Toy News Tuesday: Action Is His Reward


And we’re back at it again with an all new Toy News Tuesday! We’re the one weekly column right here on ScienceFiction.com where we seek out all of the awesome news you need to know about any announcements and cool happenings in the toy industry and put them all in one easy to find place for you! After months and months of anticipation, we’ve finally arrived! This week we will see the release of Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ which is the cinematic event of a lifetime! This week we have a  few cool new ‘Infinity War’ items for you, but we’ve got plenty of other awesome stuff too! There’s a little something for everyone in the toy news for the week of April 24th, 2018!


Spooky New Diamond Select Toys October Solicits

It’s only spring but as always our friends at Diamond Select Toys are looking ahead for new releases well into the end of the year! This week they solicited a number of new items that will be releasing this fall that are sure to get you ready for the Halloween Spirit and then some! There are new items from ‘Nightmare Before Xmas’, ‘Kingdom Hearts’, and Marvel Minimates, plus new releases for both the Marvel Gallery and DC Gallery PVC figure lines! Check out the full solicits below!

BATMAN 1966 ALFRED BUST

A Diamond Select Toys release! The epic line of resin busts based on the classic Batman TV Series continues, with the show’s single most important character – Alfred! The sole keeper of Batman and Robin’s secret identities, Alfred kept house at Wayne Manor and assisted Master Bruce and Master Dick whenever they needed him. This 6-inch bust comes armed with a feather duster, and sits atop a pedestal base inspired by the show’s opening credits. Limited to 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $59.99

DC GALLERY BATMAN COMIC WHO LAUGHS PVC STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! A Batman who laughs is a Batman who wins! From the pages of Dark Nights: Metal comes the Batman Who Laughs, the leader of the Dark Knights, a team of evil Batmen from across the multiverse. This fully Jokerized Batman stands about 9 inches tall, and features a detailed sculpt with exacting painted details. The high-grade plastic statue comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $45.00

DC PREMIER BATMAN TAS HARLEY QUINN STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s nothing like the classics! As many costume changes as Harley Quinn goes through, we always come back to the harlequin suit she wore when she debuted on Batman: The Animated Series. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this all-new sculpture captures her classic costume in the animated style, in a limited edition of 3,000 pieces. Each comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore!
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $150.00

KINGDOM HEARTS HALLOWEEN TOWN VINIMATES

A Diamond Select Toys release! The adventure continues, as the stars of the Kingdom Hearts game series travel to Halloween Town! In the home of Jack Skellington, first seen in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sora, Goofy and Donald each don a fantastically nightmarish costume, and now each is a Vinimates vinyl figure! Sculpted in the block-figure style, each 4-inch vinyl figure has a ball-jointed neck for additional posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $9.99

MARVEL GALLERY AVENGERS 3 IRON MAN MK50 PVC STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! How high-tech is your Gallery? This PVC Diorama of Iron Man in his tricked-out Mark 50 armor is based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War and is sculpted in an approximately 9-inch scale. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $45.00

MARVEL GALLERY BLACK PANTHER MOVIE V2 PVC STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! How hot is your Gallery? The Black Panther braves the flames to become the newest PVC Diorama in the Marvel Gallery line! Vaulting over the flaming wreckage of a car chase gone bad, T’Challa is sculpted in a 9-inch scale and cast in opaque and translucent plastic for a realistic flame effect. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, the diorama comes in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $45.00

MARVEL GALLERY VENOM COMIC PVC STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! Can you smell what the Brock is cooking? Peter Parker-hating Eddie Brock reunites with his partner in hate, the alien symbiote, to become Venom once more in the latest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture depicts Venom mid-merge, with Brock visible under the symbiote, and is made of a high-grade plastic with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $45.00

MARVEL MILESTONES THOR RAGNAROK GLADIATOR HULK STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is the big one! Clocking in at approximately 24 inches, this Milestones statue of the Hulk as he appeared in Thor: Ragnarok is one of the biggest DST has ever made! Limited to an edition of only 1,000, this resin statue can be displayed on its own or join with the upcoming Gladiator Thor statue to form a scene from the movie! Each statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $299.99

MARVEL MINIMATES SERIES 76 ASST

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let the carnage commence! Celebrating its 15th year, the Marvel Minimates line has dedicated its 76th assortment to the epic Spider-Man crossover, Maximum Carnage! Four specialty-exclusive 2-packs make up the assortment – Spider-Man with Black Cat, Venom with Doppelganger, Carnage with Demogoblin and Cloak with Dagger – and if you collect all four you get the pieces to build Shriek! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Barry Bradfield.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $9.99

