Tag: toys

Rippaverse Teams with McFarlane Toys for Yaira Statue

The Rippaverse is branching out, and it’s forging some prestigious business alliances. Today, Eric July’s indie comics company announced that it has partnered with McFarlane Toys for a Yaira statue. This  1:6 statue is made of resin and stands approximately 12.7 inches tall. Yaira is the star o...

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RUMOR: April O’Neil Toy Race-Swapped Back?

Hollywood may be playing fast and loose with its “values” again. In the new animated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the Turtles’ ally April O’Neil – who is traditionally a white woman, outside of one of the more recent cartoon series – is depicted as a black teenager. ...

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Barbie’s Success Means More Mattel Movies

A host of other Mattel properties are getting ready to go party with Barbie. Variety exclusively reports that, upon Barbie’s massive success, Mattel is preparing fourteen of their IPs for the movie treatment. CEO Ynon Kreiz, who took over Mattel in 2018, has had a vision for a “Mattel Cinematic ...

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REVIEW: Barbie (2023)

This week saw the release of the highly-anticipated Barbie. The world’s most famous and iconic fashion doll hit the market in 1959 and changed the toy industry forever. I loved Barbies as a kid, and I still do. I collect dolls, and when this movie was announced, I was initially very skeptical....

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Netflix’s Live-Action Masters of the Universe Movie Canceled

The Power of Grayskull is no longer with Netflix. Variety exclusively reports that a live-action Masters of the Universe movie the streamer had been developing is no longer happening. The film was to be directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, the brothers who helmed last year’s The Lost City, and star Kyl...

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Is Barbie a Feminist Manifesto?

Simu Liu recently sat down with ScreenRant’s Joe Deckelmeier and the subject of Barbie came up. When asked about his relationship with Barbie prior to working on the film, Liu had this to say: “I didn’t really have a relationship with Barbie in the past. I don’t know about you, but I gre...

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