San Diego Comic Con 2012 Exclusive #75: Toys“R”Us Exclusive Regular Show Mordecai action figure from Jazwares, Inc.
Toys“R”Us Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con Regular Show™ Mordecai action figure from Jazwares®, Inc.
Decked out to rock with his favorite back in a “Fist Pump” t-shirt, Mordecai is taking a well deserved break from his “hard work” as a park groundskeeper. Fans can take Mordecai home and flip through his exclusive sketch book, filled with behind the scenes drawings from the creative team behind “Regular Show” for $15.
Retro Outlaw will be releasing the ultimate in mashups as they take infamous Star Wars bounty hunter, Boba Fett, and cross him with iconic daredevil, Evel Knievel, to produce a 12” vinyl “Evel Fett” figure (cane included!)!
Although the figure is in the prototype phase and I can’t include a picture yet, here are some details. The figure will be limited as an SDCC exclusive. Additionally, this figure will be Retro Outlaw’s first foray into the vinyl toy world and will feature professional packaging. There will be four color variations produced. One variant will be red, white and blue and another will be a glow-in-the-dark. The other two styles have not yet been announced.
Pricing is also still to be announced, so make sure to keep an eye on their website (http://retrooutlaw.com/).
Source: Sdcc.co Comic Con Blog
By Rosa Golijan
In Icons via The Verge
I adore action figures and I respect Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs, but the Steve Jobs action figure that’s supposedly becoming available in late February makes me want to run away screaming.
Just look at it! It’s so realistic that it’s genuinely a little bit unnerving.
The Verge’s Joseph L. Flatley seems to agree with my assessment — though he prefers to describe the action figure as “pretty awesome” yet almost “Uncanny Valley-creepy.”
Flatley reports that the 1:6 scale figure will be distributed by a company called DiD Corp., cost a hundred bucks (plus shipping) once it becomes available in February, and have some remarkable characteristics. Creepily remarkable characteristics, that is:
The company wants you to take note of [the action figure’s] “piercing eyes of soul” that will “always remind you to stay hungry, stay foolish and to follow your heart in the limited life.”
It’s worth noting that DiD Corp.’s figurine isn’t the first of its kind. Toward the end of 2010, Steve Jobs action figures were sold through and by a website called M.I.C. Gadget. The fun didn’t last long though, because a law firm representing Apple quickly requested that the company cease marketing and selling the action figure.
Will the (far more realistic) action figure offered DiD Corp. suffer the same fate? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Recommended by Chris Sims of Comic Alliance!
A collection of comics by the legendary creator of Scrooge McDuck, Carl Barks.
The Big Book of Carl Barks’ Barney Bear reprints these strips for the first time in color and in English, and while I’ve never heard of it before, it’s high on the list of things I want to pick up. As much as I love Barks’ work on the Duck books — and Yoe’s previous collections of “lost” classics like Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta — this one’s an easy sell.