You walk into a room, roll for initiative before doing a spot check, and discover that 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! Love is in the air this Valentines Day, and so is toy news! We are officially less than a week out from Toy Fair and all of this year’s biggest toy news announcements and reveals, so the tension is most certainly palpable! This is, unfortunately, the last ‘Toy News Tuesday’ for a few weeks as we will be focused on bringing you all of the biggest and best news straight from New York Toy Fair until we return to wrap up the month on February 28th! In the meantime, there’s still plenty to be excited about in the Toy News for the week of February 14th, 2017!
Diamond Distributors Teams With Beast Kingdom For New Exclusives
Starting things off strong this week we have the reveal of a number of new exclusives from Beast Kingdom’s ‘Egg Attack’ line of figures that will be available only through Diamond Distributors Previews Catalogs later this year! We’ve got new exclusives from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus a few exclusives from several different corners of the ‘Star Wars’ universe!
From Marvel, we’ve got three exclusives from last summer’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ including Ant-Man, The Winter Soldier, and our titular hero, Captain America himself! Each figure stands at around 6″ tall, and each comes with their own special bonus features! Captain America includes two interchangeable faces, interchangeable hands, and a magnetic shield that can attach to both his back and his arms! The Winter Soldier includes alternative hands, an alternative stump-arm, and a small arsenal of weapons! Ant-Man comes with some alternative hands. Each figure also includes a connectable display stand.
The Winter Soldier
If Marvel isn’t your thing then maybe you’re a ‘Star Wars’ fan? Beast Kingdom also has quite a few new ‘Star Wars’ Egg Attack figures coming our way later this year from all over the course of the legendary saga! We’ve got figures from ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, ‘A New Hope’, and even ‘The Force Awakens’! Each figure comes with a display stand and stands at around 6″ tall.
From ‘A New Hope’, we have the iconic Sandtrooper and Dewback figures (surprisingly sold separately). The Sandtrooper includes his blaster, backpack, and interchangeable hands, while the Dewback includes no additional accessories. From ‘The Force Awakens’ we are getting both a First Order Heavy Assault Stormtrooper as well as a First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper! Each comes with their character specific weaponry. Finally from ‘Rogue One’ we are getting Darth Vader, an Imperial Stormtrooperm, and a magnetic floating U-Wing vehicle! Check them all out below:
Sandtrooper & Dewback (Sold Separately)
First Order Heavy Assualt Stormtrooper
First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
U-Wing Magnetic Floating Vehicle
These are all up for pre-order in the Previews Catalog this month, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your order in at your local comic shop or specialty retailer! Don’t wait too long, as these exclusives rarely last at retail!
Mezco Launches ‘Living Dead Doll Presents’ Line With Harley Quinn
This week the team at Mezco announced an all new spin-off line of their popular ‘Living Dead Dolls’ brand, dubbed ‘LDD Presents’! This new line is set to bring a LDD spin to some top brands and licenses, presenting fan favorite characters in 10″ doll format with rooted hair, 5 points of articulation, and highly detailed cloth costumes to create something special and new!
The first figure announced for this new line is a popular one, as they bring the queen of crime Harley Quinn to life! Mezco released some details and a teaser image for the upcoming figure on their blog this week. The new Harley Quinn LDD Presents doll is set to release this July!
Harley Quinn, the deranged and psychotic poster girl for the terrifying allure of chaos is the darling of DC Comics. Both adorable and dangerous Harley Quinn is the Joker’s devoted girlfriend. When not up to no good what pleases Harley most is making the Clown Prince of Crime happy.
Now we proudly present her in all her deranged glory. Wearing her traditional red and black harlequin clown costume with matching jester hat, Harley is ready to do whatever “Mistah J” needs. Her look is complimented by a permanently affixed domino mask. She comes complete with her oversized hammer, perfect for squashing any pesky bats who try to ruin her puddin’s fun.
Harley Quinn is fashioned on our signature LDD presents body. She stands ten inches tall and features five points of articulation. She comes packed in a specially die cut window box perfect for display, but just like Arkham, it may not hold her for long.
Hot Toys Ready For Vigilante Justice
Details are really scarce for now, but Hot Toys recently posted a teaser image to their Facebook Page announcing that they would be producing an all new 1:6th scale Ghost Rider figure based on the character’s appearance on Marvel and ABC’s ‘Agents Of SHIELD’! It is unclear at this time if fans of the show can hope to see any other characters from the popular show, although we can hope! We are sure more details will emerge in the next few weeks as we get closer to Toy Fair.
If you were hoping for something a little more concrete than a teaser, Hot Toys has your back with their new 1:6th scale Batman figure from last summer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ adaptation! Check out the full solicitation for the upcoming figure below:
Suicide Squad – 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure
Soon after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight of Gotham emerges from the Batcave again in Suicide Squad, in which a number of incarcerated DC supervillains team up as Task Force X to stop an even worse threat. Making a special appearance in this anti-hero blockbuster, Batman does play a critical role in the story as he is responsible for putting some of these infamous baddies, such as Deadshot and Harley Quinn, behind bars in the first place. Being huge fans of Batman ourselves, we are pleased to announce the new Hot Toys 1/6th scale collectible figure of Batman from Suicide Squad as a limited edition item only available in selected markets.
