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We don’t mean to alarm you, but what we’ve got here is an 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! Spring is here and we’ve got all sorts of great new products coming our way from some of our favorite companies like NECA, Mezco, and Hasbro! If you’re into horror you’re in for a few nice surprises, and fans of the superhero genre definitely won’t be disappointed when they see some of the new announcements for this week! Why are you still reading this introduction? You can just skip right to the Toy News for the week of March 15th, 2016!

Sneak Peek At The One:12 Collective

It’s pretty safe to say that Mezco’s new One:12 Collective toyline is easily one of the most talked about lines of the past year, and with good reason! These 6″ figures pack in all of the details and style of a premium 1:6th scale figure, and they bring it all to you at half the size for only a fraction of the price! This week, the team at Mezco offered fans a look behind the curtains for a few of their upcoming figures in the One:12 Collective line through their official blog!
Both Marvel and DC fans should be pleased with some of the new reveals, which include a behind the scenes look at some in development figures from Marvel like Spiderman, Red Skull, and Deadpool, plus a closer look at the previously announced One:12 Collective The Flash figure! The full posts from the Mezco blog are included below-

Heroes and villains (and those who fall somewhere in between), the Marvel Universe is jam-packed with them.For well over half a century Marvel has been weaving the tapestry of modern mythology, creating archetypes that have left a permanent impression on our imaginations. The One:12 Collective is honored to be able to play in their sand box and we have been busy taking advantage of the privilege.Here is a small sampling of what we’ve been up to. Enjoy!

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Here is a peek at DC’s scarlet speedster, the Flash. What you see here is some of our initial concept art, the digital sculpt work, and a shot from our 2016 One:12 Collective catalog.One of the things we focused on with the Flash was trying to design his shoes so they made sense for a runner. There’s more to reveal on this action figure and we’ll bring you up to—ahem—speed on that soon.
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New From DST!

Each and every week there’s a ton of new stuff hitting your local comic shops, and this week our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have quite a new new treats in stores for you to pick up! This week’s new items include a new ‘Mass Effect’ Minimates box set, a Marvel Premiere Collection Wolverine Statue, a ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Two-Face bust, the long awaited ‘Back To The Future: 1885’ Minimates box set, and a bunch more! Check out the full listings from Diamond Select Toys below-

Aliens Xenomorph Queen Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Talk about protection! Your spare change is safe and sound under the watchful eye of this all-new Xenomorph queen Vinyl Bust Bank. Based on the matriarch’s appearance in Aliens, this beautifully rendered bank features a detailed sculpt by Jean St. Jean and a collectible-quality paint application, and stands alongside some of the finest Alien collectibles. But she also has a coin slot in back and an access door in the base, so she’ll guard your quarters like they were her own children! If you were going to put all your eggs in one basket, this is it! Comes packaged in a clear polybag with dorsal spines. (Item #SEP152158, SRP: $29.99)

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Back to the Future BTTF 30th Anniversary Minimates 1885 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to go back in time… again! The newest 30th Anniversary Minimates box set based on the Back to the Future trilogy takes you all the way back to 1885! Four new Minimates, including Celebration Marty with his pistol and pie plate, Festival Doc Brown with the framed photo, and two never-before made characters – Clara with her telescope and Seamus McFly with Marty’s gun and belt! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152115, SRP: $24.99)

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Batman The Animated Series Two-Face Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! You won’t have to flip a coin to decide whether or not you need this bust! Joining DST’s line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series, heavily scarred lawyer-turned-gangster Harvey Dent has been captured just as he appeared in the classic cartoon. Posed atop an art-deco base, this approximately 6″ resin sculpture of Two-Face comes with a certificate of authenticity, inside a full color box. Limited to 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #OCT152189, SRP: $59.99)

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Batman Classic TV Series Egghead Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! An egg-cellent addition to any Batman collection! One of Batman’s most brilliant foes on the Batman Classic TV Series was none other than Egghead! With a egg-shaped head full of knowledge, the criminal mastermind had an unnatural obsession with eggs, an weakness often egg-sploited by the Caped Crusader. This approximately 6″ resin bust features the likeness of actor Vincent Price and sits atop a base inspired by the show’s animated opening. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Limited to egg-zactly 3,000 pieces! (Item #OCT152199, SRP: $59.99)

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Gotham TV Minimates Series 2 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Minimates gang is making a power play! In the second box set of Minimates mini-figures based on the Gotham TV show, four all-new Minimates mini-figures are added to the growing Gotham collection! Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, Alfred and Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot come packaged in a full-color blister card. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 10-14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories, like Selina’s cat! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #OCT152196, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Premier Collection Wolverine Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does isn’t pretty… except when it really is! The first statue in DST’s revived Marvel Premier Collection series is none other than Wolverine, captured unmasked and mid-stride in a snowy landscape. Meticulously sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this diorama piece depicts the X-Man and Avenger in his brown costume and leather jacket, standing approximately 9 inches tall, on a base that measures 10 inches by 15 inches. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #AUG152317, SRP: $199.99)

WolverineResinStatueMass Effect Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Mass Effect Minimates are now in effect! This all-new four-pack of characters from the popular Mass Effect video game trilogy infludes Commander Shepard (with John and Jane heads), Cerberus officer Miranda Lawson, “Pirate Queen” Aria T’Loak and a zombified human Husk. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum. (Item #OCT152203, SRP: $24.99)

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They’ll Never See You Coming

While the film itself doesn’t come out until this December, we now know what the iconic ‘Hidden Blade’ weapon from the live action adaptation of the ‘Assassins Creed’ video game series is going to look like! This new wearable  prop replica is being produced by McFarlane for the upcoming film, and should be both wearable and funcitonal (although it’s plastic, so don’t expect to actually stab anyone with it!). This item is currently up for pre-order through Kernel, where it is included as part of a bundle pack that also includes a ticket to see the film in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and more!

