New Robo Force figures on sale this Friday from ToyFinity

There will be a new Robo Force drop from ToyFinity this Friday! This time the figures come with paint applications and look absolutely fantastic. I’m getting increasingly excited about this line. It’s an interesting time – soon the Power Lords will be able to interact with Robo Force and Mordles, with Manglors waiting in the wings.

More info from ToyFinity about the drop below. –PG

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Hello Zetonian Fans!

The next release of ROBO FORCE product will be this Friday, December 20th, at 9:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.

It has been a blast coming up with new colors for the Robo Force. The colorways in this release match the recent Onell Gendrone Rebellion/Ecroyex Initiative colors exactly, so you can upgrade your Robo Force with Glyos pieces (or vice versa)! Continue reading “New Robo Force figures on sale this Friday from ToyFinity”

Cool & Collected Magazine now available!

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Co0l & Collected Magazine – to which I contributed an article about Boba Fett action figures – is now available for purchase in both digital and analog (i.e., paper) formats! Here’s the ordering info, straight from the source.

Santa arrived a little early this year! I am surrounded by boxes and boxes of the premiere issue of the Cool & Collected magazine. The magazines turned out great and I am proud to finally be able to offer them for sale.

If you buy the print magazine, you will have a chance to win one of ten posters from 3DJoes – just look for a golden ticket!

The print magazine can be purchased for $7.99 (plus $2.50 for shipping) or you can download a PDF for just $5.00.

Firefly confirmed for Funko Legacy 6″ line (and ReAction as well)

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I’m still not willing to upgrade my expectations beyond “cautiously optimistic” for Funko’s super-articulated 6″ Legacy line, which has been described by Funko as “very much similar in style and accuracy and points of articulation as the Hasbro 6″ Black Series of Star Wars.” I’m cautious in my optimism because Funko has never made products of this degree of complexity, and are currently best known for bobbleheads and its POP figures (and those are often the subject of quality control complaints, particularly the paint work, which is obviously far simpler than what you get on a 6″ realistic-style action figure).

Nonetheless, I remain hopeful that the line is good, particularly since Funko just confirmed Firefly for the Legacy line in late 2014. I really, really want to put a Star Wars Black Han Solo next to a Mal Reynolds for reasons I can’t even articulate (despite my website’s title). Admittedly, it’s probably a long shot those figures will be commensurate in style and scale, even if the Legacy figures turn out great – very few 6″ figure lines have been genuinely compatible with one another.

Firefly will also get POP and ReAction (vintage Kenner SW-style) figures in the spring. Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be getting ReAction figures as well.

I’m curious to see how well the ReAction stuff ends up selling. As Nemo Eight mentioned to me over the weekend, a big part of the appeal of the Alien line is the novelty of the fact that they’re resurrected prototypes from the late 1970s. I’m not sure if that vintage style will have much appeal to collectors beyond that. My hunch is that it will, especially if Funko can work in some small vehicles or playsets, but we’ll just have to see.

 

Sponsor News > Nerd Rage Toys

Greetings all – I’m on vacation this week, but will return next week. In the meantime, here is some news from PGPoA sponsor Nerd Rage Toys. –PG

Hey Toy Fans!

After a brief recovery from our Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness, we have been super busy adding some awesome items just in time for the holidays!

Tons of new items have been added, including vintage Star Wars, Toxic Crusaders, GI Joe, MOTU, TMNT, The Infaceables and much more! Also IN STOCK are the TMNT Classic Wave 2 Rocksteady & Bebop figures!

Continue reading “Sponsor News > Nerd Rage Toys”

Power Lords Slate Zone figures go on sale for general public at 3pm ET

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The Power Lords Slate Zone Elite and Slate Zone Soldier go on sale to the general public today at 3pm ET (it’s exclusive for Club Members until then – you could add them to your cart, but without a Power Lords Fan Club number it’ll be cancelled). Only the remaining stock after Club orders will be sold, so if you really want these make sure to get your order in as close to 3pm as possible. Order them at www.shopfourhorsemen.com.

I like the very 1970s sci-fi vibe I get off these designs, particularly in these colors.

Check out the 2013 Toy Review Advent Calendar!

Check out the 2013 Toy Review Advent Calendar at www.adventfigurereviews.com!

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I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! It was Thanksgiving here in the United States. Recently DMG’s parents sold their house, and they shipped a bunch of furniture and other stuff across the country to us. I got a new desk which has proven to be an excellent home for action figures, with lots of little cubbyholes for display (you can see one here).

On a whim a few days ago, I hatched an idea with NoisyDvL5 of ItsAllTrue and we quickly corralled some other toy reviews into putting together the 2013 Toy Review Advent Calendar. Every single day there will be a new review from one of the participating websites. This was all done at the very last minute, and I want to thank Noisy for putting together the website so fast, and of course, thank all of our participating websites for their reviews. While the reviews don’t have to be holiday-related, at least some of them will be.

So add adventfigurereviews.com to your bookmarks and be sure to check it every day through Christmas. And if you have a toy review website and are interested in participating in the calendar (particularly if you have a holiday-related figure to review), shoot me an email!

Star Wars Black Series 3 casepack revisited

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This isn’t the most thrilling story ever, but I find it interesting so I’m following up on it.

Phil Reed of Battlegrip.com puts forth the theory that if Chewbacca is in an upcoming wave (as is rumored), Hasbro may have wanted to make sure there were Hans on the pegs when Chewie came out. It’s possible. I was ready to blame the retailers, but Phil doesn’t think they’re to blame:

I’ve personally met with buyers at the large retailers and my opinion is that these buyers are professionals and know their lines far better than many collectors seem to think. They also track sales history and keep a close eye on demand, so in my opinion the retailers may have commented on case mix, but I doubt any retailer said “Stick Han Solo in this case or no!”

I still think two Stormtroopers, or a Stormtrooper and Boba Fett, make more sense for both Hasbro and the retailer. Throw Han in the actual wave Chewie’s in.

Another possibility is that this was a last-minute decision due to yanking Anakin from the third series, and there wasn’t time to produce more Stormtroopers so they threw in Han because he was already in production at the time. That doesn’t quite work, though, because that suggests they probably could have swapped in Boba Fett instead of Han.

So…I really have no idea why this happened.

Game of Thrones for Funko Legacy…confirmed?

The president of Funko (un)officially confirms Game of Thrones for their 6″ realistically-sculpted Legacy toy line.

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Happy Thanksgiving, all!

I’m heading out to celebrate with my family, but before I leave I thought I’d mention this little news tidbit. As I mentioned yesterday, Game of Thrones has been rumored as one of the licenses in Funko’s upcoming 6″, realistically-style “Legacy” action figure line. But I hadn’t found any hints of official confirmation…until now. And it is a hint, but given that it comes from the president of Funko, it seems pretty promising.

From the Funko Fanatic forums:

Blanka wrote:
Can we get some hints as to what’s going to be happening with the Legacy line? I mean, those two major licenses can’t just wait until February! Build the anticipation now! 🙂

Look, Winter is Coming…so maybe more hints then!

It seems pretty safe for GoT fans to get excited. Personally, I’d recommend waiting to see the figures. Funko has a lot of fun products out there, but no track record on realistically-sculpted articulated figures, whose collectors are notoriously hard to please. I’ve got my fingers crossed.