Look out! It’s 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! We are just days away from the biggest toy industry event of the year, New York Toy Fair 2016! Later this week, the floodgates will open and we will get a veritable tsunami of toy news coming our way with all the big announcements for the coming years toylines! We will be keeping you posted with all the big news as it happens (and I will be running around the convention like crazy!), but the one sad note about that is that this means that next week we won’t be posting our usual Toy News Tuesday! We will be running waist deep in New York Toy Fair coverage trying to bring you all the big news as it happens! Be sure to stay tuned, and in the meantime, here’s the Toy News for the week of February 9th, 2016!
New From Diamond Select
While we might have seen a few of these announced previously, our friends at Diamond Select Toys have released official solicits for a ton of cool new items that are set to come our way later this year! These should all be listed in the latest issue of ‘Previews’, so be sure to hit your local comic shop to order them for yourself!
Alien Big Chap Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s very cold in space, so what better place to keep your cold hard cash than in this Alien bank? Based on the “Big Chap” xenomorph from the 1979 Alien movie, this approximately 8” long vinyl bust features detailed sculpting and paint, as well as a coin slot and access door that turn it into a fully functioning coin bank! Keep financial predators at bay! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #FEB162463, SRP: $22.99)
A Diamond Select Toys release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the Nostromo, DST has returned to the doomed space ship for a full assortment of Minimates based on the original Alien movie! This assortment of two-packs features Narcissus Ripley with Narcissus Space Suit, Space Suit Dallas with Space Suit Lambert, Ash with Frozen Alien and a rare, one-per-case variant set of Battle-Damaged Ash with Frozen Alien! Each 2” Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation, and features fully interchangeable parts. Each two-pack is packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #FEB162464, SRP: $9.99/ea.
Batman The Animated Series Gallery Batman 9” PVC Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman, the first Batman: The Animated Series Gallery figure from DST! Based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this 9-inch scale static PVC figure of Batman depicts him alighting on a rooftop, with a Batarang at the ready. Batman is in scale to previously released Femme Fatales PVC figures, including Batgirl and Catwoman, and is sculpted with a high level of detail with exacting paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #FEB162458, SRP: $45.00
Back to the Future 30th Ann. Minimates Hover Time Machine Mini-Vehicle
A Diamond Select Toys release! Where you’re going, you don’t need roads! Why? Because this mini-vehicle of the Time Machine from Back to the Future Part II is in hover mode, that’s why! With its tires locked in hover position, this 4-inch Time Machine glides across the floor on a second set of hidden wheels, and its gull-wing doors open to seat two Minimates mini-figures. It even comes with a new mini-figure of Future Doc Brown in his wraparound sunglasses, plus a brand-new, non-poseable micro-figure of his dog, Einstein! Doc features 14 points of articulation and has fully interchangeable parts. Packaged in a full-color blister card. (Item #FEB162472, SRP: 19.99)
Batman The Animated Series Premier Collection Poison Ivy Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! Every villain has that time they “almost got” Batman, and Poison Ivy is no different. Based on her appearance in the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im,” this approximately 12” resin statue depicts the plant-loving Pamela Isley wearing a black outfit and holding one of her poisonous pumpkins, while standing in Gotham City’s pumpkin patch. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this resin statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #FEB162457, SRP: $150.00)
Dragon Age Inquisition Select Morrigan Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! From out of the world of Thedas comes the first-ever Select action figure based on the hit video game series Dragon Age! This 7-inch scale figure of Morrigan, a Witch of the Wilds, features approximately 16 points of articulation, as well as an accessory of her trademark staff and a diorama base. It comes packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with side panel art for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #FEB162473, SRP: $24.99)
Marvel Gallery Lady Deadpool 9” PVC Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s beautiful! She’s deadly! She’s Lady Deadpool, and she’s the newest Marvel Gallery PVC figure based on the heroes and heroines of the Marvel Universe! The most lethal of the Marvel ladies so far, Lady Deadpool stands approximately 9” tall and wields twin katana swords and a pretty killer ponytail atop a small diorama base. She is in scale to Captain Marvel, Lady Thor, and all other Marvel Gallery PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item #FEB162462. SRP: $45.00)
Marvel Retro Cloth Daredevil Action Figure Gift Set
A Diamond Select Toys release! Finally, the devil has come to the Marvel Retro line! Never released in the classic Mego toy line of yester-year, streetwise superhero Daredevil is the latest Marvel character to get the Retro action figure treatment from DST! This gift set features one classically-styled red-costume Daredevil figure, in a vintage-style box, plus two additional heads and outfits: his original yellow costume and his alter ego, blind lawyer Matt Murdock! With interchangeable heads, hands, costumes and accessories, you can display your Daredevil however you want! Packaged in a full-color gift tray with a booklet about Daredevil, retro-style figures, and the creation process! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #FEB162460, SRP: $80.00)
Predator Minimates Series 2 Two-Pack Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to head back to the jungle, for another assortment of Predator Minimates! This all-new assortment of 2-inch Minimates mini-figures features characters from all three Predator films! Royce from Predators comes with that film’s Berserker Predator, Predator’s Blain comes with Predator 2’s Shaman Predator, and Predator’s First Appearance Dutch faces off with the Cloaked Jungle Predator. Plus, be on the lookout for the rare, one-per-case variant set of Final Battle Dutch and Cloaked Jungle Predator! Each Minimate features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes on a full-color blister card. (Item #FEB162471, SRP: $9.99/ea.)
