There, in the sky! Is it a bird?! Is it a plane?! NO! It’s an 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! We’re back! Yes, that’s right, we are back in the saddle again after an insanely busy ‘week off’ from Toy News Tuesday to make sure we got our NYCC 2015 coverage out! There’s still plenty of awesome stuff going on in the meantime, so here’s the Toy News for the week of October 20th, 2015!
While there currently isn’t a whole lot of info out there yet, Hot Toys has just released a teaser image for their upcoming 1:6th Scale Stan Lee figure! That’s right, soon you will be able to pick up your very own 12″ Stan Lee figure to make the ultimate cameo appearance right in the middle of your collection!
The full teaser from Hot Toys Facebook Page states:
Hey True Believers, we got a backstage sneak peek to share with you all today of a very exciting project we have been working on!
Fans of Stan “The Man” Lee get ready for the debut of the highly detailed official 1/6th scale collectible figure of this legend very soon!
Hopefully we will get even more information soon!
Isn’t That The Guy Who Killed Gary Busey?
Well, it kind of is, but not really; no, it is not actually the guy that killed Gary Busey in ‘Predator 2’. But it’s pretty close! This is the all new 1:6th Scale Elder Predator figure from Hot Toys! This is the Elder Predator as seen in the much-maligned-but-still-pretty-cool-visually ‘Alien Vs. Predator’! This all new 1:6th Scale figure features the hyper-detailed sculpting we’ve come to expect from Hot Toys, with a ton of great screen accurate accessories! The full release from Hot Toys is below:
In Alien Vs. Predator, the crossover movie between the dangerous aliens and predators, the human protagonist Alexa “Lex” Woods has impressed the predators when she managed to defeat an alien and assist in killing the Alien Queen with Scar. In the end, Elder Predator revealed his presence and presented Lex with a Combi-Stick as a sign of respect and recognition of her skills as a warrior!
Today, Hot Toys is delighted to revisit this Yautja leader and present the new highly detailed 1/6th scale Elder Predator from AVP! The movie-accurate 1/6th scale Elder Predator collectible figure is specially crafted based on his image in the film, featuring a newly developed head sculpt with detailed likeness, blue colored deadlocks with distinctive pattern and tribal accessories, the character’s iconic red cape, weapons and accessories.
Predator fans shouldn’t pass up on the opportunity to add this collectible figure to your collection.
New From Diamond Select This Week
Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have a TON of awesome new goodies heading to stores this week! We thought we would remind you all to be on the lookout for some of these fantastic new releases like the newest ‘Marvel Zombies’ Minimates and ‘Gotham’ Select figures! Check out the full release list of this week’s new items from Diamond Select Toys:
A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Universal Monsters are back, with an all-new Legacy Series Box Set! Capturing three recent Universal Monsters Select action figures in glorious black-andwhite, this set brings together Quasimodo (from The Hunchback of Notre Dame), a Mole Person (from the Mole People) and a transforming figure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (from Abbottt and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). The figures look like they just stepped off of the silver screen! Each 7-inch scale figure features 16 points of articulation and a small diorama base. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAR152066, SRP: $50.00)
Batman Classic TV Series Logo Cookie Jar
A Diamond Select Toys release! Holy ginger snaps, Batman! The newest DST product inspired by the Batman Classic TV Series may be their most tantalizing yet! DST has taken the famous Batman TV logo and turned it into an approximately 12″ wide ceramic cookie jar – remove the inset lid at the top to fill it with cookies, treats or evidence! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #JAN152173, SRP: $39.99)
Batman: The Animated Series Femme Fatales Poison Ivy PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of Femme Fatales PVC statues based on the women of the DC Animated Universe continues with Poison Ivy! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this PVC statue of the plant-loving Pamela Isley stands 9 inches tall atop her diorama base, and depicts the villainous vixen visiting with a vine-like friend, perhaps discussing how best to entangle the Dark Knight. Packaged in a full-color box window box. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios! (Item #MAY152173, SRP: $45.00)
