TR-01 Transforming Figure By Transform & Rollout (TnR)
from Rob, May 27th, 2015 11:50 am, Toys

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TR-01 is a transforming figure that changes from robot to sports car and is in the MP scale line. 

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Features:
1x grappling hook with pull back mechanism
1x alternate face
2x speakers
1x laser gun

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Go to Bigbadtoystore to order

Who books this crap?: The WWE Divas thoughts
from julian, May 27th, 2015 9:21 am, Entertainment

Remember at Summerslam when Nikki turned on her sister Brie, and they were constantly trashing one another? Do you remember that they had a match and Brie had to be Nikki’s servant, and now they love each other again despite their hatred for each other just weeks before?  Do you remember when the Bellas were heels after Wrestlemania and Naomi “injured” Paige on Raw, and then the next week the Bellas were faces? What is going on!? There was no explanation or reason or anything that really justifies a face turn. The only thing I can think of as being a face turn was when Brie talked about Daniel Bryan in an interview, and talked about how much he loves his fans before Naomi shoved her down. Was that it? C’mon that’s lame. 

First, it’s lame that they would have to have Brie talk about Daniel Bryan just to get people to like her again. Second, why should we like Nikki? We haven’t been given a reason to. It’s difficult to follow stories that don’t have any characters you care about in them. There’s no good or bad. Sometimes that’s not a bad thing, but not every story can have that. Now lets fantasy book a match in an house show and have Emma teaming up Summer Rae and Cameron to take on Charlotte, Alicia Fox and Natalya in a tag team match. Emma has been working as a heel in NXT lately. Alicia switches each week it seems like. Summer and Cameron are usually heels. Charlotte is new and hanging around Natty so she gets face pops. The only one in the match that you know where their character is, was Natalya. 

The match would be cheesy and sloppy too. Cameron screaming like a child after someone did something to her mirror would make the fan not want to watch. It was slow and nobody would care and the fan would be glad that They missed it. The Divas Division has come a long way in the past couple years. There are more talented performers now. I think Charlotte will do well, and I also think Sasha Banks will be interesting if and when she makes the main roster. 

The characters lack stability because they are constantly turning face or heel.  Alicia Fox is sometimes entertaining and ok in the ring, but she’s switched between face and heel almost as many times as Big Show. Imagine Rusev doing his normal act. Now, imagine the next week he comes out waving an American flag. Then the next week he comes out waving a Russian flag again. That is basically what is going on with most of the Divas at the moment. 

Lita and Trish never did that. One was good, the other was bad. The roles would reverse through time but you knew who to root for. That was the best female rivalry in the history of the business too, if not one of the best rivalries period. People can say that the days of “good guys” and “bad guys” are over. That’s not true. Stone Cold, DX, CM Punk, and maybe eventually Seth Rollins are the only exceptions to that. Their characters did awful things at times, but they were so awesome that it didn’t matter. They were anti-heroes. There are no anti-heroes in the Divas Division. Paige would be the only possibility. Fans are going to cheer her no matter what because she’s just rad. None of the other Divas can pull that off. There has to be good versus bad. 

Maybe they’re just playing up the reality factor. That’s dumb because in real life there are people that we generally like and dislike. Everyone generally likes Morgan Freeman and everyone over the age of 12 generally dislikes Justin Bieber. That’s real. The company likes to use the term sports entertainment. Well in a show that is supposed to entertain, you have to tell the audience who are the protagonists and who are the antagonists. Sometimes the audience doesn’t like the protagonists. (Examples: Batista after the Rumble in ’14, Reigns at this year’s Rumble, the New Day) If the audience doesn’t like it, then tweak the story, but give a reason for the change at least. 

I know they turned the Bellas because they also turned Naomi but there was no explanation. Give us a reason to root for the Bellas. It’s unfortunate because there are talented people there. The stories are just kind of blah and I blame that mostly on the number of heel and face turns in the Divas Division. 
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Announcing DC Collectibles 2015 San Diego Comic Con “Con Exclusives”
from Rob, May 22nd, 2015 9:50 pm, Toys

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DC Super Pets Krypto Plush Toy – Based on the artistic style of legendary comic book artist, Art Baltazar, DC Collectibles’ all-new DC Super Pets plush line will release an exclusive 6” Krypto Plush Toy at SDCC.  Priced at $9.95, this cute and cuddly item is sure to impress fans – both young and old!

