Toy News Tuesday: Royale With Cheese

Posted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 11:30 am GMT -4 by
mainHere we are once again for yet another 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! As the month of March comes to a close, we’ve got quite a few fantastic new reveals coming our way from some of our favorite companies like Diamond Select Toys, Hot Toys, and McFarlane Toys! Whether you’re a fan of gaming, nostalgic for old school cartoons, loving some recent sci-fi, or just genuinely have a love of neat toys, there’s plenty to love in the Toy News for the week of March 28th, 2017!

The ‘Super Friends’ Return

When it comes to toy collecting and pop culture in general, what’s old is new again every few years! The team at Mattel seem to know this better than anyone, having released a number of classic toylines based on older properties and licenses over the years. This year they’re targeting your nostalgia buttons in all the right ways with a new Walmart Exclusive wave of 6″ DC Multiverse figures based on the classic ‘Super Friends’ animated series! This week they released official images of four figures for the line, although it stands within reason that more figures may be revealed and released later. In the meantime, DC Comics fans can look forward to new ‘Super Friends’ styled versions of Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, and Aquaman!
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These figures all appear to be repaints of previously released DC Universe Classics figures, but as always Mattel has made them look different enough that they’d easily stand out in your collection! They also include new ‘Super Friends’ themed display bases and accessories! These figures have already been sighted at Walmart stores in Canada, and they are expected to hit US stores soon!

“Face It Tiger, You Just Hit The Jackpot!”

In a move that is only surprising in that it took so long to happen, Hasbro has unveiled plans for a new 6″ scale Marvel Legends figure 2-pack of Spiderman and Mary Jane! That’s right, we’re finally getting a proper 6″ scale Mary Jane figure! We can also look forward to an unmasked Peter Parker head in this set for classic 616 Spiderman!  No release date has been set for this set just yet, but it is planned to be a Toys R Us exclusive.
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He’s The Best There Is At What He Does

Mezco seemingly continues to blow away any and all preconceived expectations for their One:12 Collective figure line with the announcement of their new 1:12 scale Wolverine figure! This new Wolverine features an updated and original take on the character’s classic brown costume and brings it to us in perfect 6″ scale with all of the detail of a 12″ figure. Wolverine includes a figure stand, alternative hands, an alternative head, and even the legendary Muramasa Blade! This new One:12 Collective Wolverine figure is set to retail for around $80 when he releases this August! Check out the full listing from Mezco Toys below-

With a shadowy past the X-Men member known as Wolverine was a soldier, mercenary and part of the mysterious Weapon X program. His mutant abilities consist of animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and six retractable bone claws in his hands. The bone claws and his skeleton were infused with a nearly indestructible Adamantium compound to make him even more formidable while part of the Weapon X program.

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The Wolverine One:12 Collective figure features:

  • A newly developed One:12 Collective body accurately depicting the characters physical build.
  • Two (2) newly developed head portraits.
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 15cm tall
  • Six (6) interchangeable hands including
    • One (1) pair of clawed fists (L & R)
    • One (1) sword holding hand (R)
    • One (1) fist (L)
    • One (1) pair of holding hands (L & R)

Costume:

  • Sculpted gloves on each hand
  • Vambrace on each forearm
  • Shoulder pads
  • Belt with sculpted pouches
  • Sculpted boots

Accessories:

  • One (1) Muramasa blade katana
  • One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

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Each One:12 Collective Wolverine 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.

“UNDEROOS!”

Last year we got our first taste of the new Marvel Cinematic Universe take on fan favorite hero Spiderman in ‘Captain America: Civil War’! Later this year we can look forward to the hero in his very own movie within the larger MCU with ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’, and we can barely contain our excitement! Keeping that in mind, you can probably imagine how excited most collectors seem to be that Hot Toys has already released new images for a new ‘Home Made Costume’ 1:6th scale Spiderman figure based on his appearance in the film! Again, this isn’t the ‘final’ Spiderman suit we see in the movie, but rather Peter Parker’s low-budget home made version of the suit! Check out the full solicitation from Hot Toys below-
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“This is my chance to prove myself.” Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is officially home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The young Peter Parker was introduced in Captain America: Civil War last year and his surprising appearance has made fans hungry for more. This summer, the webslinger will swing back into action, juggling his budding superhero career with frantic high school life in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As fans everywhere are counting down to the release of the movie, Hot Toys is excited to announce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the beloved Spider-Man wearing his homemade outfit!
Expertly crafted based on Tom Holland’s appearance in the movie, the Spider-Man (Homemade Suit Version) collectible figure features a newly developed Peter Parker head sculpt as well as a masked head sculpt with 3 sets of interchangeable eyepieces for making a variety of facial expressions. It also comes with a finely tailored outfit with web-shooters, an assortment of spider-web shooting effect parts, and a specially designed dynamic figure stand with movie logo. Welcome Spidey home and add him in your Hot Toys collection!
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Diamond Select Toys September Solicits

