mainWelcome back yet again to 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! We are just a few weeks away from San Diego Comic Con and the exclusive collectibles doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down! On top of all of that news, we’ve still got plenty of non-SDCC news coming our way too, so why are you still reading this introduction? Head on down to the Toy News for the week of July 5th, 2016!


Hasbro Brings Forth The ‘Star Wars: Black Series’ Convention Exclusives

Kicking things off for the week, Hasbro has announced their plans for two all new ‘Star Wars: Black Series’ 6″ convention exclusive figures! Fans can expect to find an all new exclusive 6″ Kylo Ren figure at Star Wars Celebration 2016, and the first ever 6″ scale classic ‘A New Hope’ Obi-Wan Kenobi figure at San Diego Comic Con 2016 this summer! Each of these figures includes several special accessories packed in with them, so it’s being speculated that these will likely see a wide retail release without these accessories at a later date (much like the previous SDCC Boba Fett and Jabba The Hutt figures from this line).

Check out the full releases from Hasbro for both the Star Wars Celebration Kylo Ren and San Diego Comic Con Obi-Wan Kenobi figures below:

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available in the Forbidden Planet Booth #S1003 at Star Wars Celebration 2016)

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Reveal the power of the dark side with this collectible 6-inch scale figure of Kylo Ren without his mask! Fans can relive the First Order commander’s most pivotal moments from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS with accessories such as Darth Vader’s helmet and a First Order banner and stand. THE BLACK SERIES Pack features a highly articulated and exceptionally detailed Kylo Ren BLACK SERIES figure, as well as the villain’s iconic lightsaber, lightsaber hilt, and helmet. Includes 1 figure and 6 accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Kylo Ren Pack will be for sale at Star Wars Celebration 2016 in the Forbidden Planet booth #S1003.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

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Recreate the noble journey of the great Jedi Master with the highly collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack. Featuring authentic, movie-accurate detail, this elite 6-inch scale Obi-Wan Kenobi figure comes equipped with Jedi robe, 2 lightsabers, an electronic light-up table, and Princess Leia hologram delivering a vital message. Includes 1 figure with multiple points of articulation and 5 accessories. The STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi Pack will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Canadian fans can also purchase the figure set during Fan Expo Canada in September.

Diamond Select Toys Dominates San Diego Comic Con

We first got a look at some of these a few weeks back, but our friends at Diamond Select Toys have now revealed their full lineup of San Diego Comic Con exclusive collectibles! This year they’re taking things to the limit with collectibles from some of your favorite licenses like Marvel Minimates, The DC Animated Universe, and even Ghostbusters! Check out the full list of exclusives you can pick up from Diamond Select Toys this year at San Diego Comic Con:

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SDCC 2016 SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES CLARK KENT RESIN BUST

This looks like a job for Superman! Channel your inner superhero with this exclusive resin bust of a bespectacled Clark Kent striking his most famous pose, ripping open his shirt to reveal the “S” shield underneath. The man who would be Superman measures approximately 6 inches tall atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

$60, Limited to 1,600 pieces

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SDCC 2016 BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES MUDDY DARK KNIGHT BUST

“This isn’t a trash heap, this is an operating table!” This exclusive muddy version of “Dark Knight” Batman is based on his appearance in the famous Batman: The Animated Series episode “Legends of the Dark Knight,” when he takes on the leader of a gang of mutants. Measuring over 6 inches tall, he is ready to fight atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

$60, Limited to 1,350 pieces

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SDCC 2016 BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES “ALMOST GOT ‘IM” B&W JOKER BUST

The “Almost Got ‘Im” sub-series concludes with this exclusive black-and-white resin bust of The Joker, as seen in the classic episode of Batman: The Animated Series! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, the Clown Prince of Crime wields a deck of cards and a toy pistol atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

$60, Limited to 750 pieces

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SDCC 2016 BATMAN ANIMATED PREMIER COLLECTION “MAD LOVE” HARLEY QUINN GEM EDITION STATUE

