Welcome back yet again for 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! Black Friday has come and gone, and now we’ve only got a few weeks left in the year for toy hunting! Have you found everything you’ve been after so far? We certainly hope so! There may only be a few weeks left in the year, but there’s still plenty to talk about with the Toy News for the week of December 1st, 2015!
Whisper Down The Lane
McFarlane and Skybound are working together again to bring people a fun new exclusive figure you won’t want to miss! For the last few years, Skybound has a released an exclusive new ‘Walking Dead’ figure through their online store every year on Black Friday, and this year looks to be no different! The latest exclusive McFarlane ‘Walking Dead’ figure from Skybound is Alpha, leader of The Whisperers! Alpha is available now in both a ‘Color’ and ‘Bloody Black & White’ versions, and comes packaged with a shotgun, machette, and two alternate heads (masked and unmasked)! You can pick up Alpha from Skybound today!
Let Lying Cats Lay
Another amazing new exclusive coming our way form Skybound, is the all new ‘Lying Cat’ statue from Brian K. Vaughn’s fan favorite indie comic, ‘SAGA’! This 8″ resin statue is set to release early next year, but can be pre-ordered today for just $75! Here’s the full release from Skybound–
For the first time ever, bring Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ LYING CAT into your home! The fan favorite SAGA character is now a fully painted, cold cast resin statue measuring 8″ tall.
This statue is available exclusively through the online Skybound shop. Pre-orders are being accepted now for early 2016 delivery (late Q1/early Q2), and supplies are limited.
Time To Storm Troop In Style
The team over at Hot Toys has been bombarding us with awesome new ‘Star Wars’ merchandise for months, with no signs of slowing down! This week they’ve got three new pieces for us to look at, and while they’re all a little bit similar, they’re all packed with a few of their own cool differences! This week we’ve got the new Hot Toys ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ First Order Stormtrooper Officer, as well as the Hot Toys ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ First Order Stormtrooper Officer Set two-pack, and the Hot Toys Asia Exclusive Star Wars Stormtrooper Copper Chrome Version! The full releases for each of these three awesome looking new ‘Star Wars’ 1:6 Scale figures from Hot Toys are below-
We are less than a month away from the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens! In this exciting new film, the First Order has enlisted Stormtroopers equipped with sleek armor and powerful weapons to enforce its will across the galaxy.
Today, Hot Toys is delighted to expand the First Order army once again and officially present the new 1/6th scale First Order Stormtrooper Officer collectible figure.
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order Stormtrooper Officer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features the sleekly designed Stormtrooper armor and helmet, the red pauldron that indicates the rank of officer, highly detailed blaster rifle with extended stock, a blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!
The widely anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally land in theatres around the world next month! In this upcoming epic blockbuster, the First Order has enlisted Stormtroopers equipped with sleek armor and powerful weapons to enforce its will across the galaxy.
Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to expand the First Order army once again and officially introduce the new 1/6th scale First Order Stormtrooper Officer and Stormtrooper Collectible Figures Set.
The highly-accurate collectible figures are specially crafted based on the image of First Order Stormtrooper and Stormtrooper Officer in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The two troopers are equipped with sleekly design Stormtrooper armor and helmet, but of two different body heights.
The First Order Stormtrooper Officer stands approximately 30cm tall and is armed with a blaster rifle with extended stock, a pair of articulated binoculars, and a red color pauldron that indicates the rank of officer while the First Order Stormtrooper stands approximately 29cm tall and is armed with a blaster rifle and blaster pistol.
A 1/6th scale Mouse Droid is also included exclusively in this collectible set!
The Stormtrooper armor has always been one of the most beloved designs in the classic Star Wars trilogy! With that in mind, Hot Toys is adding a vintage touch to this iconic armor and is excited to present today, a special shiny copper chrome version of the 1/6th scale Stormtrooper collectible figure!
This copper chrome colored Stormtrooper is for diehard Star Wars collectors and is only available in selected markets as an Asia Exclusive item. The rare collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Stormtrooper in Star Wars featuring the eye-catching shiny copper chrome painted armor and helmet, a blaster rifle, and a hexagonal figure stand.
This distinctively colored Stormtrooper will surely stand out in your prized Star Wars collection!
A Sneak Peek At More Cinemachines
Last week we told you about a new line of vehicles from the team over at NECA that would be giving us some of the coolest vehicles seen in our favorite films! While NECA has so far only shown off the first series of Cinemachines vehicles from the ‘ALIEN’ franchise, this past week they have been teasing future waves that look to be featuring vehicles from the ‘Terminator‘ and ‘Predator‘ films! These both look to be veyr early designs, and aren’t even actually done being digitally sculpted yet, but wow do they look great already!
Dino Riders No longer Extinct?
Believe it or not, one of the most beloved toylines of your youth is supposedly set to make a big comeback next year! According to ToyArk, Mattel recently applied for a new toy trademark for ‘Dino Riders’ with the United States Patent And Trademark Office! For those of you that don’t remember the original ‘Dino Riders’ line, it was essentially a series of dinosaur toys that had mounted guns, saddles, and weaponry all over them, and also included a series of various action figures that would actually ‘ride’ the dinosaurs into battle against each other! This new Trademark was filed last week on November 25th, 2015, leading to speculation that we will be seeing a new iteration of the ‘Dino Riders’ toyline sometime next year, possibly as early as New York Toy Fair in February!
Titan Merchandise Is ‘Not Finished’ Yet!
The team over at Titan Merchandise has premiered the full line up of new blind box figures from their upcoming ‘Edward Scissorhands’ themed wave titled the ‘I’m Not Finished Collection‘! This wave will be comprised of four different variations of Edward, as well as fan favorites like Kim, Peg, Joyce, Jim, The Inventor, and even some incredible pieces like the Sculpted Ice Angel, The Cookie Cutter, and the T-Rex Hedge! These are due in stores in just a few weeks!
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’s Got A Golden Ticket!
Well it’s either a ‘Golden Ticket’ or a license to pretty much print money, but FUnko has without a doubt got a goose that lays the golden eggs here with their ongoing POP! Vinyl line! The latest series announced from Funko is the all new ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ wave! This set includes WIlly Wonka himself and an Oompa Loompa! Sadly there is no word on whether fans can expect a Charlie Buckets POP! to join them in the future. These two hit stores in February 2016.
This Isn’t The Mr. Darcy You’re Used To…
According to PopVinyls, Funko will soon be releasing a wave of POP! Vinyls based on the upcoming film ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’, which is itself based on the cult hit book of the same name. A zombie-filled new take on the classic Jane Austen novel brings fans of two completely unrelated genre’s smashing together for the ultimate entertainment experience, and now Funko is going to let you get in on the fun with your POP! Collection! The figures set for this wave of POP! Vinyls include Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Lady Catherine, Parson Collins, and of course, the aptly named ‘Zombie’. These are rumored to be hitting stores in February 2016.
The Guardians Are Coming ‘Home’!
Get ready to ‘Ooga-Chugga’ that coffee, as soon The Guardians Of The Galaxy will be joining Funko’s ‘POP! Home’ line! The only products announced so far are Rocket Raccoon and Groot porcelain mugs, but hopefully we will be getting a few other awesome new pieces for our ‘POP! Home’ collection soon! These are set to hit stores anyday now, so keep your eyes peeled!
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!