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The Elok twins and their overgrown orange dispensing machine

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The Elok twins and their overgrown orange dispensing machine is a one-off handmade creation from Tesselate. The 7-inch tall piece is a collection of mixed media, including resin, super sculpey, foamex, and all kinds of paint locked down with acrylic sealer. It will be available to purchase beginning on Monday March 30th 2015 at 4PM ET for £85.00 plus shipping (about $126).

The Elok Twins found this abandoned military mech deep within the woods whilst out foraging one day. Weeks later, they had given it a lick of paint, invited along some friends and are about to get busy dispensing some orange.

Because who doesn’t like orange?

RETRO REVIEW: Barnyard Commandos

It’s possible that you remember a little line from 1989 called Barnyard Commandos. It was something straight out of Animal Farm…if George Orwell had dreamt up strapping heavy artillery to the backs of talking pigs and sheep.

The R.A.M.S. (Rebel Army of Military Sheep) and the P.O.R.K.S. (Platoon of Rebel Killer Swine) were rival groups of farm animals that somehow got into radioactive materials left over from an abandoned military experiment. Was it a big government conspiracy that they were trying to trick little kids into thinking that radioactive waste creates wonderful monsters rather than causing cancer and/or a painful death?

Playmates, which also released those other mutants – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced the toy line. In all, there were 16 characters produced – 8 P.O.R.K.S. and 8 R.A.M.S. There was also a 13-episode run of cartoons that’s likely still available at your local Blockbuster Video in VHS form.

I went on eBay and picked up a trio of Barnyard Commandos – all from the P.O.R.K.S. lineup. When I received them, I noticed the first one had a bubble that was slightly opened on the bottom. I opened the thing up and could have sworn that a live pig had been trapped in there for the past 26 years.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – 1/6th Scale Hawkeye

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With the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron creeping closer and closer, Hot Toys continues to tease fans with new products that you'll likely be dropping your hard earned money on. The latest is the 1/6th scale Hawkeye collectible figure. The movie-accurate figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.

Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order. Priced at $219.99, it's slated to begin shipping in Q4 of 2015.

The 1/6th scale Hawkeye figure features:

  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Right hand for holding bow
  • Three left hands of different styles for holding arrow
  • Dark burgundy long sleeves top
  • Black and dark burgundy long jacket with straps and guards
  • Pair of navy blue pants with belts on waist and straps on thighs
  • Pair of black boots
  • Fully-opened purple and black colored bow
  • Folded purple and black colored bow
  • Speed loader with nine arrows
  • Thirteen individual arrows and nine interchangeable arrowheads of different styles
  • Quiver
  • Pair of arrow speed loaders
  • Pair of sunglasses
  • Specially-designed figure stand with Hawkeye nameplate and the movie logo

Extreme YinYang Tuttz and Kings of Atlantis

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Argonaut Resins will be opening pre-order of the all new 8-inch Extreme YinYang Tuttz cat customs in their online store tonight (March 26th 2015) at 9PM ET. These customs will feature the Extreme black and white theme and will be limited to only 10 pieces worldwide, retailing for $165.00 shipped in the USA. Also included in the release will be a matching YinYang Tuttz resin magnet, a full set of the Muertos die-cut vinyl stickers, three all new Yin Yang Tuttz stickers and a blind bagged signed 2.5-inch by 3-inch original art sketch card from artist creator Eric Nocella Diaz.

Also going into the store will be a one of a kind Extreme Yin Yang Kings of Atlantis custom skull painted by creator/sculptor/artist Eric Nocella Diaz. This skull was made to match the 8-inch Tuttz in the black and white colorway and only one will be available and will retail at $175.00 shipped in the USA.

UME Toys’ KinTiki H.U.S.T.L.E

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UME Toys’ long lost “KinTiki” H.U.S.T.L.E mini figure will be receiving it’s first release today (March 26th 2015) at 5PM ET. Originally created alongside fellow H.U.S.T.L.E design Martin Hairybottom for ToyCon ’13, the custom bootleg M.U.S.C.L.E – kit-bashed and re-sculpted by UME’s Richard Page based on his classic Tiki designs – recently resurfaced at the Disart ToyLabs studio amongst a few other neglected figures that’ll be seeing the light of day later in the year. Produced by H.U.S.T.L.E-creator Tru:Tek in a multitude of different colored UV resistant rubber, KinTiki will be available in the Man-E-Toys store, alongside a few other soon-to-be-revealed surprises, for $12.00 plus shipping.

The Black Swordsman Guts 1/6th Scale Statue

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Gecco has announced a new figure - the Berserk / Guts 1/6th scale statue - Lost Children Arc, The Black Swordsman Version. That's a mouthful. The 1/6th scale figure will be released in September 2015 and should retail at $339.00.

The Black Swordsman "Guts" includes his giant sword "Dragonslayer" resting on his shoulder...with a base made of a pile of slain bodies. There are two heads included, capturing both "glaring" and "sneering" portraits, and "The Brand of Sacrifice" is carved into the back of his neck.

Berserk is a dark fantasy comic created by Kentaro Miura and tells the revenge story of the one-eyed and one-armed swordsman, "Guts," who wields a giant sword measuring almost his height. The popular title has been adapted into a variety of different media, from TV anime series, to films, trading cards and more. It won the prestigious comics excellence award of 6th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2002. This statue captures the motif of Guts' fierce battles against the demons in "Retribution Arc: Lost Children." 

Mezco’s Mortal Kombat X Plush Line

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Mezco Toyz has announced their Mortal Kombat X plush figures, featuring the likes of Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Each plush stands in at 8 inches tall and features intricate embroidery and silk screened details...unfortunately, Sub-Zero won't freeze you and Scorpion won't shoot a kunai into your belly.  Sold separately, they're currently available to pre-order via the above link for $15.00 each. Look for them to begin shipping in October 2015.

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