mainBOOM! As if you never could have guessed, it’s 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! This week is a little light on the news end, but we are getting our first New York Comic Con exclusive announcements for the season! Besides that, we’ve got great new stuff from NECA, Funko, Blitzway, and more! It’s hard not to find something to love in the Toy News for the week of August 30th, 2016!


DC Collectibles March 2017 Solicits

It may still seem like quite a ways away, but spring is already just around the corner (even though we haven’t even started Fall or Winter yet, but somehow that sounds about right)! What better way to prepare for next spring season than to check out all of the latest solicitations for DC Collectibles March 2017 releases? Here’s the full rundown-

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: BATMAN EXPRESSIONS PACK

Is Batman angry? Determined? Confused? You decide, with the new BATMAN EXPRESSIONS PACK, which lets you put a whole new face on the Dark Knight! This set includes interchangeable heads and capes that are fully compatible with any Batman action figure from the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES line! The set also includes a new Batman
action figure.

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$50.00 US / On Sale MARCH

Figure measures approximately 6” high / Allocations May Occur

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES CATWOMAN AND RIDDLER ACTION FIGURES

Based on the designs from the hit cartoon series The New Batman Adventures come two of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes, Catwoman and The Riddler! Catwoman comes with interchangeable hands, bola, whip and pet cat accessories, plus a display base and episode-specific accessories, and The Riddler comes with interchangeable hands, question-mark cane and a display base!

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$28.00 US Each • On Sale MARCH • Allocations May Occur

HARLEY QUINN: RED, WHITE AND BLACK STATUE

Designed by JIM LEE • Sculpted by ALEJANDRO PEREIRA

Hiya, puddin’! Harley Quinn is brought to life in this new line of red, white and black statues from DC Collectibles! Based on designs by comics superstar illustrator Jim Lee, this statue bounces straight out of the pages of BATMAN: HUSH!

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Limited Edition of 5,000 / Measures Approximately 6.77” Tall

$80.00 US • On Sale MARCH / Allocations May Occur

DC DESIGNER SERIES: STARFIRE STATUE

Designed by AMANDA CONNER • Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS

Superstar artist Amanda Conner’s stunning vision of Starfire is brought to life in three dimensions in the latest addition to the DC Designer statue line. This gorgeous rendering will make you the envy of the galaxy!

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Limited Edition of 5,000 / Measures Approximately 12.68” Tall

$130.00 US • On Sale MARCH / Allocations May Occur

DC BOMBSHELLS: THE FLASH JESSE QUICK STATUE

Designed by ANT LUCIA • Sculpted by TIM MILLER and KAREN PALINKO

Serving you up a tray full of awesome is this new DC Bombshells statue! Super-speedster Jesse Quick makes her debut in the line with this ultra-detailed statue from DC Collectibles.

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Limited Edition of 5,000 / Measures Approximately 10.51” Tall

$125.00 US • On Sale MARCH / Allocations May Occur

 

DC COVER GIRLS: HAWKGIRL STATUE

Designed by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS

Hawkgirl stands ready for flight, mace at the ready, in the latest DC Cover Girls statue from the mind of renowned artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau!

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Limited Edition of 5,000 / Measures Approximately 10.24” Tall

$100.00 US • On Sale MARCH / Allocations May Occur

Diamond Select Toys In Stores Now

If you can’t wait until next March for your fix of awesome new collectibles, our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have all of this awesome new stuff in stores this week! Check out new releases from favorite lines like ‘Batman The Animated Series’, ‘ALIENS’, ‘iZombie’, and more! Here are the full solicits from DST

Batman The Animated Series Premier Collection Poison Ivy Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Every villain has that time they “almost got” Batman, and Poison Ivy is no different. Based on her appearance in the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this approximately 12” resin statue depicts the plant-loving Pamela Isley wearing a black outfit and holding one of her poisonous pumpkins, while standing in Gotham City’s pumpkin patch. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this resin statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #FEB162457, SRP: $150.00)

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iZombie TV Minimates 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! You are who you eat! For zombies in the world of the iZombie TV show, the only downsides to being undead – besides the whole “eating brains” thing – are the personality shifts that come with every new brain they eat. Medical examiner Liv Moore and career criminal Blaine DeBeers both know this first-hand, as a zombie and a cured zombie, respectively, and this two-pack captures them in 20inch Minimates mini-figure form! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation, and fully interchangeable parts, including a chopsticks hand and alternate Zombie Mode head for Liv, plus brains! Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #APR162616, SRP: $9.99)

