Transformers: Studio Series Bonecrusher addendum

Today's review of the Target-exclusive Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series N.E.S.T. Bonecrusher mentioned that Transformers with that name have typically turned into either super-sturdy working vehicles or buffaloes. But did you know there was almost a Transformer who would have been both?

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This week in comicshops - 04/17

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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You're standing on my neck

La-la-LA-la-la!

The latest release from Mondo is the girl who gave us all crushes on smart, snarky types, Daria Morgendorffer. And her best friend Jane!

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She's just mad because she stepped on one

The woman yelling at cat meme, built entirely from Lego bricks. The yelling woman is captioned "My mom telling me 15 is too old to be playing with Lego" and the smug cat is captioned "Me at 30"

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Soon Forget: Darkstalkers repaints

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. We finish our coverage of SOTA's Darkstalkers with a pair of repaints.

Even when they were doing Street Fighter, SOTA understood that repaints were a necessity to cover the cost of such elaborate toys, so it's no shock they planned to do the same with Darkstalkers.

First we have a way for them to reuse the Dmitri Maximoff molds, Donovan. Or more properly, "Dee." Introduced for Darkstalkers 2, Donovan was a half-human vampire (like Blade) who hunted the other monsters. In his original ending, Donovan has defeated so many Darkstalkers that he loses control and fully gives in to his vampire half. When Capcom released a PS2 collection of all the games in 2005, they introduced "Dee" as a new unlockable character in Darkstalkers 3. He was just Donovan's head on Dmitri's body, and so this toy would have been as well.

(If you look in the background behind Jedah's wings, you can see the back of this figure, clearly showing Donovan's braid and sword, in case there was any question about who it was meant to be.)

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, April 11

The OAFEnet Email Update: "remember it."

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Rustin's Spoils of the Week #232

Awhile back last year I went on a bit of old-fashioned toy run one Saturday and "retail therapy"-ed at a bunch of Targets. I then promptly set the bags aside... until now!

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The cosmic ballet goes on

Yesterday afternoon be like:

The Transformer Moonracer posing in front of Sunstreaker, mostly blocking him from the view of the camera. A few BotBots are by their feet, simply because they're cute

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This week in comicshops - 04/10

Find out what toy-related items you can get at your local comicshop this Wednesday.

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Marvel Legends Power Princess addendum

Hyperion and Power Princess stand before one another, naked. They are in a dark, high-tech room, and are repeating the brain-control conditioning they're being taught. Hyperion: "I won't let the country I love be taken from me." Power Princess: "I am the strongest woman in the world. *pause* I love beer."

Some things are perfect without context.

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