Check it out, it’s a 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! This week things seem to be a little quiet, with not a whole lot going on but still a few things to get pretty excited about. Apparently Boba Fett is a pretty popular guy this week! We’re also getting a beautiful piece from a classic cinematic horror masterpiece, which has never looked better. WIthout further delay, let’s dive right on into the Toy News for the week of August 11th, 2015!
Quicksilver Speeds Into 1:6th Scale
Don’t blink! You might miss the latest figure to join Hot Toys 1:6th Scale ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ collection! The newest figure to join this already huge colleciton of figures is the fastest Avenger around, Quicksilver! This beautifully crafted 1:6th scale figure is based on the characters appearance as portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in this summer’s mega-blockbuster ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’! Quicksilver is a little short on accessories compared to his compatriots in this line, but still includes several sets of alternate hands and a special display stand! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below:
“You didn’t see that coming?”
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pietro Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver has undergone experiments by HYDRA to obtain superpowers with increased metabolism and improved homeostasis. When the Maximoff twins learned of Ultron’s plan to cause human extinction, they joined the Avengers to stop the terrible fate from happening. Many people have been longing for this fast-running newcomer and now Hot Toys is officially introducing this new 1/6th scale collectible figure for fans to complete their Avengers: Age of Ultron team.
The movie-accurate Quicksilver Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a newly developed head sculpt with detailed hair sculpture, specially tailored costume, and an Avengers: Age of Ultron themed figure stand.
Now it’s the time to complete your Avengers: Age of Ultron collection with the Quicksilver 1/6th scale collectible figure!
The Dynasty Strikes Back
A few months back we talked about some awesome new ‘Star Wars’ concept figures coming our way from Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts line that took classic ‘Star Wars’ characters and combined them with the iconic look of the Samurai from feudal Japan to create the ‘Star Wars Movie Realization’ series. While we saw Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper before, we are just now getting our first look at the all new Ronin inspired Boba Fett figure from this line!
Everyone’s favorite Bounty Hunter Boba Fett will include a ton of accessories like a katana, alternate hands, a jetpack (not sure how that really fits into the ‘feudal japan’ theme, but lets jsut go with it), several throwing knives, and of course, Boba Fett’s trusty blaster. He also includes a figure stand for display.
This all new Figuarts Ronin Boba Fett is set to hit the market later this year in November, so be sure to keep an eye out for him! He has an expected MSRP of around $76.
“Stay Off The Moores!”
While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly which Werewolf movie is considered to be the single greatest one, Johnathan Landis’ ‘American Werewold In London’ is by and far one of the best. Now the iconic beast featured in this cinematic classic can be a part of your collectibles display thanks to Pop Culture Shock’s all new Kessler Wolf 1:4 Scale Statue! After months of teasing glimpses of this monstrosity while it was in development, PCS has finally previewed a look at the fully painted statue.
There will be two alternative versions of this new Kessler Wolf 1:4 Scale Statue- a Standard Edition (500 pieces) and a special Pop Culture Shock Exclusive Edition (300 pieces). The Standard Edition of this statue will feature an ‘open mouthed’ head sculpt, while the special PCS Exclusive Edition will include both ‘open mouth’ and ‘closed mouth’ head sculpts that will be interchangeable.
The Kessler Wolf 1:4 Scale Statue has an expected MSRP of $399.99. It is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2016, so you have plenty of time to save up to add this guy to your collection!
(via Toy Ark)
The Loyal Subjects Goes Big
The team over at The Loyal Subjects are going all out this time! After the massive success they’ve had in the vinyl minifigure market over the last few years, they’re expanding into bigger and better things with a series of new 4-foot tall fiberglass statues of some of their most popular minifigures! Fans will be able to buy a 4-foot tall statue of Optimus Prime from ‘Transformers’, The Green Ranger from ‘Power Rangers’, and Raphael from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’! They’ve also released a sweet new ‘Transformers’ poster for FREE (just pay for shipping!). Check out the full releases from The Loyal Subjects for these massive new collectibles below:
Optimus Prime 4′ Fiberglass Statue
Remember the Toy with Richard Pryor? Remember that kid who had everything? That kid who had all those big toys which freaked people out because they were so cool? Be THAT kid! What’s more cool than staring at a Four Foot version of The Loyal Subjects Action Vinyls Optimus Prime with an energon blaster staring down your nose? Not much. Under License from Hasbro, Inc. Fiberglass statue comes with removable Blaster. Packed in a styro crate. Shipping is TBD – email email@example.com for cost.
