Oh good, you’re still here! I hate to break it to you but it’s an all new Toy News Tuesday – Part 2! 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 hope you dug all of the cool stuff we showed you in Part One of this week’s Toy News Tuesday, because we’ve got just as much here for you in Part Two! There’s a ton of great news coming your way here in Part Two of the Toy News for the week of June 21st, 2016!
Coming From DC Collectibles In January
Our friends over at DC Collectibles have release several new solicits this week for some amazing looking upcoming products you aren’t going to want to miss! These are all up for pre-order now through the previews catalog at your local comic shop, and are set to release this coming January! Check out the full solicits from DC Collectibles below-
BATMAN: ANIMATED: BATMAN BEYOND ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK
Terry McGinnis is back—and he’s brought his mentor, Bruce Wayne, with him, along with Ace, Bruce Wayne’s guard dog. The Batman Beyond cast is reunited in this new action figure 3-pack, which includes extra hands for Bruce and Terry, plus two Batarangs!
TERRY MCGINNIS – 6”
BRUCE WAYNE – 6”
ACE – 3”
$65.00 US • On Sale JANUARY 2017 Allocations May Occur
DC BOMBSHELLS: KATANA STATUE
Designed by ANT LUCIA
Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS
Katana, one of the Suicide Squad’s most fascinating heroes, is reimagined in this fantastically detailed new Bombshells statue. Attired in a stylized, fanciful costume, this 1:8 scale statue stands ready to take on any foe who dares to cross her path.
Limited Edition of 5,000
Measures Approximately 10.8” Tall with base
$125.00 US • On Sale JANUARY 2017 Allocations May Occur
DC DESIGNER SERIES: THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL STATUE
Designed by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS
Superstar artist Francis Manapul helped launch The Flash into an amazing run in the New 52—and now, Manapul’s vision of the Scarlet Speedster is captured in this new DC Designer Series 1:6 scale statue! Order yours before they’re out of sight!
Limited Edition of 5,000
Measures Approximately 10.5” Tall with base
$130.00 US • On Sale JANUARY 2017 Allocations May Occur
Wonder Woman Flies Into SDCC
We first saw this figure revealed last week in a teaser image from Matty Collector, but now Mattel has released the full specs for their upcoming San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Wonder Woman and her Invisible Jet set! This special edition set contains an exclusive 3.75″ Wonder Woman packaged inside her iconic Invisible Jet to celebrate the heroin’s 75th anniversary! Check out the full release from Matty Collector below-
DC Comics™ Multiverse Wonder Woman™ Figure + Invisible Jet – $15
In October of 1941 DC COMICS™ introduced the world to the warrior princess of the Amazons, PRINCESS DIANA OF THEMYSCIRA, aka DIANA PRINCE, more commonly known as WONDER WOMAN™. With a wide range of Super Powers including speed, strength, and agility, she defeats evil to protect the world from darkness. She possesses an arsenal of weapons, most notably the LASSO OF TRUTH and the INVISIBLE JET, and is unstoppable in the face of peril.
This commemorative DC COMICS™ MULTIVERSE figure is 3 and ¾ inches (9.5 cm) tall and features intricate detail.
This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 16, 2016 for subscribers only (Early Access), and from June 17 through June 26 for everyone else (All Access). Orders must be picked up in person at San Diego Comic-Con. This product won’t be for sale at the show, but you may have another opportunity to purchase this in July.
Batman Goes Wild At SDCC
Entertainment Earth has shown no signs of slowing down with their massive amount of San Diego Comic Con exclusives for this year! The latest reveal from Entertainment Earth comes in the form of a gigantic 19″ tall ‘Jokers Wild’ Batman figure from Jakks Pacific! This Batman is part of the ‘Big Fig’ collection and sports a cloth cape, seven points of articulation, and an Entertainment Earth Exclusive paint job that makes Batman look like he’s been vandalized by The Joker! This item is up pre-order on Entertainment Earth now, but will first be sold at SDCC 2016 (Booth #2343). If supplies remain available after the convention then pre-orders will be shipped out in August.
Up, Up, And Away!
Continuing their ongoing series of amazing new 6″ scale One:12 Collective figures, Mezco has released a full solicitation for the upcoming figure based on DC Comics Superman! This figure is based on the characters classic pre ‘New 52’ look, so he’s sporting his bright red undies on the outside of his pants just like the good old days! Check out the full solicit below-
The sole survivor of his dying home planet Krypton, Superman was raised by his adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent as their son Clark on a modest farm in Kansas.
Having developed powers far beyond those of mortal men and imbued with a strong moral compass, Clark takes up the fight for truth and justice as Superman. Although he is based in the big city of Metropolis, Superman is a global hero — righting wrongs worldwide. He is arguably the greatest and most powerful hero in the DC Universe.
Our One:12 Collective Superman figure is digitally modeled to craft a hyper-realistic “real world” look. This fully posable figure is assembled on a signature One:12 body with over 32 points of articulation. Additionally, this figure features meticulously-crafted cloth costuming with sculpted details to create an amazing collectible.
The One:12 Collective Classic Superman features:
Hyper-realistic facial sculpt
1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric uniform and cape
Sculpted chest logo and belt
Super articulated body with over 32 points of articulation
What’s in the box:
Flying hands (L&R)
Posing hands (L&R)
Bottled City Of Kandor
Set of 2 posable chains
Ricocheting bullet effect (attaches magnetically to chest logo)
Cape posing clip (attaches to the posing post)
Chain posing clip (attaches to the posing post)
Display base with posing post
Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth-panel window box featuring character-specific artwork and a protective slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.
