Shining like a bright light in the dark of space, 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 aren’t sure if all of you heard, but it is officially now ‘The Future’ that we were all supposed to be time traveling to! Hoverboards, Pepsi Perfect, and a tone of time machines are what awaits us here! Whats that? It isn’t real? Oh. Well, there are at least a bunch of awesome toys coming our way regarding those things! In the meantime, while we wait for the true future to arrive as predicted, here’s the Toy News for the week of October 27th, 2015!
Better Hope The Dark Knight Plans To Return
Following up on the massive success of their 1:12 Scale ‘Dark Knight Returns’ Batman figure, Mezco has announced their awesome new 1:12 Scale Mutant Leader! Yes, we did kind of already get this guy in an SDCC 2-pack that was damn near impossible to obtain, but now he is back for the masses as an individual release! Here is the full rundown from the Official Mezco Facebook Page-
After leveling the gang called the Mutants from within the armored tank-like Batmobile, Batman is challenged to a one on one fight by the gang’s leader; it’s a fight the aged Batman is not sure he can win. The vicious battle takes place in the Gotham City Dump and leaves Batman defeated and broken in one of comicdoms most epic conflicts, and introduces a new villain to the Dark Knight’s Rogues Gallery. With an army of anarchistic punks at his command, overwhelming speed and strength the Mutant Leader is a whole new breed of criminal.
Digitally modeled to craft an uncanny comic likeness and assembled on a One:12 Collective body with over 28 points of articulation, this figure features a leather like outfit to create an amazingly accurate collectable.
The One:12 Collective Mutant Leader features:
– Real leather-like pants
– Incredible sculpted details capturing the brutal rage of the character
– 80’s style sunglasses from the comic book
– Studded punk rock belt
– Sub-dermal body spikes
Included with this figure:
– Alternate head with broken nose
– Alternate head with gritted teeth and glasses
– One set of fists
– One holding hand
– One posing hand
– Display base and posing stand
Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box featuring character specific artwork and a translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging has been especially engineered to allow for both maximum protection without sacrificing ease of removal for display.
The Mutant Leader is available for pre-order now for shipment in December/January!
Inbound From Diamond Select Toys
Earlier this month at New York Comic Con 2015, our good friends at Diamond Select Toys debuted a plethora of new products for our eager collectors to get excited about! Now a decent amount of these fantastic new items are up for pre-order at your local comic shops in the latest edition of Diamond Distributors Previews Catalog! Take a look at some of the great new stuff we have on the way from Diamond Select Toys–
The Walking Dead Negan Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! This is a $#%&ing great bank! Negan, iron-fisted and foul-mouthed leader of The Saviors, is the newest vinyl bust bank in the Walking Dead line, and will look great sharing shelf space with Rick, Michonne and any number of zombies. Fill him up with half of your spare change, and nobody has to get hurt. Plus, he comes with his beloved baseball bat Lucille, so it’s like getting two characters in one! Just don’t let Lucille get thirsty! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #NOV152192, SRP: $22.99)
Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Security & Cheron Figure Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s been almost 50 years since Star Trek: The Original Series debuted on TV, and DST is continuing their line of retro-style cloth-costumed action figures with two brand-new offerings! First up, a red-shirted Security crewman joins the Enterprise away team, with a new head sculpt and two variations to look for: the figure can have brown hair or black hair, as well as officer rank markings. Second, the Cheron alien returns, but in a reversed color scheme, so the black and white halves are on the opposite side! Pair him with our previously released Cheron to re-enact “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”! Each 8-inch figure features removable clothing and multiple points of articulation, just like the Mego figures of old, and comes in a resealable plastic clamshell with retro-style artwork. Designed by EMCE Toys! (Item #NOV152193, SRP: $19.99/each)
The Muppets ABC Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to meet the Muppets! With the new TV series getting big ratings, the Muppets are hotter than ever, and now they’re getting their very own action figure line from DST! Series 1 gets things started with three different multi-figure packs: Fozzie with Scooter, Gonzo with Camilla, and Kermit with Robin and Bean Bunny. Each figure is in the Select action figure scale, and ranges from 2 to 6 inches tall, with multiple points of articulation. Each multi-pack comes in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #NOV152184, SRP $149.94/asst.)
