ‘Splintersell’. The model is made of maple and birch, and features fully moving parts, including:

  • Removable magazine
  • Retractable buttstock
  • Retractable charging handle
  • Trigger which releases the hammer

    The model also features a functioning green dot sight, a removable suppressor, and weapon accurate markings.

    www.etsy.com/listing/167338406/wooden-heckler-koch-mp7-made-out-of-a

    Thanks to ‘Allen’ for the tip!

  • World’s Largest Super Soaker

    Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

    YouTuber Mark Rober wasn’t satisfied with standard Super Soakers, so he developed a giant-sized Super Soaker which is capable of shooting at 2,400 psi and 243 mph. The video description also features the CAD files and build list, should you feel the need to build one of these monstrosities for yourself.

    Rubber Band Phaser

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

    Etsy shop DecolorisShop has a Star Trek-inspired Rubber Band Phaser. Made of laser cut wood, the Phaser is capable of shooting two rubber bands at a time, and comes complete with three themed targets: a Klingon, Ferengi, and the ever-popular Gorn. The shop also offers personalization by engraving initials, if you were looking to make one of these into a gift.

    www.etsy.com/listing/476177366/mens-birthday-gift-wooden-rubber-band

    Mezco – One:12 – Knightmare Batman

    Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

    Mezco, under their One:12 line, is releasing a movie-accurate 1:12 scale figurine of ‘Knightmare Batman’ from ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, and comes with 3 interchangeable heads, 5 pairs of interchangeable hands, a 1911, a SCAR rifle, and an intricate costume which deserves a detailed list:

  • Removable goggles
  • Leather-look duster coat with integrated wire for dynamic posing
  • Fabric shemagh scarf
  • Sculpted bandana-wrapped gloves on each hand
  • Intricately tailored cloth outfit with battle damaged insignia
  • Utility belt with pouches
  • Thigh holster
  • Desert trousers with knee-pad detail
  • Sculpted boots
  • This particular figurine is available exclusively direct from Mezco, so you’ll have to put in a pre-order if you want one for yourself.

    www.mezcotoyz.com/item/76335/one-12-collective-knightmare-batman/1

    Spitball Blasterz On Kickstarter

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    Spitball Blasterz is a project from Paper Shooters, Inc. currently up on Kickstarter for a toy blaster that shoots tissue paper spitballs. Sporting a vaguely AR-15 look, the blasterz are capable of shooting distances up to 65 ft, and load from a 16 spitball capacity flip mag. Paper Shooters also offers two options for ammunition: pre-packaged conical projectiles, or one can make their own ammo using an included mold.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/99269680/spitball-blasterztm-fire-tissue-paper-ammo-up-to-6

    The Walking Dead Michonne with Michonne’s Pets Walker Twin Pack – Threezero Exclusive)

    Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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    Threezero is offering an exclusive 1/6 scale figure pack of Michonne and her Walker pets from The Walking Dead television series. The figures are fully-articulated, with tailored and weathered clothing, as well as all appropriate accessories, including Michonne’s iconic katana. Available now for preorder.

    www.threezerohk.com/product/the-walking-dead-michonne-exclusive

    Thomas The RC Hexapod

    Sunday, March 12th, 2017

    I was on Reddit earlier today, and happened upon this .gif of a RC Hexapod modified with a Thomas the Tank Engine turret, complete with a working flamethrower. To be blunt, I found it hilarious, and thankfully the source was provided in the thread, which can be seen above.

    It’s a product of YouTube channel PeterSripol, who modified the original Hexapod into the monstrosity it now is.

    You can check out more of PeterSripol’s vids here: www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yF9tV4xWEMZkel7q8La_w

    Join The MAWL Man Militia

    Friday, March 10th, 2017

    For Christmas last year, BE Myers & Co., Inc sent out custom brick figures configured as MAWL Man to commemorate the launch of their weapon laser. Armed with a MAWL-DA on top of a suppressed MK18, MAWL Man also sports a pistol, knife, plate carrier and full loadout.

    These proved so popular in social media that they decided to offer them for sale in order to raise funds for their favorite charity, SOC-F.

    Get your MAWL Man from Weapon Outfitters and share photos of him in action by joining the MAWL Man Militia on Facebook.

