Hello and welcome to yet another all new edition of Toy News Tuesday! O the off chance this is your first time, we’ll take it easy and explain a little bit about what you’ve stumbled onto here! Toy News Tuesday is 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! NYCC is just a few weeks away a the exclusives are starting to pile in, so without hesitation, here is the Toy News for the week of September 30th, 2014!
Ask and you shall receive! Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has spent the last few months blowing up the box office to become both the biggest movie of the year and the third highest grossing Marvel movie of all time (trailing only behind ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Iron Man 3’)! WHile there has been plenty of ‘Guardians’ merchandise littering store shelves all summer, the fans have been crying out for more, and the team at Dragon Model’s seems more than happy to oblige! Dragon Model’s recently revealed their plans for a new line of ‘Guardians’ model kits that will be pre-painted and easily ready to snap together so that you can have them ready to display within moments of opening them!
While the lineup announced so far includes a Groot with Rocket Raccoon model Kit and a larger Rocket Raccoon with a small Baby Groot accessory, the one most people seem excited for is the all new 7’inch tall Baby Groot model kit, which looks to be in scale with the character as seen in his now infamous dance-sequence at the end of the film! These are expected to release in November!
Build an All-New DCU in 2015
Lego and DC Comics have revealed a slew of new products for the 2015 sales year, with many of them looking to coincide with the look and feel of the upcoming ‘Lego Batman 3’ video game. One thing people should be excited for is the veritable cornucopia of new DC Comics Lego mini-figures that these sets are going to be introducing to your collections! Fans can expect to see Black Manta, Sinestro, Captain Cold, Darkseid, Hawkman, Green Arrow and more! The recently announced sets include ‘Black Manta Deep Sea Strike’ (76027), ‘Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas’ (76026), ‘Black Manta Deep Sea Strike’ (76027), ‘Darkseid Invasion’ (76028), and ‘Brainiac Attack’ (76040).
Titan Merchandise Set To Dominate NYCC
The team at Titan Merchandise already trounced SDCC earlier this year, and now they’re making their move to the east-coast to take on NYCC this fall! With this many exclusives and early premieres, it’s not hard to see why people are clamoring to collect all of their various blind box vinyl figures and their convention exclusives! A full release from Titan Merchandise on their NYCC Exclusives is below:
Titan Merchandise is heading to the Big Apple! We’ll be setting up shop in Booth 2142 at New York Comic Con and as always we’ll be bringing a bunch of super-cool exclusives with us! We’ll also be debuting our Regeneration Collection, the sixth in our range of Doctor Who 3″ Blind boxed figures which not only features the 12th Doctor, but also his wife River Song! We’ll also be bringing over a whole bunch more t-shirts, mugs and everything else you’ve come to expect from us!We look forward to seeing you there! Have a great convention!
DEBUTING AT NYCC14
Doctor Who TITANS: 8″ Trenzalore TARDIS- When the Doctor traveled to Trenzalore to visit his tomb he found his grave was marked by, what else, his beloved TARDIS. Only, after years of decay it had grown to an enormous size – as recreated in this giant 8” Vinyl figure!
Doctor Who TITANS:
3″ 12th Doctor Homeless Outfit- Wandering through the streets of Victorian London, the newly regenerated 12th Doctor ‘bought’ a coat from a homeless man in an attempt to keep warm. This 3″ Figure captures the Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, in all his grubby glory!
DEBUTING AT NYCC14
Doctor Who TITANS: 6.5″ 12th Doctor- Continuing the line of our 6.5″ scaled up TITANS, the 12th Doctor is represented here in his “no frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord” style!
DEBUTING AT NYCC 2014
Doctor Who TITANS: The Regeneration Collection- Celebrate the world’s favorite space-and-time-traveling adventurer with this unique collaboration between the BBC and Titan Merchandise – a multiverse of figures to collect! This set features every numbered Doctor, including the 12th Doctor, as they look in their first (and in one case last) appearances! Plus, also included in the set is The Doctor’s Wife River Song – ‘Hello Sweetie’!
While I’m sure many of us thought we’d never see new toys based on any of the classic Valiant Comics characters, it looks like the teams at Valiant Entertainment and CKRTLAB Toys have other plans in mind! The two recently announced plans for an all new line of Urban Vinyl figures based on Valiant’s character library of fan-favorite super heroes!
The majority of these figures are set to hit the market in 2015, but the very first figure in the series, X-O Manowar, is going to see a limited early release at NYCC 2014 this fall! This early reelase is limited to only 150 pieces and will be sold exclusively at the Valiant Entertainment booth (#2028) at NYCC for $25 each. The figures are 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation. With nice metallic paints and a convention exclusive Lightning Sword accessory, it’s going to be hard pass up on this great new collectible that is sure to be the first of many!
Never Tall Hot Toys the Odds
With the announcement of their acquisition of the ‘Star Wars’ license, Hot Toys has effectively become a metaphorical Deathstar to the Alderaan that is your wallet. Hot Toys recently revealed the first figures of their new ‘Star Wars’ 1:6th Scale figure line, Han Solo and Chewbacca! The full releases from Hot Toys for both figures are below:
Hot Toys has always been a big fan of the iconic Star Wars saga and we are thrilled to have acquired the official right to manufacture collectibles from the Star Wars universe this year! We will bring fans a large range of high-end collectibles with movie-accurate details and stunning likeness! To kick off this incredible series, Hot Toys is very excited to introduce the 1/6th scale collectible figure of the infamous smuggler, Han Solo, from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the film and features a newly developed body, highly detailed costume, weapons, accessories, and a specially designed figure stand.
