Toy News Tuesday: Make Your Own Destiny


Come one, come all, for 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! March is coming to a close, and with it the end of the first quarter of the year has ended. As we head into Quarter 2 of 2019 we have a lot to be excited about! This week we have plenty of gorgeous new collectibles to show off from some of our favorite companies including Diamond Select Toys, NECA, McFarlane Toys, and even Dark Horse Direct! There’s so many new items to dream of adding to your collection in the Toy News for the week of March 26th, 2019!


C2E2 Reveals From Diamond Select Toys

This past weekend pop culture fans from all over the world gathered in the Chicago, IL to celebrate all of their favorite fandoms at The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, better known as C2E2! Our good friends from Diamond Select Toys were on site as well with a number of fantastic new upcoming items on display at their booth. Some of these items we saw recently at New York Toy Fair, but many of them had never before been shown publicly! While we can’t be 100% sure which lines that the new statues are from, it’s a safe bet that most of them are part of DST’s Gallery line of PVC statues, plus we’ve got new Vinimates, new Kingdom Hearts Select, and D-Formz blindbox vinyl figures! Check out the full gallery of preview images from Diamond Select Toys‘ C2E2 booth below

Bruce Lee Vinimates

Castlevania Netflix Animated Series Trevor Belmont and Alucard Select Figures

Castlevania Netflix Animated Series Alucard and Sypha Belnades Select Figures

DC Comics Poison Ivy DC Gallery PVC Statue

DC Comics Batman DC Gallery Statue

Godzilla Gallery PVC Statue

John Wick Gallery PVC Statue

Kingdom Hearts Select Series 2- Toy Story World Sora, Toy Story World Goofy, Toy Story World Donald Duck, Toy Story World Mickey Mouse

Marvel Mysterio Marvel Gallery PVC Statue

Marvel Spider-Man Marvel Gallery PVC Statue

Marvel ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ – Stealth Suit Spider-Man Marvel Gallery PVC Statue

Marvel Star-Lord Marvel Gallery PVC Statue

Nightmare Before Christmas Santa Jack Skellington and Zero Gallery Statue

Nightmare Before Christmas D-Formz Blindbox PVC Figures

Diamond Select Toys August Solicits

If previews from C2E2 weren’t enough for you, our friends at Diamond Select also has a whole bunch of new solicitations for us this week! On top of some fantastic new items we have known were coming, we also have some amazing new things we only saw for the first time at New York Toy Fair last month. Of note, we have our first ever ‘Predator’ Gallery PVC Statue, the first wave of ‘Westworld’ Select figures, our first ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Playset Diorama, and our very first ‘Star Wars’ releases from Gentle Giant under the Diamond Select Toys banner! Most of these items are expected to release this August, be sure to check out the full solicitation information below!

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES MAD HATTER BUST

He’s mad as a hatter! Jervis Tetch, a.k.a. the Mad Hatter, is the next Batman villain to join the resin bust line based on Batman: The Animated Series! Holding a cup of tea and one of his trademark mind-control cards, the Hatter measures approximately 6-7 inches tall and comes on a decorative pedestal inspired by the architecture of Gotham city. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $59.99

DC GALLERY GREEN ARROW COMIC PVC FIGURE

The Emerald Archer has arrived! Oliver Queen strikes a pose atop a Star City rooftop in this all-new PVC Diorama from the DC Gallery line! Based on his comic-book appearance, it measures approximately 8 inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

DC GALLERY SUICIDE SQUAD HARLEY QUINN PVC FIGURE

With a bat in one hand and a purse in the other, Harley Quinn is ready for a night on the town in the newest DC Movie Gallery PVC Diorama! Based on her appearance in the Suicide Squad movie, this plastic sculpture features the likeness of actress Margot Robbie, as well as detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

IT MOVIE PENNYWISE VINIMATE

IT has arrived! The Vinimates line of vinyl figures just got a whole lot creepier, with the addition of the IT Vinimate! Holding a balloon, the demonic clown Pennywise stands approximately 4 inches tall, sculpted in the Minimates mini-figure style with an articulated neck for additional posing options. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $9.99

