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!
Jae Lee’s Art Coming To Life
Earlier this year DC Collectibles wowed collectors with their 7” Scale ‘Designer Series’ of figures based on the artwork of Greg Capullo that brought the artwork straight off of the page and into plastic format that we all know and love. Now they’re looking to do it again, but this time they will be focusing on the work of critically acclaimed artist Jae Lee!
This new series of figures is set to hit stores in the summer of 2015, and will feature four figures in the set including Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, and Catwoman! Catwoman will also include an ‘un-goggled’ head sculpt so that you can display your Catwoman based on your goggle preference.
Jesus Walks at NYCC
With NYCC in just a few days, it’s kind of astounding how few Convention Exclusive Collectibles have been announced! Luckily the crews at Skybound and McFarlane Toys have come forward to remedy the situation with the reveal of their all new NYCC Exclusive ‘Jesus’ figure from fan favorite comic book series ‘The Walking Dead’! The full release from Skybound is below-
After a slew of cryptic clues, we’re so excited to announce that Jesus (in both color and bloody black & white) will be available at New York Comic Con for $25 each.
If you just can’t wait or you want to ensure you get your hands on one of these badass action figures, we have some good news for you. Starting Monday, Skybound Insiders will get exclusive early access to a very limited amount of the figures on our webstore! We’ll be sending an email on Monday with a link just for you!
Signing up for Skybound Insiders is free and you get amazing perks, including special access to wristbands for signings (HINT: tickets for Robert Kirkman at NYCC), free comics, extended previews, and more!
Join Skybound Insiders today and grab a Jesus action figure before NYCC!
THE JESUS ACTION FIGURE FROM SKYBOUND AND MCFARLANE TOYS comes in full color or a black and white blood-spattered variant! The Jesus fig includes two swappable heads (one with bandana, one without), binoculars, rifle, knife, and extra bandana.
Minimates Mutating to the Next Level
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have announced that they have two all new waves of Minimates hitting stores this month! Just in time for the Blu-Ray and DVD release of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ come two new series of X-Men Minimates! One wave is based on the recent hit film, while the other explores the teams comic roots! The full releases from DST are below-
Marvel Minimates Series 58 X-Men: Days of Future Past Asst.
A Diamond Select Release! The most epic X-Men movie ever made is getting the Minimates treatment from DST! Four different two-packs depict the past and future worlds of X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring Mystique with Young Magneto, Bone Claw Wolverine with Charles Xavier, Future Wolverine with Future Storm and Professor X with Future Magneto! Each Minimates mini-figure stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, including an alternate head for Storm, alternate hair for Magneto and an alternate torso for Wolverine. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142223, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
Marvel Minimates Series 59 All-New X-Men Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The five original X-Men have been brought to the present day, and a new decade calls for new costumes! This assortment based on the Marvel Now! comic title All-New X-Men features four two-packs, including Cyclops with Marvel Girl, Beast with Angel, Iceman with a Sentinel and a rare, short-packed Bobby Drake with Sentinel! Each Minimate mini-figure stands approximately 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories, incluing multile alternate heads and hair pieces, energy blasts and flight stands! Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY142224, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
She’s Like Kevin Bacon!
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ fans rejoice! The wait for Gamora and Nebula Minimates
to complete your set is finally over! DST has announced via their Facebook Page that the pair of Previews Exclusive figures are shipping out to stores this week, so be sure to hit up your local comic shop in order to make sure you get these two highly demanded Minimates!
NECA Continues To Scale Your Collection
Almost as if the ones already halfway up your headphones aren’t enough, NECA has announced several new figures in their Scalers line! These fun little plastic figures that grip onto and ‘climb’ your cables and headphone cords have been on shelves for about a year and usually only run about $5 or so, so they’re a fun little add on to your everyday life!
The first new set announced features two of this summer’s biggest stars, Groot and Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’! These two are part of ‘Wave A’
or Guardians figures, which implies that there are more figures from this film yet to come somewhere down the pipeline. We can only hope right? These are scheduled to release this November.
Next up we’ve got everyone’s favorite heroes in a halfshell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
! Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael are all set to hit stores this November.
NECA Finishes The Fight In a Big Way
Being perfectionists, the crew at NECA really looks to be trying to outdo McFarlane Toys this October with the release of their all new 18” Master Chief figure from Microsoft’s mega-blockbuster ‘Halo’ video game series! This figure is based on Master Chief’s look from Halo 4 and is even sculpted based on the original digital model from the game itself and features over 30 points of articulation! This figure looks like a beauty, as you can see in the new photo gallery recently posted on NECA’s official blog
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!
Hot Topic Exclusives Come Alive
Once again the teams at Hot Topic
and Funko are joining forces to release another pair of exclusive figures! This time around we’re getting special ‘Glow in the Dark’ versions of one of Universal Studios oldest couples, both the Frankenstein Monster and the Bride of Frankenstein. These figures are set to be hitting stores now!
More Deadpool POP-Ping Up!
As if there weren’t enough variations of the Deadpool
Funko POP! Vinyl figure, Funko is adding one more to your collection with the release of the ‘X-Men’ version of Deadpool! Yes, this is the version of Deadpool’s costume from when he joined up with the X-Men and was decked out in the classic blue and yellow! This figure is hitting stores now!
Funko’s ‘The Crow’ Takes Flight
This guy was announced a few weeks back, but when he was first revealed there was some questionable concept art involved with the previews of the figure. This week Funko posted
an actual photo of some of their new ’The Crow’ Merchandise, including the upcoming POP! Vinyl figure of the titular character! Also seen is the all new ReAction figure of The Crow as well! Now fans have a better idea of what the final products of these figures will look like when they hit stores later this month!
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!