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Unboxing: Transformers Studio Series 86-04 Hot Rod

You’ve got the touch! Hasbro has released a Studio Series dedicated to Transformers: The Movie and we’ve got a look at Hot Rod!

The figure is a nice update to the classic figure as if it opened the Matrix!

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Unboxing: Star Wars: The Retro Collection – Moff Gideon

Hasbro is taking us back in time with their Star Wars: Retro Collection figures. Tell your own stories set in The Mandalorian with Moff Gideon.

The figure is inspired by the original 1978 Kenner Star Wars 3 3/4-inch action figures! It has faux aging on the cardback and 6 points of articulation.

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Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars Black Series, Retro, and Vintage for May the 4th

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH OFFWORLD JAWA (ARVALA-7) Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Available: Summer 2021)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH OFFWORLD JAWA (ARVALA-7) Figure was inspired by THE MANDALORIAN and makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at most major retailers starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH ARC TROOPER ECHO Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Available: Summer 2021)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH ARC TROOPER ECHO Figure was inspired by STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 4 accessories. Available for pre-order at most major retailers starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH TEEBO Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Available: Fall 2021)

Featuring premium detail and design across multiple points of articulation, this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3/75-INCH TEEBO Figure was inspired by STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI and makes a great gift for STAR WARS fans and collectors. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 6 accessories.

STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH BOBA FETT PROTOTYPE EDITION Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Summer 2021)

Inspired by the original 1970s Kenner STAR WARS action figures, this STAR WARS: RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH BOBA FETT PROTOTYPE EDITION Figure features premium design and five points of articulation. With his blaster accessory in hand, this poseable figure is sure to add a bright pop of color to any fan’s STAR WARS collection. Beautifully rendered retro packaging captures a colorful pop art style and includes throwback STAR WARS branding and a Kenner Toys logo. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order exclusively at Target starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS 6-INCH FLAMETROOPER Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Fall 2021)

Detailed to look like the character from the STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER video game, this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS 6-INCH FLAMETROOPER Figure features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable arms and legs, as well as premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS 6-INCH NIGHTBROTHER WARRIOR Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Fall 2021)

Detailed to look like the character from the STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER video game this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS 6-INCH NIGHTBROTHER WARRIOR Figure features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES MANDALORIAN DEATH WATCH PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET

(Hasbro/Age 14 years & up/Available: Fall 2021)

Featuring highly detailed deco, series-inspired design, adjustable fit, and electronic lights, this full-scale STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES MANDALORIAN DEATH WATCH PREMIUM ELECTRONIC HELMET is an iconic addition to any STAR WARS fan’s collection. With the press of a button the rangefinder drops down, activating 2 red LEDs that flash in a “hunting” pattern as well as a white LED-illuminated heads-up display (HUD). Fans can imagine what it was like for the members of the MANDALORIAN DEATH WATCH to suit up for galactic action! Requires a 1.5v AAA battery, not included. Available for pre-order at GameStop starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL CLONE SHOCK TROOPER Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Fall 2021)

Detailed to look like the Imperial Clone Shock Trooper character from STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH, this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL CLONE SHOCK TROOPER Figure features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring a poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH VICE ADMIRAL RAMPART Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Fall 2021)

Detailed to look like the character from STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH, this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH VICE ADMIRAL RAMPART Figure features premium detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring a poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUCASFILM FIRST 50 YEARS 3.75-INCH DEATH STAR DROID Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Summer 2021)

Commemorate the first 50 years of LUCASFILM with this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUCASFILM FIRST 50 YEARS 3.75-INCH DEATH STAR DROID Figure, inspired by the original STAR WARS trilogy. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUCASFILM FIRST 50 YEARS 3.75-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (ENDOR) Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Summer 2021)

Commemorate the first 50 years of LUCASFILM with this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUCASFILM FIRST 50 YEARS 3.75-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER Figure, inspired by the original STAR WARS trilogy. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUCASFILM FIRST 50 YEARS 3.75-INCH TUSKEN RAIDER Figure

(Hasbro/Age 4 years & up/Available: Summer 2021)

Commemorate the first 50 years of LUCASFILM with this STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION LUCASFILM FIRST 50 YEARS 3.75-INCH TUSKEN RAIDER Figure, inspired by the original STAR WARS trilogy. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this figure features original Kenner branding and can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order exclusively at Walmart starting at 1pm ET on 5/5/2021.