The movie-accurate figure is expertly crafted based on the Caped Crusader’s appearance in the film, featuring a masked head sculpt with 3 interchangeable eye pieces and lower faces, a body that highlights Batman’s toned, muscular physique, meticulously detailed Batsuit equipped with a specially tailored wired cape allowing Batman to make stylish poses, a range of detailed Batman gadgets and weapons, and a Suicide Squad-themed dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses. Now quickly swoop up this limited edition Batman collectible figure for your Hot Toys collection before it is gone!
NECA Is ‘Defiant’ Of Your ‘ALIENS’ Expectations
With Toy Fair less than a week away, NECA is already giving us a few quick teases of what we will be seeing at the show! The latest reveal comes in the form of this new ‘Defiance Alien’, which looks like it will be part of the upcoming ‘ALIENS’ Series 11! This figure is based on the ALIEN design from the ‘ALIENS: Defiance’ Dark Horse Comics storyline. More details are expected to be revealed at Toy Fair this weekend.
McFarlane’s 5″ ‘Walking Dead’ Lives On Exclusively
While the wide releases for McFarlane’s 5″ line of figures based on the hit AMC zombie-drama ‘The Walking Dead’ may be done, that doesn’t mean that the line is wrapped up for good! This week McFarlane revealed an all new 5″ scaled Sasha figure from the 7th Season of the series! There’s only one catch- this new figure is set to be exclusive to Walgreens stores. That isn’t so bad though! Walgreens has been gaining more and more notoriety for their exclusives being widely available and well stocked in most of their locations, so ‘Walking Dead’ fans can rejoice!
Sasha is set to hit Walgreens stores this June for around $15.99. Here is the full release from McFarlane for the new figure-
Fierce and pragmatic with a dead-eye shot, Sasha is a formidable individual, yet is no stranger to the harsh reality of the state of the world. Hardened by the loss of those she loves, Sasha became distant and detached from the fellow survivors, but finds purpose in strengthening their community instead of dwelling in her grief.
Sasha is featured in her outfit from Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead™. Figure stands 5 inches tall and includes Scoped Assault Rifle, Pistol, and Knife. This figure is a Walgreens exclusive figure.
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!
We knew about the Pink-Haired Chase Beast Boy Variant already, but recent glamor shots have revealed a second Chase Figure in the ‘Teen Titans GO!’ Dorbz line from Funko! The newly revealed Chase Variant is of Robin, where he also sports a newer much pinker look than normal! These are hitting stores now!
New ‘Masters Of The Universe’ POP! Coming
While it’s only a one off for now, any new figures in the ‘Masters Of The Universe’ line of POP! Vinyls is reason so be excited! We are super happy to announce that Funko revealed that Trapjaw will soon be joining your POP! collections! Trapjaw is currently set to be part of the ‘Specialty Series’ of small retailer exclusive POP! Vinyls, likely to be paired with a new currently unrevealed Dorbz figure for a summer release later this year.
Funko Goes Green For ECCC Exclusives
Much like with San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con, Funko has got some pretty special convention exclusives in store for Emerald City Comic Con! ECCC is held annually in Seattle each spring, with this years convention taking place March 2nd through March 5th, and each year Funko has got some great new exclusives for collectors to pine over! Here is the full rundown of convention exclusives for ECCC 2017-
- Pop! Animation: Looney Tunes – Michigan J. Frog
- Pop! Animation: Peanuts – Peppermint Patty
- Pop! Animation: Rick & Morty – Buff Rick & Summer 2-pack
- Pop! Animation: Scooby Doo – The Creeper
- Pop! ECCC: Emerald City Crusador (GITD)
- Pop! Games: Overwatch – Emerald Pharah
- Pop! Hanna-Barbera: Blue Falcon (3000pc LE)
- Pop! Hanna-Barbera: DynoMutt (3000pc LE)
- Pop! Ride: Hanna-Barbera – Hong Kong Phooey (3000pc LE)
- Pop! Marvel: WWII Captain America
- Pop! Muppets: Superhero Kermit
- Pop! Star Wars: Muftak
- Pop! Funko: Spastik Plastik – Diablo in Green Suit (3000pc LE)
- Pop! Funko: Spastik Plastik – Green T-Bone (3000pc LE)
- Pop Television: Stranger Things – Eleven & Barb 2-pack
- Dorbz: Classic Green Arrow & Black Canary 2-pack
- Dorbz: Freddy Funko – Seattle Freddy (3000pc LE)
- Dorbz: Spastik Plastik – Carlos, Dino & Guappo 3-pack (2000pc LE)
- Dorbz Ridez: The Flintstones – The Great Gazoo with Flying Saucer
- Hikari: Power Rangers – Jade Megazord (GITD / 250pc LE)
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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