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John Ary here with a quick look at a few action figure lines that are making headlines this week...

 

Black Suit Spider-Man from Hot Toys

Tobey Maguire suits up again as Peter Parker with this 1/6 scale Spider-Man movie figure. It features 30 points of articulation, 5 pairs of interchangeable hands, 5 strips of webbing, a Sandman diorama base, a figure stand and a Sideshow exclusive meteor hammer interchangeable hand for the Sandman. That will run you 209.99 when it releases in the 2nd quarter of 2012. He's available for pre-order here.

 

Play Arts Kai Red and Blue Mark V Spartans from Square Enix

Halo fans should be excited about these new Play Arts Kai figures featuring the Red and Blue Mark V Spartans. They will of course have a ton of articulation along with two interchangeable pairs of hands, a rifle and pistol. Each of these will release in May for around $60 a piece.

 

Lord of the Rings from Lego

Lego has landed the license to Lord of the Rings and lucky for us, the pics have already leaked online. It looks like the smaller sets will focus more on events with Gandalf Arrives and Shelob Attacks, while the larger ones are based on locations such as The Battle of Helm’s Deep and The Mines of Moria. We also know that the hobbits will be shorter than the humans. Look for these sets to arrive in the summer.

 

Knight Rider Minimates from Diamond Select Toys

I'm kind of digging these packaged pics of the Knight Rider series of Minimates. Michael Knight with Super Pursuit Mode KITT and Garthe Knight with KARR will be available in January.

 

12-Inch Hammerhead (giggle) from Gentle Giant

Vintage Star Wars 3.75-inch action figures get digitally scanned and then blown up to to the 12-inch scale. That’s what Gentle Giant plans to do with Hammerhead. He’ll come with his classic blaster packaged on a 1977 Star Wars-inspired blister card. This handsome devil will cost you 80 bucks when he releases in the 3rd quarter of 2012. He's available for pre-order here.

 

Arkham City Wave 2 from DC Direct

Another wave Arkham City figures are on the way. The Riddler, Catwoman, Hush, and Jervis Tetch: The Mad Hatter will release with Batman (Detective Mode Variant) on April 25.

 

And finally, to celebrate the holidays, we take a closer look at Mezco's "crappiest" figure from its third series of South Park toys...

That's it this week. For more toy updates and action figure reviews, you can follow me on ArticulationTimes.com, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Happy holidays and keep collecting!

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  • Dec. 27, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    not even going to hit play on the Hankey review

    by zom-bot.com

    it's a solid turd with no articulation and spindly limbs. probably can't stand on it's own weight. and love or hate southpark, any man who displays a plastic turd on his shelf needs to grow the fuck up.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    "keep collecting" why? what do we 'win' if we do?

    by zom-bot.com

    i collect a couple things... rarely. vintage space toys and mid century furniture and accessories. because i appreciate the style of the 50's and the 'future that never was'.... i carry this love into my own art and design and therefore, my very small collection is inspirational, motivational and actually functional. it is truly a lifestyle. there are people that may even think this is sad or misguided or living in the past...perhaps to a degree. but people who collect action figures (and i'm sure i'll offend a ton of people here that do) and line shelves with them only to collect dust, need to realize how much money- and life- they are wasting chasing their childhoods and that next toy fix. i dunno, i don't need to be told to 'keep collecting', like it's healthy or something.

  • but he's still the only Spider-man for me! Screw the new movie and it's basketball Spider-Man suit!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I still have my 3.75" Hammerhead action figure

    by lochkray

    My kids play with him now. I'm not sure why I would want a foot tall version of the character. Even when I was a kid, I didn't think the action figure actually looked much like the alien in the movie.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Adventure? Hardcore Pornography? A Jedi Cares Not For These Things

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Spiderman appears to come complete with "spider-junk".

    by JethroBodine

    Look at Spidey's package. I don't remember seeing spidey's wedding tackle in the movie, or in the comics for that matter. Are you sure that this isn't a fan-fic doll?

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I don't get the giggling thing

    by Jaka

    Are you saying you have a thing for big cocks? I mean, what else would make you giggle while typing 12" hammerhead?

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Why do these companies turn out movie figures from years back?

    by qweruiop

    One would think that the perfect time to produce/sell said figure would have been when the movie first came out. Otherwise where's the post-laden demand for this stuff? For example if Sideshow Collectibles were to release new Marcus Wright figures from Terminator Salvation in 2015, doesn't that make bassackward sense?

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    @Ginge - I hear you.

