DC_Icons_Blue_Beetle_Booster_Gold_AF_1_578e82f0ee3448.49268053Hello and welcome back yet again for 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’re still only just over a week past the largest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con! If you’re reading this, clearly you’ve survived the con and recovered enough to get caught up on all of the important news you may have missed! Hopefully, you caught Part One of our special SDCC Coverage Edition of Toy News Tuesday, but to keep the ball rolling scroll down to see Part Two of this special edition of Toy News for the week of August 2nd, 2016!


Hasbro’s Legends Are A Marvel

For awhile, the future for this line was looking grim, but now it’s safe to say that after a few years moving in the right direction with Hasbro, and the Marvel Legends line has never shone brighter! This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro showed off numerous new waves of never before seen Marvel Legends figures and gave collectors something to really drool over! We’re getting at least three new waves of 6″ scale Marvel Legends figures, as well as several smaller 3.75″ figures, new 12″ figures, and even figures based on the Marvel Netflix series! Here’s the full rundown…

New 6″ Scale Marvel Legends Figures

  • The Jackal (Spiderman Wave)
  • Black Costume Spiderman (Spiderman Wave)
  • Green Goblin(Spiderman Wave)

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  • Spiderman 2099 (Spiderman Wave)
  • Spiderman UK (Spiderman Wave)
  • Ms. Marvel (Spiderman Wave)

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  • Colossus (X-Men Wave)
  • Cyclops (X-Men Wave)
  • Dazzler (X-Men Wave)

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  • Polaris (X-Men Wave)
  • Warlock Build-A-Figure (X-Men Wave)
  • Sunfire (X-Men Wave)

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  • Darkhawk (Guardians Of The Galaxy Wave)
  • Vance Astro (Guardians Of The Galaxy Wave)

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  • Kid Nova (Guardians Of The Galaxy Wave)
  • Angela (Guardians Of The Galaxy Wave)

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  • Doctor Strange (Comic Style, Doctor Strange Wave)
  • Brother Voodoo (Doctor Strange Wave)

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  • Doctor Strange (Movie Style, Doctor Strange Wave)
  • Baron Mordo (Movie Style, Doctor Strange Wave)

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  • Iron Fist (Doctor Strange Wave)
  • Nico (Doctor Strange Wave)

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  • Dormammu Build-A-Figure (Doctor Strange Wave)

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  • Jessica Jones (Netflix)
  • The Punisher (Netflix)

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Photo Credit to Marvelous News (Check out their full gallery here!)

3.75″ Scale Figures

  • Moon Knight
  • X-23 Wolverine
  • Spiderman UK

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  • Maestro Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Lady Deadpool

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  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Gamora & Starlord 2-Pack
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Raccoon and Groot 2-Pack

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12″ Scale Figures

Only one new 12″ figure was on display this year, but he’s a doozy! Check out this awesome new 12″ scale Marvel Legends Deadpool and the bevy of accessories he comes packed with! (Photo Credit to AFI; check out the full gallery here!)

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‘Star Wars’ Is Back In Black

While Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line seems to have dominated much of their showcase, they also had several new reveals planned for what is still one of the biggest toy lines of all time four decades later, Star Wars! Hasbro revealed several new figures in their popular ‘Star Wars: The Black Series’ 6″ scale line, as well as new figures based on the hit ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ animated series 3.75″ toyline! To top it all off we have a new ‘Black series’ life-sized prop replica heading our way that is sure to knock your socks off! Here’s the full rundown…

‘Star Wars: The Black Series’ 6″ Scale Figures

  • Lando Calrissian (‘Empire Strikes Back’)
  • Hera (‘Rebels’)

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  • Qui-Gon Jin (‘The Phantom Menace’)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (‘A New Hope’)

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  • Imperial Guard (‘Return Of The Jedi’)
  • Tusken Raider (‘A New Hope’)

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  • Fans Choice Poll Winner: Jaina Solo (Expanded Universe Legends)

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‘Star Wars: Rebels’ 3.75″ Line

  • Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • Fenn Rau

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  • Hera With A-Wing

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  • Poe Dameron Versus Snowtrooper 2-Pack (The Force Awakens)

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(‘Return Of The Jedi’)

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 See These SDCC DC Collectibles (Say That Three Times Fast!)

