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Galaxy Hero Plush

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Revolution Brewing and Shawnimals have collaborated on the release of the Galaxy Hero plush, a new designer collectible inspired by Revolution Brewing's Galaxy Hero India Pale Ale. While the plush debuted this weekend at C2E2, the remainder of the first edition of 500 pieces will be available to purchase at Revolution Brewing's online shop. The Galaxy Hero plushie measures 9" x 7" and is made of non-wool felt, poly-fil stuffing, and features plastic eyes. You'll be able to pick one up for $20.00.

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Super Festival 68 x Galaxy People

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Galaxy People will be releasing three new villains to their mini-sofubi line. These new bad guys are Drexyl, a teleporting cat assassin, Skreel, the galaxy bat, and Tragg, ruthless dinosaur-headed mercenary. These new additions to the line-up will be making their debut at Tokyo's Superfestival 68 on April 26th 2015, with a limited number of each reserved for the Galaxy People webshop. Online sales will start 10PM Japan Time (9AM ET), with Drexyl and Tragg priced at $30.00 each, and Skreel at $35.00

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REVIEW: Carbonation Toys’ FizzKids

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It all started when a 53’ trailer carrying 1,800 cases of canned soda pop was headed south on Bubble Blvd. and the driver lost control, crashing into Plush and Lush Toy Company.

But what has the town talking is what happened to the toys. Residents report that — miraculously — the formerly soft, cuddly stuffed animals appear to have transformed.

According to Carbonation Toys, this is the creation story for their FizzKids line. The FizzKids is a series of six solid vinyl figures. Each one is contained within its own aluminum can style packaging. 

The can is about the size of your favorite carbonated beverage. It features a little pop cap on the top as well as nutritional facts on the cardboard tube can. Inside of the can exterior, there’s a clear plastic capsule where the figure resides. It’s one of the more unique packaging designs that I’ve seen over the past 10 years of reviewing toys.

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There are six different figures in the FizzKids Series 1. Each figure/character has it’s own corresponding carbonated beverage flavor. There’s Alien Limeade (Alien), Bone Crusher Root Beer (Boy), Cranked Cola (Cat), Rummy Cola (Rat), Vicious Dog Sparkling Water (Dog), and Zombie Juice (Zombie).

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I like the variety that Carbonation Toys has chosen for this series: Cat, Dog, Rat, Zombie, Human, and Alien. (The standouts – in my opinion – are the Cat and the creepy little kid) But I also like that the sculpts are so varied. Maybe it’s that I’m so used to seeing platform toys in this scale.

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Choices ‘Fur’ Flocked Edition

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Today - Tuesday April 7th 2015 at 3PM ET - Jermaine Rogers will be releasing the new Choices 'Fur' Flocked Edition figure. This variant vinyl figure sports a flocking, adding a layer of gentle 'fur' on the surface of the figure. The 8-inch tall knife-wielding figure is a limited edition of 125 pieces worldwide. The Choice Fur Flocked Edition will run $80.00 plus shipping.

They'll also be releasing the Choices art print - a regular print edition is limited to only 100 signed and numbered pieces, but there will be some rare variants printed on foil stock, as well. The 30-inch x 19-inch screen-printed poster is printed on French speckletone gallery stock. Each piece is signed and numbered by Jermaine Rogers. It will be available for $50.00 plus shipping.

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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 ..

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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.

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