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Action Figures
Get Your Hands Off Me You Filthy Ape!

I was drifting through my local pop culture store the other day, when I happend across the Kirk and Klingon figures from Diamond Select Toys.  You know, the ones that are made from the original Mego molds from the 1970s? The company is at it again with their latest 8-inch figures – Mego’s Planet of the Apes.  Looks like they’ll be using the same molds (no pictures from the company at this time), and will roll out the Cornelius and Ursus figures first.  Later, the line will feature Dr. Zaius and Dr. Zira figures. What? No Charlton Heston with “Finally,…

Action Figures
Season One Riker Figure On the Way

Diamond Select Toys has announced an exclusive Season One William T. Riker action figure as part of the Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th 20th Anniversary. Holy crap, has it been 20 years since the debut of The Next Generation? I suddenly feel really really old. For those wanting to get their mitts on the figure head over to Suncoast and F.Y.E. Although with the recent troubles Suncoast has had, you better get there in the next 30 days before the company declares bankruptcy. via Diamond Select Toys

Dark Horse Comics
Lenore Gets Big

If you consider 8-inches big, then you’ll be happy to know Dark Horse will be releasing Lenore as a vinyl figure in February 2008. Named after a sonnet to a dead girl by literary luminary Edgar Allan Poe, Lenore has been celebrated as the “it’ girl for the doom generation since just before the turn of the new millennium. She has been featured in her own best-selling comics and graphic novel series (Slave Labor Graphics), and a line of merchandise, including a Zippo lighter, PVC set, journal, and stationery set all by Dark Horse Deluxe. The Lenore 8-inch vinyl figure…

Todd McFarlane to Redo Wizard of Oz Movie

Remember a few years ago when Todd McFarlane released a line of toys with his interpretation of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz?  Now that toy idea is going to be turned into a movie with McFarlane producing.  Josh Olson, who did a History of Violence will write. But I don’t think we’ll be seeing a bondage Dorothy. “I saw those toys, and Dorothy as some bondage queen isn’t something I want to do,” Olson told Daily Variety. “The appealing thing about the Baum books to me is how wildly imaginative they are. There are crazy characters from amazing places.…

Wiz World Chi: Mattel/DC Panel Highlights

The Wizard World Chicago Mattel/DC Panel is over. Mattel unveiled Wave 2 of the Classics line and promised it would be fixing the problems of some characters being extremely hard to find. Take the jump for other highlights.

20th Century Fox
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…

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
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…

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
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
Back to the Future Minimate Exclusives 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, 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
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
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…