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! The psychologist once known as Harleen Quinzel may have the hots for The Joker, but the Clown Prince of Crime doesn’t always realize what he’s got! This exclusive 12” resin statue of Harley Quinn is based on her look in the classic New Batman Adventures episode “Mad Love,” and depicts a dolled-up Harley wielding her mallet and pistol. But this limited edition adds a little incentive for the Joker, with added harlequin patterning on Harley’s nightie as well as inset diamonds and rubies! Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, Harley Quinn just got a lot more irresistible! Sculpted by Clayburn Moore!

$200, Limited to 200 pieces

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SDCC 2016 STAR TREK GOLD USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-A SHIP

Gentlemen, we’re home! DST returns to Comic-Con with a special product celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! This gold edition of the U.S.S. Enterprise-A, from the feature films, features all of the classic lights and sounds of the original release, but with a highly limited gold finish. Play back dialogue from Star Trek IV, V and VI with the push of a button, including lines from Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Uhura and Scotty, as well as sound effects and light effects! Runs on three AAA batteries (included) and comes with a display stand.

$65, Limited to 300 pieces

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SDCC 2016 BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN LOGO BUST

Batman returns in this all-new exclusive 6” resin bust inspired by the famous logo of Batman: The Animated Series! Drawing his cape around him, the Dark Knight lurks in the shadows while posing atop a pedestal inspired by the iconic show’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

$60, Limited to 1,000 pieces

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SDCC 2016 DC GALLERY: BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES BLACK & WHITE “ALMOST GOT ‘IM” BATMAN FIGURE

He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this exclusive 9-inch scale PVC figure of Batman captures him in a monochromatic color scheme, alighting on a rooftop with a Batarang at the ready. Sculpted with a high level of detail and featuring exacting paint applications, Batman is in scale to all Femme Fatales and Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios!

$45, Limited to 2,000 pieces

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SDCC 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS: MARSHMALLOW PETER ACTION FIGURE

Who ya gonna call? The 1984 horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters is as beloved now as it ever was, and this exclusive action figure captures one of its most beloved characters! The fun-loving spokesman of the Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman gets covered with marshmallow in this exclusive 7-inch scale action figure featuring newly sculpted parts, as well as the standard 16 points of articulation, plus alternate hands, proton pack, neutrino wand and display base. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

$20, Limited to 3,000 pieces

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY: CAPTAIN MARVEL MOHAWK FIGURE

Prepare to marvel at this new series of PVC figures based on the heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe! DST’s Marvel Gallery line kicks off with this exclusive variant, capturing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, with her distinctive Mohawk hairstyle! This plastic figure of the Kree-powered Avenger is in 9” scale, and features a detailed sculpt and an exacting paint process. She comes packaged in a full-color window box, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figure. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira!

$45, Limited to 1,500 pieces

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL GALLERY: SPIDER-GWEN UNMASKED PVC FIGURE

One of the most exciting new characters in the Marvel Universe is now an exciting exclusive! The Amazing Spider-Gwen, a spider-powered, hard-rocking Gwen Stacy from a parallel universe, gets unmasked in this exclusive 9-inch scale variant PVC figure! Posed on the side of a New York brownstone, Spider-Gwen is sculpted with a high level of detail and exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box, she is in scale to other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

$45, Limited to 3,000 pieces

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES: DAREDEVIL NETFLIX 2-PACK

The critically acclaimed TV show is joining the Marvel Minimates line! Based on the popular online TV series Daredevil, this exclusive two-pack of Minimates mini-figures features Daredevil and Punisher in their most recent on-screen looks! Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil (in his red costume), includes batons and an alternate hairpiece for an unmasked look, while Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher, comes with multiple weapons for bringing the fight to the criminals! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box!

