Welcome to yet another jam packed, brand spanking 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! There is just so much going on this week we don’t know where to start! Well, for one, this is actually only half of our Toy News coverage for this week! There was so much going on that we will be pushing out a second Toy News column later this week that is chock full of SDCC Exclusives! But for now, you’ll just have to settle for all of the normal Toy News for the week of June 16th, 2015!
Collectibles 65 Million Years In The Making
The world is still reeling in response to ‘Jurassic World‘s’ tremendous box office triumph this week, and why shouldn’t they? It took us almost over two decades to get a sequel to ‘Jurassic Park‘ that was this good! Now to do us one even better, ‘Jurassic Park’ fans and collectors can now rejoice as Chronicle has announced they recently obtained the license to the entire franchise! That means we can expect to see Chronicle producing figures, scaled dinosaurs, and even prop-replicas from all four films in the series! It hasn’t yet been determined what scale the standard figures will be in, but it’s a very exciting time to be a ‘Jurassic’ fan!
Coming This Winter From DC Collectibles
As we find ourselves in the midst of summer, winter may seem to be quite a ways off yet! That doesn’t mean we can’t do some of our winter shopping now though right? DC Collectibles has released new solicitations for a ton of their upcoming new products we can expect to see hitting shelves in December and January! Check out the full release from DC below:
ARROW: STARLING CITY POLICE BADGE
From the hit TV series ARROW comes the STARLING CITY POLICE BADGE prop. The badge includes a leather mount and 30″ chain.
Sculpted by Joseph Menna
Measures Approximately 3.5″ Tall
$30.00 US • On Sale December 2015 * Allocations May Occur
DC COMICS ICONS: HARLEY QUINN STATUE
SCULPTED BY ERICK SOSA
Harley Quinn talks loud—and she carries a big hammer! Get an eyeful of this new DC Comics Icons statue starring the leader of the Gang of Harleys, and order yours today!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.75″ Tall
$100.00 US • On Sale December 2015 * Allocations May Occur
DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: BLACK CANARY STATUE
DESIGNED BY STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS
Black Canary bursts onto the music scene in the pages of her new solo series—and now she’s one of DC’s cover girls, as designed by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau!
Limited Edition of 5,200
Measures Approximately 9.75″ Tall
$100.00 US • On Sale January 2016 * Allocations May Occur 151
DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES: TERRY DODSON TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE CYBORG, STARFIRE, RAVEN AND BEAST BOY ACTION FIGURES
From the pages of the New York Times bestselling original graphic novel TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE come these new action figures based on the work of artist Terry Dodson! Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire and Cyborg may be young—but they’re still heroes!
1. CYBORG – 7″
2. STARFIRE – 6.8″
3. RAVEN – 6.8″
4. BEAST BOY – 6.75″
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
$25.00 US • On Sale January 2016 * Allocations May Occur
DC COMICS SUPER HEROES: WONDER WOMAN BUST
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY ALEJANDRO PEREIRA
Diana, princess of the Amazons, is immortalized in this new DC Super Heroes bust designed by all-star comics artist Jim Lee.
Limited Edition of 2,500
Measures Approximately 6″ Tall
$50.00 US • On Sale January 2016 * Allocations May Occur
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM BATMAN AND THE PHANTASM ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK
The Dark Knight leapt to the silver screen with the classic animated movie Batman: Mask of The Phantasm!
Now, DC Collectibles presents Batman and the Phantasm in a new action figure 2-pack that’s sure to thrill fans of the film! Figures comes with feature specific accessories and display bases.
THE PHANTASM – 6″
BATMAN – 6″
$45.00 US • On Sale January 2016 * Allocations May Occur
Even More SpiderMan Marvel Legends?
Could it be true? Are we getting even MORE Spider-Man themed waves of marvel Legends figures after the upcoming ‘Rhino’ wave? The team over at Marvelous News seems to think so, as they are reporting information from an anonymous source who claims to insider info from Hasbro! While it isn’t clear how many waves this will be split into, or even who the build-a-figure might be for these waves, the rumored upcoming figures include a ton of fan favorites and even have UPC numbers already! The rumored waves consist of the following figures:
Speed Demon – 630509397273
Beetle (Possibly female version) – 630509397280
Venom – 630509397341
Morbius – 630509397359
Jack O’ Lantern – 640509397365
Gwen Stacey – 630509397372
Spider-Man – 630509397402
Spider Silk – 630509402632
Shocker – 630509402656
Miles Morales Spider-Man – 630509402663
Spider-Girl (Ashley Barton) – 630509402670
Peter Parker – 630509402694
Electro – 630509402700
Take these with a grain of salt, as they are currently just rumors… but then again so was that Ant Man wave that is hitting stores now!
Your Exclusive Figure Prescription Is Ready!
This September Walgreens is stepping into the exclusive collectibles market yet again! This time it’s with a series of exclusive Marvel Minimates based on several Animated Marvel properties like Ultimate Spiderman! This wave of Walgreens exclusive Minimates will consister of four figure 2-packs; Spiderman with Electro, Spiderman 2099 with Agent Venom, Captain America with The Hulk, and Starlord with Groot and Rocket Raccoon! These are due in stores in early September, so keep your eyes peeled while you’re at the pharmacy!
Making Christmas! Minimating Christmas!