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    The prices for SW legos is insane and the stores' profit margins are razor thin. You'll get lucky if you find a 10% discount. Wish I would have kept some of mine in the 90's instead of giving them to my friend who had a kid. I have two boys and they're constantly clamoring for them. $$$$

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I don't get the giggling thing either

    by slone13

    I concur about a grown man typing "giggle", as well.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    FOR ANYONE INTERESTED

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Harry, sorry for doing this but I'm a regular of many years and I've never done it before and i promise to never do it again. I'm broke and I have to get this out there in as many forums as possible I know this isn't the proper forum for this but fuck it, I have my target costumers all perusing this site. I am selling my action figure collection and have a few items I'm looking to get rid of quick. Vintage Empire Strikes Back Snaggletooth, unpunched, MOMC 2002 Masters of the Universe Skeletor Chase Figure, MOMC. Not the gold variant, but the actual chase figure with the switched colors. 2004 Chicago Wizard World Exclusive Batman Unmasked 2004 Wizard World Exclusive Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise mini-bust 2004 Wizard World Exclusive Bowen Designs Fin-Fang-Foom mini-bust Hamilton Collection Star Wars collector's plate (A New Hope) First in a 3 plate series commemorating the original trilogy 5 Masters of the Unvierse figures from the Commemorative Edition from 1999-2000 26 figures from the 2002 MOTU line, including Skeletor, Orko, Trap Jaw, and Teela chase figures Treasure Hunt Hot Wheels Again, Harry, I apologize, but if those ads for fake Nikes and shit get to advertise on your talkbacks, I figured one of us should be allowed to do it once. Email me at blockerjosh@yahoo.com if you are interested. I have a ton of other shit too, email me and I'll send you lnks to my Craigslist posts.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck

    by dopepope

    wants a bust of Tobey Maguire?

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    One reason companies turn out figures from years back.

    by v3d

    You see a genre film when your a 12 year old kid without a dime to his name. Years later the film has reached cult status and has a fan base of now 20-30 something year olds with some real disposable income. That's one reason.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Dude who's selling stuff

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    I hope for the best for you, but like me you're stuck with a lot of stuff you thought would be worth a lot of money by now. Nope. I'm probably going to be dumping a lot of my figures too via eBay and I'm not hoping for a lot. Good luck though, dude.

  • It just needs to stop.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    toy selling guy....

    by v3d

    I wish you luck. I have original Star Wars, Star Trek, GI Joe figures, etc. Some going back to the 60's (the JOES that is) One thing I've found in this economy is some people want to low ball you on the price. The thinking seems to be, if you are selling them you must be desparate for cash and you'll take anything. I've had people offer ridiculously low prices on MOC and MIB stuff. The hell with that. As much as I needed money at that time I wasn't going to give this stuff away. So it's mostly stored away for my kid, except for a few favorites that are on display. Hopefully by the time she is college aged, instead of working a crappy fast food job, she'll sit at a computer and sell this stuff on ebay for a healthy profit. And if not, then she'll have a cool collection to hang onto until passing it on to her kids. I hope you get your asking prices. If not, hopefully you get enough to hang onto your most valuable things for better times. I once had to sell an autograph of Bruce Lee to pay my rent. I got a decent price at the time, but I hated to do it. So I know where you're coming from.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Wow...just today I got an awesome toy

    by Ninja Nerd

    My father-in-law apparently stored a 1978 Kenner radio control R2-D2 in his attic for the last 33 years. Unopened. In the original box. I got it as a late Xmas present. Still in shock.

  • Why? Because the generation that grew up on them grow old and eventually -- as morbid and depressing as this is to point out -- die. The collecting audience for a particular toy line from a bygone era thins out over the years, and there is hardly any interest among the younger generation who did not grow up playing with these toys. You see this pattern in the collectible toy field all the time. If you are in your 30s or 40s age now, ask yourself this: do you care to buy and collect toys based on Davy Crockett, Lone Ranger or Hopalong Cassidy? Exactly.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    A couple of comments about New "Old" Toys

    by Jaka

    First, and probably most important (even though its also most disturbing), not everyone buys these things as investments. Some people actually open them, change out the including parts, move them around to check out the articulation, put them in different poses on the mantle, etc. etc. In fact, anyone who grew up in the collecting glut of the 90s should KNOW that only a very small fraction of these things will EVER be worth half of what they cost. And that's regardless of whether or not you keep them in "mint" condition. <p> Second, my 7, 15 and 17 year old niece and nephews know far more about what happened pop culture wise in the 80s and 90s than I EVER did about the 60s and 70s. In fact, that 12" Hammerhead... *uhum*... would no doubt be more cool to my 7 year old nephew than it is to me. Little dude loves all the Star Wars movies.

