Monday, February 28, 2011

Super Friends Action Figures - DC Universe Classics Wave 18


Mattel announced its eighteenth (yes 18th!) wave of DC Universe Classics action figures at Toy Fair 2011, and this wave has long time DC Comics fans very, very excited! It’s because DCUC Wave 18 is comprised almost entirely of characters from the uber-popular 1980’s Super Friends cartoon. Wave 18 includes Super Friends characters Black Vulcan, Samurai, El Dorado and Apache Chief (the Collect and Connect figure). We also get a Toyman action figure based on the villain’s look from the Super Friends cartoon and two of The Blot’s favorite Suicide Squad members: Bronze Tiger in his classic look (with a swappable unmasked head) and Captain Boomerang in his new look from Brightest Day.



To be honest, after the release of the Super Friends JLU 3-pack, which included Black Vulcan, Samurai and Apache Chief, I honestly did not expect Mattel to include these forgotten characters in its DCUC line as well. It seemed like Mattel was using its DCUC line to bring back DC’s other popular 1980’s cartoon/toy line, the Super Powers collection. Boy was I wrong and thankfully so! I’ve got a feeling Wave 18 is going to be highly sought after by collectors new and old, so if you see these figures pop up at your local toy stores grab them while you can!


DC Universe Classics Super Friends Wave 18 is scheduled to hit stores sometime in July 2011. Each figure will retail for around $17 and all 6 action figures can currently be pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth here.
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TaleSpin The Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2-Pack

TaleSpin Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2-Pack - Kit and Baloo Vinyl Figures

When The Blot was a little kid the only thing I wanted to do when I got home from school was watch The Disney Afternoon cartoons: Gummi Bears, DuckTales, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck and, of course, TaleSpin. To be honest, I hadn’t thought of many of these characters in a really long time. But then the new Darkwing Duck comic book was launched and boy did it bring back a ton of memories! Best of all, it looks like the entire Disney Afternoon line-up is about to make a huge comeback as Disney is set to release a new line of Vinylmation figures featuring characters from those beloved shows.

TaleSpin Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2-Pack - Kit and Baloo Vinyl Figures in Packaging

The first Disney Afternoon Vinylmation release is the TaleSpin two figure set seen above, which features the show’s stars Kit and Baloo (also from The Jungle Book). The TaleSpin Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2-Pack will retail for $24.99 each, has a limited edition run size of 1,000 sets and will go on sale Saturday, March 5th, at the Disney Parks online store.
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Kidrobot Dunny Concept Design by Abe Lincoln Jr.

Kidrobot Dunny Concept Design “Snitches Get Stitches” by Abe Lincoln Jr.

While The Blot doesn’t do it very often, one of the things I love to blog about the most are unused concept Dunny designs. The whole “What If?” aspect to them makes me appreciate these never before seen designs that much more!

Yesterday I was looking through Abe Lincoln Jr.’s flickr page and stumbled upon the “Snitches Get Stitches” Dunny design you see here. Why this rad design didn’t get picked a while back is beyond me, but at least now it’s seen the light of day! Here’s hoping we see another Abe Lincoln Jr. design on a Dunny sometime soon!
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Ty_po 8 Inch Custom Dunnys by Ryan the Wheelbarrow

Ty_po 8 Inch Custom Dunnys by Ryan the Wheelbarrow - Black and White Duo

If you loved Ryan the Wheelbarrow’s custom Ty_po 3” Dunnys Series as much as The Blot, then you’re really going to enjoy his next release! Ryan’s taken his Ty_po look to the next level by applying dry transfer instant lettering to two 8” Dunnys. There are two one of a kind Dunnys in this Black and White Set, a black Ty_po Dunny with white lettering and a white Ty_po Dunny with black lettering.

Ryan the Wheelbarrow’s custom Ty_po 8” Dunnys will retail for $260 each, and go on sale this Friday, February 25th, at 8:11pm EST in his online store.
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Steamboat Willie Screen Print by Tom Whalen

Check out this awesome "Steamboat Willie" screen print by Tom Whalen and the fine folks at Mondo Tees. First Star Trek, then Star Wars and now…Disney! Is there anyone Mondo isn’t working with? Signing licensing deals with Lucas and Disney are really about as big as it gets, and I can’t wait to see what Mondo has in store for us next.