MARVEL PREMIER GWENPOOL STATUE

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc with a Smirk leaps into the Marvel Premier Collection with this dynamic sculpture! The death artist formerly known as Gwen Poole wields twin katanas as she lands a jetée amid pizza boxes and tiny MODOKs in this limited edition 12-inch-scale statue. With only 3,000 pieces made, the statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full color box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore!
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $150.00

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS CAULDRON DLX COFFIN DOLLS

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Coffin Dolls line just got super-sized! Just in time for the 25th anniversary, these two new releases of Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas feature new facial expressions and new accessories – a podium for Jack and a cauldron and spoon for Sally! Each 14″ scale doll features a real cloth costume and multiple points of articulation, looking like it just stepped off the big screen! Each comes packaged in an oversized coffin-shaped window box. Heads not final.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $74.99

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SELECT SERIES 6 FIGURES

A Diamond Select Toys release! Christmas is coming, and the gifts are grotesque! The hit NBX action figure line from DST continues with a sixth assortment, featuring characters and accessories only available on the specialty market! Three different multi-packs make up the series, including Sally with the Mummy Boy and Hanging Tree, the Clown with the Undersea Gal and her tank, and the Harlequin with the Devil and another piece of the gift-making table – combine it with the pieces from Series 5 to form a larger diorama! Each set comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Cortes Studio.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $24.99

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS TOWN HALL FOUNTAIN DLX MINIMATES BOX SET

A Diamond Select Release! Hear ye, hear ye! The Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates line continues with this new, exclusive boxed set, featuring new versions of Jack Skellington, Sally, the Mayor, an exclusive Harlequin Demon figure, and an exclusive Town Square fountain diorama piece! Each 2-pinch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $24.99

PREDATOR COOKIE JAR

A Diamond Select Release! The jungle savagery of the Predator franchise meets the animal hunger of the kitchen with this new Predator ceramic cookie jar. Depicting the Yautja’s classic appearance in the original 1987 film, this roughly 12″ cookie jar has a removable head for snack (or spine) storage. The perfect companion to Diamond Select Toys’ ceramic Alien Xenomorph Cookie Jar, or to display on its onw! Sculpted by Eli Livingston.
In Shops: Oct 31, 2018
SRP: $49.99

DC Collectibles Showcases Artsy New November Solicits

Our good friends at DC Collectibles are also rarely a team to take a break from bombarding us with tons of excellent potential new additions to our collections! This week they released solicitations for their November releases which includes a few new figures and a number of beautifully crafted new statues! We’ve got new pieces from lines like Artists Alley, DC Bombshells, DC Core, and more! Check out the full solicitations from DC Collectibles below!

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS

Designed by GREG CAPULLO
Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Ripped from the pages of DARK NIGHTS: METAL comes the Batman Who Laughs, a striking version of the Caped Crusader who makes nightmares shudder. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews from the face-melting design by Greg Capullo, this statue is limited to 5,000 pieces. The BATMAN BLACK & WHITE line brings to life interpretations of the World’s Greatest Detective and select Gotham City characters from the comics industry’s brightest stars.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 7″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$80.00 US

DC Artists Alley: Designer Vinyl Figures by SHO MURASE

Designed by SHO MURASE
Sculpted by CATWOMAN: JACK MATHEWS
HARLEY QUINN and POISON IVY: SAM GREENWELL
DC Collectibles invites you to walk Artists Alley, where Harley Quinn, Catwoman and Poison Ivy have never looked so cool. Inspired by the comic convention experience, DC ARTISTS ALLEY is an artist-focused limited-edition vinyl figure line that merges indie design with the most iconic characters in the DC Universe.
Sho Murase is half Japanese and half Korean. She grew up in Europe and has been living in San Francisco, California for the past 10-plus years. This mix of cultures is reflected in her work, merging Asian, manga and Western art influences with a personal, dark twist. Sho has been working for advertising/animation/entertainment industries, making style guides, pitch packages and design work. In her spare time, she works on her personal art. Her artwork has been exhibited at the German Film Museum in Frankfurt and the Louisiana Modern Art Museum in Denmark, among other places.

