Toy News Roundup: Man Of Steel! Power Rangers! …Tacos?

Welcome to the Toy News Roundup, our weekly compilation of some of the coolest — and sometimes weirdest — toy news of the past seven days.

POWER LORDS! On Monday, June 17, you’ll see toy creators the Four Horsemen on TLC’s “Cake Boss” in an episode featuring a cake based on their revival of the 1980s “Power Lords” line.

MAUL RATS! Now available on Big Bad Toy Store — pre-orders for the Star Wars Black Darth Maul 6″ figure.

I HAVE THE POWER (RANGERS)! S.H. Figuarts has revealed pics of its next Power Rangers figure, the Pink Ranger.  WE STILL DEMAND RITA AND ZEDD.

TACO POOL! Let never it be said that the Deadpool Corps just fell off the taco truck…though that’s where you’ll find the motley crew in this exclusive set  for San Diego Comic-Con, bringing Hasbro’s total of awesome Comic-Con exclusives up to approximately five billion.

IT’S A STEEL! As we near the final countdown (do-de-do-do, doodle-do-do-do!) for “Man of Steel,” occupy yourself with this awesome DC Collectibles Superman vs. Zod statue.

IT’S A STEEL, TOO! Or you could just anticipate this new Kotobukiya “Superman: For Tomorrow” ARTFX statue based on Jim Lee’s art (and Brian Azzarello’s very confusing story).

SWAMP’D! DC Collectibles also has video of  its New 52 Swamp Thing figure (with antlers and leaf-wings) and its mad-armored Deathstroke figure.

WHO-MAN? HE-MAN! Speaking of DC and collectibles, MattyCollector has a survey where fans can decide if they’d like to see figures of the Masters of the Universe characters as they appear in their new DC title.

And our friend Pixel Dan has pics of the new “Mini-Masters” that will be available at SDCC.

TASTY LITTLE MORDELS! Getting into lesser-known-but-still-beloved toys of the 1980s — a few weeks back we wrote about “Rocks and Bugs and Things” in our discussion of rock-based toys in relation to Masters of the Universe’s Comet Warriors.  Well, Toyfinity is bringing back the Mordels, the hapless little rubber people at the mercy of those rocks and bugs and things.  For a refresher course, here’s the original commercial:

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