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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey yesterday at 05:30. 3 comments

Marvel's Grandmaster Figure Perfectly Captures Jeff Goldblum's Goofy Charm

Marvel's Grandmaster Figure Perfectly Captures Jeff Goldblum's Goofy Charm

Forget Ian Malcom from Jurassic Park or Independence Day’s David Levison with his sweet-ass grappling hook and energy shield. Now there’s a superior Jeff Goldblum action figure in the form of Marvel’s gleefully grinning Grandmaster from Thor: Ragnarok.

Shame on Marvel and Hasbro for making me wait so long for a physical representation of one of Goldblum’s most Goldblum-iest roles. His...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 16, 2019 at 21:00. 16 comments

Hasbro Recreates Classic Marvel Comic Covers With Toys

Hasbro Recreates Classic Marvel Comic Covers With Toys

Celebrating eight decades of Marvel Comics, Hasbro is releasing a series of new 80th Anniversary Marvel Legends toys featuring iconic heroes looking as if they stepped off the covers of classic books. Check out recreations of Captain America 700, Thor 137, and Iron Man 126.

Between the three, Hasbro played it really safe with two of them. The Captain America and Iron Man covers each feature a...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 16, 2019 at 03:00. 15 comments

Hasbro Wants To Make A 2-Foot-Tall, $575 Transformers Unicron Toy

Hasbro Wants To Make A 2-Foot-Tall, $575 Transformers Unicron Toy

The biggest threat in the Transformers multiverse is Unicron, the planet-sized world eater who debuted in 1986’s animated Transformers: The Movie. Despite his popularity among fans, Unicron has never gotten a toy befitting his stature. The 27-inch-tall Transformers: War for Cybertron Unicron being crowdfunded via Hasbro’s HasLab could change that.

Hasbro has attempted to make several Unicron...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 15, 2019. 14 comments

I Wish I Could Wear This Wee Arkham Asylum Batman Cowl

I Wish I Could Wear This Wee Arkham Asylum Batman Cowl

When I heard that DC Collectibles was making a replica of the distinctive cowl the Dark Knight wore during Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum video game, I imagined skulking about my house as a masked vigilante, striking fear into children and cats alike. The final product is lovely, but not the wearable cowl I’d imagined.

The Batman: Arkham Asylum replica cowl, which goes on sale this month for $90...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 14, 2019.

Ah Yes, A $688 Assassin's Creed Statue

Ah Yes, A $688 <i>Assassin's Creed </i>Statue

Ubisoft and Pure Arts announced this new Assassin’s Creed statue today, which is both exquisitely-detailed and insanely-priced.

It weighs in at 20 pounds, and stands over 24 inches tall, so that price is actually pretty standard for something of this quality and size. But still.

In terms of effects, it’s a statue so don’t expect much, but the blue animus stuff does glow with LED lighting, so...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 14, 2019.

Ubisoft's Starlink Won't Get Any New Toys

Ubisoft's <i>Starlink</i> Won't Get Any New Toys

Ubisoft’s 2018 game Starlink: Battle for Atlas gives players a choice between purchasing physical toy spaceships, pilots and weapons to use in-game or paying substantially less for purely digital versions. It looks like the digital version won, as Ubisoft announced today there will be no more physical toys created for the game.

While there are more pilots, spaceships and weapons coming to...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 13, 2019.

$200 Overwatch Sword Is Not Messing Around

$200 <i>Overwatch </i>Sword Is Not Messing Around

Blizzard is selling a $200 replica of Genji’s sword, and anyone willing to practice with the blade while everyone else plays Overwatch will at least find it full of techy features.

In addition to looking like the actual in-game weapon (except for the fact this is made of plastic), it also lights up, and has motion-sensing sound effects that include an audio file of “Ryūjin no ken o kurae!”...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 12, 2019.

Nickelodeon Releases Official Spongebob Meme Figures

Nickelodeon Releases Official <i>Spongebob </i>Meme Figures

In a “how do you do fellow kids” moment for the ages, you can now buy officially licensed Spongebob figures based on the series’ memes.

From “Handsome Squidward” to “Surprised Patrick”, there are six figures in all, though sadly the best one—which I hope is just called “sPOngeBoB”—is already sold out.

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 12, 2019.

Building A Better Star Wars Action Figure

Building A Better <i>Star Wars </i>Action Figure

Picking up an action figure of your favorite character at the store is all well and good, but what if you could spend several hours assembling one from scratch? Putting together these Star Wars character kits from Bandai and Bluefin is a lot more fun than it sounds.

When I was a child, my father used to let me watch him assemble model kits. He was a car guy, so he’d take on the really fancy...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 11, 2019.

Gundam Figure Is Smokin' Hot

<i>Gundam </i>Figure Is Smokin' Hot

This custom variation of a Gundam 30th anniversary figure sure is something. It lights up, yeah, but the fact its exhaust ports also smoke is pretty neat.

