Don’t look now, but it’s 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! As 2015 comes to a close, it’s fun to look back at some of the awesome new toys that have been added to your collection over the past year. Have you managed to snag all the latest and greatest collectibles to hit the market? Or Maybe you finally found your ‘holy grail’ of collecting, or completed your favorite set! Actually enjoying your collection is one of the things that makes this hobby so great, and each and every year there are tons of great new things to check out! 2015 may be wrapping up, but there’s still plenty to see in the Toy News for the week of December 29th, 2015!
Finn & Friends Comings From Hot Toys
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is currently dominating the box office world wide, so it should come as no surprise that the team at Hot Toys is working away to pump out all new hihg quality 1:6 Scale figures of the film’s lead cast as fast as possible! The newest figure announced is renegade Stormtrooper and possibly future Jedi, Finn! The all new Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Finn figure is available as a single release, or in a two pack with a special Riot Gear Stormtrooper (that most of you will distinctly remember from the film). Finn comes packed with a ton of alternative hands, a display stand, a blaster, a satchel of detonators, and an LED light up Lightsaber! In the Multipack, the Stormtrooper includes a riot shield and baton, as well as a blaster rifle and a display stand. Check out the full releases from Hot Toys below-
“You don’t know what I’ve seen. We all need to run.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has finally hit the silver screens around the world and already broke box-office records becoming the biggest worldwide opening in theatres! Following the debut of this epic Star Wars film, Hot Toys is very excited to officially present today the 1/6th scale collectible figure of one of the main characters of the film – Finn!
Originally trained to serve as a stormtrooper by the First Order, Finn’s conscience has awakened following the skirmish on Jakku and lead to his encounter with Rey, BB-8, and the Resistance which changes his life forever.
The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega as Finn in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored outfit, LED light-up lightsaber, detailed weapons, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.
One of the most attention-grabbing moments in promotion videos of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the duel between the lightsaber-wielding Finn and the baton-wielding First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper. Now with the epic blockbuster already hitting theatres around the world, Star Wars fans can fully enjoy this exciting fight between the renegade First Order Stormtrooper Finn and the Riot Control Stormtrooper on the planet of Takodana.
Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially present a special 1/6th scale collectible figures set featuring Finn and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper to let fans reenact this thrilling battle!
The highly-accurate Finn 1/6th scale collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of John Boyega in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, finely tailored outfit, LED light-up lightsaber, detailed weapons, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem. The First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper is equipped with sleekly design Stormtrooper armor and helmet, the iconic baton, a riot shield, blaster rifle, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.
More MAFEX DC Heroes
The team at ToyArk have found some freshly released images of previously unannounced MAFEX super articulated action figures from next spring’s upcoming blockbuster ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’! The newly revealed figures are of Wonder Woman and Armored Batman, and wow do they look great! These two will be joining the Superman and Batman figures announced by MAFEX several weeks ago. Armored Batman will include a grapnel gun and a cloth cape, while Wonder Woman will come packed with a sword, shield, and her iconic ‘Lasso Of Truth’! These figures are expected to hit stores next summer.
The Dark Knight Of Steel
While not much information is available about this figure as of yet, the team at 3A have revealed a ton of new images of their upcoming ‘Steel Age’ Batman 1:6 Scale stylized figure! The figure is set to go up for pre-order on December 31st, 2015 with an expected pricetag of $240. While it might not fit in with most of your other 1:6 Scale figures, thsi super stylized Batman certainly leaves a lasting impression!
DST Previews Marvel Minimates Wave 65: The Deadpool Wave
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have posted some new ‘in package’ images of the upcoming ‘Deadpool Wave’ of Marvel Minimates! This wave is set to hit stores in early January and is based around everyone’s favorite Merc With A Mouth, Deadpool! Included in this wave are ‘Mascot’ Deadpool with Bob, ‘Secret Wars’ Deadpool with Siryn, ‘Marvel Now’ Deadpool with Copycat (as Domino), and ‘Zenpool’ with ‘Messiah Complex’ Cable!
NECA Teases 2016
The team over at NECA have never been known to keep many secrets behind the scenes as far as what kind of products we can expect from them in the future, and this year they really take the cake! NECA is ending out 2015 with a massive unload of new product teasers for some of the great items coming our way in 2016! Check out the full run down below-
‘Batman Vs Superman’ Quarter Scale Batman Figure
‘Uncharted 4’ Nathan Drake Figure
‘Predator: Concrete Jungle’ Scarface Predator
‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Retro Figure Card Art
‘Ash Vs. The Evil Dead’ Ash Figure
‘ALIEN’ Nostromo Ship Cinemachine Vehicle
It isn’t even the new year yet and we already have so much to look forward to in 2016! With all these great teasers, it’s hard to imagine what else NECA might be cooking up for us next year!
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!
Five Nights At Funko
If you’re even just a casual gamer, there’s a pretty good chance that by now you’ve heard of the monster smash hit survival horror game ‘Five Nights At Freddies’. The game first hit in August 2014 and has already spawned several popular sequels and spinoffs, with rumors spiraling of a movie adaptation and more on the way! Now the series is heading to Funko, who has a whole massive series of ‘Five Nights At Freddies’ collectibles coming our way in 2016! Most of these are set to hit stores in May 2016, check out the full rundown below-
The characters from the frighteningly popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s are sneaking into Funko!
During the day Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is a place of joy, where kids and parents alike enjoy the entertainment from the main attraction – the animatronic Freddy Fazbear and friends!
But, at night, things start to change and those characters start to go missing!
Your character plays a night-time security guard who must stay safe while maneuvering between rooms! Evading the terrifying Freddy Fazbear, Chica, Spring Trap, and Foxy is a must!
Funko is proud to announce Five Nights at Freddy’s 5-inch action figures with build-a-figure accessories, 2-inch action figure sets, pen toppers, Mystery Minis, 6-inc plush, 2.5-inch keychains, and 16-inch plush figures!
Five Nights at Freddy’s 5″ Action Figures
Collect all five Five Nights at Freddy’s 5″ articulated action figures
to create Spring Trap – Funko’s first build-a-figure!
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2″ Vinyl Figure Set
Add both 2″ figure sets to complete the collection!
Pop! Pen Toppers: Five Nights at Freddy’s
Five Night at Freddy’s Mystery Minis Series 1
Five Nights at Freddy’s 6″ Plush
Five Nights at Freddy’s Keychains
Five Nights at Freddy’s 16″ Plush
Our biggest solt-sculpt plush figures are coming in the form of
Freddy and Foxy!
While some may only recognize him as “that guy who shows up in all the Marvel movies”, comic book icon Stan Lee is a living legend! Stan Lee has created countless numbers of our favorite comic book characters, and this week we celebrated his 93rd birthday (although this column goes live the day after, happy belated Stan!), so what better way to celebrate than by announcing an all new figure of ‘The Man’ himself? Funko has revealed their all new Stan Lee Vinyl Idolz figure just in time for Stan’s birthday! This figure is set to release in February 2016.
The Gamestop Exclusive Awakens
It looks like with all of the hub-bub surrounding ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ wrecking box office records, a few people seem to have missed this all new Gamestop exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl coming our way from the hit film! Be sure to keep an eye out for this Helmeted Nien Nunb POP! Vinyl figure, which should be in stores now!
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!