Our good friends at DC Collectibles went all out this year at San Diego Comic-con and premiered some fantastic looking new figures in some of their already popular lines, as well as at least one completely new line that has some collectors very excited!

For their ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ lines we can look forward to classic versions of Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze (no images yet, though, unfortunately), as well as ‘New Batman Adventures’ versions of Catwoman and The Riddler! Plus if you’re a fan of the original ‘Batman: TAS’, then you have an amazing new Batman ‘Expressions’ figure pack to look for that will include the earlier version of the Dark Knight himself with an assortment of new accessories and no less than a half-dozen alternative heads featuring a variety of differing facial expressions! It also comes with a sweet open-winged cape that lets you mimic the cover art to the ‘Mask Of The Phantasm’ VHS tape, so it’s a pretty big win! Also premiering at SDCC was the first figures in the new ‘Superman: The Animated Series’ line, which will begin with a two-pack of Superman and Lois Lane.

Catwoman & The Riddler

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Batman ‘Expressions’

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Superman & Lois

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For their DC films line, DC Collectibles is giving us new figures of Batman, ‘Knightmare’ Batman, and Aquaman from this summer’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, as well as new figures of Boomerang, Katana, and Killer Croc from their upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ adaptation!

Batman, Aquaman, & ‘Knightmare’ Batman

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Boomerang, Katana, & Killer Croc

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Further expanding their incredibly popular ‘DC Icons’ line was a no-brainer, but DC has blown us away with some of these new reveals! In the coming months, we’ve got Sinestro, Shazaam, Nightwing, Deadshot, Catwoman, Etrigan The Demon, Captain Cold, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz (Captain Cold and Jessica Cruz not pictured)! Also announced were two-packs of Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) and Booster Gold, as well as a ‘Super Sons’ set of Robin and Superboy (‘Super Sons’ not pictured).

Sinestro, Shazaam, & Nightwing

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Deadshot, Catwoman, & Etrigan

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Blue Beetle & Booster Gold

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DC also announced an entirely new line based on their already popular ‘DC Bombshells’ brand! These new Bombshells figures will feature highly detailed sculpts and a solid amount of articulation that appears to be the new standard at DC Collectibles! The first wave is comprised of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Batwoman!

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We are also going to be getting a few new ‘DC Bombshells statues this year! The newly announced statues include The Flash, Aquaman, and Vixen (Vixen not pictured).

The Flash & Aquaman

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Wrapping up, DC Collectibles has a few other fantastic looking statues from across various lines. For the ‘Artist Designer’ series we’ve got Starfire based on artwork from Amanda Conner and The Joker by Brian Bolland (Joker not pictured). For the ‘Batman Black & White’ line, there’s Batman by Kim Jung Gi, while the ‘Harley Quinn Red, White & Black’ line gets Harley by Jim Lee and Harley by Terry Dodson (not pictured).

Starfire by Amanda Conner

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Batman by Kim Jung Gi

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Harley Quinn by Jim Lee

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While we can’t vouch for each and every one of you out there, we can tell you that at least a few of us here at Team ScienceFiction are practically drooling over some of these new pieces! DC Collectibles looks to have a solid lineup of new products coming our way this year!

Mezco Takes The One:12 Collective To A New Level

There are few success stories quite like the instant popularity of Mezco’s One:12 Collective toyline of 6″ scale figures that pack all of the details of a 1:6th scale figures into half the size! The line is already one of the quickest growing on the market and Mezco looks to be showing no signs of slowing that train down! This year at San Diego Comic-Con they showcased a number of new figures that had yet to be seen and took our collective breath away! Check out some of the new figures that were revealed below:

Classic Ghostbusters, ‘Trouble With Tribbles’ Kirk Variant, ‘Star Trek’ Captains Chair

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The Punisher, Steve Rogers Supersoldier, The Red Skull

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Deadpool, Diabolik, Spiderman

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Knightmare Batman, ‘Red Son’ Superman, The Joker

