Welcome back to yet another brand spankin-new edition of 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! Toy Fair 2015 is literally right around the corner with just two week to go, and WOW do we have a lot for you guys this week! So much in fact,t hat we’re splitting this week’s column into two posts! It’s like a massive tsunami of plastic! This first half will be dealing with a bunch of cool new superhero related news, while the second half will cover a little bit of everything! Wasting no time at all, here’s Part One of the Toy News for the week of January 27th, 2015!
Captain America Enters The ‘Age of Ultron’
With the super ambitious sequel to the biggest comic book movie of all time only a few short months away from hitting theaters, merchandising is really heating up! Hot Toys is finally giving fans the full release details on some of the figures in their line for their ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ line, and the first one looks utterly amazing! Here’s our first look at Hot Toys‘ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ Captain America 1:6th Scale figure!
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will begin hitting the theatres worldwide in just a few months! Fans are already pumped for this epic sequel and eager to see the Earth’s mightiest heroes come together again to defend the world from the menacing Ultron! Today we are excited to continue the Avengers: Age of Ultron series and officially present the new 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate Captain America Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly painted helmeted head sculpt, a newly painted Steve Rogers head sculpt, finely tailored Captain America suit, magnetic metal Captain America shield with retractable handles, and a specially designed figure stand.
“And My Bow!” “And My… Laser?”
The team over at Entertainment Earth is getting right onboard the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ media train too with a pair of all new Entertainment Earth Exclusive Marvel Titans figures! These new 2-figure set is comprised of Marvel Titans 12” scale versions of Iron Man and Hawkeye with special electronic weaponry! These are special deluxe versions of these characters and won’t be found anywhere beyond Entertainment Earth, so they’re a pretty neat piece!
Super-size your Marvel superhero adventures with the electrifying Avengers Titan Heroes Iron Man and Hawkeye Deluxe Electronic Action Figure Set – an Entertainment Earth Exclusive! Each figure is inspired by Marvel’s ongoing Avengers story, pitting the world’s greatest assembly of superheroes against tougher threats than ever before. Each Avenger is ready to unleash the light of justice on the darker corners of the Marvel universe. These gargantuan plastic action figures are jointed and stand 12-inches tall. Ages 4 and up.
Truly a superior Iron Man, Tony Stark is back in a new blue and white suit of armor! The cool exec with a heart of steel upgrades his wardrobe so he looks snazzy in Silicon Valley or anywhere Stark Enterprises expands! Tony’s look is modeled after his classic wardrobe, with a hint of the flavor appearing in Marvel Now! Superior Iron Man’s pages. This 12-inch figure comes with a spectacular light-up blaster you’ll only find at Entertainment Earth.
Clint Barton went out and found himself some thick red frames, with glass so dark they won’t even know his name – but you will! Hawkeye’s new outfit is inspired by the massively multiplayer online game Marvel Heroes 2015 and the hit TV series Avengers Assemble, combining to bring you one of the best archers in the business! Loki, Doctor Doom, Ultron, and bad guys won’t stand a chance against his funky fine bow with a special kind of light.
This set features 2 individually packaged action figures, including: 1x Beam Blaster Iron Man with Electronic Light-Up Blaster, 1x Lightning Bow Hawkeye with Electronic Light-Up Bow.
Marvel Select’s Latest Avengers
Keeping that ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ ball rolling, the crew over at CBR got an exclusive first look at some of the brand new Marvel Select ‘Age of Ultron’ figures from Diamond Select Toys! While we get a full look at the all new Marvel Select The Hulk figure, the details are a little bit more vague regarding the long awaited Black Widow figure! Fans will be pleased to finally get a movie version of Black Widow in the Marvel Select line (leaving only Hawkeye out of the set of original six Avengers), but we’re still waiting to see just hwat her sculpt will look like! These figures are expected to release on May 1st alongsit the Thor figure we previewed a few weeks back! The full solicitations for Black Widow and Hulk are below:
Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Black Widow
A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the figure fans have been waiting for has arrived! After three blockbuster film appearances, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow joins the Marvel Select Avengers line-up, just in time for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron! This 7-inch scale figure features her look from the new movie, has 16 points of articulation, and includes a diorama base that connects to Age of Ultron Thor’s to create a scene from the film. She comes packaged in the now-famous Marvel Select display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Figure SRP: $24.99
Marvel Select Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Hulk
A Diamond Select Toys release! Hulk smash puny toys! The Hulk returns in a new look for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and DST is revisiting their award-winning action figure from the first Avengers movie with all-new sculpted details! Standing almost 10 inches tall, this Hulk figure sports 16 points of articulation and a spot-on likeness of the Hulk from the film, and comes packaged in Select-style display packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Figure SRP: $24.99
Minimates Tilted On Their Axis
If you’re getting a little worn out on ‘Age of Ultron’ merchandise, but are still pretty into Marvel, maybe these sweet new AXIS Marvel Minimates will do the trick? The all new Marvel Minimates Wave 62 from Diamond Select Toys is based on Marvel’s recent AXIS storyline that turns the Marvel Universe on it’s head!This all new wave of Minimates features four figure 2-packs of standard 2″ scale Minimates. Each figure 2-pack comes loaded with a bunch of neat accessories and character specific interchangeable parts! Figure sets in this wave include Sam Wilson as Captain America with Red Onslaught (who can downsize to become regular Red Skull), Superior Iron Man with Apocalypse, Carnage with Hobgoblin, and Sabretooth with Kluh! This new wave is set to hit stores this summer!
