So it's nothing at all to do with toys or games or even superheroes or sci-fi but this commercial for the Schnapps-based drink, Metz, is so awesomely appropriate for today that it's impossible not to share it.
From the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection comes this special-edition MODOK Magazine and Figure.
Complete with a huge double-sided poster and 20-page profile magazine, this hand-painted MODOK (that's Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing) is available to pre-order now from Big Bad Toy Store for just $34.99 - that's $3 off the usual RRP.
Phillip from Battlegrip.com was fortunate enough to get his hands on the New York Comic Con-Exclusive Compound Hulk figure from Hasbro. And now he's posted a review of this rather cool-looking figure, which you can read here.
To celebrate the theatrical re-release of spooky 80s comedy and cultural phenomenon, Ghostbusters, Diamond Select Toys is giving away a host of ghostly goodies.
To enter, simply Share the Diamond Select Toys Facebook update or re-Tweet the contest message and you could win prizes including t-shirts, action figures, a light-up Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man statue and more.
Creared by Ume Toys and released through UK-based ''Visual Culture Outlet'' The Hang Gang (and yes, they do ship outside the UK), this one-off custom piece will be available to order just in time for some apple-bobbing this weekend!
Last month we brought you the news that Sony's superhero-themed Massive Multiplayer Online game, DC Universe Online, was moving to a multi-tier subscription service that included a ''free-to-play'' option.
Now Nerd City reports that the game - which is available on PC and PlayStation 3 - will be implementing this new subscription plan from November 1st. So if you've ever fancied mixing it up with Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman you'll soon have the chance to do so for free.
Luke from L.Designs, creator of the Imperfecz line of mini-figures, has really knocked the ball out of the park with his latest creation, the Capsulebot. Available next month from Designer Con 2011 - and then later on the Imperfecz online store - the Caspsulebots will be available as ''DIY/Blank'' editions, custom editions and more.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol is the fourth in the series of movies based upon the classic 1960s deception-of-the-week adventure show.
When the IMF team is implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, the government is left with no option but to initiate the ''Ghost Protocol'' - disavowing all knowledge of the team or their operations. Wanted for a crime they didn't commit, the team must use their limited resources to find the proof that will clear their names and bring the real culprits to justice.
So nothing like the first Mission: Impossible movie then.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol is in theatres from December 21st.
A two-way collaboration from John ''Spanky'' Stokes and Cavey's creator Holly, this awesome logo-to-plush rendition of the Spanky Stokes Stroll mascot comes with his own carrying bag, a bunch of Spanky Stokes ''goodies'' and a black enamel Cavey badge.
The Stroll Cavey is limited to just 10 pieces and will be available from the Cavey booth (#105) at the 2011 Designer Con.
Earlier this month we brought you the news that Bif Bang Pow! had secured the rights to produce a line of 8'' tall retro-style dolls based upon the 70s sci-fi classic show The Six Million Dollar Man. Now we bring you news of one of the first figures set to be released, a modern-yet-vintage take on the very awesome original Bigfoot toy.
No word on when we can expect to see this companion piece to the Monster Hunter Robo but - as Ben himself admits - the Xenotron sculpt still needs some fine-tuning, so don't expect to see him for a while yet.
Marvel Universe is the upcoming Massive Multiplayer Online game that allows players to step into the spandex of some of the mightiest heroes in the Marvel canon. Although details of the game - currently under development by Gazillion Entertainment - are pretty scant at the moment, Marvel has shared a number of character visualisation renders with us, which you can view after the jump.
From mentalist monster-maker Paul Kaiju - via Toybot Studios - comes this sneak-peek at his Designer Con 2011 pieces. No word yet on the pricing of the Strawberry Cream Stigmata Armada (pictured above) or his Luftkaiser figures but we'll hopefully learn more ahead of the Con.
Spotted by HISS Tank Forum user Jinx723, this pack of Mortal Kombat Klassic Cyber Assassins has just landed at retail. Produced by Jazwares, the three-figure set features Smoke, Cyrax and Sektor and retails at $19.99. Whilst they do look kind of cool, I have to admit I keep getting flashbacks to Jay's Ninja Play Set from the Atomic Martians Cheapie Awards...
Jeremyriad continue their series of ongoing interviews with The Sucklord, who - if you didn't already know - is currently appearing as a contestant on Bravo TV's Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist, with Sucktalk Episode 2.
Note that this edition of Sucktalk references the events of last week's episode and may contain spoilers.
For kids that grew-up in the 60s and 70s who were fans of the outre, monster model kits were a big deal. Now you can see why for yourself, as Round 2 brings back the freaky fun of monster model-making with a limited-run of re-issued classic kits they're calling the ''1 Run of Fun'' line.
''As they were meant to be - in black and white!''
This three-figure pack from Diamond Select Toys features black and white (well, technically shades of grey) renditions of three of Universal's most popular monsters - the Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Wolfman and The Mummy - and will be available exclusively from online retailers Redford Films and Hastings.
