Equipment: Mezco at Toy Fair 2019

Toy Fair is probably my favorite event of the year. There is something about seeing all of the new toys, games and collectibles that makes me feel like a kid again. To put it in perspective, the feeling that I get when I walk into Toy Fair is the same feeling I would get when my mother let me go down the toy aisle when we went shopping. The more I look at the toys before me the more I want them all. This flashback feeling is most prevalent when I peruse the Mezco booth. I look at the One: 12 Collection and think, “I want that one…oh and that one…I also need that one…” Continue reading

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Equipment: Coming Soon from Icon Heroes…Products from the Karate Kid, Robotech, Golden Girls and More

Icon Heroes have produced some stunning products in the past and what they have planned for 2019 is just as eye catching. Their planned releases have a little something for collectors of all ages. These statues from Icon Heroes are perfect for your home or your office. These announced releases have something for collectors of statues, bobble heads or figures. Continue reading

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Equipment: McFarlane is Working Some Magic…McFarlane Toys is Set to Produce Figures and Products from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

McFarlane Toys, a global leader in the action figure industry, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a partnership to bring a new line of premium collectible Wizarding World action figures to mass and specialty retailers.

McFarlane Toys will create collectible action figures ranging in size from 6-inch to 12-inches based on characters and creatures from the Wizarding World, including characters and creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Continue reading

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Vids: Coming in March the DC Universe Movie Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

The fate of the planet rests on the shoulders of a reluctant Green Lantern and an unstable hero from the future in Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting March 30, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 16, 2019.

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film. Continue reading

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Vids: Own Aquaman on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD Special Edition on March 26, or Own It Early on Digital on March 5

The ocean comes alive when “Aquaman” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (“Justice League,” TV’s “Frontier,” TV’s “Game of Thrones”) in the title role. Continue reading

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Equipment: Hasbro Releases Information Regarding New Role Play Toys from Power Rangers, Beast Morphers

Hasbro has the license for The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers which means get ready for some awesome new products. The new line is Power Rangers, Beast Morphers. Toy Fair 2019 is just over a week away so there will be plenty more announcements regarding the Power Ranger’s line of toys. First up are some role play toys so your kids can pretend to be their favorite Ranger! Continue reading

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Equipment: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from Playmobil

Coming later this month is the highly anticipated new addition to the popular How to Train Your Dragon franchise, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” Playmobil has some new sets from this amazing film. Keep an eye out here for more releases from Playmobil’s Dragon line. Continue reading

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Equipment: Synthetic Human from 1000Toys 1/12th Scale Figure Review

Our fascination with robots probably goes back to Fritz Lang’s movie, Metropolis. Over time, robots have come in many forms; personally I think the humanoid form is the most interesting. Much like the “skin jobs” in Philip K. Dick’s work, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the idea of a machine that can pass as human is both beautiful and frightening.

Many of us will never live to see a world where androids similar to the ones from Blade Runner or Westworld exist. The closest we may ever come in my lifetime to these androids are in toy form. I have several android action figures but when I first saw the Synthetic Human figure from 1000Toys I was simply blown away. I had never seen a figure with so much poseability. The fact that it wasn’t “human” made it all the more intriguing to me. The design reminded me of a cross between the T-800 (from the Terminator) with shades of Sonny from the film I Robot. Continue reading

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Equipment: Diamond Select Toys Winter Soldier Figure Review

James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes was Steve Rogers’ best friend growing up. When World War II broke out, Barnes enlisted leaving Steve behind. Eventually Steve was able to join the war effort himself when he was chosen for the Super Soldier program. The Super Soldier program was a success and Steve Rogers became Captain America. When Rogers formed his strike team, known as the Howling Commandos he recruited Barnes. Sadly it was on one of these missions that Bucky Barnes met his end, but that was only the beginning for Cap’s best friend. Continue reading

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Equipment: 12 inch Titan Hero Series Thor Figure from Hasbro

Thanks to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superheroes are everywhere. I know I have said it before but where were these toys when we were kids? Sure we had G.I. Joes and we could pretend that a particular Joe was Captain America or Thor but there really wasn’t any way to piece together a proper Bat-suit or Iron Man armor for a 12-inch figure. Now kids of all ages can have an action figure of their favorite hero. Needless to say you wouldn’t give an expensive 12 inch fully poseable figure to a little kid. Continue reading

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