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The 6th and final wave of Task One's Pillaging Pop Culture Series 1 drops Sunday May 19th (at 4PM EST) via the Super Series Sundays page on Tenacious Toys!PRESS: "Collectors and fans have been waiting 12 weeks for the release of an Animal figure. As a special bonus, each Animal figure will be entirely unique: every Animal will be wearing a different heavy metal or punk band t-shirt! Every Animal figure will be fully one-of-a-kind."
Blind-boxed custom hand painted figures will be US$40 per piece, but collectors can guarantee pulling the Animal figure by buying the full 3-piece Wave for US$100. Purchasing the full Wave guarantees that you will get one of each of the 3 figures in that wave. Purchasing one or 2 blind boxed figures means you will get one or 2 randomly selected figures.
Wave 5 blind boxes and full sets will remain available on the Super Series Sundays page until Saturday May 18th, but once Wave 6 goes up, Wave 5 will no longer be available.
I grew up with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but admittedly my connection to the characters runs pretty thin. I love the major players like He-Man, Skeletor, Beast-Man, Ram-Man and Man-at-Arms. I’ve also got a soft spot for others like Clawful and Merman. Modulok is about as fringe as I get.
Although I’m aware of most of the He-Man lore, I’ll fully admit that there have been some characters in the Masters of the Universe Classics (MOTUC) line that I didn’t recognize at all, yet that hasn’t stopped me from buying many of them.
I love the Four Horsemen and they’re my principle reason for subscribing this year. That said, when hearing that King He-Man would be the Club Eternia exclusive this year I was a bit curious. I knew that King He-Man was from the unproduced Filmation cartoon show (He-Ro Son of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) and wondered how the Horsemen would handle him.
Packaging and Bio: King He-Man arrived in his standard white MOTUC box which when opened revealed standard MOTUC packaging with one added detail: a sticker across the front that read “HE-RO: SON OF HE-MAN” hearkening back to the unproduced television series.
His bio reads:
King He-Man: Heroic Ruler of Future Eternia
Real name: Adam of the House of Randor
After his sister defeated Horde Prime, the threat of Adam’s old enemy Skeletor once more called He-Man to one final battle. In an epic duel on the Jaw Bridge of the great Temple of Power on Trolla, He-Man at last defeated Skeletor in single combat. Recovering the Vortex Key, He-Man could now return to his home world. Here he found his queen mother keeping the throne and mourning the passing of King Randor. Taking his rightful place as his father’s heir, Adam became King He-Man ruling over all of Eternia with wisdom and strength. He married Teela and together with their son Dare took over his father’s legacy, as the new He-Ro, defender of Eternia and the wielder of the Sword of Power.
Sculpt & Paint: In this area, King He-Man is a controversial figure for me.
His body sculpt is similar to what we’ve seen from the rest of MOTU, but the paint applications on his chest armor, loin-cloth, and cape (including brown fur fringe) all look excellent with no slop. There are many nice color accents here with gold, blue, red, and silver all over the figure’s accouterments.
The sticking point for me is definitely King He-Man’s head. Let me explain: on the one hand, his face features some pretty awesome little details, like a scar running over one eye, a droopy lower lip, and a mane of straw-colored hair. This is clearly a veteran He-Man who has suffered through years of war, strife, and battle…a man who has fought countless enemies and now wearily sits on a throne of skulls while listening to Norwegian death metal…well, not quite, but you get the picture. Points is, his head sculpt makes him look like a badass.
That’s all well and good, but when you consider that King He-Man’s face is supposed to be that of an aged He-Man, it definitely falls short. This is really how He-Man ends up? Looking like the unholy love child of Kenny Rogers and Chris Hemsworth from Thor?
Seriously, when looking at King He-Man next to the standard He-Man figure that we all know and love, there’s very little resemblance. They look like wholly different characters—not the same person just older. If I didn’t have to consider King He-Man’s countenance to his younger persona, this wouldn’t be a problem… but it is.
I’m no MOTU purist, and I like this figure on his own merits, but I just don’t see how he’s supposed to actually be He-Man.
