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Hey there toy lovers! Welcome back to an exciting all new edition of Toy News Tuesday; The weekly column here at ScienceFiction.com where you can find all the news and announcements that you need to know about anything and everything awesome that is going on in the Toy Industry! Let’s dive right in to the news for the week of May 20th, 2014!

Radical! Funko Expands TMNT Line

With the currently airing animated series a smash hit and an all new live-action movie coming up later this year, the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ are likely seeing their most successful year in the last few decades! Our friends at Funko seem to be thinking the same thing, and they’ve got a ton of cool new ‘TMNT’ merchandise coming our way in the next few months in the form of POP! Vinyls, Mystery Minis and Wacky Wobblers! Check out the new offerings below:

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COWABUNGA DUDE! These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.5″ Mystery Minis are totally tubular, dude! All four of your favorite teenage turtles are here from the storm sewers of New York City! In addition to the four crime fighters, we also have April O’Neil, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, Foot Soldier, Krang and Casey Jones!  The pieces have a 1/12 rarity scale, making the chances for each character equal! GNARLY! These fantastically designed Mystery Minis will be available in July for only $6.95 each!

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Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 2

In follow-up to our popular Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 1… We bring you… Pop! Television: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 2!

Series 1 was so wicked that we couldn’t resist giving you Series 2! This time around we have April O’Neil, Foot Soldier, Bebop, and Rocksteady! BODACIOUS! These Pop!’s will be in stores this July!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers

For the first time ever…Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers are here! We’ve had a lot of requests for these and we finally have six totally cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Wacky Wobblers for you! Righteous! These Wacky Wobblers will be in stores this August!  PIZZA TIME!

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Funko Sinks Their Fangs Into True Blood

As if there were any chances of them slowing down, Funko is also celebrating the final season of the popular HBO vampire series ‘True Blood’ with their all new POP! Vinyl figures based on the horror series! The crew over at Zap2it recently made the big reveal of this first wave of figures, which is set to hit stores this July! Characters set to be included in this wave are Sookie Stackhouse, Eric Northman, Alcide Herveaux, Lafayette Reynolds Pam Swynford de Beaufort and Bill Compton.

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TRU Exclusive Jubilee Wave Marvel Legends

Last year at SDCC, Hasbro revealed plans for several future waves of their highly popular 6”-scale Marvel Legends figures; including one set with a Jubilee build-a-figure. It looks like that wave is finally set to hit shelves, although it’s looking quite different now! Many of the characters have been swapped out and replaced with characters people might consider a bit more mainstream, and now the entire wave is set to be a ToysRUs exclusive. The highly anticipated Blizard/Batroc, Armored Agent Venom, Radioactive Man/Tigershark and Moonstone/Songbird.are all gone, replaced with a fairly standard wave of Cyclops, Storm, Styfe (has this character been relevant after the 90’s ended?), Magento, and (of course) Wolverine. At least we’re still getting that Jubilee build-a-figure out of this set, so it won’t be a total loss! As of now, there is no word from Hasbro regarding any potential release dates (or if there ever will be any) for the figures that were originally set to be in this wave.

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DC Collectibles Reveals November Lineup

It’s a good time to be a DC Comics fan! Well, if you’re a collector anyway. This week DC Collectibles looks to have pulled out all of the stops and revealed release dates and pricing information for a large portion of the new products that they announced back in February at Toyfair 2014! While the bulk of these products won’t be available for purchase until November, these all look pretty phenomenal! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a collector who wouldn’t want most of these, with the eagerly awaited 6”-scale figures based on ‘Batman The Animated Series’ finally coming out, amongst other things. Check out the full solicit below:

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN, CATWOMAN, MR. FREEZE AND TWO-FACE ACTION FIGURES
The highly anticipated line from DC Collectibles is finally here! Based on the designs from the hit New Batman Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series comes the first wave of figures of Batman, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and Two-Face! Each figure comes with multiple accessories!
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
$24.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur
CATWOMAN – BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES – 5.5″
BATMAN – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.25″
MR. FREEZE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6.75″
TWO-FACE – THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES – 6″

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BATMAN 75th ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK SET 2
This special edition action figure 4-pack celebrates Batman’s 75th Anniversary—with figures of the legendary Dark Knight based on the designs of Greg Capullo, Alex Ross, Frank Miller and his look in Super Friends! Each figure come packaged in a special anniversary tin!
$75.00 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur
DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BY FRANK MILLER – 6.5″
JUSTICE BY ALEX ROSS – 7.5″
DESIGNER SERIES BY GREG CAPULLO – 6.75″
SUPER FRIENDS! – 6.75″