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Batman The Animated Series Movie Phantasm 6” Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Phantasm strikes! From the first-ever feature-length film based on Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, it’s the first-ever resin bust of the Phantasm! First seen in 1993, the mysterious assassin known as The Phantasm stalked Gotham’s crime bosses until Batman interfered, and now this 6-inch bust can sit on your shelf, atop an art-deco pedestal. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # MAR162251, SRP: $59.99)

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Minimates Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Plants vs. Zombies conflict continues! Based on the new sequel to the hit video game Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, this new Minimates box set pits Zombie warriors Captain Deadbeard and Super Brainz against Rose, Kernel Corn and Pea Shooter! Each 2-inch Zombie Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, and all characters feature fully interchangeable parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #APR162617, SRP: $24.99)

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Aliens Vinimates Vinyl Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Vinimates figure line is expanding… into the furthest reaches of space! Based on the 1986 sci-fi/action classic Aliens, the next two iconic characters to be Vinimate-ized are Nostromo survivor Ellen Ripley and a ferocious Warrior Alien! Sculpted in the style of DST’s Minimates mini-figures, each 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure has an articulated neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum!
Ripley Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR162247, SRP: $9.99)
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Alien Vinyl Figure (Item #MAR162248, SRP: $9.99)

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NECA Produces The Stuff Of Nightmares In The Best Ways

The crew over at NECA continues to amaze us with their incredibly comprehensive collectibles lines based on the legendary sci-fi horror masterpiece, ‘ALIEN’ and it’s various sequels. This week we’ve got two new pieces for hardcore ‘ALIEN’ collectors, and we mean HARDCORE! These next two definitely aren’t for casual collectors!

First up, we’ve got this amazing new 7″ scale replica of the ‘Space Jockey’ from the first ‘ALIEN’ film! This thing is going to be gigantic, with a length of around two feet and standing over 18″ in height! It won’t quite be a normal figure, as it’s made of latex and foam, but it will be the perfect addition to any ‘ALIEN’ display! It’s the ultimate ‘ALIEN’ collectible that lets people know that you are both a huge ‘ALIEN’ fan and that you are entirely okay owning a giant incredibly looking phallic foam cannon in your living room!

As seen in the 1979 horror classic Alien, this stunningly detailed #replica of the Fossilized Space Jockey is perfect as a #diorama element and a striking #display piece on its own! Check out the full photo gallery here: http://neca.io/2bRPHJD

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It’s perfectly in scale with our line of 7” figures, which means that it’s appropriately massive: two feet long, over 18” tall, and the circular base is 18” in diameter! The Fossilized #SpaceJockey is made of hand-painted foam rubber and latex with all the details you see in the movie.

Comes packaged in a sturdy reinforced corrugated box. No retail packaging. Starts shipping out to retailers December 2016!

**Note: Not final– prototype photos shown

Next up we’ve got something else from NECA that is just as incredible and even slightly more intense (if that is even possible)! A few months back NECA released a life sized ‘ALIEN’ egg replica that opened and contained a life sized foam replica ‘Face-Hugger’! Now, after months of fans begging, NECA has decided to release the Face-Hugger as it’s own single release for those that either can’t afford or don’t have space for the full size egg replica! Check out the full release from NECA below-

Due to popular demand, we’re making the actual-size facehugger included in our Life Size Xenomorph Egg Replica available on its own!

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As seen in the 1986 horror classic Aliens, this full-sized replica measures nearly 3 and 1/2 feet long and has a bendable tail, so you can pose it anywhere… waiting to drop on unsuspecting prey from above, even attached to your face. The Life Size Facehugger is made of detailed, hand-painted foam — perfect for costuming or decoration!

*Packaging is a 4 Color Hang Tag, placed in a brown cardboard box with one color printing

 

Who You Gonna Call? Blitzway! That’s Who!

