‘By the Power of Fandom’ with Tiffany Smith

Shelf Conscious returns with a special episode! With Masters of the Universe: Revelation just around the corner, Keith is joined by an Eternian Royal Guard — and literal fandom princessTiffany Smith!

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‘The Real Black Series’ with Deeez Action Figures

This week on Shelf Conscious, Keith welcomes action figure photographer and collector, Greg from the Instagram account Deeez Action Figures!

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‘Schrödinger’s Tigerzord’ with William Bruce West

On the inaugural episode of Shelf Conscious, Keith welcomes fellow collector — and OG NOCWilliam Bruce West!

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New Toy Collecting Podcast ‘Shelf Conscious’ Coming Soon

As long time readers of the site and listeners of the podcasts might know, action figures is where my true nerd passion lies. And since I originally got my start in the nerd business as a writer for the legendary ToyFare Magazine, I decided to go back to my roots and create a podcast and YouTube series devoted to my love of toy collecting.

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‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ Has the Power

In 1982, Mattel revolutionized the toy industry when it unleashed its line of 5.5-inch action figures, Masters of the Universe. The following year, Filmation released an accompanying animated series, like all toy lines in the ’80s, and a generation of kids would never be the same. Now, nearly forty years later, a new generation will get to witness the ongoing battle between He-Man and Skeletor in Masters of the Universe: Revelation when it comes to Netflix on July 23!

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Mezco’s One:12 Collective Superman is Out of This World

When it comes to my passion for action figure collecting, you’d think Mezco’s One:12 Collective line would be a no-branier. It takes the intricate detail and soft goods stitching found on 12-inch Hot Toys figures and shrinks them down to my preferred scale, without losing any of the craftsmanship. But by and large, I missed the One:12 boat, focusing more on Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, and the occasional S.H. Figuarts figure. And while I pre-ordered both Batman and Superman from, well, Batman v Superman, I never took them out of their (admittedly gorgeous) packaging. Well, Mezco’s just-released Superman from the 1978 film has changed all that.

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This Deluxe Snake Eyes is the Best Action Figure of the Year

At long last, 6-inch scale G.I. Joe action figures have arrived. Well, at least one of them. This week, Hasbro Pulse began shipping began shipping its exclusive Deluxe Snake Eyes figure from the upcoming G.I. Joe Classified Series line. I’ve had it open for less than a day and I can already say it’s the best action figure of 2020 (and maybe of all time).

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McFarlane Toys Officially Picks up the DC Multiverse Baton

A few months back, I took some time to reflect on Mattel’s final wave of Batman-related action figures. After nearly two decades in the DC Comics licensing game, Mattel finally gave way to a new licensee. McFarlane Toys (and Spin Masters) were going to be the new holders of the DC legacy though little was known about what either toy company would offer. All we knew was that the figures would debut some time in 2020. Well, it’s a new year, and all that has changed!

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Oh Dip! You Can Now Pre-Order ‘The Good Place’ Funko Pops

Even though The Good Place is by far one of the best shows on TV, there is not a lot of official merch available for the series. Fortunately, Funko is rectifying that situation by unveiling a series of Pop! Vinyl figures featuring everyone’s favorite Soul Squad. The show may be ending, but it can now live on forever on your display shelves for all of Jeremy Bearimy.

Take a look at each Pop! below and pre-order from Entertainment Earth now for delivery in June 2020.

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Batman R.I.P.: Mattel’s Last Line of DC Multiverse Figures

When it was announced late last year that Mattel would be losing the master license to make DC Comics-related action figures, I wasn’t sure how to react. On the one hand, I had pretty much stopped buying Mattel’s offerings when they ended their DC Universe Classics line around 2012. On the other, I’ve been an avid collector of these figures ever since popular action figure sculptors the Four Horsemen gave us Zipline Batman in 2003. Of course, in the years since, I moved on — preferring more premium toymakers like SH Figuarts for my DC fix. But I couldn’t help coming back to Mattel one last time for an all-Batman wave to close out their 16-year run on the character.

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