JOHN WICK MINIMATES BOX SET

He’s a wee Wick! Fans of the John Wick franchise of films can now re-enact the action on their shelf with this box set of 2-inch Minimates based on John Wick Chapter 2! John Wick, Cassian, Winston and the Bowery King each feature 14 points of articulation, and the set includes multiple interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Barry Bradfield! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $24.99

KINGDOM HEARTS 3 GALLERY TOY STORY DONALD PVC FIGURE

It’s a quack attack! Donald Duck takes a whack at an Air Soldier Heartless in this new PVC diorama based on the best-selling Kingdom Hearts 3! Depicting Mickey’s court magician in his Toy Story World appearance, this sculpture measures approximately 8 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio. Sculpted by Varner Studios! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

KINGDOM HEARTS GALLERY SORA PVC FIGURE

Return to the world of Kingdom Hearts! The popular game series joins the popular Gallery PVC statue format with this new sculpture of Sora, in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, charging his opponent with keyblade in hand. Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this Gamestop-exclusive PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box with Kingdom Hearts artwork. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen. Previously a GameStop exclusive. In Shops: N/A SRP: $49.99

LEGENDS IN 3D MARVEL SPIDER-MAN 1/2 SCALE BUST

Spider-Man is an icon of the Marvel Universe, so DST is celebrating his legendary status with a Legends in 3D bust! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this half-scale resin bust features incredible detail that’s almost as large as life. Limited to only 1000 pieces, the bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color hand-numbered box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $150.00

LOST IN SPACE B9 RETRO ELECTRONIC ROBOT

Danger, Will Robinson! B9 is back, and he’s brought a buddy! The popular, best-selling electronic B9 robot is going back into production, with a new run and the same great dialogue and sound effects. Plus, for those who have the silver edition already, there’s a “retro” style red-and-blue metallic edition inspired by the toys of yesteryear! Each measures approximately 10 inches tall and features real rolling wheels. Packaged in a full-color window box with try-me button. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

MARVEL GALLERY AVENGERS 3 PROXIMA MIDNIGHT PVC FIGURE

Unite the Black Order! Joining Ebony Maw and Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight leaps into the air with her fearsome spear in the newest Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint, is cast in high-quality plastic, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alterton. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

MARVEL GALLERY CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE STARFORCE PVC FIGURE

Captain Marvel goes higher, faster and farther in this new Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! The star of the Captain Marvel movie throws a power-packed punch as she takes on the Skrulls in this new approximately 9-inch sculpture. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint, and cast in high-quality plastic, the diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

MARVEL GALLERY GOBLIN QUEEN COMIC PVC FIGURE

Hail to the queen! Based on her appearance in Mutant X, this sculpture of Madelyne Pryor, the Goblin Queen, is made of high-quality plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Sam Greenwell. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

MARVEL GALLERY UNMASKED DEADPOOL PVC FIGURE

He’s the best there is at what he does, and he isn’t pretty! Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, can heal any injury, except for the horrific scarring that covers every inch of his body. But rather than hide it, this PVC sculpture celebrates it with a special unmasked edition! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture shows Wade leaping out of the flames with twin katanas in hand, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Previously a GameStop exclusive. In Shops: N/A SRP: $49.99

MARVEL MILESTONES WASP STATUE FROM ANT-MAN & WASP

Everyone is buzzing about this Wasp statue! Featuring the size-shifting heroine at full size as well as miniaturized, with a tiny Ant-Man along to boot, this approximately 14″ resin statue is limited to only 1,000 pieces. IT comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.  Sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $500.00

MARVEL SELECT UNLEASHED HULK ACTION FIGURE

The Hulk is unleashed in this towering Marvel Select action figure! Inspired by the art of superstar Marc Silvestri, the Hulk has popping veins and muscles and features his classic ripped-pants look. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean, it comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side-panel art for shelf reference. Previously a Disney Store exclusive. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $29.99

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SELECT SERIES 7 FIGURE ASSORTMENT

