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The Ninjago Movie Is Spawning Some Very Cool Lego Sets 

The theatrical film based on Lego’s long-running ninja setting arrives on September 22, but we’ll be playing with the vehicles, dragons, and massive shark mechs starting in August. Check out five awesome new sets hitting stores in the coming months. In case you’re unfamiliar with Ninjago, go to a toy store or something. It’s one of Lego’s longest-running original properties. Just about everybody loves ninjas, and for those who don’t, the line also features pirates, high-tech vehicles, mystical creatures—it’s like an eight-year-old boy’s imagination threw up in the Lego aisle. It’s so good. The movie doesn’t look too shabby either. And it’s not just a funny trailer. It’s also a catalog of many of the new sets dropping on August 1. The five I’m sharing today aren’t as large and expensive as the $300 city set Io9 showed off yesterday, but combined they’ve got more than enough firepower to lay it to waste. 70618 Destiny’s Bounty – $159.99 – 2,295 Pieces Master Wu’s got a training boat, and it’s pretty massive. The Destiny’s Bounty features three modular rooms, four minifigures, a working anchor and plenty of secrets to uncover. Though I suppose if you’re READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Hasbro's Marvel Knights Figures Look Like TV Stars

Fans of Netflix’s comic book shows can realize the dream of having a tiny plastic Krysten Ritter, Jon Bernthal or Charlie Cox on their desk this fall, when Hasbro releases its Marvel Knights series of six-inch Legends figures. And who doesn’t want to build a Man-Thing? Just like the Marvel Netflix-verse, the Marvel Knights line of comics started off showcasing lower-profile characters like Daredevil, Elecktra and the Punisher. The focus was less on maintaining comic continuity and more on telling powerful stories. Hasbro’s upcoming Marvel Legends figure wave celebrates those characters and the television shows they spawned. Advertisement Four of the six core figures in the wave are lifted directly from Marvel’s Netflix shows, including a pretty amazing Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter has a very unique face, and this is about as close as you can get in a six-inch sculpt without bumping the price point way up. Plus I love those boots. Next we have Charlie Cox as Daredevil. The suit looks nice, but the face could use more stubble. Maybe some bruises? You know what would make it perfect? A spitting blood action feature. Poor Daredevil READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Finally, Good Overwatch Figures!

For a game where half the fun is just loving its cast, Blizzard has been slow getting quality Overwatch figures onto the market. Pop Vinyls should be shot into the sun, and the Nendoroids were a start, but Good Smile has now stepped up with a Figma based on Tracer. Due out in December, it’ll run to around USD$55 and comes with three faces, her pistols and a pulse bomb. As you can see on Good Smile’s site, while Tracer is the first announced Figma, there’s room on that roster page for a lot more. Starting with Halloween Mercy, if you don’t mind. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

A $300 Siegmeyer From Dark Souls Statue

Japanese toy company Gecco is releasing this Dark Souls statue as an exclusive for folks attending San Diego Comic Con. It’ll be sold for $299. For anyone not making it to the show, there will be limited quantities of the 1/6 scale (37cm) statue made available for regular retail distribution. Loving the detail on the armour, especially all the damage. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Wonder Woman Figure Is So Lifelike It's A Little Unsettling

Hot Toys have a 1/6 scale (11.5″/29cm) Wonder Woman figure out next year. As is pretty standard with their big movie releases, it looks fantastic. While I will call it her “Wonder Woman on the island” outfit, the official name for the figure is “Wonder Woman – Themyscira Training Armor Version”. It’s a fully articulated figure, not a statue, and comes with a bunch of weapons as well as a “Themyscira island background”. Advertisement No official price yet, but Hot Toys figures like this generally run to around $220-250. If you’re wondering why they’d release a figure based on that look and not her iconic armour, that’s because Hot Toys already made one of those for Wonder Woman’s appearance in the Batman v Superman movie. More Toys Sorry I Mean Adult Collectibles $380 Millennium Falcon May As Well Be In READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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$380 Millennium Falcon May As Well Be In The Movies

Bandai is releasing this 1/72 scale Millennium Falcon model kit that they “almost as precise and accurate” as the actual ones used in the filming of the classic trilogy. Seeing as the originals were themselves built using cannibalised model kit parts, and that the detail on this is astonishing, it doesn’t look like they’re kidding. Prices are expected to be around the USD$380-400 for this thing, which would be expensive for a completed, painted replica. But this is a model kit you’ll have to put together yourself—and there’s uncertainty over whether it arrives pre-painted or not—so that’s a lot of cash. But hey, if it helps it looks just like the real thing and lights up. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Even If The Last Knight Is Horrible, We're Still Getting A Transforming Cybertron

