mainFresh from the proverbial oven of the internet, it’s 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! It’s New York Comic Con week! What does that mean? It means we can expect a FLOOD of new toy news in just a few short days coming from the convention! This week itself has been relatively quite, which really means it’s just the calm before the storm. The ScienceFiction.com crew will be on site at the convention to bring you all the latest news from the con floor! In the meantime, here’s the Toy News for the week of October 6th, 2015!


‘Masters Of The Universe’ Gets An Upgrade

While last year MattyCollector was touting that their fan favorite ‘Masters Of The Universe Classics’ toyline was coming to an end, it seems that the tables have pulled a one-eighty and now the line is being revitalized and rebranded! The new yearly subscriptions just went up through MattyCollector.com for the ‘Masters Of The Universe Classics 2.0’ series, which will be heavily based on the classic ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Filmation animated series rather than the original ‘MOTU’ toyline like the previous line did. This new format fits in with the old figures, while also giving collectors a new twist on some of their favorite A-List ‘MOTU’ characters! Here’s the full release from MattyCollector-

Announcing Classics 2.0 Subscription:
“A” List Characters in Filmation Style!

These are the figures that’ll take you right back to Saturday morning, sitting in your PJs, bowl of cereal in hand, face ten inches from the TV. Get ready for Classics 2.0!

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He-ManThis is the subscription that’ll give you all the feels, with a lineup of “A” list characters in the style you remember from the animated series. These newly-designed Filmation-style figures come in 6” classics scale to fit in perfectly with your existing collection, but they’re not Classics… they’re Classics 2.0!

This bi-monthly 2016 subscription brings six of the most-wanted characters, newly-designed in Filmation style, plus a club-exclusive Evil Seed™! Scheduled releases include*:

He-Man® (2/16)
Trap Jaw® (4/16)
Skeletor® (6/16)
Evil Seed™ (Subscription-only figure, 8/16)
Beast Man® (8/16)
Evil-Lyn® (10/16)
Clawful® (12/16)

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The subscription period will be open 10/5/15 through 11/2/15 at 11:59 PT. Along with guaranteed delivery of these new Filmation-style figures, subscribers get Early Access beginning in February 2016. That means you’ll have first shot at figures like the 2016 chase figure and our annual San Diego Comic-Con After-Party Sale. Click here for all the details and to sign up for the Classics 2.0 subscription!

*As always, names and release dates are subject to change.

The ‘Masters Of The Universe 2.0’ subscription is open form 10/5/15 through 11/2/15, so don’t miss your chance to subscribe today!

Mondo Goes Big

The team over at Mondo has big news for collectors everywhere! They’ve got new 1:6th scale figure lines coming from two of the most popular brands that action figure aisles have ever seen!

As if a whole new series of Filmation styled ‘Masters Of The Universe’ figures wasn’t enough for you, the team over at Mondo had to go and blow that away with their recent reveal of a 1:6th scale series of ‘Masters Of The Universe’ figures! While the details are scarce at the moment, Mondo took the opportunity to announce this all new 1:6th scale series of ‘MOTU’ figures during their annual convention, ‘Mondo Con’, which took place this past weekend in Austin, Texas.

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Aside from ‘Masters Of The Universe’, Mondo also announced they will be doing a 1:6th scale line based on the iconic ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ as well! Unfortunately no previews of that line have been shown yet.

(via AFI)

Bloodshot Is Back In Style

While many of you may remember ‘Bloodshot’ from the 1990’s Valiant comic book of the same name, most of you probably don’t realize that both Valiant and ‘Bloodshot’ have made a major comeback in recent years! Now, thanks to the crew at CKRT Lab they are gunning for your toy collection with an all new NYCC Exclusive ‘Bloodshot’ vinyl figure! This figure is a followup to last year’s NYCC Exclusive vinyl figure of Valiant Comic’s ‘X-O Manowar’, and would make a great companion piece for any Valiant fans! This stylized figure stands at 5.5 inches tall and features 6 points of articulation! He also includes a special 3 firearm accessory set to bring ‘Bloodshot’ to life in your display!

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Are You Ready To Build The Tardis?

The time has finally come! The wibbly-wobbly time where ‘Doctor Who’ fans all across the globe can finally build their very own Tardis! Well, kind of, if you count LEGOs. Fans of ‘Doctor Who’ and the LEGO brand are rejoicing with the official reveal of the first ever ‘Doctor Who’ LEGO set! The set, which was fan-created through the LEGO Ideas program, is set to release in early December and will include both the interior and exterior of The Tardis, as well as LEGO minifigures of The Twelth Doctor, The Eleventh Doctor, Clara Oswald, a Weeping Angel, and x2 Daleks! The full release for the LEGO set is below-

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Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS® and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls. Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks™ and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks™.

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Fans can only hope that more ‘Doctor Who’ sets are scheduled for the future should this one sell well enough (as if there is any doubt that it will!). We can hope that at the very least LEGO releases a series of ‘Doctor Who’ minifigure packs to expand our cast of characters for The Tardis that we’re building, right?

‘I Can’t Shake Him!’

