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Mezco Toyz Reveals The One:12 Collective, New 6″ Poseable figures with Cloth Outfits

The Dark Knight Returns Batman 1Redesigning the 6″ scale figure category by combining posable action figures with real cloth outfitting, in a similar fashion to the 1/6th scale and larger collectables. Mezco‘s One:12 Collective line will present a multitude of different characters from numerous brands.

Combining superior sculpting with an abundance of articulation, the One:12 Collective figures feature over 32 points of articulation, capable of over 40,000 possible poses: combining form and function to create a remarkably realistic aesthetic. Digitally sculpted by the industry’s finest artists and painstakingly engineered by Mezco’s production team is a state of the art collectable that holds up to real play.

The costuming is meticulously tailored and uses specially selected materials to create the highest standard of outfitting and drapery at the 6″ scale. Fabrication, color, drapery, comparative scale and mobility are all closely considered to bring the finest attire achievable Every One:12 Collective figure will include a display base as well as a multitude of accessories. These accessories are designed to have a “real world” look to further make the figure seem like it has truly come to life. These accessories, also precisely crafted, range from changeable parts to character specific weapons, equipment and props.

Currently planned for the One:12 Collective are characters from The DC Universe, Judge Dredd, Classic Universal Monsters, and some other surprises to be announced in the future.

The One:12 Collective The Dark Knight Returns Batman figure is set to be publicly revealed at San Diego Comic Con at Mezco booth # 3445 and shipping to customers in Fall 2014.

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SDCC 2014: LEGO’s Rocket Raccoon and Warbird

At San Diego Comic-Con, Lego releases a limited edition set, with a cap each day as to how many are sold. Not surprisingly, one of the sets this year will be related to this August’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and what will most likely be the break-out character Rocket Raccoon.

Rocket’s Warbird is the limited set, and will cost $39.99. Good luck to the folks hoping to snag one! Wish I was going so I could.


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Yesterday was new comic day! There’s lots of reviews from around the web below if there’s comics you’re undecided about.

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Kotaku – Man in China Has Spent $32,000 Collecting Transformers – That’s a lot of figures, a bit much for only 380 figures though, right?


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine - Batman Eternal #15

Comic Vine – Black Market #1

Talking Comics – Black Market #1

Comic Vine – Green Lantern: New Guardians #33

Comic Vine – The Last Fall #1

CBR – Life With Archie #36

Comic Vine – Life With Archie #36

Comic Vine – Ms. Marvel #6

Comic Vine – Magneto #7

Comic Vine – Manifest Destiny #8

Talking Comics – 100th Anniversary Special – X-Men #1

Comic Vine – Original Sin #6

Comic Vine – Robin Rises: Omega #1

Comic Vine – Teen Titans #1

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36

Comic Vine – Unity #9

Comic Vine – The Witcher #5

SDCC 2014: Diamond Select Toys Turns San Diego Eatery into the DST Lounge!

HeaderSan Diego Comic-Con is an experience, to be sure, but sometimes you just need to get out of the convention center! San Diego’s nearby Gaslamp District offers a variety of options for fun, food and drink, and Diamond Select Toys has always had their favorite for all three: Taste and Thirst on 4th. So this year, DST is taking it over and turning it into the DST Lounge from July 24-26!

The home of some great food, a wide selection of drinks and the best chicken wings in town, all in a casual atmosphere, Taste & Thirst will be decorated with DST products and artwork during Comic-Con, turning it into a celebration of the stories and characters that Comic-Con attendees love, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Sin City, Godzilla, Ghostbusters, TMNT and Marvel Comics! Coupons for food and drink discounts will be given out at the Diamond Select booth (#2607) on the convention floor, so you can take the short walk up 4th for lunch or dinner, or stop by after the convention for drinks in the bar!

The lounge will celebrate its grand opening with a kickoff party starting at 10PM on Thursday night, July 24, open to anyone ages 21 and older. The DST staff will be in attendance, so look for the DST staff shirts if you’re hoping to rub elbows with the guys who get their products from the drawing board to store shelves. Plus, illusionist Nick Ivory will perform until 10:45, so be sure to catch some of his amazing slight-of-hand! After that, the Lounge will be open from 11AM-2AM on Friday and 9AM-2AM on Saturday. Taste and Thirst on Fourth is located at 715 4th Ave. in San Diego.

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SDCC 2014: Bluntman & Chronic Minimates Return to their Comic-Book Roots

Look, up in the sky, it’s Bluntman and Chronic! The comic-book heroes created by director Kevin Smith are living the high life, with a variety of products coming out from Diamond Select Toys based on their appearances in Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. Now, they’re getting a Comic-Con-exclusive 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures, only available through Toys “R” Us, and it’s based on their comic book appearances!

With new facial expressions and paint schemes that reflect the costumes worn in their now-classic comic book mini-series, Bluntman and Chronic each stand 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts. The two-pack comes packaged on a blister card, and will be available through the Entertainment Earth booth, #2343, at a price of $10. This set is guaranteed to move fast, so be sure to stop by early!


The Batman 1966 TV Series Burt Ward as Robin 1/4 Scale Action Figure

The long-awaited companion piece to last year’s #1 selling Adam West Batman figure from the 1966 Batman TV series has arrived! NECA has revealed a brand new 1/4 scale rendition of Burt Ward as Robin.

