HOLY COW! 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! Here we are one week later with a whole ‘nother week’s worth of awesome new toy reveals! We hope you’re hungry because this week is jam packed with all sorts of cool new stuff that’s coming our way this year! While most of these aren’t available in stores just yet, you can find everything you want in the Toy News for the week of March 22nd, 2016!
Hasbro Confirms Big Reveal
While we’ve known about it for a few weeks thanks to rumors and leaks, Hasbro has now announced that their next Marvel Legends ‘Build A Figure’ will be Giant Man in the latest wave of ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ themed Marvel Legends figures! This wave of Marvel Legends figures should be hitting stores any day now, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you can build your very own Giant Man!
New Minimates Coming ‘Through The Looking Glass’
Disney fans rejoice! The team at Diamond Select Toys announced an all new series of Minimates based on the upcoming live-action ‘Alice In Wonderland’ sequel, ‘Alice: Through The Looking Glass’! DST premiered this new line on hand at C2E2 this past weekend and showcased them on their social media accounts. The wave looks to be comprised of two different versions of Alice, as well as Mad Hatter, The Red Queen, The White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and, of course, the villainous Time! No word just yet on when these will be released, but it’s probably a safe bet to say we can expect them sometime around the film’s release this May!
Q4 2016 Solicits From Gentle Giant
The team over at Gentle Giant Studios has announced a few brand new items from across several of their product lines, and wow do they all look great! Later this year in Q4 2016 Gentle Giant has new products coming our way from DC Comics, Marvel, and even Star Wars! Be sure to check out the solicits for these upcoming items from Gentle Giant Studios below:
Super Powers Batman Jumbo FigureIn 1984, Kenner began the release of their next line of extremely popular action figures: The Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes and villains such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more.Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud in announcing the “Dark Knight Detective” himself, Batman! This jumbo figure will be the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. The Batman jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint condition Super Powers Batman and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then sized to 12” scale and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate scaled replicas, right down to Batman’s signature blue fabric cape! The Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of these figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, each incredible figure features retro art packaging and comes in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
Price: $90Super Powers Robin Jumbo Figure
In 1984, Kenner began the release of their next line of extremely popular action figures: The Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes and villains such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more.
Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud in announcing the “Boy Wonder” himself, Robin!. This jumbo figure will be the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. The Robin jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint condition Super Powers Robin and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then sized to 12” scale and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate scaled replicas, right down to Robin’s signature yellow fabric cape! The Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of these figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, each incredible figure features retro art packaging and comes in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
Secret Wars Spider-Man Jumbo Figure
Transported to a strange planet by a force from beyond the universe, the MARVEL SUPER HEROES face destruction by earth’s deadliest villains – and must fight the SECRET WARS through the use of secret messages!
Digitally scanned from the original mint condition Marvel Secret Wars action figures and reproduced in jumbo 12” scale, no detail has been overlooked. This figure is made of durable plastic and comes with original articulation. To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant Ltd. has packaged this figure with a Marvel Secret Wars inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork. Designed with the collector in mind, this figure comes in a re-sealable plastic outer clamshell to help protect and display.
Darth Vader 1:8 Scale Collectors Gallery Statue
Anakin Skywalker was a great Jedi Knight who fought for the Republic before the Dark Times. His descent into darkness was brought on by the evil Darth Sidious who would go on to convert Skywalker over to the Dark Side. When that happened, Darth Sidious crowned himself Emperor and named Skywalker “Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith”.
Sculpted by Gentle Giant’s master artisans, this Darth Vader statue recreates the scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back of Lord Vader bowing in devotion to his master, Emperor Palpatine. Each limited edition, hand-painted piece is cast in high quality polyresin with crisp details. This statue also comes individually numbered with a matching certificate of authenticity. This Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Collectors Gallery statue will be the first figure in our new series of 1:8 scaled statues, celebrating the last 36 years of the Star Wars universe.
First Order Flametrooper Star Wars The Force Awakens Mini Bust
The story that began a long time ago returns giving us the next chapter in the saga from a galaxy far, far away. Gentle Giant Ltd. is honored in bringing collectors all-new characters from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens.
