Once again we’re proud to welcome you to 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! This week we have some fantastic new goodies being revealed from our friends at Diamond Select Toys, Mezco, Hot Toys and more! There’s plenty to see in the toy news for the week of March 20th, 2018!
Monstarz ReAnimates ‘ReAnimator’
Monstarz has showcased any number of horror movie icons over the years, and now they’re getting ready to hit one of the big ones! That’s right, Stuart Gordon’s 1985 classic ‘ReAnimator’ is getting the action figure treatment. And to quote the film’s tagline, “Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders… And another one on his desk!” And it’s in that spirit that their latest offering comes in the form of a two-pack. Featuring 3.75 inch, retro-styled figures not only Herbert West but his headless nemesis Dr. Hill, you can check out the images and full solicitation below!
Monstarz Re-Animator Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Carl Hill 3.75″ Scale Retro Action Figure 2 pack
This action figure two pack is in a retro style that will fit in perfectly with most 3.75in scaled action figure lines.
Action figure 2 pack features:
Dr. Herbert West in a lab coat.
- 8 points of articulation (Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, Waist, and Hips)
- Needle of “Reagent” and figure stand.
Dr. Carl Hill features:
- 7 points of articulation (Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, and Wrists)
- Blood splattered medical gown (Blood splatter pattern may be different than pictures show)
- 2 interchangeable Heads.
- 1 X Regular Dr. Hill
- 1 X Medical model head
- 2 sets of interchangeable hands
- 1 X Set regular hands
- 1 X Set holding Dr. Hill’s severed head.
- Dr. Carl Hill “Bat Head” and figure stand.
Fantastically packaged in a retro-styled card.
“Death Is Just The Beginning…”
Limited to only 1650 pieces!
Spider-Man Select Has Been Unmasked
Diamond Select Toys has knocked it out of the park time and again with their line of 7 inch Marvel Select offerings, and seldom has this been as evident as with their recently released rendition of the wallcrawler as he appeared in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Now, hot on the heels of that release, Diamond Select is ready with a follow-up of sorts in the form of an unmasked variant. Like many of the recent Marvel Select offerings, this will be exclusive to the Disney Store and Marvel Shop. It should be on shelves in the near future, but until then check out the images and solicitation below!
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – Unmasked Spider-Man Marvel Select Figure
Swing into action and adventure with our Spider-Man action figure! The web-slinging hero features multiple points of articulation and comes with 6 extra, changeable hands and a rooftop diorama base.
- Inspired by Avenger’s Infinity War
- Special collector’s edition action figure
- Film-inspired character face, exclusive to Disney Store
- Painted character detail
- Classic costume
- Figure: H16 x W7 x D3cm approx.
- Packaging: H33 x W25 x D11.5cm approx.
“AHHH It’s Me!”
Sure, most of us are focused on ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the next and quite possibly biggest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but even as the hype train moves ever forward, collectors know better than to lose sight of a movie just because it’s left theaters. After all, if you do, you might miss some of the most impressive offerings. And that’s certainly the case with Hot Toys’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Loki! Packed with all the interchangeable parts and accessories (including the Tesserract, Surtur’s crown, and his trademark helmet) that we’ve come to expect from the line, the 1/6 scale figure is undeniably impressive. No release date has been announced so far, though we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the announcement comes. Until then, check out the full solicitation and images (including our first look at the upcoming Hot Toys Valkyrie) below!
Thor: Ragnarok – Loki 1/6th scale Collectible Figure
“Your savior has arrived!”
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok has been topping box offices around the world since it was released in theaters and received numerous acclaim from audience and critics worldwide! Being portrayed as a villain in the past, the God of Mischief – Loki is returning to unite with his brother, the God of Thunder Thor to fight against the dangerously powerful Hela in order to save their home and the people of Asgard.
Fans have been anticipating the reveal of a new collectible figure of this particular character and today Hot Toys is extremely delighted to officially present the new 1/6th scale Loki collectible figure from the Marvel Studios blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok.
Sophisticatedly crafted based on the appearance of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in the movie, the collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt with astonishing likeness, brand new leather-like costume with green colored cape, Loki’s iconic helmet, an array of weapons and accessories which include two highly detailed daggers, the Tesseract, a Surtur’s skull with fired up effect, and a specially designed figure stand.
Don’t pass up on the opportunity to add this important and beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to your collection!
