Toys

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This incredible Legend of Zelda lamp was built by Baron von Brunk. He included Kokiri’s Emerald, Zora’s Sapphire, and Goron’s Ruby using Lego hinge bricks to attach the sides to each other. You’ll see the Triforce symbol on top is smooth in the center because he used the very tricky SNOT (Studs Not On Top) method. He created all of these images himself, using the game as reference to get them all right.

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Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are probably the most popular turtles on the planet. The current Nickelodeon cartoon featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been bringing a younger generation to the franchise, and longtime fans seem to like it too.

Revoltech isn’t wasting the opportunity; they’re releasing fancy highly-articulated figures based on the characters. These turtles have interchangeable heads and will be a step up from the average action figure. They should be out in September of this year, and the suggested retail price is set at $47.

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Ready to fight vampires and other monsters in the cutest way possible? Funko’s here to help with a new line of precious Pop! vinyl figures featuring the Scooby Gang from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series includes Buffy, Oz, Willow, Angel, the creepy Gentlemen, and two versions of Spike. As usual, Willow has my favorite outfit. I hope they continue the series so we can see characters like Xander and Giles!

You can pre-order the toys now for a September ship date.

See the rest of the Buffy collection after the break.

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It’s time to cool down with Funko’s latest line of Pop! figures. That’s right, Frozen toys are coming! Merchandise from the popular animated film has been flying off shelves to the point that Disney stores have limits for their customers, and I have no doubt these precious designs from Funko will sell like crazy. Funko’s Frozen series includes Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.

They’ll be available in July, and the timing makes me wonder whether they’ll debut at Comic-Con. We’ll see! Wherever they show up first, I’ll be buying one of each. In the meantime, the figures are currently available for pre-order at $9.99 each.

See the rest of the series after the break.

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These Legends of Cthulhu action figures by indie toymaker Warpo harken back to the ’70s and ’80s with their classic design and are currently up for funding on kickstarter. They each measure 3.75″ tall and will come in very retro packaging designed by Ken Kelley. He aimed to evoke the feel of 1979 so he went with an orange color palette and gave the packages wear marks to make them look old.

As for the figures, Cthulhu is easily the most recognizable of the line, but each of the other three Lovecraftian figures feature the same attention to detail. There’s a Cultist with a vinyl cape, a Deep One with a spear, and a Professor with his trusty pistol. Each is a tribute to both H.P. Lovecraft and the action figures of the ’70′s and ’80′s.

The kickstarter has great pledge incentives like coloring books, t-shirts, and even Q&A sessions with the Warpo team.

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There are no words to describe the level of awesome in these Transformers figures. They will be released by Hasbro as a set for $184.99 as a special San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive this year. From ET Online:

The Transformers 30th Anniversary Tour Edition Action Figure Set is packaged in a concert-cool “roadie case,” packed with special edition posters, stickers, a concert ticket, All-Acess VIP pass, and tell-all history booklet depicting the journey of the Knights of Unicron, from their humble beginnings and formation to their stellar hits and “look” (glam rock deco, metal band hair), band infighting (the titanic egos that once tore them apart), and triumphant return to the stage. With KISS and Iron Maiden-inspired album art (and perhaps a little Spinal Tap thrown in for good measure), the Knights record Look What the Bot Dragged In features such smirk-inducing tune names as Circuit Breaker, Laser Phaser and Rust Without You. (Ages: 8 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $184.99)

Yes, that’s Optimus Prime in animal-themed spandex pants and Soundwave with a killer mohawk. This is reason enough to find a way to attend the convention!

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Lego has officially selected the next Lego Ideas (formerly Lego Cuusoo) project that will see its way to production, and the female scientists minifig set is the winner! This set, officially called “Research Institute”, will feature a paleontologist, astronomer, and chemist along with their assorted equipment. The folks at Lego did already create a female scientist minifig, but this is the first time the idea has been translated into a whole set. Expect to it on store shelves in August.

Watch the video reveal after the break.

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Breaking Bad is so popular that it was only a matter of time before Funko put their eyes on the blue crystal prize. They’ve just announced a series of ten Pop! vinyl figures featuring a few versions of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Gus Fring, Saul Goodman, and more. They’re still waiting on final licensor approval, but the toys will most likely look like the cute versions you see here.

You’ll be able to buy the Breaking Bad Pop! series in July at Entertainment Earth, Barnes & Noble, and Hot Topic.

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This Star Wars Star Destroyer is impressive not just for what it has, but for what it hides. It utilizes the SNOT or “Studs Not On Top” method, which hides all the little round Lego studs on the finished product. This requires more time and effort, but as you can see, it’s worth it for the end result.

The Star Destroyer you’re looking at is huge, measuring two meters long, and was put together by Jerac. Despite its size, the most impressive shots of the model are the ones taken up close.

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Japanese collectible maker Kotobukiya makes figures from lots of fandoms, but this time it’s two iconic horror characters that have been turned into disturbingly sexy anime women. First, there’s a 7″ Freddie Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street due out in October. From the official description:

Since 1984, Freddy has been scaring people in the Nightmare on Elm Street films as a razor-gloved killer who terrorizes his victims in their dreams, and in 2003 he crossed over with Mr. Voorhees of the Friday the 13th series in Freddy vs. Jason. This new Freddy may wear the same iconic striped sweater, hat, and bladed glove, but that’s where the similarities end. A blonde vixen, this Krueger is a beauty with torn clothing, mismatched stockings, and even lacy undergarments peeking out from under her sweater!

Next up is an 8.5″ Jason from Halloween due out in November:

Yamashita and Kotobukiya’s version of the slasher takes its inspiration from Jason’s on screen look but mixes in a beautiful girl in the bishoujo style. Voorhees stands in a relaxed pose in her tattered pants, top, and jacket with the iconic machete in one hand and an axe held over her shoulder. The scraps of her clothing reveal quite a bit of skin and her muscular physique, while her cute face is partly obscured by the nightmarish hockey mask strapped to the side of her head!

Turning these mass murders into sexy women might actually make them scarier than they were in the movies.

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