STANDARD FIGURES

Limited to 3,000 pieces and individually numbered.
Figures measure 6.75″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$40.00 US o EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

HOLIDAY VARIANT FIGURES

Limited to 500 pieces and individually numbered
Figures measure 6.75″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$40.00 US o EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY

DC BOMBSHELLS: BATMAN & CATWOMAN DELUXE STATUE

Designed by ANT LUCIA
Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS
This DC BOMBSHELLS statue presents a 1940s spin on a comic book romance that has spanned generations. Inspired by the art of internationally renowned designer and illustrator Ant Lucia and sculpted by Jack Mathews, this statue may look like Catwoman’s going in for a kiss, but a closer look at her hands shows her sights set on the Batmobile! This statue measures approximately 11″ tall and is limited to 5,000 pieces. Inspired by vintage pinup art, the DC BOMBSHELLS statue line features DC superheroes during World War II and launched the DC Comics series of the same name.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 11″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$250.00 US

DC CORE:BATGIRL PVC STATUE

Sculpted by SAM GREENWELL
Straight out of Gotham City, Barbara Gordon is the latest addition to the DC CORE line. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell, this brand-new statue featuring the “Batgirl of Burnside” costume stands ready for battle on a cellphone base. Fans who want to save Gotham and have a great time doing it, this statue is for you.
DC CORE is a line of 9″ premium PVC statues that appeals to fans of DC and its core characters.
Measures approximately 8.32″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$50.00 US

DC CORE: WONDER WOMAN PVC STATUE

Sculpted by DAVE CORTES
Wonder Woman, Amazon royalty and the protector of Earth, comes to life in this stunning statue from the DC CORE line, sculpted by Dave Cortes. Wonder Woman stands battle-ready as her indestructible bracelets deflect an onslaught of bullets. The statue captures Diana’s majesty and courage in the face of attack, wearing her warrior outfit including her signature tiara and double-W insignia.
DC CORE is a line of 9″premium PVC statues that appeals to fans of DC and its core characters.
Measures approximately 8.7″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$50.00 US

DC COVER GIRLS: CATWOMAN BY JOËLLE JONES

Based on art by JOËLLE JONES
Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS
From Joëlle Jones, the superstar artist who took Catwoman into battle, comes this brand-new statue from the DC COVER GIRLS line, sculpted by Jack Mathews. Limited to 5,000 pieces, Selina Kyle lounges on a vault she’s ready to crack open with a few flicks of her claws.
Inspired by the powerful women of the DC Universe, DC COVER GIRLS is a long-running line that features dynamic depictions of the most famous superheroines and super-villains in premium 9″ scale statues.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 7″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$125.00 US

DC DESIGNER SERIES: JIM LEE COLLECTOR 3-PACK STATUE SET

Based on art by JIM LEE
sculpted by SUPERMAN: JACK MATHEWS o WONDER WOMAN: CLAYBURN MOORE o BATMAN: PAUL HARDING
DC’s Trinity is shown prepped for battle in this beautifully detailed 3-pack statue set from iconic DC artist Jim Lee. Part of the DC DESIGNER SERIES, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman all stand with one foot on their bases sporting their respective iconic symbols. Each statue measures approximately 7″ and is limited to 5,000 pieces. DC DESIGNER SERIES statues are based on art from the comics industry’s top creators and re-create their vision in vivid 3-D detail.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 7″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$175.00 US

DC DESIGNER SERIES: SUPERMAN BY JIM LEE STATUE

Based on art by JIM LEE
sculpted by DJORDJE DJOKOVIC
Legendary artist Jim Lee’s iconic take on the Man of Steel has been immortalized as a statue in the DC DESIGNER SERIES. Measuring approximately 12″ tall and sculpted by Djordje Djokovic, Superman glides through the air, fists clenched, ready for anything. DC DESIGNER SERIES statues are based on art from the comics industry’s top creators and re-create their vision in vivid 3-D detail.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 12″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$150.00 US

DOOMSDAY CLOCK: THE COMEDIAN AND MARIONETTE ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK

The end is here in DOOMSDAY CLOCK, a series that brings the WATCHMEN characters and the DC Universe together. These figures are inspired by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s hit series and sculpted by Paul Harding. This 2-pack includes the Comedian, a war veteran who sees the world as one big joke, and Marionette, whose painted face conceals her dark past. Each figure is approximately 7″ tall and loaded with dynamic articulation points. Combine these figures with the other DOOMSDAY CLOCK action figure 2-packs to complete your collection.
Measures approximately 7″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$50.00 US

HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK: HARLEY QUINN BY MICHAEL TURNER

