mainHello and welcome to yet another 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! It happens every few years, but it seems like everything old is new again! We’ve got new movies getting retro style figures, and new figures based on old classic films! It seems like everything is backwards, but at the same time it makes it a great time to be a collector! For now, here’s the Toy News for the week of September 22nd, 2015!


Well, No One Saw This Coming…

First, let us apologize for that terrible pun! Now that we have that out of the way, it’s time to get psyched for new Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legends! Well, one new Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legend anyway. After the success of the previous Walgreens exclusive collector figures, now fans can be on the prowl for the new ‘First Appearance’ Daredevil figure! This figure features Daredevil in his classic Yellow/Red costume that he wore in his first appearance before transitioning into an all red ensemble a few issues later! To sweeten the pot, Hasbro has thrown in an ‘Unmasked’ Matt Murdock head! This interchangeable head looks like it would work just fine with your standard Marvel Legends Daredevil figure as well, making picking up this blind hero a no brainer! He is already hitting Walgreens stores now, and you can even order him directly from their website to save yourself some hunting!

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“Whosoever Holds This Statue, If They Be Worthy…”

Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have announced the next piece in their triumphantly returning Marvel Premier Collection statue series! This time it’s the Odinson himself, The Mighty Thor! Check out the full release from DST below:

A Diamond Select Toys release! Thou shalt not pass… without checking out this statue! The second full-size resin statue in the all-new Marvel Premier Collection is none other than Thor, God of Thunder! Based on a famous 1969 cover image, Thor wears his timeless classic outfit and swings his hammer as if preparing to hurl it skyward. Crouching on a circular base designed to represent Bifrost, the rainbow bridge of Asgard, this approximately 9″ statue of Thor is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certficate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

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(via Marvelous News)

“We Have To Go Back!”

With the official ‘Back To The Future Day’ of October 21, 2015 less than a month away, it seems like the perfect time for Diamond Select to release even more awesome new ‘Back To The Future’ Minimates!

First up we’ve got the all new ‘1985’ box-set! This new set comes with four brand new Minimates straight out the film’s initial contemporary ‘1985 setting! This set includes ‘Waking Up’ Marty McFly, Author George McFly, Car Was Biff Tannen, and Needles! On top of being an awesome set all together and filling in some gaps in the ‘Back To The Future’ Minimates line, it also gives the world the first ever collectible of the ‘Needles’ character!

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Aside from that epic figure four-pack, we are also getting a re-release of the iconic Delorean Time Machine! This new ‘1985’ edition comes packaged with a new ‘1985’ edition of Marty McFly, and can fit two  standard size Minimates inside!

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The Toys ‘Gotham’ Deserves’

Our friends at Diamond Select are coming full force this week with even more awesome announcements! While we had a sneak peak at some of these back at SDCC, this is the first official release info for a ton of DST’s upcoming ‘Gotham’ merchandise! We’ve got even more ‘Gotham’ Minimates and ‘Gotham Select’ figures to look forward to than we thought!

While the first set hasn’t hit yet, fans can start waiting for this all new ‘Gotham’ Minimates figure four-pack featuring even more of your favorite characters! This new Minimates box-set includes Alfred, Selena Kyle, Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot, and future ‘Batman’ himself, Bruce Wayne!

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If Minimates aren’t your thing and you’re into larger 7″ scale figures, then the ‘Gotham Select’ line is for you! The upcoming Second Wave of figures is set to hit stores this February and will include Alfred, Edward Nygma, and Harvey Bullock! Each figure comes with a character appropriate diorama piece to snazz up your display space! Alfred includes the ‘Wayne Manor’ fireplace mantel, while Nygma includes a mug and a desk! To top it all off, Detective Harvey Bullock includes a dumpster and a section of alleyway that you can connect to the diorama alleyway piece that was included with Jim Gordon in Wave 1! Bullokc also includes his pistol and a removable hat!

