Greetings toy fans, and welcome to another all new edition of Toy News Tuesday- the one weekly column where brings you all the toy news you need to know! With San Diego Comic Con fast approaching, there have been a practical mountain of new exclusives announced every week, so let’s not waste time and jump straight into the toy news for the week of July 1st, 2014!

Even more Funko SDCC Goodies

The team over at Funko revealed a ton of cool new items that will be sold exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic Con! This comes as no surprise considering that Funk offered up a whopping fifty-seven exclusives at last years San Diego Comic Con! Here are the big reveals for this week:
Luke freed himself from the Wampa! The Wampa had to lose an arm in the struggle, but don’t worry… We’ve included it in the packaging of this Pop! set for safe keeping.
It looks like The Chosen One has been slaying quite a few vampires!
An Invisible Predator can’t even hide a green blood splatter!
Fred & Barney come in a Prehistoric Pop! 2 pack …and in THREE different colorways!
SpongeBob SquarePants meets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to make an totally tubular mashup!
TMNT SpongeBob SquarePants and Shredder Plankton are the first Pop! pair to come in a radical collectible lunchbox tin!
It looks like Hannibal Lecter found himself in a bloody situation…
This Disney Mystery Minis set comes with SDCC Exclusive characters, sculpt, and paints!
Each character has a 1/12 rarity, so each set will come with one of each character!
Firefly fans rejoice!
Jayne Cobb and Malcolm Reynolds will be available with their most classic accessories!

Super7 ALIEN SDCC Offerings

Aside from the announcements pouring out from Funko, the team over at Super7 (who developed Funko’s ReAction line) also leaked some teasers on their official blog regarding a few ALIEN ReAciton exclusives! It’s hard to say what some of them might be, but at least one of the three items being teased looks to be some kind of Xenomorph egg! Could it be a vehicle? Or maybe a Nostromo playset? The possibilities really are endless with a franchise like ALIEN in their hands. Here’s the teaser post from their official blog:
It’s nearly time for the mighty San Diego Comic-Con, and Super7 has some huge surprises in store! We have been diligently working all year under the strictest secrecy on three brand new, Exclusive ReAction Figures items: the XXXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX, the ????? ???? ????? ??????? ???, and the XXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XX X XXX!!!
What’s hidden behind all of those ?’s and X’s? Stay tuned to find out!

Toys R Us  Reveals SDCC Exclusives

Not to be outdone by the toy manufacturers, retail toy store Toys R Us has announced their very own line of SDCC exclusive items as well! These toys will be “available first” at the convention, then fully released later both in stores and online as Toys R Us exclusive items.
Winged Fairy Maleficent
Relive the fierce and exciting battle scene from the hit Disney film, Maleficent. Maleficent is ready to seek vengeance, dressed in a true-to-character fitted black body suit with knee high boots, dramatic black wings and elegant horns.
My Little Pony Queen Chrysalis Doll
Be a part of the Ponymania with this electronic Queen Chrysalis pony pal! She talks to you and her wings move and light up! Can you make her part of the friendship circle? You’ll have the best My Little Pony adventures with this regal pony!
My Little Pony Equestria Girls Zecora Doll
This high-style Zecora doll has a fashion secret and you’re the only one she’ll tell…maybe! She’s got wild hair, a rockstar outfit and sassy boots for the best Equestria Girls look ever. She also comes with a clip-in ponytail you can use to make her even fancier!
Power Rangers Mighty Morphin Legacy Lord Zedd
Lord Zedd is the self-proclaimed “Emperor of Evil” and “enemy of all that is good and decent.” With multiple points of articulation and a muscular design, this figure is perfect for play or display! Comes with collectible legacy packaging styled after the original figures.
G.I. Joe Danger at the Docks: Urban Assault Vehicle 2-pk.
Flint is heavily armed and ready to stop the Cobra Eel Trooper from fleeing! He’ll chase him down in his V.A.M.P. MK-II Multi-Purpose Attack Vehicle, but the Cobra Eel Trooper has a fast Night Raft with rotating machine gun nearby to help him make his escape!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Classic Figures
Available for the first time, these figures are based off the original Turtles costumes created by Jim Henson Productions for the 1990’s film! With 34 points of articulation, signature weapons and a personalized sewer lid name plate, they are a perfect re-creation of the old school Turtles. Each figure sold individually.
Star Wars The Black Series – Cantina Showdown Play Set
Recreate the biggest Star Wars battles with figures from The Black Series! This set includes highly articulated 6” figures that are part of the ultimate Star Wars collection. Both figures have holsters and blasters, and the Han Solo figure has an extra set of hands.

