Welcome back yet again to 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! Holy crap you guys, this week has been insane! There has been a literal titdal wave of announcements for new stuff from many of our favorite companies like Funko, Hasbro, Diamond Select Toys, and our friends at Entertainment Earth! Besides the normal news, with San Diego Comic Con coming up, everyone is showing off their new exclusives, so there’s lots to see! So much in fact, that this week’s column had to be split into two parts! Part Two will be posted a little later today, but in the meantime get yourself caught up below with Part One of the Toy News for the week of June 21st, 2016!
G.I. Joe Is There!
For a while there it was pretty touch and go, but this weekend Hasbro revealed that the rumors regarding the death of the G.I. Joe line were false! This past week at JoeCon(the annually held official ‘G.I.Joe’ convention) Hasbro revealed plans for a full line of new G.I. Joe figure two-packs and three-packs that we can expect to see at Toys R Us and other select retailers this fall! The new three packs will be made up of several previously released figures with new paint applications, as well as some all new figures, and even some all new original characters! Check out the full rundown below-
Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow
Iron Grenadier & Cobra Viper
Zombie Vipers 2-Pack
Heavy Duty & Stiletto
B.A.T., Saw viper, and Female Cobra Officer (w/Ponytail)
Outback, Shooter (new original character!), and Falcon
These new G.I. Joe figure packs are set to hit stores this fall! Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long before we see even more waves announced.
War Machine Is Coming In Hot!
A few months back, Hot Toys announced plans for a new 1:6th scale War Machine figure based on the character’s appearance in this summer’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’! It’s been a flittle while since we heard anything new about the figure, but Hot Toys has recently come through with some new information and a few new images regarding the upcoming figure!
The Hot Toys MMS Diecast 1/6th scale War Machine Mark III collectible figure from Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has captured many fans’ attention upon its first official reveal with its new armor design and weapons!
Today we are delighted to share great news with you all on the updates we are making to this stunning figure!
The Hot Toys War Machine Mark III will be updated with movie-accurate weapons and arsenals used by James Rhodes as seen in the epic blockbuster!
Fans who have already pre-ordered this collectible figure will be able to enjoy all these updates, and for those who haven’t done so yet, don’t miss the chance to add this heavily-armed collectible figure to your display!
Spectacular New Marvel Legends Revealed
Although this new wave of Marvel Legends figures from Hasbro has been rumored for a few weeks, we now have official confirmation from Hasbro along with some official images of the new ‘Spiderman’ themed wave of the popular 6″ scale toyline! The latest wave includes several highly requested characters, including a new classic Hobgoblin figure, Electro, Silk, Ashley Barton Spidergirl, and even both the Peter Parker and Miles Morales versions of Ultimate Spiderman! To top it all off, the Build-A-Figure in this wave is ‘Space Venom’, as seen during his recent stint with the Guardians Of The Galaxy! These are due to hit stores in the next month or so, so keep your eyes peeled!
Marvel Legends Infinite Series Spiderman Wave 4
Space Venom BAF
DST To Bring Forth The Destroyer
The team over at Diamond Select Toys have released a new promo video for their upcoming Marvel Select ‘Odin The Destroyer’ figure! This upcoming figure is gigantic and brings collectors the first ever properly proportioned figure of the legendary “Destroyer’ armor from Marvel Comics history and it looks to leave any other Marvel figure hiding in it’s shadow!Just look at the 7” scale Marvel Select Thor figure in the video for a size comparison, and you can clearly see that this is going to be one of the largest Marvel Select figures to date!
To top it all off, this figure includes an interchangeable head and cape add on so that you’re able to display it as Thor’s father, Odin himself! This Marvel Select Odin The Destroyer figure from Diamond Select Toys goes up for pre-order later this week and releases this winter for just $24.99!
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Diamond Select Goes Deeper ‘Through The Looking Glass’
Our friends over at AFI have gotten an exclusive first look at the new ‘Alice Select’ figures that are heading our way from Diamond Select Toys later this year! This first series of figures brings us the titular Alice alongside the enigmatic Mad Hatter in 7″ ‘Select’ scale. These figures feature all of the detail and articulation we have come to expect from any Diamond Select figure, and even include interconnecting display bases! Both figures will be shipping this fall with an expected retail of $24.99.
Alice Through the Looking Glass Select Action Figures Series 1 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys Release! For the first time ever, DST is offering fully poseable 7” scale action figures based on an Alice in Wonderland movie! These 7-inch figures of Alice Kingsleigh and the young Mad Hatter, based on their appearances in Alice Through the Looking Glass, feature the likenesses of Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp, and have up to 16 points of articulation. Each comes with a diorama background depicting a building from Wonderland – connect the bases to build a larger town! Figures are individually packaged in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
Will You Recognize These Entertainment Earth Exclusive Robots In Disguise?