Articulation: In terms of articulation, King He-Man isn’t anything special for a MOTUC figure, being built on the standard articulated body that we’ve seen over and over in this line. King He-Man sports a ball jointed neck, shoulders, and hips. He’s also got hinged knees, elbows, and feet along with an ab-crunch. Altogether this figure offers a fair amount of articulation by design.
Unfortunately King He-Man’s fashion sense—specifically his choice of cape, chest armor and loin cloth—limit his articulation. The chest piece gets in the way of his ab-crunch and his loin-cloth limits the range of motion for his legs, it’s really King He-Man’s heavy plastic cape that may limit his poses most.
I’ve always had mixed feelings about capes and cloaks on action figures in general. Cloth capes look totally cheesy and feel super cheap—often just draping sloppily over the figure and standing out against the plastic. On the other hand plastic capes look better, but they add considerable heft to a figure and can hinder the articulation and balance. That’s the case here with King He-Man. Like the other caped figures in the MOTU line (I’m looking squarely at you, Count Marzo), King He-Man’s cape looks pretty cool, but definitely gets in the way of his poses, and the weight can make him teeter a bit on the shelf.
Accessories: The accessories are a real shining point here. King He-Man comes with two major accessories: his power sword and his scepter.
The scepter is gold and the cross at the top is red with silver with a blue accent. It looks great, although it’s pretty much King Randor’s scepter repainted (not necessarily a bad thing).
The Power Sword really steals the show here. It is absolutely loaded with neat little details that make it look worn and damaged from battle. All sorts of little chips, dings, dents, rust spots, and scratches adorn the blade, and the handle is meant to looks like it’s bone and has been tied together hastily with leather straps. All in all, it’s very nice.
One final “accessory” that came with King He-Man is a Masters of the Universe: The Secret Origin of Skeletor comic book written by Scott Neitlich. In an effort to remain spoiler free, I’ll just say that the story is intriguing and the art is great. It’s an excellent addition to the figure.
Quality Control: The joints on my King He-Man were tight out of the package with no floppiness or other quality control issues.
Overall: As an anonymous action figure, I like King He-Man. He’s not particularly inspired like Draego-Man or some of the Horsemen’s other offerings for MOTUC, but all in all King He-Man is solid with acceptable articulation, fine details, great accessories, and nice sculpting.
But as I’ve said before, he fails as a representation of the future He-Man. For me that’s okay. In my collection he’s perched far away from He-Man, free from comparison to his younger counterpart, where I can imagine him as some other character. If you can look past his failure as a representation of He-Man, I think he’s a figure worth picking up.
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Poe’s Pick of the Week > Batman Arkham City 6″ Action Figure Two Pack – Batman & Bane
These don’t actually appear to be Arkham City figures – they appear to be reissues of the original Arkham Asylum figures, including the original Batman and the now-impossible-to-get Bane (although Bane’s legs look a little different, so this may be a retooled figure with more articulation – they may both be for all I know). Anyway, if you missed these the first time around, here’s your chance.
NEW DC COLLECTIBLES
DC has announced a good number of new items. We have new listings for the Cover Girls Batwoman Statue at $84.99 ($15 off the MSRP), DC Comics Bombshells Harley Quinn at $99.99 ($25 off the MSRP), The Joker Patina Mini Statue at $79.99, ($15 off the MSRP), Ame-Comi Heroine Series: Steampunk Batgirl PVC Figure at $49.99 ($10 off the MSRP), and Batman Arkham City The Riddler Statue at $99.99 ($25 off the MSRP). For new action figures we have three Batman Arkham City two-packs – Mr. Hammer & Harley Quinn and Sickle & Penguin at $34.99 each, and Batman & Bane at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP. We also have the new Pandora and Black Adam figures at $21.99 each and the New 52 Heroes Vs. Super Villains 7-Pack with metallic versions and/or new decos of figures like Aquaman and Joker, along with a new 52 Catwoman figure, and this set is priced at $84.99, $15 off of the MSRP. In addition, we have the new Injustice Two-Pack, Doomsday Vs. Catwoman, which is listed at $26.99.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 VOYAGER SERIES 04 – CASE, SET, SINGLE, SERIES 03 CASE
This assortment introduces Sandstorm to the mix. The Case includes two of Sandstorm and one each of Springer and Blitzwing and is listed at $89.99; we also have a Set of one each of the three figures at $69.99, and singles of Sandstorm at $29.99. We also have the Series 03 Case listed, which includes two each of Springer and Blitzwing, and is listed at $89.99 as well.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS 2013 DELUXE SERIES 03 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
This new wave of Deluxes takes its designs from the recent comic versions of these characters. The Case assortment includes two each of Trailcutter (Trailbreaker), Bumblebee (Gold Bug), Orion Pax and Megatron, and is priced at $104.99. We also have them as a Set of four at $54.99, with singles of Bumblebee, Orion Pax and Megatron remaining; these are priced at $9.99 – $16.99 each.