Mondo Tees - Steamboat Willie Disney Screen Print by Tom Whalen

As you are probably already aware, Steamboat Willis is a historic cartoon because it features the first ever appearance of Mickey Mouse! The animated short first debuted on November 18, 1928 and also featured Peg-Leg Pete and Minnie Mouse, both of which are featured with Mickey in the poster seen above. The Blot’s been unable to find out if this print is being released in conjunction with a Steamboat Willie screening at the Alamo Drafthouse or if this is the 1st in a new series of Disney screen prints by Mondo. But I’ll be sure to post more info as soon as it becomes available.

Steamboat Willie” by Tom Whalen is an 18"x24" four color screen print on light grey stock with metallic inks. This print has a limited edition run size of 200 pieces and will retail for $40 each. “Steamboat Willie” goes on sale at a random time today, Friday, February 25th, at the Mondo online store. A variant of this print will be sold by Sideshow Collectibles at a later date.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Loyal K.N.G. Winter 2010 Collection

Loyal K.N.G. Clothing Brand Banner

If you love pop culture as much as The Blot, then I suggest you check out the awesome t-shirts and hoodies from Texas indie clothing brand Loyal K.N.G. (Knowledge Never Goes)! I first learned about the talented artists that make up Loyal K.N.G. a few months ago, and finally got to meet them at the H-Town Sneaker Summit a few weeks ago. They have really mastered the art of taking pop culture icons and turning them on their head in fun designs (take for instance their “Ghostly DOOM!” design, which features a mash-up of Casper the Friendly Ghost and rapper MFDoom).

Loyal K.N.G. Winter 2010 Collection - United Monsters & Daft Bomb T-Shirts
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Earlier this week Loyal K.N.G. officially released their Winter 2010 collection, which I got to see in person at the aforementioned H-Town Sneaker Summit. It’s made up of four unique designs, each featuring some pop culture heavyweights. “Warriors,” The Blot’s favorite of the four new designs, reimagines the Scott Pilgrim crew as The Warriors gang from the 1979 film of the same name. “United Monsters” depicts everyone's favorite monster Godzilla with his friends and foes setting aside their differences in a united monster effort.

Loyal K.N.G. Winter 2010 Collection - Warriors & Bad Apple T-Shirts
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Next up is Loyal K.N.G.’s “Bad Apple” t-shirt. The apple is an iconic fruit; it's been labeled as the fruit of knowledge, the forbidden fruit, and is commonly used in combination with poison to send princesses into a deep sleep, however at Loyal K.N.G. their apples are dope fresh! Last but not least is the killer Daft Punk x Super Mario Bros mash-up “Daft Bomb.” Loyal K.N.G. are huge Daft Punk fans, and they pay tribute to the French duo with this illustration featuring Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter riding a Bullet Bill, the missile-like enemy of Mario and Lugi.

All four of the designs above come in multiple colors and styles, including t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts. They range in price from $30-60 each, and can be purchased directly from Loyal K.N.G. at their online store. But act fast, because colors and sizes are selling out quickly, and once these limited edition t-shirts and hoodies are sold out they’ll be gone forever!
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Pretty Boi Scary Bastard Purple Resin Figure by Erick Scarecrow

Pretty Boi Scary Bastard Purple Resin Figure by Erick Scarecrow

The second colorway of Erick Scarecrow’s Pretty Boi resin figure dropped unexpectedly earlier this week and can now be yours! The 5.25” Scary Bastard Purple colorway comes with a removable mask that you can swap out with other Dramatic Bastard colorways (like the NYCC 2010 Exclusive Pretty Boi Dramatic Bastard colorway). ESC Toy is really killing 2011 and it’s only February!