Kermit, Robin and Bean Bunny (Item # SEP158427, SRP: $24.99)
Fozzie and Scooter (Item # SEP158428, SRP: $24.99)
Gonzo and Camilla (Item # SEP158429, SRP: $24.99)
Batman Classic TV Series Batgirl Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Move over boys – there’s a new Bat-heroine in town! Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl took Gotham City by storm in the third season of the Batman Classic TV Series, and she also turned gender conventions on their ear! A smart, stylish crime-fighter, Barbara Gordon was an equal to Batman and Robin, and saved their bacon on more than one occasion. This approximately 6-inch resin bust depicts Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, in her iconic purple outfit, atop a base inspired by the show’s animated opening. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box, this bust is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Barry Bradfield. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #NOV152181, SRP: $59.99)
Superman: The Animated Series Superman Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of DC Animated resin busts continues, with the second offering from Superman: The Animated Series – Superman himself! Captured in the timeless animated style, the Last Son of Krypton stands approximately 6 inches tall, striking an action pose atop a pedestal inspired by the art-deco architecture of Metropolis. Packaged in a full-color box, the bust includes a certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV152179, SRP: $59.99
Batman: The Animated Series The Joker Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Clown Prince of Crime joins DST’s line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series! With a fan of cards in one hand and a toy pistol in the other, this bust of The Joker is not just playing around, and is a spot-on representation of the character as he appears in the classic animated series. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust is packaged in a full-color window box, with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #NOV152178, SRP: $59.99)
Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 3 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Godzilla is back, and he brought company! This all-new box set of tiny, 2-inch monsters includes a new version of Godzilla, plus four of his greatest friends and enemies! Burning Godzilla features a new orange-tinged paint scheme and removable flame breath, and he comes with all-new figures of Rodan, Megalon and two Mothra Larvae! Each Minimates mini-figure has multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 2 inches tall, and features fully interchangeable parts. Create your own kaiju! Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152190, SRP: $24.99)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Femme Fatales Borg Queen Vinyl Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Resistance is futile! The irresistible Borg Queen has been captured as a 9-inch-scale PVC statue – the next entry in our Star trek Femme Fatales line! With a detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications, this static vinyl figure features a removable head and upper torso, to simulate her on-screen maintenance routine. Displays alongside Seven of Nine, Counselor Troi, and all other Femme Fatales statues! Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #NOV152194, SRP: $45.00)
Back to the Future Part III – Movie Minimates Rail Ready Time Machine Vehicle
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s an all-new edition of our famous Minimates Time Machine from Back to the Future III! This never-before-released edition features the Wild West detailing of the third film in the trilogy, with hood-mounted circuitry, “rail-read” train wheels and a generous coating of dust! Plus, the car comes with an all-new version of Marty McFly, in his 1885 cowboy duds! This approximately 4-inch vehicle features rolling wheels, opening doors, and enough room to seat two Minimates mini-figures. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152187, SRP: $19.99)
Star Trek: Enterprise NX-01 Electronic Starship
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s been over a decade since we explored the early days of the Federation in the Star Trek TV series Enterprise, and now DST and Art Asylum are bringing their first-ever electronic starship out of drydock! Not available since 2002, the U.S.S. Enterprise NX-01 has been given a full overhaul, with new paint, new lights, new sound effects and new dialogue straight from the show, featuring Captain Archer! The press of a button triggers the electronic features, as the 12-inch plastic ship rests atop a plastic display base. Packaged in a full-color window box with try-me feature. (Item #JUN058142, SRP: $65.00)
Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn.’s Hammer Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s no bottle Harley Quinn’s hammer can’t open! Based on the large mallet wielded by Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series, this sculpted metal bottle opener can remove any bottle cap faster than you can say “puddin’”! A must-have for any Harley Quinn fan Measuring approximately 4 inches long, it comes packaged in a full-color collector slipcase. (Item #NOV152180, SRP: $18.00)
Comic Book Heroes Minimates 2-Packs Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! From the world of your local comic shop, it’s the first assortment of Comic Book Heroes Minimates, based on some of the most popular independent titles around! Four different two-packs pair up heroes and heroines from six different comics! From Image Comics, Cassie Hack from Hack/Slash teams up with Em Cypress from Revival! From the world of Valiant Comics, Ninjak takes on Shadowman! From Image’s Chew, FDA agent Tony Chu partners with cyborg John Colby and the fighting rooster Poyo! And from Battle Beasts, Ruminant the Giraffe takes on Spyrnus the Hammerhead Shark! Each two-pack comes on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152191, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
Mallrats 20th Anniversary Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re not there to shop, they’re not there to work, they’re just there! Celebrate 20 years of Mallrats with this four-pack of Minimates mini-figures, featuring characters from writer-director Kevin Smith’s second movie! Jay, Silent Bob, Rene and Brodie come together in this set, styled after their appearances in the film. Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Packaged on a full-color blister card.
Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152188, SRP: $24.99)
Marvel Minimates Series 65 Deadpool Comic 2-Packs Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc with a Mouth just got his own assortment of Minimates! Each two-pack in this sure-to-be-popular assortment features a different iteration of Deadpool, paired with a different character from Deadpool’s sordid past! Marvel Now Deadpool comes with Copycat/Domino (with alternate head and chest), Secret Wars Deadpool (with alternate handsome parts) comes with X-Force’s Siryn, Mascot Deadpool (with alternate DP parts) comes with Bob the Hydra Goon, and Zenpool comes with Messiah Complex Cable! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure feature 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts, and most include extra parts to swap out. Each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152185, SRP: $9.99/each)
The Nightmare Before Christmast Minimates Deluxe NYCC Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Now this is Halloween! The first-ever box set in the Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates line is the only place to get those three lovable scamps, Lock, Shock and Barrel, as well as a Battle-Damaged Jack Skellington in his tattered Santa Claus suit!! The three minions of Oogie Boogie each come with a removable mask, and they all fit inside the included walking Bathtub, which features articulated Minimates legs. Formerly a NYCC exclusive, this set is now available to all! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 10-14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #FEB158312, SRP: $30.00)
The Nightmare Before Christmas Pumpkin King Jack Coffin Doll
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST continues to re-animate the Coffin Doll line of yesteryear with a new re-issue, this time of Jack Skellington as the Pumpkin King! Wearing his Jack O’Lantern mask and tattered clothes, the Pumpkin King stands approximately 16 inches tall, and features multiple points of articulation. Figure includes a sign for Halloween Town, and comes packaged in a coffin-shaped window box. (Item #NOV152183, SRP: $49.99)
Plants vs. Zombies PVZ Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Minimates Series 2 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for a second helping of combat! Based on the hit video game Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, this new box set of Minimates mini-figures pits new plants against new zombies, and the garden stakes have definitely been raised! The Plumber Zombie (with Plunge Shot) and Wrestler Zombie (with Piledriver) take on the Toxic Chomper, Shadow Flower and Fire Pea! Each zombie stands approximately 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation, while the pants stand 1-2 inches tall with one point of articulation, and all parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #NOV152189, SRP: $24.99)
Ghostbusters Mr. Stay Puft Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve got the tools, you’ve got the talent, but do you have a bottle opener? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man can open anything: churches, gateways to other dimensions, you name it. Now, this happy-faced version of our 4-inch metal Mr. Stay-Puft will open up your favorite bottled beverage and magnetically stick to your refrigerator door! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #NOV152186, SRP: $18.00)
Star Trek TOS Classic Enterprise NCC-1701 Electronic Starship
A Diamond Select Toys release! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV Series, Diamond Select Toys has revisited their best-selling electronic starship and given it an upgrade! Featuring the surface detailing as seen in the HD episodes of the TV show, the new U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 features new lights-on capabilities, as well as longer voice clips, including the full opening monologue! This 14-inch plastic ship sits on top of a plastic flight stand, and a button on the saucer section triggers the electronic features. Packaged in a full-color window box with a try-me window. (Item #SEP088080, SRP: $65.00)
Hot Toys Latest Is On Fire!
When they get the ball rolling, Hot Toys really does just keep pumping out one awesome thing after another! Some would even say they’re on fire with their latest addition to their 1:6th Scale ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ line, with the all new First Order Flametrooper figure! This new army builder will undoubtedly be a great addition to any ‘Star Wars’ fans 1:6th Scale collection, as it includes an awesome flamethrower accessory, as well as a unique display stand! Check out the release from Hot Toys below-
The Hot Toys 1/6th scale First Order army continues to grow today with the official reveal of the First Order Flametrooper collectible figure from the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
These specialized troopers are depicted for the first time on the silver screen as they carry dangerous incendiary weapons that can transform a battlefield into an infernal blaze!