It seems like just last week we got a ton of new solicitations from our friends at Diamond Select Toys for their August solicitations (surprise! It’s because it was last week!), and now we’re got a veritable mountain of new DST items to get excited about for September! This fall we are getting new Minimates based on ‘ALIEN: Covenant’ and ‘Iron Fist’, plus new Marvel Gallery statues, ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, and even wave one of the new ‘Pulp Fiction Select’ line! Check out the full listings from DST below-

ALIEN COVENANT MINIMATES ASST
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The most anticipated sci-fi film of the year is almost here, and DST is celebrating with a new assortment of Minimates! Springing out of the successful Alien and Aliens Minimates lines, this new assortment for Alien: Covenant will include four different two-packs based on the film, including crew members David, Tennessee, Daniels and a variety of new Xenomorphs! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Each two-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
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BATMAN TAS 25TH ANNIV HARLEY QUINN PVC FIG
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Harley Quinn is turning 25, but you get the present! The first-ever Deluxe DC Gallery PVC Diorama celebrates Harley’s 1992 debut on Batman: The Animated Series with a new diorama of the Joker’s gal pal sitting on top of a gift-wrapped Batman — an anniversary present to Harley from her Puddin’! Measuring almost 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
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DARK TOWER MINIMATES BOX SET
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The epic novels by Stephen King are now an epic feature film, and DST is epically excited about it! This all-new box set of four Minimates mini-figures features four characters from the upcoming film – Jake, the Gunslinger, the Man in Black and one top-secret character – each with up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. All four figures come packaged on a full-color blister card.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $24.99

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MARVEL GALLERY BLACK PANTHER PVC FIG
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The son of T’Chaka stalks his prey in the newest cinematic release in the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas! T’Challa, the Black Panther of Wakanda, wears his distinctive movie outfit from Captain America: Civil War as he crouches on a rubble-strewn street base. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall and 9 inches wide, he is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $45.00

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MARVEL GALLERY CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON PVC FIG
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Interest in the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas has gotten so high that DST’s newest offering needs wings! Sam Wilson, the former Falcon and current Captain America, spreads his wings in his modern-day patriotic costume. This highly detailed sculpt features exacting paint details, as well as a removable shield that can be placed on his arm or on his back. In scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas, FalCap measures approximately 10 inches tall by 9 inches wide and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $45.00

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MARVEL GALLERY NETFLIX DAREDEVIL PVC FIG
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Netflix-based series of Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas continues with none other than Daredevil himself! Joining Luke Cage and the Punisher, this approximately 11″ sculpture depicts the TV version of the horned hero of Hell’s Kitchen in amazing detail. Capturing the likeness and costume of actor Charlie Cox, this diorama sees Matt Murdock standing on a rooftop pedestal, his billy clubs at the ready. Daredevil is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
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MARVEL PREMIER COLL PSYLOCKE STATUE
A Diamond Select Toys Release! This 12-inch-scale resin statue depicts Psylocke on a burning rooftop, surrounded by ninja arrows. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $150.00

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MARVEL NETFLIX IRON FIST MINIMATES BOX SET
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The next Marvel Netflix TV show is powering up, and DST is expanding their Marvel Netflix universe with an all-new Minimates box set capturing the main characters! Based on the new series Iron Fist, the four 2-inch mini-figures include Danny Rand, Colleen Wing, Iron Fist and a fourth top-secret character. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. All four figures come packaged in a full-color window box with original Minimates artwork.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $24.99

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NBX SANTA DLX CLOTH DOLL
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The deluxe cloth Nightmare Before Christmas doll line continues with two new characters! These large-scale dolls of Zero the Ghost Dog and Santa Claus are in scale to the previously released Jack, Sally, Finkelstein and the Mayor, and look like they came straight from the movie! Santa Claus measures approximately 10 inches tall and features a real cloth costume, while Zero
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $49.99

