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GI Joe Interview with Derryl DePriest: GI Joe Will Continue

Well, here is an interview with one of the GI Joe people, and there are a few important things that you can clean from it.

1. Retaliation merchandise is really only going to last for this year, and

2. They have plans for next year, including a 50th Anniversary plan.

Star Wars Black Series 2 – 6″ and 3 3/4″

 

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Courtesy of Jedi Insider

So, is it Star Wars Black, or Star Wars Blecch?  Series 2 of the 6-inchers is confirmed to have Han Solo (finally), Slave Leia (A good thing, or exploitation of women?), Boba Fett (just not the exclusive), and Greedo (A good thing, or exploitation of Rodians?).  So, now we know for sure that Fett isn’t just a  con exclusive, and we are indeed getting our Han Solo!

Discussion Time: Modulok

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Thanks, Fwoosh!

Well, now we know that Modulok is coming to MOTUC.  And not just that, but all of his limbs will be removable, just like the original figure!  So it makes me wonder a few things: How do you think it will turn out?  I can imagine a few results:

1. Modulok will be just great.

2. Modulok’s plastic will be too soft, and begin to stress and tear.

3. Modulok’s plastic will be too hard, and eventually crack from the strain.

4. Modulok’s pegs will be too tight, and take undue effort to remove – and stress and tear.

5. Modulok’s pegs will be too loose, and fall off.

But either way, I suggest we complain that Modulok’s shoulders are reversed!

Mattypalooza Panel: MOTUC Plundor Revealed

 

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Sweet Holy Moses, they’re making the bunny rabbit.

Game Of Thrones Action Figures

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Well, here’s some news that is both unexpected and totally expected!  George R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series… wait, no, now it’s officially all named after the first book… Martin’s Game of Thrones series is getting toys!  So, what do you think?  Will they come with removable clothing?  Or optional gore effects?  Or maybe they’ll be really great figures, the best in your collection, and you’ll love them… and then they will all break.

The news comes from Kevin Griffin:

http://www.examiner.com/article/sdcc-2013-dark-horse-announces-game-of-thrones-action-figures

And on that note, I leave you with this

Sea Hawk Revealed!

Well, Mattel had already given this one away months ago by previewing his sword, but it’s nice to see confirmation!  Strangely, even though they put the figure out, the only pics posted were on people’s private Facebook pages and the like.  But now it’s Pixel Dan to the rescue!  Follow that link to see Sea Hawk, the pirate who never robs or pillages.

SDCC News: Tamashii, McFarlane, and Hobbits

Good morning!

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No new MonsterArts yet, unless you count the Alien and Predator that’ve been leaked (Is there any company not doing those yet?).  But as you can see, they have previewed their next Figuarts Dragon Ball figures – the androids!  You know, instead of going with Cell or Buu or another of Frieza’s forms… we get a pair of unassuming teens.  Well, Krillin for the Win, anyway.  You can see more at CollectionDX.

Transformers Panel Reveals

A little bird gave me this info. Okay, a raven. A ghostly raven. The type of raven that Edgar Allen Poe would write about, only Ghostly in all details.

So here are a few little leaks:

The End Of Marvel Legends?

From MU Collector Club:

  • Quote Originally Posted by wolvie9View Post
    Hey guys back from con and spoke to Dwight Stall Product Design manager and he said Return of ML will cancel and become something else after the Jubilee BaF wave. He said they are basically gonna follow the Iron Man/Wolverine type waves for every Movie coming out. In the next couple days he said they’ll reveal some figures from the Amazing Spiderman 2 ML wave and Captain America Winter Soldier Wave, very exciting news. This will give us a wide variety of characters. He said they’ll be releasing a wave for Guardians of the Galaxy, Xmen Days of the future past and and Ant man.

 

Likewise, apparently Marvel universe is going to be folded into only movie tie-in lines, too.  If this is true – and I won’t say for certain until a Hasbro rep says it – then it’s not a terrible surprise, since MU’s distribution has been crazy-awful and haphazard lately.  So, now what?  Will the movie figures all have 5 POA, or will they be MU-quality?  And if marvel Legends is going down, too, what will this do to the quality of the line?  Regardless, if it is being cancelled, it’s had a surprisingly good run – and even a revival!  So I can’t claim that ML is getting killed off too soon, but… I don’t know.  It feels sad, like the end of an era.  Marvel Legends was really what championed the 6″ scale into the massive juggernaut it is today, so seeing it go is very sad.

SDCC: Better NECA Photos, Gothitropolis Ravens

First off, I wanna thank everybody who’s helped me here by pointing out things I’ve missed or gotten wrong.  You’re lifesavers!

Anyway, it’s not precisely SDCC news, but the Four Horsemen have clearly brought their Ravens to the con, if you want another look at them.  If you like the birds, go and back them on Kickstarter – as of right now, it’s about $1,000 away from the owl.

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