The weather outside is frightful, but we’re here 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! December is upon us, and with it the holiday season! Things are quieting down as the year winds itself out and brings itself to a close. Still, even with things quiet out there, we’ve got some fantastic new goodies from Diamond Select, Mezco, NECA, and more! There’s still plenty of cool stuff to see in the toy news for the week of December 5th, 2017!


TRON: LEGO-CY

While we may be waiting a while to see if we ever really get another ‘TRON’ film, the brand appears to be far from dead! Thanks to the team at LEGO and the LEGO Ideas program, we may be seeing an all-new LEGO TRON Light Cycle from ‘TRON: Legacy’! The set is a fan-submitted design that garnered enough votes through the LEGO Ideas program, and has been submitted for final approval and design review in order to be produced as an actual LEGO set that you’ll be able to buy! If produced, the set is planned to include a Sam Flynn LEGO Minifigure, as well as a GRID display base for the Light Cycle! Check out the full release from LEGO Ideas below!

The Tron light cycle is based on the Disney: Tron Legacy film and consists of a Tron light cycle with a user mini-figure Sam Flynn it also comes with a Grid base to mount the light cycle on for display.

The light cycle allows a mini-figure to easily fit into and clips onto the handles, the light cycle itself has a console in front of the user, two handlebars and detailing down the sides, there is also a power stream behind connected to the light cycle. The Sam Flynn mini-figure comes in a Tron suit with helmet and disc connected on the back of the mini-figure for added detail. The light cycle can easily be mounted on to the Grid base with two connection points and the base has the Grid effect with black and trans-blue tiles creating a Tron feel and has a medium azure trim for the finish.

 

New from DST: Spider-Gwen, Jack Skellington, Superman, and More!

Another week has passed, and our good friends at Diamond Select Toys are back with even more awesome products hitting stores now! We’ve got new stuff from ‘Justice League’, ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’, ‘The Defenders’, and more! Check out the full releases and solicits for these fantastic new collectibles that were released this week from DST!

DC Gallery Deluxe Batman TAS Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary PVC Diorama

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! (Item # APR172648, SRP: $60.00)

Justice League Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Complete the League with this all-new assortment of Vinimates vinyl figures based on the new Justice League feature film! Superman, Aquaman and Cyborg team up to take on the forces of evil in this new batch of figures from the highly anticipated movie. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a block-figure style, striking a pose straight from the movie. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.
Superman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172792, SRP: $9.99)
Aquaman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172793, SRP: $9.99)
Cyborg Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172794, SRP: $9.99)

Marvel Gallery Netflix TV Elektra PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Netflix series of Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas continues with the assassin Elektra! Based on her appearance in Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix, this PVC figure of Elodie Yung as Elektra stands atop a pedestal inspired by a New York City rooftop, uniting it thematically with the other Netflix releases. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting, exacting paint applications, and an authentic likeness. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #MAY172530, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Premier Collection Spider-Gwen Masked Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 is taking the Marvel Universe by storm, whether she’s fighting alongside other spider-heroes against the Inheritors, or playing with the Mary Janes in a battle of the bands! This 12-inch scale masked variant of our “Spider-Gwen” statue shows her alighting on a pillar, preparing to shoot a webline while balanced on one foot. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore, this resin statue is limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. (Item #MAY172532, SRP: $150.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Resin Busts

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Move over, elf – there’s a skeleton and a rag doll on the shelf! These highly detailed resin busts of Jack Skellington and Sally the Rag Doll from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas each measure approximately 6 inches tall and sit atop detailed bases depicting the buildings of Halloween Town. Limited to only 3,000 pieces each, they each come packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Joe Menna!
Jack Bust (Item # APR172629, SRP: $59.99)
Sally Bust (Item # APR172630, SRP: $59.99)

Mondo is Blasting Off With New The Rocketeer Statue

The Rocketeer is one of those fantastic licenses that we don’t see pop up too often, but it’s always a pleasure when we do! Thanks to the team at Mondo, we can now look forward to adding a fantastic new limited edition piece of Rocketeer memorabilia to our collections with their new Rocketeer Statue! Preorders have just begun for their new ‘Rocketeer with Betty’ Statue, as well as the limited Mondo Exclusive version that features a “Surprised” Betty! The polystone statue stands approximately 13.5″ tall and features The Rocketeer and Betty blasting off into the sky! These are expected to ship out in fall 2018, so don’t miss your chance to pre-order now!

Rocketeer & Betty Statue

Soaring from the pages of Dave Stevens’ classic comic, The Rocketeer launches into action with his girl Betty by his side! This statue features both characters in comic-faithful outfits and gear with a semi-translucent rocket exhaust base supporting them in the air.

Join these two on a high-flyin’ adventure and get yours today! ($200.00)

Rocketeer & Betty Statue (Mondo Exclusive)

Soaring from the pages of Dave Stevens’ classic comic, The Rocketeer launches into action with his girl Betty by his side! This statue features both characters in comic-faithful outfits and gear with a semi-translucent rocket exhaust base supporting them in the air.

Join these two on a high-flyin’ adventure and get yours today! ($205.00)

Mondo Exclusive: This version comes with an interchangeable “Surprised Betty” head!

 

NECA Brings More Reasons To Scream

Our friends over at NECA have always done their best to please their fans, and as always they’re going above and beyond to make sure your demands are met! This week they’ve released new images for products coming from two of their top licenses, ‘ALIENS’ and ‘Predator’!

