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  1. Unconceivable! Put your tinfoil hats on, because we are going into 'crazy theory' territory today, folks! An anonymous tip sent to ToyFarce this week claims that the San Francisco based collectibles, toys and apparel brand Super7 is actually NOT related to the 2011 movie Super 8, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Obviously, take that with a grain of salt. Who comes up with such outrageous claims? Here are #Facts: -Super7 was founded in 2001, while Super 8 came out in 2011. Clearly, Super7 was there before, making it the prequel! -Super7 has produced collectibles and toys for several sci-fi franchises (Metropolis, Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mars Attacks, Star Trek: The Next Generation,...) AND monsters (Godzilla, Universal monsters, that 16" Mummy Boy), while Super 8 is coined a "Sci-fi monster movie". Still thinking they're not related? -Here is the biggest proof: Super7 has made Andre the Giant figures... Andre the Giant was called "the Eighth wonder of the world"... There is an 'eight' in Super8. BOOM! Mic drop. Follow ToyFarce for more trustworthy news! Super7 Super 8 ReAction figures, when? More news at 11:00... So wait, is there gonna be Super1, Super2, Super3,... as well? *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  2. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Gotham by Gaslight Joker from Mezco's One:12 Collective line. This is one of those "What if" kind of figures, as the Joker did not appear in the Gotham by Gaslight comic book, so we can ponder the question "What if the Joker was in the Victorian era?", or "What if the Joker figure came out months before the actual Batman from that story?". Well, here it is! Special thanks to my friend Ryan C for the assist to get this one! This has to be one of the most sober boxes from Mezco I have seen in a while. No sleeve, pretty light cardboard compared to the usual, just straight to the point. Fair enough. This Gotham by Gaslight Joker comes with a nice jacket, a scarf, a bloody apron, a top hat, sunglasses, a suitcase, 3 playing cards, 2 headsculpts, all sorts of hands and a plethora of sharp tools which can be stored in the suitcase (which is pretty awesome). The smiling headsculpt is a beautiful homage to Conrad Veidt's classic look from the 1928 movie "The Man Who Laughs", which is a great touch. I love that kind of little easter eggs, especially since the Joker character was heavily inspired by the character in that movie in the first place. Well, what else can I say? This is your usual Mezco One:12 Collective figure: Great articulation, the tailoring is fantastic, this will look amazing on any shelf. Several options for display (jacket, jacket+scarf, no jacket, apron,... naked?). More news at 11:00... "What a lucky clown you are! You don't have to wipe off your laugh."
  3. On the heels of their successful "Reinforcements" in-stock sale, which saw some beautiful army builder figures going on sale on Saturday (that Barbarian! ), the Four Horsemen studios felt generous and told ToyFarce about their next upcoming wave! (Really, we swear!) After several waves focused on knights, warriors, monsters, creatures, wizards and... horsemen, the next Mythic Legions wave will have a focus on the more rural side of that era. The wave, entitled "Rural Exodus", will have mostly human peasants: farmers, carpenters, shopkeepers, shoe-makers, any of the 'normal' jobs that people in a fantasy world can have! Some early info told us to expect some nice accessories, like scythes, pitchforks, and other farm equipment, and a bull with a traditional plow accessory should be the animal of that wave. Why, you ask? Well, all those nice knights, warriors, monsters, creatures, wizards and horsemen need victims, don't they? Bronze Dwarves, Goblins and Skeletons Legion builders are still available on their website! More news at 11:00... "Sir, quickly! The peasants are revolting! - I know! Badly dressed, smell awful, nightmarish dental hygiene... Really bad company all around!" (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
  4. BREAKING NEWS FROM TOYFARCE! Last week, this week, and even actually TODAY, McFarlane Toys announced more figures for their ever-growing DC Multiverse line, and about 97% of them ended up being Batman-related: More figures for the upcoming "The Batman" movie were announced last week, a simple-yet-efficient Rebirth Batman was also announced last week, 2 different Batman (!) from the Future State comic book event were announced this week, and a Target Exclusive (argh!) Batman of Zur-En-Arrh was even announced as we were preparing this article. Talk about fate! ToyFarce received an exclusive anonymous tip that this is all leading to a bigger reveal later on: The McFarlane Toys company will actually change name, and be called "McBatman Toys"! We received a watermarked picture of the logo which you can find here: What are your thoughts on the sudden (yet predictable) name change? Let us know in the comments! More news at 11:00... Quick, to the Batcave! (name of my collection room) *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  5. I have both and I'd say the Hot Toys is a bit better. Also, at least, the feet can be flat, while on the Play Arts Kai one, there are those hinges that prevent you to have the feet flat, which is a major pain in the *** to pose them
  6. Thanks for the kind words! It is indeed the same ToyFarce that does the parody news twice a week, also doing reviews. I usually try to add jokes or funny pics in the reviews too (That Batgirl review being a bad example of that...)