Each Pretty Boi Scary Bastard Purple resin figure comes signed, numbered and hand packaged by Erick Scarecrow. This particular colorway has a limited edition run size of only 25 pieces, but less than 20 of them were made available to the public. There are currently 9 still available via the ESC Toy eBay store for $125 each.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

X-Men: First Class Minimates

X-Men First Class Minimates - Professor Charles Xavier & Magneto

Check this out! Art Asylum recently posted the world’s very first look at toys associated with the upcoming Marvel Comics movie X-Men: First Class and they look pretty cool. Just like the film’s fast-tracked release, Art Asylum had to move quickly to get these Minimate action figures ready for the film’s summer release. The X-Men: First Class Minimates Series includes Charles Xavier, Magneto, Beast, Havok, Mystique, Emma Frost, Sebastian Shaw and Azazel.

X-Men: First Class Minimates - Beast, Havok & Mystique

I actually really like these X-Men: First Class Minimates because all of the looks come straight from film’s most recent kick-ass trailer. If I had one complaint it would be that all the X-Men uniforms include those big parachute straps and buckles, which kind of detracts from their classic blue and yellow look. But I’m sure Art Asylum was trying to recreate each character’s signature look from the movie, which they did perfectly (from what I’ve seen so far).

X-Men: First Class Minimates - Emma Frost, Sebastian Shaw & Azazel

No word on when this series of X-Men: First Class Minimates will hit stores, but I would assume they would be released around the same time as the film, June 3, 2011. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, January Jones as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Lucas Till as Havok, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Jason Flemyng as Azazel.
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Adam WarRock in Concert presented by Zeus Comics & The Variants

Adam WarRock presented by Zeus Comics & The Variants - Alexandre’s Bar - Dallas, TX 02.27.11

Zeus Comics and the hit web series The Variants bring nerdcore rap artist Adam WarRock for his Dallas debut this Sunday, February 27th, at Alexandre’s Bar. Come see Adam’s deft lyricism and hip hop beats for this one-night-only performance. The Blot can’t even begin to tell you how bummed I am to be missing this show! I’ve been looking forward to Adam WarRock’s show in Dallas ever since Zeus Comics owner Richard Neal first teased the show almost 6 months ago. Sadly, due to some prior commitments here in Houston I won’t be able to travel to Dallas for the show (and The Variants Season 2 taping). But just because I can’t attend the show doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!

Adam WarRock is widely known as the Internet’s foremost comic book nerdcore rapper. He has gained a following through his tireless song production, biting sense of humor, and sharp eye for geek and pop cultural topics to skewer in hip hop form. First gaining widespread attention after filmmaker Edgar Wright discovered his “Scott Pilgrim” recap rap, WarRock went on to gain further notoriety with the single “Ira Glass,” which turned the name of This American Life’s host into a verb for living life boldly. Mr. Glass personally gave the song his blessing.

Zeus Comics & The Variants present Adam WarRock in Concert in Dallas, TX on Sunday, February 27, 2011

WarRock went on to release his debut album, The War For Infinity, in the Fall of 2010. This album, along with WarRock’s West Coast Avengers Mixtape, has been playing on The Blot’s iPod constantly since its release. I highly recommend downloading both albums ASAP! WarRock’s upcoming Dallas concert marks one more stop on his nationwide tour of theaters and comic book shops.

For those of you unfamiliar with Zeus Comics, it’s a nationally recognized comic book store known for its innovation in the field of comic book retail. The WarRock concert is also partly sponsored by the web series The Variants, which will be on hand for the performance to film footage for a future episode.

Alexandre’s Bar is located at 4026 Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, Texas. Admission is free, but you must be 21 and up to attend. If any readers of TheBlotSays.com from the DFW attend this show please hit me up and let me know what you think! All is not lost though, rumor has Adam WarRock will be making his Houston debut in May for Comicpalooza! More details to come…
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Barneyism of the Week - Porked

Lily, in my travels I’ve developed
a finely calibrated sense of how long it’s been since,
how do I not put this delicately,
a girl’s been porked.

And boo, you’ve been pork free so long you’re practically kosher.

“It’s been a while.” - Lily

Five weeks, three days by my estimation.

"You should work at a carnival" - Lily

I tried, they’re pretty strict with backgrounds.

