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Full Skylanders Trap Team game hitting tablets too


Will even include a controller
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Skylanders Trap Team is heading to mobile devices as well! And like, the full actual game. Activision is claiming console-quality graphics, and it even comes with its own high performance controller. This is huge! This will a...
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Bravely Second

Bravely Second figure comes with a DLC code for the game


Steel Magnolias
Aug 06
// Brittany Vincent
Although Bravely Second is still a ways from being released, Square Enix has shown off a prototype figure of the game's protagonist, Magnolia Arch. The Bravely Second Magnolia figure stands 9.45 inches tall and is claimed to ...
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Nintendo

Jakks Pacific plans articulated Nintendo figure line


You too can now put your favorite Nintendo characters into compromising positions
Aug 05
// Brittany Vincent
Jakks Pacific plans to expand its Nintendo line, which started with Micro Land versions of some of your favorite Nintendo characters. Initial offerings will include a 4-inch Mario, Yoshi, and Link, and a 6-inch Bowser and Don...
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Persona Q

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth minifigs are on their way


As if I needed to spend any more money
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
According to eagle-eyed Twitter user @Bo_deWindt, there's a Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth mini figure set on the horizon. Unfortunately, there aren't any real details regarding which figures we can expect to see or prici...
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Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes releasing September 23


Say goodbye to Mickey and hello to Iron Man
Jul 24
// Brittany Vincent
Disney Interactive has confirmed that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will release to North American retailers on Tuesday, September 23. The sequel to the family IP established last year will expand the platform with the...
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Batman

Holy Batman 1989 videogame figure, NECA!


A worthy followup to the RoboCop figure
Jul 23
// Brittany Vincent
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of both the 1989 film and videogame, NECA has announced its first ever Batman figure in 7" scale. This figure has over 25 points of articulation plus removable cape, Batarang, and Spear Gun a...
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Mario Kart 8

Luigi's death stare is still strong with these Mario Kart 8 toy displays


#TOOSTRONK
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
Ever since I originally posted about those Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's, I've been meaning to get out to one and pick up one of them, but I have yet to do so. In the event you've been trying to figure out whether or not y...
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Mother 2

Import this Mother 2 figure set just in time for the game's 20th anniversary


Reggie Fils-Aime will continue to bathe in your tears
Jul 07
// Brittany Vincent
Takara Tomy Arts continues their line of Mother 2 (EarthBound) releases with these adorable gashapon figures. Ness, Paula, Jeff, Poo, and Mr. Saturn comprise the set and all are around 2.5 inches tall, with the exception of...
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Blizzard

This exclusive SDCC loot from Blizzard is cute all the way


Primal Kerrigan, will you be mine?
Jun 30
// Brittany Vincent
San Diego Comic-Con is about to descend upon us once again, and with it are a bevy of adorable figures, plushes, and other bric-a-brac from Blizzard and its cavalcade of properties. Up for grabs exclusively at SDCC are varied...
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Pokémon

Mega Blaziken joins the S.H. Figuarts line


Blazy's on fire, he got me goin' crazy, soos a man naaier
Jun 23
// Brittany Vincent
The Pokémon S.H. Figuarts line is growing, with the addition of Mega Blaziken. Mega Blaziken is the second Pokémon figure to join the lineup after Lucario, and it looks like it means business. Blaziken seems lik...
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NECA retro figures

NECA's latest retro videogame figure is Rocky Balboa


Adriaaaaaaan!
Jun 06
// Brittany Vincent
Continuing the trend of releasing figures based on their classic video game appearances, NECA has taken on a new project. This time around, they're putting out a Rocky figure, which I can only surmise will be based off of the...
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Skylanders Trap Team pre-orders will get you access to a bonus figure


Don't miss your chance to get her!
Jun 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Starting today, Skylanders fans that pre-order Trap Team will be given access to a bonus figure. New character Gearshift (pictured above) will be offered in limited supply, and this marks the first time fans will be able to b...
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Guild Wars 2 meets anime in this stop motion fight scene


Action figures never looked so badass
Jun 01
// Abel Girmay
From the painstaking artistry at work, to my upbringing with films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, there's a reverence that I'll always have for stop motion animation, even if the final product isn't amazing (looking at...
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Mass Effect

This Garrus statue is what dreams are made of


That's 21 inches of pure turian
May 30
// Brittany Vincent
Excuse me, 1/4 scale figure of Mass Effect's Garrus Vakarian. I couldn't help but noticing your 21 inches of pure turian goodness over there, and you're a little expensive, but you lookin' hot. Let's get together and talk cal...
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Kirby

These tiny Kirby figures are adorable and affordable


Buy ALL the little Kirby toys!
May 29
// Brittany Vincent
You can never have too many Kirby figures, and this Kirby Tsumu Tsumu set includes 5-10 figures of Kirby doing what he does best: being freakin' adorable. The tiny Kirby figures can be stacked on top of each other, and if you...
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Mega Drive

