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Super-Articulate: Emerging from Quarantine, Oh Wait, We’re Not Edition

I suppose we could also call this the “best-laid plans” edition. A few months back, I had plans for a particular series of articles under the Super-Articulate banner. And then . . . well . . . you know: things got weird. I was working from home, and that was busy. My wife and teenage sons were in the house, and that was busier. I landed a really big freelance gig (more when I can tell you) and had other freelance stuff happening. And stuff slid.

On the other hand, we’re entering a really big period of new product either the actual shelves are being set up for pre-order. In that bit of a lull, I’m going to look at a new item that started arriving from pre-orders in the past couple of weeks, and a slightly older item that’s still making its way around. They’re both from the Star Wars Black Series. Up first . . .

THE CHILD: The amazing character find of 2019 is . . . tiny. Like, really tiny. Yes, he’s to scale, but holy crap, he’s tiny. It’s kind of insane that the figure is as detailed as it is because, well, did I mention that he’s tiny? The little creature is a shocking 1.1” tall. And yet, the craftsmanship here is crazy. How did they sculpt this? A 2-up would still be less than 2.5”. Was it a 4-up? Regardless, look at the tiny wrinkles on his clothes.

And yet, even with the small size, there’s still some poseability of the head and arms. To be fair, we don’t see the little guy move much beyond that in the show, anyway. Still, I’m struck by how good the Child looks standing next to the Mandalorian. It would have been cool to get the floating pram, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see that made in the future.

Packing in a slide-open plastic case for the three accessories is a genius idea, but it would be insanely easy to lose these. Frankly, I opted to keep them in the case for exactly that reason. The accessories include the ball/control knob from the Razor Crest, the famous bowl from which to sip, and the frog-like creature, suitable for eating.

My overall verdict is that I think it’s great. Yes, I was shocked at the smallness, but it’s scale-appropriate and it’s very well-rendered. It’s also half the cost of a regular Black Series figure, which feels about right. Good on Hasbro to put so much thought into what’s already a hit figure.

General Grievous: Speaking of putting in some thought . . . damn. Grievous is awesome. The entire body and head has to be proprietary tooling, because no one else in the Star Wars Galaxy has body parts like this. The four arms are impressively articulated, given their thinness, and the hands hold the four enclosed lightsabers with ease. I also found the face detail to be well-done and accurate.

Possibly the best part about the Grievous figure is its versatility. The four arms and multiple points of articulation allow for a number of poses. It’s hard to pick one that doesn’t make this guy look good on a shelf. I also find that the cloth cape enhances the look of the figure, as it falls in interesting ways depending on how the arms are posed.

I’ve heard some complaints that the figure is hard to stand, but I had good luck with that. I find that favoring a hunch, as the character generally appears, makes it an easier proposition. I think it’s appropriate that this is a deluxe figure in a larger package and slightly higher price point, given the work that had to go into the unique parts. I also like that it came out just ahead of the new run of prequel figures, particularly that Obi-Wan Kenobi. I think this one’s really solid overall.

That’s all for the moment, everyone. I plan to be back soon to catch up on some Marvel Legends, including the Retro Gray Beast, Rage, Mach-1, and a deep look at the most recent FF assortment (which I only just got myself). Thanks for reading; glad to have you back.

Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars The Black Series Packaging and New Figures

Star Wars: The Black Series

The new Star Wars: The Black Series packaging welcomes a new era for collectors and fans, featuring several new details and colorways. Each colorway represents a Star Wars entertainment property and helps fans to collect figures based on their favorite Star Wars movies and series. The side of the new Star Wars: The Black Series packaging also highlights new character art for each figure. The combination of the colorways and character art allows fans to create amazing montage-style displays of their favorite Star Wars characters.

Check out newly revealed figures sporting the new packaging.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GARAZEB “ZEB” ORRELIOS DELUXE Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH GARAZEB “ZEB” ORRELIOS DELUXE Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure also comes with a GARAZEB “ZEB” ORRELIOS-inspired accessory that makes a great addition to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

 STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER) Figure, inspired by STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. This figure comes with 2 LUKE SKYWALKER (SNOWSPEEDER)-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH KANAN JARRUS Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH KANAN JARRUS Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure comes with 2 KANAN JARRUS-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CHOPPER (C1-10P) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CHOPPER (C1-10P) Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure comes with 2 CHOPPER (C1-10P)-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SABINE WREN Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH SABINE WREN Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure comes with 3 SABINE WREN-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH HERA SYNDULLA Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH HERA SYNDULLA Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure comes with a HERA SYNDULLA-inspired accessory that makes a great addition to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH EZRA BRIDGER Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH EZRA BRIDGER Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure comes with 2 EZRA BRIDGER-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH AHSOKA TANO Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this quality STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH AHSOKA TANO Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS REBELS animated series. This figure comes with 2 AHSOKA TANO-inspired accessories that make great additions to any STAR WARS collection. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER Figure

