Toyark sponsor HobbyLink Japan has posted a bunch of photos from the Shizouka Hobby Show 2013, which was held May 16-19 at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan, We’ve mirrored a bunch of the images, but you can see their full report and all of their pics Here.
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NECA has posted images and release info for their upcoming Survival Rambo 7″ Figure. Rambo comes with a spear, knife, walkie talkie, pistol and a machine gun. The figure features over 25 points of articulation. Look for it in stores in August.
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Bandai has released some new photos of their upcoming S.H. Figuarts Daft Punk figures. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter stand 6″ tall and are due for release in November 2013. The new pics gives us a much clearer look at the figures and their articulation.
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The first wave of Doctor Who 3.75″ Figures includes 6 toys. The figures are due to hit in July. Big Bad Toy Store has them set of 6 for $69.99. You can order them Here. Included are:
• Weeping Angel
• Clara Oswald
• The Eleventh Doctor
• Ice Warrior
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Gizmodo had the pleasure of visiting Hasbro‘s offices on Rhode Island. They were privy to some processes that few of gotten to see before. They have shared their experience. It includes a nice look at the 3D model making process. It shows how they use model making software, 3D printers and more to construct the toys we see on the shelves. You can read the article Here.
Playing a bit of catch up on some Dr. Who toys coming from Underground Toys. Sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has listed some of the Underground Toys Dr. Who figures and gift sets for North American release. Some of these were previously announced, but we’re just getting a list of the upcoming figures here for conveniences sake.
• Doctor Who Eleven Doctors TARDIS Box Set – June 2013
• The Dæmons Collectors Set – August 2013
• Doctor Who 5″ Classics Series 01 – The Fourth Doctor – June 2013
• Doctor Who “Claws of Axos” Collectors Set 1971 – July 2013
• Doctor Who 5″ Action Figures – 10th Doctor With Sonic Screwdriver – June 2013
• Doctor Who 5″ Action Figures: Season 3 – 10th Doctor Blue Suit – July 2013
• Captain Jack Harkness in Trenchcoat – June 2013
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Mezco has sent along a press release for their upcoming Mega Scale 12″ Krampus Plush. Look for it this October. See the press release below.
Mezco Releases Mega Scale Krampus Plush: Naughty Children On High Alert
Gruss Vom Krampus!
Mezco presents folklore legend, plush Krampus!
This oversized Krampus is 12″ tall from the tips of his “devilish” horns to the points of his cloven hooves. This sinfully adorable mythic creature is a hugably plump plush that is perfect for those who enjoy the darker side of the holiday spirit.
Mezco’s Krampus plush doll has all the trademark characteristic of the fabled creature with horned head, pointed tongue that sticks out, hoofed feet, and tail.
According to tradition, this beast is responsible for “handling” all the naughty children during the holiday season, gathering them and taking him back to his lair. Krampus, an Austrian legendary creature was outlawed in 1934 but the ban was lifted and has become a holiday phenomenon gaining worldwide popularity for his devilish representation of the holiday spirit.
“Krampus has really been busy recently” said Mezco’s resident Krampus enthusiast, Mike Drake, “He’s appeared on Scooby Doo, The Venture Brothers, The Colbert Report, the popular Grimm Fairy Tales comic, and in a cool series of bumpers for G4. NPR recently reported several Pennsylvania towns are even organizing holiday Krampus parades. It’s a good time for Krumpus…but a bad time to be naughty.”
Mezco’s plush Mega Scale Krampus arrives in stores in October, but is available for pre-order now at finer online retailers.
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Cinema World Restaurant (CW) in Daegu, South Korea, is something that must be seen to be believed. They have a collection of movie memorabilia, high end toys, collectibles, statues, busts and more that is simply a sight to behold. It’s all presented in a series of beautiful displays in a high end restaurant. The pics come courtesy of Blog.Naver.com (Here and Here). The display includes Marvel, DC, Terminator, Predator, Lord of the Rings, Disney, Star Wars, Avatar, Star Trek, Aliens, and a whole lot more.
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NECA has unveiled a new E.T. – The Extraterrestrial Lifesize Prop Replica Puppet. This nearly 3′ tall (yes that’s three feet tall) puppet is due to ship out April 18. It is limited to a single production run. Due to its size, it will not feature any packaging and will simply ship packed in a UPS box.
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NECA has tweeted out a pic of their John Rambo fully packaged. This version of the Rambo is based on his appearance in the original film in the series; First Blood. The 7″ figure is scheduled to ship soon. Look for it to hit shelves in May.
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