mainDon’t look now, but it’s another 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! The holidays are HERE! This week is one of the biggest shopping weeks of the year as people frantically try to find their last minute presents before the years end, which we can totally help you with thanks to our Ultimate Guide To Geek Gifts 2015! Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, the entire team here at ScienceFiction.com wishes you all the happiest of holidays this season! In the meantime, here’s the Toy News for the week of December 22nd, 2015!


The Truth Is Out There

Next year is only a few weeks away, and one of the most exciting aspects of the new year is that we are going to be getting an all new television event miniseries that revisits the legendary ‘X-Files’ franchise! Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have just announced they will be putting out some great new products from the upcoming ‘X-Files’ reboot, including 7″ scale ‘X-Files Select’ figures, and 4″ scale vinyl ‘Vinimates’! While these items being solicited below are for the ‘X-Files’ reboot, fans can also expect a full line of collectibles based on the classic ‘X-Files’ series as well! Check out the full solicits from Diamond Select Toys below:

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A Diamond Select Toys Release! The monsters are back, and Mulder and Scully are there to face them! With the new 6-episode event series ready to re-open The X-Files for the world, DST is launching their line of X-Files Select action figures, featuring Mulder and Scully in their new mini-series looks. Each 7-inch action figure features up to 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged with character-specific weapons and accessories, as well as diorama parts, including an office floor and wall for Mulder and a desk and chair for Scully. Each figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Figure SRP: $24.99/ea.

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X-Files 2016 Mini-Series Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Want to investigate the X-Files with some style? These stylized Vinimates PVC figures depict Mulder and Scully in their new looks from the 2016 mini-series, but captured in the geometric shapes of a Minimates mini-figure! Striking an action pose, with weapons at the ready, each 4” static figure has a ball-jointed neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Mulder SRP: $9.99

Scully SRP: $9.99

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(via AFI)

New ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Figures Revealed

This week the new ‘Batman: The Animated Series- Mask Of The Phantasm’ figure two-pack hit stores, and inside we got a glimpse of a few previously unannounced figures that are coming our way next year! Originally posted by Instagram user @Xander_Land, this image clearly shows us four new figures from an upcoming wave, including a ‘New Batman Adventures’ Harley Quinn, Firefly, ‘Fire Armor’ Batman, and ‘B:TAS’ Clay Face! There are currently no details regarding the actual release dates of these figures.

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(via ToyArk)

Mezco Set To Boldly Go

With the massive success of their One:12 Collective line releases of Batman and Judge Dredd, the team at Mezco is looking to move on to the final frontier with an all new ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ Spock figure! This 1:12 scale figure captures the legendary Leonard Nemoy as Spock sporting his iconic look from the original ‘Star Trek’ series. It includes several sets of alternative hands, as well as a Phaser, Communicator, and Tricorder! Check out the full release from Mezco below-

The One:12 Collective is proud to present one of the most iconic and enduring characters in the pop culture lexicon: Spock from the original Star Trek series.

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First introduced to audiences in 1966, the Star Trek series was a landmark show that sparked countless fans’ a love of science, space and technology, and inspired many real world inventions. Spock, powerfully portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in both the TV series and in the film franchises, embodied a new kind of TV hero: calmly logical, and cerebral but not completely devoid of human emotion. Spock has transcended his genre and has been voted one of the “50 Greatest TV Characters” and has recently had a mountain named after him on Pluto. Digitally modeled to craft an uncanny actor likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, this figure features a series accurate outfit to create an amazing collectable.

The One:12 Collective Spock features:
– Real fabric uniform
– Incredible sculpted details capturing the likeness of this complex character
– Leather-look screen matched boots

Included with this figure:
– Alternate head with arched eyebrow
– One “Live long and prosper” hand
– One phaser holding hand
– One Vulcan mind-meld hand
– One Vulcan nerve pinch hand
– One set of posing hands
– One set of fists
– Phaser
– Communicator with flip up panel
– Tricorder with opening top section
– Display base and posing stand

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Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box featuring character specific artwork and a translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging has been especially engineered to allow for both maximum protection without sacrificing ease of removal for display.

