If you like sci-fi at all, chances are you've seen at least a dozen episodes of The Twilight Zone, if only to understand all the references to it in wider pop culture (or, simply older episodes of The Simpsons). If not, well, you're just as bad as my entire fourth grade class circa 1995 that stared at me blankly when my glasses fell off in the school library and I laughed and proclaimed, "It's not fair! It's not fair!" I don't blame them -- we didn't have Hulu back then -- but it still would've been nice to be able to explain my joke by pulling a black and white 3.75" The Twilight Zone action figure of Henry Bemis out of my backpack. That'd totally have worked, right? No? Well this August Bif Bang Pow!, ZICA Toys and David Lee will release a wave of just such figures, anyway.
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Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open
the latest and/or just greatest decades old action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing two Street Fighter II G.I. Joe action figures from 1993 that I found at a convention a year ago for less than $10 and totally forgot about in my closet... until today. Do these bizarre relics from video game action figure past still hold up? Or are they mere novelties? Or are they totally both? Find out in our full review of 3.75" tall Guile and Blanka.
When Medicom opened up preorders for its The Amazing Spider-Man 2 MAFEX action figure earlier this year, a teaser image depicted a pretty straightforward addition to the 6.3" tall toy line. Sure, it was cool to see a new take on the film's updated Spidey suit, but otherwise it was pretty similar to the first ASM figure, right? Well, not completely. While the basic figure is similar in some regards, there's going to be a deluxe edition of the Spider-Man figure that has accessories enow to make it look like he may or may not enjoy seductive convos on his smartphone. Oh, and a friggin' skateboard!
Upcoming: The Teen Titans are getting the Earth One graphic novel treatment from Jeff Lemire and Terry Dodson in November.
Gaming: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game will look a little something like this on the PS3/PS4.
Toys: Funko will release new Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Pop!
The brooding former Howling Commando with a sweet robot arm (and maybe a heart of gold?) known as The Winter Soldier is getting his 1/6 scale collectible figure due from Hot Toys later this year. No, it won't be available for several months after Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters on April 4, but once you know its stylin' secret, you might consider the figure well worth the wait.
Ever since Bandai's S.H. Figuarts version of Android 18 from Dragon Ball Z went on preorder, fans knew it was only a matter of time before her brother Android 17 joined the plastic party. Well, the time has come. Starting today fans can preorder the web-exclusive S.H. Figuarts Android 17 for ¥4104 (about $40.14 USD), and expect to get it by September. Bluefin Tamashii Nations has announced that it'll be bringing the figure to the US in October for $39.99, though, so fans don't have to sweat international shipping unless they're just itching to get it a few weeks before anyone else.
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Over the past few years Funko's 3.75" tall Pop! Vinyl line has delivered tons of licensed characters, but fans who wanted to customize the figures had to fully paint over existing toys to achieve do-it-yourself effects. That changes March 28-30 at Emerald City Comicon 2014, with Seattle-based Funko unveiling its new line of blank DIY Pop! Vinyl figures in both a standard white color, plus a convention-exclusive green version.
Between Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers movie, Steve Rogers has had his share of costume changes as the Sentinel of Liberty and Hot Toys has seen to it to release every permutation as a 1/6 scale collectible figure. Captain America: The Winter Soldier certainly won't be an exception as the toymaker's shown with an initial teaser image containing no fewer than four Caps, and now fans can get a look at at least one of the prominent suits that'll be seen in the new sequel.
Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing Bandai's Kamen Rider Gaim Candy Toy series -- specifically the Kamen Rider Baron and Kamen Rider Ryugen action figures. How do these 3.75" tall action figures (packed with a single piece of citrus-flavored fizzy candy, hence the candy toy moniker) measure up to some of Bandai's more expensive and sophisticated offerings? Watch our full review after the jump to find out.