Toy News Tuesday: I’m Gonna Need That Arm


After a week “off”, we’re back 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! We’ve officially made it to the other side of New York Comic Con unscathed (for the most part) and there is plenty of catching up to do! This week we’ve got lots of awesome news from some of our favorite companies like Diamond Select Toys, Funko, Hot Toys, and more! There’s a little bit of everything in the Toy News for the week of October 16th, 2018!


In Stores This Month From Diamond Select Toys

We’re midway through October and deep into the Halloween season, so our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have planned the perfect releases to help decorate your collection shelves just in time for the occasion! While not all of these new releases are ‘spooky’ or ‘scary’, most of them definitely fit the bill flawlessly! We’ve got new items from the ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts’ lines, plus a horrifying wave of ‘Maximum Carnage’ themed Marvel Minimates! Additionally, there will be some new Marvel and DC Gallery pieces released this month, so there’s a little something for everyone! Check out the full listings below and be sure to order them from Diamond Select Toys!

DC Comic Gallery Batman Who Laughs PVC Diorama

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. Designed by Caesar. Sculpted by Alterton. (Item #MAY182303, SRP: $45.00)

DC Gallery Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Comic Book PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley Quinn is the woman of the hour, the year and the decade, and this all-new PVC diorama captures her latest comic book appearance, with her corset, trademark hammer, and red-and-blue pigtails! Sitting atop a crate of dynamite, Harley measures approximately 8 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC plastic with collectible-quality painted details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR182419, SRP: $45.00)

Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Halloween Town Vinyl Figures

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. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Halloween Sora (Item #MAY182298, SRP: $9.99
Halloween Goofy (Item #MAY182299, SRP: $9.99
Halloween Donald (Item #MAY182300, SRP: $9.99

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Deadpool Half Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with exacting sculpted details and the highest level of paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182170, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Thor PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! What are you the god of again? The God of Thunder calls down the lightning as he holds aloft This 9-inch scale sculpture of Thor features detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. The PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182164, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 76 Maximum Carnage 2-Packs 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. (Assortment: Item #MAY182308, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Minimates Avengers 1,000,000 B.C. Minimates (Walgreens Exclusive)

Walgreens stores have long been the place to find exclusive Marvel Minimates assortments based on Marvel’s various animated series and movies. Now, Walgreens is the place to find an exclusive assortment of Minimates based on Marvel Comics! In stores now, the first comic-based assortment to be offered at Walgreens features the Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C.! Each two-pack features at least one member of the prehistoric superteam, and all are exclusively at Walgreens stores. The assortment includes:

  • Phoenix with Agamotto, with alternate flame hair, flame-hands and fiery base for Phoenix and spell-casting hands for Agamotto.
  • Odin with Iron Fist, with the hammer Mjolnir for Odin and flame-hand accessories for Iron Fist.
  • Black Panther with Starbrand
  • Ghost Rider with the Fallen, with flame-hands for Ghost Rider.       

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Black Widow PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! This 9-inch scale sculpture of Black Widow shows her leaping over obstacles with her battle staff in hand. Featuring detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications, this PVC plastic diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182160, SRP: $45.00

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Town Square Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hear ye, hear ye! The NBX Minimates line continues with this new, exclusive box 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-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #MAY182296, SRP: $24.99)

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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