“I’m A Little Piggy!”
ThreeZero has announced plans to continue their live action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 1:6 scale line with the addition of Beebop and Rocksteady from this summer’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’! It may still be a little too early to tell just what to expect from these, but if this preview image is any inclination, we’re in for a real treat with these two! As of now details are unfortunately scarce, so we won’t know any further information as to what these figures will include or when to expect them to be available until later.
Hail To The King Baby
While they have always done a fine job bringing some of our favorite characters from some of the best classic genre films to life as action figures, but in over the last year or two they’ve been delving into their own backcatalog of licenses and giving us some phenomenal ‘do-overs’ of characters they’ve previously done as ‘Ultimate Editions’. The ‘Ultimate Edition’ figures are often jam packed with accessories and articulation that the earlier releases may have missed out on, and wow does this latest ‘Ultimate Edition’ take the cake! This week NECA has revealed their all new ‘Ultimate Edition’ Ash Williams based on his appearance in ‘Evil Dead 2’! This figure has almost double the articulation of the previous NECA ‘Evil Dead 2’ Ash figure, and includes numerous accessories like two interchangeable heads, a severed hand, Sheila’s severed head, a shotgun, the Necronomicon, and more! Check out the full listing from NECA below-
Evil Dead 2: One of the horror greats and a true cult classic!
From the 1987 movie starring the one and only Bruce Campbell, we present the definitive collector’s version of Ash! Ultimate Ash features all new fully articulated legs and tons of accessories, including 2 interchangeable heads (regular and possessed sculpts), interchangeable right forearms, severed possessed hand, Sheila head, Necronomicon, tape recording machine, shotgun and axe accessories. With over 25 points of articulation, he’s fully poseable and ready to rock your world!
The 7” scale figure comes in collector-friendly deluxe window box packaging with opening flap.
Fight To The Finish
While they’re at it, NECA is also giving us a new figure two-pack of some other previously released figures that have been given a small update! This time it’s coming from the ‘Alien Vs. Predator’ line and it will include The Grid Alien and The Celtic Predator figures! This new figure two-pack, dubbed ‘Rivalry Reborn‘ features both of these previously released figures with new battle-damage! There is currently no release date set for this set, but it’s probably safe to say we can expect to see it hitting stores sometime this summer!
Skybound Teams With McFarlane For SDCC Goodies
Skybound has announced plans to once again team with McFarlane Toys to bring collectors a sweet new San Diego Comic Con Exclusive figure sets that you won’t want to miss! This year’s first offering is a 5″ scale comic book style figure two pack that includes Glenn and Negan! This figure set will allow you to replay the iconic series changing scene in which (SPOILERS) Glenn is introduced to Lucille! This set will be available in both full bloody color and classic black & white. Negan comes packed with his trusty barbed wire wrapped bat ‘Lucille’, while Glen includes an axe and an interchangeable smushed head! Either version of this San Diego Comic Con exclusive two-pack will run you about $50.00.
Additionally to their usual ‘Walking Dead’ offering, this year Skybound and McFarlane Toys have teamed to bring a different Image Comics property to life for your collection… and it’s one we haven’t seen toys for yet! That’s right, for San Diego Comic Con Skybound is bringing us our first ever action figures based on the critically acclaimed fan favorite ‘Saga’! This ‘Saga’ figure two-pack includes series leads Alana & Marko in 5″ scale. Each figure is fully articulated and comes packed with character specific weaponry like a mace for Alana and a sword for Marko! This set is going run you about $50.00 at San Diego Comic Con, and is sure to be one not to miss! We doon’t currentlyt know if anything from this line will ever actually be produced for retail outside of convention exclusives, so if you’re a ‘Saga’ fan, be prepared to shell out the big bucks for this on the secondary market.
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!
FYE: The Final Frontier
This summer Funko and FYE are teaming up to celebrate ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ with an all new exclusive Kirk POP! Vinyl! This FYE Exclusive version of Kirk features the character in a Survival Suit, as he will be seen for at least part of the new film. This figure should be hitting stores any day now so keep your eyes peeled!
Yet Another SDCC Exclusive
We know we announced a ton of Funko SDCC releases already, but our friends at Entertainment Earth had one more in store for us to reveal! During San Diego Comic Con 2016, be sure to hit up Entertainment Earth’s booth (#2343) to pick up your own Entertainment Earth Exclusive ‘Batman v Superman’ Patina Aquaman POP! Vinyl!
The Funko is Strong At Star Wars Celebration Europe
Funko has teamed with Underground Toys once again and announced four new exclusive POP! Vinyls that will be released and sold exclusively at Star Wars Celebration Europe this July! These exclusives include ‘Ceremony’ editions of Luke and Han (from the end of ‘A New Hope’, with medals!), Handless Bepsin Luke, and the bounty hunter 4-LOM!
Additionally, while we can’t be sure about you guys, we know that whenever we see 4-LOM we immediately think of his regular partner Zuckuss, who is also receiving the POP! treatment this year! While he won’t be at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, Zuckuss is set to release this September as a Toy Wars exclusive! He is up for pre-order now!
First, let me apologize for that headline! Unless you read it to the ‘A-Team’ theme song, in which case congratulations on being awesome! This week Funko announced plans for an A-Team themed wave of POP! Vinyls that will include all four main members of the team (Faceman, Murdock, Hannibal, and of course B.A. Baracus), as well as a POP! Rides release of the iconic A-Team Van! These are due out in September.
And with that, we bring part two 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 check out part one of this week’s Toy News Tuesday later today!
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