mainCome on in, we’re expecting you! If you’ve made it this far and are reading this sentence, you must be the chosen one! What have you been chosen for you ask? Why you’ve been chosen to be the reader of  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! Have you begun your holiday shopping yet? Collectors everywhere are feeling the burn as stores restock the toy aisles faster than we can snatch up all the new releases from our favorite lines! We wish you all the best in your hunting this holiday season, but in the meantime, check out the Toy News for the week of November 17th, 2015!


 Coming From DC Collectibles June 2016

You can never plan too far ahead when it comes to collecting, which is why we always try to keep an eye for all of the coolest new stuff coming your way! Our friends over at DC Collectibles recently released their solicitations for new products that are set to hit stores next June, so we’re here to give you the rundown! We’re got a new wave of the DC Designer Series figures, and a bevy of new statues and busts for your display case! Check out the full solicits from DC Collectibles below:

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS 30TH ANNIVERSARY BUST
SCULPTED BY ALTERTON
February 2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS—and to celebrate, DC Collectibles offers this spectacular Batman bust based on the art of Frank Miller!
This bust is stamped on the backwith a special DKR30 logo.
Limited Edition of 3,000
Measures Approximately 5″ Tall
$50.00 US • On Sale February 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES: DARWYN COOKE—BATMAN, SUPERGIRL, HARLEY QUINN AND ADAM STRANGE ACTION FIGURES
Eisner Award-winning artist Darwyn Cooke lends his amazing design skills to a new line of action figures, beginning with BATMAN, SUPERGIRL, HARLEY QUINN and ADAM STRANGE.
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
1. BATMAN – 6.57”
2. SUPERGIRL – 6.6”
3. HARLEY QUINN – 6.6”
4. ADAM STRANGE – 6.75”
$28.00 US • On Sale June 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES: DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE BATMAN BY ANDY KUBERT STATUE
BASED ON THE ARTWORK OF ANDY KUBERT
SCULPTED BY ALTERTON
Legendary writer/artist Frank Miller returned to the world of Batman in 2015 with the new miniseries DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE, teaming with superstar artist Andy Kubert! Now, Kubert’s vision of the Dark Knight is rendered in three dimensions in this spectacular new statue.
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 12″ Tall
$150.00 US • On Sale June 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN AND ROBIN
BY CARMINE INFANTINO STATUES
BASED ON ARTWORK CREATED BY CARMINE INFANTINO
SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER
The distinctive style of legendary artist Carmine Infantino, top Batman illustrator of the 1960s, comes to life with these iconic statues of The Dynamic Duo!
Limited Edition of 5,200
BATMAN – Measures Approximately 6.25″ Tall
ROBIN – Measures Approximately 6″ Tall
$80.00 US • On Sale June 2016 * Allocations May Occur
EACH STATUE SOLD SEPARATELY

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WONDER WOMAN: THE ART OF WAR – WONDER WOMAN BY AMANDA CONNER STATUE
DESIGNED BY AMANDA CONNER
SCULPTED BY KAREN PALINKO
Wonder Woman, a symbol of strength and empowerment for women everywhere, comes to life like never before in this exclusive ART OF WAR statue produced by an all-star, all-female creative team including designer Amanda Conner, sculptor Karen Palinko, painter Kim Dullaghan and art director Janice Walker. This fierce God of War is ready for action!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 8.25″ Tall
$80.00 US • On Sale June 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS KILLER FROST STATUE
DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA
SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER
The very cool DC Collectibles’ Bombshells line continues—and there’s no one cooler than Killer Frost!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 10.75″ Tall
$125.00 US • On Sale June 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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DC COMICS BRASS BATMAN STATUE
Batman is captured in this timeless, high-end statue. Cast in brass, the statue is shipped in its own custom wooden crate and includes a pair of handling gloves.
This item is strictly limited to 100 pieces, so order yours today.
Measures Approximately 20″ Tall
Weighs Approximately 36 Pounds.
$5000.00 US • On Sale June 2016 * Allocations May Occur

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Prices are subject to change and allocations may occur for these items when they hit stores next June! Be sure to order them at your local comic shop ASAP to ensure that you get them!

“Ohhh Baby Give Me All Your Chaaaange!”

Last summer the world at large fell in love with a talking plant that hangs out with a talking raccoon and can only say three words; “I Am Groot”. While many of us already have at least one or two iterations of the infamous “dancing baby Groot” laying around our homes by now (seriously, it was impossible not to buy at least two!), now the team over at Monogram is releasing an all new Baby Groot collectibles exclusively through Previews and Diamond Distributors that will actually serve a purpose! This new Baby Groot from Monogram doubles as a bank to save all of your loose change in! So use your Groot as both a display piece, and a safe place to keep your change stashed away so you can buy more Groots! The full release from Previews and Monogram is below:

Save more than just the galaxy with a PREVIEWS Exclusive Baby Groot Figural Bank by Monogram Products, Ltd.! The bank is available to pre-order from the November PREVIEWS catalog and will arrive in comic shops late February 2016.

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The figural bank features the grooving baby Groot sprout planted in a white pot, just like in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie! Coins can be dropped through the slot on the back of the pot and collected by removing the plug on the pot’s base. This bank is the perfect functional collectible for Guardians of the Galaxy fans of all ages and can be found on page 558 of the November PREVIEWS catalog and ordered using item code NOV152770 for just $29.99!