Based on art by MICHAEL TURNER
Sculpted by ALEJANDRO PEREIRA
Draped in her classic costume and clutching a pistol, this new addition to the HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK series is nothing to clown around about. Designed by the brilliant Michael Turner and sculpted by Alejandro Pereira, this statue measures approximately 7″ tall and is limited to 5,000 pieces. HARLEY QUINN RED, WHITE & BLACK statues are based on art from the comics industry’s top creators and re-create their vision of the red-hot villain in vivid 3-D detail.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 7″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$80.00 US

THE NEW TEEN TITANS RAVEN MULTI-PART STATUE

Based on art by GEORGE PÉREZ
Sculpted by JOE MENNA
This six-inch scale polyresin statue based on art by George Pérez and sculpted by Joe Menna is suitable to be displayed alone as an expression of your favorite character or combined with Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Kid Flash and Wonder Girl to tell the story of this young-superhero team.
Limited Edition of 5,000 and individually numbered
Measures approximately 10.67″ tall
ON SALE NOVEMBER 2018
$80.00 US

Can He Swing From A Thread? Take A Look Over Head!

One of the biggest films of all time, Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, is literally just days away from release! The excitement in the collector fandom is quite palpable, which is probably why Hot Toys has been doing their best to keep us happy with a steady flow of newly announced figures in their highly detailed 1:6th scale ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ line! This week we saw the announcement of the newest figure in the line, Spider-Man in his all new Iron-Spider costume! The new ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Iron-Spider 1:6th scale figure includes detachable spider-limbs, alternative hands, alternative eye lenses, and an unmasked Peter Parker head! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below!

Avengers: Infinity War – 1/6th scale Iron Spider

“Oh, we’re using our made-up names? In that case, I am Spider-Man.” This changes everything. The whole world has geared up for the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War that arrives in less than one week time. The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will have to use his wit, strength, and Spider Sense to help the other heroes stop the warlord from enacting his master plan to collect all the powerful Infinity Stones. Being the movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been all leading to, the excitement over this massive battle is at a fever pitch and today Hot Toys is thrilled to present the highly anticipated groundbreaking 1/6th scale Iron Spider Collectible Figure which has received a lot of positive reviews after it made its debut at Avengers: Infinity War exhibition powered by Hot Toys!

Designed by Tony Stark, the impressive brand new futuristic Iron Spider Suit has equipped with the latest amazing high-tech weapons. Expertly crafted based on the stylish appearance of Iron Spider with the most up-to-date details in the movie, the collectible figure features three interchangeable heads including a newly developed interchangeable masked head with LED light-up function, a masked head sculpt with four pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous combinations of Spider-Man’s expressions and a newly painted interchangeable head sculpt featuring remarkable likeness of Tom Holland, a newly developed specialized body, a skillfully tailored metallic red and dark blue-colored Iron Spider suit with gold-colored trims perfectly capturing all the tiniest details, two pairs of articulated Iron Spider pincers with stylish gold-colored painting, a variety of spider-web shooting effect parts and a movie themed dynamic figure stand. Power up your entire Marvel Cinematic Universe collection with this young Spidey in his up-to-date suit from Avengers: Infinity War!

Super7 Debut’s Sweet New Ride For Masters Of The Universe Classics

The team at Super7 is certainly doing their best to hold up their promise of keeping the ‘Masters Of The Universe Classics’ line alive and well after taking over the license from Mattel last year! This week they announced their newest addition to the line, Stridor! That’s right, if you were a child of the 80’s you’ll probably remember this guy, but they’re totally making an updated version of the robotic horse from the original toyline! Stridor is planned to be around 10″ tall with articulated legs and a removable armor mask. If you wanted to add one to your collection you had better act fast, as he is expected to go up for pre-order in the next few days on Wednesday 4/25/18 with the pre-order window closing on Wednesday May 16th! Stridor will set you back a cool $60, but that seems a small price to pay for such an exceptional robotic horse for your ‘Masters Of The Universe Classics’ figures! Check out the full release info from Super7 below!

The Masters of the Universe Collector’s Choice line continues with Stridor! By popular demand, Man-At-Arms’ cybornetic creation, the Heroic Armored Warhorse that carried the mighty Fisto into battle is finally coming to life! Now is your chance to tame the mighty steed before he gallops off forever.

Stridor measures approximately 10-inches tall with multiple points of articulation. Price: $60 per figure

Pre-sale starts on Wednesday – April 25th, 12noon PST and will be open until Wednesday – May 16th Images shown are of the production figure and packaging. Figures will begin shipping on Monday – July 23rd, which is the Monday after Team Super7 returns from San Diego Comic-Con!