 

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DC Comics BlueLine Edition – Jim Lee action figure (Limited Edition) – World renowned comic book artist, Jim Lee, brings his extraordinary vision of Batman to life in this exclusive pencil deco Batman action figure sculpted by Jack Mathews. Encased in an intricately designed package, each Batman figure includes an original sketch drawn and signed by Jim Lee. The sketches feature one of three iconic characters from the Batman Mythology – Batman, The Joker or Harley Quinn – and are divided equally among the limited 150 figure quantity. This rare Batman action figure is priced at $300.00.

 

DC Comics BlueLine Edition – Jim Lee action figure (Standard Edition) – Similar to the Limited Edition, the Standard BlueLine Edition features the same remarkable pencil deco Batman action figure designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Jack Mathews. Produced in a larger quantity, each standard figure is enclosed in the same artistic packaging and includes an exclusive Jim Lee print. The standard BlueLine figure is priced at $40.00.

The Sorceress 1:4 statue
from Rob, May 22nd, 2015 11:48 am, Uncategorized

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From Pop Culture Shock! 

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First look: Dragon ball Super Goku
from Rob, May 22nd, 2015 11:40 am, Anime/Manga Reviews

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The first image has surfaced of Goku from Toyotarō’s manga adaptation of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super, the first Dragon Ball television anime in 18 years.The manga will launch in the double-sized August issue of Shueisha’s V JumpDragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, who’s credited with the “original story and character concepts” for the new anime, also provided the manga’s story.

The author of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, Toyotarō previously drew the three-part adaptation of the new anime film Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F.”

Debuting in July on Fuji TV and other channels in Japan, Dragon Ball Super is set a few years after the defeat of the planet-destroying Majin Buu/Majin Boo, at a time when Earth is peaceful again.

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Announcing Transformers May Mayhem!
from Rob, May 22nd, 2015 11:05 am, Toys

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TRANSFORMERS INVITES FANS TO COMBINE TOGETHER FOR “MAY MAYHEM”

ONLINE RETAIL AND FAN EVENT CELEBRATES THE ICONIC BRAND

PAWTUCKET, RI (MAY 22, 2015) – Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will showcase the figures from its iconic TRANSFORMERS brand though MAY MAYHEM, a new fan initiative spotlighting the hot new TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS line. MAY MAYHEM kicks off with a special retail event, launching today through notable online retailers, allowing fans to purchase AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK figures from the COMBINER WARS line, and continues fan participation, multi-platform storytelling and online promotions throughout the month of May.

“Our goal with May Mayhem is to provide collectors of the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS line with a robust multi-platform experience,” said Tom Warner, senior vice president of the TRANSFORMERS franchise at Hasbro. “With the combination of amazing new toys and great storytelling from our partners, it’s never been a better time to be a TRANSFORMERS fan.”

Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS action figures feature characters and expressions from throughout the 30 plus years of the TRANSFORMERS brand. In 2015 the GENERATIONS line unites under one big story – COMBINER WARS, featuring teams of TRANSFORMERS robots that combine together into one giant COMBINER robot!

Starting today, AERIALBOT QUICKSLINGER and STUNTICON BRAKE-NECK will be available exclusively through participating online retailers, such as Amazon.com,Walmart.comTarget.comToysRUs.com, Entertainment Earth, BigBadToyStore, Diamond Comics and HasbroToyShop.com. With these two new figures, fans are able to complete their G1-accurate SUPERION and MENASOR COMBINER figures!

Additionally, several participating online retailers will be running special promotions on TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS: COMBINER WARS figures, providing fans with an ideal way to complete their collections. As part of MAY MAYHEM, Target.com will launch a new Collector Hub and will offer 20% off select TRANSFORMERS items starting on May 25th. Also on May 25th, ToysRUs.com will offer a “Buy More, Save More” promotion on TRANSFORMERS items. Fans should also keep an eye on the Toys R’ Us Twitter account (@ToysRUs) this week to discover the special power of VICTORION, the brand new fan-built COMBINER! Then on May 27th, Amazon.comwill be running a “Day of Deals” promotion on TRANSFORMERS items.

The action continues the week of May 25th, with the start of the TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME vote in the TRANSFORMERS OFFICIAL APP (available for iOS and Android from transformers.com/apps). Fans will be able to vote for their favorites in three fan-nominated categories — Favorite TRANSFORMERS Character, Best COMBINER Robot and Best Musical Act Used in a TRANSFORMERS Branded Production — with the winners to be announced at BotCon, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention, in St. Charles, Illinois from June 18-21, 2015. Then, later in May, the epic “COMBINER WARS” story that’s been running through IDW Publishing’s TRANSFORMERS comics comes to a head in TRANSFORMERS: WINDBLADE —COMBINER WARS #3.

About Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).

DST’s Marvel Retro Wolverine Figure Expands the Original Mego Line!
from Rob, May 21st, 2015 3:23 pm, Toys

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The Marvel Retro line continues! So far, Diamond Select Toys and EMCE Toys have resurrected the classic Mego figures of Spider-Man and Captain America, neither of which have been produced since the early 1980s. Now, those two legendary toys are joined by a Mego-style figure that has never ever been made! Retro Wolverine is in stores now, and it marks Wolverine’s first appearance in the 8-inch scale!

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Despite making his debut in 1974, and gaining popularity after joining the X-Men in 1975, Wolverine didn’t get an action figure until 1984, after Mego closed its doors. So in order to re-create what an 8-inch, cloth-costume Mego action figure of the mutant would look like, EMCE and DST looked at other toys of that era, and created their own! The 1970s-style Wolverine action figure wears his classic blue-and-yellow costume, which is fully removable, including a removable mask. Once you take off that costume, you can dress him up in his brown costume or his civilian togs!

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Wolverine’s Logan accessories include a bomber jacket, jeans, tank-top, boots, clawed hands and a unique unmasked head sculpt. Wolverine’s brown costume comes with a sculpted masked head and open and closed claw hands. The set includes a vintage-style window box for the classic Wolverine figure, as well as a booklet about the history of Wolverine in comics and toys, all packaged in a displayable gift tray.

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Each box set is limited to 3,000 pieces, and you can order today through your local comic shop, your favorite online retailer or diamondselecttoys.com. Wolverine is only the first all-new character planned for the line. The next to be released will be Thor, and you can look for a new figure to be unveiled at Comic-Con International in San Diego!

 

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PRESS- The One:12 Collective Limited Edition SDCC Exclusive The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Boxed Set
from Rob, May 20th, 2015 5:15 pm, Toys

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The One:12 Collective continues it’s Dark Knight Returns collection with this new limited edition Batman VS The Mutant Leader Deluxe Boxed set for sale online at www.mezcotoyz.com and at Mezco Toyz’s San Diego Comic Con booth #3445

Depicting the epic first encounter between Batman and The Mutant Leader in one of comicdom’s most infamous battles this boxed set includes both a battle damaged exclusive Batman, an exclusive deco variant Mutant Leader and a polystone display base of the Gotham City Junk Yard which became the battle field for these two titans.

 

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.

 

Each figure is built on a One:12 crafted body featuring over 30 points of articulation with specially tailored cloth costuming, intricate hand painted decoration and state of the art solid construction.

 

Pre-Order available 5/21/2015 and for sale at the Mezco booth at San Diego Comic Con while supplies last.

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/the-one-12-collective-limited-edition-summer-exclusive-the-dark-knight-returns-deluxe-boxed-set

Tactic Games announced today that the company has been granted rights to games based on Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 
from Rob, May 20th, 2015 5:14 pm, Toys

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Grantsville, MD – (May 19, 2015) – Tactic Games announced today that the company has been granted rights to games based on Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me global film franchise, including the upcoming prequel Minions, opening in theaters July 10, 2015.

 

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The licensing agreement awarded by Universal Partnerships & Licensing includes the all-new indoor/outdoor game, Minions Hit Them Out.

Jay Knox, President of U.S. Sales and Marketing for Tactic, said, “We can’t wait to unleash the Minions to the world in this fun new game. It will arrive in stores just in time for the all-new film.”
Tactic’s Minions Hit Them Out (MSRP $24.99, for two or more players ages 5 and up) is a fun indoor/outdoor throwing game featuring Minion character figurines. To play the game, players try to score points by knocking over the characters. More points can be earned by specifically aiming for two-eyed Minions!

About Minions: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time.  Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters-from T rex to Napoleon-the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda.  Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film. www.minionsmovie.com

About Tactic Games: Tactic Group® is an international and fast growing developer and marketer of board games in Europe, now launching in the U.S. and Canada.  For the past 48 years, the Finnish board game company has provided consumers with innovative, high-quality products that have been warmly received by the public, including award-winning Molkky® and iKNOW®.  Their mission is to produce entertaining games that offer moments of genuine delight and entertainment to family and friends the world over. To discover more about Tactic’s wide range of games, visitwww.tactic.net and get all of the most up-to-date, immediate information by interacting with the company on its social media channels: Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
About Universal Pictures: Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

Kotobukiya Frame Arts Girl
from Rob, May 20th, 2015 11:31 am, Toys

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