A special edition that is available for selected markets will include an additional Stormtrooper belt and blaster rifle which Han Solo has used on Death Star. Star Wars fans don’t miss the opportunity to pre-order this amazing collectible figure! More collectibles from the Star Wars universe are coming. Stay tuned!
With Hot Toys’ acquisition of the right to manufacture collectibles for the Star Wars universe, fans can expect to see a large spectrum of high-end collectibles from this iconic saga in the near future! Following the official reveal of the 1/6th scale Han Solo Collectible Figure, we wouldn’t forget about Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, the legendary Wookiee – Chewbacca!
Many Star Wars fans have been longing for a high quality Chewbacca collectible figure for a long time and today Hot Toys is proud to present the highly-detailed Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope: 1/6th scale Chewbacca Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chewbacca in the film featuring a newly developed body, brown fabric hair throughout whole body that captures Chewbacca’s unique appearance, highly detailed bowcaster, accessory, and a specially designed figure stand. Star Wars fans shouldn’t pass up the chance to pre-order this incredible one-of-a-kind collectible figure and don’t forget to also add Chewie’s partner, Han Solo, to your collection!>
Hot Toys Starlord Update
While Hot Toys announced their upcoming Starlord figure from their 1:6th scale ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ line, they have yet to reveal an unblurred shot of Starlord’s unmasked head sculpt… until now! Feast your eyes on the glory that is Hot Toys all new Starlord head sculpt based on the likeness of actor Chris Pratt!
Better Warm Up Your 1:6th Scale Chimichangas
Sideshow Toys is making the dreams of millions of fan boys come true with the announcement of their all new 1:6th scale Deadpool figure! Deadpool kicks off Sideshow Toys’ Marvel Comics Sixth Scale collection of figures, Deadpool is armed to the teeth with awesome accessories that allow you to make the most of your merc with a mouth! The full release from Sideshow is below:
Launching Sideshow Collectibles’ highly-anticipated Marvel Sixth Scale collection…”Here comes DEADPOOL!”
Armed to the teeth with guns, puns, and things that go boom, Sideshow’s fully articulated Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure is ready to break through any obstacle – especially the proverbial fourth wall.
Decked out in his iconic hand-tailored red and black costume, super-studly Wade Wilson comes with two handsome portraits and tons of goodies, including long and short stabbing weapons, two bitchin’ pistols, a Whoop Ass-ault rifle, and Big Boomin’ Balls. Famous for his over-the-top personality, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth can fully express himself with multiple swap-out hand gestures and plug-in word bubble accessories, customizable with explicit thoughts and witty words. All we have to say is, “You’re welcome, mankind.”
Fully Articulated Super Studly Lady Magnet Body
Handsome Portrait #1
Handsome Portrait #2
Lady Killer Bodysuit
Tactical Harness with Various Pouches and Stabby Thing Sleeves (sheaths)
Two (2) Bitchin’ Pistols
Whoop Ass-ault Rifle
Two (2) Long Stabby Things (Katanas)
One (1) Short Stabby Thing (Knife)
Two (2) Big Boomin’ Balls .. hehe…
R/L Trigger Hands
R/L Stabby Thing Hands
Left Support Hand
Left Victory, Two Finger Pointer, Peace, Chingadera Hand
Right A-OK, @&$%#! Hand
Right Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Tasty Chimichanga Hand
R/L Feet with Totally Awesome Boot Sculpts
Figure Support Stand
Optional Plug in Word Bubbles for Explicit Thoughts and Witty Words
Sheet of Explicit Thoughts and Witty Words
Headpool with Float Wire Exclusive Bonus
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!
Toy Tokyo NYCC Funko Exclusives
Super collectibles specialty store Toy Tokyo recently revealed several new exclusive Funko items that they will have available at NYCC 2014! Included amongst these are Classic NES Color variations of the Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees ReAction figures, Black-and-gold color variations of the POP! Vinyl Omamori Dolls, and a Flocked Olaf POP! Vinyl from Disney’s ‘Frozen‘! The full release is below:
The 8-Bit Version Freddy and Jason ReAction figures are a Toy Tokyo NYCC exclusive! We’re revealing more NYCC exclusives this week IN OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER FIRST! Sign up at toytokyo.com now if you’re not on the list yet!
We’re the exclusive North American retailer at NYCC for the black/gold Asia Pop Omamori dolls! They’re so cute!
The Funko Pop **FLOCKED** Edition Olaf is a Toy Tokyo #NYCC exclusive!
Buffy Takes a Bite Out of ReAction
Earlier this week, Funko revealed a better look at their upcoming line of ReAction figures based on the classic Joss Whedon series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’! The upcoming wave is set to include Buffy, Willow, Oz, Angel, The Gentleman, Spike, and Vampire Spike! This series is scheduled to hit shelves anytime now.
Funko Hot Topic Comikaze Exclusives
Hot Topic just keeps on piling on those Funko Exclusives! With Comikaze just around the corner, Funko and Hot Topic have joined forces for two all new Comikaze Convention Exclusive Funko POP Vinyl figures of Metallic Unmasked Captain America and Glow-In-The-Dark Storm that will be sold exclusively at the Hot Topic Booth. Yes, you read that right. They’re DOUBLE exclusive. It’s kind of absurd how exclusive these guys are, but they look like they’d make an awesome addition to any Funko fan’s collection!
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! Until next week, happy toy hunting!