Here we are yet again with another all new 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’ve just a few short weeks until the holidays are in full swing! The toy aisles are plentiful and well stocked with all of this years ‘must have’ toys. Now’s the time for collectors to get out there and cherry pick all of the figures that they can’t find all year! Just in case you don’t feel like getting out there yourself, here’s the Toy News for the week of December 15th, 2015!
Incoming From Diamond Select Toys
Our good friends at Diamond Select Toys have a whole slew of awesome new merchandise coming at you next summer, and today we’re taking a look at a few of them! We’ve got new ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ busts, ‘The Muppets’ Minimates, new Femme Fatales, and a ton more! Check out the full listings from Diamond Select Toys below:
Batman The Animated Series Batman Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! The battle for the loose change of Gotham City has begun! This approximately 8” vinyl bust of Batman, as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series, is actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base. But it features detailed sculpting and exacting paint details that make it look like a high-end collectible! With Batman, Robin, The Joker, Harley Quinn and the Batmobile now available as vinyl banks, there’s never been a safer place in Gotham City to keep your money! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #DEC152118, SRP: $22.99)
Batman The Animated Series Robin Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman needs his Robin, and so does your bust collection! Dick Grayson, the original Robin, is the latest addition to DST’s line of busts based on Batman: The Animated Series. Posed triumphantly atop a pedestal base, he’ll fit right in on your shelf, next to Batman and his rogues! Measuring approximately 5.5” tall, Robin comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. (Item #DEC152119, SRP: $59.99)
Back to the Future BTTF 30th Anniversary Minimates 1885 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time to go back in time… again! The newest 30th Anniversary Minimates box set based on the Back to the Future trilogy takes you all the way back to 1885! Four new Minimates, including Celebration Marty with his pistol and pie plate, Festival Doc Brown with the framed photo, and two never-before made characters – Clara with her telescope and Seamus McFly with Marty’s gun and belt! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. Set comes packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152115, SRP: $24.99)
iZombie Liv Moore Full On Zombie Mode PX Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! The iZombie action figure just got a power-up! This Previews-exclusive variant on DST’s action figure of Liv Moore from iZombie features Liv in full-on zombie mode, with red eyes, veiny skin and a mad-on for some brains. Based on the hit CW TV show, this 7-inch scale figure includes interchangeable hands and accessories, and comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Only available at comic shops and specialty stores! (Item #DEC152114, SRP: $19.99)
Justice League Animated Green Lantern Battery Metal Bottle Opener
A Diamond Select Toys release! Let those who need a drink tonight, call on the power of Green Lantern’s light! This 4” sculpted metal bottle opener is in the shape of Green Lantern’s power battery from the Justice League Animated Series, and will remove a bottle cap almost as fast as you can think about it. Plus, magnets on the back keep it locked to your refrigerator so you don’t have to wait to recharge! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #DEC152120, SRP: $18.00)
Nightmare Before Christmas Femme Fatales Sally PVC Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s no nightmare! This static vinyl figure of Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas depicts the shy, stitched-together girl holding her basket of food on a stony path in Halloween Town. With a detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications, this approximately 9” scale figure is in scale with other Femme Fatales statues. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by David Cortes! (Item #DEC152124, SRP: $45.00)
My Little Pony Trixie Vinyl Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! Behold the great and powerful Trixie! Famous magician Trixie Lulamoon is the next vinyl bank in the My Little Pony series. With a detailed sculpt and paint, this cartoon-accurate rendering of Trixie is not only a beautiful collectible, it’s also a bank –your loose change will magically disappear into the coin slot in her base, and a hidden access door makes it re-appear when you need it! Now that’s magic! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #DEC152125, SRP: $22.99)
Marvel Femme Fatales Captain Marvel PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Prepare to marvel at the new series of Femme Fatales PVC figures based on the heroines of the Marvel Universe! DST’s Marvel Femme Fatales line kicks off with none other than Captain Marvel herself, the heroine who lives up to her name alongside the Avengers, as well as on her own, thanks to her alien-derived super-powers. This static plastic figure of Carol Danvers is in 9” scale, and features a detailed sculpt and an exacting paint process. She comes packaged in a full-color window box, and will soon be joined by more of the women – and men – of the Marvel Universe! Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #DEC152122, SRP: $45.00)
