It’s extremely exciting although you’ve seen a few like it before- it’s a brand new Toy News Tuesday! We’re the one weekly column right here on 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! This week was a bit of a doozy with all of these amazing new film trailers hitting and hyping us up for a long summer of watching new movies and then buying the toylines based on them! Still, there’s plenty of toy news to go around, so lets check out the Toy News for the week of April 21st, 2015!

 Toys And Gods And Monsters

DC Entertainment recently announced their all new animated film ‘Justice League: Gods & Monsters’, which is coming from the creative mind of the legendary Bruce Timm! This story is based around the Justice League of an alternate universe, and as such, is based around a whole new set of characters that bring us brand new alternate takes on some of our favorite heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman! What’s even more exciting, is that DC Collectibles has already announced a series of three figures based on the upcoming animated film, bringing the trinity of DC Comics legend to life in plastic form!

These upcoming 6″ scale figures of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman look to be following in the footsteps of DC Collectibles popular ‘Batman: The Animated Series‘ line in both style and articulation, rather than the style of the figures from other previous DC Animated films like the 7″ scale ‘Batman and Son’ or ‘Justice League War’ toylines. Both this and the ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ line are based on the art style of Bruce Timm, so this shouldn’t be too surprising. These figures are expected to hit the market later this year.

(via ToyArk)

What A Bunch Of A-Holes…

Ever since last summer, it seems like collectors are hooked on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and can’t get enough of Starlord and his band of space misfits! Recently, rumors began circulating that Entertainment Earth was going to be selling a brand new exclusive Marvel Legends ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ 5-figure box set that would include comic book versions of the hit series cast. The set would include comic versions of Starlord (a re-release of last years SDCC Exclusive), Drax (re-used head sculpt on a larger upper torso with new legs), Gamora (brand new figure!), Rocket Raccoon (re-release of the BAF Rocket with a new headsculpt and paint apps), and Groot (re-release of the movie Groot BAF with a newly sculpted head).

(via ToyArk)

First Vision Visual

With the release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ just a few short weeks away, Hot Toys is preparing fans worldwide for a first look at their upcoming 1:6th scale figure of The Vision! While they haven’t given the figure a full on proper reveal yet, they did post this new teaser image this week!

Is Vision the savior of the world from the terrifying Ultron? Is he the secret weapon of the Avengers? We will all find out when the epic Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron starts to hit theatres worldwide later this month.

Get ready for more Avengers: Age of Ultron collectibles with astonishing likeness and incredible details by Hot Toys coming soon!

Minimates Assemble!

As if there weren’t enough awesome packed into the first assortments of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Minimates from Diamond Select Toys, now the crew over at MarvelToyNews has got the scoop on the all new ‘Age of Ultron’ Minimates Series 2!  As per usual, there are two different figure assortments being made available, with one being specialty store exclusive and the other being exclusive to Toys R Us! It’s worth noting that a few of these characters in each assortment are currently still under wraps by Marvel, so there’s no telling who the might be!

Specialty Store Assortment

  • Minimates Vision & Hydra Soldier (Specialty Store Exclusive Set)
  • Minimates Phasing Vision & Hydra Soldier (Variant — Specialty Store Exclusive Set)
  • Minimates Hulk vs. TOP SECRET Character
  • Minimates Hulkbuster Iron Man vs. TOP SECRET Character

Toys R Us Assortment

  • Minimates War Machine & Bruce Banner (Toys R Us Exclusive Set)
  • Minimates Hulk vs. TOP SECRET Character
  • Minimates Hulkbuster Iron Man vs. TOP SECRET Character


These Minimates are set to hit later this summer!