It’s that time of year again! The Nightmare Before Christmas is about to begin once more, and the hit action figure lines continues with three all-new figures, each with a piece of a larger diorama! Snowman Jack, Big Vampire and Skinny Vampire each come with pieces to build the Halloween Town guillotine environment, and Snowman Jack also includes parts to turn into an actual snowman! Each figure comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side-panel art for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios!In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $179.94

PREDATOR GALLERY CLASSIC MOVIE PVC FIGURE

The hunt is on! The Predator surveys his hunting grounds in the new line of Gallery PVC dioramas based on the famous film franchise. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture of the original Jungle Predator features detailed sculpting and paint, is cast in high-quality plastic, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $49.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG BANK

Speed up your savings with this all-new vinyl coin bank based on Sonic the Hedgehog! Depicting the video game superstar curled into a ball for an extra boost of speed, this sculpture also features a coin slot on top for instant deposits, and an access door in the base for quick coin removal. It comes packaged in a clear polybag. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $24.99

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PLAYSET DIORAMA PVC ASSORTMENT

Join the green party! With each Sonic the Hedgehog diorama, you get two 2-inch mini-figures of Sonic and his pals, and a section of the Green Hill Zone. Set 1 comes with Sonic and Amy, and Set 2 comes with Tails and Dr. Eggman. Place the two different dioramas side-by-side to form a larger environment! Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $18.99

STAR WARS MILESTONES FORCE AWAKENS BB-8 1/6 SCALE STATUE

BB-8 certainly gets around (get it?) and now he’s made his way to the Milestones collection! Based on his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this approximately 6-inch resin statue of the famously spherical droid is in scale to all Star Wars Milestones statues, and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $150.00

STAR WARS MILESTONES THE FORCE AWAKENS REY 1/6 SCALE STATUE

Rey has crisscrossed the galaxy in search of her destiny, and now she’s arrived in the Milestones collection! Based on her appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this approximately 11-inch resin statue of the Force-sensitive heroine is in scale to all Star Wars Milestones statues, and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $199.99

WESTWORLD SELECT SERIES 1 FIGURE ASSORTMENT

They’re the Best in the West! Riding out from the hit TV series, this assortment of action figures captures three of the main characters from Westworld in 7-inch scale. Detailed sculpts of Delores, the Man in Black and Dr. Robert Ford each feature character-appropriate articulation and accessories – Delores with her groceries, the Man in Black with his maze scalp, and Ford with his dog – an each comes with a piece of a larger maze artifact! Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! In Shops: Aug 28, 2019 SRP: $179.94 per case

Hasbro Enters The Endgame

Last week we gave you the full run down of the first wave of ‘Avengers’ themed 6″ scale Marvel Legends figures that Hasbro has coming our way this spring, but now we’ve got new images from Hasbro to show off the whole wave! As we told you last week, the wave is a blend of movie styled and comic styled figures, with this assortment we get Ebony Maw from last year’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, plus Captain America and Ronin (aka Hawkeye) from ‘Avengers: Endgame’, as well as comic styled figures of Citizen V, Hercules, Nighthawk, and The Living Laser! If you collect the entire wave, you’ll be able to build your very own Armored Thanos figure from ‘Avengers: Endgame’, making this wave a very high commodity for most Marvel fans!

Captain America

Citizen V

Ebony Maw

Hercules

Living Laser

Nighthawk

Ronin

Thanos Build-A-Figure

This week Hasbro also released new images of their latest Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legends 6″ figure, the Infamous Iron Man! For those who are out of the loop, Infamous Iron Man is actually Victor Von Doom with his own set of Stark armor. This figure is due out later this spring exclusively at Walgreens stores!

NECA Prepares For The Battle Of The Century

NECA has been releasing figures based on our favorite horror properties for years, and this week we have our first look at an all new version of one of horror’s greatest icons with their new ‘Freddy Vs. Jason’ Ultimate Jason Voorhees figure! While this isn’t the first time they’ve done a figure of this version of Jason Voorhees, it’s the first one in quite some time and definitely the first to feature good articulation. This 7″ scale figure features a highly detailed sculpt, three removable interchangeable masks, two machetes (regular and bloody), flame effects, and a teddy bear! This figure is due out in late summer closer towards the fall, be sure to check out the full solicit information from NECA below!

