It's time once again to thumb through the toy section of this month's Previews, and see what goodies we can uncover. Scheduled to start shipping in January.
Our first listing isn't actually a toy, but it is related. On page 108, DC's new comic Joe the Barbarian is one of those "toys come to life" stories that are all the rage right now, but in this one, the toys that come to life include a big trucky robot and an all-black commando with a sword.
DC Direct has another on of their re-release box sets on page 125: the Detective Comics box set includes Silver Age versions of Batman, Robin, Riddler, Batgirl and Batmite.
History of the DC Universe series 4 is here on page 128 with Captain Atom, Nightwing (the Superman disguise one) Martian Manhunter and Kobra.
McToys has NFL and NHL figures on page 158, but what's this stuff about "Collector Level" figures?
The Mister Amperduke graphic novel on page 206 will appeal to Lego enthusiasts.
Also not strictly toy-related, but IDW's Cobra II series is starting. The first series was some truly excellent spy fiction, so the sequel is probably going to be big, as well. Page 235.
Hey, look, the Clerks Inaction Figures are making a return from the grave - literally. on page 306, you can order the Night of the Living Kev zombie Kevin Smith toy.
Ghostbusters Series 3 box set is on page 313, with the long-awaited Walter Peck, secretary Janine and gooey Ego and Zeddemore.
On page 314, you can order the Spider-Man's Friends and Foes Minimates, with Black Cat, Vulture, Doc Ock and yet another battle damaged Spider-Man.
More Battlestar Galactica toys? Admiral Cain, Dr. Baltar and Mustache Adama wait on page 315.
There's going to be a Marvel Select Iron Man based on Iron Man 2, with a flip-up mask to reveal Robert Downey Jr.'s face. Check out page 316 to see him.
Page 318 is a big one. You get Futurama Series 8 (Mom and Chef Bender), Smurfs things that sound like Superhero Squad style, the GI Joe Cobra Island packs and then new Rise of Cobra toys: polar assault Duke, Deep Freeze Destro, Frost Bite Polar Commando, Night Fight Storm Shadow, Desert Pilot Ripcord and Desert Zartan.
Speaking of Rise of Cobra, page 319 has two new GI Joe vehicles: Cobra Fury and Wolf Hound. There's also a listing for DC Universe Series 12, if you want to pay 20-effing dollars per figure.
There's a new Wolfman Mez-Itz on page 324, right next to the Marvel Legends two-packs.
There is a TON of Transformers stuff on page 329-330, including new Mighty Muggs, and movie toys in every size class!