Building Makes Me Feel Good

A while back LEGO gave us the iconic ECTO-1 vehicle from the beloved ‘Ghostbusters‘ franchise! Now they’re set to build on the popularity of that set (pun fully intended) with the release of the all new Ghostbusters Firehouse Playset! This set is MASSIVE! It’s also going to set you back about $349.99, but with all that is included it’s hard to argue that price point! Check out the full release from LEGO below:

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Get ready to bust some ghosts at the Firehouse Headquarters!

Recreate iconic Ghostbusters™ scenes with the 2-story Firehouse Headquarters, featuring laboratory, living quarters, containment unit and much more. Capture the ghosts with the proton packs and restore order, or solve other supernatural cases! Includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Library Ghost and Zombie Driver.

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  • Includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost.
  • Also comes with Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.
    Slide the Ghostbusters™ heroes down the fire pole into action.
  • Chase the ghosts and secure them in the containment unit.
  • Turn the librarian old lady into a scary ghost with the double-sided face and extra wig!
  • Run tests on Louis in the lab to see if he’s possessed!
  • Suspend ghosts around the building’s exterior with attachable transparent arms.

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  • Dodge the slime oozing up through cracks in the pavement.
  • Accessory elements include an alarm bell, fire extinguisher, computer, phone, toolbox, tools, jars of slimes, magnifying glass, camera, camera rolls, arcade game, toaster with slime, fridge with frozen pizza, milk and cheese, and much more!
  • Features opening walls for easy play access.
    Features over 4,600 pieces.
  • Ghostbusters™ minifigures comewith decorated arms.
  • Measures over 14” (36cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep.
  • With walls opened out, measures over 14” (36cm) high, 18” (46 cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep.
  • Firehouse Headquarters doors can open to fit the 21108 LEGO® Ghostbusters Ecto-1 inside!

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The new LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse is releasing in January and can be pre-ordered directly from LEGO here!

Who Ordered The Eggs?

Year after year, the team at NECA have consistently outdone themselves with top quality new products that blow away the competition. This coming year looks to be no different, as NECA has announced an all new 1:1 scale full sized ALIEN Xenomorph Egg that “hatches” to reveal a 1:1 scale Facehugger! The Egg itself is made of foam and stands at just under three feet tall. It features built in LED lights and can be displayed either opened or closed.  A collectible like this is sure to be high at the top of many a geek’s wishlist this holiday season, even if it isn’t set to hit stores until next spring. The full release from NECA is below-

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Transform any room into a deadly alien breeding ground with this Life Size #Xenomorph Egg — complete with its own eerie lighting and life size #facehugger!

As seen in the 1986 horror classic #Aliens, this full-sized replica stands almost 36” tall, and articulated flaps with a wire armature allow you to actually open the top folds of the egg. The included full-size facehugger has a bendable tail, so you can pose it anywhere… waiting to drop on unsuspecting prey from overhead, or simply lurking inside the egg.

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The Life Size Xenomorph Egg is made of detailed, hand-painted foam and stands on its own. A switch activates the #LED lights inside the base to create a menacing, otherworldly glow effect. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Starts shipping to retailers in March 2016!NECA Teases AvP

NECA Teases AvP

The newest wave of NECA’s ‘Predator’ line is just a few weeks away from release, and now NECA is already teasing fans with a look at the wave coming up after! This week, NECA posted a teaser image on their Twitter account of the ‘Temple Guard’ Predator from the ‘Alien Vs Predator’ themed Series 15 of their ‘Predator’ line. This unpainted prototype looks to be coming along nicely, and shows collectors that they have a lot to look forward to from the new wave next spring!

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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!

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Riddle Me This, What’s In The Blind Box?

This January, Batman fans have something new to look forward to with Funko’s all new ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Mystery Mini blindboxed vinyl figures! This new wave will consist of twelve brand new figures including three versions of Batman (each in a different costume), as well as Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, Arkham Knight, Joker, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman!

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War Never Changes

Also coming this January is Funko’s new wave of ‘Fallout’ POP! Vinyls, this time based on the recently released blockbuster game in the series, ‘Fallout 4’! The new wave consists of Vault Dweller, Dog Meat, John Hancock, and T-60 Power Armor!

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New Funko Exclusives

Two new exclusive Funko POP! vinyls have been announced this week, although they are coming to two different retailers! One of these newly announced POP! vinyls is ‘Killian Jones’ from ‘Once Upon A Time’. Many of you probably recognize him more as ‘Captain Hook‘, but this is the ‘pre-hook’ version of the character, as he still sports both hands! Killian Jones is et to be exclusive to Books-A-Million stores! The second exclusive is yet another Walgreens Marvel Exclusive in the form of a ‘Glow In The Dark’ variant of their previously released Black Costume Spiderman POP! These are both set to hit stores this holiday season, so keep your eyes peeled for them!

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Swamp Thing Is Coming Our Way!

While no specifics have been released as to when adn where we can expect these guys to pop up (get it? POP up?), the team over at PopVinyls is reporting the announcement of three all new Swamp Thing POP! Vinyls! There will be a standard release version, as well as ‘Flocked’ and ‘Glow In The Dark’ variants.

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Cornetto Dorbz Inbound!

Fans of Edgar Wright’s ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ have a few new collectibles to look forward two, with characters from the first two films in the trilogy heading to Funko’s Dorbz line! Fans can soon pick up Shaun and Ed from ‘Shaun Of The Dead’, as well as Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman from ‘Hot Fuzz’ early next year!

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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!