You can never really have too many Transformers figures, and thanks to our good friends over at Entertainment Earth, now you’ve got two more to add to your collection! Entertainment Earth has revealed their exclusive new Asia Kids Day Platinum Edition Robots In Disguise Grimlock and Bumblebee two-pack! This set will be available exclusively through Entertainment Earth, and includes two figures you can’t get anywhere else! This Grimlock mold isn’t available anywhere outside Japan beyond this set, and he’s bigger and badder than ever with a sword, a shield, and a ton of articulation! Bumblebee has got himself a new paint job so he’s looking better than ever too! Check out the full reveal from Entertainment Earth below-
Transform your toybox with the Transformers Asia Kids Day Robots in Disguise Premium Grimlock and Bumblebee 2-Pack – an Exclusive! This premium pack portrays protagonists Grimlock and Bumblebee in a whole new light. Sure, they may spend all day in a junk yard, but in this set they have a shiny new finish and some cool new features! Bring home two of the most popular characters from Transformers: Robots in Disguise with this awesome boxed set of transforming plastic action figures.
Bumblebee is the new boss! He’s not the same as the old boss – with Optimus Prime otherwise occupied, our yellow friend leads a group of cadets and misfits on Earth to stop invading Decepticons from trashing the planet and hurting their human allies. This Bumblebee action figure goes through a 7-step change to a car and back again, standing 5-inches tall and ready to save the day. With enhanced paint job, you’ll marvel at his headlights, his cool blue wheel rims, and just oodles of toy detail like you’ve never seen before. There’s never been a better ‘Bee! He even includes a unique sword – check out the enhanced hilt, now decorated silver and redesigned with a new guard. Don’t miss this one – or his big green friend! Bumblebee sports 14 points of articulation.
Grimlock was a Decepticon, but he had a change of heart. Being disguised as a giant robotic dinosaur won’t help him blend in easily on Earth, but he’ll fit right in with your other awesome Autobots. His awesome 4 1/2-inch sword is almost as tall as other Autobots, and this towering terror stands over 7-inches tall in his robot form. Carefully redesigned with an awesome 10-step transformation, Grimlock features a chomping dinosaur jaw, over 15 points of articulation in robot mode, an awesome green shield, and a more complex transformation than any other Grimlock from Robots in Disguise on the market. With blue eyes, yellow highlights, and a candy-like finish you simply can’t get a better Grimlock – so grab this one for extra transformation fun!
Entertainment Earth’s Pin Mates Go Big For SDCC
This year at SDCC you’ll be able to add both the largest and the smallest releases in the Bif Bang Pow! ‘Pin Mates’ line to your collection! The team at Entertainment Earth have revealed plans to release an SDCC exclusive set of Giant Man and Ant Man Pin Mate wooden figures to celebrate the Marvel Universe’s biggest little character in style! Check out the full release from Entertainment Earth below-
Celebrating one of the smallest and largest superheroes to have hit the big screen in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, we are thrilled to announce the Ant-Man and Giant Man Pin Mate Set of 2 – Convention Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow!
A collector must-have, this unique and rare Ant-Man and Giant Man wooden figure set has been individually numbered within its series (included on the packaging as well as the bottom of each figure). Ant-Man is number 3, and Giant Man is number 4. Breaking the traditional 2-inch Pin Mate™ size, Ant-Man measures a miniscule 1-inch tall, and Giant Man measures an impressive 6-inches tall.
Designed to highlight the movie-inspired costumes, each retro-style figure is wrapped in 360-degree, hand-painted artwork that includes some decal elements. Limited to only 1200 pieces, the personalized production of the hand-painted artwork gives each figure a one-of-a-kind authenticity that cannot be duplicated. Plus as an Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive, each limited edition set is individually numbered with a holographic sticker – making this already highly collectible set even more collectible! Ages 14 and up.
Available for the first time on July 20, 2016 at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 at San Diego Comic-Con, fans will have the first opportunity to grab these individually numbered and limited edition exclusives!
Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2016? *PRE-ORDER at Entertainment Earth now! (*NOTE: This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2016 at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped to you then – in August 2016.)
“Set Phasers To Stunning”
If you’re attending San Diego Comic Con 2016 and you’re a Star Trek fan, Entertainment Earth has the perfect new exclusive for you! In yet another major SDCC Exclusive reveal, Entertainment Earth has announced plans for a new convention exclusive 24K Gold Starship Enterprise Monitor Mate Bobbler! That’s right, your starfleet crew can ride in style in this gold plated Starship Enterprise bobble-replica! But only if you pick it up at SDCC or from Entertainment Earth afterwards. Check out the full release below-
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek at San Diego Comic-Con this year with the Star Trek: The Original Series 24K Gold Plated Enterprise Monitor Mate – Convention Exclusive from Bif Bang Pow! – only at the Entertainment Earth Booth #2343!
