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A Trio of Star Wars Collectibles from Sideshow

Sideshow Collectibles has posted up several new Stars Wars collectibles for pre-order/sale.

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Grand Moff Tarkin and I-TO Interrogator Droid Premium Format Figure
Begin shipping in 2nd Quarter 2012
Limited edition to be determined

$349.99

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Utapau Shadow Trooper Domestic Exclusive Edition 1/6th Scale
Now shipping
Limited edition of 1,500

$89.99

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Holiday Yoda Domestic Exclusive Edition 1/6th Scale
Begin shipping in 4th Quarter 2011
Limited edition to be determined
$74.99

This year’s Toys “R” Us Big Book is Ugly

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It always seemed like the holidays would begin with the airing of the Toys "R" Us Christmas commercial. And even to this day, I still like checking out what's going on in the Toys "R" Us Big Book. So it's great to see that Uglydoll (Ox) smack dab in the middle of the 2011 catalog.

Every Toys "R" Us in the US now has either a huge Uglydoll endcap (display at the end of an aisle) or a huge 30 foot Uglydoll section up front. And if you buy $40.00 of Uglyoll goodies in store, you get a $10.00 gift card at Toys "R" Us.

Warui Inu – US Vinyl Edition

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Kaiju Coup, in collaboration with Medicom Toy, is offering the first US Vinyl Edition of their Warui Inu figure. This is a hand painted edition of 6 pieces, measuring 7" tall by 4" wide. Each figure comes with a concrete block, metal chain and color art header.

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The Warui Inu vinyl will be offered by email lottery for $200.00 each shipped in the US (International shipping additional). Email your name and address to kaijucoup@gmail.com to enter the lottery to purchase Warui Inu. The 6 winners will be chosen at random on Friday November 4th 2011.

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Zombie Art Project: Mort’s Fine Meats

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Halloween is finally here! That means we have officially come to the end to Mikie Graham's month long Zombie Art Project. Throughout the month of October, Mikie has released over 60 different custom Playmobil zombies. And to celebrate, he has saved his most gruesome playset for last - "Mort's Fine Meats".

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"Mort has been providing fine cuts of meat and hand ground sausages for over 50 years. Priding himself on using only the freshest ingredients, Mort personally inspects each cut of meat he buys, selecting only the choicest carcasses to chop up and serve to his ravenous customers. When visiting Mort’s Fine Meats make sure to sample his world famous “Frank-furters” made fresh daily out of Frank himself!"

The playset houses 4 custom Playmobil zombies, as well as an abundance of fun and fully playable accessories. "Mort's Fine Meats" will be available on Zombiemonkie.com starting this morning (Monday October 31st 2011). There's no specific release time, so keep checking the site...this is a one-of-a-kind playset.

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Mama Sama Iro Korudo – Now Available!

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The Mama Sama Iro Korudo, by Erick Scarecrow, is now available from ESC-Toy. This is the 3rd colorway in the 6" tall resin Mama Sama collection. The figure comes with two removable accessories: a spear and wings. The Iro Korudo colorway is limited to only 10 pieces and sells for $250.00 plus $1 for shipping in the U.S.A.

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After defeating the Pearly Guardian, Mama Sama was disappointed with her spoils and decided to go home. She had grown an appetite from the battle and decided to head to a local 24 hour convenience store that was next to a closed down dungeon. Upon entering the shop, Mama Sama noticed it was empty and not even the cashier was present. She left lonely and went aisle to aisle until she stumbled upon a gang of Turtum Miccis. They had the cashier tied up and they struggling with trying to open a large magically locked safe. When they noticed her, they quickly had her surrounded. They began to hum and the sound deafened the Mama Sama. The humming had changed the appearance of the Mama Sama and made her obey every command they gave. Once she opened the safe for them and the Turtum Miccis anxiously reviewed its contents. It wasn't money, it wasn't a commissioned S.Maria, but instead it was a file on a dangerous Papa Sama called... the Jelly Swordsman.

Gary Taxali: Mono Taxali

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Mono Taxali is the new 304-page hardcover book from artist Gary Taxali. It features "four-color printing on laid paper and special varnishes" and 175 pieces of Taxali's lowbrow, vintage comic inspired artwork. The book was published in Milan, Italy by the 27_9 publishing house, and is the second book from their Mono Series.

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The artwork in Mono Taxali is very well presented. It varies from full page pieces to several drawings/paintings on the same page. The name and date of each work is presented alongside the work. And while I am not always a fan of laid paper, I feel that the ribbed texture really fits Taxali's 1930's era comic style.

You can purchase Mono Taxali from a number of bookstores. You can pick one up directly from Gary Taxali (signed) for CA$65.00 (right around $65.00 US). And 27_9 also has the book for $56.45.

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