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1988 Dino-Riders Newspaper Advertisement

Battlegrip.com - 24 July, 2015 - 03:52
You probably remember that I’ve mentioned before how Toyland: The High-Stakes Game of the Toy Industry* includes background information on Tyco’s Dino-Riders toys. I hope you remember that, because the book is an incredible look at the action figure industry of the eighties and it’s a title every single one of you must read at least once in your lifetime.... Read more →
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Spotted Online – 1975 Lone Ranger Catalog

Battlegrip.com - 24 July, 2015 - 03:50
Back in early 2013 I wrote about the 1976 Gabriel Lone Ranger toys, going into what I love about the line and why I’m tempted to collect it. Fortunately for me, though, I’ve managed to resist getting into that series of action figures and accessories; the cost to collect those is terrifying . . . even if the toys look... Read more →
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Terminator 2 Telephone Challenge

Battlegrip.com - 24 July, 2015 - 02:37
The back cover of the September 1991 issue of Starlog is truly a product of the nineties. A 1-900 number contest to try and win Terminator 2 prizes? That’s pretty damn cool. $1.95 for the first minute and $1.45 for each additional minute? That’s some good bucks! Related articles Starlog Magazine Now Free Online (battlegrip.com) Retro Review > Power Arm... Read more →
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#10x10 Nymphs from Argonaut Resins Are Unleashed NOW!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 23:00
Launched right this moment of post for sale are NYMPHS from Argonaut Resins, in celebration of 10 Years of Bloggery on TOYSREVIL! Available to purchase here for US$30 per blind-box pull (excluding shipping) - the lineup is limited to a run of only 10pcs, with quantities for Red with lack Wings and Black with Red Wings split 50/50! One Purchaser per customer. First Come First Served. While
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Ebi Furai Mini Acorn Set from FuFuFanny Drops July 25th

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 15:00
Ebi Furai mini Acorn Sets from FuFuFanny is the epitome of "yummy toys" (perfect for a faux meal worthy of I EAT TOYS :p), and you can partake of the "experience" for when they get released Saturday, July 25th @ 10pm (Taiwan time) via fufufanny.storenevy.com! In a Limited Edition of 30, each set is priced at US$25 and comes with Ebi Furai Acorn x 2 pcs + Wooden plate x 1 pc + Chopsticks x 1
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Daniel Yu's Zuco Banana & the Jiangshi Acolyte Editions Dropping July 25th

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 14:00
And while I've previously featured the Mad Titan Edition of Zuco Banana (post since updated with product and drop details), today we have official word from Daniel Yu (Instagram @thedanielyu / Facebook), about his fellow resin comrades who will be dropping alongside with him Saturday, 25th July, 10am EST (3pm London Time / 10pm Singapore Time)! Zuco Banana (Old World Hero edition) @ US$30
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Hot Toys’ Princess Leia 1/6th scale Collectible Figure

Plastic and Plush - 23 July, 2015 - 13:08
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Following the introduction of the Hot Toys Luke Skywalker 1/6th scale Collectible Figure, Hot Toys has introduced his twin sister (sorry for the spoiler!), the Princess Leia 1/6th scale Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film. The figure features a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand. A special edition is available in selected markets which include a specially designed backdrop as bonus accessory. Sideshow Collectibles will have the figure available to pre-order.

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The Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope Princess Leia figure features the following:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  • Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up
  • Detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style
  • Body with over 28 points of articulations
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of weapon holding hands
  • Left hand for supporting weapon
  • White colored dress
  • White colored top
  • White colored belt
  • Pair of white colored boots
  • Blaster pistol
  • Blaster rifle
  • Rectangular-shaped figure stand with Princess Leia nameplate and Star Wars logo
  • Special Edition Bonus Accessory: Specially designed backdrop
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Nymph v Mariposa Size Comparisons from Argonaut Resins #10x10

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 13:00
Shown here are size comparisons of Argonaut Resin's Mariposa with the 10x10 Nymphs, ready to be unleashed upon the toy-wild in 10 hours from time of this post, at 12noon GMT - available to purchase online direct HERE for US$30 each (excluding S/H) - limited to only 10pcs, with each colorway in 5pcs each, available blind boxed."Nymph comparison pics. The design is very similar to the Mariposa /
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Headsup for new hand-painted GID Kitsura from Max Toy Co

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 12:56
UPDATED: New Glow In the Dark Kitsura are ready and currently being offered to MaxToyClub folks, with any remaining figures unspoken for will be listed online via maxtoyco.com for sales (on Thursday July 23rd, 2015). Price is US$32 per (includes USA shipping, CA residents pay 8.75% sales tax). Check out thie WIP-snap of yummy hand-painted glow-in-the-dark Kitsuras, as painted by Mark Nagata of
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He-Man x Adventure Time Mash-up by Robotic Industries Is The EPIC

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 12:00
Robotic Industries is a one man toy making machine who is always creating something (usually a mess) … and that man is James Freckingham. Now, I do not know if James is either a "He-Man"-fan, or an "Adventure Time"-fan, but he has customized a smashing mash-up of the two concepts - utilizing vintage 80's figures - with the resulting pieces a stroke of sheer genius! "FINN" as "He-Finn" the
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More WWE Coming Soon!

