Toy News Tuesday: Through Rose Tinted Glasses


Welcome back once again to an all 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! Summer is winding down and the fall is arriving just as quickly! Many stores are already completing their fall resets in their toy sections, meaning there’s plenty to be found on clearance to fill in the gaps in your collections! This week there isn’t much going on, but we’ve still got new releases from Diamond Select Toys and NECA, as well as reveals from Hasbro, Boss Fight Studio, and more! Things might seem quiet but there’s still so much to see in the Toy News for the week of August 21st, 2018!


It’s Morphin Time At Hasbro

We have known this announcement was coming in some form for months now, but it’s finally here! A few weeks back the team at Hasbro announced that they had obtained the master property license for the long-running ‘Power Rangers’ brand, and now we are finally getting our first look at the first ever ‘Power Rangers’ collectibles from someone other than Bandai (who has held the master toy license for a quarter of a century!). This week at the annual ‘Power Rangers’ fan convention, ‘Power Morphicon’, Hasbro decided to give fans of the franchise a taste of what is to come in their newly announced ‘Power Rangers: Lightning Collection‘ line of 6″ figures!

Fans can expect this line to feature fully articulated figures based on various iterations of the ‘Power Rangers’ franchise from the past twenty-five years of stories. The first figure shown was the original White Ranger from the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ era. Hasbro has said we can look forward to these figures including unmasked heads featuring the likeness of the original actors, character specific weapons and effects, and real world proportions so you no longer have to worry about your ‘Rangers’ figures being too bulky!

The ‘Power Rangers: Lightning Collection’ from Hasbro is expected to hit the market in Spring 2019. In the meantime, if there is any Bandai ‘Power Rangers’ merchandise you still wanted we recommend buying it sooner rather than later, as their time with the license closes out at years end.

In Stores From Diamond Select Toys

Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have a number of awesome new toys and collectibles hitting stores this week! Coming from a number of their extensive catalog of licenses, this week Diamond Select Toys have new items from The CW’s ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’, plus ‘Batman: The Animated Series’, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, and those new ‘Ghostbusters’ we mentioned last week! Check them all out below!

Batman Animated Ra’s Al Ghul Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Demon’s Head has arrived! One of Batman’s oldest villains joins his rogues gallery as part of DST’s bust line based on Batman: The Animated Series! Featuring his distinctive appearance from the show, this approximately 6-inch resin bust of Ra’s Al Ghul is ready to pounce on a pedestal base inspired by the architecture of Gotham City. This bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #FEB182293, SRP: $59.99)

DC Gallery Arrow TV PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! You have failed this city! The Green Arrow brings his brand of justice to the DC Gallery line with this sculpture of Oliver Queen from the CW TV series Arrow! Based on Stephen Amell’s portrayal of the character on the show, this 9-inch PVC diorama shows him drawing an arrow from his quiver atop a Queen Consolidated rooftop. This sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item # FEB182294, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery Flash TV Series PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Run, Barry, run! The Flash comes racing into the DC Gallery line with this sculpture of Barry Allen from the CW TV series The Flash! Based on Grant Gustin‘s portrayal of the character on the show, this 9-inch PVC diorama shows him screeching to a halt with Speed Force energy crackling off of him. This sculpture, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #JAN182372, SRP: $45.00

Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 8 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The boys are back in town! Three new 7-inch scale action figures are joining the ultimate Ghostbusters Action Figure line, each with a piece of the massive firehouse diorama! Based on the sequel Ghostbusters 2, this series features We’re Back Peter in his grey jumpsuit, We’re Back Winston in his grey jumpsuit, and Slime-Blower Ray Stanz with his massive equipment! Each 7-inch figure comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, ready for display with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. And each contributes to the firehouse doors, getting you that much closer to having a Ghostbusters HQ in your own home! Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #MAR182428,SRP: $24.99/ea.

Nightmare Before Christmas Resin Busts

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Turn your shelf into a nightmare! The cast of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas continues to populate DST’s line of resin busts. Featuring the movie’s most popular characters atop diorama bases, the line continues with villain Oogie Boogie and Jack Skellington’s dog, Zero. Oogie measures approximately 7 inches tall atop a pedestal inspired by his lair, while Zero stands approximately 4 inches tall atop a pile of books and a jack o’lantern. Each bust is limited to 3,000 pieces and includes a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Joe Menna!

Oogie Boogie Bust (Item #FEB182306, SRP: $59.99)

Zero Bust (Item #FEB182307, SRP: $59.99)

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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