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! We know you’re probably sick of hearing about it by now, but we are in mid-July and San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner! This week we have a first look at a number of new items, let alone a plethora of new SDCC exclusive items! There’s so much to see in Toy News for the week of July 11th, 2017!
Hasbro Brings ‘Revolution’-ary Box Set To SDCC
It looks like Hasbro is really pulling out all the stops this year with their San Diego Comic Con exclusives, because their latest reveal really blows away everything else we have seen so far! This year Hasbro has pooled their resources and is releasing a massive new box set that includes fan favorite characters from a number of their classic properties like G.I. Joe, Transformers, ROM, Action man, M.A.S.K., Visionaries, and Micronauts! This box set is based on the IDW Publishing comic book storyline ‘Revolution’, which sees these licenses sharing one larger universe.
Here is a rundown of what characters fans can look forward to from each franchise-
- ‘Action Man’ – Action Man
- ‘G.I. Joe’ – Roadblock
- ‘M.A.S.K.’ – Matt Trakker
- ‘Micronauts’ – Minifigures of Acroyear, Baron Karza, Betatron, Gammatron, Oberon, Phenelo-Phi, Quin-Tillus, and Xant
- ‘ROM’ – ROM and Dire Wraith
- ‘Transformers’ – Leader Class Jetfire
- ‘Visionaries’ – Leoric
That is A LOT of action in one package! This set is expected to retail for just $99.99 at SDCC in a few weeks, and any remaining stock will be available on HasbroToyShop.com after the con! Check out the full release from Hasbro via EW below-
It’s no secret that the toymaker Hasbro would like to assemble its different properties into one shared universe. Plans are underway to bring Transformers, G.I. Joe, Action Man, M.A.S.K., Micronauts, Visionaries, and Rom to the screen, but IDW Comics has already laid the groundwork by uniting most of them on the page with its Revolution series. Now Hasbro has created new toys based on their work.
This is the Revolution Comic Crossover Mega-Set, which will retail for $99.99. While it’s debuting at Comic-Con, it will also be for sale at Canada’s Fan Expo – and it will be available in limited supply at HasbroToyShop.com.
ToysRUs And Entertainement Earth Tag-Team SDCC
While one of the major players in the toy market, ToysRUs generally isn’t known for having their own booth at San Diego Comic Con. But somehow they’re still known for having some pretty kickass convention exclusives? As confusing as that might sound, ToysRUs has once again teamed up with the always excellent Entertainment Earth to bring a ton of new San Diego Comic Con exclusives your way! The new ToysRUs SDCC exclusives for this year will be available at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) at the convention, and some will even be available to those of us at home during the con via ToysRUs.com starting on Thursday July 20th! Hopefully a few might even hit stores! Be sure to check the full lineup below!
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Black Lion from Playmates Toys
Conventioneers will rejoice over the Black Lion of Voltron that’s now available in premium diecast. This detailed figure is fully articulated and made from high quality materials. Collect all 5 diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. Available ONLY at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Blue Lion from Playmates Toys
The highly detailed and fully articulated figure is made from high quality materials. Attendees can add this figure to the collection because the Blue Lion transforms into the right leg of an 8-inch scale Voltron figure. Collect all 5 diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. Available ONLY at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Green Lion from Playmates Toys
Conventioneers will love the fully articulated figure made from premium materials. When combined with the other Voltron Lions from the Metal Defender series, the Green Lion transforms into the left arm of an 8-inch Voltron figure. Collect all 5 diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. Available ONLY at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Red Lion from Playmates Toys
This detailed figure is fully articulated and made from premium materials. The Red Lion transforms into the right arm of an 8-inch scale Voltron figure, perfect for collectors. Collect all 5 diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. Available ONLY at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
DreamWorks Voltron Metal Defender – Yellow Lion from Playmates Toys
Voltron aficionados can finish off the collection with the Yellow Lion of Voltron. When combined with the other Lions from the Metal Defender series, the Yellow Lion transforms into the left leg of an 8-inch Voltron figure. Collect all 5 diecast lions to combine to form an 8-inch articulated Voltron figure. Available ONLY at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
Madame Alexander Marvel Fan Girl 13.5-inch Action Figure – Black Panther from Madame Alexander