The team over at Blitzway has released a ton of new information for their upcoming 1:6th scale ‘Ghostbusters’ toyline that is set to hit stores starting later this year! Blitzway will be giving collectors a few different ways to collect their ‘Ghostbusters’ lineup, including individual releases of all four ‘Ghostbusters’, as well as a ‘Special Pack’ that includes all four ‘Busters’ as well as an exclusive 1:6th Slimer and several other exclusive accessories! They will also be releasing a ‘Dr.’ three-pack of Peter, Ray, and Egon (sans Winston for some reason) that also includes Slimer but not some of the other ‘Specials’ set accessories. Check out the full info from Blitzway below-

Peter Venkman Sixth Scale Collectible Figure

·Highly Detailed likeness of Bill Murray as Peter Venkman in Original Ghostbusters Portrait
·Newly Designed and Developed Body with over 30 points of articulations
·1 Pair of Hands for placing on waist
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands
·1 Right Hand for holding Cigarette
·1 Right Finger pointing Hand
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands for holding Proton Wand
·1 Right Gloved Hand for holding Radio Set

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Costume
·1 Khaki Brown tailored Realistic Flight Suit with ‘VENKMAN’ name and ‘No Ghosts’ patches
·1 Black T-Shirts
·1 Pair of Authentic jump boots
·1 Pair of Elbow Pads

Accessories
1 set of Proton Pack equipped with
The Cyclotron and Power cell which have working light that light up operated by a switch
The Proton Wand which has working light that light up operated by a switch.
1 set of Proton Beam which can be assembled to the Proton Wand.
1 Wristwatch
1 Radio Set with Holster
2 lit Cigarettes
1 yellow rubber connector
1 light grey pistol belt
2 different Key Fobs
1 Belt Gizmo with Holster and 1 Daughterboard
1 set of folded Gloves
1 BW002 Figure Stand
2 Ghostbusters’ Stickers
6 Graphic props : Newspaper & Magazine cover

 

Raymond Stantz Sixth Scale Collectible Figure

·Highly Detailed likeness of Dan Aykroyd as Raymond Stantz in Original Ghostbusters Portrait
·Newly Designed and Developed Body with over 30 points of articulations
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands for holding Proton Wand
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands for holding Ghost Trap
·1 Right Gloved Hand for holding Radio Set
·1 Left Hand for holding Cigarette
·1 Right Finger pointing Hand

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Costume
·1 Khaki Brown tailored Realistic Flight Suit with ‘STANTZ’ name and ‘No Ghosts’ patches
·1 Black T-Shirts
·1 pair of Authentic jump boots
·1 Pair of Elbow Pads

Accessories
1 set of Proton Pack equipped with
The Cyclotron and Power cell which have working light that light up operated by a switch
The Proton Wand which has working light that light up operated by a switch.
1 set of Proton Beam which can be assembled to the Proton Wand.
1 Ecto Goggles
1 Ghost Trap
1 Wristwatch
1 Radio Set with Holster
2 lit Cigarettes
1 yellow rubber connector
1 light grey pistol belt
2 different Key Fobs
1 Belt Gizmo with Holster and 1 Daughterboard
1 BW002 Figure Stand
2 Ghostbusters’ Stickers
6 Graphic props : Newspaper & Magazine cover

 

Egon Spengler Sixth Scale Collectible Figure

·Highly Detailed likeness of Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler in Original Ghostbusters Portrait
·Newly Designed and Developed Body with over 30 points of articulations
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands for holding Proton Wand
·1 Right Finger pointing Hand
·1 Right Hand for holding Gamma Rate Meter
·1 Pair of Hands for placing on waist
·1 Right Gloved Hand for holding Radio Set

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Costume
·1 Khaki Brown tailored Realistic Flight Suit with ‘SPENGLER’ name and ‘No Ghosts’ patches
·1 Black T-Shirts
·1 pair of Authentic jump boots
·1 Pair of Elbow Pads

Accessories
1 set of Proton Pack equipped with
The Cyclotron and Power cell which have working light that light up operated by a switch
The Proton Wand which has working light that light up operated by a switch.
1 set of Proton Beam which can be assembled to the Proton Wand.
1 PKE Meter
1 Gamma Rate Meter
1 Wristwatch
1 Radio Set with Holster
1 pair of glasses
1 yellow rubber connector
1 light grey pistol belt
2 different Key Fobs
1 Belt Gizmo with Holster and 1 Daughterboard
1 BW002 Figure Stand
2 Ghostbusters’ Stickers
6 Graphic props : Newspaper & Magazine cover

