Toy Fair 2014 Part 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, My Little Pony in a mustache and Play-Doh heat up Hasbro

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  Yep, Toy Fair is here again and The Beat trekked over icy veldts to bring  our reads only the VERY FINEST artsy iPhone photos of all the cool stuff. NO LIe. I managed to take like 600 photos in two days…what was I thinking?   But I guarantee I got some news NO OTHER […]

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Dynamite to Expand with ‘Dynamite Toys and Games’ Division

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Dynamite Entertainment have announced that they will be launching a new division, Dynamite Toys and Games, which will be producing board games, action figures, card games and other merchandise based on their comics.

Kickwatcher: The Scary Godmother Doll by Jill Thompson

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Okay this is one project that really truly deserves all your support! IT’s The Scary Godmother Doll designed by creator Jill Thompson. As you can see from the pictures the detail and appearance is amazing. And for $5 you get A BRAND NEW JUST FOR THIS KICKSTARTER SCARY GODMOTHER COMIC. A brand new, 10 page, […]

MUST HAVE: Fletcher Hanks’ Stardust the Super Wizard gets an awesome figurine

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If you are a fan of bizarre, pseudo-naive comics which actually reveal the terrors and struggles of our very subconscious in fantastic form—and who isn’t?—then you are already are wise to Fletcher Hanks, the obscure yet beloved cartoonist whose rare work was lauded in RAW magazine and collected in two books from Fantagraphics, I Shall […]

SDCC’13: Lego Time! Batman Lego, Star Wars Lego, Hobbit Lego…

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Lego have been making quite the splash at SDCC so far, as you may have seen from some of the various photos people have been taken. There’s a scale version of Hobbiton on-site, along with lifesize models of characters like Batman, Catwoman, and Joker. But Lego have also announced some new sets this weekend – […]

SDCC13: Watchtower: Road Trip!

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Henry “Hemi” Barajas gave you the particulars on the DC/KIA Justice League Sorento custom design, but there are many more Comic-Con car events happening!

Marvel is free from paying web shooter toy inventor royalties

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Chalk up another legal win for Marvel Enterprises. Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals ruled that Marvel no longer has to pay Tucson attorney Stephen Kimble—inventor of the Spider-Man web shooters—royalties after 2010.

Marvel show off screenshots from Lego Marvel Super Heroes

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After two games spent with Batman and chums, this year sees Lego turn their attention to Marvel’s roster of heroes. Coming later this year, Lego Marvel Super Heroes will feature all kinds of characters, and Marvel have released a whole load of screenshots showing off one of the many locations in the game – Asgard.

Review: All The Iron Man 3 Lego Sets

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Seen Iron Man 3 but want more? Looking to replay the best scenes over and over again? Or at the very least, do you want to put Pepper Potts into War Machine’s suit of armour and stick Tony Stark’s head onto a woman’s body? With the release of Iron Man 3 came three sets from […]

Kick-Watcher: Michael Moreci on MINI COMICS INCLUDED

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One of the ways many people stumbled onto their first comic was through the promotional comics that used to come bundled in with action figures. You know the ones – you buy a He-Man figure, and in the box comes a comic which shows him in action, fighting against all the other characters who coincidentally […]

Resurgent TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES among Toy of the Year winners

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While we sort through our 600+ photos from Toy Fair, here’s the Toy of the Year winners, which includes both Lego’s girl-centric Friends line and Playmates’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line, which we saw previewed yesterday. It’s huge and no doubt the Turtles are back— although now owned by Nickelodeon and not creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Still, it’s a property that has stood the test of time to become a true perennial for kids — if Michael Bay’s live-action version doesn’t somehow kill it again, that is.

First Look Toy Fair 2013: My LIttle Pony, Star Wars Black, One Direction, Iron Man, etc

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We’ll have captions in a bit but here’s a look at the Hasbro showroom some new stuff and classics and the biggest Transformer ever!

Rhino rampages in Marvel Select

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Just in time to celebrate the Raimi-esque casting of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino in the next Spider-Man movie, Diamond Select Toys has released 9-inch Rhino action figure.

Must See: The 1992 X-Men Cartoon Intro in stop motion

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Wow, come crazy nutters spent four months and 4000 photos to make this action figure stop motion recreation of the 1992 X-men cartoon’s opening. That bit where Logan morphs in Wolverine– TOTALLY BOSS. It’s the work of Kyle Roberts and Nathan Poppe, who have made several other stop motion intro sequences which you can see […]

Last minute shopping advice: Hazarai!

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Here’s a new social media/commerce site that has an interface geared at people who collect: Hazarai!. Let’s call it Etsy meets eBay for nerds—you can list stuff you want to sell with no fees. They also have a blog with such useful content as a holiday gift guide, a good interview with David Lloyd about […]

Shopping list: Diamond to start carrying Tezuka merch

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Diamond has announced that they have signed an agreement to distribute merchandise from Tezuka Productions — which means you can now get your Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor Leo and other vinyl, resin and apparel items. “Tezuka Osamu often said that manga and animation were just like the international auxiliary language of Esperanto, which increases understanding […]