Spock is available for pre-order now for shipment in April of 2016.

Hold On To Your Chimichangas!

While the new ‘Deadpool’ movie is still a few short months away, the team at Hot Toys has released a new teaser image for several new collectibles based on the popular Marvel characters upcoming film! While we are sure there is plenty more to come, here’s our first look at an all new movie styled 1:6 scale Deadpool figure, as well as a Deadpool Cosbaby figure, and what looks like some box-art in the background for a Designer Series Deadpool! More news from Hot Toys is sure to come soon regarding these upcoming releases!

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(via AFI)

Hot Toys Is Going Head To Head

Next year, both Marvel and DC have some of their heaviest hitters going at each other in their own films, while also simultaneously duking it out with one another for box office glory with the release of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and DC’s ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’!The team at Hot Toys looks to be playing both sides with new products coming out for both films, and the REAL winners look to be the collectors! This week Hot Toys revealed a ton of new figures from both ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, with new figures coming our way of Iron Man, War Machine, Batman, and Superman! All some of the heaviest hitters in the known comic book universes, the only problem now is letting them fight over who is going to be getting the better shelf space in your collection! Check out the full solicits from Hot Toys below-

Captain America: Civil War 1/6th scale Power Pose Mark XLVI

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After the events of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America and the Avengers continue to protect the world, but with the rising concern of collateral damage by the government, the Avengers has become divided into two opposing factions led by Captain America Steve Rogers and the other by ron Man Tony Stark over the government oversight and accountability for the Avengers.

Today, Hot Toys is pleased to officially debut the first 1/6 th scale collectible figure of Tony Stark’s new Iron Man armor in Captain America: Civil War – the Mark XLVI to our Power Pose Series (PPS)!

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The Power Pose Mark XLVI Collectible Figure is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the image of Iron Man’s new armor in the film featuring a meticulously sculpted sleek and streamline armor, 28 LED light-up points throughout the body, specially applied metallic red, gold and dark silver colored painting on armor, articulated head and arms, interchangeable fists and repulsor palms, and figure base.

No matter which side are you on, this new Power Pose Mark XLVI collectible figure will be a great addition to your Captain America: Civil War collection!

Captain America: CW 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure

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Following the events of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America and the Avengers continue to protect the world, but the team becomes fractured into two opposing factions, one led by Captain America and another by Iron Man, after extensive collateral damage prompts the government oversight and accountability for the Avengers.

Today, Hot Toys is very excited to firstly introduce a member of Iron Man’s team in Captain America: Civil War – the new 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure to our MMS Diecast series which the collectible figure is made of diecast material, and realistically designed to look even more like the armor as it appears in the film.

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The highly-accurate War Machine Collectible Figure is crafted with great details and based on the image of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine in Captain America: Civil War. It features a highly detailed helmeted head sculpt with LED light-up function, metallic black and silver colored armor with decals and weathering effects, LED light-up chest and repuslors, War Machine’s new extendable baton with LED light-up function, articulated back-mounted machine gun, and a specially designed Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand!

Now is the time to get started on your Captain America: Civil War collection with this awesome new War Machine.

BvS: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure

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“That’s how it starts. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men… cruel.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the epic blockbuster by DC Comics and Warner Brothers, will hit theatres around the world in March 2016! In this thrilling new film, Gotham City’s own formidable and forceful vigilante Batman will take on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior as he fears the chaos the god-like Superman can brought upon the world if the Kryptonian’s powers are left unchecked.

In anticipation to DC Extended Universe’s newest film, Hot Toys is very excited to officially present today the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ben Affleck as Batman from the film. It features a newly developed masked head sculpt with 3 interchangeable eye pieces and lower faces, newly developed body which can naturally portray Batman’s muscular body, meticulously tailored Batsuit, detailed Batman gadgets, and a specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand.

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A special edition will be available for selected markets which includes an additional sniper rifle as bonus accessory.

Customers in selected markets pre-order both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Batman and Superman collectible figures at same time will receive an additional Batman Tech Cowl as bonus accessory.

Now it’s the time to pre-order this new Batman collectible figure for your Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collection!

