Hello and welcome back for 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’re smack dab in the middle of spring and the season is starting to wind down and make way for summer! The toy aisles are starting to prepare for their big summer reset, but in the meantime, things have been relatively quiet on the toy front. Still, there is thankfully plenty of cool new stuff to see in the Toy News for the week of May 22nd, 2018!
Diamond Select Has Some New Surprises
Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys are usually pretty ahead of the game when it comes to crafting new collectibles that we desperately need but didn’t know we needed yet. This week we’ve got a few new items that have been revealed by DST, and even one where we can’t see the entire thing yet!
Kicking things off with a big surprise about a small character who is getting a huge new movie and little toys for it, we’ve got our first look at the new Minimates Box Set for ‘Antman & The Wasp’! As per usual with Minimates box sets, this set is comprised of four Minimates figures. Included in this set Antman, The Wasp, new villain The Ghost, and a mystery figure that is rumored to potentially be Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, or possibly Bill Foster! Only time will tell, although our fingers are crossed that we eventually get all three of those characters in Minimates form.
Next up we’ve got a boatload of awesome news for fans of Marvel’s infamous Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool! Diamond Select has wisely decided to keep the Deadpool hype train rolling with a number of stupendous looking new Deadpool collectibles including a new PVC Marvel Gallery Statue, a Half-Scale Resin Bust, and a three-piece diorama set of statues in the Marvel Premier Collection featuring Deadpool and two of his besties, Domino and Cable! Check out the full solicitations below!
Marvel Deadpool Half-Scale 10″ Resin Bust – $150
Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with exacting sculpted details and the highest level of paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella!
Marvel Gallery Deadpool Taco Truck PVC Figure – $45
Unfortunately, his ride got trashed along the way, and Deadpool is posed atop a destroyed taco truck base, sporting bunny slippers and wielding twin finger guns with the safeties off! This all-new sculpt spotlighting the softer side of Deadpool stands approximately 10 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC with collectible-quality paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios!
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Cable Resin Statue – $150
Cable is coming! The time-traveling mutant son of Cyclops is in our time, ready for his big-screen debut! Based on his Marvel Comics appearance, this 12-inch scale statue features a massive weapon and can be displayed on its own or in conjunction with the previously offered Deadpool statue to form a larger diorama! The next release, Domino will complete the diorama! Limited ot only 3,000 pieces, this statue resin statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a numbered, full-color box. Hand sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Domino Resin Statue – $150
Your luck has just changed for better! Domino, the luck-powered but also weapons-savvy mutant mercenary, has joined the Marvel Premier Collection with this new, 12-inch scale resin statue! Depicting Domino in her classic comic-book appearance, crouching in an action pose, this statue can be displayed on its own or as part of a larger diorama with the collection’s Deadpool and Cable statues. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, Domino comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box and is packed with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Deadpool Resin Statue – $150
He’s the best there is at what he does, which is why he gets paid the big bucks to do it! The Merc with a Mouth joins the Marvel Premier Collection with this approximately 12″ scale statue depicting the whacked-out warrior toting a pair of katana swords and pointing a deadly finger-gun. Join him together with upcoming statues of Cable and Domino to create a larger scene! Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this high-end statue comes packaged with a Certificate of Authenticity in a full-color window box. Hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
It’s worth noting that the last three items mentioned above all have bases that line up with each other to create one gigantic display piece if you pick up all three!
And finally, what might be the biggest announcement from Diamond Select this week, there’s something huge coming! Diamond Select has announced via Previews that they’ve got a massive new 13″ bust of Gipsy Danger from ‘Pacific Rim’ coming our way! This new Gipsy Danger bust, sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks, will be limited to a 1000 piece production run with each piece being hand numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Diamond Select Toys new Gipsy Danger bust from ‘Pacific Rim’ is due to arrive this November with an anticipated MSRP of $200!