Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Toy News: Marvel Select Cyclops Update!

By now you should have seen the upcoming Marvel Select Cyclops figure and his amazing Danger Room base, but as always this Marvel Select release has more than meets the eye!

While the traditional Silver Age Cyclops will be the most readily available version (the recently released Silver Age Marvel Girl is glad to hear that!) - there will also be an alternate X-Factor Cyclops included in each case (that makes 4 Silver Age Cyclops and 2 X-Factor Cyclops). The only way to get your grubby little X-paws on the variant Cyclops is to purchase a full case through Previews though, so make sure your retailer of choice knows that they need to add this figure to their order form.

Will this trend of Danger Room bases continue? Will the Marvel Select line continue to give the X-Men their dues?


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Toy News: Living Dead Dolls in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Released!

Fans have eagerly been awaiting info on the release of the Cheshire Cat and now the wait is over!

Jinx has been reimagined as the Cheshire Cat and there are two versions:

The Purple Cheshire Cat is exclusive to Asia and the UK, as well as Hot Topic (in the US).

The Orange Cheshire Cat is exclusive to Mezco Direct as part of a limited edition variant set of all five Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland characters available exclusively through Mezco Direct.


Both are limited editions but they are not individually numbered.

All of these characters and more will make appearances in the first ever Living Dead Dolls storybook; Living Dead Dolls In Wonderland, now available for pre-order at Mezco Direct.



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Comic News: I Am An Avenger

Don’t miss the brand new Avengers #1, from the superstar creative team of Brian Bendis and John Romita Jr, this May!


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Toy News: Bif Bang Pow! to Produce '70s Style Action Figures Based on Some of the World's Most Popular Properties

Announcing one of the widest ranges of highly articulated 8-inch retro-style action figures in years.

In cooperation with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow!™ is proud to bring the original "’70s style" of play to a brand-new line of articulated action figures based on some of the world's most popular properties.

Reproductions reminiscent of the best-selling action figures of the 1970s and early 1980s, these highly articulated figures will feature body designs by EMCE Toys. Each 8-inch scale figure will include real cloth clothing and plastic accessories where appropriate.

Over 40 licensed action figures are planned for 2010. The first are targeted for an early summer arrival and Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010, with others to follow later in the year. Included are much-demanded characters from:
The Venture Bros.™ (Cartoon Network)
Dexter™ (Showtime Networks)
Lost™ (ABC Disney)
The Big Lebowski™ (NBC Universal)
The Twilight Zone™ (CBS)
Flash Gordon™ (King Features)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)

The Venture Bros.™ creator Jackson Publick, who has been working closely with Bif Bang Pow! to bring these to market, noted that the upcoming figures are “very impressive and extremely faithful to the characters, while also finding a very comfortable middle ground between 2-D and 3-D design. Bif Bang Pow! has deftly solved a number of design problems I thought anyone attempting a 3-D interpretation would get thrown off by. Brock, especially, is going to make the fanboys crap themselves. Let's show these to the world already!”

"We're very excited about launching this new range of action figures. For the first time in Bif Bang Pow! history, all of our licenses will be living in the same universe. So if you've always wanted Dr. Girlfriend to seduce Dexter Morgan, or for Ming™ the Merciless to fight The Dude, now's your chance!", said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! "And the exceptional articulation makes the posing possibilities virtually limitless, which comes in handy for animated characters!"

"The 8-inch format hasn't seen this breadth of licenses since its peak during the Mego days," said Joe Sena, President of SphereWerx, corporate parent of the EMCE Toys brand. EMCE partner Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke added, "It is exactly this intention to mix a variety of characters into imaginative play that started my journey to bring this format back ten years ago. We're honored that Jason and his team sought us out to 'Mego-ize' the licenses he holds."

Visit bifbangpow.com often for updates, specific character announcements and images. Pre-orders begin today for select items at entertainmentearth.com and other fine retailers.

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DVD News: Warner Home Video offers new clip from "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths"

Below you will find an all-new, 1:10 clip from JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS, an all-new DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie coming February 23, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation.

The scene basically sets up the film's primary conflict with Lex Luthor (voiced by Chris Noth) explaining the plight of his Earth, and attempting to recruit the Justice League to join the battle against the Crime Syndicate.

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an original story from award-winning animation/comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League) rooted in DC Comics’ popular canon of “Crisis” stories depicting parallel worlds with uniquely similar super heroes and villains. Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday, Green Lantern) is executive producer. Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern) and Sam Liu (Superman/Batman: Public Enemies) are co-directors.

The full-length animated film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Special Edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def , as well as single disc DVD, On Demand and Download.

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