BvS: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Superman Collectible Figure

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“Black and blue, god vs. man, day vs. night!”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the epic blockbuster by DC Comics and Warner Brothers, will hit theatres around the world in March 2016! In this exciting film, fearing the actions of the god-like Superman left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable and forceful vigilante Batman will take on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior.

To get fans ready for this installment of the DC Extended Universe, Hot Toys is very excited to officially present today the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Superman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

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The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Henry Cavill as Superman in the movie, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, movie-accurate body proportion, newly tailored Superman costume with embossed pattern, the iconic red cape made with new material, and a specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand. A special edition will be available for selected markets which includes an additional LED light-up Kryptonite as bonus accessory.

Customers in selected markets pre-order both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Batman and Superman collectible figures at same time will receive an additional Batman Tech Cowl as bonus accessory.

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Pre-order this great collectible figure to jumpstart your Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice collection!

McFarlane Toys Brings More Halo

Microsoft’s ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ has been dominating the video game market this year, so it should come as no big surprise that McFarlane Toys has announced another wave of figures based on the hit game are coming our way! The new wave include fan favorites like Spartan Buck, Spartan Hermes, Spartan Helljumper, and Spartan Athalon! To top it all off, each figure includes REQ Pack codes for use in the game to unlock special in game items like armor, finishing moves, weapons, and more! These are set to hit stores in February.

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That’s A Big Baby

Mondo Toys has teamed up with Dark Horse and comic book legend Mike Mignola to create a special new 1:6 scale Baby Hellboy figure! This figure is set to release in the third quarter of 2016, and will have both a standard and a speicla Mondo Exclusive release that features a removable ‘Crown Of The Apocalypse’ accessory! The expected pricing is set at $37 for the standard version and $40 for the exclusive edition. Check out the full release from Mondo below-

Summoned to Earth on December 23rd, 1944, the half-demon child known as Anung Un Rama was intended change the tide of WWII in Germany’s favor. Instead he was discovered by US soldiers, given the name Hellboy, and would go on to fight the forces of evil as an adult.

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Working closely with creator Mike Mignola to design the definitive baby Hellboy, we’re thrilled to release a figure featuring 6 points of articulation (neck, tail, shoulders, right elbow, and right wrist), and the cutest lil face Hell ever spawned.

In addition to the regular version, we’re releasing an exclusive version – available exclusively on Mondo site – with the removable Crown of the Apocalypse. The exclusive version will be available for 72-hours only (until Thursday, Dec. 17th at 12PM central).

Now’s your chance to hold this little bundle of demonic joy in your own hands!

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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Who You Gonna Call?

We hope you’ve got some room on your shelf for these! This February Funko will be adding a few new pieces to the ‘Ghostbusters’ Dorbz collection with the addition of the Dorbz XL Staypuft Marshmallow Man, and the Dorbz Ridez Ecto-1 with Marshmallowed Egon Spengler!

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The Funko Awakens

Since the launch of the POP! Vinyl line, Funko has been performing exceptionally well with the ‘Star Wars’ brand, so we are happy to see that continue with this slew of announcements coming our way this week! First up is series 2 of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ POP! vinyls, which are set to hit stores soon! The second wave of ‘Force Awakens’ POP! Vinyl figures includes Han Solo, Admiral Ackbar, Nien Numb, Sidon Ithano, and Varmik!

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We also can look forward to an exceptionally awesome piece from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy with the reveal of a new Previews Exclusive ‘Rancor Pit’ POP! Vinyl set! This new set is rumored to retail at $39.99 but includes a new version of Jedi Luke Skywalker, an all new Slave Oola, and the massive Rancor creature!

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More Disney On The Way!

Well it seems like the teams at Disney and Funko have decided that it’s time to shine the spotlight on Johnny Depp again, as we are getting new waves of POP! Vinyls based on two films in which Depp is the star! Disney fans can look forward to new POP! Vinyls based on both the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ and ‘Alice In Wonderland’ film series early next year! We can look forward to Captain Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swan, Captain Barbosa, and Davey Jones from ‘Pirates’, as well as The Mad Hatter, Alice, Cheshire Cat, and The Queen Of Hearts from ‘Alice’!

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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!