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order Flametrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Highlighting the features are the sleek designed Flametrooper helmet and armor, the trooper’s signature flamethrower and backpack, and a specially designed hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!
NECA is Scaling The Shelves
It looks like NECA is back with yet another wave of their 2″ mini-figure clip-on Scalers line! The latest assortment includes fan favorites from both Marvel and DC like Deadpool (Comic Styled), Daredevil (Comic Styled), Arrow (‘Arrow’), and Catwoman (‘Batman Returns’). This new wave is set to hit stores this coming January!
Gentle Giant Is Bringing Back More Of The Classics
The team over at Gentle Giant Studios are continuing their ongoing series of super-sized retro figures based on your favorite childhood toys with a visit to two of the most popular toylines of the 1980’s, Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ and DC Comics ‘Super Powers’! From ‘Secret Wars’, fans can look forward to an all new jumbo 12″ Daredevil figure, complete with his iconic billy-clubs! DC Comics ‘Super Powers fans are getting one of their most iconic figures super sized as well, with a jumbo 12″ version of Superman!
Jumbo Marvel ‘Secret Wars’ Daredevil- $90
Secret Wars was a 12 part series from Marvel Comics that introduced the character of The Beyonder to the Marvel Universe. The Beyonder, assembles a planet from chunks of other planets and dubs it “Battleworld”. He then kidnaps several heroes and villains from Earth, and transplants them on Battleworld to fight for The Beyonder’s amusement. This storyline launched an extremely successful series of Secret Wars action figures. Gentle Giant Ltd. continues to celebrate the Secret Wars line by introducing you to the next in our highly successful line of Secret Wars jumbo figures, Daredevil! Digitally scanned from original mint Secret Wars action figures and reproduced in 12 inch 1:6 scale size, no detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics with original articulation. A fitting tribute to “The Man With No Fear!” To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant Ltd. has packaged this figure with a Secret Wars-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, the figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clamshell to help protect and display this limited edition Daredevil figure. Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).
Jumbo DC ‘Super Powers’ Superman- $90
In 1984, Kenner began to release the next on their extremely popular action figure lines, the DC Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many, many more. Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce the Superman jumbo figure as the next in this stunning line of retro figures. The Superman jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint DC Super Powers Superman figure and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then scaled to a jumbo 12 inch 1:6 scale size and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. The DC Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. The Superman jumbo figure comes complete with a fabric cape and features retro art packaging in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
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!
All New Exclusives
This week we’ve got two all new Funko Exclusive POP! Vinyl figures coming your way! The first is from Fun.com, who will be releasing this fantastic new Marty McFly POP! Vinyl from ‘Back To The Future II’! Whats that? You say we have already got a Marty McFly POP!? That’s a true statement, but this one includes his iconic Hoverboard, and his appropriate futuristic duds! We also have the reveal of PopCultcha‘s new ‘Supanova’ Convention Exclusive, which will arrive in the form of ‘Zombie Ed’ from the cult classic zombie-romantic-comedy (or zom-rom-com for short), ‘Shaun Of The Dead’! This POP! will be a convention exclusive for Popcultcha at Supanova this November!
Assassins Are Coming In More Ways Than One!
Funko is bringing fans of ‘Assassins Creed’ a whole new reason to dive into collecting! If they thought they had it bad in-game trynig to get all of those flags and feathers, wait until they get a load of these!
First up are two new POP! Vinyls to add to the ‘Assassins Creed’ collection! Straight from the latest game in the series, ‘Assassins Creed: Syndicate’, are master assassins Jacob Frye and Evie Frye! These two are hitting stores just in time to release alongside the new game this November!
If POP!s aren’t your thing (and really, we aren’t sure why you’re still here if they aren’t), then maybe you’ll dig the latest additions to Funko and Vinyl Sugar’s Dorbz line? The new ‘Assassins Creed’ assortment includes a variety of Assassins from many of the staple games in the franchises history. This assortment includes Altair, Ezio, Edward, Arno, Elise, and Jacob! These are all set 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!