While each new trailer or snippet I see of Transformers: The Last Knight heightens the foreboding I feel for the upcoming film, some of the toys Hasbro is releasing to go with the movie aren’t half-bad. Officially announced yesterday, converting Cybertron is coming to light our darkest hour. Converting Cybertron, which seems to be the name Hasbro is currently going with for this $149.99 Toys’R’Us exclusive, should look familiar to long-time Transformers fans. That’s because he’s a redeco of one of my favorite figures, 2006’s Transformers: Cybertron Primus. Primus is Cybertron, and all Cybertron is Primus, or at least that’s how it went in the Unicron Trilogy, a series of three CG Transformers cartoons that ran in the mid ‘00s. Molded long before Hasbro started pumping out toys like last year’s nearly two-foot tall Fortress Maximus remake, 11-inch Primus was a beast that turned into a ball. Advertisement Converting Cybertron (but secretly Primus) is a bit of light retooling and some color-swapping of that glorious 2006 toy. Hasbro’s decked out the figure in orange, purple and black, with a wealth of translucent details making a cool toy that much cooler. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Destiny Action Figures Are Like Fancy Dress GI Joes

There’s a new line of Destiny figures coming from McFarlane, and these ones are both smaller and a lot less expensive than the current option. Look At These Destiny Action Figures This glory is what $190 of action figure will get you, Destiny fans. Read more Out later this year, the figures will be 7″ tall (except for Lord Saladin, who is 10″), very articulated and come with a range of the original game’s most famous weapons and accessories (one of the Titans, for example, comes with Gjallarhorn). READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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This $4 Fidget Spinner Includes Prime Shipping, So You'll Probably Get It Before the Fad Dies

With the popularity of these fidget toys, you’d almost think we were a nation of very anxious people or something. $4 is the best price we’ve seen on a fidget spinner with Prime shipping. $4 From amazonUse code TMB8RAE3 Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission If you prefer your fidget toys in cube form, we have a deal for that as well. $6 From amazonUse code M5WX6ZJT Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Look At These Space Channel 5 Figures

Good Smile Company are going back to the Dreamcast days for a couple of upcoming figmas, with two figures based on Space Channel 5’s Ulala. Out in December, there’s a “Cheery White” and “Exciting Orange” version, with both shipping with different Morolians. Toys! Bring On The Persona 5 Figures Here’s A $900 Chun-Li Statue Colossal Iron Man “Figure” Costs $8000 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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This Sure Is A $600 Mega Man X Statue

Good statues don’t come cheap and Mega Man X is no exception. But for the price of six months’ car insurance or a round-trip flight to the North American coast of your choice, it could be yours. The little blue robot man measures 21″ and is 1/4th scale, so naturally it’s already sold out. Produced by HMO Collectibles for the 30th anniversary of Mega Man, the Capcom licensed statue has a top layer as well as second, circuit-infested one so you can mix and match him until he looks like a body double from the first Terminator. GIF There’s a Blue Edition as well as a Red one and with only 200 stock between them, including the “Ultimate” editions that include both versions for a total of $1,200, it’s maybe not surprising that they’ve already sold out. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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DC Comics Bombshells Action Figures Are Mostly Great 

Artist Ant Lucia’s 1940’s re-imagining of popular female heroes and villains has become one of DC Comics’ hottest properties, spawning a line of gorgeous statues, a comic book series, clothing, mugs and more. The only thing missing was poseable action figures. Consider that box checked. I love the Bombshells line. Its mix of World War II pin-up style and modern rockabilly has produced some truly outstanding variants of characters like Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Batwoman and Poison Ivy. The DC Designer Series Ant Lucia DC Bombshells action figure line (MSRP $30 or so) takes the designs we’ve only seen in printed artwork or sculptures and turns them into fully-articulated premium six-inch action figures. The jump from seamless artwork to jointed plastic figure is a bit rough here. Take Harley Quinn, for example. The face here is outstanding, as is the detail on the jacket. It’s just hard to ignore the ribcage articulation point there. Look at the logo on the back of Harley’s jacket. No, stop looking at her odd hip joints. Look at the jacket! It’s so cool. The joints become much more bearable when you start posing Harley. The READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Get a Fidget Spinner (Plus Two Nail Files?) For $6 with Prime Shipping

You can find fidget spinners for like $2 from random Chinese sellers on eBay, but if patience isn’t one of your virtues, here’s a $6 model from Amazon with Prime shipping. Just be sure to use promo code 6ZDSKUZZ at checkout. It even comes with two bonus nail files, for some reason. LP $6 From amazonUse code 6ZDSKUZZ Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Legend Of Zelda: Mechanized Combat Armored Division

Reader Khris Ramirez, who last year made those awesome Pokemon x Gundam models, is back with a new one based on Zelda. Pokémon vs Gundam Reader Khris likes Pokémon. He also likes Gundam. Here are three model kits that combine both of… Read more It combines an SD Neo Zeong model kit with a Nendoroid Link, then paints the whole thing in a very appropriate Hylian colour scheme. You can see more of Khris’ work at his Facebook page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!