McFarlane Toys Aguilar Hidden Blade

Assassin’s Creed fans can bring the movie to life with McFarlane’s new screen-accurate Hidden Blade role-play item, offered as an exclusive first look only on Kernel. Used by Aguilar, the 15th Century Assassin played by Michael Fassbender, the blade is highly detailed, intricately sculpted and true to the original design including a button-activated play-action and extending hidden blade. This package also includes a ticket to see Assassin’s Creed in theaters, a digital copy of the script, and behind-the-scenes extras.

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One size fits most
Ages 14 and up
Photos are of prototype, product specifications subject to change

Estimated Delivery: December 2016 | U.S. and Canada customers only

Medicom Explores The Live Action DC Universe

The team at Medicom has teamed with Previews to bring North American collectors three new Previews Exclusive figures based on live action DC Comics films like ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’! Fans can look forward to new super articulated figures of Armored Batman and Wonder Woman from ‘BvS:DOJ’ (MSRP $51.99 each), and to a special new ‘Bank Heist’ Joker figure from ‘The Dark Knight’ (MSRP $48.99)! Check out the full release from Medicom and Previews below-

PREVIEWS and MEDICOM Toy come together to introduce exclusive edition figures featuring popular DC Comics characters, available to preorder in the March PREVIEWS catalog. Fans can now pre-order the limited edition exclusives of The Joker from 2008’s The Dark Knight, “Armored” variation of Batman from the upcoming film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman as she appears in her live-action film debut.

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This variation of The Joker pays homage to the reign of terror he created during his memorable bank heist in The Dark Knight. Standing at 6 ¼” with a meticulously detailed costume, the PREVIEWS exclusive figure comes with a duffle bag, pistol, and removable clown mask.

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Batman is prepared for his face-off against Superman in this detailed armored suit. The PREVIEWS exclusive figure stands at 6 ¼“ and features a poseable fabric cape, interchangeable hands and a poseable display stand. This is the perfect collector item to purchase in preparation for the film, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice!

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At 6” tall, Wonder Woman is packing her shield, sword, and golden lasso. The PREVIEWS exclusive figure of the legendary DC Comics heroine is sculpted with exceptional precision and articulation in order to appropriately represent the character in her upcoming debut film.

Hasbro Wants To Know What Marvel Props You Want!!!

Earlier this year at New York Toy Fair 2016, Hasbro made what is arguably one of the coolest announcements of the show with the reveal of their new ‘Marvel Legends’ 1:1 Scale Prop Replica line! These new props are made to the same specifications as the items seen in the live action Marvel Universe, and so far the line consists of the upcoming wearable Iron Man Helmet and full size Captain America Shield. Now Hasbro is asking YOU, the fans, what items from both the Marvel film and comic book universes you want to be able to hold in your hands!You can vote for your favorites here, with potential items including The Infinity Gauntlet, Starlord’s Helmet, Cyclop’s Visor, a Spiderman Web-Shooter, and a ton more! Don’t wait, vote now!
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NECA Previews New Horrors

This week NECA has plenty in store for all of you sci-fi horror fans with previews for new products from the ‘ALIENS’, ‘Predator’, and ‘Godzilla’ licenses!
First up is an update to the previously announced ‘ALIEN’ Creatures pack! This item was announced at Toy Fair and was originally set to include a variety of smaller creatures that were seen in various films in the franchise like ‘ALIENS’ and ‘ALIEN3’. Now plans have changed, and NECA has decided to split the larger pack up in to two smaller packs; with one from ‘ALIENS’ and one from ‘ALIEN3’ to even things up a little bit better for collectors! The ‘ALIENS’ pack is now set to include x2 Facehuggers, x2 Chestbursters, and x2 Light Up Stasis Chambers that have Dead Facehuggers inside! There has been no confirmation as to what the ‘ALIEN3’ Creature Pack will contain as of this time.
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Over the last few months, NECA has been re-doing many of their high profile figures in new ‘Ultimate’ editions that feature more articulation, a ton of accessories, and all of the insanely detailed sculpt we have all come to expect from NECA. This week NECA gavea look behind the scenes at the newest figure in the ‘Ultimate’ line, ‘Ultimate City Hunter Predator‘ from ‘Predator 2’! This guy isn’t quite finished yet, but so far he looks phenomenal! He is set to release late this year.
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Finally, TohoKingdom  has been posting a ton of amazing images of the upcoming 6″ Godzilla figure from ‘Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack’! This new figure is set to run 12″ in length from head to tail and looks to be an excellent representation of the 1990’s version of the King Of The Monsters! NECA has yet to release any further information on this figure as of yet, but we can expect more news soon!
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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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Scooby Dooby Dorbz!

This summer Funko is bringing us the most adorable version of Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang that we’ve ever seen! Check out the all new ‘Scooby Doo’ themed wave of Dorbz vinyl figures! The first wave will consist of Shaggy, Scooby Doo, and The Werewolf when they release this June, with a second wave containing Velma, Fred, Daphne, and The Witch Doctor hitting later in the summer! To top it all off, we can look forward to a Dorbz Ridez or The Mystery Machine; which will also include a Fred Dorbz figure!

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Alls Fair In Love And Warcraft

While many of these were shown a few weeks back at Toy Fair, Funko has announced their full plans for their upcoming ‘Warcraft’ movie lines! Fans of the Blizzard Entertainment video game series should recognize a few of these characters for sure, with fan favorites like Lothar, King Llane, Orgrim, Durotan, and Garona all coming our way across great Funko lines including POP! Vinyls, Dorbz, and Mystery Minis!

Funko Warcraft POP! Vinyls

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Funko Warcraft Mystery Minis

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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!