It was built by The Great Brush-Painter. The smoking kicks in at the very end:

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 11, 2019.

LEGO: Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Never Going To Happen

<i>LEGO: Red Dead Redemption 2</i> Is Never Going To Happen

UnshiftedToast made these custom Red Dead Redemption 2 LEGO minifigs, with plans to recreate all 24 members of Dutch’s gang.

I’d say you could skip half of them and get to making playsets instead, like the campsite, Valentine Saloon and a little plastic bath so little plastic Arthur can scrub his little plastic arms.

I do like the detail on these, though. You can almost see Dutch about to...

Evan Narcisse Evan Narcisse Jul 10, 2019.

New Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Is Gigantic, As It Should Be

New Lego SHIELD Helicarrier Is Gigantic, As It Should Be

It's going to take 2,996 Lego bricks to make this miniature version of the headquarters of the Marvel Universe's superspy agency. Hulk better not smash.

Revealed today, the Lego SHIELD helicarrier will be one of the toy company's biggest models when it comes out this March. For $349, the Helicarrier comes with Hawkeye, NIck Fury, Black Widow and Captain America minifigs, along with eight...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 07, 2019.

Hand-Made Bastion Figure Actually Transforms

Hand-Made Bastion Figure Actually Transforms
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For reasons unknown, there are no Overwatch action figures. I want there to be Overwatch action figures. Especially Bastion ones that transform like this hand-made effort.

Made by master Korean craftsman Truxton, it’s 100% wood, fully posable and 100% transformable at scale, which is testament as much to Blizzard’s...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 07, 2019.

Seven-Foot Batman "Action Figure" Costs $8000

Seven-Foot Batman "Action Figure" Costs $8000

Hot Toys make some of the best 1/6 scale action figures on the planet. But with this new Batman figure (from the upcoming Batman v Superman movie), they’ve lost their goddamned minds.

This isn’t 30cm tall. When it’s attached to its base (because Hot Toys figures always come with bases) it stands 2.2m/7.2ft. Take it off the base and it still towers over most of you, at 1.95m/6.4ft.

It’s not...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 05, 2019.

New Y-Wing Model Looks Good Enough To Have Died On Film

New Y-Wing Model Looks Good Enough To Have Died On Film

Bandai’s new 1/72 scale Y-Wing model is a thing of beauty.

The detail on it is incredible, but I’m digging the accessories especially. The laser blasts are cool, the Death Star surface tile is a neat touch, and I love how it includes multiple pilot designs, depending on whether you want to rock a New Hope or Return of the Jedi look.

If you’re freaking out that it’s a “model kit”, it’s not a...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 03, 2019.

Look At This Legend Of Zelda Action Figure

Look At This <i>Legend Of Zelda</i> Action Figure
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For over three years, Figma’s Skyward Sword effort has been the best Zelda figure you could buy . In 2016, there’s a new challenger approaching.

Meet the Next Generation of Nintendo...Action Figures

Announced back in June, Figma's Skyward Sword Link action figure is now shipping to customers…

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Gergo Vas Gergo Vas Jul 03, 2019.

R2-D2 Gets Seriously Badass

R2-D2 Gets Seriously Badass

The force might not, but Yamaguchi Katuhisa's creativity totally is with this R2-D2 figure. R2 finally steps up, with its parts getting mixed up with other toys, and becomes the first astromech droid capable of beating the hell out of Imperial forces.

He posted all these pics and a bunch of others on his Twitter. No "Creepy Woody" or shotgun-wielding Professor Layton this time, but they...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 02, 2019.

Aren't You A Little Badass For A Stormtrooper?

Aren't You A Little Badass For A Stormtrooper?

When you put Maschinen Krieger and Star Wars together, only good things can happen.

Given both series have their visual roots in “kitbashing” (cannibalising model kits to create a plastic Frankenstein’s Monster), it’s a natural fit, but while you’d expect a model maker to recreate Star Wars’ vehicles in Ma.K’s more rugged style, Kunho Noh’s effort here is this killer Stormtrooper.

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jul 01, 2019.

The Witcher 3's Creators Have Imagined Geralt As A Samurai

<i>The Witcher 3's </i>Creators Have Imagined Geralt As A Samurai
Fine Art[Fine Art](https://kotaku.com/c/fine-art) is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some art you’d like to share, [get in touch!](mailto:plunkett@kotaku.com)  

CD Projekt Red have opened a new online store, and while that’s not usually something we’d pay much notice to,...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Apr 23, 2019.

Life-Size LEGO Claptrap Is A Bricky Smartass

Life-Size LEGO Claptrap Is A Bricky Smartass

Simon Liu built this impressive LEGO Claptrap, which stands 2.5-feet tall. That’s pretty much 1:1 scale for the little guy!

To get a real good look at it from all angles, here’s a video Beyond the Brick shot at Brickworld Chicago 2015.

You can see more of Simon’s LEGO work here.

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