Super-Articulate: More Lucasfilm 50th and Bad Batch Hunter

Greetings! For your May the Fourth, we have five Star Wars Black Series figures here for your perusal. Four are new versions of previously released figures, all available on the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Archive Series card. The fifth is part of a brand-new Disney+ show that debuts today. Let’s check ‘em out.

The Bad Batch: Hunter: Hunter is the leader of Clone Force 99, nicknamed “The Bad Batch” because each Clone member possesses an advantageous mutation. Hunter himself benefits from enhanced senses. The characters’ armor is styled after the common Clone armor, but in a stylized gray.  In figure terms, Hunter comes with a number of accessories, including a removable helmet, a DC-17 hand blaster, a vibro-knife, a backpack, and a DC-17m repeating blaster rifle.

Right off, this guy looks great. The figure really captures the look from the animation, and they really tried to nail the face tattoo. The vibro-knife slides into a wrist gauntlet sheath, and the backpack fits on the figure via a t-shaped plug. The tendency today is to make two heads for a figure when you have a helmeted or unhelmeted look, but I really like that this comes with a (slightly flexible) helmet that you actually put on and take off of the figure.

I also find that Hunter is a touch more poseable than is the norm for the armored figures. Maybe that’s just my impression, but the fighter posed easily and the helmet managed the trick of both fitting snugly and coming off easily. I really like Hunter, and I’m looking forward to filling out the team.

Tusken Raider: I never had the first SWBS Tusken, so if this guy is basically the same . . . he’s new to me. I love this guy. The face is pretty exacting, the cloth robe hangs well, and the details sing everywhere. The figure includes a cycler rifle and a gaderffi stick with three interchangeable ends. When shooting the pictures, I was a little more interested in shots with the cycler rifle, probably because my original 12-back Kenner figure didn’t have one. However, I did include one triumphant gaderffi-hoisting shot. I think that this is just great overall.

Death Trooper: I’m a sucker for Stormtroopers and all their variants, so I jumped at the chance to pre-order that last three figures we’re covering this week. Up first is the Death Trooper, distinguished by its black armor. The figure comes with a pair of accessories: the SE-14r light repeating blaster, and the E-11D blaster carbine. Death Troopers were first seen in Rogue One, and have since appeared in The Mandalorian.

One of the cool things that you can tell under direct light or in the camera flash is that the figure isn’t totally black; it has gray and greenish accents at the joints. I like the Death Trooper design, and I’m glad it got a re-release for the people that didn’t get it the first time around (like me).

Shoretrooper: Like the Death Trooper and the Hover Tank Driver (coming in a minute), the Coast Defender Stormtrooper, aka Shoretrooper made its debut in Rogue One; like the other two, it’s also been seen in The Mandalorian. The Shoretrooper armor was designed for just that: operating in coastal environments. Like many Stormtroopers, the Shoretrooper carries an E-11 blaster rifle.

One distinct element of the Shoretrooper is the lack of full leg armor, and that’s reflected in the figure. Like the film character, the figure has that visor build-out on the helmet. I like the discoloration on the armor; it what armor would look like if it had to stay in a sandy, salt-heavy environment over a long period of time. It’s a good looking figure, and it can add some versatility to your displays.

Hover Tank Driver: This armor got a lot more play in Season 2 of The Mandalorian as Mando and Mayfeld. Hover Tank Drivers (aka Imperial combat assault tank pilots or tank troopers) did exactly what their name implies: they drive hover tanks and other heavy vehicles. In Rogue One, the operated hover tanks at Jedha City.

The armor bears similarities to the Shoretrooper, especially in terms of the unarmored thighs. The helmet is stylized differently, maybe evoking a heavier feel as befitting a helmet for an armored vehicle. Like the Shoretrooper and other Stormtroopers, this one comes with an E-11 blaster rifle. It might not be the most exciting divergence of the Stormtrooper armor, but I think it looks pretty cool.