The revenant Jason from the epic 2003 slasher mash-up Freddy vs Jason joins NECA’s Ultimate line! Resurrected by Freddy to terrorize the residents of Springwood, Jason begins his murderous rampage again. But when he won’t step aside for Freddy, a terrified town is caught in the middle of their battle!

This new Jason figure is even more sizable than other Ultimate Jason’s, as appropriate for a horror showdown on the movie’s scale. He comes with 3 removable masks, 2 machetes (regular and bloody), teddy bear, and fire effect that can attach to either machete to recreate the final blistering battle. Collector-friendly window box packaging with opening flap.

Yasss Queen!

This year NECA has a pretty healthy variety of products hitting the market based on the highly underrated (and undeservedly maligned) ‘ALIEN: Resurrection’, with new figures like Clone Ripley and the Alien Hybrid Newborn coming to stores this summer. Now they’ve announced a new reissue of their fan favorite Xenomorph Queen figure in an all new paint scheme to better reflect it’s appearance in ‘ALIEN Resurrection’, the fourth film in the ‘ALIEN’ franchise. Like with the previous releases, this figure stands around 15″ tall and features 30 points of articulation. The new ‘ALIEN: Resurrection’ Xenomorph Queen is set to release this fall for $120. Check out the full details and images below!

The Aliens action figure family gets a new royal member! From Alien: Resurrection, the fourth movie in the thrilling sci-fi series, the terrifying Queen is the perfect companion piece to the Series 14 and Newborn figures.

She stands over 15″ tall and is over 30″ long, with over 30 points of articulation, including a spectacular posable tail. Bring some of the movie’s most thrilling scenes to life in realistic detail, because the Queen is completely in scale with NECA’s 7″ Alien action figure line. Includes a display stand and two different interchangeable inner mouths.

Dark Horse Direct Announces New Limited Releases

Dark Horse Direct may be a newer ‘direct-to-consumer’ branch of Dark Horse Collectibles, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t ready to bring their A-game to the table to bring some amazing new limited release items our way! This week they announced two all new exclusive items that are up for pre-order now with a Hellboy Statue Set and a new Halo Ship Replica! While the prices may seem a little bit steep, considering the size and scale of these items it definitely seems more than a fair deal. Check out the full product releases below!

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. Statuette Set $399.99 

Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Direct are proud to bring you Hellboy and other iconic Mignolaverse characters with this classic figure statuette set! Inspired by the Syroco statues of the 1940s and sculpted by the meticulous crafters at Yoe! Studio, the gritty comic realism of these beautiful figures is sure to thrill!

Each statuette stands about 5 ½” tall on a 2” base and includes Hellboy, Abe, Liz, Johann, Lobster Johnson, and the fan-favorite homunculus, Roger, to round out the 6 figure set. Limited in number to just 200 sets available, this collection is sure to please even the most hardcore Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. fans.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Hellboy Statuette
  • Abe Sapien Statuette
  • Liz Sherman Statuette
  • Johann Kraus Statuette
  • Roger the Homunculus Statuette
  • Lobster Johnson Statuette
  • Hand Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Deluxe Packaging (TBD)

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND DIMENSIONS

  • Limited Edition of 200
  • Payment Plans Available! Click the Pre-Order Button for Details
  • Expected to Ship: Winter 2019
  • Product Materials: Polyresin Statuettes
  • Product Packaging Size*: 15″ x 13″ x 8.5″
  • Product + Packaging Dimensional Weight*: 13lbs. (for shipping purposes)

Halo UNSC Infinity Ship 18″ Replica $299.99

Prepare to have the largest, most powerful vessel in the galaxy make its way into your gaming lair with the limited-edition Halo: UNSC Infinity Ship 18” Replica!

