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In case you've forgotten, this upcoming Tuesday is the release of the long-awaited Season 4 DVD set. And with no delays! Staffer blueduck37 got an early copy and has scanned numerous packaging images for our Release Guide. With detailed artwork and creative animated menus, it's definitely the best set EVER... until the next one. Also, check out a detailed review on IGN.com.

Mmmm, Onion....

It's a proud day for Simpsons collecting geeks... we've been mocked by the pros! A new article (entitled "Suicide Letter Full Of Simpsons References") in The Onion, a satire-based newspaper, features numerous episode references and humorous images featuring the World of Springfield action figures. Perhaps we have an Onion staff writer in our geeky midsts?

There hasn't been much news lately on the WoS front, but here's where we stand now: The final series of figures, Series 16, is due out in a few weeks (likely early July, based on preorder estimates). The accompanying Town Square environment will follow about a month after that. Around that same time, Playmates is planning on rereleasing older figures, as we reported in April. The rereleases will be Toys R Us exclusives and should be available in late July/early August. These will be the original sculpts in their original packaging. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.

Customs Spotlight: Best Beanz Ever!

The Simpsons Mighty Beanz are red hot right now with collectors. There are 40 in the current lineup (some rarer than others)... but no Comic Book Guy or Nelson. But our Customs moderator paul actionfig decided to fix that by making his own, as you can see in our Customs forums. Looking good, Paul!

Hamilton's Spooktacular New Plans

If the Christmas Train wasn't enough to satisfy you, then prepare for Hamilton's newest announcement: the Halloween Train! There are four train cars currently announced, with more sure to follow. Stay tuned in our forums for updates. Thanks to chunkilover53 and scotchtoberfest for the info.

According to Diamond Comics' weekly shipping list, the following Simpsons items will ship this week to comic stores and other retailers who ordered them:

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Release Guide Update-O-Mania!

The SCS's large Release Guide has been getting a much-needed update, thanks to website staffer scotchtoberfest. She has been invaluable in updating our inventories on the Simpsons comic books and Hamilton collections such as the Springfield Citizens and Simpsons Nuclear Family sets. A big thanks to her for her work on the site!

Statue Collectors Are Riding The Rapids

Hamilton collectors... be warned. A new mailing has revealed two new lines. The Simpsons Family Vacation collection will debut with "Shooting The Rapids". There is also a new Christmas statue line (not to be confused with the X-Mas train or X-Mas Village lines), which will debut with the "Some Assembly Required" piece. Thanks to member HomerMan for the info and images.

According to Diamond Comics' weekly shipping list, the following Simpsons items will ship this week to comic stores and other retailers who ordered them:

SIMPSONS MAGNET SET 2
SIMPSONS COMICS #66 (O/A)
SIMPSONS COMICS #67 (O/A)

Thanks to Adam from www.essentialcomics.com for the info.

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