Hello and welcome to yet another jam packed 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 only a few days shy of the infamous ‘Black Friday’, where there will be a literal cornucopia of toys on sale all across the country and almost every major retailer! We hope you’ve planned out your shopping routes, because things tend to get a little nuts out there, but for collectors it can quickly become one of the best haul days of the year! In the meantime, here’s the Toy News for the week of November 24th, 2015!
“That’s A Big Twinkie…”
Well, this new collectible isn’t quite a massive twinkie, but it’s certainly something that’s just as good! The team at Hollywood Collectibles Group have announced an all new Quarter-Scale premium Peter Venkman statue from the iconic ‘Ghostbusters’! This premium statue will come both as a standard release (1000 pieces) and a special HCG Exclusive edition (250 pieces) that includes a special ‘Ghost Trap’ accessory! The full release from HCG is below:
From the fan favorite movie Ghostbusters, we are proud to present the first in our highly anticipated line of Officially Licensed Ghostbusters statues…Peter Venkman! Featuring an incredible likeness of the inimitable Bill Murray in character as Venkman, this incredibly realistic statue stands approx 19” tall on its Ghostbusters themed base. Standing in classic Ghostbusting pose, Venkman is captured with Neutrona Wand in hand and comes complete with an intricately detailed Proton Pack and Ghostbusters themed base.
There are two versions available: a HCG Exclusive Edition and the regular edition. The HCG Exclusive Edition also comes with an additional scaled Ghost Trap and is limited to just 250 pieces worldwide, while the regular version is limited to just 1000 pieces.As with all Hollywood Collectibles pieces this Museum quality statue is constructed from heavyweight polystone and then hand painted to the finest detail.
Priced at just $399.95, or as little as $49 a month if you use an optional payment plan, they are available for pre-order through hollywood-collectibles.com. Don’t miss your opportunity to add the definitive Venkman statue to your collection!
If there was one thing that had people talking from this summer’s mega-blockbuster hit ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’, it had to be the Hulkbuster Iron-Man Armor! While we’ve seen quite a few toy versions of this armor since the film’s release, most have seemed a bit lacking, but that’s all about to change! Medicom has announced they will be releasing an all new super articulated Hulkbuster figure as a part of their MAFEX line. The figure is set to stand at around 10.6″ tall, so it will be pretty well scaled with most other 6″ scale figures like the Hasbro Marvel Legends toyline, or Figma’s import ‘Avengers’ line! There is no set price for this figure, which is set to release in Fall 2016, but the rumored price is set around $220.
Medicom, the same people who are bringing you the awesome Hulkbuster figure we just talked about, are bringing two of next summer’s biggest hitters to life as well with the recently announced MAFEX Batman and Superman figures from the film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’! Each of these stands at just over 6″ tall, and like all MAFEX figures, these two are both super articulated and include some awesome accessories like interchangeable hands and an articulated figure stand. Both of these guys also feature cloth capes for maximum realism! These figures are set to hit stores next July just in time to release alongside the film for around $47 each.
NECA Brings Cinemachines To Life
This week the team over at NECA revealed their all new toyline comprised entirely of vehicles! The all new Cinemachines line is set to bring the vehicles from your favorite films to life in your collection. The first wave of Cinemachines is set to be based on the ‘ALIEN’ franchise, and gives us iconic vehicles from the first two films ‘ALIEN’ and ‘ALIENS’ like the Derilict Engineer, M577 Personal Carrier, and more! unfortunately, these are a smaller scale, so they don’t quite work with your NECA ‘ALIENS” toyline, but they still look great! Check out the full release from NECA below:
Introducing a brand new line of die-cast collectibles celebrating some of the most iconic vehicles from film and television!
CINEMACHINES brings these supporting cast members to life in exceptional detail, ready to add to your collection. Each measures 5-6” long and is made from die-cast metal and plastic that’s carefully hand painted.
Series 1 highlights vehicles and vessels from the Alien universe, and includes:
• UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship, with miniature Armored Personnel Carrier that fits inside the bay (Aliens)
• M577 Armored Personnel Carrier (Aliens)
• “Origin” Derelict Ship with display stand (Alien)
• Fossilized Space Jockey (Alien)
The Kingslayer Cometh!
Winter is here, and with it ThreeZero is bringing their all new 1:6 scale figure of The Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister from the hit HBO series ‘Game Of Thrones’! Jaime here is packed to the gills with accessories, like his Kings Guard armor, civilian garb as seen in earlier seasons of the series, an alternate set of hands, and of course, weapons! This new figure, which shares a strikingly spot-on resemblance to actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (who plays Jaime in the series), is the latest in ThreeZero’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series, following Ned Stark, Tyrion Lannister, and Jon Snow. Check out the full release from ThreeZero below:
After bringing you Game of Thrones: Tyrion Lannister, Eddard Stark and Jon Snow, we are very excited to announce pre-order of 1/6th scale Game of Thrones Jaime Lannister collectible figure!
Kingslayer will be offered for pre-order at threezerostore.com for a limited time starting from November 23rd 9:00AM Hong Kong Time.