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NBX SERIES 4 MINIMATES ASST
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a new series of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates and they’re a dream come true! The cast of creepy characters expands with three new 2-packs: Snowman Jack with glow-in-the-dark Oogie Boogie, the specialty-exclusive Devil and Corpse Boy, and the also-exclusive Saxophonist with Undersea Gal! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation with fully interchangeable parts, including a removable snowman costume! Each 2-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $9.99

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NBX JACK AND SALLY RESIN BUSTS
A Diamond Select Toys Release! These resin busts of Jack and Sally sit atop detailed bases depicting Halloween Town. Sculpted by Joe Menna!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $59.99

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NBX SELECT AF SERIES 3 ASST
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving! Three new figure sets are coming your way for Halloween, including the Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, and Lock, Shock and Barrel, each sculpted in an approximately 7-inch scale with character-appropriate articulation. Plus, each figure set includes an exclusive figure or diorama piece – Lock, Shock and Barrel come with their walking bathtub, Santa Claus comes with an Elf and part of the town square, and the Pumpkin King comes with part of the central fountain! Sculpted by Dave Cortes!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $24.99

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NBX ZERO DLX DOLL
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The deluxe cloth Nightmare Before Christmas doll line continues with two new characters! These large-scale dolls of Zero the Ghost Dog and Santa Claus are in scale to the previously released Jack, Sally, Finkelstein and the Mayor, and look like they came straight from the movie! Santa Claus measures approximately 10 inches tall and features a real cloth costume, while Zero
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $49.99

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POTC DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES BARBOSSA AND JACK SPARROW AF
A Diamond Select Toys Release! These 7-inch scale action figures based on the new film include diorama pieces that combine to build the deck of the Black Pearl pirate ship. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $24.99

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PULP FICTION SELECT AF SERIES 1 ASST
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Bring the coolness of Pulp Fiction home with you! Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 movie masterpiece is now a highly detailed line of 7-inch collectible figures, bringing the film’s cool-as-ice cast to your shelf! The first series includes go-for-broke boxer Butch Coolidge, born-again hitman Jules Winnfield and fearsome mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Each character is 7-inch scale, with detailed paint applications and the actor’s likeness, as well as 16 points of articulation and character-specific accessories. Plus, each comes with a diorama piece: Jules includes the room where the big shootout takes place, and Butch and Marsellus each come with a piece of sidewalk from their chase scene! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $24.99

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WONDER WOMAN MOVIE TRAINING GEAR DIANA VINIMATE
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Vinimates vinyl figur eline explodes into the DC Comics Cinematic Universe with two vinyl figures based on the Wonder Woman movie! With one figure depicting Diana in her training gear and one in her full Wonder Woman outfit, these two figures will kick off a line that will eventually unite the entire Justice League! Each 4-inch vinyl non-articulated figure is sculpted in a pose straight from the movies. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $9.99

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WONDER WOMAN MOVIE VINIMATE
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Vinimates vinyl figur eline explodes into the DC Comics Cinematic Universe with two vinyl figures based on the Wonder Woman movie! With one figure depicting Diana in her training gear and one in her full Wonder Woman outfit, these two figures will kick off a line that will eventually unite the entire Justice League! Each 4-inch vinyl non-articulated figure is sculpted in a pose straight from the movies. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
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Gametop Gets Marvel DST Exclusives

As if all of the recently announced upcoming releases weren’t enough for us, Diamond Select Toys has also announced two new exclusive statues that are heading to Gamestop stores right now! These new Gamestop Exclusive statues are both from the Marvel Gallery PVC line, and feature special colored versions of Spiderman (Black Costume) and Deadpool (Black/Grey X-Force Costume)! These are both priced to retail around $49.99 and should be available at your local Gamestop any day now!DST-Gamestop-Symbiote-Spider-Man-Statue-003

“Eenie-Meenie-Minee-Mo…”

For fans of ‘The Walking Dead’, there are few characters that are quite as polarizing as the infamous Negan. He’s the character you love to hate, and to hate that you love, and now McFarlane Toys is bringing him to your toy collection in glorious 10″ scale! This September McFarlane Toys is releasing their new 10″ Negan Deluxe figure to join your large scale ‘The Walking Dead’ collection! Negan is expected to retail for around $34.99 when he releases this fall. Check out the full release info from McFarlane Toys below-

Leader of the group known as The Saviors, Negan is one of the most merciless enemies to ever cross paths with Rick Grimes and the other survivors. With no remorse, Negan executes those who get in his way with his weapon of choice, Lucille. With the barrel end wrapped in barbed wire, Lucille is the iconic baseball bat that Negan wields to not only intimidate others, but eliminate them as well.

