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Life-size Rocket Raccoon statue is only for ‘Guardians’ die-hards

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We’ve seen plenty of Rocket Raccoon merchandise released this year in conjunction with Guardians of the Galaxy, but none compares to this — either in size or price: It’s the life-size Rocket statue from Section 9 Entertainment and Muckle Mannequins.

Stand 78 inches tall — that’s six and a half feet, with pedestal — the collectible is of course highly detailed, and features one of his custom-made weapons from the Marvel blockbuster. Considering its size, you might think the biggest issue with buying this statue would be where to put it, but you’d be wrong.

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These swanky DC pens are pricey, and exactly what you want

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Italian company Montegrappa has been manufacturing luxury writing instruments for more than a century, which presumably has merely been build-up to this point: the release of the DC Comics Heroes & Villains series of pens.

Inspired by the success of its Batman collection, this set boasts Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, The Penguin and, of course, the Dark Knight, offered as fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens.

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Hot Toys touts Hulkbuster figure with life-size statue

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If Hot Toys’ Little Groot wasn’t quite to your liking, perhaps we can interest you in the company’s line Avengers: Age of Ultron collectible figures, officially unveiled at Toy Soul 2014 in Hong Kong. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the 1/6th-scale Hulkbuster armor, promoted with a massive life-size — nearly 10-feet-tall! — version on the exhibit floor.

In addition, Hot Toys also revealed the Thanos figure from Guardians of the Galaxy. The Age of Ultron line also includes Iron Man Mark XLIII, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow. See some of the images below, and even more on the Hot Toys Facebook page.

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How to make your own Baby Groot out of cardboard

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If you’re one of those who takes a do-it-yourself approach to holiday gifts, this may be for you: a Baby Groot made using a laser printer and materials purchased from a Dollar Store. He has articulated arms, to boot!

I’m not at all crafty — as the lopsided wind chime and shapeless backpack from my shop and home ec. classes will attest — but even I could could make this, with little frustration or injury. I think. Maybe I’ll just buy a Dancing Baby Groot from KIDdesigns, or wait for the movie-accurate figure from Hot Toys … Anyway, watch the step-by-step video below.

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Hot Toys announces ‘movie accurate’ Little Groot

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There have been quite a few excellent depictions — both official and unofficial — of dancing baby Groot from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and it was only a matter of time before Hot Toys decided to try its hand at one. The toy company, known for its incredibly detailed and accurate action figures from Marvel Studios films, has announced a Little Groot collectible is in the works, featuring three interchangeable head sculpts, special paint application, and movable arms and body to help replicate his dancing skills from the end of the blockbuster.

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Travel like a New God with DC Collectibles’ Mother Box

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If you were to make a list of the greatest gadgets dreamed up by Jack Kirby, the Mother Box would undoubtedly rank somewhere near the top. It’s the Ginsu knife of (sentient) comic book tech: it can open and close boom tubes, absorb and project energy blasts, communicate telepathically, control non-sentient machines … It probably even slices and dices.

And soon, you can get one of your very own. All right, DC Collectibles’ Mother Box Prop Replica won’t open any boom tubes, but all the noise and lights will make you think it can. Just check out the video promoting its July release, below.

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3A Toys teases its Judge Death figure: ‘Death Isssss Coming!’

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Ashley Wood’s 3A Toys has unveiled a new peek at its upcoming Judge Death 1/12th-scale figure, the first in the new 2000AD line announced in January.

Initially teased in June with the familiar phrase “The crime is life, the sentence is death,” the figure now has a price and a preorder date — $60, beginning Jan. 14 — along with the promise, “Death Isssss Coming!”

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Latest ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ figures include Batgirl

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DC Collectibles has unveiled the third wave of action figures based on the beloved Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures — a wave that includes Batgirl.

Debuted at MTV, she’s joined by The Riddler, The Penguin and another Batman, this one based on his original BATS design. Announced in February, the line s0 far includes such characters Robin, Catwoman, The Joker and Poison Ivy.

The new figures, which include the pictured accessories, will be available beginning in July from DC Collectibles for $24.99 each.

