Every time you think you’re getting out, we reel you back in 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! There is plenty to be excited about in this week’s toy news, with new releases from Diamond Select Toys and DC Collectibles, plus the first New York Comic Con Exclusive Funko announcements! Top top it all off, we’ve got a few new Harley Quinn pieces coming our way, and some other awesome exclusives! There’s lots to see for everyone in the Toy News for the week of September 20th, 2016!
New From Diamond Select
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys have a few new products hitting stores now, and one exciting new exclusive piece that won’t be hitting until November 19th for Local Comic Shop Day! If you can’t wait until November, there’s still new new ‘Ghostbusters’ Series 3 figures as well as the Marvel Gallery Antman 9″ PVC figure! Check out the full solicits below-
A Diamond Select Toys release! The hugely popular Ghostbusters Select action figure series continues with three new figures, and three more pieces of the colossal rooftop diorama! Slimer, Janine and Quittin’ Time Ray make up Series 3, and each comes with bonus accessories in addition to their diorama piece: Janine includes a phone, alarm button and take-out containers; Slimer comes with two alternate faces and a support stand that can plug into the rooftop; and Quittin’ Time Ray includes goggles, a walkie-talkie, and a variety of interchangeable gloved and ungloved hands, as well as all-new sculpting and paint details to reflect his appearance at the end of a long shift. Each 7-inch scale action figure features up to 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged in display-ready Select figure packaging. Collecting all 15 figures in the series allows you to build the full rooftop temple scene from Ghostbusters!
A Diamond Select Toys release! Things are about to get weird! Ant-Man was last year’s breakout superhero, and this PVC figure of Ant-Man is the first movie-based figure in our new Marvel Gallery line! Cast in high-grade plastic with detailed paint applications, Ant-Man stands 9 inches tall, with his thumb on the shrinking trigger, and also crouches low in his shrunken form on the figure’s base. Figure is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #APR162613, SRP: $45.00)
Local Comic Shop Day Exclusive: The Lost in Space Anti-Matter B9 Vinimate
On November 19, 2016, comic book shops across North America will take part in Local Comic Shop Day®, celebrating independently-owned comic book retailers everywhere. Participating stores have access to exclusive products, and this year Diamond Select Toys is pleased to announce that they have created an item exclusively for Local Comic Shop Day® retailers: The Lost in Space Anti-Matter B9 Vinimate!
Part of the 4-inch Vinimates vinyl figure line, this variant version of B9 is sculpted in the Minimates mini-figure style, with an exclusive black-and-white paint job! This color scheme is based on the famous Lost in Space episode, “The Anti-Matter Man,” in which the robot B9 travels to an anti-matter universe and meets his cold-hearted anti-matter counterpart. The vinyl figure comes packaged in a full-color window box with a “Local Comic Shop Day®” logo sticker.
Anti-Matter B9 will go on sale on November 19, and only storefront retailers participating in Local Comic Shop Day® will have the option of ordering this exclusive variant. A list of participating retailers will be available next month on www.localcomicshopday.com, but check with your local store to see if they will be joining the festivities. If you are a comic book storefront retailer and would like to participate in Local Comic Shop Day®, please visit www.comicspro.org/lcsdstore2016.
DC Collectibles April 2017 Solicits
The team at DC Collectibles is always pumping out some of the coolest new collectibles on the market, and this latest wave of solicitations are no exception! These items aren’t set to hit stores until next spring, but they certainly look worth the wait! We’ve got the new DC Bombshells figure line, a new wave of DC Icons, Batman ‘Black & White’ and plenty of Harley Quinn coming our way! Check out the full listings from DC Collectibles below-
DC ICONS CYBORG DELUXE, DEATHSTROKE, SWAMP THING, STATIC AND WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES
DC Collectibles adds four more popular characters to the Icons action figure line with Deathstroke (from TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT), Cyborg Deluxe Action Figure (from FOREVER EVIL), Swamp Thing (from DARK GENESIS) and Wonder Woman (from JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE AMAZO VIRUS)! Straight from Dakota City, it’s Static, star of his own Milestone Comics series and animated TV series! Each action figure comes with its own accessories.
SWAMP THING – 6.25”
WONDER WOMAN – 6”
DEATHSTROKE – 6”
STATIC – 6”
CYBORG DELUXE – 6”
RESOLICIT • DEATHSTROKE, SWAMP THING, STATIC and WONDER WOMAN each $28.00 US • CYBORG: $45.00 • On Sale APRIL 2017 • Allocations May Occur
DC DESIGNER SERIES: BATWOMAN, HARLEY QUINN, POISON IVY AND WONDER WOMAN BY ANT LUCIA ACTION FIGURES
Based on the popular DC Collectibles statue line designed by Ant Lucia, DC Bombshells makes its way to a new line of action figures with this highly anticipated first wave featuring Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Wonder Woman. Each figure includes character-specific accessories.
