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k-4SLO Security Droid Custom

Mike Slobot has announced a new Slobot custom available to purchase. The k-4SLO Security Droid custom - likely familiar to fans of Rogue One - stands about 20 inches tall. It has a glow in the dark eye, custom painted lime green and silver body, and glow in the dark wires. You can pick it up for $250.00.

The k-4SLO Security Droid Story:

Truth be told, I’ve always wanted a protocol droid to help out in the Slobot factory, but we’ve just never taken the plunge. A few weeks ago, one of these KX-Series Security Droids went Rogue and stumbled into the Slobot factory looking for repairs. Like K-2SO from Star Wars Rogue One, he is a re-programmed Imperial Droid. In need of repair and tired of looking like he still worked for the Empire, the newly rebranded K-4SLO got an upgraded processor pack, a fresh lime green paint job and some new wiring. Now the factory has the best parts of a protocol droid and a protector droid. No word yet on whether he speaks Bocce.

 

Pop! Animation: Death Note

Funko has announced the upcoming Pop! Animation: Death Note series. This lineup features characters from the Manga series (sorry...not the Netflix version...yet). There's Light Yagami, who attempts to rid the world of crime, L, the detective, and Ryuk, the Shinigami. You can also collect L with a piece of cake, available exclusively at Hot Topic.

Go check out Amazon.com, where you can currently pre-order these figures.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Cosbaby Sets

Hot Toys has announced a pair of Cosbaby collectible sets from Marvel's upcoming film - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The first set features Star-Lord flying with his jetpack and a smiling Groot, while the other collectible set features 3 extremely adorable Groot - one standing, one sitting down with cassette tape in hand, and one attacking with extending arms while dressed in his Ravagers outfit. Look for these two sets to be released between Q2 and Q3 of 2017.

Hot Toys’ Spider-Man Homemade Suit Version

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is officially home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The young Peter Parker was introduced in Captain America: Civil War last year and his surprising appearance has made fans hungry for more. This summer, the webslinger will swing back into action, juggling his budding superhero career with frantic high school life in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Hot Toys is excited to announce the Spider-Man Homemade Suit Version 1/6th scale collectible figure. Expertly crafted based on Tom Holland's appearance in the movie, the figure features a newly developed Peter Parker head sculpt as well as a masked head sculpt with 3 sets of interchangeable eyepieces for making a variety of facial expressions. It also comes with a finely tailored outfit with web-shooters, an assortment of spider-web shooting effect parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo.

You can currently pre-order the figure from Sideshow Collectibles for $219.99. It's slated to begin shipping around Q4 of 2017.

The 1/6th scale Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) collectible figure features the following:

  • Head sculpt with authentic likeness of Tom Holland as Peter Parker in the movie
  • Masked head sculpt with three sets of interchangeable eyepieces
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of open palms
  • Pair of hands for web-shooting
  • Left hand for holding spider web
  • Right hand for holding the mask
  • Red zip-up hoodie vest with the Spider-Man symbol printed across the chest
  • Light blue sweatshirt with wrist-mounted web-shooters
  • Pair of light blue sweatpants
  • Pair of red socks
  • Pair of red shoes
  • Spider-Man mask (not wearable on figure)
  • Open spider web effect accessory
  • Five strings of spider web in different shapes and lengths, attachable to the web-shooters
  • Specially designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo

 

MyMoji: Star Wars

Funko has announced the lineup for their MyMoji: Star Wars series. These blind bag vinyl figures show a range of emotions on the faces of favorite Star Wars characters. The series features Chewbacca, Yoda, Princess Leia, Luke SkywalkerWicket, Jabba the Hutt, Wampa, and Darth Vader.

You can go check out Amazon.com, where you can find this and other MyMoji series.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head Set

The latest entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is coming to theaters in May 2017. In anticipation of the film’s release, Hot Toys has introduced a series of Cosbaby based on the movie. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head Series includes Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and Drax. A special collectible set of the team is available with a flocked Rocket who's exclusively crafted with velvet hair and a petite (1.5-inch) Groot. Look for these to begin shipping between Q2 and Q3 of 2017.

Threezero’s The Walking Dead – Michonne

Threezero has announced the newest figure from the AMC The Walking Dead 1/6th scale license. The Michonne collectible will be available for pre-order beginning on Thursday March 30th 2017 at 9PM ET. She'll be priced at $165.00, with worldwide shipping included in the price. In addition, they will have a Threezero Official Website Exclusive 1/6th scale Michonne Premium Set with her Pet Walker Twin Pack. This is priced at $360.00.

The Michonne collectible figure stands approximately 12 inches tall. The fully-articulated and highly detailed collectible features a realistic likeness to Danai Gurira as Michonne and included tailored and weathered clothing and additional accessories.

The 1/6th scale The Walking Dead - Michonne collectible features the following:

  • Soft PVC dermis on the arms
  • Weathered clothing
  • Cloak
  • Belt
  • Messenger bag
  • Katana sword with scabbard and strap
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of gripped hands for holding weapons

Hasbro x ThreeA – Optimus Prime Evasion Edition

Hasbro x ThreeA present, from Transformers Age of Extinction, the Optimus Prime Evasion Edition premium scale collectible figure. Measuring approximately 19 inches tall and featuring over 85 points of articulation, the figure features LED illuminated details, including eyes and headlights. 

The figure is currently available to pre-order over at Bambaland.com for $430.00 (includes free worldwide shipping). You have the option of paying in full or putting down a $200.00 non-refundable deposit, with the remaining amount due at shipping.

REVIEW: February 2017 Loot Crate

February 2017 marked a major change for the folks at Loot Crate. They swapped out the box logo we’ve come to know so well for a new stylized LC (shaped sort of like a box). Personally, I’m liking this one better.

And with the shock of a new logo out of the way, I discovered that the theme of February’s Loot Crate was Build. The first thing I had to do was build the box the crate comes shipped in into the #LOOTBOT. The instructions were pretty easy, and my kids had fun with it for about 10 minutes before destroying it.

For some reason, I didn’t receive a Loot Crate magazine this month. I’m assuming it was just someone forgetting to put one in and it wasn’t one of my children swiping it out from underneath me. The Loot Crate magazine is always a fun read.

The Loot Pin for February 2017 features the Power Rangers in their assembled format. I watched a little Power Rangers, and realize they’re becoming popular again, but, age-wise, I sort of missed that craze.

There was a Loot Crate exclusive Batman Food Container from Zak! Well, it’s sort of LEGO Batman. And you unscrew his head and put some food or slime in there. Just beware of those spiked ears.

Also building on the Build theme is the Tetris Flexible Magnet Sheet. Featuring a number of Tetris shapes in various colors, basically, you can play a lo-fi version of the game on you refrigerator. You’ll likely need to provide the soundtrack.

Another LEGO themed figure is the LEGO Dimensions Cyborg Fun Pack. If you don’t have LEGO Dimensions, you should think about grabbing the game. It’s very entertaining and includes a lot of 1980’s film licenses. I guess the DC Comics stuff is cool…but they have Goonies, Gremlins, and Knight Rider.

Finally, the included t-shirt features a Power Rangers theme. Like the pin, it’s showing the Power Rangers assembling. Does that robot have a name? There’s a lot of Japanese words written on the shirt, but I have no idea what it says (if it actually says anything). But I love the grid/blueprint look to the dark blue and white t-shirt.