The team over at Hot Toys just knows how much we love our ‘army builder’ figures, and with the massive success of their 1:6th scale ‘Star Wars’ line, it comes as no surprise to see yet another Hot Toys 1:6th scale ‘army builder’ type of figure coming our way in the form of the First Order Tie Fighter Pilot! This new figure is based on the ‘First Order’ Tie Fighter Pilots as seen in the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’! The figure itself is a slick black in color, and looks more like a Stormtrooper than the classic Tie Fighter Pilots of the original trilogy. Now if only we can find somewhere to put the as-yet-to-be-announced 1:6th scale Tie Fighter vehicle in our display…

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Check out the full release from Hot Toys below-

The First Order has enlisted a wide range of troops to carry out its will across the galaxy in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Following the reveal of the First Order Snowtrooper, Hot Toys is continuing to expand the First Order army and is delighted to officially present the new streamline designed First Order TIE Pilot 1/6th scale collectible figure from the highly anticipated movie!

The skilled pilots of the First Order launch into combat aboard advanced fighter craft to hunt down enemy vessels and protect space around First Order installations and warships. The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order TIE Pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features an all new glossy black color designed TIE Pilot helmet and armor with life support system, meticulously tailored flight suit, detailed blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!

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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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POP!s and Vinyl Idolz and Dorbz, Oh My!

This week we learned quite a bit about what we can expect during the next year of Funko releases straight from the head of Funko himself, Brian Mariotti! Posting to the Funko forums, Mariotti revealed a plethora of information as to what characters and brands we can expect to see showing up across Funko’s various product lines like Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, and of course, POP! Vinyls. The full rundown of reveals from PopVinyls is below-

Funko POP!

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  • Golden Girls
  • Scooby Doo (+ POP! Ride)
  • A-Team Classic TV
  • LOST
  • Alias
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean
  • Miss Peregrine’s
  • Zootopia
  • Batman v Superman
  • Willy Wonka Classic
  • Pac Man
  • Flash Gordon Movie
  • Spider Gwen
  • Bob’s Burgers Wave 2
  • Dragon Ball Z Wave 2
  • Looney Tunes
  • Duck Dodgers
  • Alien Queen 6” Super Sized POP!
  • Battlestar Galactica Reboot

Vinyl Idolz 

  • American Psycho
  • Willy Wonka
  • Breaking Bad
  • Batman V SupermanVinylIdols2
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Stan Lee
  • Clockwork Orange
  • Flash Gordon Movie
  • Fargo Movie
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Music Series 1
  • Stripes
  • DC Comics
  • Suicide Squad

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  • Supernatural
  • Fast & The Furious (+ Dorbz Ride)
  • Antman
  • Fallout
  • Freddy Funko
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  • Marvel TV
  • Skyrim
  • Inside Out
  • Bioshock
  • Willy Wonka
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Breaking Bad
  • NFL
  • Universal Monsters
  • Flash Gordon Movie
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean
  • DC TV
  • Sci-Fi Mix
  • Music Mix
  • Adventure Time
  • Shaun Of The Dead
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Futurama
  • Scooby Doo (+ Dorbz Ride)
  • Clueless
  • The Jetsons (+ Dorbz Ride)
  • He-Man
  • Big Hero 6
  • Suicide Squad
  • Captain America 3
  • Doctor Strange Movie
  • Alice In Wonderland

While there are currently no images or previews of any of these recently announced lines, just reading this list makes it feel like a great time to be a Funko collector!

They Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts!

With Halloween just around the corner, Funko and Vinyl Sugar have picked a great time to announce a new ‘Ghostbusters’ themed series of Dorbz vinyl figures. These are due in stores this December!

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The Chase Is On!

As if you didn’t have enough trouble hunting down all of the rare ‘chase’ POP! Vinyl variant figures, now Funko and Vinyl Sugar have announced that they are bringing ‘chase’ variants to the Dorbz line! These will be a little bit easier to track down though thankfully, with a new ‘chase’ ratio of one-to-six rarity. The full release from Vinyl Sugar and Funko is below-

If collecting Dorbz wasn’t already fun enough, now there’s an added element: the thrill of the hunt! Certain Dorbz figures will have chase variants! What’s a chase? A chase is a special variation that is different from the “regular” production piece. For any Dorbz that have chase variants, the ratio will be 1 chase out of every 6 pieces! Here’s a special look at our upcoming Hulk Dorbz – coming in December – with its chase variant, Red Hulk!

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The Royal ‘We’

Spiderman fans eveyrwhere are getting a little antsy waiting for Funko to reveal which retailers are going to carry the upcoming POP! Vinyls of Carnage and AntiVenom in the US. In the meantime, while we wait for Funko to reveal that information, they have at least graced us with some glamour shots of the soon to be released figures-

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(via PopVinyls)

New Comikaze Exclusives

Funko and Hot Topic have revealed their two new Comikaze Exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl figures for the convention this year, and fans are loving the choices! We are finally getting the long awaited U.S. Agent POP! (which is a simple enough repaint of the classic comic styled Captain America POP!), and a brand new POP! Vinyl of Super-Stan Lee! These two should be available at the Hot Topic booth at Comikaze, as well as in Hot Topic Stores after the convention.

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Something Has Survived

Disney and Pixar’s newest animated feature, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ is set to hit theaters in just a few months! In the meantime, we”re getting a bit of a sneak peek at it through these recently announced Funko POP! Vinyls of the film’s lead characters, Arlo and Spot! These are set to release closer to the film’s release in December.

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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!