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Update on Star Wars The Black Series

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Jan. 31st 2013

Hasbro broke news of The Black Series with USA Today earlier this week, but finally got around to telling the action figure sites of the world a couple days later, sending along a few additional details and photos in the process. 

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Collectors Speak Out on the Maxim Controversy

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Jan. 30th 2013

I recently wrote an article calling out Maxim magazine for mentioning an action figure collection as a dealbreaker on a first date, and the response from collectors has been staggeringly awesome.

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Classic Collection Bebop and Rocksteady Revealed

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Jan. 30th 2013

A few weeks ago, I announced Bebop and Rocksteady as the second series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection, and now we're getting our first look at the highly-anticipated figures. 

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Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Line Revealed

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Jan. 29th 2013

After confirmation that Droid Factory was dead, rumors began swirling of a 6-Inch Star Wars line being added to Hasbro's rebranding plans. Today those rumors were confirmed.

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Community Contest #10 Announcement

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Jan. 29th 2013

It seems like yesterday when we started our first Community Contest here on DASH, but we've already hit a milestone, and we're bringing you a very special Community Contest #10 to celebrate!

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Weekly Toy Report: DASH Weighs In

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Jan. 27th 2013

Believe it or not, I don't buy new toys every single week of my life, and this past week I came home empty-handed. That's why I've decided to share a toy report from your fellow collectors and DASH users instead!

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Community Contest #9 Winner

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Jan. 26th 2013

Like clockwork, every two weeks we crown another Community Contest winner. And this time around we're announcing the winner of a fantastic Jazwares prize pack valued at over $100.

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McFarlane Reveals The Walking Dead Comic Series 2

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Jan. 25th 2013

If you've been consistently disappointed by McFarlane Toys' figures based on AMC's The Walking Dead television show, then you might be happy to know that the superior comic-based line is returning. 

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Tell Mattel Why You Cut Back

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Jan. 24th 2013

The Masters of the Universe Classics line isn't the behemoth of a success it once was, and Mattel wants to know why sales are lacking and fans are leaving.

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Interview with Richard T. Broadwater of Legendary Monsters

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Jan. 24th 2013

DASH Flash already introduced Legendary Monsters on Kickstarter, and the line was a hit with readers. So I tracked down the Legendary Monsters' founder to get a better look at the line's history, present, and future. 

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Sideshow Presents The Joker

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Jan. 24th 2013

Sideshow Collectibles has been producing incredible 1/6 scale figures in a variety of licenses for years. They keep upping the ante when it comes to quality, and now they're taking things to another level entirely with the first release in a new DC Comics line. 

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Maxim's Take on Action Figures

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Jan. 23rd 2013

In the world at large, there are more than a few stigmas regarding action figure collectors. The movie 40 Year Old Virgin likely added to the negative perception a number of years ago, and now Maxim has taken a stab at the stigma too.

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Iron Man 3 Teaser From Hot Toys

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Jan. 22nd 2013

When it comes to Hot Toys figures these days, everyone expects them to look like they just jumped off the movie screen. But now Hot Toys is taking to recreating the movie sets right alongside the figures, making their latest teaser image an absolute thing of beauty.

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Details on the 2013 G.I. Joe Convention

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Jan. 21st 2013

For G.I. Joe collectors, there's simply no better event than the annual G.I. Joe Collector's Convention. If you've been anxiously awaiting all the details on this year's show, your patience has finally paid off. 

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Tweets of the Week: Jan 13th to Jan 19th

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Jan. 20th 2013
Week in and week out, I'm making the most of the action figure world on Twitter. There are just as many great links as there are personalities, and the toy world truly shines in 140 characters.
 
So if you aren't following DASH on Twitter, you're definitely missing out on a lot of action figure news, fun links, insightful discussions, and more than a few laughs. But I still want you to feel included, so here's another helping of favorite tweets from this past week!
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Weekly Toy Report: I Love the '90s

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Jan. 20th 2013

Most toy hunts consist of a simple trip to your local big box store or a quick look online, but this past week I was able to go off the beaten track and track down a few figures from my childhood.

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Community Contest #9 Reminder

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Jan. 20th 2013

The latest DASH Community Contest ends in less than a week, which means you don't have much time left to maximize your number of entries and win a huge Jazwares prize pack.

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S.H. Figuarts Iron Man Teaser

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Jan. 18th 2013

Action figure collectors have been burdened with years of Iron Man 2 merchandise clogging up stores shelves, and even today, more than 2.5 years after the movie's debut, new Iron Man 2 figures are being teased.

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Mattel's Subscription Confusion Explained

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Jan. 17th 2013

In a totally predictable turn of events, there has been some confusion over the way in which MattyCollector.com orders were processed this week. But Mattel is actually pretty good at listening to complaints, if not exactly skilled at answering them effectively. 

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The Battle Beasts Have Arrived

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Jan. 16th 2013

They may not be the Battle Beasts of old, but Diamond Select Toys' newest line has taken on the moniker with honor. And after years of anticipation, the first full wave of Battle Beasts is finally here!

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