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Black Adam, Arsenal, Deathstroke

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Hot Toys Cosbaby Returns

The team over at Hot Toys are primarily known for their incredibly detailed 1:6th scale figures of all of your favorite characters from… well just about everything! But they also have a few smaller scale figure lines geared towards collectors who want a little more style over substance (not that anything they make lacks either of those qualities)! Here’s where the Cosbaby line of adorable designer figures comes in! This week Hot Toys announced quite a few new pieces in their Cosbaby line, including an entire new series of figures! We’re getting a few new ‘Star Wars’ Cosbaby figures, and an entire line of figures based on ‘ALIENS” just in time to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary! Check out the full releases from Hot Toys below:

Star Wars Cosbaby Bobble-head Collectible Set

Hot Toys’ Cosbaby series have been very popular among fans and collectors of adorable and stylized characters over the years. Following the success of the first waves of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hot Toys is pleased to expand the series by introducing a new wave of Star Wars Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on the classic Star Wars trilogy!

This series will star the iconic Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, TIE Pilot, AT-AT Driver, and Scout Trooper in stylish and delightful baby form with each Cosbaby Bobble-Head standing approximately 11cm tall with base.

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A collectible set of 6 will also be available and Darth Vader will be exclusively featured in a Force-using pose!

Star Wars fanatics and fans of stylized collectibles shouldn’t miss the chance to add these new Cosbabies to your collection!

Aliens – Alien Queen Cosbaby Bobble-head

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic Sci-Fi blockbuster Aliens. In addition to introducing highly detailed 1/6th scale collectibles based on this iconic film, Hot Toys is also delighted to present a range of Cosbaby to celebrate the special occasion!

Today Hot Toys is pleased to present the Alien Queen Cosbaby! This Cosbaby stands approximately 12.5cm tall with articulated head, jaw, arms, and legs & specially applied bluish colored painting on body!

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Alien fans shouldn’t miss the chance to add this Xenomorph queen to your collection.

Ellen Ripley & Newt Cosbaby Bobble-head

“Get away from her!”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic Sci-Fi blockbuster Aliens. In addition to introducing highly detailed 1/6th scale collectibles based on this iconic film, Hot Toys is also delighted to present a range of Cosbaby to celebrate the special occasion!

Today Hot Toys is excited to officially introduce the new Ellen Ripley & Newt Cosbaby. This Ripley Cosbaby stands approximately 9.5 cm tall has an articulated head and with gun in right hand, Newt on her left arm.

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This classic Sci-Fi heroine will be great additions for any Cosbaby fanatics!

Alien Warrior & USCM Cosbaby Set

“You want some of this?”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic Sci-Fi blockbuster Aliens. In addition to introducing highly detailed 1/6th scale collectibles based on this iconic film, Hot Toys is also delighted to present a range of Cosbaby to celebrate the special occasion!

Today Hot Toys is pleased to introduce a Cosbaby collectible set featuring Alien Warrior and USCM! Alien Warrior stands approximately 9.5cm tall with articulated head, jaw, arms, and legs while the USCM stands approximately 10cm tall with camouflage painted outfit and articulated head and arms.

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This special collectible set will be great additions for any Cosbaby aficionados!

An American Werewolf In SDCC

While there isn’t much information available yet for these, the team at Pop Culture Shock have officially debuted their new 7″ scale horror figures! So far the only figures announced are based on ‘American Werewolf In London’ and ‘John Carpenters The Thing’, but those are definitely two iconic movies in dire need of more collectibles! From ‘American Werewolf’, we can look forward to figures of David Kessler, Jack Goodman, and of course, we are finally getting a proper action figure of The Kessler Wolf! From ‘The Thing’ we’re getting what looks like an amazing rendition of R.J. MacReady in all of his glory! MacReady even includes the Norris ‘Spiderhead’ as an accessory, so there is a lot to love about this line already! Check out the full photo gallery of these figures over at ToyArk!

