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SDCC10: Tron Be@rbrick + Marvel Minimates

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At the Diamond Comics SDCC booth, you'll be able to pick up the above pictured exclusive Tron Be@rbrick. The figure is a limited edition run of 1,500 pieces (price to be announced). Also, they will have the Marvel Minimates 90’s Box Set 2010 SDCC Version. This set will be a production run of 2,000 pieces selling for $16.99 each.

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Skateboard Explosion Box Set by Porous Walker

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LTD Tee met up with artist Porous Walker, who had this amazing 3D Skateboard Explosion piece that they couldn't resist putting on a shirt. This box set is available for one week only, exclusively at www.ltdtee.net from July 5th until July 11th. You can pick up the set for $26.99 (in either men and women sizes).

Plastic and Plush readers can also use the discount code "plasticandplush" to get 25% off this shirt. The discount is valid until July 11th 2010.

The Porous Walker box set includes:

• High quality, screen printed t-shirt
• 8” x 10” art print
• Custom screen printed box
• Artist bio on both the box and neck label
• LTD Tee Sticker pack

REVIEW: Jack Shephard RAH

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Background

A couple of years back, Medicom released one of their Real Action Heroes based on Matthew Fox’s character – Jack Shephard – from the hit ABC show LOST. Unfortunately, we’ve seen our last episode of LOST, with this being the sixth and final season of the show.

The series that made being stranded on a deserted island chic (sorry Survivor) might not have answered all of your questions…but they’ve definitely not released enough collectibles based on the television show. Unfortunately, Medicom’s version of Dr. Jack Shephard (distributed by Sideshow Collectibles) is the lone 1/6 scale LOST figure released to date.

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The Facts



Jack Shephard RAH
Series: RAH (Real Action Heroes)
Manufacturer: Medicom Toy
Likeness: Matthew Fox
Material: Hard plastic articulated body with vinyl head
Dimensions: 12” tall
Points of Articulation: about 28 points
Outfit: Black suit; White dress shirt; Belt; Tie; Black shoes
Accessories: Display stand

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Packaging

The Jack Shephard RAH is packaged in a front panel box. The front flap is held in place with Velcro, while the figure is on display inside via a plastic window panel. The box is designed similar to the LOST Season 3 DVD set.

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Our Opinion

Something happened between Seasons 2 and 3 of LOST where I just stopped watching it. I’m not sure why. I enjoyed the show. I think it was just that so many questions kept being raised and nothing was being answered. Well, I recently got back into the show and have watched the first five seasons in a month (thank you Netflix). So please don’t go and ruin the end for me.

It’s too bad that only a few toy companies picked up the LOST license. Medicom has this lone RAH. McFarlane did a few series of their “action” figures based on various characters. (And action is in quotes because they don’t actually move) Finally, Bif Bang Pow! has a promising retro line coming this summer.

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So let’s take a closer look at Medicom’s Jack Shephard RAH. The first thing I noticed is that the sculpt “sorta” looks like Matthew Fox. It actually looks like Jack Shephard, if he was in a Japanese anime. Five years ago, Medicom was at the forefront of 1/6 scale figures. Recently, they’ve been surpassed by companies like Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. While it's not a bad sculpt, it's hard to compare the sculpting work with those two companies.

The other issue I have is the lack of accessories. If you’re paying close to $100 for a toy, you probably want at least a few related accessories (even if it’s just a gun). With Sideshow's G.I. Joe line, you get well over 25 individual accessories per figure.

With all that being said…would I pony up $100 for this figure? Probably. But that’s because I’m a huge LOST fan. If you’ve never seen the show, you’d probably wonder why anyone would want a toy version of that guy from Party of Five in a generic black suit.

You can pick one up at the following:

Sideshow: $99.99

Jack Shephard RAH Grades

Figure Quality: 8/10
   Sculpt: 8/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: 5/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 6/10

Overall: 8.7/10

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The Executioner and Keeper from Splurrt

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Splurrt will be releasing two new figures today (July 5th 2010) at 8PM EST. The Executioner, a ball jointed brute, is splattered in the official Splurrt colors. It's limited to a run of 3 pieces. The Keeper, a spooky spirit to haunt collections, will be limited to a run of 5 one of a kind pieces.

The Executioners are 6.5" tall and will be $75 (they come with a hand stitched cloth hood) and the ghouls are 4.75" tall and will be $45-$50. The figures are sculpted and painted by Josiah Merrill (Splurrt), and all of the resin work is done by MonstreHero.