Mezco Plans More One:12 Collective

The One:12 Collective line from Mezco that takes all the beauty and detail of 1:6th scale and shrinks it down to half the size is easily one of the most revolutionary lines released in the last few years.That said, it should come as no surprise that Mezco has got even more figures planned for the ambitious line that already spans a number of pop culture universes. The two latest figures to be joining this 6″ scale line are Darkseid of The DC Comics Universe, and Blade The Vampire Hunter from The Marvel Comics Universe! Mezco posted both up for pre-order this week and you can check out the full details for each below!

Darkseid

Darkseid, Overlord of Apokolips, joins the One:12 Collective.

The One:12 Collective Darkseid figure is the first ever fully articulated Poly-Stone figure featuring a newly created One:12 Collective body that encompasses his immense stone physique. Incorporating magnetically interchangeable faceplates and light-up Omega Beam eyes, Darkseid is primarily made of Poly-Stone with casted metal accents to achieve a level of authenticity never achieved with the character. The tyrannical New God is clothed in his signature royal tunic with a real metal helmet, chest plate, waist belt, and includes an Apokoliptian ceremonial cloak with an armored harness. His sentient Mother Box super-computer is also made from metal and magnetically stores on the back of his belt.

Darkseid, ruling dictator of the dystopian planet of Apokolips, seeks to abolish freewill and enslave all life in the universe. A being of unparalleled strength, intelligence and boundless evil, his divine powers make him not only a threat to the heroes of earth, but to every world within his grasp.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE DARKSEID FIGURE FEATURES:

One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, One (1) Light-Up helmet with four (4) magnetically interchangeable faceplates (removable), Hand painted authentic detailing, Approximately 19 cm tall, Six (6) interchangeable handsOne (1) pair of fists (L&R), One (1) pair of Mother Box holding hands (L&R), One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

Metal Helmet, Metal Chest plate and shoulder armor, Vest garment, Metal waist belt, Metal shoulder harness and cape (removable), Boots with metal heels

ACCESSORIES:

One (1) Mother Box (magnetically attaches to belt), One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo, One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Blade

Blade, vampire hunter of the Marvel Universe, joins the One:12 Collective.

The One:12 Collective Blade figure features two intricately detailed head portraits:  an unwelcoming scowl and a bloodcurdling roar. No details were overlooked when designing the infamous daywalker. His outfit boasts a leather-like black trench coat with an integrated wire for dynamic posing, as well as a tailored three-quarter sleeve t-shirt and motorcycle style pants. Blade comes well-equipped to hunt down creatures of the night with accessories including a customized submachine gun with removable magazines, a pump action shotgun, his signature sword with removable sheath, collapsible throwing blades, striking stakes, and of course, sunglasses.

Eric Brooks was being born when a vampire attacked his mother during childbirth, passing on a series of enzymes that transformed Eric into a Dhampir – a being tainted by a vampire’s kiss, but not converted. Now infused with all of a vampire’s powers but few of their weaknesses and determined to avenge his mother’s death, Eric Brooks arms himself with weapons that are fatal to the undead and fashioned himself into the vampire hunter known as Blade.

THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE BLADE FIGURE FEATURES:

One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation, Two (2) head portraits, Hand painted authentic detailing, Approximately 16 cm tall, Eight (8) interchangeable handsOne (1) pair of fists (L&R), One (1) pair of sword-holding hands (L&R), One (1) stake holding hand (L), One (1) gun holding hand (R), One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

COSTUME:

Tailored trench coat with integrated wire for dynamic posing (removable), Three-quarter sleeve t-shirt, Motorcycle pants, Belt (removable) with throwing blade sheath harness, Thigh harness for stakes, Work boots

ACCESSORIES:

One (1) customized submachine gun with two (2) removable magazines, One (1) customized shotgun with pump action movement, One (1) sword with removable magnetic sheath, Two (2) folding throwing blades, Three (3) stakes, Two (2) pairs of removable sunglasses, One (1) blast gun effect, One (1) firing gun effect

I Want To Believe

Fox’s ‘The X-Files’ may have finally come to it’s true ending with the latest season finale, but that doesn’t mean the world is done with Mulder and Scully just yet! A few months back the team at ThreeZero announced their all new 1:6th scale Agent Fox Mulder figure, and now after months of waiting with bated breath, they have finally announced their companion figure of Agent Dana Scully! No real details are available for their upcoming Dana Scully figure beyond a teaser image, although we will likely be seeing some more details trickling out soon. Still, this teaser is at least enough to let us know the truth is out there!