The team at Diamond Select Toys is at it again! They’re bringing us a sneak peak at the latest wave of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Minimate Blind-Bags! This latest wave is set to hit shelves this winter just in time for it’s namesake holiday season! This series is comprised of 8 different blind bag Minimate figures, including Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King Jack, Santa Jack, Sally, The Easter Bunny, Zero, and of course two special variant figures only available in these blind bags, Glowing Zero and Santa Claus himself! This wave is previews Exclusive, so you can only find it at your local Comic and Specialty Stores this holiday season!
It’s Time To play The Music! It’s Time To Light The Lights!
The Muppets are making their big TV comeback this year and with the help of Diamond Select Toys they’re making the jump into your Minimate collection as well! This fall we’re getting our very first series of Muppets Minimates! This wave is comprised of four sets of figure 2-packs, and features some of your favorite Muppets characters! Sets in this wave include Kermit with Miss Piggy, Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with The Swedish Chef, and a special Stunt Show Gonzo with ‘Batter Damage’ Swedish Chef to round out the wave! These are expected to hit stores this September!
“Your Move, Creep!”
The team over at HeroCross have revealed the latest figure in their hybrid Metal Figuration line with the original Robocop! This super stylized figure features a special hybrid metal diecast body that includes a functional hip-holster for his Iconic Auto-9 Pistol! He also includes several interchangeable hands and a specially designed display stand. Check out the full specs from HeroCross below:
HEROCROSS welcomes a new member to the Hybrid Metal Figuration series, the merciless law enforcer from the Delta City… HMF#025 Robocop!
No more crimes this June, the Robocop from 1987 is back!
Part man, part machine, all cop; Robocop is a crime fighting robot constructed from the remains of a dead police officer, Alex Murphy. He feels no pain, no emotion, and no affection. What he only has is the determination to fight with crimes.
HMF#025 Robocop features higher proportion of die cast parts than ever in the series; you can totally feel the alloy! He is equipped with his famous Auto-9 pistol and data spike to fight against criminals! When there are no enemies, he can conceal his trusted weapon in his right Weapon compartment. HMF#025 Robocop Coming in Q3 2015!
Release date: Q3 2015
– Very high proportion of die cast parts
– Complete with 6 exchangeable hands, Auto-9 pistol
– Operable weapon compartment.
This week the team over at Mondo have announced a pair of very special new licensed statues based on Mike Mignola’s iconic ‘Hellboy’ character. But this isn’t the Hellboy we are used to seeing on the pages of Dark Horse comics… this is a specialty statue based on the very first sketch of Hellboy that Mignola ever drew! There will be both a Full Color ‘First Hellboy’ statue, as well as a Mondo Exclsuive Black and White Illustration ‘First Hellboy’ statue, priced at $200 and $225 respectively. Check out the full info from Mondo below:
In 1991, comic artist & writer Mike Mignola did a Black & White illustration at a comic convention of a demon character that bore the name “Hellboy” on his belt. This was the genesis of the filed-horned fighter of the supernatural known and loved today. Mondo is excited to bring the original concept to life with a 12″ statue showcasing all the strange and fun details of the original drawing. Now is a Hell of a time to bring this piece of comic history home!
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!
Join The Hunt!
Well, it only took a decade, but it looks like we’re getting our first ever full blown ‘Supernatural’ toyline! (No, those few POP! Vinyl figures don’t count.) Funko is bringing ‘Supernatural’ fans a whole series of blind-boxed Mystery mini vinyl figures based on the fan favorite TV show about two brothers fighting against ancient evils! Aside from Sam, Dean, Bobby, and Castiel, fans of the series can expect to find a plethora of other great characters from throughout the series history making up this wave of blind-boxed goodness. These are expected to hit stores this July.
Agent Carter, Reporting For Duty!
Better late than never, right? It looks as though we are finally getting some ‘Agent Carter’ merchandise in the form of this new Peggy carter POP! Vinyl figure from Funko! This figure is due out later this summer.
A Long Time Ago, From A Vault Far Far Away…
After a while, Funko general retires most of their older figure designs to what they have dubbed ‘The Vault’. A Vaulted figure is out of production and generally considered off the market, which often leads to their being much more highly sought after by collectors as they can no longer be easily obtained. But every so often an older, rarer figure design makes it back out of the vault for a re-issue, and this week Funko announced that yet another classic Star wars POP! had done just that! The latest classic Star Wars POP! Vinyl to escape the vault for a re-release is the Gamorean Guard from “Return of the Jedi’! These guys are hitting stores again now, but only for a limited time before being re-vaulted, so don’t wait!
Vinyl Idolz Inbound
The team at Funko’s subsidiary Vinyl Sugar have been hard at work on their Vinyl Idolz line of specialty figures! This September we’re getting a double dose of new figures by way of ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ Vinyl Idolz figures! check out the full release from Vinyl Sugar below:
Hot Fuzz Vinyl Idolz
Vinyl Idolz just got a whole lot safer!
Hot Fuzz heroes Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman come in the midst of taking down those responsible for a string of seemingly serendipitous murders.
Sgt. Angel comes packing an extraordinary amount of ammunition while his partner Danny Butterman holds an ice cream cone as homage to the film being part of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy.
All this to say, these figures are off the chain!
Walking Dead Vinyl Idolz
Coming up next from Vinyl Idolz is The Walking Dead!
Rick Grimes is looking sharp in his sheriff outfit, surveying the scene and ready to lead his group (where’s Carl?) to safety!
You know him, you love him – of course we have the shaggy-haired Daryl Dixon with his beloved crossbow!
And don’t forget Michonne, who just wouldn’t be complete without her trusty samurai sword!
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!