Just in the nick of time, we’re back 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! New York Comic Con is practically upon us! In just mere days we will be coming to you straight from the convention floor with all the cool new announcements and goings on at The Javtiz Center in New York City! Until then, you’ll have to deal with reading up on all of these cool last-minute convention exclusives that will be available at the con, plus some other cool new announcements from some of our favorite companies like McFarlane Toys, Diamond Select, and Funko! There’s so much to get excited about in the Toy News for the week of October 3rd, 2017!

“He’s No Good To Me Dead”

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to New York Comic Con 2017 later this week, then we’ve got a fantastic new surprise coming your way from our friends at LEGO! New York Comic Con 2017 attendees will have a chance to pick up a brand new convention exclusive LEGO BrickHeadz set of Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite!

This set is the first time we’ve ever seen the BrickHeadz line under the ‘Star Wars’ banner, and what a fantastic way to kick off this new expansion of the line! Usually Boba Fett is the bounty hunter, but something tells us that a lot of people are really going to be hunting for this new LEGO BrickHeadz NYCC 2017 exclusive from a galaxy far, far away! Full product details from LEGO are included below.

  • All decorated parts are new and exclusive to this Comic-Con model
  • Han Solo has the first BrickHeadz official “closed-eye” design
  • Han Solo has the biggest BrickHeadz base made to date
  • Piece count: 329 pieces
  • Price: $40
  • This product is a New York Comic-Con retail exclusive, available only at the LEGO Group’s
  • mobile experience during New York’s Comic-Com.


“You’re Our Only Hope”

If you’re like us, you probably can’t get enough of Hasbro’s fantastic new ‘Forces of Destiny’ toyline, which takes strong female characters from the ‘Star Wars’ franchise and brings them to life in the form of stylized 11″ scale dolls! This week Hasbro has revealed an all-new retailer exclusive for the line that you’re not going to want to miss! Coming this December exclusively to ToysRUs stores is the new ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Platinum Edition Leia Organa collectors set! This set comes packed with an 11″ scale Princess Leia doll with real cloth clothes, x2 blaster pistols, a unique figure stand, and her faithful companion R2-D2! This Platinum Edition Leia Organa set is up for pre-order now and is expected to hit stores on December 6th, 2017! There’s still hope you can bring this one home for the holidays!

Princess Leia Organa is a bold leader, and R2-D2 is a faithful, ever-helpful droid. The unbreakable bond between the two is based on a lifetime of friendship and adventure

This Platinum Edition figure set recreates the iconic scene in which a desperate Princess Leia Organa hides the plans for the Death Star in the databanks of the loyal R2-D2, setting off a chain of events that will change the galaxy forever. The highly poseable Leia figure features beautiful, intricately styled rooted hair, as well as a gown showcasing exceptional detail and construction from the yoked waistline to the long, draped hood. Premium decoration adorns her removable belt and boots, as well as her R2-D2 companion figure. She comes with both her blaster rifle and blaster pistol, so she’s ready no matter what the Empire throws at her. Re-create the battles and stories of Star Wars with these true-to-entertainment companions.

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny 11 inch Platinum Edition Action Figure – Princess Leia Organa Features:

  • Premium, highly poseable 11-inch Princess Leia Organa adventure figure
  • Lined gown with detailed construction and long, draped hood
  • Beautiful, intricately styled rooted hair
  • R2-D2 figure features special, enhanced paint finish
  • Figure stand included


Diamond Select and Marvel Contest Of Champions Team Up

For Minimate Giveaway at NYCC

Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have joined forces with Kabam, the team behind the popular mobile game ‘Marvel Contest Of Champions’, to bring fans a fantastic new pair of exclusives to those who attend New York Comic Con 2017! If you swing by the ‘Marvel Contest Of Champions’ booth this weekend, you can pick up one of two exclusive Minimates completely free! You can take home your very own Minimate of Civil Warrior or Guillotine, who are both original characters from the game. Check out the full release from Diamond Select Toys below!

New York Comic-Con is fast approaching, and Kabam’s hit mobile and online game Marvel Contest of Champions is coming to New York Comic-Con! Offering tournament-style gameplay on the show floor, the Marvel Contest of Champions team will award prize packages to daily winners as well as the grand prize winner, but visitors to the booth can also get free swag, including exclusive Marvel Minimates!