Muppets Minimates Two-Packs Series 2 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The show must go on! The most sensational, inspirational, Muppet-tational Minimates line ever is back, with another assortment of Muppet characters! Series 2 includes four new two-packs – Reporter Kermit with Rowlf, Dr. Teeth with Animal, Statler with Waldorf and Crazy Harry with Mahna Mahna! Each 2-inch Minimates-mini-figure is fully poseable and fully interchangeable with other Minimates! A must-have for fans of the new TV hit or the old TV classic! Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152116, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)
Marvel Hulk Retro-Style Aurora 1/8 Scale Model Kit
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s a smash from the past! This model kit of the Hulk depicts the occasional Avenger in a full charge, racing across a rubble-strewn landscape. A reproduction of the original 1960s Hulk model kit by Aurora, this re-creation scales it up from 1/12 scale to 1/8 scale, making it nearly 11 inches tall! Assembly is required – simply glue the pieces and paint the figure, and this retro-style Hulk will be smashing his way across your desk in no time! Packaged in a full-color box with retro artwork. (Item #DEC152123, SRP: $34.99)
Predator Masked Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! No more hunting for loose change! Simply keep this detailed bust of a masked Predator from the classic film in a convenient location, and the coin slot on his back will provide a handy place to leave your pennies and nickels, while the access door lets them out again. The detailed sculpt and exacting paint applications make this a high-quality collectible, as well as a fully functional bank! Approximately 8” tall. Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #JUL148445, SRP: $22.99)
Superman The Animated Series Ceramic Logo Cookie Jar
A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ll feel more powerful than a locomotive every time you grab a cookie out of this cookie jar in the shape of Superman’s shield logo from Superman: The Animated Series! Measuring approximately 12” long, this ceramic cookie jar has a removable lid and holds plenty of your favorite Kryptonian treat. Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #DEC152121, SRP: $39.99)
X-Files Classic TV Minimates Series 1 Box Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s been almost 23 years since Agents Mulder and Scully began investigating strange phenomena, and now they’re one of the strangest phenomena of all! This Minimates box set includes 2-inch mini-figures of Mulder, Scully, Flukeman, and the Cigarette-Smoking Man with removable trenchcoat, all based on the original episodes, and each with 14 points of articulation. Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #DEC152117, SRP: $24.99)
Star Trek TOS Retro Cloth Uhura & Mugato Action Figures Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The 50th anniversary of Star Trek continues with our re-releases of two more classic 1970s Star trek figures! Uhura and the Mugato are exact reproductions of the original Mego figures, complete with Uhura’s tights, and the Mugato’s stylin’ outfit! Each 8” figure has a real cloth costume, and comes packaged in a re-closeable clamshell, so you can play with them and still keep them on the card! Accurately re-created by EMCE Toys! (Item #MAR084551, SRP: $19.99/ea.)
Hot Toys Shares Something Old, And Something New!
This week the team over at Hot Toys revealed new products for two different properties, one is super fresh, while the other is kind of a throwback classic that people have been asking about for a while!
From the upcoming ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice‘, we get a sneak peek at the new 1:6th Scale Batmobile that is coming our way from the film next year! This thing looks like it’s going to be HUGE, so be sure to keep posted for updates on the full specs!
Hot Toys also revealed plans for an all new War Machine figure from ‘Iron Man 2’! This new figure brings Don Cheadle’s War Machine character to life in beautiful 1:6th scale and includes a small arsenal of accessories to allow this character to live up to his name! Check out the full listing from Hot Toys below:
MMS Diecast Iron Man 2 1/6th scale War Machine Collectible Figure
The original War Machine in Iron Man 2 was one of the most iconic Iron Man suits of all time! Its heavily weaponized configuration and powerful militaristic design are beloved by many fans worldwide. Today, Hot Toys is very excited to revisit this fan-favorite suit and present the all new War Machine 1/6th scale collectible figure for our MMS Diecast Series!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is made of diecast material, and crafted with amazing details that astonish fans with its high level of authenticity!
The over 32cm tall diecast figure has a wide range of features including a newly developed helmeted head sculpt of James Rhodes featuring likeness of Don Cheadle, interchangeable LED light-up helmet, movie-accurate proportion and detailed armor design, metallic black and silver colored armor, interchangeable battle damaged armor parts on head, shoulder, chest, and back, articulated back-mounted machine gun, interchangeable battle damaged back-mounted machine gun barrel, hidden compartments on shoulders to reveal weapons, LED light-up functions, and a specially designed diorama figure stand based on the final showdown with Whiplash Mark II in Iron Man 2.