Godzilla 1974 Figural Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Watch out, MechaGodzilla! The newest full-figure bank in DST’s line of 12-inch vinyl kaiju is your old foe Godzilla, exactly as he appeared in 1974’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla! And you know what happened in that movie! This 12-inch rendition of the King of All Monsters in his full 1970s glory features a coin slot on his back and a removable tail that reveals an updated and improved access door. Measuring 18 inches long from nose to tail, he is the perfect addition to any Godzilla collection! Sculpted by Gentle Giant. Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #MAR152065, SRP: $34.99)
Gotham TV Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the hottest shows on TV is Gotham, a look at the crime-ridden streets of Batman’s hometown. Now, the hit show is an all-new line of Select action figures! Each 7-inch scale figure comes with character-specific accessories, as well as a deluxe diorama base representing a location in Gotham City: The Penguin comes with a pier, Jim Gordon comes with an alleyway, and Selina Kyle comes with a fire escape – connect Jim and Selina’s bases to form a larger scene! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Marvel Minimates Villain Zombies vs. Age of Ultron Secret Wars Box Set
A Secret Wars tie-in! Every year, DST unleashes a horde of Marvel’s Villain Zombies on the world, in the form of a new four-pack of Marvel Minimates! This year, with worlds colliding over in Secret Wars, even our zombie box set is not immune to the effects! Villain Zombie versions of Pyro, Bullseye and the Vulture have been invaded by an Ultron Drone from the Age of Ultron. No matter who wins, we lose! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152208, SRP: $19.99)
Jay and Silent Bob Minimates Zombie 2-Pack
A Diamond Select Toys release! Jay and Silent Bob will never die! Literally! This all-new 2-pack of Minimates mini-figures features undead versions of America’s favorite comedy team, as seen in the movies, comics and cartoons of writer/director Kevin Smith. This set includes zombie-specific accessories, including a hunk of meat and the severed heads of four familiar victims. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable (and removable) parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY152176, SRP: $9.99)
Pulp Fiction 20th Ann. Minimates Bring Out the Gimp Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Bring out the gimp!! No more wondering if the gimp is sleeping – the famous Pawn Shop scene from Pulp Fiction has finally been made into Minimates form! The fourth box set based on Quentin Tarantino’s iconic 1994 film captures the main players in the famous dungeon sequence: Butch, Marsellus Wallace, Zed and the Gimp! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #MAY152174, SRP: $19.99)
Walking Dead Minimates 2-Packs Series 8 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! With the hit comic series expanding in new, shocking directions, and a new TV series on the air, there’s never been a better time to be a Walking Dead fan! This all-new assortment of comic-based Minimates mini-figures spans the time-jump, featuring “New Beginning”-era Carl with Sophia, “All-Out War”-era Rosita with Father Gabriel, Hilltop leader Gregory with a Forest Zombie, and a rare, one-per-case two-pack of new Hilltop leader Maggie Greene with a Forest Zombie! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure has 10-14 points of articulation and features fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG152324, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
More Winter Is Coming From Dark Horse
Our friends over at Dark Horse Deluxe (which is the Collectibles imprint of Dark Horse Comics), have some awesome new ‘Game Of Thrones’ figures on the way! Not set to hit until Spring 2016, these are the latest statuesque figures in the ongoing ‘Game Of Thrones’ line from Dark Horse Deluxe. Freshly announced figures include Varys, Ygritte, Margaery Tyrell, Oberyn Martell, and Grey Worm! These figures have an MSRP of $24.99 and are set to hit next Spring!
The DC Multiverse Line Returns!
After seemingly dying down for a while there, it looks like Mattel is returning to their ‘DC Multiverse’ 6″ scale line! The spiritual successor to Mattel’s previous DC line, ‘DC Universe Classics’, The DC Multiverse 6″ scale line is returning in style with a special new wave of figures based on Frank Miller’s iconic ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ storyline! This wave is set to be exclusive to Walmart and will include Batman (which is a repainted re-release of the previously released ‘DKR’ batman), Superman (new sculpt that reuses many of the DKR Batman parts), and Son of Batman (which is a new head sculpt on a DCUC Guy Gardner body). These are set to hit stores between now and Spring of 2016!
