Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ASK RANDY: YOUR TOY QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

December 19, 2007

Happy Holidays, my friends!

Less than a week til Christmas and I’ve barely started shopping! How about the rest of you? I’ve got a few done and a little bit of time left. I hope.

Course, if anyone was looking for ME, there are a few things I wouldn’t mind Santa sending my way. My Christmas wishes...

  • Hot Toys ALIENS Cpl. Dwayne Hicks 12" figure
  • Hasbro Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Snowtrooper
  • Hasbro Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper
  • Aoshima ALIENS Dropship and APC
  • Ultimate Soldier Street Guns 2 Weapon set
  • Ultimate Soldier Police Shotgun Weapon set
  • NECA Hannibal Lector V. 2 figure
  • Hasbro Marvel Legends 2 Packs Cannonball/Domino
  • Hasbro Marvel Legends 2 Packs Cable/Marvel Girl
  • A 1/1 scale M41-A Pulse Rifle from ALIENS
  • A 1/1 scale Sandman pistol from Logan’s Run

    Just a thought, no pressure.
    I hope you all get what you want for the holidays.

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    Onto the questions!

    *Name: Tawny Green
    Q: Randy-I’ve been seeing so many different DC figure that are supposed to be coming from Mattel. Not the Batman ones, but which ones are coming out and when? I saw a Harley Quinn that looks sweet! Thx
    A: Hi, Tawny. Yeah, 2008 is bringing a LOT of DC characters onto toy store shelves. Here’s the latest info on what’s coming and when:

    DC UNIVERSE LINEUPS
    Series 1 (Shipping NOW!)
  • Batman
  • Ertigan
  • Orion
  • Penquin
  • Red Tornado (+Variant)
  • BAF-Metamorpho



    (Images taken at SDCC 2007 by Capt. Collector)

    Series 2 (Shipping Spring 2008)
  • Aquaman (+Variant)
  • Black Manta
  • Firestorm (+Variant)
  • Harley Quinn
  • Superman (Blue AND Red variants-evenly packed)
  • BAF-Gorilla Grodd

    Series 3 (Shipping Summer 2008)
  • Deathstroke
  • Green Lantern-Hal Jordan
  • Nightwing
  • Robin
  • Sinestro
  • BAF-Solomon Grundy

    Hope that helps, Tawny.

    Name: Buddy G.
    Q: Randino, my man! I’ve been collecting the cool SW two-packs that started coming out this year. I thought I had them all but see I’m missing #1. I took a look around and see that it was an Entertainment Earth EXCLUSIVE of the Crimson Empire boys Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax! They are long sold out so am I s.o.l or what? Thanxs.
    A: Hey there, Buddy G. Well, I talked with ??? Man about this and he says the best you can do would be to custom one, since the figure is being reused for of the “Force Unleashed” figures coming in 2008.

    But I just checked out EE and noticed that they are showing a case assortment for EU “Case 3, Rev. 1” that is scheduled to have THREE of the Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax sets in it! These are due next month! You can read it HERE. So maybe the Force IS with you! Thanks.


    Name: Xyphos
    Q: Randy-what’s the world on the Conan figures? I need to know by Crom!
    A: Well, according to a recent blurb in Toyfare, The Conan movie figures are still moving along fine for 2008. Looks likely to be a series in late Spring, a second series in late Fall and a special con exclusive figure. Still not word on what the specifics are, but I believe that there are at least 4 different Conans! YEAH! I’ll post more when I hear it, by Crom!

    That’s it for now. I’ll see you again on Christmas Eve.

    RANDY
  • 1 comment:

    Carolyn's Adventures said...

    Don't know if you answer vintage toy questions but here goes. I had an airplane toy as a kid. You turned a handle to control a wire like arm (about matchstick thick) with a hook on the end. You picked up the plane (or chopper) with the hook and flew it manually over a landscaped board (like a monopoly game board size).
    I would love to know what it was called so I could try to find one.
    Carolyn Chandler