Don’t miss the chance to add this iconic and heavily armed War Machine to your Iron Man collection!
Big News For Halo Fans
Well, physically big anyway! The team over at JAKKS Pacific have revealed an all new 31″ tall Master Chief figure straight out of ‘Halo 5: Guardians’! This highly detailed figure includes Chief’s iconic UNSC MA5 Rifle and while he may only sport 7 points of articulation, the sheer size of him he makes a great display piece! He should fit right in with the other large scale figures put out by JAKKS recently, like Link from Nintendo’s ‘Legend Of Zelda’ series! Master Chief should be hitting stores any day now!
ThreeZero Teasing Upcoming Lines
The team at ThreeZero have been gradually building up a small army of kickass 1:6th scale figures from some of our favorite properties, and now it looks as though we have two more big names to cross off of our 1:6th Scale wishlist! ThreeZero recently shared this teaser image for some of it’s upcoming figures, which look to include Kain from ‘Robocop 2’ and Christopher Johnson from ‘District 9’! These characters are both visually very unique and have not been tackled in toy form, so these figures look to be fantastic first versions!
“Hasta La Vista, Baby!”
With the recent releases of NECA’s ‘Ultimate’ versions of the T-800 and T-1000 from the classic film ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, it seems it was only a matter of time before we got an all new ‘Ultimate’ version of the film’s heroine, Sarah Connor! This week NECA gave a full in depth look at the all new figure, which hits stores this month! Check out the full release from NECA below:
We’re proud to present our first ever Sarah Connor figure! This definitive collector’s version is a heartfelt tribute to the character played to perfection by Linda Hamilton in the 1991 film.
This deluxe 7” scale action figure features the authorized likeness of Linda Hamilton and over 25 points of articulation. To protect the future leader of the resistance, Sarah comes loaded with accessories: three interchangeable heads, removable tactical vest, plus rifle, shotgun, handgun and knife.Comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging.
We Hope You’re Hungry
People these days can’t seem to get enough of blinboxed vinyl figures, and thankfully we have a ton of great lines out there from companies like Titan Merchandise to support our habits! This week Titan revealed an all new line of blindboxed vinyl figures based on the unfortunately now cancelled ‘Hannibal’ television series! While the show may have ended, it’s fanbase is sitll ravenous for more merchandise, which Titan seems happy to give them! Here is the full wave lineup and the rundown from Titan Merchandise:
“Before we begin, I must warn you… nothing here is vegetarian.”
From Titan Merchandise and NBC/Gaumont come Hannibal TITANS: The Apéritif Collection!
Featuring the brilliant psychiatrist (with a secret) Dr. Hannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, as well as troubled FBI Profiler Will Graham and the terrifying Wendigo!
Plus! Head of the Behavioural Science Unit Jack Crawford, everyone’s favourite Forensic Scientist Trio, Team Sassy Science, and many more characters from the first season of Hannibal!
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 Hits Deadpool Overload!
Well, if Deadpool wasn’t everywhere before, he sure is now! With the all new ‘Deadpool’ live action movie hitting theatres in February, the hype for the film is building quite rapidly! The team over at Funko is giving us a literal mountain of new Deadpool products this January, and we’re here to give you the breakdown! We’ve got two new movie styled POP! Vinyls (one with guns, one with swords), a new Pirate Deadpool Dorbz figure, a new Black and Red Deadpool POP! Keychain, a Deadpool POP! Home mug, a 9″ Super Deluxe Vinyl Deadpool figure, and an ENTIRE SERIES of Deadpool Mopeez! These are all hitting stores in January!
The team at PopVinyls has got the scoop that confirms an all new wave of ‘Doctor Who‘ POP! Vinyls are coming our way, and soon! They have apparently already been found in the wild, with the new wave consisting of mainly Ninth Doctor era characters, and a few others to fill in some gaps! This new wave features The Ninth Doctor (two versions, one with a Sonic Screwdriver, the other with a Banana), Rose Tyler, River Song, K-9, Sarah Jane Smith, The Silence, and Captain Jack Harkness (two versions, one standard, one with the Vortex Manipulator).
The Toasters Are At It Again…
‘Battlestar Galactica‘ reboot fans rejoice! Funko has finally revealed the first figures from it’s line of POP! Vinyls based on the 2004 version of ‘BSG’ rather than the classic version all previous figures have been based on. This line looks a little on the light side, but so far we can expect Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace, a Cylon Centurion, and Six! These are set to hit stores in February.
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!