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G.I. Joe Collector’s Club reveals first-half of exclusive figures for 2012

Hasbro has unveiled the first five figures in their G.I. Joe Collector’s Club, which is basically like Matty Collector’s various lines of adult collectibles, except that Hasbro is actually giving us all the details up front rather than forcing us to wait. Enough bitterness, let’s talk some toys!

The first five figures consist of Joe’s Topside, Grunt, and Quarrel, and Cobra’s Dice and Nano-B.A.T. Each 3 3/4 inch figure comes with a venerable buttload of accessories, as is customary with GI Joe’s. Rumored to follow this is Iron Klaw (from the short-lived “GI Joe Extreme” cartoon), Jinx, Barrel Roll, Big Boa, Cover Girl, Sure Fire, and one as of yet unidentified character. The only way to get your hands on any of these figures is to join the GI Joe Club, which includes a subscription to a collector’s magazine, as well as access to the mysterious 13th figure. Prices vary for different options, so check it out now if you are interested.

UPDATE: Jinx and Iron Klaw have both been officially announced on GI Joe Club’s official site, and I am now more tempted than ever to join this subscription to get my hands on them!

Hatch a Face-Hugger in your beverage with “Aliens” ice cube trays

Kotobukiya, makers of awesome nerdy ice trays such as Han Solo in Carbonite from “Star Wars” (“Empire Strikes Back” if you want to get technical, and I am sure you do), are now releasing “Alien” ice trays. The trays come in the shape of the xenomorph’s head, as well as the eggs that hatch the infamous face-huggers.

The egg tray holds five ice shapes (since they really are not cubes at all), while the head tray holds six. Each have an oversized shape as well for larger cups. Each one will cost about $10 USD, and will officially be sold in February, 2012, so get your pre-orders in now!