$10, Limited to 3,000 pieces

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SDCC 2016 MARVEL MINIMATES: THE VISION/SCARLET WITCH 2-PACK

They’re the ultimate power couple! Straight from their appearance in Captain America: Civil War, rookie Avengers Vision and the Scarlet Witch bring their on-screen chemistry to this exclusive Minimates 2-pack! Wanda Maximoff wears her latest movie outfit while Vision wears a snappy suit. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure measures 2 inches tall and features 14 points of articulation. Packaged in a full-color window box!

$10, Limited to 1,200 pieces

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SDCC 2016 DEADPOOL #15 MINIMATES VARIANT

A Civil War II Tie-In! The Mercs for Money hate Deadpool and want out! Wait… isn’t there a new Mercs for Money series launching? How is that going to work? This issue features a new Minimates-style cover that has Deadpool joining the original Avengers line-up. Parental Advisory. (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Barry Bradfield

$5, Limited to 7,500 copies.

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In Stores Now From DST

If you can’t wait for San Diego Comic Con to get your Diamond Select Toys fix, this week they’ve got a bunch of fantastic new stuff in stores from licenses like ‘Batman 66’, ‘Superman: The Animated Series’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’! Check out some of the latest releases from Diamond Select Toys below, in stores now!

Batman Classic TV Series Batgirl Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Move over boys – there’s a new Bat-heroine in town! Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl took Gotham City by storm in the third season of the Batman Classic TV Series, and she also turned gender conventions on their ear! A smart, stylish crime-fighter, Barbara Gordon was an equal to Batman and Robin, and saved their bacon on more than one occasion. This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, in her iconic purple outfit, atop a base inspired by the show’s animated opening. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this bust is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV152181, SRP: $59.99)

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Batman: The Animated Series Bane Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The man who broke the Bat is back as a bust! Joining the already-epic resin bust line based on Batman: The Animated Series, this bust of Bane measures approximately 7” tall, and sits atop an art-deco pedestal inspired by the architecture of the timeless cartoon. Limited to an edition of only 3,000 pieces, this bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item # JAN162242, SRP: $59.99)

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Batman The Animated Series Robin Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman needs his Robin, and so does your bust collection! Dick Grayson, the original Robin, is the latest addition to DST’s line of busts based on Batman: The Animated Series. Posed triumphantly atop a pedestal base, he’ll fit right in on your shelf, next to Batman and his rogues! Measuring approximately 5.5” tall, Robin comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. (Item #DEC152119, SRP: $59.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Gallery Sally PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s no nightmare! This posed vinyl figure of Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas depicts the shy, stitched-together girl holding her basket of food on a stony path in Halloween Town. With a detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications, this approximately 9” scale figure is in scale with other Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC Figure. Packaged in a full-color window box.

(Item #DEC152124, SRP: $45.00)

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Superman: The Animated Series Figural Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to remove a bottlecap in a single bound! Draw on the strength of the Man of Steel with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of the Superman himself, as he appeared in Superman: The Animated Series! Like Superman himself, this 4″ opener can bend metal and remove bottlecaps with ease, and two magnets on the back allow it to float on your refrigerator until it’s time to swoop in and save the day! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item # MAR162252, SRP: $18.00)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Foil Bag Series 4 Counter Display

A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates is out of this world! Based on the newest season of the hit Nickelodeon animated series, this counter display of 18 foil-bagged mini-figures includes nine different characters: Space Leonardo, Space Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Fugitoid, Triceraton, Exo-Armor Kraang, and rare, exclusive figures of Baxter Stockman and Oroku Saki! There’s a full set in each display, and multiple army-building Kraangs and Triceratons! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts. (Item #FEB162474, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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“Tonight I Dine On Turtle Soup!”

Last week the team at Dream EX revealed plans for a phenomenal looking 1:6th scale Casey Jones figure from a classic styled ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ line of 1:6th scale figures, and this week they’re delving even further into the ‘TMNT’ character bank to bring us arguably their greatest villain, The Shredder! That’s right, Dream EX has announced their plans for an all new 1:6th scale Shredder figure. This Shredder figure will include a removable helmet (that also features a removable faceplate), several sets of alternative hands, a sword (with sheath), throwing stars, a canister of mutagen ooze, and even a communicator so he can speak to Krang all the way over in Dimension-X!