Figure stands 10″ tall and comes equipped with a in-scale Lucille bat. Negan is sculpted in his iconic outfit from Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Black circular base included.

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McFarlane Toys Faces Their ‘Destiny

Ever since a few weeks back when they revealed that they now had the license to make toys for Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ video game franchise, McFarlane Toys has been making sure that fans of the game know just how seriously they are taking the responsibility! This week they premiered an all new 1:1 scale prop replica of one of the fan favorite weapons from the game, The Iron Gjallarhorn! This life sized prop replica is an astounding 44″ long! It’s due to hit stores vaguely sometime this fall! Check out the full release from McFarlane Toys below-

A finely-crafted testament to the many heroes of the Last City, the Iron Gjallarhorn is an exotic rocket launcher and is one of the most popular weapons in Destiny. Boasting a powerful initial attack, the Gjallarhorn also disperses “Wolfpack Rounds” which track enemies even after the initial round hits its target. A tough weapon to come across, Guardians must complete a quest consisting to multiple tasks in order to piece together the Iron Gjallarhorn itself.

The Iron Gjallarhorn is an adult role-play replica, crafted to match the exact specifications as the iconic weapon in Destiny. Features a hand-painted design matching every detail as the Iron Gjallarhorn from the Destiny: Rise of Iron expansion and an aiming scope to magnify intended target. Includes authentic in-game sounds: targeting, rocket launching, rocket detonation and residual “Wolfpack Rounds.”Iron-Gjallarhorn-Slugged

 

Loot Crate Sets New Theme For April

Each and every month the team at Loot Crate curates a fantastic new box of goodies for you to enjoy, all based around a central theme that brings us all of our favorite pop culture brands in one simple and easy to enjoy package! This week Loot Crate revealed the theme for their upcoming April Loot Crate, which is set to be themed around ‘Investigate’ and will include 100% exclusive items from fan favorite franchises like ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Batman’, and ‘Stranger Things’! Among other things, this month is set to include a new figure, a special Loot Tee, and other detective ‘must haves’! Subscrive and order your April ‘investigate’ Loot Crate’ here!

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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!funko-logo

Still Celebrating A Galaxy Far Far Away

Last week we talked about this year’s Star Wars Celebration that is coming up in just a few short weeks! The event is going to take place from April 13-16 ‘Star Wars’  in Orlando Florida and will be an annual celebration for everything ‘Star Wars’! This year’s Celebration is significantly important because this year is the 40th Anniversary of what is arguably the most beloved franchise in science fiction history! And once again, Funko is ready and waiting with a ton of  fantastic new exclusives for the convention, and now we’ve got the rundown available for the second wave of Star Wars Celebration convention exclusives! The 2nd wave of exclusives include POP! Vinyls of Leia Organa (Hoth), Luke Skywalker (Hooded Jedi), Grand Admiral Thrawn, and 442nd Clone Trooper, plus Mini Hikari 2-packs of Green/Gold Greedo and Blue/Clear Greedo, and a Galactic Plushies Jabba The Hutt and Salacious Crumb 2-pack!

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 New Dorbz Exclusives Coming Our Way

The Dorbz line of vinyl figures from Funko seems to be getting more popular with each passing week, and with the explosion of popularity for the line we’re going to start seeing even more Dorbz exclusive figures hitting specialty retailers to get collectors even more excited about the slow blooming line! This week we got new reveals for exclusives from several larger retailers, including Funko themselves! If you’re a ‘Spiderman’ fan, you’ll want to hit up Walmart for a new Carnage Dorbz exclusive, while Batman fans will want to hit Walgreens for their new Green Glow and Golden Midas Batman Dorbz variants! To top it off, Funko themselves have released the first ever ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Dorbz set in the form of a Ramona Flowers Dorbz 3-pack that is available exclusively on FunkoShop.com with a limited run of just 2500 pieces being made!

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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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