Approximately 18” long and made from polyresin, the UNSC Infinity Ship is the latest release in exclusive replicas from the massively popular Halo game franchise and Dark Horse Direct!

With an extremely limited edition of only 500, this beautifully detailed replica ship is without equal and primed to contend with any foe aligned against it. Take a stand with humanity and pre-order yours today!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Halo UNSC Infinity Ship 18” Replica approximately 18” x 3” x 2.5”
    10” x 7”
  • Oval base with UNSC Eagle Logo relief, with metal rod for display
  • Hand Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
     

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND DIMENSIONS

  • Limited Edition of 500
  • Payment Plans Available! Click the Pre-Order Button for Details
  • Sculptor: Big Shot Toyworks
  • Painter: Jason Wires Productions
  • Materials: Polyresin
  • Expected to Ship: Fall 2019
  • Product Packaging Size*: approx. 22” H x 13” W x 12” L
  • Product + Packaging Dimensional Weight*: approx. 25.0 lbs (for shipping purposes)

Things Are Going To Get ‘Stranger’ This Summer

Things are heating up this summer as Netflix’s hit original series ‘Stranger Things’ is preparing for it’s big return on July 4th, 2019! Fans of the cult-favorite retro styled series will be excited to hear that McFarlane Toys is planning a new wave of figures around the new season, and this week they’re giving us our first look at them! The new wave brings us 7″ scale ‘Stranger Things 3’ versions of Eleven and Hopper in all of their mid-80’s glory! Eleven is set to include interchangeable hands, a shopping bag, and a walkie talkie, while Hopper includes a pistol, a walkie talkie, and a bottle of wine. These figures should be releasing just in time for the season premiere this July for an expected retail price of $19,99 each.

“Maxi Big Da Force!”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of our first real return to the ‘Star Wars’ Universe in nearly twenty years, ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’! The team at Hot Toys seems just as excited about it as we are, with the announcement of their latest ‘Star Wars’ 1:6th scale figure, Jedi Master Qui Gon Jinn! Qui Gon stands at just under 13″ tall and features a highly detailed head sculpt based on actor Liam Neeson. As always with Hot Toys, this figure comes loaded with accessories including interchangeable hands, a comlink, grappling hook, a light up LED Lightsaber, a lightsaber hilt, several holograms, and a figure stand. Check the full release from Hot Toys below!

SWEP1-The Phantom Menace – 1:6 Qui-Gon Jinn Collectible Figure

A venerable if maverick Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn was a student of the living Force. Qui-Gon lived for the moment, espousing a philosophy of “feel, don’t think — use your instincts.” On Tatooine, Qui-Gon discovered a young slave boy named Anakin Skywalker who was strong in the Force. Sensing the boy’s potential, Qui-Gon liberated Anakin from slavery. The Jedi Master presented Anakin to the Jedi Council, but they deemed the boy too old to begin training and dangerously full of fear and anger. They refused to allow Qui-Gon to train Anakin, but rescinded their decision to fulfill Qui-Gon’s dying wish.

Today, Hot Toys is very excited to introduce the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of Qui-Gon Jinn from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace! Skillfully crafted based on the appearance of Qui-Gon Jinn in the film, this 1/6th scale collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored Jedi robe and tunic, a desert poncho, a LED light-up lightsaber, a Comlink, a grappling hook, a hologram projector with interchangeable holograms, and a themed figure base! Battle the dark side with Jedi Master Qui-Gon in your Star Wars collection!

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!

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb!

This week Funko revealed an all new Previews exclusive POP! Vinyl of fan favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn! Based on a variant comic cover by artist Carlos D’Anda, the latest version of Harley Quinn see’s the Queen of Crime with a large Boom Box and should be available for pre-order now for release later this spring!

*Spider-Sense Is Tinging!*

While details as far as the actual release date are scarce for now, Funko has announced the latest Spider-Man villain to enter the Spider-Verse of POP! Vinyls with the all new AAA Anime exclusive Spider-Carnage! We will keep you posted with more details as they become available.


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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