MASS EFFECT BUSTS – MORDIN, GARRUS
This two new busts stand 8″ tall and are hand-painted. Garrus comes with a detachable visor and Mordin has a detachable headset; each base is embossed with a quote. These busts are listed at $49.99.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME
This large-size Optimus Prime comes with a sword and shield as well as a ring of weapons that is attached to his back and to vehicle mode. We have him listed at $59.99.
UNIQUE TOYS WAR LORD UT-W04 WAR PANTHER
The next figure in Unique Toys’ War Lord series is War Panther. He will make an arm in the War Lord gestalt figure, and transforms from panther to robot. We have it listed at $84.99, $15 off of the MSRP.
A new trailer based off of Op’s appearance from the third movie is on the way. It changes from a trailer into a weapon ring, and is listed at $$84.99, $15 off of the MSRP.
CST-02J JUSTICE IRONPAW, CST-02SG EVIL IRONPAW
The latest transforming cassette from Keith’s Fantasy Club comes in the yellow Justice version or the black Evil version. Each lion cassette is listed at $25.99.
STAR WARS 1/10 SCALE GENERAL GRIEVOUS ARTFX+ STATUE, OTHER NEW KOTOBUKIYA
Kotobukiya will be releasing a new 1/10 scale version of General Grievous soon. He will include alternate parts for different display options and a cloth cape, and is priced at $88.99, $10 off the MSRP. We also have new listings for model kits from Muv-Luv Alternative and Ghost In The Shell, and a new Cu-Poche figure of Miki Hoshii from The Idol Master.
“IRON MAN 3″ 1/9 SCALE MODEL KITS
A variety of new model kits are soon to be available from the hit movie. We have listings for the Iron Patriot, Iron Man Mark XXXIX Gemini, XVII Heartbreaker, War Machine and Iron Man Mark 42. Each comes in Unpainted at $59.99, or Painted at $109.99.
LINEAGE II – DARK ELF, DARK ELF REPAINT
Max Factory is producing a pair of beautiful Dark Elf statues from Lineage II. Each holds a staff, and both the original blue-skinned elf and the repaint tan-skinned version are priced at $139.99.
“THE WOLVERINE” FIGURES, ROLE PLAY
Marvel has announced a new figure and toy line based on the upcoming “The Wolverine” movie. The 3.75″ Series 01 Case includes four of Classic Wolverine, three each of Logan and Silver Samurai and two of Shadow Strike Ninja; this assortment is listed at $71.99 for the Case of 12, or you can opt for the Set of four figures at $34.99, or even get singles of Logan, Silver Samurai or Classic Wolverine at $6.99 each. We also have listings for a 10″ Electronic Wolverine figure at $24.99, and a Titan heroes 12″ Wolverine at $11.99. In addition to these, a new role play line includes a Wolverine Foam Claw at $11.99, a Wolverine Hero mask at $11.99 and an Electronic Wolverine Claw at $24.99.
TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOT FLIP CHANGERS SERIES 01 – SET, SINGLES
The Rescue Bots are branching out, this time into the Flip Bots arena. We have Chase and Heatwave each listed at $24.99, or you can get a Set of the two for $44.99.
NEW HASBRO MLP, LPS, STAR WARS, MORE
We also have a variety of new items from all sorts of Hasbro licenses up for pre-order. These include MLP Deluxe ponies, Crystal Princesses and more, Ultimate Spider-Man figures, Star Wars Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet, Color Changing Lightsabers and Jedi Force figures, GI Joe 12″ figures, “Iron Man 3″ 12″ figures, Avengers All Stars figures, and LPS Get the Pets figures and Boutique. You can see all of these new items at the link.