BATWOMAN – 6.75”
HARLEY QUINN – 6.49”
POISON IVY – 6.72”
WONDER WOMAN – 7.03”
Each $28.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2017
Allocations May Occur
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES BATMAN, ROBIN AND MUTANT LEADER ACTION FIGURE 3-PACK
This new action figure three-pack is inspired by The New Batman Adventures episode “Legends of the Dark Knight,” and includes Batman, Carrie Kelley as Robin, and the Mutant Leader. Each figure comes with extra hands!
BATMAN – 6.25”
CARRIE KELLEY ROBIN – 5.1”
MUTANT LEADER – 6.1”
RESOLICIT • $70.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2017
Allocations May Occur
DC BOMBSHELLS: RAVEN STATUE
Designed by ANT LUCIA, Sculpted by TIM MILLER
Raven, the most mysterious member of the Teen Titans, is reimagined in this new Bombshells statue—and she’s ready to cast her next spell.
Limited Edition of 5,000, Measures Approximately 10.4” Tall
RESOLICIT • $125.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2017
Allocations May Occur
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: BATMAN BY KIM JUNG GI STATUE
Designed by KIM JUNG GI, Sculpted by JONATHAN MATTHEWS
South Korean artist Kim Jung Gi’s unique interpretation of the Dark Knight is beautifully rendered in this statue from the Batman Black & White line! With a massive social media following, Gi’s designs are famous the world over, which he brings to Batman in stunning detail.
Limited Edition of 5,000, Measures Approxim ately 6.42” Tall
$80.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2017
Allocations May Occur
HARLEY QUINN: RED, WHITE AND BLACK STATUE – INJUSTICE 2
Sculpted by STEVE KIWUS
INJUSTICE 2 is on the way—and with Harley Quinn as one of the game’s major stars, it’s gonna be a scream! DC Collectibles presents Harley in all her gaming glory in this new RED, WHITE AND BLACK statue!
Limited Edition of 5,000, Measures Approximately 7.75” Tall
$80.00 US • On Sale APRIL 2017
Allocations May Occur
DCTV: SUPERGIRL STATUE
Sculpted by ADAM ROSS and GENTLE GIANT
Direct from her own hit TV series, it’s Supergirl! This new statue captures the Girl of Steel as she appears in every action-packed episode.
Limited Edition of 5,000, Measures Approximately 12.92” Tall
RESOLICIT • $130.00 US • On Sale MARCH 2017. Allocations May Occur
We Wish You A Harley Quinnmas
We all know Santa knows who has been naughty or nice, although we aren’t sure which list you’ll need to be on in order to hope for this special new holiday themed variant DC Bombshells Harley Quinn statue from Cryptozoic Entertainment when it releases later this year! According to PopVinyls, this piece is set to be a Previews Exclusive piece that is limited to a run of just 2016 pieces! While pricing isn’t available yet, it is likely to retail for somewhere around $29.99 like the other statues of this size in the series.
Mezco Has The Last Laugh
The team over at Mezco has been killing it lately with their incredibly popular One:12 Collective line of 6″ figures that pack all of the detail of a 1:6thscale figure into a figure half the size. This week they posted pre-order information for the latest figure in the series, DC Comic’s The Joker! This figure looks insane (literally… so mission accomplished I guess?), and comes packaged with two interchangeable heads, a display stand, and plenty of other Joker themed accessories to make this figure really pop! Check out the full solicit from Mezco below-
The Clown Prince Of Crime has bedeviled Batman since the moment he first appeared in Gotham. Not only is The Joker one of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains, he is widely considered one of the greatest villains of all time.
The Joker’s origin and appearance have been revised countless times since his 1940 debut in Batman #1, but the One:12 Collective unquestionably captures his maniacal visage and malevolent madness. Featuring intricate sculptural work and incredible costume detailing, the final product creates an iconic vision with a “real world” look.
The One:12 Collective Joker features:
– 1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric outfit
– Hyper-realistic portraits
– Detailed sculpted costume accents, gloves, socks, and shoes
– Super articulated body with over 28 points of articulation
What’s in the box:
– Standard portrait
– Alternate portrait
– Fists (L&R)
– Posing hand (L)
– Holding hand (R)
– Card holding hand (R)
– Chattering teeth
– Display base with posing post
The Joker is packaged in a deluxe fifth-panel window box with protective slipcover featuring character-specific art. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.