 (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER Figure, inspired by The Mandalorian series on Disney Plus and featuring quality detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment Earth

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE TROOPER (KAMINO) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE TROOPER (KAMINO) Figure, inspired by the STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS series and featuring quality detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring premium deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ADMIRAL ACKBAR Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ADMIRAL ACKBAR Figure, designed to look like the character from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI and featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure, featuring movie-inspired deco, in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH THE MANDALORIAN Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020) 

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH THE MANDALORIAN Figure is carefully detailed to look like the character from THE MANDALORIAN live-action TV series on Disney Plus. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TEEBO (EWOK) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020) 

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH TEEBO (EWOK) Figure, which is detailed to look like the character from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and 3 accessories. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2020) 

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS Galaxy with this STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH DARTH VADER Figure, which is detailed to look like the character from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Featuring premium deco and multiple points of articulation, STAR WARS fans and collectors can display this highly poseable (4 fully articulated limbs) figure in their action figure and vehicle collection. Includes figure and accessory. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Hasbro Pulse, and Entertainment Earth.


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Super-Articulate: This is the Way

Just last week, I wrote in my piece on “Toy Grails” how I was a big fan of Star Wars toys from the word “go.” If you allow me to quote myself, I led off the Jawas section with . . .

I was born in 1973. The first movie I clearly remember seeing in the theatre is Star Wars. And I was ALL IN. My parents got me the Early Bird Certificate package. I got the first four (Luke, Leia, Chewie, and R2). When the figures got to the Zayre in Terre Haute, IN, they had a freaking rope-line and a 3-to-a-person limit. My mom took me and I’m pretty sure I got Han, Vader, and C3PO first. Mom went back later that evening and picked up Obi-Wan, the Tusken, and a Stormtrooper. The Death Squad Commander happened later in the week, if I’m not mistaken. But . . . there were those damn Jawas. Not only did we not get the Jawas right away, it was weeks. When Mom finally ran across them, she bought two out of spite.

I was pretty hardcore from then onto the early stages of the Return of the Jedi figures. By 1983 into 1984, my attention was divided between Star Wars, G.I. Joe: ARAH, Super Powers, and Transformers. I didn’t pick up the rest of the Jedi figures, dropping out at around the 77-backs, and I got zero of the “Power of the Force” range. When the figures returned in the mid-‘90s, so did I. Adult collector me got plenty of figures and vehicles up through AOTC. By that point, I’d hit burn-out again. When The Black Series began, I almost got back in. Recently, I did, part of that spurred by the recent films and the arrival on Disney+ of The Mandalorian.

Before we go any further, I would like to thank Hasbro for providing the Mandalorian, Cara Dune, and Supreme Leader Kylo Ren figures free for the purposes of review; the Best Buy exclusive Heavy Infantry Mandalorian and IG-11 figures were my own purchases.

The Black Series in general: If you don’t know, The Black Series encompasses 6-inch figures (in a comparable style to Marvel Legends, with the increased detail and articulation), 3.75” figures (dubbed the “Vintage” style, given their equal size to the original Star Wars line), vehicles, Force FX Lightsabers, and Helmets. My personal preference is for the 6-inch scale, as the bulk of my collecting since the late ‘90s has turned in that direction. Which brings us to today, and these very recent figures . . .

The Mandalorian: Presently sold out on HasbroPulse but available on Amazon (for a mark-up) and for regular-priced pre-order at various fan-channel outlets, the star of the new hit series comes in his original set of armor from the first couple of episodes. Right out of the box, this is a GREAT figure. It gets a number of little details just right, including the Mandalorian sigil on the shoulder. The poseability is pretty strong and it has a great overall look. The two accessories are his blaster and disintegration-rifle (great for wiping out Jawa figures). The blaster fits into the sculpted on holster (with can be latched and unlatched) and the rifle can attach to the figures back. The little bits of wear and damage on the armor enhance the overall look a great deal. It simply looks very cool. I totally expect that we’ll see a new version in the updated armor in the very near future; that makes this one a pretty solid grab for historical purposes, aside from just being well-done.

