Hello and welcome back to another all 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! This week we’ve got more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive announcements, plus a ton of other cool stuff to look forward to so what are you waiting for?! Quit reading this introductory paragraph and get down to the Toy News for the week of June 9th, 2015!
Marvel Legends Doctor Strange Box Set Projecting To SDCC
Ever since it was announced last year that we were getting a live action ‘Doctor Strange‘ movie starring none other than Benedict Cumberbatch, fans have been up in arms with excitement as they eagerly await the arrival of the film. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the team at Hasbro has announced an all new ‘Doctor Strange’ themed Marvel legends box set for this years San Diego Comic Con Exclusive offering!
This 6″ scale figure box set will include five key doctor strange characters- Dormamu, Brother Voodoo, Magik, Hela, and or course the Doctor himself; albeit he will be a special ‘Astral Projection’ version. To top it all off, this box set is packed inside special ‘Doctor Strange’ themed packaging made to resemble Doctor Strange’s spell tome, the Book of Vishanti. it also includes a wearable replica of the Doctor’s magical amulet, the Eye of Agamatto.
This set is going to retail for $104.99 and will be exclusive to SDCC 2015, although it is set to be offered in limited quantities to people on HasbroToyShop.com after the convention.
(via USA Today)
Hot Toys Is Ready To Put A Spell On You
She’s one of the newest member’s of the Marvel Cinematic Univere’s ‘Avengers’, and now Hot Toys is bringing her directly to your 1:6th scale collection with their all new Scarlet Witch figure! While many people are divided on how ‘the twins’ were handled in this summer’s biggest blockbuster, it’s hard to argue that Scarlet Witch was a total badass! Now this awesome 1:6th scale figure is available to join your colleciton to prove it. Hot Toys Scarlet Witch features a lifelike sculpt based on actress Elizabeth Olsen’s appearance in the film, and it comes packaged with a ton of great accessories like alternate hands, hex-magic effects, a display stand, and the special pack in accessory ‘Ultron’s Heart’!
Hot Toys Scarlet Witch is expected to hit stores later this year. Check out the full release from Hot Toys below:
“I can show you what you truly fear!”
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda Maximoff a.k.a Scarlet Witch has undergone experiments by HYDRA to obtain superpowers in neuro-electric interfacing, telekinesis, mental manipulation and became a “secret weapon” of the evil organization. When HYDRA fell, she joined Ultron to get their revenge on Tony Stark, but eventually allied with the Avengers to help stop the artificial intelligence when they discovered Ultron’s true intentions to wipe out mankind.
Today Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce one of the new stars of Avengers: Age of Ultron – the 1/6th scale Scarlet Witch Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt with long curly brown real fabric hair, finely tailored costume, specially created hands with red translucent fingertips and effect accessories to emulate Scarlet Witch using her powers. Ultron’s heart which Scarlet Witch has taken from the robot’s body is also included as a special bonus accessory!
Spice up your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with this new Avengers member!
Lego Building The Perfect Weapon
This month Lego is offering people the chance to add an exclusive Lego mini figure of Marvel’s Winter Soldier to their collection! It’s surprisingly easy for people to get, although a bit costly! All you have to do is spend $75 or more at Lego Store locations or on Lego.com and The Winter Soldier Lego mini figure will be automatically added to your purchase! It’s certianly an expensive mini figure at that rate, but fans of The Winter Soldier won’t wont to miss out on their chance to add him to their collection! This offer from Lego ends on June 30th, 2015 while supplies last.
Don’t Feed Kid Robot After Midnight
The team over at Kid Robot have announced an all new toyline! Rather than sticking to their traditional vinyl roots, they look to be expanding out into the plush market with their newest series of collectibles, ‘Phunny’s!
The first wave of these new 8″ scale plush collectibles are set to be themed around the 80’s cinema classic ‘Gremlins’! Characters announced so far include Gizmo, Mohawk, and Stripe! Phunny’s are expected to hit retailers this August with a suggested retail price of $16.99.