  • Toys listed with competitive collectors' prices will thus usually go stale, unless you have very scarce prototypes, a complete and mint collection line, etc. That's the way I've seen it on eBay for the last thirteen years, anyway.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    good luck toy sellers- sincerely!

    by zom-bot.com

    agree with everything being said

  • How much is that worth to ya?

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    cotton_mcknight

    by Andrew

    You are correct, sir. I believe Garth Knight's truck was called Goliath.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    headbooter, keep that R2 sealed up tight

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    You've got a very valuable piece there. Especially if it's unopened.

  • Dec. 27, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    jmoe, I still have one of those Theater Luke Jedi figs

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Scored a couple when they were given out. I traded one for the 12" Han/Tauntaun that was in high demand at the time. Don't get too excited about sending your kids to college by selling the Luke... nowadays they go for about $30.

  • I'm talking about that black Spider-Man figure. Now the Jack Nicholson Joker figure from a year ago, I can understand. But this?

  • Like, that remote R2-D2 goes for $25-$50 un-boxed. Let's say it cost $15 in the day, that's a potential $10-$35 profit, then factor inflation and today's $35 would have been $15 in 1978. Manufacturers like Hasbro have begun intercepting, with toy lines like the SW Vintage Collection. Same action figure card face art, no faded yellowed cardboard, blister and glue. Same nostalgia. In other words, for the bulk of people, hedge funds, derivatives, secured paper and other investment money markets would be a hell of a lot wiser than collecting toys. Unless you have an entire warehouse of them and a slim profit margin would yield a small fortune. But then, buying low and selling high involves little skill, beyond posting "In hand and ready to ship" on auction web sites like everybody else. Myself, I collect a little, but I certainly don't make a big deal of it. It's more for nostalgia and retro-comfort-fuzzyness than ever expecting to profit significantly when selling things off. That may be when I'm ready for an old age home (hopefully!) and not matter at that point, anyway. I'd rather have my Darth Vader head filled with loose figures, looking played with and painted-on for memory's sake. Let's say I would never trust a child's financial security to toys in storage. Just an observation.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by JohnIan

    Legos are way over priced. I would own more sets, but not at those prices, especially when you consider how much it cost to produce.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 12:08 a.m. CST

    I am a grown man, and I will giggle....

    by Chuck

    at the ghostly.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    giggle.

    by gotilk

    Yep, I did it. I giggled. I will giggle again. *giggle* Don't like it? Oh well.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    LOVE the Gentle Giant blown up figures..

    by gotilk

    But I really wish they were not so pricey. Still want one.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:44 a.m. CST

    THEY'RE ITHORIANS DAMMIT!!!

    by JohnnyESQ

    ...not Hammerheads. Whew, needed to get that out.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:03 a.m. CST

    I thought KARR had a yellow light?

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    It's called 'Lord of the RingS'

    by Tristan

    From the people that brought you 'The Dark Knight Rising.'

  • harry is the one true giggler here, and it's creepier when he does it...i think (even though 12" hammer head was a dick joke)he was more or less riding harry's creepfactor there.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man figure is inaccurate

    by frankenberry

    The Spider-Man figure is inaccurate. Toby Maguire's head needs a stupid emo haircut and a dumbass smirk in order to be faithful to Spider-Man 3.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Real classy

    by Rtobert

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Some of these TOYS are pretty and all...

    by ScriptCunt

    but who in the fucktopia spends $80 for a 70s call-back Hammerhead doll? How does weird shit like that even get the go-ahead? And why not spend over $200 to commemorate a disappointing movie like Spidey 3? I swear to fuck, is the notion here that like King Tut, geeks plan to be interred after death in a tomb surrounded by this shit so that they can take it with them into the afterlife? I can't conceive of any other rationale to waste this sort of money on dorky little toys.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    The Riddler

    by DrGogol

    Did they use Eric Idle as their model for the Riddler?

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Garth(e?) Knight has a pimp cane!

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Damned sweet!

  • until it inevitably moves to another state to avoid paying my salary. Until then I will spend all of my parasitic gains on hammerhead figures.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Re: Sorry, "Knight Rider" ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... but there's only one "C.A.R.R.", and it's from "Stroker & Hoop" (kudos to the three people who got that one! Cancelled too soon, most likely to make way for some more godawful "Tim & Eric" shit! R.I.P.).</p><p> There was only ever one reason to buy the "Hammerhead" figure back in the Seventies, and that was to recreate the cantina scene in STAR WARS. Otherwise, he took his rightful place next to Walrus Man, Snaggle Tooth, the Jawas and the Ugnaughts in the bottom of that box you threw all your unplayed-with STAR WARS figures in while you recreated your favorite episode of "Han Solo Fights The Micronauts".