Fans will adore this 13.5-inch collectible doll featuring a sweetheart keyhole bodice, long gloves and Black spiked high heels booties. This articulated Fan Girl collectible channels Black Panther undoubtedly, with accessories such as a layered claw necklace, choker and headpiece, as well as panther ear inspired hair buns. Available ONLY at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343
Marvel Legends A-Force Heroines 6-Pack from Hasbro
This Marvel Legends A-Force Heroines pack comes with 6 comic-inspired figures, including Marvel’s Singularity, She-Hulk, Lady Loki, Elsa Bloodstone, Monica Rambeau and Sif. Each 6-inch tall heroine figure is highly articulated and features a beautifully detailed design. Will be available via Toysrus.com
Marvel Minimates Spider-Man Homecoming Spider-Man vs. Adrian Toomes Exclusive 2-Pack from Diamond Select Toys™
This exclusive 2-pack delivers the new film’s hero and villain. Spider-Man aficionados can enjoy Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) with his mask raised and Adrian Toomes (aka the Vulture) in his civilian clothes. Both mini-figures are fully posable and feature up to 14 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Will be available via Toysrus.com
Metals Diecast 4-Inch Comic Convention Gold Spider-Man from Jada Toys
Attendees can bring the action and excitement home with a Comic Convention exclusive “Gold” Spider-Man! This action-posed and stylized 4-inch scale die cast Spider-Man weighs-in at half a pound and will make an awesome addition to any collection. Will be available via Toysrus.com
POP! Movies®: Scott Pilgrim – Scott Plumtree Tee from Funko
This POP! vinyl figure features Scott Pilgrim with his bass guitar in hand. Standing at 3.75-inches tall, Scott Pilgrim also sports his infamous Plumtree t-shirt that fans will undoubtedly recognize. Will be available via Toysrus.com
POP!® X-Men X-23 from Funko
X-Men fans rejoice because X-23, the cloned daughter of Wolverine, has officially received the POP! vinyl treatment. Available exclusively at Toys”R”Us, X-23 measures 3.75-inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box–perfect for collectors and a must-have at the show. Will be available via Toysrus.com
Power Rangers Micro Morphin™ Capsule Figures Translucent Edition Convention Exclusive from Bandai™
It’s Morphin’ Time! Fans can power up with this Comic Convention Exclusive Power Rangers Micro Morphin™ Figure 5-pack. These translucent mini action figures are an awesome addition to any Power Rangers collection. Will be available via Toysrus.com
RWBY Ruby Rose from Jazwares
Attendees can bring home Ruby Rose, the leader of team RWBY, in a Toys”R”Us exclusive 3.75-inch scale figure. Featuring Ruby Rose’s hood up and variant paint, fans will adore this figure of the brave, ambitious and cookie-loving heroine on a mission to protect the people of Remnant. Will be available via Toysrus.com
Star Wars™ The Black Series Commander Gree™ from Hasbro
Star Wars fans will love this exclusive 6-inch Commander Gree figure from The Black Series because of its incredible features and craftsmanship. This collectible includes premium detail across multiple points of articulation that only The Black Series can offer. Will be available via Toysrus.com
Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime (MP10) from Hasbro
Featuring a high level of detail and intricate articulation with poseable fingers, the figure stands at 9.5 inches when in robot mode and converts between robot and truck modes in 24 steps. Comes with numerous classic Optimus Prime accessories, including the Spike Witwicky figure, Orange Energy Axe and more. Will be available via Toysrus.com
WWE® Elite Collection Flashback Series Isaac Yankem™ Action Figure from Mattel
Featuring one of WWE’s biggest personalities and champions, this bold and colorful figure captures Isaac Yankem’s deranged “drilling.” The figure also includes deluxe articulation, a detailed character expression, authentic ring attire, and comes equipped with a dentist jacket and headgear. Will be available via Toysrus.com
Super7 Is Super Set For SDCC
San Diego Comic Con is just weeks away and our friends at Super7 are finally starting to pull back the curtain and reveal some of their new offerings for this year’s con! This year they have a number of great new exclusive collectibles from many of your favorite brands and licenses like ‘Masters Of The Universe’, ‘ALIENS’, and ‘The Worst’! These items will be available exclusively at the Super7 Booth (#4945) at SDCC, or at the ‘Skeletors Lair’ pop-up store (which is where you’ll find all the ‘Masters Of The Universe’ items!). Check out the full rundown of what they have revealed so far from Super7 below-
Masters of the Universe ReAction Figure Carry Case
With Exclusive Merman Mini-Comic 3.75″ Figure (This figure variant will only be available with the carry case) Available for the 1st time at SDCC $45
Alien Trash Can
Blood Red Variant with all 12 Wave 1 M.U.S.C.L.E. 1.75″ figures and embossed Xenomorph lid. SDCC Exclusive in blood red $20
Super7 x Heavy Metal
Lord Of Light 3.75″ ReAction Figure SDCC Exclusive Black & Gold Variant Gold Glitter and Detailing $15
The Worst M.U.S.C.L.E.
