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Pic of the Day > Boba Fett Headshot by crackhead9000

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Odds ‘n Ends > SRGM convention, Mini-Rigs, Alien: Isolation, ThreeA’s 2000AD

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  • ItsAllTrue has been running a bunch of 2013-assessment posts, such as It’sAllTrue.net’s Top Ten Action Figures of 2013 and NoisyDvL5′s 2013 Highlights & Disappointments. Definitely worth checking out.
  • The amazing ED-209 by NECA is now in stock at Amazon.
  • CollectionDX has announced a new convention, Super Robots Giant Monster (SRGM). It will take place in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 29, and I plan to be there. Check out this page for more information. I’ll probably put up a separate post about this later.
  • Phil Reed of Battlegrip is putting together an unofficial guide to Star Wars Mini-Rigs. This is the future – extreme niche coffee table books. Frankly, I’m psyched. I love coffee table books. I fondly recall whiling away many a study period paging through The Ultimate Guitar Book…but I digress. I actually picked up two Mini-Rigs recently, the MLC-3 and the MTV-7; however, my motivation for picking them up was because I thought they would make great generic vehicles for the Alien ReAction figures. If you’re interested in learning more about the Mini-Rigs, visit your local library. Kidding! Here’s a Starwars.com article about Mini-rigs. But you should visit your local library anyway. They’re awesome. You can read books for free.
  • The 1980s animation-themed magazine Cereal:Geek has a bunch of issues up for pre-order. I’ve read an issue here and there and it’s always fun reading, if you’re into the subject matter. Which I’m guessing a good number of you are. Because you’re here. Reading this website.
  • I haven’t gotten on the Instagram bandwagon yet, but I do like the funny “toyselfie” project they’re running.
  • Alien: Isolation might be the game to persuade me to invest in a next-gen system…but I don’t know. I’m not really a big survival horror fan. I absolutely hated Doom 3 and what it did to my beloved Doom gameplay. I loved the Dead Space games, but those were pretty action-oriented (and more so as the games progressed). I had hoped for a Dead Space-like Alien game, and Isolation seems close, and yet I find the first-person perspective really disappointing (and rather outdated, frankly). I’ll wait for the reviews before making a purchase decision.
  • I don’t watch The Goldbergs, a show about the titular family set in the 1980s, because life’s too short to watch dozens of television shows. But Dinosaur Dracula has catalogued the ridiculous amount of 1980s toys that young Adam Goldberg has in his room. Holy crap, is that kid spoiled.
  • ThreeA has announced that their 2000AD line will be 1/12th scale moving forward (i.e., 6″ scale). This doesn’t matter to me per se because I’m not a 2000AD fan, but it does remind me of the painfully cool 6″ Boba Fett we will never get to have. ThreeA is the only company who does fabric in this scale that I don’t hate.

Review > Striker Eureka (Pacific Rim, NECA)

This review was cross-posted here, and on Poe Ghostal’s partner site CollectionDX.  Hit up CollectionDX.com for all your robot toy coverage needs!

I loved Pacific Rim.  The tone and writing were great fun, the Jaeger designs were creative and well-realized, and the action intense. What could be a more perfect film to get awesome, highly detailed and well-made action figures?  Well, at least NECA got it half right.

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Striker Eureka is a brilliant, shining stare of adequate toy design in a line plagued by shortcomings.  This Aussie anime Jaeger gets it the closest to ‘right’ out of the whole line.

Pic of the Day > Christmas Predator by ridureyu

Christmas Predator

Christmas Predator by ridureyu

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Review > Leatherback (Pacific Rim, NECA)

This review was cross-posted here, and on Poe Ghostal’s partner site CollectionDX. Hit up CollectionDX.com for all your robot toy coverage needs!

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Pic of the Day > Best Santa evvvaaaarrrrr…. by splittyhead

Best Santa evvvaaaarrrrr....

Best Santa evvvaaaarrrrr…. by splittyhead

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Review > Battle Damaged Gipsy Danger (Pacific Rim, NECA)

This review was cross-posted here, and on Poe Ghostal’s partner site CollectionDX.  Hit up CollectionDX.com for all your robot toy coverage needs!

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 I loved Pacific Rim.  The tone and writing were great fun, the jaeger designs were creative and well-realized, and the action intense.  What could be a more perfect film to get awesome, highly detailed and well-made action figures?  Well, at least NECA got it half right.

Pic of the Day > Scythe by ridureyu

Scythe

Scythe by ridureyu

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Odds ‘n Ends > Atari action figures, Robo Force comics, NECA stands, Bayformer Grimlock, Grayskull credit card issues

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Pic of the Day > Freddy’s Coming For You by kendall_pride

Freddy's Coming For You

Freddy’s Coming For You by kendall_pride

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