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NECA’s Got New ALIENS, Evil Dead, TMNT, And More!

year after year, NECA never fails to impress with their new offerings at San Diego Comic-con! This year they’re following their usual tradition of catching collectors off guard with a ton of reveals that no one was expecting that gave us items that we didn’t realize how much we needed until they were revealed! Here’s the full new lineup from NECA:

Aliens – 7″ Scale Action Figure – Series 10 Assortment

To celebrate the 10th series in our bestselling Aliens line, we’re dedicating the full series to the classic Kenner Expanded Universe Aliens of the early 1990s!

Series 10 includes the powerful Gorilla Alien, the Queen Facehugger, and Mantis Alien, which is cast in translucent green just like the original. Taking inspiration from those designs, our team has transformed these Kenner classics into modern versions with all of today’s detail and articulation.

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Each comes with a reprint of the classic Dark Horse mini-comic that was included with the originals! These highly detailed figures stand over 9″ tall and are fully poseable. The special blister card packaging is an homage to the classic card art as well, featuring custom illustrations and a color palette that ties back to the toy shelves of the early ’90s.
Release Date: November 2016

Alien – Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Set in Collectible Carton

“Weyland-Yutani Consumer Notice: There is a product recall in effect for all Cage-Free Xenomorph Eggs sourced from LV-426. If you are still alive, please dispose of any remaining eggs. This is a voluntary recall for packaging misprints and is in no way related to any infestation, quarantine or mass extinction you may be experiencing.”

From the terrifying Alien movie series, this eerie glow-in-the-dark set includes 6 Xenomorph eggs and 3 facehuggers with bendable tails. They make great diorama pieces, since they’re perfectly in scale with our line of 7” figures.

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As a bonus for collectors, the black egg carton packaging features glow-in-the-dark accents!
Release Date: September 2016

Alien vs Predator – Temple Pillar Diorama Element

Add to your Alien vs Predator collection or build amazing dioramas with the new deluxe Temple Pillar replica! This incredibly detailed piece has been a central element of our AvP dioramas, and after an overwhelming number of requests from fans, we are making it available.

The Temple Pillar measures over 14” tall and is a faithful replica of the one seen on-screen in the movie, down to the Alien dome and Facehugger details molded into each side. It’s cast in resin and perfectly in scale with our line of 7″ Alien and Predator action figures.

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Closed box packaging.
Release Date: November 2016

Ash vs Evil Dead – 7″ Scale Action Figures – Bloody Ash vs Demon Spawn 3-Pack

Just in time for Season 2 of the hit Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, we present a special edition action figure 3-pack dedicated to the dramatic Season 1 finale. The set includes Bloody Ash and two demon spawn figures that are exclusive to this set.

The series follows Ash: stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who spent 30 years avoiding responsibility, and the terrors of the Evil Dead. In final episode of season 1, Ash is beset by demonic creatures at the cabin in the woods, and this set lets you recreate that dramatic battle.

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The thoroughly bloodied Ash stands nearly 7” tall and comes with chainsaw and shotgun that fits in a back holster. Each demon spawn has a unique head sculpt and is fully poseable, standing 5.5” tall. Window box packaging.
Release Date: October 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Full-Size Leonardo Foam Replica

Protect any room from the nefarious Foot Clan with this full-size replica of the katana-wielding leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

This actual-size Leonardo replica figure is based on the classic TV cartoon series and stands nearly 5 feet tall. Leo is made of hand-painted foam rubber and latex and is authentically detailed, down to the katana holder on the back of his belt! Ships in two boxes; very simple assembly required.

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Release Date: November 2016

Time To POP! Back For More Doctor Who

Collectors just can’t seem to get enough ‘Doctor Who’ merchandise, and Funko seems to be happy to oblige with the announcement of a new wave of ‘Doctor Who’ POP! Vinyls coming our way later this year! This wave is comprised of only two new characters and some new versions of old favorites! The new figures are The War Doctor and a 6″ Super Sized POP! Of Davros, while we also get a Tenth Doctor (with Hand), an Eleventh Doctor (Mr. Clever), and a Twelfth Doctor (with Guitar) to round out the wave. These are due out in the immediate future, so keep your eyes peeled!

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And with that, we bring Part Two of this special edition of 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!

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