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DC Collectibles Showers Us With Awesome Next April

You say to yourself “it’s September, why would I be worried about next April already?”. Well, mostly you should be worried about it because DC Collectibles has a ton of cool new stuff coming our way this spring! Check out the full April solicits from DC Collectibles below:

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DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES: LEE BERMEJO – BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN AND LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURES
Lee Bermejo, the acclaimed artist behind the bestselling JOKER and LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, lends his design skills to a new line of action figures, starting with four of DC’s most popular characters!
Each action figure comes with its own accessories.
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
BATMAN – 6.75”
GREEN LANTERN – 6.75”
SUPERMAN – 6.75”
LEX LUTHOR – 6.75”
$25.00 US • On Sale April 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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WONDER WOMAN: THE ART OF WAR – WONDER WOMAN BY BRUCE TIMM STATUE
DESIGNED BY BRUCE TIMM
SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Limited edition of 5,200 • Individually numbered
Legendary animator and multiple Eisner Award winner Bruce Timm brings his vision of the Amazon Princess to this powerful new ART OF WAR statue!
Measures Approximately 7.5″ Tall
$80.00 US • On Sale April 2016 * Allocations May Occur


DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POWER GIRL STATUE
DESIGNED BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
Power Girl packs a wallop—and now, she’s the latest in the popular line of DC COMICS COVER GIRLS statues designed by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.87″ Tall
$100.00 US • On Sale April 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS ICONS: DEADSHOT STATUE
SCULPTED BY DAVID GIRAUD
Deadshot never misses—and you won’t want to miss out on this statue! Torn from the pages of NEW SUICIDE SQUAD, Deadshot is ready for action!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 12″ Tall (To top of gun)
$100.00 US • On Sale April 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS SUPER-VILLAINS THE JOKER BUST
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY ALEJANDRO PEREIRA
You’ve never seen The Joker like this before! This startling new vision of the Clown Prince of Crime is designed by legendary artist Jim Lee—and he can be yours in this new bust!
Limited Edition of 2,500
Measures Approximately 8.5″ Tall (To top of gun)
$50.00 US • On Sale April 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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“I AM THE LAW!”

Whether you love Judge Dredd from the ‘2000AD’ comics, the much maligned yet beloved cult classic ‘Judge Dredd’ 90’s flick starring Sylvester Stallone, or from the much better received but under-performing ‘Dredd’ film starring Karl Urban, it’s safe to say that Judge Dredd is one of the single most badass law-enforcement officer that has ever graced the science-fiction genre! While we’ve known about the upcoming new 1:12 scale Judge Dredd figure from Mezco since earlier this year, we had no idea just how amazing a surprise Mezco had in store for us! Now Mezco has revealed their plans for a 1:12 scale figure set of Judge Dredd with his iconic Lawmaster Motorcycle! Check out the full release below:

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A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Ripped from Rebellion’s award winning comic is Mega-City One’s most notorious Street Judge, Judge Dredd. Some time in the near future Mega City One is part of what is left of a dystopian society and the law is upheld by Judges. Charged with the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner Street Judges are on the front line of maintaining order in a post apocalyptic world. Working closely with Rebellion, the One:12 Collective has crafted a finely detailed figure of Dredd with some truly amazing features, along with his Lawmaster Bike. The Judge Dredd figure has a comic accurate, digitally sculpted likeness, a specially silkscreened spandex uniform with a real working zipper to create a realism at this scale not seen before and numerous accessories as well as interchangeable parts.

These New Hot Toys Sure Look Cold

The team over at Hot Toys doesn’t know the meaning of the words ‘slow down’, as they’ve proven over the last few weeks with the reveals of all their epic new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise! Now they’ve gone and announce another all new figure, along with several ways to buy it! Check out the new 1:6th scale ‘First Order Snowtrooper’ straight out of this winter’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’! You can pick up the standard release of this figure, or alternatively you could grab the Snow Trooper Officer; who includes different accessories. If you can’t choose, or one just isn’t enough, they’re also releasing a multipack! Check out the full releases from Hot Toys below-

Star Wars: TFA 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper

Following the official introduction of the first wave of Hot Toys’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectible figures featuring the enigmatic Kylo Ren and the First Order Stormtroopers, we are excited to continue the unveil of the highly detailed collectibles based on this widely anticipated movie and present the new 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper collectible figure!