    Hot Toys – Punisher 1/6 Scale Figurine

    Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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    Hot Toys is releasing a 1/6 scale figurine of The Punisher as portrayed by Jon Bernthal in the Netflix Daredevil series. The figure features over 30 points of articulation, along with multiple weapons, a special figure stand, and a damaged Daredevil mask.

    www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10719&mode=retail

    Star Wars Black Series ‘Vintage Kenner’ Figures

    Monday, February 27th, 2017

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    Hasbro and Gentle Giant Studios has partnered up to produce a new line of Star Wars Black action figurines, inspired by the original Star Wars Kenner toys in both sculpt and packaging, but updated with over 20 points of articulation, and better accessories.

    All 12 of the original 1978 Kenner figures will be represented in this line, with the first wave comprising of the following:

    Han Solo
    Luke Skywalker
    Obi Wan
    Princess Leia
    R2-D2

    www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSC1688A#desc

    3A Toys – Apocalypse War Judge Dredd 1/6 Scale Figurine

    Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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    In commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of 2000 AD, 3A Toys and 2000 AD have partnered up to produce a Special Edition 1/6 scale Judge Dredd figurine based on the Apocalypse War storyline. As appropriate for his portrayal in the storyline, the Judge Dredd figurine comes complete with a RAD Cloak with Hood, Daystick, Lawgiver Mk1 w/ removable magazine, and Stub Gun.

    The figure stands 12.3″ tall, with 29 points of articulation, and features 2 interchangeable faces and 4 sets of hands. Currently available for pre-order with a projected shipping date 4th Quarter 2017.

    www.bambalandstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=dreddapwar

    Marvel Now! Agent Venom ARTFX+ Figurine

    Friday, December 16th, 2016

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    No, Marvel isn’t doing a series of tacticool re-imagining figures of their classic franchise characters. Rather, this is an Agent Venom figurine under the Kotobukiya ARTFX+ line. Long story short, Flash Thompson has the Venom symbiote and he’s using it to fight America’s enemies as a special agent. Anyway, this highly detailed and poseable figurine is currently available for pre-order.

    www.kotous.com/retailstore/marvel-now-agent-venom-artfx

    Mattel Tommy Burst

    Sunday, December 11th, 2016

    SSD dug up this blast from the past, which featured cap blasting action and actual smoke that came out of the barrel.

    They really don’t make ’em like this anymore.

    Star Wars Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT Vehicle

    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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    The name for this thing sure is a mouthful, huh?

    Anyway, the Star Wars Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT Vehicle is a (very clearly) Kenner-inspired toy set; it really looks like it was manufactured in the 70s. The All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport comes complete with firing projectiles, a removable cargo bay playset, and three 3 3/4″ figures: C2-B5, Jyn Erso, and an Imperial AT-ACT driver. If that isn’t enough, it’s also controllable with your smartphone. Neat.

    www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB7076

    Tier1 Accessories – TitanFall 2 Precision Armory Blind Pick Series 1

    Sunday, November 6th, 2016

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    I was at a certain video game-centric retailer picking up a copy of Infinite Warfare today, and while I was checking out I noticed the above blind pick collectable boxes for sale. This one, which comes from a company called Tier1 Accessories, consists of a line of Zinc Alloy miniatures of some of the weapons from TitanFall 2; to be exact, 5 pilot weapons, or a titan weapon, which in this case would be the Ronin titan’s sword.

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    I got the above sniper rifle, which is cool. I really, really wanted that sword, but they aren’t called “blind pick” for nothing.

    If you can’t find these in your area, they’re also available for purchase from the link below.

    tier1accessories.com/products/titanfall-2-precision-armory-blind-pick-series-1

    McFarlane Toys – Lucile Prop Replica

    Friday, November 4th, 2016

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    McFarlane Toys is releasing a replica of Negan’s barbed wire-upped bat Lucille from the Walking Dead television series. It’s made of soft plastic, and although it’s intended for ages 17+, it’s not so great for bludgeoning the undead, or pesky human survivors.

    You can probably DIY your own version for less money, but on the other hand it wouldn’t be officially licensed.

    www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MF14517

    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