While I was impressed by the 24" stature of Hasbro's new Metroplex (a.k.a. the Transformer who turns into a friggin' city) this past spring at Toy Fair, the figure's sheer scale didn't quite sink in at the time. Maybe it was just me being surrounded by New York City's skyscrapers? Whatever the case, when the SDCC 2013 exclusive Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex arrived at ComicsAlliance HQ care of Hasbro this week, I was immediately convinced I'd have to buy the thing its own love seat to fit it in my apartment. It's, like, bonkers big.
While Entertianment Earth will be selling plenty of its own exclusive items at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, EE booth #2343 will also be the place where fans can find a number of Toys "R" Us items. And by "a number," I mean exactly nine items. Batman '66 enthusiasts will have access to a 6" action figure scale Batmobile, Transformers fans will be able to pick up Masterpiece editions of Acid Storm and Soundwave, My Little Pony collectors can score Nightmare Moon and Rainbow Dash as Shadowbolt figures, Adventure Time viewers can grab a Lady Rainicorn plush complete with her and Jake's puppies, and zombie lovers can get The Walking Dead and World War Z figures. There's also going to be a Winx Club figure if you're into Winx'n.
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As the home of an abundant assortment of licensed titles -- many of which popularized at one time or another in animation -- IDW's in a pretty good place to play up its ties to Saturday morning cartoons. This September, the publisher will play up this relationship in titles with direct ties to animation like Black Dynamite, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Popeye Classics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures and Transformers: More than Meets The Eye, but also Danger Girl, Judge Dredd, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and... The X-Files? Hit the jump to see September's full line of "IDW Gets Animated" alternate covers.
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Maybe I'm biased having spent the better part of sixth grade painting spare Spider-Man toys to look like Citizen V, but having seen USA Today's reveal of Hasbro's San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusives all I can really think is, "It's about dadburn time we got some Thunderbolts action figures."
Infographics: Friend of CA Tim Leong's new interactive infographic "Plotting Comic Books' Rapid Takeover of Hollywood" examines the continued rise of comic book films.
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Surveys: From now until May 5, fans can vote in Hasbro's new "Fan Built Bot" poll to decide what Transformer wi
For all the comics I've bought, borrowed from the library and otherwise read over the years, I don't have an enviable amount of experience when it comes to owning prestige format collections. Thes
Over the past few months we've taken a look at issues from IDW's ongoing Transformers: Robots in Disguise title, but this week we're getting an early look inside its parallel title with a preview of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #14 by James Roberts, Alex Milne and Nick Roche. Billed as the culmination of the series thus far, the new issue out this Wednesday digs even deeper into Rodimus' ship as he and his