  7. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the brand new Arkham Knight Batgirl one sixth scale figure from Hot Toys. Like mentioned in the Harley Quinn review from 2 weeks ago, Hot Toys decided to release both figures really close to each other in order to make sure that you don't start the year thinking you will be able to save some money. Harley was pretty great, so how does Batgirl fare? Sober box art, as all the other Arkham Knight figures. Barbara comes in her Arkham Knight suit (you don't say?!) along with 8 extra hands, an additional mouth plate to give her an ever so slightly different expression, 2 batarangs, a grapnel gun with 2 different batclaws (rope or no rope), and a remote hacking device, with 'hologram' screen. The body of the figure is a mix of both seamless and normal articulations. The top part is seamless, the costume is just molded on the rubber and the shoulders, arms and abs move just like a seamless figure (hinged), and then, we can see the leg articulations. Weird choice, but seamless legs with that suit would have been tricky, so it's understandable. She has "real" hair which is always kinda meh to me. I can never really style the Barbie doll hair nicely, but people who know what they are doing might get something nice out of it. The cape is just like on the Arkham Knight Batman figure: a total mess. It has wires in it (seven of them), and it looks pretty bad when you look at the back of the figure, but can look great for pictures and poses from the front. The 2 mouth plates go from "resting b**** face" to "slightly smirking". At first, I thought I got the same plate twice, but it turns out there is a very minimal difference. Arkham Knight Batgirl is an otherwise good figure, looks great, and that cape with the yellow inside is definitely eye-catching (from the front). Tons of fun poses for Barbara Gordon, who miraculously managed to stand up from her wheelchair from one chapter of the game to another (The figure is based on the DLC "A Matter of Family", which happens in the past). More news at 11:00... "Joker's got my father!"
  8. Those Fighting Armor figures are usually around $95-100, but you have to add the stapler, paper-clips, pens, ... so it can make the price a lot higher!
  9. A few days ago, Sentinel finally revealed official promo pictures for the upcoming Fighting Armor War Machine figure, which should be released in August 2022. After studying all of the pics, the most observant collectors noticed that one of the pictures had what looks like staple removers attached to the arms of good ol' James Rhodes. A lot of us like to have an action figure on their desk while working, in order to be able to play around with the figure when taking breaks, so does that make this Sentinel Fighting Armor War Machine the ultimate desk figure, putting the "fun" in "functional"? ToyFarce managed to get more exclusive promo pics, showing all of the tools that we can be used with the figure. Not only does the Sentinel Fighting Armor War Machine comes with staple removers, but you can also use lots of your desk accessories as add-ons! A peg in his back will allow you to attach a stapler to it! You can use paper clips to make a shield on his arms, thanks to magnets! The shoulder cannons can hold your pens! Make your desk a fighting armor desk with that War Machine! Pre-orders coming soon. More news at 11:00... Never lose your stapler again. *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  10. We hear lots of collectors complain about delays these days, but what about when the figures that have been revealed and promoted never actually come out? Over the last few years, Hot Toys has become very familiar with that, as they have revealed and showed figures at conventions all over the world, and those figures ended up never being released. But what are their plans for 2022? ToyFarce investigated! We heard from an anonymous source that the plans for 2022 would be for Hot Toys to reveal, promote and cancel up to 10 figures this year, which is way more than any other previous years. "It's important that people keep demanding for those figures. There are people in our comment section that are still asking for figures that were revealed 4 or even 5 years ago, posting a picture of the figure with the comment 'When??', which helps keep the algorithm going and get more views on our products." Sometimes, it can even lead to a miracle! The Justice League Cyborg figure, for example, which was revealed and displayed at various cons in 2017. No updates were given on that figure for years, and fans kept demanding it #ReleaseCyborg, until mid-2021, when the figure actually went up for pre-order! Mind you, the figure has yet to come out and is still scheduled for late 2022 or early 2023... if it even comes out! More news at 11:00... released! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  11. It's wednesday and you know what that means: ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the Suicide Squad wave from McFarlane Toys' DC Multiverse line. Better late than never, I know. Those were sitting in my Pile of Loot for a while, and I finally got them a bit before Christmas. It was also a great occasion to show off the awesome street diorama I got from @78pts.of.articulation! The greatest part of that wave is of course the King Shark build-a-figure, which looks just like Nanaue from the movie, in all his goofiness! First off, Harley Quinn with the red dress from the movie. I didn't think the likeness looked great from the promo pictures, but it turns out you can definitely see Margot Robbie in there. The details and tattoo look pretty great too and she comes with the javelin from... Javelin, who met his demise earlier in the movie. Bloodsport looks pretty good too, apart from his severe case of plastic diaper (some DC Multiverse figures have that). He comes with 2 swords which is nice, but as he mostly uses guns in the movie, it's a bit meh. (I know, I know, it's because of Warner Bros studios, yadda yadda, but his guns don't even look like guns, so there could have been a loophole!). Peace Maker was also one of the figures I wanted the most from that wave, with the upcoming series coming soon. It's a pretty decent basic figure. The likeness with the mask on is pretty decent, compared to the unmasked version which looked like John Cena has a stroke. He comes with a sword, but I've seen many collectors solve that issue by either getting third party guns for him, or 3D printing it themselves. Polka Dot Man. Who would have thought we'd ever get a cinematic version of Polka Dot Man, let alone an action figure for it, huh? Polka Dot Man had a great part in the movie where he could see everybody as his mother, whom he hates. He comes with his goggles, a polka dot throwing effect (yep), and an extra arm band (which i haven't figured why it came with it. Any idea?) And now, it's time for the MAIN EVENT! The King Shark build-a-figure. That thing is so much fun! Weirdly enough, he has decent articulation on his arms. The legs are kinda stuck due to the shorts, but I've seen third party soft goods shorts that enabled the legs to move a lot better (there's also a freaking third party tuxedo for him, and i'm so tempted...). Obviously, you're not gonna put him in Spider-man poses, but that was never the goal. It still is a very fun action figure. The next DC Multiverse figures I should pick will be the whole Three Joker wave (including the Gamestop one). Pretty excited about those, as I liked the comic book and that Batman figure looks like it could be the definitive McFarlane Toys Batman. Street Diorama by @78pts.of.articulation More news at 11:00... "You came back for me??"