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DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES SON OF BATMAN: DEATHSTROKE,
BATMAN, ROBIN AND NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURES
Based off designs of the much anticipated Son of Batman animated movie comes the next wave of action figures from DC Collectibles!
ROBIN – 4.75″
NIGHTWING – 6.85″
DEATHSTROKE – 6.75″
BATMAN – 6.9″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY * $19.95 US * On Sale November 2014
* Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 STARGIRL AND HAWKMAN ACTION FIGURES
From their appearances in DC Comics – The New 52 Justice League of America, comes Super Hero celebrity, Stargirl and the Thanagarian warrior Hawkman!
STARGIRL – 6.5″
HAWKMAN – 7.0″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY • $24.95 US • On Sale November 2014 *Allocations May Occur

DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED MOVIES JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR: CYBORG ACTION FIGURE
Half-man, Half-machine, all awesome. The hero Cyborg battles the hordes of Apokolips with this action figure based on his designs from the DC Universe Animated Original Movie, Justice League: War!
$19.95 US * On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS SUPER-VILLAINS HARLEY QUINN SECOND EDITION
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this bust, DC Collectibles is happy to release a second edition featuring all new deco of everyone’s favorite bubbly psychopath, Harley Quinn.
Measures Approximately 6.25″ Tall • $49.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN STATUE
BASED ON SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP
The Man of Steel from the popular Superman: The Animated Series rockets into your home with this latest installment in the popular line of statues celebrating the World’s Greatest Super Hero.
Limited Edition of 5,200 • Measures Approximately 7.5″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS ZATANNA STATUE
DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA
SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER
The Mistress of Magic Zatanna weaves a spell of transformation on John Constantine with this stunningly stylized statue of the magical heroine based on the popular pinup style of the 1940’s and 50’s.
Limited Edition of 5,200 • Measures Approximately 10.37″ Tall
$124.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM POISON IVY STATUE
SCULPTED BY KAREN PALINKO
Poison Ivy, the eco-terrorist and Arkham Asylum inmate, brings her deadly brand of toxins into your home with this stunning statue based on the villain’s design from the best-selling Batman: Arkham Asylum video game!
Measures Approximately 8.5″ Tall • $124.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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VERTIGO iZOMBIE STATUE
BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF MICHAEL ALLRED
SCULPTED BY PHIL RAMIREZ
Take a bite out of the world of the hit Vertigo series iZOMBIE with this stunning statue based on the art of acclaimed artist Michael Allred!
Measures Approximately 9.25″ Tall
ALTERNATE HEAD INCLUDED!
$99.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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>BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY MICHAEL TURNER STATUE
BASED ON THE ART OF MICHAEL TURNER
SCULPTED BY CLAYBURN MOORE
This new entry in the Batman: Black and White statue series is a tribute to artist Michael Turner, whose highly detailed, dynamic drawing style graced numerous DC Comics covers.
Limited Edition of 5,200 • Measures Approximately 8″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY SIMON BISLEY SECOND EDITION STATUE
BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF SIMON BISLEY
SCULPTED BY WILLIAM PAQUET
Measures Approximately 7.8″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY BRIAN BOLLAND SECOND EDITION STATUE
BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF BRIAN BOLLAND
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
Measures Approximately 7.75″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY TIM SALE SECOND EDITION STATUE
BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF TIM SALE
SCULPTED BY JONATHON MATTHEWS
Measures Approximately 6.5″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY EDUARDO RISSO SECOND EDITION STATUE
BASED ON THE DESIGNS OF EDUARDO RISSO
SCULPTED BY TONY CIPRIANO
Measures Approximately 7.5″ Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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1:1 SCALE RED POWER BATTERY AND RING PROP REPLICA
With blood and rage of crimson red, ripped from a corpse so freshly dead, together with our hellish hate, we’ll burn you all—that is your fate! Spread rage across the galaxy with this replica Red Lantern Power Battery and Ring!
Measures Approximately 11″ Tall
$199.95 US • On Sale November 2014 * Allocations May Occur

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“Holy Series Two Batman!”

The team at DC Collectibles is well aware of just how excited people are for the first wave of their new ‘Batman The Animated Series’ figures to hit, and as a special treat to hold us over until they release in November, they’ve given fans a look at what they can expect to see in the second wave of figures based on this iconic cartoon masterpiece! While wave one gave us Batman, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and Two-Face, this all new second wave of figures is currently set to be comprised of Robin (Dick Grayson), The Joker, Poison Ivy and Man-Bat! These all look extraordinary and are easily the best plastic renditions of these characters ever made based on artist Bruce Timm’s iconic designs! What’s even better, is that these figure will be releasing this December; only one month after the first wave hits!