The Funko Forecast

Get ready for the Funko Forecast! This is where we’re going to be showcasing all of the cool new announcements and reveals from Funko! With all of the awesome that consistently seems to be flowing out of those guys, it shouldn’t be hard to keep this section alive each and every week!

Funko Subscription Boxes Find New Homes

Earlier this year Funko shocked collectors everywhere when they announced the cancellation of their four mystery box subscription services. These mystery boxes were previously available to have shipped to your home every other month and would include 100% exclusive Funko items you couldn’t get anywhere else including special POP! Vinyls, Tee Shirts, Mugs, and a variety of other collectibles! The four subscription boxes were each themed around a major pop culture phenomenon with crates like ‘Collector Corps’ for Marvel Comics fans, ‘Legion Of Collectors’ for DC Comics fans, ‘Smugglers Bounty’ for Star Wars fans, and ‘Disney Treasures’ which is self explanatory.

While these subscription service boxes were plagued with issues (subscription renewal issues, shipping problems, poor customer service, the list goes on), collectors were devastated at the announcement that these boxes were coming to an end. Lucky for us that it looks like things may not be as bad as they first seemed! This week Funko has announced that they have found a home for at least two of these boxes to be able to continue in a new form!

Details are still emerging on exactly how the new subscriptions would work, but Funko has announced that the Marvel themed ‘Collector Corps’ box will be continuing through Amazon.com, while their ‘Disney Treasures’ box will be continuing through Hot Topic. Unfortunately there isn’t any word as to where the ‘Smugglers Bounty’ or ‘Legion of Collectors’ boxes may end up at, but speculation is running wild that one of them will likely end up at Gamestop and whichever doesn’t end up there will probably land at either Target or Walmart. Only time will tell!

More Merc With A Mouth

It there’s one thing Deadpool fans can’t get enough of, it’s the ‘Merc With A Mouth’ himself! As always, Funko is happy to oblige and has announced a number of new Deadpool retailer exclusive POP! Vinyls that are expecting to hit stores just in time for the upcoming ‘Deadpool 2’ to hit theaters this summer! Each of these new POP! Vinyls will be available exclusively at one major retailer, so be sure you’re hitting the right stores to find what you want! The latest announced Deadpool POP! Vinyls are Chicken Deadpool (Amazon), Cheerleader Deadpool ((Box Lunch), King Deadpool (FYE), Samurai Deadpool (Gamestop), Chimichanga Deadpool (7-11), Pandapool (Hot Topic; Flocked Chase Variant also available), and Mermaid Deadpool (Target; Metallic Chase Variant also available). These will be in stores before you know it so keep your eyes peeled!

The Next Big Thing From Funko

With all of the hub bub surrounding ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ this year, it’s easy to forget that we still have ‘Antman & The Wasp’ hitting theaters this July as well! Of course the team at Funko hasn’t forgotten and has just announced their full product lines for the film which includes new PP! Vinyls and POP! Keychains! In the main POP! Vinyls line collectors can look for Antman, The Wasp, and the new villain Ghost! Antman and The Wasp will both have ‘Unmasked’ chase variants available, while Ghost will have a ‘Translucent’ variant that is available exclusively at Walmart stores. The POP! Keychains line consists of Antman and The Wasp, which is great considering that they’d fit right in as their shrunken selves in your POP! collection if you took the keychain attachment out of their heads. These are due out this summer!

Something Has Survived

In just a few short weeks the latest film in the ‘Jurassic Park’ series, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, will be released in theaters! As always, the team at Funko have been doing their best to get us excited for the new movie with an all new line of POP! Vinyls! We had previously showcased Owen, Claire, and Blue as they had been announced back at New York Toy Fair in February, but this week Funko pulled back the curtain to reveal a number of new POP! Vinyls for this line! For the main ‘Jurassic World’ line, fans can look forward to Stygimoloch and the Indoraptor being available at most retailers! There are also two new Target exclusive POP! Vinyls coming our way with a POP! of Owen with Baby Blue and a massive 10″ Super Deluxe POP! Vinyl of the Tyrannosaurus Rex! There is no set release date for any of these figures, although it’s anticipated that they will be releasing around the same time the film hit’s theaters this June.


And with that, we bring this week’s Toy News Tuesday to a close! What do you think about the new items announced this week? Do you plan on picking up anything we mentioned in this week’s column? Are there any lines or brands you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments section below!




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