Toy News Roundup: 'Walking Dead,' 'Big Bang Theory,' and More!

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Here's a roundup of some of the best toy news of the past week!

THE BANKING DEAD!: Entertainment Weekly has a first look at the new "Walking Dead" Rick Grimes bust bank, though what good is money in a world overrun by Walkers?  Perhaps it could be used to contain batteries, or medicine, or something.  Y'know, it never pays to think too much about that series.

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STILL NOT AS COLD AS CARBONITE: Gentle Giant has a look at their latest deluxe-style "Star Wars" Kenner figure: Han Solo in Hoth Gear.  Of course, the real challenge will be for "Star Wars" figure collectors who want to recreate their vintage toys in these $80 pieces.

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I...HAVE...THE PAPER!: Action Figure Xpress has announced their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, including this He-Man paperweight from Icon Heroes...

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DEADPOOLS...DISSEMBLE!: ...and these adorable Deadpool Minimates.

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OKAY, LET'S DO SOMETHING THAT'S NOT AN SDCC EXCLUSIVE NOW: Don't forget that Monday, June 17, is the order day for the MattyCollector exclusives for the month!  This month's offerings includes She-Ra's tentacled foe Octavia (only seen in the cartoon series previously), and a very Grant Morrison/Philip Tan-influenced take on the messed-up Red Hood.

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BUST SINISTER: Sideshow Toys has posted a preview pic of its new life-sized Sinestro Corps Sinestro bust, the better to battle its Hal Jordan bust.  If busts could battle.  We're going to stop thinking about this now.

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THERE IS NO STOPPING "THE BIG BANG THEORY."  RESISTANCE IS FUTILE: As part of Funko's fan page, they've posted preview pics of these mad-adorable vinyl figures.  Roll that beautiful Big Bang footage!...um, context.

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SWEET LORD, ANOTHER SDCC EXCLUSIVE, AT LEAST THIS ONE IS COOL: The Bridge Direct sent us this pic of the new "Hobbit" SDCC exclusive --  Orc Commander Azog, holdin' up the head of the poor ol' drawf king.

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AND FINALLY: Look, despite reviews taking a distinctly downward spiral, you're gonna see "Man of Steel" this weekend to at least have something to talk about on the Internet, right?  I mean, I am.  So what better way to celebrate than by pre-ordering the new Sideshow Collectibles Superman figure from that film?

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