Welcome back for an all new year along with an 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! It’s officially 2016 and we’re easing into the new year with some awesome new toys coming our way from some of our favorite manufacturers! We have a whole year of new collectibles ahead of us to look forward to, so it’s as good a time as any to start with the Toy News for the week of January 5th, 2016!
Groovy New Collectibles From Sideshow
A few months back, the team at Sideshow Collectibles announced to the excitement of many a fanboy that they had obtained the license to make products based on the cult classic ‘Evil Dead’ franchise! In the time since the announcement of gaining this license, things have been seemingly quite on the ‘Evil Dead’ front at Sideshow, leaving fans wondering when we might hear a bit more about what kind of products we could expect coming our way. This week that silence has been broken with the reveal of their all new 1:6 Scale Ash Williams figure straight out of ‘Evil Dead II’! This fantastic new figure comes packing Ash’s Boomstick, a chainsaw hand, and a whole lot more! Check out the release from Sideshow Collectibles below:
Time to get revved horror fans – everyone’s favorite chainsaw-wielding hero is here! From Sam Raimi’s 1987 sequel, Evil Dead II, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce the Ash Williams Sixth Scale Figure.
Capturing all that is awesome about Bruce Campbell as the cult classic icon, Ash Williams returns to the remote cabin in the woods where he must hack and slash his way past hordes of relentlessly deranged Deadites who want him dead by dawn. Just your average convenience store employee with a penchant for sweet-talking the ladies, the resilient, blood-stained survivor has been through hell and back in his torn shirt and brown pants. Thanks to the forces of darkness summoned by the evil Necronomicon, the glorious gorefest continues as Henrietta’s disfigured remains emerge from the cellar, dying to swallow his soul. But ‘armed’ with more than cheesy quips, Ash can definitely hold his own with his infamous chainsaw appendage, and handy sawed-off double barrel shotgun. Bring it on, baby.
The Ash Williams Sixth Scale Figure specially features:
Unique male body with double-jointed chainsaw arm
Detailed likeness of Bruce Campbell as Ash from Evil Dead II
Tailored and weathered costume with shotgun rig, as seen at the end of the film
Four (4) interchangeable hands including: – Shotgun grip – Relaxed hand – C-grip – Fist
One (1) pair of boots
Exclusive possessed severed right hand
This 1:6 Scale Evil Dead II Ash Williams figure is set to release in Q4 2016 with an anticipated retail price of $239.99!
Hot Toys Had Better Prep Their Chimichangas!
With the impending February release date of the live action ‘Deadpool’ movie quickly approaching, Hot Toys have made their big announcement for an all new 1:6 Scale movie style Deadpool figure! This extraordinary new Deadpool figure comes fully loaded and packed to the brim with accessories, including swords, guns, a dozen alternative hands, and even several sets of alternative eyes for his facemask so you can get just about any expression across his face! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below:
“Wait ‘til you get a load of me.”
Marvel’s most unconventional superhero, Deadpool, will finally hit the silver screen in full glory with his over-the-top personality, dark twisted sense of humor, and tendency to break the fourth wall which fans have always loved! Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially introduce the one and only 1/6th scale Deadpool collectible figure based on the upcoming Deadpool Movie!
In this new film, the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson will be unfolded, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Deadpool from the film. It features a newly developed masked head sculpt with 5 pairs of interchangeable eye pieces to create numerous combinations of Deadpool’s expressions, newly developed body, meticulously tailored Deadpool suit with weathering effects, Deadpool’s signature katanas and pistols, variety of interchangeable hands with gestures, and a specially designed Deadpool themed dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.
You just can’t pass up on this opportunity to add the beloved Merc with a Mouth to your collection and witness the beginning of a happy ending.
Which Side Is Figuarts On?
Their figures for previous Marvel Studios projects have been phenomenal, and now the team at Figuarts looks to be tackling ‘Captain America: Civil War’ with an all new series of super poseable figures! The first figure we’re getting a look at is the films titular hero himself, Captain America! These first images come courtesy of Dengeki Hobby via ToyArk, who have a full image gallery of the upcoming figure! So far Cap here is the only confirmed figure for this line, although Iron Man (who is the next most obvious choice) has also been teased, which more figures hopefully on the way! This all new ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Figuarts figure is set to release in May 2016!
Building A New Type Of Hero
While they may look like your basic LEGO minifigures, these new ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Figme figures are anything but! Actually, they pretty much are exactly LEGO minifigures, except they’re being released by Bandai, and they are not officially licensed by LEGO at all. But hey, they look awesome and at their $4 each price tag it’s hard not to imagine what a cool battlefield you could build for these awesome ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Figme minifigures when they release in March! Characters set to be included in this first wave are Goku, Super Saiyin Goku, Vegeta, Super Saiyin Vegeta, Krillin, Piccolo, Freeza, and Cell!
NECA’s Gone Batty!
While we’ve seen this guy before, NECA has posted yet another teaser image for their upcoming ‘Bat Gremlin’ figure that’s coming our way from their popular ‘Gremlins’ toyline! This new ‘Bat Gremlin’ is set to hit stores this February, so be sure to keep an eye out for him!
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!
The Force Is Strong At Barnes & Noble
After months of speculation as to where this figure would actually end up at, it seems that Barnes & Noble has managed to snag the already infamous ‘Lightsaber Finn’ Funko POP! Vinyl from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as a store exclusive! The figure may be temporarily “out of stock” online for now, but he should already be hitting stores, so the hunt is on!
Hot Topic Is Loaded With Exclusives This January!
The team over at PopVinyls has compiled a list of Hot Topic Exclusive Funko items for this month, and boy is it a whopper! Exclusives set to hit Hot Topic stores in January 2016 include Pirate Deadpool, Blushing BMO, Pink & White Harley Quinn, Flocked Cheshire Cat, T-60 Power Armor, Underwater Aquaman, and The Ninth Doctor (with a Banana)! Also set to hit Hot Topic Stores as an exclusive pre-release item is the new Series 2 of Funko’s ‘Doctor Who’ POP! line we mentioned a few weeks back before they hit other retailers later this year!
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!