This unique, one-of-a-kind U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 bobble ship is plated with real 24K gold and is spring loaded between the ship and the base, enabling the ship to bounce along on its next adventure. This deluxe monitor mate is limited to only 1260 pieces and measures 2 1/2-inches long and 2 1/2-inches tall. It also includes a non-damaging adhesive pad that sticks to your computer monitor or your car dashboard, giving you the extra support you might need to explore new frontiers. Plus, each limited edition Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive is individually numbered with a holographic sticker. Ages 14 and up.
The first opportunity fans will have to grab this limited edition Star Trek 50th anniversary exclusive will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, 2016 in the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343)!
Not attending San Diego Comic-Con 2016? *PRE-ORDER at Entertainment Earth now!
(*NOTE: This item will first be sold during San Diego Comic-Con 2016 at Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. If supplies remain after the show, pre-orders will be filled and shipped to you then – in August 2016.)
Even more SDCC Twilight Zone Fun
Proving that they’ve got at least one more trick up their sleeves, Entertainment Earth has announced two more ‘Twilight Zone’ Series 4 Retro Styled figures to go with the few that they announced last week! This week’s new additions are Alisha and Martha White from the classic ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes ‘The Lonely’ and ‘The After Hours’! These are set to be convention exclusive alongside the previously announced Series 4 figures, but will be available from Entertainment Earth after the convention.
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!
San Diego Comic Con Exclusives Waves Two, Three, And Four!
Every year for San Diego Comic Con, Funko releases a veritable mountain of exclusive collectibles that are only obtainable at the convention (and occasionally at select specialty stores later on). As always, they have decided to announce all of these fantastic new collectibles via a series of posts to the Funko Blog, where they announce a few more collectibles every few days! Since last week, we managed to get three new waves of SDCC Exclusives announced from Funko, so here’s the full rundown-
- Hanna Barbera Peter Potomus & So-So POP! Vinyl 2-pack
- ‘Batman v Superman’ Superman (False Idol Variant) POP! Vinyl
- ‘Thumbs Up’ Deadpool (Black & White) POP! Vinyl
- ReAction ‘Dark Crystal’ Landstrider Box Set
- ‘Alice: Through The Looking Glass’ Dorbz 4-Pack
- Duck Dodgers ‘Glow In The Dark White Gamma’ POP! Vinyl
- Duck Dodgers ‘Glow In The Dark Blue Gamma’ POP! Vinyl
- ‘Willy Wonka’ Violette Beauregarde POP! Vinyl
- ‘New 52’ Harley Quinn Rock Candy
- Haunted Mansion Phineas (White Glow Glitter) POP! Vinyl
- Haunted Mansion Ezra (White Glow Glitter) POP! Vinyl
- Haunted Mansion Gus (White Glow Glitter) POP! Vinyl
- Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost (Blue Glow Glitter) POP! Vinyl
- Marvel Doctor Strange (with Rune) POP! Vinyl
- Ghostbusters Red Ecto-1 With Slimer POP! Rides
- ‘Gears Of War’ Marcus Fenix (w/Head) POP! Vinyl
- ‘Gears Of War’ Marcus Fenix ( Gold Lancer Variant w/Head) POP! Vinyl
- “The Walking Dead’ Burning POP! Vinyl
- ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Cursed Barbossa POP! Vinyl
- Hanna Barbera Huckleberry Hound Dorbz
- ‘Wreck It Ralph’ Dorbz 3-Pack
- ‘Up’ Dug (w/Cone) POP! Vinyl (Toy Tokyo Exclusive)
- ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Vampire Buffy and Vampire Angel POP! Vinyl 2-Pack (Toy Tokyo Exclusive)
That will about do it for this week’s SDCC reveals, but be sure to stay tuned for even more announcements next week!
The Dark Knight Returns As A Previews Exclusive
In the 1980’s, Frank Miller created one of the single most iconic ‘Batman’ stories with his now legendary ‘The Dark Knight Returns’. The story ahs been adapted several times over, and even heavily influenced this years live action ‘Batman v Superman’ film! Now all of your favorites from the fan favorite series are coming to your toy collection in the form of this Previews Exclusive wave of Funko POP! Vinyls! The wave is comprised of Batman (Black and Blue versions), Carrie Kelly Robin, The Joker, Armored Batman, and Unmasked Armored Batman! These are set to hit stores this July!
And with that, we bring part one of 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! Don’t forget to stayed tuned for part two of this week’s Toy News Tuesday later today!
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