Oh Captains My Captains
As if last week’s Star Trek Whales collectible announcement wasn’t enough, Entertainment Earth has announced yet another Star Trek SDCC 2015 Exclusive from them and the team at Bif Bang Pow! This time around it’s a spceial set of ‘The Five Captains’ as Miniature Bobbleheads in their ‘Monitor Mates’ line. This set of five convention exclusive Captains include Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Captain Sisko, Captain Janeway, and Captain Archer from across the various ‘Star Trek’ television series. Check out the full release from Entertainment Earth below-
Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive! Five captains are better than one with this incredible Star Trek The Captains Monitor Mate Bobble Heads Set of 5 – Convention Exclusive made exclusively by Bif Bang Pow! as an Entertainment Earth convention exclusive! Now collectors can use their monitor to proudly display all five of Starfleets most prominent commanding officers from Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and, Enterprise.
Included in this Convention Exclusive are:
1x Captain James T. Kirk – Star Trek: The Original Series
1x Captain Jean-Luc Picard – Star Trek: The Next Generation
1x Captain Benjamin Sisko – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1x Captain Kathryn Janeway – Star Trek: Voyager
1x Captain Jonathan Archer – Star Trek: Enterprise
Each 4-inch scale miniature resin bobble head figure showcases a captain with their ship specific captain’s chair that can attach to a computer monitor or flat surface via a non-damaging adhesive pad on the base. Set your monitor to stunning with this individually numbered and limited edition of 1,000 pieces which you simply can’t afford to miss! Prototyping by 3D Systems and Gentle Giant. Ages 14 and up.
One of the largest cult phenomena of our time, Star Trek is a science-fiction entertainment franchise based on a fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry. It includes a multitude of television series, movies, video and computer games, novels, and more depicting an optimistic future in which mankind has risen above past frailties and vices to unite with other intelligent species in the galaxy to explore the cosmos, discover new worlds, and encounter new civilizations – “To boldly go where no one has gone before!”
NOTE: This item will first be sold at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, your order will be filled and shipped to you then, at the end of July 2015.
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!
Funko Teams With Bethesda
The crew over at Funko has teamed with fan favorite video game company Bethesda Softworks to create several new waves of POP! Vinyls based on Bethesda produced games like ‘Fallout’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls’! Check out the full announcements from Funko below:
Pop! Games: Fallout
The Fallout Pop! series includes both a male and female Lone Wanderer, the protagonist from Fallout 3, alongside a slew of enemies. No Fallout collection would be complete without a Deathclaw Pop!, one of the most fearsome mutant dwellers of the Wasteland or a lethal soldier from the Brotherhood of Steel! You may want to seriously consider adding the unnatural brawn of a Super Mutant and impulsively savage Ghoul to your group too! And get ready! Vault Boy – essentially the mascot and face of the Fallout series – is coming as a Pop! too! Available in July!
Pop! Games: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Fus ro dah!Relive the timeless Elder Scrolls classic, Skyrim,
through a multitude of Pop! characters! Dovahkiin, the last Dragonborn, dons his signature helmet, leather armor, and a hefty iron sword in order to take on our super-sized 6-inch Alduin Pop!The Daedric Warrior comes in the legendarily sinister Daedric armor, which was forged under a red harvest moon! Available in August!
Pop! Games: The Elder Scrolls Online
Several of the most revered characters from the Elder Scrolls Online series are getting the Pop! treatment!Between the Breton’s swift blade, the High Elf’s magical elegance, and the Nord’s raw power, there are no weak links!The Quest to save Tamriel begins now! Available in August!
Funko Arlkham Knight Pops
This week we’re getting a better look at some of the upcoming POP! figures based on the ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ video game! These figures are set to hit stores this July and figures in the wave include Batman, The Arkham Knight, Scarecrow, and Harley Quinn! Check out some of their sweet concept art below-
Funko Batgirl vinyl vixen
Funko and Vinyl Sugar have announced the newest figure in their DC Comics Vinyl Vixen’s line is going to be breaking the trend that this line has carried from it’s conception! The latest Vinyl Vixen figure is none other than Barbara Gordon as Batgirl! This marks the first time that a hero character rather than a villain has been released in the Vinyl Vixen’s line which currently consists of Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. Expect Batgirl to hit shelves later this summer!
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!