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There is currently no release date for this figure at this time, but it is expected to be hitting the market before the year is out. With Shredder and Casey coming our way so soon, we can only hope it’s a matter of time before we get information on the Turtles themselves…

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Walmart Rolls ‘Squad’ Deep With New Exclusives

While a lot of people weren’t really feeling ‘Batman v Superman’ earlier this year, most seem to be excitedly looking forward to DC’s other live action comic book adaptation, ‘Suicide Squad’, which comes out a little later this summer. Now Walmart is getting in on the excitement with two new exclusive figures from the film that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! The team at Mattel looks to be doing a fantastic job bringing this film’s toyline to life as a part of their 6″ scale ‘DC Multiverse’ line, and this summer you’ll only be able to find their Rick Flagg and El Diablo 6″ DC Multiverse figures at Walmart! Unlike most figures in this line, these aren’t expected to come packed with any ‘Collect-And-Connect’ pieces (the regular line comes with pieces to build Killer Croc, and most exclusive figures include pieces for a Killer Croc Jacketed variant), but Rick Flagg is rumored to come packed with a massive load of weapons, while El Diablo includes an alternative set of hands (so he can be flamed on or off). These Walmart Exclusive ‘Suicide Squad’ DC Multiverse figures from Mattel are expected to hit stores sometime in the next month or two, so keep your eyes peeled or risk missing out!

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It’s Morphin Moon Prism Power Time!

Bandai is coming to San Diego Comic Con, and they’re bringing a bunch of awesome looking exclusives! While ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ fans have the most to look forward to (as per usual with Bandai), there are also some fantastic looking new pieces for fans of “Sailor Moon’, ‘Miraculous’, and even ‘Naruto’! Here’s the full rundown of Bandai’s San Diego Comic Con exclusives:

Limited Edition Tokyo Vinyl® Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS Movie Red Ranger

Celebrating more than 20 years of Power Rangers history, the powerful Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS Movie Red Ranger is now captured in a stylized, modern design as a Limited Edition Tokyo Vinyl®. Designed by acclaimed Japanese vinyl artist TOUMA, this figure’s sharp angular features and oversized forearms and hands make this limited edition Ranger a statement in Tokyo pop art. With only 500 pieces produced, this collectable figure is an essential piece to any Power Rangers collection! Available exclusively at the Bandai America booth #3535 at San Diego Comic-Con. Limited quantities available each day.

Price $25.00

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Limited Edition Legacy Collection Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS Red Ranger

Introducing the Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS Red Ranger Legacy Collection Figure, a Limited Edition piece available only at San Diego Comic-Con. Part of Bandai’s all-new Legacy Collection Figure line, this SDCC exclusive Red Ranger features incredible detail and textures with multiple points of articulation for extreme poseability. This exclusive figure comes with its own individual battle gear item, as well as the Mighty Morphin Dino Megazord’s sword – collect the other Mighty Morphin Legacy Collection Figures to build the Megazord and complete your collection (sold separately)! The Mighty Morphin Red Ranger Legacy Collection Figure is only available at the Bandai America booth #3535 at San Diego Comic-Con. Only 1000 produced. Limited quantities available each day.

Price $40.00

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Limited Black Edition Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS Legacy Blade Blaster

Battle on the side of good with the Limited Black Edition Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS Legacy Blade Blaster! This highly detailed replica is built in exclusive Black and Gold for San Diego Comic-Con, and includes die cast parts and sounds from the original TV series. Just as the Blade Blaster morphs in the original Mighty Morphin POWER RANGERS TV show, this Blaster morphs into 3 separate modes! Display or wear as gear to defeat evil like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger! Only 800 produced and available exclusively at the Bandai America booth #3535 at San Diego Comic-Con. Limited quantities available each day.