Gentle Giant Ltd. announces the next character from our amazing mini bust line, with the First Order Flametrooper! These foot soldiers of the New Order have one purpose: Turn anything related to The Resistance into ashes! Digitally sculpted using the top of the line 3D technology, and cast in the highest quality polystone, each mini bust is hand-painted, and comes hand-numbered with matching certificate of authenticity. May the Force be with you!
Animated Spider-Gwen Statue
Gentle Giant Ltd. is delighted in announcing the next character in our Marvel animated statues line, with Spider-Gwen! Passing the time while practicing her yo-yo, this adorable collectible is a playful take on Gwen Stacey found off the cover and pages from Marvel Comics.
Marvel’s most adorable arachnid was digitally sculpted and printed on state of the art 3D Systems printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. This statue stands at 3.5” tall and is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!
NECA’s New Freddy For ‘New Nightmare’
After what seems like an eternity of begging from the fans, the crew at NECA have answered the call and have announced an all new updated Freddy Krueger figure based on the characters appearance in 1994’s “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare”! This new version of Freddy will feature considerably updated articulation over the previous version, and will also include an alternate head! Check out the teaser image posted by NECA below-
Mezco’s Got The Ghost With The Most
Our friends over at Mezco have announced an all new 6″ tall Beetlejuice roto cast vinyl figure! This new figure is heavily stylized and features 8 points of articulation so that you can pose him any way you like! This figure is sure to be a “must have” for any Beetlejuice fan, so be sure not to wait too long to pick one up! He’s only going to run you around $23.00 and is up for pre-order from Mezco now! Check out the full release below:
Beetlejuice, “the ghost with the most” is back and ready to bring his unique blend of horrific hilarity to your collection. First made famous in the self-titled Tim Burton film Beetlejuice, the afterlife’s leading bio-exorcist is dead set on showing you that “you’re working with a professional here.”
We’ve captured every detail of this obnoxious apparition, from his ghoulish green hair to his gross, yellowed teeth. He’s dressed to kill in his iconic black and white suit.
Standing 6″ tall and featuring 8 points of articulation, Beetlejuice comes packaged in a collector friendly window box suitable for display.
NOTE: Box is not sandworm proof!
Hot Toys Takes Aim At Hawkeye
As always, Hot Toys is following the latest trends and giving the people what they want! This time, what the people want appears to be an all new Hawkeye 1:6th scale figure based on the character’s updated design from this summer’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and what do you know, that’s just what Hot Toys has announced this week! This new Hawkeye 1:6th scale figure includes a literal quiver full of accessories, including a quiver (obviously), a bow, various interchangeable specialty arrowheads (including one with Ant-Man riding on it!), a knife, a pistol, removable sunglasses, several sets of alternative hands, and of course, a special figure specific display stand! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below:
Following the release of the latest trailer of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, fans around the world are getting more and more excited for this epic battle between their favorite heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to continue our waves of high-end collectible figures based on this highly anticipated film and officially present the new 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate Hawkeye Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Captain America: Civil War. It features a newly painted head sculpt, a brand new costume with asymmetrical sleeves design, Hawkeye’s iconic bow and arrows, a specially sculpted interchangeable arrowhead with miniature Ant-Man, a pistol and dagger, and Captain America: Civil War themed figure stand.
Don’t miss the chance to add this master marksman of #TeamCap in your collection today!
This Is War! Adorable War!
With Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ only a few weeks away from release, tensions are ramping up and people are quickly choosing sides! Thankfully, it doesn’t matter if you’re Team Captain America or Team Iron Man thanks to Hot Toys new Cosbaby ‘Civil War’ figure two pack! This new figure set comes with new versions of Captain America and Iron Man Cosbaby figures to add to your collection of heavily stylized vinyls! Check out the release from Hot Toys below:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will be divided in Captain America: Civil War. In the upcoming blockbuster by Marvel, the Avengers are fractured into two opposing factions, one led by Captain America and another by Iron Man, after extensive collateral damage prompts politicians to pass an act regulating superhuman activity with government oversight and accountability for the Avengers.
Today, in anticipation for this exciting new film, Hot Toys is very excited to officially introduce a Cosbaby Bobble-Head Collectible Set of the two leaders – Captain America and Iron Man Mark XLVI! Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 9.5cm tall and has bobble-head function.
