Once again it’s that time of the week and we’re back 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! Things seem to be a little light this week as far as new product reveals, but we still got a pretty solid amount of new information of previously announced new products that are coming our way from Diamond Select Toys, Super7, McFarlane Toys, and Funko! There’s no sense in waiting, check out the Toy News for the week of March 14th, 2017!
You’re Going To Want To Stay Off His Lawn
With ‘Logan’, the latest film in the ‘X-Men’ film franchise taking theaters by storm right now, the world seems to be obsessed with the ‘Old Man Logan’ version of Marvel’s Wolverine! Thankfully our friends at Diamond Select Toys are already on top of things and have a brand new statue of the legendary ‘Old Man Logan’ coming our way later this year! This summer you will be able to add the new 9″ tall Logan PVC statue based on the iconic comic book version of the hero for just $45.00! DST has released some new images of the upcoming statue this week along with a new solicitation which you can find below:
Logan’s back, and this time, he’s even madder! Having recently joined the modern Marvel timeline, this time-displaced Wolverine comes from a future when the villains have taken over America, and he’s looking for payback! Standing on a rocky outcropping, over the remains of Cap’s shield and Iron Man’s armor, this 9” scale PVC diorama is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez!
In case one awesome new Old Man Logan product this week wasn’t enough, the team at Mezco announced that the fan favorite rendition of everyone’s favorite Canucklehead would be joining their popular One:12 Collective line! This new 6″ scale Old man Logan figure comes with all of the usual articulation you would expect from the One:12 Collective line, and is packaged with alternative hands, a display stand, a removable jacket, removable hat, , a removable backpack, and even a Baby-Hulk figure accessory! Mezco’s Old Man Logan One:12 Collective figure is set to release around November 2017 for $80.00. Check out the solicitation from Mezco below-
In the alternate future of Earth-807128, Wolverine has aged. Now known as Old Man Logan, he lives with his family in a barren wasteland trying to maintain as normal a life as possible.
When events turn against him Logan’s family and everything important to him is destroyed by the Hulk’s gang. Using his claws for the first time in years, Old Man Logan exacts revenge, sparing only the baby known as Bruce Jr. With his family gone, Old Man Logan heads off into the sunset with the baby vowing to set things straight.
Old Man Logan joins the One:12 Collective with a detailed outfit and portrait sculpture. He also includes the baby Hulk who may be the last of the Banner bloodline.
The Old Man Logan One:12 Collective figure features:
- One (1) newly developed head portrait
- One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
- Real fabric outfit with intricate tailoring
- Over 15cm tall
- Six (6) interchangeable hands including- One (1) pair of fists (L&R), One (1) pair of clawed fists (L&R), and One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
- Baby Hulk Figure Accessory
- One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
- One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
- Leather look overcoat
- White t-shirt
- Sculpted belt with decorative buckle
- Workman pants
- Sculpted cowboy boots
- Removable hat
- Backpack that holds baby Hulk
Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind; there are no twist ties for easy in-and-out of package display.
NECA Has Fans Foaming Over These New Products
The team at NECA has been pretty well known to bring fans some of the coolest collector pieces on the market, keeping the mindset of “go big or go home”. Their latest reveals are taking the mantra quite literally, and are bringing fans super sized foam replicas of some of their favorite comic book props, as well as a life sized foam figure of one of cinema’s most iconic characters!
NECA recently released their plans to bring us super sized four-foot tall/long renditions of some of the most iconic weapons in comic book history- Batman’s Batarang and Thor’s mighty hammer Mjolnir! These massive foam prop replicas don’t seem to serve much purpose beyond “this is certainly going to be a really cool discussion piece for my living room”, but really as collectors, isn’t that what we want from everything we collect anyway? The NECA foam Batarang is set to be four feet wide, while Mjolnir will stand four feet tall from the hammer head to the end of the hilt. There currently aren’t prices set on either one by NECA, but BBTS has them up for pre-order at $184.99 (Batarang) and $229.99 (Mjolnir) respectively. These are both set to release this June!
In addition to these absurdly oversized foam props, NECA has also announced their plans to bring the star of E.T. The Extraterrestrial into our homes! Their new E.T. replica will stand around three feet tall and be made of a mixture of foam and latex. He is set to release this July for around $289.99! While that might sound like a lot, just imagine how cool it would be to have a life sized E.T. in your living room!
The Dead Continue Walking At McFarlane
While rumors of their 5″ line’s demise have been running rampant for a while, the team at McFarlane seem to be continuing to release new figures for AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ television series! This week McFarlane Toys revealed plans for a new Walmart exclusive figure three-pack of series heroes Rick, Michonne, and Daryl, as well as a a new figure 2-pack of Glenn and Negan! In addition to these new 5″ scale figures, McFarlane also announced a new 10″ scale figure of fan favorite series hero Glenn! Check out the full releases from McFarlane below:
The Walking Dead TV Series – Hero 3-Pack – Walmart Exclusive – $29.99
The trio of Michonne, Rick, and Daryl have lead the other survivors through many perilous situations. Despite their very different backgrounds, the three share an unspoken bond protecting the other survivors, as well as themselves, from walkers and other enemies looking to thwart their livelihood.
This 3-pack includes three fully posable 5-inch figures of Michonne, Rick and Daryl based off scenes from Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Features Michonne’s katana and sheath, Rick’s colt python assault rifle and Daryl’s crossbow and knife.