Price $150.00

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Limited Edition Ladybug & Cat Noir 5.5” Figure 2 pack

Spots On, Claws Out! Using their superhero MIRACULOUS powers, Ladybug and her crime-fighting companion, Cat Noir, are out to save Paris from the evil villains! This dynamic duo, Ladybug and Cat Noir, are packaged together as a one-time Limited Edition, exclusively for 2016 conventions. Packaged in a Miraculous-themed collector box, these exclusively designed 5.5 inch premium-metallized figures come fully articulated with accessories. So Fans, be the first to start your MIRACULUOS collection, with this Miraculous exclusive – available at San Diego Comic-Con! Limited quantities available each day at Bandai America booth #3535, San Diego Comic-Con.

Price $40.00

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NARUTO SHIPPUDEN DXF Shinobi Relation Event Exclusive Figure – Chakra Color Naruto Uzumaki

Here comes a Bandai Import Collection event exclusive figure of Naruto Uzumaki of the legendary Japanese series Naruto Shippuden in a special chakra coloring edition. Chosen by popular demand, this collectible figure will re-introduce the popular DXF Shinobi Relations figure line which is due for a limited 2-wave release later this year! With only 1000 produced for three major convention events, true collectors will need to grab this one up quickly if they really want to claim that they own the complete collection. You can find this at Anime Expo booth #600, and at San Diego Comic Con booth #3535. Will this figure be hot? Believe it!

Price $35.00

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SAILOR MOON Mini Compact Case Mascot Set Pretty Guardians Color Ver

The Mini Compact Case Mascot Set Pretty Guardians Color Ver has been one of the most sought after accessory collectibles from the classic Japanese manga and anime series Sailor Moon. Bandai Import Collection proudly presents a very limited run on a set of 5 amazingly detailed mini compact charms beautifully styled after the communicator devices of the Sailor senshi! This set of 5 will include styles for Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, and Sailor Jupiter. With its high shine, pearlescent finish and gem stone decorations, this rare set will definitely be a treasured highlight for any Sailor Moon fan. With only 500 available, collectors will need to be quick to lay claim to one of these! You can find this at Anime Expo booth #600, and at San Diego Comic Con booth #3535.

Price $50.00

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NECA Unleashes Their ALIEN Creature Pack

First shown a few months back at Toy Fair 2016, NECA has officially released their new ALIENS 30th Anniversary Creature Pack! As of this week it is available through the official NECA Ebay account for just $19.99, and it should be hitting brick and mortar stores in the immediate future. Here’s the full release info from NECA-

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens, we’re releasing a deluxe creature pack that includes some frequently requested favorites from the terrifying movie! These six pieces will make for some mind-blowing dioramas, since they’re perfectly in scale with our line of 7″” figures.

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Set includes:

2 Stasis Chambers with LED Lights – Press a button to cast an eerie glow on the facehugger preserved within it! You can even fill the tube with water if you choose. Facehugger can also be removed from tube. Batteries included.
2 Chestbursters with bendable tails
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“Have You Seen A Girl With Hair Like This?”

There may not have been much merchandise from the smash hit indie-comic ‘Scott Pilgrim’ franchise to satisfy the fan demand, but that looks to be changing! This year we’re getting some awesome new vinyl figures based on the live action film adaptation from Funko, but the real treasure for fans of the comic book series is coming from Mondo Toys in the form of their all new Ramona Flowers figure! This is actually the first ever comic styled figure of Ramona to hit the market, and it looks like Mondo really nailed this one! There will be a standard release Ramona with 7 points of articulation and a bunch of character specific accessories, as well as a limited edition Mondo Exclusive version you can only get through their website that includes a special “Scott Pilgrim In Subspace Suitcase” accessory! Check out the full release information from Mondo below, and be sure to preorder soon because these won’t last long!