Two original characters from the game, Guillotine and Civil Warrior, have been turned into 2-inch Marvel Minimates, each with 14 points of articulation and character-specific accessories. The French-Algerian vigilante Guillotine comes with her sword, La Fleur du Mal, which thirsts to punish the guilty; the mysterious Civil Warrior, believed to be an alternate reality’s Captain America, comes with his repulsor-tech shield.

One random bagged Minimate will be given to each visitor to the Marvel Contest of Champions booth, #1466, with a limit of one per day.


In Stores Now From Diamond Select

If you aren’t making it out to New York Comic Con this week, there is still plenty of awesome new stuff available at your favorite comic book store from our friends at Diamond Select Toys! Hitting retailers this week we’ve got several new waves of Vinimates, a new Marvel Minimates Box Set, plus new Marvel Netflix PVC statues! There’s a little something for everyone in this week’s new releases, so be sure to check out the full solicitations below!

Back to the Future 2 Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Great Scott! Marty McFly and Doc Brown have just jumped forward in time again, and they’re getting new outfits to blend into 2017! These 4-inch vinyl figures based on the second film in the Back to the Future film trilogy are sculpted in a block-figure style, striking poses straight from the movie poster, and feature articulated necks for further customization. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Future Doc Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172513, SRP: $9.99)
Future Marty Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172514, SRP: $9.99)

DC Comics Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The DC Comics Universe is teaming up with the Vinimates vinyl figure line! This new line of comic-based Vinimates kicks off with three figures – Batman, Green Lantern, and Harley Quinn! Each blocky 4-inch PVC figure strikes a distinctive pose from the comics. Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Batman Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172519, SRP: $9.99)
Green Lantern Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172520, SRP: $9.99)
Harley Quinn Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172521, SRP: $9.99)

Elf Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Christmas is coming, so put an Elf Vinimate on your shelf! Based on the classic comedy film Elf, these 4-inch vinyl figures of Buddy and Jovie each strike a pose from the film and feature articulated necks for further posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Buddy Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172522, SRP: $9.99)
Jovie Vinyl Figure (Item #MAY172523, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Gallery Netflix TV Daredevil PVC Diorama

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. (Item # APR172653, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Netflix TV Punisher PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Prepare to be punished! The second Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama from the world of Marvel’s Netflix TV series is none other than the Punisher! Featuring the likeness of actor Jon Bernthal, this approximately 12-inch PVC diorama depicts the Punisher as he appears at the end of Daredevil Season 2, standing atop a Hell’s Kitchen rooftop with Daredevil’s cowl in one hand and a high-powered rifle in the other. Diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #MAR172720, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Minimates Netflix Iron Fist 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 upcoming Iron Fist, the four 2-inch mini-figures include Danny Rand, Colleen Wing, Iron Fist, and Thunderer. 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. (Item # APR172654, SRP: $24.99)

ToysRUs Is Bringing The Exclusives To NYCC

As we’re sure you’re aware by now (considering it’s half of what we’ve talked about this week), New York Comic Con is just days away! The good people at ToysRUS have just announced a vast assortment of phenomenal new exclusive collectibles that they’ll be bringing to the convention for fans to pick up that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! They’ve got exclusives from Diamond Select, Funko, Storm Collectibles, and more! Check out the full list of exclusives below!

DC Comics Vinimates NYCC 2017 Teen Titans Go! 4-inch Vinyl Action Figure – Flashback Starfire – $10.99

Funko Dorbz: DC Super Heroes Wave 2 Vinyl Figure – Super-Man to Bizarro – $7.99

Funko Marvel Inhumans: 12-inch Stuffed Figure – Lockjaw – $24.99

Funko POP! Football: Atlanta Falcons 3.75 inch Vinyl Figure – Deion Sanders – $9.99

Funko POP! Football: New York Giants 3.75 inch Vinyl Figure – Lawrence Taylor – $9.99

Funko POP! Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 3.75 inch Vinyl Figure – Groot – $9.99