Building Up To The ‘Age of Ultron’
A ton of images have leaked out this week of the all new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ LEGO sets! New sets coming to the market include ‘Iron Man vs. Ultron’, ‘Avengers Hydra Showdown’, ‘The Hulkbuster Smash’, ‘The Avengers Quinjet City Chase’, and ‘Attack on Avengers Tower’! There are also two more sets that have no images or descriptions at the moment titled ‘Burglary at the Hydra Fortress’ and ‘UCS Avengers Helicarrier’ that are also slated to release alongside these sets. Here’s the full rundown of each other set in the series:
“Iron Man vs. Ultron (76029)
Team up with Iron Man MK45 to take on the Ultron army in an ultimate battle! Defend against aerial attacks from the Ultron vehicle piloted by the Sub-Ultron officer. Take cover as Sub-Ultron troopers leap from the back of the vehicle and fire their stud shooters. Then activate Iron Mans Super Jumper to topple the Sub-Ultron officer and bring the vehicle crashing to the ground! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Sub-Ultron officer, 2 Sub-Ultron troopers and Iron Man MK45.
Avengers Hydra Showdown (76030)
Join Thor and Hawkeye as they chase the Hydra henchman through the Sokovia winter forest! Place Hawkeye in the cockpit of the awesome Avengers 4×4 vehicle and accelerate away. When you have the Hydra offroader in your sights, fire the flick missiles from the rotating turret and swerve away from the offroaders powerful stud shooter. Then launch Thor on his Super Jumper and disable the stud shooter with one perfectly aimed jump! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Thor, Hawkeye and Hydra henchman.
The Hulk Buster Smash (76031)
Hulk has been trapped by the powers of Scarlet Witch and she is ready to fire an electrical bolt if he tries to escape! Place Iron Man in the cockpit of the humungous Hulk Buster suit and rush to the rescue. On the way you must fend off aerial attacks from the flying Ultron.Adjust the Hulk Busters arms and legs to create fearsome battle poses and grab the villain with the powerful hands. With Ultron safely in the mechs grip, attach Iron Man to his Super Jumper. Then take out Scarlet Witch with an accurate jump and free the imprisoned Hulk! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Iron Man, Ultron and Scarlet Witch, plus a Hulk figure.
The Avengers Quinjet City Chase (76032)
Launch a high-speed pursuit of Ultron with the Avengers in the iconic Quinjet. Place Black Widow at the controls in the cockpit and soar into the sky. Fire the stud shooters and release Captain America on his super-cool bike to take the pursuit to the streets. Iron Man MK43 is flying alongside the Quinjet using his thrusters, ready to take on Ultron. When the time is right, make the perfect jump onto the truck to explode the sides and reveal the precious cargo. Includes 5 minifigures with assorted accessories: Vision, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man and Ultron.
Attack on Avengers Tower (76038)
The Heroes are having a party when suddenly Avengers Tower comes under Ultron attack from the inside! Evil Ultron Mark 1 has assembled himself in the lab and is exploding out the windows. Help Iron Man and Thor to defeat Ultron and the 2 Iron Legion accomplices under his control. Make plans in the JARVIS control room and treat injured Super Heroes in the sick bay. An Iron Legion is blasting out the doors and windows of the ground-floor robot bay. The other has stolen the Loki Scepter from the analysis lab so pursue him with Thor and take aim from the roof of the tower with the secret hidden drone and stud shooters. You must retrieve the Scepter and stop Ultron! Includes 5 minifigures with a weapon and assorted accessories: Ultron Mark 1, 2 Iron Legions, Iron Man and Thor.”
DC Collectibles Opens The Vault
Over the years, DC Collectibles (formerly DC Direct) has released a TON of cool stuff for us to collect, but with all the awesome they’ve been producing on a pretty regular basis, the occasional item doesn’t make it past development to production! DC Collectibles is taking a look into their vault to see if there are any previously canceled items that you’d like to see given a second chance! There are a few options shown on their official blog, where you can Vote for your favorite! Items include a series of ‘DC Universe Online’ action figures, a series of 3.75″ scale ‘New 52’ style DC action figures, a Black Manta bust, a Mary Marvel Ame-Comi PVC statue, or a set of ‘Rainbow Batman’ figures! The post from DC Collectibles Official Blog is below:
Whether we’re talking action figures, statues, busts or any of the other unique items we’ve released, we produce a lot of cool stuff here at DC Collectibles. But there are always ideas that never really come to fruition. Often they’re never more than just that—an idea in our heads. But sometimes they go beyond the idea stage. Sometimes we’ll commission sketches or designs, and occasionally a full-on sculpt and paint.
We thought we’d look at a few of these unproduced ideas today as part of our weeklong DC Collectibles celebration. All of the above collectibles were sculpted, but never produced. They rest quietly in our vault—a reminder of things that could have been.
What do you think? Should we have released them? We’d like to know which of these unreleased collectibles (or line of collectibles) is your favorite. If we were to release one of them, which would you most like to see? Let us know by VOTING HERE!
New DC Display Pieces
With all of the other announcements happening lately, it’s easy to miss a few! In the past week DC Collectibles has announced at least four new statues or busts, and we wanted to make sure you knew about each of them! First up we’ve got a new Deadshot bust based on his New 52 appearances in ‘Suicide Squad’; a Batwoman from DC Collectibles’ ‘Bombshell statue series; the stylized ‘Art of War’ Wonder Woman statue based on her recent animated short; and finally an all new Firestorm staute from their DC Comics Icons line! All of these are due out in Fall of 2015!
And with that, we bring Part One of this week’s Toy News Tuesday to a close! Be sure to stat tuned to ScienceFiction.com today for the rest of this week’s news in Part Two!