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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Well damn, never buy from grepdogg, I guess

Now, if it were me, and I were a raging bigot, I wouldn't sign my weird screed with my name, but hey, you do you, stupid:

racism, violence, and slurs, delivered in the medium of an eBay seller message

"grepdogg," as he goes by on eBay and Deviant Art and Flickr and HissTank and TFArchive and eBluejay and YoJoe.com and many other sites as a random commenter is apparently Jason Grevenovich (though that does say "joson," so the last name might be misspelled, too) of Tuscon, AZ, and and specializes in selling vintage GI Joe toys. And is apparently perfectly okay being openly racist. So if you find yourself in the market for old 3¾" Joes, or someone wants to buy something from you, We recommend making sure you're not dealing with him. Because if his opinions are this garbage, there's no way he's dealing in quality product, and he definitely doesn't deserve your money...

--yo

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Who wants to lend us a couple grand?

A Goodwill store in Pennsylvania found a 14k gold Bionicle mask in their donations, and now it's up for auction.

This isn't just plated, it's solid gold - about $990 worth, judging by the 26.14 gram weight shown in the auction.

Lego made 30 of these masks back in the day: 25 were given to members of the Bionicle team, while five were given away in contests to the public. We don't know how this one ended up at Goodwill, but if you've got the money, it could be yours.

The auction ends Wednesday evening.

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OAFEnet Email Update for Thursday, February 15

Is it just me, or does this look like an OAFEnet Email Update?

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When even toys have more rizz than you

a photo of someone's backyard with a small shed or large playhouse. On the roof, someone has placed a set of pale pink plastic children's furniture: a table and two chairs. A flat, round pillow rests on the tabletop, with some sort of green dish in its center. In each chair is a large toy vehicle; one a nondescript pink-and-blue doll car with chunky black wheels, the other a similarly sized red firetruck. Both are placed with their front wheels up on the table, like they're actually sitting there using the furniture for its intended purpose. The caption overlaid on the image reads "two trucks having a date&qupt;

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Teeing up a TFAN fan art tease

How many of the ideas from the cancelled Transformers Animated Season 4 can you recognize in this art?

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This week in comicshops - 02/14

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

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