Toys R Us has announced their SDCC exclusives for this year, and they’re kind of awesome.
Did I say kind of? I meant totally.
- Exclusive 8″ Classics Thundercasts Lion-O with metallic finish
- Bizarro vs. Faker MOTUC 2-pack
- Jazwares 6″ Mortal Kombat Dark Raiden
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Minimates
- And more that I care a bit less about, but you can see for yourself below.
Best of all, these figures will be available on TRU’s website as well as SDCC. Check out all the pics after the jump! Continue reading “Toys R Us Announces SDCC Exclusives”
Not sure how long they’ll be there, but you can order the new DC vs. MOTU 2-packs on TRU’s website right now. If you decide to order them, please use the links below…I’ll get a commission that will help me bring you more PGPoA goodness for years to come.
Ahead of Scareglow and the rest of today’s Mattycollector releases, Mattel offers up this update via Facebook. (Text after the jump.) Continue reading “Mattycollector update”
Poe unleashes the rantings of Rustin Parr upon an unsuspecting world. Today’s topic: action figure distribution.
Note: the opinions of Rustin Parr do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Poe Ghostal.
With NYCC a few days behind us and Toy Fair a few days ahead, I find myself caught up in the tumultuous whirlwind of being a collector and fan of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics toy line. Wave 9 was revealed at NYCC, which is actually quite darn remarkable considering the series only launched little more than a year ago. However, despite its clear success, DCUC has been plagued by two issues almost from the get-go. In riffing on Toybiz/Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line, not only did Mattel come up with some inventively clever nomenclature (Classics vs. Legends, Collect-n-Connect vs. Build-a-Figure – “what marketing whiz came up with that one,” asks Mr. Seinfeld) they took up the mantle of poor Quality Control. And while I often must buy and return multiple figures before I get a decent enough paint job to open/keep, the real thing that’s got me going tonight is their so-called distribution. Continue reading “Rustin’s Rants > The Good Business of Bad Distribution”
(Click on any photo for a hi-res version.)
Don’t you hate it when you buy a DVD right when it comes out, only for the “super special director’s cut mega edition with a free puppy and a coupon for a bikini wax” to come out for five bucks more a few months later?
Wait, that needs some set-up.
Mattel’s DC Universe Classics two-packs are finally showing up at retail. They’re a Toys ‘R Us exclusive, but so far they seem much more plentful than Walmart’s borderline-mythical wave. The four packs are: Cyborg Superman and Mongul, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) and Azrael, Hal Jordan (first appearance) and Abin Sur, and the subject of today’s review, Orion and Lightray. The first four are re-releases of DC Super Heroes figures.
This was the only pack I was interested in. I’ve got the first four figures and didn’t feel like I needed another Hal Jordan or a figure of Abin Sur, who was alive for about five minutes in the DCU before giving his ring to Jordan. But Lightray was a brand-new figure, and while Orion is mostly a re-release of the DCUC1 figure, he has a spiffy new removable helmet–hence my labored DVD metaphor that began this review! Continue reading “Review > Orion and Lightray TRU Exclusive”