It only took about thirty years, but G.I. Joe fans are FINALLY getting a figure of Pythona! It’s going to cost you though, as it’s set to be this years G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Exclusive figure! The bright side, is that Pythona actually comes free with your club membership for the year. The downside of that is that the cheapest membership to The G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club itself costs about $45 for the year. Still, after a three decade wait, $45.00 is a small price to pay to complete your ‘Cobra-La’ character cast collection from ‘G.I. Joe: The Movie’!
The COBRA-LA EMISSARY: PYTHONA is the official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club FREE Membership Incentive Figure for 2016! This FREE modern era action figure will be sent to any G.I. Joe Club member that selects the 3 3/4-inch figure option and whose membership is active by March 16, 2016. This exclusive and never before released female figure features an amazing NEW head sculpt with removable hairpiece, along with other unique parts to re-create her unique character from the 1987 animated feature… G.I. Joe: The Movie!
This highly requested female action figure comes with classic file card and accessories, including: Cobra logo stand, removable cloak, and tentacle creature.
Make sure to check out the November 2015 issue of the official GIJCC magazine to see her full character artwork and special behind-the-scenes images of her design.
GIJCC Members can expect to receive this exclusive bagged figure with all her accessories and file card in late spring/early summer of 2016!
NECA Is Feeling Isolated
While many of us are still scrambling to pick up the recently released ‘ALIENS” Series 5, NECA is already teasing their Series 6 figures! Here’s a sneak peak at one of the Series 6 figures, Amanda Ripley from the ‘ALIEN: Isolation’ video game! The entire sixth wave of NECA’s ‘ALIEN’ line is dedicated to the ‘ALIEN: Isolation’ video game, with two figures of Amanda Ripley (Jumpsuit and Spacesuit versions), the ‘Isolation’ Xenomorph, and an updated version of the ‘Big Chap’ Xenomorph from the first ‘ALIEN’ film! These are set to hit stores in November!
DC Collectibles Is Ready For This Fall’s DC TV
With the return of Fall, we get the return of many of our favorite TV series from DC Entertainment! ‘The Flash’ is just starting is second season, while ‘Supergirl’s premiere is just days away! The team at DC Collectibles is celebrating these DC television series with some great new collectibles from each!
From ‘The Flash’ we’re getting a prop replica of Captain Cold’s Freeze Gun, which is set to stand about 8″ tall and is made of a combination of resin and metal. The price tag is a bit hefty at $300, but as always with DC Collectibles, you get what you pay for!
Also from ‘The Flash’, comes a 1:6th Scale statue of Reverse Flash, or ‘Harrison Wells’ as some of you may remember him from last season! This bad boy will only set you back about $130, which is a small price to pay for such a big collectible!
Finally, from the upcoming ‘Supergirl’ series, we are getting a statue of ‘The Girl Of Steel’ herself, Supergirl! This 1:6th Scale statue features a highly detailed sculpt with an MSRP of around $130. This, as well as the two previously mentioned collectibles, are set to hit stores in May 2016.
The Funko Forecast
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!
TIS BUT A SCRATCH!
Funko and Entertainment Earth have announced a wonderful new exclusive POP! Vinyl figure coming our way in January! Part of the recently released ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ collection, Entertainment Earth has revealed their exclusive ‘Flesh Wound’ Black Knight POP! Vinyl! The picture says more than we could even begin to describe.
Heroes Big & Small
Funko has just announced some POP! vinyls of some of the smallest and largest heroes that the entertainment world has to offer! First, we’re getting a POP! Ride of Antman with Ant-ony (which is just awesome), and then on a much larger scale, we are getting a 6″ Super Sized POP! Vinyl of Voltron, Defender Of The Universe! Now if only we could get individual POP! Rides of all of the ‘Voltron’ Lions and their pilots….
“Now Where Did I Park That Thing?”
Coming our way from Funko and Vinyl Sugar, it’s Wonder Woman in her Invisible Jet, straight from the Dorbz Ridez line! This figure and vehicle set is scheduled to hit stores next February!
The Dead Keep Walking
With a new season of ‘The Walking Dead’ having just started on AMC, it should come as no big surprise to see a new wave of ‘The Walking Dead’ POP! Vinyls coming our way from Funko! This latest assortment includes new versions of Rick and Michonne, as well as Abraham and and Morgan! These are expected to hit stores this November!
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!