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  What kind of battles are you going to have with this guy? Is it like, “ooooohh, my real estate office…”, “ooohhh, I’m a hospital administrator”? -Hagop’s Girlfriend It’s time for another review by my girlfriend. Today she lends her singular perspective to Mattel’s new Batman Legacy 2-pack featuring Prototype Suit Batman and Lt. Jim […]

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  I haven’t always been a huge fan of the way Mattel has handled the DC Comics toy license. I’ve taken them to task many times, particularly in regard to the DC Universe Classics 6” action figures. I’ve gone toe-to-toe with Scott, Bill, Eric, Dani, Brett…everyone involved in the line. In the end, while we […]

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And The Winners Are…

Last week we launched Costume Contumely’s first product giveaway, and it gives us great pleasure to announce our winners!   Colin Wright won himself a Masters of the Universe Classics King Hssss by Mattel. Colin’s winning entry was submitted as a comment right here on our site. Mark Osbourne gets his hands on a Brightest […]

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  Ever since DC Comics announced the reboot of their entire comic book line coming in September, collectors of DC merchandise have wondered how it will affect their hobby. Collectors of the four year old DC Universe Classics line of 6″ action figures by Mattel were most interested, because they have been building their collections […]

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Enter THREE ways for a chance to win Masters of the Universe Classics King Hssss, DC Direct Brightest Day Hawkgirl, or 3 Marvel Universe Multiple Mans! One (1) winner for each item will selected at random from all entries. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN […]

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Poe Ghostal posted this at his site and I just had to put it up here too. It’s home video of a 1986 Masters of the Universe promotional event at a mall in Indianapolis. Uhh…where to begin? Can we please have promotional events for toy lines in malls today? Can we at least see something […]

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A Treasury Of Vintage Toy Ads

Ooooo! Here’s a fun site. ToyAdz.com has a large library of vintage toy advertisements from the 1950s-1980s. They’ve got more stuff than I can possibly list here- G.I. Joe, Aurora model kits, Mego, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Ideal, even TV cartoon ads. You can purchase these original ads in mat frames from $10 and up. Even if […]

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“Izod Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500” is a so-called “experiential” marketing event that Mattel has planned for the Indy 500. In it, a stunt driver will pilot a full size race car down a life-size replica of the Hot Wheels V-Drop track set (hung from a 100 foot tall bedroom door, naturally) and […]

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G.I. Joe vs. Barbie vs. Iron Man vs…

Want to kill some time in the office today? This should do the trick. Jonathan McIntosh and Zohar Babin have made something called the Gendered Advertising Remixer.

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Gentleman Jim Sterna brings us this little gem for show and tell:   While I’m not a big collector the Batman: The Brave And The Bold line, when I saw this 3-pack featuring Metallo, Superman, and an all black costume Batman sitting on the shelf at my local Target, I couldn’t resist. The most appealing […]

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