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REVIEW: Aaron Judge Ballers

Aaron Judge had a pretty solid rookie season. In addition to winning the AL Rookie of the Year award, he was second in the AL MVP voting. Plus, he led the league in homers, runs scored, walks, and (unfortunately) strikeouts.

And since Sports Crate hadn’t released his likeness as a part of their Ballers line, it just makes sense for Judge to be the 5th Yankees’ player to be added to the stylized line.

This is the second round of figures featuring the newly-designed Ballers body. I’m a fan of the enhancements that they made to the figure. It’s more solid. You don’t have the loose ankle joints, which made displaying a little difficult. But they’ve kept the great, stylized look of the series.

And while I had some issues with the svelteness of last Yankees’ Crate Ballers figure – C.C. Sabathia – the Judge figure is an excellent likeness. (Although, he is missing the gap between his front teeth that’s shown on the illustrated box art.)

The Judge figure comes with a pair of accessories for displaying. There’s a stand, in the shape of a base. Also, the figure includes a baseball bat. I did notice that this figure didn’t have the interchangeable gloved hand, which the old design would include.

Of course, this is only one of the items that’s included in a Sports Crate. You’ll get other team specific collectibles, such as t-shirts, cups, games, and plenty of other things. And while those items vary, there’s a Ballers figure included in every Crate. Also, included with every Ballers figure is a Topps trading card of that player.

The Facts



Aaron Judge Ballers
Series: Ballers
Manufacturer: Loot Crate/Sports Crate
Material: Plastic
Authorized Likeness: Aaron Judge
Dimensions: 4.75 inches tall
Points of Articulation: 21
Accessories: Bat; Plate figure stand
Pricing: Included in $29.99 Sports Crate

Pick one up at the following:

SportsCrate.com: $29.99 (includes a Crate full of other team-related items)

Threezero: 1/6th Scale Wu Kong (悟空) Pre-Order

Threezero has announced release details for the 1/6th Scale Wu Kong (悟空). The collectible figure is available for pre-order for $178.00. Also, they're offering a Limited Edition Deluxe version - including an interchangeable Monkey King head - only available at threezero Online Store for $198.00

Crafted with highly realistic and life-like accuracy based on the appearance of Eddie Peng Yu-Yan (彭于晏) as Wu Kong (悟空) in 'Wu Kong’ a 2017 Chinese fantasy-action-adventure film directed by Derek Kwok Chi-kin (郭子健).

The collectible figure features the following:

  • Pair of flags
  • Scarf
  • Set of armor
  • Long sleeved clothes
  • Asymmetrical apron
  • Belt
  • Pants
  • Furry fabric boots
  • Jingu Bang weapon
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of gripping hands
  • Deluxe version: Interchangeable Monkey King head

Pop! Games: Minecraft

Funko is excited to announce the blocky video game Minecraft is coming to Pop! The Pop! Games: Minecraft features characters Steve and Alex, an adorable Ocelot, and Skeleton and Creeper. There will be several exclusives, including a glow version of Creeper (FYE), a Charged Creeper (GameStop), Steve in Gold Armor and Alex in Enchanted Armor (Walmart), Skeleton with Fire (Target), Steve with Enchant Armor and crossbow (Toys“R”Us), and Alex in Diamond Armor (Best Buy).

Look for these to be available from Amazon.com.

Osoroshi Jaws Kai Hammer (Terror Jaws Kai Hammer)

Lulubell Toys has announced a special lottery for purchase of this limited edition handpainted Osoroshi Jaws Kai Hammer release. Osoroshi Jaws Kai Hammer (Terror Jaws Kai Hammer) stands in at 9 inches tall. Made by Jetturre/Handsome Taro, the figure is cast in teal vinyl and handpainted by Grody Shogun in carmel, orange, pink, red, white, and black. The piece will include a special omake (bonus figure) lamprey on chain.

They'll be taking email lottery entries for the right to purchase due to limited quantities. The lottery is open now through Sunday, December 17th at Midnight Pacific Time. Winners will be notified Monday morning and have 48 hours to pay or we will select another winner. The figure will retail for $400.00 plus shipping.
 
To enter lottery, please send an email to amy@lulubelltoys.com
 
Email Title: Kai Hammer lottery
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Tara McPherson’s Pink Skull Flower

ToyQube has announced a pair of pre-orders from artist Tara McPherson. The Skull Flower (Pink) will be available in both 5-inch and 12-inch tall varieties. The 5-inch tall version, retailing for $45.00, will be made of vinyl and limited to 300 pieces. The 12-inch Skull Flower is made of polystone and metal, will sell for $175.00, and will feature a run of 150 pieces.

The figure will be available beginning on December 20th 2017 and start shipping around Q1 2018.

Ashy Slashy from NECA

If you've watched Season 2 of Ash vs. Evil Dead, then you've probably seen this little Ashy Slashy puppet. And you've likely wanted one (non-possessed) version for yourself. Say "thank you" to NECA. They've replicated Ash’s potty-mouthed little doppelganger from the asylum episodes. This is a working puppet – insert your hand and you can move the mouth, plus the arms are poseable thanks to inner articulation. Look for the 15-inch tall puppet to retail between $49.99 and $59.99.