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SDCC10: Empire Strikes Back Stormtrooper

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At SDCC 2010, Gentle Giant will debut their new line of vintage Star Wars Action figure reproductions with the release of this classic Empire Strikes Back Stormtrooper. This figure was digitally scanned from mint 3 ¾" Kenner originals and reproduced to a fully articulated 12" tall. This figure is limited to a run of 1,500 pieces, running $85.00 each.

Skull King Artist Customs

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Jack Hankins (Horrorwood) created his Skull King paper toy, which was released as an exclusive free gift with the last issue of I Want Your Skull magazine. Well, they decided to recruit some artists to customize the character, and ended up with 8 designs. They've been split into two groups - one available through Horrorwood and the other from I Want Your Skull.

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SDCC10: Dragatomi’s Orange Tuttz

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Argonaut Resins will be releasing a series of Dragatomi exclusive Orange Edition Tuttz figures at San Diego Comic Con. These six new pieces will be the last of Orange Edition. There will be a few more teaser images coming soon - updating 5 of the 6 pieces with a few surprises.

These will be available at Dragatomi's booth at the con and come with signed and numbered custom boxes, signed cats, a mini story card and Certificates Of Authenticity.

SDCC10: A Clockwork Orange Minibust

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Retro Outlaw will be releasing their A Clockwork Orange Minibust in two colorways at San Diego Comic Con. They will be signed by Malcolm McDowell, who will be appearing at the booth on Saturday and Sunday of the show. The 6" tall bust will be limited to a run of 250 pieces and will cost $100.00 each.

REVIEW: Power Girl Deluxe

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Background

Power Girl (Kara Zor-L) is a DC Comics superheroine who made her debut in All Star Comics #58 (1976). According to Wikipedia, she is “the Earth-Two counterpart of Supergirl and the first cousin of Kal-L, Superman of the pre-Crisis Earth-Two”. I’m sure someone has put together the entire Kryptonian family tree in graphic form for those who are extremely interested.

Since Tonner Doll Company has been releasing their Tonner Character Figures based on various DC Comics superheroes (and superheroines) for some time now, it only makes sense that one of their Deluxe DC Stars TCFs would be based on the Power Girl character.

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The Facts



Power Girl Deluxe
Series: DC Stars Deluxe
Manufacturer: Tonner Doll Company
Material: Hard plastic athletic female body, vinyl head with rooted saran hair
Dimensions: 17” tall
Points of Articulation:
15 (neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, bust line, waist, hips, knees, and ankles)
Outfit: White bodysuit; red faux leather belt; red cape; blue gauntlets; blue faux leather boots; pantyhose
Accessories: Two sets of interchangeable hands (blue and flesh)
Edition Size: 500 pieces

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Packaging

The Power Girl Deluxe figure is packaged in the standard Tonner DC Stars rectangular box. Inside, the figure is tied in place using ribbons and secured with foam. All of the accessories are bagged and Power Girl is protected with a hairnet and tissue paper.

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Our Opinion

DC Comics has a ton of ancillary superheroes. Everyone knows Superman and Batman, but there are a bunch of characters that I’ve never heard of. Power Girl has a good name…but I wouldn’t have known the difference between Power Girl, Killer Frost or Zatanna.

My wife’s initial comment about Power Girl was that she has very big boobs. I told her that was probably her superpower. I think that’s the one thing you notice about Tonner’s athletic body build. Attaching the Deluxe to the end of these TCFs names means that these super ladies are much bustier than the previously released DC Stars figures.

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Of course, Deluxe means these Tonner Character Figures are dressed higher quality clothing. Power Girl’s outfit is a perfect match to her comic book counterpart. I like that they’ve given you the option of switching out the blue hands (and accompanying blue gauntlets) for the regular flesh colored hands.

All of the facial features, as well as the hairdo, look perfect. Of course, it’s always easier to try to replicate the look of a comic book character as opposed to an actor or actress.

As far as pricing, $189.99 really prices Power Girl for huge fans of the character or for collectors of Tonner’s DC Stars line. If you’re one of either, you’ll be pleased when you get your hands on this TCF.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Tonner Direct: $189.99

Power Girl Deluxe Grades

Figure Quality: 9/10
   Sculpt: 9/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: 8/10
Packaging: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 6/10

Overall: 9.0/10

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Plaseebo Celsius Tank Custom

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Bob Conge has released several photos of the Plaseebo Custom "Celsius Tank" for the upcoming custom show. The Celsius Tank is a one off piece using vinyl and resin. It has a color changing LED unit mounted in the tank base. There's a switch and it has replaceable batteries.

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