Hot Toys Is Feeling Strange Lately
With a new Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise on the horizon as we await the arrival of ‘Doctor Strange’ on the big screen this fall, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Hot Toys is at it again with some fantastic looking new products to coincide with the films release! This week Hot Toys has not only announced plans for a 1:6th scale figure of the film’s titular character, Doctor Strange, but they announced plans for a stylized miniature version of the sorcerer supreme in their ‘Cosbaby’ line as well! Check out the full releases from Hot Toys for both the 1:6th scale Doctor Strange and the Cosbaby Doctor Strange figures below-
Doctor Strange – 1/6th scale Doctor Strange
This fall, embark on a mind-blowing adventure across dimensions with Doctor Strange! The Marvel Comics superhero makes his highly anticipated big-screen debut in the upcoming movie of the same title, which is set to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe in unprecedented ways with the introduction of the Mystic Arts. Acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon whose career is destroyed in a near-fatal car crash, but finds a new perspective on life when he meets the Ancient One and discovers the hidden world of magical powers.
In anticipation of the opening of the movie, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of this charismatic and powerful superhero!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in the movie, featuring a newly developed head sculpt, sophisticatedly tailored and highly detailed outfit, two styles of costume display options with a magnetically attachable Cloak of Levitation with intricate embroidery, a variety of mystical artifacts including the Eye of Agamotto, and a Doctor Strange-themed figure stand with character backdrop.
Take your Hot Toys collection to a brand new dimension with this Doctor Strange collectible figure now!
Doctor Strange COSBABY (S)
“I spent so many years peering through time… looking for you.”
In the Doctor Strange movie, Benedict Cumberbatch plays a neurosurgeon who, in a twist of fate, must learn the mystic arts in order to protect the world from otherworldly threats. As the buzz is heating up for the imminent opening of Marvel Studios’ latest, Hot Toys is thrilled to present the Sorcerer Supreme in the popular Cosbaby series!
The Doctor Strange Cosbaby, which stands approximately 10cm tall and has a bobbling head, is represented in a lovely cartoonish form that depicts him dressed in his Sorcerer Supreme outfit and casting magical spells.
The impossibilities are endless, but you can defend your home or office from evil with the Doctor Strange Cosbaby collectible!
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!
NYCC 2016 Exclusives Round One & Two!
This week Funko began rolling out the announcements about what amazing new exclusives they would have available at New York Comic Con 2016 in a few weeks! The first two rounds of announcements have hit so far and so far things are looking great for anyone who is attending this con! Here’s the rundown-
Round One: Freddy Funko ‘I Love New York’ Dorbz, ‘Golden Girls’ ReAction Figure Set, ‘Twilight’ Hooded Jane POP! Vinyl, ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Knives Chau (Digital) and Scott Pilgrim (Astro Boy) POP! Vinyls, ‘The Dark Crystal’ Garthim ReAction set, ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Super Saiyin Trunks POP! Vinyl, ‘The Walking Dead’ Shane POP! Vinyl
Round Two: ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ Hawkgirl POP! Vinyl, ‘DC Heroes’ White Lantern Batman, Rainbow Batman, Classic Batgirl, and ‘Killing Joke’ Joker POP! Vinyls, ‘Suicide Squad’ The Joker (Grenade Damage) POP! Vinyl, ‘Suicide Squad’ Harley Quinn (w/Mallot) and Deadshot (w/Eyescope) Dorbz, ‘iZombie’ Olivia Moore (Zombie, Hooded) POP! Vinyl
This is just the beginning, so be sure to stay tuned for the latest updates over the next few weeks leading up to New York Comic Con 2016!
Harley Goes Big!
Funko hasn’t revealed any new figures in their ‘Super Deluxe Vinyl’ line in a few months, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that we’re finally getting a new figure in the line by way of DC Comics’ Harley Quinn! Comic book fans everywhere can rejoice, now being able to complete their mis-matched pair of madness since we now have a red-and-black classic Harley Quinn Super Deluxe Vinyl to go with the previously released Deadpool figure! If we’re lucky maybe we will see The Joker, Batman, and Robin joining the line eventually as well, but only time will tell on those. Check out the release from Funko below-
Super Deluxe Vinyl: Harley Quinn
The Arkham Asylum psychiatrist is also
coming to Super Deluxe Vinyl!
Super Deluxe Vinyls are high-quality figures that stand 10″ tall
and come in a windowed display case!
Grab yours soon, puddin’!
Jinkies! Scooby Doo and the gang from Mystery Inc is making their way to your POP! Vinyl collection from Funko this November! You can grab Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred, and Daphne this fall! If you’re a hardcore collector, Gemini Collectibles will have a special ‘Flocked’ version of Scooby available, and FYE stores will have a special Scooby/Shaggy POP! Vinyl two-pack!
Get Out Your Wands!
This fall we are returning to the world of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ with the big screen premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’! Funko is celebrating in style with a whole new series of POP! Vinyl figures based on the film that are hitting just in time for the film’s release! You can pick up Newt Scamander, Tina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, Niffler, Seraphina Picquery, Percival Graves, and Jacob Kowalski! You can also track down a Hot Topic Exclusive ‘Flocked’ Niffler, as well as a special Target Exclusive ‘Coin Purse’ Niffler! These hit stores in September.
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!
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