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“Hover over the secret lake in the Air-Sea Rescue Copter.”

Battlegrip.com - 20 April, 2016 - 05:05
If we look closely at the 1976 Fisher-Price Adventure People advertisement that’s posted at 2 Warps to Neptune we can see that the marketing of the line involved more than just “here are some toys representing real world things.” Story and (not shockingly) adventure appear in the advertisement, making this incredible ad far more fun than if all we saw... Read more →
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Kenner’s Star Wars on Sale in 1984, Including the Vehicle Maintenance Energizer!!!

Battlegrip.com - 20 April, 2016 - 02:00
In one of the display cases at home I’ve got three boxed copies of the Vehicle Maintenance Energizer toy. None of the boxes are in great shape, and I know it’s not one of the best of Kenner’s Star Wars toys of the eighties, but the toy holds sentimental value for me since I can remember the day I bought... Read more →
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“Toy museum opens in Oklahoma” in 2005

Battlegrip.com - 20 April, 2016 - 01:58
If you’ve never been to the Action Figure Musuem in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma then you’ve been missing out on quite a spectacle. Gina and I visited the museum last year, and it’s an amazing collection that is worth exploring. Room after room of toys — both packaged and opened — as well as themed displays, this is a visual delight... Read more →
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“Get a Free Mask Now!”

Battlegrip.com - 20 April, 2016 - 01:30
What I remember most about the Manhunter comic series of the eighties was that the main thrust seemed to be chasing down super-villains. I’ve not read these comics in many years (I think there’s a complete set around the house), but a quick search online led me to this excellent Tumblr post which has me now wanting to dig out... Read more →
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Post-#toyconuk Sales from I Break Toys

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 April, 2016 - 21:30
Lisa Rae Hansen AKA I Break Toys sends over word that her post-ToyConUK has since been listed on her shop ibreaktoys.storenvy.com for online sales!"I have some of my "Drippz" characters, one is a custom by Jon-Paul Kaiser. The other is called "Word". Drippz are a resin toy that are also available on my site in DIY form. I also have one MegaSeth available "Precious Metal" he comes in a
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THE MARCH OF THE YOKAI Print by Clogtwo Now Available

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 April, 2016 - 20:30
A photo posted by ARCHITECGRAFF (@clog_two) on Apr 18, 2016 at 6:00am PDT THE MARCH OF THE YOKAI by Clogtwo is currently available to purchase online here for US$80.00. In an edition of 20 with additional of 3 Artist Proof pieces, this digital print on 21" x 8" 300gsm acid free paper features gold embellished, numbered, embossed and signed *Special feature: Each print comes with a limited
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The Iron Giant Deluxe Figure – Shadow Variant

Plastic and Plush - 19 April, 2016 - 18:30
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Mondo has introduced the new version of everyone's favorite big ferrous friend - The Iron Giant Deluxe Figure - Shadow Variant. The figure measures in around 16 inches in height, featuring 30+ points of articulation The figure includes a pair of interchangeable heads with light-up eyes, a magnetic "S" that be detached from a Seafood signed, a War Arm, and a Hogarth mini figure. The Iron Giant also features a sound feature with quotes from the film. This version is an edition of 150 pieces and can be ordered for $300.00

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Kenner’s Star Wars TIE Fighter and X-Wing Toys in 1978

Battlegrip.com - 19 April, 2016 - 16:52
If you’ve ever been a fan of Kenner’s Star Wars action figures and vehicles (find at Amazon.com*) then you’ve no doubt drooled over the TIE Fighter and X-Wing at some point. It’s kinda amazing how many years Kenner (then Hasbro) got use out of these designs, but today I’d like to go all of the way back to the beginning... Read more →
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Bruce Wayne with Batsuit and Robin Suit Cosbaby Set

Plastic and Plush - 19 April, 2016 - 16:15
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Hot Toys has announced a new Cosbaby series from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie license. The Bruce Wayne with Batsuit and Robin Suit Cosbaby Set includes the dapper Bruce Wayne dressed in a suit while the Batsuit is enclosed in a display case and Robin's suit is marked by the words from the Joker. Look for the set to be released in Q2 or Q3 of 2016.

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Game of Thrones – Mystery Minis Series 3

Plastic and Plush - 19 April, 2016 - 14:00
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Funko has announced that their Game of Thrones – Mystery Minis Series 3 will be hitting store shelves beginning in May 2016. This series will see the characters from all over the Game of Thrones map. You'll get a chance to pick upJon Snow, Varys, Bronn, Arya Stark, Daenerys, among others. Of course, the series is blind boxed.

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10th Anniversary Plaseebo Custom #6

Plastic and Plush - 19 April, 2016 - 12:00
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In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Plaseebo, artist Bob Conge has announced releasing a special edition of one of a kind custom sets of the Plaseebo Mummy and Sarcophagus - the 10th Anniversary Plaseebo Custom #6. This is the sixth in the series and is cast in a GID green vinyl with a gray and earth washes. The 7-inch tall figure has been fitted with orange swirled glass inset eyes and wrapped in Mummy cloth. The Mummy has has an internal motion activated color-changing LED and comes with a companion 9-inch tall vinyl sarcophagus treated to a gold metal leaf lid and a motion activated sound unit that screams and groans.