Funko - 23 July, 2015 - 11:59

WWE Pop!

Are you ready to rumble?!
New WWE Pop!s are making a grand entrance!

Whether you call him The Icon, The Stinger, or The Vigilante,
Sting is always ready to come at his opponent with a patented Scorpion Deathlock!

André the Giant is an undeniable WWE classic! His Pop! dons
his signature suit and certainly has a few elbow drops left in him!

 

Coming in September!

WWE Divas

The Bella Twins are ready to brawl!

Between Brie’s missile dropkick and Nikki’s Alabama slam,
the duo are formidable to say the least!

 

Coming in September!

WWE Pocket Pop! Keychains

Pocket Pop! John Cena may appear small but
he’s ready to dole out the Cenacanranas!

Coming in October!

WWE Mystery Minis

Our WWE Mystery Mini series set contains classic characters like
Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior, beloved faces like The Bella Twins
and The Rock, and plenty of DDTs to go around!

 

Coming in October!

 

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Headsup for Mixed Parts Unpainted SMD5 Star Eaters from Jeffrey Lamm x Unbox Industries

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 11:00
Coming soon from Unbox Industries are Mixed Parts Unpainted SMD5 Star Eaters from Jeffrey Lamm - featuring the 23cm tall vinyl figure in multiple shades of pastel schweetness! No further product updates as yet, but stay tuned too Instagram @unboxindustries otherwise:) AND if you are unfamiliar with the piece, do feel free to CLICK HERE to read/view my humble review of the collectible :)
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Françios le Grand – Man in Red Version

Plastic and Plush - 23 July, 2015 - 10:45
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Lulubell Toys' first release of a full painted Françios le Grand, the Man in Red version, is available to pre-order now through Saturday, July 25th 2015. Françios measures in at a monstrous 15.75-inches tall. He features a removable head cap with inner brain and padlocks & chains to keep him under control. Sculpted by Jetture Handsome Taro and produced by Lulubell Toys, the figure is available to pre-order for $185.00 plus shipping

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1980 Kenner Star Wars Toys Ad with Fun Artwork

Battlegrip.com - 23 July, 2015 - 09:39
This ad from the December 21, 1980 issue of The Palm Beach Post speaks for itself. Who approved that artwork of Kenner’s Star Wars action figures? No one is my guess. Still, I am so happy to see this because it’s one more piece of evidence that toy ads in newspapers were once really entertaining. Related articles “Top toys of... Read more →
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Daniel Yu's Zuco Banana (Mad Titan Edition) Drops This Weekend!

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 09:33
UPDATED: Releasing Saturday, 25th July, 10am EST (3pm London Time / 10pm Singapore Time) via store.thedanielyu.com is the Zuco Banana (Mad Titan edition), each priced at US$60."Inspired by a certain intergalactic deity, this version of Zuco Banana is fully hand painted and limited to an edition of 10. 3.25 inches tall, cast resin piece." Dropping this weekend on store.thedanielyu.com is Daniel
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Black Rainbow Star Skull

Plastic and Plush - 23 July, 2015 - 08:00
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Ron English's POPaganda Shop will be releasing the Hikari’s Signature Series: Black Rainbow Star Skull today (July 23rd 2015) at 1PM ET. Each Walking Stick Star Skull is individually numbered and no two pieces are alike. Released as part of Funko’s Hikari line, this vinyl will be limited to an edition of only 300 pieces worldwide. Only a limited quantity will be available directly from the artist. The POPaganda copies feature Ron English’s signature on the back of each box. You can pick one up for $60.00.

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Spotted Online – Super7’s Masters of the Universe Prototypes Reviewed at The Fwoosh

Battlegrip.com - 23 July, 2015 - 05:30
It’s too bad that I didn’t score a set for myself at SDCC, but fortunately VeeBee has posted a review at The Fwoosh and now all of us can get a close look at these fun designs. It looks to me as if Super7 handled these perfectly, and now we’re left with no question of what would have happened if... Read more →
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1976 Starlog Magazine and Star Wars

Battlegrip.com - 23 July, 2015 - 03:38
A very short Star Wars mention in the second issue of Starlog magazine caught my eye over the weekend. I was looking for more info on Damnation Alley*, but the instant I saw this little piece about Star Wars I forgot what I was doing and focused on sharing this with you. The article sets fairly high expectations for the... Read more →
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Two Robocop Reviews from 1987

Battlegrip.com - 23 July, 2015 - 02:26
I told you guys that those Google newspaper archives are fabulous fun. From the same newspaper issue that gave us yesterday’s Robocop and Predator ad comes two reviews of the original Robocop movie (Amazon.com search*). Is it wrong that my very first thought was that I should compare these reviews to reviews of the recent Robocop remake? That probably wouldn’t... Read more →
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Corey Helford Gallery Presents: The 3rd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit - Opening July 25th

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 23 July, 2015 - 01:50
EVENT PRESS: "Corey Helford Gallery is proud to announce that on Saturday, July 25th, we will be opening our doors for the 3rd Annual Art Collector Starter Kit Group Exhibition. This annual event features all 12" x 12" works by an impressive list of new and established artists working in the New Contemporary scene. Since its inception, the Art Collector Starter Kit group shows have allowed new
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