1.75″ Figures 3-pack SDCC Exclusive in both blue and green $6 per 3-pack
Masters of the Universe 3.75″ ReAction Figures
Wave 3! Available for the 1st time at SDCC $15 per figure
Masters of the Universe M.U.S.C.L.E.
4-pack with Wind Raider with He-Man and Roton with Skeletor! Skeletor’s Lair pop-up shop exclusive purple and orange variants $18
2-pack with Ripley in Power Loader and Alien Queen! SDCC Exclusive yellow variant $12
Masters of the Universe Rudy Obrero 1982 Box Art Portfolio
A collection of 7 high quality 12” x 16” prints featuring the original Masters of the Universe box art oil paintings by legendary artist Rudy Obrero. The collection includes the 6 illustrations from the 1982 boxes, plus a bonus print featuring the preliminary sketch for the Battle Cat box art. These beautiful prints will come in a custom case. Created in collaboration with The Power and The Honor Foundation. Available for the first time at the Skeletor’s Lair pop-up shop. $55
ReAction Figure Stands
Pack of 10 featuring 9 clear stands and 1 random colored stand. Available for the 1st time at SDCC $10 for 10-pack
NIck-Nick-Nick-Nick Nick-Nick-Nick-Nick, Nickelodeon!
It’s always interesting to see a company that isn’t even a toy manufacturer pop up with a booth full of exclusive items at SDCC, but the team at Nickelodeon has done it! While they might not make actual toys, what they do make are a ton of fan favorite franchises that have toys being produced by a number of other companies who have provided some of these wonderful new exclusives for the Nickelodeon Booth. According to The Nerdist, we’ve got new exclusives coming our way of some of our favorite classic Nick-Toons characters, plus a few from the long running ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ franchise! Here’s a full run down of the SDCC exclusives you can find at the Nickelodeon Booth this year!
‘Avatar’ Aang Vinyl Figure by Zwyer $25
‘Hey Arnold’ Plush $10
‘Ren & Stimpy’ Powdered Toast Man Vinyl Figure by Kid Robot $50
‘TMNT’ Usagi Yojimbo Figure by Playmates $30
The Nickelodeon Mystery Box $50 (Includes a T-Shirt, a ‘Hey Arnold’ Bobblehead and Mickey Kaline baseball card, and a Melting ‘TMNT’ Michelangelo Popsicle vinyl by Mondo)
NECA Hits The Ground ‘Runner’=ing
If there was ever anything that the team at NECA could be accused of, letting down fans of science fiction isn’t it. NECA has released new images and information for collectibles based on one of science fictions most revered properties, ‘Blade Runner’! This week saw the official unveiling of NECA’s first collectibles based on the upcoming ‘Blade Runner’ sequel, ‘Blade Runner 2049’! These new 7″ figures are based on the likeness of actors Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling as Deckard and Officer K. Each of these figures is set to come in NECA’s standard window box packaging, and will include a pistol accessory.