Signed and dated 2016 by the artist, this Plaseebo Mummy and Sarcophagus will be available on Friday April 22nd 2016 from the Plaseebo Webshop.

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Coming Soon: New Dragon Ball and Steven Universe!

Funko - 19 April, 2016 - 10:59
Pop! Anime: Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z

The latest Pop! figures from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z include
some of the franchise's most revered characters!

The untapped powerhouse Gohan, Trunks the time-traveling human-Saiyan
hybrid, and Krillin the Z Fighter are fan favorites! Collect them all
to bring down the playful supervillain, Majin Buu!

This series also pays homage to the original Dragon Ball story with
Bulma the scientist and Goku on his Flying Nimbus!


Coming in July!

Mystery Mini: Steven Universe

Steven Universe Mystery Minis are coming soon!
Each box contains the possibility of finding one of the Crystal Gems, former Homeworld
Gem Lapis Lazuli, Steven's Lion, Steven's father Greg Universe, or Steven himself!
Which character will you get?!
Coming in July!
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Shogun Young Gohst ‘Sepsis’ and ‘On The Mend’ Variants

Plastic and Plush - 19 April, 2016 - 09:45
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The Playge store is currently taking orders for the Shogun Young Gohst 'Sepsis' and 'On The Mend' Variants from Ferg and Grody Shogun. The 'Sepsis' version features red and yellow marbled vinyl with yellow brain/tongue, while the 'On The Mend' features a painted body with yellow brain/tongue, painted eyes and brainstem. Made in Japan, the figures run $45.00 plus $5.00 shipping (international shipping add $5)

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Hot Toys’ Scarlet Witch Movie Promo Edition

Plastic and Plush - 19 April, 2016 - 07:30
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In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, after stopping Ultron’s terrifying plan to eradicate mankind on Earth, the Avengers have established a new base with Captain America and Black Widow leading a new Avengers team consisted of War Machine, Vision, Falcon, and Scarlet Witch. Now, Hot Toys has announced the new 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch Movie Promo Edition collectible figure featuring a new outfit in the ending of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, featuring a head sculpt with long curly light-brown real fabric hair and new makeup application, newly tailored costume, specially created hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to simulate Scarlet Witch using her powers, and an Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand.

Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order. it's priced at $224.99.

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The 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch (New Avengers version) figure features the following:

  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of hands with red translucent fingertips for power-using effects
  • Pair of gesturing hands with red translucent fingertips
  • Red colored leather-like long jacket
  • Pair of black leather-like pants
  • Pair of black boots with red colored highlights
  • Pair of long gloves
  • Two power-using effects accessories
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand with Scarlet Witch nameplate and the movie logo
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"Rocco" by Lectrr On Pre-Order Now!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 April, 2016 - 06:19
Belgian professional cartoonist Lectrr sends word of his first designer toy being released and currently available for pre-orders on oogabooga.storenvy.com, starting now and lasting till May 1st. Named "ROCCO" - the character stands 6cm (about 2.3 inch) and is made of urban polyresin, and available in three colors. Made in Hong Kong, only 95 pcs were made. All of them are hand numbered and
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Mark Nagata's "Alien Big Chap" Painting & Giclee Prints for "LV-426 ALIEN Art Show" @ Creatures Features (Opens April 23)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 April, 2016 - 06:07
Signing these #giclee #prints for upcoming #alien tribute show curated by @chogrin at @cfeatures store !
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TOYSREVIL @ ROADKILL: Safe Passage (April 8)

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 April, 2016 - 04:30
Seen @ "ROADKILL: Safe Passage" group customs show exhibiting at FLABSLAB from April 8-20th, 2016. Featuring Twelvedot's "Roadkill" figure (produced by Pobber), as customized by select international artists. Images were taken on opening day April 8th, with the event attended by Twelvedot and his wife Faye Kim (who had two customs on display - which we'll take a closer look on the blog soon),
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Robot Converters 50% Off in 1985

Battlegrip.com - 19 April, 2016 - 03:04
I reviewed one of the Convertors Avarians toys earlier this year (review here), and now we get to see when the toys were dramatically reduced in price all the way back in 1985 in this Reading Eagle newspaper ad from December 8 of that year. I don’t recognize the other two robot designs, so if anyone has an idea of... Read more →
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1979 Newspaper Ad for the Star Wars Collectors Case

Battlegrip.com - 19 April, 2016 - 02:44
I’ve written about carrying cases before (see “Missing: The Action Figure Carrying Case”), and for some reason we’re still not seeing action figure makers producing carrying cases. Wanna store your Hot Wheels toy cars in an official carrying case? No problem!!! Wanna store your action figures in an official case? Nope. As we know, there was a time when action... Read more →
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Win Allowance in 1975!

Battlegrip.com - 19 April, 2016 - 01:20
If you’re a fan of Kellogg’s Cereal* and comic books then this 1975 ad is perfect for you. Offering kids a chance at winning a $5 a week allowance for the entire year, this ad — straight out of a UFO Flying Saucers comic book — likely generated a hell of a lot of cereal sales. After all, with comic... Read more →
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