The Walking Dead TV Series – Negan & Glenn Deluxe Box Set $32.99
After Daryl lashed out and punched him in the face, Negan mercilessly took “Lucille” and executed Glenn for all to see. Negan’s reaction served as a notice to the other survivors that such backlash would not be tolerated and that he would shut it down, reminding the group who was now in charge, leaving them in fear.
This 2-pack includes two fully posable 5-inch figures of Negan and Glenn from their iconic scene from Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead™. It features two scaled assault rifles, pistol, watch, knife, and “Lucille” baseball bat.
The Walking Dead TV Series – Glen Rhee Legacy Edition – $34.99
Glenn Rhee, with his uncanny ability to move in and out of perilous situations, has become Rick’s “go-to-town” expert. Throughout the apocalypse Glenn has proven himself a vital cog to the survival of the original Atlanta group. Though brave and selfless, he often finds himself in situations that could spell his own end.
This figure stands 10 inches tall and comes featured in a blood splattered paint effect. Glenn: Legacy Edition comes equipped with new arms holding Glenn’s pistol accessory. Circular black base included for dynamic posing.
New McFarlane Figures Are Your ‘Destiny’
Fans of Bungie’s smash hit ‘Destiny’ video game series are in for a treat, as McFarlane Toys has released new images and a whole new figure for their upcoming line based on the game! This week we received new images of the soon to be released 7″ scale line figures of the Hunter, Warlock, and Titan figures from the line which give us a much closer look at just how much detail we can expect to see when these hit stores this July. The real icing on the cake though, is the reveal of a new 10″ Lord Saladin figure from the line! These new ‘Destiny’ figures are all set to release this July, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Lord Saladin 10″ Deluxe Figure – Fall 2017 – $34.99
The last of the Iron Lords, Lord Saladin is a Titan who is a legendary hero and defender of the city, pegged with the task of containing the SIVA virus. After the events of the Taken War saw the Fallen and the House of Devils unearth the SIVA virus, Lord Saladin began seeking out Guardians to form a new generation of Iron Lords to end the threat once and for all.
Iron Banner: Hunter 7″ Scale Figure – July 017 – $19.99
Hunters stalk the wilderness beyond the city, harnessing the Light to reclaim the secrets of our lost worlds. They are daring scouts and stealthy killers, expert with knives and precision weapons. Hunters blaze their own trails and write their own laws.
Destiny’s Iron Banner: Hunter comes equipped with the Thorn hand cannon and Hung Jury scout rifle. Fully customizable figure with 14+ points of articulation for dynamic posing. Stylized Destiny display base included.
King’s Fall: Warlock 7″ Scale Figure – July 017 – $19.99
Warrior-scholars of the Light, Warlocks devote themselves to understanding the Traveler and its power. A Warlock’s mind is an arsenal of deadly secrets, balanced between god-hood and madness. On the battlefield, those secrets can shatter reality itself.
King’s Fall: Warlock comes equipped with the Touch of Malice scout rifle and Black Hammer sniper rifle. Fully customizable figure with 14+ points of articulation for dynamic posing. Stylized Destiny display base included.
Vault of Glass: Titan 7″ Scale Figure – July 017 – $19.99
Titans are warriors – heroic defenders of the Light, channeling the gifts of the Traveler to wage war on the Darkness. Steadfast and sure, Titans face any challenge head-on, blunt force instruments of the Traveler’s will.
Vault of Glass: Titan comes equipped with iconic Gjallarhorn rocket launcher and Invective shotgun. Fully customizable figure with 14+ points of articulation for dynamic posing. Stylized Destiny display base included.
Super7 Brings Us New Jersey’s First Superhero
While information as far as the figures release is still limited at this time, the team at Super7 are bringing us our first new Toxic Avenger figure in decades! The Toxic Avenger will be joining Super7′s ReAction figure line of 3.75″ scale retro styled figures later this month! Super7 plans to release two versions of the legendary cinematic hero, with one figure featuring his look based on the live action film and the other featuring his color scheme from the 1991 Toxic Crusaders animated series! Both versions of the figure come packaged with Toxie’s iconic mop accessory.
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!
Entertainment Earth Crowns A Princess
Our friends over at Entertainment Earth have teamed up with the team at Funko again to bring collectors another fantastic new exclusive POP! Vinyl! This time fans can look forward to an Exclusive POP! Vinyl of Diana Prince from this summer’s live action ‘Wonder Woman’ adaptation! Diana Prince is up for pre-order now and is set to release in June!
Be Vewwy Vewwy Quiet…
It’s “wabbit season” over at Funko, with the reveal of new Looney Toons Dorbz figures this April! Characters revealed so far for the line include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, and Pete Puma! Bugs and Daffy with have chase variants as well, with Bug’s variant holding a carroy and Daffy’s variant dressed as Superman! The standard Bugs and Daffy figures are holding their respective “Duck Season” and ‘Rabbit Season” signs.
Gears Keep On Turning
Wrapping things up for this week we have the official release from Funko regarding their new wave of ‘Gears Of War’ POP! Vinyls that we announced a few weeks back! The new wave includes the ‘Old Man’ Marcus Fenix, Dominic Santiago, Damon Baird, Augustus Cole, Oscar Diaz, and a 6″ super sized POP! Of The Brumak! These are due to hit stores this May!
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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