Titan Reveals Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey SDCC Exclusives

The gang over at Titan Merchandise has cooked up a few cool new surprises for this years San Diego Comic Con! With a few exclusive items as well as some new items that are making their debut at this years convention and will be available at mass retail later in the year! There are a few items here any Doctor Who fans aren’t going to want to miss!
Convention Exclusive
Doctor Who TITANS: 9” The Beast
Towering over every other TITAN we’ve ever produced, The Beast stands at a mighty 9 inches!
This Convention Exclusive recreates the dark, monstrously-evil Beast of legend as seen in the terrifying Tenth Doctor adventure “The Satan Pit”
Doctor Who TITANS: 11th Doctor in 10th Doctor Suit
“Legs! I’ve still got legs!” After an explosive regeneration, the 11th Doctor emerged still wearing his previous incarnation’s suit – as represented in this 3” Convention Exclusive!
Debuting at SDCC14
Doctor Who TITANS: 6.5” War Doctor
Debuting at San Diego Comic Con 2014! Caught up in the Last Great Time War, the 8th Doctor was forced to regenerate into John Hurt’s much tougher warrior incarnation – enter The War Doctor!
Doctor Who TITANS: The Geronimo Collection
Featuring The Eleventh Doctor and his long-requested companions (plus a bunch of unforgettable enemies) the Geronimo Collection is debuting at San Diego Comic Con 2014! Each figure is 3″ blind-boxed and certain figures come with a character-specific accessory.
Doctor Who: T-Shirt: The Twelfth Doctor Costume
“No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100% Rebel Time Lord” Dress yourself as the accessory-free, totally punk rock 12th Doctor as portrayed by Peter Capaldi. Gone are the bowtie, scarf and question marks – replaced with white shirts, sharp vests and crimson-lined jackets!
(via AFI)

Xenomorph Queen Hatches from NECA

Long live the queen! And considering her size, it shouldn’t be too difficult for her to live long as long as Ellen Ripley doesn’t show up! Incoming from the team at NECA Toys, this gigantic Xenomorph Queen figure is the physical epitome of awesome! She is quite large, highly detailed and ready to tear apart your Colonial Marines figures (which she is in perfect scale to!). Here’s the full release from NECA:
In honor of the 35th Anniversary of the Alien franchise, we’ve created our most massive and most ambitious Aliens figure ever!
The terrifying Xenomorph Queen is based on her appearance in the 1986 Aliens film. She stands over 15″ tall and is over 30″ long, with over 30 points of articulation, including a spectacular poseable tail. Bring some of the movie’s most thrilling scenes to life in realistic detail, because the Queen is completely in scale with our current Alien action figure line. Includes a display stand and two different interchangeable inner mouths

Even More Minimates Incoming

In the upcoming issue of Diamond Distributor’s Previews catalog, there are listings for quite a few cool new products from Diamond Select Toys. The thing that jumps out as most interesting is the new ‘blind box’ style of Minimate packaging that they will be utilizing for the first time on the brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates set! This series of Minimates will ONLY be offered in blind-bag form, coming in a case of 18 blind-bagged pouches with at least one full set of figures per case! There is also a chase variant of Michelangelo done in translucent plastic that will be one-per-case! It’s not yet announced if this is exclusively for the TMNT Minimates, or if DST will be selling more waves of Minimates using this new format over the standard multi-packs moving forward. Also of note in the recent solicit was the sweet new ALIEN 35th Anniversary Minimate set! The full listings from DST are below:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates Blind Bag Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The heroes on the half-shell are joining the Minimates family, and we’re offering them in a whole new way! Each counter top display contains 18 blind-bagged pouches, and each pouch contains one 2-inch Minimates mini-figure, featuring interchangeable parts and accessories. Each display holds nine different Minimates, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, April O’Neil, Shredder, Foot Soldier, Footbot and a rare, one-per-case translucent Michelangelo! There’s a full set in every case! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL142033, SRP: $5.99/ea.
Alien Minimates 35th Anniversary Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s been 35 years since Ridley Scott’s Alien set a new bar for both science fiction and horror and created a world that still amazes and terrifies us! DST is honoring the film that started it all with a special box set of four Minimates mini-figures, including Ripley, Kane, Parker and the Big Chap hiself, the original Xenomorph! Each fully poseable Minimate stands approximately 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including a facehugger alien and the ship’s cat, Jonesy! Packaged on a blister card. (Item #JUL142034 SRP: $19.99)