Cara Dune: Presently sold out on HasbroPulse but available on Amazon (for a mark-up) and for regular-priced pre-order at various fan-channel outlets, while also still appearing in major retailer re-stocks, like Walmart, the Cara Dune figure faced a little bit more of a challenge in that it needs to capture the likeness of actress/kicker of real-life and fictional asses Gina Carano. Dune has become a bit of a fan-favorite since her debut, and I don’t think the figure is letting them down. Aside from doing solid work with the likeness, it’s just another cool looking figure. The tattoos are TV-accurate, the costume detail is present, and, like Mando, there’s a workable holster. Dune comes with her repeating rifle, blaster pistol, and a dagger. I find the color work to be pretty nice, and I appreciate the little armor blemishes that given the character a lived-in look. As you know from my various Marvel Legends reviews, I’m interested in Hasbro’s increasing facility for doing hair well on the figures; I think they did another good job here in capturing Dune’s style. Mando and the forthcoming Child figure would be cool by themselves, but I feel like Cara Dune is pretty essential to a good collection of this iteration of the Star Wars galaxy. The figure is made well, looks great, and is, yes, very cool.

IG-11: I always dug IG-88 from the day, so I thought it was fairly awesome that we’d see a similar droid in action; the fact that he’s voiced by Taika Waititi only increased my interest. While not precisely as dynamic as the other two, it’s still a damn good version of the character with enough bits to make it appealing to a variety of collectors. As noted, this is a Best Buy exclusive and still available as of this writing. While the character does, out of design necessity, have some limited poseability, it does have arm joints that allow the arms to extend straight out to the sides as they did in the shootout from the first episode of the series as well as elbow, knee, and ankle joints. It comes with a blaster pistol and blaster rifle which are styled with peg-holes to be held by specific hands (see the pictures). There’s also a holster on the back and bandolier straps. It has, thus far, not self-destructed on my shelf.

Heavy Infantry Mandalorian: Let me get this straight right now. I really, really like those first three figures, but this guy is fairly incredible. You can tell the character made an impression on the show and in figure form because he’s currently sold out at Best Buy and getting higher and higher prices on eBay. This dude is just great. So, the main accessory is the jetpack with the attached heavy blaster and a line that can plug into the flamethrower on the left hand. The figure has some size and bulk to it, and the color and detail work are just fantastic. I hope for the sake of the people that didn’t get it on the first go-round that it gets a re-release, because this is top-notch work all-around.

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren: Still in theatres in SW:TROS, this is the Kylo from early in the film. The figure has the fused mask that the character dons in the movie, giving it a distinctive look from previous Ren figures. You also get a detachable pair of hood accessories; both attach to the cape with different “hood up” and “hood down” looks. Hasbro also included an ignited and unignited saber, with should honestly be a regular thing for Jedi/Sith figures. The larger cape itself is detachable, and you can see the varied articulation better that way. The tunic is well-sculpted with some detail suggests both a leathery look and feel. I think I might prefer this one without the cape, but I haven’t quite decided yet. Regardless, it’s another fine figure of a major character.

Hasbro has the new generation of Star Wars characters (and fans) well in hand with these releases. With The Child up for pre-order and Toy Fair just around the corner, I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing more Mandalorian offerings in the very near future. I know that there’s already vocal fans that want to see Kuiil, Greef Karga, Fennec Shand, and Werner Herzog (I mean The Client) represented, and you’d have to be crazy to not want a figure of The Armorer. I have a spoken.

Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniv. 6-Inch Figures Wave 1

The action figures that started it all are back to help commemorate 40 years of Star Wars! The original 12 Kenner characters return as enlarged and modernized 6-inch action figures on vintage-style action figure packaging. It would be unwise to skip this assortment, so pre-order yours!

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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 6-Inch Action Figures – Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Bring home an entire army in one box with this Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 6-Inch Action Figures – Entertainment Earth Exclusive. The set brings you four 6-inch scale plastic action figures in the employ of the Republic. Each features awesome weapons and amazing paint, so you really should pick up a few of them to serve the Jedi – until they decide to move in a different direction.

The Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures – EE Exclusive includes:

501st Legion Clone Trooper Vader’s Fist! Blue-striped action figure is ready to serve Anakin Skywalker, and later Darth Vader, during the Clone Wars.

212th Attack Battalion Clone TrooperOrange you glad Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Clones are here? Standing 6-inches tall, this super-articulated figure comes armed to take aim at threats on Utapau – and eventually one Jedi Master Kenobi.

442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper Crush Cato Nemoidia! These lean mean green biological fighting machines were sent to crush the Trade Federation stronghold during the final hours of the Clone Wars.

Shock Trooper The Emperor’s squad! Charged with keeping Coruscant and the Emperor safe, these red-clad troopers are ready to help, and also mow down opposition to Palpatine’s New Order.

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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66

Entertainment Earth‘s next 6-inch The Black Series exclusive has been revealed! Check out four awesome troopers from the Grand Army of the Republic in this set which includes the first-ever 6-inch Clone Troopers based on the legions from Revenge of the Sith!