LIVING DEAD DOLLS PRESENTS PSYCHO: SET, SINGLES
Mezco’s latest announcement contains the next wave of Living Dead Dolls Presents figures, from the movie “Psycho”. We have Norman as Mother and Marion in shower towel, and each is listed at $29.99, or you can save a few bucks and get them as a set of 2 for $52.99.
CAPTAIN ACTION – NEW FIGURE, COSTUMES
Another wave of costumes is on the way. This assortment includes new figure Codename: Action at $19.99, and Regular costumes of Wolverine and Iron Man. The Regular versions are priced at $19.99 each or the Set of two for $35.99.
THE BARBIE LOOK – NEW PRE-ORDERS
A number of new items from Mattel’s “The Barbie Look” line are up for pre-order. We have City Shopper 1, City Shopper 2 and Ballet Wishes at $29.99 each, with Ski Slope and Grand Ball at $24.99 each.
NEW BEAST SAGA ITEMS
Takara has announced another wave of Beast Saga figures and more. We have Random Booster Volumes 04, 05 and 06 in Cases of 24 and Random Singles, as well as BS54 Super Winning Deck Type Critical and BS55 Deck Builder DX White Gold, so fans should be sure to check out these new entries and grab what you like.
This popular website comic is making the jump to TV with an upcoming animated series, as well as graphic novels and comics. We have a new set of figures listed that includes Axe Cop, Dr. Doo Doo and Avocado Soldier; this set of 4″ figures is listed at $32.99. We also have a 12″ plush of Wexter the T-Rex at $21.99 and an 8″ Avocado plush at $13.99.
REVOLTECH THUNDERBIRDS TB2 SHIP – METALLIC VERSION
This version of the TB2 still has the removable cargo segment, but now comes with a metallic paintjob. It is listed at $59.99.
NEW MINECRAFT LISTINGS – PAPERCRAFT, FIGURES, MORE
A number of new entries are up for items from the popular game Minecraft. These includes a Core Player Survival Pack at $24.99, a series of Core Figures at $15.99 each, Cases of Plushes at $119.99 per Case of 9, Papercraft items at $15.99 – $34.99 each and more. You can see all of the new items at the link.
POKEMON IMPORT POCKET MONSTER FIGURES
We have new listings up for Tomy’s line of Pocket Monster figures. These currently include MewTwo, Charizard, Genosekuto Purple and Genosekuto Red, and each is priced at $24.99.
COMICS NOSTALGIA TIN SIGNS
New vendor TradeOpia has a wide variety of tin signs featuring comic art on the way. These signs measure approximately 12.5″ x 16″ and include Marvel and DC comics characters such as Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Iron Man, Captain America and more.
CAUSALITY CA-10 T-BONE
A second shipment of T-Bone has arrived. This black car has red windows and transforms into a robot as well as being a limb for the gestalt Causality. We have him listed at $59.99.
ARMS DEPOT 1/6 SCALE ARMORY
The 1/6 Scale Arms Depot is now in stock and ready to complement your 1/6 scale Batman figures. It is listed at 149.99.
DR. WU DW-P12 BLASTER SET
We currently have stock of the gray Version 01 and the blue Version 02 of these attachable arm blasters; each set is listed at $15.99
DREAMWORKS TOY STUDIO BLAST CANNON WEAPON ACCESSORY
This add-on set works with the First Edition of a big green transforming robot. The set includes pieces that can mix and match to form a giant hammer, a claw, pummeling weapons for the hands and even cannons for vehicle mode, and is listed at $34.99.
DC UNLIMITED 2013 SERIES 03 – SET, SINGLES
The third assortment in the new DC Unlimited line includes New 52 versions of Darkseid and Aquaman and Injustice versions of Superman and Joker. Each figure is available at $18.99, or you can save a few bucks and get the Set of four at $71.99.
LIVING DEAD DOLLS SERIES 25 – CASE, SINGLES
Series 25 includes Luna, Cracked Jack, Sospirare, Asa and Gretchen, and is listed at $109.99 for the case of 5 (saving you $30 off of the MSRP); we also have singles remaining of Luna, Cracked Jack and gretchen at $27.99 each.