Savage Hulk Smashes into Marvel Shop

The Incredible Hulk has been smashing for over half a century, and now this all new rendition of the world renowned character’s classic look will be making his way exclusively to the digital store-shelves of! This nearly 10” tall figure is currently available for purchase exclusively through now, and is set to be sold in Disney Stores in North America later this month! The full release from DST is below-
Since he was first introduced in 1962, the Incredible Hulk’s fame has grown by leaps and bounds. From the pages of his Marvel comic book, to the live-action TV series that made him a household name, to his defining role in Marvel’s The Avengers, the Hulk has grown from misunderstood monster to Hollywood hero. And now Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with to grant fans early access to an exclusive Hulk action figure!
Starting on June 23rd, will be the only place to order the Marvel Select Savage Hulk action figure, featuring an exclusive sculpt of the gamma-irradiated Avenger. The Savage Hulk figure wears a tattered outfit that harkens back to his origins, when nuclear scientist Dr. Bruce Banner was caught in an atomic blast and first transformed from a man into a monster.
Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, who has previously sculpted figures of Hulk, Thor and Magneto for the Marvel Select line, this completely new figure stands approximately 9 3/4″ inches tall with 14 points of articulation. He will come packaged in the oversized Select-style blister card, perfect for in-package display, and with reference artwork on the spine for shelf storage.
After July 7, the Marvel Select Savage Hulk figure will be made available on, and will begin to make its way to Disney Store shelves in the U.S. and Canada.

Figuarts ZERO Green Ranger Morphs Into Your Collection

While Figuarts have been releasing what are quite honestly the best Power Rangers action figures the world has ever seen (seriously, if you haven’t seen them yet, you’re missing out on a tiny plastic phenomenon), they’re taking things even further with the recent announcement of their new Mighty Morphin Green Ranger Figuarts Zero statue! This statue (which stands just over 6” tall) is hyper detailed and features the Green Ranger posed as if he was summoning the Dragonzord with the Dragon-Dagger in as realistic a manner as possible for such a small scale figure! This statue marks the first time that Figuarts has released a Power Ranger character in their Figuarts Zero statue series.
From the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Tamashii Nations is proud to announce the release of the great Green Ranger! He is the first Ranger to make his debut in the FiguartsZERO statue series, portrayed in splendid detail from his armor down to the vivid green coloring in the dynamically cracked earth display base. Green Ranger is impressively posed, holding his trusty Dragon Dagger as a flute just as he summons the mighty Dragonzord! This Tamashii Web Exclusive has been created with the U.S. market in mind and will be available through U.S. affiliated Bluefin retailers!
MSRP: $51.99
US Release: Dec. 2014
(via TNI)

Hot Toys Takes ‘The Bat’ Sky High

While it isn’t quite their usual 1:6th scale, the team over at Hot Toys recently announced their 1:12th scale vehicle ‘The Bat’ as seen in Christopher Nolan’s instant classic ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. It makes complete sense to release this vehicle in a 1:2th scale versus their usual 1:6th scale because, lets face it, this thing is STILL huge! Not to mention that this vehicle set also includes 1:2th scale Batman and Catwoman figures, as well as the fusion reactor that was threatening to detonate Gotham City in the film. I guess some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb? The full release from Hot Toys is below-
In The Dark Knight Rises, the epic conclusion to The Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan, Batman was presented an all new aircraft by Lucius Fox. During last year’s exhibitions, Hot Toys has showcased the prototype of the 1/12th scale The Bat and fans were already eager for the official reveal of this amazing collectible!
To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, Hot Toys is excited to officially introduce the 1/12th scale The Bat Deluxe Collectible Set to our new MMS Compact Series and it is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the film. In addition to featuring finely sculpted aircraft structure, remote controlled LED light up and propellers spinning functions, and 1/12th scale Batman Collectible Figure, this Deluxe Set will also include a 1/12th scale Selina Kyle Collectible Figure and the fusion reactor Talia al Ghul planned to use to destroy Gotham. Batman fanatics don’t miss out on pre-ordering this remarkable collectible set and add it to your collection!
That about wraps up this weeks Toy News Tuesday! 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! Until next week, happy toy hunting!