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War Machine Mark II Collectible Bust

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With Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting theaters worldwide soon, Hot Toys has another pair of collectible busts. The 1/4th scale War Machine Mark II collectible bust stands in at 9" in height and features LED functions and a rotatable machine gun mounted on its back. You can currently pre-order the bust from Sideshow Collectibles for $90.00. It's expected to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015.

Also available from Hot Toys, there's the 1/6th scale War Machine II Bust. It's somewhat shorter, at 4.7" tall, and lacks the upper arms of the quarter scale version. It's also available from Sideshow and can be pre-ordered for $46.00. Look for it to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015.

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REVIEW: Rise of the Beasts

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From a time before time, the villains of myth and the heroes of legend have returned to continue a savage battle that will determine the future of humanity.

With barbaric kingdoms, led by power hungry animals in the form of men preparing to conquer the earth, mankind must place it's hope in the lion Thufur Asa'Yid, The Sword of Krix!

As ancient armies equipped with advanced science and technology erupt from underneath the earth all over the world who can stop ..

The Rise Of The Beasts!

The Rise of the Beasts is a new line of 1980’s inspired mini figures in the same vein as Battle Beasts. And like several other contemporary lines that have been influenced by Battle Beasts, these feature Onell Design’s Glyos joints. That means you can switch out all of the parts and pieces with other toy lines that similarly feature the Glyos joints.

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To date, there have been two characters released – the African Rhinoceros and the Emperor Scorpion. Depending on the paint and color scheme, the character has a different name. And in addition to painted versions of these two guys, there are also a few unpainted ones that nearly cut the price in half.

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Speaking of price, they sell for $7.00 per painted figure and $4.00 per unpainted. I’d probably go the painted route as the added personality you get from one of the painted figures far outweighs the $3.00 extra you’ll need to pony up.

And as you can see, the sculpting details really pop out with the addition of the paint. Also, the figures have been sculpted so that they can hold accessories. While there aren't accessories produced for the line or provided with the figures, I'd try out of similar scale weapons with the Rise of the Beasts guys.

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The Facts



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Series: Rise of the Beasts
Manufacturer: Plastic Imagination
Material: PVC plastic
Dimensions: Approximately 2.5” tall
Points of Articulation: Rhino – 4 (neck, waist, arms); Scorpion – 5 (neck, waist, tail, arms)
Pricing: Painted - $7.00; Unpainted - $4.00

You can purchase them at the following:

LittleRubberGuys: Painted - $7.00; Unpainted - $4.00

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Kickstarter: Robot Envy: Zenith

Robot Envy is an online community with thousands of fans and hundreds of artists coming together to celebrate the world’s best robot art. They've launched a Kickstarter project to release a new book entitled Robot Envy: Zenith - featuring a collection of robots from 60 artists, illustrators, and sculptors from 24 countries around the world. Artists such as Dacosta, Brian Despain, Boris Bakliza, Emerson Tung, Bambino Monkey and Eric Joyner—just to name a few. The hardcover book measures 8.5" x 11" and features 196+ full color pages.

In addition to the book, which is available beginning at the $40.00 pledge level, the campaign also has unique rewards like exclusive robot figures and sculpts from Mecha Zone, Just Robots, Eric Wilkerson and davpunk. There are also stickers, t-shirts, prints, original sketches and the previous limited-run Robot Envy books. 

This project will only be funded if at least $23,000 is pledged by Wednesday, April 15th 2015 at 9:36 PM EDT.

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Kickstarter: GeoBunnies

GeoBunnies are geometrical shaped plush bunnies that are meant to be entertaining and educational. And now to get the GeoBunnies plush produced on a bigger and better quality scale, they have a Kickstarter project that needs to be funded within the next several days.  

They're starting off with GeoBunnies shapes: Pentagon, Hexagon, and Equilateral Triangle. Each 5-inch tall plush has already been prototyped in plush form (as seen in the photo below) and will be made of super soft velboa fabric with formulas for calculating their are embroidered on their backsides. The plush GeoBunnies are available beginning at the $16.00 funding level, with all three being available at $45.00.

The project will only be funded if at least $9,900 is pledged by Sunday, April 5th 2015 at 9:03 PM ET.

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Arrow – Pop! and ReAction Lines

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Funko has revealed they'll be producing both Pop! and ReAction figures based on the hit show from The CW - Arrow. The ReAction Figures: Arrow series will consist of Arrow, Black Canary, Deathstroke, and Dark Archer. It will be available in July 2015. And the Pop! Television: Arrow series will include Oliver Green, The Arrow, Black Canary, and Deathstroke. Those will be available in May 2015.

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Iron Man Mark XLII Collectible Bust

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Hot Toys has announced a pair of new collectible busts from the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron film. The 1/4 scale Iron Man Mark XLIII Bust is currently available to pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles for $90.00. It stands at 9" in height and features LED-lit eyes and arc reactor. It's expected to begin shipping in Q3 of 2015.

If the quarter scale is a little too big for you, they've also announced the 1/6 scale Iron Man Mark XLIII Bust. Also featuring LED-lit eyes and arc reactor, this 4.7-inch version is slightly different from the larger scale. It's also available to pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles for $46.00 with an anticipated shipping date in Q3 of 2015.

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