How I Met Your Mother - Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
- Barney Stinson

"Garbage Island"

How I Met Your Mother
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman & The Joker DC Universe 6" Mez-Itz Vinyl Figures

DC Universe Mez-Itz Vinyl Figures by Mezco Toyz

After all the news of Mezco Toyz’ new line of 2” DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz 2-packs, The Blot was a little concerned Mezco's line of 6” DCU Mez-Itz vinyl figures would fall by the wayside. Thankfully, we learned at Toy Fair 2011 that Mezco would be going full steam ahead with both lines of vinyl figures!

Wonder Woman and The Flash DC Universe Mez-Itz Vinyl Figures by Mezco Toyz

Mezco Toyz had some never before seen 6” DC Universe vinyl figures on display at Toy Fair, including Wonder Woman, The Flash, a black and gray Batman with fabric cape, and a blue and gray Batman with The Joker. Hopefully more DC Comics heroes and villains will be getting the 6 inch Mez-Itz treatment sometime soon (including a cute and chunky Martian Manhunter).

Black and Gray Batman DC Universe Mez-Itz Vinyl Figure by Mezco Toyz

Blue and Gray Batman and The Joker DC Universe Mez-Itz Vinyl Figures by Mezco Toyz

The blue and gray Batman/Joker 2-pack will be released sometime in November 2011, but no release date is currently known for the three other DC Universe Mez-Itz vinyl figures above.  Each will probably retail for around $12 or $24 as a 2 figure set (if a villain is included).

[photos via Action Figure Insider and ASMzine.com]
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Kaws x BAPE Dissected Milo Vinyl Figure

Kaws x BAPE Dissected Milo Vinyl Figure

The Dissected Milo vinyl figure features Kaws’ signature design on Japanese clothing company A Bathing Ape’s iconic mascot. The Blot’s not sure what to think about this cute little dissected ape. On the one hand, I really dig this collaboration by Original Fake and BAPE. I mean what figure doesn’t look great dissected by Kaws? But the 8” figure’s $265 price tag is just ridiculous. For that much money the Kaws x BAPE Dissected Milo vinyl figures better be super limited (which it’s probably not) or include some really cool extras (which I’m sure it won’t).

Kaws x BAPE Dissected Milo Vinyl Figure - Brown, Black and Gray Colorways

The Kaws x BAPE Dissected Milo vinyl figure will come in three unique colorways (black, brown and gray), retail for $265 each and go on sale later on this month (February 2011). You can currently pre-order all three colorways from ToyQube here.
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Public Enemy Pop! Rock Vinyl Figures

Public Enemy Pop! Rock Vinyl Figures by Funko

Funko is already working on its third wave of Pop! Rock vinyl figures and we now know Wave 3 will include cute little chunky versions of hip-hop legends Public Enemy. Unveiled for the first time last week at Toy Fair 2011, check out Funko’s POP! version of Flavor Flav and Chuck D. The Blot can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Public Enemy first debuted and changed music forever with their politically charged lyrics. What’s even more shocking is the fact that Chuck D and Flavor Flav are still relevant in the world of pop culture even after all this time.

Look for more news on Funko’s Pop! Rock Wave 3 (which rumor has will also include The Ramones) on The Blot Says… as details become available.

[photo via ASMzine.com]
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Monday, February 21, 2011

First Look: Stitch Pop! Disney Vinyl Figure Prototype by Funko

Stitch of Lilo & Stitch Pop! Disney Vinyl Figure by Funko

The latest Disney Pop! prototype has leaked courtesy of Gemini Collectibles, and it’s Stitch from Lilo & Stitch! Is it me or has this little furry blue alien been produced by every toy company in the world? He’s quickly challenging Mickey for Disney supremacy. Stitch does make for a cute Pop! Disney vinyl figure though, doesn’t he?

Surprisingly, there was no official announcement of Funko’s upcoming Pop! Disney toy line at Toy Fair 2011. In the mean time, you can pick up the two Disney vinyl figure prototypes seen above directly from Gemini Collectibles for $75 here.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

First Look: DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz Series 2 2-Packs by Mezco Toyz

Mezco Toyz unveiled its second wave of DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz vinyl figures this past weekend at Toy Fair 2011, and to say The Blot’s surprised by Series 2’s line-up would be a huge understatement! DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz Series 2 2-packs include The Flash and Captain Cold, Batman Beyond and Blight, and Doctor Fate and The Demon.

DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz Series 2 2-Packs by Mezco Toyz - The Flash & Captain Cold, Batman Beyond & Blight, and Doctor Fate & The Demon
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While The Flash and Captain Cold are usually included in new DC Comics toy lines early on, the addition of Batman Beyond’s Terry McGinnis and Doctor Fate is pretty shocking (don’t even get me started on Blight). I’m just worried producing such relatively unknown characters in Series 2 will hurt sales and kill off this great toy line before it can even get off the ground. The one positive note to all this is with characters like The Demon already being produced, who knows what random heroes and villains might be included in Series 3! Personally The Blot’s holding out hope for a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle 2-pack.

Mezco’s DC Universe Mini Mez-Itz vinyl figures stand 2 inches tall, feature five points of articulation and will be packaged in 2-packs together on a blister card. You can purchase each 2-pack for around $10 or all three 2-packs of Wave 2 for around $30. The release date for DC Universe Mini Mezi-Itz Series 2 has not been announced yet.

[photo via Action Figure Insider]
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Nerdy Fresh Winter/Spring 2011 Collection

Nerdy Fresh Winter/Spring 2011 Collection
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As you all know, t-shirts make up a huge part of The Blot’s wardrobe. I’m constantly on the lookout for new clothing companies with fresh designs, and what I’ve recently come to learn is there are some really amazing artists here in my home state of Texas. One of my favorite homegrown discoveries is Nerdy Fresh, an urban clothing company located in Dallas, Texas.

Nerdy Fresh Winter/Spring 2011 Collection
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Nerdy Fresh puts out some killer limited edition clothing and I’m proud to say I’ve got a couple of their tees hanging in my closet. And how can you not love Sir Astro, the brand's dapper astronaut mascot who cruises through the world spreading the essence of freshness!?! Nerdy Fresh’s Winter/Spring 2011 Collection dropped today, and there’s a little something for everyone in this release: t-shirts, sweatshirts, varsity jackets and even a stylish winter beanie.

Nerdy Fresh Winter/Spring 2011 Collection
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The Blot’s particularly fond of the “Le Petit Chef” sweater, which features a pink and blue cupcake with Sir Astro shaped toppings. What can I say, I love me some cupcakes! I'm also digging the design of “The Dillinger” t-shirt, which features an all too familiar animated character's hand (Mickey Mouse perhaps?).  You can see Nerdy Fresh’s entire Winter/Spring 2011 Collection here.

If you don’t own something with Nerdy Fresh’s Sir Astro on it yet, I suggest heading over to the Nerdy Fresh online store and checking out their entire line of limited edition clothing.
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New Thor Full Length Movie Trailer

Of all the super heroes with movies coming out this summer, Thor is easily my least favorite. The Blot’s just never been all that into his comics. I’ve tried to like him over the years, but his stories have never been able to keep my interest long term. That’s why it’s so surprising that Thor is the comic book adaptation I’m looking forward to the most! How can you not be excited for this movie after seeing Thor’s first full length trailer above. Everything about this film looks amazing. It’s visually stunning, and I think Marvel’s unique brand of Norse mythology is made for the silver screen. This film is going to do crazy business at the theater, mark my words.


Thor premiers in theaters worldwide on May 6, 2011.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

M∙A∙C Cosmetics x DC Comics Wonder Woman Collection

M∙A∙C Cosmetics x DC Comics Wonder Woman Collection Artwork by Mike Allred

If you’ve been in a department store lately you’ve probably noticed the M∙A∙C make-up counter has been transformed to look a lot like your local comic shop! That’s because starting February 10, 2011 (through mid April), M∙A∙C Cosmetics will be selling a limited edition Wonder Woman collection. Not only has M∙A∙C released an entire line of make-up based on the First Lady of DC Comics, but they have also released line of Wonder Woman themed clothing and accessories featuring the artwork of legendary comic book artist Mike Allred.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics x DC Comics Wonder Woman Collection

