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GI Joe Collector’s Club reveals 11th subscription figure as “Cover Girl”

The G.I. Joe Collector Club has now revealed the eleventh of the twelve figures that will be included in the official G.I. Joe Subscription service for 2012.

“Cover Girl” will be joining the ranks of the previously announced “Sure Fire,” “Barrel Roll,” “Jinx,” “Iron Klaw,” “Topside,” “Grunt,” “Nano-B.A.T.,” “Cobra Dice,” “Quarrel,” and “TNT.”

Here is her character description, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Cover Girl’s real name is Courtney A. Krieger, and she was born in Peoria, Illinois. Prior to joining G.I. Joe, Cover Girl was a highly successful fashion model in Chicago and New York, and graced the covers of countless magazines. She eventually found the world of modeling unfulfilling, and joined the army to seek out new challenges in life. Cover Girl attended Armor School at Fort Knox and related tech schools, and felt very driven to master other skills, in order to prove that she was not just a pretty face. She is a qualified expert in diesel mechanics, gas turbine technology, LAW rocket, Dragon A/T Missile, M-16 and M-1911A auto pistol.

Each figure will be packaged on a 25th Anniversary style blister card. These five figures, plus seven other subscription figures, will only be available through the GIJCC Subscription service from Fun Publications. As an added bonus, by signing up for the full six month subscription you will receive a FREE bonus 13th figure. The price for each figure is expected to be between $20 and $25 each.

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Matty Collector announces November sale

Starting on November 15 and ending on the 28th, Matty Collector will feature a large batch of their DC Comics Collectors line, Justice League Unlimited, for a special discounted price.

JLU Darkseid & Kalibak 2-Pack Was $25, Now $12
JLU Parademon 2-Pack Was $25, Now $12
JLU 3-Pack Featuring The Flash, Green Lantern & Hawkman Was $20, Now $10
JLU 3-Pack Featuring Adam Strange, Animal Man & Star Man Was $20 Now $10
JLU S.T.R.I.P.E. Was $20, Now $10

Furthermore, if you purchase multiple JLU 4-packs, Matty will slash the prices down. Specifically, if you buy 10 packs you only pay $12 each (plus shipping & taxes). And if you buy 20 packs, they’ll be just $10 each. Better yet, buy 30 packs and you’ll pay the crazy-low price of only $8 per pack! Yes, you read that right – $8 for a pack of four figures!

These are the packs that qualify for this insane deal:
JLU “Shazam!” Family 4-Pack
JLU Legion of Super Heroes 4-Pack
JLU Gotham City Criminals 4-Pack
JLU Justice Guild 4-Pack
JLU Doom Patrol 4-Pack

Also on November 15, you can pick up MOTUC Snout Sput and Bubble Power She-Ra, as well as her trusty flying steed, Swiftwind, along with DC Universe Classics Wave 18 which includes Toyman, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and Captain Boomerang among others.

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Jakks Pacific UFC Action Figures – Frankie Edgar & Wanderlei Silva review

NOTE: This review is being used with permission from the original source, and partner site, thefightnerd.com.

Every nerd has an extensive action figure collection, and this reviewer is no different. Fans of my site have seen photos of parts of the collection before, which includes all sorts of figures from Evil Dead, Street Fighter, Marvel Comics, Masters of the Universe, WWF, Ghostbusters, and so much more. Jakks Pacific has been helping to feed my addiction with their deluxe UFC action figures, which I have been collecting since their first wave a few years back.

Recently, I got a hold of two specific figures, Frankie Edgar from Wave 8 and Wanderlei Silva from Wave 9, and decided that since I have not done a review of the UFC toys in awhile, that I was past due. In my past reviews, I generally enjoyed the figures, but there were some problems. Here we are almost a year later since the last toy review, and I wondered if Jakks had fixed any of those issues I had or if they were content producing the same quality of figures I had seen previously. Should hardcore MMA fans lay down their cash for these toys, or are you better saving your money on hot wings and root beer floats?

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the review, along with more photos of both figures!
Continue reading Jakks Pacific UFC Action Figures – Frankie Edgar & Wanderlei Silva review

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McFarlane Toys Announces “Collector’s Club Resin Program”

McFarlane Toys announced during Todd McFarlane’s panel at New York Comic-Con 2011 that the company is launching the new “Collector’s Club Resin Program”.

In a similar vein as the various collector’s club like Matty Collector or Hasbro’s GI Joe Club, this new program will bring fans arguably some of McFarlane’s coolest statues ever and feature franchise properties with worldwide name recognition including Spawn, Haunt and The Walking Dead comics, along with star players from the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA. The program will kick off with a “Spawn: The Beginning” statue (either signed or unsigned) during the holidays, followed by a “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” Prismere Troll and Haunt statue in spring 2012.

No prices were officially announced for this program, nor official dates of release for any of the statues other than the vague timeline of “the holidays”, but most likely that should mean this November’s “Black Friday”. Log on to the Spawn store for details and info for purchasing these once they become available.

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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!

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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!

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