Superman The Animated Series Lex Luthor Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! Everyone has their heroes, and to some, that hero is Lex Luthor! Determined to expose the alien Superman for the false god he really is, the focus of Metropolis businessman Lex Luthor is captured in this approximately 6-inch resin bust, which places him on a pedestal inspired by the architecture of his city in Superman: The Animated Series. Limited to 3,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #FEB162459, SRP: $59.99)
A Diamond Select Toys release! The newest series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Minimates is out of this world! Based on the newest season of the hit Nickelodeon animated series, this counter display of 18 foil-bagged mini-figures includes nine different characters: Space Leonardo, Space Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Fugitoid, Triceraton, Exo-Armor Kraang, and rare, exclusive figures of Baxter Stockman and Oroku Saki! There’s a full set in each display, and multiple army-building Kraangs and Triceratons! Each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation, as well as fully interchangeable parts. (Item #FEB162474, SRP: $5.99/ea.)
Marvel Select Venom Action Figure
A Diamond Select Toys release! Back by popular demand, it’s what many have called the greatest Venom action figure ever made! This 7-inch scale action figure of symbiotic Spider-man foe Venom features 16 points of articulation and almost a dozen interchangeable parts, including hands, heads, a removable tongue, and a back attachment, so you can re-create his classic, modern and “Madness” appearances! Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with side panel artwork for easy shelf reference. Don’t miss out on this sought-after figure! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #AUG121762, SRP: $24.99)
Harley Heads To Gamestop
If you’re a Harley Quin fan (and in this day and age, who isn’t?), you’re in for a real treat! The team at Icon Heroes have revealed an all new Gamestop Exclusive Harley Quinn Statue paperweight based on his design from the ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ video game! This statue stands at 8.1″ tall and is made of a nice high-quality resin! She is sure to be the perfect piece to bring together your office, so don’t miss your chance to pick her up! She is available online and in Gamestop stores now!
GAMESTOP EXCLUSIVE! No room for heroes in your office? Maybe your desk prefers the darker side. Well, we’ve got you covered with this amazing Harley Quinn statue paperweight, based on her appearance in the highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight video game! Standing 8.1 inches tall, this highly detailed, expertly painted statue paperweight is made of high-quality resin, and features Harley in her latest video game ensemble! Sporting her signature baseball bat, the always unpredictable Harley Quinn stands ready to show your paperwork who’s boss!
More Mini Marvel Legends Inbound
The crew at MarvelousNews are reporting that Hasbro has some new smaller scale 4″ Marvel Legends figures coming our way in the near future! While we don’t see many Marvel Legends figures in this scale these days, these new Legends figures are set to be sold in figure 2-packs exclusively at Toys R Us stores later this year! Here’s the full lineup-
Marvel Legends Series – Shield-Wielding Heroes – Sam Wilson Captain America and Vance Astro
These defenders of justice join the frontline in battle with shields in hand and hearts set on victory. With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. The Captain America and Vance Astro figures in this Shield-Wielding Heroes Comic 2-Pack are highly articulated and feature a comic-inspired design, making them another epic addition to the Marvel Legends Series. And with the included Limited Edition Comic, fans can read about their heroes in action and imagine a whole other world of Super Hero adventures!Marvel Legends Series – Mechanical Masters – Superior Iron Man and Marvel’s Machine Man
Technology clashes when these mechanically engineered heroes and villains armour up and wield their machines of war. With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. The Superior Iron Man and Marvel’s Machine Man figures in this Mechanical Masters Comic 2-Pack are highly articulated and feature a comic-inspired design, making them another epic addition to the Marvel Legends Series. And with the included Limited Edition Comic, fans can read about their heroes in action and imagine a whole other world of Super Hero adventures!