While make-up isn’t really The Blot’s thing, I’ve already told Aly she can have anything she wants from M∙A∙C’s new limited edition Wonder Woman collection. My pocketbook is thankful that she hasn’t taken me up on the offer yet, but she better act fast! From what I’ve seen the Wonder Woman collection is already selling out in stores nationwide.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics x DC Comics Wonder Woman Collection - Lipglass, Mineralize Skinfinish, Lipstick, Defiance Eyeshadow Quad & Nail Lacquer

PRESS: Banish any thought of being a Plain Jane, M∙A∙C and Wonder Woman have joined forces! For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of make-up including super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger than life Amazon Princess. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics x DC Comics Wonder Woman Collection Artwork by Mike Allred

Wonder Woman has always known the importance of astounding accessories. For this limited edition collaboration with DC Comics, M∙A∙C has infused Wonder Woman’s sense of fantasy and wonder into a vivid collection of awe-inspiring accessories as fierce and feminine as the heroine herself. Bright, bold, superhuman designs in Makeup Bags – from radiant Red to Bulletproof Blue, Utility Belt Brush Sets, and exclusively online, the WW T-Shirt and Invincible Mirror.
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G.I. Joe x Transformers Starscream Sky Striker with Cobra Commander & Megatron

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive G.I. Joe x Transformers Starscream Sky Striker Jet with Cobra Commander Action Figure & a Megatron Walther P38 Pistol
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This past weekend at Toy Fair 2011 Hasbro debuted what may be the greatest San Diego Comic-Con exclusive ever! What you see above is the SDCC 2011 exclusive G.I. Joe Sky Striker jet, which features the color scheme of Transformers Generation 1 Starscream. This killer jet includes a Cobra Commander action figure (in a flight suit naturally) and a Walther P38 pistol (a.k.a. G1 Megatron in gun mode). How freaking cool is that!?!?

The Blot hasn’t bought a G.I. Joe vehicle in over 15 years, but that might change this summer. This is definitely one of those Comic-Con exclusive that’s going to send fans worldwide scrambling to get their hands on one!  Which will probably mean this G.I. Joe x Transformers crossover will fetch huge prices on the secondary market. Oh well, a boy can dream can't he? The Blot will definitely be posting more information on this SDCC exclusive as it becomes available!
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Barneyism of the Week - Desperation Day

Loneliness, the looming specter of Valentine’s Day fast approaching,
the two key ingredients to my favorite day of the year:
February 13th…Desperation Day.

Every woman wants a date on Valentine’s Day.
That neediness reaches its climax, what up, on February 13th.
A magical night when a 10 has the self-esteem of a 4
and the depraved enthusiasm of a 2.

Now there’s only one thing you can’t do…

“Please say widows” - Robin

Wherever you are or whoever you’re under,
you must get home alone by 11:59 pm.
Otherwise you’re on a date on Valentine’s Day.

How I Met Your Mother - Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
- Barney Stinson

“Desperation Day”

How I Met Your Mother
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Look: Pop! Marvel Bobble Head Vinyl Figures by Funko

Pop! Marvel Bobble Head Vinyl Figures by Funko - Movie Thor & Movie Loki

Toy Fair 2011 just took place in New York City and there is tons of exciting toy news hitting the internet. At the top of that list is Funko’s upcoming line of Pop! Marvel Bobble Head Vinyl Figures. The Blot was a little bummed to learn the long rumored Pop! Marvel figures would be bobble heads, but at least they don’t have stands like the previously announced Pop! Star Wars Bobble Head Vinyl Figures.

Pop! Marvel Bobble Head Vinyl Figures by Funko - Movie Thor, Movie Loki, Captain America, Iron Man & Hulk

So far all we know about this new line of toys is the first two figures released will be Thor movie versions of Thor and Loki. After that you can expect the usual Marvel heroes to be released, including Captain America, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk. The Blot will be sure to post more details about Funko’s upcoming Pop! Marvel line as soon as they become available.