DST Brings Spidey Home
This past weekend we saw the release of Marvel and Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’! Regardless of how you felt about the film, it’s hard to argue that Spidery certainly looked great in his fancy new suit! The team at Diamond Select Toys seems to agree with the sentiment, because later this month they’re bringing us our very own Marvel Select ‘Tech Suit’ Spider-Man to our collections! This new 7″ figure is based on Spidey’s appearance in ‘Homecoming’, features 16 points of articulation, and includes a rooftop diorama display base! When he releases in just a few weeks, Tech-Suit Spider-Man will set you back around $24.99!
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 Brings ‘Vnyl’ To Life
Funko has long been known to have plenty of ideas up their sleeves for new products, and this week we’re getting our first look at a whole new one! ‘Vnyl’, the newest in a long series of product lines from Funko, brings us a line of stylized vinyl figures with a whole new look that seems to be a blend of a number of fan favorites! The big twist here is that ‘Vnyl’ figures are only sold in pairs of two (there is no “I” in “Vynl” because there is no “I” in “Team”!) with the first pair set to debut in a few weeks at SDCC 2017 with Batgirl and Poison Ivy! Other sets confirmed as coming soon are Freddy Kreuger with Jason Voorhees, He-Man with Trap-Jaw, and Jack Skellington with Sally.
Marvel-ous New POPs and More!
It’s pretty obvious from the massive amount of products we’ve seen based on the brand, the team at Funko are huge fans of Marvel! This week we have a ton of new Marvel reveals coming our way including products based on ‘Thor: Ragnorok’ and ‘Inhumans’!
First up from ‘Thor: Ragnorok’ we have a number of new POP! Vinyls, with a number of fan favorites showing up and a ton of retailer exclusives! The line consists of Thor, Loki, Hela, Valkyrie, Heimdall, and Gladiator Hulk! Retailer exclusives planned include Bruce Banner (ToysRUs), Unmasked Hela (Target), Surtur (Gamestop), Unhelmeted Gladiator Hulk (Walmart), and Long Haired Thor (Hot Topic).
In addition to new POP! Vinyls, we’re also getting a wave of Dorbz based on the film, with Thor (who has a Chase figure!), Loki (who has a Hot Topic exclusive variant), Hela, Gladiator Hulk (Limited to 5000 pieces!), and two Hulk variants available exclusively at Books-A-Million and Walgreens stores!
Then we’ve got a fairly comprehensive series of Funko blindboxed Mystery Minis coming our way that looks like it covers just about every character seen in the film! This line has several retailer exclusive figures that you can only find blindboxed at Hot Topic and Gamestop stores, with the full case lineups below!
Finally, we have a few new pieces based on Marvel’s upcoming ‘Inhumans’ cinema-television event! This week Funko revealed new POP! Vinyls of Lockjaw, Maximus, and Medusa! Lockjaw and Medusa (who is Hot Topic exclusive) appear to be based on their comic book counterparts, rather than the upcoming live action version (which is odd, considering that Maximus is clearly based on the live action series). There will also be a 5″ Lockjaw plush when these release later this summer!
More ‘Strange” Goings On At Funko
The crew over at PopVinyls have uncovered the mystery and discovered a number of great new collectibles coming our way straight out of Netflix’s hit series ‘Stranger Things’! We’ve got new POP! Vinyls, Mystery Minis, and even Plushes coming our way just in time for Season 2 later this year! Check them out below!
Stranger Things POP! Vinyls Wave 2
Stranger Things Mystery Minis
Stranger Things Plush
Specialty Series October Reveals
This week Funko has unveiled the latest figures to be joining their small retailer exclusive ‘Specialty Series’ of collectibles! This October you’ll be able to hit up your favorite local retailer or comic shop to add a new ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Leatherhead POP! Vinyl to your collection, as well as a new ‘Superman #1’ Superman Dorbz figure (based on his appearance in the comic issue of the same name)! Remember, these aren’t available at any major retailers, only at local comic shops and specialty stores! Keep an eye out for them this October!
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!