Marvel Legends Series – Defenders of Asgard – Jane Foster Thor and Thor Odinson
When justice calls for superhuman intervention, these Asgardian heroes join forces to defend their world and humanity. With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. The Thor and Odinson figures in this Defenders of Asgard Comic 2-Pack are highly articulated and feature a comic-inspired design, making them another epic addition to the Marvel Legends Series. And with the included Limited Edition Comic, fans can read about their heroes in action and imagine a whole other world of Super Hero adventures!
Bat-Mez v Super-Mez
The team at Mezco have revealed an all-new figure 4-pack fo their stylized Mez-Itz mini figures based on the upcoming live-action superhero showdown, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’! This figure 4-pack will include fan favorites like Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, and an Armored Batman figure! Check out the full release from Mezco below:
Based on the upcoming epic super hero film, Mezco presents the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Mez-Itz. This set contains the three characters plus a bonus figure:
Mech-Suit Batman (bonus figure)
Each figure stands 2″ tall and features five points of articulation. Superman and both versions of Batman come complete with capes. Batman’s design features his new film-specific bat-logo. Wonder Woman features her new costume which debuts in the film. Superman’s stoic face shows he is ready for the battle to come. Batman’s mech-suit looks ready for whatever Superman can throw at him.
Mezco Kombat Scales Down
Last year Mezco launched their popular 6″ scale figure line based on the violently legendary ‘Mortal Kombat’ fighting game! The line has been widely considered a success, but that doesn’t mean Mezco can’t try out a little something different with it right? The team at Mezco have revealed plans for a new smaller scale 4″ line of figures based on the ‘Mortal Kombat’ license! The first wave of these smaller scale figures is set to mirror the initial wave of 6″ scale figures, with the lineup comprising of Subzero, Scorpion, and Raiden. These are due out this July!
Who You Gonna Call?
Bustin makes me feel good! The team over at AFI have revealed a full gallery of images of LEGO’s upcoming Ecto-1 vehicle from this summer’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot! This new LEGO set includes The Ecto-1 vehicle, all four new Ghostbusters, as well as their assistant Kevin (Chris Hemsworth!), a ‘Red Daemon’, The Ecto-2 motorcycle! Be sure to check out the full image gallery over at AFI!
LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto- 1&2
Available July 1st, $59.99
Based on the new Ghostbuster Movie from Sony premiering July 25th 2016
Includes the new ECTO-1 car, ECTO-2 bike, 1 red Daemon and 5 minifigures:
Abby Yates (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
Erin Gilbert (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
Jillian Holtzmann (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
Patty Tolan (new Ghostbuster – main movie character)
Kevin minifig. (with a 2-sided head: hero and “possessed”)
Features rolling car with opening side doors and opening top to place 4 minifigs inside, back opens with room for accessories, and 4 proton packs and traps.
NECA Charts The ‘Uncharted’
After years of fan demand, NECA has answered the call and are releasing a beautifully sculpted and well-articulated figure of Nathan Drake from Sony and Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed ‘Uncharted’ video game series! This new figure is based off the characters appearance in the series latest game, ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’, and is set to hit stores in May 2016! Check out the full release from NECA below:
To celebrate the thrilling Uncharted video game series, we’re excited to introduce a highly requested figure into our Ultimate line: adventurer Nathan Drake, based on his appearance in the upcoming Uncharted 4 game from Sony and Naughty Dog.
This 7” scale action figure features almost 30 points of articulation and is packed with fortune-hunting accessories: coiled and uncoiled climbing ropes, pistol, AK-47, two sets of hands, and two interchangeable head sculpts. Comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.