Thanks to Action Figure Insider and ASMzine.com for the photos above!
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“Fur Sure” Burgerbuns Resin Figure by Le Merde

“Fur Sure” Burgerbuns Resin Figure by Le Merde

How cool is this, first Pony Falcone and now Burgerbuns!?! Le Merde is systematically revisiting some of his most popular characters in their original resin forms. The Blot honestly did not expect a new resin Burgerbuns anytime soon, especially once Super7 unveiled their 6” vinyl Burgerbuns, but I sure am glad Le Merde has surprised us all!

The “Fur Sure” Burgerbuns resin figure by Le Merde goes on sale this Friday, February 18th, at the Le Merde online store at 11am PST.
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Chocolate Brown Painted Real Fighting Greasebat by Jeff Lamm

Chocolate Brown Painted Greasebat by Jeff Lamm

It may be too late to win over a loved one, but this release will include a screen printed Valentine’s Day Card with all new artwork from Jeff Lamm. The third painted Greasebat (and fifth colorway in all) will be released later this week and it’s a beauty! The Real Fighting Greasebat was one of The Blot’s favorite new figures of 2010 and this Chocolate Brown Colorway is definitely my favorite painted version released so far. Plus, what goes better with Valentine’s Day than chocolate!?!

The Painted Greasebat #3 was cast in a chocolaty brown vinyl and features a tan face, crème eyes, metallic gold horns and gold accent sprays. This delicious vinyl figure goes on sale this Friday, February 18, at 6pm EST at the Monster Worship online store.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

First Look: Tinker Bell Pop! Disney Vinyl Figure Prototype by Funko

First Look Tinker Bell Pop! Disney Vinyl Figure Prototype by Funko

Check out the latest Disney Pop! prototype leaked courtesy of Gemini Collectibles, Tinker Bell! The first Disney Pop! vinyl figure of a non-Pixar character, Tinker Bell is also the first toy from Funko to pay homage to Disney’s classic age of animation. Come on, who doesn’t love Disney’s 1953 classic Peter Pan? While this is exactly the type of character I’ve been waiting for (i.e. someone from the hand drawn animation age), where’s Minnie, Daisy and Pluto?

We’re still awaiting official word of Funko’s new line of Disney vinyl figures, but you can could have purchased the Tinker Bell Pop! Disney vinyl figure prototype above directly from Gemini Collectibles here for $75 (it is now sold out, sorry!).
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Green Lantern G'Hu Movie Action Figure

Green Lantern Classics Wave 2 - G'Hu Green Lantern Movie Action Figure

After months of speculation, Mattel has finally unveiled who the mystery action figure is in its upcoming Green Lantern Classics Wave 2. This Green Lantern movie specific action figure is none other than Green Lantern G’Hu of Space Sector 2937. Why Warner Bros and DC Comics decided to include this relatively new and unknown character in the live action GL movie is beyond me (although he does look pretty cool), but what is really surprising is Mattel thought this is the movie specific action figure they should release in GLC Wave 2.

To me this is just another example of why Marvel does movies and toys better. There are a million members of the Green Lantern Corps, and G’Hu is the first movie related action figure Mattel wants to release? It just makes no sense! I could list a ton of awesome alien Green Lanterns I’d love to see in the movie and released as an action figure…and yet we get G’Hu who’s not even in my top 50.

Green Lantern Classics Wave 2 action figures are scheduled to arrive in stores in April 2011, but you can preorder the Green Lantern G’Hu action figure now from Entertainment Earth for $16.99 here.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

“Reject” Dumny Bootleg Dunnys by Sucklord

“Reject” Dumny Bootleg Dunnys by Suckadelic

Earlier this week the Sucklord released five one-off or "Reject" versions of his popular Dumny resin figure. Each of these awesome bootleg Dunnys comes wearing the Sucklord’s trademark cape and is cast in multiple colors. Some have glitter or translucent bodies, while others feature paint splatter stylings. But what The Blot really likes the most about these figures is the cool stratified effect with two different colors of resin the Sucklord used on these figures' heads.