Jaime Lannister price at www.threezerostore.com is 190USD/1480HKD with worldwide shipping included in the price.
1/6th scale Game of Thrones Jaime Lannister collectible details:
*12” (30.5cm) tall articulated figure featuring tailored clothing;
*Head sculpt with realistic likeness to the character portrayed in the series;
*Exchangeable hands: one pair of relaxed hands; one pair for holding weapons;
*Highly Detailed Kingsguard Armour;
Collectible figure features following elements of clothing and accessories:
- *Metal Buttons
Collecting Is A Ricktatorship
We hope you like ‘The Walking Dead’, because the team at McFarlane Toys has announced their new 10″ tall ‘Vigilante Rick Grimes’ Deluxe Figure! This figure, which looks to be a repainted and partially retooled update of their previous 10″ scale Rick Grimes figure, gives us an updated look for Rick, and includes new accessories like his iconic red-handled Machete and the set of D-Rings, as well as Rick’s pistol. Check out the full release from McFarlane Toys below:
A former sheriff deputy, Rick Grimes leads the group of Atlanta survivors in their desperate search for a safe haven from the constant dangers that now lurk among them. As the group looks to rebuild their lives, Rick initially resists his destined leadership role. But as he discovers that there is more than just the undead to worry about, Rick makes the ultimate choice to do whatever it takes to keep his family and friends alive in this less than moral post-apocalyptic world.
McFarlane Toys’ Rick Grimes Vigilante Edition deluxe figure depicts this transformation from a peace keeping deputy to judge, jury, and executioner. This blood splattered 10-inch figure features the exact likeness of the actor, taken from a full 3D scan of the actor himself, Andrew Lincoln.
Figure comes with authentic in-scale replicas of Rick’s machete with red handle, revolver, knife, and d-rings. Also includes an alternate arm and hand to create additional character poses with a various weapon combinations.
Help Rick Grimes take a slice out of crime!
NECA Let’s You Adopt A Life Sized Orphan
Except it’s not just any orphan, it’s BATMAN! That’s right, the team at NECA is continuing their awesome streak that began a few years back with ‘Gremlins’ and ‘E.T.’ 1:1 scale foam figures, and continued with last years 1:1 Rocket Racoon figure from ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, but this time it’s bigger and better than ever! NECA is producing a 1:1 scale 6’2″ tall foam Batman figure that you can take home for yourself! The best part? He isn’t even nearly as expensive as you would expect at this size, running around $1100. Check out the full release from NECA below:
Strike fear into the hearts of evildoers in any room with an impressive life-size replica of the Dark Knight himself!
This actual size foam Batman replica figure is based on Batman: Arkham Knight, the final chapter in the acclaimed video game series. Standing a full 6’ 2” tall, Batman was created directly from the digital files used in the making of the game. The figure is made of foam rubber and latex that’s carefully hand-painted for incredible detail, and the finishing touch is the Dark Knight’s swirling fabric cape, tailored from mixed materials for game accuracy.
Ships in two boxes; very simple assembly required.
“It’s Time To Play The Music, It’s Time To Light The Lights”
Our friends over at Diamond Select Toys have released new high-resolution images of their upcoming ‘Muppets’ Minimates Series 2! This wave isn’t set to hit until next Spring, but this set includes some of your fan favorite Muppet characters in two packs like like Reporter Kermit with Rowlf, Dr. Teeth with Animal, Statler with Waldorf, and Crazy Harry with Mahna Mahna! Series 1 should be in stores any day now.
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!
Funko To Haunt Disney Parks
Ever since Funko announced they had the license to produce collectibles based on the hit horror series ‘Supernatural’, one question had been burning in the mind of fans everywhere; “Where’s Bobby?”. The character of Bobby Singer was a huge part of the ‘Supernatural television series for roughly half of the series run (which is still going strong!), so it seems only fair that he too should get a POP! Vinyl figure to go alongside Sam, Dean, and Castiel. Well now fans can finally rest easy, as Funko has revealed the all new Hot Topic Exclusive Bobby Singer POP! Vinyl figure! Bobby should be hitting stores any time now, so keep your eyes peeled for him this holiday season! We are also getting yet another Castiel variant, this time in his civilian ‘Steve’ persona!
The POP! Without Fear
Earlier this year Marvel and Netflix teamed up to blow everyone away with their smash hit ‘Daredevil’ television series. Now they’re teaming with Funko to bring the show to life as Funko POP! Vinyl figures! Funko has announced that come Febuary 2016, you will be able to add the television versions of Daredevil, Matt Murdock, Wilson Fisk, and ‘Masked Vigilante’ Darevil to your POP! Vinyl collection!
Felicity Smoak Joins Team POP!
Fans of The CW’s ‘Arrow’ have been clamoring for her release ever since the ‘Arrow’ line of POP! Vinyls first released a few months back, and now Funko has answered the call! Felicity Smoak shall be joining the ‘Arrow’ Funko POP! lineup in January 2016, so be sure to keep an eye out for her!
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!