Articles for June, 2013

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2013
Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant continues on with their new line of vintage Star Wars action figure reproductions with the release of Yak Face! Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals and reproduced in scale to the rest of the jumbo Kenner line. Nothing has been…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2013
992841_10151679446699844_1741960626_n.jpg Yesterday Mattel reveled images of their carded samples for MOTUC Clamp Champ on their official facebook page.   In addition to that was the news that was bound to ruffle some feathers that Clamp Champ would be exclusive to Club Eternia subscribers and not have any “day of” sales for the figure.   Mattel mentioned that this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 25, 2013
ScreenHunter_101-Jun.-25-00.40-500x315.jpg   Ralph McQuarrie’s early designs of C-3PO are uniquely different from that of the final screen version. Based on original pre-production illustrations for Star Wars: A New Hope, this mini bust displays a fascinating look at McQuarrie’s conceptual development of the beloved protocol droid. Digitally sculpted by the master artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. using…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2013
The most massive and most incredible Gremlin figure ever produced is finally headed your way this Fall. When fully assembled the Spider Gremlin stands Over 10″ Tall and is Nearly 15″ Across and Over 12″ Deep!! It is enormous and full of detail! An incredible re-creation of the puppet seen in Gremlins 2: The New…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 24, 2013
Up for pre-order right now at http://www.StoreHorsemen.com are two different sets of the 2013 SDCC/Store Horsemen exclusive Alpha Phase Outer Space Men! The first set includes the debut of the much anticipated deluxe Outer Space Man, Colossus Rex! This set also features two brand new female OSM designed by the original creator of the Outer…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2013
ccititle_Exclusives-500x41.png Today over on the official San Diego Comic Con website they posted their list of SDCC 2013 exclusives.   It’s not a compete list yet.  Right off the bat I notice that companies like BifBangPow/Entertainment Earth, Mattel and Gentle Giant are missing, but there are still a TON of exclusives on the list that you might…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2013
4HM_GROUP2-500x351.jpg They’re BACK!  The Four Horsemen Design Studio are back on line with their new website Source Horsemen!   This new site will feature news, updates, announcements and the long awaited return of their forums.  Check out all the new stuff now over at Source Horsemen and tell’em the gang at AFi sent ya! SOURCE HORSEMEN IS…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2013
BC4th-Doctor-Reveal.jpg So far we have seen Big Chief Studios focus on the more recent incarnations of Doctor Who with their 10th and 11th high end 1:6th scale figures.  But now it looks like they are also going classic with the announcement of the upcoming figure based on the 4th Doctor. Veteran Doctor Who actor Tom Baker…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2013
InjusticeGAULogo-500x161.jpg  General Zod DLC Character Gameplay Video Released   Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that it will be releasing a Man of Steel Superman skin in July.  The skin is based on DC Comics’ iconic Superman character as seen in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ feature film “Man of Steel.”  Also scheduled for release…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2013
bobblebuddsSFRound2-500x144.jpg Here Comes a New Challenger! LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 19, 2013) – Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. today announced the latest wave of Bobble Budds® figures featuring the classic videogame fighting franchise Street Fighter®. Following up on the inaugural Round 1 release, Street Fighter Bobble Budds Round 2 expands the roster with more fan favorite characters of everyone’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
Funko just sent over their latest announcements on their Pop Vinyl line.  As you can tell by the press release, their press rep Shawndra is excited for the Daryl Dixon 9″ Pop.   Personally I’m gunning for this new wave of DC Pop Vinyls!   ~ NEW POP! HEROES ~   Oh. This. Is. A. Goodie….

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
Everybody remember where we parked! Comic-Con International in San Diego has long been the home to all levels of Star Trek fandom. From casual fans to die-hard cosplayers, every degree of Trek fan is in attendance. And while Diamond Select Toys always has something new to show off to Trekkies at the show, it’s been…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
logo-500x3861.jpg I hope all of you Dads out there had a great Father’s Day and Father’s Day weekend. I know I did! We do a bit of reminiscing on our dads in this episode and their influence on our geekdom in this episode. My dad and his music, Jason’s dad and movies and both dad’s relationship…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
bbtslogo17.gif New Pre-orders and Just Arrived items from BigBadToyStore.com ————- NEW PREORDERS ————- TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE – MP-20 WHEELJACK, MP-21 BUMBLEBEE, MP-12G G2 SIDESWIPE Three new Masterpieces have been announced!  Wheeljack and Bumblebee are currently listed at $79.99 each,  but these prices are subject to change.  We also have G2 Sideswipe listed — he comes with his…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
R2B1bank1-500x750.jpg The team at Diamond Select Toys loves Star Wars, and they love droids, which is why they’ve made a few different droids in their line of vinyl Star Wars banks. R2-D2, R2-R9 and R2-Q5 have all made their way into collectors’ hands, and now there’s a new droid headed to San Diego! This year’s Comic-Con…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
DragonsLair12.jpg Apparently yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary video game Dragon’s Lair.   What made Dragon’s Lair different is that instead of it using computer graphics, it was a fully 2-D animated cartoon from Don Bluth studios that ran on a laser disk. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Dragon’s Lair: Dragon’s Lair is a laserdisc […]

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2013
DragonsLair11.jpg Apparently yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary video game Dragon’s Lair.   What made Dragon’s Lair different is that instead of it using computer graphics, it was a fully 2-D animated cartoon from Don Bluth studios that ran on a laser disk. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Dragon’s Lair: Dragon’s Lair is a laserdisc…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
UMonstersUglydoll-500x266.jpg It’s About to Get Even Uglier as These Iconic Monsters Combine June 19, 2013 — Green Brook, NJ —Pretty Ugly™, LLC, the official licensors of the popular UGLYDOLL® brand, has partnered with Universal Partnerships & Licensing to develop an all-new series of UGLYDOLL plush dolls based on the Universal Monsters. The Universal Monsters are some…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
Ever since it made its debut at New York Comic-Con, fans of Wolverine, Minimates and Wolverine Minimates have been clamoring for Diamond Select’s Logan-tastic Marvel Minimates box set. With four different Wolverines in it, how could you go wrong? Well, DST recently announced that it will be this year’s Marvel exclusive at Comic-Con International in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2013
Y3183_newsPage1.jpg As you will recall, when this set was announced s an SDCC exclusive all Mattel was able to show us was the outer box.  I guess Warner Brothers thought it was too much of a spoiler for us to know one of the last scenes in a giant action movie might be the hero and…

 

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