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Toy review roundup (via Fanmode) 12/24/08

fanmode-copy Dave Van Domelen reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Deluxe class Blurr, Swindle and Blazing Lockdown figures. Excerpt: “(Re: Blurr) A very good updating of the original toy, and an amazingly solid toy in its own right.”

yo go re reviews the Hasbro Transformers Animated Leader class Ultra Magnus figure. Excerpt: “Ultra Magnus is fun in both modes, and has lots of play features all around.” (See also.)

Toy news round-up, 12/15/2008

Happy mid-December! Only ten days left ’til Christmas, so I sure hope Santa (or Amazon.com, at least) has your wishlist.

Let’s see what’s in the news today…

PGPoA on Facebook

Facebook is trying out a new blog network app, and I’ve added a page for PGPoA. Check it out when you have a chance. And if you’re a Facebook member, please join my blog network! I need at least fifteen fans for the site to start excerpting my blog.

PGPoA on Facebook


It amuses me to have such a portentous title about, well, really nothing.

Sideshow has listed Medicom’s RAH DBZ Piccolo up for sale. As a closet DBZ fan (shutup), I gotta say…he looks cool. Really cool. I wish there were a line of 6″ scale DBZ figures with ML or DCUC level articulation. SOTA would do a great job, I think…look at their Street Fighter figures. Then I could do entire Fanwank strips of two DBZ characters grunting at each other while they power up! That’s like a month’s worth of strips, right there!

I’m a genius.

Oh, and it’s not really toy-related, but for a fun little time-waster, Sea of Green, author of the Hoosier Journal of Inanity, linked to Fábrica de Heróis! earlier this week, which is a cool little hero generator that allows you to build characters in the DCAU style. The page is entirely in Portuguese, but the creator is at the bottom, and is pretty self-explanatory once you click that ‘Criar!’ button.

That’s all I got today. Have fun!

Hasbro’s Marvel Museum (SDCC 2008)

(Full pictures of everything I discuss are right here.)

Hasbro sure does show us a lot of Marvel figures, considering that they haven’t actually sold us many in the last 8 months or so.

Still, Hulk Legends has made it to retail (and Foom is worth it, even if a few of the figures aren’t), and other lines are on their way. In a weird move, Hasbro has shown another Wal-Mart exclusive wave, with no standard HML 4 yet to appear. I hope they don’t plan to continue this trend of ML appearing only as exclusives…

Poe gets interviewed (for once)

Richard Gottlieb, whom I interviewed last week, has asked me to return the favor and interviewed me for his own blog.

The Tribes of Toy Nation: The Action Figure Collectors

While I was wary of speaking for all collectors (and will probably suffer a bruise or two for it), I did my best to present as accurate a picture of collectors as I could.

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