Bring home an entire army in one box with this Star Wars The Black Series Clone Troopers of Order 66 6-Inch Action Figures – Entertainment Earth Exclusive. The set brings you four 6-inch scale plastic action figures in the employ of the Republic. Each features awesome weapons and amazing paint, so you really should pick up a few of them to serve the Jedi – until they decide to move in a different direction.

The Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures – EE Exclusive includes (subject to change):

501st Legion Clone Trooper Vader’s Fist! Blue-striped action figure is ready to serve Anakin Skywalker, and later Darth Vader, during the Clone Wars.

212th Attack Battalion Clone TrooperOrange you glad Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Clones are here? Standing 6-inches tall, this super-articulated figure comes armed to take aim at threats on Utapau – and eventually one Jedi Master Kenobi.

442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper Crush Cato Nemoidia! These lean mean green biological fighting machines were sent to crush the Trade Federation stronghold during the final hours of the Clone Wars.

Shock Trooper The Emperor’s squad! Charged with keeping Coruscant and the Emperor safe, these red-clad troopers are ready to help, and also mow down opposition to Palpatine’s New Order.

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Previews – Round-Up

New news is good news!

 

Are you rich? Do you like expensive toys? Are you Bruce Wayne? Then this is the item for you! Hot Toys has released more detailed info on their 1/12th scale The Bat Collectible Sets. Available in two flavours, “normal” and Deluxe, The Bat comes loaded with some cool features and accessories all scaled to the 6 inch figures.

The normal set includes:

  • Six (6) front LED lights, Six (6) LED lights in the middle of aircraft, Two (2) LED light up back engines
  • Functional cockpit door, Two (2) seats
  • Moveable front dual rotors, Rotatable underside propellers, Articulated flaps at the back
  • Two (2) machine guns, Two (2) side panel rocket launchers
  • Remote control for LED light-up and propellers spinning functions
  • One (1) Batman Collectible Figure
  • One (1) set of collectible stands for The Bat

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The Deluxe set includes:

  • Six (6) front LED lights, Six (6) LED lights in the middle of aircraft, Two (2) LED light up back engines
  • Functional cockpit door, Two (2) seats
  • Moveable front dual rotors, Rotatable underside propellers, Articulated flaps at the back
  • Two (2) machine guns, Two (2) side panel rocket launchers
  • Remote control for LED light-up and propellers spinning functions
  • One (1) Batman Collectible Figure
  • One (1) Selina Kyle (Catwoman) Collectible Figure
  • One (1) set of collectible stands for The Bat
  • One (1) fusion reactor

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While I’m not the biggest fan of The Dark Knight Rises (easily the weakest of the 3), these sets are pretty cool. The regular set will run ya $690, while the Deluxe comes in at a cool $780. Start saving your pennies bat-fans! Pre-orders are up at Sideshow Collectibles.

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In another baffling move from Hasbro, another Walgreens exclusive has been announced. This time you’ll be heading to a pharmacy to buy a Star Wars Black Series Prototype Boba Fett. A repaint of the original release, this time deco’d in his white prototype armour. He’ll be avialble this fall and can be pre-ordered at SDCC if you live no where near a Walgreens. Both completely viable options for your’s truly, a dweller North beyond the boarder.

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Sideshow has yet another piece of awesome up their sleeve, with the Dr. Doom Premium Format Figure. Measuring just under two feet tall on the base, and featuring interchangeable classic and modern versions of his mask, a fabric costume, and armored battle-suit. The Exclusive edition of includes an additional swap-out hand armed with a cosmic ray gun.

Both versions are priced at $389.99. Pre-orders start June 26th a Sideshow Collectibles.

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And finally……”Get away from her you b@#%h!” and get onto my shelf! NECA has finally take the wraps of the long awaited Queen Alien, and it’s a doozy.

From NECA:

In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Alien franchise, we’ve created our most massive and most ambitious Aliens figure ever! The terrifying Xenomorph Queen is based on her appearance in the 1986 Aliens film. She stands over 15″ tall and is over 30″ long, with over 30 points of articulation, including a spectacular poseable tail. Bring some of the movie’s most thrilling scenes to life in realistic detail, because the Queen is completely in scale with our current Alien action figure line. Includes a display stand and two different interchangeable inner mouths.

I. WANT. THIS. NOW. I have the old McFarlane Queen and this one blows it out of the water. The sculpt, the paint, articulation, and scale are leaps and bounds ahead of anything that has come before. I want to go and buy more Aliens so I can have a sufficient brood for their Queen arrives this fall.


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