  12. BREAKING NEWS FROM TOYFARCE! It's 2022, and one thing that is for sure is that, through our toys, we'll spend a good part of this year... IN SPAAAACE! Since billionaires have decided to go to space last year, there's no reason we can't have a little bit of intergalactic fun as well! A lot of upcoming toys seem to have a cosmic theme in common: - The Four Horsemen studios, mostly known for their glorious fantasy-themed Mythic Legions line, will release their first wave of Cosmic Legions, which will have all sorts of aliens with amazing designs and all that space-themed goodness. - A few toy-related Kickstarter projects that ended last year, such as the RoboSkull MkII by Skeletron or the Futuristic Combat Soldiers by Invincible Toys will make their way to our shelves (Okay, Futuristic Combat Soldiers is more "future" than "space" but they have some crazy tech, a sci-fi twist, so... still counts!). - Even Hasbro will have their share of extraterrestrial toys, with the Haslab Star Wars the Vintage Collection Razor Crest spaceship landing soon, the figures related to the new Book of Boba Fett series on their way, and last year's Haslab Marvel Legends figure, Galactus, coming with a few of his heralds later this year, along with a potential cosmic-themed Marvel Legends wave (as hinted by Dan Yun). Are you excited to spend 2022 in outer space? Let us know in the comments! More news at 11:00... SPACESHIP! *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  13. BREAKING NEWS FROM TOYFARCE: On this week's episode of Star Wars - The Book of Boba Fett, the moment teased in the trailers that we were all waiting for finally happened. Some hired assassin was tossed in the Rancor Pit, and... nothing (spoilers?). What could be the reason? ToyFarce investigated... ToyFarce contacted members of the filming crew to get an answer as to why the Rancor Pit would be empty. Some would say it's because Luke Skywalker killed the Rancor in Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi (spoilers?), and that Bib Fortuna, the daimyo after Jabba, never really took the time to get a new one, but an anonymous crew member told us that it was simply because the Haslab campaign for the Black Series Rancor didn't reach its goal. "When the big door opens, and there's nothing, they might as well add the Haslab page of the Rancor, where it shows it's not funded", we were told. Would things have been different if the Rancor reached its goal? How about a baby Rancor like Muchi? More news at 11:00... (spoilers?) *ToyFarce News is parody news for laughs and not meant to be taken seriously!
  14. It's Wednesday and you know what that means... ToyFarce review! This week, we're having a look at the brand new Arkham Knight Harley Quinn one sixth scale figure from Hot Toys. Hot Toys has kept releasing and announcing high quality one sixth scale figures throughout 2021, but it was mostly Marvel and Star Wars stuff... until in the last few days of 2022, when the 2 previously announced Arkham Knight figures of Harley Quinn and Batgirl both came out within a few days of each other. Thanks, Hot Toys, I hated having money on my account anyway... The box art is reminescent of the other Arkham Knight figures (Batman and the Arkham Knight himself), with some art of the character in the front, and... not much else. Harley comes in her Arkham Knight costume (duh), along with multiple accessories: extra hands, her giant mallet, a baseball bat, an articulated Jack-in-the-box and, surprisingly, a gun and an assault rifle complete with pink dices and a photo of her Mistah J. It's a bit disappointing that the figure comes with only one headsculpt/facial expression, especially since it's so incredibly bland. A character like Harley deserves at least a laughing head, or even a "screaming maniacally as she bashes your brains out with her giant mallet" expression. Because of that one bland expression, it kinda limits the figure in terms of poses. Having her wielding her baseball bat, mallet or machine gun with such a basic expression could have looked better. Also, the arms are seamless, and parts of the costume are made with some kind of pleather (leggings, arm bracers), which looks like it's not going to be durable, and bending the legs or arms of the figure will definitely leave some sort of mark or 'crease' in the long term, as is tradition with Hot Toys. Use with caution, even though it's a toy, and you should still pose it however you want. (...bUt ThE ReSaLe VaLuE!?). Here she is, finally reunited with her Mistah J! Batgirl should arrive in the next few days, so another Hot Toys DC figure review should be coming soon. More news at 11:00... "How's it going, Bat-brain? It´s been a while!"
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