Flippin' Through Previews - January '09

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 March.

DC Direct is offering, on page 137, Series 2 of their Justice League International figures, with Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, Martian Manhunter, and Fire (in one of the ugliest costumes ever devised).

DCD's changed the way they're doing their World of Warcraft toys, so Series 4 is resolicited on page 142.

Back on page 168, McFarlane Toys' Halo line finally gets spiced up by the addition of a plain marine, giving Master Chief somebody to save/ignore. If you like the 2" line, for some reason, they're on page 171.

Here's an oddity: two new Minimates four-packs on page 192. The Heroes set has Cap, Spidey, Hulk, and a new Wolverine, while the Villains get Doom, Green Goblin, Magneto and the Red Skull. Same page, we have the Marvel Select Movie Wolverine, which has a really nice base.

More of IDW's GI Joe comics start up on page 292: Cobra 1 and a movie prequel comic.

And speaking of which, the GI Joe toys start on page 383, with Mighty Muggs, Combat Heroes and of course normal G3 figures.

If you didn't get last year's ToY-winning TMNT figures from NECA, you can order the cheap Playmates knockoffs on page 383.

There's a strange DC Universe listing on page 389: it's just Batman, Firestorm, GL and Wonder Woman, in a case together. And wildly overpriced, of course.

The Marvel goodness shows up next, with 12" Icons figures, new Mighty Muggs and also the 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line. That's on page 390, and then on 392 we have a listing for a new Iron Man movie Minimates box set.

Star Trek fans will like the Captain Sisko/Gul Dukat two-pack on page 396, as well as the Borg Series 1 on page 400.

Hasbro's listings continue, with Star Wars on page 402-404 and Transformers on page 405.

Mezco's Wolfman toys debut on page 406, and look great. Right next to them are NECA's Gears of War toys, which also continue to page 408, where you can also see the Resident Evil 5 prototypes.

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