Ramona Flowers Collectible Figure / Mondo Exclusive Version – $50/$55

An American expatriate, ninja delivery girl, and traverser of subspace, Ramona Flowers is also the object of Scott Pilgrim’s love. Too bad she’s got 7 evil exes he must defeat.

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The Ramona Flowers Collectible Figure, from the Scott Pilgrim comic series, is based on the art of creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, features 7 points of articulation, and has interchangeable accessories.

The Mondo Exclusive version which includes an interchangeable Scott Pilgrim in Subspace Suitcase accessory. Available for 72 hours from Tuesday (6/28) at 12PM CST through Friday (7/1) at 12PM CST.

Accessories Include:
Titanium Baseball Bat (+1 Against Blondes)
Large Hammer (+2 Against Girls)
Subspace Suitcase & Strap (Storage Capacity: Unknown)
2 x Interchangeable Right Arms

Mondo Exclusive Accessory: Interchangeable Scott Pilgrim in Subspace Suitcase

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Dreams Come True Thanks To Quantum Mechanix

If there’s one thing that the collectibles world is seriously lacking, it’s mashups of superheroes and H.P. Lovecraft. In a triumphant first (how did it take us this long to get here?), the team at Quantum Mechanix are bringing collectors a truly unique piece as this years San Diego Comic Con exclusive Q-Fig Max figure of Aquaman with Cthulu! This is the first ever large scale Q-Fig Max, and wow is it an exciting introduction to the line! The Q-Fig Max line will bring all of the fun of Q-Fig’s to a larger scale with a larger display base that is literally double the standard size of most Q-Fig bases. The convention exclusive Aquaman with Cthulu is up for pre-order soon from QMX and will retail for around $49.99. Check out the full release below:

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On a good day, Cthulhu, the fictional cosmic entity created by writer H.P. Lovecraft, has seemingly limitless contempt for humanity. But Aquaman has changed all that.

Using his telepathic ability to communicate with aquatic life, the King of the Seven Seas is partnering with this octopus-human-dragon hybrid. Sure, Cthulhu still looks a little cranky, but he and the ruler of Atlantis are now BFFs. In fact, they’re so close that the lobster on our hero’s shoulder is looking pretty steamed.

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To all of Aquaman’s detractors, the duo says this: “Talking to fish is not a lame superpower?”

Aquaman & Cthulhu is the first in our line of Q-Fig Max Figures, which feature extra-large dioramas that make these figures about twice the size of standard Q-Fig when viewed in their entirety.

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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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More Funko SDCC Surprises

This week Funko kept the ball rolling with their waves of San Diego Comic Con Exclusive announcements, and while we only had one announcement this week (compared to three last week), holy crap is this week’s a big one! Check out the Funko SDCC 2016 Exclusives Wave 8 lineup:

  • ‘Indiana Jones’ Indy With Idol Funko POP! Vinyl
  • ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo With Bowcaster POP! vinyl
  • ‘Star Wars’ Thumbs Up BB-8 POP! Vinyl
  • ‘X-Men’ 3 Pack Wolverine, Colossus, and Iceman Dorbz
  • Freddy Funko in Red Buggy POP! Rides

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Yes, you read that correctly, we are finally getting Funko POP! vinyls from the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise! Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long for a full wave announcement based on the franchise now that we know Funko has the license to make these!

Disney Villains Go Mini

Funko’s Mystery Minis blind-box vinyl figure line has been a smash hit since it’s initial inception, and now collectors can look forward to yet another wave of the highly additive minifigures! The latest wave announced by Funko will be themed around Disney Villains and their pets, so we’ve got lots of new mini vinyls to look forward to when this wave hits stores in September! This wave includes figures like Ursulu and her eels Flotsam & Jetsam, Cruella De Vil with Patch, Shan Yu with Hayabusa the Falcon, Prince John with Sir Hiss, and more! Check out the full wave below-

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And with that, we bring part one of 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! Don’t forget to stayed tuned for part two of this week’s Toy News Tuesday later today!

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