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(via Mtv)

Vote For the Next DC Collectibles Figure

As if they hadn’t already done enough for DC Comics fans this year, DC Collectibles is celebrating their reaching 100,000 fans on Facebook by allowing those fans themselves to vote for which character we want to see rendered in plastic next! Potential characters include Element Woman, Frankenstein and even Bunker of ‘Teen Titans’ fame amongst others! There is a veritable cornucopia of characters to choose from to vote for! Just head here to let your voice be heard! The full post from the DC Collectibles Facebook page is below:

Hey 100,000 Facebook fans! For today’s thank you we are offering you a poll! Let us know which one of the below twenty DC Comics’ characters should be in the 6” New 52 Action Figure line by DC Collectibles.

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Happy Wednesday, DC Collectors! As you know, today is new comic book day, but around here, it’s also the day for new action figures as well. Yesterday, we gave you an early look at Hawkman, the newest action figure in our DC Comics – The New 52 line. So which great New 52 super hero or villain will follow in Hawkman’s footsteps? Er, airstream…er…

Which great New 52 character will be the next New 52 action figure?

Well, we haven’t decided yet and we’d love your help! Below is a poll featuring twenty DC Comics – The New 52 characters that haven’t yet received the action figure treatment. Which one would you like to see as a DC Collectibles action figure? Let us know your pick and you just may see it show up in 2015.

(via AFI)

Matty Collector SDCC Reveals

Another week goes by, and another big SDCC exclusive reveal from the crew over at Matty Collector! This time they’ve got the reveals for their DC Comics Multiverse and Total Heroes lines, as well as their Pixar’s ‘Cars’ exclusive! For their DC Multiverse line fans will have a chance to grab their very own Batmobile based on the classic vehicle’s all new look that we’ll be seeing in this falls upcoming ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ video game! Fans of Mattel’s DC Comics Total Heroes line will have a chance to bolster their Justice League ranks with the all new exclsuvie deluxe Cyborg figure, while fans of Disney and Pixar’s ‘Cars’ can add the exclusive ‘Neon Racers’ gift set to their collection! The full release from matty Collector is below:

It’s been a week since our last reveal, and we know you’ve been patiently waiting for the next batch. Well, wait no more because here are three more new products from our 2014 San Diego Comic-Con lineup!

Batman™ Arkham Knight Batmobile ($85)
Batman Arkham Knight BatmobileIn the video game, Batman™ battles all-new threats in Gotham City with the help of an arsenal-equipped vehicle. This Batman™: Arkham Knight Batmobile features premium, highly-detailed deco and authentic sounds straight from the game, and much more! The vehicle comes with an articulated DC Comics™ Multiverse Arkham City Batman™ figure with a fabric cape allowing Batman™ to sit in the driver’s seat!

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DC Comics™ Total Heroes™ Ultra Cyborg ($25)
DC Comics Total Heroes Ultra Cyborg Tech-equipped Cyborg joins the Total Heroes™ lineup! As homage to the Super Powers Cyborg figure, this figure has silver VUM deco, and arrives with two interchangeable heads, his classic look and an updated stylized version, as well as three sets of hands. This hybrid of man and machine brings with him a tool and gear for just about any job he might encounter, including a Mega Blade, a Concussion Cannon and a Sonic Scrambler (all of which fit onto his arms), and a Jetpack with Airfoil Wings so he can take to the air!

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Disney•Pixar Cars 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack ($50)
Disney•Pixar Cars 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack Welcome to Japan! Shu Todoroki is hosting an endurance night race from Mt. Fuji to Tokyo’s colorful Ginza District. Get ready to experience the exciting world of neon racing! In Japan, the presentation of a gift is as important as the gift itself. You can experience this Japanese tradition with the 2014 Special Edition Neon Racers Gift Pack. The specially designed furoshiki, Japanese wrapping cloth, features comic book-style illustrations of the Neon Racers story. Open the wrap and you’ll find a racing diorama with die-cast characters Lightning McQueen and Shu Todoroki illuminating the streets of Tokyo in their amazing customized lighting and neon deco.

