We are back at it again with 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! If you’re stateside like the majority of the team here at ScienceFiction, happy 4th of July! Today as a country we celebrate our Independence Day, and while we don’t have any sweet new ‘Independence Day’ merchandise this year, there’s still plenty of cool new stuff crammed into the toy news for the week of July 4th, 2017!
Marvel Legends Bring The Thunder
We are still a few months away from the release of Marvel Studios highly anticipated sequel ‘Thor: Ragnorok’ and it looks like the marketing train is already gaining speed! This week the team at Hasbro revealed a whole new wave of their 6″ scale Marvel Legends figures based around the film, with plenty of new faces as well as crowd pleasing fan favorites filling out the series! A few weeks back we got a look at some of the comic-styled figures that will be included in this set like Jane Foster Thor, Odinson, and Ares; but now we’ve got a much better look at the series as a whole!
Coming straight to your collection from the new ‘Thor: Ragnorok’ film are updated versions of Thor and Loki with their new looks, as well as the villainous Hela! If you pick up these three, alongside the three previously revealed comic-styled figures, you’ll be able to collect and build the pieces to build your very on movie styled Gladiator Hulk! This new Hulk figure alone makes this whole wave a “must buy” for many collectors.
Besides the main wave itself, there will also be a Target exclusive figure 2-pack of Thor with Valkyrie available. To make things a little more worth your while, the Thor figure in the Target exclusive 2-pack will feature a different un-helmeted head sculpt! These figures are expected to hit stores this fall.
Mezco Does Whatever A Spider-Can
Mezco is pulling out all the stops this summer! While it’s technically being considered an San Diego Comic Con exclusive, their latest ‘Summer Exclusive’ is sure to have a lot of fans reaching for their wallets as pre-orders are now already live for the new One:12 Collective ‘Ultimate Spider-man’ figure! That’s right, Miles Morales is making the jump to 1:12 scale, and from the looks of things he’s going to be a highly sought after piece! This new Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-man figure is set to include several sets of alternative hands, a figure display stand and a number of fantastic look web attachment options! Check out the full release from Mezco below to get all the details on this SDCC exclusive figure!
Miles Morales Spiderman
Although many associate the name Peter Parker with Spider-Man, the hero’s mantle was taken up by Miles Morales in Ultimate Fallout # 44. Following the death of Peter Parker, the teen Morales became Spider-Man after gaining powers similar to those of the original Spider-Man, which were derived from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man’s nemesis Norman Osborn in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.
The Miles Morales Spider-Man joins the One:12 Collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit featuring the unique design and colors worn by the character.
The One:12 Collective Summer Exclusive figure features:
Detailed head portrait
One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
Hand painted authentic detailing
Over 16cm tall
Six (6) interchangeable hands includingOne (1) pair of fists (L & R)
One (1) pair of web-shooting hands (L & R)
One (1) posing hand (R)
One (1) wall-crawling hand (L)
Five (5) Weblines that loop over the figure’s wrists for posing
Acrylic eye lenses
Spandex outfit with web detail and spider insignia
One (1) of webline style A
One (1) of webline style B
One (1) of webline style C
One (1) of webline style D
One posable webline
One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
Each Summer Exclusive One:12 Collective Miles Morales Spider-Man 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.
This Summer Exclusive One:12 Collective Miles Morales Spider-Man is only available through the Mezco Toyz website or the Mezco Toyz SDCC booth #3445.
ThreeZero Wants To Believe
There are few television series in the history of the genre that get quite as much love as the classic 90’s series ‘The X-Files’! While details are still scarce (i.e.- non-existent), the team at ThreeZero have released a teaser image announcing an all new 1:6th scale figure of ‘X-Files’ star Agent Dana Scully! So far, we only know that the figure looks like it features a spot on likeness of actress Gillian Anderson. The reveal of this new 1:6th scale Agent Scully figure isn’t too surprising, considering the relatively recent announcement of ThreeZero’s 1:6th scale Agent Fox Mulder figure, but it’s nice to know that we will be able to pick up the pair of them together! Here’s hoping we get a few more fan favorites from the hit sci-fi series! Stay tuned for more updates on this figure as the information becomes available.
