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Goodbye 2010 Sale

If you’re on our mailing list (and if you’re not you should get on that; there’s a sign-up box on nearly every page of our website) you received an email from us over Christmas weekend about the neat-o sale we’re running.  Here’s the body of the mailshot:

Happy Holidays from your chums at FPNYC!

It’s been a fun, wild year, and as it draws to a close we’ve got something special to offer all our customers old and new as a thank you for such a swell 2010: a veritable horde of items at unbelievable discounts.

Valid both online AND in-store, to boot. Just follow the link above to check out all the great stuff at great prices.

Hurry! These deals are only good through January 1st and while supplies last. Also, be sure to check with us throughout the next week as we will be adding more products often.

Thanks again for a great 2010, and all our best wishes to you and yours in 2011.

The Staff of Forbidden Planet NYC

The staff have affectionately labeled this our GTFO sale.  Among the items listed (now sold out, natch) were a few Hot Toys Dark Knight Two-Face (formerly $174.99, sale priced at $39.99), so you can get a sense of how phenomenal the discounts are.  There’s still some terrific stuff left, and items are still being added.  Keep checking back or subscribe to the sale’s RSS Feed.

Remember, these  prices are valid online AND in-store through Saturday the 1st, while we still have stock.

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Line Review: Hot Toys

By Christopher Troy

Allow, for a minute, a small rant. I’m a fairly big Scott Pilgrim fan. Like read all the books, own the blu-ray and game, big fan. I was really excited to hear we were getting some merch for the series, but man, Mezco certainly dropped the ball on the license. Example: This is what we were promised for the Scott Pilgrim plushies:

Not 100% accurate, but you know what, I like them bunches. Faithful to the series art, and not the movie’s look, that Ramona looks awesome. However these were not the final product. Oh no, THIS is what we got.

Yeah. Just yeah. I’ll skip going into a capslock filled rage, and just let the picture do all the talking. I don’t think Gideon would have formed the League of  Seven Evil Exes if Ramona looked like THAT.

Moving on to toys that do their source material the justice they deserve, today’s topic is the Hot Toys line. Hot Toys is a 1/6th scale collectible figure line based in Hong Kong, that (much like Figmas and Revoltechs) don’t solely stick with 1 particular franchise. Oh no, Since the early 2000s, Hoy Toys has created products based on hit movies, video games, anime/manga and actual celebrities. And much like a certain clawed-mutant, they are clearly the best at what they do.

In 2009, Hot Toys shocked the collectible 1/6 market by releasing their take on the Bank Robber Heath Ledger Joker DX (The Dark Knight, which I’m sure you already knew that), which aside from being one of their greatest releases, is probably one of the greatest and most accurate collectible toys ever released. The attention to details is just scary. Assuming you can actually find one, you’ll find yourself holding a 1/6 version of the late Heath Ledger, which comes with a plethora of accessories, and insane amount of articulation, and the ability to change the Joker from his default design to his Bank Robber disguise (hence the title). Hot Toys also created the revolutionary  Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) which gives the Joker Hot Toys the ability to look at you at any given position. Spooky no? The Dark Knight line also saw the release of Harvey Dent/Two-face, a few versions of Batman, and a few of his vehicles from both films. Continue reading

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How to Draw Batman

How to Draw Batman

By Devin T. Quin

Apart from the summer of 2008 when Iron-Man was (briefly and strangely) the king of cool, Batman is the A-#1 comic-book bad boy that every living creature on Earth wants to be. Even actual bats! FUN FACT: do you know why the Dinosaurs went extinct? They all committed suicide when they found out it would be another few 100-million years before they could read “The Dark Knight Returns.”

Unfortunately very few of us will ever get to actually BE Batman, and the responsibility of wearing the famed cape and cowl of Gotham’s resident demigod takes its toll on those who do. For example, after filming “Batman and Robin” George Clooney was so Bat-Guano in the cabeza he lent his voice talents to South Park to play a gay dog, and after “Batman Returns” poor Michael Keaton was never heard from again.

No, better to live out our intrinsic need to be The Bat through art therapy. That’s right: in just five easy steps YOU TOO can draw Batman! Continue reading

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