Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist Tweets first image of Supergirl costume

I don’t envision getting drawn too deeply into this, but I’ll admit one of the reasons I’m branching out with GeneralsJoes is to talk about the excellent stuff going on in the DC Television universe (The Flash is truly fantastic…perhaps one of the best comic-based TV shows ever)…and that universe now includes Supergirl.

Check out the first images of Supergirl in costume from the actress herself, Melissa Benoist

IDW Transformers Humble Bundle is a fantastic deal and helps kids to boot

One of the reasons why my site has evolved a bit over the past few days is that my attachment to brands outside the
narrow scope of G.I. Joe has increased substantially with the new Transformers: Combiner Wars line from Hasbro as well
as Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics, but it’s not just the toys that are drawing me in, it’s the universes.

This is especially true of IDW Publishing’s Transformers. Between More Than Meets the Eye and Transformers (formerly  Robots In Disguise) IDW is doing some amazing things on paper with the Transformers characters, but even more important,  in my view, is how synergistic Hasbro is operating in line with those comics. It’s nearly unparalleled. I’ve already discussed how the Combiner Wars Wave 2 tech spec bio’s are written in character with Rung and Soundwave, and now IDW is on the verge of unleashing their Combiner Wars comic nearly right in line with the toy series release. It’s impressive.

But it’s taken some folks a while to catch on to this, so many folks are a bit out of the loop in how great IDW has been with these books.

Well, here’s your chance to get caught up. The IDW Publishing Transformers “Humble Bundle” offers a metric ton of Transformers comics for a name-your-price deal that not only will get you caught up with Transformers, but also shoots money to Hasbro’s Children’s Hospital as well. It’s a fantastic way to get a lot of comics for not a lot of cash, and also help sick kids. How can you possibly go wrong?

Check out the full details of the Humble Bundle, and snap it up…you will be very glad you did.

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Premier Episode of Yesteryear Toys now on YouTube

Well, this was a neat Friday surprise. The folks behind Kokomo Toys, Todd and Amber Jordan, have just launched the first episode of Yesteryear Toys, a look back at the favorite toys of our youth. Being produced for PBS, they are hoping it catches on and the fans get into it. The format is geared very much for the general public, and is designed for public television.

Check it out on YouTube below, it looks like a great start to what may be a fun new venture for toy collectors!

Four Horsemen Mythic Legions Kickstarter Final Days

The infamous Four Horsemen first revealed their Mythic Legions figures at last year’s Toy Fair, and early word was that they would be at a 1:18 scale, and I was thrilled. Boss Fight Studio was on the verge of launching their own Virtuvian HACKS Kickstarter campaign, and the thought of integrating two great looking 4″ action figure lines was something I was quite excited about, even if the fantasy and mythology ties were pretty different than the military aesthetic I’ve grown up with.

But when the Mythic Legions Kickstarter launched this year, it was revealed the figures would actually be 6″, not 4″, and my hopes (and interest faded). Interestingly, though, in recent weeks, I’ve become captivated again by Masters of the Universe Classics, so now as this Kickstarter nears its final bell, I’m conflicted about whether or not I should jump in.

To their credit, the Four Horsemen are making the choice even more difficult with recent additions. Asterionn the Minotaur is a spectacular looking figure, and now the Horsemen have revealed they are adding an Ork army to the options here, with 6 ork troopers for only $110! That seems ridiculously tempting, and one can’t help but think how those orks would look mixed in with Masters of the Universe.

With five days left to go, the time to make these decisions is growing narrow, but hit up the Mythic Legions Kickstarter and check out some of these new additions for yourself. If I have to struggle with these choices (especially a month before JoeCon!) so do the rest of you.