This Mega Drive is actually Megatron in disguise


He's just really good at hiding
May 28
// Brittany Vincent
This Mega Drive isn't what you think it is. No, there's more than meets the eye here. Look closer. Closer still. It's actually Megatron! Yes, Megatron. Tomopop brings us this transforming Mega Drive, first announced at Won...
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Street Fighter

Tsume sure makes some fine-looking Street Fighter figures


Chun-Li and Vega are absolutely gorgeous
May 22
// Brittany Vincent
You can never have too many Street Fighter figures, especially if they're of Vega. Tsume's "ultra high quality" Street Fighter statues are currently available for preorder on the official website, making their way to your hom...
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Pokémon

These new Pokémon model kits are fearsome and frugal


They came to bring the pain, hardcore from the brain
May 19
// Brittany Vincent
These may not be as cute as the Pokémon Red Nendoroid we got our panties in a twist about the other day, but look! More new Pokémon toys! Straight out of the 53rd Shizuoka Hobby Show, these Poképla kits a...
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Pokémon

Have another look at the Pokémon Red Nendoroid


The Pokémon really sell it
May 15
// Brittany Vincent
Good Smile Company announced a brand new Pokémon Nendoroid the other day (via Tomopop) based off of Pokémon Origins protagonist Red, but all we really had to go off of back then were fuzzy images of a sign displ...
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Pokémon

Good Smile Company's Pokémon Nendoroid is kawaii as heck


Red, I choose you!
May 12
// Brittany Vincent
You can never have enough Pokémon figures in your life, especially when they happen to be Nendoroids. Good Smile Company revealed an upcoming Nendoroid of none other than Pokémon Origins series protagonist Red, ...
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Do want

Alright, I need this Gravity Rush figure in my life


Kat-astic
May 12
// Steven Hansen
I don't like stuff. Maybe living lean is a product of smaller San Francisco living arrangements, maybe it's a product of semi-frequent moves, but I don't like to own a lot of things. Figures have almost always fallen into thi...
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Darkstalkers

Capcom is releasing a new Morrigan figure


Toss her on the pile with the other Morrigan figures in my room
May 08
// Brittany Vincent
For some, Morrigan Aensland is the face of Darkstalkers. For every cosplayer who runs around in loose-fitting fur as Felicia, there are a hundred Morrigans basking in the glory that only comes from hitting up cons in a winged...
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Titanfall

These Titanfall figures are nearly as cool as the real thing


I mean, I guess if you like action figures over IRL mechs
Apr 28
// Brittany Vincent
Threezero's Titanfall figures are large and in charge. They're also super-detailed and, even for a game that isn't making everyone sing its praises, pretty cool from an action figure standpoint if nothing else. The figures ar...

