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Threezero’s 1/6th scale Sandor Clegane – “The Hound”

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Threezero continues their Game of Thrones collectible line with the announcement of their 1/6th scale Sandor Clegane “The Hound” figure. Standing approximately 13 inches tall, this 1/6th scale collectible features a new body, developed specifically for this figure. The Hound comes with interchangeable hands, highly detailed armor costume (featuring: Gauntlets, Greaves and Belt Decoration); back and waits belts with scabbards and sheathes for the following weapons: Greatsword; Long Swong; Dagger and Katar.

The Hound figure will be offered for pre-order at threezerostore.com for a limited time starting on Wednesday August 17th 2016 at 9PM ET. Sandor Clean will be priced at $195.00 with worldwide shipping included in the price. There will also be a special threezerostore exclusive offer. The Threezero Store Deluxe Pack, featuring The Hound’s signature Helmet head accessory, will be available for $210.00 with International shipping included in the price.

The 1/6th scale Game of Thrones Sandor Clegane “The Hound” figure features:

  • Head sculpt with realistic likeness of Rory McCann and rooted hair
  • Interchangeable hands
  • Detailed armor costume featuring: Gauntlets, greaves, and belt decoration
  • Back and waist belts with sheathes for weapons
  • Greatsword
  • Long sword
  • Dagger
  • Katar
  • Threezero Store Deluxe Pack: The Hound’s signature Helmet

Plaseebo’s King Kanzler Custom

Plaseebo, in collaboration with Eric B of Krotpong, have announced a one of a kind Plaseebo custom of the Kanzler vinyl figure. The “King Kanzler” is a behemoth - standing 14.5 inches high. He has one red glass eye insert and a gold leaf breast plate, as well as a leather loin cloth and cloth boots. He also has a motion activated color-changing LED unit in his head with replaceable batteries. The piece is hand painted by Bob Conge with Monster Kolor sprays.

The King Kanzler will be available on Wednesday August 17th 2016 from the Plaseebo webshop.

REVIEW: Capture the Flag Redux

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Capture the flag. The game brings back childhood memories of humid summer nights playing with the other neighborhood kids who didn’t have a care in the world. The game would always consist of two teams and some items – the flags – that the teams had to retrieve and return to their home base. There was also freezing and unfreezing of opposing players…and probably some other rules that I no longer remember.

After raising enough funds via Kickstarter, creator Judd King released Capture the Flag Redux. The game is a good example of one of those successful Kickstarter projects that’s now widely available online and at retail.

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The Capture the Flag Redux kit runs about $60 and includes everything you need to play the game…except for friends. You’ll need to provide your own friends. There are two teams (green and blue) and items correspond to the team colors. The kit includes a pair of battery-operated orbs (those are what you capture), 16 LED lit bracelets (8 of each color), 8 jail markers (4 of each color to designate a jail area), and 7 territory lights (so you don’t accidently run onto that grumpy old neighbor’s front lawn). The kit also includes instructions as well as a deck of 12 game variation cards that give the traditional capture the flag game a twist.

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My first thought, when opening up the Capture the Flag Redux box, was there must be $60 worth of batteries in here. Everything has batteries in it. All of the markers, the bracelets and the orbs are all battery powered. It’s also high quality…especially for a game you’re going to throw out in your uncut backyard next to the lawn darts.

Now, I haven’t actually played the game with a group of people. I watched this video of kids playing the game…so I’m pretty sure I have a feel for how it would look. I have a 4 and a 6 year old and they’ve not completely grasped that games have rules that need to be followed. Plus, the light-up bracelets are made of hard plastic and are a little too big for my kids’ wrists. I’m sure that we could jerry-rig something, since the bracelets are really to show who’s on what team and probably keep folks visible.

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Since the game is made to be played with larger groups of people, I can see this being popular with big families or neighborhood get-togethers. Scouting troops and the like would probably get a lot of use out of the game. Basically, anywhere that there's a large number of people who want to have fun.

It’s too often that you see things rebranded or rebooted that folks have no use for, no interest in, or still liked the original anyway. I don’t think that’s the case with Capture the Flag Redux. I think they’ve made a classic game better…and that’s difficult to accomplish.