NECA Reveals More Cinemachines
A few weeks back the team at NECA announced a new toyline called ‘Cinemachines’ which brought vehicles from some of your favorite films to life in stunning miniature detail! While they had announced a few ships from the ‘ALIEN’ franchise, this week they debuted an image with a literal fleet of vehicles to get excited about! The team at ToyArk have properly identified the vehicles in the image as the following-
Alien – Fossilized Space Jockey
Alien – Origin Derelict Engineer/Space Jockey Ship
Alien – Nostromo
Alien – Nostromo Escape Pod
Aliens – M577 Armored Personnel Carrier
Aliens – UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship with spring launching M577 Armored Personnel Carrier
Aliens – Hadley’s Hope Daihotai Tractor
Aliens – USS Sulaco Ship
Additionally, NECA has given us a first look at a Hunter Killer Tank from the ‘Terminator’ franchise, which is hopefully only the tip of the iceberg for this franchise!
Expect more news on NECA’s Cinemachines line later this week from New York Toy Fair 2016!
Hot Toys Rocks The Cradle With New Cosbaby Figures
While most of you know Hot Toys for their impeccable 1:6th scale figures, many of you may have overlooked another of their highly collectible lines of figures that bring all of Hot Toys high-quality production together with super stylized designs to create the truly unique and impossibly adorable Cosbaby line! This week Hot Toys has revealed new figures from a few different brands in their Cosbaby line, including ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Star Wars’! check out the full releases below:
The one and only 1/6th scale collectible figure of many fans’ favorite unconventional superhero Deadpool based on the upcoming Deadpool Movie by Hot Toys has met with overwhelming amount of positive feedback, now following the 1/6th scale collectible figure comes the adorable and stylish Cosbaby of the Merc with a Mouth!
The Deadpool Cosbaby stands approximately 9.5cm tall with bobble-head function and shows off his awesomeness with katana in hand!
Now’s the time to have a mini Deadpool in your collection!
Hot Toys has introduced a number of high quality and sophistically crafted Star Wars collectibles from the classic trilogy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens which have been loved by Star Wars fans around the world, today Hot Toys is delighted to expand and diversify the collectibles based on this epic space saga and officially introduce a new series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on box-office record breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (FN-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.
A collectible set of 6 will also be available and exclusively includes an additional First Order Special Forces TIE Pilot!
Star Wars fanatics and fans of adorable collectibles shouldn’t miss the chance to add these new Cosbabies to your collection!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken box-office record around the world since its debut and the movie studio has already mentioned there will be more Star Wars to come in the future. With the passion continues to grow strong for this epic space saga, Hot Toys is pleased to officially present today a new series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order TIE Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.
A collectible set of 6 will also be available where Captain Phasma will be exclusively featured in chrome colored armor and also include an additional First Order Stormtrooper (Jakku Exclusive)!
This new series of Cosbaby Bobble-Head will be great additions for any Star Wars fans!
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!
Disney Descends Through The Looking Glass
The team at Funko have a double dose of Disney magic for you this week! They’ve announced their all new line of POP! Vinyls based on the hit Disney TV movie ‘The Descendants”, which tells the story of the teenage offspring of some of Disney’s greatest villains like Malifecant, Jafar, and Cruella Deville! This first series of ‘Descendants’ POP! Vinyls includes Mal, Carlos, Jay, and Evie!
Just in case that wasn’t enough for you, Funko has also announced an all-new series of Dorbz figures based on the upcoming ‘Alice: Through The Looking Glass’! This sequel to Tim Burton’s take on ‘Alice In Wonderland’ brings us some of the series fan favorite characters like Alice, Mad Hatter, Queen Of Hearts, The Cheshire Cat, and a variant chase figure of a Translucent Cheshire Cat! These all hit stores this May!
Batman and Superman Have Never Looked More Indifferent
Just in time for this spring’s upcoming blockbuster ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, Funko has revealed yet another awesome product line that is releasing to coincide with the film! This time around it’s a series of stylized plush ‘Mopeez’ dolls, featuring the likeness’s of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman! These are on their way to stores now!
Now that the latest season has wrapped, Funko has revealed their lineup of POP! Vinyls based on Season 5 of ‘American Horror Story’. This lineup based on the most recent season, dubbed ‘Hotel’, gives us fan favorites like Mr. March, Holden, and Hypodermic Sally! These are all due in stores this March!
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!