Green Ranger 4′ Fiberglass Statue
Fiberglass Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Who doesn’t love Tommy? Rita Repulsa put a spell on the young man, turning him into a weapon against the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Along his plight of destruction Tommy recovered a Blade Blaster and uses it for ill repute! This 4′ work of awesomeness comes with the Sword of Darkness and Dragon Dagger, both interchangeable! Be rad, get down with Tommy! Under License from Saban, Inc. Packed in a styro crate. Shipping is TBD – email firstname.lastname@example.org for cost.
Raphael (TMNT) 4′ Fiberglass Statue
Fiberglass Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
With two Sai weapons, a red mask and a no fear attitude this BIG 4′ Raphael will keep the wolves at bay and Shredder underground. A must have for Turtle Fans. Nothing screams – ‘Dude, there’s a giant turtle with swords in your house” quite like this guy! Don’t be shy, shake his hand, after all he’s just your run of the mill teenage mutant ninja turtle and he doesn’t bite. Or does he…? Under License from Nickelodeon/Viacom, Inc. Raphael comes with interchangeable Sai and Scythe weapons. Packed in a styro crate. Shipping is TBD – email email@example.com for cost. Fixed to circular base. Not pictured.
Transformers Poster (2013-2015)
The Loyal Subjects debut Transformers release was in the Spring of 2013. Since then we have developed Three Waves, exclusives, 8″ Transformers, talking Transformers, Transformers with light up ears, Transformers with ridiculous articulation – really, the G1 Universe! And we’re still going. This poster represents the first three years of our Transformers Action Vinyls mania. The Poster is Free, just pay for the shipping =) Under License from Hasbro, Inc. Transformers poster size is 19″ x 27″ and is printed on poster paper. Looks great in a frame.
MSRP $0.00 (Just pay shipping!)
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!
POP! Coming Home
This October, Funko fans will be able to spice up their homes in an all new Funko-themed way with Funko’s new ‘POP! Home’ line! These items aren’t your usual Funko collectibles, but rather a series of household items like kitchenware that is designed to fit a Funko-styled theme! The first batch of ‘POP! Home’ items are ‘Avengers’ themed, with a series of ‘Avengers’ mugs and even some Marvel Salt and Pepper Shaker sets! Check out the full release from Funko below:
After showcasing prototypes at New York Toy Fair earlier this year,
Funko is proud to announce Pop! Home!
The first series of Pop! Home 12 oz. ceramic mugs
feature some of Marvel’s greatest heroes!
Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Spider-Man are
guaranteed to keep your drinks warm and safe from evil!
Pop! Home also includes salt and pepper shaker sets!
Spider-Man and Black Suit Spider-Man are packed together,
as well as Captain America and Iron Man!
Holy Funko Batman!
Another week goes by, and another Funko Exclusive is announced! This time around it’s a special ‘Retro Batman’ POP! Vinyl figure that will be exclusive to Entertainment Earth! This figure is up for pre-order now and is expected to release this October!
Straight From The Pit Of Carcoon…
It’s Boba Fett! And he’s bigger and better than ever! Well, not maybe than EVER, but he’s pretty awesome and still pretty sizable! This massive 24″ Vinyl Boba Fett figure is coming, and he’s coming fast! Expected for release later this month, Entertainment Earth recently posted a pre-order listing for this figure that we first saw back at SDCC earlier this year! He looks like a beautiful piece, but with the $199.99 price tag attached to him, it’s going to be interesting to see if this line actually takes off beyond a handful of figures. Check out the full release from Funko and Entertainment Earth below:
Star Wars Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Ver. Shogun Figure:
Travel back in time to an age when toys had missile firing gauntlets and leg rollers, but no batteries were required! The Star Wars Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Version 24-Inch Shogun Vinyl Figure not only has a missile firing gauntlet, but a missile firing jetpack and a movable rangefinder. His head and arms are articulated and he features rollers in his feet so you can move the Madalorian into battle. No batteries required.
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!