Toys

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Lee Cross has skills. The talented artist has a knack for being able to sculpt life-like fantastical creatures that are breathtaking. The handmade critters appear to be armature wire covered in fabric, stuffing, and fur, and they come in a wide variety of sizes. They’re also fully posable! It’s like having an adorable, exotic pet without any of the work.

While she doesn’t take commissions or have an Etsy shop, Lee does offer her creatures on eBay from time to time.

See more of Lee’s work after the break.

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The new LEGO Minifig Series 12 has been unveiled and here’s your first look at what’s included (note that a “gamer” is on the list):

  • Gamer
  • Miner
  • Rock Star
  • Swashbuckler
  • Jester
  • Princess and Frog Prince
  • Japanese Horror-Movie Ghost
  • Pizza Delivery Guy
  • Barbarian
  • Genie
  • Lifeguard
  • Wizard
  • Hunter
  • Space Dude
  • Athena
  • Pig Suit Guy

The figures will retail for $3.99 when they’re released this October.

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Well, it looks like Texas-based Tinnus Enterprises has just created the ultimate weapon for summer water warfare. Bunch O Balloons is a hose adapter that comes with 37 water balloons that are all pre-attached. The user snaps the adapter onto a hose, and after turning the water on, the balloons all fill up at once. When the user shakes the adapter, the whole thing seals up and the user has enough balloons to wage a very damp war.

The company is currently seeking funds via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (they obliterated their initial funding goal), and they claim that the device allows a single person to fill 100 balloons in under a minute. Now that sounds like a fun afternoon.

Check out his Kickstarter video and a sample video of the balloons in action after the break…

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Tetsuya Nomura’s eye-catching artistic style is easily recognizable. As a Square Enix artist, he’s worked on a number of popular video game titles for the company, including Kingdom Hearts and the Final Fantasy series. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the artist was given the task of creating a Batman action figure for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, his take on the classic Caped Crusader ended up looking… well, like something out of Final Fantasy. Don’t get me wrong–his version is absolutely beautiful. The details, like Batman’s helmet and his wings, are incredible. The “DC Comics Variant Play Arts Action Figure” sure does look great, but there isn’t any word on when it will be officially released.

Check out another pic after the break…

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Hot Toys recently announced a new line of Back to the Future collectibles, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the classic time-travel flick. The first toy will be the above 1/6th scale Marty McFly figure, and as you can see the toy actually features an uncanny Michael J. Fox’s likeness, along with other crucial details like clothes, sunglasses and that bulky ’80s camera! Here’s what the company had to say about the figure:

The movie-accurate Marty McFly Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in the movie, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and a number of accessories. Pre-ordering at Ani-Com will include a 1/6th scale guitar as bonus accessory.

Pretty cool, right? By the way, the DeLorean looks amazingly detailed too, and I’m pretty stoked to see that Marty also comes with a retro skateboard.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Preview night at SDCC was insane. Busy busy busy and a sea of humanity. But I did find a very shiny girl within that insanity over at the QMx booth.

Meet the newest QMx Serenity.

She’s 1:124 scale and based on the filming miniature with a length of 26.5 inches, width of 17 inches, and height 7.5 inches.

She also has an aluminum and steel internal armature with over 100 led lights and she’s handcrafted by the artisans at QMx.

Oh and, her engines turn in case of a need for a Crazy Ivan.

No word yet on release date or price, but she’s lovely to look at.

Head after the break to see more.

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It seems fitting that SDCC started on Batman Day.

What better way to celebrate 75 years of Batman than with this LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile?

You can buy it this week at Comic-Con for $39.99. No word on availability beyond the con.

See an additional picture after the break.

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Remember Nick Fury’s flying fortress the Helicarrier, HQ for S.H.I.E.L.D.? Well, Hot Toys is making their own version, and you know it will be huge and beyond spectacular. This is just one of three new products Hot Toys is teasing that relate to Marvel Studios properties.

Look past the break to see the other products teasing Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy!

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Everyone, shut up! Hot Wheels has turned a C5 Corvette into a giant love letter to Darth Vader. This life-size Hot Wheels car with red lightsaber trim is basically what Vader would be if after his death in Return of the Jedi (sorry, spoilers), he suddenly reincarnated as the living vehicle villain of Transformers 5: Sith Happens. Fans can get their own toy-sized version that comes in a red lightsaber display case.

Check out more images of the car and its cute toy counterpart after the break.

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In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (named after astronomer Edwin Hubble) was carried into orbit around Earth, where it continues making amazing discoveries to this day. Now, GRusso has submitted his design for a Lego version of the telescope to Lego Ideas, saying “A LEGO model of this amazing piece of space engineering would come as a perfect homage to its [the Hubble's] 25th anniversary in 2015 (little more than a year from now).”

The design is getting a lot of support, but still needs more if it’s going to have a real shot at being accepted.

More pictures of this well-designed (and strangely round) model telescope after the break.

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