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Hot Toys has revealed the first look at its Iron Man Mark III (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figure, which will premiere this weekend at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention.
The die-cast 1/6th-scale figure will be available for purchase at the event, alongside the stealth version of the Mark XLIII Cosbaby bobble-head. Fans will also be able to preorder the Hot Toys-exclusive 1/6th-scale First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Legal | The general affairs committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly has approved the government’s revised amendment to the Youth Healthy Development Ordinance, clearing the way for a vote by the full assembly on Wednesday. The controversial bill would further restrict sexual content in manga, anime and video games. A breakdown of the legislation can be found here. The Mainichi Daily News provides commentary. [Anime News Network]
Legal | In a surprise move, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided that the DC superhero- and Wizard of Oz-themed drinking glasses recalled last month because of high lead content aren’t children’s products and, therefore, not subject to recall. [The Associated Press]
Passings | Bluegrass musician and comic-art collector Don Lineberger, 71, died Dec. 5 after being pulled from a house fire in Valdosta, Georgia. Smoke inhalation is believed to be the cause of death. A banjo player who performed with the likes of Bill Monroe, Glen Campbell and Steve Martin, Lineberger was also known for his extensive collection of EC Comics memorabilia. Posters in this thread at the Collectors Society message board are attempting to compile a list of original EC work likely lost in the fire. [The Valdosta Daily Times]