The Fourth Doctor adventure, ''City Of Death'' stands as an absolute high point in Doctor Who's broadcast history. Featuring a superb time-twisting story line, a great villain, a genuinely funny Douglas Adams-penned script and Tom Baker reveling in his Doctorishness, the Doctor Who Discontinuity Guide sums it up perfectly: ''Just when you think it can't get any better, John bloody Cleese appears.''
Created by members of the October Toys Forums, the OMFG Series 1 figures are a throwback to the rubbery-plastic Keshi-style toys like M.U.S.C.L.E. and Monster In My Pocket. Now U Of M.U.S.C.L.E. has an exclusive colourway set available- featuring all five figures for just $15 - which you can Pre-order now from their online store.
The GI Joe Collectors' Club has released the first images of the latest addition to the subscriber-only line-up of figures for 2011-2012. From the short-lived GI Joe Extreme comes the Leader of S.K.A.R., Iron Klaw.
Iron Klaw will be available only to those members of the GI Joe Collectors' Club who opt-in for the additional Figure Subscription Service and joins Grunt, Footloose, Dial-Tone, the Nano BAT, Quarrel and Dice in the club-exclusive roster of figures set to be released over the next year.
Diamond Select Toys is fast becoming one of my favourite toy manufacturers. Not only do they produce some very cool toys but they also seem remarkably open and willing to engage with their fanbase.
Here's one such example in the form of the latest edition of Ask DST, where the company answers their fans' queries and requests on such diverse topics as upcoming Marvel Select figures, delays to release of the Minimates Knight Rider KITT vehicle set and more.
Fans of the Harry Potter franchise who've yet to complete their DVD or Blu-Ray collection may want to rectify that very soon, as Warner Bros has announced that from December 29th they'll no longer be releasing copies of the movies to retail.
In a strategy similar to that employed by Disney, Warner Bros has instead announced plans to periodically re-release the movies, presumably emulating Disney's approach of creating Collector/Anniversary Editions, available only for a limited period.
Digital and On Demand releases will remain unaffected.
Set for release June 2012, this Ultimate Unison Star Wars Han Solo 12'' figure from Medicom and Enterbay features an assortment of interchangeable accessories, allowing you to recreate the intergalactic scoundrel's look from both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
UK-based UME Toys has just released this very cool sticker pack.
Containing five laminated character stickers, the pack retails at 3.50 GBP - about $5.25 or so, depending on currency rates, exchange fees and the phase of the moon - and is available now from their online store.
Aired as part of BBC Radio 4's All The Dark Corners supernatural drama slot, Paul (Doctor Who, Stormwatch, Demon Knights) Cornell's Something In The Water is a tale of superstition versus reason, faith versus atheism and man versus... well, that would be telling.
The audio drama is available now to both UK and overseas listeners courtesy of the BBC's iPlayer. Just act fast though, as today is your last chance to hear this chilling tale before it's taken down.
As a teenage boy, Chris Powell discovered an amulet that transferred his consciousness into the armored body of DARKHAWK. Granted enhanced strength, flight and powerful energy blasts, Chris devoted his new abilities to the fight against evil. Though he is not invulnerable, any damage he suffers as DARKHAWK is easily repaired in the transition back to his human form.
oOMoSOo has posted the latest image of his upcoming release, the V.3 Snot Beast.
Limited to just FIVE pieces (thanks to a ''grumpy mold'' that split during production), the V.3 Snot Beasts will be hand-painted with individual paintwork and available soon for the incredibly low price of just $15 each.
Jason from Atomic Martians brings us this video review of the Marvel Universe Series 3 Magneto and Iceman figures.
Figure-quality aside, I have mixed feelings about this latest Wave, as I already own every single character appearing in this release. Granted, some are older bucks or alternative-costume versions but that still doesn't take away from the fact that this Wave really holds nothing new for me. On the plus-side though, it means I can save my cash for the upcoming GI Joe figures...
So we're a day late bringing you this launch news - and some of the pieces may be gone by the time you get to read this - but Onell Design's latest drop of Glyans, Sincroids and Gendrones is available in their online store now.
Featuring an assortment of new Glyan colourways, new bonus parts and a restock of Glyos Axis Joints, there's a fantastic range of figures and accessories available right now, including the very cool (and pictured above) glow-in-the-dark Phaseon Spectre, which retails at just $6.
Following our earlier ''semi-hiatus'' this month, we've decided to change the way we post updates to That Figures.
From today, we'll be posting a updates five days a week, Monday to Friday. However, there will be no new posts over the weekend, unless there's a special event such as a launch or other breaking news that can't wait until Monday.
So if you don't see any updates over the weekend, now you know why!
As we reported earlier this year, Mega Brands has partnered with Massive Multiplayer Online Game developer Blizzard to design and release a line of World of Warcraft Mega Blok figures.
Now ahead of this year's BlizzCon - the annual developer-hosted event for fans of their games - comes the reveal of the first Mega Bloks World of Warcraft figure. The mini-figure of Thrall - a pivotal figure in World of Warcraft's lore - is only available to attendees of this year's BlizzCon but it certainly gives an idea as to what to expect when the ''regular'' figures hit retail.