Funko POP! Television: Teen Titans Go! 3.75-inch Vinyl Figure – Trigon – $9.99

Funko POP! Television: The Walking Dead 3.75 inch Vinyl Figure – Negan – $9.99

Marvel Fan Girl 13.5 inch Collectible Action Figure – Black Widow – $49.99

Marvel Fan Girl 13.5 inch Collectible Action Figure – Captain America – $49.99

Marvel Fan Girl 13.5 inch Collectible Action Figure – Iron Man – $49.99

Marvel Fan Girl 13.5 inch Collectible Action Figure – Spider Gwen – $49.99

Marvel Fan Girl 13.5 inch Action Figure – Black Panther – $79.99

Marvel Tsum Tsum Comic-Con Mini Figure – Black Panther – $10

Slither.io Collector Vinyl Figure – Rainbow – $14.99

Storm Collectibles Street Fighter Special Edition Action Figure – Ken – $59.99

Storm Collectibles Street Fighter Special Edition Action Figure – M. Bison – $69.99

WWE Limited Edition Elite Virgil Action Figure – $19.99

Skybound and McFarlane Team For New NYCC Exclusives

While we’re sure you’re tired of reading about cool new exclusives that will be available at New York Comic Con later this week, but we promise these are the last ones we’ve got this week (and considering the convention is this week, probably for this year). The team at McFarlane Toys has once again teamed with Skybound to create a number of awesome new convention exclusives based on several Image Comics properties like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Saga’! Check out the release info for these must have exclusives below!

‘The Walking Dead’ Ezekiel & Shiva Action Figure 2-Pack (Color/Bloody Versions) -$50

Are you ready for ALL OUT WAR? Skybound and McFarlane Toys are! NYCC will be the debut of this new 2-pack featuring the leader of The Kingdom, Ezekiel, and his ferocious sidekick and tiger, Shiva. This Skybound exclusive 2-pack features Ezekiel in his All Out War color scheme. He comes with his trusty cane sword and sheath and of course, a leash for Shiva.


‘The Walking Dead’ Beta Action Figure (Color/Bloody Black & White Versions) – $25

Up next in Skybound’s exclusive lineup of limited edition The Walking Dead action figures are the menacing and powerful Beta. Beta serves as the de-facto leader of the Whisperers group and seeks revenge on Negan for killing his first in command, Alpha. This 6-inch figure also comes with two hunting knives.


‘SAGA’- Hazel & Izabel Action Figure 2-Pack- $40

In this latest release, we have Alana and Marko’s daughter Hazel along with her babysitter, Izabel. Hazel comes with her beloved doll, Ponk Konk, and Izabel comes with a plastic stand so she can watch over Hazel.


Sneak Peek At Upcoming McFarlane Figures

The team at McFarlane Toys have been keeping themselves pretty busy, so if you think that a few NYCC exclusives were all they had for us this week you’d be sorely mistaken! We’ve got a look at two new figures from their ‘The Walking Dead’ line based on the hit AMC zombie drama series, plus a figure from a new game that isn’t even shelves yet!

From AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’, we’ve got new 7″ scale figures of Ezekial and ‘Prisoner’ Daryl! These new figures are based on Season 7 of the hit series and are expected to release in February 2018! Check out the full details from McFarlane Toys below!


A wise and theatrical personality, Ezekiel, often referred to as ‘King Ezekiel,” is the leader of the peaceful community known as The Kingdom. Flanked by his pet tiger Shiva at his side, Ezekiel has a reluctant truce with The Saviors but makes sure to keep the security of his kingdom intact.

  • Spectacular likeness of Ezekiel taken from 3D scans of actor Khary Payton
  • Figure includes Ezekiel’s Shikomizue (cane staff with sword)
  • Cane staff features removable sword
  • Designed with 15 points of articulation for dynamic posing
  • Figure features a stylized The Walking Dead® branded display base and showcased in window box packaging


Savior Prisoner Daryl

After Negan executed Abraham and Glenn in front of the other survivors, he instructed the Saviors to take Daryl hostage. Taking Daryl as an insurance policy, Negan informed Rick that he would comply with Negan’s rules, or else his prisoner, Daryl, would suffer dire consequences.

  • Spectacular likeness of Daryl sculpted from images of the actor Norman Reedus
  • Figure is featured in the Savior prisoner outfit worn by Daryl in Season 7 of The Walking Dead®
  • Figure includes mop accessory
  • Designed with 15 points of articulation for dynamic posing
  • Figure features a stylized The Walking Dead® branded display base and showcased in window box packaging

If ‘The Walking Dead’ isn’t your thing, then perhaps you’d be more interested in a figure from the upcoming video game ‘We Happy Few’? If word around the industry holds up, ‘We Happy Few’ is set to be the next big thing in survival horror gaming when it releases later this season. The team at McFarlane Toys has released the first images for their new figure of ‘Bobby’, one of the many terrors you can look forward to facing in the game! Check out the release info from McFarlane and take a look at the upcoming ‘Bobby’ figure from ‘We Happy Few’ below!