Whether you are on #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan don’t miss the chance to enrich your desk or shelves with these adorable Cosbabies.
Cosbaby Batman Rides In Style!
Hot Toys’ Cosbaby line of stylized figures have been popping up left and right lately, so it seems it was only a matter of time before we saw our first Cosbaby vehicle get thrown into the mix! Fittingly, the first Cosbaby Vehicle is going to be The Batmobile from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’! The Cosbaby Batmobile will be sold as part of a set that also includes Cosbaby Batman! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is hitting theatres worldwide very soon! Fans around the globe will finally be able to witness the epic show down between Batman and Superman!
Today Hot Toy is very excited to further expand the popular Cosbaby Series and officially present the new Batman and Batmobile Cosbaby Collectible Set.
The Batman Cosbaby stands approximately 9.5cm tall while the Batmobile is approximately 16cm long and the cockpit can be opened to put in the Batman Cosbaby!
This stylish and adorable Cosbaby set will be a great addition for any Batman and Cosbaby fans!
Just The Right Thing For Your Batcave…
Just when you thought Hot Toys had done it all and brought us every cool thing they possibly could, they go ahead and top themselves with something like this… an all-new 1:1 scale Life Sized Batman Statue! This fantastic looking statue is based on Batman’s appearance in the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, and features an insane amount of detail! This thing is massive, standing at a whopping 6.33 feet tall (7.15 feet tall on its base)! It’s quite literally a statue, so it doesn’t include any accessories beyond a display stand. Still, this might be one of the coolest things we’ve ever showcased here! Check out the full release from Hot Toys below:
Following the launch of Hot Toys’ Armored Batman Life-Size Collectible, fans around the world were stunned by the remarkable craftsmanship and incredible details presented in our Life-Size Masterpiece Series.
Today, we are thrilled to continue to expand this remarkable series and officially present the Batman Life-Size Collectible from DC comics’ upcoming epic blockbuster – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
The movie-accurate and realistic life-size collectible will be available in selected markets and stands approximately 1.93m/6.33ft tall (Approx. 2.18m/7.15ft tall with base). It features authentic and detailed likeness of Batman’s lower face, meticulously sculpted replica of the Batsuit with fine detail textures, a fabric cape, and a circular base with light-up function and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice logo.
Your “Batcave” will need the imposing presence of this astonishing Batman life-size collectible to be complete.
More Hot Toys Life-Size Collectibles will be coming soon, fans please stay tuned!
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!
If Barbie Is So Popular, Why Do You Have To Buy Her Friends?
While we saw these at Toy Fair a few weeks back, this week Funko has officially announced that we will be seeing Barbie Mystery Minis hitting stores this summer! Expect these to start hitting retail in June!
Funko Set To Paint With All The Colors Of The Wind
This June your Funko POP! Vinyl Disney Princess collection is going to grow a little bit with the addition of two new POP! Vinyls! Technically only one is considered to be a Disney Princess, but this June you can add both Pocahontas and her raccoon sidekick Meeko to your POP! Vinyl collection!
The Beefsquatch Cometh
This summer Bob’s Burgers fans can rejoice as Funko adds a second wave of POP! Vinyls to their line based on the hit animated series! This second wave of Bob’s Burgers POP! Vinyls includes Teddy, ‘Buttloose’ Tina, and The Beefsquatch! These are due in stores in June.
Marvelous New Funko Products
Funko has a ton of new Marvel Comics POP! Vinyls coming our way this June, which is a nice surprise considering that most of the Marvel brand POP! Vinyls lately have been based on the live action films or television series. The latest wave of comic book styled Marvel POP! Vinyls hits stores in June and includes Spider-Gwen, Doctor Octopus, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), She-Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Falcon!
Also hitting stores this May, we’ve got two new Giant Man vinyl figures! We can look forward to movie styled Giantman figures as both a 6″ Super Sized POP! Vinyl and as a Dorbz XL vinyl figure! These are both going to based on Giant Man’s appearance in ‘Captain America: Civil War’.
Finally, last but not least, Funko has officially announced their new Hogwarts Express POP! Rides! Each piece of the Hogwarts Express Train includes an exclusive POP! Vinyl of either Harry, Ron, or Hermoine! We hope you’re ready to go full steam ahead this Jun
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!