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I giggle everytime

    by UltraTron

    I whip out my 12 inch hammerhead in front of a girl in an attempt to take the edge off her mounting terror. Mounting terror(giggle)

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Yeah but baron karza would always win those battles with Han

    by UltraTron

    because his magnetic joints allowed for even faster reflexes than Han was capable of. And we all know han can slide his head out of the way of a point blank blaster to the face. Han is apparently faster than lasers but still no match for Karza.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Also-

    by UltraTron

    Everyone needs a mancierge and d-pants to put it in.

  • I'm rather sure you know you're not supposed to be putting that up on your web-site. Good luck with that impending legal action.

  • I guess the inspiration behind the design was the hammerhead shark, or maybe they just wanted an alien that looked trippy. But in adaptive terms, what kind of environment would you have to be living in where eyes that are projected out from the body in such a dramatic swoop would be advantageous? And come to think of it, where's his mouth?

  • But that's just my opinion.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    the hammerhead physiology:

    by zom-bot.com

    i think i've seen in the comic art anyway, the hammerheads have a kind of vertical, slit 'vaginal' mouth amidst the flaps under the neck stalk. as far as the yes atop the stalk, at that angle, i'd say they evolved from some sort of shallow-water dwelling creature. swampy, fresh water. could stand and reside around the roots of large cyprus like trees where their trunk-like legs would blend in while they are under a rooty nook, with their heads popping out above the surface just outside of their nook (hence the bend) and their gill-mouth could still breath or filter water. watching the surface for prey or defense, keeping their bodies safe and hidden underwater. only we see one chilling in the desert cantina, with no water around, so i guess they are pretty amphibious. pulling all this out of my ass btw, based on their look.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, noon CST

    remember when lego used to be a CREATIVE toy?

    by FleshMachine

    now there's too many dedicated pieces (this is the front of a car..and thats it!)..and kids seem to build the thing on the box and thats it....in my day my brother and i were legomaniacs...we'd each have a huge bag. we'd dump it out and start building. when we'd get a new set we'd build the thing then break it up and add it to the bag. we'd make amazingly complex shit. my brother is a CAD expert and I'm convinced it's honed my 3d thinking for all manner of life-tasks. kids dont do that anymore. i see kids all the time with lego sets all built in their rooms on display...no more creativity.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    price

    by fxmulder35

    Agreed...it's insane!

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    fleshmachine, you are dead on about Lego's and creativity.

    by v3d

    Everything seems to be a movie, book, or tv tie-in. As a kid I remember the more bare bones Legos and tinker toys.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    can you even get sets of loose assorted bricks anymore?

    by zom-bot.com

    the movie tie in sets are so slim on actual parts. lots of specific accessories and body parts (that are good for custom fig makers) but not much else. and the cost inflation on them is insane. i remember the old castle lego sets gave you enough to build a huge castle and then some- the castle sets now give you like 8 guys and enough bricks to maybe build a 'scene' wall. i went to an actual lego store hoping i could buy assorted REAL bricks in bulk but was shocked by the limited selection. most of which are things you don't need...a bin full of dogs? a bin full of winsdshields? really? and the wall of lego bins is misleading- you see a wall to the ceiling but it repeats parts- only maybe the bottom 4 rows have parts- and they are shit parts. i still love lego and what they inspire in kids but it's getting right up to the point where i want to write a letter to someone upstairs.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Lego = 3D jigsaw puzzle now.

    by Rtobert

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Lego

    by Baragon

    fleshmachine - you're right. I had a pretty large collection of Lego when I was a kid and would build spaceships, monsters, haunted houses and stuff out of them. I even built Little Phil from Heartbeeps(!) complete with wagon one time. I would buy Lego now but it's ridiculously expensive.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    apparently the lego universe game really helped autistic kids

    by zom-bot.com

    - but now they are pulling the plug on it and parents of autistic children are worried what will happen to their child.... i don't know much about the game- but can it be played single player, or not online? and perhaps it's a good time to introduce the kid into the real world physics of real lego, or even using the world around them in the same way. but it is also kind of sad- they created and accidental awakening tool and they're ditching it.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Re: ultratron/Legos