Patrolling the streets of Wellington Wells, Bobby is always dressed in his constable outfit topped off with his distinct “Happy Face.” Always on the lookout for potential “downers,” residents of Wellington Wells should always have some “joy” at the ready when they see Bobby nearby.

  • The very first action figure to market-based off the all-NEW We Happy Few video game launching April 13, 2018
  • Main antagonist character
  • Figure comes with alternate gas mask head, empty beverage bottle, Billy Club, and alternate hands
  • Sculpted in his traditional blue “Bobby” policeman uniform
  • Features 12+ points of articulation for custom posing


Is Your Collection Worthy?

This fall we’re venturing back to Asgard for an all-new adventure with Marvel’s favorite God of Lightning with ‘Thor: Ragnarok’! As always, whenever we know we have a big new Marvel movie coming, we know we can start looking to the team at Hot Toys to produce a number of really cool figures based on the film, and as always they aren’t ones to disappoint! This week the team at Hot Toys has announced an all-new 1:6th scale figure of the film’s titular hero, Thor, as based on his appearance in the film! If that wasn’t enough, they’ve also got a special ‘Deluxe Edition’ that comes packed with some fancy additional accessories to make your Thor figure the best mythic being in town! Check out the full releases from Hot Toys below!

Thor: Ragnarok – 1/6th scale Gladiator Thor Collectible Figure

In almost a month time, the most anticipated Marvel blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok is about to hit the big screen! The mightiest God of Thunder, Thor, will be fighting along with the rest of the team against the new powerful villain Hela from putting an end to the Asgardian civilization. Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the 1/6th scale Gladiator Thor collectible figure. Featuring a brand new appearance, the Gladiator Thor collectible figure is meticulously crafted with astonishing likeness of the actor Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok.

The figure has a newly developed head sculpt with Gladiator marking, a specially tailored gladiator armor with a red-colored cape, a Gladiator helmet, a shield, an assortment of weapons including swords, daggers, and a mace. Pre-order now and own the Gladiator Thor ahead of the release of the movie!

Thor: Ragnarok – 1/6th scale Gladiator Thor (Deluxe Version)

“So much has happened since I last saw you! I lost my hammer, like yesterday, so that’s still fresh. Then I went on a journey of self-discovery.” With almost a month time to the release of the highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, fans are extremely excited to see Gladiator Thor heading into a deadly contest and team up with his former ally and fellow Avenger..The Incredible Hulk, to save his home from the imminent destruction by the powerful villain Hela!

Making a brand new appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, Hot Toys is delighted to present to you the latest 1/6th scale Gladiator Thor collectible figure with astonishing likeness of the actor Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the movie. The beautifully designed 1/6th Gladiator Thor collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with Gladiator marking, a specially tailored gladiator armor with a red-colored cape, a Gladiator helmet, a shield, an assortment of weapons including swords, daggers, and a mace. This Deluxe Version will especially include two additional Einherjar Swords and a Sakaar Rifle. Treat yourself with such a remarkable figure ahead of the release of the movie!

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!

“Moon Prism Power, Make Up!”

Funko is revisiting the eternally popular ‘Sailor Moon’ franchise with a whole new wave of POP! Vinyl figures! The new wave is expected to hit stores this November and includes Sailor Saturn, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto, Sailor Neptune, and Chibi Moon! There will also be a ToysRus exclusive POP! Vinyl of the villainous Queen Beryl, and a Barnes & Noble exclusive POP! Vinyl of Glitter Chibi Moon!

Don’t Be So Heartless

The first time that Funko released a wave of POP! Vinyls based on the fan-favorite ‘Kingdom Hearts’ video game series, there was a massive outcry from fans that the series main heroes were omitted from the line in favor of Disney characters that were featured in the franchise. Well, now Funko looks to be making up with a whole new wave of”Kingdom Hearts’ POP! Vinyls that bring us some of the heroes we’ve been missing! The new wave is comprised of Sora, Kairi, Riku, and a Shadow Heartless! There will also be a ‘Glow In The Dark’ chase variant of the Shadow Heartless, plus retailer exclusive versions of Sora at both Best Buy and ToysRUs stores when they hit the shelves later this fall!

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!