 

Winston Zeddemore Sixth Scale Collectible Figure

·Highly Detailed likeness of Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore in Original Ghostbusters Portrait
·Newly Designed and Developed Body with over 30 points of articulations
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands
·1 Pair of Gloved Hands for holding Proton Wand
·1 Right Finger pointing Hand
·1 Left Thumbs-up Hand
·1 Left Hand for holding Steering Wheel
·1 Right Gloved Hand for holding Radio Set

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Costume
·1 Khaki Brown tailored Realistic Flight Suit with ‘ZEDDEMORE’ name and ‘No Ghosts’ patches
·1 Black T-Shirts
·1 pair of Authentic jump boots
·1 Pair of Elbow Pads

Accessories
1 set of Proton Pack equipped with
The Cyclotron and Power cell which have working light that light up operated by a switch
The Proton Wand which has working light that light up operated by a switch.
1 set of Proton Beam which can be assembled to the Proton Wand.
1 Ghost Trap
1 Wristwatch
1 Radio Set with Holster
2 lit Cigarettes
1 yellow rubber connector
1 light grey pistol belt
2 different Key Fobs
1 Belt Gizmo with Holster and 1 Daughterboard
1 set of folded Gloves
1 BW002 Figure Stand
2 Ghostbusters’ Stickers
6 Graphic props : Newspaper & Magazine cover

 

Ghostbusters Special Pack

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Includes
[BW-UMS10101 ] – Peter Venkman Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
[BW-UMS10102 ] – Raymond Stantz Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
[BW-UMS10103 ] – Egon Spengler Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
[BW-UMS10104 ] – Winston Zeddemore Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
Special Gifts of Slimer with stand, Police barricade ,and ‘No Ghost’ sign light with strap on the top.

 

Ghostbusters Dr. 3 Pack

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Includes
[BW-UMS10101 ] – Peter Venkman Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
[BW-UMS10102 ] – Raymond Stantz Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
[BW-UMS10103 ] – Egon Spengler Sixth Scale Collectible Figure
Special Gift : Slimer with stand

Titan Merchandise Teases NYCC

New York Comic Con may still be nearly two months away, but the team at Titan Merchandise is getting ahead of the game and announcing their exclusives early! The team at PopVinyls had the whole run down for this years Titan Merchandise NYCC Exclusive lineup, so here they are-

3″ Scale 10th Doctor Hologram

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3″ Scale ‘Deerstalker’ Sherlock

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4.5″ Scale Kirk

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4.5″ Spock

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4.5″ Enterprise D (‘Star Trek: TNG’)

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4.5″ Johnny Bravo

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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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DC TV Dorbz Coming Soon

Funko’s Dorbz line seems to be showing no signs of slowing down, and actually seem to be speeding up a bit with their latest batch of releases that include characters from The CW’s DC TV shows like ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’! The latest waves hit stores in October and include Speedy, Green Arrow, Malcolm Merlyn, Reverse Flash, The Flash, and Zoom!

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Funko Lights Up Your Life

The team at Funko is introducing a new line that will certainly brighten your home! The newest addition to the POP! Home line are Funko POP! party String Lights! This fall you can expect to find POP! styled string lights designed after some of your favorite characters like Batman, Harley Quinn, Deadpool, Spiderman, Yoda, and even Stormtroopers! These start hitting stores in September!

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You Can Take Our Lives, But You Can Never Take Our Funko!

Okay, so that’s pretty exaggerated (and also a lie, you could probably do both although it would be highly illegal and we advise against trying). Either way, this week Funko announced that ‘Braveheart’s William Wallace will be joining the POP! Vinyls toyline this September! So that’s something to be excited about, right?

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Once More Upon A Time…

Thanks to a leak at Entertainment Earth, we now know we can look forward to a new wave of POP! Vinyls based on the hit ABC fantasy series ‘Once Upon A Time’! The latest wave will include fan favorites like Hook with Excalibur, Zelena, Belle, and Regina with Fireball! These are up for pre-order on Entertainment Earth now!

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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!

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Jordan is a Toy Columnist & Staff Writer here at ScienceFiction! Journalist, Musician, Toy Collector, and Overall Awesome Guy! For more on Jordan’s thoughts, toys, and wacky adventures, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.