“I Work For The Company”
In all of cinema history, few characters have garnered quite the level of pure hatred that Paul Reiser’s iconic company-man Carter Burke from James Cameron’s ‘ALIENS’ has received. That said, everyone loves the villain that they can really hate, so the team at NECA is doing the world a service and finally bringing us the first ever highly detailed action figure of Carter Burke in beautiful 7″ scale! NECA’s new Carter Burke figure will be available later this year exclusively as part of a figure 2-pack with a special new ‘concept’ Alien Warrior figure. The two pack will also include an in-scale replica of the ‘Hadley’s Hope’ population sign from the film! This is the first Carter Burke figure ever made (outside of DST’s Minimates line anyway) so it’s sure to be one that ‘ALIENS’ fans won’t want to miss! Check out the full release from NECA below!
This very special action figure set is themed to the events that occur in Hadley’s Hope during Aliens and continues our 30th Anniversary celebration. The set includes the first-ever Carter Burke with the likeness of Paul Reiser, a special edition Concept Aliens Warrior with Dome, and a replica of the population sign for Hadley’s Hope.
Weyland-Yutani company man Carter Burke makes his action figure debut in this set! He stands approximately 7” tall, has over 25 points of articulation and features the likeness of Paul Reiser. His sculpt is completely faithful to the movie.
The Concept Warrior is based on James Cameron’s original concept for the Alien, which he envisioned with a semi-transparent dome and in a darker color scheme. (This was changed early in production.) It utilizes the new “Ultimate” Alien body, which has many upgrades, including added articulation and increased range of motion in upper torso and neck, plus a re-engineered tail assembly which provides an additional swivel as well as having a bendable portion. The figure stands over 9” tall and has over 30 points of articulation.
The Hadley’s Hope population sign measures approximately 6 x 6 inches and will make a perfect diorama element. Clamshell packaging.
Quantum Mechanix SDCC Premieres
San Diego Comic Con is coming up fast and the exclusive collectibles that are being announced are coming in even faster! This week the team at Quantum Mechanix revealed their plans for a few new SDCC 2017 exclusive premieres in their Q-Figs line! This year we’ve got three new QMX Q-Figs premiering at SDCC 2017, and they’re all based on some of your favorite DC Comics characters!
The first two are a pair of new DC Rebirth themed pieces that feature Batman and Catwoman. Each of these two figures has a matching display base so that they work really well as a pair for your display!
The third figure is one we talked about a bit last week, with a new Q-Fig Max of Wonder Woman based on her appearance in her self titled solo-film debut! The new Wonder Woman Q-Fig Max features the Princess of Themyscira atop her horse, riding into battle! It sports a nice metallic paint finish to make it truly stand out from the rest! All three of these figures are set to debut at SDCC, with a wide release planned for later this summer! Check out the full release information from QMX below!
Quantum Mechanix’s new DC Batman Q-Fig takes flight at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! The design of this show debut is based on the DC Rebirth version of the Caped Crusader and features an updated suit, boots and utility belt, plus a billowing cape and stylized cowl. Launching off the head of a toothy gargoyle, this new Q-Fig will surely sell-out fast! Measuring 4.5 inches tall and boasting hand-painted details and flexible materials. Price: $14.95
The DC Catwoman Q-Fig is Quantum Mechanix’s response to the landslide of requests it received from fans wanting to add her to their collections. This new Q-Fig is based on the DC Rebirth comic book version and is clad in an updated black catsuit. Swirling her whip high atop a grouchy gargoyle, her high-flying antics are sure to flip out her legion of fans. Measuring 4 inches tall and boasting hand-painted details. Price: $14.95
DC Wonder Woman Q-Fig Max
The DC Wonder Woman Q-Fig Max from Quantum Mechanix is a fierce incarnation of the powerful Amazonian princess whose mission is to fight corruption and restore peace. Steely eyed and fully armed, Wonder Woman rides her ebony steed clad in her trademark red-and-blue costume and sports her bullet-deflecting bracelets and gleaming tiara. Wielding a sword and golden Lasso of Truth, she is ready for any battle that lies ahead. Measuring 5 inches tall and featuring metallic paint and hand detailing. Price: $29.95
Titan Merchandise Reveals SDCC Lineup
The team at Titan Merchandise have rarely been ones to shy away from some awesome new exclusives, so when they announced their full lineup for San Diego Comic Con 2017 I don’t think anyone was too surprised to hear that we had six new collectors items in the pipeline this year! This year we’ve got a healthy blend of collectibles from three of Titan Merchandise’s most popular licenses- ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Steven Universe’, and ‘Game Of Thrones’! Check out the full rundown below!