For close to 50 years the Batman TV show has delighted audiences, and this fall for the first time ever the complete series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray! To celebrate this monumental event we have created this 17″ tall poseable figure of the Boy Wonder featuring Burt Ward’s likeness.

Robin comes with a fabric cape, 6 interchangeable hands, Batarang, communicator, and more. Super-poseable and loaded with detail, this Robin is a must-have for fans of the classic Batman series.

NECA has revealed that this figure is limited to one production run only, so get it while you can. The figure will be released in November.


Around the Tubes

The weekend is still going strong, hope everyone is enjoying it!

Around the Tubes

The ComiChron – Comics sales recover from winter to finish first half of 2014 flat; Archie tops GN list for first time – Nice for Archie!

Kotaku – Batgirl Sweeps The Evo Injustice Grand Finals – A good week for Batgirl!

Kotaku – The Arkham Knight And Other Newly Revealed DC Toys – Some solid toys.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #5

Talking Comics – Grayson #1

McFarlane Toys to Launch Walking Dead Brick Building Sets

McFarlane_BuildingSets_logoMcFarlane Toys have unveiled a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead. Known as a game-changer for its realistic action figures, including those based on The Walking Dead, McFarlane Toys is adding a new line to their already impressive offerings. The new The Walking Dead toys will extend McFarlane’s high standards of artistic vision, realistic accuracy and incredible detail into the brick building toy aisle alongside of other leading manufacturers. McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead building sets and figures will be available this fall only at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com

The initial McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead brick building line will feature realistic sculpts, light-up and shaped features, iconic environments, and dozens of your fan-favorite characters and walkers. Both collectors and fans of the cult phenomenon can literally recreate their favorite scenes with this new highly detailed and realistic The Walking Dead product line.

The Walking Dead series one product line will feature building sets, expansion packs, and figure blind bags for consumers to build their own The Walking Dead apocalypse:

The Building Sets: MSRP $9.99-64.99Daryl Dixon with Chopper, The Governor’s Room, and Prison Tower with Gate. Expand your brick building apocalypse with additional figure and accessory packs.

Blind Bag Figures: MSRP $2.99Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Riot Gear Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker, and Herd Walkers.

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Article – You Never Forget Your First

Oh, your first. Everything about your first is great; the feeling of anticipation, the joy, the memories that last a lifetime. You’ll never forget it. I’ll never forget mine. Of course it helps if there’s a story to go along with it, something you can tell family and friends, or strangers on the internet. So here we go. The story of my first, the first action figure I ever got.

I was just a wee little lad growing up in merry ol’ England, a little scamp the age of 3, all wide-eyed and care free. On one fateful day my father and I decided to play a game of volleyball with an inflatable beach ball, a fairly normal activity for a father and son to engage in. The only problem was that this game took place in our rather small apartment. My mother protested, but we were determined to have our little game. Fun was had, until it wasn’t. A few rounds in, disaster struck. The ball was volleyed, by whom I do not know, and struck a large brass plate that adorned the wall. The impact was so, that the plate fell from the wall and came crashing down upon my tiny skull. BAM! My mother was horrified, and ran over to check on her son. I was relatively unfazed by the event, except I knew my head hurt. My mother was near hysterics, fearing the worst for her little boy. My father, calm and composed, walked over to me, placed his hand on head, moved it back and forth, and said “He’s fine”. His composure lasted until he removed his hand and it was covered blood!

After a hurried trip to the local hospital, I was being attended to by a very nice doctor who kept me calm during the procedure. My parents however, were a different story. My mom cried more than I did (I did have drugs to help with the pain of my scalp being stitched up) and my dad kept repeating “I broke him, I broke him”. I wasn’t even my father’s first child; I thought he would’ve been used to this kind of thing. While I was getting my sutures I dinned on a large bag of Maltesers and after the procedure I was rewarded for being a brave little solider with this guy:

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He’s seen better days, and I have no idea what accessories he may have came with, other that his brightly coloured head. If anyone can help me ID this figure, I’d appreciate it. I think it’s a Go-Bot, but can’t be certain. I tried to look it up before, but haven’t had any luck.

This was the beginning. I began getting so many more action figures after that, He-Man, Thundercats, G.I. Joe. I latched onto Transformers and I still haven’t let go, despite Mr. Bay’s best efforts to soil the franchise. I was hooked. My interest did waiver a bit during my teen years. Not much room for action figures when you’ve got all that angst bogging you down. I returned to my roots during high school and have been collecting ever since. I recently did an office tour video where I claimed what was on display was about ¾ of my collection, I was a little off. I dug up some figures to put back on display and found SO many more figures. I’d guess just under half of my collection is actually on display. I hope to move to a bigger place where I can have a whole room just for my collection and display more of it. Time will tell though. So, that’s it, the story of my first action figure. I still have it on display to this day. It’s on the shelf next to me as I write this. I like to think of it as a symbol of a simpler time in my life, when fun was all that mattered and the scary things in life aren’t so bad as long as you have family, a bag of chocolate and a toy.

What was your first action figure? Do you have story to go with it? Let us know!


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