You can pick one up at the following:

Capturetheflagredux.com: $60.00
Amazon.com: $63.90

Skelevex Defaced

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Defaced is a collaborative "Skelevex Die Orama" custom series, featuring the work of the Birmingham UK graffiti artist known as Hoarser. Each Skelevex measures 3 inches long and is made of hand-cast polyurethane resin. The first 5 pieces, each a one of a kind, will go on sale on Saturday August 13th 2016 at 6PM BST (1PM ET) for £14.99 each (approx $19) plus shipping at Skelevex.com.

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The Twilight Zone Series 4 in B&W

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BifBangPow! has announced that their lineup of The Twilight Zone Series 4 3.75-inch action figures will be available in Black and White. These "as seen of TV" figures will include Don Carter (Nick of Time episode), Hansen (A Quality of Mercy episode), Jerry and Willie (The Dummy episode), Alicia (The Lonely episode), and Marsha White (The After Hours episode).

Each retro-styled figure features 5 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, and hips) and showcases a classic character with episode-specific accessories. Look for them to retail around $11.99 each.

 

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Hot Toys’ Suicide Squad Cosbabys

Hot Toys has announced several additional Cosbaby figures from DC Comic’s film Suicide Squad. These Cosbabies are available individually with each of them standing approximately 9.5cm tall. They're expected to be released somewhere between Q3 and Q4 of 2016.

The figures include (as pictured):

  • The Joker (Purple Coat Version)
  • The Joker (Shirtless Version)
  • The Joker (Arkham Asylum Version)
  • The Joker (Batman Imposter Version)
  • The Joker (Batman Imposter Version) 2.0
  • Harley Quinn
  • Harley Quinn (Winking Version)

 

Twilight Pop! Series

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In case you couldn't get of enough melodramatic vampires, Funko has announced their Twilight Pop! SeriesEdward is available in his fetching gray pea coat, in his vampiric form (only at Barnes & Noble), in his wedding tuxedo, and glittery (only at Hot Topic). Bella is available in her vampire form or lovely wedding dress. Jane comes in two versions of her Volturi garb: with her hood (only at NYCC), and without her hood. The werewolf Jacob Black sports his classic shirt-free torso (of course). Look for them to be released in September 2016.

Huck Gee “Blank” Vannen Artist Watch

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Vannen Watches has released a limited edition Huck Gee "Blank" Vannen Artist Watch. Huck's black "Blank" watch is limited to 75 pieces and features a classic matte black finish with black and grey dial art and a red "death" Kanji printed on the inside surface of the crystal. The back of the watch and crown feature additional Huck and Vannen engravings putting the finishing touches on this special edition piece. As a bonus, each “Blank” box also comes signed and numbered by the artist. You can pick one up for $65.00.

3A Toys announces The DOOM Marine

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Bethesda, id Software, and ThreeA have unveiled The DOOM Marine, the highly anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure from the critically acclaimed game, DOOM. Standing over 13-inches tall, The Doom Marine figure features full range of articulation an accurately detailed Praetor Suit, three sets of interchangeable hands, and is armed with deadly weaponry perfect for slaughtering hordes of demons – including the Plasma Rifle, Combat Shotgun, and Super Shotgun. The Bambaland.com and Bethesda Store Editions include the exclusive Chainsaw. Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order as well. They're all available to purchase for $260.00 and expected to begin shipping in June to August of 2017.

One-Eyed Girl Customs at Strangecat Toys

Artist Kasey Tararuj aka One-Eyed Girl had three custom pieces that were supposed to be at Strangecat Toy's booth at Tampa Bay Comic Con lost in transit. Well, the package was eventually tracked down and the trio of custom pieces and they are now on sale at strangecattoys.com.

Morimugs is a 7-inch Custom Tricky that's available for $200.00Squeedley Dee - a 4-inch Custom Billy The Squid - is $100.00. And Cocoa the chocolate bar - a 4-inch custom Dookie-Poo - will run you $150.00.