Perhaps one of the most iconic play sets, and in turn, structures from the G.I Joe animated series was the Terror Drome. Kre-O will be bringing the set back to store shelves nearly 30 years after the 3.75″ version was released and close to 50 years after the inception of the G.I Joe franchise. Made out of 856 pieces, the set comes with Kreons (figures) of Clayton “Hawk” Abernathy, Gung Ho, Blaine “Mainframe” Parker, Cobra Scar Trooper, Serpentor And Xamot. The Kre-O Cobra Terror Drome will be available in the fall of this year.
The original Terror Drome playset (pictured above) was released in 1986 for $44.99 and came with a Firebat and A.V.A.C figure, both of which are not included in the Kre-O set.No word yet on the retail for the new Kre-O Terror Drome.
Source: Comics Alliance
A cafe in Central Japan is offering up an environment suited for both coffee lovers and railfans. Started by a former bus driver, Haruka, a cafe in Gifu, Japan features a $10,000 N Scale model railroad along with a host of other railways related memorabilia. The model railway features 9 different routes, each of which allows customers to run their favorite rented trains. 30 different trains are available for rent with prices running between 50 Yen and 500 Yen ($.50 to $5.00). Depending on the route, a cost to run a rented train for 10 minutes will be in the range of 50 to 150 Yen ($.50 to $1.50).
The name Haraku comes from a train service run by JR West (pictured above) that links Maibara, Japan to Kansai International Airport near Osaka. And if a train themed Cafe isn’t for you, there are plenty of other establishments in Japan that may also suit your fancy.
While The Simpsons minifigures may be one of the most highly anticipated releases in recent LEGO history, they are not the only representation of the likes of Bart and Homer in miniature figure form. Medicom of Japan will also be releasing a set of BE@RBRICKS that draw on inspiration from TV’s favorite father and son, no not Sanford and Son, but rather the seminal characters of Homer and Bart.
The LEGO The Simpsons figures will be available in late April at a price of $3.99 each while the BE@RBRICK figures, to be released on March 15th, will be priced at ¥ 1,575, or about $15 each. In Addition to Homer and Bart, The LEGO Simpsons Series of Minifigures will also include: Marge, Lisa, Maggie, Grampa, Ned Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Krusty the Clown, Itchy, Scratchy, Mr. Burns, and Milhouse.
Source: Medicom Toy Blog, Toys N Bricks