Toy News Tuesday: The Ants Go Marching On


Hello again and welcome back to a brand spanking new edition of 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! We are officially halfway through the summer season and the toy news only seems to be heating up even more! This week we have new announcements from NECA, Mezco, Hasbro, and more of your favorites, so be sure to stick around and check out the Toy News for the week of August 7th, 2018!


NECA Nets A Bullseye

Surprise surprise! Fans of NECA’s figures have been growing increasingly concerned about where they might be able to continue purchasing their favorite NECA products at brick and mortar stores after the recent closure of ToysRUs Stores (who were NECA’s largest physical retailer), and now NECA finally answered the call! This week the team at NECA made a surprise announcement that their products would be coming to Target stores nationwide immediately!

Much like Funko, NECA will now have a large section in Target’s pop-culture area near their toys and electronic entertainment section. While not every Target store has them just yet, it is anticipated that the majority of them should have their NECA section up and running either by the time you read this or by the end of the month! Be sure to keep an eye out at your local Target stores for all your favorite NECA products!

NECA Goes Headhunting

Beyond their big Target announcement, this weekend NECA also had one more massive surprise in store for us! While they have long been known for their incredibly popular action figure lines for the ‘ALIENS’ and “Predator’ franchises, they’ve never done anything quite like these before! NECA has just announced two all-new Life Sized Wall Mounted Busts, one of each an ALIEN Xenomorph and a Predator. Each of them is based on the creature designs from the first film in their franchise, with the ALIEN based on The Big Chap and The Predator based on The Jungle Hunter.

These new Life Sized Wall Mounted Busts are made of cast foam rubber and will weigh in at around 13 lbs each when they release this November! If you want them you had better start saving now though, they’re expected to retail for around $399.99 each!

Alien – Foam Replica – Xenomorph Wall-Mounted Bust

Show off your skills as a hunter with this stunning Alien Xenomorph trophy plaque, which mounts on the wall for an eye-catching piece that’s perfect for retail decoration or display at home. The Xenomorph plaque is made of durable foam rubber and latex that is carefully hand painted for realistic detail. It measures over 31 inches tall, over 21 inches wide, and approximately 17 inches deep. It comes with everything you need to mount the plaque to your wall.

Please Note: This wall hanging is a heavy object weighing approximately 12 pounds and we recommend professional installation. You must install this unit to structural elements (2″x4″ wall studs).

Predator – Foam Replica – Predator Wall-Mounted Bust

Show off your skills as a hunter with this stunning Predator trophy plaque, which mounts on the wall for an eye-catching piece that’s perfect for retail decoration or display at home. The Predator plaque is made of durable foam rubber and latex that is carefully hand painted for realistic detail. It measures 26 inches tall, over 23 inches wide, and almost 13 inches deep. It comes with everything you need to mount the plaque to your wall.

Please Note: This wall hanging is a heavy object weighing approximately 13 pounds and we recommend professional installation. You must install this unit to structural elements (2″x4″ wall studs).

New Hasbro Reveals From Unboxing Toy Con

This past weekend the team at Hasbro unveiled a number of awesome new figures from both their Marvel Legends and Star Wars 6″ lines at the Unboxing Toy Convention in Mexico!

From their fan favorite Marvel Legends line Hasbro announced three new figures! Coming our way sometime in the not too distant future are Nighthawk and The Living Laser! There will also be a Kree Sentry Build-A-Figure sometime soon; probably alongside the movie figures for ‘Captain Marvel’ next spring if we had to guess.

Nighthawk

The Living Laser

Kree Sentry Build-A-Figure

Meanwhile for fans of a galaxy far, far away we are getting an all new Han Solo in Mimban Mudtrooper Gear from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ coming to the ‘Star Wars: Black Series’! Collectors who may have missed her the first time around will also be happy to hear that they will be re-releasing the highly sought after Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise in new packaging as part of ‘The Vintage Collection’!

Han Solo In Mimban Mudtrooper Gear

Princess Leia Organa in Boushh Disguise

No word yet from Hasbro as to when any of these new figures will be hitting the shelves, but hopefully they won’t keep us waiting too long!

Jordan DesJardins

Jordan DesJardins is a writer from Philadelphia with a passion for the collectible! Jordan is ScienceFiction’s resident Toy Columnist, covering news for the Toy Industry in our weekly column ‘Toy News Tuesday’, as well as interviews, convention coverage, product reviews, and more! As an avid collector of both Toys and Comics, Jordan can often be found at comic conventions, or scouring the city for the latest Minimates and Funko Pops to hit the shelves!




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