MONSTER HIGH NEW FIGURES – CASES, SETS, SINGLES
Yet more Monster High figures have arrived. We have the Dance Doll Series as a Case of six at $94.99, a Set of 4 at $63.99, and singly (Lagoona Blue and Operetta Swing) at $16.99 each. We also have the Dead Tired Series 01 Set of three at $47.99.
TMNT SECRET SEWER LAIR PLAYSET
This new playset stands three and a half feet tall and is loaded with play features over its three levels, including a zip line, falling floors and more. We have it listed at $114.99.
MASS EFFECT COMMANDER SHEPARD BISHOUJO STATUE
The regular version of FemShep comes with a Argus Rifle and the Omni Blade and stands 9″ tall. She is listed at $59.99, $5 off the MSRP.
TEKKEN BISHOUJO JAYCEE FIGURE
This warrior is dressed in a pink and white costume, complete with mask. She stands just over 8″ tall and is listed at $54.99, $10 off of the MSRP.
NEW LEGO PRODUCTS
A large shipment of LEGO sets has arrived at our warehouse. These come from licenses such as Marvel, TMNT, “Iron Man 3″, Creator, Ninjago, Star Wars. “The Lone Ranger”, DC Super Heroes, Monster Fighters, Lord of the Rings and more. Take a look at the menus or at the list at the link to see these items and more.
X-FORCE ARCHANGEL 15.5″ WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE STATUE
This piece has Archangel in his black and grey outfit from X-Force. He floats above the ground with his wings outstretched, and is priced at $249.99.
“UNDERWORLD” SELENE 1/4 SCALE STATUE
The first of two new Hollywood Collectibles statues is Selene from “Underworld”. She stands 24″ tall with her pistols ready and is listed at $329.99.
CYBERCOP 1/4 SCALE STATUE
This lovely lady comes from Heavy Metal is dressed to capture some crooks. She stands 20″ tall and is priced at $329.99.
HISTORICAL THOR’S HAMMER
This replica has a solid metal head and suede-wrapped wooden handle with brass rivets. It measures 18″ long and is priced at $149.99.
“DESPICABLE ME 2″ POP! MOVIES FIGURES
Funko has released a wave of figures from the upcoming movie. These include Gru, Agnes and Henchmen Carl and Dave. Each is listed at $9.99. Keep an eye out for the mystery villain figure, too!
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Over the past week Mikie Graham aka Zombiemonkie has been unveiling (one at a time) the seven custom Android designs that make up "Mechanized Mad Men" = his new blind box series since been made available at Dragatomi.com at US$100 per blind pull.WHAT: 'Each MMM figure includes a customized 3" Android figure that comes powered by its own (removable) Playmobil representation of its creator. In addition, each figure come packaged inside of a custom box with its own wooden display base that will include a mini print telling that character's personal story.'
I've posted the first trio of reveals, and here is the rest, with clicking on the images linked to their post on Facebook with text descriptions.
PRESS: "History's misunderstood creative geniuses are back; this time powering giant mechanized robots of their own unique design. This series of custom Android figures features the likeness of: Andy Warhol, Leonardo Da Vinci, H.P. Lovecraft, Nikola Tesla, Don Quixote, Klaus Nomi and one mystery chase!"
"Join us on an adventure of magic, mystery and adventure in the world of Nemori." = Created by UK-based artists Cris Rose and Sarah Miskelly (aka Lunabee), this new art studio will be creating beautiful artworks in the form of limited edition resin toys and prints. And while no images of actual products have been revealed this far (except for the book cover graphic above), and a lil tease from Lunabee tweeting; "We have been working very hard on our first release - a dapper fox named Clissold" … you would do well to stay tuned to their Twitter @talesfromnemori / Facebook page / www.nemori.co.uk.
By Hoth! I wonder how the folks are going to bring this 1:1 scratch-built Snowspeeder from Bandung to Jakarta? It's bigger than a car! previously teased as a skit, you are advices to look for it at Star Wars Day Jakarta on May 18-19 @ Balai Kartini (2nd floor)!
(Snaps of WIPs swiped from Aldo Khalid @godoftoy tweet)