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NECA SDCC Pacific Rim Exclusive

Speaking of SDCC exclusives, the crew over at NECA Toys recently made their first big reveal for this years offerings as well with a look at their upcoming convention exclusive ‘End Titles’ ‘Pacific Rim‘ 3-pack! This triple pack of figures will contain 7” versions of three of the films Jaegers (Gipsey Danger, Crimson Typhoon and Striker Eureka) done up in high-gloss black paint to recreate the end-credits scenery from the film! The full release from NECA is below:

This special edition 3-pack is a deluxe recreation of the end credits for the hit film Pacific Rim! It contains black-colored, high-gloss-finish action figures of Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Striker Eureka, packaged and positioned in the same formation seen in the credits. The 7″ Jaegers also have glow-in-the-dark paint effects on their “visors” (or conn-pod windows).

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The background insert and printing on the acetate window utilize the same graphics created by Imaginary Forces in rendering this scene for the film. The window box is covered with a protective slipcover featuring an embossed foil-printed insignia of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps.

Details
–Limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide
–Price will be $60
–Visor areas glow in the dark
–Collectible packaging with embossed, foil-printed slipcase

NECA ‘Flashing’ Gremlins Fans

While this next one might not be for everyone, it’s still certainly one of the coolest items that NECA has ever released (which says a lot, considering how many awesome things they’ve released already this year alone)! NECA is set to release a full-scale lifesize replica of the Flasher Gremlin from ‘Gremlins 2: The New Batch’ that you can add to your personal collection this September! That’s right, this thing is going to be a full size prop replica of a Gremlin that looks like it’s flashing you. I don’t think you could possibly have a weirder more ridiculous display piece in your home; and I mean that in a VERY good way. The full release from NECA is below:

Own an authentic, full-size replica of the Flasher Gremlin stunt puppet from Gremlins 2: The New Batch!

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This hand-painted rubber and latex figure stands nearly 30″ tall and features a fabric trench coat and removable sunglasses, all entirely faithful to Flasher’s on-screen wardrobe in the movie. Comes complete with a metal display stand.
Strictly limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide – the perfect addition to your Gremlins collection!

Shiny New 1:6th Captain Mal Figure

The cult-classic sci-fi series ‘Firefly’ may have gone off the air over a decade ago, the series’ fan base is as devoted as it’s ever been! Even with the massive amount of cool ’Firefly’ branded toys and figures coming out this year already, this next one is particularly ‘shiny’, as it is arguably the best rendition of the series revered  Captain Mal Reynolds! This all new 1:6 scale figure from Quantum Mechanix looks to be the jewel of any Firefly fans collection, featuring a screen-accurate costume and perfectly capturing actor Nathan Fillion’s trademark swagger in plastic form. The full release from Quantum Mechanix is below:

LOS ANGELES — May 15, 2014 — Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx), a leading sci-fi and pop culture collectibles company, plans to unveil the first in a new line of realistic 1:6 scale figures for cult classic TV series Firefly at Dallas Comic Con (May 16-18).

Featuring authentic likenesses, screen-accurate costumes and accessories unique to each character, the QMx 1:6 scale articulated figure line aims to deliver the most detailed replicas of the Firefly crew ever made.

The debut figure in the line, the 12-inch-tall Captain Malcolm Reynolds, can be previewed at the QMx booth (#1227) during Dallas Comic Con in Dallas, TX. Features include interchangeable hands, screen-accurate brown coat, holster, and boots made of fabric, microsuede and simulated leather, functioning buckles and buttons, and Captain Mal’s must-have accessories: a PAL communicator and his trusty pistol.

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A special version of the figure available exclusively from QMxOnline.com will include the Lassiter laser pistol accessory with an extra hand to hold it with.

“Fans have longed for a quality line of Firefly figures for some time,” said Jared Chapman, director of product development at QMx. “From real, working costume details to incredibly accurate likenesses, we think fans will be blown away with what they’ll get from QMx.”

“Firefly has always been our very favorite property,” added Andy Gore, CEO of Quantum Mechanix. “Creating best-in-class realistic articulated figures for Firefly has always been a dream of ours – because the best is what this show and its fans deserve.”

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The Firefly Malcolm Reynolds 1:6 Scale Articulated Figure will retail for $189.95 and is expected to arrive Q3 2014. The Firefly Malcolm Reynolds 1:6 Scale Articulated Figure is being produced under license from Twentieth Century Fox.

(via AFI)

And with that, yet another jam-packed edition of Toy News Tuesday comes to an end. What did you think of this week’s offerings? Will you personally be picking up anything we touched on in this weeks edition? Let us know in the comments section below! Until next week, happy hunting!