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Book highlights the work of Hasbro photographer

Insight is a collection of action figure photographs by Hasbro’s Gianni Lopergolo, who is living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Hasbro is selling the collection – which features mainly photographs of their Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and Marvel lines, to help raises funds for his family and others suffering from the disease.

Expanded Universe action figures out of Toy Fair ’09

Beefy the Vong! (Photo by Rebelscum.com)

Rebelscum has a couple of galleries from Toy Fair… Not much EUish from Diamond Select. (Though their Jedi Luke looks nice.) The real gems, as usual, come from Hasbro and their comic packs. There’s a bunch of Clone Wars stuff I can’t even begin to catagorize… And a Marvel-era Luke and Lumiya! (Removable head? How apt!)

Heading into a more modern comic era, Legacy’s Darth Krayt and an Imperial Knight who I believe is Sigil Dare, plus Kyle Katarn and Beefy the Vong (probably not his real name,) above. (Based on a late Tales storyline?)

Here’s the Hasbro press release and official images. And here is their Star Wars presentation, shedding a little more light on their offerings… Including a Wal-Mart exclusive Corran Horn figure!

UPDATE: A report on the Turbo Tank and more photos from StarWars.com.

Culling the Twitter: Random acts of linkage

The fandom minute: What man wouldn’t want to smell like Lando?

Kenner + Hasbro = Art?

Photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher have a gallery show at the University of Maryland Baltimore County of photographs including their “Figures” series, which pairs a Kenner SW figure with a corresponding Hasbro figure. A Washington Post reviewer thinks that “recent figures boast six-packs, bulging biceps and narrower waists. Both their femininity and masculinity have ballooned.” I’m not sure that we can blame the 90’s for this; after all, the 70’s brought us the Brothers Hildebrandt.

So are action figures modern art? Decide for yourself at the artists’ site ; scroll down to the Figures link on the left.

Toy Fair: Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Muggs and etc.

Rebelscum has the Hasbro presentation. Comic pack details start at slide 16. There’s also some new figures of interest in the Evolutions line – X-Wing fans, you can finally have a Hobbie to hang out with your Wes and Fel.

IMAGE: The whinest Luke you’ve ever seen.