Outlinimus Prime

an Optimus Prime toy, customized from head to toe. It's been painted white, and given fine black outlines so it looks like a pen-and-ink drawing. The effect is quite impressive, and displays a ton of talent.

That's not an official Optimus, for the record, but one of the many third-party versions. If you want yours to look like that, though, you'd have to customize it yourself.

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This week in comicshops - 02/28

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

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Power armor runs on propane?

two Warhammer minis very nicely painted to look like Hank Hill and Bobby, with the caption "I tell you what, that chaos boy just ain't right"

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This is NOT the way

two Lego sets, of Baby Yoda and an AT-ST walker. They're the same approximate size, and have had their heads switched. Below them, a distraught Anakin Skywalker cries "What have I done?!"

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Thpawn: Originth

"On those lonely nights, have you ever longed for the touch of that which you could never have? What would you do if the devil came, offering exactly that? Would you accept it, even if it meant becoming a tiny plastic man with bare feet? I'm Todd McFarlane, Creator of Spawn." *image of a Spawn/Todd two-pack, including Todd's bare feet for some reason

Okay, the feet are silly, but this set legitimately seems pretty cool. A figure of Todd and a figure of his first version of Spawn? Okay then!

In case you've never seen Todd's comical intros to the HBO Spawn cartoon, someone's compiled a handy video of Season 1's.

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, February 22

The OAFEnet Email Update: now with less caring!

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How to best display your extra Marvel Legends heads

a display designed to look like the cover corner box from old comics, with a price and issue number at the top, and the heads of Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Dazzler, and Nightcrawler floating in front of an orange background within.

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The Ballad of Cat Blue

In today's review, we said Collaborative Ravage got colors based on early concept art you've likely never seen:

It's not a perfect match, but the inspiration is clear.

Just think: in some alternate universe, kids who grew up in the 1980s loved watching Soundwave deploy "Stalker" from his chest and seeing him turn into this.

Thanks to James "Cereal:Geek" Eatock for digging this art up.

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This week in comicshops - 02/21

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

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Soon Forget: Darkstalkers Anakaris

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figure today is another from the planned mid-2000s Darkstalkers line, aka "Street Fighter with monsters."

Anakaris the mummy was shown at SDCC 2006 - in fact, if you look behind Morrigan in that photo we showed, you'll see that he was going to have flat hands in addition to the "bent back" versions with the eyes in the palms seen on this Will Harbottle prototype:

Originally planned for Series 1, Anakaris was dropped when the lineup was shuffled in an effort to draw more attention to the line. He was never announced for the revamped line, so he was seemingly cancelled even earlier than the rest of the figures were.

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