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The latest generation of cold weather assault Snowtroopers is equipped with completely redesigned advanced insulated armor and helmets that can reduce the glare of icy terrain when carrying out the First Order’s missions in extreme climate.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order Snowtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring the freshly designed Snowtrooper helmet and armor, finely sculpted backpack, meticulously tailored coat and under-suit, detailed blaster rifle with extended stock, and a specially designed hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!

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Star Wars: TFA 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper Officer

After the reveal of the astonishingly detailed 1/6th scale collectible figures of the mysterious Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtroopers, Hot Toys is pleased to continue to bring fans more highly detailed collectibles based on the latest installment of the Star Wars Hong Kong saga and officially introduce the new 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper Officer collectible figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

The latest generation of Snowtrooper is equipped with completely redesigned advanced insulated armor and helmets that can reduce the glare of icy terrain when carrying out the First Order’s missions in extreme climate.

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The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order Snowtrooper Officer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens which features the newly designed Snowtrooper helmet and armor, finely sculpted backpack, meticulously tailored coat and under-suit, the red pauldron that indicates the rank of officer, detailed blaster rifle with extended stock, a pair of articulated binoculars, and a specially designed hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!

 

Star Wars: TFA 1/6th scale First Order Snowtroopers Set

Following the official reveal of the first wave of Hot Toys’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectible figures featuring the mysterious Kylo Ren and the First Order Stormtroopers, we are thrilled to continue to bring fans more highly detailed collectibles based on this widely anticipated movie and present the new 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper collectible figures!

The latest generation of Snowtrooper is equipped with completely redesigned advanced insulated armor and helmets that can reduce the glare of icy terrain when carrying out the First Order’s missions in extreme climate.

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The highly-accurate collectible figures are specially crafted based on the image of First Order Snowtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Each Snowtrooper features a brand new designed Snowtrooper armor, helmet, and backpack. The standard First Order Snowtrooper will be equipped with a blaster rifle with extended stock while the First Order Snowtrooper Officer is armed with a blaster rifle with extended stock, a pair of articulated binoculars, and a red color pauldron that indicates the rank of officer. Two additional blaster rifles are included exclusively in this collectible set!

At NYCC, Everyone Can Hear You Squee

Two years ago at SDCC 2013, Super7 released the first ever figures in the ‘ReAction’ line, which has since taken off to bring fans everywhere retro-styled figures of all their favorite characters from all of their favorite franchises thanks to a partnership with Funko! Now Super7 is diving back into the 1979 classic one more time to bring ‘ALIEN’ fans an all new NYCC 2015 exclusive ReAction figure three-pack! Check out the full details from Super7 below:

Journey into the mysterious Derelict Spaceship with the ReAction Figures Nostromo Crew Special Action Figure Set!

Dallas, Lambert and Kane don their spacesuits to venture out of the safety of the Nostromo Spaceship to investigate a distress signal on a distant planet. Little do they know the terror they are about to unleash!

The ReAction Figures Alien Nostromo Crew Special Action Set contains three 3.75″ sturdy, plastic ReAction Figures packaged in a deluxe, authentically detailed blister-carded 3-pack window box. Each character is a faithful representation of the character in the classic Alien film, including all-new head sculptures for Dallas and Lambert.

The ReAction Figures Nostromo Crew Special Action Figure Set will be available from Super7 at New York Comic Con, October 8-11. $45 each.

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!

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The Plush Is Strong With This One

Funko has announced three all new ‘Star Wars’ collectibles as part of their Fabrikations plush line! Coming this February, fans will soon be able to add plush versions of a Stormtrooper, an Ewok, and Princess Leia to their collections!

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He’s No Force Ghost!

Back from the great beyond of the Funko Vault, it’s Obi Wan Kenobi! That’s right, the super hard to find Obi Wan POP! Vinyl is seeing a re-release after having been retired quite some time ago! He is expected to be hitting stores now, so be sure to keep an eye out for him!

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Hooked On A Keychain

This November ‘Guardians of the Glaaxy’ fans can add this set of three new Funko POP! Keychains to their keys! This set is made up of Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Dancing Baby Groot!

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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! Until next week, happy toy hunting!