The holidays are coming up quick, so it’s probably a good idea to check out this all new edition of Toy News Tuesday so you know what cool new stuff to add to your wish list! On the off chance you haven‘t been here before, 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! There’s no time to waste, let’s get right on into the Toy News for the week of November 11th, 2014!
DC Collectibles Rolls Out New Harley and More!
With her recently launched solo-series selling like hot cakes, DC Collectibles has announced another all new Harley Quinn figure! The new figure features the characters new ‘roller-derby’ look as seen in her current book, as designed by Jimmy Palmiotti. She’s set to come packaged with her trusty revolver pistol and giant mallet hammer!
As if a brand new Harley wasn‘t enough, alongside her a ton of new DC Collectibles figures from all across the DC Universe have been announced! While staying relevant to the queen clown of crime, we’re getting another new Joker figure and our first ever New 52 styled Poison Ivy figure! If you aren’t a huge fan of Gotham City’s villains, then maybe the New 52 styled John Stewart Green Lantern figure might be more your style? These figures are all set to release in July of 2015.
Marvel Minimates Zombie Villains Sneak Peek
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys recently posted a sneak peek at the new Marvel Minimates ‘Marvel Villains Zombies’ figure 4-pack this week! The most interesting information to come from this, is the massive amount of interchangeable parts and accessories included in this set! We’re getting an alternate head and lab coat for Morbius, alternate head for Doctor Doom, an alternate collar for Sabretooth, and a cane, along with alternate arms, shoes, and torso for Kingpin! This set should be hitting stores in the immediate future!
Avengers Legends Are Infinite
After months of fans thinking the figures they have been waiting for have been canceled, it looks like Hasbro pulled a fast one and just delayed them all! In a surprise reveal this week, Hasbro announced a new Marvel Legends Infinite Series ‘Avengers’ wave, packed full of figures that were supposed to be released over the last year or so as packed in ‘variant’ figures like The Sentry (who was originally an alternate for Hyperion) and classic costume Hawkeye (who was supposed to alternate with modern Hawkeye). Also included in this wave are Iron Fist, Scarlet Witch, Machine Man, Thor, and Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel! To sweeten the pot, Hasbro is including TWO different build-a-figures for this wave, Odin the Allfather and King Thor! Some of their parts appear to be interchangeable, with other parts being more distinctly different. It looks like you may have to double-dip some of these figures if you want to complete both BAF’s, but they look pretty well worth it! The full lineup is as follows:
- Marvel Legends Avengers Captain Marvel Figure: King Thor Head, Cape and Axe
- Marvel Legends Avengers Sentry Figure: Odin Arms
- Marvel Legends Avengers Hawkeye Figure: Odin/King Thor Torso
- Marvel Legends Avengers Machine Man Figure: King Thor Arms
- Marvel Legends Avengers Scarlet Witch Figure: Odin Head, Cape and Staff
- Marvel Legends Avengers Thor Figure: Odin/King Thor Right Leg
- Marvel Legends Avengers Iron Fist Figure: Odin/King Thor Left Leg
These are expected to hit shelves in early 2015. Be sure to keep an eye out for them! I know Odin certainly is.
Hot Toys Visiting ‘Sleepy Hollow’
It’s been fifteen years since critically acclaimed director Tim Burton took fans to the world of ‘Sleepy Hollow’, and now Hot Toys has decided it’s time to revisit the dark and unsettling town with their one-sixth scale figure of Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane!
This all new figure captures Depp’s likeness with painstaking detail, and comes packed with a ton of goodies like a pile of alternate hands, Crane’s medical bag and tools, and even his autopsy apron! Truly, there has never been a more detailed figure of Burton’s take on Ichabod Crane, so be sure to pre-order yours before the Headless Horseman gets them all! The full release from Hot Toys is below:
The story of Sleepy Hollow had been a popular American fiction since its first publication in 1820. In 1999, master storyteller Tim Burton weaves an eerie, enchanting version of the classic tale of horror starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman.
In celebration of the “The World of Tim Burton” exhibition in Japan that begins this November, Hot Toys is delighted to present the Sleepy Hollow: 1/6th scale Ichabod Crane Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate Ichabod Crane Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane in the film which features a newly developed head sculpt, elegantly-tailored costume, and a number of highly detailed accessories which Ichabod Crane has used in the movie.
Teeny Tiny Snake Moutain
Matty Collector has announced the ‘subscription only’ exclusive incentive item for their ‘Masters of the Universe Minis’ toyline for 2015, and it sure is a nice one! Last year, people who picked up the new wave of ‘Masters of the Universe Minis’ got pieces to build their very own tiny Castle Greyskull for their mini-figures. This year, Matty Collector is offering fans a companion piece for their tiny Castl Greyskull, in the form of the evil Skeletor’s lair, Snake Mountain! That’s right, you can now obtain your very own tiny Snake Mountain playset! But remember, it’s exclusive for full year subscribers only! Don’t miss your chance at getting one by subscribing today!
NECA’s Rocket Raccoon Blasts Off
Never the ones to be outdone by anybody, the crew at NECA have pulled out all the stops and announced what will probably be one of the most sought after item’s they’ve ever produced (and that is saying something!). NECA has proudly revealed their all new three foot tall Rocket Raccoon prop replica. Yes, you read that right. THREE. FEET. TALL. It’s probably the closest you’ll ever get to owning your very own tiny, hairy, Bradley Cooper. Not that that’s a bad thing, right?
