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Head on over to TheShortBox.com where we attempt to answer the question. DC has attempted to ‘de-age’ their heroes with the New 52 reboot. The stumbling block for Batman?  Robin, Robin, and Robin.


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Boba Fett figure by Amanda Visell

Artist Amanda Visell has created some wonderful one-of-a-kind Star Wars figures out of wood, complete with packaging. She’s covered all the main characters, and a few minor ones too.

Check out the rest of Amanda’s Star Wars and other work here.

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We all realize that Hot Toys makes ridiculously realistic 12″ action figures. Now we have proof.

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These exist. I don’t know why.

You can buy them here for $9.99.  Available in the trinity of Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman.

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Let your O.C.D. freak flag fly with some great new apps for action figure collectors. A full checklist for your plastic horde is now only a touch screen away.

Three Brothers Apps’  “Collection” series of mobile apps allow you to track your collection with checklists, want lists, pictures and cross referencing. There are versions for Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Clix, G.I. Joe, vintage lines, and more.

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The Onion had a special, comic-con themed news round-up. Here it is, in case you missed it:


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New Simon Monk Paintings

'Tim Drake' by Simon Monk 2012

‘Tim Drake’ by Simon Monk 2012

We covered artist Simon Monk’s action figure paintings last year.

His ‘Secret Identity’ series, depicting superhero action figures hanging in plastic bags, is currently a part of the ‘Oh Plastiksak’ exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland. The exhibit includes two brand new pieces, ‘Bruce Wayne’ and ‘Tim Drake’ (above).

You can order limited edition giclee prints of these and other works at www.simonmonk.com.

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Metron action figure

Metron with Mobius chair, Club Infinite Earths exclusive subscription figure, from MattyCollector.com

“This is all about the chair, isn’t it?”

– Hagop’s Girlfriend

In the latest installment, my girlfriend reviews the DC Club Infinite Earths exclusive Metron figure, by Mattel.

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t bring to your attention that superhero films are the cover story of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section this morning.  I wish I could tell you what the article is supposed to be about though.

I’ll try, after the jump.

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