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REVIEW: Ledbetter’s Mr. Bunny

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What’s there to say about the new Joe Ledbetter figures from Wheaty Wheat Studios?  I’m sure that everyone knows that they are the hottest figures on the market right now.  And we also realize that these are very limited edition toys.

For this review, I would like to focus on Mr. Bunny.  He was first released way back in September.  Well…the limited edition (50 piece) Lava Bunny was released in September.  That sold out almost instantly, with those Lava Bunnies going to 50 lucky folks who attended the Kidrobot release event. 

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Mr. Bunny and Snow Bunny have just recently hit the market.  They keep popping up little by little at lucky online shops…only to sell out moments later.  Mr. Bunny (the yellow one) is limited to 400 pieces and the Snow Bunny (the blue one) is only a run of 100 figures.   Your best bet for snagging one is to quit your job, sit in front of the computer, and bookmark all existing vinyl toy shops.

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CONTEST: Win a Dalek Ice Bot Thanks to 3DRetro

Here is your chance to win a Black 10-inch Dalek Ice Bot from 3DRetro.com and Plastic and Plush.  So how can you be entered in this contest, you ask?  Just send an email to me at bcslivka@hotmail.com.  That's all it takes!  A completely random winner will be chosen from all entries.  Only one entry per person, contest only available to residents of the US.  All entries are due by 11:59 pm EST on Saturday December 17th.  Winners announced on Dec. 18th.

And if you include your Toy Award Picks in the email, you will be entered twice!!

McFarlane’s Dragons and Military

 

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McFarlane Toys recently launched two series of figures: Dragons and Military.  Both of these original series of toys are still in their infant stages.  This is the 2nd series of McFarlane’s Dragons and there have only been 3 series of McFarlane’s Military.

McFarlane’s Military 2nd Tour of Duty is made of 6 unique figures.  Three branches of the military are represented: Army, Military and Navy.  This line is the most detailed ensemble of military inspired figures out there.

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My favorite figure in this line is the Army Paratrooper figure.  Just check out the details!  The only strange thing is…doesn’t it look like Dave Coulier was the model used for this figure?  I think the sculptor was watching a little too much Full House.

McFarlane’s Dragons Series 2 is known as The Quest for the Lost King.
There are 6 figures in the series.  The two standouts in this line are
the Komodo and the Sorcerers Dragon (pictured below).  These figures
are extremely detailed…like all of the McFarlane work.

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Sideshow’s New Distribution Rights

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Sideshow Toys has announced that they have the exclusive US distribution rights for Medicom's Real Action Heroes 12-inch figure lines.  They have announced that Sideshow will begin distributing the two red hot characters from Evangelion and the personalities from the Sex Pistols.

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If this wasn't big enough news, Sideshow also announced that they will be distributing 12-inch figure lines and model kits from Hot Toys.  They will begin their venture with the release of John Rambo and Colonel Samuel Trautman from First Blood: Part 2.  Look for these to drop in early 2006.  We - children of the 80's - are excited about this one.

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REVIEW: Melto-Fu from Meltdown Comics

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Everyone has either visited Meltdown Comics in person or via the Internet, correct?  It’s one of the most well known comic shops on the West Coast (LA to be exact).  In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Meltdown has released a figure in the likeness of their logo man – Mel.

Melto-Fu is a collaboration between Devilrobots and Meltdown Comics.  They have combined Devilrobots’ To-Fu Oyako template with Meltdown’s Mel.  Mel was designed back in 1996 by cartoonist Dan Clowes (Ghost World).  This figure is approximately 13 inches tall and made of rotocast vinyl.

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