Made by in Suckadelic’s Chinatown factory, these one of kind “Reject” Dumny colorways are currently available on the Sucklord eBay store. Unfortunately these are all up auction style and not available via “Buy It Now.” There are over 3 days left and all five figures are currently selling for around $20-30 each. Good luck bidding!
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X-Men: First Class Teaser Trailer

Of all the Marvel movies coming out this summer, Sony’s X-Men: First Class was the one The Blot was looking forward to the least. That all changed yesterday with the release of the film’s first teaser trailer! It is great in so many ways, but most of all it reminded me why I loved the X-Men movies so much. While Captain America and Thor are getting most of the hype because it’s the first time those two characters have been brought to life on the silver screen, it is the X-Men franchise that set the standard (along with the Batman franchise) of how to make a great comic book adaptation.



Truth be told, I’ve been pretty down X-Men: First Class, especially after seeing all those average still photos that leaked last month. But after seeing the trailer above my opinions have changed. It’s amazing what one good trailer can do to turn a film’s fortunes around. First Class went from being this summer’s forgotten Marvel film to the front of many fan’s "Must See" list. I’m not going to say it’ll be better than Thor or Captain America (ok just Thor, we all know Cap is going to suck), but I’m starting to think it’s got a shot!

X-Men: First Class is scheduled to premiere in theaters on June 3, 2011. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, January Jones as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw and Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert.
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Lifetime Vannen XL Watch by Huck Gee

Earlier this week Vannen released “Lifetime,” the company’s 2nd XL watch featuring a design by Huck Gee. When Huck Gee’s “Killing Time” XL watch sold out in November, fans around the world wrote in asking for more. Since Vannen art watches are limited edition, once they’re gone they’re gone forever. But that doesn’t prohibit a 2nd colorway!

Lifetime Vannen XL Watch by Huck Gee

“Lifetime” features Huck’s iconic Skullhead on the face and a repeating skull and crossbones design on the strap. While “Killing Time” represented death, “Lifetime” represents life. With a pure white color palette and a crown and back case etched with the Kanji for “life,” this timepiece is all about living. Together, “Killing Time” and “Lifetime” parallel the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, with life and death giving rise to each other in turn.

Lifetime Vannen XL Watch by Huck Gee

The release of “Lifetime” is a shared exclusive between Vannen and Vinyl on Vinyl commemorating the island gallery’s 1-year anniversary. “Lifetime” is limited to 150 pieces, retails for $85 and comes with signed and number packaging. Choose Life exclusively at VinylOnVinylGallery.com, VannenWatches.com and at Huck Gee's online store.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Second Look: Android Series 02 by Doktor A, Jeff Yaksick & Google, Inc.

Android Series 02 - Rupture Vinyl Figure by Doktor A

Yesterday, Andrew Bell released a second sneak preview of his upcoming Android Series 02, and it included a design by none other than Doktor A! Not only that, but his Android would feature his uber-popular Rupture design. The Blot’s got a feeling this little tidbit of information just made Android Series 02 even harder to get your hands on. The second three designs unveiled are Rupture by Dok A (ratio: 1/16), Racer by Jeff Yaksick for the Android Team (1/16) and Bluebot by Google, Inc. (2/16).

Android Series 02 - Bluebot Vinyl Figure by Google, Inc.

Android Series 02 - Racer Vinyl Figure by Jeff Yaksick for the Android Team

We also learned there will only be four 2/16 ratio designs in Series 02. This means that in any full case you'll end up with 12 different designs in total, unlike Series 01 where you would end up with only 10! Series 02 will be hitting the Dead Zebra shop, brick and mortar stores and online retailers in early March 2011.
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Glow Blind Power Mister by David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim

Super7 - Glow Blind Power Mister by David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim

Power Misters may be all smiles, but they have mischief on the brain. They're just itching to take over the world, or at least throw a wrench in your plans. The Glow Blind Power Misters are cast in Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl with one of two blind-bagged sprays! The Meltdown GID Power Mister is glow vinyl with orange, red and white spray, while the Fancy GID Power Mister is glow vinyl with red, white, metallic green, blue and purple spray.

The blind bagged Glow Blind Power Misters by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim go on sale at Super7Store.com for $30 each next Friday, February 18th, at 11am PST.
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