This astounding piece of collector memorabilia is coming to you right out of this years biggest summer box office blockbuster, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Rocket here was created by using the original working digital files from the film itself and is made of foam rubber and latex, While he won’t be the soft, furry version you’d probably imagine holding, that’s probably for the best as he’ll stay in one piece and won’t shed all over your collection! His tail is set to be packaged separately when he ships but should pop right on easily enough for display. Each three foot tall Rocket Raccoon figure will be hand painted to ensure highly detailed perfection. This is a ‘one run’ limited item, so once they are gone, they are GONE. These guys are expected to retail for between $300 and $400 when they hit shelves in January, with many sites advertising pre-orders on him set at $350.
He Prefers ‘Artificial Person’ to ‘Action Figure’
Last week they gave us a look at Kane, and this week NECA has given ‘ALIENS’ fans a closer look at their upcoming ‘Bishop’ figure from ‘ALIENS’ Series 3. It looks like they’ve captured the likeness of actor Lance Henriksen perfectly in the form of this 7” scale plastic figure.This assortment of figures is set to hit shelves just in time for the holidays this December, and also includes Kane and the Dog Alien Xenomorph as seen in ‘ALIEN 3’. The full gallery of ‘Bishop’ figure images can be found on NECA’s website here.
Predators Are On The Hunt Again
NECA continues to pull on the nostalgia of your heartstrings with the reveal of ‘Predator’ Series 13! This wave is based off of the classic ‘Alien vs. Predator’ comic book pack-in that Kenner included with their figures way back in the early 90’s! NECA has taken those classic designs and given them an overhaul with modernized sculpts and articulation to give these great designs to a whole new generation of ‘Predator’ fans!
Included in this new wave are ‘Cracked Tusk’, ‘Scavage’ and ‘Renegade’. ‘Cracked Tusk’ includes a spear and throwing disc, while Renegade will come with all new weapons that are based on the origina Kenner figure’s pack=ins. Scavage will include a removable mask. These figures are in 7” scale, which means they all stand around 8” tall so that they tower over other 7” scale figures as a Predator should! They feature the standard 25 points of articulation that ‘Predator’ collectors have come to expect from this line. These gus are set to hit retail in March of 2015 in special blister-card packaging as an homage to the classic figures of the early 90’s!
NECA’s Pacific Rim Series 5 Breaches
While ‘Pacific Rim 2’ is still a ways off, NECA is keeping fans of the franchise satisfied with their ongoing ‘Pacific Rim’ toyline! To quell the hunger of avid collectors everywhere, NECA has announced the all new fifth wave of ‘Pacific Rim’ figures! This new series will include 7” renditions of ‘Anchorage Attack’ Gypsy Danger and Romeo Blue!
The new ‘Anchorage Attack’ Gypsy Danger figure will feature heavy battle-damage as seen in the very beginning of the film, with a special sculpt unique to this version of the figure. It will have interchangeable right arms so you can decide if you’d rather use the plasma gun or the normal hand for this special battle-damaged Jaeger!
With the release of Romeo Blue, fans are going to be getting their hands on the final Jaeger design that was seen in the film! Romeo Blue was a Mark-1 America Jaeger and was only actually seen in newsreel footage during the film’s prologue, but nonetheless has been a highly sought after figure amongst fans. Now your Jaeger collection can be complete!
Wave 5 of NECA’s ‘Pacific Rim’ line is set to hit retail in January of 2015.
Law and Order: Special Apes Unit
It’s time to lay down the law for your NECA ‘Planet of the Apes’ collection with the release of their all new ‘Lawgiver’ statue replica! This all new ‘Lawgiver’ statue is set to be in perfect scale with NECA’s current ‘Planet of the Apes’ toyline and will make your display of classic ‘PotA’ figures look complete! This ‘statue’ will be made of cold cast, hand painted resin and stand a full 12” tall.
If you think you might want one of these guys when they release in February of 2015, don’t wait to preorder it from NECA, as they are only doing a limited on-run production of this collectible!
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!
Busting Makes Domo Feel Good
Domo and Funko have collaborated before with a series of DC Comics POP! Vinyl figure and Mystery Minis, and now it looks like they are at it again with a newseries of Domo Ghostbusters POP! Vinyl figures! The release from Funko is below:
We aren’t done celebrating Ghostbusters 30th anniversary just yet! Today we bring you ever more Ghosbusters Pop! items to celebrate! Who you gonna call?! …Domo?! That’s right! We did it! All of your favorite Ghostbusters characters are coming to you with a Domo twist! Available in February!
Winter is Coming
Finally, Funko has announced yet another wave of their ever popular ‘Game of Thrones‘ POP! Vinyl figures! After months of demands, fans will finally be getting their hands of Sansa Stark, Petyr Baelish, and more in this new wave!
Winter is coming! We are thrilled to bring you a brand new series in our Game of Thrones Pop! line. This series includes Mhysa Daenerys Targaryen and Castle Black Jon Snow. Along with new variations of classic characters, the series includes some of the most highly requested Game of Thrones characters! That’s right…We are finally giving you the Sansa Stark Pop! you’ve been dreaming of. Samwell Tarly and Petyr Baelish have also joined the Pop! army. These Pop!’s will be available in December!
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!