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ultratron: as far as I was concerned, Baron Karza was obviously Darth Vader's Andre the Giant-style older brother. Also, considering he was about twice the mass of the regular Micronauts, I assume he regularly made them his prison bitches. I'll have to turn in my Nostalgia Nerd card, because I can't remember Baron Karza's "white" nemesis, though ...</p><p> Legos always had some sort of "playset", though I usually gave up on building stuff according to the instructions about a quarter of the way in and just built some bad-ass spaceship or car, instead. This was especially true of their old-school "Hospital" set, whose instructions read like the goddamn blueprints for the Houston Astrodome. Then, you had to build the ambulances. Instead, I just built a not-so-geometrically-sound ambulance ship for the Micronauts.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    i can't begin to list the inventions i made with lego as a child

    by zom-bot.com

    working robotic hands with articulated fingers and tendons...shape-changing puzzle boxes...my own 'transformers', etc... from maybe like 3 sets combined. there are not enough bricks in three sets now to build anything! and while there are some good new flexible or hinged parts, i think for every new one-purpose piece they put out, they retire two or three GREAT multipurpose parts. it's maddening.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    This article appears to be missing a giggle.

    by gotilk

    Never a good thing. And I agree, zombot. For some of those old parts, I know some people who hit the garage sales and swap meets.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The white karza was always the ex

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Experimental genetically modified stormtrooper

    by UltraTron

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I just found my super Armatron and used it to place pez batman

    by UltraTron

    on top of my monitor. It always confused me that there was no Armatron. When I saw Super Armatron I thought- holy shit when did I miss Armatron?! I need to collect them both so that I can still pull them out and mess with them in the year 2011.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    White Karza...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    ...is called Force Commander. I think we all know why he has handle bars on his helmet.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    The Hammerheads always reminded me of the SLAN

    by gotilk

    Or at least their depiction on the paperback book-cover.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    That remote controlled R2D2

    by deelzbub

    is loud as hell and moves forward at a snail's pace. I say, let your kid play with once or twice, then remove the batteries and store it away for another 30 years.

  • Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, Terminator) was down for this project eons ago. But it has been stuck in development hell ever since. Yet we get to witness less promising IP based movies like Transformers and Green Lantern. There is no Justice in the World, I tells ya.

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I am NOT one of those "grown ups plays with toys?" assholes

    by Mugato5150

    I have quite the collection myself. But Hammerhead? Really? I'm not up on the SW expanded universe. Is he a big deal in the video games or something?

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Lego LOTR.....

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...does this mean that we'll see a Lego 'Lord of the Rings' video game? You know, the one with the exact same gameplay regardless of whether it's set in the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, or Harry Potter universe?

  • Dec. 28, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Seriously?

    by groorgman

    Always enjoy the ignorance of people who associate maturity with collecting toys. If you be so mature, perhaps you have more adult things to do in life than judge random strangers on a website. Hell there's drunks at my work that are 20 years my senior, who enjoy clogging toilets deliberately. But I guess they're mature because they waste their life at a bar every night and take out their frustrations on toilet stalls.

  • Dec. 29, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    You do realize that grown men and women design

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    and sell toys, don't you? The only part children have in their creation is possibly in the sweatshops that manufacture them in Asia. Anyhow, a trailer for a docu on the beginnings of the Masters of the Universe toyline, and the argument over who created it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9USEtUDgydw

  • Dec. 29, 2011, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Lord of the Rings Lego

    by david starling

    I had hopes that they'd do something awesome with it (like a huge model of the Balrog!!), but the sets shown here aren't that great really. Harry Potter and Star Wars have been really good; it looks very well like the Games Workshop range may be the final choice for avid Tolkien fans.

  • Dec. 30, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Yeah! Toys do suck, man!

    by MooseMalloy

    Movies too.

  • Dec. 30, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I stand partially corrected on Legos.

    by v3d

    I recently took my daughter to a mall I'd never been to before and we stopped by the Lego shop. At the back, the whole wall is nothing but bins of Lego bricks of all shapes and sizes. You can buy a small or large bucket ($7.99, $14.99) and fill them up with whatever types of bricks you want. I was happy to see a lot of kids choosing to go this route to make their own custom creations. Maybe there's hope after all.

  • as it was the original prototype before KITT.But then Michael Knight threw KARR in the sea where it got stuck for several months.As a result of the sea erosion,the scanner turned from red into yellow. That is the official explanation not mine.

  • Better than the movie.

  • Jan. 22, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    cat-tranny

    by Chase

    The Batman: Arkham City Catwoman figure looks like a drag queen or tranny. Can't decide...but she's definitely packin' some extra meat.