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ToyGuru talks Ghostbusters ZUUL & MOTUC Griffin

Scott “ToyGuru” Neitlich from Mattel has once again posted an update video showcasing some upcoming figures from MattyCollector.com. This time we get a look at the Masters of the Universe Classics Griffin and more detailed information on Ghostbusters Dana as ZUUL.

My thoughts after the jump.

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House of Hallock: Turtles, Ponies, Monsters, Awesome!

I’d like to take a moment to plug one of my good friends, if you all don’t mind. 🙂

My good friend Luke “Suine Hallock” Nicholas is a fellow video reviewer who produces some awesome content that I have personally been a big fan of for a few years now. He has recently launched his very own YouTube channel, which you can access by visiting http://www.HouseofHallock.com! What sort of video content does Suine offer? Lots of stuff! Click through for a sampling of Suine’s awesome work!

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Outer Space Men Wave 5 Alpha Phase and Deluxe Figure Alpha Phase from Four Horsemen Design

Four Horsemen Design has just announced that Pre-Orders for the Wave 5 Alpha Phase and the Deluxe Figure Alpha Phase from their Outer Space Men line will go live on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm EST!

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Mattel reveals October 2012 MOTU Classics figure to Club Eternia members!

Anyone who is subscribed to the 2012 Club Eternia service from Mattel opened their inbox today for a pleasant surprise: the reveal of the October 2012 Masters of the Universe Classics figure!

Click through to check it out!

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MOTU Classics Mosquitor Teaser #3

Mattel has sent me a third teaser image of the upcoming Masters of the Universe Classics Mosquitor figure. It’s the meanest teaser yet.

It’s funny how with each image sent to me, less of the figure seems to be revealed. This time, it looks like we’ve got just the tip of Mosquitor’s nose.

If Mattel and The Four Horsemen are trying to drive me insane, they are succeeding.

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Price increase for MOTUC in 2013: What’s your limit?

The hot topic in the world of He-Man right now is the recent post by Scott “Toyguru” Neitlich stating that there will be a “dramatic” price increase on the 2013 Masters of the Universe Classics line.

Fans are nervous about this bit of news, worrying that we may see prices as high as $30 and $40 per figure. Personally, I feel that Scott using the word “dramatic” was a poor choice here. I don’t imagine the prices will honestly be any higher than $22-$25 per figure.

Keep in mind that the price hike is not by any means new information. We’ve known this since around the beginning of the year, and even discussed it with Scott on an episode of the Roast Gooble Dinner podcast.

I don’t like the high prices of toys either. In fact, I’ve often commented on how I hate how much toys cost these days. But I absolutely understand that as the years go by, the cost of living goes up, the cost of raw materials goes up, and the cost of products we purchase go up. We’ve honestly been lucky the prices have stayed the same since 2008 until now.

I understand there are quality control circumstances with this line that there is no excuse for. But in the grand scheme of things, I understand the price increase. And as long as it stays at the $22-$25 price point, I’m still good to buy.

So my question to all of you is this: what’s your limit? We all collect for different reasons. For me, MOTU is my first love when it comes to toys, and I would drop everything else I collect before I drop MOTU. But that’s not the same for everyone. So, at what point do you give up on buying MOTUC? What price is “too high?” Discuss!

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Mimobot “May the 4th” Contest Winner

First, let me apologize for the delay in making this announcement.

Second, I’d like to thank everyone who entered the very first contest here on Pixel-Dan.com! Also, a special thanks to the fine folks at Mimoco.com for partnering with me for this giveaway!

Now, let’s all offer a huge congratulations to Gary B, winner of the “May the 4th” contest! Gary B will be receiving an exclusive 16GB Darth Maul USB Mimobot Flash Drive from Mimoco!

Stay tuned to Pixel-Dan.com for future contests!

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Mystic Hammer Fan Project by Joe Amaro finished!

Following up on my recent post about this incredibly cool custom hammer by friend Joe Amaro, Joe has updated his blog with these images of the final product!

From Joe:

“The Mystic Hammer sculpt is now finished! Here are some pictures of the hammer with various figures to give you an idea of scale. The size is 5.5″ tall by 4” wide. It’s now off to get casted and then they will be ready for sale. I do not have a pre-order section. I will post a link here and on Twitter to the sale page when they are ready.”

If you want to stay posted on when these become avaialble to order, you can follow Joe at his blog or on Twitter @amaro_joe.

And stay tuned to Pixel-Dan.com, as I’ll have a review of this awesome new piece soon!

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