All of these figures are available now in stores (if you can find them) and at various online outlets. So what do you think, collectors? Are you liking the Archive selections? How about the Bad Batch? Let’s hear it.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Quicksilver Gets a Marvel Legends Figure from Hasbro

Hasbro has revealed a new Marvel Legends figure as part of a “The Infinity Saga” line of figures. Quicksilver from Avengers: Age of Ultron gets a solid depiction. The figure features an extra set of hands as well as parts of Ultron. The figure has a solid likeness to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson who depicted the character in the film.

Expected to be released around August, the figure is available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth, Hasbro Pulse, and elsewhere.


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Unboxing: Transformers Generations Selects Shattered Glass Optimus Prime & Ratchet Two-Pack

Shattered Glass is coming! The popular alternate Transformers world is coming to comics and Hasbro has already given us a look at what we can expect with the Transformers Generations Selects Shattered Glass Optimus Prime and Ratchet Two-Pack.

We open up the pack and show off the two figures as we get ready for the revealed Blurr, Megatron, and the teased IDW Publishing comic series!

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Super-Articulate: The rest of Mr. Hyde (and Katy!)

Welcome back, figure hunters! As you’ve read in recent weeks on Graphic Policy, the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Legends assortment has had a bit of a strange release. Figures slipped out ahead of the April 25 street date at some stores, the pre-order information didn’t go up until April 24, and it was generally a very odd roll-out. But that’s over, the figures are in stores all over the place, and I’ve obtained the remaining four in the Mr. Hyde BAF wave, as well as the Target exclusive Katy. Let’s break it down.

Wenwu: There’s no way around this: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, aka Tony Leung, is a f——g legend. LEGEND. A massive star of Asian cinema and one of its greatest actors, period, the casting of Leung as Shang-Chi’s father Wenwu (and *cough*TheMandarin*cough) is a coup of epic proportions. So obviously, they have to do a good job with the figure’s face. And they DID. Hasbro has really improved the facial rendering on MCU figures by leaps and bounds.

The whole assortment has some really great costume detailing. There are intricate patterns and textures on the figures that you can tell took time. Those are also pieces that wouldn’t easily be repurposed, meaning that this is a case when those parts were created expressly for this wave without a huge chance they’d be used again. The Wenwu figure benefits from the double-elbow joint, which is great for posing. You’ll notice the five rings on each forearm; advance buzz is that this is how the Mandarin’s ten comic book (finger) rings are represented in the film. That’s a striking look, and another unique pair of pieces. Like other figures in this assortment, Wenwu comes with various hands for fight posing. Nice work overall.

Death Dealer: The cinematic Death Dealer has a great look. That mask is awesome, and the figure captures it. Like Wenwu, there are highly detailed vinyl elements. The paint color on this figure in particular pops; the blue is very deep and rich. DD comes with multiple hands, two of which are devoted to knife throwing effects. One holds a single knife as if it’s about to be thrown; the other has two in flight. I like dynamic accessories like this that can suggest action even in static posing. There is a slight bit of posing difficult on the figure’s left side, as the cut of the tunic and the stiffer vinyl prevents that leg from accessing full poseability.  Nevertheless, it’s a great look, and there are creative ways to address that if you’d like. This might be my favorite on the group on sheer look.

Xialing: Shang-Chi’s sister Xialang gets an excellently poseable figure. Like the other Shang-Chi figures, this one comes with multiple hands for fight choreography posing. I realize that it’s specific to the character design from the film, but it’s always refreshing when a female figure isn’t in heels. For one thing: much, much easier to stand. While this figure isn’t quite as visually interesting as some of the others, I feel like the utility of being able to pose it well makes up for that.

Civil Warrior: The Civil Warrior figure is based on the character designed used in the Contest of Champions game. Some parts appeared to be repurposed from the previously released “Hydra Cap,” but I have to say that this one looks great. Nice color choices and great paint apps, particularly on the distressed shield, really stand out. And this figure has some great poseability as well. I realize that this won’t be everyone’s bag; hell, I wasn’t super-excited when it was announced. But it was definitely one that makes a strong impression in person. Solid.