The next Skylanders borrows a little from the Pokemon series

Apr 23 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
Skylanders Trap Team (3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 [previewed], Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)Developer: Toys for Bob (last-gen) / Beenox (current-gen, 3DS)Publisher: ActivisionRelease: October 5, 2014MSRP: $74.99 (Game, Portal, figure, two Traps) The story sees Invader Zim Chaos trying to take over Skylands ... again. This time, however, he's going to enlist a group of villains trapped in a prison made out of Traptanium, the hardest material known to Skylanders. Chaos' plan works, sort of -- he's able to free the villains, but they all just escape instead of joining up with him. Enter the Trap Masters, the main draw of Trap Team. These Skylanders are bigger than normal core characters, but not as big as the Giants. The Trap Masters are skilled with all things Traptanium, and all their weapons are made out of the substance, shown off as see-through crystals in the game and the toys themselves. There's going to be around 50 new Skylanders, made up of a mix of these Trap Masters, new core characters, and reposed fan-favorite Skylanders. And of course all the previous Skylanders, Giants, and Swap Force heroes will work in Trap Team. Now here's the surprise, there's going to be over 40 playable villains as well that you'll have to physically capture, so to speak. "Pretty much the biggest thing we've done is this idea of constantly innovating," executive producer Jeff Poffenbarger told Destructoid. "Bringing toys to life was the first initial big innovation. We can certainly just continue to do that, but for us we asked ourselves 'What would even take that a step further?' We know we can bring toys to life ... but we also wanted to figure out how to reverse that magic. So you can bring toys to life, but how do we bring life to toys?" All of the escaped villains can be converted over to your team. Take them on, defeat them, and then capture them in a new special crystal toy. So yeah, kind of like Pokemon. Once an enemy has been defeated, players are told to insert a special crystal into the new version of the Portal of Power. It's actually a really cool effect, as the audio from the TV gets outputted into the Portal itself (and vice-versa) as they get sucked in and out of the adventure. Villains will also give you feedback, help, and advice from the Portal when not in use. One of the first major bosses is called Chompy Mage (pictured in the lead image), a crazy old guy who fights with a sock puppet on his hand (kind of like the Ventriloquist from the Batman series.) He can summon little tiny monsters, and later in the battle he'll transform into this giant jumpy gross monster thing. After he joins your team, all the power sets he used on you are now yours. While some villains are powerful in this way, there will be some with more passive abilities. One example shown was a mini-boss troll that can use a gun to freeze opponents. He can't really do damage, just freeze enemies. Those playing by themselves can actually hotswap between a Skylander and a villain with the press of the button to take advantage of this ability. Or say a parent can play as the ice troll to let their kid be more of the main star in the game. Traditional co-op with multiple Skylanders is still in the game too. So a cool concept, but here's where it gets kind of dumb. You can only save one villain into a Trap toy at a time. That I kind of don't have a problem with. You can at least store villains at a new hub location so you can swap villains in and out as desired into a crystal. The dumb part is that the Trap toys are all elemental based. So you can only store an ice based villain inside of an ice Trap toy, for example. My main concern is that this is going to get more expensive for fans than ever before. I'm just hoping the Trap Hero toys will include their respective Trap toy too. Plus these things are tiny compared to even the tiniest Skylander figure, and could potentially get lost really easily. Collectors be warned: There will be multiple variants of the Trap toys themselves as well. That said, you don't have to capture the villains, just like how you don't need all of the elemental types of Skylanders to beat the games. So what happens if you don't want to -- or just can't -- capture a villain after defeating them? Toys for Bob is still figuring that out, having kids and adults of all ages try out the game to find the best solution for everybody. Otherwise players can expect similar approaches to the mini-games, competitive multiplayer, the cross-platform saves, and the return of the jump mechanic from the past games. The visuals are just as gorgeous as ever, especially on the current generation of hardware. You know how you've always wished that the CG sequences from a game was what you were actually playing? That's Trap Team, essentially. The great visuals extend down to the toys themselves too, looking more detailed than ever. So yeah, Skylanders Trap Team. If you're a fan of the series, you already know you'll be picking this one up. I did want to make some special mentions of other playable characters before you leave. There's Chopper, a new core hero who's a little tiny T-rex with a helicopter rotor on its back. It can fly in the air and shoots swarms of missiles like it was straight out of Robotech. Then there's a duo team of villain trolls who control a walking chainsaw tank. Just let that visual sink into your head. Also SPOILERS Chaos himself is playable.
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Skylanders Trap Team has you capturing and reforming villains to your team
The developers at Toys For Bob are back in the saddle with Skylanders Trap Team, the next entry in their hit toys-meet-videogame franchise. This time the hook involves you capturing villains and enslaving brainwashing reform...

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BioShock statue

Is Elizabeth your spunky waifu? Why not buy a $250 statue?


Highway robbery at sea
Mar 11
// Steven Hansen
Here's a thing you can buy if you have too much money on your hands and don't want to give it to those in need: this limited run Noir Elizabeth BioShock Infinite statue is available for pre-order. It's $250, but only 400 were...
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Dragon's Crown figure

New Dragon's Crown figure turns the Amazon into a pole dancer


And yet it features more realistic proportions than the last
Mar 05
// Steven Hansen
There's a new Dragon's Crown Amazon figure coming courtesy of Empty and it's some how more fan service-y than the Sorceress. She's straight up pole dancing on her axe for no reason. You can find more shots here. It's better t...
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Zelda toys

Very nice Legend of Zelda figures coming this July


Twilight Princess Link & Ganondorf, Skyward Sword Link & Scervo
Feb 19
// Steven Hansen
Do you have more money than your know what to do with? Why not buy Zelda toys? Dark Horse's new Zelda line, revealed at Comic Con, was on display at Toy Fair 2014. Twilight Princess Link will be priced at $79.99 and Ganondorf...
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Watch DTOID news... with your EYES!
Welp, here's your exciting video game news! Lots and lots of fun things, like Nintendo's financial problems, [obvious] lack of plans to move into mobile games, a single Super Smash Bros. screen, and the rumored new console,"...

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Nathan Drake figure

This Nathan Drake figure is ruggedly handsome


I wonder if his head comes off...Drake's Decapitation
Nov 20
// Steven Hansen
And it's really expensive, at $160. That figures. Though Slideshow Collectibles is offering you a chance to enter a giveaway to win this faithful, 1.6 scale, heavily detailed  recreation of Uncharted 3's lead. Apparently...
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Titanfall statue

Have a better look at the absurdly big Titanfall statue


Larger than human babies
Nov 14
// Steven Hansen
Titanfall is getting a Collector's Edition when it launches for PC, 360, and Xbox One next March. It's more expensive than my platypus venom breakfast smoothies at $250. It does come with this cute robot monster, though,&nbs...

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