- Product Code: MMS472
- Product Name: Loki
- Height: Approximately 31 cm tall
- Points of Articulations: 30
- Special Features: Two daggers, A Loki’s gold helmet (wearable to the head sculpt), A Tesseract with base
- Artists: Head Sculpted by Yeon Sun Jeon. 3D Designed by Da-Hye, Kim
- Head Painted by JC. Hong & E-Lee
- Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
The 1/6th scale Loki Collectible Figure specially features:
- Newly developed head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor: Ragnarok
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture
- Black color hair sculpture
- Body with over 30 points of articulations
- Approximately 31 cm tall
- Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of open hands
- One (1) pair of dagger holding hands
- One (1) piece of Tesseract holding right hand
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) green-colored cape
- One (1) black leather-like vest
- One (1) long sleeve leather-like black shirt with green and bronze-colored armor
- One (1) pair of leather-like green and black colored pants with patterns
- One (1) pair of boot covers
- One (1) pair of black colored boots
- Two (2) daggers (can be placed into the sheath)
- Two (2) dagger sheaths
- One (1) Loki’s gold helmet (wearable to the head sculpt)
- One (1) Tesseract with base
- One (1) translucent orange colored Surtur’s Skull
- Specially-designed figure stand with character nameplate and the movie logo
Super 7 Is Back For More ‘ALIEN’
This week also brings with it the latest releases from Super7. The twin offerings come in the form of the Iron Maiden M.U.S.C.L.E. Three Pack and the second wave of their ‘Alien’ Blind Box Xenomorph ReAction Figure. Check out the photos along with the full solicits below!
Iron Maiden – MUSCLE Black 3-Pack – $6.00
“Scream for me Super7!” An official Super7 x Iron Maiden collaboration. The bugle sounds and the charge begins with the Killers Eddie, The Trooper Eddie, and Piece of Mind Eddie 1.75-inch MUSCLE Figures!
This 3-pack is a limited release with black figures and unique cardback art for this colorway only.
Alien Blind Box Xenomorph ReAction Figure – Wave 2 – $9.99
The Alien 3.75-inch ReAction Figure Blind Box! Depending on which box is drawn for each order you will capture either the dwarf star, space dust, blood moon, or supernova variant Xenomorph figure!
Mezco’s Latest Is Purrfect
Wedding bells are in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with an exquisitely detailed action figure of the bride? At least, that’s the conclusion Mezco came to when adding Catwoman to their 2018 lineup. As with the rest of their One:12 Collective line of 6 inch figures, Catwoman comes with a cloth costume and a number of accessories and interchangeable parts to give you the best possible experience! Mezco’s One:12 Collective Catwoman is up for pre-order now at an MSRP of $80.00. The current release window has the figure due to hit shelves between September and November of this year. Check out the full release from Mezco below!
Mezco welcomes Gotham’s most notorious cat burglar, Catwoman, into the One:12 collective.
The One:12 Collective Catwoman figure flaunts three exquisitely detailed head portraits: a flirty smile, a hissing snarl, and an unmasked Selina Kyle portrait. In addition to Catwoman’s classic form-fitting suit, she comes complete with a whip, waist belt with an opening toolkit, removable backpack, and goggles that fit both masked heads.
Morally ambiguous, stealthy, and agile, Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman, started out as a cat burglar to survive and protect those closest to her. Utilizing a cat mask, this furtive femme fatale is known to steal from Gotham City’s rich and corrupt. Do not cross this cat or bad luck is sure to follow.
THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CATWOMAN FIGURE FEATURES:
One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
Three (3) head portraits
- Smiling head
- Snarling head
- Unmasked head
Hand painted authentic detailing
Approximately 16cm tall
Eight (8) interchangeable hands
- One (1) pair of fists (L&R)
- One (1) whip holding hand (R)
- One (1) “come here” hand
- One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)
- Tailored stretch catsuit
- Waist belt with tool kit
- Mid-calf work boots
- One (1) pair of goggles (Fit both masked heads)
- One (1) backpack (removable)
- One (1) whip
- One (1) waist belt with cat burglar toolkit (non-removable)
Each One:12 Collective Catwoman 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!
Deadpool Mystery Minis Inbound
Just in time for the release of ‘Deadpool 2’, Funko is bringing the Merc With A Mouth to shelves everywhere with an assortment of blind box figurines that includes just about every Deadpool variation you can imagine! The set includes a number of retailer exclusives that can be found at GameStop (Cheerleader, Clown, Wizard), Hot Topic (Knight, Robin Hood, Samurai), and (Old Lady, Hula Dancer, Boxer). The assortment will be available beginning in May.
The Shape of Funko
And you thought a fistful of Oscars would be the highest honor Guillermo Del Toro would receive for ‘The Shape of Water’? Well, think again, because Funk is set to immortalize the award-winning film with a wave of Pops! In addition to central characters Elisa and Amphibian Man (who will be available in three variations), the wave will also include a Pop of Del Toro himself, a rare honor indeed! The entire wave will be available this summer!
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!