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20th Century Fox
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Voltron Goes to the Screen

With the success of Transformers, you know other toylines from the 80s would be making it to the screen. Next up is Voltron: Defender of the Universe being adapted by Mark Gordon Co. Variety is reporting 20th Century Fox’s New Regency brand is close to signing a deal to get the giant robot off the drawing board and into theaters. Marks’ take is described as a post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico. Five ragtag survivors of an alien attack band together and end up piloting the five lion-shaped robots that combine and form the massive sword-wielding Voltron…

Lego
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UPDATED: If You Like Lego Star Wars, You’ll Love…

Oh man, first it was Lego Star Wars, then Lego Batman, now Lego and LucasArts are teaming up for Lego Indiana Jones: The Videogame. The game will be a tounge-in-cheek as players take on the role of Indiana Jones as he whips his way through the three movies. Way back in 1995 or so, when Lego released it’s Adventure series, I posted how cool it would be to have actual Indiana Jones playsets. Well it looks like 12 years of waiting is finally paying off as Lego and Lucasfilm have announced we’ll get Indiana Jones playsets in January 2008.

Action Figures
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Hawkman Comes to JLU Action Figure Line

Well here is a welcome addition to the Justice League Unlimited line – Hawkman. Now you can recreate your favorite love triangle with Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern, or you can go the other way with Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Vixen (with Hawkman standing stoically in the corner while his mace gently weeps). The only downside I see to Hawkman is the figure uses the same body and wings as Winged Amazo, with the head being the only new item – well, there is the paint job dealie too. Hawkman comes as part of a 3-pack featuring Rocket Red and…

Movies
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Parents Groups Says Transformers Ads Target Kids to Buy Toys

Well Duh… Actually the complaint by The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood to the Federal Trade Commission is that ads and toys tied into the Transformers movie are aimed at kids under 13. The Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood called on the commission to work with the toy industry and media companies to develop a uniform rating system so toys tied to PG-13 movies would not be marketed to children younger than 13. It also asked the FTC to investigate the marketing of PG-13 movies to children. Don’t buy into the bullshit.  If you are a good parent, you…

Action Figures
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Mattel Lands Warner Toy Deal

Variety is reporting the toy company Mattel has made a deal with Warner Bros. to become the official toy maker for DC Comics. But the new multi-year deal makes Mattel the master toy licensee for the complete DC portfolio, which includes characters such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Joker, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Green Arrow and Justice League. What is really cool about this deal, is it not only includes current and future films and properties, but also DC items from the past. Since Mattel already has the Justice League line, let’s hope this new deal will allow…

Art Asylum
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Back to the Future Minimate Exclusives

BTTF.com has announced it has partnered with Diamond Select Toys to offer an exclusive limited-edition Back to the Future “Enchantment Under the Sea” Minimate two pack. “Fans have been patiently waiting for officially-licensed figures from the Back to the Future™ series for more than two decades now, so I’m very excited that we can be a part of this very important and unique promotion,” states Stephen Clark, BTTF.com Owner and General Manager. “When we first learned of Diamond Select’s plans to release Minimates this year, I knew we had to be somehow involved.” The Marty McFly and Lorraine Baines figures…

Action Figures
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JLU 3-Packs Detailed

I love Justice League Unlimited, and I’ve been heavily collecting the JL/JLU action figures since they were first released. Unfortunately, it is hard to nail down exactly what figures Mattel plans on releasing next, unless you attend one of the major cons or if you head over to Action Figure Insider. The 2007 wave is already underway with some of the figures already in stores (but not Wal-Mart). Action Figure Insider has a breakdown of all the 3-packs including Sandman, the recently deceased Lightray, huntress, Star Sapphire and more! via Action Figure Insider

comic convention
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JLU Comic Con Exclusive

Well poop.  Like I said earlier, I’m not going to make it to the San Diego Comic Con this year.  If you have never been it is a blast, especially with all the scrambling for exclusive items.  While trollling through the Comic Con website, I found the list of exclusives, and I’m really bummed about not being able to get the JLU 3-pack featuring The Ray.  The $20 exclusive also features the unmasked Shayera Hol. I guarantee I won’t be paying $20.00 for this on eBay as the price will surely shoot up to $60 before the end of the…

Action Figures
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KKhhhhaaaaaaaaannnnnn!

Yes you can reenact your favorite scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with new action figures coming from Diamond Select Toys, but you are going to have to work for that privilege. Diamond Select Toys has announced at this year’s San Diego Comic Con a promotional figure of Genesis Khan will be made available for fans willing to run around little bit. First you have to go to all the partner booths and purchase the regular figures: New Force Comics – Dr. McCoy Action Figure Xpress – Scotty Toy Rocket – Chekov Diamond Select Toys – Mr.…

DC
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DC Minimates Wave 6

Waves 1 and 2 have already hit the marketplace and there are more DC MiniMates on the way. Wave 6, scheduled to ship in November, features Bizarro, Supergirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., Stargirl, Sgt. Rock and Blackhawk, Battle Damaged Wonder Woman, and Cheetah. Yeah, like I really need more stuff taking up the precious space in my house, but I know I’ll be buying these.

Diamond Select Toys
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Zombie Hulk on the Way!

Diamond Select Toys has announced the third figure in the Marvel Zombies toy line will feature the big green guy himself, ready to smash through anything to get to those yummy pink brains. Zombie Hulk is 8-inches high and will feature 14 points of articulation. via Diamond Select Toys (link)

Toys
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Bone Plush

Jeff Smith has posted images of the very first plush Bone doll. The 13 inch toy should be available sometime in July. This is the proto-type, and we took pictures of it yesterday to get ready for the Previews catalog. I’ll have more information later when it we get closer to the order date. via Boneville (link)

Diamond Select Toys
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Spider-Man 3 Minimates Available at Wizard World LA

Spider-Man 3 is just around the corner and that means toy tie-ins can’t be that far behind. One of the first available will be the Diamond Select Toys Spider-Man 3 Minimate 2 pack featuring the classic red and the new black costume. Wizard World LA is March 16th, and for those of you who can’t attend, Diamond Select Toys let us know you will be able to buy directly from its site. The rest of the Spider-Man 3 Minimates figures will be released this summer. via Diamond Select Toys (link)