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Penguin Judge Dredd is the law … the cute and cuddly law

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I know very little about Judge Dredd lore, but I’d like to imagine Antarctic City isn’t kept safe by Polar Judges but rather adorable little penguins, armed and outfitted with the signature helmet, badge and epaulettes. You know, like this Judge Dredd Cosplay Penguin PVC statuette from Blind Mouse Toys.

Designed by Daniel Balmforth and Steve Scholz, and sculpted and painted by Joe Amaro, the 11.5-centimeter (about 4.5 inches) statuette comes with “comic-accurate costume,” removable Lawgiver and non-removable helmet. And it can be yours fr $40.

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This Batman wall statue is what every Batcave needs

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You’re a huge fan of the Dark Knight, your walls covered with posters, closets filled with longboxes and shelves heavy with collectibles. But I’m betting you don’t have a wall-mounted Batman statue … yet.

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles is accepting preorders for this limited-edition 15-inch polystone statue of the Caped Crusader standing atop a Bat-Signal (with LED light) flanked by gargoyles. Judging from the description, it’s only the first in a series of planned DC Comics wall statues.

But don’t clear space on your Batcave wall just yet. It’s listed for $249.99, and it won’t ship until November 2015. So maybe you can start laying the groundwork now for next Christmas …

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Re-live ’80s ‘Secret Wars’ action figure nostalgia with Gentle Giant’s throwback toys

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It seems like nostalgia has become a big part of collectibles lately — there are plenty of toys that are faithful recreations of playthings from the ’70s and ’80s on the market, and some demand a pretty high premium. It looks as though Marvel and Gentle Giant are jumping on that bandwagon full-bore with oversized recreations of Mattel’s Secret Wars figures from the 1980s about to hit the market in 2015 — but it’s going to set you back a few bucks.

Marvel.com has posted details about Gentle Giant’s recreation of the Mattel toy line. Set at a price point of $90, the 12″ figures were recreated through digital scans of the originals, “roto injection molded and made of durable plastics” for a fully-articulated figure, which comes with a Secret Wars-inspired backer card with original photos and artwork.

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First look at Batgirl Black and White statue

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DC Entertainment has debuted the first look at the upcoming Batgirl Black and White statue, based on the fan-favorite character redesign by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr.

Set for release in September 2015 from DC Collectibles, it’s the first Batgirl statue from the popular Black and White line that’s included The Joker, Harley Quinn and numerous takes on Batman. Irene Matar, who sculpted DC Collectibles’ Batman: The Animated Series line, also sculpted Batgirl.

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LEGO artists recreate comic covers, brick by brick

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DC Comics’ LEGO variants are fine and all, but they don’t hold a candle to the LEGO recreations of comic book covers on display over the weekend at DesignerCon in Los Angeles.

The pieces, some of which can be found in the “Comic Bricks!” gallery, range from classics like Detective Comics #27 and Adventure Comics #445 to modern issues like The Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Invincible #63. Ewoks, from Marvel’s old Star Comics imprint, even makes an appearance.

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Tremble in the presence of 3A Toys’ Doctor Doom figure

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything about the Doctor Doom figure from Ashley Wood’s 3A Toys, but judging from this post on the company’s production blog, that’s about to change very soon.

While we wait, however, the company provides a look at all colorways for the 1/6th-scale figure: Classic Edition, Ghost Edition and Stealth Edition. 3A’s Iron Man figures are kind of pricy, and I’m guessing these will be in the same range. Still, they’re pretty amazing-looking.

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Mondo’s Lil Mikey TMNT figure is adorable, ready for preorder

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Mondo is now accepting preorders for its first entry into collectible toys: Lil Mikey, a 9-inch vinyl figure based on Mike Mitchell‘s adorable illustration of Michelangelo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame.

Mitchell, a Mondo regular who’s been featured several times on ROBOT 6, drew Lil Mikey as part of his “Just Like Us” series, which features round-headed, child-like versions of characters ranging from The Punisher and Kraven to Ron Swanson and Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski.

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