These guys were teased at back at Toy Fair 2015, but now thanks to ToyChestNews we’re getting our first look at the all new ‘Predator’ Minimates! This first series is blindbagged, so you never really know who you’re going to get when you buy them (much like with the recent ‘TMNT’ and ‘Mass Effect’ Minimates), but at least now we’ve got some idea of who might turn up! The case listing for this wave includes:

  • Jungle Hunter Predator (Unmasked, from ‘Predator’)
  • Jungle Hunter Predator (Masked, from ‘Predator’)
  • Jungle hunter Predator (Thermal, from ‘Predator’)
  • Billy (From ‘Predator’)
  • City Hunter Predator (Unmasked , from ‘Predator2’)
  • City Hunter Predator (Unmasked w/ Battle Damage, from ‘Predator2’)
  • Cuchillo (From ‘Predators’)
  • Edwin (Rare 1 Per-Case Chase Figure, From ‘Predators’)

These figures are due out in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for them!

This Sith Only Deals In Absolute… Awesomeness!

While most of us can agree that ‘The Phantom Menace’ was an overall weak film that was kind of a let down, we can also mostly agree that Darth Maul was one of the coolest parts of the film (besides the Podrace, of course). The team over at ToyArk is reporting that the latest figure being added to the SH Figuarts ‘Star Wars’ line is none other than this iconic Sith Lord himself! Check out this first look at SH Figuarts Darth Maul below:

A Blast From The Past

With the end of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ animated series, many people felt that some characters were left as a hanging footnote on the ‘Star Wars’ universe; never really getting their proper due ending. This past year during the new ‘Star Wars’ animated series, ‘Star Wars: Rebels’, fans rejoiced as they saw the return of one of these characters (and Season 2 is rumored to be bringing back more!), Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano! Now to show Ahsoka some more love, Hasbro is bringing the fan favorite character to the 6″ scale ‘Star Wars: Black Series’ toyline! The figure first premiered this past week at Star Wars Celebration 2015 and is due to hit the market hopefully before year’s end!

(Photo via RebelScum)

Round 2… FIGHT!

Mortal Kombat X’ has just hit the market this month and the new fighting game is already sweeping gamers everywhere off of their feet with it’s stellar gameplay and fighting mechanics! People are hungry for more, and at Mezco they give the people what they want! The first wave of ‘Mortal Kombat X’ figures should be hitting the market anytime now, so of course it seems like an excellent time for Mezco to reveal their all new Series 2 lineup! The lineup and a full release from Mezco is below:

Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful and influential video game franchises ever created. Having celebrated over two decades of success and with nine games in its legacy and an all new next gen platform game being released on Tuesday 4/14, the Mortal Kombat brand is a top rated and earning game brand that is a fan favorite. With gamer anticipation at a record high, millions of units of the game have already been pre-sold.

Amidst this whirlwind of excitement and anticipation, Mezco reveals their Mortal Kombat X Series 2 action figures. To ensure a game accurate likeness, correct to the finest detail, Mezco’s award-winning design team has digitally sculpted the figures using the digital files from the game developers themselves. Mezco’s 6inch scale version features more than 17 points of articulation, many with ball joints, allowing them to recreate all the moves and poses that have made them part of gaming legend.

Series 2 features:

Kitana: 10,000 years old, but considered young in her realm of Edenia, she rose to great importance; first as the loyal stepdaughter of Shao Kahn, then as his enemy, tearing herself away from his grasp and freeing her home realm of Edenia. She also led an army into Outworld to combat any chance of Shao Kahn rising to power again. Kitana comes with game specific accessories.

Kotal Kahn: A new character in Mortal Kombat X. A general under Shao Kahn’s command, he is of the Osh-Tekk race. He then served under Empress Mileena after the death of Shao Kahn. Eventually Kotal seized control of the throne and Outworld. Now, he faces Mileena and Reiko in a civil war for Outworld. Kotal Kahn comes with game specific accessories.

Quan Chi: The most powerful sorcerer and necromancer in the Netherrealm. Quan Chi combines both cunning and brute force in his never-ending plots to overtake not only Earthrealm, but all of reality. He is an opportunist and will ally himself with anyone who can help him further his own goals. He is notable in particular for his ruthlessness and pragmatism. His manipulative and deceptive nature has earned him many enemies, including Sub-Zero and Scorpion, whose entire family and clan he destroyed. Quan Chi comes with game specific accessories.

Each figure comes in a sturdy package perfect for display.
Mezco’s Mortal Kombat X Series 2 Figures battle on store shelves beginning November 2015.

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!