4.5″ ‘Closing Time’ Eleventh Doctor
4.5″ ‘Pandorica Opens’ Tardis
4.5″ ‘Tuxedo’ Steven Universe
3″ ‘Pajamas’ Steven Universe
4.5″ ‘Translucent’ Nights King
4’5″ ‘Glow In The Dark’ Drogon
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 SDCC… Final Reveals?
This year Funko has gone all out with their San Diego Comic Con exclusive collectibles, and we’ve been tracking them all as they are announced! This week it looks like we may finally have seen the final reveals (although to be honest, I wouldn’t hold my breath if I was you as Funko is known for pulling a few last minute tricks out of their hats!). Here’s this week’s reveals!
First up we’ve got what looks to be the final wave of collectibles that will actually be available at the con, which is all HBO series themed! We’ve got new POP! Vinyls of The Mountain from ‘Game Of Thrones’, plus Musashi and an Open-Faced Young Ford from ‘Westworld’! Additionally, we have a new Dorbz 2-pack of Breinne with Tormund!
Just in case you weren’t planning to pick up enough at the actual convention, Funko has announced they will be opening a special Pop-Up Shop outside of the con in downtown San Diego! The Funko Pop-Up Shop will be located at 448 West Market street in the Marina District if you’re able to make it out there! It is expect to be open from 1lAM-3PM Thursday July 20th through Sunday July 23rd! Here’s a full list of items they have announced exclusively for the Funko Pop-Up Shop!
Scooby Doo (Blue, Green, and Pink variants), Marvin The Martian (Orange,Green, and Pink variants), Peter Perfect, Big Gruesome, Rufus Roughcut with Sawtooth, Superhero Daffy Duck, Pete Puma, Mr. Hyde with Bugs Bunny Monster 2-pack, and a Rosie The Robot 3-pack
Huckleberry Hound 8-Pack, Hanna Barbera Astronauts 4-pack, Jester Bugs Bunny with Knight Yosemite Sam, Peter Perfect Dorbz Ridez, and Rufus Roughcut with Sawtooth Dorbz Ridez
Wilma Flintsone, Betty Rubble, and Judy Jetson
Marvin The Martian Tee, Scooby Doo Tee, Huckleberry Hound Tee, Marvin The Martian Soda 4-Pack, Huckleberry Hound Soda 4-Pack
Funko Prepped for D23 Expo
As if there wasn’t enough cool stuff coming our way from Funko at San Diego Comic Con 2017, just a week earlier they’ll be setting up shop at Disney’s D23 Expo with a few new exclusive items as well! Unlike with SDCC, these items are all truly exclusive and will not be shared with outside retailers, making them all highly sought after! This year Funko’s D23 exclusive offerings include a Rock Candy Red She Hulk, a ‘Star Wars’ Cantina Dorbz 3-Pack (Greedo, Walrus Man, and Snaggletooth) and Dorbz Ridez Han Solo with Tauntaun, two ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Dorbz 2-packs (Starlord with Rocket and Gamora with Drax) in their prison gear from the first ‘Guardians’ film! Disney’s D23 Expo is being held from July 14th through 16th 2017 in Anaheim, CA!
The Game Is On
The new season of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ adaptation is set to start airing in just a few weeks’, and the team at Funko seem to be just as excited as the rest of us about it! How do we know? Because they just announced a small treasure trove of new ‘Game of Thrones’ collectibles that fans are going to be clamoring to get their hands on! We’ve got a POP! Vinyl ‘Battle Of The Bastards’ Jon Snow and Ramsey Bolton 2-pack coming, as well as Rock Candy Daenerys and Brienne, plus Dorbz of Cersei, Jamie, Arya, Jon Snow, and Melisandre (plus a chase glow-in-the-dark Melisandre!) all coming our way! These are all expected to be hitting stores this summer!
The Force Is Strong With Walmart
Funko has announced two brand new ‘Star Wars’ themed POP! Vinyl 3-packs that will be sold exclusively at Walmart stores starting this August! The new 3-packs at themed around ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return Of The Jedi’; with one set containing Lobot, an Ugnaught, and a Bespin Guard, while the other contains Ewoks Teebo, Logray, and Chief Chippa!
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!