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Essay

The Women Of Star Wars Rebels: First Impressions Count

We’re inching closer to the fall premiere of Star Wars Rebels. This fan is incredibly excited for the animated series that will be the first on-screen representation of the formidable Lucasfilm and Disney combination. The primary group of protagonists were recently introduced in a series of videos and articles over the past two weeks, and toys based on some of those characters were unveiled at the New York Toy Fair. I was pleased to learn two of the five members of the main cast are females. I’m less thrilled those two characters, Sabine and Hera, were the last two to be introduced, and Hasbro isn’t including them in their first wave of figures for Star Wars Rebels.

It feels like a slap in the face. 

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Shiny

First Official Firefly Action Figures Are a Bit… Weird

Mal, that’s a pretty significant… head… and face… you’ve got going on there. But before you all get up in arms, the action figures are deliberate homages to the proportions and articulation of Kenner’s ubiquitous Star Wars line, right down to the packaging.

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Hello Sweetie

Peter Capaldi’s First Doctor Who Action Figure Is Coming For Your Soul

Seriously, it looks like he’s about to jump through my computer screen, grinning, and stab me with his sonic screwdriver. A closer shot is behind the cut, if you dare.

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Submitted For Your Approval

We’ve Got A New Use For Scrunchies – Action Figure Tutus

So here’s something new. According to Kotaku, “In the last twenty-four hours, it’s become somewhat of a thing online in Japan to put hair scrunchies on figures. You see, the scrunchies look like dresses! The trend apparently began yesterday, after a 2ch user used a scrunchie to give a bikini wearing figurine a skirt. Since then, it’s morphed into giving any figure a skirt.” I can’t believe I never thought of this before. Though to be fair, all my scrunchies are really stretched out these days. They’d probably only fit the Hulk.

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And I'll Form the Head!

Peter Capaldi’s Head Is Already An In-Progress Doctor Who Toy

You know you’ve made it once you have an action figure, right? Even though we won’t see the finished product for a while, you can already pre-order the Peter Capaldi 8-inch Doctor Who toy.

Previously in Doctor Who

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Make It So

Star Trek‘s Gates McFadden Has a Tumblr Full of Pictures of Her Action Figure Doing Stuff

Thanks to her “space son,” Wil Wheaton, the internet is now privy to the fact that the Ensemble Studio Theatre of Los Angeles’ Tumblr is, so far, entirely populated by cute pictures of a 1/8 size action figure of Dr. Beverly Crusher, Gates McFadden‘s character on Star Trek: The Next Generation. McFadden has been artistic director of the theater since 2008, but here’s what her action figure gets up to while she’s on the job.

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Excelsior!

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Action Figure Captures His Furrowed Brow Perfectly

Yes, this new figure from Diamon’s Marvel Select line has three interchangeable heads.Now someone make a Les Miserable stop-motion film with it.

(via MTV Splash Page)

Previously in The Wolverine

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DO WANT

Jem’s Holograms Get New Collectible Dolls From Hasbro

When we first posted the new collectible Jem dolls from Hasbro and Integrity Toys, many (myself included) wondered when we’d see Shana, Aja, and Kimber. The wait is over, Series 2 features Jem’s Holograms in all their bright-haired glory! I am now hotly anticipating Series 3, which I can only guess will be the evil band and Jem adversaries, The Misfits. I wonder what Christy Marx, Jem creator and current DC Comics writer, thinks of the comeback?

(via Comics Alliance)

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DO WANT

Can Jem and the Holograms Make A Truly Outrageous Comeback With New Dolls From Hasbro?

Jem, the larger, cooler Barbie. At least to me she was. That’s why I’m so excited for this news. Hasbro has made a deal with Integrity Toys for a modern day line of Jem and the Hologram dolls. “Inspired by the TRULY OUTRAGEOUS characters created by Hasbro over two decades ago and cherished by fans and collectors alike ever since, this nostalgic retro doll line is designed to pay homage to both the animated series and its original companion doll line, which was originally marketed from 1985 to 1987,” writes Integrity. Each doll will set you back $125 and they’ll start shipping next month. Take a look at Jerrica Benton, her alter-ego Jem, Synergy, and good ol’ purple-haired Rio (more to come down the road).

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DO WANT

Clean Out Those Display Cases: Avengers Black Widow Statue Announced

Remember that eerily realistic Loki statue from Hot Toys? Well, we were wondering when they’d announce a Black Widow statue — it turns out it is hitting the market soon and I couldn’t be more pleased with the representation of Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson’s “kicking ass and taking names” face. Hit the jump for more detailed images (and super cool poses!).

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