First up we’ve got out very first look at concept art for the new ‘ALIENS’ Scorpion Alien figure from ‘ALIENS’ Series 13! This figure is still a ways off from release, but looks to be based on the classic Kenner figure of the same name! We will keep you posted as more info on the Scorpion Alien becomes available.

Next, NECA had a heck of a surprise in store with the reveal of the new Predator ‘Bone Throne’ for your display! This new piece was first shown at SDCC 2017, but no one was really sure if it would be mass produced or if it was only part of their on-site display, so it’s a really exciting release for ‘Predator’ fans for sure! The Bone Throne is made of a mix of resin and plastic and stands around 14″ tall, so it’s a perfect addition to your Predator figure display! The ‘Predator’ Bone Throne is expected to release next spring for $79.99.

Add to your Predator collection or build amazing scenes with the new Bone Throne diorama element!

Only the most powerful and respected member of a clan can be seated upon this throne, which is crafted from the bones of their most worthy opponents. The Bone Throne measures over 14” tall and is cast in resin with some plastic elements, such as the six Alien Queen “fins” on the back of the throne that can be angled to your liking.

Sized to fit NECA’s 7” scale line of Predator action figures (will fit most figures 7-9” tall). Closed box packaging.

“Yep, Something’s Definitely Bleeding”

While Warner Brother’s ‘Justice League’ may not have done gangbusters at the box office, it’s still a pretty fun movie that has already produced a number of cool toys! The team at Mezco has released some stupendous looking new images and release info for yet another new ‘Justice League’ figure in the form of their One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman! This new Batman figure has it all, and honestly, the pictures more than speak for themselves from the looks of it; this Batman looks amazing! You’re definitely not going to want to miss out on owning one of the coolest Batman pieces we’ve ever seen! Check out the full solicitation and images below!

One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team, a Justice League, to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Revealed for the first time in Justice League, the figure showcases the never-before-seen Tactical Batsuit with visible upgrades. 

The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman has two head portraits and a newly designed, film-accurate tactical suit. Designed for combat, the tactical suit was created to handle combat situations with super-powered adversaries, like the immortal Steppenwolf. The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman also comes equipped with 2 pairs of goggles for display in up or down positions, a Parademon rifle, a trio of Batarangs, three grenades, and a grappling gun with three assorted hooks. He also includes a display base with logo and adjustable display post along with a cape clip with posing wires for dramatic displays.

 The One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman figure features:

  • A One:12 Collective body 
  • Two (2) head portraits. 
  • Over 30 points of articulation
  • Hand painted authentic detailing
  • Over 17cm tall
  • Seven (7) interchangeable hands including One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
  • One (1) gun holding hand (R)
  • One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
  • One (1) pair of Batarang holding hands (L & R)
     

Costume: 

  • Sculpted cowl (affixed to head portraits)
  • Leather look cape
  • Sculpted body armor with shoulder and bicep armor, elbow pads, and thigh armor
  • Sculpted gauntlets and gloves
  • Sculpted utility belt
  • Sculpted boots 
  • Fabric screen detailed undersuit
     

Accessories:

  • One (1) pair of goggles to be worn in up position
  • One (1) pair of goggles to be worn over eyes
  • One (1) Parademon rifle
  • Three (3) Batarangs
  • Three (3) grenades
  • One (1) grappling gun with Closed hook grapple
  • Open hook grapple
  • Open hook grapple with attached rope
  •  One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post
  • Cape clip with posing wires for dramatic displays

Each One:12 Collective Tactical Suit Batman Figure is packaged in a collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

 

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!

Welcome To Jurassic Park

Take this one with a grain of salt for now, but after months (years) of fans begging, rumors are circulating that Funko is finally releasing a series of ‘Jurassic Park’ POP! Vinyls! The team at Jurassic Outpost have released a tentative list of figures in the wave, including Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, John Hammond, and Dennis Nedry; plus some fan favorite dinosaurs like a Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex! There will also be a Jurassic Park Jeep POP! Ride!

It’s worth noting that main characters like Ellie Sattler, Muldoon, Genarro, and both Lex and Tim Murphy are missing from the lineup (not to mention that we don’t know who is included with the Jeep), so here’s hoping for Series 2!

We Hope You’re Ready To Walk

After a successful first wave, Funko has announced that they’re returning the Middle Earth for both a second wave of ‘Lord Of The Rings’ POP! Vinyls, but a new series of Mystery Minis too!

The upcoming ‘Lord Of The Rings POP! Vinyls series 2 includes Aragorn, Merry, Pippin, Lurtz, and Gollum (with ‘Fish Holding’ Chase variant)! There will also be a 6″ Super Sized POP! Of Treebeard, plus retailer exclusives like King Aragorn (ToysRUs) and Invisible Gollum (Barnes And Noble). 

The new series of Mystery Minis includes fan favorites from across the entire ‘Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy, so there’s something for everyone! There are also retailer exclusives like Lurtz, The Witch King, and Eowyn at Hot Topic, or Gimli (Gold), Galadriel (Glow), and Frodo (Invisible) at Barnes and Noble!

These are all set to hit stores in February!

Hulk Out At Target

If you’re like the Hulk, you probably need new clothes pretty regularly (with all the shirt ripping and such, right?). Luckily, Target and Funko have you covered with their new retailer exclusive Gladiator  Hulk Collector’s set! This new set is available in Target stores now and includes a Gladiator Hulk Funko POP! Vinyl (special exclusive color) and a sweet Gladiator Hulk Funko Tee! For just $24.99, it’s definitely a “must have” for Hulk fans!


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!