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ThunderCatsThere's no arguing that the upcoming "ThunderCats" animated series is one of the year's most-anticipated projects around Splash Page HQ, and at last weekend's Toy Fair 2011 we got our first look at the new line of toys that was being launched alongside the series.

But information about the toys wasn't the only "ThunderCats" intel we received during the show.

Along with learning a few more things about the animated series from our tour of Bandai's "ThunderCats" toy line, there was also a supplemental video playing in the showroom that revealed a few cool little details about what to expect when Lion-O and Co. return to television. There isn't anything too spoilery to be learned, but hardcore fans should find some of these elements interesting. (I know I did!) Read More...

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Thor toy Chris HemsworthAs always, Toy Fair 2011 drew quite a crowd of industry movers and shakers, collectors, and fans this year — but it also attracted a few big movie stars, too. Case in point: "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth and "Captain America: The First Avenger" star Chris Evans made a surprise appearance at the Hasbro showroom this week to check out the upcoming line of toys based on their Marvel blockbusters.

We posted our video (and photo) preview of the "Captain America" movie toys yesterday, but it's always fun to see what the actors themselves think of the toys based on their likeness. The good folks at Hasbro were nice enough to send over a few photos of Evans and Hemsworth checking out the goods — including a nice shot of both actors goofing around with a kid-friendly version of Thor's hammer and a plastic, disc-shooting replica of Captain America's shield.

Too old for toys? I SAY THEE NAY!!! Read More...

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Last week, we brought you the news that McFarlane Toys had picked up the license to produce action figures based on "The Walking Dead" television series and comic books. We also gave you an exclusive peek at the prototype for the Michonne figure set to be released in the first wave of "The Walking Dead" toys.

During this weekend's Toy Fair 2011 convention, MTV News chatted up McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane — no stranger to comics himself — to get more details about "The Walking Dead" line.

"['The Walking Dead'] was a giant success for AMC," McFarlane told MTV News. "To me, 'The Walking Dead' has been in my life for years and years and years, because we've been doing the comic books [at Image Comics]." Read More...

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The upcoming reboot of the "ThunderCats" animated series has been one of the hottest projects we've covered here on Splash Page lately, so it's probably no surprise that we made a point of checking out Bandai's "ThunderCats" toy line on the first day of Toy Fair 2011.

MTV News got the full scoop on the "ThunderCats" toys from Bandai Marketing Director Brehan Maul this weekend, including a great preview of the action figures, vehicles, and yes, a Sword Of Omens that will let you test out your own "sight beyond sight" abilities.

"There is such a rich, deep base of characters," said Maul of the source material for their "ThunderCats" line. "We're exploring that now and expect to have a fully expanded line. This is just a sample of the characters, and there will be more to come — even in the first wave." Read More...

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Toy Fair 2011 kicked off this weekend in New York City, and just like in years past, Splash Page was there to check out the swag based on this year's most anticipated comic book movies and television series.

"Green Lantern" hits theaters June 17, but the first line of Mattel's official "Green Lantern" movie toys arrives on shelves in May. Mattel Marketing Manager Scott Neitlich gave MTV News a quick preview of what we can expect to see when the "Green Lantern" line finally arrives in shops.

"One of the nice things about 'Green Lantern' is that it has so many characters, there are 3,600 lanterns out there and we're bringing a lot of them to the toy line," said Neitlich. Read More...

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The Walking Dead toys - MichonneEarlier today we told you about the new line of "The Walking Dead" action figures based on the hit AMC television series and the award-winning Image Comics series, but now we have a special, exclusive bonus for Splash Page readers, courtesy of McFarlane Toys.

Probably the most asked-about character yet to make an appearance in the television series is Michonne, the mysterious, violent woman who joins Rick Grimes' band of survivors early in the comic book series. We've heard from the cast and creators of the AMC series that Michonne is practically a lock for Season Two, and now we get our first look at the new action figure based on the character.

As you can see from the image below, the Michonne figure hasn't been painted yet, but it gives you a great preview of what's to come for one of the series' most popular characters. Read More...

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The Walking Dead toysLet's face it: It was only a matter of time before "The Walking Dead" got its own line of action figures. Still, we can probably all agree that it's an added bonus to see the award-winning Image Comics series and hit AMC television series brought to the collectible toy market by one of the best in the biz, McFarlane Toys.

McFarlane Toys announced the new "Walking Dead" line of action figures this week, and revealed an image of one of the figures, "Zombie Lurker." The figures will be released in two separate lines, with one based on the comic book series and one based on the hit television series.

The first set of four figures, based on "The Walking Dead" comic, will hit shelves in September and include Officer Rick Grimes, Michonne, Zombie Lurker, and Zombie Roamer. The line based on the television series will follow in November, with figures based on Deputy Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Zombie Walker, and Zombie Biter. Read More...

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