Mr. Hyde: I’ve been waiting for Mr. Hyde for a long time, mainly because he was part of the “Under Siege” Masters of Evil line-up. Also, with Mr. Hyde in the line, that should theoretically move Quake closer to reality. I might have preferred the earlier look to the slightly more dapper Hyde, but this is a GREAT BAF. My favorite detail is the bloodshot eyes. What a great idea, and what fine execution. Love the cane as a big-ass accessory. It’s not often that the BAFs get an accessory that large designed for them (Cull Obsidian and armored Thanos aside), so it’s great to see the work go into it. Suit color is great and the figure comes out appropriately huge. I really like this and, for “Under Siege” reasons, I’m glad he’s bigger than the Wrecking Crew. Well done.

Katy (and Morris) Target Exclusive: If you’ve read this column, then you know that Exclusives are a bane of my existence. I had very good luck ordering the Target exclusive Retro Rogue and Gambit online a few months ago, though, so I tried to be optimistic. A few hours before the stores opened for the April 25 onsale date, the Target app added this one for order. I placed a pick-up order online, paid with Red Card (5% off, kids), and picked it up later. Incredibly easy.

Outside of being an exclusive, this one has been contentious online for a few reasons. One, people have mocked the name Katy. Y’know, it’s the character’s name. If she has another, hidden identity, they’re hiding it, and that’s fine. Two, the comparison between her outfit and Mulan. Seriously, that’s your gripe? Three, that it’s Awkwafina. That’s your own problem. And Four . . . Morris.

Morris (whose name we know because he comes in a Lego set, and is named on the box) is a DiJiang. It’s a divine bird from Chinese folklore. Obviously, the movie plans to lean into more of the wuxia genre; if you’re unfamiliar with the term, it means “martial heroes,” and references legendary heroes from ancient China, frequently represented in fantasy literature or film (notably, to American audiences, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero). It makes sense to incorporate the genre, especially if the film contains a rumored appearance by Fin Fang Foom (a Great Protector dragon character has already been spotted in action toy and Lego form) and also features guardian lions (glimpsed in the trailer). So, as far as all that goes, Morris is cool. He’s a great value-add to the figure.

As for Katy herself, I think that the figure landed a good likeness of the actor. The bow, quiver, and arrows are all new accessories, and the quiver in particular is tailored to fit the figure. The long dress outfit is restrictive for posing, but it’s definitely distinctive and doesn’t look quite like any other figure in the line. In fact, one of the best things about the Shang-Chi figures in general is that have a unique identity, which is great on a number of levels.

If one thing characterizes this assortment, it’s EFFORT. You can see it in the detail, you can see it in the elbows, and you can see it in the willingness to make new pieces and accessories. They’re primarily new characters, they’re colorful, and they’re not like any Legends assortment we’ve seen before. I like them even more than I expected to, and I always consider that a fine compliment.

Unboxing: G.I. Joe Classified – Cobra Infantry Action

Cobra! Cobra needs soldiers to battle G.I. Joe and the G.I. Joe Classified Cobra Infantry figure will help you build up the ranks! The figure is an update to the classic original release but how does it stack up? Find out!

Packaging artwork by Kekai Kotaki.

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Unboxing: Power Rangers Lightning Collection Ranger Slayer

Inspired by the comic event “Shattered Grid“, the Ranger Slayer comes to Hasbro‘s Power Rangers Lightning Collection.

In an alternate reality, the former Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart is brainwashed by Lord Drakkon and becomes the Ranger Slayer.

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Hasbro Reveals Shattered Glass Megatron with Exclusive Shattered Glass #2 Variant Cover by Casey W. Coller

While it hasn’t officially been announced by IDW Publishing, Hasbro has been teasing details of the upcoming Transformers: Shattered Glass comic miniseries through its toy tie-ins.

Shattered Glass is an alternate take on the Transformers world where the Decepticons are good and Autobots evil. A popular setting, we’re finally getting an official comic series and toys to go along with it. So far, Hasbro has revealed Blurr and now a new take on Megatron!

The Shattered Glass Collection Voyager Megatron figure stands at 7″ tall. It converts between robot and Cybertronian spaceship mode in 18 steps. It’s Megatron, so of course, it comes with Fusion Cannon, sword, and shield. The figure also features detachable Energon wings in robot mode.

The Shattered Glass comic series is five issues and being written by Danny Lore with art by Guido Guidi. Shattered Glass #2 features a variant cover by Casey W. Coller that’s only available with the Megatron figure.

The figure is available for pre-order now for $29.99 plus shipping and will be released on October 1.

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