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Day Of The Slug – Wave 4 Release

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Wave 4 of the Day of the Slug minis will be released tomorrow (January 1st 2016) at 23:00 GMT (6PM ET). This wave is the result of a Martian crash landing that happened in the 50's. All four of the figures (Beholda, Martian Mollusck, V-H8 Engine, and Slimarelli) give a nod to some element of 1950's style sic fi, with inspiration taken from Mel Birnkrant's Animax, Hell Raiser, Mars Attacks, and Mini Boglins. The resin figures will be available as both unpainted ($8.00 each) and handprinted ($12.00 each) pieces. They can be purchased over at the BigManToys Store.

Dream Big Friends – Still Dreaming Big

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David Horvath + Sun-Min Kim (Uglydolls) and Klim Kozinevich (Bigshot Toyworks) are holding out hope that their Dream Big Friends project reaches their Kickstarter funding goal. The project would see their Yuna doll and Kamata cat produced as an alternate collectible to all of the fashion dolls currently available. However, there's that looming Kickstarter end date (Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at 2PM ET) and the fact that they need to bring in over $100,000 ($69,000 pledged of $175,000 goal) in about 4 days.

Closing that gap is a fairly monumental task. And it's pretty surprising, given all of the positive press surrounding Yuna, that more funds have not been raised. Having backed a number of Kickstarter projects, I can only imagine that not offering up a myriad of "Add-Ons" might have hurt Dream Big Friends. Add-Ons often boost up that average pledge amount. But there's still hope. And one can still dream...big...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Finn and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Set

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Here's hoping that you've already seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If not...there are no spoilers here. Hot Toys has announced that they'll be releasing a 1/6th scale version of one of the film's central characters - Finn. Also, they'll be producing a collectible set that includes a 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper...so you can recreate one of the film's memorable fight scenes - the duel between the lightsaber-wielding Finn and the baton-wielding First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper.

The highly-accurate Finn figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored outfit, LED light-up lightsaber, detailed weapons, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem. The First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper is equipped with a sleekly designed Stormtrooper armor and helmet, the iconic baton, a riot shield, blaster rifle, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.

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Sideshow Collectibles currently has both versions available to pre-order, with shipping anticipated between June and August of 2016. The Finn and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper is available to pre-order for $359.99, while the line Finn figure can be pre-ordered for $204.99.

The 1/6th scale Finn figure features the following:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of John Boyega as Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of hands for holding lightsaber
  • Right hand for holding blaster
  • Dark gray colored tee
  • Beige and red colored leather-like jacket
  • Pair of black colored pants
  • Pair of dark colored boots
  • LED-lighted blue lightsaber
  • Lightsaber hilt
  • Blaster with strap
  • Eight bombs (one bomb is in activated mode)
  • Gray colored bomb bag
  • Resistance emblem hexagonal figure stand with Finn nameplate and Star Wars logo

The 1/6th scale First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper figure features the following:

  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of hands for holding blaster
  • Pair of hands for holding baton
  • Gesturing left hand
  • Streamline designed First Order Stormtrooper armor
  • Black under-suit
  • Belt with pouches
  • Pair of white boots
  • Blaster rifle
  • Baton
  • Riot shield
  • First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with First Order Stormtrooper nameplate and Star Wars logo

Plaseebo’s Electro Dragigus Release

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Saving the best for last, Plaseebo will wrap up 2015 by offering a one of a kind custom using Max Toy's Dragigus vinyl. The Electro Dragigus is cast in clear vinyl, with the figure standing in at 10 inches tall by 9 inches long by 5 inches wide. It's been hand painted with a variety of see-thru Monster Kolor sprays. The interior of the beast is filled to the brim with an explosive display of colored clear gels and glow in the dark innards that are illuminated by 4 motion activated color-changing LED units.

This collection-center piece comes signed by Bob Conge and dated 2015. The Electro Dragigus will be offered to purchase on Wednesday December 30th 2015 from the Plaseebo web-shop.

Argonaut Resins’ Tuttz Mini Holiday Hunt

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Argonaut Resins has added the Tuttz Mini 3.5-inch resin cat to this years Holiday Hunt. They will be randomly released in the online store from Christmas all the way to New Years. Some of them will glow in the dark and some will match the ongoing 8-inch Tuttz OG Holiday Hunt cats that are still being released. They are also part of the Grandma's House Anything Goes Series. You should probably just keep checking in to see what's available via the Argonaut store.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – 1/6th Scale Batman

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In addition to the 1/6th scale Superman figure from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice license, Hot Toys has announced the 1/6th scale Batman collectible that's specially crafted based on the image of Ben Affleck as Batman from the film. The figure features a newly developed masked head sculpt with 3 interchangeable eye pieces and lower faces, newly developed body which can naturally portray Batman’s muscular body, meticulously tailored Batsuit, detailed Batman gadgets, and a specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand.

A special edition will be available for selected markets that includes an additional sniper rifle as bonus accessory. Customers in selected markets who pre-order both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Batman and Superman collectible figures at same time will receive an additional Batman Tech Cowl.

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The 1/6th scale Batman figure features the following:

  • Batman head with three interchangeable eye pieces and three interchangeable lower face parts
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of hands for weapon holding
  • Right hand for holding Batarang
  • Right hand for holding branding iron
  • Specially tailored Batsuit
  • Black leather-like cape
  • Utility belt
  • Pair of black forearm gauntlets
  • Pair of black boots
  • Grapple gun with interchangeable tips
  • Grenade gun
  • Four Batarangs
  • Batman symbol branding iron
  • Specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand with Batman nameplate and the movie logo
  • Bonus Accessory for Special Edition: Sniper rifle
  • Extra Bonus Accessory for Pre-Ordering both Batman & Superman: Batman Tech Cowl with stand